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Attempting to recover from his failed marriage to Rita Hayworth and restart his career, Orson Welles travels to Italy only to be drawn into a dangerous web of intrigue, murder and politics when an actor is murdered on his set.

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Tommaso Moreno
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Lea Padovani
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Brewster
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Aida Padovani
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Stella
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Marko Zivic ...
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Dellere
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Attempting to recover from his failed marriage to Rita Hayworth and restart his career, Orson Welles travels to Italy only to be drawn into a dangerous web of intrigue, murder and politics when an actor is murdered on his set.

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murder | actor | italy | See All (3) »

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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »
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Um Nome na Lista  »

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Kevin Bacon was offered the role of Brewster. See more »

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Orson Welles: So tell me...
Tommaso Moreno: The war... the facists brought people here to torture them
Orson Welles: People... only ghosts, only ghosts
Tommaso Moreno: Some of these ghosts, they won't lay down
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Orson would have loved it!
16 February 2008 | by (London,England) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie immensely. It captures the sense of Orson Welles as an adventurer, trying to raise money for movies which he understands better than those around him and instead making ones for other people which he knows are rubbish. On his travels in 1948 Italy, he stumbles into a murder mystery connected, perhaps too loosely, with a political conspiracy.

It's cleverly made and very funny. I loved the playfulness which nodded at Welles's work without doing anything as crass as obvious references. It's an enjoyable story. Not a great thriller, the insights and revelations weren't surprising but that only made it more real and engrossing.

Huston was encouraged to do part Orson and part his Father, John. He's a likable, believable hero matched by a good, mainly Serbian cast. Paz Vega is excellent as the heroine and Diego Luna gives a wonderful turn as the second hero to Welles, reminds me of James Macavoy, only likable.


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