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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


    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

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Picofilms, À Vif Cinémas

    Film exports/foreign sales :


    Foreign production company :

    Dugong Films

    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

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Italy

    Original French-language productions :


    Production year :


    French release :

    Runtime :

    1 h 18 min

    Current status :

    Approval :

    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections

    Locarno Film Festival - 2013

    Locarno Film Festival (Switzerland, 2013)


    Out of Competition