Malena DVD - 2000 film directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. Before 'The Matrix Reloaded', Monica Bellucci starred in this Italian film - A world at war. A young man coming of age. And the woman who changed his life forever. 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 Malena, a beautiful, silent outsider who's moved to this Sicilian town to be with her husband Nico who 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 Malena suffer and prove her mettle: 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 Malena and stand up for her? Also stars Giuseppe Sulfaro. Italian and French audio track with Spanish subtitles. Rated R for sexuality/nudity, language and some violence. 109 minutes.