Tag Archives: Italian

Roberto Rossellini – Anno uno AKA Year One (1974)

From Channel4.com:
Rossellini’s indelible career flagged in the late 1950s for a variety of complicated reasons, and after directing commercial films and an episode in Rogopag (1962) he abandoned cinema for television. Twelve years later and near the end of his life he returned to movie-making with this film. It’s a biopic of the postwar Christian Democrat leader, Alcide De Gaspari (Vannucchi), who was responsible for keeping the Communists out of power in the years that followed the fall of fascism. An extension of Rossellini’s documentary and historical reconstruction films, this failed both critically and commercially. Read More »

Luigi Bazzoni & Franco Rossellini – La donna del lago AKA The Possessed (1965)

Quote:
When a visitor arrives in a small Italian village, he discovers that the residents are acting like soul-less zombies–and he begins to suspect that they may be under the influence of a mysterious local woman. Read More »

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 »

Sergio Corbucci – Navajo Joe (1966)

Joe (Burt Reynolds), is the sole survivor after Duncan (Aldo Sambrell), and his gang of bandits slaughtered everyone of his tribe including his wife. Duncan’s gang collects all their scalps and tries to sell them at a near by town. The sheriff and his deputy try to arrest Duncan’s gang, but Duncan has other plans and has them killed. In the Salon watching the shoot out is Dr. Chester Lynne who offers Duncan the chance to become rich. There is a train coming into to town with a lot of gold and if Duncan’s gang helps Dr. Lynne by holding up the train he will split the gold with them. Joe has been tracking Duncan and his boys since the murdered his wife and he will spoil there plan by stealing the train with the gold and returning it to the town’s people. Dr. Lynne offers to get help we the town hears Duncan’s boys are there way to take back the gold and kill everyone in town. Joe Knows that Dr. Lynne has a side deal with Duncan’s gang so Joe offers to protect the town if every one of them pay him one dollar each per head for each man he kills. 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 »

Dario Argento – Il gatto a nove code AKA The Cat o’ Nine Tails AKA Cat o’ Nine Tails (1971)

Synopsis:
Franco Arno is a blind man that lives with his young niece and makes a living writing crossword puzzles. One night, while walking on the street, he overhears a weird conversation between two man sitting in a car parked in front of a medical institute where genetic experiments are performed. The same night someone breaks in the institute and knocks out a guard. Arno decides to investigate with the help of reporter Carlo Giordani. Read More »