RAI Cinema (Firm)
Most widely held works by RAI Cinema (Firm)
Downfall ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 1,283 libraries worldwide
Loosely based on her actual first-hand account, depicts the final ten days of Nazi Germany as seen through the eyes of Hitler's then-secretary Gertraud (Traudl) Junge. Joining Hitler and his inner circle at their bunker in Berlin, she witnesses the collapse of Hitler's plans for the Third Reich. As the Russian army takes the city, the dissipation, horrific beliefs, and merciless logic of Hitler's philosophy and followers becomes ever more apparent and visceral.
Miracle at St. Anna ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,054 libraries worldwide
August 1944. Follows four black soldiers of the all-black 92nd Infantry Division who get trapped near the small Tuscan village of Sant'Anna di Stazzema on the Gothic Line during the Italian Campaign of World War II. One of the men will risk his life to save an Italian boy who lives in the city where the Waffen-SS have massacred most of the citizens of the town in retaliation for Italian partisan activity. A sculpted head from the Ponte Santa Trinita in Florence is a focal point.
Nuovomondo Golden door ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 808 libraries worldwide
A Sicilian farmer falls in love with a worldly British woman while both are attempting to immigrate to America.
Gomorra ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Italian and held by 630 libraries worldwide
Five disparate tales of Naples' mafia underworld, known as the Camorra, centered around a housing project controlled by the mob. As adapted from the best-selling exposé by undercover Italian reporter, Roberto Saviano, the film depicts a culture that is thoroughly corrupted by organized crime.
Vincere ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in Italian and held by 469 libraries worldwide
About fascist dictator Benito Mussolini and the woman he loved. Ida Dalser was scorned, denounced, and then written out of history. Mussolini's rise to power and Dalser's descent into an insane asylum are tragic counterpoints in a doomed romance. Dalser may have been written off at the time, but Bellocchio and Mezzogiorno allow her a final, unexpected triumph in this cinematic masterwork.
Pranzo di Ferragosto Mid-August lunch ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in Italian and held by 464 libraries worldwide
A middle-aged man living with his elderly mother finds the best way to pay for their debts is to take care of the building manager's mother during the biggest festival of the year. Soon he finds himself with not two but four mothers to keep fed and happy.
La Siciliana ribelle ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in Italian and held by 375 libraries worldwide
Dramatic retelling of the story of Rita Atria, a 17-year-old Sicilian girl whose father and brother were both Mafia members (and victims) who break the vow of silence that enshrouds that world, and gives evidence to famed anti-Mafia judge Paolo Borsellino. Her days are numbered from that moment on. She only has nine months to live.
Buongiorno, notte ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Italian and held by 365 libraries worldwide
The story of a young woman assumes a life of domesticity to conceal her true identity as a member of the Red Brigades, Italy's terrorist underground.
John Rabe ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 353 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of a German businessman who rescued more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanking Massacre in China by courageously negotiating a safety zone to protect innocent civilians from the Japanese Army. Drawing from John Rabe's 1937 diaries as source material, Florian Gallenberger has crafted a portrait of a man revered as a saint in China to this day and yet never rewarded for his courage during his lifetime. Based on true events.
Luce dei miei occhi ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in Italian and held by 349 libraries worldwide
An introverted chauffeur falls in love with a vulnerable single mother.
Raye makhfi Il vote è segreto ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in Persian and held by 347 libraries worldwide
It's Election Day on a remote island off the coast of Iran and a ballot box is parachuted to shore. An unnamed soldier is assigned to escort a female bureaucrat to gather votes. Together, they embark on a chaotic journey, turning the island upside down desperately seeking anyone's vote. There is more to the secret ballot than the two could ever imagine.
Le chiavi di casa The keys to the house ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 308 libraries worldwide
A troubled young boy is reunited with the father who abandoned him 15 years ago.
Gomorra Gomorrah ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Italian and held by 303 libraries worldwide
Power, money and blood: these are the values that the residents of the province of Naples and Caserta confront every day. They have practically no choice, and are forced to obey the rules of the "system," the Camorra. Only a lucky few can even think of leading a "normal" life. Five stories are woven together in this violent scenario, set in a cruel world, and one that is deeply rooted in reality.
L'ora di religione il sorriso di mia madre = My mother's smile ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Italian and held by 279 libraries worldwide
A celebrated painter receives a visit from a cardinal's assistant, who informs him that his mother could become a saint.
Caterina in the big city ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in Italian and held by 259 libraries worldwide
"Caterina moves with her family from the small town of Montalto di Castro to Rome. The sensitive and intelligent young girl enrolls in the eighth grade in one of the most prestigious schools in the capital, where she finds her class totally divided between the snobbish, radical chic and reactionary, spoiled brats. Worse, her own father, a frustrated professor, begins to manipulate her as he sees in the parents of her new school acquaintances the possibility for him to achieve a long dreamed of writing career"--Riverside Studios.
Primo Levi's journey ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 250 libraries worldwide
Follows the writer Primo Levi on his thousand-mile journey to his home in Turin, Italy after being liberated from the Auschwitz concentration camp.
Private ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Arabic and Italian and held by 230 libraries worldwide
"Mohammad, his wife and their five children live in a large, isolated house located mid-way between a Palestinian village and an Israeli settlement. Viewed as a strategic lookout point, the house is forcefully taken over by Israeli soldiers, who confine Mohammad and his family to a few downstairs rooms in daytime and a single room at night"--Container.
La bestia nel cuore ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in Italian and held by 230 libraries worldwide
When Sabina's father dies, she is left haunted by a terrible dream that becomes a living nightmare. She seeks out her only sibling, and discovers that their nightmares are shared and that life's intimacies are now met with fear and trepidation. When Sabina and Franco, her boyfriend, are surprised with news about their future, Sabina is forced to face her past.
Sat pralāt Tropical malady ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in Thai and held by 227 libraries worldwide
"Tropical Malady" is two distinct halves, divided into two complementary and wholly necessary pieces. The first half is a love story. A young soldier, Keng (Banlop Lomnoi), is assigned to patrol the Thai forests, and he falls for a country boy, Tong (Sakda Kaewbuadee), a worker in a rural Thai village's ice plant. In the second half, that love story has been swallowed by a folk tale, in which the spirit of a man has found its way into the body of a tiger. A soldier patrols the forest, looking for a villager who has disappeared while a voice-over relates the story of a shaman who has the power to turn himself into a tiger. Is the soldier Keng? Is the missing villager -- or, stranger yet, the tiger -- Tong?
La stanza del figlio The son's room ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in Italian and held by 219 libraries worldwide
The psychiatrist father of a family begins to question the value of his profession as they struggle with their emotions during a time of tragedy.
Action and adventure films Atrocities Berlin, Battle of (Germany : 1945) Biographical films Brothers and sisters Crime films Criminal behavior Dalser, Ida,--1880-1937 Drama Drive-by shootings Drug dealers Ellis Island Immigration Station (N.Y. and N.J.) Emigration and immigration Families Fathers and daughters Feature films Feature films Fiction films Films--for the hearing impaired Firearms theft Foreign films Gangster films Gangsters Germany Germany--Berlin Hazardous wastes--Accidents Historical films History Hitler, Adolf,--1889-1945 Italy Italy--Florence Italy--Sicily Italy--Stazzema Junge, Gertraud Mafia Man-woman relationships Military campaigns Mussolini, Benito,--1883-1945 Organized crime Private secretaries Romance films Sculpture Soldiers, Black Tailors Thrillers (Motion pictures) United States United States.--Army.--Infantry Division, 92nd Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War films World War (1939-1945)