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The Great Beauty

7.4
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Original title
La grande bellezza
Year
Running time
142 min.
Country
Italy Italy
Director
Screenwriter
Paolo Sorrentino, Umberto Contarello
Music
Lele Marchitelli
Cinematography
Luca Bigazzi
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Italy-France; Indigo Film / Medusa Film / Pathé / France 2 Cinema / Babe Film / Canal+ / Mediaset Premium
Genre
Comedy. Drama | Comedy-Drama. Literature. Old Age
Synopsis / Plot
The story of an aging journalist who bitterly recollects his passionate, lost youth. A portrait of today's Rome. Journalist Jep Gambardella (Toni Servillo, 'Il divo' and 'Gomorrah') has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. Since the legendary success of his one and only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city's literary and social circles, but when his sixty-fifth birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the extravagant nightclubs, parties, and cafés to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
Awards
2013: Academy Awards: Best Foreign Film
2013: Golden Globes: Best Foreign Film
2013: BAFTA Awards: Best Foreign Film
2013: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2013: 9 David di Donatello Awards, including Best Director and Actor
2013: Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection
2013: Sevilla Film Festival: Best Actor (Servillo)
2013: 4 European Film Awards: including Best Film and Director
2013: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2013: Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2013: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Nominated for Best International Independent Film
2013: Goya Awards: Nominated for Best European Film
2013: César Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2014: Gaudí Awards: Best European Film
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