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Movies (fiction) by Region: Italy

SELECTED DVDs and Videotapes of feature length films in the Rutgers

Italy DVDs

Accattone The scrounger c2003

Alfredo Bini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Franca Pasut, Franco Citti, Johann Sebastian Bach, Arco Film, and Water Bearer Films (Firm)

Presents a vivid picture of the Roman slums through a story of a pimp, his friends, his enemies and his girls. 1 videodisc (116 min.)

MEDIA 10-535

 

Alfredo, Alfredo c2004

Pietro Germi, Dustin Hoffman, Stefania Sandrelli, Carla Gravina, Rizzoli Film Distributors,  Francoriz, R.P.A. Cinematografica, and Film Prestige (Firm)

All-too-typical Italian comedy about a milquetoast who wins and weds a sexy woman, only to regret his conquest. 1 videodisc (107 min.)

MEDIA 10-811

 

Amarcord c2006

Franco Cristaldi, Federico Fellini, Tonino Guerra, Pupella Maggio, Armando Brancia, Magali Noel, Ciccio Ingrassia, PIC (Firm), F.C. produzioni, PECF (Firm) , and Janus Films

Federico Fellini satirizes his youth and turns daily life into a circus of social rituals in this portrait of provincial Italy during the Fascist period. 2 videodiscs (123 min.)

MEDIA 10-1032

 

Amarcord I remember 1998

Federico Fellini, Magali Noel, Bruno Zanin , Pupella Maggio, Armando Brancia, Ciccio Ingrassia, and Josiane Tanzilli

Memories of episodes about love, sex, politics, family life and growing up in a small Italian town in the 1930's. 1 videodisc (127 min.)

MEDIA    MEDIA 10-77         2-296

 

Le amiche c2001, 1955

The story of Rosette, a girl from a wealthy family, who attempts suicide. From the attempted suicide, she goes on to meet a group of women who she will become friends with--Clelia, Nene, and Navy. The film shows how various experiences in their lives bring about changes in their relationship. It describes the life experiences these friends have, from a suicide to the finding of a new love to a separation to a marriage. 1 videodisc (99 min.)

MEDIA 10-4357

 

Amore e rabbia Love and anger 2005

Carlo Lizzani, Tom Baker, Julian Beck, Judith Bellocchio Archo Malina, Berbardo Bertolucci, Anouchka Films, Castoro Films, and NoShame Films

Collection of 5 short linked stories of love, anger, and indifference at the end of the 20th century. 2 videodiscs (ca. 102 min.)

MEDIA 10-1037

 

Baarģa 2011, 2009

Grand-scale, semi-autobiographical portrait of life and love over three generations in a small town in Sicily. Set against the background of major events in the history of 20th century Italy. 1 videodisc (151 min.)

MEDIA 10-4362

 

Battle of Algiers 1988

Gillo Pontecorvo, Brahim Haggiag, and Jean Martin

Dramatization of the conflict between Algerian nationalists and French colonialists that culminated in Algeria's independence in 1962. 1 videocassette (125 min.)  DVD

DANA. MEDIA     MEDIA 326        2-706         10-346

 

Bellissima 2012, 1952

Dreaming of a better life for her family, a star struck mother invests everything, including her last penny, into the dream that her daughter will be discovered at an open casting. 1 videodisc (114 min.)

MEDIA 10-3921

 

Bengasi 2007?, 1942

Drama of love and war during the conflict between Italy and Britain in Libya during World War II. 1 videodisc (96 min.)

MEDIA 10-3969

 

La bestia nel cuore 2006

Examines the trauma and shame of a woman who is suddenly forced to confront traumatic experiences from her childhood at the hands of her father. 1 videorecording (116 min.)

MEDIA 10-4985

 

The beyond 2008, 1981

Lucio Fulci, Fabrizio De Angelis, Dardano Sachetti, Giorgio Mariuzzo, Catriona MacColl, David Warbeck, Jim VanBebber, Chas Balun, Necrophagia (Musical group), Fulvia film, Grindhouse Releasing (Firm), and Ryko Distribution

"A remote and cursed hotel, built over one of the seven gateways to hell, becomes a yawning malevolent abyss that begins devouring both the bodies and the souls of all who enter in a graphic frenzy of gory crucifixions, chunkblowing chain-whippings, eyeball impalements, sulfuric acid meltdowns, flesh-eating tarantulas, throat-shredding demon dogs and ravenous bloodthirsty zombies"--Container. The second film in Fulci's unofficial Gates of Hell trilogy. 1 videodisc (89 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3182

 

Beyond obsession c2002, 1982

A mysterious man in a North African prison shares a love-hate relationship with his beautiful adopted daughter, who sells herself to earn money to buy his freedom. The situation is complicated when she is torn between her love for him and for an American engineer who offers her an escape. 1 videodisc (111 min.)

MEDIA 10-4087

 

Bianco e nero 2008

"Racial integration is Elena's profession and passion, not only filling her working day as a cultural mediator assisting immigrants, but spilling over into her home life as well. All too often her daughter Giovanna and her husband Carlo, a computer technician, must attend evening charity events where they feel distinctly out of place. During one of these evenings, Carlo meets Nadine, a beautiful black woman with whom he establishes an intimate understanding at first glance. Nadine's husband Bertrand, a refined black intellectual and the evening's featured speaker, stirs everyone with his heartfelt words. Later Carlo convinces his wife, who is quite hesitant, to invite Nadine and her children to Giovanna's birthday party. In the midst of the fun and noise of the party, Carlo and Nadine barely say a word, but their feelings are unmistakable. A computer needing repair breaks down the last barriers, allowing their passion to flow free, while others, their family and friends, are flooded with feelings of astonishment, rejection and a certain morbid curiosity."--Filmitalia. 1 videodisc (100 min.)

MEDIA 10-4984

 

The bird with the crystal plumage c2005

Dario Argento, Salvatore Argento, Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Enrico Maria Salerno, U-M Film Distributors, Inc, and Blue Underground, Inc

An American writer in Italy becomes an amateur sleuth when he witnesses a failed attempt by a serial killer to take the life of the wife of a wealthy gallery owner. 2 videodiscs (ca. 96 min.)

MEDIA 10-805

 

Black Jesus 2002/1968

Franco Brusati, Carlo Lizzani, Valerio Zurlini, Woody Strode, Franco Citti, Ivy Video, and Eclectic DVD Distribution (Firm)

Based on actual incidents in the Congo, the country that became Zaire and then the Congo Republic, Woody Strode is a revolutionary leader betrayed by one of his followers, and unwittingly martyred by those in power. Throughout his interrogation and torture, we see the entire horror of the confrontation reflected in his eyes. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-526

 

Blaise Pascal 2000

Roberto Rossellini, Pierre Arditti, and Rita Forzano

Shows the drama of a man who developed scientific thought in conflict with the dogmatism of his deep religious faith. 1 videocassette (130 min.)

MEDIA 2-6003   10-2170

 

Boccaccio 70 scherzo in quattro atti  2004, 1962

Four satires on morality, prudery, and hypocrisy. 2 videodiscs (195 min.)

MEDIA 10-4310

 

Burn! 2005, 1969

Marlon Brando, Evaristo Maarquez, Renato Salvatori, Gillo Pontecorvo, Alberto Grimaldi, Franco Solinas, Giorgio Arlorio, United Artists Corporation, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

Sir William Walker is sent to secure a plantation at a Portuguese colony. While there be befriends Jose and Teddy, and plants the seeds of revolution in their heads. Years later he must go back and stop the revolution that he helped begin. 1 videodisc (ca. 112 min.)

MEDIA                 MEDIA 10-1636                   2-41

 

C'eravamo tanto amati c2001

Ettore Scola, Pio Angeletti, Adriano De Micheli, Vittorio Gassman, Nino Manfredi, Stefania Sandrelli, Deantir (Firm), and Brigham Young University

Ettore Scola examines the lives of three resistance fighters and their transformation over thirty years. Each of these friends falls in love with the beautiful Luciana, an aspiring actress, testing the friendship and idealism they all shared. 1 videodisc (124 min.)

MEDIA  10-597 10-597

 

Cabiria 2000, 1914

Giovanni Pastrone, Letizia Catena, Letizia Quaranta, Gina Marangoni, Bartolomeo Pagano, Italia Almirante-Manzini, Itala-Film, Kino International Corporation, and Eighteen Frames, Inc

This story tells the personal adventures of a Roman girl (Cabiria) and her two benefactors in the third century B.C. during the Second Punic War. Includes scenes of the eruption of Mt. Etna, sea battles, and Hannibal crossing the Alps. Opens with a brief written description of the Italian genre of historical spectacular films and a history of the film Cabiria. 1 videodisc (123 min.)

MEDIA 10-1630

 

Cammina cammina 2003, 1983

When one of the Magi sees a comet streak across the sky, he interprets the heavenly body as a divine message. He embarks on a journey in the direction of the "star", accompanied by a caravan of assistants, soldiers, merchants, and villagers. After two other Magi join the caravan, the journey unfolds as a test of faith and strength for its participants. 1 videodisc (179 min.)

MEDIA 10-3971

 

Cartesius 2009

Renzo Rossellini, Roberto Rossellini, Luciano Scaffa, Marcella Mariani, Ugo Cardea, Anne Pouchie, Gabriele Banchero, Kenneth Belton, Vernon Dobtcheff, Renato Montalbano, Janus Films, Istituto Luce (Italy), and  Criterion Collection (Firm)

Renae Descartes was known as the "Father of modern philosophy." Depicts the seventeenth-century thinker's agonized struggle to assert the primacy of reason. An intimate, psychological study of obsession and existential crisis. 1 videodisc (162 min.)

MEDIA 10-2174

 

La chartreus de Parme The Charterhouse of Parme 2002

Christian Jaque, Pierre Véry, Pierre Jarry, Fred Oran, Franco Magli, Stendhal, Renée Faure, Lucien Coedel, Louis Salou, Maria Casarès, and Gérard Philipe

A young archbishop falls in love and wants to break his vows to the church. His aunt, the Countess of Sanseverina, is in love with him, and will stop at nothing to further his celibate career.  An action/adventure film of Italian court life in the early 1800s, full of intrigue, ambition, duels, and passionate crimes. 1 videodisc (170 min.)

MEDIA 10-193

 

Ciao, professore! 2003

Mario Cecchi Gori, Vittorio Cecchi Gori, Lina Wertmüller, Ciro Ippolito, Paolo Villaggio, Isa Danieli, Gigio Morra, Ester Carloni, Sergio Solli, Marcello D'Orta, Silvio Berlusconi Communications, C.G.G. Tiger CIN.CA, Eurolux Produzione S.r.l, Penta Film (Firm), Cecchi Gori Group (Firm), Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm), and Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)

"The story of an upper-class teacher from conservative Northern Italy who, due to a computer error, finds himself teaching third-grade truants at a ramshackle school to the south."--Container. 1 videodisc (93 min.)

MEDIA 10-1039

 

City of the living dead c2000, 1980

Lucio Fulci, Dardano Sacchetti, Christopher George, Catriona MacColl, Carlo De Mejo, Antonella Interlenghi, Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Dania Film (Firm), Medusa Film, National Cinematografica (Firm), and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

"The Seven gates of Hell have been torn open, and in 3 days the dead shall rise and walk the earth. As a reporter and a psychic race to close the portals of the damned, they encounter a seething nightmare of unspeakable evil. The city is alive--with the horrors of the living dead! ... This is the definitive version of Fulci's hallucinogenic masterpiece of horror: uncut, uncensored and presented in all its brain-ripping, gut-spewing, head-drilling glory!"--Container. 1 videodisc (93 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3180

 

La commare secca 2005

Bernardo Bertolucci,  Tonino Cervi, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Sergio Citti, Carlotta Barilli, Lorenza Benedetti, Clorinda Celani, Vincenzo Ciccora, Alvaro D'Ercole, Compagnia cinematografice Cervi, Cineriz (Firm), and Criterion Collection (Firm)

The brutalized corpse of a prostitute is found in a Roman park, along the banks of the Tiber River. The police round up and interrogate a handful of possible suspects. Each has to explain why he is there. One of them is the killer. 1 videodisc (ca. 93 min.)

MEDIA 10-522

 

Le conseguenze dell'amore 2005, 2004

Everyone harbours a dark secret, but it's obvious that Titta Di Girolamo has more than one. Why else would a 50-year old man from southern Italy choose to live for eight years in an anonymous hotel room in an anonymous town in Switzerland? He seems to be a man without identity and with little to do, spending his time smoking and coldly observing the hotel's denizens, mostly the beautiful barmaid Sofia. A nullifying routine, he's constantly waiting for something to happen, but what is his secret? And what is the story of the mysterious suitcases delivered to his door? 1 videodisc (100 min.)

MEDIA 10-3990

 

Cristo si č fermato a Eboli Christ stopped at Eboli c2003

Francesco Rosi, Franco Cristaldi, Nicola Carraro, Tonino Guerra, Raffaele La Capria, Gian Maria Volonté, Paolo Bonacelli, Alain Cuny, Léa Massari, Irene Papas, François Simon, Radiotelevisione italiana, Vides Cinematográfica, Action Films, and Facets Video (Firm)

Levi, an intellectual exiled by the Fascist government during World War II to a mountain village in southern Italy, discovers the resilience and dignity of people who live close to the land. 1 videodisc (145 min.)

MEDIA 10-506

 

Crusaders 2005

Alessandro Jacchia, Andrea Porporati, Dominique Othenin-Girard, Alessandro Gassman , Johannes Brandrup, Thure Riefenstein, Barbora Bobulova, Karin Proia, Antonino Iuorio, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Lux Vides Galatea (Firm), Radiotelevisione italiana, Kirch Media, and Key DVD (Firm)

Andrew and Peter watch as the Baron returns home with his troops from their battle against the infidels. When the Baron calls for a new Crusade, the two young men believe it is the mission of a lifetime and they head for the Holy Land. 1 videodisc (ca. 199 min.)

MEDIA 10-613

 

Day of anger 1968, c2002

Tonino Valerii, Giuliano Gemma, and Lee Van Cleef

A gunfighter rides into town and takes on a young outcast as an apprentice gunfighter. He learns his deadly lessons well and eventually realizes that someone has to stop his mentor from taking over the town. Pupil faces teacher in a violent climactic showdown. 1 videodisc (ca. 111 min.)

