Malena (Malèna) 23 years old

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.


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?


Malena Cast

Name Character
Monica Bellucci She was 36, now 59 years old as Malena Scordia
Giuseppe Sulfaro He was 16, now 39 years old as Renato Amoroso
Lucia Sardo She was 48, now 70 years old as 2a Donna linciaggio
Pietro Notarianni as Maléna's Father
Matilde Piana She was 42, now 65 years old as Renato's Mother
Elisa Morucci as Lupetta
Gilberto Idonea He was 54, 72 years old when he died as l'avvocato Centorbi
Domenico Gennaro He was 52, now 75 years old as il farmacista
Gaetano Aronica He was 37, now 60 years old as Nino Scordia
Luciano Federico He was 32, now 55 years old as Renato's Father
Salvatore Borgese He was 63, now 86 years old as Milite fascista (come Toto' Borgese)
Paola Pace She was 36, now 60 years old as donna del linciaggio
Maria Terranova as Moglie Dott. Cusimano
Conchita Puglisi She was 25, now 48 years old as 3a Prostituta
Giovanni Litrico as Pinè
Aurora Quattrocchi She was 57, now 80 years old as Tenutaria bordello
Pippo Provvidenti as Dott. Cusimano
Michel Daniel Bramanti as Sasà
Ornella Giusto as 2a Prostituta
Giuseppe Pattavina as il pretore
Angelo Pellegrino He was 54, now 77 years old as il segretario politico
Claudia Muzii She was 34, now 57 years old as 1a Prostituta
Daniele Arena as Agostino
Marcello Catalano He was 25, now 48 years old as Tenente Cadei
Gabriella Di Luzio She was 49, 65 years old when she died as l'amante del Barone
Gianluca Guarrera as Nicola
Emanuele Gullotto as Negoziante dischi
Franco Catalano as Negoziante

Malena Crew

Name Department
Massimo Quaglia as Editor. Editing
Lajos Koltai as Director of Photography. He was 54 (now 77) years old Camera
Ennio Morricone as Original Music Composer. He was 72 (91) years old when He died Sound
Malena poster
Malena (23 years)

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.

  • Release day: Thursday, March 16, 2000
  • Runtime: 109 minutes
  • Revenue: 14493284.00