Tag Archives: Italy

Baba Yaga / Kiss Me, Kill Me (1973) Corrado Farina, Carroll Baker, George Eastman, Isabelle De Funès, Horror

Baba Yaga AKA Kiss Me, Kill Me (1973)
Strange things have been happening to Valentina, a young and beautiful professional photographer, ever since she made the acquaintance of Baba Yaga, a mysterious older woman who gave her a lift home late one night. For one thing, Valentina has been having weird, kinky nightmares. For another, one of Valentina’s cameras seems to have acquired a deadly curse. And then there was that visit to Baba Yaga’s house, where Valentina discovered bizarre relics, including a dominatrix doll, and a bottomless pit in the living room. Valentina comes to realize that Baba Yaga is a witch who is out to possess her – body and soul.
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Le petit bougnat (1970) Bernard Toublanc-Michel, Claude Amazan, Isabelle Adjani, Vincenzo Sartini, Comedy, Drama

Le petit bougnat (1970)
This French film stars Claude Amazan as a child coal merchant eager to go to summer camp. When the long awaited departure day arrives, however, he realizes that his mother forgot to register his name with the rest of the group. Desperate to join them, the young coal merchant tries to find a way to integrate himself with the other campers. On the opposite end of the spectrum is Rose (Isabelle Adjani), who refuses to join the kids and goes so far as to run away from the bus. While the coal merchant is busy avoiding authorities who want to remove him from the rest of the group, Rose continues to sulk and search for a way back home…
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In un posto bellissimo (2015) Giorgia Cecere, Isabella Ragonese, Alessio Boni, Faysal Abbaoui, Drama

In un posto bellissimo (2015)
A beauteous depiction of a woman’s life and gradual liberation. Lucia has long been married to Andrea and is fully occupied by raising their son and her work in a flower shop. But everything is turned on its head when she discovers that Andrea has betrayed her. Lucia is forced to ransack her conscience and everything that her existence has been. Slowly she builds up her life again, and then she meets Ahmed, a newly arrived refugee selling odds and ends on the street.
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Il bandito / The Bandit (1946) Alberto Lattuada, Anna Magnani, Amedeo Nazzari, Carla Del Poggio, Crime, Drama

Il bandito (1946)
Ernesto returns from captivity in Germany, at the end of the Second World War. And ‘only, the house destroyed, his mother died, his sister disappeared. He finds her in a brothel, during the struggle that comes with the exploiter the girl is killed and the man is driven by Ernesto in the stairwell. Wounded and chased by the police took refuge in the house of a prostitute who is the head of a gang of robbers. Become loving woman and leader of the gang, but the proceeds of the business benefits that bestows in acts comrades disapprove. One day, while with assaulting a car with accomplices, Ernesto is reported to the police by the same prostitute who wants revenge on a grievance. It could be saved, but waiver to safety to bring home the child of a former comrade who was in the car assaulted.
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Il caso Mattei / The Mattei Affair (1972) Francesco Rosi, Gian Maria Volontè, Luigi Squarzina, Gianfranco Ombuen, Biography, Drama

Il caso Mattei (1972)
Enrico Mattei helped change Italy’s future, first as freedom-fighter against the Nazis, then as an investor in methane gas through a public company, A.G.I.P., and ultimately as the head of ENI, a state body formed for the development of oil resources. October 27, 1962, he died when his private airplane crashed, one minute before it should land at Milan airport. Officially, he died of a flight accident. Actually, many journalists explored other plausible reasons for the untimely landing of the small aircraft.
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Il grande racket / The Big Racket (1976) Enzo G. Castellari, Fabio Testi, Vincent Gardenia, Renzo Palmer, Action, Crime, Drama

Il grande racket (1976)
Nico Palmieri is a police inspector who battles against hoodlums terrorising a sleepy Italian village, extorting cash from the locals. With the threat of violence, no one dares to act except a restaurant owner who approaches Palmieri and sings like a canary. As a result, his young daughter is raped. Discovering that the terrorism is related to drug dealers, Palmieri is forbidden to continue investigating his case by his superior – so he goes it alone. Palmieri recruits men who have become victims of the crooks and the film ends with a bloody massacre. Bullets fly and blood spatters the screen.
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