MEDIA 10-361

 

La decima vittima 2011

Carlo Ponti, Elio Petri, Tonino Guerra, Marcello Mastroianni, Ursula Andress, Robert Sheckley, Compagnia Cinematografica Champion, Films Concordia (Paris, France), and Blue Underground, Inc

In the 21st century, a computer selects "hunters" and "victims" in a deadly game. 1 videodisc (92 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2813

 

Deep red c2007, 1975

Dario Argento, Salvatore Argento, Bernardino Zapponi, David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi, Gabriele Lavia, Clara Calamai, Goblin (Musical group), Rizzoli Films, Seda Spettacoli (Firm), and Blue Underground, Inc

A psychic who can read minds picks up the thoughts of a murderer in the audience and soon becomes a victim. An English pianist gets involved in solving the murders, but finds many of his avenues of inquiry cut off by new murders, and he begins to wonder how the murderer can track his movements so closely. 1 videodisc (126 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3183

 

Demons 1999, 1985

Dario Argento, Lamberto Bava, Urbano Barberini, Natasha Hovey, Dardano Sacchetti, Karl Zinny, Dacfilm-Rome (Firm), and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

Two young women receive complementary passes to a premiere of a new horror film at a strange movie theater. As the film plays, various audience members are possessed by malevolent forces, turning them into demonic creatures. The girls find themselves teaming with the remaining survivors in a bid to escape. 1 videodisc (88 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3188

 

Divorzio all'italiana Divorce Italian style c2005

Pietro Germi, Marcello Mastroianni, Daniela Rocca, Stefania Sandrelli, Leopoldo Trieste, Odoardo Spadaro, Janus Films, Lux film (Firm), Vides Cinematográfica, Galatea Film, Criterion Collection (Firm), and Cristaldifilm (Firm)

A man falls in love with a younger woman, but he is married and divorce is illegal. To get what he wants, he begins an elaborate scheme to kill his wife. 2 videodiscs (104 min.)

MEDIA 10-785

 

Due partite 2009

"Set in the 1960s, four female friends share their feelings, hopes and dreams over canasta. As they play, humiliations and frustrations emerge, lives of freedom and passion given up to become suffocated housewives with children to raise, surrounded by betrayals and lies. Thirty years later, the women's four daughters are brought together after one of the mothers has committed suicide"--Baseline StudioSystems. 1 videodisc (91 min.)

MEDIA 10-4983

 

Edipo Re 2003

"A dark and riveting retelling of the classic Greek tragedy, 'Oedipus Rex'. Unknown to himself, Oedipus kills his father and marries his mother. When the truth is discovered, he puts out his eyes and Oedipus wanders the streets until he is found by his daughter, Antigone, a common blind beggar"--Container. 1 videodisc (110 min.)

MEDIA 10-5622

 

El aventurero The rover 2009, 1967

Terence Young, Ennio Morricone, Leonida Barboni, Alfredo Bini, Anthony Quinn, Rosanna Schiaffino, Rita Hayworth, Richard Johnson, Ivo Garrani, Joseph Conrad , and Sogemedia (Firm)

"After a wide-ranging life of piracy and adventure, Peyrol comes ashore in the port of Toulon during the bloody aftermath of the French Revolution to deliver a message to the port commander. Wanted by the authorities in nearly every port in the European world, Peyrol barely escapes arrest and flees to an isolated spot near the coast. while searching for a way to return to the open sea, he rescues a deranged girl, Arlette, from a mob of Revolutionary "blood-drinkers." The sweet girl asks Peyrol to stay at her house, where she lives with her Aunt Catherine. Peyrol is [surprised] to find that a French naval officer, Real, has also taken a room at the house, and it's not long before Real discovers that Peyrol is wanted by the police. Torn by his growing love of Arlette and his duties to the counter-revolutionaries, Peyrol must choose between his personal desires and the needs of an entire country"--Sleeve from Anchor Bay Entertainment videocassette release. 1 videodisc (100 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2389

 

El hombre rata  2014?

"Ratman is the result of a monkey impregnated with rat sperm and he's on the loose during a super model photo shoot!"--Container. 1 videodisc (79 min.)

MEDIA 10-5089

 

Film d'amore e d'anarchia ovvero "Stamattina alle 10 in via dei Fiori nella nota casa di tolleranza" 2012, 1973

Tunin is a simple farm boy who goes to Rome to assassinate Mussolini. His contact in Rome is Salome, a prostitute with her own sob story. While they prepare for the assassination, Tunin falls in love with Tripolina, which threatens the entire operation. A powerful statement on the terror of fascism and the ignoble fates of those who challenged it. 1 videodisc (126 min.)

MEDIA 10-4307

 

Francesco c2004

Liliana Cavani, Roberta Mazzoni, Giulio Scanni, Jost Steinbruchel, Mickey Rourke, Helena Bonham Carter, Andréa Ferréol, Paolo Bonacelli, Hermann Hesse, Karol Film (Firm), Radiotelevisione italiana, and Trinity Home Entertainment (Firm)

Dramatization of the passionately mystical life of Saint Francis of Assisi. The decadent son of a wealthy, 13th-century Italian merchant, Francesco experienced a religious awakening and set an enduring example of devotion and sacrifice. 1 videodisc (118 min.)

MEDIA 10-594

 

Frankenstein's castle of freaks 2006, 1974

Robert H Oliver, Rossano Brazzi, Michael Dunn, Elvira, Classic Film International, and Shout! Factory (Firm)

When a Neanderthal man is lynched by villagers, Count Frankenstein uses his years of research to bring the monster back to life. The process is a tricky one, however, as the Count must avoid detection by the authorities, the furious locals and his own daughter who's preparing for her wedding. Throw in a vengeful assistant and you've got the perfect formula for thrills! 1 videodisc (90 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3107

 

The garden of the Finzi-Continis 2001, 1970

Set in Italy in 1938, when Mussolini's anti-Semitic edicts began to isolate the Jews from their communities. Among them were the Finzi-Continis, an aristocratic Jewish family forced for the first time to acknowledge the world beyond its fenced garden. 1 videodisc (94 min.)

MEDIA 10-4864

 

Germania, anno zero Germany, year zero 2002

Roberto Rossellini, Alfredo Guarini, Salvo D'Angelo, Carlo Lizzani, Max Kolpe, Edmund Meschke, Ingetraud Hinzf, Franz Grüger, Image Entertainment (Firm), International Media Films (Firm), and Tevere Film (Firm)

A young boy kills his sickly father and then, unable to live with his action, kills himself. Set in ruined Berlin shortly after World War II. The third part of the trilogy following, Paisa, and Roma cittŕ aperta. 1 videodisc (71 min.)

MEDIA 10-1129

 

Ginger and Fred 2007, 1986

Fellini's satirical attack on television in general and Italian TV in particular, portrays Amelia and Pippo, who wowed crowds with recreations of the dances of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers decades ago, reuniting for a nationwide TV special that features a list of guest stars that is both long and bizarre. 1 videodisc (127 min.)

MEDIA 10-3919

 

Giulietta degli spiriti 2002, 1965

When she suspects her husband of infidelity, a housewife unleashes an unconscious ripe with erotic fantasies. In this film, Fellini's first feature-length color film, his examination of the sexual psyche unfolds via the surrealistic use of abrupt cut-aways to illustrate the woman' sexual fantasies. 1 videodisc (137 min.)

MEDIA 10-4408

 

Gomorra 2009, 2008

Five disparate tales of Naples' mafia underworld, known as the Camorra, centered around a housing project controlled by the mob. As adapted from the best-selling exposé by undercover Italian reporter, Roberto Saviano, the film depicts a culture that is thoroughly corrupted by organized crime. 2 videodiscs (137 min.)

MEDIA 10-4363

 

The Gospel according to St. Matthew 1990

Pier Paolo Pasolini,  Alfredo Bini, Enrique Irazoqui, Susanna Pasolini, Marcello Morante, and Mario Socrate

The life of Christ filmed in style, using non-professional actors. 1 videocassette (142 min.)

DANA 525, 10-537

 

La grande bellezza 2013

Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. 2 videodiscs (135 min.)

MEDIA 10-4979

 

Hatchet for the honeymoon 2000, 1970

Santiago Moncada, Manuel Cańo, Mario Bava, Stephen Forsyth, Dagmar Lassander, Laura Betti, GG Productions, Pan Latina Films, Mercury Films Inc, and Image Entertainment (Firm)

"John Harrington and his wife, Mildred, run an exclusive Paris fashion salon devoted to wedding apparel for women. John has secretly embarked on a spree of homicides, killing young brides on their wedding nights because, with each murder, his memory comes closer to revealing the traumatic event that branded him a dangerous psychotic."--Container. 1 videodisc (88 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3178

 

I fidanzati 2003, 1963

A young Milanese couple's relationship is tested when the man accepts a new job in Sicily, causing them to be separated for long periods of time. 1 videodisc (77 min.)

MEDIA 10-3973

 

I grandi magazzini 2008

Bruno and Lauretta, both employed by a department store, fall in love, but their relationship is put to the test by a series of misunderstandings. 1 videodisc (85 min.)

MEDIA 10-5624

 

I pugni in tasca Fists in the pocket  c2006

Alberto Marrama, Enzo Doria, Marco Bellocchio, Lou Castel,  Paola Pitagora, Marino Masae, Liliana Gaerace, Pier Luigi Troglio, Jenny MacNeil, Silvano Agosti, Ennio Morricone, Deborah Young, Tullio Kezich, Bernardo Bertolucci, Janus Films, Doria Cinematografica, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Tormented by twisted desires, a young man takes drastic measures to rid his grotesquely dysfunctional family of its various afflictions. 1 videodisc (108 min.)

MEDIA 10-2046

 

I tre volti della paura 2007, 1963

Boris Karloff, Mark Damon, Michčle Mercier, Jacqueline Pierreux, Mario Bava, Marcello Fondato, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Leo Tolstoy, Guy de Maupassant, Emmepi cinematografica, Société cinématographique lyre, Galatea Film , and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

Three tales of terror hosted by Boris Karloff: The telephone: A prostitute is threatened by the pimp she helped send to prison. The wurdalak: A returning patriarch to an Eastern European family may be a Wurdalak--a vampire who thirsts for the blood of his loved ones. A drop of water: A nurse steals a diamond ring from the finger of a dead clairvoyant, and is haunted that night by the woman's ghost. 1 videodisc (92 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3173

 

Il bidone The swindle c2000

Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Broderick Crawford, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart, Franco Fabrizi, Titanus (Firm), and Image Entertainment (Firm)

An aging swindler, ringleader of a trio of petty thieves who impersonates priests to cheat peasants, finally realizes the futility of his life. 1 videodisc (91 min.)

MEDIA 10-529

 

Il comandante e la cicogna Widowed plumber Leo is struggling to deal with the growing pains of his two adolescent children, when his life intersects with penniless artist Diana and her eccentric landlord Amanzio. Through a hilarious series of coincidences, they give each other new hope for their futures, and for the city itself, so emblematic of today's times. Watch a fizzy ride through a magical vision of metropolitan Italy, while at the same time casting a critical eye on modern life in the city. 1 videodisc (106 min.)

MEDIA 10-4986

 

Il Decameron 2002, 1971

Pier Paolo Pasolini,  Alberto Grimaldi, Franco Rossellini, Franco Citti, Ninetto Davoli, Angela Luce, Giovanni Boccaccio, Produzioni Europee Associate, Productions Artistes associés, Artemis Film (Firm), and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

Pasolini's rendition of 8 of Boccaccio's tales. Includes lusty nuns who perform sexual "miracles," a cheating wife with a head for business, a dying con artist attempting a heavenly swindle, young lovers caught with their pants down, a servant who loses his head for love and a gullible farmer who tries to turn his wife into a mare. 1 videodisc (111 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3471

 

Il deserto dei tartari Desert of the tartars 2005

Valerio Zurlini, André Brunelin, Vittorio Gassman, Giuliano Gemma, Max von Sydow, Dino Buzzati, Istituto Luce (Italy), Cinema Due,  Reggane Films, Corona-Filmproduktion, and NoShame Films

"For his first commission, infantry lieutenant Drogo is stationed at a remote desert garrison on the mist-shrouded border of the North Kingdom. Filling their days with endless drilling, the soldiers of Fortezza Bastiani spend the long nights wondering about an enemy no one has ever seen. As the days stretch into months, the strain of waiting for attack takes its toll on Drago's comrades: sadistic major Mattis, sardonic Lieutenant Simeon, cynical medic Rovine, and humiliated Captain Hortiz, who lives with the shame of having once sounded the alarm against an attack that vanished before anyone else could see." --Container. 1 videodisc (141 min.)

MEDIA 10-938

 

Il dolce e l'amaro c2007

Saro must choose between his wife or power and riches as an up-and-coming mafioso in Palermo. 1 videodisc (95 min.)

MEDIA 10-4980

 

Il gattopardo The leopard c2004

Luchino Visconti, Goffredo Lombardo, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Paolo Stoppa, Rina Morelli, Michael Wood, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Titanus (Firm), Criterion Collection (Firm), Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

Recounting the years of Italy's Risorgimento-when the aristocracy lost its grip and the middle classes rose and formed a democratic Italy. 3 videodiscs (185 min.)

MEDIA 10-527

 

Il Grido Outcry c2000

Michelangelo Antonioni, Elio Bartolini, Ennio De Concini, Steve Cochran, Alida Valli, Dorian Gray, Betsy Blair, Gabriella Pallotta, Lyn Shaw, Robert Alexander Productions Inc, S.P.A. Cinematográfica (Firm), and Kino International Corporation

A man is bereft when his married lover of seven years decides suddenly to leave him when her husband dies. He takes their child and wanders for a year, but realizes he can love only her. 1 videodisc (116 min.)

MEDIA 10-528

 

Il ladro di bambini 2011, 1992

"Young carabiniere Antonio is charged with transporting 11-year-old Rosetta and 9-year-old Luciano to a children's home after their mother is deemed unfit to look after them. With no relevant experience, it's not a job he's looking forward to, but when things don't go according to plan, he decides to take them on a long journey from Milan to Sicily. The resulting top-to-bottom portrait of Italy acts as a backdrop to a complex psychological and emotional study of children slowly learning to trust an adult for the first time in their troubled lives."--Container. 1 videodisc (111 min.)

MEDIA 10-3966

 

Il posto c2003

Ermanno Olmi, Loredana Detto, Sandro Panseri, Titanus (Firm), Criterion Collection (Firm), and Janus Films

"When young Domenico ventures from the small village of Meda to Milan in search of employment, he finds himself on the bottom rung of the bureaucratic ladder in a huge, faceless company. The prospects are daunting, but Domenico finds reason for hope in the fetching Antonietta. A tender coming-of-age story and a sharp observation of dehumanizing corporate enterprise, Ermanno Olmi's Il Posto is a touching and hilarious tale of one young man's stumbling entrance into the perils of modern adulthood"--Container. 1 videodisc (93 min.)

MEDIA 10-520

 

Il villaggio di cartone 2012

An elderly priest is devastated when his church is deconsecrated, leaving him without a role in life. It is not long before a group of illegal immigrants find shelter in the "church" and give the priest a new role and set of responsibilities. 1 videodisc (84 min.)

