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Martin Eden (2019)

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Releases April 17, 2020
Martin Eden struggles to rise above his destitute, proletarian circumstances through an intense and passionate pursuit of self-education, hoping to achieve a place among the literary elite.

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Pietro Marcello

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Jack London (novel), Maurizio Braucci (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luca Marinelli ... Martin Eden
Jessica Cressy Jessica Cressy ... Elena Orsini
Vincenzo Nemolato Vincenzo Nemolato ... Nino
Marco Leonardi ... Bernardo Fiore
Denise Sardisco Denise Sardisco ... Margherita
Carmen Pommella Carmen Pommella ... Maria Silvia
Carlo Cecchi Carlo Cecchi ... Russ Brissenden
Autilia Ranieri Autilia Ranieri ... Giulia Eden
Elisabetta Valgoi Elisabetta Valgoi ... Matilde Orsini
Pietro Ragusa ... Signor Orsini
Savino Paparella Savino Paparella ... Edmondo Peluso
Vincenza Modica Vincenza Modica ... Annina
Giustiniano Alpi Giustiniano Alpi ... Arturo Orsini
Giuseppe Iuliano Giuseppe Iuliano ... Rigattiere
Peppe Maggio Peppe Maggio ... Garzone
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After saving Arturo, a young scion of the industrial middle class, from a beating, the sailor Martin Eden is invited to the boy's family home. Here he meets Elena, Arturo's beautiful sister, and falls in love with her at first sight. The cultured and refined young woman becomes not only the object of Martin's affections but also a symbol of the social status he aspires to achieve. At the cost of enormous efforts and overcoming the obstacles represented by his humble origin, Martin pursues the dream of becoming a writer. Under the influence of the elderly intellectual Russ Brissenden, he gets involved in socialist circles, bringing him into conflict with Elena and her bourgeois world. Written by X

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Official Sites:

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Language:

Italian | Neapolitan | French

Release Date:

17 April 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Naples, Campania, Italy See more »

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Budget:

EUR3,800,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,808,018
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1.66 : 1
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Shot on Super 16mm. See more »

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Edited from Lost and Beautiful (2015) See more »

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Sung by Angelo Bonazzoli
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Original and well executed
11 September 2019 | by giuppichanSee all my reviews

I left the cinema with a strong emotional bond with the protagonist. The story seems to surface from a documentary, with several reference to post-ww2 Italy: music, people, strip of homemade tapes. But the pace, the rhythm, the editing, is not a documentary one, it sometime remembers a music-clip. The more you sip form the environment, the more its flavour changes, because the situation changes, and so does the main actor. It is really easy to bend to its arch, and little by little you find yourself absorbed into his prospective, his vision, his twists.


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