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Luca Barbareschi was born in Montevideo on the 28th of July, 1956.

Once he finished his studies in Italy, he left for Chicago to follow Puecher. There he continued his work as assistant director for the opera by Offenbach "The Tales of Hoffmann".

He then moves to New York where he collaborates with the Chicago Lyric Opera Theatre. He studied for four years with Lee Strasberg, Nicholas Ray and Stella Adler. In 1983 produced, wrote and acted in his first film, "Summertime", which won at the Venice, Sydney, London, Annecy and Nice film festivals.

During his thirty-year career, his intense and uninterrupted work has ranged from theatre, cinema and television as an actor, producer, director, script writer and TV host.

Luca Barbareschi is the founder and a shareholder of Four Point Entertainment, a production company based in Los Angeles, for which during the 1990's he was the host for one hundred and ten episodes of the enormously successful TV show "That's amore" in the 1990's" and he was also the first Italian to sell an unscripted format abroad.

He produced more than 500 hours for Fox America and for Think Entertainment in London. His theatre career includes over thirty shows which have the great merit of having represented such authors as D. Mamet, E. Bogosian, D. Hare, B. Elton and N. Williams for the first time in Italy. The apex of his theatrical career came with "Amadeus" by P. Shaffer, one of the greatest successes of the last few years, directed by Roman Polanski and with the costumes designed by the Oscar winner Milena Canonero. He is the director of the Teatro Eliseo, one of the most prestigious theatres in Rome.

In 2004, he played the role of Billy Flinn in the Italian version of the famous musical "Chicago" and he was subsequently chosen for the same role in the London production where he was highly acclaimed by both the public and the critics.

In television he has taken part in over eighty serials and twenty variety shows. He has been called by various international productions regarding television projects and worked in France in "Les Rois Maudits" and in Germany in "Donna Roma". For the cinema he had the leading role in thirty films, has shot five films as producer and has worked in many feature length films next to such actors as Meryl Streep, Clive Owen and Naomi Watts.

He holds office for numerous prestigious institutions in both the theatre and cinema worlds and is always very attentive to everything that has to do with art and culture.

Luca Barbareschi also has a particular interest in social welfare and created the "Luca Barbareschi Foundation Onlus – on behalf of children" to fight against paedophilia. His latest theatrical work came about thanks to the relationship of respect and friendship that binds him with David Seidler and he has therefore been able to bring the beautiful text written by the Academy Award winning script writer of the film: The Kings Speech.

The play has been an enormous success in Italy both by the public and critics and has been defined the theatrical event of the past few years.

With his production company, Casanova Multimedia operates within a multimedia context always managing to be flexible and responsive to attentive to market needs.

The productive structure of Casanova Multimedia comprises non only the cinema and fiction sectors but also to entertainment formats and theatre and each project created has always been characterized by its very high quality.

An example of this is one of the latest miniseries produced which recounts the lives of the "Trio Lescano". It has won at the Monte Carlo and Shanghai International Television Festivals.

In the last few years Casanova Multimedia has entered the market of both scripted and unscripted formats with a new catalogue of the highest level. Among the scripted formats created and produced for Rai Uno, the most important state broadcaster there are: "Nero Wolfe", the miniseries "Walter Chiari", the miniseries "The Hidden Olympiad", the TV movie "Edda Ciano and the Communist" and the miniseries on the life of "Adriano Olivetti".

Barbareschi shows great versatility in knowing how to adapt successful international formats such as the French programme "Le grand bluff" which he hosted and adapted in Italy for Mediaset.

Furthermore his international vision and research for new formats, including those with cross-media applications, have always been one of his objectives as well as an accurate and refined care for all those projects which he successfully produced in the case of plays as well as TV series or reality shows. Within Casanova Multimedia he has created a team of high level writers that are capable of conceiving and producing original formats that can be exported around the world.

