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DRAMA/CRIME

I baroni della medicina (1975)
Also known as: Sept morts sur ordonnance (original title)

Country: France

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama

Director: Jacques Rouffio

Cast: Michel Piccoli, Gérard Depardieu, Jane Birkin, Marina Vlady, Charles Vanel, Michel Auclair, Monique Mélinand, Antonio Ferrandis, Coline Serreau, Georg Marischka, José María Prada, Karl Schönböck, Etienne Draber, Guy de Belleval, Claude Barrois

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Dr. Brézé and his sons, all surgeons with limited abilities fight any competition on their sector with all means. Especially a well-known operating surgeon Pierre Losseray, which wants to operate again after a cardiac infarct and a longer recovery break. Night for night he is terrorized by the old Brézé with calls, being accused by him of the murder of patients, threatens with measures of the physician chamber.

Barravento DVD (1962)
Country: Brazil

Spoken Languages: Portuguese

Genre(s): Drama

Director(s): Glauber Rocha

Cast: Antonio Pitanga (as Firmino), Luiza Maranhão (as Cota), Lucy de Carvalho (as Naína), Aldo Teixeira (as Aruã), Lidio Silva (as Mestre), Edmundo Albuquerque, Francisco dos Santos Brito, Hélio de Oliveira, Antônio Carlos dos Santos, João Gama (as Vicente), Milton Gaucho, Fred Júnior, Alair Liguori, Elio Moreno Lima (as Blonde Man), Jota Luna (as Dark Haired Man), Braga Netto, Rosalvo Plínio, Jose Teles, Flora Vasconcelos (as Rosa)

Medium: DVD R/RW

Subtitles: Italian

Storyline: In the State of Bahia, Brazil, an educated black man returns to his home fishing village to try and free people from mysticism, in particular the Candomblé religion, which he considers a factor of political and social oppression, with tragic outcome.

Barriera a settentrione DVD (1950)
Also known as: Mountain Smugglers (English title)

Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: German

Genre(s): Drama

Director(s): Luis Trenker

Cast: Amedeo Nazzari (as Major Mauri), Luis Trenker (as Stefano Hassler), Marianne Hold (as Sandra, seine Nichte), Margarete Genske (as Margaret), Gabriele Ferzetti (as Lieutenant Berti), Luigi Pavese (as Il direttore dell'albergo), Angelo Dessy (as Marco Hassler), Saro Urzì (as Il brigadiere), Aldo Pini (as Un finanziere), L'Onorevole Cicerone (as Un Sacerdote), Gennaro Di Napoli

Medium: DVD R/RW

Barriera invisibile (1947)
Also known as: Gentleman's Agreement (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, Romance

Director: Elia Kazan

Cast: Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield, Celeste Holm, Anne Revere, June Havoc, Albert Dekker, Jane Wyatt, Dean Stockwell, Nicholas Joy, Sam Jaffe, Harold Vermilyea, Ransom M. Sherman

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Philip Green is a highly respected writer who is recruited by a national magazine to write a series of articles on anti-Semitism in America. He's not too keen on the series, mostly because he's not sure how to tackle the subject. Then it dawns on him: if he was to pretend to all and sundry that he was Jewish, he could then experience the degree of racism and prejudice that exists and write his story from that perspective...

Barriti nella jungla (1951)
Also known as: Elephant Stampede (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Action, Thriller, Adventure, Crime

Director: Ford Beebe

Cast: Johnny Sheffield, Donna Martell, John Kellogg, Myron Healey, Edith Evanson, Leonard Mudie, Martin Wilkins, Guy Kingsford

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Elephant poachers Joe Collins and Bob Warren plan to steal a load of ivory which the natives want to give to the missionary, Miss Banks, but Bomba the Jungle Boy calls on friendly elephants to trample them to death.

