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Everyone says I Love You "Everyone Says I Love You ", starring Woody Allen, Alan Alda, Goldie Hawn, Drew Barrymore, Julia Roberts; directed by Woody Allen (1996). Musical comedy set in New York and Venice, in the calli and along the Grand Canal.

Blame it on the Bellboy
"Blame it on the Bellboy" starring Dudley Moore, Richard Griffiths, Bronson Pinchot (1995). Comedy. Mistaken addresses and identities

"The Comfort of Strangers" starring Christopher Walken, Rupert Everett, directed by Paul Schrader (1991). Dramatic. Screenplay by Harold Pinter adapted from a novel by Ian McEwan. An English couple spends an holiday in Venice to sort out their relationship. One evening, they lose their way looking for a restaurant, and a stranger invites them to accompany him. He plies them with wine and grotesque stories from his childhood. They leave disoriented, physically ill, and morally repelled. But, next day, when the stranger sees them in the piazza, they accept an invitation to his sumptuous flat.
The story of us



"The Story of Us", by Rob Rainer, starring Bruce Willis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tim Matheson (Usa, 1999)

"Summertime" (see Summertime - Criterion Collection) starring Katherine Hepburn; directed by David Lean (1955). Interiors shot in Pensione Accademia Villa Maravegie

"Senso", starring Alida Valli and Farley Granger; directed by Luchino Visconti (1954). Dramatic. A CLASSIC - Venice at the times of Austrian occupation, 1866, in the last days. A performance of Il Trovatore ends up in confusion due to an anti-Austrian demonstration, organised by Count Ussoni. His cousin Countess Serpieri falls in love with vile Austrian Lieutenant Franz Mahler, but the times are changing

"Death in Venice", starring Dirk Bogarde, Romolo Valli; directed by Luchino Visconti (1971). Dramatic. A CLASSIC - Based on the Thomas Mann novel; meticulous in recreating a Venetian atmosphere. Avant-garde composer Gustave Aschenbach (loosely based on Gustav Mahler) travels to the Venetian shore in search of repose. But he finds no peace there, for he soon develops a troubling attraction to an adolescent boy on vacation with his family. The onset of a deadly pestilence threatens them and represents the corruption compromising all ideals.
Don't look now
"Don't Look Now"
with Donald Sutherland

Les enfants du siecle
"Les enfants du siecle" by D. Kurys (Juliette Binoche, Benoit Maginel, Stefano Dionisi) 1999

The talented Mr Ripley

"The Talented Mr. Ripley", by Anthony Minghella, starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett Usa '99


  • "Nudo di Donna", by Nino Manfredi (Nino Manfredi, Eleonora Giorgi) (1984). Comedy. The story takes place during the Carnival of Venice
  • "Identificazione di una donna", by M. Antonioni (1982)
  • "Blume in Love" by Paul Mazursky (George Segal, Susan Anspach, Kris Kristofferson, Marsha Mason) (1973). Romantic comedy. Two honeymoons in Venice
  • "Othello" by Orson Welles, starring Orson Welles and Suzanne Cloutier (Morocco, Italy, France, Usa, 1952) A CLASSIC
  • Senso "Three Coins in the Fountain" (1954) set in Rome and Venice; with some amazing aerial shots of venice, both overhead and (amazingly) down low right over the canals between the buildings. Worth a look for Venice lovers just for those shots. (R.Ruiz)

Among the latest

  • "William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice" by Michael Radford, starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, Joseph Fiennes, Lynn Collins. Based on the Shakespeare play (2004). Already A CLASSIC
  • "The Italian Job [HD DVD]" by F. Gary Gray, starring Charlize Theron and Donald Sutherland (Italy, 2003)
  • "Senso '45" by Tinto Brass, starring Anna Galiena and Gabriel Garko (Italy, 2002). March 1945 Asolo, Italy. Livia Mazzion, the attractive wife of a top ministry official, slips into the car of lawyer Ugo Oggiano, Livia's admirer and her husband's informer. Livia must reach Venice and her lover Helmut Schultz, a Wermacht lieutenant, as beautiful and accursed as a pagan god, with whom she is having a burning love affair... Not to be confused with "Senso" by Luchino Visconti (see above).
  • "Lundi matin" by Otar Iosseliani, starring Jacques Bidou and Anne Kravz-Tarnavsky (France, 2002)
  • "Pane e tulipani" (Bread and tulips), by Silvio Soldini, starring Bruno Ganz, Lucia Maglietta, Antonio Catania (Italy, 2000). RECOMMENDED A nice and amusing story. A bit for "sake of", a bit for choice, Rosalba, young housewife, during a bus trip after she found herself alone and... forgotten in a highway café by her family. Offended, she finds herself hitch-hiking direct for Venice. Her adventure in Venice begins meeting fascinating people
  • "The Tourist" by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, shot in Venice and Paris in the spring of 2010. The impressive cast includes international stars and Italian popular actors. Starring: Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Timothy Dalton, Steven Berkoff, Rufus Sewell, Raoul Bova, Christian De Sica (USA, 2010). Action thriller ("The perfect trip, the perfect trap")
IN DVD! The Tourist
starring Angelina Jolie & Johnny Depp

pane e tulipani
Lucia Maglietta in Pane e tulipani

senso 45
the italian job othello by orson welles

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