Three Italians have to move from their current city to vote to local elections elsewhere. Pasquale is an Italian emigrant living in Munich (Germany). He has to vote in Matera, Basilicata (south of Italy). He is genuinely happy to come back to Italy, even if it’s just for a few days; but the country he is dreaming is different from the reality he meets. Furio moves from Torino to Roma with all his family. He is so niggler and annoying that Magda, his wife, is thinking to escape. Mimmo is a young good fellow, moving with his grandmother, from Verona to Roma. His trip is disturbed by worries about her health, while she is very calm.
Julia, an American woman living in Italy, becomes depressed and traumatized after her husband Paolo is killed in a car accident on their wedding day. Six years later, Julia inexplicably finds herself sliding in time between two different worlds, where in one she is still struggling with her grief over Paolo’s death, and in the other she is married to Paolo. In the latter time-line, Paolo is alive and well with their five year old son, and Julia is having an affair with a British gentleman named Daniel. The frequent supernatural sliding between these two worlds threaten to drive Julia crazy, as she begins having difficulty in telling them apart, and as she learns which world she is currently living in.
The protagonist of this film is a former silent film actor who has saved old movies of his time from destruction, and uses them to set up recreational performances at schools. After an accidental fire and the risk of prison, he meets a rich producer who helps him to build a film museum.
A madman is so obsessed by the protruding eye of the old man with whom he lives that he plots to murder him.
In a Swiss hotel, Titta di Girolamo lives a rigid and tedious life, sitting by a lake day after day. After ten years of waiting for something, although he doesn’t know what, he begins to talk to Sophia, the hotel’s barmaid, and as he tells his story, everything changes.
Artist Renato, a man with murderous intentions, meets Monica, a young university student who lives in a dismal house in the Lombardy suburbs. But all is not as it seems. Fractured memories, voices from the past…
In 1970 the football sports industry was nothing new, but a comedy/comical film about it definitely was. Alberto Sordi plays the part of Benito Fornaciari, a pale, religiously devout Catholic Upper Middle class Italian, who inherits from a long lost uncle a minor league football club, of all things!. He decides to visit the club so as to sell it. But the local population have other ideas, through an almost armed uprising they “force” him not to sell the club, but rather, lead it to other glories on the football field. Gradually his initial reservations about football slowly erode away to be replaced by an almost fanatical devotion to “his” football club, to the point that he abandons his family, friends and home town.
Patrick Perrault, a photo-journalist covering the war in Beirut in the late 1980s, is himself caught up in the hostilities when one day he is picked up and bundled into a car at gun-point. Blind-folded, he is taken to an unknown location where he discovers that he is being taken hostage by Lebanese guerrillas. Robbed of his passport, stripped and forced to change into a pair of damp pyjamas, he is locked up in a cell from which there is no escape. And he is told that if he takes of his blindfold to see his captors he will be shot dead immediately. So begins his long and brutal nightmare…