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by Renzo Martinelli


On June 27th 1980 a DC9 belonging to the private Italian airline ITAVIA disappears from the radar screens without launching any emergency signal and crashes between the islands of Ponza and Ustica. Eightyone persons died. The hypotheses on the disappearance of the DC9 are three: structural failure, a bomb in the rear toilet of the plane, or an air-to-air missile which struck the civil aircraft by mistake during a battle between unidentified military fighters. Roberta Bellodi, a Sicilian journalist who lost her daughter on that night, and Corrado di Acquaformosa, a Deputy in the Italian Parliament, member of the Commission set up to throw light on the crash of DC 9, try to find out the truth, entangling themselves in a labyrinth of cover-ups, disappearance of proofs and key witnesses. Their researches lead them to a fourth, bloodcurdling hypothesis.

international title: Ustica: The Missing Paper
original title: Ustica
working title: Ustica - La quarta ipotesi
country: Italy
sales agent: Intramovies
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Renzo Martinelli
release date: IT 31/03/2016
screenplay: Renzo Martinelli
cast: Caterina Murino, Lubna Azabal, Tomas Arana, Marco Leonardi, Enrico Lo Verso, Paco Reconti, Yassine Fadel, Giovanni Capalbo, Federica Martinelli
cinematography by: Blasco Giurato
film editing: Thomas Vanthuyne
art director: Sandro Scarmiglia
costumes designer: Massimo Cantini Parrini
music: Aldo De Scalzi, Luca Cresta, Claudio Pacini, Pivio
producer: Roberto Andreucci, Giles Daoust, Philippe Logie
production: WFE Prod, Bea Production Company, Martinelli Film Company, Title Media
backing: MiBACT, WFE, Polar Star Pharma, Seagull, Avv. Umberto Buttafava, Dorotea, La Ferla Pietro, Regione Toscana, Regione Basilicata, Regione Sicilia, Toscana Film Commission, Lucana Film Commission
distributor: Indipendent Movies (IT)
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