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The Passion of Erto

The Passion of Erto

A Feature film by Penelope Bortoluzzi

Produced by Picofilms, À Vif Cinémas

Production year : 2013

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Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producers :

Picofilms, À Vif Cinémas

Film exports/foreign sales :


Foreign production company :

Dugong Production


Erto, a small village perched on the side of a valley in the Italian Alps. In the late 1950's the Vajont Dam - at the time the tallest in the world - was built into this steep valley. Just a few years later in 1963, a massive landslide spilled into the dam's artificial lake, causing the dam's reservoir to overflow. The massive wave that followed left nearly 2,000 people dead.

The inhabitants of Erto have re-enacted the Passion of the Christ year after year since time immemorial, continuing their tradition even after the tragedy. Once a year on the night of Good Friday, a Christ from Erto is betrayed, condemned and crucified as History marches forward with its constructions and destructions, its victims and survivors, and its Calvaries - both real and imagined.



The Passion of Erto

Trailer English Subs

Photos (4)

Full credits (5)

Executive Producers :

Penelope Bortoluzzi, Stefano Savona, Christophe Postic

Directors of Photography :

Penelope Bortoluzzi, Stefano Savona

Sound Editor :

Jean Mallet

Foreign Producer :

Marco Alessi

Editor :

Penelope Bortoluzzi

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :


Coproducer countries :

France, Italy

Original French-language productions :


Production year :


French release :

Runtime :

1 h 18 min

Current status :

Upcoming release

Approval :

Posters (1)


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