His house has been taken over by displaced people and nobody wants to tell him how to find his wife. When his parents find it in his bedroom, they go wild and try to break his fixation. Meanwhile, the war reaches Sicily and the town is bombed by the , killing her father. The setup scenes are like low-rent Fellini. Her husband is in the forces in Africa, fighting the , and she lives alone. There is noting quite so awkward as a film that is one thing while it pretends to be another. During the next few years, as Renato grows toward manhood, he watches Malèna suffer and prove her mettle.
Rumours grow around her, which she unwisely helps by allowing an unmarried air force officer to visit her after dark. Among the scenes cut from the American version of the film include several of Renato's sexual fantasies, including a scene where he undresses Malena, and another in which Malena strips naked in front of him in a fantasy and then in reality a lookalike prostitute climbs sensuously on top of him in bed. He sees her loneliness, then grief when Nico is reported dead, the effects of slander on her relationship with her father, her poverty and search for work, and final humiliations. Even if she's still beautiful, they realize that she is no longer a threat. During the next few years, as Renato grows toward manhood, he watches Malèna suffer and prove her mettle.
You will receive a weekly newsletter full of movie-related tidbits, articles, trailers, even the occasional streamable movie. He experiences three things on the same day, beginning of war, getting a bike and sees the arrival of Malèna in town. The only one he can never forget is Malèna. She keeps an eye on her infirm old father who lives alone, until he gets an anonymous note slandering her, upon which he rejects her. This descent in the world requires her to spend a great deal of time half-dressed before Tornatore's appreciative camera. He promptly goes off to war, leaving her to the lustful eyes of the men and the sharp tongues of the women.
Renato decides to be Malèna's protector, asking God and his saints to watch over her and performing little acts of vengeance against her detractors. Related Torrents Added Size Seeders Leechers 2 months ago - 0 0 10 years ago 1. The betrayal hurts, but Malèna says nothing to condemn him. Women notice she now looks more matronly and plain. Will Renato learn courage from Malèna and stand up for her? The Germans leave, and to ecstatic cheers American troops enter the town. Advertisement The story is told by Renato , who as the movie opens is admitted to the local fraternity of girl-watchers. To escape further persecution, she leaves the hostile town.
Walking home, some fruit falls from her bag and Renato rushes to pick it up. When she is denounced and put on trial, the officer sends testimony that he was nothing more than an occasional friend. The townsfolk are happy to see her as a whore rather than a dangerous widow. But only her most ardent admirer, young Renato Amoroso, will learn her mysterious untold story. She is a beautiful, silent outsider who's moved to this Sicilian town to be with her husband, Nico. On the day in 1940 that Italy enters the war, two things happen to the 12-year-old Renato: he gets his first bike, and he gets his first look at Malèna. He promptly goes off to war, leaving her to the lustful eyes of the men and the sharp tongues of the women.
Renato becomes obsessed with Malèna, spying on her in her house and stalking her when she leaves it. He sees her loneliness, then grief when Nico is reported dead, the effects of slander on her relationship with her father, her poverty and search for work, and final humiliations. And as they've held me close. She is a beautiful, silent outsider who's moved to this Sicilian town to be with her husband, Nino. So people begin speaking of her with more respect: when she goes to the market, the women who beat her say good morning and call her madam. Malena, who is a schoolteacher and of at least average intelligence, must be aware of her effect on the collective local male libido, but seems blissfully oblivious; her role is not so much dramatic as pictorial a word I am using in the Playboy sense.
Fellini's films often involve adolescents inflamed by women who embody their carnal desires. When forces occupy the town and Renato encounters his idol with two German soldiers, he faints. Because of her looks and her solitary state, she is an object of lust for all the town's men and of hatred for its women. Malèna 2000 Malèna : On the day in 1940 that Italy enters the war, two things happen to the 12-year-old Renato: he gets his first bike, and he gets his first look at Malèna. There he fantasises that the prostitute initiating him is Malèna. These two compete for best european movie ever, definitely.
Renato leaves him an anonymous note saying that she still loves him but has suffered misfortunes and gone to the city of. Time has passed, and I have loved many women. Through his eyes, we see the curse of beauty and loneliness of Malena, whose husband is presumed to be dead, and through his soul we see his love for her. She is all they can imagine a woman could be, arousing their imaginations, and more, with her languorous swaying passage. Malena - Hard Times When hearing rumors of Malena becomming a prostitute to survive, Renato passes out in public, causing his parents to react in vastly different ways. » Alternate Versions Original Italian version rated T, suitable for all ages runs 109 minutes.