Barry Lyndon (1975)
Also known as: Barry Lyndon (original title)

Country: UK

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, War, Romance

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Cast: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger, Steven Berkoff, Gay Hamilton, Marie Kean, Diana Körner, Murray Melvin, Frank Middlemass, André Morell, Arthur O'Sullivan, Godfrey Quigley, Leonard Rossiter, Philip Stone

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: In the Eighteenth Century, in a small village in Ireland, Redmond Barry is a young farm boy in love of his cousin Nora Brady. When Nora engages to the British Captain John Quin, Barry challenges him for a duel of pistols. He wins and escapes to Dublin, but is robbed on the road. Without any other alternative, Barry joins the British Army to fight in the Seven Years War. He deserts and is forced to join the Prussian Army...

I basilischi (1963)
Also known as: Die Basiliken (German title)

Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama

Director: Lina Wertmüller

Cast: Antonio Petruzzi, Stefano Satta Flores, Sergio Ferranino, Luigi Barbieri, Flora Carabella, Mimma Quirico, Enzo Di Vecchia, Rosetta Palumbo, Rosanna Santoro, Manlio Blois, Marisa Omodei

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: The neorealistic story follows the uneventful lives of Francesco, Sergio and Antonio, three young men, who live in a small, poverty-stricken village. Since all three are unemployed they while their time away roaming the streets and chasing girls. One day Antonio's aunt asks him to stay with her and his cousins in Rome. He accepts her offer and enrolls at a university in Rome leaving his two friends behind who envy him for his new upscale lifestyle. But eventually Antonio returns to the village, initially just for a day. Though he boasts about his life, he never goes back to Rome and instead opts for his friends and the place he grew up in, despite all its shortcomings.

I bassifondi del porto (1957)
Also known as: Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, Crime

Director: Arnold Laven

Cast: Richard Egan, Jan Sterling, Dan Duryea, Julie Adams, Walter Matthau, Charles McGraw, Sam Levene, Mickey Shaughnessy, Harry Bellaver, Nick Dennis, Joe Downing, Ned Wever, Billy M. Greene, John McNamara, Amzie Strickland

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Three men gun down Solly Pitts, 'rebel' against the racket-ridden Longshoremen's Union. Before dying, Pitts tells his wife 'Cockeye' Cook was one of the killers...but won't repeat it to the police, nor will anyone else help them. It seems it's a dockyard tradition to handle private battles without help. Bill Keating, new to the D.A.'s office, is just naive enough to think he can make a case against Cook; but his efforts seem to be leading only to further violence...

Basso moro scalcagnato e... con i piedi piatti (1970)
Also known as: Ha-Shoter Azulai (original title)

Country: Israel

Spoken Languages: Hebrew

Genre(s): Drama, Comedy

Director: Ephraim Kishon

Cast: Shaike Ophir, Zaharira Harifai, Avner Hizkiyahu, Itzko Rachamimov, Joseph Shiloach, Nitza Shaul, Gabi Amrani, Arieh Itzhak, Abraham Celektar, Efraim Stan, Arieh Elias, Ya'ackov Banai, Hillel Ne'eman, Yaakov Noy

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Azulai is a policeman in Jaffa, whose incompetence is only matched by his soft-heartedness. His superiors want to send him to early retirement, but he would like to stay on the force, and the criminals of Jaffa don't want to see him leave either...

I bastardi (1968)
Also known as: Der Bastard (German title)

Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Crime

Director: Duccio Tessari

Cast: Rita Hayworth, Giuliano Gemma, Klaus Kinski, Margaret Lee, Claudine Auger, Serge Marquand, Umberto Raho, Carl Cik, Detlef Uhle, Dan van Husen, Hans Thorner, Paola Natale, Mirella Pamphili, Luis Barboo, Antonio Mayans

Medium: DVD R/RW

Bastardi si nasce carogne si diventa (1970)
Also known as: Oi gennaioi tou Vorra (original title)

Country: Greece

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Adventure, War

Director: Kostas Karagiannis

Cast: Giannis Voglis, Xenia Kalogeropoulou, Petros Fyssoun, Lakis Komninos, Alkis Yannakas, Thanasis Mylonas, Lavrentis Dianellos, Dimitris Bislanis, Dimos Starenios, Ilia Livykou, Kakia Panagiotou, Emilia Ipsilanti, Anna Fonsou, Stavros Xenidis, Theodoros Katsadramis

