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Marco Polo: The Missing Chapter

Directed by: Rafi Bukai
126 Minutes, 1996

In the midst of a war between Venice and Genoa, Marco Polo, a citizen of Venice, is imprisoned by the inquisition and is charged with heresy.The Genoans, whose real interest is seizing control over Venice’s lucrative trade routes, use Polo as a pawn and under cover of the inquisition, extract from him a confession that will convince the pope to declare a papal interdiction on Venice.The Venetians call for the French army to assist them in destroying Genoa’s plot. Polo agrees and begins to dictate his story as Rosticello writes and occasionally embellishes with his own fantasies…


Director: Rafi Bukai

Producer: Sharon Shamir

Producer: Victor Markovitz

Producer: Jim Stark

Cast: Shuli Rand

Cast: Avital Dicker

Cast: Alon Abutbul

Cast: Peter Firth

Cast: Sharon Alexander

Cast: Richard Edson

Original Music: Uri Ophir

Director of Photography: Avraham Karpick

Editor: Jerome E. Fink

Editor: Zohar Sela

Production Design: Ya'ackov Turgerman

Art Director: Ya'ackov Turgerman

Costume Design: Millina Deodato

Sound Designer: Chen Harpaz

Gaffer: Avi Avrahami

Gaffer: Avraham Leibman

Key Grip: Noam Eisenberg

Best Boy: Antaro Ofer Margolin