In occupied France during the WWII, a German officer is murdered. The collaborationist Vichy government decides to pin the murder on six petty criminals. Loyal judges are called in to convict them as quickly as possible.
Women love handsome Antonio because they think of him as the perfect lover. But he has problems to fullfill this ideal and Barbara only notices his failures when they are married. When the ... See full summary »
Una notte di due balordi, Scintillone e Ruggero, a cui si aggiunge in seguito un terzo, Bellabella, che dopo un furto vengono a loro volta derubati. Tentano poi di rubare un'apparecchio ... See full summary »
Four generations of a family live crowded together in a cardboard shantytown shack in the squalor of inner-city Rome. They plan to murder each other with poisoned dinners, arson, etc. The ... See full summary »
Maria Luisa Santella,
Through the childhood and the adolescence of Giacomo Casanova (from his memoirs), this is a description of how people live in the Venice of the 18th century: customs, habits, medecine, ... See full summary »
Maria Grazia Buccella,
Marisa é giovane, Marisa è bella, Marisa veste in modo provocante, Marisa è orfana e vende gelati alla stazione, Marisa ha tanti ammiratori e aspiranti fidanzati: Luigi, Luccicotto, il ... See full summary »
It is Summer. It is the right time for love, especially in a most romantic place as Golfo del Tigullio. Different stories: Dorina looking for a rich lover; Clara who takes a fancy to the ... See full summary »
The place is Trieste and the time is 1927. Emilio Brentani leads a peaceful and uneventful life with his older sister Amalia. At least until the day he meets Angiolina Zarri, a beautiful ... See full summary »
FROM the Archive of Alex's Forgotten Gems: Giornata balorda, 1960, is an Italian gem from the early New Wave Age that dropped completely out of sight for no good reason: The old English release Title was "The view from the Balcony" but I would go with "One Crazy Day"-- which would be a direct translation of the original Italian title. One reason it might have gotten lost in the shuffle is perhaps due to the titular similarity with a very well known theater piece of the time, "A view from the Bridge! ~~ Director was Mauro Bolognini, 1960, the B/w picture is based on a Moravia story, scripted by PASOLINI -- I saw this in Berkeley around 1960 when it first came out and was immediately impressed that here we had a quintessentially no-nonsense, unpretentious, totally realistic, down-to-earth Italian movie -- Neo-realismo updated with sixties touches and no artsy-artsy symbolism or in group jokes. I would love to see it again but it seems to have disappeared entirely. -- Basic Plot: A philandering Alfie type guy played by French actor Jean Sorrel starts out in a gritty balconied multi-family apartment project the life of which is shown with almost documentary type matter-of-factness, finds out that a woman he's had sex with is knocked up, splits the scene and ends up at the beach in this One Crazy Day -- all delivered in ROME dialect all the way. If I had just one Italian film to show to represent Italian film of the sixties, this would be it -- ahead of all the Fellini's and Antonionis of the time -- but they would of course follow as Backup in "Italian Cinema 10". Professore De Leone, cinema know-it-all --or Nothing at All!
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