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Director:
Writers:
Giuseppe Tornatore (screenplay)
Luciano Vincenzoni (original story)
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Release Date:
2 February 2001 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
An intimate portrait and an epic story of the courage we discover, the innocence we surrender, and the memories we cherish.....forever. See more »
Plot:
Amidst the war climate, a teenage boy discovering himself becomes love-stricken by Malèna, a sensual woman living in a small, narrow-minded Italian town. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 17 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A film which practically has everything; some funny moments,some touching ones, and also features the Most Beautiful Creature Ever Set Foot On Earth: Monica Bellucci! See more (224 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Monica Bellucci ... Malèna Scordia

Giuseppe Sulfaro ... Renato Amoroso
Luciano Federico ... Renato's Father
Matilde Piana ... Renato's Mother
Pietro Notarianni ... Professor Bonsignore
Gaetano Aronica ... Nino Scordia
Gilberto Idonea ... Avvocato Centorbi (as Gilberto Idone)
Angelo Pellegrino ... Segretario politico

Gabriella Di Luzio ... Mantenuta del Barone
Pippo Provvidenti ... Dott. Cusimano
Maria Terranova ... Moglie Dott. Cusimano
Marcello Catalano ... Lieutenant Cadei
Elisa Morucci ... Lupetta
Domenico Gennaro ... Farmacista

Vitalba Andrea ... Moglie farmacista
Giuseppe Pattavina ... Pretore (as Pippo Pattavina)
Franco Catalano ... Negoziante
Daniele Arena ... Agostino
Giovanni Litrico ... Pinè
Gianluca Guarrera ... Nicola
Michel Daniel Bramanti ... Sasà
Giuseppe Zizzo ... Tanino
Totò Borgese ... Milite fascista (as Toto' Borgese)
Emanuele Gullotto ... Negoziante dischi
Aurora Quattrocchi ... Tenutaria bordello (as Rori Quatrocchi)
Claudia Muzii ... Prima Prostituta
Ornella Giusto ... Seconda Prostituta
Conchita Puglisi ... Terza Prostituta
Noemi Giarratana ... Sorella Renato
Paola Pace ... Prima Donna linciaggio
Lucia Sardo ... Seconda Donna linciaggio
Adelaide Alessi (as Adellaide Alessi)
Angelo Battista

Vanni Bramati
Claudio Castrogiovanni
Alessandro Cremona
Lazzaro Croce
Francesco Drago
Patrizia De Libero
Maria Teresa Di Clemente
Giovanni Febraro

Fabrizio Ferracane
Sebastiana Fichera
Sebastiano Fisichella
Angelo Fortuna
Antonio Fulfaro
Turi Killer
Giuseppe Luciano
Chiara Marchese
Salvatore Martino
Giovanni Martorana
Antonio Pellegrino
Claudio Piano
Antonello Puglisi
Carmela Pulvirenti
Adriana Rizza
Roberto Rizza
Giada Salesi
Sergio Seminara
Orio Scaduto
Agostino Scuderi
Fausto Siddi
Vincenzo Terranova
Agostino Ursino (as Agatino Ursino)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Drew Breeden ... US Soldier (uncredited)
Brandon Fibbs ... American Soldier (uncredited)
Noam Morgensztern ... Child (uncredited)

Directed by
Giuseppe Tornatore 
 
Writing credits
Giuseppe Tornatore  screenplay &
Luciano Vincenzoni  original story

Produced by
Carlo Bernasconi .... producer
Mario Cotone .... line producer
Fabrizio Lombardo .... executive producer
Teresa Moneo .... executive producer
Rick Schwartz .... executive producer
Mario Spedaletti .... executive producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
 
Cinematography by
Lajos Koltai 
 
Film Editing by
Massimo Quaglia 
 
Casting by
Adolfo Onorati 
 
Production Design by
Francesco Frigeri 
 
Set Decoration by
Bruno Cesari 
 
Costume Design by
Maurizio Millenotti 
 
Makeup Department
Alessandro Bertolazzi .... key makeup artist
Giusy Bovino .... key hair stylist (as Giusi Bovino)
Vincenzo Cardella .... hair stylist (as Enzo Cardella)
Placida Crapanzano .... hair stylist
Hayat Ouled Dahhou .... hair stylist
Eleonora Di Maulo .... assistant makeup artist
Elisabetta Emidi .... makeup artist
Gabriella Laurenzi .... assistant hair stylist
 
