Tag: ITALY

March 7, 2019 / Foreign

A young woman is murdered and robbed in broad daylight. A young man is arrested, in possession of some of the jewels of the victim. The passionate protests of his sister arouse the compassion of Za la Mort, who promises to help the girl.

February 23, 2019 / Foreign

In this interesting Italian WW II comedy-drama, the residents of a remote Italian village find their lives forever changed when two American GIs break out of a German prison camp and hide out in their town. The fugitives are harbored by a local family. This divides the town into those wanting to protect them and those fearing German retribution. When a young German officer arrives to watch the town, tension mounts.

February 16, 2019 / Animation

In this combined live-action and cartoon feature, Maurizio works with his brother at a movie-dubbing studio they own. His specialty is cartoon sound effects, and he travels all over Milan to capture special sounds on his tape recorder. While out and about, he encounters a delightfully kinky “social assistant” who is a kind of platonic love object for men with specialized sexual fixations. Maurizio is attracted to her, but after spending some time with her, he is shocked to see his hands turn into gloved cartoon hands that are outside his control.

December 19, 2018 / Foreign
December 19, 2018 / Foreign

1968, London. Luca, the son of an Italian rich owner, is living his ‘swinging’ years away from duties and responsibilities while his father wants him to be introduced to the family business at any cost. Luca is first forced to return to Italy, then he is kidnapped by his father’s collaborators, jailed into a sanitarium, put through the electroshock and other torments. Then, when ‘normalized’ Luca marries a woman who in reality is a psychologist paid by his father to brainwash him and turn him into a perfect businessman.

December 3, 2018 / Foreign
December 3, 2018 / Foreign

Athos Magnani, a young researcher, returns to Tara, where his father was killed before his birth, at the request of Draifa. The father, also named Athos Magnani and looking exactly like the son, was killed by a fascist in 1936 — or so says Draifa (his mistress), the town statue, and everyone in town. As the son untangles the web of lies this story is constructed from, he finds himself ensnared in the same web.