Theatrical Release Date: TBC
Home Ent. Release Date: 31 Aug 2008
Cert: Not Rated
It is 1926. Valentino, the greatest lover ever to grace the silver screen, is dead at 31. As crazed fans stampede the mortuary where their idol lies, various Hollywood stars and personalities are interviewed by the press, telling the story of Valentino’s short but brilliant life, and his tragic death. Valentino started out as a "taxi dancer" in New York, doing the tango with lonely women willing to pay for his company. His ambitions were not large, merely to live a simple, quiet life, growing oranges. Everything changes when Valentino is discovered by powerful Hollywood screenwriter June Mathis, who gives him the starring role in The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and makes him a star overnight. The grand and exotic Russian star, Nazimova, chooses the young sensation to play opposite her in her own passionate production of Camille. Through her, Valentino meets Natasha Rambova, Nazimova’s art director and intimate friend, who becomes his second wife. Directed by strong, ambitious, manipulative women, Valentino’s career rises to insane heights, as he becomes increasingly desperate and unhappy.