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1990s and later Italian cinema
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1.
Diaz - Don't Clean Up This Blood (2012)
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A reenactment of the final days of the 2001 G8 Summit. (127 mins.)
Director: Daniele Vicari
 
2.
To Sleep Next to Her (2004)
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A well-liked employee in a multinational firm, formerly working on peers' motivation and professional training, is given the task to fire 25 of his colleagues. Stress and changes in his life ensue. (96 mins.)
 
3.
Night Bus (2007)
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(105 mins.)
Director: Davide Marengo
 
4.
Break Free (2003)
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(113 mins.)
 
5.
Preferisco il rumore del mare (2000)
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Luigi è dirigente di un' industria di Torino ed è originario della Calabria, dove torna per le vacanze... (84 mins.)
 
6.
Santa Maradona (2001)
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An unemployed young man finds his life turned upside down when he falls in love with a beautiful actress. (96 mins.)
Director: Marco Ponti
 
7.
The Best of Youth (2003)
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An Italian epic that follows the lives of two brothers, from the 1960s to the 2000s. (383 mins.)
 
8.
The Goodbye Kiss (2006)
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Giorgio Pellegrini, a former left-wing activist turned terrorist has fled to Central America and fought with a guerrilla movement... (107 mins.)
Director: Michele Soavi
 
9.
Ora o mai più (2003)
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David, a student in Pisa who is about to pass his final exam, gets involved in an anti-globalist group. (96 mins.)
 
10.
La scuola (1995)
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Ultimo giorno di scuola in un Istituto superiore romano ed ultime interrogazioni prima degli scrutini finali... (104 mins.)
 
11.
My Brother Is an Only Child (2007)
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Two brothers come of age in a small Italian town in the '60s and '70s. (100 mins.)
 
12.
La guerra degli Antò (1999)
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(98 mins.)
Director: Riccardo Milani
 
13.
Auguri professore (1997)
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(105 mins.)
Director: Riccardo Milani
 
14.
Mery per sempre (1989)
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A teacher discovers his calling. Marco relocates to Palermo from Milan and takes a job teaching in a... (102 mins.)
Director: Marco Risi
 
15.
Che ne sarà di noi (2004)
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A coming-of-age comic tale about three eighteen-year-olds just out of high school who go to a Greek island following one of the boys' older girlfriend. (100 mins.)
 
16.
Bread and Tulips (2000)
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After being forgotten in a highway café during a bus trip, a housewife decides to start a new life by herself in Venice. (114 mins.)
Director: Silvio Soldini
 
17.
The Ignorant Fairies (2001)
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AIDS doctor Antonia's husband is killed by a car. She gets depressed until she learns he had been cheating on her with a man... (106 mins.)
Director: Ferzan Ozpetek
 
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The Last Kiss (2001)
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Carlo's life is thrown into a tailspin when his longtime girlfriend Giulia announces she's pregnant... (115 mins.)
 
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Round Trip (2004)
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(86 mins.)
Director: Marco Ponti
 
21.
Anche libero va bene (2006)
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A young father and his two children struggle to find harmony after his wife leaves them for another man. (108 mins.)
 
22.
La nostra vita (2010)
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Claudio, a construction worker, works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child... (98 mins.)
 
23.
Piano, solo (2007)
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A biopic of jazz pianist Luca Flores. (104 mins.)
Director: Riccardo Milani
 
24.
Respiro (2002)
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On an impoverished Italian island, a free-spirited woman is accused of madness by townspeople fed up with her antics. (95 mins.)
 
25.
Golden Door (2006)
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The story is set at the beginning of the 20th century in Sicily. Salvatore, a very poor farmer, and a widower... (118 mins.)
 
26.
Terraferma (2011)
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A Sicilian family deals with the arrival of a group of immigrants on their island. (88 mins.)
 
27.
Once We Were Strangers (1997)
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Antonio is a seductive, charismatic Sicilian living illegally in New York. He wanders from job to job... (96 mins.)
 
28.
L'estate del mio primo bacio (2006)
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(84 mins.)
Director: Carlo Virzì
 
29.
My Name Is Tanino (2002)
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During a sunny Sicilian summer Tanino has a sweet and tender story with Sally, a young American tourist... (100 mins.)
Director: Paolo Virzì
 
30.
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
 
31.
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
 
32.
Every Blessed Day (2012)
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Guido and Antonia are a young couple with opposing characters and working schedules: he works a night job as a doorman in a hotel... (102 mins.)
Director: Paolo Virzì
 
33.
Tutta la vita davanti (2008)
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A brilliant recent graduate struggles to find work. After falling into a babysitting job, she is introduced by the child's mother to the world of the international call center, its employees, and the fast pace that drives them. (117 mins.)
Director: Paolo Virzì
 
34.
Baarìa (2009)
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Baaria is Sicilian slang for Bagheria where Tornatore was born and this is an autobiographic epic of three generations in the Sicilian village where he was born. (163 mins.)
 
