Il Cinema Ritrovato 2011 - Features

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All feature films screened at the 2011 Il Cinema Ritrovato film festival.

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1. We the Living (1942)

Not Rated | 170 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

The time is the Russian Revolution. The place is a country burdened with fear - the midnight knock at the door, the bread hidden against famine, the haunted eyes of the fleeing, the ... See full summary »

Director: Goffredo Alessandrini | Stars: Alida Valli, Fosco Giachetti, Rossano Brazzi, Emilio Cigoli

Votes: 323

3. Justin de Marseille (1935)

95 min | Crime, Drama

The leader of a gang of drug traffickers, loved and esteemed by everyone for protecting the weak, ends up killing his greatest enemy.

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Antonin Berval, Pierre Larquey, Alexandre Rignault, Ghislaine Bru

Votes: 134

4. Addio Kira! (1942)

96 min | Drama, Romance

After having been captured in a Crimea during a failed attempt to flee overseas, Leo returns in Petersburg for Kira.

Director: Goffredo Alessandrini | Stars: Alida Valli, Fosco Giachetti, Rossano Brazzi, Emilio Cigoli

Votes: 77

5. La vie est à nous (1936)

66 min | Drama, History

A propaganda film of the communist party of France, showing who the comrades help the proletarian people against the capitalists. It also features propagandistic speeches of leading members... See full summary »

Directors: Jacques Becker, Jacques B. Brunius, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Jean-Paul Le Chanois, Maurice Lime, Pierre Unik, André Zwoboda, Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Dasté, Jacques B. Brunius, Simone Guisin, Teddy Michaud

Votes: 219

6. Nosferatu (1922)

Not Rated | 94 min | Fantasy, Horror

Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schröder

Votes: 85,419

7. The Adventures of the Three Reporters (1926)

250 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Three reporters and an office girl are trying to stop a bacteriological strike by some powerful western business leaders against the USSR.

Directors: Boris Barnet, Fyodor Otsep | Stars: Natalya Glan, Igor Ilyinsky, Vladimir Fogel, Boris Barnet

Votes: 255

8. The Dawn Patrol (1930)

Passed | 108 min | Action, Drama, War

World War I ace Dick Courtney derides the leadership of his superior officer, but Courtney is soon promoted to squadron commander and learns harsh lessons about sending subordinates to their deaths.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Neil Hamilton, Frank McHugh

Votes: 1,574

9. Louis Lumière (1968 TV Movie)

66 min | Documentary

Eric Rohmer leads a conversation with Jean Renoir and Henri Langlois on the art of filmmaker Louis Lumière. The cinematographic pioneer Lumière produced thousands of documentaries in the ... See full summary »

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Jean Renoir, Henri Langlois, Éric Rohmer

Votes: 362

10. A Trip to the Moon (1902)

TV-G | 13 min | Short, Action, Adventure

A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Victor André, Bleuette Bernon, Brunnet

Votes: 41,950

11. Dante's Inferno (1911)

68 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Loosely adapted from Dante's Divine Comedy and inspired by the illustrations of Gustav Doré the original silent film has been restored and has a new score by Tangerine Dream.

Directors: Francesco Bertolini, Adolfo Padovan, Giuseppe de Liguoro | Stars: Salvatore Papa, Arturo Pirovano, Giuseppe de Liguoro, Pier Delle Vigne

Votes: 2,167

12. La vie de Bohème (1916)

Not Rated | 112 min | Romance

Orphaned Mimi ( Alice Brady ), is taken in by a drunken innkeeper and becomes a maid. She meets Rudolphe ( Paul Capellani ), heir of a upper class family, who rescues her from the unwanted ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Capellani | Stars: Alice Brady, Paul Capellani, June Elvidge, Leslie Stowe

Votes: 16

13. Sodankylä Forever (2010– )

270 min | Documentary

Sodankyla film festival started at 1986 and was created by Finnish directors Anssi Manttari, Aki and Mika Kaurismaki, along with Peter Von Bagh.

Sodankyla Forever is a great documentary ... See full synopsis »

Stars: Peter von Bagh, Robert Parrish, Roy Ward Baker, Víctor Erice

Votes: 67

14. The President Vanishes (1934)

Approved | 80 min | Drama

Like the anonymous novel (generally credited to Rex Stout) upon which it is based, the photoplay tells how a peace-loving President prevents his country from being stampeded into a European war.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Edward Arnold, Arthur Byron, Paul Kelly, Peggy Conklin

Votes: 79

15. Congress Dances (1931)

85 min | Comedy, History, Musical

Vienna glove-sales-lady Christl falls in love to Czar Alexander. Metternich tries to use this to keep him out of the conferences of the Vienna Congress from 1815.

