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L’attenzione / Attention (1987) Giovanni Soldati, Stefania Sandrelli, Ben Cross, Amanda Sandrelli, Drama, Romance, Erotic

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This is a story of love and lust shaded with overtones of incest and lesbianism. Livia is a woman trying to regain the affections of her husband Alberto, whose journalism career takes him away for months at a time – on purpose. What she does not know is that he has an undeniable attraction for their daughter Monica. Livia’s own sexual eccentricities lead her to hire young women to have sex with Alberto while she listens in hiding. When Monica wants to get into the act too, the real truth about her parentage is revealed.

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Joe l’implacabile / Dynamite Joe (1967) Antonio Margheriti, Rik Van Nutter, Halina Zalewska, Merce Castro, Western

Joe l'implacabile (1967)
In order to put an end to the numerous ambushes on the gold transports which are a real menace to the finances of the American government, the agent Joe Ford, called Dynamite Joe due to his liking for explosives, is entrusted with controlling the next transfer. Joe has a carriage built entirely of gold, but evil forces are told of the plan and an alliance is made with the bandit El Sol in order to get hold of the gold.

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Salvo (2013) Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza, Saleh Bakri, Luigi Lo Cascio, Sara Serraiocco, Crime, Drama, Romance

Salvo (2013)
An assassin for the Sicilian mafia, Salvo is solitary, cold and ruthless. When he is assigned to eliminate a rival Mafia clan, he discovers Rita, an innocent blind girl who stands powerlessly by whilst over hearing her brother’s murder. What follows is an intense exchange, fuelled by adrenaline and fear between the killer and witness. The darkness is lifted from Rita’s eyes just as Salvo decides, against his violent instincts, to spare her life. From then on, both haunted by their brief encounter, attempt to navigate their dangerous next steps side by side. Winner of the 2013 Critics Week Grand Prix prize at Cannes and nominated for the BFI London Film Festival Sutherland Award for first feature, SALVO brings a renewed sensory suspense to the mafia movie with sublime cinematography and evocative soundscape. The film marks the stylishly energetic directorial debut from Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza.

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One Silver Dollar / Un dollaro bucato (1965) Giorgio Ferroni, Giuliano Gemma, Ida Galli, Pierre Cressoy, Action, Romance, Western

Un dollaro bucato (1965)
Giuliano Gemma plays a confederate soldier who returns from the war to fight one at home. Unbeknownst to him, his brother has become the infamous gunfighter “Black Jack” to defeat the local bullies. Gemma agrees to ambush and kill Black Jack, only to discover too late who the outlaw really is. With vengeance in his heart he turns on his employers, who then shoot him.

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Bianca (1984) Nanni Moretti, Laura Morante, Roberto Vezzosi, Comedy, Drama

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Michele is a mathematics professor who just started a new job in a school with some peculiar teaching methods. After a woman in his neighborhood is murdered, Michele meets beautiful colleague Bianca, and a relationship begins between the two. Where is this relationship heading, and will Michele be able to help the police catch the murderer?

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Mery per sempre / Forever Mary (1989) Marco Risi, Michele Placido, Claudio Amendola, Francesco Benigno, Drama, Crime

Mery per sempre (Marco Risi, 1989)
A teacher discovers his calling. Marco relocates to Palermo from Milan and takes a job teaching in a reform school while he waits for a high school position. He tries to understand and motivate his handful of students, reading them colloquial poetry, encouraging them to stand up for their rights, finding out about their histories. Natale, in for murder, enamored of the Mafia, the King Rat within the group; Mery, a drag queen, arrested for assault when defending himself, in love with Mario and, in daylight, rejected by all; Pietro, illiterate, muscular, believing his destiny is set; the callow Claudio, vulnerable, learning to harden himself. What can Mario learn and do in such a short time?

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Seddok, l’erede di Satana / Atom Age Vampire (1960) Anton Giulio Majano, Alberto Lupo, Susanne Loret, Sergio Fantoni, Horror, Sci-Fi

Seddok, l'erede di Satana (Anton Giulio Majano, 1960)
A stripper is horribly disfigured in a car accident. A brilliant scientist develops a treatment that restores her beauty and falls in love with her. To preserve her appearance the doctor must give her additional treatments using glands taken from murdered women. His unexplained ability to turn into a hideous monster helps with this problem but does nothing to win her love. The doctor’s woes multiply as the police and the girl’s boyfriend begin to close in on him.

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