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Riz Ortolani

Riz Ortolani

  • Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968) July 30 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Yellow Rolls-Royce, The (1964) August 08 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Music (feature film)

1.
Hideout, The (2007)
December 22, 1957: during a dreadful snowstorm, an isolated mansion in a small Iowa town is upset by a terribile crime. Fifty-five years later, in the same house which has remained shut for half a century, a woman of Italian descent decides to open up a restaurant. She has just left the psychiatric
2.
Cena Per Farli Conoscere, La (2007)
Three sisters, feeling sorry for their lonely father, set out to find him a companion.
3.
Seconda Notte Di Nozze, La (2005)
Giordano gets a chance to relive his adolescent infatuation with his sister-in-law Lilliana, when she returns to the family estate in the South as a war-widow. Greatly pushed by both the poverty of the immediate post-war period and her sly son Nino, who harbours expensive filmmaking dreams, she acce
4.
Soul Plane (2004) as Music Conductor ("Buona Sera, Mrs Campbell (Main Title)")
Urban version of "Airplane."
5.
Soul Plane (2004) as Music ("Buona Sera, Mrs Campbell (Main Title)")
Urban version of "Airplane."
6.
Incantato (2003) as Music
Nello Balocchi, a thirty-five-year-old teacher of Greek and Latin, is invited to Bologna by his father, the owner of the Papal tailor's shop in Rome. His father hopes Nello will find a soulmate in Bolgna and thus produce an heir for the business. Nello stays in a guesthouse run by Arabella, a wise w
7.
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2002)
Continuing the story-line which unfolded in "Kill Bill Vol. I," this is a revenge tale of an expert assassin, called The Bride, who sets out on a quest to wreak vengeance upon her former employer, Bill, and other members of their assassin circle, for shooting her on the day of her wedding--along with all The Bride's guests in attendance--and leaving her for dead. When this chapter in the story begins, The Bride will have already encountered some of her targets, having battled her way up the chain of command. So, after dispensing with former colleagues O-Ren Ishii and Vernita, she resumes her quest for justice. With those two down, the Bride has two remaining foes on her 'Death List' to pursue--Budd and Elle Driver--before moving on to her ultimate goal: to KILL BILL.
8.
Knights of the Quest, The (2001) as Music
After the death of the French King, a young man is forced to search for a sacred relic.
9.
Midsummer Night Dance (2000) as Music
Ines is taken on for a trial period to work as a secretary for an antique dealer in the centre of Bologna. She falls in love with the dealer's son, Angelo, whose perculiarity is that he never looks at her. As Ines' mother predicts, all the girls fall for her boss' son. Ines is on holiday in Sasso Marconi and at the beginning of July, as every year, the owner of a riverside dance hall passes her grandmother's house. He shows Ines and her family a colour picture of the dance hall and says that all the prettiest and most distinguished young ladies from Bologna will be there, to be picked like flowers on that magical evening. Ines' dream is for Angelo, her boss' son, to appear at the centre of the dance floor on that extraordinary night.
10.
Via degli angeli, La (1999) as Music
Ines is a shy woman, recently graduated, who goes to work as a secretary and secretly falls in love with her employer's son, Angelo. Angelo doesn't notice Ines, until the day of the annual summer dance, where men and women gather to meet, celebrate, and possibly find their soulmate.
11.
Il Testimone Dello Sposo (1998) as Music
Angelo, an Italian immigrant who returns to Italy after fifteen years in the U.S., is roped into acting as best man at an old friend's wedding. At the festivities he realizes that the bride, Francesca, is unhappy at the impending betrothal because she has been forced into the marriage, and she now v
12.
Out to Sea (1997) as Song ("More")
Herb and Charlie, a couple of mis-matched brothers-in-law, are hired by a cruise ship to dance with widowed women. Trouble ensues, however, when they begin scheming to cheat some of the women out of their money. While Charlie continues to chase the beautiful and wealthy Liz, Herb unexpectedly finds
13.
Nefertiti: The Daughter of the Sun (1993) as Music
When beautiful young Nefertiti--"the beauty from afar"--weds the powerful Amenophis III she encounters hostility from members of his royal court.
14.
Magnificat (1993) as Music
Set in Tuscany, A.D. 926, a collection of vignettes form a patchwork portrait of 10th century faith and manners.
15.
Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag, The (1992) as Song ("Forget Domani")
Story about a shy, dull librarian who searches for a little excitement by confessing to a murder that her husband/cop is investigating.
16.
Angel of Death (1992) as Music