Medium: DVD R/RW

Il bastardo DVD (1978)
Also known as: The bastard DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Romance, History

Director(s): Lee H. Katzin

Cast: Andrew Stevens (as Phillipe Charboneau / Philip Kent), Tom Bosley (as Benjamin Franklin), Kim Cattrall (as Anne Ware), Buddy Ebsen (as Benjamin Edes), Lorne Greene (as Bishop Francis), Olivia Hussey (as Alicia), Cameron Mitchell (as Capt. Plummer), Harry Morgan (as Capt. Caleb), Patricia Neal (as Marie Charboneau), Eleanor Parker (as Lady Amberly), Donald Pleasence (as Solomon Sholto), William Shatner (as Paul Revere), Barry Sullivan (as Abraham Ware), Noah Beery Jr. (as Dan O'Brien), Peter Bonerz (as Girard), John Colicos (as Lord North), William Daniels (as Samuel Adams), James Gregory (as Will Campbell), Herbert Jefferson Jr. (as Lucas), Mark Neely (as Roger Amberly), Keenan Wynn (as Johnny Malcolm), Jim Antonio (as Dr. Warren), Roger Bowen (as Landlord), George Chandler (as Seadog), Sam Chew Jr. (as Major), John de Lancie (as Lt. Stark), Ike Eisenmann (as The Marquis de LaFayette), Charles Haid (as George Lumden), Alex Henteloff (as Henry Knox), Russell Johnson (as Col. James Barrett), James Whitmore Jr. (as Esau Sholto), Clint Ritchie (as Dawes), Pamela White (as Polly), Raymond Burr (voice of Narrator), William Bassett (as British Officer), Robert Burke (as Hosea Sholto), Johnny Doran (as Jeremy Thaxter), Peter Elbling (as General), Claude Earl Jones (as Fat Man), Monte Landis (as Turly), Alan Napier (as Dr. Bleeker), John Mark Robinson (as Dr. Preston), Elizabeth Shepherd (as Emma Sholto), Carole Tru Foster (as Daisy O'Brien), Michael Alldredge (as British Sergeant), Beege Barkette (as Charlotte), Albert Carrier (as Valet), Damon Douglas (as Auguste Du Pleis), Stephen Furst (as Bertrand), James Garrett (as Begger), Philip Baker Hall (as Shopkeeper), Keith McConnell (as Coachman), Richard Peel (as Captain Rotch), Peggy Rea (as Woman), Benjamin Stewart (as Innkeeper), Ian Abercrombie (as Deserter), Ron Masak (voice), Donna Lee Miller (as Sue), Joe E. Tata (voice)

Medium: DVD R/RW

Storyline: Phillipe Charboneau is the illegitimate son of an English duke. When he travels from France to England to claim his inheritance, he incurs the wrath of his father's family and is forced to flee to America, where he becomes involved in the events leading to the American Revolution.

Il bastone della cieca (1940)
Also known as: Rózsafabot (original title)

Country: Hungary

Spoken Languages: Hungarian

Genre(s): Drama, Romance

Director: Béla Balogh

Cast: Zita Szeleczky, József Timár, Kálmán Rózsahegyi, Lili Berky, Gyula Gózon, Ilona Dajbukát, József Juhász, Marcsa Simon, Béla Mihályffi, Erzsi Cserba, Ferenc Pethes, Jenö Bodnár, Andor Heltai, Lajos Kelemen, László Misoga

Medium: DVD R/RW

La battaglia dei Mods (1966)
Also known as: Crazy Baby (English title)

Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Comedy

Director: Franco Montemurro

Cast: Joachim Fuchsberger, Ricky Shayne, Elga Andersen, Eleonora Brown, Rudolf Lenz, Solvi Stubing, Hans Elwenspoek, Jürgen Draeger, Udo Jürgens, Orchidea de Santis, Enzo Cerusico, Solveyg D'Assunta, Cristina Gaioni, Donovan

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: In Liverpool there's a gang war between the mods (who dress in the latest fashions and styles) and the rockers (who are more into the '50s "greaser" look). Rickym, the son of a wealthy businessman, is a mod guitar player, and in a gang fight with some rockers, his girlfriend is killed. He leaves Liverpool for the continent and winds up in Rome, where he becomes involved with his father's mistress.

