Malena Scordia lives quietly and inconspicuously, she is trying to find a job, but no one wants to take it. Surrounding sees her as a temptress of men and a slutty vixen.
First, I want to say that Malena (2000) definitely worth watching. The drama/romance with the beautiful Monica Belucci in the title role is very instructive and multifaceted.
Here the problems of adolescence, the formation of relationships with women, body positivity, bullying, and the victim’s image are raised.
By the way, I mentioned Malena in my article about movies about body positivity.
Next, I will tell you the plot of Malena and where you can watch it. Also, in the end, I will answer why there are two versions of this film.
What is the point of Malena?
We will see a small Italian town caressed by the sun through the eyes of a young guy Renato, whose world before meeting her was limited to dreams of a bicycle and the desire to join a gang of teenagers.
But this meeting not only changes the world of the young Italian, turning him upside down but also begins a tragic story.
Malena is a beautiful widow, men’s obsession and the envy of women. Her husband, a soldier, was taken to the front, and she was faithful to him. Wives spread dirty gossip about Malena because their husbands follow her around and dream of her.
In fact, Malena is much more modest than the “decent ladies,” and lust is less characteristic of her than others. Instead, she is charming, fashionably dressed, and does not want to communicate with anyone. But the people in her town are such fanciful thinkers that they attribute their fantasies to her.
What could Malena and her little knight oppose this destructive force called rigidity? Why did Milena decide to become a girl of easy virtue, and how did it all end?
Great film by Giuseppe Tornatore to watch at home. Unforgettable music by Ennio Morricone. One of Monica Bellucci’s best roles. And the worthy debut of Giuseppe Sulfaro in the role of Renato.
Realistic, dramatic, relevant.
Where can I watch the movie Malena?
Now you can watch it streaming on Hoopla. Also, you can buy or rent this movie on Amazon Video, Redbox, Vudu, or DVD Netflix.
Malena is in Italian, and most likely, you will watch a film with English subtitles.
Unfortunately, you can’t view Malena on extensive streaming services like Hulu, Netflix, and Disney +.
Are there two versions of Malena?
There are two versions of this film: the director and the censored. For release in the United States and Great Britain, many scenes of an erotic and explicit nature depicting the dreams of young Renato were cut.
Miramax cut down 16 minutes of the film to obtain an R rating. So cinema fans hunt for Malena DVD with uncut version.
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