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Placido, Michele

Works: 245 works in 667 publications in 6 languages and 3,474 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Gangster films  Comedy films  Television crime shows  Television series  History 
Roles: Actor, Director, Author, Performer, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Restager , Film editor, Author of dialog
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michele Placido
Lamerica by Gianni Amelio( Visual )

38 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men arrive in Albania from Italy with plans to exploit Albania's newly-begun conversion to capitalism. To provide themselves more cover, they name an Albanian, a former prisoner of war, as their company's acting "chairman". When the "chairman" disappears, the plan begins to involve unexpected elements of compassion
La sconosciuta by Duo na tuo lei( Visual )

29 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irena is a mysterious Ukrainian woman with a secret who works her way into the lives of an Italian, affluent young family. She stops at nothing to become the couple's trusted maid and beloved nanny to their fragile young daughter. But deep cracks underneath Irena's dedication soon become apparent as her horrific past and chilling obsession are revealed
Tre fratelli Three brothers by Piero Piccioni( Visual )

26 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story about the lives and dreams of three brothers reunited in their small home town on the occasion of the funeral of their mother. Here, in the sunlight of the Italian countryside, they face their connection to each other and to themselves, in a film that is at once beautiful, full of humanity, and emotionally shattering
Romanzo criminale by Michele Placido( Visual )

51 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature film from Italy. Crime. Based on the true story of a gang of young hoodlums who go from petty crime to big-time drug dealing and murder
Notte d'estate con profilo greco, occhi a mandorla e odore di basilico by Lina Wertmüller( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Signora Bolk, a self-made tycoon and environmentalist, is fed up with terrorist culprits who poach Italy's natural habitats. By way of retaliation she hires a former CIA agent to kidnap a lead violator. While in captivity, the prisoner convinces Bolk to hire several prostitutes for him, eventually discovering that one of the women indulging him with physical pleasure is in fact the same woman who kidnapped him
Searching for paradise( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Gilda's father dies, she is left with nothing but her video camera, her father's secrets, and a fascination with movie star Michael De. Santis. Using her camera as a diary, and propelled by grief and anger, she sets off for an adventure in New York City. Ultimately, she finds herself right in the middle of her movie star fantasies
Angel of evil( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in Italian and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His crimes were shocking. His lifestyle was alluring. His reputation is legendary. Based on his powerful true story, see the meteoric rise and dramatic fall of Renato Vallanzasca, one of Italy's most notorious and charismatic gangsters
Mery per sempre Forever Mary by Marco Risi( Visual )

27 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of an idealistic school teacher trying to make a difference in a reform school
The octopus( Visual )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A police inspector arrives in Sicily to investigate a pair of high-profile murders, but when the Mafia starts to push back, he ends up compromising to save his life and that of his family. What will prevent him from taking his own revenge against the Mob?
Padre Pio tra cielo e terra = Padre Pio : between heaven and earth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the historical records and the personal testimony of his fellow friars, this is the amazing true story of the life of the famous stigmatic monk who died in 1968. Blessed with incredible spiritual gifts, including healing, bi-location, reading of souls, and the stigmatic wounds, Padre Pio was a powerful witness for Christ, and a great spiritual guide to countless souls for over fifty years
Il grande sogno by Michele Placido( Visual )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in Italian and French and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als in 1968 ten tijde van de studentenopstanden in Rome een jonge politieman undercover gaat om te infiltreren in de protestbeweging ontmoet hij Laura die droomt van een wereld zonder onrecht en Libero die droomt van de revolutie. Er ontstaat een gecompliceerde driehoeksverhouding
Karol the pope, the man( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed on location in Italy and Poland, the film focuses on the papacy of John Paul and the impact he had on the Church and the world
The octopus. La piovra( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most popular TV series ever in Italy, La Piovra has developed a cult popularity world-wide. Central character, Corrado Cattani is played by Michele Placido, and his character forms the backbone of a sprawling tale of the Mafia
Un viaggio chiamato amore by Sibilla Aleramo( Visual )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Italian and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and scandalous loves of early 20th century poet Sibilla Aleramo
Plot of fear( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in Italian and English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reminiscent of Eyes wide shut and told through ingenious flashbacks, Plot of fear tells the story of a decadent weekend party full of orgies and drugs on the outskirts of Milan. After two deaths occur Inspector Lomenzo (Michele Placido) interrogates one of the guests, a fashion model (Corninne Clery) who becomes his informant. Clery reveals that after a "wildlife orgy" one of the hosts tried to jokingly feed one of the prostitutes to a tiger but she got so frightened that she dies of heart attack. In his attempt to find a connection between the victims a connection is established through what is soon to be the killers calling card
The last godfather( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het verhaal van Bernardo Provenzano (geboren in 1933), hoofd van de Siciliaanse maffia die in 2006 gearresteerd werd na ruim veertig jaar voortvluchtig te zijn geweest
Vallanzasca : angel of evil( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Italian and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het verhaal van Renato Vallanzasca (1950), een beruchte crimineel die in de jaren zeventig de onderwereld van Milaan beheerste
Pummaro' by Michele Placido( Visual )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Ghanaian doctor traverses Italy in search of his brother, a former farm worker, encountering intolerance and racism as well as solidarity and love along the way
Vallanzasca : gli angeli del male( Visual )

8 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1985. Renato Vallanzasca, 35 anni, è detenuto in isolamento nel carcere di Ariano Irpino. È lui stesso a raccontarci le sue prime imprese adolescenziali che gli frutteranno la prima reclusione nel carcere minorile. È l'inizio di una carriera che, con il supporto di alcuni amici d'infanzia, lo condurrà a divenire "il boss della Comasina". All'inizio degli Anni Settanta inizia ad insidiare il dominio, fino allora incontrastato di Francis Turatelo ma la rapina a un portavalori gli procura un arresto con conseguente evasione dopo quattro anni e mezzo. La battaglia con il clan Turatelo si fa sempre più dura così come sempre più sanguinose divengono le rapine ascritte alla Banda Vallanzasca. Vallanzasca sta scontando una condanna complessiva a quattro ergastoli e 260 anni di reclusione con l'accusa di sette omicidi di cui quattro direttamente compiuti, una settantina di rapine e quattro sequestri di persona nonché numerosi tentativi di evasione. È detenuto da 38 anni. (Mymovies)
The lookout by Michele Placido( Visual )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in French and English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When seasoned commissioner Mattei executes a major police operation to take down a notorious gang of bank robbers, expert sniper Vincent Kaminski opens fire from the rooftops, killing several officers in the process... With the heist compromised and one of the injured gang members in the hands of unorthodox physician Franck, Mattei launches a large-scale manhunt, doggedly detemined to bring the robbers and their conspiring sniper to justice
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Alternative Names
Michael Placido

Michele Placido aktor, scenarzysta i reżyser włoski

Michele Placido attore e regista italiano

Michele Placido cinéaste italien

Michele Placido Italiaans filmregisseur

Michele Placido Italian film director and actor

Michele Placido italienischer Schauspieler, Regisseur und Drehbuchautor

Μικέλε Πλατσίντο Ιταλός σκηνοθέτης και ηθοποιός

Микеле Плачидо

Мікеле Плачідо

Мікеле Плячыда Італійскі актор, кінарэжысэр


Плачидо, Микеле

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میکله پلاچیدو فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، و کارگردان ایتالیایی

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