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Rocco e I Suoi Fratelli: Rocco & His Brothers

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The story of four poor Italian brothers and their mother who leave their country home and move to bustling Milan with hopes of improving their bitter fortune. The family is thrown into chaos when two of the brothers are torn apart by their love for the same woman and their struggles to succeed in a viciously competitive world.
DVD
2001; 1960
Clemons (Stacks)
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Il Gattopardo: The Leopard

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Recounting the years of Italy's Risorgimento-when the aristocracy lost its grip and the middle classes rose and formed a democratic Italy. Contains the original Italian version with optional subtitles, the English-language version and special features.
DVD
2004; 1963
Clemons (Stacks)
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8 1/2

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Fellini's autobiographical film about a famous film director who loses his inspiration in the midst of making a film.
DVD
2001; 1963
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Le Trou

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In a Paris prison cell, five inmates use every ounce of their tenacity and ingenuity in an elaborate attempt to tunnel to freedom. Four of the inmates have been together for awhile in their cell, when Gaspard, the fifth inmate, is added to the cell. The original four inmates must decide if they want to take him into their confidence or not and whether to continue tunneling or not.
DVD
2001; 1960
Clemons (Stacks)
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I Fidanzati

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A young Milanese couple's relationship is tested when the man accepts a new job in Sicily, causing them to be separated for long periods of time.
DVD
2003; 1963
Clemons (Stacks)
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Il Posto

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"When young Domenico ventures from the small village of Meda to Milan in search of employment, he finds himself on the bottom rung of the bureaucratic ladder in a huge, faceless company. The prospects are daunting, but Domenico finds reason for hope in the fetching Antonietta. A tender coming-of-age story and a sharp observation of dehumanizing corporate enterprise, Ermanno Olmi's Il Posto is a touching and hilarious tale of one young man's stumbling entrance into the perils of modern adulthood"--Container.
DVD
2003; 1961
Clemons (Stacks)
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Il Bidone

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An aging swindler, ringleader of a trio of petty thieves who impersonate priests to cheat peasants, finally realizes the futility of his life.
DVD
2000; 1955
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Naked Maja

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Amid palace intrigues swirling about the 18th century Spanish court, the volatile anti-monarchist Duchess of Alba ignites a scandalous affair with Spain's "Shakespeare of the Brush", legendary painter Francisco Gova.
VHS
1993; 1958
Ivy (By Request)
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La Casa del Sorriso

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An elder woman struggling to not only find love, but to survive inside a repressive retirement home.
DVD
2008; 1990
Clemons (Stacks)
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Girl With a Suitcase

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A rich young aristocrat abandons a young woman after a brief fling with her. She traces him to his home, where the sensitive younger brother of sixteen falls in love with her. She comes to have strong feelings for him, while realizing the relationship cannot last.
DVD
2004; 1960
Clemons (Stacks)
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Chains: Catene

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Matarazzo's breakthrough melodrama concerns the virtuous wife of a mechanic whose happy family is torn asunder when a former flame reenters her life by chance and pursues her relentlessly.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Tormento

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Anna flees her home, where she has been victimized for years by her spineless father's mean-spirited second wife, to be with her lover, Carlo, an honest businessman yet to make his fortune. When he is accused of a murder he didn't commit, the couple's domestic tranquility is upended, and a desperate Anna must rely on her cruel stepmother to help support their child.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Nobody's Children: I Figli di Nessuno

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A mountain of misfortune is heaped upon an impoverished village girl and a wealthy count who try to come together romantically despite the nasty machinations of his mother.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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The White Angel: L'angelo Bianco

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The torment isn't over for the couple from Nobody's children: in this imensely satisfying, almost surreal sequel, the ship of sorrow sails on, this time with a plot that includes a boat accident, a doppelgänger, a prison riot, and so much more.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Il Gattopardo

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A historical drama set in 1860 about a Sicilian prince who recognizes the crumbling of the aristocracy and meets the changing scene and the rise of the middle class with pride.
DVD
2002; 1963
Clemons (Stacks)
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Rocco e I Suoi Fratelli

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The film is comprised of five episodes and is spread over half-a-dozen years. Each episode concentrates on one of five peasant brothers who, with their widowed mother, migrate to industrial Milan from poverty-stricken Southern Italy.
Laserdisc
1990; 1960
Clemons (Circulation Desk)