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Sorelle Materassi (1944) Ferdinando Maria Poggioli, Emma Gramatica, Irma Gramatica, Olga Solbelli, Comedy

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Teresa and Carolina are sisters, have a tailor shop and work well enough to be invited to Rome by the Pope. Their pace is slow in their home with the maid Niobe and with the presence of the always critical third sister, Giselda, the only of the three to have married, even though he has been abandoned by her husband. Their lives are turned upside down by the arrival of his nephew Remo that quickly becomes the darling of Teresa and Nicoletta and also the Niobe home. But Remo leads a wasteful life and have to pay more and of course the two elderly aunts, now became so jealous of him to spend a fortune to impedidirne marriage Laurina pregnant by Remo. But life is not immobility, even for Mattresses sisters.

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Svegliati e Uccidi / Wake Up and Die (1966) Carlo Lizzani, Robert Hoffmann, Gian Maria Volontè, Claudio Camaso, Crime, Drama

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Robert Hoffman is Luciano Lutring, a small time jewelry thief who, despite his hot temper, can’t seem to get caught. He falls for a night club singer (Lisa Gastoni) who desperately tries to change him, but still supports him even when he becomes headline news. Luciano has to flea the country and ends up entangled with other groups of criminals who use his infamy to their advantage.

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Flashback (1969) Raffaele Andreassi, Fred Robsahm, Pilar Castel, Dada Gallotti, Drama, War

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Heinz Prulier (Fred Robsahm) is a German soldier stationed as a sniper overlooking his own army from a tree. When he falls asleep, his troops are gone and he is left alone to defend the incoming enemy invasion. Flashbacks recall his wartime experiences and his transition from a human being into a sadistic murderer and rapist. He encounters a prostitute and a giggling girl in this violent feature that reveals the deterioration of human values in the face of the grim realities of war.

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Radio Arrow (1998) Luciano Ligabue, Stefano Accorsi, Luciano Federico, Alessio Modica, Drama

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Popular Italian rock star Luciano Ligabue made his directorial debut with this Italian drama based on Fuori e dentro il borgo, his collection of autobiographical short stories about growing up in small-town Italy of the ’70s. DJ Bruno reflects on the past, a small circle of friends, and the hopes of their generation. At the group’s core is Freccia, a heroin user until Marzia steps in to help him kick the habit. As expected, Iena marries and settles down, while unhappy Boris is a victim of his own cynicism, and Tito is driven to violence by his dysfunctional family. An older bartender listens to the group’s woes and dreams. Along with a guitar score and a closing-credits song by Ligabue, tunes of the time include ones by Iggy Pop, Roxy Music, and David Bowie. Shown at the 1998 Venice Film Festival.

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Tutta colpa di Freud / Blame Freud (2014) Paolo Genovese, Marco Giallini, Vittoria Puccini, Anna Foglietta, Comedy

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Francesco Taramelli is a psychoanalyst who is dealing with three patients going through various hurdles in their love lives: Marta is chasing a deaf-mute man who has stolen things from her book shop, Sara is a lesbian who was left by her girlfriend just after she proposed to her, and 18-year-old Emma is seeing a 50-year-old architect called Alessandro, who is already married. Unfortunately, these three patients are Francesco’s three beloved daughters.

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The Pleasure / Il piacere (1985) Joe D’Amato, Andrea Guzon, Gabriele Tinti, Marco Mattioli, Drama, Erotic

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Italy in the early 1930s. To the elderly aristocrat Gerard Villeneuve, all that is left of Leonora, the love of his life, are a number of erotic tape recordings. Leonora led a double life as respectable wife and mother of two, and as a whore at the local brothel. Now, after her death, her children Ursula and Edmund pass under the tutelage of Gerard. Having not seen them for many years, he is utterly bewildered by Ursula’s uncanny likeness to her mother. While Gerard’s mistress Fiorella takes care of the sexual needs of Edmund, Ursula follows the last instructions of her mother. In the process, she uses the legacy of her mother’s recordings to get into the mindset of her relationship with Gerard. Is Gerard ready to find his lost love Leonora again…in the likeness of her very daughter?

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Il solco di pesca (1975) Maurizio Liverani, Martine Brochard, Gloria Guida, Alberto Terracina, Comedy, Drama, Erotic

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This movie centers around a group of people that are both very Italian-Catholic and the same time oversexed and jaded European bourgeosis from the late “dolce vita” era. The main protagonist is a former priest who has become bored to the point of impotence by the easy availability of beautiful women. He misses the shame of the priesthood which made sex somehow more enjoyable, and this somehow leads to his strange fascination with photographing asses . He gets involved with a sexy married woman (Martine Brochard), but he is more interested in her virginal maid (Gloria Guida)–or, to be more specific, in the maid’s ass. The woman’s husband meanwhile, a hilariously pretentious actor, discovers the affair. Strangely, he is not angry at his wife’s infidelity but depressed that she was so indiscreet, and he too takes solace in his maid’s ass.

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