Battaglia fra le nuvole DVD (1937)  
Also known as: Battle in the clouds DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Crime

Director: William Witney

Cast: Ralph Byrd, Lynn Roberts, Charles Middleton

Medium: DVD R/RW

Batte il tamburo lentamente (1973)
Also known as: Bang the Drum Slowly (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, Sport

Director: John D. Hancock

Cast: Robert De Niro, Michael Moriarty, Vincent Gardenia, Phil Foster, Ann Wedgeworth, Patrick McVey, Heather MacRae, Selma Diamond, Barbara Babcock, Maurice Rosenfield, Tom Ligon, Andy Jarrell, Marshall Efron, Danny Burks, Tom Signorelli

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: The story of the friendship between a star pitcher, wise to the world, and a half-wit catcher, as they cope with the catcher's terminal illness through a baseball season.

Un battito d'ali dopo la strage (1973)
Also known as: Le fils (original title)

Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama

Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre

Cast: Yves Montand, Lea Massari, Marcel Bozzuffi, Frédéric de Pasquale, Germaine Delbat, Paul Amiot, Hubert Gignoux, Pierre Londiche, Henri Nassiet, Tony Taffin, Dominique Zardi, Yvon Lec, Philippe Paulino, Michel Peyrelon, Arnaud Lefebvre

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Ange leaves New York to fly to his native Corsica. His mother is dying and Ange, who was not present when his father died, wishes to be present at her death. In Corsica Ange finds his brother Baptiste who married Maria, the woman he loved. He finds out that his father was killed, but nobody wants to tell him the name of the killer. And finally he finds two killers expecting him.

Battuta di caccia DVD (1978)
Also known as: Weekend of Shadows DVD (original title)

Country: Australia

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, Crime

Director: Tom Jeffrey

Cast: John Waters, Melissa Jaffer, Bill Hunter, Bryan Brown, Wyn Roberts, Graham Rouse, Keith Lee, Kit Taylor, Barbara West, Les Foxcroft, Graeme Blundell, Kevin Miles, Audine Leith, Don Barker, David Hursthouse

Medium: DVD R/RW

Beatrice Cenci (1941)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama

Director: Guido Brignone

Cast: Carola Höhn, Giulio Donadio, Tina Lattanzi, Osvaldo Valenti, Elli Parvo, Enzo Fiermonte, Sandro Ruffini, Luigi Pavese, Marcello Giorda, Arturo Bragaglia, Iginia Armilli, Franco Cuppini, Giovanni Dal Cortivo, Aulo D'Anzio, Gualtiero De Angelis

Medium: DVD R/RW

Beatrice Cenci (1956)
Also known as: Castle of the Banned Lovers (English title)

Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, Mystery

Director: Riccardo Freda

Cast: Micheline Presle, Gino Cervi, Fausto Tozzi, Franck Villard, Claudine Dupuis, Anthony Steffen, Mireille Granelli, Emilio Petacci, Guido Barbarisi, Vittorio Vaser, Isabella Raffi, Carlo Mazzoni

Medium: DVD R/RW

Beatrice Cenci (1969)
Also known as: Die Nackte und der Kardinal (German title)

Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, History, Biography

Director: Lucio Fulci

Cast: Tomas Milian, Adrienne Larussa, Georges Wilson, Mavie, Antonio Casagrande, Ignazio Spalla, Max Steffen Zacharias, Raymond Pellegrin, Massimo Sarchielli, Mirko Ellis, John Bartha, Calogero Micciche', Gustavo D'Arpe, Umberto D'Orsi, Alfio Petrini

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: In 1599 Italy, Beatrice Cenci is the teenage daughter of the crazed landowner and nobleman Francesco Cenci whom he keeps his daughter locked up in the dungeon of his castle and sexually abuses her as well. Beatrice then plots with her stepmother, her besotted servant Olimpio, as well as a local bandit, named Catalano, to plan Francesco's murder.

