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Dolce Farniente

Dolce Farniente

A Feature film by Nae Caranfil

Produced by Mact Productions

Release in France : 31/03/1999


    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 (6)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Mact Productions

    Foreign production companies :

    Sintra, K2 Productions

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    Co-production :

    France 2 Cinéma

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    "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 (12)

    Executive Producer :

    Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre

    Line Producer :

    Alberto Passone

    Foreign Producer :

    Rosana Seregni

    Sound Recordist :

    Henri Morelle

    Editor :

    Maryline Monthieux

    Music Composer :

    Nicola Piovani

    Author of original work :

    Frédéric Vitoux

    Screenwriter :

    Nae Caranfil

    Director of Photography :

    Christian Comezga

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Corinne de Bury

    Production Designer :

    Elena Ricci Poccetto

    Costume designer :

    Christian Gasc

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    Feature film

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    Production language :

    French, Italian

    Coproducer countries :

    Italy, France, Belgium

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (Italy, France, Belgium)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 45 min

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    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (2)

    FIFF - 1998

    FIFF (Belgium, 1998)


    Official Competition


    FIFF - 1998

    FIFF (Belgium, 1998)


    Golden Bayard for Best Screenplay