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109 min | USA:92 min (heavily cut) | Turkey:84 min (TV version) | Denmark:92 min
Comedy | Drama | Romance | War
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Giuseppe Tornatore
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 17 nominations
Country: Italy
Release Date: 2000-10-27
Filming Locations: Messina, Sicily, Italy
Opening Weekend: $62,282 (USA) (25 December 2000)
Gross: $3,429,045 (USA) (1 April 2001)
Monica Bellucci
Monica Bellucci
Giuseppe Sulfaro
Renato Amoroso
Luciano Federico
Renato's Father
Matilde Piana
Renato's Mother
Pietro Notarianni
Professor Bonsignore
Gaetano Aronica
Nino Scordia
Gilberto Idonea
Avvocato Centorbi (as Gilberto Idone)
Angelo Pellegrino
Segretario politico
Gabriella Di Luzio
Mantenuta del Barone
Pippo Provvidenti
Dott. Cusimano
Maria Terranova
Moglie Dott. Cusimano
Marcello Catalano
Lieutenant Cadei
Domenico Gennaro
Vitalba Andrea
Moglie farmacista
Giuseppe Pattavina
Pretore (as Pippo Pattavina)
Franco Catalano
Daniele Arena
Giovanni Litrico
Gianluca Guarrera
Michel Daniel Bramanti
Giuseppe Zizzo
Totò Borgese
Milite fascista (as Toto' Borgese)
Emanuele Gullotto
Negoziante dischi
Aurora Quattrocchi
Tenutaria bordello (as Rori Quatrocchi)
Claudia Muzi
1a Prostituta (as Claudia Muzii)
Ornella Giusto
2a Prostituta
Conchita Puglisi
3a Prostituta
Noemi Giarratana
Sorella Renato
Paola Pace
1a Donna linciaggio
Lucia Sardo
2a Donna linciaggio
Alaïs Aviana Adell
(as Adelaide Alessi)
Angelo Battista
Vanni Bramati
Claudio Castrogiovanni
Alessandro Cremona
Lazzaro Croce
Patrizia De Libero
Maria Teresa Di Clemente
Francesco Drago
Giovanni Febraro
Fabrizio Ferracane
Sebastiana Fichera
Sebastiano Fisichella
Angelo Fortuna
Antonio Fulfaro
Turi Killer
Giuseppe Luciano
Chiara Marchese
Salvatore Martino
Giovanni Martorana
Antonio Pellegrino
Claudio Piano
Antonello Puglisi
Carmela Pulvirenti
Adriana Rizza
Roberto Rizza
Giada Salesi
Orio Scaduto
Agostino Scuderi
Sergio Seminara
Fausto Siddi
Vincenzo Terranova
Agostino Ursino
(as Agatino Ursino)
Drew Breeden
US Soldier (uncredited)
Brandon Fibbs
American Soldier (uncredited)
Noam Morgensztern
Two children (uncredited)
Did you know?
The prostitute (Elisa Morucci) whom Renato makes love to is not named in the film and in the end credits, the character's name is revealed to be Lupetta.
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Guiseppe Sulfaro was actually naked in the sex scene between Renato and Lupeta the prostitute and no body double was used.
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Nino's position changes when he falls to the ground after he is hit. He is first on his left, then more on his back. His position relative to the steps also appears to change.
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When Malèna is hit by the local women after becoming a whore and her hair is cut, she doesn't have any marks or cuts on her head. But later there are sometimes two spots or cuts on her head.
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Renato's bike changes position when he helps Malena pick up oranges.
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Renato Amoroso: I pedaled as fast as I could... as if I were escaping from longing, from innocence, from her. Time has passed, and I have loved many women. And as they've held me close... and asked if I will remember them I've said, "Yes, I will remember you." But the only one I've never forgotten is the one who never asked... Malena.
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Renato's Father: [regarding Renato's incessant and loud masturbation sessions at night] You are going to go blind!
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Renato Amoroso: Signora Malena, a more capable person than me... wrote that the only true love is unrequited love. Now I understand why. It's been so long since you last came out of your house. But the longer we are apart, the stronger my love becomes.
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What are the differences between the International Version and the Original Italian Version?
Miramax removed 15 minutes from the original 109-minute version. A detailed comparison between both versions with pictures can be found here.
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Photos from cast
Monica Bellucci Elisa Morucci