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Jose Luis is an executive at his parents underwear factory where his girlfriend Sylvia works on the shop floor. Read More »
In this Italian film, part melodrama and part social/political commentary, two factory workers living in Northern Italy form a romantic connection. Read More »
Adriana, a naive Italian country girl, moves to Rome to become a movie star and experiences the dark side of the business. Read More »
Agnese, a 15-year-old Sicilian girl is seduced and impregnated by Peppino, her sister Matilde’s fiancé. Read More »
Les magiciens / Death Rite (1976) Claude Chabrol, Franco Nero, Stefania Sandrelli, Jean Rochefort, Drama, Thriller
While traveling to a resort in Tunisia, the magician and clairvoyant Professor Vestar befriends the idle millionaire Edouard Vangard and he offers a ride in his car. Read More »
Il diavolo nel cervello / Devil in the Brain (1972) Sergio Sollima, Stefania Sandrelli, Keir Dullea, Micheline Presle, Mystery, Thriller
A child suspected of killing his father is imprisoned in a mental hospital. A doctor finds him mentally healthy and begins to suspect another explanation. Read More »
L’immorale / The Climax (1967) Pietro Germi, Ugo Tognazzi, Stefania Sandrelli, Renée Longarini, Comedy
Sergio Masini, a violin player, is going to be the father of a sixth child… by his second mistress, Marisa. Read More »
Divorzio all’italiana / Divorce Italian Style (1961) Pietro Germi, Marcello Mastroianni, Daniela Rocca, Stefania Sandrelli, Comedy, Drama, Romance
A married Sicilian baron falls in love with his cousin and vows to wed her, but with divorce illegal he must concoct a crime of passion to do away with his wife.
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Il conformista / The Conformist (1970) Bernardo Bertolucci, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Gastone Moschin, Drama
This story opens in 1938 in Rome, where Marcello has just taken a job working for Mussollini and is courting a beautiful young woman who will make him even more of a conformist. Marcello is going to Paris on his honeymoon and his bosses have an assignment for him there. Look up an old professor who fled Italy when the fascists came into power. At the border of Italy and France, where Marcello and his bride have to change trains, his bosses give him a gun with a silencer. In a flashback to 1917, we learn why sex and violence are linked in Marcello’s mind.
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L’attenzione / Attention (1987) Giovanni Soldati, Stefania Sandrelli, Ben Cross, Amanda Sandrelli, Drama, Romance, Erotic
This is a story of love and lust shaded with overtones of incest and lesbianism. Livia is a woman trying to regain the affections of her husband Alberto, whose journalism career takes him away for months at a time – on purpose. What she does not know is that he has an undeniable attraction for their daughter Monica. Livia’s own sexual eccentricities lead her to hire young women to have sex with Alberto while she listens in hiding. When Monica wants to get into the act too, the real truth about her parentage is revealed.
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Dove vai in vacanza? / Where Are You Going on Holiday? (1978) Mauro Bolognini, Luciano Salce, Ugo Tognazzi, Stefania Sandrelli, Pietro Brambilla, Comedy
Three shorter comedies: In “Saro Tutta Per Te” (I Will Be All Yours), Tognazzi is Enrico, a dentist who has agreed to vacation with his ex-wife at her lover’s villa. In “Si Buana” (Yes, Buana), Villaggio is Wilson, a man in charge of a group of tourists in Kenya. In the final episode, “La Vacanze Intelligenti” (Intelligent Vacation), Alberto Sordi is Remo, a greengrocer who, along with his wife, gets sent on a vacation by their well-meaning children who want to “improve” their parents’ minds by sending them off to see Etruscan tombs, hear performances of atonal modern music, and appreciate the wonders of avant-garde modern art.
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In the World War II, in a small Italian village, Nunziata is an easy woman married with the cuckold tailor Gioacchino. Her teenage daughter Miluzza teases men with her clothes and gets men to lust after her. One day, Nunziata dies while having intercourse with an Italian Corporal at home, and Miluzza finds a job in the factory of the wealthy Don Peppe that rapes her. When Miluzza returns home, she learns that Gioacchino has died in the afternoon. Soon there are rumors that Miluzza had an affair with Don Peppe, but her grandfather protects her. Then Miluzza’s village is bombed, her grandpa dies and she moves to another town to live with a friend. When she finds the Italian soldier Pietro wounded in the leg in her house, Miluzza saves his life and helps him to return to his family. Pietro proposes to marry her, but her mother wants to prove that Miluzza is virgin before blessing the marriage of her son.
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