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Saimir

Directed by Francesco Munzi
Italy, 2004
Drama

Synopsis

Albanian teenager, Saimir, emigrates to Italy to start a new life with his father. His father tries to make a living transporting illegal immigrants. When this fails to make his father any money, he is drawn into an insidious prostitution ring.

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Saimir Directed by Francesco Munzi

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2004 | Special Mention: Luigi De Laurentiis Award

European Film Awards

2005 | Nominee: European Discovery of the Year

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

2006 | Winner: Best New Director

2006 | 4 nominations including: Best Producer

David di Donatello Awards

2006 | 2 nominations including: Critics Award (Film Commission Torino Piemonte)