20 Cigarettes (2010)


Autobiographical story about an assistant director who receives an offer to shoot a film in Iraq.

The original Italian title of the film was 20 Sigarette.


Based on director Aureliano Amadei’s 2003 experiences in Iraq, 20 Cigarettes is the gripping story of a twenty-eight year old anarchist and anti-war activist who receives an offer to fly to Iraq as assistant director on a film about the Italian military peace mission.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director: Aureliano Amadei.
  • Writers: Aureliano Amadi, Francesco Trento, ad Volfango De Biasi.
  • Screenplay: Aureliano Amadei, Francesco Trento, Gianni Romoli, and Volfango De Biasi.
  • Producers: Hamid Basket, Claudio Bonivento, Tilde Corsi, Rocco Messere, and Gianni Romoli.
  • Music: Louis Siciliano.
  • Cinematography: Vittorio Omodei Zorini.
  • Editor: Alessio Doglione.
  • Release Date: 05 September 2010 (Venice Film Festival) and 08 September 2010 (Italy).
  • Running Time: 94 minutes.
  • Country: Italy.
  • Language: Italian.

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