PRODUCTION: September 11,1683 Wraps Romanian Shoot

By Iulia Blaga

    BUCHAREST: September 11,1683, Italian director Renzo Martinelli's second collaboration with the Romanian Castel Film (www.castelfilm.ro), wrapped filming in Romania at the end of June.

    September 11, 1683 stars F. Murray Abraham, Alicja Bachleda, Weronika Rosati, Enrico Lo Verso, and Piotr Adamczyk . It is a historical drama about the Battle of Vienna that took place on 11 and 12 September 1683, when the city was besieged by three hundred thousand Muslim soldiers from the Ottoman Empire, guided by Kara' Mustafa'.

    Filming began on 2 May at Călugăreni where it stayed for six weeks, then returned to Castel Film Studios, in a set recalling the 1863 Vienna.

    The film is produced by Martinelli and Alessandro Leone through Martinelli Film (www.martinellifilm.it). Castel Film (www.castelfilm.ro) provided facilities. The production continues filming in Italy and Poland.

    Renzo Martinelli planned the film for 11 years. The budget is 12 million euro, and the premiere set for 11September 2012.