MEDIA 10-3967

 

Inferno 2000, 1980

Salvatore Argento, Dario Argento, Claudio Argento, Leigh McCloskey, Irene Miracle, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi, Sacha Pitoėff, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

"A young woman stumbles upon a mysterious diary that reveals the secrets of 'The three mothers' and unleashes a nightmare world of demonic evil. As the unstoppable horror spreads from Rome to New York City, this unholy trinity must be stopped before the world is submerged in the blood of the innocent.". 1 videodisc (106 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3185

 

Io, l'altro c2008, 2006

Guiseppe and Yousef, a Tunisian refugee, are two friends and fisherman who realize their dream of owning a fishing boat.  When, in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11 and the Spanish train bombings, a radio news broadcast announces that Yousef could be a terrorist sought by international police forces, Guiseppe begins to doubt the friendship he has with Yousef. 1 videodisc (78 min.)

MEDIA 10-3965

 

Io non ho paura 2004, 2003

While playing outside one day in a wheat field, nine-year-old Michele discovers Filippo, who is chained to the ground at the bottom of a hole. Michele witnesses town bad boy Felice nearby and suspects something bad is happening. Michele is unsure whom he should tell about his discovery, eventually spilling the tale to his closest friend. When Michele's parents learn of his discovery, they warn him to forget whatever he saw. 1 videodisc (101 min.)

MEDIA 10-4364

 

Io sono l'amore c2010

The wealthy Recchi family has undergone sweeping changes. Eduardo Sr. has named a successor to the reins of his company, and surprised everyone by splitting power between his son Tancredi and grandson Edo. But Edo had always dreamed of opening a restaurant with his friend Antonio. To make matters worse, the very foundation of the entire family may be totally shattered after Tancredi's wife Emma falls deeply in love with Antonio and begins a passionate love affair. 1 videodisc (120 min.)

MEDIA 10-4889

 

Io sono Li 2013, 2011

A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon. 1 videodisc (97 min.)

MEDIA 10-4361

 

Kill, baby, kill 2007, 1966

Mario Bava, Nando Pisani, Luciano Catenacci, Romano Migliorini, Roberto Natale, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Erika Blanc, Fabienne Dali, Giovanna Galletti, Piero Lulli, Carlo Rustichelli, and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

A child who bled to death during a festival when villagers were too drunk to save her returns to haunt them. 1 videodisc (83 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3176

 

Knives of the avenger c2007, 1966

Mario Bava, Alfredo Leone, Cameron Mitchell, Elissa Pichelli, Fausto Tozzi, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

Described as an Italian Viking film, or a Viking Western, this is a story of revenge, power, survival, and family ties. 1 videodisc (85 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3175

 

L'eclisse c2005

Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra, Elio Bartolini, Ottiero Ottieri, Robert Hakim, Raymond Hakim, Alain Delon, Monica Vitti, Paco Rabal, Interopa Film-Cineriz, Paris Film Production, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

A young woman, after breaking off an affair with an older man, finds herself in Rome and alone. She becomes friends with a young stockbroker, but after he has an accident, she once again finds herself alone. 2 videodiscs (125 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 10-538 10-538

 

L'etaa di Cosimo de' Medici 2009

Renzo Rossellini, Roberto Rossellini, Luciano Scaffa, Marcella Mariani, Marcello Di Falco, Virginio Gazzolo, Mario Erpichini, Tom Felleghy, Adriano Amidei Migliano, Ugo Cardea, Goffredo Matassi, Sergio Nicolai, Bruno Cattaneo, Lincoln Tate, Janus Films, Istituto Luce (Italy), Radiotelevisione italiana, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Like a Renaissance painting come to life and gives a portrait of fifteenth-century Florence, ruled by the Medici political dynasty. Focuses on two of the city's leading citizens: banker Cosimo de' Medici and art theorist Leon Battista Alberti. 2 videodiscs (255 min.)

MEDIA 10-2168

 

L'inferno 2004

Francesco Bertolini,  Adolfo Padovan, Giuseppe De Liguoro, Dante Alighieri, Salvatore Anzelmo Papa, Arturo Pirovano, Atilio Motta, Tangerine Dream (Musical group), Eye 4 Films, TDI Music, and Snapper Music

The first Italian feature film ever made, L'Inferno was also the first international blockbuster, based loosely on Dante's journey through hell as influenced by the illustrative style of Gustave Doré. 1 videodisc (71 min.)

MEDIA 10-627

 

L'ora di religione il sorriso di mia madre 2006

Marco Bellocchio, Sergio Pelone, Sergio Castellitto, Jacqueline Lustig, Piera Degli Esposti, Toni Bertorelli, Filmalbatros (Firm), RAI Cinema (Firm), New Yorker Video (Firm), Tele + (Firm), and New Yorker Films

A celebrated painter receives a visit from a cardinal's assistant, who informs him that his mother could become a saint. 1 videodisc (102 min.)

MEDIA 10-1025

 

L'ultimo bacio The last kiss c2001

Domenico Procacci, Gabriele Muccino, Stefania Sandrelli, Stefano Accorsi, Giovanna Mezzogiorno,  Miramax Films, Thinkfilm (Firm), Fandango (Firm), and Medusa Film

Carlo's life is thrown into a tailspin when his longtime girlfriend Giulia announces she's pregnant. 1 videodisc (115 min.)

MEDIA 10-793

 

Lamerica c2004, 1994

Mario Cecchi Gori, Vittorio Cecchi Gori, Gianno Amelio, Andrea Porporati, Alessandro Sermoneta,  Enrico Lo Verso, Michele Placido, Piro Milkani, Arena Films (Firm), Cecchi Gori Group (Firm), Centre national de la cinématographie (France), Studio Canal, Radiotelevisione italiana, Vega Films, and New Yorker Films

A visually arresting tale of moral conflict and the journey that leads to atonement. 1 videodisc (116 min.)

MEDIA 10-513

 

The last days of Pompeii 2000, 1913

Mario Caserini, Ernesto Maria Pasquali, Fernanda Negri-Pouget, Eugenia Tettoni Fior, Ubaldo Stefani, Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton, and Kino International Corporation

An epic adaptation of Bulwer-Lytton's novel about the final hours of residents of Pompeii before the cataclysmic eruption of Mount Vesuvius. 1 videodisc (88 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3199

 

Last tango in Paris 1998

Bernardo Bertolucci,  Alberto Grimaldi, Franco Arcalli, Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Maria Michi, Jean-Pierre Léaud, and Massimo Girotti

An American widower in Paris, desolate at the unexplained suicide of his wife, plunges into a torrid sexual relationship with a stranger, a young French girl half his age. 1 videodisc (129 min.)

MEDIA 10-76

 

The libertine/La Matriarca c2002, 1968

Ottavio Jemma, Radley Metzger, Silvio Clementelli, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Catherine Spaak, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Luigi Pistilli, Philippe Leroy, Nicolo Ferrari, and Audubon Films

"The libertine is about a young woman named Mimi who discovers that her recently deceased husband had kept a secret apartment equipped to satisfy his unusual sexual desires. Upset that had turned to others instead of herself, Mimi decides to use the apartment to explore the world of sex!"--Container. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-523

 

Lo sceicco bianco The white sheik c2003

Luigi Rovere, Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano, Michelangelo Antonioni, Alberto Sordi, Brunella Bovo, Leopoldo Trieste, Giulietta Masina, Produzione distribuzione compagnia cinematografica italiana, Organizzazione filmistica italiana, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Ivan Cavalli brings his new wife Wanda to Rome on the least romantic honeymoon in history--a rigid schedule of family meetings and an audience with the Pope. But Wanda, dreaming of the dashing hero of a photo-strip cartoon, drifts off in search of the White Sheik, thus setting off a slapstick comedy. 1 videodisc (82 min.)

MEDIA 10-534

 

Lo squadrone bianco 2006?, 1936

"The story concerns a young cavalry officer (Fosco Giachetti) who voluntarily transfers to a godforsaken outpost in Africa. He has done this to get over an unhappy romance but now finds he is twice as unhappy in solitude. Eventually his inbred sense of duty resurfaces and he becomes a "model" officer, successfully fending off a band of rebellious natives."--Www.allmovie.com. 1 videodisc (94 min.)

MEDIA 10-3970

 

Magnifica presenza 2012

In this modern ghost story, a young gay aspiring actor rents an apartment haunted by a ghost-family of theatrical actors who are trapped there, disconnected from the real world, and eager to discover the identity of the whistle-blower connected to their tragic deaths during World War II. 1 videodisc (102 min.)

MEDIA 10-4982

 

Mamma Roma 2004, 1962

A middle-aged prostitute attempts to extricate herself from her sordid past for the sake of her son. Mamma Roma offers an unflinching look at the struggle for survival in postwar Italy. 2 videodiscs (107 min.)

MEDIA 10-4680

 

The mask of Satan 2007, 1960

Mario Bava, Massimo De Rita, Ennio De Concini, Mario Serandrei, Roberto Nicolosi, Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Andrea Checchi, Ivo Garrani, Arturo Dominici, Nikolai Vasil evich Gogol , Galatea Film, Jolly Film, and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

A woman executed as a witch by the Inquisition returns from the grave to seek gruesome revenge on the descendants of those who caused her death. 1 videodisc (87 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3172

 

Medea 2011, 1969

Pier Paolo Pasolini,  Franco Rossellini, Marina Cicogna, Maria Callas, Massimo Girotti, Laurent Terzieff, Giuseppe Gentile, Margareth Clementi, Tony Palmer, Jill Marshall, San Marco (Firm), Film Number One (Firm), Janus Film und Fernsehen (Firm), and Entertainment One (Firm)

To win back his kingdom, Jason must enlist the help of Medea, a powerful sorceress. But when Jason scorns her for another woman, she unleashes a firestorm of revenge. 1 videodisc (110 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3219

 

Mediterraneo 200-?, 1991

In 1941, a small group of misfit Italian soldiers is sent to a tiny Greek island in the Agean for four months of lookout duty. Their relief ship is torpedoed and their radio destroyed. As they lose all touch with the world outside, they are absorbed into the life of the idyllic island. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-3918

 

Mimķ metallurgico ferito nell onore c2012, 1972

Mimi, a Sicilian laborer, refuses to vote for the Mafia's candidate and consequently loses his job, his wife, and his home. He revives his spirits by falling in love with the beautiful radical Fiorella, with whom he starts a new life. But the past comes back to haunt him, piling on comical complexities as all his energies surge into defending his honor--an obsession that has horrendous but hilarious consequences. 1 videodisc (113 min.)

MEDIA 10-4306

Italy DVDs (continued)

The night porter c1999

Liliana Cavani, Robert Gordon Edwards, Esa De Simone, Italo Moscati, Barbara Alberti, Amedeo Pagani, Dirk Bogarde, Charlotte Rampling, Philippe Leroy, Gabriele Ferzetti, Janus Films, Ital Noleggio Cinematográfico, Lotar Film, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

The chance meeting of a woman and a former Nazi SS officer brings back memories of their sado-masochistic relationship in a concentration camp years before. 1 videodisc (118 min.)

MEDIA 10-585

 

Nina 2013, 2012

While housesitting in an unfamiliar Roman neighborhood, Nina meets various individuals. 1 videodisc (78 minutes)

MEDIA 10-5643

 

Ninfa plebea The nymph c2006

Lina Wertmüller, Ugo Pirro, Domenico Rea, Ciro Ippolito, Fulvio Lucisano, Lucia Cara, Stefania Sandrelli, Raoul Bova, Italian International Film, Eurolux Produzione S.r.l, Koch Lorber Films , and Koch Entertainment (Firm)

A naive 15 year-old-girl who is subjected to repeated abuse in her small village finds love with a wounded soldier. 1 videodisc (ca. 110 min.)

MEDIA 10-1035

 

La notte de San Lorenzo 2008, 1982

It is the Night of San Lorenzo, the night when dreams come true. While watching shooting stars, Cecilia tells her son about a similar night in 1944, when she was six years old, and the residents of San Martino, her small Tuscan hometown, struggled against Nazi oppression during the final days of WWII. 1 videodisc (107 min.)

MEDIA 10-4829

 

Nuovo cinema Paradiso 1999

Franco Cristaldi, Giuseppe Tornatore, Philippe Noiret, Salvatore Cascio, Antonella Attili, and Jacques Perrin

The story of a lifelong love affair with the movies, Cinema Paradiso tells of a young boy in a small Italian village where the only pastime is a visit to the movies at the Cinema Paradiso. Enchanted by the flickering images, Salvatore yearns for the secret of the cinema's magic and is overjoyed when Alfredo, the projectionist, agrees to reveal the mysteries of movie making to him. As their friendship grows, so does Salvatore, growing older with his good friend and the movies he adores, learning from both of them how to court his first love, and dreaming of one day making movies of his own.  When the day comes for Salvatore to leave the village and pursue his dream, Alfredo makes the young man promise to never look back, to keep moving forward.  And so he does for thirty years, until the day a message arrives that beckons him back home ot a secret, beautiful discovery that awaits him. 1 videodisc (121 min.)

MEDIA 10-62

 

Opera 2007, 1987

Dario Argento, Franco Ferrini, Cristina Marsillach, Ian Charleson, Urbano Barberini, ADC Films, Cecchi Gori Group (Firm), Tiger Cinematogrįfica, and Blue Underground, Inc

When a young opera singer takes over the leading role in an avant-garde presentation of Verdi's Macbeth, she triggers the madness of a crazed fan who repeatedly forces the diva to watch the brutal murders of her loved ones. 1 videodisc (107 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3189

 

Ossessione Obsession c2002

Luchino Visconti, Clara Calamai, Massimo Girotti, Dhia Cristiani, Elio Marcuzzo, Vittorio Duse, Michele Riccardini , Juan de Landa, Industrie Cinematografiche Italiante S.A, and Image Entertainment (Firm)

The story of the ill-fated love between Gino, a virile young drifter, who arrives by chance at a roadside restaurant and filling station, and Giovanna, the beautiful young wife of the fat old man who owns the place. Gino leaves, only to return because he can't get her out of his blood. They kill her husband but his death haunts the guilt-ridden Gino. 1 videodisc (135 min.)

MEDIA 10-530

 

Padre padrone c1998

Omero Antonutti, Saverio Marconi, Marcella Michelangeli, Fabrizio Forte, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani, Radiotelevisione italiana, and Fox Lorber Home Video (Firm)

Gavino Ledda (Marconi) recounts his domination by his oppressive father (Antonutti) when growing up. He is forced to live in solitude as an illiterate Sardinian shepherd, separated from family, schools, and his town. Finally he rebels against his father and his own illiteracy. 1 videodisc (117 min.)

MEDIA 10-512

 

Paisan Paisaa 2010

Roberto Rossellini, Rodney E Geiger, Sergio Amidei, Federico Fellini, Alfred Hayes, Klaus Mann, Marcello Pagliero, Carmela Sazio, Robert Van Loon, Dotts Johnson, Alfonso Bovino, Maria Michi, Gar Moore, Harriet Medin, Renzo Avanzo, William Tubbs, Vincenzo Carrella, Owen Jones, Elmer Feldman, Dale Edmonds, Achille Siviero, Robert Van Loel, Renzo Rossellini, Janus Films, Cinecittaa, s.p.a, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Set during the liberation of Italy at the end of World War II, and taking place across the country, from Sicily to the northern Po Valley. Looks at the struggles of different cultures to communicate and of people living their everyday lives in extreme circumstances. 1 videodisc (126 min.)

