A thinly-disguised biography of African leader Patrice Lumumba, here called Lalubi. Read More »
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Summer, 1943: wealthy youth in the Riccione district of Rimini play while the war gets closer. Read More »
The Girls of San Frediano (1955) Valerio Zurlini, Antonio Cifariello, Rossana Podestà, Giovanna Ralli, Comedy, Romance
The story deals with the amorous escapades of handsome garage mechanic Bob (Antonio Cifariello). Read More »
La prima notte di quiete / Indian Summer (1972) Valerio Zurlini, Alain Delon, Giancarlo Giannini, Sonia Petrovna, Drama
In Italy, the gambler and professor of poetry Daniele Dominici arrives in the seaside town of Rimini and is hired to teach for four months in the Liceu replacing another teacher. Read More »
La ragazza con la valigia / Girl with a Suitcase (1961) Valerio Zurlini, Claudia Cardinale, Jacques Perrin, Luciana Angiolillo, Drama, Romance
Lorenzo, who’s 16 and born to a wealthy family in Parma, tries to make things right toward a showgirl, Aida, whom his older brother has mistreated. In extending kindness and standing up for her, he comes of age. But, is there anything he can do that will alter Aida’s situation or her prospects?
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1945. Enrico Corsi, in Rome, reflects on his relationship with his eight year younger brother, Lorenzo Corsi, following Lorenzo’s recent passing from a long and debilitating illness at age twenty-seven in Florence. Their mother passed away days after Lorenzo’s birth due to complications from the childbirth exacerbated by illness. With their veteran father still in hospital at the time unable to care for the children, Lorenzo was taken in by Sig. Salocchi, the butler of a wealthy English baron, literally to be raised as his and his wife’s son in privilege, while Enrico remained with their maternal grandmother in relative poverty. The brothers did not truly get to spend time with and get to know each other until 1935 when Lorenzo was on the cusp of adulthood. For Enrico, theirs ended up being a largely strained but still loving relationship.
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Le soldatesse / The Camp Followers (1965) Valerio Zurlini, Anna Karina, Lea Massari, Marie Laforêt, Drama, War
In WWII, Lieut. Martino and his men are assigned to lead a group of prostitutes through the mountainous ways to serve in brothels for Italian soldiers in Albania.
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