The bourgeois family Olmi observes here is caught in a process of disintegration that hardly requires the promptings of a languid summer’s minor crisis. Read More »
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The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978) Ermanno Olmi, Luigi Ornaghi, Francesca Moriggi, Omar Brignoli, Drama, History
The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. Read More »
Cantando dietro i paraventi / Singing Behind Screens (2003) Ermanno Olmi, Bud Spencer, Jun Ichikawa, Sally Ming Zeo Ni, Drama, History, Music, War
A young Western student, of unusual candor, due to a misunderstanding of address, is led to a theater-brothel for customers inclined to strong and transgressive emotions. Read More »
I recuperanti / The Scavengers (1970) Ermanno Olmi, Antonio Lunardi, Andreino Carli, Oreste Costa, Drama
After World War II an Italian soldier returns to his hometown near the Alps and, unable to find a job Read More »
Il Segreto del Bosco Vecchio / The Secret of the Old Woods (1993) Ermanno Olmi, Paolo Villaggio, Giulio Brogi, Pietro Berton, Family, Fantasy
It tells the story of a general who is about to cut down an old forest for the sake of financial gain, but discovers that the forest is inhabited by invisible spirits.
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Il tempo si è fermato / Time Stood Still (1959) Ermanno Olmi, Natale Rossi, Roberto Seveso, Paolo Guadrubbi, Drama
Two middle-aged men work as caretakers on an isolated dam construction site high in the snow-capped Italian Alps. When one of them leaves for the valley to spend Christmas vacation with his family he is temporarily replaced with an adolescent boy. The other man is both annoyed and intrigued by the boy and his habits: he listens to loud music, sleeps too long in the mornings and doesn’t drink any alcohol. They barely speak to one another in the first couple of days. But when an avalanche cuts their small hut from electricity they slowly start growing more fond of each other.
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Torneranno i prati / Greenery Will Bloom Again (2014) Ermanno Olmi, Claudio Santamaria, Camillo Grassi, Niccolò Senni, Drama, War
World War I, Italian north-eastern front after the 1917 bloody battles on the Altipiano. A group of soldiers face the difficulty of war in a story that unfolds in the space of one night. Events follow one after the other without any kind of pattern: the peaceful mountains suddenly become a place where men die. But every story told in this film is a true story.
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