Year: 2003
Format: Miniseries 2x100'
Genre: Drama
Language: Italian
Co-production: Rai Fiction, Lux Vide, Rai Trade, EOS Production and Pampa Production for France 2
This is the way one of the most famous love stories of the 20th century begins. The story of a man and a woman who are forced to renounce their love for reasons of state and power.
The film Soraya offers a chance to examine the history of the 20th century from a woman's point of view. Soraya may not have been a woman who made history, but her love and her personal aspirations made her both witness to and part of it.
Set in the midst of events which moved whole worlds, the film Soraya aims to examine an important moment in the oil war, a moment which determined international politics and the lives of millions of people.
Soraya: Anna Valle
Scià Reza: Pahlevi Erol Sander
Chams: Mathilda May
Samira: Caterina Vertova
Mossadeq: Claude Brasseur
Enrico Mattei: Michele Placido
Eva, mother of Soraya: Anja Kruse
Bijam: Marco Vivio
Kalil father of Soraya: Antonio Dechent
Furoug: Sydne Rome
Mother Empress: Krista Stadler
Dr. Ayadi: Giacomo Piperno
Directed by: Lodovico Gasparini
Produced by: Luca Bernabei
Executive producer: Anselmo Parrinello
Screenplay: Umberto Marino, Jacqueline Feather, David Seidler, Anna Samueli
Story editors: Saverio D'Ercole, Lea Tafuri, Luisa Cotta Ramosino
Dir. of Photography: Fabio Zamarion
Production designer: Paolo Biagetti
Editor: Antonio Siciliano
Costumes designer: Elisabetta Montaldo
Music: Andrea Guerra