Socrate, a weird parrot, one day flies away through an open window. The mistress of the parrot imposes on her boyfriend Ajax a terrible condition: if he doesn’t find Socrate, she will marry another man. Ajax immediately starts to look for Socrate, but soon he discovers that the parrot has been captured and sold to a young lady leaving for Havana. Finally Ajax manages to get to Cuba, but once there he finds out that Socrate has already flown away to return to his original owner; she telegraphs Ajax asking him to return to her…
A young shepherd returns home after the Second World War having been held in a prisoner of war camp. He finds that the local landowner has stolen his sheep and his girlfriend. When he also assaults and murders his sister, the shepherd takes revenge.
As the Ottoman Empire comes to an end, an old servant spins a tale to keep the women in the Sultan’s harem distracted. The story is about Safiye, who first becomes the Sultan’s favorite concubine, and later the official wife. As she gains power and influence, she engages in a tryst with Nadir, the black eunuch. When the Empire falls, the Sultan escapes to Europe, leaving all the concubines behind. Safiye fights for their rights under the new order…
The story of Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571), a soldier and one of the most important craftsmen and artists of Renaissance Italy, whose life was marked by many achievements and adventures, but also crimes.
Based on a novel by Michail Bulgakov. Set in the early years of the Russian Revolution, a scientist turns a dog into a man.
The daydreams of a provincial Italian husband just before his solo trip to Sweden provide the basis of this comedy. Naturally, things don’t go exactly as planned, but that is when all the fun begins.
Renata and Carlo covet the same apartment in Rome. They first quarrel but Carlo finds an original way out: what if they married and shared the place? Renata agrees but on one condition: that she should be allowed to go on trying to find the man of her dreams. For a while suitors follow each other, each time ridiculed by Carlo. Things get harder however with Dino, a more serious rival. After dallying with the charming young man, Renata winds up realizing it is Carlo she really loves.
Handsome, from rundown suburbs, Roman, aged twenty, unemployed with a child of 20 days and the mother of the latter to support, Davide spends a day looking for work, finds a somewhat shady one, is cheated, steals a ring from a dead and, to the mother-child who questions him on where the money comes from, he replies: “I didn’t hurt a living soul.”