Malena Poster

Release Date: December 25th, 2000

DVD Release Date: July 10th, 2001

R|1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary
In 1941, Renato was 13 years old and although the world was at war, nothing ever happened in this sleepy village in Sicily. Until the day he discovered something that would change his life forever... Malna, the beautiful young war widow who was the obsession of every man and the envy of every woman. Because of her, Renato will come to learn all of life's lessons and find himself in places he never could have imagined.

Cast: Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro, Luciano Federico, Matilde Piana, Pietro Notarianni, Gaetano Aronica, Gilberto Idonea, Angelo Pellegrino

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Miramax Films, Medusa Produzione, Pacific Pictures

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: Forbidden love, Offbeat, Amusing, 1940s, Husband, Emotional, Friend, Growing up, Friendship, Quest

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Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture