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La grande bellezza (2013)

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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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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€9,200,000 (estimated)

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$23,442 (USA) (15 November 2013)

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$2,835,886 (USA) (11 April 2014)
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Santa: Madam, I took a vow of poverty. And you can't talk about poverty... you have to live it.
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References Roma (1972) See more »

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Symphony in C Major: II. Adagio
Composed by Georges Bizet
Performed by Leopold Stokowski and his Symphony Orchestra
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A remarkable film in the tradition of Fellini
24 September 2013 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I rarely feel moved to extol the virtues of a film but this is an astoundingly good one: by turns slyly funny and profound. All the ingredients are exceptional; cinematography, music and performances - especially the central role.

It is not just the Roman setting that is reminiscent of Fellini at his very best but the feeling of watching a film that resembles a grand tapestry with many themes and threads woven through it. Most of all it quivers with that anarchic energy you find in only the best Italian films.

This is on general release in the UK at the moment. I would strongly advise trying to catch it in a proper cinema with a good sound system while you can. You won't regret it!


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