Titles You Haven't Ranked (34)
Summary: Turin, 1969. Nine-year-old Massimo’s idyllic childhood is shattered by the mysterious death of his mother. The young boy refuses to accept this brutal loss, even if the priest says she is now in Heaven. Years later in the 90s, adult Massimo has become an accomplished journalist. After reporting on the war in Sarajevo, he begins to suffer from panic attacks. As he prepares to sell his parents’ apartment, Massimo is forced to relive his traumatic past. (Quinzaine)
Summary: Enrico is very proud of his unique job: he saves endangered companies by befriending their often reckless bosses and convincing them to sell out. He's saving people's jobs and, he believes, the economy of his country. The encounters with a young girl and two new troubled clients make him question the real motives and morality of what he does.
Summary: The secretary of the main opposition party, Enrico Oliveri, is in crisis, and the polls for the upcoming electoral competition predict his defeat. One night, after yet another protest, Oliveri vanishes without a trace. In institutional settings and party the allegations follow one other. The right-hand man of the Secretary, Andrea Bottini, and his wife Anna try to discover the reasons of his escape and the identity of a possible accomplice. Finally they turn to the twin brother of the Secretary.
Summary: Italy today. Two young brothers, Cosimo and Elia, fanciful construction workers, travel from Rome to a remote town on the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines to renovate the Villa of the area’s only wealthy man, popular singer Fausto Mieli. The conflict that arises upon the “foreigners’” arrival will have terrible and unexpected consequences on all the inhabitants of the town… (mubi.com)
Summary: The vicissitudes of a newly graduated girl in the universe of the precarious work. Marta is a well- educated girl; she is curious and silent one, which finds work in the call center of a company that sells a futuristic appliance. So she finds out a new fantastic world formed by young telephone operator and fanatic seller,corporate jingle, motivational dance, prize giving, ovation and penance. A bittersweet picture of modern society narrated through the eyes of a funny young philosopher. (imdb)
Summary: A microchip contains potentially damning evidence against a Polish magnate. An ex-secret service agent must bring the chip home. Leila, a professional thief, accidentally steals it and must subsequently evade a host of seedy goons and thugs all clamoring for the funds, meanwhile attempting to use a gullible, gambling-addicted bus driver for a convenient, cross-country getaway. (AllMovie)
Buttafuori (2006) - TV Series
Summary: Bruno Bonomo was a famous producer of b-movies in 70s; after a long hiatus, following the commercial fiasco of "Cataratte", Bonomo is going to be signed by RAI in order to produce a film about Cristoforo Colombo's homecoming. When the director Franco Caspio quits the project, Bonomo is forced to offer another screenplay to RAI, which is "Il Caimano" a screenplay he stumbled upon, written by the young director Teresa... (imdb)
Summary: The protagonist of the movie are four robbers who try to rob a bank, but during the robbery, a security guard shoots at one of the robbers: it's Matteo Mancini. They've lose the money they'd robbed. Now they have to put a bomb in an office; so Matteo's brother takes the elevator and goes up towards the 17th floor. With him there are also an unprejudiced secretary and a clumsy employee. When the elevator is going to reach the floor it stops. (imdb)
Summary: Daniele Vicari's Velocita Massima (Maximum Velocity (V-Max)) is an Italian film about the sub-culture of street racing. Seventeen-year-old Claudio (Cristiano Morroni) goes to work for mechanic Stefano (Valerio Mastandrea), being paid little but promised the ownership of a car Claudio has been rebuilding that Stefano will assist with. Claudio consistently loses to champion street racer Fischio (Ivan De Matteo). Although Claudio is much closer to Stefano than to his own father, he and Stefano have troubles when Claudio takes up with Giovanna...
Summary: Historical drama. In 19th century Rome, Cecilia, an innkeeper, is famed for the dish she cooks for the guests known as Carbonara, which is also the name given to the revolutionaries who frequent Cecilia's inn and who belong to the secret society of the Carbonari, intent on uniting Italy as a republic. Cecilia finds she must act to save the life of an ex-lover, Zaccaria, who is one of those taken prisoner, before he too is killed. (bfi)
Summary: Walter is 20. He hasn't got a job, a girlfriend or any clear convictions. He rejects conventional values, notably his father's submissive acceptance of a life working in a factory as well as a social life, including sex (he is, self-consciously, a virgin). An on-and-off philosophy student, he'd like to be a committed nihilist but is too insecure. 'All Fall Down' paints a picture of Walter as he weakly tries to find his independence. (imdb)
Summary: 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)