Cesare Zavattini filmography (writer)

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I'll Give a Million (1935)
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A cynical millionaire announces that he intends to disguise himself as a hobo and give a million lire to anyone who treats him nicely... (79 mins.)
Director: Mario Camerini
 
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La danza delle lancette (1936)
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(80 mins.)
Director: Mario Baffico
 
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I'll Give a Million (1935)
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A cynical millionaire announces that he intends to disguise himself as a hobo and give a million lire to anyone who treats him nicely... (79 mins.)
Director: Mario Camerini
 
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Bionda sotto chiave (1939)
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(74 mins.)
 
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San Giovanni decollato (1940)
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Mastr'Antonio Miciaccio caretaker and shoemaker is devoted to Saint John Beheaded and is trying to find... (89 mins.)
 
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Senza cielo (1940)
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(88 mins.)
Director: Alfredo Guarini
 
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È caduta una donna (1941)
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(72 mins.)
Director: Alfredo Guarini
 
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Doctor, Beware (1941)
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A comedy of errors in which the sweetly incompetent Dr. Pietro Vignali (de Sica) has been run deep into debt by his girlfriend... (92 mins.)
 
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3/4 of a Page (1942)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Nicola Manzari
 
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Before the Postman (1942)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Mario Bonnard
 
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C'è sempre un ma! (1942)
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Una fanciulla, da poco uscita di collegio, vorrebbe fidanzarsi con un suo compagno di scuola, ma i genitori... (83 mins.)
Director: Luigi Zampa
 
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Don Cesare di Bazan (1942)
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(78 mins.)
Director: Riccardo Freda
 
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4 passi fra le nuvole (1942)
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A family man travelling for work, Paolo Bianchi, meets on a train a lonely girl, Maria. He sees her... (95 mins.)
 
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I sette peccati (1942)
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(85 mins.)
Director: Ladislao Kish
 
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Gian Burrasca (1943)
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(85 mins.)
Director: Sergio Tofano
 
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Il birichino di papà (1943)
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(80 mins.)
 
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Our Dreams (1943)
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(83 mins.)
 
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The Children Are Watching Us (1944)
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A four-year old boy, Pricò, becomes the subject of emotional folly by his fluctuant parents and inattentive relatives. (84 mins.)
 
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Canto, ma sottovoce... (1946)
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(85 mins.)
Director: Guido Brignone
 
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La freccia nel fianco (1945)
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(90 mins.)
 
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La porta del cielo (1945)
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(88 mins.)
 
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L'ippocampo (1945)
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(70 mins.)
 
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Angel and the Devil (1946)
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(88 mins.)
Director: Mario Camerini
 
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Biraghin (1946)
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Director: Carmine Gallone
 
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Roma città libera (1946)
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(81 mins.)
 
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Shoeshine (1946)
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Two shoeshine boys in postwar Rome, Italy, save up to buy a horse, but their involvement as dupes in a burglary lands them in juvenile prison where the experience take a devastating toll on their friendship. (93 mins.)
 
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The Testimony (1946)
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A man, standing trial for robbery with murder, faces the death penalty. The testimony of an old civil servant will be crucial. (98 mins.)
Director: Pietro Germi
 
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Un giorno nella vita (1946)
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Some Italian partisans want to take refuge in a convent to escape German raids. The nuns are a little... (95 mins.)
 
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Tragic Hunt (1947)
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(89 mins.)
 
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Cronaca nera (1947)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Giorgio Bianchi
 
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Bicycle Thieves (1948)
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Set in Post-WWII Italy, a working class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it. (89 mins.)
 
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Guerra alla guerra (1948)
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Il mondo vuole così (1949)
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(83 mins.)
Director: Giorgio Bianchi
 
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The Walls of Malapaga (1949)
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A French fugitive arrives in Genoa, where he becomes entangled with an Italian woman and her daughter. (104 mins.)
Director: René Clément
 
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La sposa non può attendere (1949)
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During his wedding day, a man, while is driving to the church for the ceremony, saves a woman from a suicide... (85 mins.)
 
