Il Cinema Ritrovato 2018: Films missed for seeking out

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1. None Shall Escape (1944)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, War

The career of a Nazi officer shown as flashbacks from his trial as a war criminal.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Marsha Hunt, Alexander Knox, Henry Travers, Erik Rolf

Votes: 598

2. Enamorada (1946)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Romance, War

During the Mexican Revolution, a macho rebel general falls in love with the independent-minded daughter of an aristocrat in the town he is occupying.

Director: Emilio Fernández | Stars: María Félix, Pedro Armendáriz, Fernando Fernández, José Morcillo

Votes: 607

3. Rosita (1923)

Passed | 90 min | Romance, Comedy

Rosita, a peasant singer in Seville, captures the attention of the King.

Directors: Ernst Lubitsch, Raoul Walsh | Stars: Mary Pickford, Holbrook Blinn, Irene Rich, George Walsh

Votes: 257

4. La vie de plaisir (1944)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

Albert Maulette, the owner of 'La Vie de Plaisir', a very busy nightclub owner, has fallen in love with Hélène de Lormel, the beautiful daughter of a couple of aristocrats on the brink of ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Valentin | Stars: Albert Préjean, Claude Génia, Yolande Laffon, Hélène Constant

Votes: 44

5. Marcello Mastroianni: I Remember (1997)

Not Rated | 198 min | Documentary, Biography

71 Metascore

In 1996, Marcello Mastroianni talks about life as an actor. It's an anecdotal and philosophical memoir, moving from topic to topic, fully conscious of a man ^Óof a certain age^Ô looking ... See full summary »

Director: Anna Maria Tatò | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Renato Berta, Manoel de Oliveira, Diogo Dória

Votes: 206 | Gross: $0.01M

6. Seed (1931)

96 min | Drama

Bart is a clerk for a publishing company. He has written a novel. His wife Peggy and he have five children. Bart's former girlfriend, Mildred, is manager of the company's Paris office. She ... See full summary »

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: John Boles, Genevieve Tobin, Lois Wilson, Raymond Hackett

Votes: 389

7. Holy Matrimony (1943)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

From Arnold Bennett's novel "Buried Alive". An artist returning from years abroad takes the identity of his dead valet to escape the attentions of the press.

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Monty Woolley, Gracie Fields, Laird Cregar, Una O'Connor

Votes: 581

8. Daïnah la métisse (1932)

51 min | Drama

Shades of Othello loom in this engrossing exploration of class, race, and murder set on an ocean liner. Young Dainah encounters an engineer on board who mistakes pleasantries for flirtation... See full summary »

Director: Jean Grémillon | Stars: Charles Vanel, Habib Benglia, Gaston Dubosc, Lucien Guérard

Votes: 159

9. Two Timid Souls (1928)

87 min | Comedy

Garadoux has beaten his wife. His lawyer Fremissin is young and very shy, and therefore, not very efficient... Two years after, Garadoux is trying to seduce Cecile, but she prefers ... See full summary »

Director: René Clair | Stars: Pierre Batcheff, Jim Gérald, Véra Flory, Maurice de Féraudy

Votes: 146

10. Chapayev (1934)

93 min | Biography, Drama, History

This film is based on the book about Vasili Ivanovich Chapaev (1887 - 1919) who was in real life the Commander of the 25th Division of the Red Army. Chapaev is an uneducated peasant and a ... See full summary »

Directors: Sergey Vasilev, Georgi Vasilyev | Stars: Boris Babochkin, Leonid Kmit, Varvara Myasnikova, Boris Blinov

Votes: 1,073

11. Prisioneros de la tierra (1939)

85 min | Drama

By 1915, a contractor traveling to Posadas looking for new staff. Among the music and drinks in a bar and shipped to the mill. He is accompanied by a drunken doctor and his daughter. In the mill, injustices and cruelties are accentuated.

Director: Mario Soffici | Stars: Homero Cárpena, Raúl De Lange, Roberto Fugazot, Elisa Galvé

Votes: 111

12. Geheimnisvolle Tiefe (1949)

94 min | Drama

Dr. Benn Wittich's obsession with his work pulls him apart from his girlfriend Cornelia who, resentful, marries industrialist Robert Roy. However, Benn cannot forget her.

