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by Bujar Alimani


October 1990, the communist regime in Albania is trying to hold on to power. A European delegation comes to Tirana to monitor the government’s implementation of reforms – a major prerequisite for Albania to be admitted into the OSCE. Leo is secretly taken out of a remote prison and brought to the capital. He has been a political prisoner for 15 years. Now he has become extremely valuable to the government. The European delegation is headed by an old schoolmate of Leo’s. His task is to check on human rights progress in Albania. Leo could convince him that everything’s fine. But nothing goes as planned.

international title: The Delegation
original title: Delegacioni
country: Albania, France
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Bujar Alimani
film run: 77'
release date: AL 25/12/2018, GR 5/12/2019, FR 22/07/2020
screenplay: Artan Minarolli
cast: Richard Sammel, Xhevdet Ferri, Ndricim Xhepa, Ermir Topi, Viktor Zhusti, Gani Morina, Armend Smajli
cinematography by: Ilias Adamis
film editing: Bonita Papastadhi
art director: Emir Turkeshi-Gramo
producer: Emir Turkeshi-Gramo
production: Art Film shpk
backing: Kosovo Cinematography Center (XK), Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) (GR), Greek Film Centre (GR), Eurimages
distributor: Seven Films, Next Film Distribution
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