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Dalida (2017)




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DALIDA is an intimate portrait based on the real story of a strong, fiercely independent woman whose 30-year dazzling career was punctuated by tragic events, with no less than three of her lovers committing suicide. With over 170 million albums sold and twice honored with the "World Oscar of Recording Success", Dalida received more than 70 gold records and was the first singer to receive platinum and diamond discs. Dalida continued to hold concerts until her last days, but her suicide in 1987 immortalized her iconic image as a diva and renowned singer. The film takes us on a journey from her difficult childhood as an Italian in Egypt during WWII all the way to the summits of stardom and through her final moments. It will give Dalida fans an unprecedented opportunity to witness some of the most important moments of the life and career of one of the most modern, liberated, and talented women of the 20th century.

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Jean-Paul Rouve
as Lucien Morisse
Patrick Timsit
as Bruno Coquatrix
Vincent Perez
as Eddie Barclay
Nicolas Duvauchelle
as Richard Chanfray
Alessandro Borghi
as Luigi Tenco
Niels Schneider
as Jean Sobieski
Davide Lorino
as Orlando (aîné)
Haydee Borelli
as Giuseppina Gigliotti
Olivier Meurville
as Claude Carrère
Elena Rapisarda
as Dalida enfant
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Critic Reviews for Dalida

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

A sentimentalized, shallow biopic that looks and sounds better than it is.

September 8, 2017 | Full Review…

Despite running just over two hours, there is almost no sense of who Dalida was beyond the private lover and the public performer.

February 12, 2017 | Full Review…

One has to wonder who Dalida is even for, as it seems wholly disinterested in exploring Dalida as a character or celebrating her legacy as a musician.

October 1, 2020 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

Dalida is one of those biographies that transcends the artist on screen and gives the viewer much more than a peep into her life; it gives them a full view of how she was, who she was, of her feelings, and what led to her becoming such an icon ...

April 11, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

American audiences, at least, can be excused for muttering "I don't get it" after watching this strained, dull and charisma-starved portrait of the international singing sensation.

November 29, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Dalida stands as a stinging commentary on the female identity and the public's insatiable demands for more from their idols. It's absolutely phenomenal.

November 4, 2017 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dalida


The impeccable direction, dynamic editing and magnetic performance by the stunning Sveva Alviti compensate for a script that deserved a bit more polishing, even though it is efficient in the way it uses Dalida's songs to organically comment on episodes of the character's tragic life.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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