Thursday, April 14, 2011

All Time Best Italian Movies

1. Marriage Italian Style (1964) Matrimonio all'italiana (original title)


Domenico, a successfull businessman, with an eye for the girls, begins an affair with Filumena when she is 17 years old. She becomes a prostitute, but also becomes the mistress of Domenico. He eventually sets her up in an apartment, and she works For him in his various businesses. She secretly bears three children, who are raised by nannys. Domenico starts planning to marry a young employee. Filumena tricks him into marriage by pretending to be dying. Domenico annuls the marriage. Filumena then tells him of the three children. She says that one of the children belongs to Domenico, but will not say which one is his. You start to believe that all of the children could be his, and Domenico then marries Filumena again, this time willingly.

  Sophia Loren  ...  Filumena Marturano 
  Marcello Mastroianni  ...  Domenico Soriano 
  Aldo Puglisi  ...  Alfredo 
  Tecla Scarano  ...  Rosalia 
  Marilù Tolo  ...  Diana (as Marilu' Tolo) 
  Gianni Ridolfi  ...  Umberto 
  Generoso Cortini  ...  Michele 
  Vito Moricone  ...  Riccardo 
  Rita Piccione  ...  Teresina, seamstress 
  Lino Mattera   
  Alfio Vita  ...  Una pasticcere 
  Alberto Castaldi   
  Anna Santoro   
  Enza Maggi  ...  Lucia, maid 
  Mara Marilli 

2. The Girl by the Lake (2007) La ragazza del lago (original title)


The body of young girl is found beside an alpine lake in northern Italy. Sanzio, a middle aged police officer, is in charge of investigation. He is almost at retirement age and has an ill wife who does not to recognize him. In this apparently quite town, Sanzio, pursued by his family troubles, will find more than just the truth.

  Toni Servillo  ...  Commissario Sanzio 
  Denis Fasolo  ...  Roberto 
  Nello Mascia  ...  Alfredo 
  Giulia Michelini  ...  Francesca 
  Marco Baliani  ...  Nadal 
  Fausto Maria Sciarappa  ...  Ispettore Lorenzo Siboldi 
  Franco Ravera  ...  Mario 
  Sara D'Amario  ...  Dott.ssa Giani 
  Heidi Caldart  ...  Silvia Nadal 
  Alessia Piovan  ...  Anna Nadal 
  Nicole Perrone  ...  Marta 
  Anna Bonaiuto  ...  Moglie di Sanzio 
  Omero Antonutti  ...  Padre di Mario 
  Fabrizio Gifuni  ...  Corrado Canali 
  Valeria Golino  ...  Chiara Canali 

3. The Unknown Woman (2006) La sconosciuta (original title)

A Ukrainian woman named Irena calculatedly insinuates herself into the lives of a young, affluent Italian family. Stopping at nothing to become the couple's trusted maid and the beloved nanny to their fragile young daughter, Irena risks everything in her quest to uncover the truth about the family. Like an intricately constructed jigsaw puzzle, The Unknown Woman reveals piece by piece the enigma of Irena's past.

  Kseniya Rappoport  ...  Irena (as Ksenia Rappoport) 
  Michele Placido  ...  Mold 
  Claudia Gerini  ...  Valeria Adacher 
  Piera Degli Esposti  ...  Gina 
  Alessandro Haber  ...  Porter 
  Clara Dossena  ...  Tea Adacher 
  Ángela Molina  ...  Lucrezia (as Angela Molina) 
  Margherita Buy  ...  Irena's lawyer 
  Pierfrancesco Favino  ...  Donato Adacher 
  Nicola Di Pinto  ...  Irena's lover 
  Paolo Elmo  ...  Nello 
  Simona Nobili  ...  Policewoman 
  Elisa Morucci  ...  Waitress 
  Giulia Di Quilio  ...  Secretary 
  Pino Calabrese  ...  Magistrate 

4. The Best of Youth (2003) La meglio gioventù (original title)


Nicola and Matteo Carati are two brothers of Rome, who live the years from 1966 to 2000 and all the events which have signed this period. They begin their adventure, helping Giorgia, a young girl confined in an asylum. Then, after the flood of Florence, Nicola meets Giulia a talented piano player with a dangerous sympathy for the BR. Alessio, a rebel spirit entered in the police, will find the optimistic photographer Mirella. These four characters and many others will cross the years of terrorism and Tangentopoli.

