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Dormant Beauty (2012)

Bella addormentata (original title)
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 »
8 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... 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:

EUR5,700,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,132,939
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Even if based on Eluana Englaro's real life story, she is not depicted in the film as a character, nor is any of her family members. See more »

Connections

Features Lady of the Camelias (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Abdulmajid
Written by Philip Glass, David Bowie and Brian Eno
Performed by the American Composers Orchestra
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Dormant Italy
19 July 2013 | by metal-427-115348See all my reviews

I liked Maurice Yacowar review and I agree mostly in what is saying, but for me is missing a jump in the analysis in order to see not only the factual elements but also the implicit meaning of the film. I think that the film is trying to show the sleeping Italy with Berlusconi and the beginning of the wake up. Although various review critic the political episode, for me it is clear the similarity of the actual way of doing politic with the Roman Empire, including the hot bath, the tunics. In the end, when Rosa the drugged woman opens the window and do not pull down, it is clear that life is gaining and Italy is waking and can live again.


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