Cinema Italiana

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1.
The First Beautiful Thing (2010)
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A misanthropic professor returns to his hometown to assist his dying mother. (122 mins.)
Director: Paolo Virzì
“ Una cosa bella to spend an early sunday evening in a cinema. Not only to find out why swimming in the sea is the best piece of advice you could get in your life ... ” - mokkamilch
 
2.
Loose Cannons (2010)
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Tommaso is the youngest son of the Cantones, a large, traditional southern Italian family operating a pasta-making business since the 1960s... (110 mins.)
Director: Ferzan Ozpetek
“ I mine vaganti you find in every family for sure. But rarely a movie showed the navigation of the family members though them more amusing ... ” - mokkamilch
 
3.
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
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When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp. (116 mins.)
Director: Roberto Benigni
“ Yes, life is beautiful with movies like this. Maybe because of movies like this one ... ” - mokkamilch
 
4.
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
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A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist. (155 mins.)
 
5.
Nest of Vipers (1978)
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(105 mins.)
Director: Tonino Cervi
 
6.
Two Little Red Dolls (1996 Short Film)
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One night, a killer is seemingly stalking two lesbian lovers in their flat. Is it all a bad dream, simple paranoia or a real threat that's closer than they think? (11 mins.)
 
7.
La vespa e la regina (1999)
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Renato, a very effeminate gay who is called "Marlene" in honour of Marlene Dietrich, because of a promise he made for his sick grandmother... (93 mins.)
 
8.
Rosa and Cornelia (2000)
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A Venetian countess, pregnant with illegitimate child, befriends her also pregnant servant girl and they almost become more than friends, but her family, infuriated over her scandalous pregnancy, has a plan for her and the baby. (87 mins.)
Director: Giorgio Treves
 
9.
Gasoline (2001)
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Fiery, dark-haired Stella, an intense auto mechanic, and nervous, blonde Eleonora (aka Lenni) are young and in love... (90 mins.)
 
10.
Caterina in the Big City (2003)
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When her father, Giancarlo is transferred to Rome from the small country town of Montalto Di Castro... (107 mins.)
Director: Paolo Virzì
 
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Don't Tell (2005)
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Sabina has a regular life. She is satisfied with her job and her love for Franco. Lately nightmares start disturbing her... (120 mins.)
 
13.
Amatemi (2005)
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Married for 20 years since the age of 15, Nina's husband suddenly decides to leave her. (84 mins.)
Director: Renato De Maria
 
14.
The Fine Art of Love: Mine Ha-Ha (2005)
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"Laughing Water - Mine Ha-Ha" is based on "Mine-Haha or Physical Education of Young Girls" by German author Frank Wedekind (Spring Awakening... (102 mins.)
Director: John Irvin
 
15.
Shelter Me (2007)
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The story's protagonists are three people: Anna, a wealthy middle-class 35-year old woman who owns, together with her mother and her brother... (98 mins.)
 
16.
Il padre delle spose (2006 TV Movie)
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(107 mins.)
 
17.
No End (2008)
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(75 mins.)
 
18.
The Sea Purple (2009)
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Nothing - not her father, not the church - can stop unruly Angela from being with her childhood best friend turned great love... (105 mins.)
 
19.
I Am Love (2009)
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Emma left Russia to live with her husband in Italy. Now a member of a powerful industrial family, she is the respected mother of three, but feels unfulfilled. One day, Antonio, a talented chef and her son's friend, makes her senses kindle. (120 mins.)
Director: Luca Guadagnino
 
20.
The Call (2009)
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(93 mins.)
Director: Stefano Pasetto