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UK: Buena Vista International
Cast: Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro, Luciano Federico, Matilde Piana, Pietro Notarianni, Gaetano Aronica, Gilberto Idonea, Angelo Pellegrino, Gabriella Di Luzio, Pippo Provvidenti , Maria Terranova, Elisa Morucci, Domenico Gennaro, Giuseppe Pattavina, Vitalba Andrea
Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
Countries: Italy / USA
USA: 90 mins
UK: 91 mins
USA Rating: R for sexuality, nudity, language and some violence
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong sex and language and one scene of strong violence
USA Release Date: 25 December 2000
UK Release Date: 16 March 2001
In 1941, Renato (Giuseppe Sulfaro) was 13 years old and although the world was at war, nothing ever happened in his sleepy village in Sicily. Until the day he discovered something that would change his life forever... Malena (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful young war widow who was the obsession of every man and the envy of every woman. Renato falls in love with her from a distance and she becomes his life's obsession.
From the Academy Award winning director of CINEMA PARADISO, comes an intimate portrait and an epic story of independence, intrigue, courage and the indelible presence of true love.