Beau Geste (1926)
Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Action, Drama, Adventure, War

Director: Herbert Brenon

Cast: Ronald Colman, Neil Hamilton, Ralph Forbes, Alice Joyce, Mary Brian, Noah Beery, Norman Trevor, William Powell, George Regas, Bernard Siegel, Victor McLaglen, Donald Stuart, Paul McAllister, Redmond Finlay, Ram Singh

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Michael "Beau" Geste leaves England in disgrace and joins the infamous French Foreign Legion. He is reunited with his two brothers in North Africa, where they face greater danger from their own sadistic commander than from the rebellious Arabs.

Beau Geste (1939)
Also known as:: Beau Geste (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Action, Drama, Adventure, War

Director: William A. Wellman

Cast: Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, Robert Preston, Brian Donlevy, Susan Hayward, J. Carrol Naish, Albert Dekker, Broderick Crawford, Charles Barton, James Stephenson, Heather Thatcher, James Burke, G.P. Huntley, Harold Huber, Donald O'Connor

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Beau, John, and Digby Geste are three inseparable, adventurous brothers who haven been adopted into the wealthy household of Lady Brandon. When money in the uppercrust household grows tight, Lady Brandon is forced to sell her most treasured jewel the mighty "Blue Water" sapphire...

Beau Geste (1966)
Also known as: Beau Geste (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Action, Drama, Adventure, War

Director: Douglas Heyes

Cast: Guy Stockwell, Doug McClure, Leslie Nielsen, Telly Savalas, David Mauro, Robert Wolders, Leo Gordon, Michael Constantine, Malachi Throne, Joe De Santis, X Brands, Michael Carr, George Keymas, Patrick Whyte, Jeff Nelson

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Michael "Beau" Geste leaves England in disgrace and joins the infamous French Foreign Legion. He is reunited with his two brothers in North Africa, where they face greater danger from their own sadistic commander than from the rebellious Arabs.

Le Beau Serge (1958)
Also known as: Le beau Serge (original title)

Country: France

Spoken Languages: French

Genre(s): Drama

Director: Claude Chabrol

Cast: Gérard Blain, Jean-Claude Brialy, Michèle Méritz, Bernadette Lafont, Claude Cerval, Jeanne Pérez, Edmond Beauchamp, André Dino, Michel Creuze, Claude Chabrol, Philippe de Broca

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Francois comes back to his home village in France after more than a decade. He notices that the village hasn't changed much, but the people have, especially his old friend Serge who has become a drunkard. Francois now tries to find out what happened to him and tries to help him.

Becket e il suo Re (1964)
Also known as: Becket (original title)

Country: UK

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, History, Biography

Director: Peter Glenville

Cast: Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud, Gino Cervi, Paolo Stoppa, Donald Wolfit, David Weston, Martita Hunt, Pamela Brown, Siân Phillips, Felix Aylmer, Percy Herbert, Inigo Jackson, Niall MacGinnis, Christopher Rhodes

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: As the story opens, King Henry II, who ruled England from 1154 to 1189 has entered Canterbury Cathedral to do penance at the tomb of his former friend, Thomas Becket. Bare to the waist, the king kneels to receive a flogging from Saxon monks. He begins to reminisce, recalling at first the carefree, promiscuous adventures with Becket, then his favorite drinking and wenching companion. A violently emotional drama that probes the changing relationship between two young men - between two close friends bound together by similar pride of flesh and spirit who become deadly enemies as they pursue their separate destinies . . . that of king . . . and saint.


Becky Sharp (1935)
Also known as: Becky Sharp (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, War, Romance

Director: Rouben Mamoulian

Cast: Miriam Hopkins, Frances Dee, Cedric Hardwicke, Billie Burke, Alison Skipworth, Nigel Bruce, Alan Mowbray, G.P. Huntley, William Stack, George Hassell, William Faversham, Charles Richman, Doris Lloyd, Colin Tapley, Leonard Mudie

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Becky and Amelia are girls at school together, but Becky is from a "show biz" family, or in other words, very low class. Becky manages to insinuate herself in Amelia's family and gets to know all their friends. From this possibly auspicious- beginning, she manages to ruin her own life, becoming sick, broke, and lonely, and also ruins the lives of many other "loved ones". In the movie we get to see the class distinctions in England at the time, and get a sense of what it was like for the English military at the time of the Napoleonic wars.

