|CQ 2001 R, 91 min.|
Director: Roman Coppola
Cast: Jeremy Davies, Angela Lindvall, Elodie Bouchez, Gerard Depardieu, Massimo Ghini, Giancarlo Giannini, John Phillip Law, Jason Schwartzman, Dean Stockwell, Billy Zane
A French director (Gerard Depardieu) is making a sci-fi film but cannot seem to find an ending for his story. The solution: A young American, Paul (Jeremy Davies), who is already in Paris documenting his own life on film. The problem: Paul begins to intertwine his own life story with that of the sci-fi movie.
|Imperium: Augustus 2003 TV, 178 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Roger Young
Cast: Peter O'Toole, Charlotte Rampling, Vittoria Belvedere, Benjamin Sadler, Massimo Ghini, Gottfried John, Ken Duken, Russell Barr, Juan Diego Botto, Valeria D'Obici, Michele Bevilacqua, Ricardo De Torrebruna, Giampiero Judica, Vanni Materassi, Gerard Klein
The oft-told tale of Augustus (Peter O'Toole), his "adoption" by Julius Caesar, and his teaming with Marc Antony (Massimo Ghini) to bring Caesar's assassins to justice is told in this made-for-TV epic.
|Tea with Mussolini 1999 PG, 116 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Cast: Cher, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith, Lily Tomlin, Baird Wallace, Charlie Lucas, Massimo Ghini, Paolo Seganti, Claudio Spadaro, Mino Bellei, Tessa Pritchard, Paul Chequer, Michael Williams, Paula Jacobs
Based on Franco Ziffirelli's autobiography, this is the story of his childhood adoption by a band of ex-patriot women–Elsa (Cher), Arabella (Judi Dench), Mary (Joan Plowright), Lady Hester (Maggie Smith), and Georgie (Lily Tomlin)–who were living in Italy on the eve of World War II. When the war breaks out, they are interned, and Lady Hester arranges an assurance from Mussolini (Claudio Spadaro), that he means well. But, as the war continues, their lives are destined to change.
|Up at the Villa 2000 PG-13, 115 min.|
Director: Philip Haas
Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Sean Penn, Anne Bancroft, James Fox, Jeremy Davies, Derek Jacobi, Massimo Ghini, Dudley Sutton, Lorenza Indovina, Clive Merrison, Roger Hammond, Linda Spurrier, Ben Aris, Anne Ridler, Ann Bell
Based on W. Somerset Maugham's romantic thriller set in Italy during the 1930s, this film features Kristin Scott Thomas in the role of the beautiful young widow, Mary Panton, who is currently residing in a villa. Intrigue evolves from Mary's one-night affair with an illegal immigrant, Karl Richter (Jeremy Davies), while she is also being courted by both playboy Rowley Flint (Sean Penn) and the very respectable Sir Edgar Swift (James Fox).
|1. CQ (2001)|
2. Imperium: Augustus (2003)
3. Tea with Mussolini (1999)
4. The Truce (1996)
5. Up at the Villa (2000)
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