Malena (2000)

She was too young to be a widow, and too beautiful to be alone. Every man wanted to have her. One boy risked everything to protect her.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2000-03-16
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 1667 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 49min
  • Language: Italiano
  • Production Company: Miramax
  • Production Country: Italy
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On the day in 1940 that Italy enters the war, two things happen to the 12-year-old Renato: he gets his first bike, and he gets his first look at Malèna. She is a beautiful, silent outsider who's moved to this Sicilian town to be with her husband, Nico. He promptly goes off to war, leaving her to the lustful eyes of the men and the sharp tongues of the women. During the next few years, as Renato grows toward manhood, he watches Malèna suffer and prove her mettle. He sees her loneliness, then grief when Nico is reported dead, the effects of slander on her relationship with her father, her poverty and search for work, and final humiliations. Will Renato learn courage from Malèna and stand up for her?

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Sound Ennio Morricone Original Music Composer
Production Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Production Harvey Weinstein Producer
Writing Luciano Vincenzoni Screenplay
Costume & Make-Up Maurizio Millenotti Costume Design
Art Bruno Cesari Set Decoration
Production Rick Schwartz Executive Producer
Editing Massimo Quaglia Editor
Camera Lajos Koltai Director of Photography
Directing Giuseppe Tornatore Director
Writing Giuseppe Tornatore Writer
Production Teresa Moneo Executive Producer
Production Mario Cotone Line Producer
Production Attilio Viti Production Manager
Production Fulvio Rossi Production Manager
Production Andrea Costantini Production Manager
Production Marco Olivieri Unit Manager
Production Paolo Pioggia Production Manager