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by Luca Guadagnino


The sexual enlightening of a young Sicilian girl he goes through the most audacious experiences. Her decadent and autodestructive behaviour, instead of providing her with answers, leads her into a spiral of doubt, suffering and deception in love until one day, a tragic event opens her eyes on what it really means to be a woman.

original title: Melissa P.
country: Italy, Spain
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Luca Guadagnino
release date: IT 18/11/2005, FR 11/10/2006
screenplay: Luca Guadagnino, Barbara Alberti, Cristiana Farina
cast: María Valverde, Primo Reggiani, Fabrizia Sacchi, Letizia Ciampa, Geraldine Chaplin, Nilo Mur, Claudio Santamaria, Pier Giorgio Bellocchio, Marcello Mazzarella, Elio Germano
cinematography by: Mario Amura
film editing: Walter Fasano
art director: Ettore Guerrieri, Gianni Silvestri
costumes designer: Antonella Cannarozzi
music: Lucio Godoy
producer: Francesca Neri, José Ibáñez, Iona De Macedo
production: Bess Movie, Pentagrama Films
distributor: Columbia Tristar Films Italy, Gaumont Columbia TriStar (FR)
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