Bedelia (1946)
Also known as: Bedelia (original title)

Country: UK

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Romance

Director: Lance Comfort

Cast: Margaret Lockwood, Ian Hunter, Barry K. Barnes, Anne Crawford, Beatrice Varley, Louise Hampton, Jill Esmond, Julien Mitchell, Vi Stevens, Kynaston Reeves, Olga Lindo, John Salew, Barbara Blair, Daphne Arthur, Claude Bailey

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Bedelia Carrington is living happily, it appears, in Monte Carlo with her husband Charlie Carrington. But a cultivated young artist, Ben Chaney, begins probing into her past with curious concern. Chaney, who is really a detective, learns that Bedelia's obsession for money has led her, in the past, to husband-poisoning for the insurance money.

La beffa della vita (1930)
Also known as: David Golder (original title)

Country: France

Spoken Languages: French

Genre(s): Drama

Director: Julien Duvivier

Cast: Harry Baur, Paule Andral, Jackie Monnier, Jean Bradin, Gaston Jacquet, Jean Coquelin, Camille Bert, Jacques Grétillat, Paul Franceschi, Léon Arvel, Charles Dorat, Nicole Yoghi, Jeanne Bernard

Medium: DVD R/RW

Subtitles: Italian

Il bel mostro (1971)
Also known as: Un beau monstre (original title)

Country: France

Spoken Languages: French

Genre(s): Drama

Director: Sergio Gobbi

Cast: Virna Lisi, Helmut Berger, Charles Aznavour, Alain Noury, Françoise Brion, Edith Scob, Marc Cassot, Yves Brainville, Henri Crémieux, André Chanu, Jacques Castelot, Georges Berthomieu, Guy Marly, Michel Peyrelon, Robert Le Béal

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Alain Revent, a seductive and refined man, derives a peculiar satisfaction from debasing his wives. The first, driven to the brink of despair, throws herself out of a window. Enlisting the help of an equally perverse casual acquaintance, Dino, the "handsome brute" proceeds to emotionally torture his second wife, Nathalie. The sadistic plan is picked up on by Officer Leroy who suspects the truth. Will he be able to snatch the unfortunate woman from the evil Alain's clutches?

Il bell'Antonio (1960)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama

Director: Mauro Bolognini

Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Pierre Brasseur, Rina Morelli, Tomas Milian, Fulvia Mammi, Patrizia Bini, Anna Arena, Nino Camarda, Guido Celano, Maurizio Conti, Maria Luisa Crescenzi, Salvatore Fazio, Jole Fierro, Cesarina Gheraldi

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Women love handsome Antonio because they think of him as the perfect lover. But he has problems to fullfill this ideal and Barbara only notices his failures when they are married. When the town learns about his trouble they start laughing at him...

La bella avventuriera (1945)
Also known as: The Wicked Lady (original title)

Country: UK

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, Adventure

Director: Leslie Arliss

Cast: Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Patricia Roc, Griffith Jones, Michael Rennie, Felix Aylmer, Enid Stamp-Taylor, Francis Lister, Beatrice Varley, Amy Dalby, Martita Hunt, David Horne, Emrys Jones, Helen Goss, Muriel Aked

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: 17th-century beauty Barbara Worth starts her career of crime by stealing her best friend's bridegroom. Her next exploit is to recover gambling losses by donning mask and cloak and taking to the roads as a highwayman! The thrill of these ventures proves addictive...especially when she meets a male highwayman who becomes her lover. Together, the two desperados lead a gay secret life, pursued by the local magistrate Sir Ralph Skelton...Barbara's husband! To what further crimes will the wicked Lady Skelton descend?

