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My Brother Is an Only Child

  Two brothers come of age in the 1960s in a town south of Rome. Manrico is handsome but sometimes feckless, and is a leftist assisting with the revolution. His Read More

In the Name of the Pope-King

  In 1867, with Garibaldi’s forces close to bringing Rome into the Italian kingdom, Monsignor Colombo da Priverno, a world-weary judge on the papal court, wants to resign, disgusted by Read More

Bread and Chocolate

  Ever-bumbling Nino (Nino Manfredi) is an illegal Italian immigrant working in a Swiss hotel. Waiting on the wealthy, he feels as if he’s carved out his own place in Read More

Johnny Stecchino

  Dante (Roberto Benigni) is a sweet, bumbling school bus driver in Rome, beloved by all, but unlucky in love. That is, until he meets the gorgeous Maria (Nicoletta Braschi), Read More

Shoe Shine

  Though orphan Pasquale (Franco Interlenghi) and his best friend, Giuseppe (Rinaldo Smordoni), squirrel away the money they earn shining shoes in Rome, their dream of buying a horse seems Read More

Padre Padrone

  Padre padrone depicts a Sardinian shepherd who is terrorized by his domineering father and tries to escape by educating himself. He eventually becomes a celebrated linguist. The drama is Read More

Seduced and Abandoned

  When Agnese (Stefania Sandrelli) has a brief affair with her sister’s fiancé, Peppino, it is only a matter of time before her traditional parents discover the truth. Her father, Read More

The Great War

  The Great War is a 1959 Italian comedy-drama war film directed by Mario Monicelli. It tells the story of an odd couple of army buddies in World War I.  Read More


  1860 is a story about the harried attempt of a Sicilian partisan (as part of the Risorgimento) to reach Garibaldi’s headquarters in Northern Italy, and to petition the revered Read More


  With a screenplay penned by the author himself, Stanley Kubrick brings Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial tale of forbidden love to the screen. Humbert Humbert (James Mason) is a European professor Read More