A cop and a waitress wage vigilante-style justice against Mafia crime lords who continuously evade legal punishment.
17.
Brothers and Sisters (1992) as Music
A married woman discovers that her husband is cheating on her. Taking her two sons, she travels across the ocean to stay with her sister in St. Louis. Story focuses on the relationship between the two brothers and their assimilation into this new world.
18.
We Three (1991) as Music
19.
Giocodi Massacro (1990) as Music
Two old friends, both directors, meet by chance after twenty years, one highly successful, the other unknown.
20.
Il Sole Buio (1990) as Music
An Italian-American heir returns to Sicily upon his mother's death and subsequently takes a beautiful delinquent under his wing.
21.
Story of Boys and Girls, The (1989) as Music Conductor
Two families join together for an elaborate luncheon to celebrate the engagement of a wealthy boy and an impoverished girl in 1936 Italy.
22.
Story of Boys and Girls, The (1989) as Music Composer
Two families join together for an elaborate luncheon to celebrate the engagement of a wealthy boy and an impoverished girl in 1936 Italy.
23.
24.
Notte degli Squali, La (1989) as Music
A shark hunter, pulled into a blackmailing scheme by a friend, ends up battling both shark and man.
25.
Vices et Caprices (1988) as Music
26.
Last Momemt (1988) as Music
27.
Capriccio (1987) as Music
A bored young couple returns to Italy to look up their former lovers. They find the memories of these lovers to be more desirable than the reality, which revives their faltering relationship.
28.
Inchiesta, L' (1987) as Music
29.
Regalo di Natale (1986) as Music
30.
Miranda (1985) as Music
31.
Cannibal Holocaust (1985) as Music
32.
Festa di Laurea (1985) as Music
33.
Uno Scandalo Perbene (1984) as Music
35.
Impiegati (1984) as Music
36.
De l'enfer a la Victoire (1984) as Music
On August 24, 1939, at a small French cafe, six friends are about to go their separate ways. They vow to reunite on that day each year at the cafe. The film follows each of their lives: one begins work with the French resistance, one joins the French commandos, another is forced to join the Nazi army, one becomes a flier, and the two others are just simple officers. On the day Paris is liberated, the three surviving friends meet at the cafe and get drunk.
37.
Camionisti, I (1983) as Music
39.
Zeder (1983) as Music
40.
Ragazza di Trieste, La (1983) as Music; Music Design
41.
1919 (1983) as Music
42.
Una Gita Scolastica (1983) as Music
43.
Valentina (1982) as Music
Pepe is not doing well in his studies with the kindly Padre Joaquin. His budding literary gift - inflamed by his pre-adolescent love for the lyrical Valentina, and rejected by his father - leads him to search for the meaning of "saints-poets-and heroes" all of which he is destined to become.
44.
Aiutami a sognare (1981) as Music
45.
Fantasma d'Amore (1981) as Music
46.
Madhouse (1980) as Music
When a young woman goes to visit her twin sister in the hospital, she finds that she has become a violent psychopath.
47.
The Fifth Musketeer (1979) as Music
France's King Louis XIV tries to use his look-alike brother to political advantage.
48.
Casa nel Parco, La (1979) as Music
49.
Un Dramma Borghese (1979) as Music
50.
Brutes and Savages (1978) as Music Conductor
This documentary records actual footage and reenactments of phenomena in the jungle. Filmed in Africa and South America, subjects including tribal ceremonies, mating rituals, animal sacrifice, and brain surgery are explored.
51.
Primo Amore (1978) as Music
52.
Letti Selvaggi (1978) as Music
53.
Brutes and Savages (1978) as Music
This documentary records actual footage and reenactments of phenomena in the jungle. Filmed in Africa and South America, subjects including tribal ceremonies, mating rituals, animal sacrifice, and brain surgery are explored.
54.
Il Ritorno di Casanova (1978) as Music
55.
Red Rings of Fear (1978) as Music
56.
Tigers in Lipstick (1978) as Music
57.
Casanova & Co. (1977) as Music
While hiding from the royal authorities, Jacomo Casanova, the famous romancer, encounters his look-alike: Jacomino, a fugitive petty con man. Meanwhile, the Arabian Caliph and his wife are arriving in Venice for a state visit, and she insists on a night with the legendary lover. Through a series of erotic encounters and mistaken-identity comedies, Jacomo and Jacomino make their way back to Venice for their appointment with the Caliph's wife.
59.
Submission (1977) as Music
1940 France just before the great invasion. Eliane (Lisa Gastoni) is a pharmacist who is married to her dull husband and has a teenage daughter. Eliane is an attractive woman who has let her passion fall dormant. One evening, the pharmacy clerk makes a pass at her when he thinks she is another girl. Soon she lets the passion overtake her and she soon becomes his sex slave.
62.
Beyond The Door (1975) as Music
Juliet Mills plays a pregnant woman who becomes possessed by a demon and begins puking split pea soup all over the place. Ex-boyfriend Richard Johnson shows up to save the day.