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Paul Hubschmid, Ilse Werner, Stefan Skodler, Elfe Gerhart

Votes: 24

13. Caravan (1934)

Approved | 101 min | Musical

Member of royal family is forced to marry a vagabond.

Director: Erik Charell | Stars: Charles Boyer, Loretta Young, Jean Parker, Phillips Holmes

Votes: 69

14. Man About Town (1947)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

1910 : A friend leaves his daughter, Madeleine, with Emile a French film producer. Emile falls in love with her. Problems starts when his young friend Jacques returns from military service ... See full summary »

Director: René Clair | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, François Périer, Marcelle Derrien, Dany Robin

Votes: 406

15. Entr'acte (1924)

22 min | Short

An absolute dada movie. Somebody gets killed, his coffin gets out of control and after a chase it stops. The person gets out of it and let everybody who followed the coffin dissapear.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Jean Börlin, Inge Frïss, Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp

Votes: 3,253

16. Immortal Sergeant (1943)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, War

During a WW2 patrol in the North-African desert, a Canadian corporal reminisces about his sweetheart and must lead his platoon when the sergeant gets wounded.

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara, Thomas Mitchell, Allyn Joslyn

Votes: 732

18. Three Girls from Rome (1952)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Three beautiful seamstresses from one of the fashionable dress salons near the Piazza de Spagna in Rome gather on the steps of the square to eat lunch and talk of their love lives. Marisa, ... See full summary »

Director: Luciano Emmer | Stars: Lucia Bosè, Cosetta Greco, Liliana Bonfatti, Ave Ninchi

Votes: 157

19. The Organizer (1963)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, History

A former high school teacher turned unionist tries to organize workers laboring with inhuman conditions at a late 19th Century textile factory.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Renato Salvatori, Gabriella Giorgelli, Folco Lulli

Votes: 2,196

20. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

75 Metascore

A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Wesley Addy

Votes: 46,853 | Gross: $4.05M

22. La Distribution de pain (2011)

14 min | Documentary, Short

Hedy Ben Khalifat was compelled to produce this film in 1957 during the war for independence, when it was announced that the Morice Line was to be built on the border between Algerian and ... See full summary »

Director: Cécile Decugis | Star: Cécile Decugis

23. Les Réfugiés (1957)

20 min | Documentary, Short

Cécile Decugis was invited in 1956 by René Vautier to work on his film Anneaux d'or, in the newly independent Tunisia. The film was not released for several years, in which time Cécile made... See full summary »

Directors: Cécile Decugis, Hédi Ben Khalifa

25. Chronicle of the Years of Fire (1975)

177 min | Drama

The beginings of the Algerian Revolution as seen through the eyes of a peasant.

Director: Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina | Stars: Yorgo Voyagis, Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina, Leila Shenna, Cheikh Nourredine

Votes: 440

27. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama

81 Metascore

A fictionalized account in four chapters of the life of celebrated Japanese writer Yukio Mishima.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Ken Ogata, Masayuki Shionoya, Hiroshi Mikami, Junya Fukuda

Votes: 7,761 | Gross: $0.44M

28. The Bigamist (1956)

110 min | Comedy

A traveling salesman is sent to prison after being accused of bigamy, while his wife and son are forced to consider leaving him permanently.

Director: Luciano Emmer | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Franca Valeri, Giovanna Ralli, Marisa Merlini

Votes: 141

29. Father Sergius (1918)

112 min | Biography, Drama, History

Prince Kasatsky is a just and proud youth, shock and disappointment with the world bring him to church, he becomes father Sergius. It is a story of his piety and temptation.

Directors: Yakov Protazanov, Alexandre Volkoff | Stars: Ivan Mozzhukhin, Olga Kondorova, V. Dzheneyeva, Vladimir Gajdarov

Votes: 437

31. Family Portrait (1962)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

1945. Enrico Corsi, in Rome, reflects on his relationship with his eight year younger brother, Lorenzo Corsi, following Lorenzo's recent passing from a long and debilitating illness at age ... See full summary »

Director: Valerio Zurlini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Jacques Perrin, Sylvie, Salvo Randone

Votes: 822

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