 

Filmography

1976 Son of a Bitch Director: N. Marino
Male Lead

1976 Da Corleone a Brooklyn (From Corleone to Brooklyn) Director: U. Lenzi
Assistant Director and Actor

1977 Bugie Bianche (Little White Lies) Director: S. Rolla
Assistant Director and Actor

1983 Summertime Director: M. Mazzucco
Festivals in Venice, London, Nice and Sydney.
Co-script writer e Male lead
Premio De Sica for Best Young Director.

1983 Hanna K. Director: Costa Gravas
Actor

1983 A Midsummer Night's Dream
Director: G. Salvatores
Actor

1984 Popcorn Director: R. Deodato
Actor

1984 Chi mi aiuta? (Who Will Help Me?) Director: V. Zecca
Male Lead
Winner of the Premio Ischia

1984 Il lungo inverno (The Long Winter) Director: I. Micheli Co-protagonista
Co-Male Lead

1984 Impiegati (Employees) Director: P. Avati
Co-Male Lead
Cannes Film Festival

1985 Cannibal holocaust Director: R. Deodato
Actor

1986 Romance Director: M. Mazzucco
Co-script writer and Male lead
Best Actor Award – Golden Globe Foreign Press

1986 Onora tuo padre (Honour Your Father) Director: S. Ferrari
Male Lead

1986 Via Montenapoleone Director: C. Vanzina Protagonista
Male Lead

1987 Teresa Director: Dino Risi
Male Lead

1987 Ti presento un'amica (Meet a Friend of Mine) Director: F. Massaro
Actor

1987 Bye bye baby Director: E. Oldoini
Male Lead

1987 Things Change Director: D. Mamet
Actor

1990 L'amico arabo (The Arab Friend) Director: C. Fornari
Male Lead

1990 La Bionda (The Blonde) Director: S. Rubini
Actor

1990 In nome del popolo sovrano (In the Name Of The Sovereign People) Director: G. Magni
Male Lead

1990 Obiettivo indiscreto (Indiscreet Lens) Director: M: Mazzucco
Producer: Casanova
Male lead - Co-set Designer

1992 La Delegazione (The Delegation)Director: Alexandr Galin
Producer: Casanova/Mos Film
Male Lead
With Inna Churikova
Prize for Best Actress Europa Cinema 93'

1994 The river wild Director: Curtis Hanson
with Meryl Streep
Actor

1995 Il cielo è sempre più blu (The Sky Is Ever More Blue) Director: A. Grimaldi
Actor

1996 Intolerance Director: G. Treves
Actor

1997 Ardena Director (first film) and Male Lead

1999 Le fils du français (The Frenchman's Son) Director: Gérard Lauzier
with Fanny Ardant
Actor

2000 Con gli occhi del cuore (With The Eyes Of The Heart) Director: Alessandro Bettero
Producer: Film & Art Direction. I.DEA
Actor

2000 On N'a Qu'une Vie (We Have But One Life) Director: Jacques Deray Producer: Andromeda S.r.l.
Actor

2001 Terzo?º e mondo (Third and World) Short Film by Daniele Pignatelli
Production: Synthesis Film
Associate Producer

2002 Il Trasformista (The Chameleon)By G.Manfredi – L. Barbareschi
Producer: Casanova
Director and Male Lead

2007 The InternationalDirector: Tom Twyker
Producer: Siebente Babelsberg Film
with Clive Owen and Naomi Watts
Actor

2010 Noi credevamo Director: Mario Martone
Producer: Palomar
with Toni Servillo, Luca Zingaretti,
Luigi Lo Cascio
Actor

2013 The Mercury Factor (Something Good) Producer: Casanova Multimedia
and Rai Cinema
Director and Male Lead
www.themercuryfactor.com

