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The Great Beauty (2013)

La grande bellezza (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 14 March 2014 (USA)
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Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.

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Cast

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Alfio Bracco
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Ron Sweet
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Storyline

Journalist Jep Gambardella has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. Since the legendary success of his one and only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city's literary and social circles, but when his sixty-fifth birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the extravagant nightclubs, parties, and cafés to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. Written by Jon Mulvaney

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Release Date:

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Box Office

Budget:

€9,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€2,262,228 (Italy), 27 May 2013, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,442, 15 November 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,852,400, 20 April 2014

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,712,400, 20 April 2014
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Trivia

Italy's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category for the 86th Academy Awards; the other six films considered were: Midway - Tra la vita e la morte (2013), Miele (2013), Razza bastarda (2012), Salvo (2013), Viaggio sola (2013), and Viva la libertà (2013). See more »

Quotes

Jep Gambardella: The trains at our parties are the best in Rome. They're the best cause they go nowhere.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Mueve la colita
Written by F. Attanasio, Ricky Nanni, Lorenzo Confetta, S. Attanasio and G. Attanasio
Performed by El Gato DJ
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A Great Work of Art

For me, this film goes to the absolute limits of what can be achieved in a film. Each shot, each scene is a thing of great beauty. The plot is secondary. It was a delight to watch. I might admit a bias: I am an Italophile. And this film has all things Italian: style, of course, but more than that it's the attitude that no matter how they look, they're confident in themselves. There were lots of ironic moments in the film as well: almost as if it were the Italians mocking themselves. Film centers around a main character, and Toni Sevillo is perfect. His character is memorable: he stands out like a character in a great novel. All the other actors, almost stock characters are perfect too. The film's got some ideas too: ideas about art, and life, and transcendence, but somehow one doesn't pay much attention to these too, given all this beauty.


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