The Music of Silence
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|The Music of Silence|
Theatrical release poster.
|Directed by||Michael Radford|
|Music by||Gabriele Roberto|
|Edited by||Roberto Missiroli|
|Distributed by||AMBI Group|
The Music of Silence (Italian: La musica del silenzio) is a 2017 Italian biographical film directed by Michael Radford, based on the 1999 novel of the same name written by the tenor Andrea Bocelli and freely inspired by his childhood life until the beginning of his great career. Bocelli is played by Toby Sebastian with the alter ego of Amos Bardi. The Italian tenor physically appears in a scene of the film and his presence accompanies the entire film in the form of a first-person narrative.
Born with an eye condition that eventually leads to his blindness, Andrea Bocelli pursues his ambition and becomes a popular singer and songwriter.
- Toby Sebastian as Amos Bardi (Andrea Bocelli)
- Luisa Ranieri as Edi
- Jordi Molla as Sandro
- Antonio Banderas as The Maestro
- Ennio Fantastichini as Giovanni
- Nadir Caselli as Ellonora
- Alessandro Sperduti as Adriano
- Francesco Salvi as Ettore
On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 0%, based on 14 reviews, and an average rating of 4.5/10. On Metacritic, which assigns normalized rating to reviews, the film has a weighted average score of 25 out of 100, based on 5 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".
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