  Luigi Lo Cascio  ...  Nicola Carati 
  Alessio Boni  ...  Matteo Carati 
  Adriana Asti  ...  Adriana Carati 
  Sonia Bergamasco  ...  Giulia Monfalco 
  Fabrizio Gifuni  ...  Carlo Tommasi 
  Maya Sansa  ...  Mirella Utano 
  Valentina Carnelutti  ...  Francesca Carati 
  Jasmine Trinca  ...  Giorgia 
  Andrea Tidona  ...  Angelo Carati 
  Lidia Vitale  ...  Giovanna Carati 
  Claudio Gioè  ...  Vitale Micavi 
  Paolo Bonanni  ...  Luigino 
  Mario Schiano  ...  Medicine Professor 
  Giovanni Scifoni  ...  Berto 
  Michele Melega  ...  Literature Professor 

5. The Last Kiss (2001) L'ultimo bacio (original title)


Carlo's life is thrown into a tailspin when his longtime girlfriend Giulia announces she's pregnant. As Carlo faces up to his anxieties about adulthood, his buddies Paolo, Adriano and Alberto reluctantly grapple with their own responsibilities.

  Stefano Accorsi  ...  Carlo 
  Giovanna Mezzogiorno  ...  Giulia 
  Stefania Sandrelli  ...  Anna 
  Claudio Santamaria  ...  Paolo 
  Giorgio Pasotti  ...  Adriano 
  Marco Cocci  ...  Alberto 
  Pierfrancesco Favino  ...  Marco (also as Pier Francesco Favino) 
  Sabrina Impacciatore  ...  Livia 
  Regina Orioli  ...  Arianna 
  Susanna Javicoli  ...  Luisa 
  Vittorio Amandola  ...  Zio Mimmo 
  Daniela Piazza  ...  Veronica 
  Lina Bernardi  ...  Adele 
  Ines Nobili  ...  Gemma 
  Piero Natoli  ...  Michele 

6. Bread & Tulips (2000) Pane e tulipani (original title)


Life is often just "for sake of" and we need to know about it and want to benefit when we are presented with the occasion to. A bit for "sake of", a bit for choice, Rosalba, young and apart from anything a housewife of Pescara, during a bus trip after she found herself alone and...forgotten in a highway café, decides not to wait for her husband and sons to come back to pick her up but instead decides to find her own way home. She is a little offended that she has been forgotten by her family and has been told by her husband to stay put so, rebelling a little she finds herself hitch-hiking direct for Venice. Her adventure in Venice begins meeting strange but fascinating people. Fermo; an anarchistic florist, Grazia; a masseuse and Fernando; a waiter from Iceland that speaks a his own language of Italian.

  Licia Maglietta  ...  Rosalba Barletta 
  Bruno Ganz  ...  Fernando Girasole 
  Giuseppe Battiston  ...  Costantino Caponangeli 
  Antonio Catania  ...  Mimmo Barletta 
  Marina Massironi  ...  Grazia 
  Felice Andreasi  ...  Fermo 
  Vitalba Andrea  ...  Ketty 
  Tatiana Lepore  ...  Adele 
  Daniela Piperno  ...  Woman in Car 
  Tiziano Cucchiarelli  ...  Nic 
  Matteo Febo  ...  Salvo 
  Lina Bernardi  ...  Nancy 
  Mauro Marino  ...  Lello 
  Antonia Miccoli  ...  Sami 
  Ludovico Paladin  ...  Eliseo 

7. Life is Beautiful (1997) La vita è bella (original title)


In 1930s Italy, a carefree Jewish book keeper named Guido starts a fairy tale life by courting and marrying a lovely woman from a nearby city. Guido and his wife have a son and live happily together until the occupation of Italy by German forces. In an attempt to hold his family together and help his son survive the horrors of a Jewish Concentration Camp, Guido imagines that the Holocaust is a game and that the grand prize for winning is a tank.

  Roberto Benigni  ...  Guido Orefice 
  Nicoletta Braschi  ...  Dora 
  Giorgio Cantarini  ...  Giosué Orefice 
  Giustino Durano  ...  Eliseo Orefice 
  Sergio Bini Bustric  ...  Ferruccio Papini (as Sergio Bustric) 
  Marisa Paredes  ...  Madre di Dora 
  Horst Buchholz  ...  Doctor Lessing (as Horst Bucholz) 
  Lidia Alfonsi  ...  Guicciardini 
  Giuliana Lojodice  ...  School Principal 
  Amerigo Fontani  ...  Rodolfo 
  Pietro De Silva  ...  Bartolomeo 
  Francesco Guzzo  ...  Vittorino 
  Raffaella Lebboroni  ...  Elena 
  Claudio Alfonsi  ...  Amico Rodolfo 
  Gil Baroni  ...  Prefect 

