Most Popular Titles With Paolo Taviani


1. Wondrous Boccaccio (2015)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, History

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A group of ten young friends hide out from a deadly disease in the countryside during the 1300's.

Writers: Giovanni Boccaccio, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Lello Arena, Paola Cortellesi, Carolina Crescentini, Flavio Parenti

2. Arena (1975– )

Documentary, Music

8.9
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Wide-ranging arts programme.

Creator: Anthony Haas | Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, Paul McCartney, Jonathan Miller

3. The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance, 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

4. Kaos (1984)

R | 188 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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Five stories by Luigi Pirandello set in turn-of-the-century Italy.

Writers: Luigi Pirandello, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani, Tonino Guerra | Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Margarita Lozano, Orazio Torrisi, Carlo Cartier, Biagio Barone

5. Padre Padrone (1977)

114 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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The true story of the life of Gavino Ledda, the son of a Sardinian shepherd, and how he managed to escape his harsh, almost barbaric existence by slowly educating himself, despite violent ... See full summary »

Writers: Gavino Ledda, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Omero Antonutti, Saverio Marconi, Marcella Michelangeli, Fabrizio Forte

6. Good morning Babilonia (1987)

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

6.8
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After the bankruptcy of their father's stonemasonry firm, Nicola and Andrea emigrate to America to restore their fortunes. After many adventures and near-disasters, they end up in Hollywood... See full summary »

Writers: Lloyd Fonvielle, Tonino Guerra, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Vincent Spano, Joaquim de Almeida, Greta Scacchi, Désirée Nosbusch

7. Días de cine (1991– )

60 min | News

7.0
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Antonio Gasset hosts this show in which recently released movies and DVDs are thoughtfully discussed, in a documentary-like way.

Stars: Antonio Gasset, Elena S. Sánchez, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Gerardo Sánchez

8. The Lark Farm (2007)

122 min | Drama, History

6.3
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A stirring and stunning story of an aristocratic family who is unexpectedly swept into the ravages of World War I and a forbidden passion that may be the family's only hope.

Writers: Antonia Arslan, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Paz Vega, Moritz Bleibtreu, Alessandro Preziosi, Ángela Molina

9. Cinema 3 (1984– )

News

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Stars: Jaume Figueras, Crisol Tuà, Monts Llussà, Àlex Gorina

10. Elective Affinities (1996)

98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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The novel (1809) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The marriage of Edward and Charlotte gets worse with the arrival at the castle Young Ottilia, grandson of Carlotta, and Brass. Edward is ... See full summary »

Writers: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe | Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Marie Gillain

11. Caesar Must Die (2012)

77 min | Drama

7.4
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Inmates at a high-security prison in Rome prepare for a public performance of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar."

Writers: William Shakespeare, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Cosimo Rega, Salvatore Striano, Giovanni Arcuri, Antonio Frasca

12. Allonsanfan (1974)

115 min | Drama, History

7.2
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A anarchist leader (Fulvio) wishes to retire, as he is old and tired. He tries to hide himself, but his friends find him and insist he carries on helping them.

Writers: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Lea Massari, Mimsy Farmer, Laura Betti

13. Night Sun (1990)

Unrated | 112 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Young nobleman Baron Sergio Giuramondo, after discovering that his bride-to-be was the king's mistress, leaves Naples in disgust to become a monk. But his quest for perfect solitude is ... See full summary »

Writers: Tonino Guerra, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani, Leo Tolstoy | Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Julian Sands, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Massimo Bonetti, Margarita Lozano

14. Fiorile (1993)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama

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While travelling to visit their grandfather, two children are told the story of a family curse that has lasted two hundred years. During Napoleon's Italian invasion, Elisabetta Benedetti ... See full summary »

Writers: Sandro Petraglia, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Claudio Bigagli, Galatea Ranzi, Michael Vartan, Lino Capolicchio

15. San Michele aveva un gallo (1972)

90 min | Drama, History

7.1
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Sentenced to life imprisonment for illegal activities, Italian International member Giulio Manieri holds on to his political ideals while struggling against madness in the loneliness of his... See full summary »

Writers: Leo Tolstoy, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Giulio Brogi, Daniele Dublino, Renato Cestiè, Vito Cipolla

16. Il prato (1979)

115 min | Drama

6.5
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San Gimignano, in Toscana, alla fine degli anni '70. La fine degli ideali degli anni '70 vista in un piccolo microcosmo, pensando a platee più vaste di giovani in crisi. Giovanni, ... See full summary »

Writers: Gianni Sbarra, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Michele Placido, Saverio Marconi, Isabella Rossellini, Giulio Brogi

