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by Paolo Sorrentino


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.
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main awards/selection

Oscar 2014Best foreign film
Golden Globe 2014Best Foreign Language Film
EFA 2013Best film, Best Actor (Toni Servillo), Best Director
Cannes 2013Official competition
Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2013
Munich Film Festival 2013
Globi d'Oro 2013Best photography
David di Donatello 2014Best director, Best producer (Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima), Best actor (Toni Servillo), Best photography, Best art direction, Best costumes, Best make-up, Best hair stylist, Best special effects

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