8. Lamerica (1994)


Two Italian racketeers come to Albania just after the fall of the communists to set up a fictive firm and pocket the grants. They need a stooge. They choose an old one in a jail : Spiro. But the youngest italian, Gino, once alone with Spiro, encounter a few problems. Far from his roots, loosing his identity in deep Albania, he begins to change

  Enrico Lo Verso  ...  Gino 
  Michele Placido  ...  Fiore 
  Piro Milkani  ...  Selimi 
  Carmelo Di Mazzarelli  ...  Spiro (alias Michele Talarico) 
  Elida Janushi  ...  Selimi's Cousin 
  Sefer Pema  ...  Prison Governor 
  Idajet Sejdia  ...  Dr. Kruja 
  Marieta Ljarja  ...  Factory's manager 
  Elina Ndreu  ...  Singer in night club 
  Ilir Ara  ...  Orphanage's guard 
  Liliana Subashi  ...  Hospital's doctor 
  Artan Marina  ...  Ismail 
  Vassjan Lammi  ...  Cop at cafe 
  Nikolin Elezi  ...  Man dying 
  Fatmir Gjyla  ...  Innkeeper 

9. Il Postino: The Postman (1994) Il postino (original title)


Pablo Neruda, the famous Chilean poet, is exiled to a small island for political reasons. On the island, the unemployed son of a poor fisherman is hired as an extra postman due to the huge increase in mail that this causes. Il Postino is to hand-deliver the celebrity's mail to him. Though poorly educated, the postman learns to love poetry and eventually befriends Neruda. Struggling to grow and express himself more fully, he suddenly falls in love and needs Neruda's help and guidance more than ever.

  Philippe Noiret  ...  Pablo Neruda 
  Massimo Troisi  ...  Mario Ruoppolo 
  Maria Grazia Cucinotta  ...  Beatrice Russo 
  Renato Scarpa  ...  Telegrapher 
  Linda Moretti  ...  Donna Rosa 
  Sergio Solli   
  Carlo Di Maio   
  Nando Neri   
  Vincenzo Di Sauro   
  Orazio Stracuzzi   
  Alfredo Cozzolino   
  Mariano Rigillo  ...  Di Cosimo 
  Anna Bonaiuto  ...  Matilde 

10. Mediterraneo (1991)


Greek Sea, World War II. An Italian ship leaves a handful of soldiers in a little island; their mission is to spot enemy ships and to hold the island in case of attack. The village of the island seems abandoned and there isn't a single enemy in sight, so the soldiers begin to relax a little. Things change when their ship is hit and destroyed by the enemy, and the soldiers find themselves abandoned there. Actually, the island isn't deserted and when the Greeks understand that those Italians are harmless, they came out of their hiding places in the mountains and continue their peaceful lives. Soon the soldiers discover that being left behind in a God-forgotten Greek island isn't such a bad thing.

  Diego Abatantuono  ...  Nicola Lorusso 
  Claudio Bigagli  ...  Raffaele Montini 
  Giuseppe Cederna  ...  Antonio Farina 
  Claudio Bisio  ...  Corrado Noventa 
  Gigio Alberti  ...  Eliseo Strazzabosco (as Luigi Alberti) 
  Ugo Conti  ...  Luciano Colasanti 
  Memo Dini  ...  Libero Munaron 
  Vasco Mirandola  ...  Felice Munaron 
  Vanna Barba  ...  Vassilissa 
  Luigi Montini  ...  Pope 
  Irene Grazioli  ...  Pastorella 
  Antonio Catania  ...  Carmelo LaRosa 

11. Cinema Paradiso (1988) Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (original title)


A famous film director returns home to a Sicilian village for the first time after almost 30 years. He reminisces about his childhood at the Cinema Paradiso where Alfredo, the projectionist, first brought about his love of films. He is also reminded of his lost teenage love, Elena, who he had to leave before he left for Rome.

