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A documentary on one of Italy's greatest actors, who made a name for himself on stage and screen and even had a career in Hollywood.,the film features clips from his work and interviews with family members.
Three young Italian actors while attending Actor's Studio set up as a joke an extortion acting like real mafiosi. After the successful first extortion they decide to continue on that way. But the NY mafia realize what is happening and... (imdb)
A chronological look at the creative life of Luchino Visconti (1906-1976). It examines his theatricality, role in the neorealist movement, use of melodrama, and relation to decadence. It touches on the impact of a fabulously wealthy childhood, his writing for "Cinema," his politics, his work with Renoir, his appreciation of Thomas Mann, and his deep knowledge of literature and the arts. (imdb)
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.
Four boys growing up in Hell's Kitchen play a prank that leads to an old man getting hurt. Sentenced to no less than one year in the Wilkenson Center in upstate New York, the four friends are changed by the beating, humiliation and sexual abuse by the guards sworn to protect them. Thirteen years later and a chance meeting lead to a chance for revenge against the Wilkenson Center and the guards. (imdb)
Abraham (1994) - TV Movie
The Old Testament story of Abraham and the trials he endures. Commanded by God to lead his family to the promised land of Canaan with the promise that if he does so, his descendants will become a great and numerous tribe. His obedience, as well as that of his children and grandchildren, is severely tested as they prove their faith to God. (imdb)
Film commemorating Rossini, looking into his personality and aspects of his character ranging from a precarious childhood to his loves, humour, manic-depression, obssessions and his genius. (imdb)
Adventures of Sheherazade through the legends of the 1001 nights. She meets all the great heroes and kings, and is helped on her journey by a Genie who's living in 1990 London and uses his TV to reach Sheherazade. (imdb)
The protagonist, Augusto, former bank manager, has been in a nursing home for many years. When she starts to get a quiet life she can not establish a good relationship with the young woman and her new husband. However, he has a certain paternal and affectionate friendship with his daughter and in the exchange of understanding finds some balance.
Carmine Bonavia wins election as the mayor of New York on a promise to legalize drugs. After the election... (imdb)
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)
Before finally entering the afterlife, the dead spend a period in a limbo from which they depart only when, among the living, there is no one who remembers them. (imdb)
Traces events in the life of Carlo, from his christening in 1906, where his grandfather reminds his father that Carlo means "free man," to his 80th birthday party. The film principally explores his relationships with younger brother Guilio, with wife Beatrice, and with her sister Adriana, whom Carlo loved as a young man (imdb)
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)
The team reunites after 20 years to commit another robbery.
Three intertwined tales. On the eve of the First World War, Count Forbek starts to build a fantastic castle in the Ardennes forest. After the war he uses it to start a utopian society by brainwashing his friends, including his former fiancee, Livia, and her husband... (imdb)
Philip Dimitrius's marriage is on the rocks; he searches for a more meaningful experience returning to his roots in Greece. While his wife is off gallivanting with a Greek tycoon, Philip falls for the footloose Aretha. (imdb)
Rome, 1910. Checco Puricelli, the son of a carpenter, is called "Conte Tacchia" ("Count Wooden Wedge") because of his obsession with the aristocracy. He dresses fancy and tries to act as a nobleman with the help of the old Prince Torquato. One evening a young noblewoman begins to take interest in him, and Checco will soon find himself entangled in the treacherous world of the Roman aristocracy. (imdb)
A couple of young movie makers have secretly filmed for over a year what was going on in a hotel room, trying to realize a "live act" of common people living their life. They get in touch with old and money-tight producer Mengaroni to edit their movie, but while they contact the accidental actors for gathering authorization, he starts to manipulate their work. (imdb)
Comedy in which a young girl is married to an old man for his wealth. (bfi)
Sharky is a narcotics cop in Atlanta who, while chasing a dealer, gets involved in a shootout that doesn't please the top brass. As a result, he's sent down to the Vice division, which he considers the lowest rung on the ladder. (imdb)
Maxwell Smart is recalled to duty to help fight a villian who threatens to detonate a weapon that destroys clothing.
