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Una ragazza piuttosto complicata / A Rather Complicated Girl (1969) Damiano Damiani, Catherine Spaak, Jean Sorel, Florinda Bolkan, Thriller, Erotic

Una ragazza piuttosto complicata (1969)
This erotic sexploitation feature concerns a couple and their pursuit of sexual fulfillment with each other – and their mutually agreed upon third bed guests. Lesbian love angles includes the woman’s step-daughter. Alberto (Jean Sorel) is soon left alone when the women decides his services are no longer required. After acting on his erotic fantasies, he is left alone and driven to madness when his girlfriend marries another after leaving with her lesbian lover.

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Lepsie byt bohaty a zdravy ako chudobny a chory / It’s Better to Be Wealthy and Healthy Than Poor and Ill (1992) Juraj Jakubisko, Deana Horváthová, Dagmar Havlová, Juraj Kukura, Comedy, Drama

Lepsie byt bohaty a zdravy ako chudobny a chory (1992)
In a tone of bitter comedy, the director portrays the confusion that ensued the fall of the Soviet bloc and the split of the former Socialist Republic of Czechoslovakia into two independent states (the Czechs and Slovaks one side on the other), where some characters who thrived in mediocrity enrich suddenly taking advantage of the chaos. With his film, Jakubisko predicted growth of irrational nationalism in Eastern Europe and the dismantling of the Czechoslovak Federation.

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Sinyora Enrica ile Italyan Olmak / Being Italian with Signora Enrica (2010) Ali Ilhan, Claudia Cardinale, Ismail Hacioglu, Lavinia Longhi, Comedy, Drama

Sinyora Enrica ile Italyan Olmak (2010)
Signora Enrica is a 2010 Italo-Turkish comedy-drama film, written and directed by Ali ?lhan, starring Claudia Cardinale as an elderly Italian woman who takes in a young Turkish exchange student. Abandoned with a son by her husband years ago, Signora Enrica is notorious in her native Rimini for refusing to allow any men into her house ever since. She rents out rooms to female students, while also working as a tailor and at the market. She decides to make an exception to her age-old rule for Ekin, a Turkish student who comes to her house…

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Straziami, ma di baci saziami / Torture Me But Kill Me with Kisses (1968) Dino Risi, Nino Manfredi, Ugo Tognazzi, Pamela Tiffin, Comedy

Straziami, ma di baci saziami AKA Torture Me But Kill Me with Kisses (1968)
A romance between a young woman factory worker and a barber is stopped when her parents raise protests over her relationship with the man. When rumors of the romance run rampant in the small town, she leaves for Rome. She takes a job as an assistant to a deaf-mute tailor and eventually accepts his proposal of marriage. The barber attempts suicide and is hospitalized. His depression is cured when he wins the lottery and he travels to Rome to reclaim his old love. They rekindle their romance and plan the demise of her husband by planting a bomb in the stove….

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Pulce non c’è (2012) Giuseppe Bonito, Pippo Delbono, Marina Massironi, Piera Degli Esposti, Drama

Pulce non c'e (2012)
Daisy Camurati (Ludovica Falda) is nine years old but not a child like any other. Flea, as she is called, is autistic, and tamarind drinks only listen to classical music. Enter his world is not easy but the family did everything to make her feel normal and guaranteed a quiet life, building a universe in which to communicate through images is easier than doing it with words. She devoted mother Anita (Marina Massironi), father Walter (Pippo Delbono), grandmother Carmen (Piera Degli Esposti) and, above all, his sister Joan (Francesca Di Benedetto), a few years older. Until one day the serenity of the house is not upset by the return of Flea, taken to school by the authorities and carried out in a community. The family strikes the ax of the heaviest of the charges: Walter is suspected of abusing Flea and justice must at all costs make his path, with the risk of having made a mistake that is unlikely to give back to the atmosphere of Camurati serenity that prevailed before.

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Il delitto di Giovanni Episcopo / Flesh Will Surrender (1947) Alberto Lattuada, Aldo Fabrizi, Roldano Lupi, Yvonne Sanson, Drama

Il delitto di Giovanni Episcopo AKA Flesh Will Surrender (1947)
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…

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Torneranno i prati / Greenery Will Bloom Again (2014) Ermanno Olmi, Claudio Santamaria, Camillo Grassi, Niccolò Senni, Drama, War

Torneranno i prati AKA Greenery Will Bloom Again (2014)
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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Pane, amore e gelosia / Frisky (1954) Luigi Comencini, Vittorio De Sica, Gina Lollobrigida, Marisa Merlini, Comedy, Romance

Pane, amore e gelosia AKA Bread, Love and Jealousy (1954)
In a small Italian village, Maria De Ritis is engaged to army Lieutenant Pietro Stelluti. Stelluti’s superior officer, Marshal Antonio Carotenuto, is contemplating marriage to Annarella Mirziano, but he will be forced to resign if he marries Annarella, since she has an illegitimate child and that is against regulations for army officers. When Stelluti leaves town for a few weeks, the town-gossips create an affair out of the innocent relationship between Maria and Antonio. Stelluti returns and accuses Maria of infidelity, and, she, in reprisal, runs off and joins a traveling theatrical troupe as a dancer. Antonio, after convincing Annarella that he has not betrayed her love, encounters more trouble when the father of Annarella’s child shows up and asks that she and the child go away with him. Antonio tells Annarella that it is her decision to make, and she chooses the child’s father and leaves with him.

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