New Meetup: Hotel Meina

From: Amanda
Sent on: Monday, April 20, 2009 1:26 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Cleveland Italian Language Meetup Group!

What: Hotel Meina

When: April 21,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Here is more about the film......When I checked the site again today, I guess I copied down the incorrect info for folks. I hope some of you will be able to make it Tuesday. There is no movie Thursday. I apologize for the confusion.

HOTEL MEINA
Tuesday, April 21
7:00 pm
Strosacker Auditorium, Case Western Reserve University

The film is based on actual events as recounted in the book of the same name by Marco Nozza. Lago Maggiore, September 1943. A group of sixteen Jewish Italians are guests at Hotel Meina, the property of Giorgio Benar, a Jew with a Turkish passport (thus making him the citizen of a neutral country in WWII). Following the September 8th armistice between Italy and the Allies, an SS unit commanded by Commander Krassler arrives at Meina. Two teenagers-in-love, Noa Benar and Julien Fendez, are torn apart by the brutal arrival of the Nazi squad. The Jews, held hostage in the Hotel, begin a week of waiting, terror and hope. It is a strange coexistence among Jews, non-Jewish hotel guests and SS soldiers. The Jews discuss the possibility of a escape, while the Germans await their orders. Perhaps for them the end of the war is near.

Director: Carlo Lizzani
Cast: Benjamin Sadler, Federico Costantini, Ursula Buschhorn
Year: 2007
Duration: 110 min.
Genre: Drama
Awards: 1 nomination
Nominated Best Costume Design: David di Donatello
Official Italian Web Site:
Trailer:

Film courtesy of RAI Trade.? RAI TradeCLEVELAND
April 16-21, 2009
Strosacker Auditorium, Case Western Reserve University

Learn more here:
http://italian.meetup.com/28/calendar/10142799/

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