A Corpse for a Lady is a comedy-giallo from 1964 directed by Mario Mattoli and produced by Dino De Laurentiis. The plot is simple enough; a woman finds her blackmailer's bloody body on the floor of her holiday home and calls in three close friends to try and get a grip on the situation. Predictably, … Continue reading A Corpse For a Lady/Cadavere Per Signora (1964)
Vittorio De Seta's Bandits in Orgosolo (1961) / Locandina Carlo Lizzani's The Tough & The Mighty/Barbagia (1969) / Locandina Piero Livi's Bandit's Skin/Pelle di Bandito (1969) / Locandina Marcello Fondato's The Protagonists (1968) / Due Fogli Poster Gianfranco Mingozzi's Sardinia Kidnapped (1968) / Due Fogli Poster
Directed by Guglielmo Garroni in 19xx (update 2019: thanks to Sara Achenza, daughter of actor Gavino Achenzo who appears in the film, she confirms the film was actually shot in 1972) They Killed Another Bandit was considered lost until a 35mm print was located by cinephile Stefano Galeone in March 2013. How he found the print … Continue reading They Killed Another Bandit/Hanno Ucciso Un Altro Bandito (1976)
An early crime thriller from 1953 starring Roberto Mauri, a veteran director who appears to have started his career as a modestly successful actor. Here he plays the title character, Francois, a smuggler who returns to his home port after a long spell in hiding with his faithful sidekick Johnny. Due Fogli Poster Available to … Continue reading Francois the Smuggler/Francois il Contrabbandiere (1953)
Words and Blood is a three-part miniseries directed by Damiano Damiani for RAI television. Apparently it was screened only once in 1982 and then buried away in the archives until it finally resurfaced again on RAI Premium in 2014. Inspired by the kidnapping and murder of Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro by the left-wing terrorist … Continue reading Words and Blood/Parole e Sangue (1982)
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