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Giancarlo Giannini
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Date of Birth: Aug 1, 1942

Country: Italy

Biography: Giancarlo Giannini is an Italian actor and dubber. Giannini's best-known starring roles have been in films directed by Lina Wertmuller. In addition to Swept Away and Seven Beauties, he also appeared in The Seduction of Mimi, Love and Anarchy, A Night Full of Rain, and Francesca e Nunziata. He played the role of the protective father, Alberto Aragón, in A Walk in the Clouds in 1995. He played the Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV in the 2000 Dune miniseries... (Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 71 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated (70)
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Notti magiche (2018)
A renowned film producer is found dead in the river Tiber. The main suspects are three young aspiring screenwriters. In the course of one night in the police station, they go through their tumultuous, emotional and ironic journey in the streets of Rome, in the final throes of the glorious era of the great Italian cinema.
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The Catcher Was a Spy (2017)
Major league baseball player, Moe Berg, lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services. (imdb)
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The Neighborhood (2017)
A brash group of hoodlums have been doing minor crime jobs in their neighborhood since they were kids until they step on the wrong toes and get caught up in a war with an old-school mafia king pin and their lives soon become hell on earth. (imdb)
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Tulipani: Love, Honour and a Bicycle (2017)
After losing his farm during the floods of 1953, a romantic Dutch farmer is tired of getting his socks wet. He cycles to Italy and decides to grow tulips in the sweltering heat of Puglia. (imdb)
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The Gentleman
An advertisement for Johnnie Walker Blue Label.
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AmeriQua (2013)
The story of a lazy recent graduate whose rich parents cut him off with a $5000 check with which he buys a plane ticket to Italy. He gets robbed upon arrival and winds up in Bologna in the care of his new friend Lele, the self-proclaimed King of Bologna. In Bologna, Lele teaches Charlie how to hit on Italian women, throw all-night parties and incite general anarchy. It may have been a simple story of cultural exchange had Charlie not accidentally pissed off two vicious mafia bosses. (imdb)
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Quantum of Solace (2008)
Seeking revenge for the death of his love, secret agent James Bond sets out to stop an environmentalist from taking control of a country's valuable resource.
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Casino Royale (2006)
In his first mission, James Bond must stop Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorist organizations, from winning a high-stakes poker tournament at Casino Royale in Montenegro.
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Elio Petri: Notes on a Filmmaker (2005)
Although he directed a dozen films and won, among many major awards, a foreign film Oscar for "Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion," Elio Petri has been rather scandalously forgotten since his death in 1982. The passionate little biodoc "Elio Petri: Notes on a Filmmaker" will be of special interest to festivals in recalling Petri's career as a politically militant director in the '60s and '70s... (Variety.com)
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The Shadow Dancer (2005)
An aspiring young writer (Jackson) tracks a literary titan (Keitel) suffering from writers block to his refuge in rural Italy and learns about life and love from the irascible genius and his daughters. (imdb)
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Man on Fire (2004)
Denzel Washington stars as a government operative/soldier of fortune who has pretty much given up on life. In Mexico City, he reluctantly agrees to take a job to protect a child (Fanning) whose parents are threatened by a wave of kidnappings. He eventually becomes close to the child and their relationship reawakens and rekindles his spirit. When she is abducted, his fiery rage is unleashed on those he feels responsible, and he stops at nothing to save her. (20th Century Fox)
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My House in Umbria (2003)
After a bomb destroys a railway carriage, the four survivors repair to the villa of one, Mrs. Delahunty, a writer of romance novels, a woman with a past. The others are an aging British general, a young German man, and Aimee, an American girl orphaned in the blast.(imdb)
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Incantato (2003)
A dazzling comedy with a poignant streak set in the Rome and Bologna of the 1920s. (Northern Arts Entertainment)
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Piazza Delle Cinque Lune (2003)
Piazza delle cinque luna, is an Italian political thriller, which takes a fictional approach to a real event. Focusing, upon the true story of the kidnapping and ultimate death of Italian political leader Aldo Moro, the film imagines a regional judge (played by Donald Sutherland) discovering clues that lead him to a vast conspiracy.
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I banchieri di Dio - Il caso Calvi (2002)
This movie attempts to reconstruct the bankruptcy of the Banco Ambrosiano bank and its liaisons with the Vatican and the Masonry through the story of its president Roberto Calvi
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Dracula (2002)
Dracula (2002) - TV Movie
An Ancient terror lives on in the new world.
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Ciao America (2002)
A Bostonian falls for a professor's daughter while coaching a football team in Italy.
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Eugenio, I Love You (2002)
Low key drama about the tribulations of a man with Downs Syndrome.
