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
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 ... Droghiera
Giustiniano Alpi Giustiniano Alpi ... Arturo Orsini
Giuseppe Iuliano Giuseppe Iuliano ... Rigattiere
Peppe Maggio Peppe Maggio ... Garzone
Maurizio Donadoni ... Renato
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Storyline

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

Certificate:

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Shot on Super 16mm. See more »

Connections

Version of Martin Eden (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Tre corali, P 167. No. 1, Lento assai
Arranged for orchestra by Ottorino Respighi
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Intriguing
7 February 2021 | by pixelcrash3See all my reviews

Adapted from the 1909 Jack London novel, and stylized so that it resembles one of the transgenerational epics of the Taviani brothers (My Father My Master comes to mind), the chronologically vague Martin Eden is an intriguing movie that serves as a good ambassador for the main idea behind the book (the self-made protagonist strives to promote individualism against socialism and liberalism, only to turn into another cog in the machine by the time he becomes a successful writer).


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Country:

Italy | France | Germany

Language:

Italian | Neapolitan | French

Release Date:

16 October 2020 (USA) See more »

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Martin Eden See more »

Filming Locations:

Naples, Campania, Italy See more »

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Budget:

EUR3,800,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,902,152
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1.66 : 1
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