Love and injury in time of war. Attilio de Giovanni teaches poetry in Italy. He has a romantic soul, and women love him. But he is in love with Vittoria, and the love is unrequited. Every night he dreams of marrying her, in his boxer shorts and t-shirt, as Tom Waits sings. Vittoria travels to Iraq with her friend, Fuad, a poet; they are there with the second Gulf War breaks out. Vittoria is injured. Attilio must get to her side, and then, as war rages around him, he must find her the medical care she needs. In war, does love conquer all? Read More »
Plot Synopsis from allmovie.com by Andrea LeVasseur
Academy Award-winner Roberto Benigni adapts the classic children’s tale by Carlo Collodi for the big-budget family-oriented comedy Pinocchio. In his usual fashion, Benigni directs and stars, this time as the little puppet boy made out of wood. The familiar story begins as a log of pinewood falls out of a cart and lands in front of woodcarver, Geppetto (Carlo Giuffré), who carves the puppet out of longing for a son. When the puppet begins to come alive and cause trouble, Geppetto is arrested and Pinocchio is left to his own naïve worldview. After getting a stern warning from the Blue Fairy (Benigni’s wife and producer Nicoletta Braschi), Pinocchio sets out to reunite with his father, become a real boy, and succumb to some desire for adventure. Read More »
Father Maurizio, a priest living in a residential college for priests in Rome, and who is having a tormented love story with a young woman (ever beautiful Stefania Sandrelli), is called out one day to “exorcise” the devil from someone.
The devil turns out to be in the form of a fun-loving man, who calls himself Giuditta, the name of the fat woman he “possessed”.
What Father Maurizio doesn’t know is that this type of devil will turn his life upside down.
The devil, quite young and inexperienced, will try to learn his way into this world by imitation, generating havoc to no end. Read More »