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Fabiola (1949)
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In ancient Rome a love story blossoms between Fabiola, daughter of a senator, and Rhual, a gallic gladiator... (164 mins.)
 
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Vent'anni (1949)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Giorgio Bianchi
 
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Domenica d'agosto (1950)
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E' domenica a Roma e chi può va a Ostia, al mare. Un gruppo di ragazzi in bicicletta; una famiglia numerosa... (88 mins.)
Director: Luciano Emmer
 
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It's Forever Springtime (1950)
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E' la storia di Beppe, garzone di fornaio e orfano, fiorentino. Parte militare e a Catania fa amicizia con Cavalluccio... (92 mins.)
 
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Il cielo è rosso (1950)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Claudio Gora
 
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Father's Dilemma (1950)
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(90 mins.)
 
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His Last Twelve Hours (1950)
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A gentleman by the name of Bachi dies but can't be admitted into heaven because of an evil action committed during his lifetime... (81 mins.)
Director: Luigi Zampa
 
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Mamma mia, che impressione! (1951)
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(75 mins.)
 
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Miracle in Milan (1951)
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An old woman finds a baby among the cauliflowers in her garden. She takes care of the orphan, and calls him Totò... (100 mins.)
 
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Bellissima (1951)
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A woman from the low class desperately tries to get her daughter into the movies. (115 mins.)
 
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Hello Elephant (1952)
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Vittorio De Sica is a teacher struggling to take care of his family and always dreaming that Parliament... (83 mins.)
 
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The Lucky Five (1952)
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Four poor fellows win a luxurious car in a lottery but they have not the money to keep it. Therefore... (97 mins.)
Director: Mario Mattoli
 
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The Overcoat (1952)
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Based on Nikolai Gogol's story with the location changed from Russia to Italy and the time changed to the present (1952)... (95 mins.)
 
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Rome 11:00 (1952)
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Based on an actual incident, this is the story of five girls (told in a slow beginning) who are among... (107 mins.)
 
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Umberto D. (1952)
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A elderly man and his dog struggle to survive on his government pension in Rome. (89 mins.)
 
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Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953)
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Prior to leaving by train for Paris, a married American woman tries to break off her affair with a young Italian in Rome's Stazione Termini. (90 mins.)
 
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Love in the City (1953 Documentary)
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Six separate episodes: would-be suicides discuss their despair. A provincial dance hall. An investigative reporter posing as a husband-to-be. A young unwed mother. Girl-watching techniques of Italian men. A glimpse into prostitution. (105 mins.)
 
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The Walk (1953)
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Il professor Paolo Barbato va ad insegnare in un collegio. E' una persona timida e introversa e una mattina... (100 mins.)
Director: Renato Rascel
 
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A Husband for Anna (1953)
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Anna Zaccheo is a beautiful young woman from a working class Neapolitan family. Her main concern is to find herself a suitable husband... (95 mins.)
 
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Siamo donne (1953)
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Five portraits of actresses in their "common" life, seen as women rather than movie stars. (95 mins.)
 
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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1954)
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Rich oriental lord Cassim's cheeky servant Ali Baba was sent to buy a meaty girl-slave, but brings dancer Morgiane... (92 mins.)
Director: Jacques Becker
 
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Angels of Darkness (1954)
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Tamara, a Roman prostitute, tries to kill herself throwing herself out of the window of the licensed brothel she works in... (94 mins.)
Director: Giuseppe Amato
 
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The Gold of Naples (1954)
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Tribute to Naples, where director De Sica spent his first years, this is a collection of 6 Napolitean... (138 mins.)
 
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Il segno di Venere (1955)
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(101 mins.)
Director: Dino Risi
 
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The Awakening (1956)
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A Roman nun who was a missionary in Africa for 20 years is sent to a convent near Naples where she grows very fond of a boy whose father has died... (97 mins.)
Director: Mario Camerini
 
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The Roof (1956)
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Under provincial Italian law at the time, once a roof is erected, the occupants cannot be evicted from a building... (91 mins.)
 
