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reached the age of forty, director Guido Contini is facing a midlife
crisis that is stifling his creativity and leading him into a variety
of complicated romantic involvements. As he struggles to complete his
latest film, he is forced to balance the numerous formative women in
his life, including his wife, his mistress, his film star muse, his
confidant and costume designer, an American fashion journalist, the
whore from his youth, and his mother, played by Sophia Loren.
Milan, Rome (Italy)
Cinecittà, Rome (Italy)
Sherperton Studios, Sherperton (England)
Filming dates: October 2009 - May 2010
Sophia Loren (Teresa Innocente)
Daniel Day-Lewis (Guido Contini)
Marion Cotillard (Luisa Contini)
Nicole Kidman (Claudia)
Penélope Cruz (Carla)
Sophia Loren (Mamma)>
Second movie musical for Sophia, the first being Man of La Mancha in 1972, is based o the “8 1/2″movie written by Federico Fellini and Ennio Flaiano.
The film's international cast has an impressive
collective Academy Award history with six previous winners: Nicole
Kidman (American/Australian), Daniel Day-Lewis and Judi Dench
(British), Sophia Loren (Italian) Marion Cotillard (French) and
Penélope Cruz (Spanish).
Javier Bardem, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renée
Zellweger were part of the original cast before production had to be delayed due to the writers'
strike in 2007/2008.
of “Nine,” won five Tony Awards while the 2003 Broadway revival received two.