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Carla Gravina (born 5 August 1941) is an Italian actress and politician. She appeared in 40 films between 1957 and 1993.
Born in Gemona, Gravina made her film debut at fifteen years old, in Alberto Lattuada's Guendalina. Very active in films and on television series, both in comedic and dramatic roles, from the late 1970s she gradually focused her activities on stage and in political activism, being a PCI deputy between 1980 and 1983.
During her career Gravina won a number of international awards, including the Best Actress Award for her performance in Alessandro Blasetti's Love and Chatter at the 1958 Locarno International Film Festival, the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Ettore Scola's La terrazza at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival, and the award for Best Actress for Margarethe von Trotta's The Long Silence at the 1993 Montreal World Film Festival.
As: Dr. Carla Aldrovandi
Marco is a judge investigating a case of arms trafficking, one of the judges fight against corruption of Italian political life. Carla, his wife, lives dominated by the fear that her husband is murdered and, unfortunately, their fears are realized. Then she decides to join a group of widows of judges to break the silence that has always protected the crimes of the Mafia, who always acts in collusion with ...
Runtime: 98 min.
Directed by: Margarethe von Trotta
Claudia, Rita, and Caterina are three friends who live in a conservative Italian town and lead seemingly neat and respectable married lives. One day, they are summoned to the notary public's office and learn that Anna, one of their peers in high school who got a bad name as a "whore" in the town because of them and was forced to leave is now dead. Furthermore, she had amassed a great fortune abroad and ...
Runtime: 88 min.
Directed by: Michele Massimo Tarantini
Drama about the difficulties of a group of people trying to change their lives. A group of people gathers in a terrace in Rome . Some are friends, some know each other and others just meet for the first time. All are intellectual and belong to the middle class.
Runtime: 150 min.
Directed by: Ettore Scola
As: Sarah's Italian Girlfriend
The movie follows the lives of a woman and a man starting from several generations earlier. The story spans a whole century and several continents.
Runtime: 150 min.
Directed by: Claude Lelouch
As: Liza Rocquencourt
After his father is killed in a plane crash, Bart Cordell returns back home to France to claim his inheritance: to lead the industrial empire his father built. But when a prostitute tries to set him up for a drug smuggling charge, he is forced to accept that his father may have been assassinated and that the killers are out to get him as well...
Runtime: 112 min.
Directed by: Philippe Labro
The magistrate, Scauri, inquires into the mysterious poisoning death of Gaspare Pisciotta, the imprisoned assassin of Salvatore Giuliano. He very soon finds himself struggling against a conspiracy of silence, which Scauri must therefore overcome in order to indict two powerful mafia bosses. His only hope comes for a brief moment from the testimony of the young prosecutor Lojacono. But The Organization is ...
Directed by: Eriprando Visconti
Alfredo, a timid young Italian, lusts after and woos the beautiful Maria Rosa. But when he manages to marry her, he discovers life is not nearly so blissful as he expected.
Runtime: 107 min.
Directed by: Pietro Germi
As: Jocelyne Rocca
A serie of murders is comitted in Nice on the French riviera. The commissaire Carella is in charge and tries to find a missing link between all these murders.
Runtime: 100 min.
Directed by: Philippe Labro
As: Lorenza Garrone
Lorenz has three young children who are victims of a media who wishes to turn out terrorists. She contends with her monstrous offspring and student revolts until she can't take it anymore. Lorenz takes matters into her own hands by planting a bomb in the factory of her estranged husband. The director attempts to illustrate the effect that Big Brother has on the lives of people and how they are subjected to ...
Runtime: 92 min.
Directed by: Salvatore Samperi
The story of the Cervi family. Rural farmers brought up to be idealogically opposed to fascism during the era of Mussolini's rule of Italy and World War 2.
Runtime: 105 min.
Directed by: Gianni Puccini
El Chuncho's bandits rob arms from a train, intending to sell the weapons to Elias' revolutionaries. They are helped by one of the passengers, Bill Tate, and allow him to join them, unware he is an assassin working for the Mexican government.
Runtime: 118 min.
Directed by: Damiano Damiani
As: Silvia Modena
Everybody Go Home (Italian: Tutti a casa) is a 1960 Italian film directed by Luigi Comencini. It features an international cast including the U.S. actors Martin Balsam, Alex Nicol and the Franco-Italian Serge Reggiani. Nino Manfredi was rejected for the starring role because Alberto Sordi wanted it.
Runtime: 120 min.
Directed by: Luigi Comencini
Yugoslav partisans grimly crop the hair of a village quintet of women believed to have consorted with the occupational Nazis. Four, for various reasons, have indeed - and their seducer is a lone, swaggering sergeant whom the partisans briskly emasculate. Escorted out of town by the sheepish Nazis, the forlorn ladies link up, patriotically and romantically, with a band of tough ...
Runtime: 115 min.
Directed by: Martin Ritt
Best friends Peppe and Mario are thieves, but they're not very good at it. Still, Peppe thinks that he's finally devised a master heist that will make them rich. With the help of some fellow criminals, he plans to dig a tunnel from a rented apartment to the pawnshop next door, where they can rob the safe. But his plan is far from foolproof, and the fact that no one in the group has any experience digging ...
Runtime: 106 min.
Directed by: Mario Monicelli
Maria and Paul love them, but they are very young and, moreover, Maria is the daughter of the municipal sweeper while Paul is the lawyer Bonelli, vice mayor and head of the opposition. To complicate the story there is the reconstruction of a hermitage destroyed during the war. Reconstruction would take the view of the Paseroni villa, big industrial and political traffic. Bonelli's lawyer, a great ...
Runtime: 95 min.
Directed by: Alessandro Blasetti