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The Great Beauty (2013)

La grande bellezza (original title)
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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Paolo Sorrentino

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Paolo Sorrentino (story), Paolo Sorrentino (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toni Servillo ... Jep Gambardella
Carlo Verdone ... Romano
Sabrina Ferilli ... Ramona
Carlo Buccirosso ... Lello Cava
Iaia Forte ... Trumeau
Pamela Villoresi Pamela Villoresi ... Viola
Galatea Ranzi Galatea Ranzi ... Stefania
Franco Graziosi Franco Graziosi ... Conte Colonna
Giorgio Pasotti ... Stefano
Massimo Popolizio ... Alfio Bracco
Sonia Gessner Sonia Gessner ... Contessa Colonna
Anna Della Rosa ... Ragazza Esangue
Luca Marinelli ... Andrea
Serena Grandi ... Lorena
Ivan Franek ... Ron Sweet
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian | Japanese | Spanish | Chinese

Release Date:

14 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Great Beauty See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€9,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€2,262,228 (Italy), 27 May 2013, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,442, 15 November 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,852,400, 20 April 2014

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,712,400, 20 April 2014
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Runtime:

| (extended)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During a conversation, Jep says, "Who am I? There is a novel that begins like this." That novel is André Breton's "Nadja" (1928). The central part of the movie, which deals with the relationship between Jep and Ramona, draws extensively from Breton's novel. See more »

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Talia Concept: Write about how she has sex with her fiance 11 times a day, he's a talented conceptual artist, he covers basketballs with confetti! He's sensational!
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Bellissimo bellissimo bellissimo
30 July 2013 | by Giulio AleSee all my reviews

Deep and elegant mental decadence in nowadays Rome. I did love so much this film, it reminds me some old classic Italian movies. Watching the movie I thought about Marcello Mastroianni, it could have been the perfect actor for this film if this was his movies era. But do not misunderstand me, Toni Servillo is in my opinion the best actor for this movie. Locations are decadent and superb. What I liked so much about this movie is also the rhythm, the pauses and all the surrounding characters that give sense to the whole decadent plot. When the movie ended, I and other people stood up and watched the screen silently. This is a movie that lasts in your mind for a long time. As sadness and emptiness are perfectly mixed in the main character with poetry and sincere joie di vivre, all surrounded with astonishing and unusual views of Rome.


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