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Giovanna (Clara Calamai) meets Gino (Massimo Girotti), a rough and handsome vagabond. Their passionate affair leads to the murder of Giovanna's husband. Can a strong and sensual affair survive the guilt? A dark and provocative drama of sexual tension adapted from James M. Cain's classic novel The Postman Always Rings Twice.

The film is available, for the first time, in the restored version of 141' made by VIGGO with Istituto Luce - Cinecittà and CSC - Cineteca nazionale premiered in June 2018 in New York at the Lincol Center.
Cast: Massimo Girotti, Clara Calamai, Juan De Landa, Elio Marcuzzo
Directed by: LUCHINO VISCONTI
Country: Italy, 1943
Drama | B&W | 141'
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Cora (Asia Argento) is a waitress at a club, walks people's dogs, sleeps with various men, kips with pals, and has a salty tongue. She also has a bruised history: her mother's suicide ...
Cast: Asia Argento, Michel Piccolì, Lino Capolicchio, Silvia Cohen
Directed by: PETER DEL MONTE
Country: Italy, 1996
Drama | Color | 104'
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Giovanni (Lou Castel) comes home after his brother's suicide to encounter the same family problems that have been around for years: his mother is a religious fanatic, his older brother has a cold relationship with his children and his wife. When Giovanni goes to berate his dead brother's lover for not even coming to his funeral an unexpected attraction starts that builds in intensity as time goes on.
Cast: Lou Castel, Angela Molina, Michel Piccolì, Emmanuelle Riva
Directed by: MARCO BELLOCCHIO
Country: Italy / France, 1982
Drama | Color | 93'
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The story of a family of Sicilian fishermen, exploited in their misery by wholesalers. Determined to fight oppression, they mortgage the house to buy a boat and work on their own. But even the elements are adverse; on a stormy night, the boat is ruined. Lost the house, the family disintegrates; the poor are reduced to a condition of life even worse, and must resume the ungrateful work, suffering, without hope, what seems to them an ineluctable destiny.
Cast: non-professional actors
Directed by: LUCHINO VISCONTI
Country: Italy, 1948
Drama | B&W | 154'
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Based on Luigi Pirandello's play, the movie is set in a castle where the owner's uncle, deranged after a fall from a horse, has lived for twenty years labouring under the delusion that he is the German Emperor Henry IV. His relatives use various plays to make him recover his wits or to unmask his pretence. But Henry becomes, even more determined to withdraw from the world forever.
Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Leopoldo Trieste
Directed by: MARCO BELLOCCHIO
Country: Italy, 1984
Drama | Color | 95'
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Emilio, a boy of fifteen, witnesses an terrorist attack and recognizes in the terrorist killed by police a student of his father recently visiting his house with a friend. He then decides to tell the police, but his father scolds him. Some time later he meets the girl and talks to his father, insisting that she establish herself. The father does not pay attention to him and Emilio will find out why: he finds them together and he will have them arrested together.
Cast: Jean‑Louis Trintignant, Fausto Rossi, Laura Morante
Directed by: GIANNI AMELIO
Country: Italy, 1983
Drama | Color | 105'
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A blue spotted dog who keeps following a barber, a mother who likes to watch her son and his wife while they're having sex, two unhappy and redeemed loves. Three touching story of Tonino Guerra directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, Giuseppe Bertolucci, Marco Tullio Giordana and Francesco Barilli, plus one of wraps them all together.
Cast: Bruno Ganz, Philippe Noiret, Ornella Muti, Chiara Caselli
Directed by: G. TORNATORE, G. BERTOLUCCI, M. T. GIORDANA
Country: Italy / France / Belgium, 1991
Drama | Color | 118'
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Between documentary and fiction, five portraits of actresses in their "common" life, seen as women rather than movie stars. Before the actresses' confessions, a prologue shows the beginning of an actress' career. The following four episodes alternate drama (Alida Valli and Isa Miranda) to comedy (Ingrid Bergman and Anna Magnani) showing us the intimate, human face of four great actresses.
Cast: Anna Magnani, Ingrid Bergman, Alida Valli, Isa Miranda, E. Danieli
Directed by: L. VISCONTI, R. ROSSELLINI, A. GUARINI
Country: Italy, 1953
Comedy / Drama | Color | 100'
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March 1945. Asolo. Livia Mazzoni, wife of a Fascist hierarch, has to reach Helmut Schultz in Venice, a very perverse and attractive SS who has become her lover. Over the course of the journey, the woman thinks of her collapse towards an increasingly morbid sensuality. The same city that awaits it lives days of widespread corruption ...
Cast: Anna Galiena, Gabriel Garko, Antonio Salines
Directed by: TINTO BRASS
Country: Italy, 2002
Erotic / Drama | Color | 128'
