Dino Risi – In nome del popolo italiano AKA In the Name of the Italian People (1971)

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Synopsis:
Set in Rome and its surroundings, the film tells in a frighteningly realistic, ruthless and grotesque the evil of two powerful men of Italy in the seventies: a Director of illegal buildings (Vittorio Gassman), extremist fascist, and an upright judge, cynical looking in part to the Italian law (Ugo Tognazzi). Both can not stand each other, given the contrasts between the two men in any social, political and philosophical. Everyone hates each other and would like to delete it, but just because of the bad example that the two men give power to the people, many Italians are adversely affected because of cheating and rudeness of the fascist manufacturer and the communist magistrate. The director Dino Risi underlines the misdeeds and the weakness of the Italian people to react accordingly, by focusing on the story of these two men who are each other’s opposite of the net. Continue reading

Dino Risi – Anima Persa AKA Lost Soul AKA The Forbidden Room (1977)

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When the young would-be artist Tino arrives in Venice to live at the house of his uncle while he studies art, he soon discovers that his Austrian/Venetian uncle’s house is packed with mystery — there are abandoned rooms from which strange sounds emanate. Eventually, he is told that his uncle’s insane brother is being kept in rooms on the top floor, and only Uncle Fabio (who is seldom home) is permitted to visit them. However, youth and curiosity impel him onward to even more discoveries. Continue reading

Dino Risi – Sesso e volentieri (1982)

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SESSO e VOLENTIERI (1982) – Director Dino Risi helmed this late-model Italian-language episodic erotic comedy. The main point of interest in this one is the incredible cast of Eurosploitation starlets in various stages of undress. Laura Antonelli, Gloria Guida and Margaret Lee all shine in each of their episodes. Fans of all three leading ladies will want to check this film out for the obvious eye candy factor! Continue reading