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Secret Passage

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Synopsis

Spain 1492. Inseparable sisters Isabel and Clara have their privileged lives torn apart by the arrival of the Inquisition, which decrees that all Jews must either convert to Catholicism or be banished into exile. The sisters flee to Holland, where Isabel assumes the role of head of the family and arranges for Clara to marry Alfonso Salvador, with whom Clara has a daughter, Victoria. Alfonso's trading activities amass a fortune for the family, and he and Isabel use their influence to help other Jews escape the Inquisition. Despite their fortune, the threat of discovery is always nearby; tragedy strikes again when Alfonso's activities are discovered and he is executed. Isabel, Clara and Victoria must flee once again. This time their destination is the great maritime empire of Venice, from where they plan to make a final escape to the safety of Turkey.

On arrival in Venice, Isabel tries to negotiate their passage to Istanbul, but the Turks insist that as payment they want to learn the secrets of Venetian glassmaking - a national treasure, the details of which are guarded under death penalty. Isabel realises that she and Clara will have to penetrate Venetian society if they are to learn the secrets of glass and achieve their escape to Turkey.

Details

Year
2002
Type of film
Features
Running Time
100 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Ademir Kenovic
Producer
Jimmy de Brabant, Chris Curling
Editor
Robin Sales
Screenwriter
Dominique Bursztein, Ademir Kenovic
Director of Photography
Vilko Fivac
Sound
Carlo Thoss
Music
Ranko Richtman
Principal Cast
Catherine Borowitz, John Turturro, Tara Fitzgerald

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Production Company

Zephyr Films and Delux Productions
Contact: Chris Curling, Jimmy de Brabant
48a Goodge Street
London W1T 4LX
UK

T 00 44 (0) 20 7255 3555
F 00 44 (0) 20 7255 3777

chris@zephyrfilms.co.uk

Sales
Company

IAC Films
Greencoat House
15 Francis Street
London
SW1P 1DM
UK

T 00 44 (0) 20 7592 1620
F 00 44 (0) 20 7592 1621

general@iacholdings.co.uk