On the day in 1940 that Italy enters the war, two things happen to the 12-year-old Renato: he gets his first bike, and he gets his first look at Malèna. She is a beautiful, silent outsider who's moved to this Sicilian town to be with her husband, Nico. He promptly goes off to war, leaving her to the lustful eyes of the men and the sharp tongues of the women. During the next few years, as Renato grows toward manhood, he watches Malèna suffer and prove her mettle. He sees her loneliness, then grief when Nico is reported dead, the effects of slander on her relationship with her father, her poverty and search for work, and final humiliations. Will Renato learn courage from Malèna and stand up for her?
|Production Co.||:||Miramax Films Medusa Produzione|
|Casts||:||Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro, Luciano Federico, Matilde Piana, Pietro Notarianni, Gaetano Aronica, Gabriella Di Luzio, Angelo Pellegrino, Paola Pace, Lucia Sardo, Aurora Quattrocchi, Claudia Muzi, Ornella Giusto, Conchita Puglisi, Gilberto Idonea, Giuseppe Pattavina, Domenico Gennaro, Pippo Provvidenti, Maria Terranova, Marcello Catalano, Elisa Morucci, Franco Catalano, Daniele Arena, Giovanni Litrico, Gianluca Guarrera, Michel Daniel Bramanti, Salvatore Borghese, Emanuele Gullotto, Fabrizio Ferracane, Salvatore Martino, Orio Scaduto, Antonello Puglisi,|
|Plot Keywords||:||women, sicily, jealousy, world war ii, longing, sex trafficking, intrigue, pretty woman,|