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Best Movies with Monica Bellucci

Monica Bellucci’s filmography for 2013 includes more than 70 works in European and American cinema. Many cast doubt on the acting talent of the beautiful Italian, and the artistic talent of Bellucci is really not always easy to consider. The directors shamelessly exploit her natural data, allowing her to appear in her films as a beautiful, but laconic woman, the object of the desire of men and the envy of women. Monica herself is confident in herself, and calls her body the main tool that allows expressing emotions no less successfully than words.

CineWest offers you a list of the most striking films with Monica Bellucci, in which she managed to create the most memorable images.

“Apartment”, 1996
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“Apartment” (L’Appartement)
France, 1996, dir. Gilles Mimouni
Cast: Vincent Cassel, Monica Bellucci, Roman Borinzhe, Jean-Philippe Ecoffei, Sandrine Cyberlen, Olivier Granier, Paul Pavel and others.

Max is going to Tokyo for important talks. Before leaving, he meets Lisa, a beautiful girl who turned his head two years ago, but then disappeared without leaving any news. Despite the fact that time has passed, and Max now has a different woman, he goes in search of her …

Thanks to this film, Monica Bellucci met Vincent Cassel, whom she married three years later. “Apartment” also became the high-profile European debut of Monica, which before that was shot mainly in television series or through films of Italian production.

In 2004, the United States released a remake of this film, called “Obsession.” Among fans of romantic stories, he received even more laudatory responses. No wonder – the tragic finale of “Apartments” in “Obsession” was replaced by the Hollywood happy ending.

Doberman 1997
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France, 1997, dir. Jan Kunen
Cast: Vincent Cassel, Cheki Cario, Monica Bellucci, Antoine Basler, Dominic Bettenfeld, Pascal Demolon, Marc Dure, Romain Duris, Francois Levanthal, etc.

“Doberman” was shot immediately after the “Apartment”, and again Monica played in tandem with her lover, only the scenery and mood of the picture changed. The languid unhurried surroundings of romantic Paris were replaced by gang warfare involving the impudent and fearless Doberman. Bellucci got the role of the deaf and dumb gypsy Nat, for a more effective embodiment of which she took sign language lessons. Subsequently, Bellucci called this role one of her favorites.

Malena, 2000
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“Malena” (Malèna)
Italy, USA, 2000, dir. Giuseppe Tornatore
Cast: Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro, Luciano Federico, Matilda Piana, Pietro Notariani, Gaetano Aronica and others.

Malena is the iconic, pivotal, and truly starring role of Monica Bellucci. If after previous works she became widely known in France, then after “Malena”, filmed in her homeland, in hot Italy, the whole world recognized her. The picture claimed the Oscar and other prestigious world film awards, and not one went to it. But even without a single award, this film became one of the cult and beloved among fans of Monica, who played the role, in fact, of herself – just a beautiful woman who has to live in a world of other people’s anger and envy.

Asterix and Obelix: Cleopatra’s Mission, 2001
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Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra (Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre)
France, Germany, 2001, dir. Alain Shaba
Cast: Gerard Depardieu, Christian Clavier, Jamel Debbouz, Monica Bellucci, Alain Shaba, Claude Risch, Gerard Darmont, Eduard Baer and others.

Of all the films about the adventures of Asterix and Obelix, the second part is considered the most successful, famous and beloved. Fans of French comedies are revising it again and again, admiring not the steel belly of Gerard Depardieu, but the beauty of Monica Bellucci, who swims in a milk bath. The role of Cleopatra to the Italian diva is very to the face – just in time, her natural regality and self-confidence fell.

Irreversibility, 2002
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Irreversibility (Irréversible)
France, 2002, dir. Gaspard Noe
Cast: Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Albert Dupontel, Joe Prestia, Philippe Naon, Stefan Drouot and others.

The scandalous sensation of the Cannes Film Festival in 2002, “Irreversibility” has controversial artistic merits, but a powerful emotional impact. There are legends about the filming of the most famous rape scene in the movies, the veracity of which can only be judged by the participants in the story. It is only known for certain that the scene lasts 9 minutes of screen time, and six takes were made for its filming.

After the film was released, Monica’s mother told her that she had ruined her career (although she had never seen the film). It is said that while watching this shocking scene, Vincent Cassel burst into tears. Bellucci herself reacts calmly to all the stormy responses: “This is just a movie.”

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