Titles You Haven't Rated (24)
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The search of cousins Mario and Righetto for their grandmother, who escaped from a nursing home after stealing from its safe.
In this contemporary retelling of the Cinderella story, a feisty 18-year-old Italian-American New Yorker named Cindy is sent off to Rome with her irascible stepmother and vain stepsisters. On the way, she meets, and falls in love with, globetrotting bagpacker Mizio, who eventually turns out to be of Italian nobility. There's a fairy stand-in in the form of a spaced-out astrologer, a dance, and she even loses a shoe at one point. Care to venture a guess how it all turns out? (imdb)
Two convicts escape from prison and evade the law by taking hostage the middle-class family of a doctor. One of the jailbirds calls the local television station, requesting that they broadcast his demand for a plane so they can escape the country. The television director and his crew show up to film the hostage crisis, and then things get progressively more bizarre and satirical. Not content with the living drama, he directs everyone's actions to make the event more newsworthy. (Fiona Kelleghan)
A comedy writer embarks on a high-seas adventure in the randy Italian comedy Tesoro mio (1979). Johnny Dorelli stars as Enrico Moroni, a struggling writer of comical fare. When money troubles cause lenders and law-enforcement officials to knock at Moroni's door, the impoverished scribe is forced to go treasure seeking on an island in the Indian Ocean. But Moroni's ability to find gold... (mrskin)
A false priest named Glenn, pretending to celebrate a funeral, is actually burying a great sum of money, but when his accomplices flee with the booty, a desperate search begins! The intervention of the bandit's lover complicates the intrigued plot with tricks, lies and betrayals. (spaghetti-western.net)
An eccentric inventor shows up in a wide-open frontier town with a mechanical robot he says he can turn into a gunslinger to help clean up the town. (imdb)
The romantic adventures of a young man and his eventual happy marriage. (bfi)
Visions, memories, and mysticism all help a 40-something woman to find the strength to leave her cheating husband. (imdb)
Four short stories about love and life. (worldcat)
Comedy and episode film about several people in the italian town Viareggio.
A spinster tired of loneliness advertises for a companion and finds an assistant from a bookshop, but they are really diametrically opposed in character. (bfi.org)
A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies (imdb)
Vanina Vanini, a bored, spoiled Roman countess, falls in love with a dedicated young patriot who is in Rome to assassinate a traitor to the brotherhood of the Free Masons. (imdb)
An old prince (Eduardo De Filippo) lives in his ancient palace in Rome together with the ghosts of his ancestors; he proudly rejects a huge offer for the palace by a real estate group seeking a place to build a department store; but the prince suddenly dies (and joins the ghosts!) and his nephew (Marcello Mastroianni), just back from the States, sells the palace for a much lesser price. (imdb)
Bridging argot-rich 50s masterworks like "Rififi" and "Touchez-pas au Grisbi" with Jean-Pierre Melville's pared-down thrillers of the 60s, Classe Tous Risques (1960) (the title refers to a type of insurance policy, à la "Double Indemnity," but is also a pun on "tourist class") is a penetrating study of the underworld tough guy at the end of his rope, drawn from screenwriter José Giovanni's first-hand knowledge of the post-war French underworld. (Film Forum)
The bordellos of Rome are closing down, and four working girls decide to plough their hard-earned cash into an out-of-town trattoria. They need the support of a shifty but powerful ex-client to get them started. The business takes off and they begin to believe they have a chance of a new kind of life, without having to sell their bodies. However, the shadow of their pasts is ever-present. (Channel4.com)
While a priest faces the consequences of killing a man, a Frenchman is tried for being a conscientious objector.
Industrialist Pierre Verdier kills his mistress Jeanne Ancelin by throwing her off a train. Her husband, Ancelin, decides to take revenge on his wife's murderer, who has been acquitted by justice. He waits for him in his house and hangs him. He leaves the place unseen, at least this is what he thinks. But unfortunately for him, Lambert, a taxi driver has witnessed him. Ancelin has no option but to get rid of him... (imdb)
A magnetic Vittorio De Sica is Bardone, an opportunistic rascal in wartime Genoa forced by the Nazis to impersonate a dead partisan general in prison to extract information from fellow inmates. (criterion.com)
"An Italian man is discovered to have the same elements in his blood as a monkey. American scientists believe this will make him the perfect candidate to be sent into space. However there are complications with German spies and aliens from another planet"--Container. (worldcat)
Herod, King of Judea, is made a prisoner by the Romans. Convinced the King is dead, his faithful lieutenant, Aaron, is nevertheless unable to keep his promise to kill the Queen if something untoward happened to the King. He leads the young woman out into the desert. Herod's pleas to Augustus are successful and he returns to his palace. His son, Antipater, informs Herod that Aaron has betrayed him. (imdb)
Kaiser Wilhelm II. wants to capture Lupin, so he can stresstest the safety of the royal treasures.
Polish countess Elena falls in love to a Frensh radical party's candidate, a general, in pre world war I Paris, but another officer pines for her. (imdb)
Paolo Anselmi is a happily single man. He lives in a flat with a friend but is forced to leave when the friend gets married. He then goes to a boarding house where he flirts with a girl but ditches her when she proposes marriage. When he goes and visits his mother he finds out that she is also trying to find the right girl for him. Is he going to surrender this time? (imdb)