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16 March 2012 (Italy) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Elio Germano ... Pietro

Margherita Buy ... Lea Marni

Vittoria Puccini ... Beatrice Marni
Beppe Fiorello ... Filippo Apollonio (as Giuseppe Fiorello)
Paola Minaccioni ... Maria

Cem Yilmaz ... Yusuf Antep

Andrea Bosca ... Luca Veroli
Claudia Potenza ... Elena Masci
Ambrogio Maestri ... Ambrogio Dardini
Matteo Savino ... Ivan
Bianca Nappi ... Mina
Monica Nappo ... Olga
Massimiliano Gallo ... Dottor Cuccurullo
Giorgio Marchesi ... Massimo
Gea Martire ... Gea
Gianluca Gori ... Ennio

Loredana Cannata ... Casting #1
Alessandro Giuggioli ... Casting #2
Eleonora Bolla ... Carlotta
Lucrezia Valia ... Lou

Daniele Luchetti ... Regista
Alessandro Roja ... Paolo
Platinette ... Badessa (as Mauro Coruzzi)
Anna Proclemer ... Livia Morosini
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eugenia Costantini ... Ex inquilina (uncredited)

Directed by
Ferzan Ozpetek 
Writing credits
Ferzan Ozpetek (written by) and
Federica Pontremoli (written by)

Produced by
Domenico Procacci .... producer
Original Music by
Pasquale Catalano 
Cinematography by
Maurizio Calvesi 
Film Editing by
Walter Fasano 
Casting by
Pino Pellegrino 
Production Design by
Andrea Crisanti 
Art Direction by
Carlo Rescigno 
Set Decoration by
Lily Pungitore (chief set decorator)
Costume Design by
Alessandro Lai 
Makeup Department
Armido Pezzato .... hair stylist
Ermanno Spera .... makeup artist (makeup artist)
Production Management
Roberto Leone .... unit manager
Gianluca Leurini .... production manager
Monica Verzolini .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alberto Caviglia .... second assistant director
Giovanni Galassi .... second assistant director
Gianluca Mazzella .... assistant director
Art Department
Laura Boni .... assistant art director
Glauco Isidori .... head painter
Erminio Lauri .... digital art assistant
Antonio Murer .... set dresser
Bianca Pezzati .... graphic design
Sound Department
Paolo Amici .... sound effects editor
Italo Cameracanna .... foley artist
Cristiano Ciccone .... sound re-recording mixer assistant
Fabio Conca .... sound mixer assistant
Giuseppe D'Amato .... dialogue editor
Antonio Giannantonio .... dialogue editor
Marco Grillo .... sound
Roberto Moroni .... sound re-recording mixer
Daniele Quadroli .... sound effects editor
David Quadroli .... sound effects editor
Fabrizio Quadroli .... sound effects editor
Visual Effects by
Enrico Barone .... visual effects coordinator: Chromatica
Rodin Alper Bingol .... digital effects artist
Stefano Camberini .... digital cleaning
Luca Della Grotta .... digital artist: Chromatica
Rodolfo Migliari .... visual effects supervisor: Chromatica
Stefano Valente .... digital compositor: Chromatica
Camera and Electrical Department
Luigi Andrei .... camera operator
Roberto Bianchi .... electrician
Emanuele Cipriani .... electrician
Romolo Eucalitto .... still photographer
Alias Gallione .... assistant camera
Emanuele Leurini .... first assistant camera
Lele Leurini .... first assistant camera
Elena Sani .... video controller
Alberto Viscardi .... second assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Monica Gaetani .... assistant costume designer
Lior Ozan .... assistant costume designer
Lior Ozan .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Silvia De Rose .... assistant editor
Music Department
Giuseppe Sasso .... music coordinator
Giuseppe Sasso .... musical director
Giuseppe Sasso .... score coordinator
Other crew
Giorgia Passarelli .... production coordinator
Andrea Piria .... production accountant
Antonia Tammaro .... assistant production accountant
Claudio Zampetti .... production supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Magnifica presenza" - Italy (original title)
"Magnificent Presence" - International (English title) (informal literal title)
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105 min
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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Magnificent Presence, 29 November 2012
Author: junkielee from Cairo, Egypt

Ferzan Ozpetek's latest film is a modern ghost story, with its protagonist a young gay man (an actor-to-be), only this time, the sexual orientation drama leaves its spotlight to the haunting possession of a big family of dead theatrical actors who are trapped in an old house and disconnected from the real world, eager to find out who is the whistle-blower imputed to their tragic death during the WWII.

MAGNIFICENT PRESENCE has a resourceful collection of fodder, such as romance, haunted house, ghost retribution, gay-transvestite subculture, war-time friction, light comedy and so on, two dozens of characters at hand to deploy with, but the film never quite find its centre of gravity, it leaves many loose ends which frustratingly no one minds to care.

But eventually it can pass on as a moderate piece of work thanks to Elio Germano, this promising leading man in the recent Italian film scene, is the worthy saviour, he has won BEST ACTOR in Cannes 2010 for LA NOSTRA VITA (tied with Javier Bardem for BIUTIFUL). Elio owns the entire film, injecting a quirky laid-back energy into his character while grappling with heterogeneous accidents and happenings around him (an eerie transvestite/transsexual sweatshop with an obese kingpin is the wackiest among them all), his innocuous look and infantile personality renders the film a whiff of fairytale evocation. Anna Proclemer, a veteran Italian actress in her late 80s, takes on a key role which will solve all the mystery, has successfully exuded a fierce body of work in her limited stint. Otherwise, all the other supporting roles are more or less underdeveloped (including an ever-so-graceful Margherita Buy and a scene-stealer Mauro Coruzzi, a middle-aged transvestite).

I have watched quite a lot films from Ozpetek (arguably he is my favourite current Italian director though he is Turkish), the best ones are LOOSE CANNONS (2010, 8/10), SATURN IN OPPOSITION (2007, 8/10), FACING WINDOWS (2003, 8/10) and THE IGNORANT FAIRIES (2001, 8/10), MAGNIFICENT PRESENCE by comparison, has to degrade itself as a less achiever, but against all odds, Elio Germano and Anna Proclemer are the newcomers on my top 10 list this year (BEST LEADING ACTOR, BEST S. ACTRESS).

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