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Dolce Farniente

Dolce Farniente

A Feature film by Nae Caranfil

Produced by Mact Productions

Release in France : 31/03/1999

    Synopsis

    December 1816. Enter, stage right, the 33-year-old writer Henri Beyle (later known as Stendhal) who stops at Terracina on his way from Rome to Naples. Enter, stage left, the 24-year-old composer Gioacchino Rossini, on his way from Naples to Rome, who halts at the same border town (then on the edge of the Kingdom of Naples). In center stage is an inn and a palace. Also center stage are an exiled aristocrat, his flighty wife and his overly melancholic female cousin.

    Actors (5)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Mact Productions

    Foreign production company :

    Sintra

    French distribution :

    Swift

    Co-productions :

    France 2 Cinéma, K2

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    STUDIOCANAL

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    International releases (2)

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    Subject

    "Dolce Far Niente" is a subtly, rigorously written film that takes us back to Stendhal's literary Italy. I'm pleased to discover it conveys the same pleasure I had when reading not only Frédéric Vitoux's "La Comédie de Terracina" but also Henry Beyle's Italian stories with their heroines, their architecture, their music. "Dolce Far Niente" is a paean to Italian beauty as imagined by the French."

    (Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre, Producer)

    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producer :

    Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre

    Screenwriter :

    Nae Caranfil

    Sound Recordist :

    Henri Morelle

    Editor :

    Maryline Montieux

    Music Composer :

    Nicola Piovani

    Line Producer :

    Alberto Passone

    Director of Photography :

    Christian Comezga

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Corinne de Bury

    Production Designer :

    Elena Ricci Poccetto

    Costume designer :

    Christian Gasc

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy

    Production language :

    French, Italian

    Coproducer countries :

    Italy, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (Italy, France)

    Production year :

    1998

    French release :

    31/03/1999

    Runtime :

    1 h 45 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    92.372

    Visa issue date :

    28/05/1998

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (2)

    Awards

    Namur International French-Language Film Festival - 1998

    Namur International French-Language Film Festival (Belgium, 1998)

    Awards

    Golden Bayard for Best Screenplay