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The Star Maker (1995)

L'uomo delle stelle (original title)
R | | Drama, Romance | 8 March 1996 (USA)
A photographer and the types of people he encounters.

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Brigadiere Mastropaolo
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Tony Sperandeo ...
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Leo Gullotta ...
Vito
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"Dottore" Joe Moretti travels round Sicily doing screen tests for the big Roman studios. He's a conman and takes money or favours for his efforts. Beata, a young illiterate convent girl desperately wants to change her life and falls for him, belatedly he realises his feelings for her. Their love affair is doomed when he's arrested. Written by David Morgans <in2023@wlv.ac.uk>

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In the golden age of cinema, everyone dreams of becoming a star. One man promises to make all their dreams come true...

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Rated R for some strong sexuality, language and a brutal beating | See all certifications »
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$116,797
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Beata: I like love stories where everybody kisses and are happy ever after.
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Featured in Un sogno fatto in Sicilia (2000) See more »

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The Profiles Will Linger With You
7 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

A fast-talker rolls through postwar Sicily selling the dream of movie stardom, and in the process uncovers the desires and desperation of the townspeople. Like a patent medicine salesman, he seduces them with the magic of cinema, more potent than anything from a bottle.

Be prepared for the movie to seduce you, too, with its gorgeously chiseled Sicilian landscapes and faces viewed through the soul-baring lens. It gives a good view of the toughness of Sicily, and every frame has a visual richness typical of Italy itself. If you listen hard, you can make out the Sicilian accent -- even if you don't speak Italian. You'll be able to predict some of what happens, but not all, and the characters and their profiles will linger with you longer than you might expect.


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