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|Also Known As:||Died:||April 22, 2006|
|Born:||May 31, 1921||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Pola, Italy (now Croatia)||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Cast (feature film)
Sofia, a young drama school student, applies to her own life the teachings of three Italian actresses. At her teacher Mariangela Melato's request, she first dedicates herself to falsehood, paying its perverse effects first-hand. After reading an interview with Stefania Sandrelli, she decides to tell
Sofia is a young acting student who in love with her teacher, Bruno. But when she discovers that Bruno is gay, she runs off in distress and boards a train home. There she befriends a pregnant woman, who later gives birth in the toilet and abandons the baby. When Sofia finds the child, she decides t
On the brink of World War II, a beautiful young nanny enters the romantic lives of an Englishwoman and a Major from the Queen's Army.
Story centers on the widowed wife of an Italian magistrate who was killed because of his anti-mafia views.
Moral and financial degradation are the status quo for an aristocratic family before the arrival of a vivacious young restorer.
An Italian political rally provides the backdrop for several storylines involving the new party's leftist politics.
In pre-war Italy, a young couple have a baby boy. The father, however, is jealous of his son - and the scene moves to antiquity, where the baby is taken into the desert to be killed. He is rescued, given the name Edipo (Oedipus), and brought up by the King and Queen of Corinth as their son. One day an oracle informs Edipo that he is destined to kill his father and marry his mother. Horrified, he flees Corinth and his supposed parents - only to get into a fight and kill an older man on the road...
The widow of a thief learns that the chateau she lives in has a fortune in gold hidden somewhere.
Shifting attractions are played out between three women of different ages in this French twist to the typical lesbian drama.
The biographer of a deceased writer visits the Lisbon home of his subject's aged mistress and her daughter in an effort to obtain unpublished papers.
Recently widowed American opera diva Caterina takes her teenaged son Joe with her on a long singing tour to Italy. Absorbed in her hectic work in various Verdi operas around Rome, Caterina is soon shocked to discover that her troubled and lonely son has become a heroin addict. Her desperate attempts to wean the youth off the drug result in an incestuous relationship, but also in a possibility to reunite Joe--maybe even herself--with his real father, whose existence she has kept a secret from him.
Young poet Rose Elliot buys a book from a local New York City antique dealer and learns the story of the coven of the Three Mothers. She believes her apartment building is one of their houses. She pleads for her brother Mark to come join her because she is afraid for her life. But by the time Mark a
Set in Italy, the film follows the lives and interactions of two boys/men, one born a bastard of peasant stock (Depardieu), the other born to a land owner (de Niro). The drama spans from 1900 to about 1945, and focuses mainly on the rise of Fascism and the peasants' eventual reaction by supporting Communism, and how these events shape the destinies of the two main characters.
When a train''''s passengers are exposed to a deadly virus, it triggers an international incident.
A dancing school is haunted by mysterious murders.
Lisa is a tourist in an ancient city. When she gets lost, she finds an old mansion in which to shelter. Soon she is sucked into a vortex of deception, debauchery and evil presided over by housekeeper Leandre.
A disturbed young woman is kept prisoner in a castle by her aunt for her money. The game-keeper, her guardian, tries to rape her but she escapes. In her flight she meets a man also running away, from two killers.
Athos Magnani, a young researcher, returns to Tara, where his father was killed before his birth, at the request of Draifa. The father, also named Athos Magnani and looking exactly like the son, was killed by a fascist in 1936 -- or so says Draifa (his mistress), the town statue, and everyone in town. As the son untangles the web of lies this story is constructed from, he finds himself ensnared in the same web.
An Italian countess risks the fate of her country for the love of an Austrian soldier.
Chabrol does a parodic take-off on "Hamlet" as a young man becomes enraged when his mother remarries his wealthy uncle after his father dies.
An exiled nobleman sneaks back into Spain to defend his country against the Moors.
A middle-aged woman, running a cafe in Paris, recognizes a tramp to be the husband she thought she lost in the war many years before and now he suffers from amnesia.
A sugar refinery worker in the Po Valley takes his little daughter on a journey to find love after the girl's mother deserted them both for another man.
A worldly art thief gets mixed up with murder.
A convent finds itself embroiled in the bitter war and struggle of the oncoming French Revolution.
A surgeon steals young women's faces hoping to heal his daughter's scars.
A convent girl vacationing in Spain finds herself in a romance with a murderer.
A fisherman and his young sons fight the sea off the Dalmatian coast.
A small-time crook on the run is reformed by the love of a crippled woman.
Mountain climbers in the Swiss Alps mull over past problems while trying to conquer a perilous peak.
A man's investigation of a friend's death uncovers corruption in post-World War II Vienna.
A town supports the memory of an aspiring actress who dies before her first film premieres.
A married lawyer falls for the woman he's defending on murder charges.
Doomed love within a corrupt political world. At 18, the beautiful and smart Kira comes to Petersburg as the Communists consolidate power. She rebuffs a cousin who rises in the Party and may remember the slight. She falls in love with Leo, the son of an aristocrat, who gets into political trouble and never gets out. Meanwhile, a Party leader, Andrei, also loves her, and she feigns love for him to get political protection for Leo and money to pay for his TB treatment. But can Leo forgive her being Andrei's mistress? Subplots dramatize Party corruption, the disillusion of those who fought hardest in the revolution, and reflections on the man's individual nature.
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