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Paolo Sorrentino is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter Italien born on 31 may 1970 at Naples (Italie)

Paolo Sorrentino

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Birth name Paolo Sorrentino
Nationality Italie
Birth 31 may 1970 (48 years) at Naples (Italie)

Paolo Sorrentino (born 31 May 1970) is an Italian film director and screenwriter. He was born in Naples.

Biography

Né à Naples, fils d'un banquier et d'une mère au foyer, Paolo Sorrentino perd à 17 ans ses deux parents dans un accident dû au gaz. À 25 ans, après avoir étudié pendant quelques années à la faculté d'économie et de commerce, il décide de travailler dans le monde du cinéma. En 1998, il participe à l'écriture du film d'Antonio Capuano Les Poussières de Naples (Polvere di Napoli). Il commence également à réaliser des courts-métrages, dont L'amore non ha confini en 1998 et La notte lunga en 2001.

Son premier long-métrage, L'Homme en plus (L'uomo in più) sort en 2001 et obtient le Ruban d'argent du meilleur nouveau réalisateur. Le héros est incarné par Toni Servillo, qui jouera dans plusieurs de ses films suivants. Il accède à la reconnaissance internationale avec son deuxième film, Les Conséquences de l'amour (Le conseguenze dell'amore). Sélectionné en compétition officielle au Festival de Cannes 2004, le film raconte l'histoire d'un homme d'affaires reclus dans un hôtel en Suisse et manipulé par la Cosa Nostra. Il remporte le Grand Prix du festival du film de Cabourg.

Son troisième film, L'Ami de la famille, est également présenté en compétition au Festival de Cannes, ainsi qu'au festival du film de Londres en octobre 2006. Sorrentino fait également une apparition dans le film de son ami Nanni Moretti, Le Caïman. Son film suivant, Il divo, est une biographie romancée de l'homme politique italien Giulio Andreotti, où ce dernier est incarné par Toni Servillo, Il obtient le Prix du Jury du Festival de Cannes 2008. Andreotti, présent à Cannes lors de la projection officielle, a jugé le film « méchant » et contraire à la réalité historique.

En 2009, il écrit un scénario adapté de la pièce de théâtre Je t'emmène (Ti prendo e ti porto via) de l'écrivain Niccolò Ammaniti. En 2011, il réalise son premier film en langue anglaise avec Sean Penn et Frances McDormand, This Must Be the Place. Le film, qui obtient le Prix du jury œcuménique du Festival de Cannes, raconte l'histoire d'un chanteur de rock à la retraite qui décide de retrouver le tortionnaire nazi qui a persécuté son père à Auschwitz.

En 2013, Sorrentino réalise La grande bellezza, son plus grand succès à ce jour. Le film obtient de nombreux prix à travers le monde, dont le Golden Globe et l'Oscar du meilleur film en langue étrangère. Sorrentino remporte également le prix du meilleur réalisateur aux Prix du cinéma européen. Il réalise en outre un court-métrage dans le film à sketches Rio, I Love You.

En décembre 2013 il fait partie du jury de Martin Scorsese lors du 13e Festival international du film de Marrakech, au côté notamment des comédiennes Patricia Clarkson, Golshifteh Farahani et Marion Cotillard, ainsi que du réalisateur Fatih Akın.

Youth (La giovinezza), sorti en 2015, est son second film en langue anglaise. Réunissant notamment Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz et Jane Fonda, il figure à nouveau en compétition officielle au Festival de Cannes.

En 2016, il présente hors compétition au Festival de Venise les deux premiers épisodes d'une série télévisée qui sera remarquée, The Young Pope.

Il prévoit le tournage d'un biopic de Silvio Berlusconi pour l'été 2017. Toni Servillo jouera le rôle de Berlusconi, portant à cinq le nombre de collaborations entre l'acteur et Sorrentino.

En mai 2017 il fait partie du jury de Pedro Almodovar lors du 70e Festival de Cannes, au côté notamment d'Agnès Jaoui, Jessica Chastain et de Will Smith.

Best films

The Great Beauty (2013)
(Director)
Il Divo (2008)
(Director)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Paolo Sorrentino (13 films)

