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Rarovideo (Firm)

Overview
Works: 142 works in 231 publications in 2 languages and 2,368 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film noir  Spy films  Made-for-TV movies  Documentary-style television programs  Documentary films  History  Historical films  Gangster films 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Rarovideo (Firm)
I clowns by Federico Fellini( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in Italian and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fellini's fascination with the circus and the surreal come to a head in one of his final masterpieces, The Clowns. The film reflects Fellini's childhood obsession with clowns and begins with a young boy watching a circus set up from his bedroom window. Though comical and referred to as a 'docu-comedy', this film explores deeper human conditions such as authority, poverty, humility and arrogance
The conformist by Gitt Magrini( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in Italian and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rising young follower of Mussolini must assassinate his former professor, now in political exile, to demonstrate his loyalty to the Fascist state. He uses his honeymoon with his wife as a cover, but he becomes entranced by his former teacher's wife, and begins to question the fascist tenants he has accepted all of his life
Il cappotto( Visual )

5 editions published in 2011 in Italian and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor city-hall clerk's only desire is for a new overcoat. The town Mayor is planning a reception for some visiting VIPs in honor of a new, wasteful piece of construction. The clerk bungles his assignment and is fired, but he stumbles onto some bribery concerning the architects and, to keep him quiet, he is given his job back plus a bonus, which allows him to buy his long-cherished overcoat and it makes him so presentable he wins a new-found respect
I vinti( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in Italian and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Challenging the linear narrative by weaving multiple story lines and exploring a directorial style way ahead of his time, director Michelangelo Antonioni's unique triptych film features three murders--one taking place in Paris, another in Rome, and another in London. All of the perpetrators are affluent youths, each killing for dubious motives ... With elements that serve as a precursor to Blowup, Antonioni explores how modern society can produce nihilistic tendencies in the least likely characters"--Container
Gruppo di famiglia in un interno( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About a lonely art collector who lives in Rome and how his life is changed when the wife of a rightist industrialist, Marchesa Bianca Brumonti, her gigolo Konrad, her precocious daughter and her daughter's boyfriend Stefano end up renting the upper portion of his luxurious apartment. He gets involved in the affairs of complete strangers much against his will and ends up being even lonelier than before
Steam-- the Turkish bath( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Italian and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tired of his troubled marriage, an Italian businessman's life changes dramatically after he learns that an aunt has left him property in Istanbul. Francesco Alessandro Gassman arrives in the Turkish city hoping that he can take care of the matter swiftly and return to Italy. He is surprised to discover that the property is actually one of the last traditional hamams (old fashioned bath houses) in Turkey. Deciding on a whim to stay in Turkey and run the bathhouse, Francesco discovers something new about his sexuality, courtesy of the young assistant caretaker (Mehmet Günsür)
L'Amore in città by Carlo Lizzani( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in Italian and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six short stories about love in Rome: a collection of six vignettes from top Italian filmmakers
Adua and her friends( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in Italian and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wonderful example of Italian realism, this film tells the story of four prostitutes forced to fend for themselves when a new law closes the bordellos of Rome. They pool their savings to open a trattoria, but find they cannot get a license. A prominent fixer with connections obtains the license for them, on the condition that they conduct their old business upstairs and pay him an exorbitant monthly fee
Il generale della rovere by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in Italian and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During wartime in Genoa, an opportunist tries to cheat his fellow countrymen, until the Nazis force him to pretend to be a deceased general to get information from fellow inmates
Uomini contro by Francesco Rosi( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in Italian and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the Italian/Austrian front during World War I, a disastrous Italian attack upon the Austrian positions leads to a mutiny among the decimated Italian troops"--IMDb
The Chelsea girls( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the first "underground" films of the 1960's to achieve a degree of mainstream acceptance, the film offers a long, unblinking look into the lives of Andy Warhol's retinue of "superstars" as they showed off for the camera in their various rooms in the notorious Chelsea Hotel, long a favored New York hangout for writers, artists and bohemians
The perfume of the lady in black( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in Italian and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a chemist begins to experience hallucinations, she uncovers a horrifying secret about her own past
La mala ordina( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in Italian and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luca Carnali is a small-time mobster and pimp who ends up, through no fault of his own, in a web of a settlement of scores between two main men in the Mafia and is forced to fight against two killers from New York who were sent to Italy to eliminate him. The second film in a triology by Fernando Di Leo
La rabbia : un film in due parti = The anger : a film in two parts( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in Italian and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La Rabbia employs documentary footage (from the 1950's) and accompanying commentary to attempt to answer the existential question, Why are our lives characterized by discontent, anguish, and fear? The film is in two completely separate parts, and the directors of these respective sections, left-wing Pier Paolo Pasolini and conservative Giovanni Guareschi, offer the viewer contrasting analyses of and prescriptions for modern society."--Www.imdb.com
Delitto d'amore( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Italian and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two factory workers living in Northern Italy form a romantic connection. The woman, torn between the freedoms of the North and her traditional Sicilian values, slowly allows herself to love, then marry, her co-worker. Soon after her wedding, she dies as a result of industrial pollution from her job. A historical document of the living conditions of the workers that migrated from Southern Italy to Milan to work in the factories there
Fernando di Leo crime collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in Italian and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four films by Fernando Di Leo, a prolific film maker who explored the political extremism and mafia corruption in Italy during the 1970s by showing how the mafia had debased the working class. Contained in this box set is the Milieu Trilogy: Milano calibro 9 (1972), The Italian Connection (La Mala Ordina, 1972), and The Boss (Il Boss, 1973). Exclusive in this box set is Rulers of the city (I Padroni della Città, 1976)
Lonesome cowboys by Andy Warhol( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experimental film by painter, printmaker, and filmmaker Andy Warhol that satirizes the Hollywood western. Actors Viva, Taylor Mead, Joe Dallesandro, and others, clothed and unclothed, improvise a parody of standard cowboy behavior around the set of an "old west" town
The boss by Jack Arnold( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Italian and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bomb attack in a cinema in Palermo kills every member of one Mafia family except Cocchi. Now he is bent on revenge. Third of a trilogy along with Milano calibro 9 and Mala ordina
I padroni della città( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Italian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tony is a mob loan collector who is unsatisfied with his position in life. He constantly dreams of living it large in Brazil with his brother
The Chelsea girls : Andy's people by Andy Warhol( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in Italian and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the first "underground" films of the 1960's to achieve a degree of mainstream acceptance, the film offers a long, unblinking look into the lives of Andy Warhol's retinue of "superstars" as they showed off for the camera in their various rooms in the notorious Chelsea Hotel, long a favored New York hangout for writers, artists and bohemians
 
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