MEDIA 10-2139

 

Parenti serpenti 2012, 1992

"Like every year, everyone is going back to the ancestral family's home for the Christmas holidays. But this time, the old folks have a surprise, a good suprise for them. They have decided to go living with one of their children and make him or her inherit the family house."--ImDb. 1 videodisc (101 min.)

MEDIA 10-4373

 

Phenomena 1999, 1985

Dario Argento, Franco Ferrini, Jennifer Connelly, Daria Nicolodi, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Donald Pleasence, Patrick Bauchau, Dacfilm-Rome (Firm), and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

Jennifer Corvino, who can communicate telepathically with insects, is sent to an eerie Swiss boarding academy for girls where the students are being butchered by a vicious serial killer. Guided by a wheelchair-bound bug specialist, she must find the killer before he finds her. 1 videodisc (110 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3187

 

Porcile Pigsty c2003

Gina Vittorio Baldi, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Pierre Clémenti, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Franco Citti, and Water Bearer Films (Firm)

Story of a cannibal in a medieval wasteland interwoven with that of the son of an ex-Nazi industrialist in modern day Germany, who is more attracted to pigs than his fiance. 1 videodisc (99 min.)

MEDIA 10-524

 

Princesa 2002

Rebecca O'Brien, Henrique Goldman, Ellis Freeman, Ingrid de Souza, Cesare Bocci, Parallax Pictures, BIM Distribuzione, and Road Movies Filmproduktion

"Fernando/Fernanda, a 19-year-old Brazilian transvestite, dreams of becoming a woman, meeting a prince and being swept off her feet into a fantastic life of middle-class normalcy. She goes to Milan and works as a prostitute to raise money for a sex-change operation. On the streets she is transformed into 'Princesa', a stylish and alluring figure who makes a lot of money and many friends. One night Fernanda is picked up by Gianni, a conventional, handsome Italian man. The two establish a passionate relationship very quickly and a whirlwind of romance ensues. Gianni leaves his wife and offers to pay for Fernanda's sex change operation. She turns away from her life on the streets and sets up home with Gianni. As time passes, Fernanda's ideal image of life as a housewife is tested. After much soul searching she is forced to re-examine the person she hopes to become"--Container. 1 videodisc (96 min.)

MEDIA 10-569

 

Quando sei nato non puoi più nasconderti 2005

One night during a sailing trip through the Mediterranean, the only son of a wealthy Italian entrepreneur falls overboard. Although given up for dead, Sandro has been rescued by a fishing boat carrying illegal immigrants to Italian shores. A coming-of-age drama set in contemporary Italy. 1 videodisc (115 min.)

MEDIA 10-3972

 

La ragazza che sapeva troppo 2007, 1963

Mario Bava, Massimo De Rita, Ennio De Concini, Enzo Corbucci, Eliana De Sabata, Leticia Romįn, John Saxon, Valentina Cortese, Dante DiPaolo, Galatea Film, Coronet (Firm), and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

Nora Davis visits Rome only to find herself enmeshed in a mystery involving a serial murderer. 1 videodisc (86 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3174

 

Respiro 2003, c2002

Domenico Procacci, Emanuele Crialese, Valeria Golino, Vincenzo Amato, Veronica D'Agostino, Filippo Pucillo, Avy Macciano, Francesco Casisa, Elio Germano, Fabio Zamarion, Beatrice Scarpato, Didier Ranz, John Surman, Eva Coen, Fandango (Firm), Films des Tournelles, Roissy Films (Firm), Medusa Film e Tele+ (Firm), Eurimages (Organization), TPS Cinéma (Firm), and Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)

Grazia is a carefree mother of three, who soon becomes the focus of her neighbors' gossip. While her fellow Lampedusians work and live hard - oblivious to their native paradise - Grazia alone is courageous enough to blissfully embrace life's treasures. Her wild, sensual and free-spirited behavior reflects the unrivaled beauty of her heavenly seaside village. She is not understood or accepted by the social conventions of the town, nor its strict tribal rules. Brings to light the network of true affection inside the family. 1 videodisc (95 min.)

MEDIA 10-525

 

Respiro 2012, 2002

Set on a small island off the coast of Sicily, the villagers turn against a free-spirited young mother who flaunts their age-old conventions. 1 videodisc (91 min.)

MEDIA 10-4011

 

Roberto Rossellini's war trilogy : Rome open city : Paisan : Germany year zero 2009

39, [5] p. :

MEDIA 10-2844

 

Rocco e i suoi fratelli Rocco and his brothers c2001

Goffredo Lombardo, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Luchino Visconti, Alain Delon, Annie Girardot, Renato Salvatori, Katina Paxinou , Claudia Cardinale, Titanus (Firm), Films Marceau, and Image Entertainment (Firm)

The story of four poor Italian brothers and their mother who leave their country home and move to bustling Milan with hopes of improving their bitter fortune. The family is thrown into chaos when two of the brothers are torn apart by their love for the same woman and their struggles to succeed in a viciously competitive world. 1 videodisc (176 min.)

MEDIA 10-574

 

Roma, cittaa aperta Rome open city c2009

Sergio Amidei, Roberto Rossellini, Federico Fellini, Aldo Fabrizi, Anna Magnani, Marcello Pagliero, Vito Annicchiarico, Nando Bruno, Harry Feist, Giovanna Galletti, Francesco Grandjacquet , Maria Michi, Carla Rovere, Renzo Rossellini, Ubaldo Arata, Peter E Bondanella, Adriano Apraa, Mark Shiel, Virgilio Fantuzzi, James Quandt, Irene Bignardi, Colin MacCabe, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Minerva Film Video, Excelsa Film (Firm), Criterion Collection (Firm), Janus Films, and Cinecittaa Luce s.p.a

When the Nazis occupied Rome, a brave few fought against it.  An underground agent who is cornered by the Germans in a certain quarter of Rome, flees the Germans. In the course of his flight he imperils his resistance friends. 1 videodisc (103 min.)

MEDIA 10-2141

 

Roma, cittŕ aperta = Rome open city  2010

Roberto Rossellini, Max Kolpe, Carlo Lizzani, Edmund Meschke, Ernst Pittschau, Ingetraud Hinzf, Franz Greuger, Erich Geuhne, Renzo Rossellini, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

The concluding chapter of Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy is the most devastating, a portrait of an obliterated Berlin seen through the eyes of a 12-year old boy. Living in a bombed-out apartment building with his sick father and two older siblings, young Edmund is mostly left to wander unsupervised, getting ensnared in the black market schemes of a group of teenagers and coming under the nefarious influence of a Nazi-sympathizing ex-teacher. 1 videodisc (73 min.)

MEDIA 10-2142

 

Romanzo criminale 2007, 2005

Three young criminals decide to take a step up from the streets of 1960's Rome into the world of organized crime. It's the birth of a smart and ruthless organization which soon crushes all its rivals assuming total control of the drug trade, while imposing brutal criminal laws on Rome. Their story is interpered with incidents from Italy's turbulent social history, exposing links between career criminals, terrorists and corrupt politicians. 1 videodisc (147 min.)

MEDIA 10-3923

 

Romanzo di una strage 2012

The story of the 1969 terrorist bombings at Piazza Fontana in Milan. 1 videodisc (124 min.)

MEDIA 10-4981

 

Salvatore Giuliano c2004

Francesco Rosi, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Enzo Provenzale, Franco Solinas, Franco Cristaldi, Salvo Randone, Frank Wolff, Federico Zardi, Pietro Cammarata, Sennuccio Benelli, Max Cartier, Ugo Torrente, Lux film (Firm), Criterion Collection (Firm), and Image Entertainment (Firm)

A documentary-style drama chronicling the rise and fall of the title character, a real-life Mob chieftain who rose to prominence in post-WWII Sicily. 2 videodiscs (123 min.)

MEDIA 10-504

 

Salņ, o, le 120 giornate di Sodoma 2008, 1975

In the titles, Pasolini informs viewers that it is "1944-45 nell' Italia Settentrionale durante l'occupazione nazifascista [in Northern Italy during the Nazi-Fascist occupation]." That, along with the "Bibliografia essenziale" that precedes it, indicates that a political meaning, dealing with the corruption of absolute power, was uppermost in the filmmakers mind. Motives aside, Pasolini's interpretation of the Marquis de Sade's eighteenth century opus of torture and degradation remains banned in many countries, is deemed one of the most disturbing films ever made, and is still-- 30 years after its initial release-- notorious and controversial. 2 videodiscs (116 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3786

 

Sciuscią Ragazzi 2011, 1946

Vittorio De Sica, Paolo W Tamburella, Franco Interlenghi, Rinaldo Smordoni, Aniello Mele, Bruno Ortenzi, Emilio Cigoli, Sergio Amidei, Alessandro Cicognini, ENIC Universalia Produzione, Alfa Cinematografica, Entertainment One (Firm), and International Classic Films LLC

In post-WWII Italy, Giuseppe and Pasquale hope to escape the harsh reality of life on the streets on Rome by shining the shoes of American troops for tips. When the boys are falsely accused of a crime, they are sent to a brutal state juvenile detention center where their lives are changed forever. 1 videodisc (91 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3650

 

Sono pazzo di Iris blond [I'm crazy about] Iris Blond 1999

Vittorio Cecchi Gori, Mario Cecchi Gori, Rita Cecchi Gori, Carlo Verdone, Francesca Marciano, Pasquale Pastino, Claudia Gerini, Miramax Films, Cecchi Gori Group (Firm), Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm), and Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)

"Desperate for some good news in his life, Romeo consults a tarot card reader who tells him that the woman of his dreams speaks in verse and has the name of a flower. So when after a false start, he stumbles upon the beautiful, poetry-writing Iris, Romeo is convinced that he's just come face-to-face with his destiny."--Container. 1 videodisc (113 min.)

MEDIA 10-838

 

La straniera 2010, 2009

'On a cold winter night, Naghib and Amina meet in Turin. He is a middle class Arab architect and she is a young African, who reminds him of his homeland. The love that grows between the two is strong and sincere."--Translated from container. 1 videodisc (110 min.)

MEDIA 10-3975

 

Suspiria 2001, 1977

Salvatore Argento, Dario Argento, Claudio Argento, Daria Nicolodi, Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé, Joan Bennett, Goblin (Musical group), Seda Spettacoli (Firm), and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

A young American student enrolls at a prestigious dance academy in Europe, but after her arrival there, ominous events begin to disturb her plans. 1 videodisc (98 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3184

 

Tano da morire Tano 2011, 1997

A Mafia man of honor, Tano Guarrasi has moved up through the ranks of the Passo Rigano clan to terrorize his neighborhood. Famous for his violent, passionate character, Tano's all-consuming jealousy has doomed his four sisters to spinsterhood -- until the day he is murdered by a Corleonesi clan hit man during the bloody 1988 Mafia war. Now Tano's sister Franca, a strong-willed, buxom woman in her forties, hopes to finally free herself from his violent legacy and find happiness and fulfillment by marrying her true love. But will she ever be able to truly liberate herself from Tano's tyrannical spirit? 1 videodisc (74 min.)

MEDIA 10-3916

 

Tenebrae c1999, 1982

Salvatore Argento, Dario Argento, Claudio Argento, Anthony Franciosa, Daria Nicolodi, John Saxon, Giuliano Gemma, Sigma Cinematografica-Rome, and Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

A novelist arrives in Rome only to find somebody using his novels as the inspiration for murder. He finds himself the subject of death threats. As the death toll mounts, the writer finds himself more closely linked to the police investigation. 1 videodisc (101 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3186

 

La terra trema episodio del mare = The earth will tremble c2002

Luchino Visconti, Salvo D'Angelo, Antonio Pietrangeli, Giovanni Verga, Image Entertainment (Firm), International Media Films (Firm), CEIAD (Firm), and ENIC Universalia Produzione

Sicilian villagers plot to overthrow the tyranny of wholesalers depriving them of a decent living. 1 videodisc (154 min.)

MEDIA 10-533

 

Tickets 2006, 2005

In this anthology film, an elderly businessman finds solace and a new insight into life when he meets a younger woman who arranges his train ticket after his flight is canceled. A young man is torn between an older woman who controls him and a younger one that attracts him. And three Scottish youths on their way to the football match of their dreams are forced to open their eyes and see the bigger picture when they meet an Albanian family. In each case, the train journey changes the course of all their lives. 1 videodisc (110 min.)

MEDIA 10-3974

 

To Meteoro vima tou pelargou Suspended step of a stork c2006

Thodoros Angelopoulos, Tonino Guerra, Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, Gregory Karr, and Helleniko Kentro Kinematographou

Four countries--France, Greece, Italy and Switzerland--converged upon a production of this movie. On the Greek border a steady stream of refugees flows on a perpetual basis. Reporter Gregory Karr believes that he's spotted a familiar face among the anonymous throngs. It is a politician (Marchello Mastroianni) who has long been missing and assumed dead. 1 videocassette (138 min.)

MEDIA 10-741

 

Tre fratelli Three brothers 2010, 1981

A story about the lives and dreams of three brothers reunited in their small home town on the occasion of the funeral of their mother. Here, in the sunlight of the Italian countryside, they face their connection to each other and to themselves, in a film that is at once beautiful, full of humanity, and emotionally shattering. 1 videodisc (107 min.)

MEDIA 10-3915

 

The truce 1998?, 1997

Primo Levi embarks on a thousand-mile journey back home to Italy after WW II ends. Along the way, he faces great odds but rediscovers the simply joys of life that the war threatened to destroy forever . 1 videodisc (118 min.)

MEDIA 10-3920

 

Tutto a posto e niente in ordine c2012, 1974

Gigi and Carletto, two southern country boys, travel north to get work in Milan. Arriving with nothing but the clothes on their backs, they join the labor movement and live in a communal home with other migrant workers, including some combative love interests. Their dreams of wealth devolve into a series of slapstick adventures, from an uproarious attempt at petty crime to the daily indignities of life in a restaurant kitchen. 1 videodisc (108 min.)

MEDIA 10-4308

 

Two women 1998

Alberto Moravia, Sophia Loren, Raf Vallone, Eleanora Brown, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Vittorio De Sica, and Carlo Ponti

Realistic drama of an Italian widow who, along with her young daughter, are brutally raped by Allied soldiers in World War II. 1 videodisc (93 min.)

MEDIA 10-139

 

Uccellacci e uccellini The hawks and the sparrows c2003

Alfredo Bini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Arco Film, and Water Bearer Films (Firm)

Pier Paolo Pasolini uses a comic crow, which philosophizes amusingly and pointedly about the passing scene as a counterpoint to the performers, representing humanity, as they progress down the road of life, caught between the Church and Marxism. 1 videodisc (88 min.)

