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Illuminata (1998)

R | | Drama, Romance | 1 May 1999 (Japan)
It's the start of the 20th century, and Tuccio, resident playwright of a theatre repertory company offers the owners of the company his new play, "Illuminata". They reject it, saying it's ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Bassi ...
Beppo
Henri Behar ...
Pitou
Maurizio Benazzo ...
Passerby
Fernando Bolles ...
Boy #2
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Rachel
Jeff Braun ...
Duke
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Journalist
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Simone
Kenny Cranna ...
Scruffy man
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Jailor
Timothy Doyle ...
Aristocrat #1 (as Timothy Doyle)
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Old Flavio
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Crying boy
Amo Gulinello ...
Pupo
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Storyline

It's the start of the 20th century, and Tuccio, resident playwright of a theatre repertory company offers the owners of the company his new play, "Illuminata". They reject it, saying it's not finished, and intrigue starts that involves influential critic Bevalaqua, theatre star Celimene, young lead actors and other theatre residents. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »
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1 May 1999 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Häivähdys paratiisista  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,264, 8 August 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$836,641, 14 November 1999
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cinematographer Harris Savides (1957-2012) has an uncredited part as a theatre patron who walks up to John Turturro's character Tuccio, the resident playwright of the theatre, and says to him: "Did you see the play? I hated it.". See more »

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Marco: Do you think masturbation is a sin?
Dominique: Depends on where the other hand is.
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Very funny and intriguing
14 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

I don't know how this ended up with such a middling rating. It stands out as one of the wittiest, strangest and well-constructed films I've seen in years. Well photographed, with many characters wonderfully and unexpectedly acted. Appropriate for almost any mood, occasion or atmosphere.


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