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1. Life Is Beautiful (1997)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.6
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59 Metascore

A Jewish man has a wonderful romance with the help of his humour, but must use that same quality to protect his son in a Nazi death camp.

Writers: Vincenzo Cerami, Roberto Benigni | Director: Roberto Benigni | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

2. The English Patient (1996)

R | 162 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.4
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87 Metascore

At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.

Writers: Michael Ondaatje, Anthony Minghella | Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas

3. Patton (1970)

GP | 172 min | Biography, Drama, War

8.0
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91 Metascore

The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton.

Writers: Francis Ford Coppola, Edmund H. North, Ladislas Farago, Omar N. Bradley | Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young, Michael Strong

4. Malèna (2000)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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54 Metascore

A woman provokes sensual awakenings in a group of adolescent boys.

Writers: Giuseppe Tornatore, Luciano Vincenzoni | Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro, Luciano Federico, Matilde Piana

5. 1900 (1976)

R | 317 min | Drama

7.8
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Set in Italy, the film follows the lives and interactions of two boys/men, one born a bastard of peasant stock (Depardieu), the other born to a land owner (de Niro). The drama spans from ... See full summary »

Writers: Franco Arcalli, Giuseppe Bertolucci, Bernardo Bertolucci | Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda, Francesca Bertini

6. The Big Red One (1980)

R | 113 min | Action, Drama, War

7.2
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77 Metascore

The story of a sergeant and the inner core members of his unit as they try to serve in and survive World War II.

Writer: Samuel Fuller | Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine, Bobby Di Cicco

7. Miracle at St. Anna (2008)

R | 160 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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37 Metascore

Set in 1944 Italy, the story of four black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII.

Writer: James McBride | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller

8. Tea with Mussolini (1999)

PG | 117 min | Drama, Comedy, War

6.9
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53 Metascore

1935. A group of elderly British women, who the Italians have named the Scorpioni, have chosen Italy, specifically Florence, as a place to live to blend their proper British sensibilities ... See full summary »

Writers: John Mortimer, Franco Zeffirelli | Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Cher

9. Days of Glory (2006)

R | 120 min | Drama, War

7.1
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82 Metascore

During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.

Writers: Rachid Bouchareb, Olivier Lorelle | Director: Rachid Bouchareb | Stars: Samy Naceri, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila, Jamel Debbouze

10. To Hell and Back (1955)

Approved | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.5
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The true WWII story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in U.S. history. Based on the autobiography of Audie Murphy who stars as himself in the film.

Writers: Gil Doud, Audie Murphy | Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake, Jack Kelly

11. Rome, Open City (1945)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, War

8.1
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The location: Nazi occupied Rome. As Rome is classified an open city, most Romans can wander the streets without fear of the city being bombed or them being killed in the process. But life ... See full summary »

Writers: Sergio Amidei, Federico Fellini, Roberto Rossellini, Alberto Consiglio | Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi, Marcello Pagliero, Vito Annichiarico

12. The Fallen (2004)

112 min | Action, Drama, War

5.2
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62 Metascore

The story of ordinary men during WWII as seen from three different points of View.

Writers: Nick Day, Caio Ribeiro | Director: Ari Taub | Stars: Daniel Asher, Brian Bancale, C.J. Barkus, Maurizio Benazzo

13. Two Women (1960)

100 min | Drama, War

7.9
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Cesira and her 13-year-old daughter, Rosetta, flee from the allied bombs in Rome during the second world war. They travel to the village where Cesira was born. During their journey and in ... See full summary »

Writers: Alberto Moravia, Cesare Zavattini | Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Raf Vallone, Eleonora Brown

14. Baarìa (2009)

150 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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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.

Writer: Giuseppe Tornatore | Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Francesco Scianna, Margareth Madè, Lina Sastri, Ángela Molina

15. The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969)

PG-13 | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.5
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During WWII in Italy, a wine producing village hide a million bottles from the Germans

Writers: Robert Crichton, Ben Maddow, William Rose | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Anna Magnani, Virna Lisi, Hardy Krüger

16. Anzio (1968)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, History, War

5.9
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One of WWIIs bloodiest battles as the Allies smash through the German lines which have enclosed the Anzio beachhead. Four months and 30,000 casualties before the Allies finally march to Rome.

