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Director:  Carlo Verdone

Length:  109mins

Cast:  Carlo Verdone, Ilenia Pastorelli, Lucrezia Lante della Rovere

Genre:  Comedy

Language:  In Italian with English subtitles

This film is presented by Ondazzurra PlanetFm 104.6


With more than 1.3 million admissions at the Italian Box Office, Blessed Madness is the latest hit comedy from Carlo Verdone, the much loved Roman actor and director who is considered a modern day Alberto Sordi. He is perhaps the most well-known proponent of a particularly farcical, yet cynical Roman-style of comedy.

Verdone plays Guiglielmo, a middle-aged man in charge of a business that sees him working between secret Vatican opulence and downtown Rome. On the surface, Guiglielmo leads a successful if monotonous life. His comfortable world is suddenly turned upside-down when glamorous, young Luna appears on the scene like a dark angel. Once again, Verdone offers his audiences often unseen corners of the Eternal City, without ever forgetting that the dark and holy sides of Rome live together in a fragile harmony.


  • Nominated Best Comedy, Best Actress in a Comedy, Nastri D’Argento Awards 2018

  • Nominated Best Screenplay, Best Production Design, Golden Ciak Awards 2018


 The Empire Cinema, Wellington

Monday 11 November, 7.30pm

Sunday 17 November, 10.30am

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