1983 A Midsummer Night's Dream
Director: G. Salvatores
Actor

Theater

1976 Enrico V W. Shakespeare. Teatro di Verona
Director: V. Puecher
Actor and Assistant Director

1978 Il Ponte Mario Fratti
Actor and Director

1978 L'uomo con il fiore in bocca (The Man With a Flower in his Mouth) Pirandello. Hunter Theatre, NY
Actor e Director

1978 The Tales of Hoffmann Offenbach. Chicago Opera House
Director: V. Puecher
Producer: V. Puecher
Assistant Director

1978 La Traviata (and six other Opera dramas) Metropolitan Theatre, NY, NY
Assistant Director

1979 AmphitryonH.V. Kleist. Teatro di Ostia Antica
Director: G. Lavia.
Actor and Assistant Director

1979 Il Divorzio (The Divorce)V. Alfieri. Teatro Quirino in Rome
Director: G. Lavia
Actor and Assistant Director

1979 The Dream of a Ridiculous Man F. Dostoyevsky. Spoleto Festival Director: G. Lavia.
Actor and Assistant Director

1981 As you Like it W. Shakespeare. Teatro Carcano in Milan
Director: M. Morini
Actor and Assistant Director

1981 A Midsummer Nights Dream W. Shakespeare. Teatro dell'Elfo in Milan
Director: G. Salvatores
Actor and Assistant Director

1983 Of Mice and Men J. Steinbeck. Teatro Carcano in Milan
Director and Adaptation

1984 Gli ultimi viaggi di Gulliver (Gulliver's Last Voyages) G. Gaber. Teatro Carcano in Milan
Director and adaptation Giorgio Gaber
Actor

1984 American BuffaloD. Mamet. Teatro Piccolo Eliseo in Rome
Director F. Però
Actor

1985 True WestS. Shepard. Teatro Carcano in Milan
Director and Adaptation F. Però
Actor

1985 Sexual Perversity in Chicago D. Mamet. Teatro Tenda in Rome
Director and Adaptation

1986 Glengarry Glenn RossD. Mamet. Teatro Stabile in Genoa
Director and Adaptation

1986 SUZANNA ANDLERM. Duras. Teatro di Genova, Piccolo di Milano
Director: M. Sciaccaluga
Actor

1987 Jacques and his masterM. Kundera. Teatro di Genova
Director

1987 No One Will Be Immune: Five Pieces for the Theatre D. Mamet. Spoleto
Director e Actor

1988 Speed the Plow D. Mamet. Spoleto
Director, Adaptation, Actor

1989 HenceforwardA. Ayckbourn. Teatro Manzoni in Milan
Director and Male Lead

1993 OleannaD. Mamet. Teatro Nuovo. Asti Festival
Producer: Casanova
Director, Adaptation and Actor
Lead roles: Luca Barbareschi,
Lucrezia Lante della Rovere

1995 Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead Eric Bogosian
Producer: Casanova
Director, Adaptation and Actor

1998/1999 Skylight David Hare
Producer: Casanova
Director, Adaptation and Actor

1999/2000/2001 AmadeusPeter Shaffer
Director: Roman Polanski
Producer: Casanova
Adaptation and Actor
Lead roles: Jesus Emiliano Coltorti (MOZART)
Luca Barbareschi (SALIERI)

2000 Popcorn Ben Elton Producer: Casanova
Director and Male Lead
Female lead: Chiara Noschese

2000 Harry & me Nigel Williams
Producer: Casanova
Director and Male lead
Female lead: Chiara Noschese

2002 Une liaison pornographique (A Pornographic Liaison)Producer: Teatro Eliseo
Director
Lead roles: Anna Galiena and Fabio Sartor

2002 Heracleidae EuripidesDirector Peter Sellars
Producer: Roma Europa Festival
Male lead

2004 Chicago-The Musical (Italian Version)Fred Edd-Bob Fosse-John Kander
Director Walter Bobbie
Production: Blue Apple, Clear Channel
Entertainment, Fabrizio Celestini, Andrea Maia e Barry & Fran Weissler
Male Lead
Female leads: Maria Laura Baccarini, Lorenza Mario