La bella brigata (1936)
Also known as: La belle équipe (original title)

Country: France

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama

Director: Julien Duvivier

Cast: Jean Gabin, Charles Vanel, Raymond Aimos, Viviane Romance, Jacques Baumer, Marcelle Géniat, Raymond Cordy, Charles Granval, Micheline Cheirel, Rafael Medina, Charles Dorat, Robert Lynen, Robert Ozanne, Robert Moor, Marcel Maupi

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Those five are unemployed penniless workers. Together they win 100,000 Francs with the national lottery. Instead of sharing the money, they buy a ruin and build an open-air cafe. But difficulties come to split their friendly group apart: former wife, police tracking one of them (Spanish republican refugee), jealousy...

Bella di giorno (1967)
Also known as: Belle de jour (original title)

Country: France

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, Erotic

Director: Luis Buñuel

Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli, Geneviève Page, Pierre Clémenti, Françoise Fabian, Macha Méril, Muni, Maria Latour, Claude Cerval, Michel Charrel, Iska Khan, Bernard Musson, Marcel Charvey, François Maistre

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Severine is a beautiful young woman married to a doctor. She loves her husband dearly, but cannot bring herself to be physically intimate with him. She indulges instead in vivid, kinky, erotic fantasies to entertain her sexual desires. Eventually she becomes a prostitute, working in a brothel in the afternoons while remaining chaste in her marriage.

La bella di Lodi (1963)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama

Director: Mario Missiroli

Cast: Stefania Sandrelli, Ángel Aranda, Elena Borgo, Maria Monti, Giuliano Pogliani, Cesare Di Montagnano, Gianfranco Clerici, Renato Montalbano, Mario Missiroli

Medium: DVD R/RW

Una bella grinta (1965)
Also known as: Eine schöne Visage (German title)

Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama

Director: Giuliano Montaldo

Cast: Renato Salvatori, Norma Bengell, Nino Segurini, Marina Malfatti, Dino Fontanesi, Raffaele Triggia, Claudine Auger, Iginio Marchesini, Gino Agostini, Enrico Rame

Medium: DVD R/RW

Bella ma pericolosa (1954)
Also known as:: She Couldn't Say No (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, Comedy

Director: Lloyd Bacon

Cast: Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Arthur Hunnicutt, Edgar Buchanan, Wallace Ford, Raymond Walburn, Jimmy Hunt, Ralph Dumke, Hope Landin, Gus Schilling, Eleanor Todd, Pinky Tomlin

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Corby Lane coming to a small Arkansas town to play Santa Claus because, when she was a small child traveling with her impoverished father, the townspeople saved her life by donating money needed for medical treatment. She meets and falls in love with "Doc" Sellers, an easy-going doctor who enjoys fishing and the unhurried pace of the town...

La bella Nivernese DVD (1924)
Also known as: La belle Nivernaise DVD (original title)

Country: France

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama

Director(s): Jean Epstein

Cast: Blanche Montel (as Clara Louveau), Marie Lacroix (as Mme. Louveau), Maurice Touzé (as Victor Maugendré), Pierre Hot (as M. Louveau), Max Bonnet (as L'equipage), Jean-David Évremond (as Maugendré), Roger Chantal, Georges Charlia, Pierre Ramelot, Francia Seguy

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Bargeman Louveau finds an abandoned boy, Victor, and with the authorities permission takes him back to his own family where he raises him. 10 years later Victor and Louveau's daughter Clara have fallen in love, and it is then that Louveau is called to Paris, where it has been discovered that Victor is really the son of Maugendré, a charcoal shipper on the Nivernaise canal. Meanwhile, Victor protects Clara when a jealous bargehand attacks her and he manages to save the family barge from crashing into the lock. Returned to his real father, Victor is sent away to be educated but misses Clara and his life on the barges. When Maugendré realizes this he lets him return and when they are married he gives Victor and Clara a barge of their own.

