Tag Archives: Luigi Comencini

Italian Secret Service (1968) Luigi Comencini, Nino Manfredi, Françoise Prévost, Clive Revill, Comedy

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Durante la seconda guerra mondiale Natalino, col nome in codice di Cappellone, salva la vita ad un agente britannico, Harrison. Venti anni dopo quando si trova in cattive acque, Natalino accetta da Harrison di compiere un’ultima missione contro i nazisti: uccidere uno di loro dietro compenso di 100.000 dollari. Ma i tempi sono cambiati e Natalino non se la sente più di uccidere, così passa l’incarico a Ottone che a sua volta lo cede all’avvocato Ramirez che a sua volta… e così via. Con tanti passaggi sembra che l’incarico non debba venir eseguito. Ma un’auto con un morto carbonizzato risolve tutto. Natalino vola a Londra, seguito dai suoi complici, per reclamare il pagamento e qua scopre che il morto era incinta… E il vero nazista che fine ha fatto? Ed era veramente un nazista?
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Infanzia, vocazione e prime esperienze di Giacomo Casanova, veneziano / Giacomo Casanova: Childhood and Adolescence (1969) Luigi Comencini, Leonard Whiting, Maria Grazia Buccella, Lionel Stander, Drama, Romance, History

Giacomo Casanova Childhood and Adolescence (1969)
Through the childhood and the adolescence of Giacomo Casanova (from his memoirs), this is a description of how people live in the Venice of the 18th century: customs, habits, medicine, religion and most of all – the omnipresence of hypocrisy.
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Pane, amore e gelosia / Frisky (1954) Luigi Comencini, Vittorio De Sica, Gina Lollobrigida, Marisa Merlini, Comedy, Romance

Pane, amore e gelosia AKA Bread, Love and Jealousy (1954)
In a small Italian village, Maria De Ritis is engaged to army Lieutenant Pietro Stelluti. Stelluti’s superior officer, Marshal Antonio Carotenuto, is contemplating marriage to Annarella Mirziano, but he will be forced to resign if he marries Annarella, since she has an illegitimate child and that is against regulations for army officers. When Stelluti leaves town for a few weeks, the town-gossips create an affair out of the innocent relationship between Maria and Antonio. Stelluti returns and accuses Maria of infidelity, and, she, in reprisal, runs off and joins a traveling theatrical troupe as a dancer. Antonio, after convincing Annarella that he has not betrayed her love, encounters more trouble when the father of Annarella’s child shows up and asks that she and the child go away with him. Antonio tells Annarella that it is her decision to make, and she chooses the child’s father and leaves with him.
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Pane, amore e fantasia / Bread, Love and Dreams (1953) Luigi Comencini, Vittorio De Sica, Gina Lollobrigida, Marisa Merlini, Comedy, Romance

Pane, amore e fantasia (1953)
Marshal Antonio Carotenuto is sent to Sagliena, an imaginary little village in the center of Italy in the ’50s, to assume his new mandate. In the village he knows Maria (Frisky) AKA ‘la Bersagliera’, secretly in love with a policeman (Carabiniere) reporting to Antonio. But also Paoletta, the priest’s nephew, loves him. Things become more complicated when Annarella, the midwife, starts demonstrating her love to Antonio. She is hiding a secret and the Marshal soon will be in a restless situation.
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