Tomorrow La Scala!

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Tomorrow La Scala!
Directed by Francesca Joseph
Produced by Ruth Caleb
Written by Francesca Joseph
Paul Abbott
Starring Jessica Hynes
Cinematography Gerry Floyd
Edited by St. John O'Rorke
Release date
  • May 2002 (2002-05)
Running time
108 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

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  1. "Festival de Cannes: Tomorrow La Scala!". Retrieved 1 November 2009.