6.3/10
1,192
5 user 54 critic

Dormant Beauty (2012)

Bella addormentata (original title)
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.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

8 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Vincere (2009)
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The story of Mussolini's secret lover, Ida Dalser, and their son Albino.

Director: Marco Bellocchio
Stars: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Filippo Timi, Fausto Russo Alesi
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Palermo in the 1970s. The Ciraulos are modest scrap dealers whose uneventful lives are turned upside down the day their youngest daughter is accidentally killed by clumsy killers. Their ... See full summary »

Director: Daniele Ciprì
Stars: Toni Servillo, Giselda Volodi, Giuseppe Vitale
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When a politician disappears, his (mad) twin brother is brought to replace him.

Director: Roberto Andò
Stars: Toni Servillo, Valerio Mastandrea, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A celebrated painter receives a visit from a cardinal's assistant, who informs him that his mother could become a saint.

Director: Marco Bellocchio
Stars: Sergio Castellitto, Jacqueline Lustig, Chiara Conti
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The 1978 kidnapping of politician Aldo Moro as seen from the perspective of one of his assailants: a conflicted young woman in the ranks of the Red Brigade.

Director: Marco Bellocchio
Stars: Maya Sansa, Luigi Lo Cascio, Roberto Herlitzka
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A film director falls in love with the daughter of a prince.

Director: Marco Bellocchio
Stars: Sergio Castellitto, Donatella Finocchiaro, Sami Frey
The Jewel (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Ernesto Bolta is the accountant of LEDA, a big agribusiness. Its founder, Amanzio Rastelli, appointed several of his relations to managerial positions and the firm decided quite lightly to ... See full summary »

Director: Andrea Molaioli
Stars: Toni Servillo, Remo Girone, Sarah Felberbaum
Sorelle Mai (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The film, a nostalgic fantasy documentary, depicts in six episodes a family story in Bobbio between 1999 and 2008. We discover the 5 years-old Elena being brought up by her aunts (Marco ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Bellocchio
Stars: Pier Giorgio Bellocchio, Elena Bellocchio, Donatella Finocchiaro
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The body of a young woman is found in a small and quiet town in North Italy. A detective from the nearby main city is called to solve the mystery.

Director: Andrea Molaioli
Stars: Toni Servillo, Denis Fasolo, Nello Mascia
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A young man takes drastic measures to rid his dysfunctional family of its various afflictions.

Director: Marco Bellocchio
Stars: Lou Castel, Paola Pitagora, Marino Masé
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A widowed working-class father falls in love with a struggling, poor artist.

Director: Silvio Soldini
Stars: Valerio Mastandrea, Alba Rohrwacher, Giuseppe Battiston
The Nun (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

1760s France. Suzanne is shocked when her bourgeois family sends her to a convent. There she faces oppression and torment, leading her to fight back and expose the dehumanizing effect of cloistered life.

Director: Guillaume Nicloux
Stars: Pauline Etienne, Isabelle Huppert, Louise Bourgoin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Gianmarco Tognazzi ...
Marito della Divina Madre (as Gian Marco Tognazzi)
Brenno Placido ...
Federico
Fabrizio Falco ...
Gigio Morra ...
Il persuasore
Federica Fracassi ...
Madre
Roberto Herlitzka ...
Lo psichiatra
Carlotta Cimador ...
Rosa
Antonio De Matteo ...
Medico Scommettitore
Vanessa Scalera ...
Deputato PD
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

| |

Release Date:

6 September 2012 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Dormant Beauty  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

€5,700,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Marco Bellocchio originally imagined the character of Rossa to be in her early twenties but during the first auditions he felt that the dialogue didn't ring true for such a young character. Eventually he decided to change the character's age and cast Maya Sansa in the role. See more »

Connections

Referenced in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2012 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Abdulmajid
Written by Philip Glass, David Bowie and Brian Eno
Performed by the American Composers Orchestra
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


6 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is it really 'Dormant Beauty? wendyd3520
USA release? samuelloveshuppert
Antonioni must be turning in his grave. BeyondStory
Discuss Dormant Beauty (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?