EN - It is said that coffee has three flavours: bitter, sour and a final sweet aftertaste. Directed by award-winning director Cristiano Bortone, this film tells three moving stories set in three very different countries - Italy, Belgium, China - all connected by the element of coffee. The metaphorical thread of the film creates an emotional representation of the challenges our world is facing: the economic crisis in the West, racial clashes, ecological emergencies... Our planet is precious and can only be saved if we work together.


Title Coffee
Original title Coffee
Status Completed
Production Minority Flemish
Category Features
Genre drama
Year 2016


Cast Dario Aita, Ennio Fantastichini, Miriam Dalmazio, Lu Fangsheng, Zhuo Tan, Yimo Li, Zhang Qiuge, Koen De Bouw, Arne De Tremerie, Hichem Yacoubi, Charlotte de Bruyne

Technical specs

Running time film 100'
Release format DCP
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Main producer Cristiano Bortone
Main production company Orisa Produzione (IT)
Supported by Italian Ministry of Culture, BLS – Sud Tirol, Rai Cinema, D’Hive, Yunnan Radio, Film and Television, Screen Flanders, Belgian Tax Shelter for Film Financing, City of Antwerp
Production partners Savage Film (BE), Road Pictures (CN), China Blue Films (CN), Eyeworks (BE), Scio Productions (BE)


2016: Venice Days (IT)

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Last edited on 16 November 2016

Short info

Director Cristiano Bortone
Producers Bart Van Langendonck
Writers Cristiano Bortone, Annalaura Ciervo, Matthew Thompson, Shi Minghua, Shi Minghui

Savage Film
Carolien Keyaerts
Opzichterstraat 70/7
1080 Brussels
T +32 2 711 42 91


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