30.09. - 09.10.2021

Machan Italy, Germany, Sri Lanka 2008 | 109 min | OV | Colour | FF 2008

Uberto Pasolini

After starting out as an investment banker, UBERTO PASOLINI (*1957) then turned to film production (e.g. "The Full Monty"). His debut as director was "Machan", which was shown in 2008 at FILMFEST HAMBURG.

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On 15th September 2004, a news report stated: “National team missing – A supposed handball team from Sri Lanka on its way West”. In his directing debut, Uberto Pasolini tells the true story of a group of slum inhabitants from Colombo, who display incredible creativity and undergo great sacrifices to flee a loss of perspective in their homeland. Without any knowledge of handball whatsoever,
they pull together as a team. A critique of Western immigration laws, shot in Sri Lanka and Bavaria.
Original title: Machan
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Sinhala
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Uberto Pasolini
Screenplay: Ruwanthie de Chickera, Uberto Pasolini
Cast: Dharmapriya Dias, Gihan de Chickera, Dharsan Dharmaraj, Namal Jayasinghe
Producer: Uberto Pasolini, Prasanna Vithanage, Conchita Airoldi
Director of Photography: Stefano Falivene
Music: Stephen Warbeck, Lakshman Joseph de Saram
Production Design: Errol Kelly
Editor: Masahiro Hirakubo
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor:
World Sales: Beta Cinema, Gruenwalder Weg 28 d, 82041 Oberhaching/Munich, Germany, Tel: +49 89 673 469 80, Fax: +49 89 673 469 888, email: beta(at),
Production: Redwave Films


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