Writers: H.A.L. Craig, Wynford Vaughan-Thomas, Frank De Felitta, Duilio Coletti, Giuseppe Mangione | Directors: Edward Dmytryk, Duilio Coletti | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Peter Falk, Robert Ryan, Earl Holliman

17. Salvatore Giuliano (1962)

Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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In 1950, 28-year-old outlaw Salvatore Giuliano is found gunned down in a Sicilian courtyard. Little is as it seems. The film moves back and forth between the late 1940s, when Giuliano and ... See full summary »

Writers: Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Enzo Provenzale, Francesco Rosi, Franco Solinas | Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Frank Wolff, Salvo Randone, Frederico Zardi, Sennuccio Benelli

18. The Man Who Will Come (2009)

115 min | Drama, History, War

7.5
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Winter 1943. Martina is small child, who stopped talking since the death of her infant brother some years before. She lives in a rural area of central Italy. Her mother is pregnant again ... See full summary »

Writers: Giorgio Diritti, Giovanni Galavotti, Tania Pedroni | Director: Giorgio Diritti | Stars: Maya Sansa, Alba Rohrwacher, Eleonora Mazzoni, Claudio Casadio

19. General Della Rovere (1959)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, War

7.9
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Bardone, a petty con man, is arrested by the Gestapo and coerced into impersonating a partisan leader in order to expose another resistance organizer.

Writers: Sergio Amidei, Diego Fabbri, Indro Montanelli, Roberto Rossellini | Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Hannes Messemer, Sandra Milo, Giovanna Ralli

20. Paisan (1946)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

7.8
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Six vignettes follow the Allied invasion from July 1943 to winter 1944, from Sicily north to Venice. Communication is fragile. A woman leads an Allied patrol through a mine field; she dies ... See full summary »

Writers: Sergio Amidei, Klaus Mann, Federico Fellini, Marcello Pagliero, Alfred Hayes, Roberto Rossellini, Rod E. Geiger | Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Carmela Sazio, Gar Moore, William Tubbs, Robert Van Loon

21. Passione (2010)

Unrated | 90 min | History, Music

6.9
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70 Metascore

A look at the musical roots and traditions of Naples, Italy, as well as its influence on the rest of the world.

Director: John Turturro | Stars: John Turturro, Max Casella, Lina Sastri, Massimo Ranieri

22. The Secret War of Harry Frigg (1968)

Unrated | 110 min | Comedy, War

6.3
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When 5 allied generals are captured in Italy in WW II, it is a propaganda nightmare for the Allies. The generals are all 1 star and refuse to take orders from each other in order to plan an... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Stone, Frank Tarloff | Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Paul Newman, Sylva Koscina, Andrew Duggan, Tom Bosley

23. Colour from the Dark (2008)

92 min | Horror

4.7
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Pietro and Lucia live on an isolated farm with Alice, Lucia's younger sister. Poor farmers, they live tilling the soil. Pietro is a good worker and a strong man who, unlike his three ... See full summary »

Writers: Ivo Gazzarrini, H.P. Lovecraft | Director: Ivan Zuccon | Stars: Debbie Rochon, Michael Segal, Marysia Kay, Gerry Shanahan

24. Cloak and Dagger (1946)

Approved | 106 min | Romance, Adventure, Thriller

6.6
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Toward the end of World War II, the allied secret service receives a partial message indicating that the Germans are researching nuclear energy to build atomic bombs. In Midwestern ... See full summary »

Writers: Albert Maltz, Ring Lardner Jr., Boris Ingster, John Larkin, Corey Ford, Alastair MacBain | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Gary Cooper, Robert Alda, Lilli Palmer, Vladimir Sokoloff

25. Seven Beauties (1975)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.9
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Pasqualino, an Italian everyman, deserts the army during World War II. Germans capture him and send him to a prison camp, where he does just about anything to survive. In lengthy flashbacks... See full summary »

Writer: Lina Wertmüller | Director: Lina Wertmüller | Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Fernando Rey, Shirley Stoler, Elena Fiore

26. A Walk in the Sun (1945)

Approved | 117 min | Drama, War

7.4
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During WWII, a platoon of American soldiers trudge through the Italian countryside in search of a bridge they have been ordered to blow up, encountering danger and destruction along the way.