MEDIA 10-536

 

Ulysses 2009

Ulysses' return from the Trojan Wars sets him upon a legendary adventure. He and his crew sail under the curse of Cassandra, and encounter Circe, the sirens and the cyclops. 1 videodisc (101 min.)

MEDIA 10-4934

 

Un borghese piccolo piccolo c2006, 1977

When his only son is killed in an armed robbery, a meek middle-aged man takes justice into his own hands. 1 videodisc (117 min.)

MEDIA 10-4369

 

Vecchia guardia 2011

This dramatic paean to the Blackshirts takes place in a small village in Italy in October of 1922, on the eve of the fascist "March on Rome", in which King Victor Emanuel III was persuaded to consign power to Benito Mussolini. 1 videodisc (ca. 87 min.)

MEDIA 10-5608

 

La vita č bella 2011, 1997

During World War II an Italian Jewish man uses his vivid imagination to convince his son they're playing a game at a concentration camp in order to keep his son's spirits up. 1 videodisc (118 min.)

MEDIA 10-3924

 

The whip and the body 2000, 1963

Mario Bava, Elio Scardamaglia, Ernesto Gastaldi, Ugo Guerra,  Richard G Yates, Luciano Martino, Christopher Lee, Daliah Lavi, Tony Kendall, Vox Film, and VCI Home Video (Firm)

"Nevenka's ex-lover, who is her husband's brother, Kurt, has come back to claim her and he does so by engaging in a forbidden rendezvous. The next day Kurt is found dead, but his ghost comes back to haunt all those who live in the mansion, and to continue his love affair with Nevenka"--Container. 1 videodisc (88 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3177

Italy

 

8 1/2 1988

Federico Fellini, Marcello Mastroianni, Angelo Rizzoli, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Brunello Rondi, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimée, and Sandra Milo

A self-portrait of Fellini: Mastroianni plays Guido Anselmi, a film director who finds himself creatively barren at the peak of his career. Everyone waits for him to "rest" at a spa, where he fantasizes and gradually returns to his former genius. 1 videocassette (138 min.) :

DANA      MEDIA 949               2-122

 

Accattone The scrounger c2003

Alfredo Bini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Franca Pasut, Franco Citti, Johann Sebastian Bach, Arco Film, and Water Bearer Films (Firm)

Presents a vivid picture of the Roman slums through a story of a pimp, his friends, his enemies and his girls. 1 videodisc (116 min.)

MEDIA 10-535

 

Alfredo, Alfredo c2004

Pietro Germi, Dustin Hoffman, Stefania Sandrelli, Carla Gravina, Rizzoli Film Distributors,  Francoriz, R.P.A. Cinematografica, and Film Prestige (Firm)

All-too-typical Italian comedy about a milquetoast who wins and weds a sexy woman, only to regret his conquest. 1 videodisc (107 min.)

MEDIA 10-811

 

Amarcord c2006

Franco Cristaldi, Federico Fellini, Tonino Guerra, Pupella Maggio, Armando Brancia, Magali Noel, Ciccio Ingrassia, PIC (Firm), F.C. produzioni, PECF (Firm) , and Janus Films

Federico Fellini satirizes his youth and turns daily life into a circus of social rituals in this portrait of provincial Italy during the Fascist period. 2 videodiscs (123 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1032

 

Amarcord I remember 1998

Federico Fellini, Magali Noel, Bruno Zanin , Pupella Maggio, Armando Brancia, Ciccio Ingrassia, and Josiane Tanzilli

Memories of episodes about love, sex, politics, family life and growing up in a small Italian town in the 1930's. 1 videodisc (127 min.) :

MEDIA    MEDIA 10-77         2-296

 

Amore e rabbia Love and anger 2005

Carlo Lizzani, Tom Baker, Julian Beck, Judith Bellocchio Archo Malina, Berbardo Bertolucci, Anouchka Films, Castoro Films, and NoShame Films

Collection of 5 short linked stories of love, anger, and indifference at the end of the 20th century. 2 videodiscs (ca. 102 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1037

 

Anna c1999

Silvana Mangano, Raf Vallone, Vittorio Gassman, Gaby Morlay, Jacques Dumesnil, Carlo Ponti, Dino De Laurentiis, Alberto Lattuada, Timeless Video Inc, and Lux film (Firm)

A novice nun recalls her former life and almost gives up her vocation. 1 videocassette (98 min.)

MEDIA 2-7429

 

Arabian nights 1989

Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Albert Gabriel Nigrin

The third film in Pasolini's "Trilogy of Life." Follows the adventures of a slave girl as she rises to power over a great city. 1 videocassette (128 min.) :

MEDIA 2-775

 

Battle of Algiers 1988

Gillo Pontecorvo, Brahim Haggiag, and Jean Martin

Dramatization of the conflict between Algerian nationalists and French colonialists that culminated in Algeria's independence in 1962. 1 videocassette (125 min.) :  DVD

DANA. MEDIA     MEDIA 326        2-706         10-346

 

Bell' Antonio c1994

Vitaliano Brancati, Alfredo Bini, Mauro Bolognini, Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Joseph E Levine, Embassy Pictures Corp, Cino del Duca (Firm), Arco Film, Lyre Cinematografique Production, and Kino International Corporation

At the urging of his family, Antonio Magnano relinquishes his bachelorhood to the alluring Barbara Puglisi, unloosing an ominous secret that threatens to spoil the young couple's wedded bliss. 1 videocassette (101 min.)

MEDIA 2-1662

 

Bellissima 1985

Luchino Visconti, Cesare Zavattini, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Francesco Rosi, Anna Magnani, Walter Chiara, Tina Apicella, and Gastone Renzilli

A movie-struck mama puts on a frantic campaign to get her little girl into the movies. 1 videocassette (110 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1269

 

The Bicycle thief 1988

Vittorio De Sica, Cesare Zavattini, Luigi Bartolini, Lamberto Maggiorani, and Enzo Staiola

Simple story of an unemployed man and his family living in war devastated Rome. The father finds a job pasting up signs, work requiring a bicycle on which to get around. When his bicycle is stolen the father and his son are forced to steal one in desperation and are caught. The film won the Academy Award for the best foreign film in 1949 and is a prime example of the "Neorealist" school of Italian cinema. 1 videocassette (90 min.) ;

DANA. DANA.   MEDIA. MEDIA 914      465                 2-662 7-129

 

The bird with the crystal plumage c2005

Dario Argento, Salvatore Argento, Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Enrico Maria Salerno, U-M Film Distributors, Inc, and Blue Underground, Inc

An American writer in Italy becomes an amateur sleuth when he witnesses a failed attempt by a serial killer to take the life of the wife of a wealthy gallery owner. 2 videodiscs (ca. 96 min.)

MEDIA 10-805

 

Black Jesus 2002/1968

Franco Brusati, Carlo Lizzani, Valerio Zurlini, Woody Strode, Franco Citti, Ivy Video, and Eclectic DVD Distribution (Firm)

Based on actual incidents in the Congo, the country that became Zaire and then the Congo Republic, Woody Strode is a revolutionary leader betrayed by one of his followers, and unwittingly martyred by those in power. Throughout his interrogation and torture, we see the entire horror of the confrontation reflected in his eyes. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-526

 

Blaise Pascal 2000

Roberto Rossellini, Pierre Arditti, and Rita Forzano

Shows the drama of a man who developed scientific thought in conflict with the dogmatism of his deep religious faith. 1 videocassette (130 min.) :

MEDIA 2-6003

 

Burn! 2005, 1969

Marlon Brando, Evaristo Maarquez, Renato Salvatori, Gillo Pontecorvo, Alberto Grimaldi, Franco Solinas, Giorgio Arlorio, United Artists Corporation, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

Sir William Walker is sent to secure a plantation at a Portuguese colony. While there be befriends Jose and Teddy, and plants the seeds of revolution in their heads. Years later he must go back and stop the revolution that he helped begin. 1 videodisc (ca. 112 min.) :

MEDIA                 MEDIA 10-1636                   2-41

 

C'eravamo tanto amati c2001

Ettore Scola, Pio Angeletti, Adriano De Micheli, Vittorio Gassman, Nino Manfredi, Stefania Sandrelli, Deantir (Firm), and Brigham Young University

Ettore Scola examines the lives of three resistance fighters and their transformation over thirty years. Each of these friends falls in love with the beautiful Luciana, an aspiring actress, testing the friendship and idealism they all shared. 1 videodisc (124 min.)

MEDIA  10-597 10-597

 

Cabiria 2000, 1914

Giovanni Pastrone, Letizia Catena, Letizia Quaranta, Gina Marangoni, Bartolomeo Pagano, Italia Almirante-Manzini, Itala-Film, Kino International Corporation, and Eighteen Frames, Inc

This story tells the personal adventures of a Roman girl (Cabiria) and her two benefactors in the third century B.C. during the Second Punic War. Includes scenes of the eruption of Mt. Etna, sea battles, and Hannibal crossing the Alps. Opens with a brief written description of the Italian genre of historical spectacular films and a history of the film Cabiria. 1 videodisc (123 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1630

 

The Canterbury tales I racconti di Canterbury 1998

Pier Paolo Pasolini, Alberto Grimaldi, Hugh Griffith, Laura Betti, Franco Citti, Josephine Chaplin, Alan Webb, and Geoffrey Chaucer

An adaptation of four stories from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. These stories of romance, deception, murder and lust are told in a uniquely candid and ribald way. 1 videocassette (121 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3925

 

Charlemagne c1995

Christian Brendel, Anny Duperey, Clive Donner, Roberta Cadringher, Alessandro Jacchia, Lux film (Firm), Pathe Television, Radiotelevisione italiana, Société nationale de programme France-Régions, Beta Films (Firm), and Acorn Media (Firm)

The life and times of Medieval Europe's most heroic and legendary figure are dramatized in Charlemagne. Intense passions, bloody betrayals and political intrigues surround an extraordinary leader who changes the course of history, and sets aside his own happiness for the greater good. 5 videocassettes (60 min. each)

MEDIA 2-7343 --7347

 

La chartreus de Parme The Charterhouse of Parme 2002

Christian Jaque, Pierre Véry, Pierre Jarry, Fred Oran, Franco Magli, Stendhal, Renée Faure, Lucien Coedel, Louis Salou, Maria Casarès, and Gérard Philipe

A young archbishop falls in love and wants to break his vows to the church. His aunt, the Countess of Sanseverina, is in love with him, and will stop at nothing to further his celibate career.  An action/adventure film of Italian court life in the early 1800s, full of intrigue, ambition, duels, and passionate crimes. 1 videodisc (170 min.) :

MEDIA 10-193

 

Ciao, professore! 2003

Mario Cecchi Gori, Vittorio Cecchi Gori, Lina Wertmüller, Ciro Ippolito, Paolo Villaggio, Isa Danieli, Gigio Morra, Ester Carloni, Sergio Solli, Marcello D'Orta, Silvio Berlusconi Communications, C.G.G. Tiger CIN.CA, Eurolux Produzione S.r.l, Penta Film (Firm), Cecchi Gori Group (Firm), Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm), and Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)

"The story of an upper-class teacher from conservative Northern Italy who, due to a computer error, finds himself teaching third-grade truants at a ramshackle school to the south."--Container. 1 videodisc (93 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1039

 

Cinema paradiso 1990

Antonella Attili, Salvatore Cascio, Philippe Noiret, Franco Cristaldi, and Giuseppe Tornatore

The story of an Italian boy's love of the movies, and of the projectionist who teaches him the secrets of movie-making. 1 videocassette (121 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 334 2-2270

 

La commare secca 2005

Bernardo Bertolucci,  Tonino Cervi, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Sergio Citti, Carlotta Barilli, Lorenza Benedetti, Clorinda Celani, Vincenzo Ciccora, Alvaro D'Ercole, Compagnia cinematografice Cervi, Cineriz (Firm), and Criterion Collection (Firm)

The brutalized corpse of a prostitute is found in a Roman park, along the banks of the Tiber River. The police round up and interrogate a handful of possible suspects. Each has to explain why he is there. One of them is the killer. 1 videodisc (ca. 93 min.)

MEDIA 10-522

 

Commedia dell'arte  198-?

Benito Ortolani, John Dietrich Mitchell, and Giovanni Poli

Presents the gallery of stock commedia characters focusing on the Maschere, the mask characters. Giovanni Poli provides the authentic voice quality, characteristic movements, and gestures of commedia dell'arte. 1 videocassette (14 min.) :

DANA 1363

 

La condanna The conviction c1994

Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Claire Nebout, Andrzej Seweryn, Grazyna Szapolowska, Marco Bellocchio, Pietro Valsecchi, Istituto Luce (Italy), Italnoleggio cinematografico, Radiotelevisione italiana, and Fox Lorber Home Video (Firm)

A story which explores the sexual complexities of men and women; what constitutes coercion and consent? what constitutes force in a sexual relationship? what do men and women really want? A night of wild love-making in a locked museum leads to a rape trial and to further encounters that raise these questions. 1 videocassette (92 min.)

MEDIA 2-7313

 

The Conformist 1989

Bernardo Bertolucci, Lee Kresel, Alberto Moravia, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Dominique Sanda, and Pierre Clementi

A rising young follower of Mussolini must assassinate his former professor, now in political exile, to demonstrate his loyalty to the Fascist state. 1 videocassette (108 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2737

 

Cosimo de' Medici 1980?

Roberto Rossellini, Virginio Gazzolo, and Marcello De Falco

Documents the social structures, the rival factions, the economic machinery, the organizations of shops and tribunals of the Florentine state. 2 videocassettes (255 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-6001 cassette 1 2-6002 cassette 2

 

Cristo si č fermato a Eboli Christ stopped at Eboli c2003

Francesco Rosi, Franco Cristaldi, Nicola Carraro, Tonino Guerra, Raffaele La Capria, Gian Maria Volonté, Paolo Bonacelli, Alain Cuny, Léa Massari, Irene Papas, François Simon, Radiotelevisione italiana, Vides Cinematográfica, Action Films, and Facets Video (Firm)

Levi, an intellectual exiled by the Fascist government during World War II to a mountain village in southern Italy, discovers the resilience and dignity of people who live close to the land. 1 videodisc (145 min.)

MEDIA 10-506

 

Crusaders 2005

Alessandro Jacchia, Andrea Porporati, Dominique Othenin-Girard, Alessandro Gassman , Johannes Brandrup, Thure Riefenstein, Barbora Bobulova, Karin Proia, Antonino Iuorio, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Lux Vides Galatea (Firm), Radiotelevisione italiana, Kirch Media, and Key DVD (Firm)

Andrew and Peter watch as the Baron returns home with his troops from their battle against the infidels. When the Baron calls for a new Crusade, the two young men believe it is the mission of a lifetime and they head for the Holy Land. 1 videodisc (ca. 199 min.)

