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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.
Triggerman (2009) - TV Movie
A legendary poker playing outlaw, Triggerman, arrives to town for the wildest gambling tournament this side of the west. As the tournament begins he'll get caught up in a violent showdown as bandits try to cheat their way to the finals. With his hand on the trigger this outlaw won't let anything come between him and his winning hand. (imdb)
Doc West (2009) - TV Movie
After bandits steal his poker winnings this American legend makes his way to the next town in search of them. Seeking out his revenge during a poker game gone bad Doc West finds himself in the local town jail. When his past is exposed and a battle amongst the town breaks out in gunfire he will have to choose sides, between the outlaws or the law-abiding citizens. (imdb)
The characters from the first two films get together again, 27 years on. Bernard and Nathalie Morin, are the parents of a son who reveals a homosexual liaison; J.C. and Gigi are living together; Jérome Tarayre is divorced and seems unhappy in his new life; Christiane Weissmuller has joined an esoteric sect and wants revenge on Jérome who messed up an operation he performed on her; Popeye has become the proprietor of the hotel where the group has re-assembled, and is as unfaithful as ever. (Wikipedia)
The young Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked on a desert island that he names Speranza (Hope). Crusoe tries to civilize and control the nature of the island, but is redeemed by the appearance of 'Araucanian' whom he names as Friday.... (en.wikipedia.org)
Based on JT Leroy's novel of the same name, this is the story of Jeremiah, a child who is pulled from his foster home and thrown into a troubled life on the road with his teenage mother Sarah. With Sarah, Jeremiah travels through the country roads of the U.S. and learns first hand about the troubles of the world. (Palm Pictures)
John-John is the best party promoter in Ibiza. He's responsible for the wildest parties ever. A party fixed by John-John is bound to be a success, and everyone will queue to get on the guest list. The former party prince among the jet setters in Paris, Charles de Poulignac, is therefore in no doubt about where he should go in order to revenge his former clients.
The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 3: From Sark to the Finish is the last part of Tulse Luper's adventures. Greenaway ended the story with a surprise.
This serious drama is the second segment of the unprecedented trilogy of films from Belgian actor/director Lucas Belvaux.
After nearly fifteen years behind bars, lefty revolutionary Bruno (Belvaux) escapes and heads back to Grenoble, France. His plan? Settle some old scores, hook up with his foxy ex-lover (Frot), and avoid the cop on his tail (Melki). An unexpected event, however, brings cop and crook closer than they ever could have expected. (imdb)
The first installment of the trilogy focuses on Cecile. She is a teacher who is still madly in love with her husband Alain, a hypochondriac who is convinced that a routine operation will take his life. He doesn't want to alarm his wife, and she mistakes his secrecy for an affair. Enter Pascal, who is hired by Cecile to track Alain, but who falls in love with Cecile instead.
This ensemble drama details the friendships that grow between survivors of the 1997 Umbria earthquake. (imdb)
The Cold War is over for most of the world, but Frank Banner (Armand Assante) must rehash it every day because of his top secret work with defecting Soviet spies -- a job that resulted in the death of his wife. Now, Frank's being called in again to protect an ex-KGB official who's on the run from both the Russian Mafia and the CIA. The case unpredictably brings him face to face with his wife's assassin in this tense post-Glasnost drama.
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)
Four exchange students meet in Berlin 20 years after graduating, but picking up where they left off doesn't turn out to be as easy as they hoped.
To save their suburban Parisian bar from closure, Jimmy and Fifi persuade their friend Mike to try and infiltrate the "jet set", the world of the rich and famous celebrity. If Mike can persuade a few stars to frequent the bar, Jimmy's business will be saved.
Esther (1999) - TV Movie
King Ahasuerus (Thomas Kretschmann) of Persia is enchanted by the lovely Esther (Louise Lombard) and makes her his queen, unaware that she's Jewish. When Prime Minister Haman (Jürgen Prochnow) orders a day of assault on the Jews, Esther reveals her heritage to the king and pleads for his help for her people. F. Murray Abraham co-stars as Mordecai, Esther's proud uncle, in this faithful adaptation of the biblical story.
The Razzi family owns a small factory of sweets in Macerata. Their desire to enlarge their business to cope with the new Unified European Market brings to a string of fatal mistakes that will ultimately doom their wealth. (imdb)
The Count of Monte Cristo (1998) - TV Mini-Series
The Classic tale from Alexandre Dumas. Edmond Dantes is unjustly sent to prison for 18 years. He escapes to reclaim his fiancée Mercedes and revenge against his nemesis, Mondego. (imdb)
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)
Years before, a millionaire destroyed the wealthy nobleman Count Max's fortune. In the present, Alfredo (Christian De Sica), a restless young mechanic who resembles the count, has fallen in love with a model and wants some new adventure in his life. In return for his agreement to get revenge on the Count's old foe, he gets lessons in how to behave like the count himself. (Rovi)
Several stories intertwine in St Moritz at Christmas.
