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Leopardi (2014)

Il giovane favoloso (original title)
Based upon the short but fruitful life of illness-racked Italian poet and philosopher Giacomo Leopardi.

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Mario Martone
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elio Germano ... Giacomo Leopardi
Michele Riondino ... Antonio Ranieri
Massimo Popolizio ... Monaldo Leopardi
Anna Mouglalis ... Fanny Targioni-Tozzetti
Valerio Binasco Valerio Binasco ... Pietro Giordani
Paolo Graziosi ... Carlo Antici
Iaia Forte ... Signora Rosa
Sandro Lombardi Sandro Lombardi ... Don Vincenzo
Raffaella Giordano Raffaella Giordano ... Adelaide Antici Leopardi
Edoardo Natoli Edoardo Natoli ... Carlo Leopardi
Federica De Cola Federica De Cola ... Paolina Ranieri
Isabella Ragonese ... Paolina Leopardi
Giovanni Ludeno Giovanni Ludeno ... Pasquale Ignarra
Giorgia Salari Giorgia Salari ... Maddalena Pelzet
Gloria Ghergo Gloria Ghergo ... Teresa Fattorini
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Based upon the short but fruitful life of illness-racked Italian poet and philosopher Giacomo Leopardi.

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19th Century Romantics Alert
12 September 2014 | by juliasfSee all my reviews

If you like the idea of traveling to Italy and also of watching period costume dramas, this pick may be for you. I ate it up. I thought the main performance was astonishing and you will rarely see a film which takes better advantage of fabulous locations throughout Italy which appear to just unfurl as scenery miraculously still in existence despite the passage of more than 150 years.

I did not know this poet at all and yet I definitely enjoyed this poetic film. Although I was the only one in the theater who laughed at regular intervals, I think you might find some underlying wit in all the melancholy. Rarely has the cage of being upper class been so well depicted in film. If you want to feel sorry for the independently wealthy nobility of Italy, this film will lay it all out for you.

As a fan of Jane Austin and most of the films made of her work, I heartily recommend this movie for a very interesting escape. It is not a tale of a romance, but rather of a man who's heart is bursting with passion. His brain is ahead of his time and it makes for modern excitement. Great contemporary music is woven in very skillfully.


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16 October 2014 (Italy) See more »

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