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The Great Beauty ()

La grande bellezza (original title)
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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... See more »

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  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 56 wins & 76 nominations.
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Cast

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Jep Gambardella
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Romano
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Ramona
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Lello Cava
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Trumeau
Pamela Villoresi ...
Viola
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Stefania
Franco Graziosi ...
Conte Colonna
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Stefano
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Alfio Bracco
Sonia Gessner ...
Contessa Colonna
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Ragazza Esangue
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Andrea
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Lorena
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Ron Sweet
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Arturo
Dario Cantarelli ...
Assistente Santa
Pasquale Petrolo ...
Lillo De Gregorio (as Lillo Petrolo)
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Alfredo Marti
Aldo Ralli ...
Cardinale
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Santa
Giovanna Vignola ...
Dadina
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Talia Concept
Ludovico Caldarera ...
Padre Basilicata
Maria Laura Rondanini ...
Madre Basilicata (as Marialaura Rondanini)
Francesca Golia ...
Suora Botox
Silvia Munguia ...
Ahè
Massimo De Francovich ...
Egidio
Roberto Herlitzka ...
Cardinal Bellucci
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Orietta
Alberto Aguirre ...
Mariachi Festa
Maria Rosaria Alati ...
Donna Anziana Botox
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Carmelina
Stefania Barca ...
Donna Botox
Gabriella Belisario ...
Ragazza Botox (as Gabriela Belisario)
Alessia Bellotto ...
Ammiratrice Jep
Concetta Buzzanca ...
Signora Matrimonio
Gino Camini ...
Mariachi Festa
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Elisa De Santis
Roberta Cartocci ...
Guida Turistica
Severino Cesari ...
Sebastiano Paf
Margherita Cornali ...
Donna 'Adoro'
Jamaica Corridori ...
Ballerina Burlesque
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Cubista Festa Jep
Carmelo Di Marco ...
Uomo Jogging
Giulia Di Quilio ...
Donna Coppia Esibizionista
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Ammiratrice Jep
Melania Fiore ...
Infermiera Pos
Lorenzo Gioielli ...
Uomo Coppia Esibizionista
Mayda Gonzales ...
Mariachi Festa
Maria Lovetti ...
Contessa Festa
Roberto Lumiento ...
Trans
Agata Malyszko ...
Polina
Giulia Maulucci ...
Ammiratrice Jep
Paolo Mazzarelli ...
Attore Fiction
Flavio Mieli ...
Jep Giovane
Claudio Minutillo Turtur ...
Figlio Lillo
Daniele Pilli ...
Prete Funerale
Monica Piseddu ...
Madre Chiostro
Pedro Ramirez ...
Mariachi Festa
Yoon-suck Ryul ...
Giapponese Infartuato
Maura Rossi ...
Pazza Bar
Massimo Santangelo ...
Autista Pullman
Catarina Scalaprice ...
Ammiratrice Jep
Carlo Sorrentino ...
2° Figlio Lillo
Elisabetta Ventura ...
Ballerina Ventilatore
Sara Wakayanagi ...
Cantante Giapponese
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Fanny Ardant (uncredited)
Fiammetta Baralla ...
Madre di Ramona (uncredited)
Flaminia Bonciani ...
Escort (uncredited)
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Maestro del Cinema (uncredited)
Andrea Carotenuto ...
Sposo (uncredited)
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Agente DIA (uncredited)
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Pazzo al Parco (uncredited)
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Invitato Festa (uncredited)
Manuela Gatti ...
Donna Puzzole (uncredited)
Piero Gimondo ...
Invitato Festa (uncredited)
Leo Mantovani ...
Invitato Festa (uncredited)
Armando Ottaiano ...
(uncredited)
Luca Serrao ...
Ragazzo (uncredited)
Roald Smeets ...
Gas (uncredited)
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Comparsa (uncredited)
Antonello Venditti ...
Antonello Venditti (uncredited)

Directed by

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Paolo Sorrentino

Written by

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Paolo Sorrentino ... (story)
 
Paolo Sorrentino ... (screenplay) &
Umberto Contarello ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Vivien Aslanian ... associate producer
Carlotta Calori ... associate producer
Francesca Cima ... producer
Fabio Conversi ... co-producer
Gennaro Formisano ... line producer
Nicola Giuliano ... producer
Romain Le Grand ... associate producer
Guendalina Ponti ... associate producer
Viola Prestieri ... executive producer
Muriel Sauzay ... associate producer
Jérôme Seydoux ... co-producer

