Drama

Italian drama movies

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Fellini’s Casanova

Federico Fellini's darkest film cracks through the myth of Giacomo Casanova. As played by Donald Sutherland (M.A.S.H, Don t Look Now), the notorious womanizer is presented as a pitiable and terrifying figure. Casanova craves respect as a scholar and...
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Medea: Maria Callas and Pier Paolo Pasolini

Medea is a film by Pier Paolo Pasolini based on the plot of Euripides' Medea. Filmed in Göreme Open Air Museum's early Christian churches, it stars opera singer Maria Callas in her only film role. She does not sing...
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Salvatore Giuliano

Salvatore Giuliano is a 1962 Italian film directed by Francesco Rosi. Shot in a neo-realist documentary, non-linear style, it follows the lives of those involved with the famous Sicilian bandit, Salvatore Giuliano. Giuliano is mostly off-screen during the film...
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Il posto

Il Posto (1961) is an Italian film directed by Ermanno Olmi. An extension of Italian Neorealism, it explores many of the dehumanizing practices of the corporation from the viewpoint of an Italian adolescent. The film, shot in Milan, is...
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The Night Porter – Il portiere di notte

The Night Porter (Italian: Il portiere di notte) is a 1974 cult classic art film by Italian director Liliana Cavani, starring Dirk Bogarde and Charlotte Rampling featuring elements of Nazisploitation. Its themes of sexual and sadomasochistic obsession made it...
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Indiscretion of an American Wife – Stazione Termini

Indiscretion of an American Wife, originally called Terminal Station (Italian: Stazione Termini) is a 1953 film by Italian director Vittorio De Sica. It tells the story of the love affair between an Italian man and an American woman. The...
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Hands Over the City – Le mani sulla città

Hands over the City (Italian: Le mani sulla città) is a 1963 drama film directed by Francesco Rosi. It is a story of political corruption in post-World War II Italy. Plot A ruthless Neapolitan land developer and elected city councilman, Edoardo...
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Dillinger Is Dead – Dillinger è morto

Dillinger Is Dead (Italian: Dillinger è morto) is a 1969 Italian drama directed by Marco Ferreri. It stars Michel Piccoli, Anita Pallenberg and Annie Girardot. The story is a darkly satiric blend of fantasy and reality. It follows a...
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La Commare Secca

La commare secca (literally "The skinny gossip", English title The Grim Reaper) is the 1962 Italian film written and directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, based on a story by Pier Paolo Pasolini. It was Bertolucci's directorial debut at age 21. Plot The...
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The Children Are Watching Us – I bambini ci guardano

The Children Are Watching Us (Italian: I bambini ci guardano) is a 1944 Italian drama film directed by Vittorio De Sica. New, restored high-definition digital transfer New video interviews with star Luciano de Ambrosis and De Sica scholar Callisto Cosulich New and...

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