1971-1980

Salvatore Samperi – Malizia AKA Malicious (1973)

A widower and his sons fall in love with Angela (Laura Antonelli), the beautiful housekeeper. Each man uses his particular way to approach and capture the – apparently innocent and naive – young woman, and to see more of her sexy body. But only one of them succeeds in dominating and conquering her. Read More »

Fernando Di Leo – Il poliziotto è marcio AKA Shoot First, Die Later (1974)

Synopsis:
Luc Merenda gives the performance of his career as a highly regarded police detective who is taking syndicate money in exchange for departmental favors. His father, a simple man, also works for the department but on a lower rung; he isn’t jealous of his son, but rather proud of him, little knowing that he’s a crooked cop. A series of events leads the young detective to ask his father for a favor (he wants a certain police report that is desired by the syndicate) and it doesn’t take long for the detective’s father to realize his son is on the take… which leads to numerous complications. Read More »

Fernando Di Leo – Il boss AKA Wipeout! AKA The Boss (1973)

A bomb attack in a cinema in Palermo kills all the fellows of Attardi’s clan a part from Cocchi. He immediately understands that the author of the bomb attack is Daniello from Don Corrasco’s clan. Cocchi is determined to revenge. His actions, including the Corrasco’s daughter kidnap, in a Palermo in which also the police is corrupted, will soon destroy the old equilibrium giving the way to an escalation of violence that won’t save anyone. If Cocchi will survive to the mafia war he will be the new boss for sure. Read More »

Pierre Perrault – C’était un Québecois en Bretagne, Madame (1977)

Hauris Lalancette, from Abitibi, travel and draws parallels between two amazing parts of the country that are considered poor and neglected. It is also about the search for ancestors and nostalgia of the old crafts that were better, both on the human side and technical side. Read More »

Pierre Perrault – Le pays de la terre sans arbre ou Le mouchouânipi AKA The Land without Trees (1980)

It is a documentary joining 3 periods of filming in the Mouchouanipi, which is a faraway land in the North of eastern Canada. Anthropologists, archeologists and native people all together in this «land without trees». They are hunting the caribous, using the old ways of the native people. This expedition leads to sharing experiences, points of view and expectations about the survival of the Natives way of life. Read More »

Krzysztof Zanussi – Spirala aka Spiral (1978)

In what appears to be an inexplicable incident, a man drives up to a resort hotel in midwinter, throws away his car keys, enters, and proceeds to agitate everyone he meets with his urgency — a message he is somehow unable to communicate. Then he leaves, disappearing in the snow. Later, the people he appeared to have upset have gathered to search for him and find him frostbitten, but alive. Visiting him at the sanatorium to which he has been taken, they gradually discover what was really happening. Read More »

Alain Resnais – Mon oncle d’Amérique AKA My American Uncle (1980)

Mon oncle d’Amérique (“My American Uncle”) is a 1980 French film directed by Alain Resnais. The film stars Gérard Depardieu, Nicole Garcia, and Roger Pierre.

The didactic film is built around the ideas of French physician, writer and philosopher Henri Laborit, who plays himself in the film. It uses the stories of three people to illustrate Laborit’s theories on evolutionary psychology regarding the relationship of self and society. Read More »