2006 Chicago-The Musical (in London)Fred Edd - Bob Fosse – John Kander
Production: Billy Chicago
Adelphi Theatre-Cambridge Theatre
Male Lead
Female leads Bonnie Langford, Amra-Faye Wright

2006 Don Giovanni by MoliÈre (Theatre Music) original text by Roberto Cavosi
music W. A. Mozart
Summer Festival Regina di Montecatini
Director and Recital

2006/2007 Il Sogno del Principe di Salina: Lampedusa (The Prince of Salina's Dream: The Last Leopard)Production: Taormina Arte - Fondazione Palazzo della Cultura di Latina –
Teatro Manzoni in Milan
Male Lead

2009 Il caso di Alessandro e Maria Giorgio Gaber and Sandro Luporini (The case of Alexander and Mary)Production: Noctivagus – Casanova
Music by Marco Zurzolo
Lead roles: Luca Barbareschi and Chiara Noschese
Director and Actor

2012/2013 Il discorso del Re (The King's speech)David Seidler
Production: Casanova Multimedia
Music by Marco Zurzolo
Lead roles: Luca Barbareschi and Filippo Dini
Director and Actor

2014/2015 Searching For Signs of Love In The UniverseDirector: Chiara Noschese
Producer: Casanova Multimedia
Protagonist

TV AND VARIETY SHOWS

1981 RAI Documentary Myths – Manuzzi

1981 A History of BoxingDirector: G. Minà
Production: RAI
Interviewer
Documentary

1981 Odeon Rock Concerts Production: R. Miti
Interviewer

1983 All'ombra della grande quercia (In the Shadow of the Great Oak) Director: Alfredo Giannetti

1984 Melodramma Director: S. Bolchi
Production: RAI
Male Lead

1984 La belle Otero Director: J. Sanchez
Production: RAI DUE
Male Lead

1984 OniriconDirector: G. Tarquini
Production: BBC/RAI - High Definition
Male Lead

1984 Casa Cecilia (Cecily's Home)Director: V. De Sisti
Production: RAI UNO
Male Lead

1985 I veleni dei Gonzaga (The Poisons of the Gonzaga) Director: V. De Sisti
Production: RAI
TV Series

1985 Buio nella valle (Darkness in the Valley)Director: G. Fina
Production: RAI DUE
Actor

1985 Quo vadiz Director: M. Nichetti
Production: Canale 5
Male Lead
Variety Show 13 Episodes

1986 La sorpresa (The Surprise)Director: G. Pelloni
Production: RAI DUE

1986 Lasciamoci così (Let's just split up) Director: M. Scaglione
Variety Show

1988 Il mitico Gianluca (The Fabulous Gianluca) Director: F. Lazotti
Production: RAI DUE

1989 C'eravamo tanto amati '89 (We Loved each other so much)Production: Canale 5
TV Host
Variety Show

1989 I campioni della risata (The Best Laugh) Director: A. Ricci
Production: Canale 5
Variety Show

1990 PaperissimaProduction: Canale 5
TV Host
Variety Show

1990 - 1991 C'eravamo tanto amati '90-'91 (We Loved each other so much)Production: Canale 5
TV Host
Variety Show

1991 Sapore di mare '91 (A Taste of the Sea) Regista: D. Rampello
Male Lead
Variety Show

1991 - 1992 C'eravamo tanto amati '91-'92 (We Loved each other so much)Production: Rete 4
TV Host
Variety Show

1991 – 1992 Oscar Director: D. Rampello
Production: Canale 5

1992 - 1993 C'eravamo tanto amati '92-'93 (We Loved each other so much) Production: R.T.I.
TV Host
Variety Show

1992 - 1993 Questo è amore (That's Love/Amore)Production: Rete 4
TV Host
Variety Show

