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Dalida (2016)

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Based on the true story of acclaimed music icon "Dalida" born in Cairo, who gained celebrity in the 50s, singing in French, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, German, Italian, playing in awarded ... See full summary »

Director:

Lisa Azuelos

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Catherine Rihoit (book), Orlando (book) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sveva Alviti ... Dalida
Riccardo Scamarcio ... Orlando
Jean-Paul Rouve ... Lucien Morisse
Niels Schneider ... Jean Sobieski
Alessandro Borghi ... Luigi Tenco
Nicolas Duvauchelle ... Richard Chanfray
Valentina Carli Valentina Carli ... Rosy Gigliotti
Patrick Timsit Patrick Timsit ... Bruno Coquatrix
Vincent Perez ... Eddie Barclay
Laurent Bateau Laurent Bateau ... Le Psy
Brenno Placido Brenno Placido ... Lucio Sanieri
Ercole Alviti Ercole Alviti ... Garde du corps 1
Philippe Blondelle Philippe Blondelle ... Ami Dalida 1
F. Haydee Borelli F. Haydee Borelli ... Giuseppina Gigliotti (as Haydee Borelli)
Marieke Bouillette Marieke Bouillette ... Chanteuse cabaret Drap d'Or
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Based on the true story of acclaimed music icon "Dalida" born in Cairo, who gained celebrity in the 50s, singing in French, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, German, Italian, playing in awarded Youssef Chahine's picture "Le Sixième Jour", and who later committed suicide in 1987 in Paris, after selling more than 130 million records worldwide Written by Lisa Azuelos

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Biography | Drama | Music

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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

France

Language:

French | Italian | English | Arabic

Release Date:

1 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dalida - Dömd att älska See more »

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Budget:

€15,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dalida was already portrayed in mini series "Dalida" (2005) by Sabrina Ferilli. See more »

Goofs

The use of lip-syncing during the singing scenes is obvious throughout the movie. See more »

Connections

Features Oscar (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Laissez-moi danser (Monday Tuesday)
Performed by Dalida
Lyrics By [English] Georges Barnoti (as Jeff Barnel)
Written By Cristiano Minellono, Pierre Delanoë, Toto Cutugno
Arranged and Conducted by Tony Rallo
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Biopic not-to-miss
13 February 2017 | by jad-nachabe-118-898511See all my reviews

Beautifully written and portrayed journey through Dalida's success- filled career and through her rather melancholic personal life.

Sveva shines as Dalida - she does her justice, and with all the right emotions at that. The picture offers a beautifully written and directed insight into the life of the legend that is Dalida. The transition between different phases of her life is light and allows you to dig deeper into what drove her success and ultimately her fall.

While the film could've done better with Sveva's lip-syncing, the music is carefully selected, introduced, and fills the theater with Dalida's warm and unique voice.

Probably will not be as commercially successful as the contextually similar La Vie en Rose with Marion Cottilard but insightful and beautiful nonetheless. Highly recommended.


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