Through his eyes, we see the curse of beauty and loneliness of Malena, whose husband is presumed to be dead, and through his soul we see his love for her. The range of black levels is also different. A few married ones also try their luck. The first is about a young and stunningly beautiful woman, Malena Scordia Monica Bellucci, , , the daughter of the town's respected and almost completely deaf Latin teacher Pietro Notarianni, executive producer,. And again Hollywood-haters are proved right.
Malena is forced to accept some of their gifts because she is starving and penniless. In a new scene Malena as Cleopatra takes out the tiny Renato of a basket and. And as they've held me close. When the Germans arrive in town, Malena, together with a local prostitute, begins flirting with them. She must abandon her teaching job because of the unjustified scandal and eventually is reduced by wartime poverty to dating German soldiers. The film torturously tries to transform this theme in scenes of comedy, nostalgia and bittersweet regret, but somehow we doubt its sincerity, maybe because the camera lingers so lovingly on the callipygian charms of the actress.
They use Malena as subject matter for their autoerotic pastimes, but for Renato, she is more like a dream, like a heroine, like a woman he wants to protect from herself--with his bare hands, hopefully. Could Ennio Morricone have taken home the Oscar home after his fifth nomination? She is a beautiful, silent outsider who's moved to this Sicilian town to be with her husband, Nino. He promptly goes off to war, leaving her to the lustful eyes of the men and the sharp tongues of the women. My hats off to him. It doesn't help that the movie's action grows steadily gloomier, leading to a public humiliation that seems wildly out of scale with what has gone before and to an ending that is intended to move us much more deeply, alas, than it can.
The first is charming and light, at times outrageously funny. The same featurette also appears on the StudioCanal. He promptly goes off to war, leaving her to the lustful eyes of the men and the sharp tongues of the women. Only in Italy, its country of origin, it was possible to release the movie uncensored. In Italian, with optional Korean subtitles. The movie Malèna offers unbelievably beautiful cinematography, Ennio Morricone's best score in years and a phenomenal lead actress. During the next few years, as Renato grows toward manhood, he watches Malèna suffer and prove her mettle.
Furthermore, the daylight footage on the uncut version essentially looks like it was taken from an entirely different film - colors, brightness levels, and shadow definition are completely different. And all these happens when Italy went to the World War. Obviously, detail and clarity are dramatically improved, but contrast levels are once again elevated. In the Director's Cut the prostitute bends over his torso and comes closer. Malena is leered at by men, reviled by women and eventually suffers greatly for her beauty.
Time has passed, and I have loved many women. Renato is shown briefly on the bed in the international version. Here the international version fades out. The goddess-like Monica Bellucci rarely looks up or speaks in this film. The uncut version of this beautiful film has very little in common with the cut , which StudioCanal released in the United Kingdom last year.
I use the word 'platonic' because I felt Renato's passions towards Maléna's outstanding sexual beauty were mostly of profound appreciation, not just his own voluntary arousal of his sexuality, though the film has many scenes of his musterbation. Note: In 2001, Malena won Best Cinematography Award Lajos Koltai at the David di Donatello Awards as well as Silver Ribbon Award for Best Score Ennio Morricone granted by the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists. The uncut version of Malena offered on this Korean release runs at approximately 108 minutes. She is all they can imagine a woman could be, arousing their imaginations, and more, with her languorous swaying passage. Naturally, with such massive discrepancies it is difficult to tell which of the two versions has the more accurate look.
The English translation is good. He does not see her in her black dress but naked. He begins spying on the beauty and fantasizing about the day when he would be old enough to make love to her. » Alternate Versions Among the scenes cut from the American version of the film include several of Renato's sexual fantasies, including a scene where he undresses Malena, and another in which Malena strips naked in front of him in a fantasy and then in reality a lookalike prostitute climbs sensuously on top of him in bed. One day, Renato sees Malena heading to the market place and immediately falls in love with her. Expressions of the War came in every aspect of the film, even in Renato's feelings towards Malena or the hatred towards those men who wanted her. Malena stands in the door and then walks toward him, ready to seduce the boy.