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The Star Maker (1995)

L'uomo delle stelle (original title)
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A photographer and the types of people he encounters.

Director:

Giuseppe Tornatore

Writers:

Giuseppe Tornatore (story), Fabio Rinaudo (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sergio Castellitto ... Joe Morelli (Giuseppe Romolo)
Tiziana Lodato Tiziana Lodato ... Beata
Franco Scaldati Franco Scaldati ... Brigadiere Mastropaolo
Leopoldo Trieste ... Mute
Clelia Rondinella ... Anna's mother
Tano Cimarosa ... Grandpa Bordonaro
Nicola Di Pinto ... Communal Functionary
Costantino Carrozza Costantino Carrozza ... The Collector
Jane Alexander Jane Alexander ... Princess
Tony Sperandeo Tony Sperandeo ... 1st Baldalamenti
Leo Gullotta ... Vito
Luigi Maria Burruano Luigi Maria Burruano ... Flirtatious Client
Carmelo Di Mazzarelli Carmelo Di Mazzarelli ... Old Man in Wheelchair
Antonella Attili ... Nurse
Domenico Dolce Domenico Dolce ... Peasant on Bus
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Storyline

"Dottore" Joe Moretti travels round Sicily doing screen tests for the big Roman studios. He's a conman and takes money or favours for his efforts. Beata, a young illiterate convent girl desperately wants to change her life and falls for him, belatedly he realises his feelings for her. Their love affair is doomed when he's arrested. Written by David Morgans <in2023@wlv.ac.uk>

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In the golden age of cinema, everyone dreams of becoming a star. One man promises to make all their dreams come true...

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sexuality, language and a brutal beating | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | Sicilian | Spanish

Release Date:

8 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Star Maker See more »

Filming Locations:

Matera, Basilicata, Italy See more »

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Gross USA:

$116,797
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Joe Morelli: We are here to offer you a fantastic future!
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very impressive!
22 June 2001 | by xrellerxSee all my reviews

Emotions of enthusiasm break down in sensitive portraits of poor Sicilians who reveal their inner self in two minutes they have in front of a camera. Realism all the way and yet i had to think of the enthusiasm Kusturica had in Black Cat White Cat although none of the characters are that absurd. If you see European movies like this after all the American commercial rubbish you get a glimpse of what film can give us! Good acting and writing, beautiful locations, a lot of strong character studies and very, very impressive camera work. Absolutely not a waste of your time!


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