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20 Cigarettes (2010)

20 sigarette (original title)
Autobiographical story about an assistant director who receives an offer to shoot a film in Iraq.


Aureliano Amadei


Aureliano Amadei (story), Francesco Trento (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vinicio Marchioni ... Aureliano
Carolina Crescentini ... Claudia
Giorgio Colangeli ... Stefano Rolla
Orsetta De Rossi ... Carlotta
Andrea Iaia ... Silvio Olla
Alberto Basaluzzo Alberto Basaluzzo ... Massimo Ficuciello
Antonio Gerardi Antonio Gerardi ... Produttore
Edoardo Pesce Edoardo Pesce ... Tino
Nicola Nocella Nicola Nocella ... Cico
Duccio Camerini Duccio Camerini ... Padre di Aureliano
Silvio Laviano Silvio Laviano ... Melis
Giovanni Carroni Giovanni Carroni ... Generale Stano
Vanni Fois ... Colonnello Scalas
Stefano Mereu Stefano Mereu ... Piras
Fabrice Scott Fabrice Scott ... Dottor Fester


Autobiographical story about an assistant director who receives an offer to shoot a film in Iraq.

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8 September 2010 (Italy) See more »

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Referenced in Venti sigarette - Backstage (2011) See more »

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19 November 2019 | by dncorpSee all my reviews

So sad that Hollywood (U.S.) can't get things right

Involved since 1982 to 1983 Iran Iraq Wars 1980 (Actual 1979 after the U.S.S.R. backed Overthrow of U.S. Ally Shah of Iran) to 1989 (Actual 1991). Involved since 1983 to 1984 Afghanistan Pakistan CIA Operation Cyclone 1979 to 1990.

1993 Six Team Members I Command, directed U.S. Airstrikes and U.S. Cruise Missile Attacks Baghdad Iraq from U.S. Ally Syria a U.S. Ally since 1990, as U.S. Ally Turkey refused to allow U.S. Attacks from Muslim Turkey against Muslim Nation Iraq, U.S. Air Force Base Incirlik Turkey. This was the First of Many Illegal Attacks of Muslim Nations as Ordered by Democrat President Clinton, as Violations of Democrats U.S. Laws 1973 War Powers Resolution, 1973 War Powers Resolution, that would Cause the Revenge Attacks of Osama Bin Laden, 1993 WTC Bombing, 1998 U.S. Embassy Kenya, 2000 U.S.S. Cole, 9/11 2001 2nd Attack WTC. And U.S. Congress Impeaching Democrat President Clinton for Violating those Democrat U.S. Laws.

To save Democrat President Clinton from being either Kicked out of Office and or Imprisoned, the Democrats of U.S. Congress Declared War Against U.S. Ally Iraq with U.S. Law, Iraq Liberation Act of 1998, Justification Weapons of Mass Destruction, Goals Overthrow Iraqis President Hussein, Liberate the Iraqis People, Install A Democracy. Democrat President Clinton could not do this, because from 1993 to 2001 his U.S. Laws, National Defense Authorization Acts cut the U.S. Defense by 40 Percent, Clinton had no U.S. Defense Capable of Conducting War Against U.S. Ally Iraq. In 2002 the Democrats of the U.S. Senate once again Declared War Against U.S. Ally Iraq, U.S. Law 2002 Iraq War Resolution, and Demanded that Republican President Bush "Accomplish" Democrat President Clinton's 1998 Declared War Against Iraq.

Because of the previous Democrat President Clinton Budget Cuts, 2002 Bush did not have a Military Capable of War Against U.S. Ally Iraq. So he Negotiated with the U.S. Allies to form a Coalition Military Force, Mobilized the Not Funded U.S. States National Guards that most had joined to get Free College or University Tuitions and not go to War, most had not even been Trained due to lack of Training Funds with Clinton Budget Cutd.

Most Coalition Forces had never been in Combat, War, and did the very same stupid the French did at "French Indochina (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia)" that I saw after being "Drafted" Vietnam War. They put their Bases at the bottoms of Valleys. The U.S.S.R. did that also 1979 to 1990 Afghanistan. As too easy for Enemy Forces unseen blocked by the Mountains or Hills, climb up and set up artillery, anti aircraft auto cannons, mortars, and protected by the entire mountain's or hill's ridgeline basically massacre those at that Base, Camp, with the Defenders incapable of effectively shooting directly at the Enemy. This Mountain Warfare is called "Reverse Slope Warfare". So at Iraq same thing, Coalition Forces, surrounded by Hills or Mountains.

The other Deadly belief was that anybody living at Iraq were, are Iraqis.

Actual Iraqis, Arabs, Arabic, Sunnis. A U.S. Ally since 1921 as a British Colony of the U.S. Ally the Great British Colonial Empire. Stopped being a U.S. Ally after Democrat President Clinton's Illegal War Against U.S. Ally Iraq starts 1993.

Millions of Iranians living at Iraq aka Shia of Iraq, Iranians that fled Iran since 1979 U.S.S.R. Backed Overthrow of U.S. Ally Shah of Iran. Farsi, Persian, "Iranian". Fanatical Shia. Traitors, fought against U.S. Ally Iraq during the Iran Iraq Wars. After the 2002 Defeats of the Actual Iraqis Military 2002 U.S. Military Operation Hotel California, the Shia of Iraq (Iranians) became the Shia of Iraq Militias and fought the U.S., U.N. and N.A.T.O. Coaltion Forces Iraq, being Fanatical Shia Muslims Suicide Attacks, Suicide Vests and Suicide Bombers typical.

Kurdistanis aka Kurds, Indo Europeans. Farsi, Persian, "Iranian". Fanatical Shia. Traitors, fought against U.S. Ally Iraq during the Iran Iraq Wars. 2001 Allied to Osama Bin Laden, Al Quada, Afghan Taliban, as 30 Million of Muslim Army Ansar Al Islam. Since 2008 the New Location of Osama Bin Laden's Terrorist Training Camps, instead of Northern Yemen , as Hosted by the Kurdistanis aka Kurds. Attacked U.S. Ally Syria a U.S. Ally since 1990, to seize Syrian Land to create their Fanatical Muslim Nation of Kurdistan modeled after Ayatollah Khomeini's Iran.

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