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Bella addormentata (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama | 6 September 2012 (Italy)
A mosaic of several intertwined stories questioning the meaning of life, love and hope, set during the last six days in the life of Eluana Englaro, a young woman who spent 17 years in a vegetative state.

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Roberto
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Dr. Pallido
Gianmarco Tognazzi ...
Marito della Divina Madre (as Gian Marco Tognazzi)
Brenno Placido ...
Federico
Fabrizio Falco ...
Pipino
Gigio Morra ...
Il persuasore
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Madre
Roberto Herlitzka ...
Lo psichiatra
Carlotta Cimador ...
Rosa
Antonio De Matteo ...
Medico Scommettitore
Vanessa Scalera ...
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A mosaic of several intertwined stories questioning the meaning of life, love and hope, set during the last six days in the life of Eluana Englaro, a young woman who spent 17 years in a vegetative state.

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6 September 2012 (Italy)  »

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Dormant Beauty  »

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€5,700,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Even if based on Eluana Englaro's real life story, she is not depicted in the film as a character, nor is any of her family members. See more »

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Features La storia vera della signora dalle camelie (1981) See more »

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Written by Philip Glass, David Bowie and Brian Eno
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Dormant Italy
19 July 2013 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

I liked Maurice Yacowar review and I agree mostly in what is saying, but for me is missing a jump in the analysis in order to see not only the factual elements but also the implicit meaning of the film. I think that the film is trying to show the sleeping Italy with Berlusconi and the beginning of the wake up. Although various review critic the political episode, for me it is clear the similarity of the actual way of doing politic with the Roman Empire, including the hot bath, the tunics. In the end, when Rosa the drugged woman opens the window and do not pull down, it is clear that life is gaining and Italy is waking and can live again.


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