Production Management
Andrea Costantini .... production manager
Marco Olivieri .... unit manager
Paolo Pioggia .... production manager
Fulvio Rossi .... production manager
Rick Schwartz .... executive in charge of production
Monica Verzolini .... post-production supervisor
Attilio Viti .... production manager
Steve Barnett .... post-production supervisor: US release (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alessandro Aronadio .... second assistant director
Francesco Bovinò .... assistant director (as Francesco Bovino)
Davide Cincis .... assistant director
Alberto Mangiante .... first assistant director
Barbara Pastrovich .... second assistant director
Pietra Tornatore .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Livio Bordone .... assistant property master
Alberto Ciolfi .... assistant painter
Mario De Paolis .... stagehand
Pietro Fabbri .... lead foreman (as Piero Fabbri)
Roberta Federico .... assistant art director
Ivano Ferrario .... head plasterer
Alfonso Fortunati .... head painter
Nello Giorgetti .... interior designer
Claudio Magrini .... head constructor
Stefano Morbidelli .... props
Antonino Nastasi .... head constructor
Biagio Nastasi .... head constructor
Riccardo Passanisi .... props
Flavio Popolizio .... prop assistant
Thierry Poullain .... prop assistant
Salvatore Saito .... assistant interior designer
Monica Sallustio .... designer
Monica Sallustio .... set designer
Fabio Sclauzero .... stagehand
Paola Sforzini .... painter (as Paolo Sforzini)
Domenico Sica .... assistant set designer
Donato Tieppo .... assistant interior designer
Doriano Torriero .... stage foreman
 
Sound Department
Paolo Amici .... sound effects editor
Cinzia Andrei .... dubbing assistant
Benni Atria .... sound editor
Dean Beville .... sound editor: US domestic version
Italo Cameracanna .... sound effects supervisor
Gaetano Carito .... production sound mixer
Gaetano Carito .... sound recordist
Francesca Genevois .... assistant to sound editor
Bruno Giacchetti .... synchronization
Antonello Giorgiucci .... sound dubbing
Valentina Guerra .... synchronization
Claudio Marani .... assistant sound editor
Pierpaolo Merafino .... boom operator
Roberto Moroni .... sound mixer
Massimo Puccio .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Daniele Quadroli .... sound effects editor
David Quadroli .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Daniel Acon .... special effects coordinator
Antonio Corridori .... special effects supervisor
Maurizio Corridori .... special effects supervisor
Massimo Cristofanelli .... special effects
Claudio Quaglietti .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Damiano Alberti .... digital matte painter
Stefano Ballirano .... senior digital artist
Avi Basuki .... Inferno compositor
Federico Bozzano .... digital matte painter
Stefano 'Brusco' Bruscolini .... digital compositor
Marcello Buffa .... digital post-production supervisor
David Bush .... visual effects supervisor
Manfred Büttner .... visual effects producer
Amedeo Califano .... Domino artist
Maurizio Castellano .... Domino artist
Sergio Cremasco .... assistant colourist
Monica Di Sabatino .... scanning and recording
Matteo Eleni .... Inferno compositor
Nicola Fontana .... computer graphics artist
Pietro Iodice .... Domino artist
Armando Lombardo .... compositor
George Maihöfer .... digital artist (as George Maihoefer)
Guido Pappadà .... computer graphics supervisor (as Guido Pappadá)
Ivan Parillo .... Domino artist
Christian Pezza .... CG artist
Riccardo Russo .... Domino artist
Franco Sgueglia .... computer graphics supervisor
Fabrizio Volpi .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Alberto Martello .... stunts
Claudio Pacifico .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Renato Alfarano .... director of photography: second unit
Massimo Barbona .... grip
Roberto Barbona .... grip
Giancarlo Checchi .... electrician
Raffaele Chianese .... assistant camera: second unit
Fabio Ciotto .... second assistant camera
Flaviano Biagioni Gazzoli .... electrician
Giovanni Gebbia .... Steadicam operator
Danilo Grazzani .... assistant camera
Simone Iorio .... assistant camera
Simone Lucchetti .... electrician
Enrico Lucidi .... camera operator
Enrico Lucidi .... director of photography: second unit
Daniele Massaccesi .... Steadicam operator
Daniele Massaccesi .... camera operator
Emanuele Mazzilli .... assistant camera
Mauro Mura .... electrician
Stefano Novelli .... assistant camera: second unit
Francisco Pintore .... first assistant "b" camera
Francisco Pintore .... focus puller: "b" camera
Francisco Pintore .... second assistant camera
Flaviano Ricci .... grip
Marco Sacerdoti .... camera operator: "b" camera
Marco Sacerdoti .... focus puller: "a" camera
Marta Spedaletti .... assistant still photographer
Sergio Strizzi .... still photographer
Giovanni Tancredi .... electrician
Cristiano Trentini .... electrician
Carlo Vinciguerra .... gaffer
Francesco Zaccaria .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Federico Cori .... extras casting
Vito Di Lorenzo .... extras casting
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting
Massimo Malerba .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Giuseppe Avallone .... assistant costume designer
Fabio Gorgoglione .... assistant costume designer: second unit
Alfonsina Lettieri .... costume collaborator
Valentina Monticelli .... assistant costume designer
Sabina Rostri .... head cutter
 
