Tag Archives: Italian

Damiano Damiani – El chuncho, quien sabe? AKA A Bullet for the General (1967)

In the rough years of the revolution in Mexico, the hardened bandit chief, El Chucho, is in need of arms, ammunition, and a much-sought-after machine gun to support the leader of the revolution, the rebel General, Elías. With this in mind, Chucho attacks a government supply train and gets an unforeseen assistance from Bill Tate–the American gringo in the impeccable suit–with whom will soon become friends. Now, Bill is truly indispensable to the gang, however, could he be hiding his true objective behind a boyish and calm face? Read More »

    Ákos Ráthonyi – La fortuna viene dal cielo (1942)

    Engaged by an old lawyer, the young woman Anna receives in present of which it is quite soon relieved a jewel.
    Feeling itself braccato, the pickpocket is forced to leave the precious one found by a hungry singer and recognised like gift of the provision.
    The unfortunate event will take Anna away from the Prince of the Court, finding consolation between Andrew’s arms, which in the meantime it has entered into possession of the necklace… Read More »

      Pietro Marcello – Martin Eden (2019) (HD)

      “Martin Eden” opens with a revelation: “So, the world is stronger than me.” The impetus behind the whispered truth slowly comes into focus as the story unfolds, cynicism and celebrity impounding hope and humility. Amidst the voiceover, the class struggle at the film’s core is depicted through the warped, incinerating lens of archival celluloid footage of the proletariat in early twentieth century Naples, Italy—an odd surprise for anyone expecting scenery of Oakland, California, the original location of Jack London’s 1909 novel of the same name. It’s less of a surprise for anyone familiar with co-writer and director Pietro Marcello, a stellar Italian documentarian who’s made a career out of pointing his camera at the people in his home country. Read More »

        Marco Bellocchio – I pugni in tasca AKA Fists in the Pocket (1965) (HD)

        A young man takes drastic measures to rid his dysfunctional family of its various afflictions. Read More »

          Duccio Tessari – Una pistola per Ringo AKA A Pistol for Ringo (1965)

          An ‘angel-faced’ gunfighter is tasked with infiltrating a ranch overrun by Mexican bandits and saving their hostages, including the fiancée of the local sheriff. Read More »

            Paolo Cavara – …e tanta paura AKA Plot of Fear (1976)

            Italian cinematic gold. Told through ingenious flashbacks, it tells the story of a group of wealthy men and women who get murdered one by one at a decadent weekend party. In his attempt to find a connection between the victims, inspector Lomenzo (M. Placido) encounters a mysterious fashion model who reveals interersting details. The killer leaves behind illustrations from a children’s book. Why? Read More »

              Giorgio Cavedon – Ombre AKA Shadows (1980)

              Artist Renato, a man with murderous intentions, meets Monica, a young university student who lives in a dismal house in the Lombard suburbs. But all is not as it seems. Fractured memories, voices from the past… Read More »