Director: Erik Charell | Stars: Lilian Harvey, Willy Fritsch, Otto Wallburg, Conrad Veidt

Votes: 450

16. Winstanley (1975)

Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, Drama, War

Winstanley explores the attempt by Gerrard Winstanley who formed 'The Diggers' and with a group of followers attempted to form a small farming community in one of the first proto-Communist attempts at collective agriculture.

Director: Kevin Brownlow | Stars: Miles Halliwell, Jerome Willis, Terry Higgins, Phil Oliver

Votes: 287

18. Kuhle Wampe or Who Owns the World? (1932)

71 min | Drama

During Great Depression, a family is evicted from their apartment and with no other option they move to a tent camp called Kuhle Wampe.

Director: Slatan Dudow | Stars: Hertha Thiele, Ernst Busch, Martha Wolter, Adolf Fischer

Votes: 611

19. In the Name of the Law (1932)

95 min | Crime, Drama

A policeman is killed when he tries to investigate a case involving cocaine traffic. The only evidence of the crime is a white female's bloodstained glove found in an abandoned taxi and a ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Marcelle Chantal, Régine Dancourt, Gabriel Gabrio, Jean Marchat

Votes: 75

20. By the Bluest of Seas (1936)

71 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Two best friends shipwreck on an island in the Caspian Sea and fall in love with the same woman while helping the villagers of their new home.

Directors: Boris Barnet, Samad Mardanov | Stars: Yelena Kuzmina, Lev Sverdlin, Nikolay Kryuchkov, Alexei Dolinin

Votes: 823

21. Anni difficili (1948)

90 min | Drama, War

Aldo Piscitello, a minor government clerk, is forced in 1934 to join the Fascist party. When the war comes, he finds himself able only to talk ineffectually in secret against Mussolini, ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Zampa | Stars: Massimo Girotti, Umberto Spadaro, Ave Ninchi, Enzo Biliotti

Votes: 128

22. The Assassin (1961)

Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Thriller

Alfredo Martelli is picked up by the police at his apartment without justification. In the precinct, he slowly discovers what the investigation is about as we discover details about his life.

Director: Elio Petri | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Micheline Presle, Cristina Gaioni, Salvo Randone

Votes: 878

23. Brother Against Brother (1913)

51 min | Drama

Two brothers compete for the love of a woman while the impending war threatens to separate them from both sides of the border. Based on the novel "La Débâcle" by Émile Zola.

Director: Mauritz Stiller | Stars: Stina Berg, Carl Borin, Egil Eide, John Ekman

Votes: 23

24. Shoes (1916)

60 min | Drama

A young working girl must support her family on only five dollars (~ $120 in 2020) a week. The strain of trying to feed, house and clothe her mother, her father and three sisters finally ... See full summary »

Director: Lois Weber | Stars: Mary MacLaren, Harry Griffith, Mattie Witting, Jessie Arnold

Votes: 292

25. The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

Not Rated | 106 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

After being tricked and cast out of Bagdad by the evil Jaffar, King Ahmad joins forces with a thief named Abu to reclaim his throne, the city, and the Princess he loves.

Directors: Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan, Alexander Korda, Zoltan Korda, William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Sabu, June Duprez, John Justin

Votes: 11,461 | Gross: $0.27M

26. Tiger Shark (1932)

Passed | 77 min | Drama, Romance

A tuna fisherman marries a woman who doesn't love him.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Richard Arlen, Zita Johann, Leila Bennett

Votes: 777

28. The Criminal Code (1930)

Passed | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

After a failed attempt at running for governor, D.A. Mark Brady is appointed warden of the state prison where many of the criminals he prosecuted are incarcerated.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Walter Huston, Phillips Holmes, Constance Cummings, Boris Karloff

Votes: 877

29. The Machine That Kills Bad People (1952)

80 min | Comedy, Fantasy

A demon bestows on a self-righteous working photographer's camera the power to smite from the Earth "evil-doers". Naturally, the indignant photographer turns his new weapon on, one by one, ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Gennaro Pisano, Marilyn Buferd, William Tubbs, Helen Tubbs

