The film represents life in a godforsaken Russian village. The only way to reach the mainland is to cross the lake by boat and a postman became the only connection with the outside world. A... See full summary »
An old couple, Agnes and Palita, lulled by their quiet routine, seem almost unaware of the war surrounding them, but soon the conflict breaks into their lives. The Germans come to take ... See full summary »
Stefano Satta Flores,
Follows three people whose paths cross during a terrible time of war: Olga, a Russian aristocratic emigrant and member of the French Resistance; Jules, a French collaborator; and Helmut, a high-ranking German SS officer.
In the film Battle for Ukraine Andrei Konchalovsky, the famous Russian director, analyzes how Ukraine, a former part of the Soviet Empire and present big European country, struggles to ... See full summary »
Flying from his enemies in the Catholic Church, the free thinking philosopher, poet and scientist Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) has found some protection in Venice. But the Roman Inquisition, ... See full summary »
Gian Maria Volontè,
Hans Christian Blech,
A meek book-keeper (Vittorio) brings on his squallid life, which is interrupetd when he becomes friend with a policeman (Sauro). Vittorio is introduced to gun shooting, and appears to be ... See full summary »
1936, Italian army is invading Ethiopia. Lieutenant Silvestri suffering toothache decides to reach the nearest camp hospital. But the lorry has an accident and stop near a rock, so ... See full summary »
Giuliano Montaldo it's an old expert of the 7th-art, he has learned the profession with some of the greatest ever, like Sergio Leone, Francesco Rossi, Carlo Lizzani, Gillo Pontecorvo. His best films, in my humble opinion, are "Sacco & Vanzetti" and "Giordano Bruno", both starring the unique Gian Maria Volontè as protagonist (Gian missing a T in English...). Here he tries to enter Dostoevsky's Russian atmosphere, impenetrable to anyone, a very difficult task. The film it's very carefully done, from all points of view, direction, acting, sets, costumes, Morricone's music, etc., but that's all, Dostoevsky is impossible to re-create in cinematic imagery.
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