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Anna Magnani


Rome: Open CityRome: Open City (1945) Recommended
Dir. Roberto Rossellini
Feat. Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi
Neo–realist war drama about resistance fighters in fascist Italy places the action right inside the everyday and humanises the heroic.…
BellissimaBellissima (1951) Recommended
Dir. Luchino Visconti
Feat. Anna Magnani, Walter Chiari, Tina Apicella
Neo–realist dir. Visconti directs Anna Magnani in a freewheeling performance as a working–class mother obsessed with turning her young…
Golden CoachGolden Coach (Le Carrosse d'or) (1952) Recommended
Dir. Jean Renoir
Feat. Anna Magnani, Odoardo Spadaro, Nada Fiorelli
Dir. Renoir's classic comedy focuses on a group of commedia dell'arte actors in the eighteenth Century and the much–desired central figure of…
Fugitive Kind, TheFugitive Kind, The (1959)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Marlon Brando, Joanne Woodward, Anna Magnani
A directionless, but quirky version of Tennesse Williams' play 'Orpheus Descending' with Brando playing a troublesome hobo who spreads romantic…
Mamma RomaMamma Roma (1962) Recommended
Dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini
Feat. Anna Magnani
Pasolini, in this early minor–masterpiece, demonstrates a keen awareness of Italy‚Äôs altered social and political landscape in the…
Secret of Santa Vittoria, TheSecret of Santa Vittoria, The (1969)
Dir. Stanley Kramer
Feat. Anthony Quinn, Anna Magnani, Hardy Kruger
Bombastic war comedy with Quinn as a wine sodden local buffoon who through a number of contrivances becomes town mayor. When the townsfolk learn of a…

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