Illuminata (1999)



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An ambitious, restless writer, Tuccio is the resident playwright of a struggling New York City repertory company, who has written a new play for Rachel, the woman he loves and the theater's company manager. When Tuccio stages his new work, "Illuminata," the resident critic Bevalaqua savages the play, but becomes infatuated with a handsome cast member, Marco, who agrees to a private meeting with the critic, hoping to sway Bevalaqua to print a good review. Meanwhile, a celebrated, but aging … More

Rating: R (for sexual content, nudity and language)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Brandon Cole, John Turturro
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 18, 2000
Overseas Filmgroup


as Dominique

as Astergourd

as Marco

as Flavio

as Beppo

as Pallenchio

as Military Policeman

as Grand Inquisitor

as Gypsy Musician

as Orlandini

as Prince

as Boy No. 1

as Boy No. 2

as Journalist

as Scruffy Man

as Aristocrat No. 1

as Old Toothless Man

as Marco's Mother

as Stagehand

as Angry Woman

as Captain

as Concubine No. 1

as Concubine No. 2
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All Critics (38) | Top Critics (12)

Clearly a labor of love, this sophomore effort from Turturro (a better actor than helmer), about fables and foibles of a tightly knit acting troup at turn of the century New York, is structurally messy and unevenly acted; a step fown from his debut Mac

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Audience Reviews for Illuminata

Amazing directing from Turturro and amazing cast (especially Christopher Walken)!

Linda K. T.

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Tuturo is amazing no matter what he does~this movie is just my style... Great story line and interaction of characters

Melissa Arenz-Sorensen

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