17. Resurrection (2001 TV Movie)

187 min | Drama, History

6.9
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At the end of the XIX century in Russia, Prince Dimitri Necklivdov is called as a jury-man in a trial. The defendant is Katiuscia Maslova, accused of murdering a merchant in order to rob ... See full summary »

Writers: Leo Tolstoy, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Stefania Rocca, Timothy Peach, Marie Bäumer, Cécile Bois

18. Sotto il segno dello scorpione (1969)

100 min | Drama

6.2
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Italian Drama Movie. In prehistoric times, a volcano erupts, resulting in loss a whole island under ash and lava. Survivors trying to convince a race (clan) to withdrawal, but something unexpected change their plans.

Writers: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Lucia Bosé, Giulio Brogi, Samy Pavel

19. Luisa Sanfelice (2004 TV Movie)

200 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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An 18th-century true story about a rebel and his lover's attempt to overthrow the Italian monarchy.

Writers: Alexandre Dumas père, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Laetitia Casta, Adriano Giannini, Cecilia Roth, Marie Bäumer

20. Tomorrow (2001)

88 min | Drama

6.8
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This ensemble drama details the friendships that grow between survivors of the 1997 Umbria earthquake. The original story, a fiction about the historic earthquake was written by middle ... See full summary »

Writer: Francesca Archibugi | Director: Francesca Archibugi | Stars: Marco Baliani, Ornella Muti, Valerio Mastandrea, Ilaria Occhini

21. La spada e la croce (1958)

105 min | Drama

5.6
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Set against the magnificent backdrop of classic Rome, "The Sword and the Cross" is the story of a notorious harlot who must choose between her lascivious lifestyle and the love and affection of her decent-minded brother.

Writers: Ottavio Poggi, Sandro Continenza | Director: Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Jorge Mistral, Rossana Podestà, Massimo Serato

22. You Laugh (1998)

99 min | Drama

6.6
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Two segments: In the first one Felice, a baritone who has had to give up his career because of a heart condition and now works as an accountant at the Opera, inexplicably spends his nights ... See full summary »

Writers: Luigi Pirandello, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Antonio Albanese, Giuseppe Cederna, Luca Zingaretti, Dario Cantarelli

23. I sovversivi (1967)

93 min | Drama

6.3
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This film relates several disparate storylines, each representing a different type of lifestyle within Italian society at the time, through their common impersonal relationship to a social ... See full summary »

Writers: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Maria Cumani Quasimodo, Lucio Dalla, Ferruccio De Ceresa, Fabienne Fabre

26. Un uomo da bruciare (1962)

92 min | Drama

6.9
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Political activist Salvatore returns to his native Sicily and stirs up trouble among the peasants, urging them to confront the Mafia and demand the right to plough their own fields. The ... See full summary »

Writers: Valentino Orsini, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Directors: Valentino Orsini, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Didi Perego, Turi Ferro, Spiros Focás

27. Ritratti d'autore (1996– )

90 min | Documentary

6.5
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Stars: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani, Marco Bellocchio, Sergio Citti

28. Outlaws of Love (1963)

100 min | Comedy

7.2
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This film is very much a docudrama which portrays the difficulties of Italian life circa 1963 due to the absence of a divorce law. Five scenarios with different actors portray realistic ... See full summary »

Writers: Lucio Battistrada, Giuliani G. De Negri, Renato Niccolai, Valentino Orsini, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Directors: Valentino Orsini, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Annie Girardot, Romolo Valli, Marina Malfatti

30. L'Italia non è un paese povero (1960)

135 min | Documentary

7.4
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A documentary about Italy's underground oil and metan deposits, sponsored by Italian state-owned oil company, ENI. Pictures of the state-of-the-art oil infrastructure are mixed with others ... See full summary »

Writer: Alberto Moravia | Directors: Joris Ivens, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Star: Enrico Maria Salerno

31. The Neorealism: We Were Not Just Bicycles Thieves (2013)

75 min | Documentary

7.0
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This short film tells the story of the most important cinema trend that Italy has ever produced - Neo Realism. Born after the Second World War, this veritable cultural revolution rapidly ... See full summary »

Writers: Gianni Bozzacchi, Carlo Lizzani | Director: Gianni Bozzacchi | Stars: Bernardo Bertolucci, Umberto Eco, Paolo Galluzzi, Gabriel García Márquez

32. Les rendez-vous du dimanche (1975– )

Talk-Show

7.4
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Stars: Michel Drucker, Eddy Mitchell, Charles Aznavour, Eric Charden

33. San Miniato, luglio '44 (1954)

Short, Drama

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Writers: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani, Valentino Orsini, Cesare Zavattini | Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani

35. Documenti su Giuseppe Pinelli (1970)

45 min | Documentary, Short

8.0
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Directors: Elio Petri, Nelo Risi | Stars: Giancarlo Dettori, Luigi Diberti, Renzo Montagnani, Licia Pinelli

36. 40 x 15 (2008)

Documentary

7.1
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A history of the Cannes Film Festival's "Director's Fortnight" selection.