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Joshua (2002)
In this gentle fable about the Second Coming, a carpenter named Joshua (Tony Goldwyn) brings joy and light to every person he meets when he arrives in a small town. From troubled teens to a smitten TV anchorwoman to a frustrated wife in a stale marriage, Joshua helps them all.
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Darkness (2002)
There's something in this house... Something ancient and dark that remains still, hidden and silent. It can only wait, having been concealed in the shadows for years. In fact, its milieu is darkness. Only in it can it show itself and move. It even takes its name: DARKNESS. It's lived here since someone tried to call it, more than forty years ago. Because this house hides a secret, a terrible past, an inconceivably evil act... Seven children, faceless people, a circle that must be completed. And blood, lots of blood... (imdb)
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CQ (2001)
Paris, 1969. The filming of a sci-fi movie set in the year 2001 is in trouble. A young american is brought in to finish the movie...
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Hannibal (2001)
Hannibal returns to America and attempts to make contact with disgraced Agent Starling and survive a vengeful victim's plan.
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A Long Long Long Night of Love (2001)
This story unravels during the long hours following sunset and preceding dawn. There are six love stories intertwined with each other. Stories made up of meetings, waits, passions, contrasts and abandonment. (filmitalia.org)
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The Whole Shebang (2001)
On a mission to save his family's fireworks business, a man becomes distracted after he falls in love.
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Una Noche con Sabrina Love (2000)
Daniel Montero is 17 years old and has a nightly ritual: watch a movie of whatever porn star happens to be popular. so, when he wins a lottery to spend a night with Sabrina Love, he feels as though he's touched heaven with his fingers... (imdb - translated)
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La cena (1998)
An evening at an Italian restaurant. Hosted by tolerant and relaxed Flora, various parties of middle-class people come in -- large and small, young and old, regulars and tourists, married and single -- to dine, converse, argue, celebrate, make confessions; to overhear other people's discussions, to interrupt them, to sing, listen to music, and enjoy life.
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Mimic (1997)
A team of scientists discover a miracle cure that stops the spread of a deadly disease... only to find three years later that something has gone terribly wrong. Their creation has taken on a horrifying life of its own... able to mimic and destroy its every predator -- even man! And now, it threatens to wipe out an entire city... unless they stop it in time. (Miramax)
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The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca (1996)
A journalist (Morales) starts an investigation into the disappearance of famed poet and political agitator, Garcia Lorca (Garcia), who disappeared in the early days of the Spanish Civil War in the the 1930's.
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Celluloide (1996)
The difficult making of Roberto Rossellini's masterpiece 'Roma, città aperta' in a Rome still suffering from the wounds of just ended WWII. (imdb)
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La frontiera (1996)
Emidio Orlich is an officer in the Austrian army. Despite his Croatian origins and his role in the Austrian army, he has been raised up as an Italian. Soon the young man, who by the way fell for a widow, is accused of being a traitor. The consequences will be as intense, as the relationships between Italy and the Balkans has always been. (imdb)
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Palermo-Milan One Way (1995)
Turi Leofonte (Giannini) is a former mafioso who accepts to be a witness at a process involving very important people in the organization. For the Mafia, Leofonte is dangerous, that's why he has to be killed. A police group led by Nino Di Venanzio(Bova) accepts to protect him and to escort him till Milan where the process has to take place. (imdb)
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A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
After returning from the war, Paul and a young woman meet on a bus as she's headed home from college to help with the grape harvest and face her Old World domineering dad. The woman has not married but is pregnant and she thinks her father is going to kill her... (imdb)
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Come due coccodrilli (1994)
Gabriele is a successful antiques dealer in Paris, but he's dogged by dreams of his childhood in Italy, where he was raised by a loving mother, the kept mistress of Gabriele's father, a wealthy patriarch. When she dies, Gabriele is "adopted" into his father's affluent family, but his bastard status elicits resentment and cruelty from his step-brothers. Still hurting and haunted years later, Gabriele hatches a plan for revenge. (imdb)
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Once Upon a Crime... (1992)
Phoebe and fellow American Julian Peters meet in Rome, find a lost dog, and agree to return it to Monte Carlo to split the five thousand dollar reward. Discovering the dog's owner dead, they panic and become fugitives. Other victims of misfortune also become suspects, as the plot twists and luck and judgment desert everyone. (imdb)
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Vita coi figli (1990)
A business executive is a widower and has to take care of five children. Things get even more complicated when the boys discover that his father has a mistress much younger.
