The Great Beauty

Overview

Italy's official submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, director Paolo Sorrentino's The Great Beauty tells the story of an aging Roman journalist who enjoys a life of hedonism and excess in the upper-echelons of the Italian capital's social circles, but whose 65th birthday prompts a sobering bout of self-reflection. When Jep Gambardella (Toni Servillo) came to Rome at the age of 26, he was quickly swept-up into the city's vibrant nightlife. Following the success of his first and ...
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Overview

Italy's official submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, director Paolo Sorrentino's The Great Beauty tells the story of an aging Roman journalist who enjoys a life of hedonism and excess in the upper-echelons of the Italian capital's social circles, but whose 65th birthday prompts a sobering bout of self-reflection. When Jep Gambardella (Toni Servillo) came to Rome at the age of 26, he was quickly swept-up into the city's vibrant nightlife. Following the success of his first and only novel, rising journalist Gambardella became a literary icon. Years later, Gambardella enjoys a life of privilege and unbridled excess; he's the life of every party, and rarely a night goes by that he isn't holding court in one of the city's hottest clubs. Things couldn't get much better until, on the day he turns 65, Gambardella is reminded of a chapter from his past that gives him a striking new perspective on the magnificent city that he has come to call home. Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, and Carlo Buccirosso co-star.
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Special Features

New 2K digital film transfer, approved by director Paolo Sorrentino, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD master audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray; New conversation between Sorrentino and Italian cultural critic Antonio Monda; New interview with actor Toni Servillo; New interview with screenwriter Umberto Contarello; Deleted scenes; Trailer; New English subtitle translation; One Blu-ray and two DVDs, with all content available in both formats; PLUS: a booklet featuring an essay by critic Phillip Lopate
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/25/2014
  • UPC: 715515113014
  • Original Release: 2013
  • Rating:

  • Source: Criterion
  • Region Code: 1A
  • Presentation: Bonus DVD
  • Language: Italiano
  • Time: 2:22:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 21

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Toni Servillo Jep Gambardella
Carlo Verdone Romano
Sabrina Ferilli Ramona
Carlo Buccirosso Lello Cava
Iaia Forte Trumeau
Pamela Villoresi Viola
Galatea Ranzi Stefania
Massimo De Francovich Egidio
Roberto Herlitzka Cardinal Bellucci
Isabella Ferrari Orietta
Franco Graziosi
Giorgio Pasotti
Massimo Popolizio
Sonia Gessner
Anna DellaRosa
Luca Marinelli
Serena Grandi
Ivan Franek
Vernon Dobtcheff
Dario Cantarelli
Lillo Petrolo
Luciano Virgilio
Guisi Merli
Anita Kravos
Technical Credits
Paolo Sorrentino Director, Screenwriter
Vivien Aslanian Associate Producer
Luca Bigazzi Cinematographer
Carlotta Calori Associate Producer
Emanuele Cecere Sound/Sound Designer
Stefania Cella Set Decoration/Design
Francesca Cima Producer
Umberto Contarello Screenwriter
Fabio Conversi Co-producer
Nicola Giuliano Producer
Romain Legrand Associate Producer
Lele Marchitelli Score Composer
Silvia Moraes Sound Editor
Guendalina Ponti Associate Producer
Viola Prestieri Executive Producer
Muriel Sauzay Associate Producer
Jerome Seydoux Co-producer
Maurizio Silvi Makeup
Cristiano Travaglioli Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Great Beauty
1. Opening Logos
2. "Our Journey is Entirely Imaginary"
3. Four On the Floor, with Mariachi
4. "Happy Birthday, Jep! Happy Birthday, Rome!"
5. Early Morning Return
6. Performance Art
7. An Interview With the Artist
8. "I Find Romans Unbearable"
9. Returns
10. A Visit From Elisa's Husband
11. "Have You Seen My Daughter?"
12. Writing Projects
13. A Catalog of Lies and Fragility
14. A Strip Club
15. "Seven Hundred Euros"
16. Dinner With Ramona
17. Party With Knives
18. Carmelina's Work
19. The Princesses' Keys
20. Rules For a Funeral
21. The Funeral
22. "It Was Nice Not Making Love"
23. Romano's Decision
24. A Happy Couple
25. Party at Jep's
26. Photo Exhibition
27. Cardinal Bellucci
28. An Arrest, Then Lunch With Dadina
29. Audience With Sister Maria
30. Jep's Dinner For the Saint
31. The Saint Disappears
32. Flamingos
33. "There's Something I Want to Show You"
34. End Credits
1. Color Bars
Disc #2 -- The Great Beauty
1. Chapter 1 [37:34]
2. Chapter 2 [:22]
1. Chapter 1 [12:07]
2. Chapter 2 [:26]
1. Chapter 1 [11:17]
2. Chapter 2 [:26]
1. Chapter 1 [2:45]
1. Chapter 1 [2:14]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Great Beauty
   Play the Movie
   Chapters
   Trailer
   Subtitles
      Subtitles: On
      Subtitles: Off
Disc #2 -- The Great Beauty
   Paolo Sorrentino
      Play
      Paolo Sorrentino: Chapters
   Toni Servillo
      Play
      Toni Servillo: Chapters
   Umberto Contarello
      Play
      Umberto Contarello: Chapters
   Deleted Scenes
      Maestro Cinema
      Maestro Cinema: Chapters
      Montage
      Montage: Chapters
   Subtitles
      Subtitles: On
      Subtitles: Off
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