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Alida Valli
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Date of Birth: May 31, 1921

Country: Italy

Total Titles at Criticker: 58 - You've Seen 0

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Angel of Death (2002)
It's Semana Santa (aka Holy Week) in an otherwise peaceful European town, but not everyone is being pious. A serial killer is on the loose and terrorizing the residents at a time when religion is front and center in everyone's minds. But it's hard to keep the faith when lives are in danger, especially for Maria Delgado (Mira Sorvino), the Spanish detective assigned to the case. Will she be able to stop the bloodshed before week's end? (netflix.com)
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Fatal Frames (1996)
Alex Ritt (Rick Gianasi), a music video director comes to Italy to direct a video for pop sensation Stefania Stella. He soon encounters a mysterious killer who videotapes his victims for the police. As the horrible murders continue, Ritt is unknowingly pushed into the killer's games and he soon becomes a target of the police. The video-killer is on the loose and Ritt must find out the truth before it's too late. (imdb)
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A Month by the Lake (1995)
At a luxurious lakeside resort, an attractive red-headed guest has her eye on a handsome, well-to-do bachelor. But when he's more interested in a beautiful young flirt, the mischievous redhead goes to outrageous lengths -- including a fling with a passionate younger man -- to reel in her wealthy catch! (amazon.com)
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La bocca (1991)
The Alessandra restorer is sent by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage to restore an ancient fresco, located in the majestic villa of the noble family Rospigliosi. Here Alessandra will be faced with a situation decidedly complicated and out of all his imagination. In fact, the Rospigliosi family is waiting for the Countess Bianca, matriarch of the family and owner of the villa, to die, to be able to share the conspicuous heritage and get rid of the villa, despite the high historical value.
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Zitti e Mosca (1991)
A satirical story about the change of name and policy of the Italian Communist Party in 1989, as seen through the eyes of the people of a village in Tuscany. (imdb)
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A notre regrettable époux (1988)
On the death of Alexander, her husband, Hermione, a chatelaine, discovers that he was a bigam on the one hand, and a swindler on the other. In company with the second wife of Alexander, she launches in search of the spoils hidden in its vast property.
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Ayn Rand
A story about finding freedom and love in communist Russia.
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Aspern (1982)
A publisher seeks information on a writer who died long ago. (imdb)
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Sogni mostruosamente proibiti (1982)
A italian remake of the movie "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"
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Inferno (1980)
Semi-sequal to 'Suspiria' has a American college student in Rome, and his sister in New York investigating a series of killings in both locations where their resident addresses are the domain of two covens of witches. (imdb)
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Aquella casa en las afueras (1980)
A young girl's husband rents a lovely home just outside of Madrid so she can spend the last three months of her pregnancy in peace and luxury. Unfortunately, just as they arrive at the home, the girl realizes that it is the place where she had secretly had an illegal abortion some years before. (Written by Ørnås (imdb)
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Zoo zéro (1979)
A singer (Jourdan) who is controlled by her agent and the pressures of her ambiguously related co-workers attempts to make sense of her existence while exploring a zoo managed by a mysterious man (Kinski).
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La Luna (1979)
Recently widowed American opera diva Caterina takes her teenaged son Joe with her on a long singing tour to Italy. Absorbed in her hectic work in various Verdi operas around Rome, Caterina is soon shocked to discover that her troubled and lonely son has become a heroin addict... (imdb)
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Killer Nun (1978)
A demented nun sliding through morphine addiction into madness, whilst presiding over a regime of lesbianism, torture and death. Sister Gertrude is the head nurse/nun in a general hospital, whose increasingly psychotic behavior endangers the staff and patients around her. (imdb)
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Indagine su un delitto perfetto (1978)
The President of a big world trust is killed in the explosion of his sabotaged jet. He leaves behind him three vice-presidents who all die atrocious deaths. Millions of dollars are involved, and Scotland Yard has to discover the author of these crimes. (bfi)
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Berlinguer Ti Voglio Bene (1977)
The story of Mario (Benigni), a young man in his 20s who lives with his mother and spends his time with his friends in porn theaters or trying to pick up ladies at dancing parties. A humorous view on the troubles of the "Modern Man".