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Il male oscuro (1990)
Autobiographical fantasy about a mediocre writer under analysis, obsessed by a life-long love-hate relationship with his father, and an unsatisfying marriage to a girl many years his junior. (bfi)
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Time to Kill (1989)
1936, the Italian army is invading Ethiopia. Lieutenant Silvestri while suffering toothache decides to reach the nearest camp hospital. On his way he meets and rapes a young Ethiopian and later kills her to avoid further pain. When he finally reaches the hospital, he realizes he has been exposed to leprosy. (imdb)
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Lo zio indegno (1989)
Lo zio indegno (internationally released as The Sleazy Uncle) is a 1989 Italian comedy film directed by Franco Brusati. Vittorio Gassman was awarded a Nastro d'Argento Best Actor for his portrayal of Uncle Luca. (imdb)
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Blood Red (1989)
The history of a Sicilian family who emigrated to America years ago and now lives in California cultivating vine. The problems start when they have to confront themselves with a powerful landowner who comports like the local boss. (imdb)
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New York Stories (1989)
Three stories happening in New York. The first, by Scorsese, is about a painter who creates his works helped by high volume music and an attractive assistant (imdb)
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Snack Bar Budapest (1988)
A disbarred lawyer is working as a debt collector for his partner Sapo. Escorting prostitute Milena impregnated by Sapo to an unnamed sea resort of grotesque atmosphere, he encounters the ambitious young ringleader Molecola who has bought several old recreational sites in the environs to turn the town into an "Italian Las Vegas" but the hotel-bar named Snack Bar Budapest run by a man and his family remains an obstacle. (en.wikipedia.org)
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I picari (1987)
The adventures of two derelicts. They are prisoners in a battleship, then, after a mutiny, they succeed to become officers. They leave the boat and start to drift all around the Spain with the mere goal to reach something to eat. A prostitute could set their life. (imdb)
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Saving Grace (1986)
A newly-elected Pope Leo XIV finds himself accidentally locked out of the Vatican. Unknown to the outside world, he winds up in an impoverished Italian village, where his adventures ultimately teach the Pope and his new friends some important lessons about friendship and self-esteem. (imdb)
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Fever Pitch (1985)
Ryan O'Neal stars as Taggart, a sports reporter obsessed with gambling. As Taggart gets deeper and deeper into debt, he compounds his problems with assorted loansharks and gambling operators. Taggart has already lost his wife because of his compulsive gambling, but he takes up with big-timer Charley (Giancarlo Giannini), hoping to make a killing and settle the score. (All Movie Guide)
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Mi manda Picone (1984)
A wife asks a friend to look for her missing husband. The friend discovers that the husband had led a double life and was involved in the criminal underworld and running a clandestine betting ring. (bfi)
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American Dreamer (1984)
Frustrated housewife/writer Cathy Palmer ghostwrites a story about Rebecca Ryan, a dashing international spy, and wins a trip to Paris. While there, she is involved in an accident, and awakens in the hospital believing she IS Rebecca Ryan. Much craziness ensues as she meets the writer of the Rebecca Ryan books, thwarts real international spies, and eventually gets her memory back. (imdb)
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Lili Marleen (1981)
In Switzerland German singer 'Wilkie' falls in love with Jewish composer 'Robert' who offers resistance to the Nazis by helping refugees. But his family thinks that 'Wilkie' is also a Nazi and may be a risk for them... (imdb)
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Lovers and Liars (1979)
A bank officer sets off for his provincial home town to see his dying father, and takes along a casual aquaintance, an American girl. (bfi)
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Good News (1979)
A television official indifferent to everything around him meets with a childhood friend. These days, the friend seems plagued by persecution mania, saying that he receives anonymous letters and death threats, but the protagonist does not believe him.
