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The Protagonists (1999)

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An Italian movie crew goes to London to make a documentary about a murder case that took place a few years before.

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Luca Guadagnino

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Luca Guadagnino (screenplay), Luca Guadagnino (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Tilda Swinton ... Actress
Fabrizia Sacchi ... Herself
Andrew Tiernan ... Mohammed
Claudio Gioè ... Happy
Paolo Briguglia Paolo Briguglia ... Billy
Michelle Hunziker Michelle Hunziker ... Sue
Jhelisa Jhelisa ... Herself
Laura Betti ... Judge
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Storyline

An Italian movie crew goes to London to see a very close friend of the director, Tilda Swinton, who leads them on the trail of an actual event that took place a few years before - about two teenagers who murdered a complete stranger simply to prove themselves that they had the courage to do it. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Crime | Thriller

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Country:

Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1999 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Протагонисты See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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1.85 : 1
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Luca Guadagnino's first English-language film. It was also his first full-length film. See more »

Soundtracks

Honey
Composed by R.S. Parisi and Andrea Guerra (as A. Guerra)
Vocals Performed by Rosary Parisy
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...wanna see a mesmerizing movie?
26 March 2004 | by therealmanhunterSee all my reviews

...wanna see a mesmerizing movie? try this obscure italian docu-fiction starring miss Tilda 'Orlando' Swinton. It alternates cinema-verité and fictional reconstruction in a deep intense, experimental way. don't miss it if you like wild visions. music is stunningly beautiful and the editing is now fast then slow then fast again. I saw it in a festival and will look for a dvd release of it, it really touched me deeply. Paco


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