Votes: 538

30. The Cradle Snatchers (1927)

Passed | 59 min | Comedy

From a 1925 hit stage play by Russell G. Medcraft and Norma Mitchell about three unhappy, middle-aged housewives who teach their adulterous husbands a lesson by starting affairs with college-aged young men during the jazz age.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Louise Fazenda, Ethel Wales, J. Farrell MacDonald, Franklin Pangborn

Votes: 47

31. The Damned (1969)

R | 156 min | Drama, War

The dramatic collapse of a wealthy, industrialist/Junker family during the reign of the Third Reich.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Ingrid Thulin, Helmut Griem, Helmut Berger

Votes: 7,166 | Gross: $0.63M

32. Our Flags Lead Us Forward (1933)

87 min | Drama

In the depths of the Great Depression and in the waning days of the crumbling Weimar Republic, a poor Berlin youth is torn between loyalty to his unemployed Communist father and his ever-growing fascination to the Hitler Youth movement.

Director: Hans Steinhoff | Stars: Heinrich George, Berta Drews, Jürgen Ohlsen, Hermann Speelmans

Votes: 1,614

33. I Was a Spy (1933)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, War

During World War I, a young nurse in a hospital in German-occupied Belgium is secretly feeding military information to the British. Complicating matters is the guilt she feels when she has ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Herbert Marshall, Conrad Veidt, Madeleine Carroll, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 136

34. Ballerine (1938)

A favorite student of an old dance teacher gets casted in an important pantomime. When the teacher dies on the stage, she finds support from a journalist's affection to overcome the difficult moment.

Director: Gustav Machatý | Stars: Mussia Andreis, Marianna Bardas, Giorgio Bianchi, Oreste Bilancia

Votes: 9

36. Native Land (1942)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Drama, History

Paul Robeson narrates a mix of dramatizations and archival footage about the bill of rights being under attack during the 1930s by union busting corporations, their spies and contractors. ... See full summary »

Directors: Leo Hurwitz, Paul Strand | Stars: Paul Robeson, Fred Johnson, Mary George, John Rennick

Votes: 294

38. The Look (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

58 Metascore

CHARLOTTE RAMPLING: THE LOOK features Charlotte Rampling in a series of reflective conversations with artists, friends, and one-time collaborators such as novelist Paul Auster and ... See full summary »

Director: Angelina Maccarone | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Peter Lindbergh, Paul Auster, Barnaby Southcombe

Votes: 270 | Gross: $0.02M

39. The Artist (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

89 Metascore

An egomaniacal film star develops a relationship with a young dancer against the backdrop of Hollywood's silent era.

Director: Michel Hazanavicius | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell

Votes: 225,154 | Gross: $44.67M

40. Angelina (1947)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

A rowdy woman is so forceful that she outdoes her husband in a loud cry against speculators who refuse poor people entrance to a block of new apartments, built after WW2. Without noticing ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Zampa | Stars: Anna Magnani, Nando Bruno, Ave Ninchi, Ernesto Almirante

Votes: 322

41. Upstream (1927)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

Among the residents of a theatrical boarding house is the last member of a once great acting family, down on his luck. When an offer to star in a London "Hamlet" comes, he takes lessons ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford | Stars: Nancy Nash, Earle Foxe, Grant Withers, Lydia Yeamans Titus

Votes: 244

42. The Conformist (1970)

R | 113 min | Drama

100 Metascore

A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Gastone Moschin, Enzo Tarascio

Votes: 25,411 | Gross: $0.54M

43. Fazil (1928)

88 min | Drama, Romance

An Arab prince born and raised in the desert and a beautiful Frenchwoman from Paris fall in love and marry, but the tremendous differences in their backgrounds and the cultural differences between their two different societies put strains on their marriage that may well prove irreparable.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Charles Farrell, Greta Nissen, John Boles, Mae Busch

Votes: 149

44. Scarface (1932)

PG | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An ambitious and nearly insane violent gangster climbs the ladder of success in the mob, but his weaknesses prove to be his downfall.

Directors: Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson | Stars: Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley, Osgood Perkins

Votes: 24,284

45. Wind Across the Everglades (1958)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

An ornithologist battles a family of bird poachers in the Florida Everglades.

Directors: Nicholas Ray, Budd Schulberg | Stars: Burl Ives, Christopher Plummer, Chana Eden, Gypsy Rose Lee

Votes: 941