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In pre-World War II Sicily, just as the fascists come to power, two men fall in love with the same woman. Read More »
The Sensuous Sicilian (1973) Marco Vicario, Giancarlo Giannini, Rossana Podestà, Gastone Moschin, Comedy, Drama
From his youth, Paolo Castorini, a Sicilian baron, is as attracted to women as they to him. Read More »
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I banchieri di Dio – Il caso Calvi (2002) Giuseppe Ferrara, Omero Antonutti, Pamela Villoresi, Giancarlo Giannini, Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
This movie attempts to reconstruct the bankruptcy of the Banco Ambrosiano bank and its liaisons with the Vatican and the Masonry through the story of its president Roberto Calvi Read More »
Giovanni Falcone (1993) Giuseppe Ferrara, Michele Placido, Anna Bonaiuto, Giancarlo Giannini, Crime, Drama
The story of the first ever “anti-mafia judges pool” established in the ’80s at the Palermo Courthouse, in Sicily, in the ’80s, while two mafia families started a 10-year-long war to obtain the complete control of smuggles. Read More »
La prima notte di quiete / Indian Summer (1972) Valerio Zurlini, Alain Delon, Giancarlo Giannini, Sonia Petrovna, Drama
In Italy, the gambler and professor of poetry Daniele Dominici arrives in the seaside town of Rimini and is hired to teach for four months in the Liceu replacing another teacher. Read More »
Travolti da un insolito destino nell’azzurro mare d’agosto / Swept Away (1974) Lina Wertmüller, Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato, Riccardo Salvino, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A rich woman, Raffaella, and some friends rent a yacht to sail the Mediterranean Sea during summer. Read More »
American Dreamer (1984) Rick Rosenthal, JoBeth Williams, Tom Conti, Giancarlo Giannini, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Frustrated housewife/writer Cathy Palmer ghostwrites a story about Rebecca Ryan, a dashing international spy, and wins a trip to Paris. While there, she is involved in an accident, and awakens in the hospital believing she IS Rebecca Ryan. Much craziness ensues as she meets the writer of the Rebecca Ryan books, thwarts real international spies, and eventually gets her memory back.
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L’innocente / The Innocent (1976) Luchino Visconti, Giancarlo Giannini, Laura Antonelli, Jennifer O’Neill, Drama, Romance
Luchino Visconti’s last film based on a novella by Gabrielle d’Annunzio is a haunting account of aristocratic chauvinism and sexual double standards in turn of the century Italy. Giannini as the psichotic husband whose lust cannot be satisfied. Antonelli as his sensitive and tormented wife and O’Neil as cunning possesive mistress.
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Sessomato / Le Sexe Fou (1973) Dino Risi, Giancarlo Giannini, Laura Antonelli, Alberto Lionello, Comedy
How Funny Can Sex Be? is an eight-episode anthology film about love, sex and marriage in contemporary, mid-’70s Italy. Some of the segments–particularly those featuring Laura Antonelli and Giancarlo Giannini–are really fun…
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Una lunga lunga lunga notte d’amore / A Long Long Long Night of Love (2001) Luciano Emmer, Giancarlo Giannini, Marie Trintignant, Isabelle Pasco, Drama
Several star-crossed couples experience both the thrills and the disappointment of romance over the course of one evening in this romantic comedy. Reporter Marcello (Giancarlo Giannini) has a brief encounter with Irene (Marie Trintignant) while waiting for a train. A young woman who has lost her sight (Silvia De Santis) finds herself falling for the voice of a ship’s captain (Yari Gugilucci) she hears over a radio broadcast. Egle (Ornella Muti), a massage therapist who is soon to be married, finds herself pursuing one last fling with Gabriele (James Thierree) – though the odds are not in her favor, since he happens to be gay. Elena (Isabelle Pasco) is a young woman with a child who wants to abandon her husband. And Carla (Marina Confalone) wonders if she has any future at all with her lover – who is married to someone else.
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Sessomatto / How Funny Can Sex Be? (1973) Dino Risi, Giancarlo Giannini, Laura Antonelli, Alberto Lionello
SESSO MATTO is an episodic comedy in which Dino Risi generated a series of grotesque episodes concerning sexual deviations.
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