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The Great Beauty

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The Great Beauty

Certificate
15 Certificate
Title
135 Mins
Released
2013
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Packshot of The Great Beauty
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
135 Mins
Released
2013

Decades ago Jep Gambardello had his first and only novel published to high acclaim. Ever since he has led a decadent and hedonistic life full of parties, women and constant adulation. But when after his sixty-fifth birthday Jep hears about the tragic death of an old flame, he takes the opportunity to reminisce about his eventful life. Subtitled. Sexualised nudity and hard drug use.

Cast & Connections

Cast

  • Toni Servillo,
  • Carlo Verdone,
  • Sabrina Ferilli,
  • Carlo Buccirosso,
  • Iaia Forte and
  • Pamela Villoresi

Director

  • Paolo Sorrentino

Screenwriters

  • Paolo Sorrentino and
  • Umberto Contarello

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Did you know?

  • This film was screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival.
  • Director Paolo Sorrentino also directed This Must Be The Place starring Sean Penn.

Awards

  • 1 Academy Awards won

    • 2013 Foreign Language Film - Italy
  • 1 Academy Awards nominated

    • 2013 Foreign Language Film - Italy
  • 1 BAFTA Awards won

    • 2013 Film Not in the English Language - Paolo Sorrentino, Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima
  • 1 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2013 Film Not in the English Language - Paolo Sorrentino, Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima
  • 1 Golden Globe Awards won

    • 2014 Best Foreign Language Film
  • 1 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2014 Best Foreign Language Film

Box Office

U.K.
£0.81 million

Source: Rentrak EDI

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