Writers: Harry Brown, Robert Rossen | Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Dana Andrews, Richard Conte, George Tyne, John Ireland

27. The Last 4 Days (1974)

PG | 91 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Writers: Fabio Pittorru, Carlo Lizzani | Director: Carlo Lizzani | Stars: Rod Steiger, Franco Nero, Lisa Gastoni, Lino Capolicchio

28. Everybody Go Home! (1960)

120 min | War, Drama

7.6
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Writers: Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Luigi Comencini, Marcello Fondato | Director: Luigi Comencini | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Eduardo De Filippo, Serge Reggiani, Martin Balsam

29. The Four Days of Naples (1962)

124 min | Drama, War

7.6
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The film shows the history of the Neapolitan popular revolt against the invading Germans, during the second world war. During the four days in Naples the revolt turns over in just few hours... See full summary »

Writers: Carlo Bernari, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Massimo Franciosa, Nanni Loy, Vasco Pratolini | Director: Nanni Loy | Stars: Regina Bianchi, Aldo Giuffrè, Lea Massari, Jean Sorel

30. San Pietro (1945)

Unrated | 32 min | Documentary, Short, War

7.0
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This documentary movie is about the battle of San Pietro, a small village in Italy. Over 1,100 US soldiers were killed while trying to take this location, that blocked the way for the ... See full summary »

Director: John Huston | Stars: Mark W. Clark, John Huston

31. The Assisi Underground (1985)

PG | 115 min | Drama, History, War

5.7
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This film sheds light on the role of the Catholic Church and the people of Assisi in rescuing Italian Jews from the Nazis in 1943.

Writer: Alexander Ramati | Director: Alexander Ramati | Stars: Ben Cross, James Mason, Irene Papas, Maximilian Schell

32. Sophia Loren: Her Own Story (1980 TV Movie)

150 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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Dramatization of the life of Italian actress Sophia Loren who plays herself during adulthood and also that of her mother Romilda Villani.

Writers: Joanna Crawford, A.E. Hotchner | Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Sophia Loren, Armand Assante, John Gavin, Rip Torn

33. The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982)

R | 105 min | Drama, War

7.5
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The Night of San Lorenzo, the night of the shooting stars, is the night when dreams come true in Italian folklore. In 1944, a group of Italians flee their town after hearing rumours that ... See full summary »

Writers: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani, Giuliani G. De Negri, Tonino Guerra | Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Omero Antonutti, Margarita Lozano, Claudio Bigagli, Miriam Guidelli

34. Escape by Night (1960)

82 min | Drama, War

7.3
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Three allied prisoners, a Russian, an American and an Englishman, attempt to escape with the help of a young couple from Rome.

Writers: Sergio Amidei, Diego Fabbri, Brunello Rondi, Roberto Rossellini | Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Leo Genn, Giovanna Ralli, Sergey Bondarchuk, Peter Baldwin

35. The Fascist (1961)

100 min | Comedy

7.4
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1944. Primo Arcovazzi a fanatic member of Brigate Nere (fascist organization) is in charge to bring an opponent to the regime, Prof. George Wilson, from Abruzzo to Roma. He accepted the ... See full summary »

Writers: Franco Castellano, Giuseppe Moccia, Luciano Salce | Director: Luciano Salce | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Georges Wilson, Gianrico Tedeschi, Elsa Vazzoler

36. The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, War

6.0
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Charlton Heston stars as an American soldier behind Italian lines in World War II. In order to communicate German movements to the Allies, he uses carrier pigeons fitted with messages. As ... See full summary »

Writers: Donald Downes, Melville Shavelson | Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Charlton Heston, Elsa Martinelli, Harry Guardino, Salvatore Baccaloni

37. Days of Glory (1945)

71 min | Documentary

7.6
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Writers: Umberto Calosso, Umberto Barbaro | Directors: Giuseppe De Santis, Mario Serandrei, Marcello Pagliero, Luchino Visconti | Stars: Umberto Barbaro, Umberto Calosso, Donato Carretta, Pietro Caruso

38. Il cielo cade (2000)

102 min | Drama, Music, Romance

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1943, an estate north of Firenze. The weight of the world is on the shoulders of Penny, who's about 10. An orphan, she must watch over her little sister when they go to live with her aunt ... See full summary »

Writers: Lorenza Mazzetti, Suso Cecchi D'Amico | Directors: Andrea Frazzi, Antonio Frazzi | Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Jeroen Krabbé, Barbara Enrichi, Gianna Giachetti

39. Abandoned (1955)

102 min | Drama

7.1
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Writers: Eriprando Visconti, Francesco Maselli, Ageo Savioli | Director: Francesco Maselli | Stars: Lucia Bosé, Isa Miranda, Jean-Pierre Mocky, Goliarda Sapienza

40. Blood of the Losers (2008)

108 min | Drama, History

6.0
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An Italian family is fractured after World War II ends.

