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Bella addormentata (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama | 6 September 2012 (Italy)
A mosaic of several intertwined stories questioning the meaning of life, love and hope, set during the last six days in the life of Eluana Englaro, a young woman who spent 17 years in a vegetative state.

Director:

Marco Bellocchio

Writers:

Marco Bellocchio (story), Marco Bellocchio (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toni Servillo ... Uliano Beffardi
Isabelle Huppert ... Divina Madre
Alba Rohrwacher ... Maria
Michele Riondino ... Roberto
Maya Sansa ... Rossa
Pier Giorgio Bellocchio ... Dr. Pallido
Gianmarco Tognazzi Gianmarco Tognazzi ... Marito della Divina Madre (as Gian Marco Tognazzi)
Brenno Placido Brenno Placido ... Federico
Fabrizio Falco Fabrizio Falco ... Pipino
Gigio Morra Gigio Morra ... Il persuasore
Federica Fracassi ... Madre
Roberto Herlitzka Roberto Herlitzka ... Lo psichiatra
Carlotta Cimador Carlotta Cimador ... Rosa
Antonio De Matteo Antonio De Matteo ... Medico Scommettitore
Vanessa Scalera Vanessa Scalera ... Deputato PD
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Storyline

A mosaic of several intertwined stories questioning the meaning of life, love and hope, set during the last six days in the life of Eluana Englaro, a young woman who spent 17 years in a vegetative state.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian | French | Latin

Release Date:

6 September 2012 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Dormant Beauty See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€5,700,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cattleya,Babe Film,Rai Cinema See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Marco Bellocchio originally imagined the character of Rossa to be in her early twenties but during the first auditions he felt that the dialogue didn't ring true for such a young character. Eventually he decided to change the character's age and cast Maya Sansa in the role. See more »

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Features La storia vera della signora dalle camelie (1981) See more »

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Confused, Long and Boring
22 October 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

"Bella addormentata" is a confused, long and boring film about euthanasia. There are two true events as the background of the story: the last days of an Italian woman called Eluana Englaro whose parents authorized euthanasia after seventeen years in a vegetative state and the voting of Italian politicians about the right of euthanasia during the government of Silvio Berlusconi. The acting is top-notch and the cinematography and camera work are excellent.

However, the screenplay is a complete mess for those that do not know who Eluana Englaro is and what happened to her. There is no explanation about the big picture, forcing the viewer to stop the movie and research about her story. The entwined fictional stories are not engaging or romantic and there are only shallow discussions about the theme euthanasia or the fanaticism of religious people against this procedure. Based on the IMDb User Rating, maybe the viewers that have lived or followed the drama this woman might have enjoyed this film much more. My vote is four.

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