63.
64.
There Is No 13 (1974) as Music
A young soldier in Vietnam spends much of his time recalling his life and the twelve love affairs he has had. But his story ends before he is able to have a thirteenth one.
65.
Per Amare Ofelia (1974) as Music
66.
Una Ragione Per Morire (1974) as Music
A dishonoured army officer saves the lives of some hardened criminals on condition that they help him regain his honour. Will they live up to his expectations?
68.
Teresa la Ladra (1973) as Music
69.
Il Consigliori (1973) as Music; Music Director
70.
Il Contatto Carnale (1973) as Music
71.
72.
Dead Are Alive, The (1972) as Music Conductor
73.
The Valachi Papers (1972) as Mus comp and dir
A criminal who gets on the bad side of a mob boss must take desperate steps to protect himself in prison.
74.
Gli Eroi (1972) as Music
75.
One on Top of the Other (1972) as Mus comp and dir
The wife of a doctor (Jean Sorel) is murdered. He had a mistress a long ago, since his wife (Marisa Mell) always begged herself out of engagements because she is a asthmatic. On the other hand, she enjoyed a part time job as a stripper. Did the doctor kill her?
76.
Dead Are Alive, The (1972) as Music
78.
79.
Say Hello to Yesterday (1971) as Composer
80.
The Statue (1971) as Composer
Bolt, a British linguist, develops a universal language, so he's a sudden sensation and receives a Nobel prize. An ambitious diplomat, capitalizing on Bolt's celebrity, arranges for the U.S. to commission a statue for a London square to honor Bolt's achievement. Bolt's Italian wife, a renowned artist, sculpts an 18-foot nude of Bolt. In a pique, because he's neglected her for years to do his work, she gives the statue a spectacular penis, telling Bolt that he wasn't its model. Thinking he's a cuckold, Bolt goes on a jealous search for a man with a matching phallus. The diplomat, too, wants changes in the statue to protect his conservative image. Can art and love reconcile?
82.
Non Si Sevizia un Paperino (1971) as Music
In Sicily, Italy, a psycho killer is going around hacking up young boys. There are several suspects, including a gypsy witch, a local prostatute, and a priest. Early slasher film from director Lucio Fulci.
83.
Jus Primae Noctis (1971) as Music
84.
Say Hello to Yesterday (1971) as Music Composition and Conducting
85.
The Statue (1971) as Music Composition and Conducting
Bolt, a British linguist, develops a universal language, so he's a sudden sensation and receives a Nobel prize. An ambitious diplomat, capitalizing on Bolt's celebrity, arranges for the U.S. to commission a statue for a London square to honor Bolt's achievement. Bolt's Italian wife, a renowned artist, sculpts an 18-foot nude of Bolt. In a pique, because he's neglected her for years to do his work, she gives the statue a spectacular penis, telling Bolt that he wasn't its model. Thinking he's a cuckold, Bolt goes on a jealous search for a man with a matching phallus. The diplomat, too, wants changes in the statue to protect his conservative image. Can art and love reconcile?
86.
The Hunting Party (1971) as Music Composition and Conducting
A millionaire rancher while on a hunting expedition learns of his wife's adbuction by a band of outlaws. With his high-powered hunting rifle, Hackman slowly guns down each gang member in an attempt to save Bergen.
87.
The McKenzie Break (1970) as Music
Captive Nazis plot their escape from a Scottish prison camp.
88.
Madron (1970) as Music
After Apaches massacre her companions in Santa Fe, Sister Mary, a French Canadian nun, meets a gunslinger named Madron who accompanies her across the desert. The two become lovers and travel on, pursued by the Apaches until Madron is shot by them. Realizing that Madron sacrificed himself to save h
89.
Madron (1970) as Composer
After Apaches massacre her companions in Santa Fe, Sister Mary, a French Canadian nun, meets a gunslinger named Madron who accompanies her across the desert. The two become lovers and travel on, pursued by the Apaches until Madron is shot by them. Realizing that Madron sacrificed himself to save h
90.
Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1969) as Mus comp & cond
During a military reunion, three veterans discover they've been sending support payments for the same child.
91.
Day of Anger (1969) as Mus comp & dir
92.
Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1969) as Composer
During a military reunion, three veterans discover they've been sending support payments for the same child.
94.
95.
The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom (1968) as Mus comp & cond
A housewife, bored with her bra-manufacturer husband, who spends most of his time obsessed with classical music, strikes up an affair with one of his employees whom she hides in the attic--something both she and the lover find quite a suitable arrangement.
96.
The Violent Four (1968) as Music
97.
The Biggest Bundle of Them All (1968) as Mus comp & cond
A kidnapped gangster turns his captors into a crack band of crooks.
98.
Anzio (1968) as Mus comp & cond
