The Great Beauty
Filmfest 2013

German Age Rating

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Rome is the beautiful and indifferent backdrop to the private dramas which unfold before the protagonist, Jep Gambardella, a laconic 65-year-old writer and journalist, played by Sorrentino's leading man of choice, Toni Servillo. Roman nobility, actors, fallen aristocrats, intellectuals, social climbers and high class criminals' personal stories come to life in the most beautiful villas, sumptuous apartments and verdant terraces of Rome, like a picturesque Babylon. Rome, as in many other films shot in the Italian capital, is a silent protagonist, brooding and beautiful, like a silent heroine.

This film is part of the Hommage | Retrospective: Paolo Sorrentino.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Buccirosso, Iaia Forte


Screenplay: Paolo Sorrentino

Director of Photography: Luca Bigazzi

Film Editor: Christiano Travaglioli

Composer: Lele Marchitelli

Production Designer: Stefania Cella

Costume Design: Daniela Ciancio

Sound: Emanuele Cecere, Silvia Moraes

Producer: Nicola Giuliano

Production Company: Indigo Film

Co-Producer: Francesca Cima, Fabio Conversi, Jérôme Seydoux

World Sales: Pathé International

Distributor: DCM Film Distribution GmbH

Director: Paolo Sorrentino