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Dalida (2016)

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Based on the true story of acclaimed music icon "Dalida" born in Cairo, who gained celebrity in the 50s, singing in French, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, German, Italian, playing in awarded ... See full summary »


Lisa Azuelos


Catherine Rihoit (book), Orlando (book) | 3 more credits »
1 nomination. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Sveva Alviti ... Dalida
Riccardo Scamarcio ... Orlando
Jean-Paul Rouve ... Lucien Morisse
Niels Schneider ... Jean Sobieski
Alessandro Borghi ... Luigi Tenco
Nicolas Duvauchelle ... Richard Chanfray
Valentina Carli Valentina Carli ... Rosy Gigliotti
Patrick Timsit Patrick Timsit ... Bruno Coquatrix
Vincent Perez ... Eddie Barclay
Laurent Bateau Laurent Bateau ... Le Psy
Brenno Placido Brenno Placido ... Lucio Sanieri
Ercole Alviti Ercole Alviti ... Garde du corps 1
Philippe Blondelle Philippe Blondelle ... Ami Dalida 1
F. Haydee Borelli F. Haydee Borelli ... Giuseppina Gigliotti (as Haydee Borelli)
Marieke Bouillette Marieke Bouillette ... Chanteuse cabaret Drap d'Or


Based on the true story of acclaimed music icon "Dalida" born in Cairo, who gained celebrity in the 50s, singing in French, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, German, Italian, playing in awarded Youssef Chahine's picture "Le Sixième Jour", and who later committed suicide in 1987 in Paris, after selling more than 130 million records worldwide Written by Lisa Azuelos

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Biography | Drama | Music


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French | Italian | English | Arabic

Release Date:

1 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dalida - Dömd att älska See more »


Box Office


€15,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dalida was already portrayed in mini series "Dalida" (2005) by Sabrina Ferilli. See more »


The use of lip-syncing during the singing scenes is obvious throughout the movie. See more »


Features Oscar (1967) See more »


Je me Sens Vivre
Performed by Dalida
Music by Gino Paoli
Lyrics by Jacques Plante
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Mostly a musical: Not interesting for non-Dalida fans
13 March 2018 | by RareMovieCriticSee all my reviews

This is not a "rare" film, but for a movie that has been out for over a year, it still has fewer than ten reviews on IMDb. This is the tenth review.

I won't spoil the film, but this is not really worth watching as a standalone film. If you don't like Dalida's music, this film is not for you. Most of the film is music. Not "about music" but just music. Sveva Alviti standing in front of a microphone and singing. Sometimes on stage, sometimes in a studio, sometimes on TV, on the radio, and sometimes in montages where other things happen.

If you enjoy her music and want to listen to whole songs, this movie is for you. If you don't want to listen to whole songs and want to see a movie, maybe skip this one. It's closer to "Pink Floyd The Wall" (the movie) than to a biopic.

Casting, editing, sound, cinematography, etc. where all excellent, but this film is heavy on the music and light on the story.

A very generous 6/10.

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