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Mastroianni gives a tour-de-force performances a once-young, idealistic, aspiring architect, who settled for a life of wealth and ease after marrying a banke's daughter ... and proved incapable of holding on to what's important to him. A rich, beautifully detailed, multileveled film that's at one sad, funny and hunting. Based on a short story by Anton Cechov.
A touching movie about love and life with Marcello Mastroianni in state of grace and a great Silvana Mangano in her last movie. Now also available in the restored unreleased long version premiered in 73rd Venice Film Festival. 
Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Silvana Mangano, Marthe Keller
Directed by: NIKITA MIKHALCOV
Country: Italy, 1987
Comedy / Romance | Color | 118'
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Fabrizio (Francesco Barilli), a young man from the upper middle class of Parma, torn between Marxist ideology and the comforts of his bourgeois background. He is trapped in a bourgeois world, betrothed to a pious girl named Clelia. A friend's suicide causes him to question his life, however, and he falls under the influence of a leftist professor who encourages Fabrizio's political awakening. He also begins an affair with his beautiful, emotional aunt Gina (Adriana Asti). But Gina can be cruel and impulsive, and should their love fail, Fabrizio's fragile new self might not survive ...
Cast: Francesco Barilli, Adriana Asti, Morando Morandini
Directed by: BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI
Country: Italy, 1964
Drama | B&W / Color | 115'
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Summer 1914. The war forces Roger, ingenuous and eager fourteen years old, to spend his holidays in the countryside, not far from Paris, between proclaimed and uninhibited women. Despite a mother of strict proncipes, Roger will pass from the common games to the exciting one of initiation with the maid Ursula. The only male in the house for a long time will have the opportunity to devote himself to the female governor, the English housekeeper, another maid, a pimply spinster and even an aunt.
Cast: Fabrice Josso, Serena Grandi, Claudine Auger, Marina Vlady
Directed by: GIANFRANCO MINGOZZI
Country: Italy, 1986
Erotic / Comedy | Color | 95'
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A middle-aged doctor seeks a soul mate among various women who are very dissimilar from each other. In reality he has not been able to break away from the austere and authoritarian sister who kills herself. The subsequent death of the lover will lead him to settle with a woman similar to his sister, even physically, and to take on the spoiled and irritating daughter. From a story by Arthur Schnitzler against the background of Hapsburg Hungary at the end of the last century.
Cast: Keith Corradine, Kristin Scott Thomas, Max von Sydow, Miranda Richardson, Mario Adorf
Directed by: ROBERTO FAENZA
Country: Italy / Hungary, 1990
Drama | Color | 105'
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After the death of her husband, Francesca (Monica Bellucci) is a lonely woman, with a daughter, and inherited debt. She has only one way to get out of the maze: use her body.
A magnificent Monica Bellucci in the debut film that made her known to the whole world.
Cast: Monica Bellucci, Massimo Ghini, Giulio Scarpati, Marino Masé
Directed by: FRANCESCO LAUDADIO
Country: Italy, 1991
Drama / Comedy | Color | 93'
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1800. Professor Boris is the director of the Rome Wax Museum. Sonia is hired to prepare the costumes for the statues. Meanwhile, in the city, a murderer sows death. A journalist of Il Messaggero will be able to fix things and dissolve the mystery hidden in the disturbing museum.
Cast: Robert Hossein, Romina Mondello, Riccardo Serbenti Longhi
Directed by: SERGIO STIVALETTI
Country: Italy, 1997
Horror | Color | 98'
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Over the years, Tinto Brass, the king of European erotica, has received thousands of letters, photos and videos from female fans, all recounting their most intimate sexual fantasies. In P.O. Box - Tinto Brass the director presents many of these exciting and uninhibited fantasies on screen, giving the viewer more eroticism than ever before.
Cast: Tinto Brass, Cinzia Roccaforte
Directed by: TINTO BRASS
Country: Italy, 1995
Erotic / Comedy | Color | 81'
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Francesca has left Zardo and has gone to live with Federico who goes over to Zardo's to pick up some cream she left over there. When he arrives finds Zardo dead. He puts the body in a suitcase for burying in the countryside. But during the trip ...
An amazing noir story from the master of Italian comics, Tiziano Sclavi, creator of Dylan Dog and screenwriter of Cementery Man (Dellamorte Dellamore) 1994.
Cast: Sergio Castellitto, Chiara Caselli, Hugo Pratt, Carlo Colnaghi
Directed by: GIANCARLO SOLDI
Country: Italy, 1992
Comedy / Crime | Color | 100'
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AN HUGE CATALOGUE OF ITALIAN MOVIE FROM ITALIAN COMEDY TO DRAMA, MELODRAMA, SWORD & SANDAL AND GREAT ITALIAN CLASSICS DIRECTED BY MONICELLI, DE SICA, BELLOCCHIO, DE FILIPPO, STENO, MASELLI, BLASETTI, PISCICELLI, COTTAFAVI, CAMERINI, PASOLINI, AND MANY MORE.

 

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