MEDIA 10-613

 

Cymbeline 1982

Elijah Moshinsky, William Shakespeare, Richard Johnson, Claire Bloom, and Helen Mirren

The fanciful story of Imogen, daughter of Britian's King Cymbeline, whose evil second queen forces Cymbeline to banish Imogen's husband, Posthumus, because she wants to force Imogen to wed her thick-witted son, Cloten.  Posthumus flees to Rome, where he is lured by a wily Italian, Iachimo, into wagering on Imogen's fidelity.  Iachimo tricks Posthumus into believing that he has seduced the faithful Imogen, but as in all of Shakespeare's tragicomedies, everything is eventually redolved and tragedy is diverted by love and forgiveness. 2 videocassettes (174 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA 2-1077 cassette 1 2-1077 cassette 1 2-1077 cassette 1 2-1078 cassette 2 2-1078 cassette 2 2-1078 cassette 2

 

Day of anger 1968, c2002

Tonino Valerii, Giuliano Gemma, and Lee Van Cleef

A gunfighter rides into town and takes on a young outcast as an apprentice gunfighter. He learns his deadly lessons well and eventually realizes that someone has to stop his mentor from taking over the town. Pupil faces teacher in a violent climactic showdown. 1 videodisc (ca. 111 min.)

MEDIA 10-361

 

Death in Venice 1981, 1971

Luchino Visconti, Nicola Badalucco, Dirk Bogarde, Marisa Berenson, Bjørn Andresen, Silvana Mangano, and Thomas Mann

An aging, homosexual world-famous composer and conductor pursues his obsessional quest for ideal beauty in Venice, Italy circa 1911. Drawn to a lovely young boy, his secret love is unrequited, and he succumbs to cholera when an epidemic hits the Lido Isle. 1 videocassette (VHS) (131 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2866

 

The Decameron 1985?

Giovanni Boccaccio, Franco Citti, Minetto Davoli, Jovan Jovanovi c, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Vincenzo Amato, Angela Loce , and Giuseppe Zigaina

Pasolini's rendition of several of Boccaccio's tales from The Decameron.  Boccaccio's tales reflect on the eternal foolishness of man, but also display fasacinating details of 14th-century Italian life. 1 videocassette (116 min.) :

MEDIA 2-949

 

Divorzio all'italiana Divorce Italian style c2005

Pietro Germi, Marcello Mastroianni, Daniela Rocca, Stefania Sandrelli, Leopoldo Trieste, Odoardo Spadaro, Janus Films, Lux film (Firm), Vides Cinematográfica, Galatea Film, Criterion Collection (Firm), and Cristaldifilm (Firm)

A man falls in love with a younger woman, but he is married and divorce is illegal. To get what he wants, he begins an elaborate scheme to kill his wife. 2 videodiscs (104 min.)

MEDIA 10-785

 

La dolce vita 1985

Federico Fellini

2 videocassettes (174 min.) :

MEDIA            DANA 2-129,  2-130     962 cassette 1, 2

 

Era Notte a Roma Blackout in Rome 199-?

Roberto Rossellini, Leo Genn, Sergei Fedorovich Bondarchuk, Giovanna Ralli, Hannes Messemer, and Peter Baldwin

Tells the story of three Allied soldiers hiding in Italy during World War II and of the villagers who risked their lives to protect them. 1 videocassette (136 min.) :

MEDIA 2-6005

 

La fanciulla del West Girl of the golden West 1992

Giacomo Puccini, David Belasco, Barbara Daniels, Plácido Domingo, Anthony Laciura, Sherrill Milnes, Julien Robbins, Giancarlo Del Monaco, Leonard Slatkin, G Civinini, and Carlo Zangarini

Puccini's opera, with an unusual setting for an Italian opera. Set in California during the Gold Rush, it features such Western characters as a sheriff, a Wells Fargo agent, miners, & a bandit. 1 videocassette (140 min.) :

MUSIC 252

 

Farinelli il castrato 1995

Gérard Corbiau, Andrée Corbiau, Véra Belmont, Stefano Dionisi, Enrico Lo Verso, and Elsa Zylberstein

Based on the amazing true story of the famous castrato Carlo Broschi, this film examines his life and singing career, with particular focus on the turbulent relationship with his older brother. 1 videocassette (110 min.) :

MUSIC 410

 

Fellini satyricon 1988

Federico Fellini, Petronius Arbiter, Alberto Grimaldi, Bernardino Zapponi, Hiram Keller, Max Born, Salvo Randone, and Martin Potter

Fellini recreates the bawdy and lecherous days of Nero's reign in ancient Rome, a universe unconcerned with human dignity and obsessed with perverse sex. 1 videocassette (130 min.) :

DANA 469

 

Film d'amore e d'anarchia Love and anarchy 1997

Lina Wertmüller, Romano Cardarelli, Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato, Eros Pagni, and Lina Polito

Tells the story of a shy country peasant who goes to the city with a plan to assassinate Benito Mussolini. His underground contact in the network of anarchists offers him a hideout in her brothel where he meets a young prostitute and falls in love. When his lover prevents the plan's realization, he fires upon police, is imprisoned and murdered. 1 videocassette (129 min.) :

DANA 1538

 

A fistful of dynamite 1971, 1993

A Mexican peasant turned revolutionary (Steiger) teams with an Irish terrorist (Coburn) to stage a daring break-in to liberate political prisoners. 1 videocassette (138 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5479

 

For a few dollars more 1965, 1991

Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volonté, Sergio Leone, Alberto Grimaldi, Arturo González, United Artists Corporation, Produzioni Europee Associate, Constantin Film (Firm), and MGM/UA Home Video (Firm)

Western drama in which two bounty hunters join forces to capture an outlaw gang leader. 1 videocassette (130 min.)

MEDIA 2-7399

 

Four ways out 1998

Pietro Germi, Gina Lollobrigida, Cosetta Greco, Renato Baldini, Paul M©oller, Fausto Tozzi, Enzo Maggio, Tamara Lees, Cines (Firm), Ameurope Films (Firm) , Video Images (Firm), and Video Yesteryear (Firm)

Four men plan separate escapes after stealing the receipts from a soccer match. 1 videocassette (74 min.)

MEDIA 2-7425

 

Francesco c2004

Liliana Cavani, Roberta Mazzoni, Giulio Scanni, Jost Steinbruchel, Mickey Rourke, Helena Bonham Carter, Andréa Ferréol, Paolo Bonacelli, Hermann Hesse, Karol Film (Firm), Radiotelevisione italiana, and Trinity Home Entertainment (Firm)

Dramatization of the passionately mystical life of Saint Francis of Assisi. The decadent son of a wealthy, 13th-century Italian merchant, Francesco experienced a religious awakening and set an enduring example of devotion and sacrifice. 1 videodisc (118 min.)

MEDIA 10-594

 

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis 1987

Vittorio De Sica, Dominique Sanda, and Lino Capolicchio

The story of an aristocratic Jewish family living under increasing Fascist oppression in pre-World War II Italy. 1 videocassette (90 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 2-485 2-485

 

Germania, anno zero Germany, year zero 2002

Roberto Rossellini, Alfredo Guarini, Salvo D'Angelo, Carlo Lizzani, Max Kolpe, Edmund Meschke, Ingetraud Hinzf, Franz Grüger, Image Entertainment (Firm), International Media Films (Firm), and Tevere Film (Firm)

A young boy kills his sickly father and then, unable to live with his action, kills himself. Set in ruined Berlin shortly after World War II. The third part of the trilogy following, Paisa, and Roma cittŕ aperta. 1 videodisc (71 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1129

 

Girl with a suitcase c1997

Claudia Cardinale, Jacques Perrin, Corrado Pani, Romolo Valli, Maurizio Lodi-Fe', Valerio Zurlini, C & D Film Associates, Titanus (Firm), and Entertainment Programs International

A rich young aristocrat abandons a young woman after a brief fling with her. She traces him to his home, where the sensitive younger brother of sixteen falls in love with her; she comes to have strong feelings for him, while realizing the relationship cannot last. 1 videocassette (96 min.)

MEDIA 2-7314

 

The good, the bad and the ugly 1966, 1983

Sergio Leone

An adventure drama set during the Civil War. Three ruthless outlaws search for a treasure chest containing  200,000 in gold. One of the trio of westerns that helped make Clint Eastwood a household name. 2 videocassettes (161 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-54 cassette 1 2-55 cassette 2

 

The Gospel according to St. Matthew 1990

Pier Paolo Pasolini,  Alfredo Bini, Enrique Irazoqui, Susanna Pasolini, Marcello Morante, and Mario Socrate

The life of Christ filmed in style, using non-professional actors. 1 videocassette (142 min.) :

DANA 525, 10-537

 

I Clowns 199-?

Bernardino Zapponi, Lamberto Pippia, Ugo Guerra, Elio Scardamaglia, Federico Fellini, Riccardo Billi, Fanfulla, Dario Di Palma, Ruggero Mastroianni, and Nino Rota

A semi-autobiographical documentary filmed partially in simulated cinema vérité style. Recalls Fellini's youthful fascination with clowns.  Besides recreating some of the most famous clown acts in circus history, Fellini shows the two kinds of clowns that dominated the circus of his boyhood -- the Auguste and the Pierrot. 1 videocassette (ca. 90 min.) :

DANA 464

 

I Paladini storia d'armi e d'amori c1985

Giacomo Battiato, Nicola Carraro, Tanya Roberts, Leigh McCloskey, Rick Edwards, Ron Moss, Vides Produziones, Warner Bros, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

Magic, knights, and medieval fights between Moors and Christians, over women and honor. 1 videocassette (101 min.)

MEDIA 2-7476

Italy (Continued)

I soliti ignoti Big deal on Madonna Street 1990, 1960

Mario Monicelli, Franco Cristaldi, Scarpelli, Age, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Vittorio Gassman, Marcello Mastroianni, Renato Salvatori, and Totò

Five men conspire to burglarize a small-time jeweler's safe. When the time comes to carry out the scheme, the men become hopelessly clumsy and have to eventually give up and go home.  1 videocassette (90 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3708

 

I Vitelloni The Young and the passionate 198-?

Federico Fellini, Franco Interlenghi, Franco Fabrizi, Alberto Sordi, Leonord Ruffo, and Lida Baarowa

A portrait of discontented young men and their girlfriends, drifting aimlessly through life at an Italian resort. 1 videocassette (104 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1488

 

Identificazione di una donna Identification of a woman 1999

Michelangelo Antonioni, Giorgio Nocella, Antonio Macri, Tomas Milian, Daniela Silverio, Christine Boisson, Rai Trade (Firm), and Facets Video (Firm)

An unusual and contemporary love story based on a film maker's chance encounters with two women. 1 videocassette (125 min.)

MEDIA 2-7311

 

Il bidone The swindle c2000

Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Broderick Crawford, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart, Franco Fabrizi, Titanus (Firm), and Image Entertainment (Firm)

An aging swindler, ringleader of a trio of petty thieves who impersonates priests to cheat peasants, finally realizes the futility of his life. 1 videodisc (91 min.)

MEDIA 10-529

 

Il deserto dei tartari Desert of the tartars 2005

Valerio Zurlini, André Brunelin, Vittorio Gassman, Giuliano Gemma, Max von Sydow, Dino Buzzati, Istituto Luce (Italy), Cinema Due,  Reggane Films, Corona-Filmproduktion, and NoShame Films

"For his first commission, infantry lieutenant Drogo is stationed at a remote desert garrison on the mist-shrouded border of the North Kingdom. Filling their days with endless drilling, the soldiers of Fortezza Bastiani spend the long nights wondering about an enemy no one has ever seen. As the days stretch into months, the strain of waiting for attack takes its toll on Drago's comrades: sadistic major Mattis, sardonic Lieutenant Simeon, cynical medic Rovine, and humiliated Captain Hortiz, who lives with the shame of having once sounded the alarm against an attack that vanished before anyone else could see." --Container. 1 videodisc (141 min.) :

MEDIA 10-938

 

Il deserto rosso Red desert 1999

Michelangelo Antonioni, Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Cervi, Angelo Rizzoli, Monica Vitti, Richard Harris, Carlo Chionetti, Xenia Valderi, and Rita Renoir

A young woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown as the result of an automobile accident, struggles to find peace and comfort in a bleak, industrialized town on the Sardinian coast.  1 videocassette (116 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5683

 

Il gattopardo The leopard c2004

Luchino Visconti, Goffredo Lombardo, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Paolo Stoppa, Rina Morelli, Michael Wood, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Titanus (Firm), Criterion Collection (Firm), Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

Recounting the years of Italy's Risorgimento-when the aristocracy lost its grip and the middle classes rose and formed a democratic Italy. 3 videodiscs (185 min.)

MEDIA 10-527

 

Il Grido Outcry c2000

Michelangelo Antonioni, Elio Bartolini, Ennio De Concini, Steve Cochran, Alida Valli, Dorian Gray, Betsy Blair, Gabriella Pallotta, Lyn Shaw, Robert Alexander Productions Inc, S.P.A. Cinematográfica (Firm), and Kino International Corporation

A man is bereft when his married lover of seven years decides suddenly to leave him when her husband dies. He takes their child and wanders for a year, but realizes he can love only her. 1 videodisc (116 min.)

MEDIA 10-528

 

Il matrimonio segreto an opera buffa in two acts 1986

Domenico Cimarosa, Claus Viller, Michael Hampe, Hilary Griffiths, Giovanni Bertati, David Garrick, George Colman, Barbara Daniels, Carlos Feller, Claudio Nicolai, and David Kuebler

1 videocassette (140 min.) :

MUSIC 260

 

Il posto c2003

Ermanno Olmi, Loredana Detto, Sandro Panseri, Titanus (Firm), Criterion Collection (Firm), and Janus Films

"When young Domenico ventures from the small village of Meda to Milan in search of employment, he finds himself on the bottom rung of the bureaucratic ladder in a huge, faceless company. The prospects are daunting, but Domenico finds reason for hope in the fetching Antonietta. A tender coming-of-age story and a sharp observation of dehumanizing corporate enterprise, Ermanno Olmi's Il Posto is a touching and hilarious tale of one young man's stumbling entrance into the perils of modern adulthood"--Container. 1 videodisc (93 min.)

MEDIA 10-520

 

Indiscretion of an American wife 1987/1953

Jennifer Jones, Montgomery Clift, Cesare Zavattini, Luigi Chiarini, Giorgio Prosperi, Truman Capote, Vittorio De Sica, and Cesare Zavattini

An American housewife takes a lover during her holiday in Rome. When she leaves, he follows her to the train station and makes love to her in an empty railcar; they are caught by a worker who reports them to the authorities. 1 videocassette (65 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2734

 

The Italian straw hat Un chapeau de paille d'Italie 1985

Eugène Labiche, Marc Michel, René Clair, Alice Tissot, Albert Préjean, Alexis Bondi, and Vital Geymond

Noted as one of the gems of comedy...a model of visual wit, jabbing fun at the pretensions of the middle class.  This satirical comedy of manners concerning a young man who, on his wedding day, becomes entangled with a married lady and her lover and has to find an exact replica of a special straw hat, essential to saving the lady's honor. 1 videocassette (ca. 107 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1393

 

Joyful laughter Risate di gioia c1991

Mario Monicelli, Silvio Clementelli, Anna Magnani, Tot©ř, Ben Gazzara, Fred Clark, Titanus (Firm), and Festival Films

Two plotting pickpockets have an evening of petty larceny planned for New Year's Eve. Unfortunately, their bungling friend shows a positive genius for unintentional interference. 1 videocassette (106 min.)

MEDIA 2-7426

 

Juliet of the spirits 1989

Federico Fellini, Giulietta Masina, Sandra Milo, Mario Pisu,  Lou Gilbert, and Sylvia Koscina

Surrealistic fantasy triggered by wife's fears that her well-to-do husband is cheating on her. 1 videocassette (148 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2276

 

Kapo c1996

Gillo Pontecorvo, Moris Ergas, Susan Strasberg, Laurent Terzieff, Emmanučle Riva, Vides Cinematográfica, Zebra Cineriz, Francinex (Firm), and Nostalgia Family Video (Firm)

The story of a Jewish girl from Paris sent to a concentration camp during World War II. In the camp the girl is befriended by a kindly doctor, who helps her hide her true identity and work as a camp guard, or "kapo." Unfortunately, her new found power goes to her head, and her abuse of that power is very nearly on the same level as the Nazis. 1 videocassette (87 min.)

MEDIA 2-7305

 

L'albero degli zoccoli The Tree of wooden clogs 1990

Ermanno Olmi, Luigi Omaghi, Francesca Moriggi, Omar Brignoll, and Antonio Ferrari

Deceptively simple tale of a small community of peasants in Italy at the turn of the century. It follows four families through the seasons, and shows the seemingly small events that influence their lives and the love they feel for the land and their families. 2 videocassettes (185 min.) :

DANA. DANA 992 cassette 1 992 cassette 2

 

L'Avventura 198-

Michelangelo Antonioni, Gabriele Ferzetti, and Monica Vitti

The story of a group of rich Italians who land on a deserted island.  One of the young women begins an affair with her best friend's lover, quarrels with him and subsequently disappears. Gradually the searchers become preoccupied with their own problems and the woman is never found. 1 videocassette (145 min.) :

MEDIA      MEDIA 2-545          10-214

 

L'eclisse c2005

Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra, Elio Bartolini, Ottiero Ottieri, Robert Hakim, Raymond Hakim, Alain Delon, Monica Vitti, Paco Rabal, Interopa Film-Cineriz, Paris Film Production, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

A young woman, after breaking off an affair with an older man, finds herself in Rome and alone. She becomes friends with a young stockbroker, but after he has an accident, she once again finds herself alone. 2 videodiscs (125 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 10-538 10-538

 

L'inferno 2004

Francesco Bertolini,  Adolfo Padovan, Giuseppe De Liguoro, Dante Alighieri, Salvatore Anzelmo Papa, Arturo Pirovano, Atilio Motta, Tangerine Dream (Musical group), Eye 4 Films, TDI Music, and Snapper Music

The first Italian feature film ever made, L'Inferno was also the first international blockbuster, based loosely on Dante's journey through hell as influenced by the illustrative style of Gustave Doré. 1 videodisc (71 min.)

MEDIA 10-627

 

L'ora di religione il sorriso di mia madre 2006

Marco Bellocchio, Sergio Pelone, Sergio Castellitto, Jacqueline Lustig, Piera Degli Esposti, Toni Bertorelli, Filmalbatros (Firm), RAI Cinema (Firm), New Yorker Video (Firm), Tele + (Firm), and New Yorker Films

A celebrated painter receives a visit from a cardinal's assistant, who informs him that his mother could become a saint. 1 videodisc (102 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1025

 

L'ultimo bacio The last kiss c2001

Domenico Procacci, Gabriele Muccino, Stefania Sandrelli, Stefano Accorsi, Giovanna Mezzogiorno,  Miramax Films, Thinkfilm (Firm), Fandango (Firm), and Medusa Film

Carlo's life is thrown into a tailspin when his longtime girlfriend Giulia announces she's pregnant. 1 videodisc (115 min.)

MEDIA 10-793

 

L'Uomo della croce Man with a cross c1991

Roberto Rossellini, Alberto Tavazzi, Roswita Schmidt, Ente Nazionale Industrie Cinematografiche, Continentalcine (Firm) , and Festival Films

Rossellini's third feature film was made under Fascist rule. On the Russian front during the summer of 1942, a saintly Italian chaplain aids a group of soldiers and peasants in a small village under Italian and Russian artillery fire. He is killed helping a dying man. 1 videocassette (88 min.)

MEDIA 2-7431

 

Lamerica c2004, 1994

Mario Cecchi Gori, Vittorio Cecchi Gori, Gianno Amelio, Andrea Porporati, Alessandro Sermoneta,  Enrico Lo Verso, Michele Placido, Piro Milkani, Arena Films (Firm), Cecchi Gori Group (Firm), Centre national de la cinématographie (France), Studio Canal, Radiotelevisione italiana, Vega Films, and New Yorker Films

A visually arresting tale of moral conflict and the journey that leads to atonement. 1 videodisc (116 min.)

MEDIA 10-513

 

Last tango in Paris 1998

Bernardo Bertolucci,  Alberto Grimaldi, Franco Arcalli, Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Maria Michi, Jean-Pierre Léaud, and Massimo Girotti

An American widower in Paris, desolate at the unexplained suicide of his wife, plunges into a torrid sexual relationship with a stranger, a young French girl half his age. 1 videodisc (129 min.) :

MEDIA 10-76

 

Leonardo a dream of flight 1999

Brent Carver, David Felton, Cedric Smith, Allan King, Raymond Storey, David Devine , Richard Mozer, Devine Entertainment Corporation, Merlin Films, Home Box Office (Firm), and Feature Films for Families

A dramatization of the life of Leonardo da Vinci. 1 videocassette (ca. 49 min.)

MEDIA 2-7364

 

The libertine/La Matriarca c2002, 1968

Ottavio Jemma, Radley Metzger, Silvio Clementelli, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Catherine Spaak, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Luigi Pistilli, Philippe Leroy, Nicolo Ferrari, and Audubon Films

"The libertine is about a young woman named Mimi who discovers that her recently deceased husband had kept a secret apartment equipped to satisfy his unusual sexual desires. Upset that had turned to others instead of herself, Mimi decides to use the apartment to explore the world of sex!"--Container. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-523

 

Lo sceicco bianco The white sheik c2003

Luigi Rovere, Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano, Michelangelo Antonioni, Alberto Sordi, Brunella Bovo, Leopoldo Trieste, Giulietta Masina, Produzione distribuzione compagnia cinematografica italiana, Organizzazione filmistica italiana, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Ivan Cavalli brings his new wife Wanda to Rome on the least romantic honeymoon in history--a rigid schedule of family meetings and an audience with the Pope. But Wanda, dreaming of the dashing hero of a photo-strip cartoon, drifts off in search of the White Sheik, thus setting off a slapstick comedy. 1 videodisc (82 min.)

MEDIA 10-534

 

Love and anarchy 197-?

Lina Wertmüller, Romano Cardarelli, Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato, and Lina Polita

Tells the story of a shy country peasant who goes to the city with a plan to assassinate Benito Mussolini. Shows how his underground contact in the network of anarchists offers him a hideout in her brothel where he meets a young prostitute and falls in love. 1 videocassette (108 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1695

 

Luci del varietŕ Lights of variety 19--

Federico Fellini, Alberto Lattuada, Peppino De Filippo, Carla Del Poggio, Giulietta Masina, John Kitzmiller, Janus Films, Capitolium (Firm), British Broadcasting Corporation, and Home Vision (Firm)

Story of the hand-to-mouth existence of a troupe of engaging but not especially talented vaudeville performers who are joined by an ambitious, beautiful young girl of limited talents.  She becomes the center of attraction for the company, but she deserts them all for a more upscale show. 1 videocassette (93 min.)

MEDIA 2-7303

 

La macchina ammazzacattivi The machine to kill bad people = The camera that kills bad guys c1996

Gennaro Pisano, Giovanni Amato, William Tubbs, Helen Tubbs, Eduardo De Filippo, Fabrizio Sarazani, Roberto Rossellini, Films Incorporated, Tevere Film, and Nostalgia Family Video (Firm)

Comedy about a small-town photographer whose camera becomes a killing device to kill bad people. The photographer becomes increasingly enraged as he encounters evil everywhere. 1 videocassette (84 min.)

MEDIA 2-7534

 

Malena 2001

Harvey Weinstein, Carlo Bernasconi, Giuseppe Tornatore, Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro, Luciano Frederico, Matilde Plana, and Luciano Vincenzoni

An unforgettable story of a 13-year-old boy's journey into manhood amid the chaos and intolerance of World War II. 1 videocassette (92 min.) :

MEDIA 2-6080

 

Mamma Roma 1995

Pier Paolo Pasolini, Alfredo Bini, Anna Magnani, Ettore Garofolo, Franco Citta, and Silvana Corsini

In Pasolini's second feature, a woman attempts to leave her life as a prostitute and provide a middle class life for the teenage son with whom she's reunited after many years. 1 videocassette (110 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 915 2-5061

 

Medea 1970

Euripides, Franco Rossellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Maria Callas, Gisueppi Gentile, Laurent Terzieff, Massimo Girotti, and Margareth Clementi

Medea, high priestess of the Golden Fleece, falls in love with Jason, and, stealing the prized article, flees with him to Corinth. Jason eventually betrays her, however, when he falls in love with the daughter of Creon.  In a white heat of anger, Medea murders Creon, his daughter, and finally her two sons by Jason, then flees, leaving him to face a wifeless, childless future. 1 videocassette (100 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 21 2-1453

 

Mery per sempre Forever Mary c1991

Marco Risi, Aurelio Grimaldi, Claudio Bonivento, Michele Placido, Claudio Amendola, Francesco Benigno, Alessandro Di Sanzo , Tony Sperandeo, Numero Uno International, and Cinevista (Firm)

An idealistic school teacher tries to make a difference in a rigid reform school. 1 videocassette (100 min.)

MEDIA 2-7304

 

Mimi metallurgico ferito nellónore Mimi the metalworker 1997

Lina Wertmüller, Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato, Agostina Belli, Daniele Senatore, Romano Cardarelli, Euro International Films, and Fox Lorber Home Video (Firm)

Mimi, a Sicilan laborer, refuses to vote for the Mafia's candidate ; consequently he loses his job, his wife, and his home.  His efforts to defend his honor produce complex comical results. 1 videocassette (89 min.)

MEDIA 2-7517

 

Miracle in Milan 1990

Vittorio De Sica, Cesare Zavattini, Francesco Golisano, Branduani Gianni, Paolo Stoppa, Emma Gramatica, Gugielmo Barnabo, and Brunella Bovo

Comedy, satire, and realism are combined in a fantasy about the social conceits of man.  An Italian orphan, with the aid of a miraculous dove, combats power and wealth and succeeds in bringing happiness to the inhabitants of a Milanese hobo camp. 1 videodisc (95 min.) :

MEDIA 7-91

 

The night porter c1999

Liliana Cavani, Robert Gordon Edwards, Esa De Simone, Italo Moscati, Barbara Alberti, Amedeo Pagani, Dirk Bogarde, Charlotte Rampling, Philippe Leroy, Gabriele Ferzetti, Janus Films, Ital Noleggio Cinematográfico, Lotar Film, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

The chance meeting of a woman and a former Nazi SS officer brings back memories of their sado-masochistic relationship in a concentration camp years before. 1 videodisc (118 min.)

MEDIA 10-585

 

Nights of Cabiria 1989

Dino De Laurentiis, Federico Fellini, Giulietta Masina, François Périer, Franca Marzi, and Amedao Nazzari

Cabiria, a simple-minded prostitute, searches Rome for true love.  She is romanced and abandoned by men who exploit her. She endures even in the face of tragedy with the vain hope of finding marriage and happiness. 1 videocassette (110 min.) :

DANA 333

 

Ninfa plebea The nymph c2006

Lina Wertmüller, Ugo Pirro, Domenico Rea, Ciro Ippolito, Fulvio Lucisano, Lucia Cara, Stefania Sandrelli, Raoul Bova, Italian International Film, Eurolux Produzione S.r.l, Koch Lorber Films , and Koch Entertainment (Firm)

A naive 15 year-old-girl who is subjected to repeated abuse in her small village finds love with a wounded soldier. 1 videodisc (ca. 110 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1035

 

La notte The night 2001

Michelangelo Antonioni, Ennio Flaiano, Tonino Guerra, Emmanuel Cassuto, Jeanne Moreau, Marcello Mastroianni, Monica Vitti, Bernhard Wicki, Sofitedip-Nepi Film, Vauban Productions, WinStar TV and Video (Firm), and Fox Lorber Films

Captures a day in the life of a Milanese novelist and his wife, who after ten years of marriage have grown apart. During this day they visit a dying friend in hospital, go to a nightclub, meet a rich industrialist's daughter at a party, and face the emptiness of their lives and marriage. 1 videocassette (115 min.)

MEDIA 2-7189 2-7199

 

Nuovo cinema Paradiso 1999

Franco Cristaldi, Giuseppe Tornatore, Philippe Noiret, Salvatore Cascio, Antonella Attili, and Jacques Perrin

The story of a lifelong love affair with the movies, Cinema Paradiso tells of a young boy in a small Italian village where the only pastime is a visit to the movies at the Cinema Paradiso. Enchanted by the flickering images, Salvatore yearns for the secret of the cinema's magic and is overjoyed when Alfredo, the projectionist, agrees to reveal the mysteries of movie making to him. As their friendship grows, so does Salvatore, growing older with his good friend and the movies he adores, learning from both of them how to court his first love, and dreaming of one day making movies of his own.  When the day comes for Salvatore to leave the village and pursue his dream, Alfredo makes the young man promise to never look back, to keep moving forward.  And so he does for thirty years, until the day a message arrives that beckons him back home ot a secret, beautiful discovery that awaits him. 1 videodisc (121 min.)

