Rating: R Restricted. Under 17 Requires Accompanying Adult.
Features: "The Making of Malèna"; Theatrical trailer; TV spots; French language track; Spanish subtitles; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound; Widescreen [2.35:1] enhanced fro 16x9 televisions.
This is more than just another story about an Italian youth from Giuseppe Tornatore who brought us the wonderful "Cineman Paradiso" in l988. This beautifully crafted film concerns the fantasies of a 13 year old boy about Malena (the glorious Monica Bellucci) who's the wife of a Sicilian soldier off fighting the Allies in Africa during World War II. What happens to both the boy and the beauty is the stuff of fine filmmaking, but not to be revealed here. There's a gorgeous score by Ennio Morricone and lovely earth-toned photography highlighting this unforgettable drama that's loaded with lust, sin, and redemption.