  Antonella Attili  ...  Maria Di Vita - Younger 
  Enzo Cannavale  ...  Spaccafico 
  Isa Danieli  ...  Anna 
  Leo Gullotta  ...  Usher 
  Marco Leonardi  ...  Salvatore 'Totò' Di Vita - Teenager 
  Pupella Maggio  ...  Maria Di Vita - Older 
  Agnese Nano  ...  Elena Mendola 
  Leopoldo Trieste  ...  Father Adelfio 
  Salvatore Cascio  ...  Salvatore 'Totò' Di Vita - Child 
  Tano Cimarosa  ...  Blacksmith 
  Nicola Di Pinto  ...  Village Idiot 
  Roberta Lena  ...  Lia 
  Nino Terzo  ...  Peppino's Father 
  Jacques Perrin  ...  Salvatore 'Totò' Di Vita - Adult 
  Philippe Noiret  ...  Alfredo 

12. Dark Eyes (1987) Oci ciornie (original title)


Aboard a ship early in the 20th-century, a middle-aged Italian tells his story of love to a Russian. In a series of flashbacks filmed almost entirely in creams, whites, and ochers, the clownish and superfluous Romano Patroni leaves his wife's opulent home to visit a spa where he falls in love with a Russian woman whose marriage is a horror. He pursues her into the Russian heartland and returns to Italy resolved to leave his wife and marry his love. His amazed and appreciative Russian listener then narrates a shorter story.

  Marcello Mastroianni  ...  Romano 
  Marthe Keller  ...  Tina, Romano's Mistress 
  Yelena Safonova  ...  Anna Sergeyevna, Governor's Wife (as Elena Sofonova) 
  Pina Cei  ...  Elisa's Mother 
  Vsevolod Larionov  ...  Pavel (Russian Ship Passenger) 
  Innokenti Smoktunovsky  ...  Il Governarore di Sisoiev (as Innochentij Smoktunovskj) 
  Roberto Herlitzka  ...  L'Avvocato 
  Paolo Baroni  ...  Manlio 
  Oleg Tabakov  ...  Sua Grazia 
  Yuri Bogatyryov  ...  Il Maresciallo (as Jury Bogatiriov) 
  Dmitri Zolotukhin  ...  Konstantin (as Dimitri Zolothuchin) 
  Silvana Mangano  ...  Elisa (Romano's Wife) 
  Jean-Pierre Bardos  ...  Ospite sdraiato (as J. Pierre Bardos) 
  Nino Bignamini  ...  L'acquirente 
  Maria Grazia Bon  ...  Sua moglie 

13. The Last Emperor (1987)


A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation by the invading Japanese, and finally to his obscure existence as just another peasant worker in the People's Republic.

  John Lone  ...  Pu Yi - Adult 
  Joan Chen  ...  Wan Jung 
  Peter O'Toole  ...  Reginald 'R. J.' Johnston 
  Ruocheng Ying  ...  The Governor (as Ying Ruocheng) 
  Victor Wong  ...  Chen Pao Shen 
  Dennis Dun  ...  Big Li 
  Ryûichi Sakamoto  ...  Amakasu 
  Maggie Han  ...  Eastern Jewel 
  Ric Young  ...  Interrogator 
  Vivian Wu  ...  Wen Hsiu (as Wu Jun Mei) 
  Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa  ...  Chang (as Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa) 
  Jade Go  ...  Ar Mo 
  Fumihiko Ikeda  ...  Yoshioka 
  Richard Vuu  ...  Pu Yi - 3 Years 
  Tsou Tijger  ...  Pu Yi - 8 Years (as Tijger Tsou) 

14. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)


Epic tale of a group of Jewish gangsters in New York, from childhood, through their glory years during prohibition, and their meeting again 35 years later.

  Robert De Niro  ...  David 'Noodles' Aaronson 
  James Woods  ...  Maximilian 'Max' Bercovicz 
  Elizabeth McGovern  ...  Deborah Gelly 
  Joe Pesci  ...  Frankie Manoldi 
  Burt Young  ...  Joe 
  Tuesday Weld  ...  Carol 
  Treat Williams  ...  James Conway O'Donnell 
  Danny Aiello  ...  Police Chief Vincent Aiello 
  Richard Bright  ...  Chicken Joe 
  James Hayden  ...  Patrick 'Patsy' Goldberg 
  William Forsythe  ...  Philip 'Cockeye' Stein 
  Darlanne Fluegel  ...  Eve (as Darlanne Fleugel) 
  Larry Rapp  ...  'Fat' Moe Gelly 
  Richard Foronjy  ...  Officer 'Fartface' Whitey (as Richard Foronji) 
  Robert Harper  ...  Sharkey 

