Originally filmed with the working title Timers, this Dino De Laurentiis production has had one of the most troubled histories in all of Damiani's filmography, which is a pity because it's also one his most accomplished films. Gian Maria Volontè plays the bodyguard to a retiring judge who, based on Volontè's observations, becomes involved in … Continue reading I Am Afraid/Io Ho Paura (1977)
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Produced in 2005, this hour-long documentary follows director Damiano Damiani across Sicily, revisiting locations and interviewing locals, asking them how much the Mafia's influence has changed in the twenty years since he last shot a film there. Opinions vary, but all are agreed that it was Damiani's films which helped shine a spotlight on the … Continue reading Sicily, As Seen By Damiano Damiani (2005)
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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