On a terrace in Rome, a group of Italian communist politicians and intellectuals have a party. (en.wikipedia.org)
Vittorio Gassman plays a flint-hearted industrialist who thinks as little of destroying his business partner as he does of cheating on his wife. Gassman's son is an apparently weak-willed lad, who may or may not have become involved in the "Red Brigade". When Gassman learns that his son has been appointed to execute someone known only as "P", he assumes the victim is his ex-partner. (allmovie.com)
During a future ice age, dying humanity occupies its remaining time by playing a board game called "Quintet." For one small group, this obsession is not enough; they play the game with living pieces ... and only the winner survives. (imdb)
Two minstrels singing for their supper in Rome discover they've both been lovers to the same woman, and one of them is the father of her infant son; a privilege neither is willing to concede.
Muffin's wedding to Dino Corelli is to be a big affair. Except the ageing priest isn't too sure of the ceremony... (imdb)
Bizarre events keep occurring in an old mansion, and it's soon obvious that something mysterious is up in the attic. (imdb)
"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...
The story traces the development of a love affair between a girl and a young Venetian boy over a period of time from 1935 to 1950. She becomes a star and he eventually disappears during the Russian campaign. (bfi)
An episodic satire of the political and social status of Italy in the seventies, through the shows of one day of a television channel... Written by Alkistis Zografou (imdb)
As his first assignment, lieutenant Drogo is sent to an isolated fortress on the borders of a desert and of a range of high mountains. The mission of the garrison is to prevent a possible incursion by the fearsome Tartars, coming from beyond the desert... (imdb)
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)
An army cadet accompanies an irascible, blind captain on a week-long trip from Turin to Naples. (imdb)
Gianni, Nicola and Antonio become close friends in 1944 while fighting the Nazis. After the end of the war, full of illusions, they settle down. The movie is a the story of the life of these three idealists and how they deal with the inevitable disillusionments of life. (imdb)
The cruel and lustful police chief uses the jealousy of the singer Tosca to make her betray her lover who has hidden an escaped political prisoner. To save her lover, Tosca agrees to give herself to the police chief but learns too late that he has tricked her when her lover is executed. (worldcat)
Farce: a rustic, Agostino, abandoned as a child, sets out for Rome to track down his parents in the company of a saw-dust magician Armando. After a series of unhappy incidents in the city, they finally separate. (bfi)
The Audience follows the course of a catholic young man, Amedeo, which left its cheap native, in the north of Italy, to come to Rome, with an obsession: to obtain a private audience of the Pope Paul VI with whom it has revelations very important to make. The determination of Amedeo is such as it appears suspect with the authorities of the Vatican.
A reworking of the premise of La grande guerra in a Mexican Revolution setting. (findarticles.com)
Rome, 187 b.C. Marcus Porcius Cato wants the brothers Scipio Africanus and Scipio Asiaticus to answer for the disappearance of five hundred talents during their campaign in Syria.
An obscure Italian magistrate suspects that a well-known industrialist commited murder, and decides to investigate him, and bring him to court, whatever it takes. (imdb)
Comedy: a lawyer is at grips with his contesting son. In the end, he is a conte stator himself, and sends his son to work in his place, giving himself up to a l ife of "dolce far niente".
The film starts where L'armata Brancaleone has ended. Brancaleone da Norcia (again played by Vittorio Gassman) is a poor but proud Middle Ages knight leading his bizarre and ragtag army of underdogs. However, he loses in a battle all his "warriors" and therefore meets the Death's incarnation... (Wikipedia)
Milian is living in a home that's in the heart of Roman Governmental Power (making him all the more vulnerable). The servants are all homosexuals. (Invisionfree.com)
Mario, a young philanderer, receives 13 antique chairs in a bad state by inheritance and decides to sell off them to get some money. Afterwards he gets to know that one of them contains documents worth a lot of money. So he begins an adventurous trip to regain possession of the chair. On the way he meets many strange people who would like to help or to swindle him. (imdb)
In this comedy, a guru's groupie plans to seduce him so she can number him among her many conquests. (allmovie.com)
Episode film about identical twin brothers. Mario is an honest government-minded deputy. Filippo lives by his wits, not quite legally. Eventually Filippo ruins his brother's career and mind, absorbs his wife and finally steps into his shoes as an honourable member of Parliament. (bfi)
Pasquale and Maria, husband and wife, live in a palace supposedly haunted by ghosts and pay no rent. When Pasquale finds some food in the cupboard he thinks the ghosts are at work. Actually it's Maria's lover, a very rich man, who showers her with presents. (imdb)
Comedy-drama about a middle-aged Italian businessman Vittorio Gassman who is married to Eleanor Parker and is innocently introduced one day to a schoolgirl with pigtails named Carolina. Years later, the schoolgirl has become a promiscuous young woman (Ann-Margret) and she pursues him and sucks him into an on-again-off-again romantic tryst where she pulls the strings. "Kitten with a Whip - Italian Style!" (imdb)
Dissatisfied with the low movement lost souls in Hell, Beelzebub solves send one of his demons to earth to sow discord among mortals. So choose Belfagor for such a task, and the charge, along with his servant Adramalek, to provoke a new war between Rome and Florence.
