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Piovani, Nicola

Works: 587 works in 1,590 publications in 7 languages and 9,686 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  War films  Film adaptations  Fantasy films  History  Romantic comedy films  Romance films  Sex comedy films  Biographical films 
Roles: Composer, Conductor, Musician, Author, msd, Performer, Instrumentalist, Arranger, Other, Actor, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Nicola Piovani
Most widely held works by Nicola Piovani
La vita è bella = Life is beautiful by Roberto Benigni( Visual )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Guido (Benigni)--a charming but bumbling waiter who's gifted with a colorful imagination and an irresistible sense of humor--has won the heart of the woman he loves and created a beautiful life for his young family. But then, that life is threatened by World War II...and Guido must rely on those very same strengths to save his beloved wife and son from an unthinkable fate!"--Container
Welcome by Philippe Lioret( Visual )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in French and Italian and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bilal, a 17-year-old Kurdish refugee, has struggled his way through Europe for the last three months, trying to reunite with his girlfriend. But his journey comes to an abrupt halt when he is stopped by authorities in Calais, on the French side of the Channel. Left with no other alternatives, he decides to swim across. Bilal goes to the local swimming pool to train, where he meets Simon. But what begins as a relationship based on self-interest develops into something bigger
Fauteuils d'orchestre = Avenue Montaigne by Laura Morante( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in French and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Une actrice populaire mais rêvant de cinéma intimiste, un pianiste surdoué qui rêve de jouer devant un public ignorant et naïf, un collectionneur qui vend en un soir toute l'oeuvre de sa vie, une jeune provinciale qui tente sa chance à Paris ... Tous ces personnages vont se croiser et se retrouver le temps d'une soirée au Café des Théâtres
Joueuse = Queen to play by Caroline Bottaro( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lovely and quietly intelligent, French chambermaid Hélène ... comes upon a couple ... engaged in an intensely sensual chess match and discovers she has a knack for the game. This obsession, much to the chagrin of her husband and teenage daughter, leads her to seek the clandestine tutelage of a reclusive American doctor ... a liaison that radically transforms both of their lackluster lives"--Container
Kaos by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kaos: Freely adapted from Luigi Pirandello's Novelle per un anno, the film consists of four separate tales portraying Sicilian peasant life at the turn of the 20th century
Fiorile by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Benedetti family has been haunted by a curse for generations from the time of the Napoleanic invasion of Tuscany. On a long drive to visit their grandfather, Luigi Benedetti tells his children the mysterious and magical story of their ancestors
La notte de San Lorenzo = Night of the shooting stars by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in Italian and English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La nuit du 10 août, les étoiles filantes exaucent les voeux. Une femme formule celui de pouvoir raconter à l'être qu'elle aime ce qui s'est passé le 10 août 44. Un groupe de femmes, d'enfants et d'hommes fuit San Miniato, où les Allemands se préparent à un massacre général. Puis ce sera le retour dans le village martyr
A month by the lake( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two women pursue a handsome bachelor at a luxurious lakeside resort
Life is beautiful by Roberto Benigni( Visual )

60 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Italian treasure Roberto Benigni is Guido, a charming, bumbling Jewish waiter whose colorful imagination and playful spirit help him to woo a beautiful school teacher (Nicoletta Braschi). The couple marries and has a young son, but before long their idyllic world is threatened by Nazi soldiers who force the family into a concentration camp. Guido must now use his imagination again - this time, to transform his son's tragic new surroundings into a magical wonderland. Championed by critics and honored with seven Oscar nominations, this heartwarming fable is a reminder that even under the most trying circumstances, life truly is beautiful."--Container
Ginger and Fred by Federico Fellini( Visual )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fellini's satirical attack on television in general and Italian TV in particular, portrays Amelia and Pippo, who wowed crowds with recreations of the dances of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers decades ago, reuniting for a nationwide TV special that features a list of guest stars that is both long and bizarre
Running free by Sergeĭ Bodrov( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An orphaned servant boy develops a bond with an abandoned colt
Piovani dirige piovani by Nicola Piovani( )

1 edition published in 2018 and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benito : the rise and fall of Mussolini by Antonio Banderas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rising quickly from within the ranks of the socialist party, Benito Mussolini became local chief of the Italian Socialist Party at a young age, where he developed his instinct for power and his talent for intrigue as he played off various sections of the left against each other. His dangerous rise to power ultimately played out against the backdrop of World War I and gave rise to a new and frightening government--Fascism
Life is beautiful = La vita è bella by Nicola Piovani( Recording )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in 8 languages and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intervista by Federico Fellini( Visual )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Japanese film crew interviews Fellini about his career as he films the memories of his life as a young journalist walking into his beloved studio Cinecitta for the first time"--Container
De eso no se habla = I don't want to talk about it by Maria Luisa Bemberg( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sophisticated world traveller (Mastroianni) retires to a small town and is drawn to a much younger woman (Podesta). The smartest, most talented woman in town, she is in many ways a perfect match for him. But, because she is a dwarf, she has been sheltered by her overprotective mother from the realities of life
Jamón, jamón by José Juan Bigas Luna( Visual )

30 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in Spanish and English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silvia, a headstrong village girl is made pregnant by local mommy's boy Jose Luis, the man she plans to marry. Unfortunately, financial necessity has turned Silvia's mother Carmen into the local scarlet woman and Jose's overbearing underwear magnate mother Conchita is none too pleased about her son's wedding plans
Caro diario by Nanni Moretti( Visual )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nanni Moretti directs himself playing himself in this wry look at life. Presented in three chapters, Moretti uses the experiences of traveling on his motor-scooter, cruising with his friend around a set of remote islands in search of peace to finish his new film and consulting doctor after doctor to cure his annoying rash to cast a humorous look at his life and those around him
Pinocchio( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story begins as a pinewood log falls out of a cart and lands in front of Gepetto the woodcarver's door. Gepetto carves a puppet out of the wood because he has been longing for a son. When the puppet comes alive and causes trouble, Gepetto is arrested and Pinocchio is left to his own naiv̈e world view. After getting a stern warning from the Blue Fairy, Pinocchio sets out to reunite with his father and become a real boy
The son's room = La stanza del figlio by Nanni Moretti( Visual )

34 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in Italian and Spanish and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giovanni Sermonti, psicanalista, vive in Ancona con la moglie Paola e i due figli liceali, Andrea e Irene. Andrea muore in un'immersione subacquea. Ciascuno dei tre reagisce a modo suo. Entra in scena, inaspettata, Arianna che aveva conosciuto Andrea al campeggio e che con un amico va in Francia in autostop. I tre l'accompagnano in auto fino al confine. (Morandini)
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Alternative Names
Nicola Piovani

Nicola Piovani composer

Nicola Piovani Italiaans pianist

Nicola Piovani italienischer Komponist, Arrangeur und Dirigent

Nicola Piovani italiensk komponist og pianist

Nicola Piovani italiensk kompositör och pianist

Nicola Piovani italský skladatel

Nicola Piovanni

Nicolas Piovani

Nicolaus Piovani

Piovanni, Nicola

Pioviani, Nicola

Pioviani, Nicola 1946-...

Νικόλα Πιοβάνι

Никола Пьовани

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ניקולה פיובני

نیکولا پیووانی پیانیست و آهنگساز ایتالیایی

피오바니, 니콜라스 1946-


尼古拉·皮奥瓦尼 Composer