Most widely held works by Cristaldifilm (Firm)
Nuovo cinema paradiso ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in Italian and held by 1,178 libraries worldwide
A filmmaker returns to his Sicilian hometown for the first time in thirty years and looks back on his life. As a young boy he was befriended by the projectionist at the movie theater, the Cinema Paradiso. As he grew up, he learned to love films, and was encouraged by his good friend to pursue his dream of one day making movies.
The name of the rose ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 1,084 libraries worldwide
One monk has fallen from a tower, another is found head-first in a vat of pigs' blood. Visiting Brother Sean Connery, investigating the deaths, discovers a secret library containing rare books considered lost to the world and dangerous to the Catholic faith. He must find the connection between the hidden literature and the killings before innocent people are burned at the stake.
Nuovo Cinema Paradiso ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 764 libraries worldwide
A young boy in a small Italian village is befriended by the projectionist at the movie theater, the Cinema Paradiso. As he grows up he learns to love films, and is encouraged by his good friend to pursue his dream of one day making movies.
Divorzio all'italiana Divorce Italian style ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Italian and held by 612 libraries worldwide
A married man who has fallen in love with a younger woman hatches an elaborate scheme to kill his wife.
I bambini ci guardano The children are watching us ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 353 libraries worldwide
A four-year-old boy is trapped in a loveless family with his suicidal father and his adulteress mother.
Sedotta e abbandonata ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 313 libraries worldwide
An Italian girl is seduced by her sister's boyfriend, setting in motion a chain of events which looks with tongue in cheek at the Sicilian code of honor, as the patriarch of the family tries to get the scoundrel to do right by his daughter.
Kapò ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in Italian and held by 194 libraries worldwide
The story of a Jewish girl from Paris sent to a concentration camp during World War II and her struggle to survive by stealing another's identity and becoming a warden.
La corsa dell'innocente The flight of the innocent ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in Italian and held by 160 libraries worldwide
A young Italian boy, the son of a brutal kidnapper, is the only survivor when his family is killed by a rival gang. The boy flees, pursued by the police and the killers, and searches for a new life with a loving family unlike his own and an end to his family's history of criminal behavior.
Nuovo Cinema Paradiso ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in Italian and English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
A young boy in a small Italian village is befriended by the projectionist at the movie theater, the Cinema Paradiso. As the boy grows up, he learns to love films, and is encouraged by his good friend to pursue his dream of one day making movies.
L'amour caché Hidden love ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Moves between past and present to tell the story of a mother who was consumed with guilt and feelings of inadequacy when she gave birth. Disconnected from Sophie as a new mother, Danielle seemed to do nothing right. Sophie now has her own tale to tell as the past is slowly stripped of its secrets. In the present, the two of them clearly hate each other and are separated by an immense anger. This is the mountain that both must climb if they have any hope of moving on.
Our Italian husband ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Romantic comedy starring Brooke Shields as Charlene, the pregnant American wife of an Italian artist named Vincenzo. Problems arise when Vincenzo's Italian family, Maria and her two kids arrive from Italy.
Divorce Italian style Divorzio all'italiana ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Baron Fernanco Cefalu (Marcello Mastroianni) longs to marry his nubile young cousin Angela (Stefania Sandrelli), but one obstacle stands in his way, his wife Rosalia (Daniela Rocca). His solution? Since divorce is illegal, he plans tu lure his wife into the arms of another and then murder her to save his honor.
In nome della legge ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in Italian and held by 10 libraries worldwide
A new magistrate confronts the local Mafia's iron grip on every aspect of life in a Sicilian village.
Sedotta e abbandonata ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in Italian and held by 9 libraries worldwide
An Italian girl is seduced by her sister's boyfriend, setting in motion a chain of events which explore the Sicilian code of honor.
Il cammino della speranza ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 8 libraries worldwide
A group of Sicilian miners leave Italy to seek their fortune in France.
I soliti ignoti ( Visual )
in Italian and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Five men conspire to burglarize a small-time jeweler's safe. When the time comes to carry out the scheme, the men become hopelessly clumsy and have to eventually give up and go home.
I promessi sposi ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in Italian and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Abbasso la ricchezza ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in Italian and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Wartime smuggling makes the fruit vendor Gioconda Perfetti rich. She moves from her little shop to a beautiful villa but not without problems. She becomes the victim of dishonest people who prey on her ignorance and cheat her out of her wealth.
Il giorno prima ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Fifteen strangers of various ages and backgrounds are brought together by a scientific experiment in Frankfurt, Germany. They are committed to live for twenty days in a state-of-the-art nuclear fallout shelter. During the first days, they live in harmony, in despite of the cultural differences, the stale food, and the lack of entertainment. But near the end of the experiment, these people find out that a real nuclear attack is in progress. While it is widespread panic outside of the shelter, things take a turn for the worst inside.
Senso ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Italian and held by 6 libraries worldwide
In 1866, an Italian countess falls into a tempestuous affair with a dashing Austrian officer. When war and revolution break out, she becomes torn between her fervent patriotic commitment and her emotional obsession with one of the enemy.
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