Taviani brothers filmograpny

by emurer | created - 09 Feb 2012 | updated - 09 Feb 2012 | Public

Full-length movies by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani.

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1. L'Italia non è un paese povero (1960)

135 min | Documentary

A documentary about Italy's underground oil and metan deposits, sponsored by Italian state-owned oil company, ENI. Pictures of the state-of-the-art oil infrastructure are mixed with others ... See full summary »

Directors: Joris Ivens, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Star: Enrico Maria Salerno

Votes: 16

2. Un uomo da bruciare (1962)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

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 »

Directors: Valentino Orsini, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Didi Perego, Spyros Fokas, Lidia Alfonsi

Votes: 124

3. Outlaws of Love (1963)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy

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 »

Directors: Valentino Orsini, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Annie Girardot, Romolo Valli, Marina Malfatti

Votes: 43

4. I sovversivi (1967)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

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 »

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Maria Cumani Quasimodo, Lucio Dalla, Ferruccio De Ceresa, Fabienne Fabre

Votes: 122

5. Sotto il segno dello scorpione (1969)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Fantasy

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.

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Lucia Bosé, Giulio Brogi, Samy Pavel

Votes: 167

6. San Michele aveva un gallo (1972)

90 min | Drama, History

Sentenced to life imprisonment for illegal activities, Italian International member Giulio Manieri holds on to his political ideals while struggling against madness in the loneliness of his... See full summary »

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Giulio Brogi, Daniele Dublino, Renato Cestiè, Vito Cipolla

Votes: 567

7. Allonsanfan (1974)

115 min | Drama, History

A anarchist leader (Fulvio) wishes to retire, as he is old and tired. He tries to hide himself, but his friends find him and insist he carries on helping them.

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Lea Massari, Mimsy Farmer, Laura Betti

Votes: 814

8. Padre Padrone (1977)

Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Drama

The true story of the life of Gavino Ledda, the son of a Sardinian shepherd, and how he managed to escape his harsh, almost barbaric existence by slowly educating himself, despite violent ... See full summary »

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Omero Antonutti, Saverio Marconi, Marcella Michelangeli, Fabrizio Forte

Votes: 3,256

9. Il prato (1979)

115 min | Drama

Giovanni, a Milan youth heads to poverty-plagued Tuscany to sell some property. Giovanni falls in with several small-town rebels.

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Michele Placido, Saverio Marconi, Isabella Rossellini, Giulio Brogi

Votes: 294

10. The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982)

R | 107 min | Drama, Romance, War

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 »

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Omero Antonutti, Margarita Lozano, Claudio Bigagli, Miriam Guidelli

Votes: 3,425

11. Kaos (1984)

R | 187 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Five stories by Luigi Pirandello set in turn-of-the-century Italy.

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Margarita Lozano, Orazio Torrisi, Carlo Cartier, Biagio Barone

Votes: 2,277 | Gross: $0.33M

12. Good Morning Babylon (1987)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance, War

After the bankruptcy of their father's stonemasonry firm, Nicola and Andrea emigrate to America to restore their fortunes. After many adventures and near-disasters, they end up in Hollywood... See full summary »

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Vincent Spano, Joaquim de Almeida, Greta Scacchi, Désirée Nosbusch

Votes: 1,416 | Gross: $0.18M

13. Night Sun (1990)

Unrated | 113 min | Drama, Romance

Young nobleman Baron Sergio Giuramondo, after discovering that his bride-to-be was the king's mistress, leaves Naples in disgust to become a monk. But his quest for perfect solitude is ... See full summary »

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Julian Sands, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Massimo Bonetti, Margarita Lozano

Votes: 595

14. Fiorile (1993)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama

While travelling to visit their grandfather, two children are told the story of a family curse that has lasted two hundred years. During Napoleon's Italian invasion, Elisabetta Benedetti ... See full summary »

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Claudio Bigagli, Galatea Ranzi, Michael Vartan, Lino Capolicchio

Votes: 1,014 | Gross: $0.43M

15. Elective Affinities (1996)

98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The novel (1809) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The marriage of Edward and Charlotte gets worse with the arrival at the castle Young Ottilia, grandson of Carlotta, and Brass. Edward is ... See full summary »

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Marie Gillain

Votes: 544

16. You Laugh (1998)

99 min | Drama

Two segments: In the first one Felice, a baritone who has had to give up his career because of a heart condition and now works as an accountant at the Opera, inexplicably spends his nights ... See full summary »

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Antonio Albanese, Giuseppe Cederna, Luca Zingaretti, Dario Cantarelli

Votes: 476

17. Resurrection (2001 TV Movie)

187 min | Drama, History

At the end of the XIX century in Russia, Prince Dimitri Necklivdov is called as a jury-man in a trial. The defendant is Katiuscia Maslova, accused of murdering a merchant in order to rob ... See full summary »

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Stefania Rocca, Timothy Peach, Marie Bäumer, Cécile Bois

Votes: 177

18. Luisa Sanfelice (2004 TV Movie)

200 min | Drama, History, Romance

An 18th-century true story about a rebel and his lover's attempt to overthrow the Italian monarchy.

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Laetitia Casta, Adriano Giannini, Cecilia Roth, Marie Bäumer

Votes: 73

19. The Lark Farm (2007)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, History

A stirring and stunning story of an aristocratic family who is unexpectedly swept into the ravages of World War I and a forbidden passion that may be the family's only hope.

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Paz Vega, Moritz Bleibtreu, Alessandro Preziosi, Ángela Molina

Votes: 1,966

20. Caesar Must Die (2012)

Unrated | 77 min | Drama

77 Metascore

Inmates at a high-security prison in Rome prepare for a public performance of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar."

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Cosimo Rega, Salvatore Striano, Giovanni Arcuri, Antonio Frasca

Votes: 5,702



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