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by Giuseppe Tornatore


Renato gets a bicycle for his thirteenth birthday and on the day that Mussolini declares war on the Allies, he discovers sex, dreams and violence through Maddalena (Malèna) Scordia, the most beautiful woman of his village, Castelcutò. He follows her around everywhere, watching her every move. Malèna becomes his icon who sees her a sort of Madonna. For the other people in the village – the horny men and the jealous women, Malèna is a whore.

international title: Malèna
original title: Malèna
country: Italy
year: 2000
genre: fiction
directed by: Giuseppe Tornatore
film run: 104'
release date: IT 27/10/2000, DE 01/03/2001, CH 08/03/2001, UK 16/03/2001, HU 22/03/2001, ES 23/03/2001, GR 26/04/2001, IS 27/04/2001, NO 04/05/2001, SI 10/05/2001, BE 13/06/2001, FR 27/06/2001, SE 06/07/2001, NL 27/07/2001, CZ 02/08/2001
screenplay: Giuseppe Tornatore
cast: Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro, Pietro Notarianni, Lucia Sardo, Luciano Federico
cinematography by: Lajos Koltai
film editing: Massimo Quaglia
art director: Francesco Frigeri
costumes designer: Maurizio Millenotti
music: Ennio Morricone
producer: Carlo Bernasconi, Harvey Weinstein
production: Medusa Film, Miramax (IT)
distributor: Medusa Film, Concorde Filmverleih (DE), Ascot Elite (CH), Buena Vista International (UK), UIP-Duna Film (HU), Lauren Film (ES), Regnboginn (IS), UIP (NO), Mars Distribution (FR), Scanbox (SE), RCV Film Distribution (NL), SPI (CZ)

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