Splendor is the name of an old movie theater managed by Jordan (Mastroianni), who inherited it from his father. The theater is in decay and only generates debts and trouble, but Jordan gets... See full summary »
In the Eighteenth Century, the "Traveling Company of Scenic Arts" composed of Tyrant, Lady Leonarde, Serafina, Isabella, Leandre, Zerbina, Matamore and Pulcinella gets lost while traveling ... See full summary »
Traces events in the life of Carlo, from his christening in 1906, where his grandfather reminds his father that Carlo means "free man," to his 80th birthday party. The film principally ... See full summary »
The 50 year story of a ballroom in France, from the 1920s. The people who go there is always the same, even the musicians. You can see all kind of people dancing all the fashion dances (... See full summary »
Francesco De Rosa
A three-way love affair in the Rome of the early seventies. Construction worker Oreste and young fiancee Adelaide meet Nello, cook in a pizzeria. This love triangle often go to communist ... See full summary »
Four generations of a family live crowded together in a cardboard shantytown shack in the squalor of inner-city Rome. They plan to murder each other with poisoned dinners, arson, etc. The ... See full summary »
Maria Luisa Santella,
An evening at an Italian restaurant. Hosted by tolerant and relaxed Flora, various parties of middle-class people come in -- large and small, young and old, regulars and tourists, married ... See full summary »
An episodic satire of the political and social status of Italy in the seventies, through the shows of one day of a television channel. An English language lesson turns into a killing of a ... See full summary »
A police commissioner in a little town in the Italian Venetian province investigates a prostitution ring run by two pensioners; during his investigations he also learns that a former ... See full summary »
Mastroianni and Troisi show in this movie what it means to be a honest actor. They act in the Italy of the late 80s. The feelings of modernity mix with the memories of the past. Mastroianni is a father who doesn't know his son for who he truly is. This makes him suffer, nonetheless Scola sends the message that it is never to late to sort out some sort of compromise between a father and son who love each other. Troisi on his part represents a character who lives life without all the fuss buzzing the 'successful' life. In those days as well as today a really difficult thing to do. The simplicity and cleanliness with which they share their feelings as characters is really fulfilling. This movie is a gift they made to us and both actors and director delivered a truly minimalist piece of art. Thank you!!!!
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