6.8/10
2,266
4 user 29 critic

Leopardi (2014)

Il giovane favoloso (original title)
Based upon the short but fruitful life of illness-racked Italian poet and philosopher Giacomo Leopardi.

Director:

Mario Martone
Reviews
19 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

We Believed (2010)
History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The stories of three young men who, in the wake of the ferocious repression by the Bourbon reign in 1828, decide to join Giuseppe Mazzini's Young Italy movement.

Director: Mario Martone
Stars: Raffaele Di Florio, Edoardo Natoli, Andrea Bosca
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Naples. Professor Renato Caccioppoli, professor of pure mathematics, is a tormented and disillusioned man living a difficult life. Back from the psychiatric hospital, abandoned by his wife,... See full summary »

Director: Mario Martone
Stars: Carlo Cecchi, Anna Bonaiuto, Renato Carpentieri
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

With Italy about to go to war in 1914, this is the story of the encounter between a goatherd called Lucia, the commune of young Northern Europeans led by Seybu and the town's young doctor on the unique island of Capri.

Director: Mario Martone
Stars: Marianna Fontana, Reinout Scholten van Aschat, Antonio Folletto
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When her elderly mother dies - apparently happy but in curious circumstances - her daughter travels home to Naples for the funeral. Staying on, she tries to piece together her mother's ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Martone
Stars: Anna Bonaiuto, Angela Luce, Gianni Cajafa
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two brothers come of age in a small Italian town in the '60s and '70s.

Director: Daniele Luchetti
Stars: Elio Germano, Riccardo Scamarcio, Angela Finocchiaro
Tenderness (2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Back from the hospital where he has been treated after a heart attack, Lorenzo is on his way upstairs to his top-floor apartment in Naples when he meets Michela. The charming young woman, ... See full summary »

Director: Gianni Amelio
Stars: Elio Germano, Micaela Ramazzotti, Giovanna Mezzogiorno
Human Capital (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The destinies of two families are irrevocably tied together after a cyclist is hit off the road by a jeep in the night before Christmas Eve.

Director: Paolo Virzì
Stars: Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Matilde Gioli, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

"I cento passi" (one hundred steps) was the distance between the Impastatos' house and the house of Tano Badalamenti, an important Mafia boss, in the small Sicilian town of Cinisi. The ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Tullio Giordana
Stars: Luigi Lo Cascio, Luigi Maria Burruano, Lucia Sardo
Alaska I (2015)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Fausto and Nadine meet for the first time in a hotel in Paris. They both are fragile, alone and obsessed with an unreachable desire of happiness. Fausto is an Italian man who moved to ... See full summary »

Director: Claudio Cupellini
Stars: Elio Germano, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Valerio Binasco
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A couple of bourgeois intellectuals, Carlo and Silvia are married for twenty years. But they wearily live their relationship separately; while she lives in their original flat in Rome, he ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Martone
Stars: Fanny Ardant, Michele Placido, Giovanna Giuliani
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Sergio, Fausto Diego and Claudio have to struggle against Camorra in order to open an agritourism.

Director: Edoardo Leo
Stars: Luca Argentero, Edoardo Leo, Anna Foglietta
Don't Be Bad (2015)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A story set in the 90s and in the outskirts of Rome to Ostia, the same places of the films of Pasolini. His characters, in the '90s, seem to belong to a world that revolves around hedonism.... See full summary »

Director: Claudio Caligari
Stars: Luca Marinelli, Alessandro Borghi, Silvia D'Amico
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elio Germano ... Giacomo Leopardi
Michele Riondino ... Antonio Ranieri
Massimo Popolizio ... Monaldo Leopardi
Anna Mouglalis ... Fanny Targioni-Tozzetti
Valerio Binasco Valerio Binasco ... Pietro Giordani
Paolo Graziosi ... Carlo Antici
Iaia Forte ... Signora Rosa
Sandro Lombardi Sandro Lombardi ... Don Vincenzo
Raffaella Giordano Raffaella Giordano ... Adelaide Antici Leopardi
Edoardo Natoli Edoardo Natoli ... Carlo Leopardi
Federica De Cola Federica De Cola ... Paolina Ranieri
Isabella Ragonese ... Paolina Leopardi
Giovanni Ludeno Giovanni Ludeno ... Pasquale Ignarra
Giorgia Salari Giorgia Salari ... Maddalena Pelzet
Gloria Ghergo Gloria Ghergo ... Teresa Fattorini
Edit

Storyline

Based upon the short but fruitful life of illness-racked Italian poet and philosopher Giacomo Leopardi.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | Greek | French | Neapolitan

Release Date:

16 October 2014 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Leopardi See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,664,764
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?


Soundtracks

Warm signal
Written & Performed by Apparat (as Sascha Ring)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
19th Century Romantics Alert
12 September 2014 | by juliasfSee all my reviews

If you like the idea of traveling to Italy and also of watching period costume dramas, this pick may be for you. I ate it up. I thought the main performance was astonishing and you will rarely see a film which takes better advantage of fabulous locations throughout Italy which appear to just unfurl as scenery miraculously still in existence despite the passage of more than 150 years.

I did not know this poet at all and yet I definitely enjoyed this poetic film. Although I was the only one in the theater who laughed at regular intervals, I think you might find some underlying wit in all the melancholy. Rarely has the cage of being upper class been so well depicted in film. If you want to feel sorry for the independently wealthy nobility of Italy, this film will lay it all out for you.

As a fan of Jane Austin and most of the films made of her work, I heartily recommend this movie for a very interesting escape. It is not a tale of a romance, but rather of a man who's heart is bursting with passion. His brain is ahead of his time and it makes for modern excitement. Great contemporary music is woven in very skillfully.


20 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed