In 1931, when the late American Prohibition major bosses have now divided the territory to exploit, the family of one of them – killed in a clash Read More »
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They Have Changed Their Face AKA Hanno cambiato faccia (1971) Corrado Farina, Adolfo Celi, Geraldine Hooper, Giuliano Esperanti
In this allegory on capitalism, director of a known car corporation invites one of his employees to his country villa Read More »
A woman searches for her missing lover, a psychiatrist who has suddenly vanished for no apparent reason. Read More »
The evil crime syndicate Thanatos is bent on taking over the world Read More »
A dramatization based on eye witness accounts of Hitler’s final days in an underground bunker, his military henchmen, and his stormy relationship with Eva Braun. Read More »
Based on the diary Pope John XXIII kept between the ages of 14 and 18, his lifelong concern for tolerance, the underprivileged, and world peace is told. Read More »
Goodnight, Ladies and Gentlemen (1976) Luigi Comencini, Nanni Loy, Senta Berger, Adolfo Celi, Vittorio Gassman, Comedy
An episodic satire of the political and social status of Italy in the seventies, through the shows of one day of a television channel. Read More »
This surrealist film is made up of series of only vaguely connected episodes, most beautifully the dinner party scene where individuals sit lavatories around a dinner table Read More »
In Madrid, actor Lang is hired by Monsieur Bernard to impersonate a certain Owen for a time. Read More »
Lucio (Vittorio Gassman) and his sidekick (Adolfo Celi) accidently gets mixed up with a gang of international counterfeiters in this fast-moving and suspenseful comedy with music from Ennio Morricone. The crooks hope to upset the U.S. economy by flooding the world with bogus bills. Lucio is an overworked businessman who only wants a little rest and relaxation. Instead, he is skiing in Northern Italy on one day and the next day enduring the searing heat in the Egyptian desert.
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Ein Unbekannter rechnet ab / Ten Little Indians (1974) Peter Collinson, Charles Aznavour, Maria Rohm, Adolfo Celi, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A group is invited, under false pretenses, to an isolated hotel in the Iranian desert. After dinner, a cassette tape accuses them all of crimes that they have gotten away with. One by one they begin to die, in accordance to the Ten Little Indians nursery rhyme. After a search is made of the hotel, they realize that the murderer is one of them. A few members of the group attempt to trust each other, but the question still remains, who can one trust? And who will leave the hotel alive?
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Genova a mano armata / Merciless Man (1976) Mario Lanfranchi, Tony Lo Bianco, Maud Adams, Adolfo Celi, Crime, Thriller
The city suffers and succumbs unarmed, but an ex secret agent succeeds in winning the struggle against the gangsterism. Intrigue and violence grip a society victim of the crime.
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Libera, amore mio! / Libera, My Love (1975) Mauro Bolognini, Adolfo Celi, Bruno Cirino, Claudia Cardinale
Director Mauro Bolognini inserts this story in Fascist Italy, with careful attention to details. The couple formed by Matteo Zannoni (Bruno Cirino) and Libera Valente (Cardinale) can’t bear fascism. They move constantly between cities, settling down in Modena, where Libera quickly collides with the fascist political commissar Franco Testa (Philippe Leroy). Libera has to suffer awful moments due to her attachment to the resistance, and to the political and sexual harassment from Testa.
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