Adriana, a naive Italian country girl, moves to Rome to become a movie star and experiences the dark side of the business. Read More »
Tag Archives: Mario Adorf
The commander of a failed 1928 Arctic airship expedition is remembering the events of the “Italia” airship flight, crash and subsequent rescue efforts. Read More »
A serial killer terrorizes Hamburg, Germany, during World War II. When the local police can’t seem to catch him, the SS is brought into the case. Read More »
Tells the story of two people who have met through an ad, a Roman woman bookseller and a provincial north. Read More »
A cavallo della tigre / On the Tigers Back (1961) Luigi Comencini, Nino Manfredi, Mario Adorf, Valeria Moriconi, Comedy, Drama
This well-acted though conventional comedy-drama by director Luigi Comencini features comic Nino Manfredi in the title role of Giacinto, a father and husband who has been driven to steal in order to survive. Read More »
Io Ho Paura / I Am Afraid (1977) Damiano Damiani, Gian Maria Volontè, Erland Josephson, Mario Adorf, Crime, Drama, Thriller
During a wave of political violence in Italy, a policeman who’s already survived an assassination is assigned to act as a bodyguard to a morally upright judge. Read More »
La corta notte delle bambole di vetro / Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971) Aldo Lado, Ingrid Thulin, Jean Sorel, Mario Adorf, Horror, Mystery
Greg Moore, an American journalist visiting Prague with his girlfriend Mira is found dead. Read More »
Operazione San Gennaro / Treasure of San Gennaro (1966) Dino Risi, Nino Manfredi, Senta Berger, Mario Adorf, Comedy, Crime
In the greatest city of the world someone wants to steal the San Gennaro’s treasure. Dudu (Nino Manfredi) boss of “La Sanità” (a popular quarter of Naples) is taking time to make the right choice: can they succeed? Read More »
Die Blechtrommel / The Tin Drum (1979) Volker Schlöndorff, David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, Drama, War
Danzig in the 1920s/1930s. Oskar Matzerath, son of a local dealer, is a most unusual boy. Equipped with full intellect right from his birth he decides at his third birthday not to grow up as he sees the crazy world around him at the eve of World War II. So he refuses the society and his tin drum symbolizes his protest against the middle-class mentality of his family and neighborhood, which stand for all passive people in Nazi Germany at that time. However, (almost) nobody listens to him, so the catastrophe goes on…
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Der letzte Ritt nach Santa Cruz / The Last Ride to Santa Cruz (1964) Rolf Olsen, Edmund Purdom, Mario Adorf, Marianne Koch, Western
Pedro Ortiz (Mario Adorf) is released from prison and returns soon to free a young man called Carlos (Thomas Fritsch). Together with Jose (Klaus Kinski) and Fernando (Sieghardt Rupp), they start a new gang for bank robbery and the usual things bandits do. They take Ortiz’ friend Juanita (Marisa Mell) and the servile piano player Woody (Walter Giller) with them. When former sheriff Kelly (Edmund Purdom) follows them, they take his wife Liz (Marianne Koch) and his young son for hostages.
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The Italian Connection / La Mala Ordina (1972) Fernando Di Leo, Mario Adorf, Henry Silva, Woody Strode, Action, Crime, Thriller
When a shipment of heroin disappears between Italy and New York, a small-time pimp in Milan is framed for the theft. Two professional hitmen are dispatched from New York to find him, but the real thieves want to get rid of him before the New York killers get to him to eliminate any chance of them finding out he’s the wrong man. When the pimp’s wife and daughter are murdered in the course of the “manhunt”, he swears revenge on everyone who had anything to do with it.
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After his owner relocates, the cat Francis in involved in a series of cat murders in the new neighborhood. Francis tries to solve the murder cases with others – including Claudandus, a very knowledgable and old cat.
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