Dormant Beauty

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Dormant Beauty
(Bella addormentata)
Bella Addormentata (film).jpg
Film poster
Directed by Marco Bellocchio
Produced by Riccardo Tozzi
Giovanni Stabilini
Marco Chimenz
Fabio Conversi (co-producer)
Fabio Massimo Cacciatori (executive producer)
Franco Bevione (executive producer)
Written by Marco Bellocchio
Veronica Raimo
Stefano Rulli
Starring Isabelle Huppert
Music by Carlo Crivelli
Cinematography Daniele Ciprì
Edited by Francesca Calvelli
Release dates
  • 5 September 2012 (2012-09-05) (Venice)
  • 6 September 2012 (2012-09-06) (Italy)
Running time
115 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

Dormant Beauty (Italian: Bella addormentata) is a 2012 Italian drama film directed by Marco Bellocchio and starring Toni Servillo and Isabelle Huppert. The film was selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 69th Venice International Film Festival.[1]

For this film Maya Sansa won the David di Donatello for Best Supporting Actress.


In 2009 the young Eluana Englaro because of an incident remains in a coma. The girl is deemed incurable and therefore the parents opt to commit an act of euthanasia for their daughter; but in Italy it isn't a legal to do this particular process, for which the Church and politics are hurled ruthlessly against the parents of Eluana. In the mean time some episodes occur among acquaintances of the girl, a young woman decides to kill herself wanting to ingest a massive dose of heroin, but she is persuaded to stop by a nurse; while a member of the political government of Berlusconi refuses to align himself with the party and plans to vote against a bill that will make euthanasia illegal.


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  1. ^ "Venezia 69". labiennale. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 

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