The Great Beauty

June 2013141 minutes
Comedy
185

Rome, in the splendour of summer. Tourists flock to the Janiculum Hill: a Japanese man collapses, felled by such beauty. Jep Gambardella -- a handsome man with irresistible charm, despite the first signs of ageing -- enjoys the city's social life to the full. He attends chic dinners and parties, where his sparkling wit and pleasant company are always welcome. A successful journalist and inveterate seducer, in his youth he wrote a novel which earned him a literary award and a reputation as a frustrated writer. He masks his disenchantment behind a cynical attitude, which makes him view the world with bitter lucidity. On the terrace of his Rome apartment which overlooks the Coliseum, he hosts parties where "the human apparatus" -- that was the title of his novel -- is stripped bare, and where the comedy of nothingness is played out. Weary of his lifestyle, Jep sometimes dreams of taking up his pen again, haunted by memories of a youthful love which he still hangs on to. But will he ever manage it? Can he overcome this profound disgust for himself and others, in a city whose dazzling beauty sometimes leads to paralysis?
Read more
Collapse
Loading...

Additional Information

Rotten Tomatoes® score
Audio language
Italian (5.1)
Subtitles
English
Rental Period
Start within 30 days, finish within 48 hours.
Info cards
Enabled
Seller
Google Commerce Ltd.
How to Play
You can play your content on supported devices.
Eligible for Family Library
Eligible if purchased with select payment methods. Rentals are not eligible. Learn more
Run time
141 minutes
Rating
15
©2019 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google|Location: IrelandLanguage: EnglishAll prices include VAT.
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.