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by Piergiorgio Gay


Present-day Italy. Gianni, a forty-year-old writer of children's books, married and the father of a little boy has his life turned upside down when a mysterious stranger tells him that Gianni's late father was not the respectable career military officer everyone thought he was, but a full-blown KGB general and spy. The man assumed his "legend" and stole the identity of an Italian officer he murdered. Gianni's situation is not helped when he finds out that his wife is deceiving him.

international title: Truth and Lies
original title: La forza del passato
country: Italy
sales agent: Adriana Chiesa Enterprises (ACEK)
year: 2002
genre: fiction
directed by: Piergiorgio Gay
film run: 98'
release date: IT 06/09/2002
screenplay: Piergiorgio Gay, Lara Fremder
cast: Sergio Rubini, Sandra Ceccarelli, Bruno Ganz
cinematography by: Luca Bigazzi
film editing: Carlotta Cristiani
art director: Paola Comencini
costumes designer: Francesca Sartori
music: Quintorigo
producer: Lionello Cerri
production: Albachiara Produzioni
backing: Istituto Luce Cinecittà
distributor: Istituto Luce Cinecittà
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