MEDIA 10-62

 

Oedipus Rex 198-

Sophocles, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Silvana Mangano, and Franco Citti

Sophocles' play, with added prologue and epilogue, set in modern times, is extended into the present and points out that the motives of the ancient tragedy still exist today. 1 videocassette (110 min.) :

MEDIA 2-524

 

Once upon a time in the West 1968, 1985

Fulvio Morsella, Sergio Leone, Henry Fonda , Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards, and Charles Bronson

Original, uncut version of the story of a ruthless murderous psychopath who is hired to kill again. 2 videocassettes (165 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-631 cass. 1 2-632 cass. 2

 

Open city 1985

Roberto Rossellini

A graphic portrayal of the misery of Rome during the German occupation, telling of an underground leader who takes refuge with a friend. 1 videocassette (105 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA  DANA 2-121 7-127  526

 

The organizer 1997, 1964

Marcello Mastroianni, Annie Girardot, Bernard Blier, Franco Cristaldi, Mario Monicelli, Age, Scarpelli, and Pierluigi Urbini

"In 19th century Turin, an itinerant professor unites a ragtag group of textile workers in a strike against their factory"--Container. 1 videocassette (127 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3635

 

Ossessione Obsession c2002

Luchino Visconti, Clara Calamai, Massimo Girotti, Dhia Cristiani, Elio Marcuzzo, Vittorio Duse, Michele Riccardini , Juan de Landa, Industrie Cinematografiche Italiante S.A, and Image Entertainment (Firm)

The story of the ill-fated love between Gino, a virile young drifter, who arrives by chance at a roadside restaurant and filling station, and Giovanna, the beautiful young wife of the fat old man who owns the place. Gino leaves, only to return because he can't get her out of his blood. They kill her husband but his death haunts the guilt-ridden Gino. 1 videodisc (135 min.)

MEDIA 10-530

 

Padre padrone c1998

Omero Antonutti, Saverio Marconi, Marcella Michelangeli, Fabrizio Forte, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani, Radiotelevisione italiana, and Fox Lorber Home Video (Firm)

Gavino Ledda (Marconi) recounts his domination by his oppressive father (Antonutti) when growing up. He is forced to live in solitude as an illiterate Sardinian shepherd, separated from family, schools, and his town. Finally he rebels against his father and his own illiteracy. 1 videodisc (117 min.)

MEDIA 10-512

 

Paisan 1987

Roberto Rossellini, Rodney E Geiger, Federico Fellini, Carmela Sazio, Gar Moore, Bill Tubbs, Harriet White, Maria Michi, and Robert Van Loon

Six stories dealing with Italian and American soldiers meeting under battle conditions during World War II. 1 videocassette (116 min.) : sd., b&w ;

DANA. MEDIA 1863 2-5235

 

Pane e tulipani Bread and tulips 2002

Daniele Maggioni, Doriana Leondeff, Silvio Soldini, Licia Maglietta, Bruno Ganz, Giuseppe Battiston, Antonio Catania, Marina Massironi, Vitalba Andrea, Daniela Piperno, Tatiana Lepore, and Felice Andrecsi

When a harried housewife is accidentally left behind while on vacation with her family, she decides to take a holiday of her own in Venice. 1 videocassette (112 min.) :

MEDIA 2-6051

 

Pasqualino settebellezze Seven beauties c1998

Lina Wertmüller, Arrigo Colombo, Giancarlo Giannini, Fernando Rey, Shirley Stoler, Fox Lorber Home Video (Firm), and Medusa (Firm)

A small-time casanova with no political convictions and fewer brains shoots his sister's pimp to save the family honor.  He is caught, tried, sent to an insane asylum, volunteers for the Italian army and ends up in a Nazi concentration camp, where he learns to survive at any cost. 1 videocassette (ca. 115 min.)

MEDIA 2-7319

 

Porcile Pigsty c2003

Gina Vittorio Baldi, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Pierre Clémenti, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Franco Citti, and Water Bearer Films (Firm)

Story of a cannibal in a medieval wasteland interwoven with that of the son of an ex-Nazi industrialist in modern day Germany, who is more attracted to pigs than his fiance. 1 videodisc (99 min.)

MEDIA 10-524

Italy (Continued)

Princesa 2002

Rebecca O'Brien, Henrique Goldman, Ellis Freeman, Ingrid de Souza, Cesare Bocci, Parallax Pictures, BIM Distribuzione, and Road Movies Filmproduktion

"Fernando/Fernanda, a 19-year-old Brazilian transvestite, dreams of becoming a woman, meeting a prince and being swept off her feet into a fantastic life of middle-class normalcy. She goes to Milan and works as a prostitute to raise money for a sex-change operation. On the streets she is transformed into 'Princesa', a stylish and alluring figure who makes a lot of money and many friends. One night Fernanda is picked up by Gianni, a conventional, handsome Italian man. The two establish a passionate relationship very quickly and a whirlwind of romance ensues. Gianni leaves his wife and offers to pay for Fernanda's sex change operation. She turns away from her life on the streets and sets up home with Gianni. As time passes, Fernanda's ideal image of life as a housewife is tested. After much soul searching she is forced to re-examine the person she hopes to become"--Container. 1 videodisc (96 min.)

MEDIA 10-569

 

Respiro 2003, c2002

Domenico Procacci, Emanuele Crialese, Valeria Golino, Vincenzo Amato, Veronica D'Agostino, Filippo Pucillo, Avy Macciano, Francesco Casisa, Elio Germano, Fabio Zamarion, Beatrice Scarpato, Didier Ranz, John Surman, Eva Coen, Fandango (Firm), Films des Tournelles, Roissy Films (Firm), Medusa Film e Tele+ (Firm), Eurimages (Organization), TPS Cinéma (Firm), and Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)

Grazia is a carefree mother of three, who soon becomes the focus of her neighbors' gossip. While her fellow Lampedusians work and live hard - oblivious to their native paradise - Grazia alone is courageous enough to blissfully embrace life's treasures. Her wild, sensual and free-spirited behavior reflects the unrivaled beauty of her heavenly seaside village. She is not understood or accepted by the social conventions of the town, nor its strict tribal rules. Brings to light the network of true affection inside the family. 1 videodisc (95 min.)

MEDIA 10-525

 

Riso amaro Bitter rice 198-?

Giuseppe De Santis, Dino De Laurentiis, Vittorio Gassman, Doris Dowling, Silvana Mangano, Raf Vallone, and Goffredo Petrassi

In the rice fields of the Italian Po Valley a thief on the run meets a girl who tries to steal his loot. 1 videocassette (108 min.) :

MEDIA     MEDIA 2-2649         2-7297

 

Roberto Rossellini's Flowers of St. Francis 198-?

Roberto Rossellini, Angelo Rizzoli, Lee Kresel, and Aldo Fabrizi

A neo-realist recreation of legends surrounding St. Francis of Assisi and his band of friars as they strive to attain perfect harmony with nature. 1 videocassette (79 min.) :

MEDIA 2-6006

 

Roberto Rossellini's General della Rovere 1996

Indro Montanelli, Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, Hannes Messemer, Sandra Milo, Giovanna Ralli, Anne Vernon, Nostalgia Family Video (Firm), Zebra Film (Firm), Gaumont (Firm), and Continental Distributing, Inc

When Emanuele Bardone, a petty con man, is persuaded by the Germans to impersonate a partisan leader they have killed, he assumes the admirable qualities of the heroic officer and the German plan backfires. 1 videocassette (ca. 135 min.)

MEDIA 2-7430

 

Rocco e i suoi fratelli Rocco and his brothers c2001

Goffredo Lombardo, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Luchino Visconti, Alain Delon, Annie Girardot, Renato Salvatori, Katina Paxinou , Claudia Cardinale, Titanus (Firm), Films Marceau, and Image Entertainment (Firm)

The story of four poor Italian brothers and their mother who leave their country home and move to bustling Milan with hopes of improving their bitter fortune. The family is thrown into chaos when two of the brothers are torn apart by their love for the same woman and their struggles to succeed in a viciously competitive world. 1 videodisc (176 min.)

MEDIA 10-574

 

Roma 1991

Federico Fellini, Turi Vasile, Bernardino Zapponi, Peter Gonzales, Fiona Florence, and Britta Barnes

The filmmaker's memories of the past and predictions for the future are combined to produce this fantasy-ladened journey through Rome. 1 videocassette (129 min.) :

DANA 330

 

Salo 120 days of Sodom 1990

Pier Paolo Pasolini and Sade

Pasolini adapted a work by the Marquis de Sade, transplanting the setting to Salo, Mussolini's Facist holdout set up in northern Italy after he was freed by SS commandos.  In a vast mansion, a party of Facists have rounded up a group of attractive young people to satisfy their depraved desires.  As in earlier works, Pasolini updates a traditional myth to modern times; here, he takes the early Christian notion of the "world upside down," and gives it a material, horrifying reality. 1 videocassette (115 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1132

 

Salvatore Giuliano c2004

Francesco Rosi, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Enzo Provenzale, Franco Solinas, Franco Cristaldi, Salvo Randone, Frank Wolff, Federico Zardi, Pietro Cammarata, Sennuccio Benelli, Max Cartier, Ugo Torrente, Lux film (Firm), Criterion Collection (Firm), and Image Entertainment (Firm)

A documentary-style drama chronicling the rise and fall of the title character, a real-life Mob chieftain who rose to prominence in post-WWII Sicily. 2 videodiscs (123 min.)

MEDIA 10-504

 

Shoeshine 1946

Sergio Amildei, Cesare Zavattini, and Vittorio De Sica

One of the great films of Italian neorealism; in Nazi-occupied Rome, two young shoeshine boys get involved in a black market deal in order to raise money for a horse, are caught and sent to prison, where one of them betrays the other. 1 videocassette (ca. 110 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA 2-1275

 

Le soldatesse the soldierettes c1996

Roberto Infascelli, Moris Ergas, Valerio Zurlini, Aca Gavric, Mario Adorf, Anna Karina, Marie Laforêt, Zebra Film Productions, and Hollywood's Attic (Firm)

Shortly after Italy conquered Greece in 1941, impoverished Greek women survive by working in Italian military brothels.  An Italian major falls in love with one of the women. 1 videocassette (ca. 97 min.)

MEDIA 2-7306

 

Sono pazzo di Iris blond [I'm crazy about] Iris Blond 1999

Vittorio Cecchi Gori, Mario Cecchi Gori, Rita Cecchi Gori, Carlo Verdone, Francesca Marciano, Pasquale Pastino, Claudia Gerini, Miramax Films, Cecchi Gori Group (Firm), Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm), and Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)

"Desperate for some good news in his life, Romeo consults a tarot card reader who tells him that the woman of his dreams speaks in verse and has the name of a flower. So when after a false start, he stumbles upon the beautiful, poetry-writing Iris, Romeo is convinced that he's just come face-to-face with his destiny."--Container. 1 videodisc (113 min.)

MEDIA 10-838

 

Story of a cloistered nun c2004

Domenico Paolella, Tonino Cervi, Suzy Kendall, Catherine Spaak, Elenora Giorgi, P.S.C. (Firm), S.N.D. (Firm), Roxy Film (Firm), and  Substance (Firm)

Tragic story of a young girl confined to a convent for going against her parents wishes to marry the man they have chosen. 1 videocassette (93 min.)

MEDIA 2-7477

 

La Strada 1986

Federico Fellini

A circus strongman adopts a simple-minded peasant girl as his assistant and treats her rudely.  This film is considered a classic of Italian neo-realism. 1 videocassette (107 min.) :

MEDIA  DANA           MEDIA  2-118       556                  7-132

 

Stromboli terra di Dio = land of God 1991

Roberto Rossellini, Sergio Amidei, Art Cohn, G. P Gallegari, Ingrid Bergman, Mario Vitale, Renzo Cesana, and Mario Sponza

A Lithuanian refugee girl marries a poor Sicilian fisherman to escape internment in post-war Italy, but finds herself imprisoned by the primitive and rigidly traditional society when the couple moves to a desert island. 1 videocassette (107 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2654

 

Swept away an unusual destiny in the blue sea of August 1989

Lina Wertmüller, Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato, and Romano Cardarelli

A beautiful and selfish Italian jetsetter is shipwrecked with one of her employees, a despised and slovenly sailor. Cut off from the world on a desert island, he reverses their roles and soon controls her completely. 1 videocassette (116 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1257

 

La terra trema episodio del mare = The earth will tremble c2002

Luchino Visconti, Salvo D'Angelo, Antonio Pietrangeli, Giovanni Verga, Image Entertainment (Firm), International Media Films (Firm), CEIAD (Firm), and ENIC Universalia Produzione

Sicilian villagers plot to overthrow the tyranny of wholesalers depriving them of a decent living. 1 videodisc (154 min.)

MEDIA 10-533

 

To Meteoro vima tou pelargou Suspended step of a stork c2006

Thodoros Angelopoulos, Tonino Guerra, Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, Gregory Karr, and Helleniko Kentro Kinematographou

Four countries--France, Greece, Italy and Switzerland--converged upon a production of this movie. On the Greek border a steady stream of refugees flows on a perpetual basis. Reporter Gregory Karr believes that he's spotted a familiar face among the anonymous throngs. It is a politician (Marchello Mastroianni) who has long been missing and assumed dead. 1 videocassette (138 min.)

MEDIA 10-741

 

Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto Swept away 1996

Lina Wertmüller, Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato, and Ricardo Salvino

A wealthy upperclass capitalist and a working-class deckhand on her yacht are marooned on an uninhabited island for several weeks. The woman becomes totally dependent on the man for survival, falls in love with him, and the two temporarily reverse their roles. 1 videocassette (116 min.) :

DANA 1539

 

Two women 1998

Alberto Moravia, Sophia Loren, Raf Vallone, Eleanora Brown, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Vittorio De Sica, and Carlo Ponti

Realistic drama of an Italian widow who, along with her young daughter, are brutally raped by Allied soldiers in World War II. 1 videodisc (93 min.) :

MEDIA 10-139

 

Uccellacci e uccellini The hawks and the sparrows c2003

Alfredo Bini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Arco Film, and Water Bearer Films (Firm)

Pier Paolo Pasolini uses a comic crow, which philosophizes amusingly and pointedly about the passing scene as a counterpoint to the performers, representing humanity, as they progress down the road of life, caught between the Church and Marxism. 1 videodisc (88 min.)

MEDIA 10-536

 

Umberto D 1991?

Vittorio De Sica, Cesare Zavattini, Carlo Battisti, Maria Pia Casilio, Lina Gennari, and Alessandro Cicognini

The story of a government pensioner living alone who strives to retain a sense of dignity in his elder years. 1 videocassette (90 min.) :

DANA    MEDIA 541            2-663

 

La vita é bella  1999?, 1997

Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giustino Durano, Sergio Bustric, and Lydia Alfonsi

"In this extraordinary tale, Guido -- a charming but bumbling waiter who's gifted with a colorful imagination and an irresistible sense of humor -- has won the heart of the woman he loves and has created a beautiful life for his young family. But then, that life is threatened by World War II...and Guido must rely on those very same strengths to save his beloved wife and son from an unthinkable fate!"--Container. 1 videocassette (ca. 116 min.) :

DANA 1482

 

Zuppa di pesce Fish soup c1996

Fiorella Infascelli, Chiara Caselli, Philippe Noiret, Robert Patterson, Andrea Prodan, Patrizia Pistagnesi, Raffaello Monteverde, Raidue, Leader Cinematogr©Lfica, and Facets Video (Firm)

A funny and intimate fiew of a young girl's growing up in Tuscany., set against a tnagled web of ramily relationships. 1 videocassette (107 min.)

MEDIA 2-7424

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