A Magnificent Haunting

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"Sweet, light, enjoyable" - Sight & Sound

Director: Ferzan Ozpetek

Writer: Ferzan Ozpetek, Federica Pontremoli

Stars: Elio Germano, Paola Minaccioni


Pietro (Elio Germano) spends his evenings working nightshifts in a local bakery. He has just moved to Rome and has big dreams of becoming a successful actor.


He finds a very beautiful old apartment, which despite being in need of a little repair has an unbelievably cheap rent. This place seems just so perfect! But soon after settling in, he notices that objects get moved around and there are strange noises coming from the empty rooms. It soon becomes clear that he is not living alone.


Determined not to run, Pietro tries everything he can to get rid of the seven and a half other worldly beings who have been resident in the house since World War Two. But this mysterious ghostly theatre company will not leave.


Over time they all fall into a routine of domesticity and Pietro realises that he now has a group of friends that he can share his desires, fears and secrets with. But what happened during the Second World War to confine them all to this old house? What is the secret behind the tragedy of this ghostly theatre company.  Pietro is determined to find out, his search for the truth takes him on an astonishing journey.


Ferzan Özpetek, the director of the award winning comedy LOOSE CANNONS, returns with A MAGNIFICENT HAUNTING, an exciting tale of a young man whose life is turned upside down when he overcomes his deepest fears to help a ghostly group break free of their eternal prison.
  • "sweet, light, enjoyable"
    - Sight & Sound
  • "A lovely little haunter!"
  • "Ferzan Ozpetek's film is reminiscent of Woody Allen at his most whimsical"
    - Total Film
Cast: Elio Germano, Paola Minaccioni, Beppe Fiorello, Margherita Buy
Director: Ferzan Ozpetek
Writers: Ferzan Ozpetek, Federica Pontremoli
Country: Italy
Language: Italian
Subtitles: English
Format: PAL
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
Certificate: 15
Running Time: 106
Sound: Dolby 5.1
DVD Release Date: 11-11-2013
VoD Release Date: 25-10-2013
Cinema Release Date: 25-10-2013
Dvd Catalogue Number: 5060018652825
Year: 2012
Producer: Domenico Procacci
Editor: Walter Fasano
Cinematography: Maurizio Calvesi
Music By: Pasquale Catalano

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