“Miseria e Nobiltà” tells the story of the humble families of Felice Pasquale and his colleague who are hired by a Marquis who wants to marry the daughter of a rich but simple cook, So they pose as aristocrats.
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Alberto Nardi (Alberto Sordi) is a Roman businessman who fancies himself a man of great capabilities, but whose factory (producing lifts and elevators) teeters perennially on the brink of catastrophe. Alberto is married to a rich and successful businesswoman from Milan, Elvira Almiraghi (Franca Valeri) who has a no-nonsense attitude and barely tolerates the attempts of her husband to keep his factory afloat with her money.
The Rendezvous / Le rendez-vous (1961) Jean Delannoy, Annie Girardot, Andréa Parisy, Odile Versois, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Pierre, a rich man’s son-in-law, shares an illicit night-time kiss with his first wife, Madeleine. The same night sees the murder of Daniel, a two-bit photographer who made some risqué snapshots of Pierre’s sister-in-law, Daphné. Pierre reluctantly gives Daphné a false alibi, but then the police find out that Daniel was Madeleine’s lover. Madeleine, arrested, is in need of an alibi herself, but Pierre is already compromised, and other witnesses don’t back him up.
ATOR The Fighting Eagle / Ator l’invincibile (1982) Joe D’Amato, Miles O’Keeffe, Sabrina Siani, Ritza Brown, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The son of Torren learns of his heritage, goes to avenge the deaths of his fellow villagers, and rescue his sister/love interest from the evil Dakkar and his spider cult. Ator battles giant spiders, swordsmen cloaked in shadow, re-animated dead warriors, and horribly hideous witches.
The Mad Dog Killer (1977) Sergio Grieco, Helmut Berger, Marisa Mell, Richard Harrison, Crime, Thriller
Sadistic no-count killer Nanni Vitali and three other equally brutish hoodlums escape from prison. The foul foursome embark on a savage rape, murder, and robbery spree. Vitali even abducts and defiles frightened hapless lass Giuliana Caroli. Meanwhile, rugged police inspector Giulio Santini is determined to bag the despicable Vitali.
Emanuelle Around the World (1977) Joe D’Amato, Laura Gemser, Ivan Rassimov, Karin Schubert, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Adult
Famous undercover journalist Emanuelle teams with her friend Cora Norman to uncover a white slave ring that traffics in women kidnapped from various locales around the world. Her investigations leaves plenty of time, however, for globe-trotting and bed-hopping. As each lead turns up bad, Emanuelle begins to wonder if she can ever put an end to this horrible slavery ring.
One Kiss / Un bacio (2016) Ivan Cotroneo, Rimau Ritzberger Grillo, Valentina Romani, Leonardo Pazzagli, Drama
Lorenzo, Blu and Antonio are high school sophomores living in a small city in the North of Italy. All three are outcasts, albeit for different reasons.
Antonio is a star basketball player on his high-school team, but that doesn’t mean he’s popular by any means. Soft-spoken, awkward, and still grieving over his older brother’s death, he’s excluded from his teammates and considered dumb.
Three musicians arrive in a Mexican village destroyed by El Supremo and learn, from the only survivor, of the lost treasure of Montezuma hidden in an Aztec temple. Along comes Pecos and the search is on.
Argoman (1967) Sergio Grieco, Roger Browne, Dominique Boschero, Eduardo Fajardo, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Argoman is practically invincible with powers beyond the scope of mortal man. Who is Sir Reginald Hoover, he seems to know what mission Argoman is involved with? Will Jenabell become the Queen of the World and achieve her wishes to outsmart Argoman?
Maddalena… zero in condotta / Maddalena, Zero for Conduct (1940) Vittorio De Sica, Vera Bergman, Carla Del Poggio, Comedy
A young man studying in an academy secretarial practice makes writing letters addressed to an imaginary recipient who supposedly lives in Rome. One day, just for fun, it gets to write a love letter and, by chance, that letter is mailed and arrives at the hands of someone who, moved by curiosity, decided to inform the sender.