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Actor

A Question of the Heart
Directed by Francesca Archibugi
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Kim Rossi Stuart, Antonio Albanese, Micaela Ramazzotti, Alessia Fugardi, Francesca Inaudi, Paolo Villaggio
Roles se stesso
Rating67% 3.3845353.3845353.3845353.3845353.384535
Angelo, jeune carrossier romain, et son épouse Rossana attendent leur troisième enfant et vivent paisiblement dans le quartier du Pigneto à Rome. Un soir, leur vie va croiser celle d’Alberto, scénariste en vogue, dans le lieu le plus inattendu. Tous deux victimes d’un infarctus, Angelo et Alberto vont devenir amis en salle de réanimation, et à l’écoute du battement de leur cœurs, sceller leurs destins.
The Caiman
The Caiman (2006)
, 1h53
Directed by Nanni Moretti
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about films, Political films
Actors Silvio Orlando, Margherita Buy, Jasmine Trinca, Michele Placido, Giuliano Montaldo, Antonello Grimaldi
Roles Marito di Aidra
Rating66% 3.3472653.3472653.3472653.3472653.347265
Opening with a wedding between two young Communists, officiated by a CP functionary, under the poster of Mao-Tse Tung, the bride suddenly spears the man and escapes, chased by the police. This is the end of 'Cataratte'/'Cataracts', a 10-year-old action B-movie projected in an open air cinema in honor of Bruno Bonomo (Silvio Orlando), a cockeyed film producer, who did some trash movies starring his wife Paola (Margherita Buy) in the 1970s. He also has two young sons loved by him and his wife. During this homage, a young woman presents him the script of a movie she wants to direct with his help.

Director

Youth
Youth (2015)
, 2h4
Directed by Paolo Sorrentino
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about music and musicians, Buddy films
Actors Rachel Weisz, Michael Caine, Jane Fonda, Paul Dano, Harvey Keitel, Mădălina Ghenea
Rating72% 3.645963.645963.645963.645963.64596
Septuagenarian best friends Fred Ballinger and Mick Boyle are on vacation in the Swiss Alps, staying at a luxury resort. Fred is a retired composer of classical music; at the hotel, he is approached by an emissary for Queen Elizabeth II to perform his popular piece "Simple Songs" at Prince Philip's birthday concert. Fred turns down the offer, claiming he is not interested in performing anymore – although he still composes pieces in his head when alone. Mick is a filmmaker, and is working with a group of writers to develop the screenplay for his latest film, which he calls his "testament". Also with them is actor Jimmy Tree, who is researching for an upcoming role and frustrated that he is only remembered for his role as a robot. The hotel is inhabited by other quirky individuals, including a young masseuse, an overweight Maradona, and Miss Universe.
The Great Beauty, 2h22
Directed by Paolo Sorrentino
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about writers
Actors Toni Servillo, Sabrina Ferilli, Isabella Ferrari, Carlo Verdone, Carlo Buccirosso, Serena Grandi
Rating77% 3.896133.896133.896133.896133.89613
The film opens with a quote from Céline's Journey to the End of the Night: "To travel is very useful, it makes the imagination work, the rest is just delusion and pain. Our journey is entirely imaginary, which is its strength." The main character is an aging socialite, Jep Gambardella, who once wrote a famous novel in his twenties, only to retire into a comfortable life writing cultural columns and throwing parties in Rome. After his 65th birthday party, he walks through the ruins and city streets, encountering the various characters, reflecting on his life, his first love, and sense of unfulfillment.
This Must Be the Place, 1h58
Directed by Paolo Sorrentino
Origin Italie
Genres Drama
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Musical films, Road movies
Actors Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, Kerry Condon, Judd Hirsch, Eve Hewson, Harry Dean Stanton
Rating67% 3.3514553.3514553.3514553.3514553.351455
Cheyenne is a wealthy former rock star, now bored and jaded in his 20-year retirement in Dublin. He retired after two of his teenaged fans committed suicide. He travels to New York to reconcile with his estranged father during his final hours, only to arrive too late. The reason he gives for not communicating with his father for 30 years was that his father rejected him when he put on glam rock make-up at the age of 15. He reads his father's diary and learns about his father's persecution in Auschwitz at the hands of former SS officer Alois Lange. He visits a professional Nazi hunter named Mordecai Midler who tells him that Lange is small fry.
Il Divo
Il Divo (2008)
, 1h50
Directed by Paolo Sorrentino
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Mafia films, Seafaring films, Politique, Transport films, Political films, Gangster films
Actors Toni Servillo, Anna Bonaiuto, Piera Degli Esposti, Anna Bonaiuto, Paolo Graziosi, Flavio Bucci
Rating73% 3.653943.653943.653943.653943.65394
As the film opens, Giulio Andreotti gives an inner monologue observing how he has managed to survive his tumultuous political career while his various detractors have died. A montage shows the murders of various people connected to Andreotti, including journalist Mino Pecorelli, Carabinieri general Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa, bankers Michele Sindona and Roberto Calvi, and former prime minister Aldo Moro.
The Family Friend, 1h42
Directed by Paolo Sorrentino
Origin Italie
Genres Drama
Actors Giacomo Rizzo, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Laura Chiatti, Luigi Angelillo, Clara Bindi, Marco Giallini
Rating70% 3.5456053.5456053.5456053.5456053.545605
Geremia, an aging tailor/money lender, is a repulsive, mean, stingy man who lives in his shabby house with his scornful, bedridden mother. He has a morbid, obsessive relationship with money and he uses it to insinuate himself into other people's affairs, pretending to be the "family friend". One day he is asked by a man to lend him money for the wedding of Rosalba, his daughter.
The Consequences of Love, 1h39
Directed by Paolo Sorrentino
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Crime, Romance
Themes Mafia films, Seafaring films, Films about drugs, Transport films, Gangster films
Actors Toni Servillo, Adriano Giannini, Olivia Magnani, Raffaele Pisu, Angela Goodwin
Rating76% 3.8006753.8006753.8006753.8006753.800675
Titta Di Girolamo is a middle-aged loner who has spent the last eight years living in an upmarket hotel in Lugano, Switzerland. Every day he puts on his suit and wanders around, avoiding contact with people. In the morning, he solves the chess puzzles in the paper and in the evening he plays Grabber with a bankrupt aristocratic couple who are marooned in the hotel they used to own. Occasionally, he rings his family in Italy but his wife is always reluctant to talk, and his grown-up children despise him. He develops feelings for Sofia, the beautiful and stylish waitress at the bar of the hotel but he refuses to speak to her because, in his shyness, he fears that love would complicate his monotone but quiet life.
One Man Up
One Man Up (2001)

