Malena

    Genre
    Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Runtime
    108 mins
  • Release Date
    2000
  • Countries
    Italy, USA
  • Languages
    Italian, English, Latin, Greek Ancient

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

"Flushed with emotion and a buoyant earthy humor, MALENA is a yarn that sticks with you" (New York Times). Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee MALENA is the utterly unforgettable story of a boy's journey into manhood amid the chaos and intolerance of World War II. In a sleepy Italian village, Malena (Monica Bellucci), the most beautiful woman in town, becomes the subject of increasingly malicious gossip among the lustful townsmen and their jealous wives. But only her most ardent admirer, young Renato Amoroso (Giuseppe Sulfaro), will learn her mysterious untold story.
DIRECTED BY:
Giuseppe Tornatore
WRITTEN BY:
Giuseppe Tornatore, Luciano Vincenzoni (original story)
CAST INCLUDES:
Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro, Luciano Federico, Matilde Piana

SYNOPSIS

In 1941, Renato was 13 years old and although the world was at war, nothing ever happened in this sleepy village in Sicily. Until the day he discovered something that would change his life forever… Malena, the beautiful young war widow who was the obsession of every man and the envy of every woman. Because of her, Renato will come to learn all of life’s lessons and find himself in places he never could have imagined.

Malena

    Genre
    Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Runtime
    108 mins
  • Release Date
    2000
  • Countries
    Italy, USA
  • Languages
    Italian, English, Latin, Greek Ancient
DIRECTED BY
Giuseppe Tornatore
WRITTEN BY
Giuseppe Tornatore, Luciano Vincenzoni (original story)
CAST INCLUDES
Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro, Luciano Federico, Matilde Piana
"Flushed with emotion and a buoyant earthy humor, MALENA is a yarn that sticks with you" (New York Times). Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee MALENA is the utterly unforgettable story of a boy's journey into manhood amid the chaos and intolerance of World War II. In a sleepy Italian village, Malena (Monica Bellucci), the most beautiful woman in town, becomes the subject of increasingly malicious gossip among the lustful townsmen and their jealous wives. But only her most ardent admirer, young Renato Amoroso (Giuseppe Sulfaro), will learn her mysterious untold story.

In 1941, Renato was 13 years old and although the world was at war, nothing ever happened in this sleepy village in Sicily. Until the day he discovered something that would change his life forever… Malena, the beautiful young war widow who was the obsession of every man and the envy of every woman. Because of her, Renato will come to learn all of life’s lessons and find himself in places he never could have imagined.

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