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 »
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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.
Gian Maria Volonté,
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 »
Maria Cumani Quasimodo,
Ferruccio De Ceresa
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 »
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 »
In the year 2000, Les Blank, along with co-filmmaker Gina Leibrecht, visited Richard Leacock (1921-2011) at his farm in Normandy, France and recorded conversations with him about his life, ... See full summary »
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 the Nazis plan to blow it up and that the Americans are about to arrive to liberate them. Written by
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The church scene, where Germans bomb the church full of people, was based on real life events that took place in San Miniato (the birthplace of Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani). However, more than two decades after this movie was made, the case was reopened and it was discovered, that the fatal bomb actually belonged to the American army, and hit the church accidentally. See more »
A man, likely Dilvo, raises watermelon to his mouth with both hands, but in the next shot is eating it only with the right hand. See more »
Set during the last year of the Second World War where village peasants flee from the nasty Germans. They attempt to make their way to the American Army who have just landed in for the rescue. The journey for these peasants become an ordeal but their lust for life allows them to survive. A film filled with human spirit during the chaos and destruction of humankind.
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