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My House in Umbria, starring Maggie Smith
Based on the acclaimed novel by William Trevor, My House in Umbria is a charming, evocative drama about a group of travelers in Italy who find solace and friendship after being thrown together by tragedy. Falling neatly into the Enchanted April and Under the Tuscan Sun category, this film boasts lovely Italian vistas and comforting Englishness. But it begins with a note of violence: on a train rolling through the sunny countryside, a terrorist bomb detonates, killing a handful of passengers. The strangers that survive recuperate at the villa of an eccentric but kindly romance novelist, also a survivor of the blast. Director Richard Loncraine maintains the melancholy mood amidst the sun-dappled gardens of Umbria, but it's Maggie Smith who really holds the film together with her authority and slightly tipsy humor.

more dramatic films...'s collection  best sellers
Here is where you can find our past-picks and thumb through our collection. Is something missing? Then just submit a review of your favorite video so that we may share it with our readers!

Johnny Stecchino, Moonstruck...
dramatic comedy
Mussolini, Marriage Italian Style...
Tales of Ordinary Madness, Stealing Beauty...
Il Postino, Only You...
Visual tours...
biographies & specials
Joe DiMaggio, Christmas at the Vatican...

feature articles
i'm no scared
In transferring the novel to the screen, Gabriele Salvatores worked closely with Niccol� Ammaniti, the book's author, conceiving a remarkably faithful amplification of the novel�s themes and mood.

fellini finale found
The alternate ending of director Federico Fellini's 81/2, believed lost for decades, has turned up and will be put on exhibit. Marcello Mastroianni starred in this autobiographical flick, which debuted 40 years ago, about a harried film director who retreats into his memories to find peace.

under the "hollywood" sun
Under the Tuscan Sun, the sentimental story of an American fixing up a villa in one of Italy's most beautiful regions, just got a movie fix-up. Hollywood wrapped up the shooting in Cortona of a story which has little in common with the the famous book but bears the same title.

italian movie goddesses
Italian screen sirens were women of astonishing physical beauty, but they were no ornaments. They used their femininity as a source of strength. They were passionate, independent and intelligent, with strong moral principles.

frank capra's wonderful life
Frank Capra is to movies what Norman Rockwell is to painting. Capra's characters are common people whose good will enable them to triumph over adversaries and claim America's promises. Discover Frank Capra's inspiration.

italian horror flicks
For Halloween or any time you'd like the spooks, we've compiled Dario Argento's most famous flicks to give you the creepy-crawlies! Horror is a genre which is hard to master, especially when you delve into the realm or gory slasher films. Unfortunately, the results are often more comic than frightening. There are few who have managed to achieve a level of mastery, and those who succeed deserve to be admired. Argento�s films are full of shock value and incredibly vivid horror.

5 can't-miss gladiator flicks
The movie release of "Gladiator" has revived interest and intrigue of a Roman duel to the death born of ritual. Take a peek a the life of a Gladiator, can't-miss Gladiator flicks and more.

Here are the top video purchases of readers....


Cinema Paradiso - The New Version

Ciao, Professore!

It Started in Naples

Rick Steves Best of Travels in Europe - Italy

My Voyage to Italy

Bread and Tulips

I'm Not Scared

Life is Beautiful

Il Postino

films under $10
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Unfaithfuls (1953)
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1964)
Where the Hot Wind Blows
Intervista (1987)
Two Women (1961)
Spartacus and the Ten Gladiators (1964)
CaligulaII: Messalina, Messalina (1981)
Ace High (1968)
The Gospel According to St. Matthew

our favorites
Roberto Benigni Collection
Modern comic actor and director
Seeking Asylum (1979)
Johnny Stecchino (1992)
Il Mostro (1996)
La Vita e' Bella (1997)
Night on Earth (1991)
Piccolo Diavolo (1998)

Bernardo Bertolucci Collection
1900 (1977)
Before the Revolution (1962)
The Grim Reaper (1962)
The Last Tango in Paris
Little Buddah (1994)
Partner (1968)
The Sheltering Sky (1990)
The Spider's Stratagem (1970)
Stealing Beauty
Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man (1982)

Federico Fellini Collection
A director who's films were inspired by dreams
Armacord (1974)
Ciao Federico! (1969)
The Clown (1971)
La Dolce Vita (1961)
Fellini Satyricon (1969)
Ginger and Fred (1986)
Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
Nights of Cabiria (1957)
Orchestra Rehersal (1979)
Spirits of the Dead (1968)
La Strada (1954)
Variety of Lights (1951)

Lina Wertmuller Retrospective
Love and Anarchy (1974)
The Seduction of Mimi (1972)
Seven Beauties (1976)
Sotto... sotto (1985)
Summer Night (1987)
Swept Away (1975)

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