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The Cruelest Day (Italian: Ilaria Alpi - Il più crudele dei giorni) is a 2003 Italian drama film directed by Ferdinando Vicentini Orgnani. It is a dramatization of the last days of life of RAI journalist Ilaria Alpi and of her cameraman Miran Hrovatin before they were killed in Mogadishu, Somalia, on March 20, 1994.[1] For her performance Giovanna Mezzogiorno won the Nastro d'Argento for best actress.[2]

The Cruelest Day
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Directed byFerdinando Vicentini Orgnani
Music byPaolo Fresu
CinematographyGiovanni Cavallini



  1. ^ Ronnie Scheib (September 3, 2003). "Review: 'The Cruelest Day'". Variety. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  2. ^ Sheri Jennings (May 15, 2003). "D'Argento awards note top 2 helmers". Variety. Retrieved 22 April 2014.

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