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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Bassi ...
Beppo
Henri Behar ...
Pitou
Maurizio Benazzo ...
Passerby
Fernando Bolles ...
Boy #2
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Rachel
Jeff Braun ...
Duke
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Journalist
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Simone
Kenny Cranna ...
Scruffy man
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Astergourd
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Jailor
Timothy Doyle ...
Aristocrat #1 (as Timothy Doyle)
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Old Flavio
Alexander Goodwin ...
Crying boy
Amo Gulinello ...
Pupo
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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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1 May 1999 (Japan)  »

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Häivähdys paratiisista  »

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Opening Weekend:

$53,264 (USA) (6 August 1999)

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$836,641 (USA) (12 November 1999)
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Cinematographer Harris Savides (1957-2012) has an uncredited part as a theatre patron who walks up to John Turturro's character Tuccio, the resident playwright of the theatre, and says to him: "Did you see the play? I hated it.". See more »

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Bevalaqua: He was so young and so untalented.
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Inferior Woody Allen
22 January 2000 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

Does Turturro want to say something about theatre? Does he want to say something about love? Does he want to make a brilliant film like Woody Allen? Does he want to do all of these things? Probably. But he fails abysmally! The film is the most self-indulgent, pretentious piece of you-know-what I have ever sat through. The DVD version features a director's commentary. This one thinks will provide some glimmer as to what he thought he was doing. But no! Turturro and his young son chatter on in the most inane, inept, and ineffective babble ever recorded. Turturro should open a pizza parlor and leave film to artists. Who ever annoys me most this year will get this film for Christmas.


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