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Suspiria (1977)
A newcomer to a fancy ballet academy gradually comes to realize that the staff of the school are actually a coven of witches bent on chaos and destruction. (imdb)
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The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
"Outbreak" meets "The Runaway Train" as a motley group of passengers are quarantined on a train destined to prevent the spread of the disease at the cost of their lives. Government intrigue, international smuggling, and the legend of the Cassandra Crossing add to the suspense. (imdb)
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1900 (1976)
Set in Italy, the film follows the lives and interactions of two boys/men, one born a bastard of peasant stock (Depardieu)... (imdb)
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Ce cher Victor (1975)
A pair of elderly men, friends for 40 years, find their relationship stressed when they set up housekeeping together in order to save money. Exploring similar ground to that covered in Neil Simon's play The Odd Couple, which spawned a movie and a television series, Ce Cher Victor explores the tragic and dramatic aspects of the story. The two friends, meek, sensitive Anselme and blustering Victor are swiftly driven apart by circumstances. (allmovie.com)
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Flesh of the Orchid (1975)
A disturbed young woman is kept prisoner in a castle by her aunt for her money. The game-keeper, her guardian, tries to rape her but she escapes. In her flight she meets a man also running away, from two killers. (imdb)
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The Antichrist (1974)
Hipolita (Carla Gravina) is a paralyzed young woman with serious mental problems stemming from the death of her mother. Her crisis of faith and the intervention of a well-meaning psychologist lead Hipolita to remember her past life as a witch during the Inquisition. Eventually, Hipolita becomes possessed and starts seducing local men, only to kill them. An exorcism seems to be the only solution to stop the madness. (imdb)
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Tendre Dracula (1974)
Two writers and their girlfriends visit the castle of an actor who specializes in playing vampire roles. As the night progresses, they begin to wonder if the man is an actor playing a vampire, or a vampire playing an actor. (imdb)
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No es nada, mamá, sólo un juego (1974)
A 25-30-year old Hacienda-owner (David Hemmings) is misbehaving on women due to his traumatic youth; his mother (Alida Valli) covers him for his sadistic actions; however, when he wants the daughter of the mansion supervisor to serve for him, things seem to get totally out of hand. He 'tames' her, but when 'tamed' and finally married, the young woman (Andrea Rau) soon becomes the dominating person in the family. (imdb)
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Lisa and the Devil (1973)
Lisa is a tourist in an ancient city. When she gets lost, she finds an old mansion in which to shelter. Soon she is sucked into a vortex of deception, debauchery and evil presided over by housekeeper Leandre. (imdb)
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The First Quiet Night (1972)
In Italy, the gambler and professor of poetry Daniele Dominici arrives in the seaside town of Rimini and is hired to teach for four months in the Liceu replacing another teacher. In classroom, he meets the gorgeous nineteen years old mysterious student Vanina Abati. (imdb)
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Eye in the Labyrinth (1972)
The plot introduces Julie, an emotionally troubled young girl who starts her own private investigation in search for her psychiatrist that went missing. The trail leads to a fancy resort where her beloved doctor threw perverted sex parties and ran a whole lot of other illegal affairs. Julie gradually becomes entangled in a web of mystery, hallucinations and dead end clues, but still there's no trace of Louis the psychiatrist. (imdb)
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Strategia del ragno (1970)
Athos Magnani, a young researcher, returns to Tara, where his father was killed before his birth, at the request of Draifa. The father, also named Athos Magnani and looking exactly like the son, was killed by a fascist in 1936 -- or so says Draifa (his mistress), the town statue, and everyone in town. As the son untangles the web of lies this story is constructed from, he finds himself ensnared in the same web. (imdb)
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Edipo re (1967)
In pre-war Italy, a young couple have a baby boy. The father, however, is jealous of his son - and the scene moves to antiquity... (imdb)
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Ophélia (1963)
It is the grim story of a young man who gets Shakespearean-style revenge against the uncle who married the young fellow's mother...
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The Castilian (1963)
Broderick Crawford plays a despotic 10th century Spanish king who, in cahoots with the invading Moors, has banished handsome Castilian nobleman Spartaco Santoni. With the surreptitious aid of Crawford's daughter Teresa Velasquez, Santoni assembles an army to march against the Moors. In keeping with the 13th century epic poem from which this film was derived ("El Poema de Fernan Gonzales") Santoni's path is smoothed by the celestial intervention of patron saints Milan and Santiago. (allmovie.com)
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El hombre de papel (1963)
A deaf and mute vagabond finds a large denomination bill in a Mexico City dump, and while he tries to buy something with it, others try to con him into giving it away. (imdb)
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The Happy Thieves (1961)
A worldly art thief gets mixed up with murder. (TCM.com)
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The Long Absence (1961)
During WW2, Thérèse lost her husband; he had been reported missing in Germany. In her small bistro, she is still waiting, waiting... One days she spots a tramp on the street (George Wilson). Might he be the one? (IMDB Comments)
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Eyes Without a Face (1960)
A brilliant surgeon, Professor Genessier, helped by his assistant Louise, kidnaps nice young girls.... (imdb)
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Le dialogue des Carmélites (1960)
An aristocratic novice flees the convent during the French Revolution but when the nuns are condemned by the Tribunal, joins them on the scaffold.
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Signé: Arsène Lupin (1959)
After World War I, the French gentleman thief Arsène Lupin emerged from his convalescence in a hospital to resume his criminal activities. To his surprise, someone else has already initiated a series of robberies with his particular style, even signing one of his crimes with his own name - Arsène Lupin. (Filmaffinity)
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The Night Heaven Fell (1958)
Bardot plays a young, sensuous French girl named Ursula, who arrives in a Spanish mountain community to visit her aunt and uncle. It isn't long before uncle is killed by handsome stranger Lamberto. Against her better judgement, Ursula falls in love with Lamberto, and helps him to elude the authorities-thereby beating her Aunt (who also loves Lamberto) to the punch.
