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The Scoundrel

The Scoundrel (Gli sposi dell'Anno Secondo - The Married Couple of the Year Two), directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau in 1971, is a very French...

Kreola

Antonio Bonifacio (Cosenza, 1957) is a factotum in the cinema world: actor, scriptwriter and film/ television director – and of few forgettable films. He...

Mamma Roma

  This is Pasolini’s second film as a director and adds an important piece to his journey through Rome’s suburbs and their suffering inhabitants. Accattone-Tramp...

Salò or the 120 Days of Sodom

  Salò or the 120 Days of Sodom is the most debatable and complex film by Pasolini. It is posthumous, but complete. Released in 1975,...

The Book Thief

The Book Thief is an American “kolossal” costing 19 million and distributed worldwide with overall takings of almost 80 million. In Italy is was...

Two Women

  Two Women is a great film and based on the intense and intriguing novel by Alberto Moravia. The book is written in first person...

His Excellency Stopped Here For Lunch

His Excellency Stopped Here for Lunch (1961) directed by Mario Mattòli is a sex comedy starring Totò, Ugo Tognazzi, Raimondo Vianello, Francesco Mulè, Virna...

The referee

  All I know about life I learned from football (Albert Camus), is the opening sentence in the newcomer Paolo Zucca’s unusual, original and grotesque...

Bebo’s Girl [La ragazza di Bube] (1963)

  Luigi Comenicini shot one of his main movies without betraying the inner meaning of Carlo Cassola’s novel (Premio Strega in 1960), even if its...

The Long Night of 1943 by Florestano Vancini (1960)

Florestano Vancini (1926-2008) made a fine debut as a director with a movie based on one of the “Five stories from Ferrara” (Cinque...