Michele Placido




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Il grande sogno

Michele Placido’s Il grande sogno, which I wrote about briefly when it was released, has just been released on DVD in Italy. And… it actually has English subs!


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Il grande sogno

New out this week, Il grande sogno, the new film from Michele Placido, whose Romanzo criminale was one of the better Italo-crime films of recent years.  This sounds like a slightly less interesting production, being…


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Romanzo criminale

Here’s an excellent, classy, Italian crime thriller that takes its cues from City of God and The Godfather and also resembles another recent film, Ridley Scott’s American Gangster, in using a true story set in the criminal underworld to tell the history of a city through the seventies and eighties.