Music by

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Lele Marchitelli

Cinematography by

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Luca Bigazzi

Film Editing by

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Cristiano Travaglioli

Editorial Department

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Marco Buonanno ... digital cleaning
Andrea Campajola ... backstage editor
Marco Conte ... post-production manager
Francesco Di Stefano ... second assistant editor
Tommaso Gallone ... first assistant editor
Mirko Giambartolomei ... scanning
Moreno Menchi ... scanning
Ardalan Nabavinejad ... third assistant editor
Andrea Orsini ... color timer
Davide Piastra ... conformation
Filippo Pichi ... post-production coordinator

Casting By

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Annamaria Sambucco ... (as Anna Maria Sambucco)

Production Design by

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Stefania Cella

Costume Design by

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Daniela Ciancio

Makeup Department

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Laura Angeletti ... additional make up artist
Massimo Badiali ... additional hair stylist
Amel Ben Soltane ... additional make up artist
Claudia Bianchi ... additional hair stylist
Alessandro D'Anna ... additional makeup artist
Simona Ferri ... additional make up artist
Daniele Fiori ... additional hair stylist
Giammarco Gaeta ... additional hair stylist
Giorgiana Gregorini ... additional make up artist
Rossella Gregorio ... makeup artist
Fabio Ligorio ... additional hair stylist
Veronica Luongo ... additional make up artist
Melissa Mazzocco ... additional make up artist
Lidia Minì ... additional make up artist
Maurizio Nardi ... custom tattoo artist
Peter Nicastro ... hair stylist
Stefano Nigro ... additional hair stylist
Marco Perna ... key hair stylist
Stefania Petrini ... additional hair stylist
Donatella Podano ... additional make up artist
Sharim Sabatini ... additional hair stylist
Aldo Signoretti ... hair and wig designer / wigs
Matteo Silvi ... key makeup artist
Maurizio Silvi ... makeup department head
Patrizia Tofani ... additional make up artist
Lino Valentini ... additional make up artist
Pasquale Valentini ... additional hair stylist
Massimo Allinoro ... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
Frédérique Foglia ... additional make up artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Giuseppe Di Gangi ... unit manager
Raffaello Vignoli ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Baladine Ardant Conversi ... assistant director
Andrea Armani ... assistant director
Davide Bertoni ... first assistant director
Jacopo Bonvicini ... second assistant director
Giulio Cangiano ... assistant director
Domenico Emanuele de Feudis ... assistant director (as Domenico De Feudis)
Serena Lupo ... assistant director
Piero Messina ... assistant director
Fabrizio Provinciali ... assistant director
Giorgio Servillo ... third assistant director
Ardalan Nabavinejad ... assistant director (uncredited)
Francesco Rosi ... director: conclave scene (uncredited)

Art Department

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Manuel Antonini ... assistant propman
Massimo Avolio ... props
Stefano Barberi ... labourer
Giorgio Barullo ... painter
Giulia Busnengo ... assistant set decorator
Rocco Ceraolo ... second assistant production designer
Francesca Esposito ... second assistant set decorator
Ludovica Ferrario ... assistant production designer
Fabio Galvagno ... labourer
Viviana Lo Russo ... key painter
Alessandro Marangolo ... assistant propman
Cristina Vittoria Marazzi ... second assistant production designer
Tiziano Martella ... props maker
Alice Melloni ... props
Fabrizio Mucci ... labourer
Angelo Panzironi ... assistant set decorator
Stefano Picciarelli ... props
Anca Rafan ... assistant set decorator (as Anca Gabriela Rafan)
Daniele Rossi Espagnet ... labourer
Angelo Spirito ... labourer

Sound Department

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Matteo Bendinelli ... field recordist
Dario Calvari ... sound editor
Emanuele Cecere ... sound
Damiano Cesarini ... assistant sound effects editor
Alessandro Checcacci ... re-recording mixer / sound mixer
Fabio Curi ... dubbing technician
Mauro Eusepi ... foley artist
Silvia Moraes ... sound editor
Mirko Perri ... sound effects editor
Francesco Sabez ... boom operator
Marco Saveriano ... boom operator

