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Martin Eden (2019)

TV-PG | | Drama, Romance | 16 October 2020 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Pietro Marcello

Writers:

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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Drama | Romance

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Shot on Super 16mm. See more »

Connections

Version of Les cent livres des hommes: Martin Eden (1972) See more »

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Written by Daniele Pace, Corrado Conti, Mario Panzeri
Performed by Daniele Pace
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Stunning final sequence, great male performances, and an intelligent screenplay and music choices
15 November 2020 | by JuguAbrahamSee all my reviews

I am at a disadvantage not having read Jack London's book. Therefore, I do not know if the credit for the end sequence should be attributed to London or to the film's co-scriptwriters--Maurizio Braucci and director Pietro Marcello. Because that end-sequence is absolutely well developed and unforgettable. The choice of music (Bach and Debussy) and the performances of two male actors--Luca Marinelli and Carlo Cecchi--are the mainstay of this film. The Venice (Best Actor), Toronto (Platform Prize), Ghent (Best Direction), Faro Island (Best Adapted Screenplay Award) international film festivals have spotted the golden veins of the film.


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Language:

Italian | Neapolitan | French

Release Date:

16 October 2020 (USA) See more »

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Naples, Campania, Italy See more »

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Budget:

EUR3,800,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,899,458
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