1992 - 1993 That's amore Production: Fox – Westinghouse
Conduttore
Varietà

1993 Casa Ricordi (The Ricordi Publishers)Director: Mauro Bolognini
Production: RAI DUE
Male Lead
TV film

1993 – 1994 C'eravamo tanto amati '93-'94 (We Loved each other so much) Production: R.T.I.
Anchorman
Variety Show

1995 Two Fathers and a Daughter Director: Jorg Grunler
Production: TNF-TeleNorm Film (Germany)
Male Lead
(12 60' Episodes) TV Series

1995 La tenda nera (The Black Curtain)Director: Luciano Manuzzi
Production: First Film S.r.l. for RAI DUE
Male Lead
TV film

1996 Il grande bluff (The Great Bluff)Production: R.T.I.
Male Lead
Variety Show

1997 I guastafeste ((The spoil-sports)Production: R.T.I.
Anchorman
Variety Show

1997 30 righe per un delitto (30 Lines for a Murder) Director: Lodovico Gasparini
Production: First Film S.r.l. for RAI DUE
Male Lead
4 Episodes

1998 SkylightBy David Hare
Production: Casanova
Director and Male lead

1998 Cronaca nera (Crime News)Director: Gianluigi Calderone and Ugo Fabrizio Giordani
Production: First Film S.r.l. for RAI DUE
Male Lead
6 Episodes

1999 JesusDirector:
Production: Andromeda S.r.l.
Actor (Erode Antipa)

2000 Il grande bluff (The Great Bluff)Production: R.T.I.
Male Lead
Variety Show

2000 PopcornBy Ben Elton
Producer Casanova/RAI
Director and Male Lead

2000 Harry & me By Nigel William
Producer: Casanova
Director and Male Lead
Female lead: Chiara Noschese

2001 Giorni da Leone (The Days of the Lion)Director: Francesco Barilli
Production: First Film S.r.l.
Male Lead
2 Episodes TV – RAI UNO

2001 Greed RAIDUE
Production: Pearson
TV Host
Quiz

2002 Rivoglio i miei figli (I Want My Children Back)Director: Luigi Perelli
Production: Alfa Produzioni
Male Lead
Female lead: Sabrina Ferilli

2002 Proposta indecente (Indecent Proposal)Production: R.T.I.
TV Host
Variety Show

2003 Una vita in regalo (Life as a Gift) Director: T. Aristarco
Production Casanova for RAI UNO
Male Lead
2 Episodes TV – RAI UNO

2004 NEBBIE E DELITTI (Fog and Crimes)Director: R. Donna
Production Casanova per RAIDUE
Male Lead
4 Episodes TV – RAI DUE

2004-2005 Les Rois Maudits (The Accursed Kings)Director: J. Dayan
Production Jla Création - FRANCE 2
Actor (lead roles Gerard Depardieu, Jeanne Moreau)
5 Episodes TV – FRANCE 2

2005 Giorni da Leone 2 (The Days of the Lion 2) Director: F. Barilli
Production Casanova for RAI UNO
Male Lead
4 Episodes TV – RAI UNO

2006 Donna Roma (Rome Woman)Director: J.Schauffelen
Production Team Worx
Co-Male Lead
6 Episodes TV - ZDF

2007 NEBBIE E DELITTI 2 (Fog and Crimes 2) Director: R. Donna
Production Casanova for RAI DUE
Male Lead
6 Episodes TV – RAI DUE

2009 NEBBIE E DELITTI 3 (Fog and Crimes 3)Director: G. Tescari
Production Casanova for RAI DUE
Male Lead
4 Episodes TV – RAI DUE

