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Nicola Piovani

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Birth Place: Italy Profession: Music ...


Cast (feature film)

Mi Fido Di Te (2007)
A petty thief and a recently-sacked director of a multinational go into business together.
The Magic of Fellini (2002)
The creative vision of Italian director Federico Fellini is explored through archival footage, photos and interviews.
Fellini (2001) as Herself
The brilliance of Federico Fellini, his dreams and creative visions, and most importantly his relationships with the people of Italian cinema are recorded in a collage of interviews, archival film footage, photographs, personal memorabilia and music to create the memoir of one of the greatest Italia

Music (feature film)

Hungry Hearts (2015)
A New York City couple sees their happy marriage and family life put in jeopardy and become a struggle for life or death.
Chef, The (2012)
A self-taught haute cuisine afficionado meets a veteran chef.
Conquest, The (2011)
As the French people are getting ready to go to the polls to elect their new president, presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy has shut himself away in his home. Though Sarkozy soon knows he has won the election, he is alone, gloomy and despondent. For hours he has been trying to reach his wife, Céc
Change of Plans (2010)
Ten acquaintances come together at a summer dinner party for an evening of food, wine and friendship. Each of them attempts to mask their own personal troubles, but it isn't long before the couples begin revealing their dissatisfaction with their partners and it becomes obvious that they are planni
Queen to Play (2009)
Lovely, repressed and quietly intelligent, French chambermaid Hélène discovers she has a knack for chess. This obsession-much to the chagrin of her husband and teenage daughter-leads her to seek the clandestine tutelage of a reclusive American doctor, a liaison that radically transforms both of thei
Odette Toulemonde (2007)
Objectively, Odette Toulemonde has nothing to be happy about, but is. Balthazar Balsan has everything to be happy about, but isn't. Odette, awkwardly forty, with a delightful hairdresser son and a daughter bogged down in adolescence, spends her days behind the cosmetic's counter in a department sto
Her Name is Sabine (2007)
A portrait of Sabine Bonnaire, a 38-year-old autistic woman, filmed by her sister, the French actress Sandrine Bonnaire. Through personal footage filmed over a period of 25 years, it is revealed that Sabine's growth and many talents were crushed by an inadequate care structure. After a tragic five-y
Je Vais Bien, Ne T'En Fais Pas (2006)
When her brother, Loic, leaves home after a violent argument, Lili (19) becomes depressed and anorexic. Finally, she receives a reassuring letter and she goes off to look for him. What she discovers defies anything she could have imagined.
Raeuber Hotzenplotz, Der (2006)
"I steal what takes my fancy, that's why folks all know me," boasts Hotzenplotz--in his opinion, he is the most important robber for miles around. And if he hadn't chosen to steal Grandmother's treasured coffee grinder of all things, then well, then Kasperl and Seppel would not have set out in a dan
Tiger and the Snow, The (2006)
Soon after the start of hostilities in Iraq, Rome-based lovestruck poet and lecturer Attilio heads to Baghdad when he learns from his friend, Iraqi poet Fuad, that the woman he loves, Vittoria, has been critically injured in a bomb explosion. Attilio does everything in his power to save her, risking
Avenue Montaigne (2006)
Jessica, a beautiful and spirited young woman from the provinces, comes to Paris to experience life in its infinite variety. She talks her way into a job waiting tables at a chic bistro on fabled Avenue Montaigne, the city's nexus for art, music, theater and fashion. Jessica's customers include a
L'Equipier (2004)
In 1963, a soulful stranger and veteran of the Algerian war, Antoine, arrives at the small Breton island of Ouessant to become the new keeper of the lighthouse. He replaces Emile, the tower's adored deceased patriarch, despite the locals' feeling that the job should have gone to one of their own. Ea
Pinocchio (2002) as Composer
A live-action adaptation of the classic children's tale which centers on a wooden puppet who wants to become a real boy. Despite guidance from the beautiful Blue Fairy and the love of his father, Geppetto, Pinocchio's curious spirit leads him into one wild adventure after another.
Son's Room, The (2001) as Conductor & Orchestrations; Music
A family living together in a small Northern Italian city: the parents are Giovanni and Paola and their two teenage children are Irene and Andrea. Giovanni is a psychoanalyst and in his office patients confide to him a long list of their neuroses and worries, in contrast to the calm of his own exist
Risurrezione (2001) as Music
Accused of a murder she did not commit, young prostitute Katusha Maslova is put on trial. One of the jurors happens to be handsome Prince Dmitri Nekhludov, who seduced Katusha years before. Sympathetic towards her cause, Dmitri and his fellow jurors find Katusha not guilty. But, due to a legal techn
In Love and War (2001)
Television movie based on the book by Eric Newby that tells the true story of a captured British soldier and an Italian woman who fall in love in Italy during World War II. Newby's life is saved by the heroic actions of this courageous young woman and a small, brave group of Italian farmers and vill
