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Bella addormentata (2012)

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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Gianmarco Tognazzi ...
Marito della Divina Madre (as Gian Marco Tognazzi)
Brenno Placido ...
Federico
Fabrizio Falco ...
Gigio Morra ...
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Roberto Herlitzka ...
Lo psichiatra
Carlotta Cimador ...
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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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Trivia

Several scenes of the film were shot outside the real nursing home in Udine where Eluana Englaro was moved and her feeding discontinued. Some of the extras playing the protesters were the same people who protested in 2009 when Eluana Englaro was moved in Udine. See more »

Connections

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

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Written by Philip Glass, David Bowie and Brian Eno
Performed by the American Composers Orchestra
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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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