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A wonderful fairy tale of the misadventures of a beautiful but temperamental Neapolitan peasant, Isabella, when she meets the ill- tempered Spanish Prince Rodrigo Ferrante y Davalos. The ... See full summary »

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On the Italian/Austrian front during World War I, a disastrous Italian attack upon the Austrian positions leads to a mutiny among the decimated Italian troops.

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A film version of the famous Bizet opera, where a soldier (Don Jose) falls in love with a beautiful factory worker (Carmen), but she does not reciprocate his feelings.

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Promotional omnibus film, made for the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy, featuring portraits of 12 Italian cities.

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The rise and fall of a famous torero, Miguelin, inside and outside of the bullfighters ring.

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Credited cast:
Simona Caramelli
Pietro Bontempo
Nino Vingelli ...
Man speaking about San Gennaro
Pasquale Mari
Antonio Mellino ...
Felice Alfarano
Carmen Scivittaro
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Percy Allum ...
Emma Buondonno ...
Mirella Capobianco ...
Piero Craveri ...
Aldo De Chiara ...
Giulio De Luca ...
Cesare De Seta ...


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13 April 2007 | by (brooklyn) – See all my reviews

Francesco Rosi returns to Napoli to record the political discourse after a screening of his 1963 documentary, 'Mani Sulla Citta' at a symposium held at the University of Architecture in 1992. The documentary commences with a juvenile lineup of petty criminals, apparently rounded up during a raid of the luxuriously unattractive 'Secondigliano' complex which is just one of the reputed strongholds of 'la Camorra' in Naples. Various academics, industrialists and students vent their opinions regarding the current state of Neapolitan affairs including crime, unemployment, drugs, politics and real estate. If you are unfamiliar with Naples, this documentary will provide a sense of a people coping with a difficult metropolitan crisis seemingly caused by corrupt government, poverty and the ensuing criminality associated with both.

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