Editorial Department
Pasquale Cuzzupoli .... color supervisor
Ugo De Rossi .... associate editor
Claudio Misantoni .... assistant editor: avid
Alessandro Quaglia .... second assistant editor: avid
Pamela Quaglia .... assistant splicing editor
Stefano Quaglia .... assistant splicing editor
Roberta Schiavoni .... negative cutter
Silvano Soldati .... negative cutter
Rocio Valladares Alegria .... telecine colorist: film re-master (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Marcantonio Borghese .... location manager
 
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Enrico DeMelis .... music coordinator (as Enrico De Melis)
Enrico DeMelis .... music mixer (as Enrico De Melis)
Angelo Giovagnoli .... orchestra coordinator
Claudio Messina .... score music producer (2000)
Ennio Morricone .... conductor
Ennio Morricone .... orchestrator
William Ross .... music arranger: "You're Still You"
Fabio Venturi .... music scoring engineer
 
Other crew
Verena Balco .... production coordinator
Massimo Bertucci .... electronic foreman
Elena Bindi .... script supervisor
Lucia Bugoloni .... production administrator
Enrico Cavallaro .... production secretary
Fabio Ciotto .... operator assistant
Erasmo Colucci .... accountant
Valentina Cotone .... production secretary
Franco Fantini .... head administrator
Sebastian Grande .... local production assistant
Mark R. Lindsay .... sales representative (as Mark Lindsay)
Nicoletta Maggi .... production assistant: second unit
Alberto Mangiante .... assistant to director
Cecilia Mazzá .... production coordinator: second unit
Franco Minchella .... production assistant: second unit
Angela Oddo .... production secretary
Patrizia Pierucci .... accountant
Francisco Pintore .... operator assistant (as Francesco Pintore)
Maria Antonietta Salvatori .... head tailor
Fabio Scarselli .... local production assistant
Enrico Sollazzo .... production secretary
Gianluca Tittonel .... production assistant: second unit
Vittorio Torrieri .... head tailor
Agostino Varchi .... assistant tailor
Jay Sheveck .... premiere and release (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Anthony Minghella .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for sexuality/nudity, language and some violence
Runtime:
109 min | USA:92 min (heavily cut) | Turkey:84 min (TV version) | Denmark:92 min
Country:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Finland:K-15 | France:Tous publics | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:12 | Italy:T | Malaysia:18SX | Mexico:B (2011) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:M | Norway:15 | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/16 (original rating) | Portugal:M/12 (re-rating) | Russia:12+ (video rating) | Russia:18+ (video rating) (director's cut) | Singapore:M18 (re-rating) | South Korea:18 | Spain:13 | Spain:16 (re-rating) | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Monica Bellucci had to learn Sicilian for the role, a dialect that is noticeably different from her native Italian.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The bike that Renato rides, suddenly has a modern derailleur-type chain tensioner at the rear at about 20-21 minutes into the film. At all other times, his bike has a fixed rear gear without the chain tensioner.See more »
Quotes:
Renato Amoroso:Signora Malena, a more capable person than me... wrote that the only true love is unrequited love. Now I understand why. It's been so long since you last came out of your house. But the longer we are apart, the stronger my love becomes.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Film Geek (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
In the MoodSee more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the International Version and the Original Italian Version?
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126 out of 159 people found the following review useful.
A film which practically has everything; some funny moments,some touching ones, and also features the Most Beautiful Creature Ever Set Foot On Earth: Monica Bellucci!, 12 June 2004
Author: Mitsaso_X (Mitsaso_X@hotmail.com) from Athens, Greece

The first time I got to watch this utterly beautiful film, I knew nothing of the awesomeness of Giusseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso) or the ethereal beauty of Monica Bellucci.

Well, all the needed knowledge flooded my mind within the two hours I spent watching Malena. It's a coming-of-age film, set in the World War 2 years in a small town of Sicily. The main lead is a young boy named Renato, and through his perfectly understandable obsession of a married woman named Malena (there couldn't be a more perfect cast than Monica Bellucci in this role),we get to see him maturing over a few years time. Most of the team focuses on Malena of course, but it's all through Renato's eyes (he's stalking her all the time), and his affection for her. It's no wonder that all males in the town (even teenagers) mostly view her as a hot piece of meat, but this boy's pure love is what eventually makes the difference in his (and her) life.

The ending credits will leave you with the "life goes on" aftermath and possibly the strongest feeling of melancholy you ever achieved from a movie.

Great cinematography, excellent performances from Monica Bellucci(though she barely speaks throughout the film) and the boy playing Renato, amazing score by the grand Maestro Ennio Morricone (nominated for an Oscar), this film has become my absolute favourite and Monica Bellucci my most recent (and strongest) obsession! A perfect 10, though it might seem over the top to a few of you.

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