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JEP Gambardella, a 65-year-old journalist and once promising novelist, lives his easy life among Rome’s decadent high society in a swirl of rooftop parties and late-night soirees.
But when he learns of the death of his friend’s wife – a woman he once loved as an 18-year-old – his life is thrown into perspective and he begins to see the world through new eyes…
A dazzling, dizzying and entrancing cinematic tour-de-force, built around a stunning performance by Toni Servillo (Il Divo, Gomorrah), The Great Beauty is a sumptuously shot satire on Berlusconi’s Italy that has drawn comparisons with Italian classics such as La Dolce Vita and La Notte.
The Great Beauty, directed by Paolo Sorrentino, has been nominated for a BAFTA in the best foreign language film category.
It is released on Blu-ray and DVD via Artificial Eye on Monday, January 13, 2014.
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Running time: 137mins
UK Blu-ray & DVD Release: January 13, 2014