Angelo "Snaps" Provolone made his dying father a promise on his deathbed: he would leave the world of crime and become an honest businessman... (imdb)
Three very odd relationships provide the basis for this thought-provoking Italian anthology that is overseen by director Bernardo Bertolucci. (VH1.com)
Vincent Pérez plays Baron of Sigognac, a young royal, whose quest for material wealth brings him true love and revelations on the nature of this world. The plot themes are somewhat related to Stoppard's excellent Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead - both uses the traveling players to explore the nature of the human condition (IMDB comments)
Saverio and Filippo manage a travel agency owned by their wives. Saverio discovers that company money is housing Filippo's mistress, Alice, in a warehouse converted to a loft. He determines to throw her out, but is won over by her beauty. (bfi)
When Bandini, the head of a poor household of Italian immigrants in Colorado, gambles away the little money he has, he can no longer support his family. Through a good friend he manages to get a job as a bricklayer for a rich widow, Ms. Hildegarde. (follower)
It is the story of a woman (Ornella Muti) who is suddenly abandoned by her lover and mentor, the famous Italian writer Emilio Flora (nominated for a Nobel Prize). For the past three years, this considerably older man has spent most of his time educating her in art, literature and science, and love. Now that he is gone, the woman must try to understand why. She is the only one who takes place in the small house they shared. Her external connections are on through phone only. (FILMAFFINITY)
A small village in Latin America. Santiago have been knife in the morning. It surprise nobody. The Vicario brothers have openly declared the would kill him to avenge the lost honour of their young sister (imdb)
Carlo Piergentili is an oboist and together with his wife Serena, a cellist, are members of the Spoleto Orchestra. Carlo's mother is dying and so he has to inform his sister Silvia - so restless and wandering as he is gentle and peaceful life-loving - and ask her to come back home... (festivaldelcinemaeuropeo)
Lorenzo is a disc-jockey who lives in Genoa, in a loft near the port; he conducts a night radio program for the radio station Radio Strega, keeping company, with his words and sentences, to those who suffer from insomnia or work at night. His philosophy of life, as well as that of his goliardic friends (a taxi driver and a pianist) and his father (manager of a cinema where pornographic films are broadcast), is to fight monotony, often even breaking the rules and some female hearts.
Perhaps taking a cue from the popular 1970s Brit television comedy "Are You Being Served?," this Italian department store comedy is a series of skits involving customers and store personnel from several departments... (All Movie Guide)
Romeo Casamonica gets out of prison after serving a five-year sentence for armed robbery. Outside there is no one waiting for him. Realizing that he no longer has ties and that even the environment in which he lived has changed a lot, his only goal becomes to track down his six-year-old son Lorenzo, practically never known, the result of a brief relationship with a foreign woman who has returned home, abandoning him.
This is the story of a couple who do not want to have children of their own, and a pregnant, single woman who stays with them.
Elegant and educated bachelor, Charles Swann, moves in the most powerful and fashionable circles of Paris in the 1890's. When he falls in love with Odette de Crecy, a courtesan, his friends warn him against marriage. Proving himself a silly goose, Swann ducks his social responsibilities, Odette ensnares him, and he is gently but firmly cast out of society amidst everyone's great politeness. (imdb)
A rich manager, obsessed by the idea of becoming poor, decides to leave temporarilyhis nice house and his beautiful wife, and begin living like poor, homeless people.That way, he'll be more prepared if he'll become poor for real,someday. During thisperiod, he'll meet a beautiful, sincere girl and a true friend, and he'll have todecide in which way he should live his future life. (rottentomatoes)
Two stupid lowlifes are "forced" into a life of violent crime on the streets of Italy. What follows is a mocking takeoff of the American crime classic "Bonnie and Clyde." (imdb)
This bizarre melodrama follows Dino, an American expatriate who falls for a beautiful yet disturbed woman named Nicole, who has a penchant for exhibitionism, hallucination and suicidal antics. Ignoring all the telltale signs, Dino begins an affair with Nicole, which, despite its passion, is doomed from the start. (netflix.com)
A billionaire businessman hires a man to influence a South American dictator. He winds up having an affair with the billionaire's wife. (imdb)
Rebel young princess in visit to Roma escapes from her oppressive family for a ride in the city. During her run she meets Barnaba, a crazy bus driver who falls in love with her and wants to conquer her even though her family is going to marry her off to a billionaire.
