Tag Archives: Alberto Lattuada
La Mandragola / The Mandrake (1965) Alberto Lattuada, Rosanna Schiaffino, Philippe Leroy, Jean-Claude Brialy, Comedy
A primary school teacher Lazio, after years of teaching at the village, he won a competition in Milan. In the school which is intended meets an old childhood friend who does the janitor and temporarily hosting it at home. In school the teacher also meets a young colleague of which falls in love …
Anna, a former sexy nightclub dancer who has become a hospital nurse, is on the verge of taking the veil. One day, She recognizes Andrea, her former fiancé, among the patients. Her troubled past suddenly comes back to her. Though engaged to Andrea, she was attracted to Vittorio, the owner of the nightclub where she performed as a singer and dancer. After Vittorio attempted to rape her, Andrea killed him. Following this tragedy. Anna decided to go into a convent. Andrea, who has been acquitted, now tries to persuade Anna to come back to him but at this very moment it is announced that a train has been derailed. Anna then understands that she must dedicate herself to her new vocation.
Il delitto di Giovanni Episcopo / Flesh Will Surrender (1947) Alberto Lattuada, Aldo Fabrizi, Roldano Lupi, Yvonne Sanson, Drama
Giovanni used to be a humble, mild-mannered government clerk whose life was turned upside down when he met Giulio, a notorious forger who at once set about manipulating the over-confident man. Giovanni did what he should never have done: he associated himself with the crook. Giulio soon laid hands on Giovanni’s money, ruined his career and manhandled him into marrying his own mistress, the beautiful Ginevra. It was of course an unhappy marriage but Giovanni found a little solace when his son Ciro was born. Seven years later though, Wanzer resurfaced…
Il bandito / The Bandit (1946) Alberto Lattuada, Anna Magnani, Amedeo Nazzari, Carla Del Poggio, Crime, Drama
Ernesto returns from captivity in Germany, at the end of the Second World War. And ‘only, the house destroyed, his mother died, his sister disappeared. He finds her in a brothel, during the struggle that comes with the exploiter the girl is killed and the man is driven by Ernesto in the stairwell. Wounded and chased by the police took refuge in the house of a prostitute who is the head of a gang of robbers. Become loving woman and leader of the gang, but the proceeds of the business benefits that bestows in acts comrades disapprove. One day, while with assaulting a car with accomplices, Ernesto is reported to the police by the same prostitute who wants revenge on a grievance. It could be saved, but waiver to safety to bring home the child of a former comrade who was in the car assaulted.
Cosi come sei / Stay as You Are (1978) Alberto Lattuada, Marcello Mastroianni, Nastassja Kinski, Francisco Rabal, Drama, Romance
A May-December romance. Roué Giulio Marengo, a Roman landscape architect unhappy in his marriage, meets Francesca, a young and beautiful Florentine, and then learns she might be his daughter. He resolves to keep his hands off but can’t seem to stay away, and she’s eager for a lover who’s a father figure. He’s happy to be a kid, so he tries to find out who her father is; his wife knows something is up; his daughter, who’s Francesca’s age and is pregnant, encourages the affair. Should he tell Francesca his fears that it might be incest? If he tells her and she doesn’t care, what next? And what of his wife, who still wants to be married? Francesca takes control.