U.S. troops in World War II fight to survive the Allied landing in Italy.
99.
Anzio (1968) as Composer
U.S. troops in World War II fight to survive the Allied landing in Italy.
100.
The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom (1968) as Composer
A housewife, bored with her bra-manufacturer husband, who spends most of his time obsessed with classical music, strikes up an affair with one of his employees whom she hides in the attic--something both she and the lover find quite a suitable arrangement.
101.
The Biggest Bundle of Them All (1968) as Composer
A kidnapped gangster turns his captors into a crack band of crooks.
102.
Africa Addio (1967) as Music Director
103.
Africa Addio (1967) as Composer
104.
Lightning Bolt (1967) as Music
105.
Red-Dragon (1967) as Mus comp & cond
In a Hong Kong park, a man brushes against the arm of a girl sitting on a bench, and she slips to the ground, murdered. Immediately afterward, the man is kiled also. The F.B.I.(say what?) swings into action: the dead woman was connected with a jewel-smuggling ring, and the man was a federal agent.Federal agent Scott (Stewart Granger) is given the assignment and finds a way to sneak agent Carol (Rosanna Schiaffino) into the smuggling gang, and then contacts Norman (Paul Kronak), the F.B.I connection in Hong Kong. Carol is working now for Pierre Milot (Sieghardt Rupp), the man who directs the underground traffic for an unknown mysterious boss. Well, make that unknown to all but members of the audience who are not deaf, blind or have fallen asleep.
106.
Woman Times Seven (1967) as Mus comp & cond
Seven mini-stories of adultery: "Funeral Possession," a wayward widow at her husband's funeral; "Amateur Night," angry wife becomes streetwalker out of revenge; "Two Against One," seemingly prudish girl turns out otherwise; "Super Simone," wife vainly attempts to divert her over-engrossed writer husband; "At the Opera," a battle over a supposedly exclusive dress; "Suicides," a death pact; "Snow," would-be suitor is actually a private detective hired by jealous husband.
107.
Shatterhand (1967) as Music
108.
Spy in Your Eye (1966) as Music
109.
The Spy With a Cold Nose (1966) as Mus comp & cond
A veterinarian is hired by the British government to implant a recording device into a bulldog, which will then be given to the Russians as a gift. When the dog gets sick, the vet must fly to Russia to treat it before the Russians find out the animal is "bugged."
110.
Maya (1966) as Mus comp & cond
An American boy runs away in the Indian jungle after a fight with his father.
111.
The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1965) as Composer
A classic car changes the lives of three sets of owners.
112.
Horror Castle (1965) as Mus comp & cond
A Holocaust survivor tortures women in the dungeons of an ancient castle.
113.
Ecco (1965) as Mus comp & cond
114.
The Glory Guys (1965) as Mus comp & cond
Cavalry officers fight over how to handle Indian relations.
115.
The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1965) as Mus comp & cond
A classic car changes the lives of three sets of owners.
116.
Castle of Blood (1964) as Mus comp & cond
A writer accepts a bet that he cannot spend the night alone in a haunted castle on All Soul's Eve. Once night falls at the castle, several who had been murdered therein return to life, reliving their deaths and seeking to kill the writer for his blood in a vain attempt to stay alive beyond that one night. Barbara Steele, as one of the living dead, tries to aid his escape from the castle.
117.
Mediterranean Holiday (1964) as Mus comp & dir
118.
Mediterranean Holiday (1964) as Composer
119.
The 7th Dawn (1964) as Mus comp & cond
A World War II veteran stays behind in Malaya to fight off Communist insurgents.
120.
The Easy Life (1963) as Music
A shy law student meets a bon vivant who takes him for a drive through the Roman and Tuscan countryside.
121.
The Fall of Rome (1963) as Music
122.
Women of the World (1963) as Music Director
123.
Women of the World (1963) as Music
124.
Mondo cane (1963) as Music Director

Music (feature film)

126.
Season of Giants, A (1991)
Set in Rome and Florence from 1492 to 1508, this miniseries dramatizes the life of Michelangelo and his interaction with two other great Renaissance artists, Leonardo Da Vinci and Raphael.
127.
Christopher Columbus (1985)
A miniseries about the life of the Genoa-born explorer, from his mid-twenties as a determined young seaman to his last years as a tired old man still fired by dreams of exploration and discovery.
128.
Christopher Columbus (1985)
A miniseries about the life of the Genoa-born explorer, from his mid-twenties as a determined young seaman to his last years as a tired old man still fired by dreams of exploration and discovery.

Music (short)

129.
The Car That Became a Star (1964)
This short documentary follows the story of the antique Rolls that appeared in the title role of MGM's "The Yellow Rolls Royce" (1964).

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