15. La traviata (1982)


The film opens in the Paris home of courtesan Violetta Valery, where sheets cover the furniture in dimly lit rooms. Creditors, appraisers, and movers are removing much of the artwork and ornate furnishings. One of them curiously wanders through the rooms, until he comes upon Violetta, bedridden and looking pallid and weak, and he stares at her with undisguised awe. She is startled to see him and follows him to see what he is doing. As she gazes down the long hallway, her delirious mind drifts back to a happier time, and via flashback we are transported to a lavish party she is hosting to celebrate her recovery from an illness. One of her guests, Count Gastone, has brought with him his friend, the young nobleman Alfredo Germont, who has long adored Violetta from afar. She becomes dizzy and retires to her bedroom to recover; he follows her and declares his love. At first Violetta rejects him, telling him love means nothing to her, but she is touched by his concern and offers him a camellia, telling him to return it when it has wilted. He promises to see her the
next day.

  Teresa Stratas  ...  Violetta Valéry 
  Plácido Domingo  ...  Alfredo Germont 
  Cornell MacNeil  ...  Giorgio Germont 
  Allan Monk  ...  Barone Douphol 
  Axelle Gall  ...  Flora 
  Pina Cei  ...  Annina 
  Maurizio Barbacini  ...  Gastone de Letorières 
  Robert Sommer  ...  Dottor Grenvil 
  Richard Oneto  ...  Marchese D'Obigny 
  Renato Cestiè  ...  Giovane Facchino 
  Dominique Journet  ...  Sorella d'Alfredo 
  Luciano Brizi  ...  Giuseppe 
  Tony Ammirati  ...  Guardiano 
  Ariel Bybee  ...  (voice) 
  Geraldine Decker  ...  (voice) 

16. Cristo si è fermato a Eboli (1979)


In the fascist Italy of 1935, a painter trained as a doctor is exiled to a remote region near Eboli. Over time, he learns to appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the peasants, and to overcome his isolation.

  Gian Maria Volonté  ...  Carlo Levi 
  Paolo Bonacelli  ...  Don Luigi Magalone 
  Alain Cuny  ...  Barone Nicola Rotunno 
  Lea Massari  ...  Luisa Levi 
  Irene Papas  ...  Giulia Venere 
  François Simon  ...  Don Traiella 
  Luigi Infantino   
  Francesco Callari   
  Antonio Allocca  ...  Don Cosimino 
  Enzo Vitale  ...  Dottore Milillo (as Vincenzo Vitale) 
  Maria Antonia Capotorto   
  Pietro Peragine   
  Vito Caraccia   
  Antonio Di Leva   
  Accursio Di Leo  ...  Joiner 

17. The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978) L'albero degli zoccoli (original title)


The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. One of the families has a very clever child. They decide to send him to school instead of make him help them, although this represents a great sacrifice. The boy has to wake up very early and walk several miles to get to the school. One day the boy's shoes break when returning home, but they do not have money to buy other.

  Luigi Ornaghi  ...  Batistì 
  Francesca Moriggi  ...  Batistina 
  Omar Brignoli  ...  Minec 
  Antonio Ferrari  ...  Tuni 
  Teresa Brescianini  ...  Widow Runk 
  Giuseppe Brignoli  ...  Anselmo 
  Carlo Rota  ...  Peppino 
  Pasqualina Brolis  ...  Teresina 
  Massimo Fratus  ...  Pierino 
  Francesca Villa  ...  Annetta 
  Maria Grazia Caroli  ...  Bettina 
  Battista Trevaini  ...  Il Finard 
  Giuseppina Langalelli  ...  La Moglie Finarda 
  Lorenzo Pedroni  ...  Il nonno Finard 
  Felice Cervi  ...  Uslì 

18. A Special Day (1977) Una giornata particolare (original title)


The film is set during the late 1930s: the occasion is the first meeting between Mussolini and Hitler. Left alone in her tenement home when her fascist husband runs off to attend the historic event, Sophia Loren strikes up a friendship with her homosexual neighbor Mastroianni. As the day segues into night, Loreon and Mastroianni develop a very special relationship that will radically alter both of their outlooks on life.

