The Star Maker (1995)

Original title: L’Uomo delle Stelle
Year: 1995
Runtime: 1 hour, 46 minutes
Country: Italy
Language: Italian
Subtitles: English (.srt)
Genre: Drama

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore

Sergio Castellitto … Joe Morelli
Tiziana Lodato … Beata


Joe Morelli is a scam artist that loves to prey on innocent people in the poorer regions of Italy. As we meet him, he is trying to swindle whoever he can from impoverished Sicilians. The movie is set after WWII in a ruined Italy that hasn’t come out of its defeat, and most of the population is having a hard time eking out a life, mainly from the land. Morelli, pretending to be a scout for a big Rome studio is seen traveling the back ways of Sicily with his small van that opens up to a mini studio where the unsuspecting people of the Sicilian towns flock for a screen test that no one will ever see. For the price of 1,500 lire they get a chance to act for the con man and his camera, hoping they will be the next discovery. Beata, a young illiterate convent girl desperately wants to change her life and falls for him; belatedly, he realises his feelings for her…


  1. always waiting for this director’s movies

  2. thanks

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