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Running time
100 min.
Italy Italy
Giuseppe Tornatore (Story: Luciano Vincenzoni)
Ennio Morricone
Lajos Koltai
Miramax, Medusa Produzione
Drama. Romance. Comedy | 1940s. II World War. Teen/coming-of-age. Jealousy. Small Town Life (Non-North American). Prostitution. Romantic Drama
Synopsis / Plot
Amid the climax of chaos and tragedy of World War II, the breathtakingly gorgeous Malèna (Monica Bellucci) becomes the target of lust and ferocious gossip by the townsmen and their jealous wives in a sleepy Sicilian village. Only her most ardent admirer, young Renato Amoroso, will learn her untold story - and secrets. As Malèna struggles to survive with every resource at her disposal, she inspires Renato to new heights of compassion, courage, and independence. Set against the stunning, color-soaked backdrop of 1940’s Sicily, Malèna is the unforgettable tale of a boy’s journey into manhood.
2000: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Cinematography, Original Soundtrack
2000: 2 Nominations for Golden Globe: Best Foreign Language Picture, OST
2000: Nominada BAFTA: Best Foreign Language Picture
2000: David di Donatello Award: Best Cinematography. 4 Nominations
2001: Berlin Film Festival: Official Selection
2001: European Film Awards: 2 Nominations Audience Award
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