Alice lives in a beautiful villa. She has a husband who makes a lot of money, a nine-year-old son and three servants who happen to be immigrants. She is superficial, haughty and racist. But... 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 »
Francesco Taramelli is a psychoanalyst who is dealing with three patients going through various hurdles in their love lives: Marta is chasing a deaf-mute man who has stolen things from her ... See full summary »
Mamma Stella is on edge. As if she hadn't got enough trouble already with her daughter Rosa Maria, who has left her husband now Costantino, her son, has disrobed. Afraid to be the talk of ... See full summary »
Twenty years ago, while they were 12th grade students, Giorgio, Lorenzo, Piero, Luisa, Virgilio and Francesca were a high-spirited band. Then they graduated, integrated themselves into ... See full summary »
Overwhelmed by his wife, a Northern Italy postal worker feigns a disability to request a transfer to Milan and when he's unmasked is sent for two years to a far and tiny village near Naples... See full summary »
"I cento passi" (one hundred steps) was the distance between the Impastatos' house and the house of Tano Badalamenti, an important Mafia boss, in the small Sicilian town of Cinisi. The ... See full summary »
Marco Tullio Giordana
Luigi Lo Cascio,
Luigi Maria Burruano,
Carlo's life is thrown into a tailspin when his longtime girlfriend Giulia announces she's pregnant. As Carlo faces up to his anxieties about adulthood, his buddies Paolo, Adriano and ... See full summary »
It was comforting to see a movie set in Southern Italy, without any hints to criminality or political corruption, used and tired as we are to see Southern regions represented only in these terms. We find the arid but uncontaminated landscapes of Basilicata, probably one of poorest and most neglected of Italian regions, but here pulsing with fierce dignity, proud of its literary past, rich in colours, wild nature and sound humanity. Four men will travel around from one sea to another, to take part in a local music competition, but the end of this odd journey by feet is not as important as the journey itself, through which they will evolve and learn much about themselves and the meaning of their lives. A tired and listless journalist, interpreted by the always talented Giovanni Mezzogiorno, will accompany them, and discover some passion for something in her life. It's a plain movie, whose slow rhythm is given by the sound of the bass, and relieved by odd songs, each one a moment of revelation for each character. It's a feel-good movie, leaving the viewer with a sense of simplicity, of the need and the necessity to leave, in order to come back, but with a new consciousness and a new feeling for life. A movie to be praised, within Italian cinematography, as it can still deliver small, certainly not box-office, but good and committed products, that could appeal the wide public, leaving an intelligent message, without being too intellectual.
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