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The Star Maker (1995)
"L'uomo delle stelle" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  8 March 1996 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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In the late 1970s and early 80s, assassinations in Sicily get the attention of Communist deputy, Pio La Torre, who appeals to General Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa to become prefect in Palermo... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Joe Morelli (Giuseppe Romolo)
Tiziana Lodato ...
Beata
Franco Scaldati ...
Brigadiere Mastropaolo
Leopoldo Trieste ...
Mute
Clelia Rondinella ...
Anna's mother
Tano Cimarosa ...
Grandpa Bordonaro
Nicola Di Pinto ...
Communal Functionary
Costantino Carrozza ...
The Collector
Jane Alexander ...
Princess
Tony Sperandeo ...
1st Baldalamenti
Leo Gullotta ...
Vito
Luigi Maria Burruano ...
Flirtatious Client
Carmelo Di Mazzarelli ...
Old Man in Wheelchair
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Nurse
Domenico Dolce ...
Peasant on Bus
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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 (USA)
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very impressive!
22 June 2001 | by (Mol, Belgium) – See all my reviews

Emotions of enthusiasm break down in sensitive portraits of poor Sicilians who reveal their inner self in two minutes they have in front of a camera. Realism all the way and yet i had to think of the enthusiasm Kusturica had in Black Cat White Cat although none of the characters are that absurd. If you see European movies like this after all the American commercial rubbish you get a glimpse of what film can give us! Good acting and writing, beautiful locations, a lot of strong character studies and very, very impressive camera work. Absolutely not a waste of your time!


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