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Un tè con Mussolini
Year: 1999
Genre: Comedy / Drama / War
Rating: (6.9)
Country: Italy / UK
Runtime: 117 min.
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Studio: Cattleya
Cast: Cher / Judi Dench / Joan Plowright / Maggie Smith / Lily Tomlin / Massimo Ghini / Paolo Seganti / Claudio Spadaro / Paul Chequer / Michael Williams / Baird Wallace / Charlie Lucas / Mino Bellei / Tessa Pritchard / Paula Jacobs
Plot:
In 1935 a group of elderly British women, whom the Italians have named the Scorpioni, have chosen Italy, specifically Florence, as a place to live to blend their proper British sensibilities with their love of Italian art and culture. One of those Scorpioni, Mary Walsh (Dame Joan Plowright), works as the English secretary for Paolo Innocente (Massimo Ghini), who, in part because of his own wife's adamant refusal, largely neglects his illegitimate adolescent son, Luca (Baird Wallace), despite Paolo's want for Luca to grow up to be a proper young man, much like the English. Luca has lived in an orphanage since his dressmaker mother's death, death a concept that Luca does not yet understand. As such, he often runs away looking for his mother. On a mutual agreement between Paolo and Mary, Mary becomes Luca's guardian, she who will receive help in raising Luca by her fellow Scorpioni and financial help from Paolo as needed. Associated with the Scorpioni is a brash younger nouveau riche ...
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Hamlet
Year: 1996
Genre: Drama
Rating: (7.7)
Country: UK / USA
Runtime: 242 min.
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Studio: Castle Rock Entertainment
Cast: Richard Attenborough / Brian Blessed / Kenneth Branagh / Richard Briers / Michael Bryant / Julie Christie / Billy Crystal / Judi Dench / Gérard Depardieu / Reece Dinsdale / Ken Dodd / Riz Abbasi / David Blair / Peter Bygott / Charles Daish
Plot:
Hamlet (Sir Kenneth Branagh), son of the King of Denmark (Brian Blessed), is summoned home for his father's funeral and his mother Gertrude's (Julie Christie's) wedding to his uncle Claudius (Sir Derek Jacobi). In a supernatural episode, he discovers that his uncle, who he hates anyway, murdered his father. In an incredibly convoluted plot, the most complicated and most interesting in all literature, he manages to (impossible to put this in exact order) feign (or perhaps not to feign) madness, murder the "Prime Minister", love and then unlove an innocent who he drives to madness, plot and then unplot against the uncle, direct a play within a play, successfully conspire against the lives of two well-meaning friends, and finally take his revenge on the uncle, but only at the cost of almost every life on-stage, including his own and his mother's.
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