Director: Olivier Jahan | Stars: Chantal Akerman, Lisandro Alonso, Theodoros Angelopoulos, Joon-ho Bong

37. La vera vita di Antonio H. (1994)

94 min | Drama

6.9
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Antonio Hutter (Haber's alter ego) is on a stage and recalls his life dominated by his only great wish:to be an actor. So he tells about his childhood in Israel, his youth in Verona, his ... See full summary »

Writer: Enzo Monteleone | Director: Enzo Monteleone | Stars: Ivan Accardi, Bernardo Bertolucci, Lamberto Consani, Giuliana de Sio

38. Sodankylä Forever (2010– )

172 min | Documentary

7.5
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Sodankyla film festival started at 1986 and was created by Finnish directors Anssi Manttari, Aki and Mika Kaurismaki... See full synopsis »

Stars: Peter von Bagh, Robert Parrish, Roy Ward Baker, Víctor Erice

39. Grand'Italia (2014– )

Documentary

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Stars: Franco Marcoaldi, Francesco Tullio Altan, Stefano Benni, Giosetta Fioroni

40. 34-y Moskovskiy mezhdunarodnyy kinofestival (2012 TV Special)

130 min

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Moscow International Film Festival (Russian: Moskóvskiy myezhdoonaródniy kinofyestivál; abbreviated as MIFF)... See full synopsis »

Stars: Jon Alpert, Hector Babenco, Jean-Marc Barr, Timur Bekmambetov

42. Senza Lucio (2014)

86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

6.4
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Writers: Massimiliano De Carolis, Mario Sesti | Director: Mario Sesti | Stars: Marco Alemanno, Renzo Arbore, Charles Aznavour, Gino Castaldo

43. 100 Years of Ethnic Cleansing (2015)

Documentary

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"Acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical , racial or religious group ." Even the intentional submission of a group conditions of life that result in... See full synopsis »

Writer: Paolo Mancini | Director: Paolo Mancini | Stars: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani, Antonia Arslan, Mukasarasi Godelieve

44. Tutte le storie di Piera (2013)

80 min | Documentary

7.0
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Writers: Peter Marcias, Manuela Tempesta | Director: Peter Marcias | Stars: Piera Degli Esposti, Lina Wertmüller, Dacia Maraini, Giuseppe Tornatore

46. I ragazzi di San Miniato (2002 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary

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Director: Luciano Odorisio | Stars: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani

47. Sodankylä Forever (2010– )
Episode: Ensimmäisen elokuvamuiston kaiho (2010)

59 min | Documentary

7.6
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Writer: Peter von Bagh | Director: Peter von Bagh | Stars: Peter von Bagh, Jean-Marie Sénia, Maud Linder, Jean Dréville

48. Días de cine (1991– )
Episode: Episode dated 29 November 2012 (2012)

News

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Director: Gerardo Sánchez | Stars: Alberto Ammann, Marco Bellocchio, José Luis Borau, Pedro Butcher

49. Cinema 3 (1984– )
Episode: Episode dated 29 November 2012 (2012)

News

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Writer: Begoña García Pla | Director: Jaume Figueras | Stars: Jaume Figueras, Alberto Ammann, José Luis Borau, Daniel Calparsoro

50. Les rendez-vous du dimanche (1975– )
Episode: Episode dated 30 March 1980 (1980)

Talk-Show

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Director: Rémy Grumbach | Stars: Michel Drucker, Louis Chedid, Patrick Chesnais, John Cleese

51. Grand'Italia (2014– )
Episode: Nicola Piovani (2015)

27 min | Documentary

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Writer: Franco Marcoaldi | Director: Simone Aleandri | Stars: Franco Marcoaldi, Laura Morante, Nicola Piovani, Paolo Taviani

52. Ritratti d'autore (1996– )
Episode: Paolo e Vittorio Taviani (1996)

Documentary

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Writer: Valentina Pascarelli | Director: Guido Chiesa | Stars: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani

53. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Roberto Rossellini (1990)

Documentary, Music

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Stars: Lindsay Anderson, Carlo Lizzani, Gil Rossellini, Isabella Rossellini