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Italian drama movies

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Christ Stopped at Eboli – Cristo si è fermato a Eboli

In CHRIST STOPPED AT EBOLI, director Francesco Rosi’s stunning adaptation of Carlo Levi’s novel, Gian Maria Volontè stars as Levi, one of many intellectuals exiled by the Fascist government during World War II. Banished to Gagliano, an ancient mountain...
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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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Saturn in Opposition – Saturno contro

Saturn in Opposition (Italian: Saturno contro) is a 2007 Italian drama film directed by Ferzan Özpetek. The Turkish title is Bir ömür yetmez. It had its United States premiere at Frameline in San Francisco on 20 June 2008. Plot Saturn in...
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Umberto D.

Shot on location with a cast of nonprofessional actors, Vittorio De Sica’s neorealist masterpiece follows Umberto D., an elderly pensioner, as he struggles to make ends meet during Italy’s postwar economic boom. Alone except for his dog, Flike, Umberto...
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Bellissima

Oscar® winner Anna Magnani (The Rose Tattoo) stars as a screen-struck mother, convinced that her daughter's star potential is her ticket to a better life, in a performance that Hollywood legend Bette Davis called "brilliant, uninhibited and full of...
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Life Is Beautiful – La vita è bella

Life Is Beautiful (Italian: La vita è bella) is a 1997 Italian tragicomic comedy-drama film directed by and starring Roberto Benigni. Benigni plays Guido Orefice, a Jewish Italian book shop owner, who must employ his fertile imagination to shield...
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The Secret of Santa Vittoria

The Secret of Santa Vittoria is a 1969 film produced by Metro Goldwyn Mayer, and distributed by United Artists. It was produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and co-produced by George Glass from a screenplay by Ben Maddow and...
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Light of My Eyes – Luce dei miei Occhi

Antonio is a fallen angel, a rootless chauffeur in Rome, who relates only to the lonely heroes in the pulp science fiction novels he grew up with. Only through a chance encounter with Maria, a woman struggling to hold...
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Stealing Beauty – Io ballo da sola

Stealing Beauty (French: Beauté volée; Italian: Io ballo da sola) is a 1996 drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and starring Liv Tyler, Joseph Fiennes, Jeremy Irons, Sinéad Cusack, and Rachel Weisz. Written by Bertolucci and Susan Minot, the...
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His Secret Life – Le fate ignoranti

His Secret Life is a 2001 Italian drama film directed by Turkish-Italian film director Ferzan Özpetek. Plot When Antonia's husband Massimo is killed in a car accident, she accidentally discovers that he has been having a same-sex affair with a produce...

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