Gabriele Rossetti returns to southern Italy to say a last farewell to his father, a former stationmaster in a small town not far from Bari. The old man reawakens in him memories of his ... See full summary »
Geremia, an aging tailor/money lender, is a repulsive, mean, stingy man who lives alone in his shabby house with his scornful, bedridden mother. He has a morbid, obsessive relationship with... See full summary »
Checco, an uneducated but self-satisfied fellow from Milan, who has always dreamed of becoming a police officer, fails his entrance exam for the third time. It must be said that at the oral... See full summary »
A small peasant village's struggles against the careless inroads of the large local landowner, The Land shows why political oppression does not necessarily lead to a sense of solidarity among the disinherited.
Ezzat El Alaili
A university researcher is fired because of the cuts to university. To earn a living he decides to produce drugs recruiting his former colleagues, who despite their skills are living at the margins of society.
During a sunny Sicilian summer Tanino has a sweet and tender story with Sally, a young American tourist. But when summer is over, Sally flies back to the States forgetting Tanino and her ... See full summary »
A story set in the 90s and in the outskirts of Rome to Ostia, the same places of the films of Pasolini. His characters, in the '90s, seem to belong to a world that revolves around hedonism.... See full summary »
It starts as a studio theatre: a good-natured, bit pedantic stationmaster performs his job at a railway station in the middle of nowhere. Eventually a beautiful, obviously very rich young ... See full summary »
The plot is somehow inspired by Brothers Karamazov: there is a murder and four brothers, whose temper is similar to Dostoesvkij's character temper. But the killer is not the same. See more »
Near the end, when brothers are throwing little stones at the bell, the sky is all orange and clearly after sunset in the first shots. Immediaately after it turns light blue and more brilliant, as in the end of the afternoon. See more »
I recently saw this at the 2007 Palm Springs International Film Festival and of the 31 films I saw there this would make my top 5. Actor/writer/director Sergio Rubini cast himself as loan shark/nightclub operator and local villain Tonio and delivers a great sinister film character. Luigi (Fabrizio Bentivoglio) had been in exile from his village in the southern Italian area of Puglia as a teenager and has become a college professor in Milan in the north. He must return to his hometown to sign some papers concerning the family property that he owns with his brothers and becomes swept up in murder, intrigue, romance, revenge, his past and his dysfunctional family. Michel (Emilio Solfrizzi) is the local politician brother who is in debt to Tonio. Mario (Paolo Briguglia) is the youngest brother who has dedicated his life to community service in caring for the less fortunate and the handicapped. Aldo (Massimo Venturiello) is the macho and threatening half-brother who lives on and works the large family farm that has been in the family for generations. It's a crime drama with lots of dark comedy and a great cast in the roles of some great screen characters. Fabio Cianchetti is the cinematographer who photographed last year's La Bestia nel cuore that was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film. Claudia Gerini as Laura, Giovann Di Rauso as Angela and Alisa Bystrova as Tania round out the cast. An entertaining and great looking film from Italy I would give this an 8.5 out of 10 and recommend it to all audiences.
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