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Federico Alotto on Terrorism Espionage Film Code Karim | BHFF 2021 [Exclusive Interview]

Code Karim - directed by Federico Alotto

The War on Terrorism marks a new territory for espionage. With codes, cat-and-mouse chases, and undercover operations, terrorists and anti-terrorists must stay ahead of each other. For Italian filmmaker, Federico Alotto, it was his chance to create a spy drama with intense action sequences.

Here’s the synopsis:

Karim, after years spent in war-torn Syria, decides to return to Italy, to finally regain his life. But in order to do so, he will have to pay a very high price.

The cast includes Mohamed Zouaoui (Farida, Catharsys or The Afina Tales of the Lost World), Valentina Cervi (Jane Eyre, Soul Mate), Fabio Fulco (Vita Smeralda, Soundtrack of Passion), and Stella Egitto. Federico Alotto (Romanzo Siciliano) directed and wrote the movie.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with director and writer Federico Alotto. We discussed the action sequences, the main character’s motivation, and the obsession with the lighter and mushroom pizza in the movie.

Federico Alotto is a director, cinematographer and musician. His past feature films included Ulysses: A Dark Odyssey, The Spirit Chaser, and L’uomo col cappello. Also, he had directed a few short films, including I See Monsters and L’amico delle bestie. He started his entertainment career in music at the age of 8 by studying the trumpet and musical composition. In 2003, he completed his studies at Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of the Arts and toured worldwide including Israel and the united States. Later in 2008, he began film studies, excelling in cinematographic photography and direction. With his music expertise, he was often requested for music videos and commercials for Ducati, Adidas, and Yamaha.

Code Karim was showcased at the recent Beverly Hills Film Festival earlier this month.

Watch the exclusive interview with Federico Alotto below. Let us know what you think.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Minerva Pictures International

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