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Italy | 2019 | 87 minutes | Phaim Bhuiyan

November 13, 2019

Cinema Italian Style

Director Phaim Bhuyan's hit romantic comedy asks: How can a young Bangladeshi man, living in Rome, reconcile his attraction to a free-spirited Italian woman with Islam's strict rules against extramarital sex?

Phaim (director Phaim Bhuiyan), an awkwardly charming 22-year-old Bangladeshi Muslim living with his family in Rome's diverse Torpignattara neighborhood, splits his time between working as a museum steward and playing in his band. When he meets Asia, a vivacious, free-spirited Italian woman, their attraction is immediate, but how will he reconcile his feelings with Islam’s strict rules against extramarital sex? Bhuiyan’s romantic comedy is a fresh, spirited portrait of the complications of young love caught between very different beliefs.

  • Director: Phaim Bhuiyan
  • Principal Cast: Phaim Bhuiyan, Simone Liberati, Pietro Sermonti, Carlotta Antonelli, Shaila Mohiuddin, Nasima Akhter, Rishad Noorani
  • Country: Italy
  • Year: 2019
  • Running Time: 87 minutes
  • Producer: Domenico Procacci
  • Screenplay: Phaim Bhuiyan, Vanessa Picciarelli
  • Cinematographers: Simone D'Onofrio
  • Music: Dario Lanzellotti
  • Language: Italian, Bengali
  • Has Subtitles: Yes