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Illuminata DVD cover
Directed by John Turturro
Written by Brandon Cole
John Turturro
Starring John Turturro
Katherine Borowitz
Christopher Walken
Susan Sarandon
Music by Arnold Black
William Bolcom
Cinematography Harris Savides
Editing by Michael Berenbaum
Release date(s) May 21, 1998
Cannes Film Festival
France April 28, 1999
United States August 6, 1999
Running time 119 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Illuminata is a 1998 romantic comedy film directed by John Turturro and written by Brandon Cole (13 Moons) and John Turturro, based on Cole's play. The cinematographer was Harris Savides. The puppet sequences were done by Roman Paska.

The plot follows the backstage dramas of a theater company in turn-of-the-century New York while it struggles to produce a new work.


Principal cast




  • Martin, Mick. DVD & Video Guide 2007. New York: Ballantine Books, 2006.
  • "Backstage With a Cast Of Foibles and Follies" The New York Times, August 6, 1999.

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