Tag: ITALY

May 18, 2019 / Foreign

Based on an actual incident, this is the story of five girls who are among the 200 women who answer a want ad for a modest secretarial position one rainy morning in Rome in 1951. They crowd and push their way into the old building and fight their way up the stairs to await an interview, only to be told there is not enough time to interview all. A scuffle breaks out and the stairway collapses sending many of them hurtling down in a mass of bodies amid brick and mortar.

May 4, 2019 / Foreign

A man with a past gets married and it seems that he will be able to start a new life, but an unexpected inheritance gets in the way and deteriorates the relationship with his wife.

April 27, 2019 / Foreign

This film tells the story of Andrew, a lonely ten year old, who for the love of his younger brother Miles, is constantly taking blame for things he didn’t do. Their father  is a consul and they have everything materially children could want, but they no longer have a mother. Andrew is forced to face his mother’s death with the added burden of keeping it a secret from Miles. The situation becomes distorted and misunderstood until one day an innocent game of the two brothers turn into tragedy.

April 9, 2019 / Spaghetti Western
April 3, 2019 / Foreign

Filmed in 1962 but not released in the US until 1966 (with 20 of its 108 minutes removed), Conquered City is an all-star World War II drama financed in Italy and filmed in Greece. An Athens hotel, full of refugees and expatriates of all nationalities, is captured by Allied troops in the closing days of the War. British Major Peter Whitfield has been ordered to prevent a cache of weapons hidden in the hotel from falling into the hands of renegade troops. He cannot allow himself to trust anyone–not even the most innocent-looking (or attractive) of guests.

March 28, 2019 / Foreign
March 15, 2019 / Adventure
March 10, 2019 / Experimental

A comic spoof drawing irreverently on both the Shakespeare play and the 1877 story by Jules Laforgue. Hamlet is a would-be playwright. He suffers from inept Freudian analysis by Polonius, and Ophelia and Gertrude are women conjured up in his erotic imagination. After Claudius kills his father, Hamlet only thinks of preparing to put the theatre production in Paris that he was getting ready at Elsinore.