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. She is a beautiful, silent outsider who’s moved to this Sicilian town to be with her husband, Nico. He promptly goes off to war, leaving her to the lustful eyes of the men and the sharp tongues of the women. During the next few years, as Renato grows toward manhood, he watches Malèna suffer and prove her mettle. 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. Will Renato learn courage from Malèna and stand up for her?
|Tagline:||She was too young to be a widow, and too beautiful to be alone. Every man wanted to have her. One boy risked everything to protect her.|
|Cast:||Angelo Pellegrino, Antonello Puglisi, Aurora Quattrocchi, Claudia Muzii, Conchita Puglisi, Daniele Arena, Domenico Gennaro, Elisa Morucci, Emanuele Gullotto, Fabrizio Ferracane, Franco Catalano, Gabriella Di Luzio, Gaetano Aronica, Gianluca Guarrera, Gilberto Idonea, Giovanni Litrico, Giuseppe Pattavina, Giuseppe Sulfaro, Lucia Sardo, Luciano Federico, Marcello Catalano, Maria Terranova, Matilde Piana, Michel Daniel Bramanti, Monica Bellucci, Orio Scaduto, Ornella Giusto, Paola Pace, Pietro Notarianni, Pippo Provvidenti, Salvatore Borgese, Salvatore Martino|