Tag Archives: Italy

Seven Hours of Gunfire / Aventuras del Oeste (1965) Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent, Rik Van Nutter, Adrian Hoven, Gloria Milland, Western

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When he was 12 years old, Bill Cody, later knew as Buffalo Bill, is rider for “pony express” carrying the mail through the wilds of America. It becomes later caravans guide. When driving one of them meets Luisa, the niece of a priest who tried to evangelize the savage tribes accompanied by a converted Indian. It is a dangerous time because, before the advancing white man, the Sioux tribes are buying weapons from unscrupulous dealers…

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La vieille qui marchait dans la mer / The Old Lady Who Wades in the Sea (1991) Laurent Heynemann, Jeanne Moreau, Michel Serrault, Luc Thuillier, Comedy

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Lady M. wades every morning through the sea in order to heal her pain. But she is not what she pretends to be: Together with her partner Pompilius she finances her luxurious life by fraud and blackmailing. Falling in love with young Lambert she is about to break up all her pretendence as Pompilius is not willing to accept the youngster.

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The Con Artists / Bluff storia di truffe e di imbroglioni (1976) Sergio Corbucci, Anthony Quinn, Capucine, Adriano Celentano, Comedy, Crime

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Belle Duke, in order to get revenge on her former lover Philip Bang, organize his jail break. But instead of Philip is the Italian Felice Brianza, AKAS Felix, to escape. Now Felix is obliged to help Philip to escape. He will succeeded and from that moment on the two will join to defraud Belle. The swindle plot become more complicate when Felix falls in love for Philip’s daughter.

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Paisan / Paisà (1946) Roberto Rossellini, Carmela Sazio, Gar Moore, William Tubbs, Drama, War

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Six vignettes follow the Allied invasion from July 1943 to winter 1944, from Sicily north to Venice. Communication is fragile. A woman leads an Allied patrol through a mine field; she dies protecting a G.I., but the Yanks think she killed him. A street urchin steals shoes from a G.I. who tracks him to a shanty town. A G.I. meets a woman the day Rome is liberated; in six months they meet again: he’s cynical, she’s a prostitute. A US nurse braves the trip across the Arno into German fire in search of a partisan she loves. Three chaplains, including a Jew, call on a monastery north in the Apennines. Allied soldiers and partisans try to escape capture in the marshes of the Po.

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