Summary: The Great Beauty plunges into the world of the charismatic 65-year-old Jep Gambardella (Toni Servillo), a famous journalist and single man-about-town. Jep is content enough with his life, made up of wild Euro-trash parties, fancy soirées and encounters with the amusing and often absurd characters that inhabit his largely after-dark existence. Jep finds meaning in every part of his beloved city. When the husband of Jep’s first lover reveals that his recently deceased wife was in fact always truly in love with Jep, a revitalised outlook on life and the city he loves is awakened.
Australian Cinema Release Date: 23rd January, 2014
Australian DVD Release Date: TBA
Country: Italy, France
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Screenwriter: Paolo Sorrentino, Umberto Contarello
Cast: Francesca Amodio (Carmelina), Fanny Ardant (herself), Cristina Aubry (Dadina (voice)), Carlo Buccirosso (Lello Cava), Ludovico Caldarera (Padre Basilicata), Annaluisa Capasa (Elisa De Santis), Severino Cesari (Subastiano Paf), Massimo De Francovich (Egidio), Vernon Dobtcheff (Arturo), Sabrina Ferilli (Romana), Isabellar Ferrari (Orietta), Iaia Forte (Trumeau), Ivan Franek (Ron Sweet), Sonia Gessner (Contessa Colonna), Serena Grandi (Lorena), Franco Graziosi (Conte Colonna), Roberto Herlitzka (Cardinal Bellucci), Luca Marinelli (Andrea), Silvia Munguia (Ahe), Giorgio Pasotti (Stefano), Pasquale Petrolo (Lillo De Gregorio), Massimo Popolizio (Alfio Bracco), Galatea Ranzi (Stefania), Maria Laura Rondanini (Madre Basilicata), Toni Servillo (Jep Gambardello), Antonello Venditti (himself), Carlo Verdone (Romano), Pamela Villoresi (Viola), Luciano Virgilio (Alredo)
Runtime: 142 mins
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