Directed by Paolo Sorrentino
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Sports films, Association football films
Actors Toni Servillo, Ninni Bruschetta, Angela Goodwin
Rating72% 3.6438653.6438653.6438653.6438653.643865
L'histoire se déroule en 1980 à Naples. Les deux homonymes « Antonio Pisapia » sont au faîte de leur carrière. L'un, timide et renfermé, est un footballeur obligé d'interrompre sa brillante carrière après un accident lors d'un entrainement. L'autre, dit « Tony » est un chanteur à succès, égoïste et drogué, accusé de viol après avoir séduit une mineure obligé, est rejeté du monde du spectacle. Tous deux, et en parallèle, essayeront de se réintégrer dans leurs mondes respectifs.

Scriptwriter

Youth
Youth (2015)
, 2h4
Directed by Paolo Sorrentino
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about music and musicians, Buddy films
Actors Rachel Weisz, Michael Caine, Jane Fonda, Paul Dano, Harvey Keitel, Mădălina Ghenea
Roles Writer
Rating72% 3.645963.645963.645963.645963.64596
Septuagenarian best friends Fred Ballinger and Mick Boyle are on vacation in the Swiss Alps, staying at a luxury resort. Fred is a retired composer of classical music; at the hotel, he is approached by an emissary for Queen Elizabeth II to perform his popular piece "Simple Songs" at Prince Philip's birthday concert. Fred turns down the offer, claiming he is not interested in performing anymore – although he still composes pieces in his head when alone. Mick is a filmmaker, and is working with a group of writers to develop the screenplay for his latest film, which he calls his "testament". Also with them is actor Jimmy Tree, who is researching for an upcoming role and frustrated that he is only remembered for his role as a robot. The hotel is inhabited by other quirky individuals, including a young masseuse, an overweight Maradona, and Miss Universe.
The Great Beauty, 2h22
Directed by Paolo Sorrentino
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about writers
Actors Toni Servillo, Sabrina Ferilli, Isabella Ferrari, Carlo Verdone, Carlo Buccirosso, Serena Grandi
Rating77% 3.896133.896133.896133.896133.89613
The film opens with a quote from Céline's Journey to the End of the Night: "To travel is very useful, it makes the imagination work, the rest is just delusion and pain. Our journey is entirely imaginary, which is its strength." The main character is an aging socialite, Jep Gambardella, who once wrote a famous novel in his twenties, only to retire into a comfortable life writing cultural columns and throwing parties in Rome. After his 65th birthday party, he walks through the ruins and city streets, encountering the various characters, reflecting on his life, his first love, and sense of unfulfillment.
This Must Be the Place, 1h58
Directed by Paolo Sorrentino
Origin Italie
Genres Drama
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Musical films, Road movies
Actors Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, Kerry Condon, Judd Hirsch, Eve Hewson, Harry Dean Stanton
Roles Writer
Rating67% 3.3514553.3514553.3514553.3514553.351455
Cheyenne is a wealthy former rock star, now bored and jaded in his 20-year retirement in Dublin. He retired after two of his teenaged fans committed suicide. He travels to New York to reconcile with his estranged father during his final hours, only to arrive too late. The reason he gives for not communicating with his father for 30 years was that his father rejected him when he put on glam rock make-up at the age of 15. He reads his father's diary and learns about his father's persecution in Auschwitz at the hands of former SS officer Alois Lange. He visits a professional Nazi hunter named Mordecai Midler who tells him that Lange is small fry.