Special Effects by

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Tiberio Angeloni ... special effects
Manuel Beccaro ... model maker
Franco Galiano ... special effects
Massimo Giovannetti ... special effects
Luca Ricci ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Enrico Barone ... visual effects coordinator: Chromatica
Marco Bersani ... assistant compositor: Chromatica
Giulia Cadeddu ... digital compositor: Chromatica
Alessandro Contenta ... animator: Chromatica
Luca Della Grotta ... digital artist: Chromatica
Lena Di Gennaro ... assistant compositor: Chromatica
Francesca Di Giamberardino ... main and end titles designed by (as Francesca Di Giamberardi)
Gianpaolo Fragale ... animator: Chromatica (as Giampaolo Fragale)
Rodolfo Migliari ... visual effects supervisor: Chromatica
Chiara Milita ... digital compositor: Chromatica
Stefano Pajetta ... main titles design
Roberto Ruffino ... assistant compositor: Chromatica
Roberto Saba ... digital compositor: Chromatica
Marco Tripodi ... digital compositor: Chromatica
Stefano Valente ... digital compositor: Chromatica
Gabriele Chiapponi ... digital effects artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Mauro Caterini ... stunt coordinator
Jonatha Marzeddu ... stunt coordinator: underwater scenes
Rocco Russo ... stunts
Franco Maria Salamon ... stunt coordinator: underwater scenes

Camera and Electrical Department

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Luan Amelio ... second assistant camera
Daniele Anzellotti ... grip
Emiliano Bambusi ... assistant camera
Massimo Barbona ... grip
Cristiano Biagioli ... grip
Salvatore Bognanni ... first assistant camera / first focus puller
Alessandro Brambilla ... steadicam operator
Paolo Cafiero ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Aldo Chessari ... underwater cinematographer
Maurizio Cremisini ... underwater cinematographer: first assistant
Daria D'Antonio ... camera operator: "b" camera / cinematographer: second unit
Alì Darvish ... electrician
Elisabetta Di Salvo ... video assist
Anna Fantini ... assistant still photographer
Gianni Fiorito ... still photographer
Marco Francescon ... generator operator
Francesco Galli ... electrician
Rafael Jeneral ... additional assistant camera
Michele Giuseppe Lacerenza ... electrician (as Michele Lacerenza)
Marco Maggi ... additional assistant camera
Emiliano Mambasi ... underwater cinematographer: second assistant
Danilo Marcelli ... grip
Patrizio Marra ... key grip
Alberto Meloni ... trainee
Guido Mestre ... grip
Romualdo Nati ... supertechnocrane technician
Cesare Pascarella ... grip
Fabio Policastro ... electrician
Roberto Rinalduzzi ... second assistant camera
Daniel Rizzoni ... electrician
Mauro Romor ... electrician
Fabio Rovoletto ... electrician
Alessandro Saulini ... gaffer
Simone Trecca ... underwater cinematographer: second assistant
Stefano Valentinuzzi ... grip
Luca Bigazzi ... camera operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Manuela De Santis ... casting assistant
Ardalan Nabavinejad ... street casting
Auronda Scalera ... street casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Antonella Angelini ... seamstress
Orietta Badò ... seamstress
Luca Canfora ... assistant costume designer
Rita Ciaramaglia ... seamstress
Roberta Ciciani ... set seamstress
Carmelina D'Andrea ... seamstress
Giuseppina Dora ... seamstress (as Giuseppina Dosa)
Chiara Fabbri ... assistant costume designer
Clara Ferrarini ... seamstress
Laura Maccarone ... assistant costume designer
Olga Michalowska ... assistant costume designer
Chiara Nobile ... assistant costume designer
Giovanna Paglia ... seamstress
Sabrina Salvitti ... seamstress
Anna Sciotti ... seamstress
Gradisca Sciotti ... seamstress
Amelia Valentini ... seamstress

Location Management

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Giuseppe Nardi ... location manager
Piernicola Pinnola ... assistant location manager
Danilo Simotti ... assistant location manager
Gianluca Tittonel ... location manager

Music Department

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Goffredo Gibellini ... score engineer & mixer
Angelo Giovagnoli ... orchestra contractor
Gianluca Porelli ... music recording assistant
Elena Zingali ... music licensing

Transportation Department

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Maurizio Angelli ... driver
Valentino De Simone ... driver
Danilo Di Ruzza ... driver
Stefano Ghersi ... driver
Roberto Nesi ... driver
Carlo Nevola ... driver
Stefano Rosati ... driver
Giuliano Troiano ... driver