Carbonara, La (2000) as Music
A pleasant historical drama set in 19th century papal Rome about a beautiful inkeeper known as La Carbonara for her spaghetti specialty.
Tobia al caffe (2000) as Music
Once an elegant bistro, the Caffe Quattro Palme has gone through many changes, becoming a hang-out for young people and then a gathering place for the homeless. Through these periods, 10 year patron Tobia has adapted to the differening clientele while nursing memories of his own youth.
Running Free (2000) as Music
Turn of the century tale which follows a young colt, born to be used as a workhorse in African mining sites, who triumphs over the calamities of war, harsh desert climates, and abandonment and grows into a heroic stallion. Brought by streamer to be a workhorse, Lucky is adopted by an orphaned stable
Dolce Farniente (1999) as Music
In 1816, Henri Beyle is an aspiring writer and has not yet taken on the nom de plume of Stendhal. He leaves Rome on the way to Naples and stops off at Terracina. There he meets Rossini, already famous and much loved in Italy. The two artists become friends.
Hunger and Thirst (1999) as Music
The death of their father reunites three Sicilian brothers: Alex, an arrogant photographer; Salvatore, a stiff businessman who has renounced his Sicilian roots and become a northern bigot; and Pacifico, who has been estranged from the entire family until he arrives on their doorstep the day of the f
Love in the Mirror (1999) as Music
Giovanni is a 17th century playwright, whose only dream is to travel to Paris. However, he and his company, Giovanni's Faithful Comics, are under the patronage of the Duke of Mantua, who refuses to let his troupe travel abroad. But when Giovanni agrees to produce an erotic play which will premiere
No Trains, No Planes (1999) as Music
A man says goodbye to his friends who frequent an old coffee shop. They think he is leaving to Italy, but he is humorously saying goodbye to life.
Life Is Beautiful (1998) as Music Conductor & Orchestrator
An Italian Jew¿s sense of humor is his only hope when he and his family are put into a concentration camp.
Life Is Beautiful (1998) as Music
An Italian Jew¿s sense of humor is his only hope when he and his family are put into a concentration camp.
Tu Ridi (1998) as Music
Two tragic fables based on the work of Luigi Pirandello. In the first, set in the fascist 30's, a man laughs uncontrollably in his sleep--an omnibus bit of absurdism given the frustrations of his waking life. The second story is told in two parts--a contemporary and brutal political kidnapping of a
Man in Gray, The (1997) as Music
Story of a man who, feeling neglected by his family, begins a passionate love affair with the wife of an old friend.
Santo Stefano (1997) as Music
Set on the Alcatraz-like Santo Stefano prison, warden Bruno D'Assisi hopes to instill hope for a better future in the prisoners by promoting a sense of community and encouraging them to channel their energies into work and study.
Mas Alla del Jardin (1997) as Music
A melodrama about the midlife crisis of a Seville society hostess who has to come to terms with herself and her disintegrating family.
Uomo d'acqua dolce (1997) as Music
A surreal comedy about a married man, Antonio, who's about to become a father and suddenly develops a severe case of amnesia when a heavy package in the supermarket knocks his head and causes him to black out... Five years later, having no recollection of his bout of amnesia, Antonio attempts to ret
Impostor, The (1997) as Music
Set in the 1930's, the story follows Sebastian, the son of a wealthy Argentine family who has fled his home for the shelter of their estate in the pampas. His family sends his boyhood friend Juan to keep an eye on him. Sebastian's mood swings wildly because of a difficult relationship with the daugh
Camere da Letto (1997) as Music
The story of four frustrated couples, centering on a night watchman for bedroom furniture. Each couple has difficulty finding privacy and energy for "amore."
Mia Generazione, La (1996) as Music
Another perspective on the urban militancy that shook Italy in the 1970s, a chamber drama on the ideological debris left behind by the terrorist movement which centers on Braccio, a convicted terrorist who is four years into his thirty-year sentence, and following his transfer to a prison in Milan,
Caro Diario (Dear Diary) (1994) as Original Score
A peripatetic film buff in his 40s attempts to deal with getting on in life and with his need to make movies of his own.
Tit and the Moon, The (1994) as Music
A 9-year-old boy, frustrated by his newborn brother's claim on their mother's breasts, makes a plaintive appeal to the moon for a breast of his own, which soon arrives in the form of a French cabaret performer and her besotted, jealous husband.
C'e Kim Novak al Telefono (1994) as Music
An impulsive producer, Enrico, has a problem -- he has to lay his hands on $250,000 fast to close a deal with Kim Novak for his next movie.
Caro Diario (Dear Diary) (1994) as Music
A peripatetic film buff in his 40s attempts to deal with getting on in life and with his need to make movies of his own.
Golden Balls (1993) as Music
After doing his military service in northern Africa, a boorish, macho lout strives for success in the construction business. Eventually, he marries a magnate's daughter and begins work on his phallic dream skyscraper.
