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Illuminata (1998)

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It's the start of the 20th century, and Tuccio, resident playwright of a theatre repertory company offers the owners of the company his new play, "Illuminata". They reject it, saying it's ... See full summary »

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It's the start of the 20th century, and Tuccio, resident playwright of a theatre repertory company offers the owners of the company his new play, "Illuminata". They reject it, saying it's not finished, and intrigue starts that involves influential critic Bevalaqua, theatre star Celimene, young lead actors and other theatre residents. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »
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$53,264 (USA) (6 August 1999)

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$836,641 (USA) (12 November 1999)
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Bevalaqua: He was so young and so untalented.
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Like a richly-colored Persian carpet
1 September 1999 | by (Northern NJ) – See all my reviews

John Turturro has created an intelligent, witty (and funny!), movie. Christopher Walken's Bevalaqua will become a classic role in film. There's so much going on - nods to literature, other films, music and theater. We found ourselves talking about it again and again. Even if everything that Turturro attempts doesn't work, you're happy he tried it. If you like a movie where there are many interleaved themes, this is for you.


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