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La grande bellezza = The great beauty / regia di Paolo Sorrentino ; una produzione Indigo Film in collaborazione con Medusa Film ; una coproduzione Italia-Franca ; prodotto da Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima ; sceneggiatura, Paolo Sorrentino, Umberto Contarello
Alternate Title Great beauty
DVD edition
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright [New York, NY] : The Criterion Collection, [2014]
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Browsing/1st Flr  PN1997.2 .G74 2014    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Older authors -- Italy -- Rome -- Drama
Bachelors -- Italy -- Rome -- Drama
Subject Rome (Italy) -- Drama
Subject(s) Fiction films
Feature films
Physical Description 2 videodiscs (142 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (16 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Content Type two-dimensional moving image
Media Type video
Carrier Type videodisc
Sound Characteristics digital optical rda
Video Characteristics NTSC rda
Digital File Characteristics video file DVD video region 1 rda
Note - System Details DVD ; NTSC, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround
Language In Italian, with optional subtitles in English; booklet in English
Cast Carlo Verdone, Toni Servillo, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Buccirosso, Iaia Forte, Pamela Villoresi, Galatea Ranzi, Franco Graziosi, Giorgio Pasotti, Massimo Popolizio, Sonia Gessner, Anna Della Rosa, Luca Marinelli, Serena Grandi, Ivan Franek, Vernon Dobtcheff, Dario Cantarelli, Lillo Petrolo, Luciano Virgilio, Giusi Merli, Anita Kravos, Massimo De Francovich, Roberto Herlitzka, Isabella Ferrari
Credits Cinematography, Luca Bigazzi ; editor, Cristiano Travaglioli ; music, Lele Marchitelli
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 2013
MPAA rating: Not rated
Summary For decades, journalist Jep Gambardella has charmed and seduced his way through the glittering nightlife of Rome. Since the legendary success of his only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city's literary and elite social circles. But on his sixty-fifth birthday, Jep unexpectedly finds himself taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries
Contents disc 1. Feature film -- disc 2. Special features
Note Special features: New conversation between Sorrentino and Italian cultural critic Antonio Monda ; new interview with actor Toni Servillo ; new interview with screenwriter Contarello ; deleted scenes ; trailer ; booklet featuring an essay by critic Phillip Lopate
Series Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 702
Alternate Author Sorrentino, Paolo
Contarello, Umberto
Verdone, Carlo, 1951-
Servillo, Toni
Ferilli, Sabrina, 1964-
Buccirosso, Carlo, 1954-
Indigo Film (Firm)
Medusa Film
Criterion Collection (Firm)

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