  Sophia Loren  ...  Antonietta 
  Marcello Mastroianni  ...  Gabriele 
  John Vernon  ...  Emanuele, the husband of Antonietta 
  Françoise Berd  ...  Caretaker 
  Patrizia Basso  ...  Romana 
  Tiziano De Persio  ...  Arnaldo 
  Maurizio Di Paolantonio  ...  Fabio 
  Antonio Garibaldi  ...  Littorio 
  Vittorio Guerrieri  ...  Umberto 
  Alessandra Mussolini  ...  Maria Luisa 
  Nicole Magny  ...  Officer's Daughter 

20. Suspiria (1977)


A young American dancer travels to Europe to join a famous ballet school. As she arrives, the camera turns to another young woman, who appears to be fleeing from the school. She returns to her apartment where she is gruesomely murdered by a hideous creature. Meanwhile, the young American is trying to settle in at the ballet school, but hears strange noises and is troubled by bizarre occurrences. She eventually discovers that the school is merely a front for a much more sinister organization.

  Jessica Harper  ...  Suzy Bannion 
  Stefania Casini  ...  Sara 
  Flavio Bucci  ...  Daniel 
  Miguel Bosé  ...  Mark 
  Barbara Magnolfi  ...  Olga 
  Susanna Javicoli  ...  Sonia 
  Eva Axén  ...  Pat Hingle 
  Rudolf Schündler  ...  Prof. Milius 
  Udo Kier  ...  Dr. Frank Mandel 
  Alida Valli  ...  Miss Tanner 
  Joan Bennett  ...  Madame Blanc 
  Margherita Horowitz  ...  Teacher 
  Jacopo Mariani  ...  Albert 
  Fulvio Mingozzi  ...  Taxi Driver 
  Franca Scagnetti  ...  Cook 

21. Ugly, Dirty and Bad (1976) Brutti, sporchi e cattivi (original title)


Four generations of a family live crowded together in a cardboard shantytown shack in the squalor of inner-city Rome. They plan to murder each other with poisoned dinners, arson, etc. The household engages in various forms of sexual idiosyncrasies, land swindles, incest, drugs and adultery.

  Nino Manfredi  ...  Giacinto Mazzatella 
  Maria Luisa Santella  ...  Iside 
  Francesco Anniballi  ...  Domizio 
  Maria Bosco  ...  Gaetana 
  Giselda Castrini  ...  Lisetta 
  Alfredo D'Ippolito  ...  Plinio 
  Giancarlo Fanelli  ...  Paride 
  Marina Fasoli  ...  Maria Libera 
  Ettore Garofolo  ...  Camillo 
  Marco Marsili  ...  Marce 
  Franco Merli  ...  Fernando 
  Linda Moretti  ...  Matilde 
  Luciano Pagliuca  ...  Romolo 
  Giuseppe Paravati  ...  Tato 
  Silvana Priori  ...  Paride's Wife 

22. The Consequences of Love (2004) Le conseguenze dell'amore (original title)


Titta di Girolamo apparently has a regular and tedious life with nothing strange a part from his own name (as he uses to say). He lives in a Hotel in Lugano (Switzerland) since almost ten years, spending his days waiting for something we don't know. His life is too rigid, too detached following a flat routine. Titta ignore everyone and probably he has no emotions at all. Basically there is no story. But one day he decided, breaking all his personal rules, to exchange some words with Sofia, the hotel's barmaid. Incredibly all the situation change, emotions, love, mafia, death come back violently into Titta's life.

  Toni Servillo  ...  Titta di Girolamo 
  Olivia Magnani  ...  Sofia 
  Adriano Giannini  ...  Valerio 
  Antonio Ballerio  ...  Bank manager 
  Gianna Paola Scaffidi  ...  Giulia 
  Nino D'Agata  ...  Mafioso 
  Vincenzo Vitagliano  ...  Pippo D'Antò (as Enzo Vitagliano) 
  Diego Ribon  ...  Director 
  Gilberto Idonea  ...  Hired assassin 
  Giselda Volodi  ...  Waitress 
  Giovanni Vettorazzo  ...  Letizia 
  Gaetano Bruno  ...  Hired Assassin 
  Ana Valeria Dini  ...  Reader 
  Vittorio Di Prima  ...  Nitto Lo Riccio 
  Angela Goodwin  ...  Isabella 

23. Il caso Mattei (1972)


Enrico Mattei helped change Italy's future, first as freedom-fighter against the Nazis, then as an investor in methane gas through a public company, A.G.I.P., and ultimately as the head of ENI, a state body formed for the development of oil resources. October 27, 1962, he died when his private airplane crashed, one minute before it should land at Milan airport. Officially, he died of a flight accident. Actually, many journalists explored other plausible reasons for the untimely landing of the small aircraft.