2010 BARBARESCHI SCIOCKProduction: Casanova Multimedia – La 7
TV Host
Variety Show

2013 YEAR OF DECEIT Director: Dimitry Tyurin
Producer: Russkie Zolotye Serii
8 episodi TV – 1TV
Actor

2014 TALE E QUALE SHOW Produzione: Endemol Italia – Rai Uno
Variety Show

2015 PIETRO MENNEA Director: Ricky Tognazzi
Producer: Casanova Multimedia
Actor

TRANSLATED PLAYS

1983 Of Mice and Men J. Steinbeck

1984 American Buffalo by D. Mamet

1985 Sexual Perversity in Chicago by D. Mamet

1985 True West by S. Shepard

1986 Glengarry Glenn Ross by D. Mamet

1987 Jacques & his master by M. Kundera

1988 Speed the Plow by D. Mamet

1993 Oleanna by D. Mamet

1995 Pounbyng Nails in the Floor with My Forehead by E. Bogosian

1998 Skylight by D. Hare

2000 Popcorn by Ben Elton

2000 Harry & me by N. Williams

2012 The King's speech by Seidler

PUBLIC OFFICES HELD

2001-2002 Artistic Director Teatro Eliseo in Rome

2000-2001-2002 Artistic Director "Oltremanica" (Beyond the English Channel) - International Playwriters Festival

2000-2001-2002 MemberBoard of Directors Piccolo Teatro
d'Europa in Milan
and Board of Directors of the I.M.A.I.E.
(Istituto per la tutela dei diritti degli
artisti interpreti esecutori –
Institute for the protection of the
rights of artists, actors and performers)

2000-2001-2002 FounderComputer Company Glamm Interactive
and together with Nichi Grauso
the Company Video Online

2003-2005 Artistic Director Cultural Foundation
"Fondazione Palazzo della Cultura"
in Latina

2003-2005 Member during the triennial 2003-4-5Consulta Territoriale dell'Ente Teatro Italiano
(The Territorial Council for Italian Theatre)

2003-2005 Vice President of the APTAssociation of Television Producers
during the biennial 2003-2005

2003-2005 Member Jury of the David di Donatello
Jury of the European Film Academy
Censorship Commission

2005 Appointed the Silver Medal for the Meritoriousfor the Arts and Culture, by the Ministry for the
Common Wealth and Cultural Activities

2006 DirectorResponsible for the television programmes
Media Company H3G

2007 FounderFondazione Luca Barbareschi Onlus
dalla parte dei bambini
(The Luca Barbareschi Foundation
N.P.O., On Behalf Of Children)

2008 MemberBoard of Directors of the Rome
Film Festival Foundation

2008 Vice PresidentCommissione Trasporti
e Telecomunicazioni
(vice-president for the Transport
and Telecommunications Committee)

PHOTOGALLERY

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ACTIVITY

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Searching For Signs of Love In The Universe
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Pietro Mennea
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“Your Face Sounds Familiar - Television (2014)
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The Mercury Factor
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The King's Speech
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Barbareschi Sciock
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We believed
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Fog and Crime 3
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The International
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The Case of Alessandro and Maria
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Fog and Crime 2
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The Prince of Salina's dream: The Last Leopard
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Chicago: The Musical
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The Days of the Lion 2
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Fog and Crime
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The gift of life
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The Trasformer
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I want my children back
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The great bluff
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With the Eyes of the Earth
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Popcorn
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Harry and Me
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Amadeus
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Il cielo sopra il letto - Fiction (1998)
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Crime news
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Ardena
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Thirty lines for a murder
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The spoilsports
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Intolerance
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Bits and pieces
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Pounding nails in the floor with my forehead
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The River Wild
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The Blonde
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The delegation
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Hidden Lens
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In the Name of Sovereign People
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The Arab Friend
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Once we loved each other so much
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Bye Bye Baby eng
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Meet a friend of mine
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Things Change
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Teresa
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Via Montenapoleone
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Romance
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Employees
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The long winter
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Who will help me?
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Hanna K.
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Summertine
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From Corleone to Brooklyn
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Little white lies
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Son of a bitch

CONTACTS

Luca Barbareschi
Via della Consulta 1/B
00184 Roma
+39 06 686 4849