THE LAUGHTER OF GOD

by Dylan Verrechia

Increasing numbers of people are forced nowadays to flee their homeland, because of political turmoils, civil wars, ethnic cleansing.

Based on a true story, THE LAUGHTER OF GOD is about Mr. Goliat, a 40-year-old Algerian journalist and advocate of freedom of speech, who has never assimilated with any political, militant or religious groups. Because of his stand, condemned by both sides, he has to escape the disturbances of this undeclared war after the murder of his wife and son.

With his only daughter, Yasmina, he finds refuge in the cosmopolitan island of New York. But for Goliat the tragedy is not over. Enclosed in silence, he has forged a permanent dialogue with God. Collecting clips of newspapers detailing the daily events in Algeria, organizing them in his notebook. Goliat's silence is enhanced through his frail communication with his daughter as he falls deeper into isolation.

THE LAUGHTER OF GOD won the World Tour Award for Best Actor and Best Cinematography at the International Festival of Cinema and Technology, and was shot on 16 mm.


Director / Writer / Producer / Co-DoP / Editor: Dylan Verrechia
Director of Photography: Mario Pegoraro

Editor / Sound Designer: Mitch Harris

Cast: Pierre O'Farrell, Hila Shani, Gena Shaw



© Verrechia Films, USA, 2003

dylan@verrechiafilms.com

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