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The Virtuous Bigamist (1956)
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The Provence, somewhere in the 1950's. Paul Verdier, traveling salesman, leaves his home and his quarrelsome wife for his weekly round... (97 mins.)
Director: Mario Soldati
 
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The Doll That Took the Town (1957)
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A struggling model concocts a story of being raped and beaten by three strangers and soon becomes a media darling. Complications arise when the police eventually arrest three suspects. (90 mins.)
 
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Love and Chatter (1958)
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Maria e Paolo si amano, ma sono giovanissimi e per di più Maria è figlia dello spazzino comunale mentre Paolo lo è dell'avvocato Bonelli... (95 mins.)
 
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Nel blu dipinto di blu (1959)
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Per evitare di essere arrestato mentre faceva il palo per alcuni amici, Turi si invente una fidanzata... (103 mins.)
Director: Piero Tellini
 
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Atomic War Bride (1960)
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At a church in the country, eternally optimistic John marries Maria, his Atomic War Bride, as a war starts... (84 mins.)
Director: Veljko Bulajic
 
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Lipstick (1960)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Damiano Damiani
 
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Two Women (1960)
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In the Italy of WWII, a widow and her lonely daughter seek for distance between them and the horrors of war. (100 mins.)
 
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The Last Judgment (1961)
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In Naples, a voice from the skies announces one morning that the final judgment will be at 6 p.m. on that day. What follows is a series of vignettes depicting various people's reactions (or lack there of) to the announcement. (95 mins.)
 
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Blood Feud (1961)
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(87 mins.)
Director: Damiano Damiani
 
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Boccaccio '70 (1962)
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Four directors tell tales of Eros fit for a 1970s Decameron. Working-class lovers, Renzo and Luciana... (205 mins.)
 
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The Condemned of Altona (1962)
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A maddened German war criminal lives in a secluded house owned by his rich father who lets him think the war is still on 20 years after the fact. However, no deception can last forever. (114 mins.)
 
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Arturo's Island (1962)
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Arturo is a teenage boy who lives alone on an island. His mother died when he was born, and his father is always away... (90 mins.)
Director: Damiano Damiani
 
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The Young Rebel (1961)
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(82 mins.)
 
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The Boom (1963)
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During the economic boom of Italy a man tries desperately to maintain a high standard of living for his family. (88 mins.)
 
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Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963)
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Stories about three very different women and the men they attract. (118 mins.)
 
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Countersex (1964)
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(90 mins.)
 
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After the Fox (1966)
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Peter Sellers plays Aldo Vanucci (aka the Fox), one of the greatest criminals of the world and master of disguise... (103 mins.)
 
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Andremo in città (1966)
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(102 mins.)
Director: Nelo Risi
 
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Un monde nouveau (1966)
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Anne, a beautiful free-lance photographer, meets with the French medical student Carlo and falls in love... (83 mins.)
 
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The Witches (1967)
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Five short stories loosely dealing with the roles of women in society. (121 mins.)
 
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Woman Times Seven (1967)
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Seven mini-stories of adultery: "Funeral Possession," a wayward widow at her husband's funeral; "Amateur... (100 mins.)
 
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A Place for Lovers (1968)
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Julia, a divorced American fashion designer, is dying of a tragic, incurable disease. With only ten days to live... (88 mins.)
 
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Capriccio all'italiana (1968)
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(95 mins.)
 
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The Seven Cervi Brothers (1968)
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The true story of seven Italian brothers, farmers and catholic, who became communist and fought for justice and freedom against Fascism... (105 mins.)
Director: Gianni Puccini
 
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Sunflower (1970)
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An Italian woman conducts a desperate search for her husband, a soldier considered missing in action in Russia - like fifty thousand others during WWII. (107 mins.)
 
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The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
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In the late 1930s, in Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Contini are one of the leading families, wealthy, aristocratic... (94 mins.)
 
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A Brief Vacation (1973)
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A women lives a miserable life in the basement of her Milan apartment, with her boring inlaws and three children (boys)... (112 mins.)