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Ferzan Ozpetek (written by) and
Federica Pontremoli (written by)
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Release Date:
16 March 2012 (Italy) See more »
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Plot:
The only dream of Pietro is to become a famous actor. 28 year-old Pietro is so obsessed with becoming... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
7 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (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)
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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
Glauco Isidori .... head painter
Erminio Lauri .... digital art assistant
Antonio Murer .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Paolo Amici .... sound effects editor
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
 
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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Runtime:
105 min
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Another magnificent film from Ferzan Ozpetek, 26 July 2014
Author: robert-temple-1 from United Kingdom

Once again Ozpetek takes us to a magical place, and entrances us with a sensitive and inspiring film. His two most famous films are probably FACING WINDOWS (2003, see my review) and SACRED HEART (2005, see my review), which are both classics and masterpieces of world cinema. His film LOOSE CANNONS (2010, see my review) is marvellous without quite being a classic. This one is somewhat better. It is difficult to describe, because it combines genres in a bold and astonishing way. Ozpetek took many risks with this film, which in the hands of a lesser director could have collapsed into a heap. But, as usual, Ozpetek makes the impossible work. The lead actor in the film is Elio Germano, who plays the character Pietro. He is utterly charming and delightful, and he holds the film together wonderfully. Germano has appeared in 49 films despite being only 34 years old, so he is a consummate professional. The entire cast is excellent, and there is a magnificent and tragic performance by Anna Proclemer as the elusive and mysterious Livia Morosini, whom Germano has to seek out under a false name in order to discover the truth of what happened in 1943. She was 88 at the time she played this, her very last role, and she died a few months later, in 2013. She was a magnificent actress but she only made 21 films in 60 years. However, those roles that she did play included George Sand, Annie Sullivan (the woman who taught Helen Keller, as portrayed in THE MIRACLE WORKER by Anne Bancroft in 1962), O'Neill's Anna Christie (originally portrayed by Garbo on screen), and Nastasja Filippova in an Italian TV series adaptation of Dostoevsky's THE IDIOT (1959, not to be confused with the modern Russian series based on that novel). The story of this film mixes fantasy with reality, always a dicey business, but Ozpetek gets away with it. Germano is thrilled when he finds a house to rent in the Monteverde district of Rome at an affordable price. But what he does not realize is that the property is haunted by a group of people who all died there in 1943 but who are trapped in the house and unable to move on. Germano is a lonely fellow, and he comes to accept the presence of the ghosts and interacts with them; they all speak to one another normally, but others cannot see them. This may sound absurd, but Ozpetek's sense of humour and whimsy results in our accepting the absurdity and watching the film sympathetically as the events unwind. Germano takes on the task of finding out what happened to the ghosts, how and why they died, and who betrayed them, because until they can realize this themselves they are stranded. So yet another layer of the film then takes shape, namely the solving of a historical mystery. This film interweaves humour, pathos, tragedy, comedy, fantasy and reality. That is a lot of threads to draw together, but it succeeds. The underlying unifier to all of this is Ozpetek's warm and gentle sense of humanity.

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