Fiorile (1993) as Music
A family saga about an ancient curse on the descendents of Jean, a young lieutenant in Napoleon's army during the invasion of Italy. When two children meet their grandfather, the oldest living link to Jean and the curse, they learn about the cycle of passionate love, political and personal betrayal
Per Amore, Solo Per Amore (1993) as Music
Story of Joseph's courtship of the Virgin Mary and their subsequent life together.
I Don't Want to Talk About It (1993) as Music Composer And Director
Set in Argentina in the late 1930s, an aging bachelor falls in love with an adolescent dwarf, against the wishes of the latter's arrogant, domineering mother.
Utz (1992) as Music
Story about a reclusive Baron whose priceless porcelain collection mysteriously disappears after his death.
Jamón, jamón (1992) as Music
Close Friends (1992) as Music
A father's sexual abuse of his daughter has tragic consequences.
Hors la vie (1991)
A French photographer is held hostage by Arab gunmen in Beirut.
De Onfatsoenlijke (1991) as Music
A young woman, previously content with her role as wife and mother, begins to act upon her erotic fantasies and discovers herself in the process.
Hors la vie (1991) as Music
A French photographer is held hostage by Arab gunmen in Beirut.
Night Sun (1990) as Music Conductor
A young nobleman, disappointed in love, becomes a religious hermit, with unexpected results.
Il Male Oscuro (1990) as Music
Upon the death of his father, a frazzled screenwriter leaves his girlfriend for a beguiling teenager.
Voice of the Moon, The (1990) as Music
A poet, visionary and saintly innocent takes delight in the life of his small Emilian village and his secret love for the moon-faced Aldina.
Night Sun (1990) as Music
A young nobleman, disappointed in love, becomes a religious hermit, with unexpected results.
Berg, Der (1990) as Music
Based on an actual account, this is the story of the rivalry between a weatherman living in the Swiss Alps and a charming Austrian intruder who vies for his job as well as his wife.
Traces of a Love Life (1990) as Music
18 short episodes about love, spanning generations of lovers.
Strange Place to Meet, A (1989) as Song ("Pasodoble")
Two strangers are thrown together by unusual circumstances when a woman's husband abandons her at a rest stop.
Disamistade (1989) as Music
Red Dove, The (1989) as Music
A young Communist idealogue gradually recovers from amnesia, and an identity crisis, during a water polo match.
Soule, La (1989) as Music
Drama about the birth of the French sport "La Soule", the precursor of modern rugby.
Australia (1989) as Music
Romantic drama about a lonely man living in the Australian outback who returns to his native Belgium to help save the family business.
Appassionata, L' (1989) as Music
O Re (1989) as Music
Biography about Francesco, the last Bourbon King of Naples and his wife Maria Sofia.
Cintura, La (1989) as Music
Manifesto (1988) as Music; Music Director
The attempted assasination of a king draws disparate people together.
Sposa Era Bellissima, La (1988) as Music
Strana la Vita (1988) as Music
A psychologist is reunited with an old friend who soon dies, leaving a widow (once the girlfriend of the psychologist) and a mistress. The psychologist finds himself interested in both women, as well as his present girlfriend.
Domani Accadra (1988) as Music
In 1848 two illiterate herdsmen flee across Italy after bungling a robbery.
Cammelli, I (1988) as Music
The off-beat encounters of a contest winner who is an expert on camels.
Mass Is Over, The (1988) as Music
A young idealistic priest, who is assigned to his first parish, arrives to find that his parishioners have defected en masse because of the amorous behavior of the previous pastor.
Late Mattia Pascal, The (1988) as Music
Good Morning Babylon (1987) as Music; Music Director
The life and death of two Italian brothers who came to America, worked in Hollywood during the silent film era, and died during World War I.
Les Exploits d'un jeune Don Juan (1987) as Music
A young man is left alone with, and seduced by, the women in his family's country house, when war calls the other men away.
Pourvu que ce soit une fille (1987) as Music; Music Director
Ginger and Fred (1986) as Musical Comment
A song-and-dance team are reunited for a nostalgic television special.
Il Camorrista (1986) as Music
De Schorpioen (1984) as Music
Segreti Segreti (1984) as Music
Chaos (1984) as Music; Music Director
An adaptation of five stories about Sicilian peasants.
Desiderio (1984) as Music
Trace, La (1983) as Music
Il Marchese del Grillo (1981) as Music
Salto Nel Vuoto (1980) as Music
Mauro, a judge, is worried about his older sister Marta, who took care of him since he was a boy, and is now affected by psychic problems and suicide fantasies. She seems to recover from her depression when Mauro acquaints her with Giovanni, a brilliant actor at the edge of legality. Mauro become unconsciously jealous of this relationship, and try to get Giovanni arrested...
Vacanze in Val Trebbia (1980) as Music
Il Minestrone (1980) as Music
Il Gabbiano (1977) as Music
Gli Ultimi Tre Giorni (1977) as Music
Soleil des Hyenes (1977) as Music
Matti da slegare (1975) as Music
Marche Triomphale, La (1975) as Music
Invenzione di Morel, L' (1974) as Music
N.P. Il Segreto (1971) as Music
In Nome del Padre (1971) as Music

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