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Fatto di sangue fra due uomini per causa di una vedova si sospettano moventi politici (1978) Lina Wertmüller, Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Giancarlo Giannini, Thriller

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Anno 1922. In un paesino della Sicilia dove vige l’omertà più totale, tutti sanno che a far fuori Angelo Paternò è stato Vito Acicatena: ma al processo nessuno parla. L’avvocato Spallone, fervente socialista, vorrebbe indurre la vedova a far riaprire il processo. Tra i due nasce una relazione che però si complica alla venuta di un cugino del defunto al quale la donna non nega le proprie grazie. La marcia su Roma ed altri avvenimenti sconvolgeranno la vita dei personaggi. Finirà tragicamente per entrambi.

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La cugina / The Cousin (1974) Aldo Lado, Massimo Ranieri, Dayle Haddon, Conchita Airoldi, Comedy, Drama, Erotic

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A strong plot and mutual physical attraction binds the sensual Enzo since adolescence and her cousin Agata: the two are happy with amusement tricks erotic equivocally poised between innocence and malice instinctive. In the years after Enzo neglects the university where it is written and prefers the abundant pleasures of the “Sicilian beef. Agata instead, circumventing the court of his cousin, the Baron prefers the flaccid Ninì from whose desires marriage license, money and comfort. Achieved this goal, the crafty and malicious woman reconciles with Enzo and it is given …

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Treno popolare / Medium-Class Train (1933) Raffaello Matarazzo, Marcello Spada, Lina Gennari, Carlo Petrangeli, Drama, Romance

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A summertime daytrip along the railway line Rome-Orvieto on a special-fare train, a group of diverse and lively characters. Families, old couples, an unfaithful husband and his jealous wife, a forlorn girl, a nerdy white-collar worker and his flirtatious date, and a handsome, eagerly wholesome young man. Their stories merge and intersect in the beautiful scenery of a Medieval small town in central Italy.

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Vecchia guardia / Old Guard (1934) Alessandro Blasetti, Gianfranco Giachetti, Mino Doro, Franco Brambilla, Drama

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There were very few commercial feature films made during the Italian fascist era that were as openly propagandistic as this famous (notorious?) dramatic paean to the Blackshirts. The story takes place in a small village in Italy in October of 1922, on the eve of the fascist “March on Rome”, in which King Victor Emanuel III was persuaded to consign power to Benito Mussolini. Gianfranco Giachetti is Dr. Cardini, a doctor at the local psychiatric hospital, where a strike has been called by the local socialists. Cardini turns to the fascists to help avert the strike. His son Roberto (Mino Doro) rounds up fascist friends to fight those aligned with the strikers and the town’s socialists.

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Il marito (1958) Nanni Loy, Alberto Sordi, Aurora Bautista, Luigi Tosi, Comedy

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Costruttore edile vuol diventare capitalista. Marito fedele e innamorato ma angariato da moglie, suocera e cognata, cerca una soluzione radicale per rifarsi una vita. Non vale Parola di ladro che segnò nello stesso 1957 il felice esordio registico di Loy e Puccini. Al loro attivo, oltre alla scaltrezza espositiva, c’è un Sordi irresistibile, due o tre momenti di dolorante verità e qualche passaggio di scattante buffoneria. Il soggetto è di Sordi e Sonego. Alla sceneggiatura di Loy e Puccini hanno collaborato Scola e Maccari.

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Pensavo fosse amore invece era un calesse / I Thought It Was Love (1991) Massimo Troisi, Francesca Neri, Marco Messeri, Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Tommaso is a charming restaurant owner with a roving eye and a similarly roving hand. He just can’t keep away from the ladies, even when he is engaged to a woman he loves very much. When she discovers this, she tries to give him a chance to straighten out, but eventually they call the engagement off. However, the restaurateur simply cannot abide it when his lady-love begins dating another man. Meanwhile, he has been subjected to the somewhat sinister amorous advances of a friend’s younger sister, who poisons him to show her love.

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Le confessioni / The Confessions (2016) Roberto Andò, Toni Servillo, Daniel Auteuil, Pierfrancesco Favino, Drama, Thriller

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A G8 meeting is being held at a luxury hotel on the German coast. The world’s most powerful economists are gathered to enact important provisions that will deeply influence the world economy. One of the guests is a mysterious Italian monk, invited by Daniel Rochè, the director of the International Monetary Fund. He wants the monk to receive his confession, that night, in secret. The next morning, Rochè is found dead…

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