R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Amidst the war climate, a teenage boy discovering himself becomes love-stricken by Malèna, a sensual woman living in a small, narrow-minded Italian town.
Highly censored in countries such as the USA and UK. Uncut Italian version is 105 minutes (PAL) while the UK version is heavily cut to 88 minutes (PAL), which becomes 92 minutes in the USA due to NTSC slowdown. Meaning more than 16% of its run-time is cut.
You are going to go blind!
Renato's bike changes position when he helps Malena pick up oranges.
The movie is dedicated to Tornatore's Father
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.
Italian, English, Latin, Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
$62,282 (USA) (29 December 2000)
$3,429,045 (USA) (1 April 2001)