The widow Guerrino Castiglioni meets Chantal, a young photographic model, and soon marries her. But then he discovers that she was a paratrooper in Germany, and that she has changed sex: a transsexual, in fact. The family and Guerrino's mother start sniping at the situation, and the marriage is in crisis. They separate, but Guerrino can't live without his Chantal. (tg-films)
Half soused, with a 2 a.m. shadow and street urchin rags, Serking waltzes through the scummiest neighborhoods of the City of Angels, soaking up booze, poetry, and copulation, and lounging in flophouses and on grimy public buses. His bedmates are a midget, a string of seedy whores, and various earthy L.A. denizens... (AllMovieGuide)
Elia is a gruff farmer who lives alone on his farm. One rainy night, a beautiful girl knocks on his door...
A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyrant, Ming the Merciless, to save Earth. (imdb)
A mandolin strummer, who makes a living serenading in small restaurants, becomes mixed up in mysterious murders. (bfi)
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)
Ugo is an old actor who feels too young to be in an "old actor's house". He just can't stand the rules of the other old people so he escapes with a young girl. (themoviedb)
A background of rising fascism in Venice in 1930s. A music-student, Matthias, mixes with the town's bourgeoisie and falls in love with a mature teacher, Carla, the mother of his friend Renato, and then with his young colleague, Elena. The themes include blackmail, betrayal, seduction, and eventually murder. (imdb)
Paolo, a professor in Florence, was abandoned by Sena, his ex-student, with whom he had lived for many years. She did not give him any explanations and all the attempts made by him to see her again proved useless. Finally, when she is about to leave for Paris to study, she asks him to take her back to the station. (imdb)
Xavier Marechal (Alain Delon) is a businessman whose long-time business partner and friend is Philippe Dubaye (Maurice Ronet) a member of the French parliamentary assembly. In the film, Philippe has just killed Cerrano, a fellow assemblyman who threatened to disclose Philippe's involvement in political corruption. After killing the man, he steals his notebook which contains blackmail information implicating many members of the government... (allmovie.com)
"The New Monsters" -literally translated- is a collection of nine short films of Dino Risi, Ettore Scola and Mario Monicelli, being three of each one...
Mario (Tognazzi), a rich and eccentric war hero befriends Marco (Dewaere), a loner with a sailboat and takes him home to meet his estranged wife Cleofe (Lia Tanzi Gabriella) and sexually repressed sister in law Matilde (Muti). Mario confesses his love for Matilde and so ensues a love triangle. (imdb)
Gérard is an engineer who is married to Gabrielle and has a nine-month-old son, for whom he cares deeply. When his wife leaves him for feminist reasons, he is left with custody of their son. To satisfy his romantic longings, Gérard embarks on an affair with Valérie, his son's daycare worker. (Wikipedia)
Two teenage friends conspire to find out how much their youthful sensuality can disrupt one of their households, headed by a dentist and his mentally-ill wife. (imdb)
50 year old Giulio (Tognazzi) and his 17 year old goddaughter, Vincenzina (Muti) fall madly in love with each other and soon are wed. Unfortunately for Giulio he walks in on his friend and Vincenzina upon a return from a trip. His jealousy and anger get the best of him and he kicks his wife out of the house. Years pass and Giulio decides to rekindle the lover affair with Vincenzina. (imdb)
1577. The Mother Superior at the convent of Archangel is seriously ill. The determined and calculating Mother Giulia plots to become the next Mother Superior. She receives tough competition from tormented lesbian Sister Chiara and the lusty Sister Carmela. (imdb)
The story (taken from the tales of the 16th century Venetian author called RUZANTE) talks about a cow, the "vacca" of the title named FIORINA (actually there is a girl called in the same way but she's not so important in the story), that changes different owners (it's the same way of ANTHONY ASQUITH's THE YELLOW ROLLS-ROYCE... in some way of course)... by rdarmini (imdb)
Richard and Ingrid, two liberated British hippies, travel to Scandinavia to buy pornographic material to sell in Italy. Soon they start taking their own sexy pictures until they are busted by the local authorities. They manage to flee and find refuge at a villa which belongs to the wife of a NATO colonel. Initially she seems to be enraged but soon she submits to their sexual games. Without realizing, the young couple become embroiled in a bizarre murder plot.
Based on the story of Franca Villa and Filippo Melodia. In Sicily, as a Mafia boss leaves for prison, he advises Vito, a young man who's his potential successor, to marry a virtuous and poor woman. Vito's eye settles on Francesca, only 15, but lovely and self-possessed. Among her virtues are high self worth and forthright speech, so although she falls in love with Vito, she won't bow down to him. Believing he's losing face, he has his boys kidnap her and he rapes her. (imdb)