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Farinelli, il castrato

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Duration
1 hr 46 min
Not recommended for under 10 years.
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Farinelli is a tormented soul with an androgynous beauty. Castrated at an early age, he becomes an incredible singer admired for the clarity of his voice, the agility of his allure and his breath control. A living legend, he is a source of rivalry and jealousy...

Director: Gérard Corbiau (Belgium/France/Italy, 1994)
Screenplay: Andrée Corbiau, Gérard Corbiau
Cast: Stefano Dionisi (Carlo Broschi, a.k.a. Farinelli), Elsa Zylberstein (Alexandra), Enrico Lo Verso (Riccardo Broschi), Caroline Cellier (Margareth Hunter), Marianne Basler (Countess Mauer), Jacques Boudet (Philippe V), Omero Antonutti (Porpora), Jeroen Krabbé (Haendel)
Genre: comedy drama
Awards: Best sound, best production design (César 1995), Best international film (Oscars 1995), Best foreign language film (Golden Globes 1995)
Parental guidance: not recommended for children under the age of 10 (-10)