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THE GREAT BEAUTY

by Paolo Sorrentino

synopsis

Indifferent and seductive, Rome offers itself up to the astonished eyes of tourists; it is summer and the city shines with a beauty that is elusive and definitive. Jep Gambardella is 65 and his character emanates a charm that time has not ravaged. He is a successful journalist who flits between culture and the high life in a Rome that never ceases being a sanctuary of wonder and greatness. Behind the decadence and decay of reality, the city continues to preserve a hidden and sometimes desperate beauty.

international title: The Great Beauty
original title: La grande bellezza
country: Italy, France
sales agent: Pathé International
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Paolo Sorrentino
film run: 142'
release date: FR 22/05/2013, CH 22/05/2013, IT 23/05/2013, DE 25/07/2013, GB 06/09/2013, BE 25/09/2013, LT 04/10/2013, CZ 31/10/2013, NL 07/11/2013, HU 14/11/2013, ES 05/12/2013, PL 06/12/2013, GR 12/12/2013
screenplay: Paolo Sorrentino, Umberto Contarello
cast: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Buccirosso, Iaia Forte, Pamela Villoresi, Galatea Ranzi, Francesca Golia, Isabella Ferrari
cinematography by: Luca Bigazzi
film editing: Cristiano Travaglioli
art director: Stefania Cella
costumes designer: Daniela Ciancio
music: Lele Marchitelli
producer: Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima, Fabio Conversi
production: Indigo Film, Medusa Film, Babe Films, Pathé Films, France 2 Cinéma
backing: Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali - Direzione Generale per il cinema, Banca Popolare di Vicenza, Regione Lazio, Media Programme
distributor: Medusa Film, Pathé Distribution, DCM Film Distribution GmbH, Abc Distribution, Cinemien, Nos Lusomundo Audiovisuais, Filmladen, Film Europe, Film Europe s.r.o.