Writers: Giampaolo Pansa, Massimo Sebastiani, Dardano Sacchetti, Michele Soavi | Director: Michele Soavi | Stars: Michele Placido, Barbora Bobulova, Alessandro Preziosi, Philippe Leroy

41. From the Clouds to the Resistance (1979)

104 min | Drama

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Two segments. The first one arranges six stories from Cesare Pavese's "Dialoghi con Leucò", taken from classical mythology. The second segment is taken from Pavese's novel "La luna e i falò... See full summary »

Writer: Cesare Pavese | Directors: Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub | Stars: Olimpia Carlisi, Guido Lombardi, Gino Felici, Lori Pelosini

42. Hotel Meina (2007)

115 min | Drama, History

6.2
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How will the Germans react to the armistice of the 8th of September 1943, due to which Italy betrays them and sides with the allied forces? This is the distressing questions that a group of... See full summary »

Writers: Marco Nozza, Pasquale Squitieri, Dino Gentili, Filippo Gentili, Carlo Lizzani | Director: Carlo Lizzani | Stars: Majlinda Agaj, Eugenio Allegri, Marta Bifano, Veronica Bruni

43. Il gobbo (1960)

103 min | Drama, War

7.0
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Alvaro Cosenza, also known as the Hunchback from Quarticciolo (Il Gobbo del Quarticciolo), during Rome's occupation by Nazis in 1943, decides to revolt. He starts his career of rebel like a... See full summary »

Writers: Tommaso Chiaretti, Carlo Lizzani, Elio Petri, Vittoriano Petrilli, Ugo Pirro, Mario Socrate, Luciano Vincenzoni | Director: Carlo Lizzani | Stars: Gérard Blain, Anna Maria Ferrero, Bernard Blier, Ivo Garrani

44. Hidden Children (2004 TV Movie)

200 min | Drama

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This is a true story about forty Jewish children on their way to Palestine, who were blocked by the German and Italian occupation of Yugoslavia in 1941. Before finding a haven at Villa Emma... See full summary »

Writers: Nicola Caracciolo, Angelo Pasquini, Alessandro Sermoneta, Marco Turco | Director: Leone Pompucci | Stars: Ken Duken, Jasmine Trinca, Ennio Fantastichini, Toni Bertorelli

45. It Happened in '43 (1960)

105 min | Drama, History, Romance

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In the midst of World War II, the story of the affair of a young woman, married to a man bound to a wheelchair, with a desertor from the Italian army, intertwines with that of the grab of ... See full summary »

Writers: Giorgio Bassani, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ennio De Concini, Florestano Vancini | Director: Florestano Vancini | Stars: Belinda Lee, Gabriele Ferzetti, Enrico Maria Salerno, Gino Cervi

46. Rosolino Paternò, soldato... (1970)

95 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.3
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In WWII, a commando was sent in a secret mission in Sicily. They had a reluctant Italian prisoner of war to help them.

Writers: Agenore Incrocci, Nanni Loy, Furio Scarpelli | Director: Nanni Loy | Stars: Nino Manfredi, Jason Robards, Peter Falk, Martin Landau

47. The White Ship (1941)

77 min | Drama, War

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Director: Roberto Rossellini

48. I recuperanti (1970)

101 min | Drama

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Writers: Mario Rigoni Stern, Tullio Kezich, Ermanno Olmi | Director: Ermanno Olmi | Stars: Antonio Lunardi, Andreino Carli, Oreste Costa, Francesco Covolo

49. And Agnes Chose to Die (1976)

Drama, War

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Writers: Nicola Badalucco, Giuliano Montaldo, Renata Viganò | Director: Giuliano Montaldo | Stars: Ingrid Thulin, Stefano Satta Flores, Michele Placido, Aurore Clément

50. Salvo D'Acquisto (1974)

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This is the true story of Carabinieri (Italian Police) vice-sergeant Salvo D'Acquisto. The story takes place after Mussolini fall (Jul 25th '43) and the armistice (Sept. 8th '43). Italy is ... See full summary »

Writer: Giuseppe Fina | Director: Romolo Guerrieri | Stars: Massimo Ranieri, Carla Calò, Dino Cassio, Isa Danieli