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This Angry Age (1957)
A struggling French family in the Mekong delta during corrupt colonial days. A mother who does what she can to make ends meet, and a son who goes slightly astray. (Eric Sayettat)
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Il Grido (1957)
A man wanders aimlessly, away from his town, away from the woman he loved, emotionally and socially inactive. (imdb)
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The Wide Blue Road (1957)
Squarciò, a fisherman, lives with his family on a small island off the Dalmatian coast of Italy. Like his fellow villagers, Squarciò struggles against harsh living conditions, a scarcity of fish in nearby waters and exploitation by the local wholesaler. But while the other fishermen continue to use nets, he goes out to the open sea to fish illegally with bombs... (imdb)
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Senso (1954)
Venezia, spring of 1866, in the last days of the Austrian occupation. A performance of Il Trovatore ends up in confusion due to an anti-Austrian demonstration, organised by Count Ussoni. His cousin Countess Serpieri falls in love with vile Austrian Lieutenant Franz Mahler, but the times are changing. (imdb)
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Siamo Donne (1953)
Five portraits of actresses in their "common" life, seen as women rather than movie stars.
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Les miracles n
1939 : what a beautiful year for Claudia and Jerôme. No sooner do they meet that they are under each other's spell. 1939 : what a horrible year for the two lovers : war breaks out before they can get married. They meet again after the war but the enchantment has vanished. They decide to marry but it will be for reason, not for love. Miracles only happen once. (imdb)
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The White Tower (1950)
Six people come together in the Swiss Alps to climb a mountain, known as 'The White Tower,' which has never been climbed. While struggling together to conquer the obstacle, each climber shows his true worth, or lack of. (imdb)
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Walk Softly, Stranger (1950)
A charming, smooth-talking gambler calling himself Chris Hale arrives in Ashton, home of the Corelli shoe factory. Claiming to have lived there as a boy, he soon ingratiates himself with the townspeople... including attractive heiress Elaine Corelli, wheelchair-bound since a recent accident. Chris, hoping to leave crime behind, seems to have excellent prospects; but of course, his past catches up with him... (imdb)
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The Third Man (1949)
Arriving in Vienna, Holly Martins learns that his friend Harry Lime, who has invited him, recently died in a car accident.(imdb)
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The Miracle of the Bells (1948)
Granting her final request, a Hollywood press agent brings the dead body of an actress, who died after making her first and only film, back to her hometown for burial. To arouse public interest, and to get the reluctant studio head to release the film, he asks all the local churches to ring their bells for three days. (imdb)
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The Paradine Case (1947)
The beautiful Mrs. Paradine is accused of poisoning her older, blind husband. She hires married Anthony Keane as her lawyer and when he begins to fall in love with her, she encourages him. (imdb)
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Eugenia Grandet (1946)
Eugenia is a daughter of a wealthy but miserly man living a simple life in the provincial town of Saumur. Eugenia's inexperience leads her to fall in love with an unworthy man.
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La vita ricomincia (1945)
Life Begins Anew (Italian: La vita ricomincia) is a 1945 Italian drama film directed by Mario Mattoli and starring Alida Valli, Fosco Giachetti and Eduardo De Filippo. It was the second most popular Italian film during 1945-46 after Roberto Rossellini's Paisan.
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Laugh Pagliacci (1943)
A troupe of traveling actors is being welcomed by villagers in Calabria in the summer of 1866. (imdb)
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Addio Kira! (1942)
After having been captured in a Crimea during a failed attempt to flee overseas, Leo returns in Petersburg for Kira.
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Noi vivi (1942)
Doomed love within a corrupt political world. At 18, the beautiful and smart Kira comes to Petersburg as the Communists consolidate power. She rebuffs a cousin who rises in the Party and may remember the slight. She falls in love with Leo, the son of an aristocrat, who gets into political trouble and never gets out. Meanwhile, a Party leader, Andrei, also loves her, and she feigns love for him to get political protection for Leo and money to pay for his TB treatment... (imdb)
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Piccolo mondo antico (1941)
Franco, a young man of noble descent, decides to marry Luisa, daughter of a humble clerk, against his grandmother's will. But a terrible tragedy upsets the life of the newly married couple. (imdb)
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Sono stato io! (1937)
Adaptation of a Paola Riccora theatre piece for the screen, which features the three De Filippo siblings and a young Alda Vialli. Giovannino loses his job and is taken in by the family of his wealthy nephew. Whilst reduced to doing menial takes for the family, he is increasingly blamed for everything untoward. Ultimately, after one family development another family member is finally obliged to come forward with the truth.
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Il feroce Saladino (1937)
An entertainer at the end of his career decides to help a young woman who wishes to become a successful artiste. A musical is staged in which the old entertainer plays the part of Saladino and the young singer's career is launched. (bfi)
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Il cappello a tre punte (1935)
A comedy about a governor who wants a miller's wife and tries to fix a night with her by putting the miller in jail. (imdb)
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