The Past Is a Foreign Land

The Past Is a Foreign Land (Italian: Il passato è una terra straniera) is a 2008 Italian neo-noir film directed by Daniele Vicari. It is based on the novel with the same name written by Gianrico Carofiglio, who also collaborated to the screenplay.[1] It entered the competition at the 2008 Rome International Film Festival, in which Michele Riondino was awarded best actor.[2]

The Past Is a Foreign Land
Directed byDaniele Vicari
Written byFrancesco Carofiglio
Gianrico Carofiglio
Massimo Gaudioso
Daniele Vicari
StarringElio Germano
Michele Riondino
Music byTeho Teardo
CinematographyGherardo Gossi
Edited byMarco Spoletini
Release date
  • October 26, 2008 (2008-10-26) (Rome Film Festival)



See also


  1. Boyd van Hoeij (November 11, 2008). "Review: 'The Past Is a Foreign Land'". Variety. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
  2. Redazione (November 8, 2010). "Gli altri riconoscimenti Il "L.A.R.A" degli artisti a Riondino per "Il passato è una terra straniera"". Il Tempo. Retrieved 25 February 2014.

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