35.
Fort Apache Napoli (2009)
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The story of Giancarlo Siani, a journalist killed by the Neapolitan Mafia in 1985. (108 mins.)
Director: Marco Risi
 
36.
Good Morning, Night (2003)
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The 1978 kidnapping of politician Aldo Moro as seen from the perspective of one of his assailants: a conflicted young woman in the ranks of the Red Brigade. (106 mins.)
 
37.
Dormant Beauty (2012)
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A mosaic of several intertwined stories questioning the meaning of life, love and hope, set during the last six days in the life of Eluana Englaro, a young woman who spent 17 years in a vegetative state. (115 mins.)
 
38.
Vincere (2009)
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The story of Mussolini's secret lover, Ida Dalser, and their son Albino. (128 mins.)
 
39.
My Mother's Smile (2002)
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A celebrated painter receives a visit from a cardinal's assistant, who informs him that his mother could become a saint. (105 mins.)
 
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The Ignorant Fairies (2001)
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AIDS doctor Antonia's husband is killed by a car. She gets depressed until she learns he had been cheating on her with a man... (106 mins.)
Director: Ferzan Ozpetek
 
42.
Quando sei nato non puoi più nasconderti (2005)
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A coming-of-age drama set in contemporary Italy. (115 mins.)
 
43.
The Missing Star (2006)
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Labourer Vincenzo travels from Italy to China in search of a machine with a deficiency that was produced in the now defunct establishment at which Vincenzo worked for years. (103 mins.)
Director: Gianni Amelio
 
44.
Shun Li and the Poet (2011)
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A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon. (98 mins.)
Director: Andrea Segre
 
45.
The Stolen Children (1992)
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Antonio, a policeman (carabiniere), has an order to take two children (Rosetta and her brother Luciano) from Milan to Sicily to an orphanage... (114 mins.)
Director: Gianni Amelio
 
46.
Draquila - L'Italia che trema (2010 Documentary)
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An investigation on the management of 2009 L'Aquila earthquake by Berlusconi government and his staff. (93 mins.)
Director: Sabina Guzzanti
 
47.
Ju tarramutu (2010 Documentary)
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On April 6th 2009 a violent earthquake stroked and devastated one of the most beautiful Italian cities and its territory... (80 mins.)
Director: Paolo Pisanelli
 
48.
The Embalmer (2002)
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Peppino is an aging taxidermist constantly ridiculed for being short and somewhat creepy. He meets Valerio... (101 mins.)
Director: Matteo Garrone
 
49.
Gomorrah (2008)
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An inside look at Italy's modern crime families. (137 mins.)
Director: Matteo Garrone
 
50.
Reality (2012)
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Luciano is a charming fishmonger whose unexpected and sudden obsession with being a contestant on a reality show leads him down a rabbit hole of skewed perceptions and paranoia. (116 mins.)
Director: Matteo Garrone
 
51.
L'uomo in più (2001)
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The debut feature by acclaimed Italian director Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo) is a stylish and blackly comic look at the dark side of fame... (100 mins.)
 
52.
This Must Be the Place (2011)
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Cheyenne, a retired rock star living off his royalties in Dublin, returns to New York City to find the man responsible for a humiliation suffered by his recently deceased father during W.W.II. (118 mins.)
 
53.
The Consequences of Love (2004)
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An introverted man's life changes completely when he finds himself attracted to a young bar-maid. (100 mins.)
 
54.
The Family Friend (2006)
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Geremia, an aging tailor/money lender, is a repulsive, mean, stingy man who lives alone in his shabby house with his scornful... (102 mins.)
 
55.
Il Divo (2008)
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The story of Italian politician Giulio Andreotti, who has served as Prime Minister of Italy seven times since the restoration of democracy in 1946. (110 mins.)
 
56.
Facing Windows (2003)
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Overburdened and stuck in a greying marriage, Giovanna takes to caring for the Jewish Holocaust survivor her husband brings home. As she begins to reflect on her life, she turns to the man who lives across from her ... (106 mins.)
Director: Ferzan Ozpetek
 
57.
The Salt of Life (2011)
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Gianni is a retiree who has become invisible to most everyone around him. In response, he tries his best to generate some kind of extracurricular love life. (90 mins.)
 
58.
Mid-August Lunch (2008)
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Gianni is a middle-aged man living in Rome with his imposing and demanding elderly mother. His only... (75 mins.)
 
59.
The Red and the Blue (2012)
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The story of a teacher and his students, set in an Italian high school. (98 mins.)
 
60.
Garibaldi's Lovers (2012)
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A widowed working-class father falls in love with a struggling, poor artist. (108 mins.)
Director: Silvio Soldini
 
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Cosmonaut (2009)
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Late '50s to early '60s, when the space war between the Soviet and US was fiercely going on, a fifteen-year-old member of the communist party... (85 mins.)
 
64.
Galantuomini (2008)
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A well known judge comes back to his native region, Salentino in the South of Italy, to find out that... (106 mins.)
 
65.
Don't Move (2004)
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A destitute woman (Cruz) becomes involved with an upper-crust physician (Castellitto). (125 mins.)
 
