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Giacomo Campiotti (screenplay)
Filippo Gentili (screenplay)
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5 April 2009 (Italy) See more »
Bakhita is captured as a slave as a child, a Viennian man sees her. Many years later the man has returned to do business and recognizes her... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Teresa Acerbis ... Suor Teresa
Ettore Bassi ... Guido
Federica Bau ... Young Aurora Marin

Sonia Bergamasco ... Angelica Marin
Maria Grazia Bon ... Ebe
Stefano Fregni ... Mauro

Ludovico Fremont ... Andrea
Giulia Gorietti ... Giovanna (as Giulia Elettra Gorietti)
Fatou Kine Boye ... Bakhita
Alberto Molinari ... Ludovico
Natalia Piatti ... Agata

Nathalie Rapti Gomez ... Carolina

Stefania Rocca ... Aurora Marin

Francesco Salvi ... Padre Antonio

Fabio Sartor ... Federico Marin

Directed by
Giacomo Campiotti 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Giacomo Campiotti  screenplay
Dino Leonardo Gentili  screenplay
Filippo Gentili  screenplay
Filippo Soldi  screenplay

Produced by
Stefania Bifano .... producer
Ida Di Benedetto .... producer
Francesco Papa .... line producer
Original Music by
Stefano Lentini 
Cinematography by
Blasco Giurato 
Film Editing by
Simona Paggi 
Makeup Department
Manuel Beccaro .... makeup assistant
Federico Carretti .... assistant makeup artist
Giuliano Mariano .... hair stylist
Vincenzo Mastrantonio .... makeup designer
Terence 'Doc' Popolo Rubbio .... assistant makeup artist
Katia Sisto .... makeup artist
Production Management
Giuseppe Manzi .... production secretary
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kim Gualino .... second assistant director
Icaro Lorenzoni .... assistant director
Art Department
Federico Calò Carducci .... assistant production designer
Paolo Cusin .... props buyer
Sound Department
Alessandro Feletti .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Beccaro Manuel .... assistant makeup artist
Luca Ricci .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Pierfrancesco Fiorenza .... visual effects producer (2009)
Federica Nisi .... visual effects coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Emanuele Chiari .... camera operator
Nicola Dalla Mura .... video assist operator
Thomas Giurato .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Roberto Scarduffa .... extras coordinator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Francesco Luperini .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Emiliano Bellardini .... assistant editor
Paola Fornasier .... first assistant editor
Iolanda Pinna .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Stefano Lentini .... composer: theme music
Stefano Lentini .... musician
Stefano Lentini .... orchestrator
Other crew
Gabor Agoston .... production assistant
Massimo Aversano .... production accountant
Federica De Vita .... assistant accountant
Stella Delleani .... production assistant
Nicola Fedrigoni .... location manager
Giuseppe Manzi .... production secretary
Anna Offelli .... location assistant: Venice
Giuseppe Scarpulla .... location manager

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  • Rai 1 (2009) (Italy) (TV)
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A great soul who found freedom in giving of herself, 17 September 2013
Author: SimonJack from United States

Every so often, a truly great soul comes along in life. These are people who seem to be imbued with love, kindness and generosity. Goodness flows from them all the time, wherever they are, in whatever they do. We all know many good people, but these great souls stand out above all others. Some of us may have met one or two such people in our lives. Others of us have heard or read about one or more such people. But whether we have known such a person, or read a story, or heard a tale, or seen a movie, we are moved and inspired by them.

"Bakhita" is a story of such a person. It is a story about freedom, love, unselfishness and sacrifice. It also gives a picture of the cruelty and inhumanity of the slave trade prevalent in northern Africa in the 19th century. The film is inspired by the story of a Black Sudanese girl who was kidnapped and sold as a slave, and who later became a Catholic nun in Italy.

Bahkita was born around 1869 in the Darfur region of Sudan. She was kidnapped by Arab slave traders at age nine, and suffered frequent beatings and torture. At age 14 she was sold to an Italian official who took her to Italy two years later. She was given to a friend to care for his daughter, and three years later she entered a school in Venice that was run an order of nuns. At age 21 she was baptized and three years later entered the convent. She took religious vows in 1896, and worked the rest of her life in convents in Italy. She died in 1947, and in 2000 was canonized a saint by Pope John Paul II.

This excellent film is a highly fictionalized version of her story. But the message of Bakhita's great love and care for others is beautifully portrayed. The cast, setting, direction and all aspects of the film are excellent. It's an inspiring story about the great freedom found in unselfishness and the power of love to change hearts, minds and lives.

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