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Before all, I admit that the only reason cause i wanted to see this movie was the beautiful Elena Bouryka... Agente Matrimoniale (Wedding Agent), the first movie of director Bisceglia, is the story of Giovanni a guy who goes back to Sicily with Filippo, an old university friend who is an expert in making ends meet. Filippo offers Giovanni a position as partner in his wedding agency, ready to do anything, including lying to make its clients' dreams of love come true. Cause of a misunderstanding, Giovanni will know Aurora... The protagonists are young and nice and quite popular in Italy, especially Corrado Fortuna (My Name is Tanino) and Nicola Savino (famous Italian deejay). Good movie to spend 90 minutes in relax.
Roberto Mauri ("Eva, la Venere selvaggia") was not a great director and
this "Madeleine, Anatomia Di Un Incubo" is not even his most famous
movie. This is a rare and obscure film, it has some nice ideas but the
director doesn't follow them very fine and so we get a confusing plot.
The end of this ambitious movie is quite original and interesting
tough, if we think this is from 1974. I recommend to see it only for
the surprising end. There is the usual Camille Keaton ("Day of the
Woman", "Cosa avete fatto a Solange?"), beautiful woman but mediocre
My vote is 6 on 10.
"Luci Lontane" is a simple Italian science fiction movie with a really
good cast. Tomas Milian (Traffic, Amistad, etc) was very popular in
Italy for different roles but here he does a great work playing a man
who loses the wife. But his son keeps on seeing the mother... Plot will
quickly turn in a simple science fiction story. Not bad also Laura
Morante (La Stanza Del Figlio). Branduardi's soundtrack is melancholic
and it gives some "maturity" to the movie. The only special effects for
this movie are simple blue laser lights. Italians science fictions
movies,as we know, were quite poor. My vote is 6 out of 10.
Luci Lontane = Distant Lights
I am the first to comment this movie and i guess, it is because La Radice Del Male (The Root of Evil) is just a mediocre Italian Thriller/Horror. But probably, it is a little interesting because there are not many "gialli" anymore coming from Italy. The actors are not known, except for Zora Kerova (Cannibal Ferox, Lo Squartatore Di New York, Antropophagus and others 70/80 Italian horror movies). Unfortunately the acting is very bad and also miss Kerova is not in good formp. The begin of "La Radice Del Male" is quite original but the plot becomes too much simple too early. Also, the end of the movie is quite silly. A lost chance for an Italian horror revival? Maybe, but "La Radice Del Male" is quite entertaining anyway. I give 5 out of 10. Give it a try.
This is another ghost story from Japan. Mariko investigates about the suicide of her sister who lived in this Apartment 1303... and do you want to know all the rest? Everything in this movie is obvious and after 5 minutes from the begin, we easily know what it will happen in the rest of the movie. It doesn't scare too much, maybe because i begin to be tired of these ghost Japanese children... Innovation is finished some years ago and there is nothing much to save about this plot: maybe just the last minutes of the movie give some "scare" . At least, the actors are decent. My vote is 4 and as you can guess, I don't recommend it.
Mariano Equizzi was the director of an interesting Italian sci-fi short
movie named "Syrena". For this reason I was curious to see "The Mark"
and believe me, I really wanted to like it! But, well, the movie is
VERY amateurish and also very boring. It's surely influenced from the
last Japanese horror movies (especially The Ring / Ringu) and it has
not a single new idea. I have seen it just a week ago and i've already
forgot the story. And better to not talk about the actors. I have often
As you can image this is a warning: avoid "The Mark", you will save money and time!
This is the stage show Anplagghed put on by the comedy trio Aldo,
Giovanni e Giacomo which has now been turned into a film to enable
those who weren't able to personally attend the theatrical version of
the trio's latest sketches, along with newcomer Silvana Fallisi. The
show is directed by popular Arturo Brachetti and as usual, fun is
guaranteed. I enjoyed the show on the big screen but i guess that
theatrical version is even better.
In my opinion, these guys should get some attention also in different countries, so if u are lucky and u get a subtitled copy, don't miss the opportunity!
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This Italian comedy tells the story of 4 teenage Italian punks in the
first years of '90s. All the friends are named Antonio. Starting from
this, we get a nice and not boring movie about "rebellion" in a small
city while Gulf War is coming to change their life... The story is
quite simple but it works fine. Flavio Pistilli is great as Antò Lu
Purk (in the city slang, "the pig") and the others Antò are also
perfect. "La guerra degli Antò" is not an usual Italian movie: someone
could compare it to "SLC Punk!" but in my opinion, the Italian film is
much better and realistic. What is sure is that Europeans will like it
more than Americans.
La guerra degli Antò = the Antò's war (literal translation)
"Vesna Va Veloce" (Vesna Goes Fast) is a beautiful movie about hopes...
it's the story of a 21 years old Czech girl who comes in Italy with a
tour bus and who decides to not come back to her country. But her life
in Italy won't be easy and she will need to prostitute to live.
We get a great interpretation from the lead actress Tereza Zajickova but strangely she has not done any other movie after this. Antonio Albanese is Antonio, a man who will take care about her when she will get in trouble. Antonio Albanese is a famous comical actor, but in this movie he shows to be excellent in a dramatic rule.
I have seen this movie 8 years ago and I've always thought that it's so sweet and delicated... Highly recommended