Thursday, March 4, 2021

Drama

Italian drama movies

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Fists in the Pocket – I pugni in tasca

Fists in the Pocket (I pugni in tasca) is a 1965 Italian film directed by Marco Bellocchio. It was Bellocchio's debut film. Plot Four siblings, a sister and three brothers, live with their blind mother in an Italian villa. Three of...
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Senso

Senso is a 1954 melodrama film, an adaptation of Camillo Boito's Italian novella Senso by the Italian director Luchino Visconti, with Alida Valli as Livia Serpieri and Farley Granger as Lieutenant Franz Mahler. Originally, Visconti had hoped to cast Ingrid...
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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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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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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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Shoeshine – Sciuscia’

Another Italian Neorealist masterpiece by Vittorio De Sica. Masterfully revealing post-WWII Italy, Academy Award®-winning director Vittorio De Sica (The Bicycle Thief) depicts the lives of two boys entrenched in a world of poverty and violence. Hoping to escape the harsh...
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Gomorrah – Gomorra

Matteo Garrone’s Gomorrah is a stark, shocking vision of contemporary gangsterdom, and one of cinema’s most authentic depictions of organized crime. In this tour de force adaptation of undercover Italian reporter Roberto Saviano’s best-selling exposé of Naples’ Mafia underworld...
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Honey – Miele

Irene lives alone on the coastline outside Rome. To her father and her married lover, she's a student. In reality, she often travels to Mexico where she can legally buy a powerful barbiturate. Working under the name of Miele...
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Pier Paolo Pasolini Collection, Vol. 2 (Accattone / The Hawks and the Sparrows /...

This special three disc set contains: Accattone, The Hawks and the Sparrows, and the Gospel According to St. Matthew - all available for the first time on DVD. Accattone, Pasolini's first film, is a harrowing realistic and unsentimental look inside...
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A Special Day – Una giornata particolare

Italian cinema dream team Sophia Loren (Marriage Italian Style) and Marcello Mastroianni (La dolce vita) are cast against glamorous type and deliver two of the finest performances of their careers in this moving, quietly subversive drama from Ettore Scola (The...
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The Son’s Room – La stanza del figlio

The Son's Room (Italian: La stanza del figlio) is a 2001 Italian film directed, written, produced by and starring Nanni Moretti. It depicts the psychological effects on a family and their life after the death of their son. It...
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Variety Lights – Luci del varietà

Variety Lights (Italian: Luci del varietà) is a 1950 Italian romantic drama film produced and directed by Federico Fellini and Alberto Lattuada and starring Peppino De Filippo, Carla Del Poggio, and Giulietta Masina. The film is about a beautiful...
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Nights of Cabiria – Le notti di Cabiria

A happy, laughing Cabiria (Giulietta Masina) is standing on a river bank with her current boyfriend and live-in lover, Giorgio (Franco Fabrizi). Suddenly he pushes her into the river and steals her purse which is full of money. She...
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The Organizer – I compagni

The Organizer (Italian: I compagni) is a 1963 Italian-French-Yugoslavian-produced drama film written by Mario Monicelli and Age & Scarpelli, and directed by Mario Monicelli. Set in Turin at the end of the 19th century, it stars Marcello Mastroianni as...
My Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend

When the most important friend in her life seems to have disappeared without a trace, Elena Greco, a now elderly woman immersed in a house full of books, turns on her computer and starts writing the story of their friendship.
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Fellini 8 1/2

One of the greatest films about film ever made, Federico Fellini's 8 1/2 (Otto e Mezzo) turns one man's artistic crisis into a grand epic of the cinema. Guido Anselmi (Marcello Mastroianni) is a director whose film-and life-is collapsing...
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The Conformist – Il conformista

The Conformist (Italian: Il conformista) is a 1970 political drama directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. The screenplay was written by Bertolucci based on the 1951 novel The Conformist by Alberto Moravia.
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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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Brother Sun Sister Moon

Brother Sun, Sister Moon (Italian: Fratello Sole, Sorella Luna) is a 1972 film directed by Franco Zeffirelli and starring Graham Faulkner and Judi Bowker. The film is a biopic of Saint Francis of Assisi.   Plot   Francesco is the beloved son of...

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