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Life Is Beautiful (1979)
Antonio is a retired aviator from the Portuguese colonial wars who falls in love with a member of the resistance against the dictatorship of Antonio d'Oliveira Salazar. He is arrested but escapes with his love. (imdb)
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Blood Feud (1978)
After a beautiful woman's husband is murdered by the Sicilian Mafia, she is romanced by both an attorney and a local crook while maintaining her proper image. (allrovi.com)
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Tullio Hermil (Giancarlo Giannini) is a wealthy Roman married to Giuliana (Laura Antonelli) but lives a double sexual life with a possessive and aristocratic mistress (Jennifer O'Neill). (Wikipedia)
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The Immortal Bachelor (1975)
Tina is on trial for the murder of her lover, Gino. The violent nature of their relationship, revealed in the trial, seems to make obvious that she accidentally killed him during a fight. The lone female jury member compares her life to Tina's and, believing her to be innocent, sets out on her own to find a missing witness that can prove Tina's innocence. (imdb)
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Seven Beauties (1975)
Pasqualino, an Italian everyman, deserts the army during World War II. Germans capture him and send him to a prison camp, where he does just about anything to survive. In lengthy flashbacks, we see him and his family of seven unattractive sisters (the seven beauties), his accidental murder of one sister's lover, his confession and imprisonment, his calculated switch to an asylum, his rape of a patient, and his volunteering to be a soldier to escape confinement. To the chagrin of his obese German captor, his weak and cowardly character enables him to survive the war and return to Naples where he has a plan to survive the next world catastrophe. (imdb)
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The Beast (1974)
This simple movie, which follow the exploits of two transcontinental truck drivers as they wrestle their semi across Europe, is much enhanced by having the veteran actors Michel Constantin and Giancarlo Giannini in the roles of Nino and Sandro. At the beginning of the film, the two men have not driven together before, and neither one is much pleased with the other. By the end of the film, their adventures and common adversities have drawn them together. (allmovie.com)
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The Murri Affair (1974)
Based on a true incident, this tells the story of a troubled young man who kills his sister's reactionary, violent and abusive husband and is eventually arrested for the murder. However, the dead husband happened to be a member of the Italian nobility, and the trial starts to turn into more of a prosecution of the defendant's socialist politics ... (imdb)
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Swept Away (1974)
A rich woman, Raffaella, and some friends rent a yacht to sail the Mediterranean Sea during summer. The sailor, Gennarino, who is a communist, does not like this woman but has to bear with her bad mood. One day she wakes up late in the afternoon and asks to be taken to land where everyone had gone earlier. Gennarino sets up a boat but during the trip, the boat breaks down. They spend the night in the middle of the sea. (imdb)
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How Funny Can Sex Be? (1973)
How Funny Can Sex Be? is an eight-episode anthology film about love, sex and marriage in contemporary, mid-'70s Italy.
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Love and Anarchy (1973)
Italy in the 30s. Tonino, a sad faced, freckled peasant, comes to Rome to kill Mussolini. He has anarchist connections, and his contact in Rome is Salome, a lively flapper and popular professional at the bordello where she lives. She introduces him as her cousin, giving him access to the brothel, and she helps him prepare for the assassination, scheduled a few days after his arrival... (imdb)
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Hector the Mighty (1972)
Action director Enzo G. Castellari tries his hand at comedy in this absurdist updating of Homer's "Illiad," shifting the story to Rome's contemporary criminal underworld. (youtube.com)
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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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The Seduction of Mimi (1972)
Mimi is a Sicilian dockworker who loses his job when he votes against the Mafia candidate in what he thinks is a secret ballot. He leaves his wife behind and goes to Turin, where he meets and moves in with Fiore, a street vendor and Communist organizer. They have a child, he works non-union jobs, and again he comes to the Mafia's attention... (imdb)
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Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971)
Inspector Tellini investigates serial crimes where victims are paralyzed while having their bellies ripped open with a sharp knife, much in the same way tarantulas are killed by the black wasp. As suspects keep dying, Inspector directs his attention to a spa all the victims had a connection with. (imdb)
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E le stelle stanno a guardare (1971)
Italian adaptation of A. J. Cronin's 1935 novel The Stars Look Down. (en.wikipedia.org)
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Dramma della gelosia - tutti i particolari in cronaca (1970)
A three-way love affair in the Rome of the early seventies. Construction worker Oreste and young fiancee Adelaide meet Nello, cook in a pizzeria. This love triangle often go to communist rallies, and enjoy the filthy beach of Ostia. Will the hostile environment leave a way to jealousy?
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Fraulein Doktor (1969)
Two German spies and a woman physician (Suzy Kendall) are taken by submarine to Scotland where they enter the country at nightfall. Their mission is to assassinate the British Field Marshall Lord Kitchener. The woman's male companions are captured, but she escapes with the knowledge of what boat the Marshall is on. Boarding the submarine, the Germans make plans to bomb the boat with a series of strategically placed land mines. (allrovi.com)
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Le sorelle (1969)
Diana (Susan Strasberg) is divorcing her husband, and decides to spend winter at her younger sister's home. Adultery and saphic love will enter her life, amidst sad remembrances and with unsuspected consequences. (imdb)
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The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969)
Bombolini is a fairly worthless drunk in the small Italian town of Santa Vittoria in the closing days of World War II. When word comes that the Fascist government has surrendered, he climbs a water tower to tear down the flag. He can't get down and someone gets the crowd to chant his name to give him confidence. The Fascist town council hears this and believes that he is the town's new leader.(imdb)
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Anzio (1968)
Allied forces land at Anzio unopposed but instead of moving straight inland their commanding officer decides to dig in. A battle-hardened war correspondent borrows a jeep and drives to Rome and back without meeting any German forces, but his report on this absence of the enemy is discounted. By the time it is finally decided to make a move the Germans have arrived in strength and a prolonged and bloody fight ensues. (imdb)
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Rita la Zanzara (1966)
Rita, a vivacious co-ed is in love with her music teacher, a man who leads a double life - bespectacled professor by day and composer of rock songs by night. Will Rita win his heart?
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