A group of rogues steal a scroll granting its bearer the property of the land of Aurocastro in Apulia (south of Italy). They elect a shaggy knight, Brancaleone from Norcia, as their leader, and decide to get possession of this supposedly wealthy land. Many adventures will occur during the journey. (imdb)
A delegation of Italian movie makers go to Argentina to attend to a film festival.
Hero becomes involved with a gang of counterfeiters employed by the Chinese to flood the world with false currency and hops around the Mediterranean. (bfi)
The US intelligence chief in Europe relates the stories of three different espionage operations that he was involved in. (imdb)
Vittorio Gassman stars as different characters in each of the nine episodes of this unusual Italian comedy. Playing everything from a practical joker to a prisoner, he comments upon romance, love and women in general. (imdb)
Don Giuliano Niccolini Borges, Roman prince and member of the Pontifical Noble Guard, is very much attracted to Jane, an English girl he has met that is accompanying him on a pleasure trip to Switzerland. He has some plans for hanky-panky on their various stops along the route, but Jane has other plans as she is only with him because his car has a special-identification license plate and can go through customs without inspection... (imdb)
Comedy and episode film about several people in the italian town Viareggio.
The myths of the sixties are satirized in 20 episodes. (imdb)
Giulio Ceriani (Vittorio Gassman) has a lovely wife, a close friend and a job. However, as soon as he figures a way of becoming rich he will put all those things in danger.
Adriano, a used-car dealer and petty opportunist, wishes to leave his past behind and begin a new life with his young wife, Marcella. Troubles soon surface when the sister of an old friend shows up, leading Adriano back to his old prostitute girlfriend, Mimosa, and his needing to deal with his complex sexual past and various relationships.
Roberto, a shy law student in Rome, meets Bruno, a forty-year-old exuberant, capricious man, who takes him for a drive through the Roman and Tuscany countries in the summer of 1962. They will spend two days together, meet both Roberto's and Bruno's family. (imdb)
Eros on the rampage in three delightful sketches concerning love and sex...or sex and love? (imdb)
The history of Italian fascism from 1919 to 1922 and the March on Rome of Benito Mussolini's black shirts from the point of view of two newly recruited, naïve black shirts.
Silvio is an Italian partisan, he and his companions belong to Italian resistance movement against Nazis. They are at Lake Como. He is helped by Elena. He spends three months hidden on Elena's grandfather's mill. They fall in love. Silvio is an idealist, communist, journalist writer. He goes back to war. (Wikipedia)
A movie in the same genre of "sparatus" but much more intense. This is the story of the man that was supposed to be crucified, but the people cried out that the Romans should execute Jesus instead. Spared from death, Barabbas (Anthony Quinn) lives a life of hell and persecution and constantly wonders why he should be spared from death instead of Jesus. (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)
A retired con artist tells the story of how he went from being an actor to becoming a thief and of how he had to give it all up for love.
Murder mystery about three couples who are involved in the murder of a wealthy woman.
Italy, 1916. Oreste Jacovacci and Giovanni Busacca are called, as all the Italian youths, to serve the army in the WWI. They both try in every way to avoid serving the army. (imdb)
A promissory note is passed from person to person in this warm-hearted satire. (worldcat)
During the Napoleonic era, in Spain, a young postulant falls in love with a handsome British soldier who is recovering with others of his regiment after being wounded. Before leaving, he asks her to leave the convent and marry him. The postulant, devoted to the statue of the Virgin Mary, asks her for a heavenly sign and leaves when nothing happens. Then the statue of the Virgin descends from its pedestal. (imdb)
The guys from "I soliti Ignoti" strike back.
