One of the first films about the mafia occurrence, in which the fight is hopeless, because "the polyp's feeler" reaches everything and everybody. A police inspector and a deputy public ... See full summary »
Because of a violation of traffic regulations an architect is put in prison. There he witnesses the grim reality of life behind bars: corrupt staff, corrupt inmates, an inhuman judicial system and the power of the Mafia.
The son of a dead Italian nobleman and a wealthy American woman forgets the disappointment of finding he has no talent for being a painter by succumbing to the sexual advances of an amoral model who believes in indiscriminate love affairs.
Mario (Placido), an Italian American who manages a pizzeria in NYC, is charged with an assassination of a judge in Palermo. He leaves the States, comes back to Sicily and recruit Michele, ... See full summary »
The place is Trieste and the time is 1927. Emilio Brentani leads a peaceful and uneventful life with his older sister Amalia. At least until the day he meets Angiolina Zarri, a beautiful ... See full summary »
The Mother Superior of a convent wields power in its most vicious forms. And as she as she destroys the people in her care, she herself becomes her own victim as she draws on all her spiritual powers to drive out the tempter.
A young girl named Claudia, flirts with two men, and at the same time, she is also having an affair with her step-mother who doles out her inheritance money from her dead father. Is she playing all three of them to get what she wants?
This film could be included in a trilogy with I Vitelloni(1953) of Federico Fellini and Main Street(1956)Calle Mayor(original title) of Juan Antonio Bardem, all three films have in common a group of friends who spend some time together and share their experiences with women. It's one of the first films of what later would become the expert in Mafia movies, Damiano Damiani. We have a very good bunch of actors, headed by Walter Chiari. Joining him, Francisco Rabal, Letícia Román, Riccardo Garrone, Dominique Boschero, Paul Guers, Gastone Moschin, Jacqueline Pierreux, Mino Guerrini, Mimma Di Terlizzi, Livia Contardi. The film is not a comedy, as noted, is just a drama, a strong realistic drama, very well played, in the good old Italian 60's style.
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