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Attempting to recover from his failed marriage to Rita Hayworth and restart his career, Orson Welles travels to Italy only to be drawn into a dangerous web of intrigue, murder and politics when an actor is murdered on his set.

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Oliver Parker

Writers:

Davide Ferrario (book), Oliver Parker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Huston ... Orson Welles
Diego Luna ... Tommaso Moreno
Paz Vega ... Lea Padovani
Christopher Walken ... Brewster
Anna Galiena ... Aida Padovani
Violante Placido ... Stella
Nathaniel Parker ... Viola
Zoran Miljkovic Zoran Miljkovic ... Customs Agent
Milan Jelic Milan Jelic ... Pale Journalist
Dubravko Jovanovic Dubravko Jovanovic ... Journalist 1
Vladimir Aleksic ... Journalist 2
Pino Ammendola Pino Ammendola ... Grisha
Marko Zivic Marko Zivic ... Assistant Director
Frano Lasic Frano Lasic ... Dellere
Paolo Lorimer ... Tufano
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Attempting to recover from his failed marriage to Rita Hayworth and restart his career, Orson Welles travels to Italy only to be drawn into a dangerous web of intrigue, murder and politics when an actor is murdered on his set.

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murder | actor | italy | See All (3) »

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Mystery | Thriller

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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | Italy | Serbia

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

25 May 2007 (Serbia) See more »

Also Known As:

Um Nome na Lista See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgrade, Serbia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Kenneth Branagh was going to be the lead when the project was announced in late 1999. See more »

Quotes

Orson Welles: [Last lines, narrating] And what in the end did I do? I made a crummy picture, and not a lot of difference. It's not as if things would have been any better had the Communists got in. "Same shit," as my friend would say, "different flies." Still, one HELL of a trip... So that just about wraps it up. And when people ask me if all this was true, well, like I say, if you're looking for facts, pick up the history book - just be sure to check who wrote it.
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Black magic
2 June 2009 | by jotix100See all my reviews

Orson Welles was invited in 1947 to participate in the film "Black Magic", directed by Gregory Ratoff. At the time, Mr. Welles was getting over the painful experience he suffered after the divorce from Rita Hayworth. His arrival to Italy went mostly unnoticed, as we witness his arrival at Rome's airport; his presence there is upstaged by that of Tyrone Power. One of the reporters insists in calling him Mr. Hayworth, something that must have hurt the wound in his heart.

When the shooting begins in the fabled Cinecitta, everything is chaos, as director Ratoff tries to rein all what is going on in the set. To make matters worse, the leading lady, the gorgeous Lea Padovani, doesn't seem to warm up to her more famous co-star. When one of the players in the film dies right in front of Mr. Welles, he discovers a list with names of prominent Christian democrats. Curiosity gets the best of him, as he wants to follow the motives behind the deaths.

It was a difficult time for Italy. Having been defeated, the country was in turmoil with thousands of refugees living in squalor. The communist party had a strong following, something that Orson Wells notices right away. His the help of his young driver, Tommaso, he goes into an unknown territory and gets sucked in the mystery behind the politics of the time.

As directed by Oliver Parker, the film is a curiosity piece about what went on in Italy at the time, from the real Orson Welles perspective. Danny Huston, who portrays the American genius, has an uncanny resemblance and is about the best thing in the picture. Diego Luna, is seen as Tommaso, and lovely Paz Vega, has some good moments as Lea Padovani, the leading lady.


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