66.
Corpo celeste (2011)
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Thirteen year-old Marta has recently moved back to southern Italy with her mother and older sister and struggles to find her place, restlessly testing the boundaries of an unfamiliar city and the catechism of the Catholic church. (100 mins.)
 
67.
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.)
 
68.
Romanzo Criminale (2005)
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Set in the 1970s, it's the story of three lifelong friends who take control of organized crime in Rome. (152 mins.)
Director: Michele Placido
 
69.
The Keys to the House (2004)
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Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager. (105 mins.)
Director: Gianni Amelio
 
70.
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
 
71.
The Unknown Woman (2006)
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Haunted by a horrible past, a Ukrainian young woman calculatedly insinuates herself into the life of a rich Italian family. (118 mins.)
 
72.
The Passion (2010)
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To avoid being sued, a film director reluctantly agrees to set up and direct the Good Friday celebrations in a small Tuscan town. (106 mins.)
 
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Non pensarci (2007)
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Stefano Nardini is still a punk rock musician at the age of 36. One day, as he is in a fix, he decides... (105 mins.)
Director: Gianni Zanasi
 
75.
Qualunquemente (2011)
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Cetto La Qualunque came back to Italy after had spent some years in an other country. He decides to become the mayor of his little city. (96 mins.)
 
76.
We Can Do That (2008)
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Set in Italy in the early 1980s the film follows Nello (Claudio Bisio), the recently hired director... (111 mins.)
 
77.
The Girl by the Lake (2007)
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The body of a young woman is found in a small and quiet town in North Italy. A detective from the nearby main city is called to solve the mystery. (95 mins.)
Director: Andrea Molaioli
 
78.
Ten Winters (2009)
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Born of a chance meeting in Venice, Silvestro and Camilla's rocky romance unfolds over 10 winters as new lovers come and go but they are eternally thrust back into one another's arms. (99 mins.)
Director: Valerio Mieli
 
79.
Giovanna's Father (2008)
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Bologna, Italy, Pre-war scenario. Michele Casali's only teenage daughter, Giovanna Casali, poses a problem to him... (104 mins.)
Director: Pupi Avati
 
80.
Quiet Chaos (2008)
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A look at the strange bereavement behavior of an Italian executive. Based on a novel by Sandro Veronesi. (105 mins.)
 
81.
The Double Hour (2009)
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A chambermaid and an ex-cop meet at a speed dating event and a romance develops. But during a romantic getaway things suddenly take a dark turn. (95 mins.)
 
83.
Memory Lane (2003)
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(110 mins.)
Director: Fabio Carpi
 
84.
The Caiman (2006)
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A skewering of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. (112 mins.)
Director: Nanni Moretti
 
85.
I'm Not Scared (2003)
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A young boy accidentally discovers a deep hole in the ground, where another boy is kept prisoner. (108 mins.)
 
86.
The Wedding Director (2006)
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A film director falls in love with the daughter of a prince. (97 mins.)
 
87.
My Brother-In-Law (2003)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Alessandro Piva
 
88.
La capa gira (2000)
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(75 mins.)
Director: Alessandro Piva
 
89.
Cado dalle nubi (2009)
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A southern italian singer moves to Milan to have more chances with his career, bringing with him a little bit of South. (95 mins.)
 
90.
Henry (2010)
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(86 mins.)
Director: Alessandro Piva
 
91.
Stealing Beauty (1996)
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After her mother commits suicide, nineteen year old Lucy Harmon travels to Italy to have her picture painted... (118 mins.)
 
92.
The Dreamers (2003)
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A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots. (115 mins.)
 
93.
Don't Move (2004)
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A destitute woman (Cruz) becomes involved with an upper-crust physician (Castellitto). (125 mins.)
 
94.
One Hundred Steps (2000)
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"I cento passi" (one hundred steps) was the distance between the Impastatos' house and the house of Tano Badalamenti... (114 mins.)
 
95.
The Son's Room (2001)
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A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident. (99 mins.)
Director: Nanni Moretti
 
96.
The Wind Blows Round (2005)
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The aging, conservative population of a small, sleepy village in the Italian Alps are surprised to see... (110 mins.)
Director: Giorgio Diritti
 
97.
The Man Who Will Come (2009)
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Winter 1943. Martina is small child, who stopped talking since the death of her infant brother some years before... (115 mins.)
Director: Giorgio Diritti
 
98.
The Profession of Arms (2001)
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The history of the first victim of modern artillery and its moving agony, amidst conspiracies and betrayals of the powerful... (105 mins.)
Director: Ermanno Olmi
 
99.
After Midnight (2004)
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The magical Mole Antonelliana (the cavernous Museum of Cinema in Turin, Italy) is the setting for a very unlikely love story... (92 mins.)
Director: Davide Ferrario
 
100.
La vita che vorrei (2004)
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An established and famous actor and an aspiring young actress develop a relationship while working together on films. Their mutual attraction and passion draw them together while also pulling them apart. (125 mins.)