  Gian Maria Volonté  ...  Enrico Mattei 
  Luigi Squarzina  ...  Journalist 
  Gianfranco Ombuen  ...  Ing. Ferrari 
  Edda Ferronao  ...  Mrs. Mattei 
  Accursio Di Leo  ...  Sicilian important man #1 
  Giuseppe Lo Presti  ...  Sicilian important man #2 
  Aldo Barberito  ...  Official 
  Dario Michaelis  ...  Carabinieri official 
  Peter Baldwin  ...  McHale (journalist) 
  Franco Graziosi  ...  Minister 
  Elio Jotta  ...  Head of commission 
  Luciano Colitti  ...  Bertuzzi 
  Terenzio Cordova  ...  Police official 
  Camillo Milli  ...  Change teller 
  Jean Rougeul  ...  American official 

24. Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970) Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto (original title)


A chief of detectives, homicide section, kills his mistress and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.

  Gian Maria Volonté  ...  Il Dottore - former head of homicide squad 
  Florinda Bolkan  ...  Augusta Terzi 
  Gianni Santuccio  ...  Questore 
  Orazio Orlando  ...  Brigadiere Biglia 
  Sergio Tramonti  ...  Antonio Pace 
  Arturo Dominici  ...  Mangani 
  Aldo Rendine  ...  Nicola Panunzio 
  Massimo Foschi  ...  Terzi - Augusta's Husband 
  Aleka Paizi  ...  Inspector's Maid 
  Vittorio Duse  ...  Canes 
  Pino Patti  ...  Head of wire-tapping office 
  Salvo Randone  ...  Plumber 
  Giuseppe Licastro   
  Filippo De Gara  ...  Police Official 
  Fulvio Grimaldi  ...  Patanè - 'Paese Sera' journalist 

25. 8½ (1963)


Guido is a film director, trying to relax after his last big hit. He can't get a moments peace, however, with the people who have worked with him in the past constantly looking for more work. He wrestles with his conscience, but is unable to come up with a new idea. While thinking, he starts to recall major happenings in his life, and all the women he has loved and left. An autobiographical film of Fellini, about the trials and tribulations of film making.

  Marcello Mastroianni  ...  Guido Anselmi 
  Claudia Cardinale  ...  Claudia 
  Anouk Aimée  ...  Luisa Anselmi (as Anouk Aimee) 
  Sandra Milo  ...  Carla 
  Rossella Falk  ...  Rossella 
  Barbara Steele  ...  Gloria Morin 
  Madeleine Lebeau  ...  Madeleine, l'attrice francese 
  Caterina Boratto  ...  La signora misteriosa 
  Eddra Gale  ...  La Saraghina (as Edra Gale) 
  Guido Alberti  ...  Pace, il produttore 
  Mario Conocchia  ...  Conocchia, il direttore di produzione 
  Bruno Agostini  ...  Bruno - il secundo segretario di produzione 
  Cesarino Miceli Picardi  ...  Cesarino, l'ispettore di produzione 
  Jean Rougeul  ...  Carini, il critico cinematografico 
  Mario Pisu  ...  Mario Mezzabotta 

26. La Dolce Vita (1960) La dolce vita (original title)


Journalist and man-about-town Marcello struggles to find his place in the world, torn between the allure of Rome's elite social scene and the stifling domesticity offered by his girlfriend, all the while searching for a way to become a serious writer.

  Marcello Mastroianni  ...  Marcello Rubini 
  Anita Ekberg  ...  Sylvia 
  Anouk Aimée  ...  Maddalena (as Anouk Aimee) 
  Yvonne Furneaux  ...  Emma 
  Magali Noël  ...  Fanny (as Magali Noel) 
  Alain Cuny  ...  Steiner 
  Annibale Ninchi  ...  Marcello's father 
  Walter Santesso  ...  Paparazzo 
  Valeria Ciangottini  ...  Paola 
  Riccardo Garrone  ...  Riccardo 
  Ida Galli  ...  Debuttante of the Year 
  Audrey McDonald  ...  Jane (as Audey McDonald) 
  Polidor  ...  Clown 
  Alain Dijon  ...  Frankie Stout 
  Enzo Cerusico  ...  Newspaper photographer 

27. Nights of Cabiria (1957) Le notti di Cabiria (original title)


Cabiria is a wide-eyed waif, a streetwalker living in a poor section of Rome where she owns her little house, has a bank account, and dreams of a miracle. We follow her nights (and days): a boyfriend steals 40,000 lire from her and nearly drowns her, a movie star on the Via Veneto takes her home with him, at a local shrine she seeks the Madonna's intercession, then she meets an accountant who's seen her, hypnotized on a vaudeville stage, acting out her heart's longings. He courts her. Is it fate that led to their meeting? Is this finally a man who appreciates her for who she is?

