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 ...
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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 Youssef Chahine's picture "Le Sixième Jour", and who later committed suicide in 1987 in Paris, after selling more than 130 million records worldwideWritten by
Mostly a musical: Not interesting for non-Dalida fans
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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