When Chiara, a violinist at the conservatory, is brutally murdered after a performance, inspector Maccari is put on the case. Maccari, whose own wife was once murdered by a serial killer, suspect professor Baraldi, the director of the conservatory. But as more fall prey to the killer, Maccari comes to a shocking conclusion…
Young Roger Court arrives in Venice expecting to meet his father, Maj. Court, an influential British diplomat, little realizing that his father has been kidnapped by foreign agents and is being held as the drugged hostage of Dr. Vivaldi. Unable to find his father and distrusting the police, Roger latches on to hotel worker Roberta and her friend Joe, who are preoccupied with problems of their own.
In accordance with postwar Italian law, prostitute Maddelena Natoli is sentenced to spend the rest of her life in disgrace in her hometown. Returning to the island of Vulcano, Maddelena tries to connect with her younger sister and brother, who greet her with hostility. Her only solace is the love of deep-sea diver Donato, whose own past is as checkered as Maddelena’s. The story is resolved by Mother Nature herself, during a spectacular volcanic eruption.
Clara works a back-breaking factory job in a Milan slum to support her disabled husband, three children and carping mother-in-law. But when Clara is diagnosed as tubercular, she’s sent to a sanatorium in the Alps that proves the greatest vacation of her life. There she meets other patients who treat her with kindness, civility and an intellectual respect that is alien to her. When she falls for a handsome fellow patient, she wonders if she can ever return.
Cute Sophie is an amoral French girl living in a sumptuous Venetian palazzo. She is the kept woman of a very rich but undesirable fellow named Eric von Bergen, an ex-nazi turned forger. Not long ago, she was still the mistress of another shady guy by the name of Sforzi, now von Bergen’s secretary. She falls in love with yet another man, this time a handsome compatriot, Michel Lafaurie, an honest reporter-photographer. Her love is true but destiny is rampaging its way through the wintry alleys of Venice…
Filmmaker Nanni Moretti goes on three disparate journeys. First, he rides through Rome on a scooter, musing on cinema, and has a chance encounter with actress Jennifer Beals. Next, he and his friend, Gerardo, tour a number of islands searching for a peaceful place to write a screenplay. And finally, Moretti, hampered by a nagging skin rash, goes from doctor to doctor looking for the right diagnosis, which may or may not turn out to be severe.
When American reporter Steve Martin investigates a series of mysterious disasters off the coast of Japan, he comes face to face with an ancient creature so powerful and so terrifying, it can reduce Tokyo to a smoldering graveyard. Nuclear weapon testing resurrected this relic from the Jurassic age, and now it’s rampaging across Japan. At night, Godzilla wades through Tokyo leaving death and destruction in his wake, disappearing into Tokyo Bay when his rage subsides. But which disaster is worse, Godzilla’s fury, of the death of Tokyo Bay?
After the shuttering of a local mine, villagers in a tiny Sicilian town are desperate for work. Widower Saro decides to try his luck in France with his three children. He buys passage abroad from Ciccio, a guide who is to accompany him, his family and several others on their trek. Along for the ride are Barbara, and her boyfriend, Vanni. While the group travels across Italy, perils, as well as new relationships, are unavoidable.