The Great Beauty – Extended Version

by Paolo Sorrentino

  • Film
  • Production year 2016
  • Length 173’ min.
  • Format 4K, DCP


Aristocratic ladies, social climbers, politicians, high-flying criminals, journalists, actors, decadent nobles, prelates, artists and intellectuals – whether authentic or presumed – form the tissue of these flaky relationship, all engulfed in a desperate Babylon which plays out in the antique palaces, immense villas and most beautiful terraces in the city. They are all there, and they are not seen in a good light. Jep Gambardella, 65, indolent and disenchanted, his eyes permanently imbued with gin and tonic, watches this parade of hollow, doomed, powerful yet depressed humanity.
All the effort of life, disguised as specious, distracted entertainment. A dizzying moral atonia.
And behind it, Rome, in summer. Stunningly beautiful and indifferent. Like a dead diva.


Director Paolo Sorrentino
Story Paolo Sorrentino
Screenplay Paolo Sorrentino, Umberto Contarello
Cinematography Luca Bigazzi
Editor Cristiano Travaglioli
Co-Editor Francesco Di Stefano
Music Lele Marchitelli
Production Designer Stefania Cella
Costume Designer Daniela Ciancio
Direct Sound Recordist Emanuele Cecere
Sound Designer Silvia Moraes
Make-Up Maurizio Silvi
Hair Aldo Signoretti
Assistant Director Davide Bertoni
Casting Annamaria Sambucco
Line Producer Viola Prestieri
Associate Producers Carlotta Calori, Guendalina Ponti
Associate Producers Romain Le Grand, Vivien Aslanian, Muriel Sauzay
Producers Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima
Co-Producer Fabio Conversi
Co-Producer Jérome Seydoux
A French-Italian Coproduction
Produced by Indigo Film
With the Collaboration of Medusa Film
Co-Production Babe Films, Pathé Production, France 2 Cinéma
In association with Banca Popolare Di Vicenza
In association with Biscottificio Verona Srl
Developed with the Support of the Media Programme of the European Union
With the Support of Eurimages
With the Contribution of M.I.B.A.C.T - Direction Générale Cinéma
With the Support of The Regione Lazio - Fondo Regionale per il Cinema e l'audiovisivo
With the Support of The Roma Lazio Film Commission
With the Collaboration of Mediaset Premium
With the Partecipation of Canal+ And Ciné+
With the Partecipation of France Télevisions
Distribution Medusa Film


Toni Servillo
Carlo Verdone
Sabrina Ferilli
Carlo Buccirosso
Iaia Forte
Pamela Villoresi
Galatea Ranzi
Giulio Brogi
Franco Graziosi
Giorgio Pasotti
Massimo Popolizio
Fiammetta Baralla
Sonia Gessner
Anna Della Rosa
Luca Marinelli
Serena Grandi
Giusi Merli
Giovanna Vignola
Ivan Franek
Vernon Dobtcheff
Dario Cantarelli
Lillo Petrolo
Luciano Virgilio
Anita Kravos
e Con Massimo De Francovich
Con Roberto Herlitzka
Con Isabella Ferrari


Rome Intl. Film Fest. 2015

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