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While awaiting Production Code seal approval in the USA this Italian-made production went through three American distributors in three years; first Motion Picture Sales Corporation that passed it off to Eagle Lion and finally to United Artits when they acquired Eagle Lion properties. Anna Magnani, a prostitute, is banished from Naples and returns to her home, a volcanic island off of southern Italy. There, she is accepted only by her younger sister and younger brother, and takes whatever job she can to get by.
Tommi (11) and his slightly older sister Viola live in the city with their father. They cope with being a single parent family until their mother shows up, having disappeared without trace – not for the first time, we soon learn. These are the four protagonists in a bittersweet portrait of their ongoing struggle with love, friendship, puberty and life in general.
Submission of a Woman / Al calar della sera (1992) Alessandro Lucidi, Daniela Poggi, Gianluca Favilla, Paolo Lorimer, Horror, Thriller
A woman seeks revenge against a depraved psychopath after surviving a harrowing sexual assault. Luisa and her husband Giorgio are preparing for a weekend retreat when their lives are turned upside down in the blink of an eye. Her husband savagely beaten while she and the babysitter watch in horror, Luisa discovers that her nightmare has just begun when the lecherous madman reveals his true intentions. At the end of the day Luisa is lucky to be alive. By the time she finishes with her attacker, he’ll wish he was never born.
Caro diario / Dear Diary (1993) Nanni Moretti, Renato Carpentieri, Giovanna Bozzolo, Biography, Comedy, Drama
Nanni Moretti directs himself playing himself in this wry look at life. Presented in three chapters, Moretti uses the experiences of traveling on his motor-scooter, cruising with his friend around a set of remote islands in search of peace to finish his new film and consulting doctor after doctor to cure his annoying rash to cast a humorous look at his life and those around him.
In order to assign him to a dangerous mission, a CIA agent is subjected to an intervention of plastic surgery, and the rumor that has been executed for his role in the death of a fellow spreads. With the new face comes in the home of his wife, claiming to be a brother of the deceased, but the woman has remarried …
It was the story of a very rich young man who falls in love with a couple who are at college with him. He ‘plagiarises’ them in the sense that in the end he manages to go to bed with both of them. But the young man has problems – there’s a suggestion that he killed his parents, who were so much in love that he felt excluded.