  Giulietta Masina  ...  Maria 'Cabiria' Ceccarelli 
  François Périer  ...  Oscar D'Onofrio (as François Perier) 
  Franca Marzi  ...  Wanda 
  Dorian Gray  ...  Jessy 
  Aldo Silvani  ...  The wizard 
  Ennio Girolami  ...  Amleto, 'il magnaccia' 
  Mario Passante  ...  Uncle of Amleto 
  Christian Tassou   
  Amedeo Nazzari  ...  Alberto Lazzari 

28. The First Beautiful Thing (2010) La prima cosa bella (original title)


A misanthropic professor returns to his hometown to assist his dying mother.

  Valerio Mastandrea  ...  Bruno Michelucci - 2009 
  Micaela Ramazzotti  ...  Anna Nigiotti in Michelucci - 1971-1981 
  Stefania Sandrelli  ...  Anna Nigiotti in Michelucci - 2009 
  Claudia Pandolfi  ...  Valeria Michelucci - 2009 
  Marco Messeri  ...  Il Nesi 
  Fabrizia Sacchi  ...  Sandra 
  Aurora Frasca  ...  Valeria Michelucci - anni '70 
  Giacomo Bibbiani  ...  Bruno Michelucci - bambino 
  Giulia Burgalassi  ...  Valeria Michelucci - adolescente 
  Francesco Rapalino  ...  Bruno - adolescente 
  Sergio Albelli  ...  Mario Michelucci 
  Isabella Cecchi  ...  Zia Leda Nigiotti 
  Emanuele Barresi  ...  Roberto Lenzi 
  Dario Ballantini  ...  Avvocato Cenerini 
  Paolo Ruffini  ...  Cristiano Cenerini 

29. Bicycle Thieves (1948) Ladri di biciclette (original title)


A poor young father in postwar-ravaged Rome who finally finds work putting up Rita Hayworth posters around town, only have his precious bicycle stolen the first day on the job. In a light moment as the father and his young son chase after the thief, the boy attempts to relieve himself against a wall, and his father lets him know they don't have time for that. In another scene, the father tracks the thief into the kitchen of a brothel.

  Lamberto Maggiorani  ...  Antonio Ricci 
  Enzo Staiola  ...  Bruno Ricci 
  Lianella Carell  ...  Maria Ricci 
  Gino Saltamerenda  ...  Baiocco 
  Vittorio Antonucci  ...  The Thief 
  Giulio Chiari  ...  The Beggar 
  Elena Altieri  ...  The Charitable Lady 
  Carlo Jachino  ...  A Beggar 
  Michele Sakara  ...  Secretary of the Charity Organization 
  Emma Druetti   
  Fausto Guerzoni  ...  Amateur Actor 

30. The Leopard (1963) Il gattopardo (original title)

In the 1860s, a dying aristocracy struggles to maintain itself against a harsh Sicilian landscape. The film traces with a slow and deliberate rhythm the waning of the noble home of Fabrizio Corbero, Prince of Salina (the Leopard) and the corresponding rise to eminence of the enormously wealthy ex-peasant Don Calogero Sedara. The prince himself refuses to take active steps to halt the decline of his personal fortunes or to help build a new Sicily but his nephew Tancredi, Prince of Falconeri swims with the tide and assures his own position by marrying Don Calogero's beautiful daughter Angelica. The climatic scene is the sumptuous forty-minute ball, where Tancredi introduces Angelica to society.

  Burt Lancaster  ...  Prince Don Fabrizio Salina 
  Claudia Cardinale  ...  Angelica Sedara / Bertiana 
  Alain Delon  ...  Tancredi Falconeri 
  Paolo Stoppa  ...  Don Calogero Sedara 
  Rina Morelli  ...  Princess Maria Stella Salina 
  Romolo Valli  ...  Father Pirrone 
  Terence Hill  ...  Count Cavriaghi (as Mario Girotti) 
  Pierre Clémenti  ...  Francesco Paolo 
  Lucilla Morlacchi  ...  Concetta 
  Giuliano Gemma  ...  Garibaldi's General 
  Ida Galli  ...  Carolina 
  Ottavia Piccolo  ...  Caterina 
  Carlo Valenzano  ...  Paolo 
  Brook Fuller  ...  Little Prince 
  Anna Maria Bottini  ...  Mademoiselle Dombreuil, the Governess