It’s the late 1940s in Italy. WWII is over, but society the world over still bears its scars. In a remote countryside, one family of four occupies a big villa: a young boy, his older sister and their parents. Ju (Sven Valsecchi) is a cute and innocent boy – curious like most kids his age about such things as love, kisses, women’s breasts and generally the difference between sexes. When his cousin, a 14-year-old orphaned girl, moves in with the family, Ju discovers an opportunity to satisfy his increasing curiosity about the female sex. But it all comes at a price…
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Celestina è una ragazza campagnola di Castelluccio di Norcia: ingenua, sprovveduta, ignorante, dopo aver perduto entrambi i genitori va a Roma a fare la domestica presso la casa di una coppia di pensionati. A Roma fa la conoscenza di Fernando, giovane idraulico che la corteggia insistentemente. I due anziani pensionati la trattano come una figlia e progettano di lasciarle in eredità un piccolo orto, ma questa decisione scatena le accuse e le rimostranze degli interessati parenti, che costringono Celestina a lasciare la casa. La giovane domestica trova allora lavoro in una casa signorile, ma anche qui scoppia uno scandalo quando lei viene sorpresa a baciarsi con l’idraulico.
Gomorra (2008) Matteo Garrone, Gianfelice Imparato, Salvatore Abbruzzese, Toni Servillo, Crime, Drama
“Gomorra” is a contemporary Neapolitan mob drama that exposes Italy’s criminal underbelly by telling five stories of individuals who think they can make their own compact with Camorra, the area’s Mafia.
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.
Gruppo di famiglia in un interno / Conversation Piece (1974) Luchino Visconti, Burt Lancaster, Helmut Berger, Silvana Mangano, Drama, Romance
Retired professor of American origin lives solitary life in luxurious palazzo in Rome He is confronted by vulgar Italian marchesa and her companions: her lover, her daughter and daughter’s boyfriend and forced to rent to them an apartment on upper floor of his palazzo. From this point his quiet routine is turned into chaos by his tenants’ machinations, and everybody’s life is taking unexpected but inevitable turn.
Deep Red (1975) Dario Argento, David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi, Gabriele Lavia, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A psychic who can read minds picks up the thoughts of a murderer in the audience and soon becomes a victim. An English pianist gets involved in solving the murders, but finds many of his avenues of inquiry cut off by new murders, and he begins to wonder how the murderer can track his movements so closely.
Uomini e cieli / Men and Skies (1947) Francesco De Robertis, Giulio Faido, Lamberto Baviera, Vasco Marlia, Drama, Romance
Le Orme / Footprints on the Moon (1975) Luigi Bazzoni, Mario Fanelli, Florinda Bolkan, Peter McEnery, Klaus Kinski, Mystery, Thriller
I 3 aquilotti / The Three Pilots (1942) Mario Mattoli, Michela Belmonte, Leonardo Cortese, Carlo Minello, Romance, War
Three inseparable companions, the Air Force students Marco, Mario and Philip, are eagerly following courses for the achievement of the pilot’s license. They come to Caserta to spend a holiday with the mother and younger sister of Mario, and a romance blossoms between the sister and Mark. But the brother of the girl is stubbornly opposed to their engagement because he is not convinced of the seriousness of the intentions of Mark and so their friendship suffers. Having completed the courses, the students are separated and are being sent to their destinations on the battlefield. After several months the girl’s brother has an accident in his unit, he is wounded and forced to land on enemy grounds. One can guess the rest.