Other crew

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Clorinda Abate ... legal consultant
Odette Adamski ... representative: Babe Films
Antonella Anselmo ... representative: Indigo Film
Rossella Aterrano ... cashier
Cristina Aubry ... voice dubbing: Giovanna Vignola
Ilaria Avanzi ... representative: Indigo Film
Valerio Azzali ... backstage director
Benedetta Barroero ... intern
Laura Branchini ... representative: Indigo Film
Lucile Brum ... representative: Pathé
Oriana Buttacavoli ... representative: Babe Films
Iaia Calderaro ... legal consultant
Sara Calvanico ... representative: Indigo Film
Sara Cavagnini ... trainee
Paolo Centore ... representative: Indigo Film
Alessandra Cevenini ... representative: Indigo Film
Savino Cirulli ... coordination: Rome
Alessandro Coni ... legal consultant
Claudia Contento ... intern
Olivier Cottes Poinel ... representative: Pathé
Stefano d'Avella ... administrative director
Lorenzo De Sanctis ... legal consultant
Alessandro Del Vecchio ... production secretary
Umberto Dell'Isola ... administration: Pronos 94
Francesca Di Giamberardino ... titles: supervision
Valeria Di Graziano ... representative: Indigo Film
Lorenzo Distante ... assistant production secretary
Caterina Felleca ... administration: Pronos 94
Clemence Forestier ... representative: Babe Films (as Clémence Forestier)
Zoe Giudice ... intern
Alix Gugenheim ... representative: Babe Films
Gianluca Iodice ... backstage director (as Gianluca Jodice)
Isabelle Laratte ... legal consultant: Babe Films
Charlotte Laurendeau ... representative: Pathé
Lara Lucchetta ... researcher
Riccardo Marchegiani ... representative: Babe Films
Maria Soledad Marchi ... intern
Eleonora Medolla ... trainee
Lorenzo Moneta ... titles
Daniela Moramarco ... production coordinator
Matteo Vito Murro ... titles
Samantha Natalucci ... continuity
Emanuela Neresine ... administration: Pronos 94
Giulia Odoardi ... intern
Stefano Pajetta ... titles
Deborah Petrarchi ... additional unit manager
Guendalina Ponti ... legal consultant
Maurizio Porro ... production secretary
Jerico Rinaldi ... caterer
Lorenzo Rossi Espagnet ... production secretary
Flore Saunois ... trainee
Nicola Scamarcio ... assistant production secretary
Antonio Silvestro ... administration: Pronos 94
Anna Tramontano ... administration
Elena Tramontano ... administration: Pronos 94
Massimiliano Tramontano ... administration
Alessandra Troisi ... coordination: Rome
Valentina Viscione ... administration: Pronos 94
Andrea Zoso ... production finance
Marco Ferreri ... crowd ad (uncredited) / crowd marshall (uncredited)

Thanks

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Giorgio Armani ... thanks
Fiammetta Baralla ... thanks
Giulio Brogi ... thanks
Daniela D'Antonio ... thanks
Giuseppe D'Avanzo ... in memory of
Roberto De Francesco ... special thanks
Antonello Venditti ... thanks

Production Companies

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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Other Companies

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • L'apparato umano (Italy)
  • The Great Beauty (World-wide, English title)
  • The Great Beauty (United States)
  • La Grande Bellezza - Die große Schönheit (Germany)
  • La gran belleza (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 141 min
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Box Office

Budget EUR9,200,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend Italy EUR2,262,228, 27 May 2013
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $23,712,400, 20 Apr 2014

Did You Know?

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Trivia One of Sorrentino's inspirations for this movie was Flaubert's famous statement that he intended to write a novel about nothing. Sorrentino stated, "By 'nothing' he meant the rumors and gossip, the thousand ways we have of wasting time, the things that irritate us or delight us but that are so short-lived that they make us doubt the meaning of life. That 'nothing' makes up many people's entire lives." He also said that he wanted to depict "the great thing about life, the fact that you can be surprised by something that you'd decided was vulgar and wretched, and then suddenly what is vulgar and wretched reveals its own entirely unexpected grace." See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Frames of Life: Giorgio Armani - Films of City Frames (2014). See more »
Soundtracks I Lie See more »
Quotes [last lines]
Jep Gambardella: This is how it always ends. With death. But first there was life. Hidden beneath the blah, blah, blah. It's all settled beneath the chitter chatter and the noise. Silence and sentiment. Emotion and fear. The haggard, inconstant flashes of beauty. And then the wretched squalor and miserable humanity. All buried under the cover of the embarrassment of being in the world, blah, blah, blah... Beyond there is what lies beyond. I don't deal with what lies beyond. Therefore... let this novel begin. After all... it's just a trick. Yes, it's just a trick.
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