Famous film director Guido Contini struggles to find harmony in his professional and personal lives, as he engages in dramatic relationships with his wife, his mistress, his muse, his agent, and his mother.
Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor. With only a week left before shooting begins, he desperately searches for answers and inspiration from his wife, his mistress, his muse, and his mother. As his chaotic profession steadily destroys his personal life, Guido must find a balance between creating art and succumbing to its obsessive demands. Written by
The Massie Twins
The original Broadway musical opened May 9, 1982 at the 46th Street Theater and ran for 729 performances with Raul Julia as Guido. It won five Tony awards, including Best Musical and Best Featured Actress. The latest Broadway production, starring Antonio Banderas as Guido, opened on Apr 10, 2003 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre and ran for 283 performances. It won two Tonys: Best Revival of a Musical and Best Featured Actress. Banderas turned down the chance to reprise his role as Guido in the film version. See more »
You're just an appetite, and if you stopped being greedy you'd die. You take everything, and I'm empty!
You know, I'm glad I came. I can see now... it's hopeless.
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first of all, i am not a big musical movie lover, but when something is good, its just good. as a writer, i appreciated this movie for its honest portrayal of being an artist and how art and life/relationships don't always get along. it can be a blur and that is exactly what this movie shows. you don't have to like a character to appreciate the struggle. and as such, there are many sympathetic characters. and there are many real connections between people that don't fit so nicely into the relationships society has defined and people in general have accepted as "safe". all the actors in this movie were exceptional (minus the blond American, wow, what a shocker). i would say to just watch the movie with empathy in your heart. you will see everyone's struggle and understand not everyone is perfect. it's such a heartfelt movie...
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