Belle giovani e perverse (1950)
Also known as: So Young So Bad (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama

Director: Bernard Vorhaus

Cast: Paul Henreid, Catherine McLeod, Grace Coppin, Cecil Clovelly, Anne Francis, Rita Moreno, Anne Jackson, Enid Pulver

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Idealistic and naive Dr. Jason arrives at a school for delinquent girls and immediately begins to try to make a difference in the lives of some of the inmates. Oblivious to the sadistic treatment of the girls by the matrons, it takes a rebellious girl named Loretta to open his eyes. Assisted by a female staff member, Jason finally gets proof of the abuse and threatens the head of the school with exposure unless he is given full reign to run things.

Bellissima (1951)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama

Director: Luchino Visconti

Cast: Anna Magnani, Walter Chiari, Tina Apicella, Gastone Renzelli, Tecla Scarano, Lola Braccini, Arturo Bragaglia, Nora Ricci, Vittorina Benvenuti, Linda Sini, Teresa Battaggi, Gisella Monaldi, Amalia Pellegrini, Luciana Ricci, Giuseppina Arena

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Film director Blasetti is looking for a little girl for his new movie. Along with other mothers, Maddelena takes her daugther to Cinecittà, hoping she'll be selected and become a star. She is ready to sacrifice anything for little Maria, even if her husband would prefer they save their little money for the rent, instead of paying teachers, hairdressers or bribes for her illusions.

La bellissima estate (1974)
Also known as: Summer to Remember (English title)

Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama

Director: Sergio Martino

Cast: Senta Berger, John Richardson, Alessandro Cocco, Caterina Boratto, Mario Erpichini, Renzo Marignano, Duilio Cruciani, Brizio Montinaro, Sabina Gaddi, Carla Mancini, Bernardo Toccaceli, Lorenzo Piani, Gildo Di Marco, Lino Toffolo

Medium: DVD R/RW

Un bellissimo Novembre (1969)
Also known as: Aquele Novembro Maravilhoso (Portuguese title)

Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama

Director: Mauro Bolognini

Cast: Gina Lollobrigida, Gabriele Ferzetti, André Lawrence, Paolo Turco, Danielle Godet, Margarita Lozano, Isabella Savona, Jean Maucorps, Corrado Gaipa, María Rosa Amato, Vanni Castellani, Giuseppe Naso, Ettore Ribotta, Grazia Di Marzà, Ileana Rigano

Medium: DVD R/RW


La belva DVD (1954)
Also known as: Track of the Cat DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama

Director(s): William A. Wellman

Cast: Robert Mitchum (as Curt Bridges), Teresa Wright (as Grace Bridges), Diana Lynn (as Gwen Williams), Tab Hunter (as Harold Bridges), Beulah Bondi (as Ma Bridges), Philip Tonge (as Pa Bridges), William Hopper (as Arthur Bridges), Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer (as Joe Sam)

Medium: DVD R/RW

La belva col mitra (1977)
Also known as: Ultime violence (French title)

Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Action, Crime

Director: Sergio Grieco

Cast: Helmut Berger, Marisa Mell, Richard Harrison, Marina Giordana, Luigi Bonos, Vittorio Duse, Ezio Marano, Claudio Gora, Alberto Squillante, Maria Pascucci, Nello Pazzafini, Antonio Basile, Sergio Smacchi, Rossana Bevilacqua

Medium: DVD R/RW

La belva di Saigon (1963)
Also known as: Der schwarze Panther von Ratana (original title)

Country: West Germany/Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Adventure, Crime

Director: Jürgen Roland

Cast: Marianne Koch, Heinz Drache, Horst Frank, Chris Howland, Luciana Gilli, Dorothee Parker, Carlo Tamberlani, Robert Klupp, Osman Ragheb, Akom Mokranond, Ignazio Dolce, Brad Harris, Suwin Sawangratana

Medium: DVD R/RW

La belva scatenata (1959)
Also known as: Le fauve est lâché (original title)

Country: France

Spoken Languages: French

Genre(s): Drama, Crime

Director: Maurice Labro

Cast: Lino Ventura, Estella Blain, Paul Frankeur, François Chaumette, Nadine Alari, Eugene Deckers, Françoise Honorat, Margo Lion, Philippe Mareuil, Anne Valon, André Weber, Hy Yanowitz, Jess Hahn, Alfred Adam

Medium: DVD R/RW

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