Film/video: MARINA

MARINA, de set
Setfoto's by NYKLYN (www.nyklyn.com) + Alexa-grabs + myself
Music by Rocco con Buscemi: Kiss me, Kiss me

Film/video: MARINA

a film by Stijn Coninx

Produktie: Eyeworks Film & TV Drama nv/les films du fleuve/Orisa Produzioni SRL
Producer: Peter Bouckaert/Luc Dardenne/Jean-Pierre Dardenne/Cristiano Bortone
Line Producer: Nathalie Van Schelvergem
Production Manager: Else Moens
Dop: Lou Berghmans
Focus puller: Olivier Servais
Gaffer: Tommy Van Den Bempt (Spots unlimited)
Elektro: Jonathan Wannyn/Bob Wouters/Mattijs Van Doninck/Bert Jonckheere/Tim Janssens/Tinus Dam
Key grip: Julien Covens
Assist grip: Hugo Renard
Color grading: Peter Bernaers
Sound engineer: Henri Morelle
Production Design: Hubert Pouille
Montage: Philippe Ravoet

Rocco Granata (born 16 August 1938) is a Belgian singer, songwriter, and accordionist.
Granata was born in Figline Vegliaturo, Calabria, southern Italy; but his parents immigrated to Belgium when he was aged ten. Rocco's father was a coal miner, but Granata pursued music instead. He played accordion and toured Belgium with his band, 'The International Quintet'. He then released the songs "Manuela" / "Marina" as a single in 1959; the B-side became an international hit, reaching #1 in Belgium and in Germany as well as charting across Europe and in the United States. It sold over one million copies in Germany alone, and was awarded a gold disc.[1] It has been covered many times by artists such as Marino Marini, Dalida and Louis Armstrong.
After the success of "Marina", Granata toured the world, including dates at Carnegie Hall. A feature film entitled Marina was released in 1960, which set the stage for a string of German hits. He also appeared in Italy at the Sanremo Festival in 1961.
Granata later became a successful record producer. He owned the record labels Cardinal Records and Granata Records, and has produced Marva, Louis Neefs, Miel Cools, and De Elegasten.
In 1989, Granata commissioned a dance remix of "Marina", which again topped the Belgian charts as well as those of Italy and Germany. He has appeared regularly on Belgian television, and served as a jury member for the 2002 Flemish preliminaries for the Eurovision Song Contest. In March 2000 he was awarded the ZAMU Lifetime Achievement Award by the Belgian music industry.
Granata has released some 65 albums over the course of his career.

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