A young officer in the army of Empress Catherine of Russia is on his way to his new duty station at a remote outpost. During a blinding snowstorm he comes upon a stranger who was caught in the storm and is near death from freezing. He rescues the man and eventually brings him back to health. When the man is well enough to travel, the two part company and the man vows to repay the officer for saving his life. (imdb)
Story of a love affair between an American girl in Rome and an Italian prince. (bfi)
Peppe, formerly a boxer, organizes the break-in of a pawnshop. Tiberio, an unemployed photographer, Mario, a receiver, the Sicilian Michele and Capannelle, an ex-jockey, are the other members of the gang (imdb)
It is loosely based on real life events of the Italian condottiero Giovanni dalle Bande Nere (Wikipedia)
Spruced up adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's epic novel about the life of a Russian family during the War of 1812. The historical and personal events are seen mostly through the eyes of Natasha, who is 16 years old at the start of the movie. Contains many panoramic shots of battle in action. (imdb)
Rome, 1905. Lina, a music hall singer, has fallen in love with Sergei, a Russian prince. Maestro Doria, who gives her voice lessons and who hopes to make her his mistress, takes her to Paris where she becomes the star of the "Folies-Plastiques". Sergei finds Lina back in the French capital and, as a play and game, makes her his mistress. When she understands the truth Lina runs away with tenor Silvani. (imdb)
A rich, young woman, Louise Durant, follows the man she loves and hopes to marry to Zurich where he plans to finish his study of violin at the conservatory. A piano student at the conservatory falls madly in love with Louise. The violinist loves his music first and Louise second. The pianist loves Louise first and his music second. Louise must ultimately choose which man she wants. (imdb)
Silvana Mangano (a very lovely & sexy voiced actress) plays a young, poor Venetian woman, Giovanna Masetti. She is struggling with an difficult life as a shop assistant when one day a young count Enrico sees her in the glass shop where she works. She gets invited to the masquerade ball (ah - if they would have parties like this now - oh wow) with the help of her unscrupulous boyfriend Mario's dirty deal with the count - the glorious evening does not turn out well, not at all.
A World War II refugee fights to stay in the U.S. (TCM.com)
A fugitive is pursued by a lawman who is obsessed with his capture. (imdb)
Adapted from the book, "Mexican Village," by Josefina Niggli, the film tells three interwoven love stories against the background of a feud between two villages. Cyd Charisse and Rick Jason are the lovers in a tender romance; Vittorio Gassman and Yvonne DeCarlo the lovers in a tragic romance; and Pier Angeli and Ricardo Montalban the lovers in a gay romance. (imdb)
Offers a voyeuristic glimpse at the sub rosa world of 20th century white slavery. Veteran Hollywood heavy Marc Lawrence plays a vice lord who recruits innocent young Italian ladies for his nefarious purposes, on the pretext of hiring them to be cabaret dancers in South America. Despite the fact that none of Lawrence's "girls" ever return home, the new candidates suspect nothing as they sign up for the tour. (allmovie.com)
A woman suffers from amnesia after murdering her husband. (Filmaffinity)
Pietro, an honest businessman, is wrongly accused of the murder of his business associate and jailed. Actually the man is alive and has set him up to avoid bankruptcy. Pietro's life is shattered of course and when after many years he is released from prison, he seeks revenge. (imdb)
Story of a girls revenge on the family who were responsible for her brother's death. (bfi)
Francesca and Walter are two-bit criminals in Northern Italy, and, in an effort to avoid the police, Francesca joins a group of women rice workers. She meets the voluptuous peasant rice worker, Silvana, and the soon-to-be-discharged soldier, Marco. Walter follows her to the rice fields, and the four characters become involved in a complex plot involving robbery, love, and murder. (imdb)
Adventures of Casanova with a secret Slav organisation in the time of Catherine II of Russia. (imdb)
Adaptation of Pushkin's The Captain's Daughter.
Faithful live action adaptation of Carlo Collodi's classic novel about an animated puppet that desires to become a real boy.
After returning from the war Davide, a fisherman from Liguria, discovers that his girl Anna has been courted and compromised by a sailor named Rocco. Rocco's other girl, Tea, takes revenge by denouncing him to the police. In remorse she commits suicide by drowning herself. The girl's relatives hold Anna responsible for the death and are ready to lynch her until Davide intervenes and is able to save her. (imdb)