Scent of a Woman

A teenage private is tasked with escorting a blind captain. It quickly becomes evident that they both have complicated personalities. Scent of a Woman (Italian: … Read more


I mostri

I mostri (also known as Opiate ’67 or, in a shortened version, 15 from Rome) is a 1963 Italian commedia all’italiana film directed by Dino … Read more


Il successo

An arriviste pursues a golden real-estate opportunity at the expense of friends and family, driven by the ambition to be wealthy. He must now give … Read more


Bitter Rice

Two on-the-run robbers wind up laboring in a rice field and plan to recruit more laborers for their next crime. Bitter Rice (Riso Amaro) is … Read more


Il sorpasso

A brash braggart drags a meek law student along for a two-day road trip from Rome to Tuscany. Il sorpasso (“the overtaking”) is a 1962 … Read more


The great war

During World War I, the Italian Army fought against the Austrians. The Great War (La Grande Guerra), directed by Mario Monicelli, is a 1959 Italian … Read more


Dino Risi

The Life and Films of Dino Risi Dino Risi was an Italian film director who died on June 7, 2008. He was a maestro of … Read more

Vittorio Gassman (right) and Jean-Louis Trintignant in Il sorpasso (1962)

Vittorio Gassman

Vittorio Gassman, born Vittorio Gassmann (Genoa, 1 September 1922 – Rome, 29 June 2000), was an Italian actor, director, screenwriter, writer, voice actor, and TV … Read more