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Placido, Michele

Works: 286 works in 633 publications in 6 languages and 3,429 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Comedy films  Gangster films  Television crime shows  Television series  History 
Roles: Actor, Director, Author, Performer, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Film editor, Author of dialog, Restager
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michele Placido
La sconosciuta( Visual )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in Italian and held by 417 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( Visual )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in Italian and held by 354 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."
Lamerica by Gianni Amelio( Visual )

31 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 340 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
Gianni Amelio's Lamerica( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in Italian and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Italians in post-Communist Albania seek to buy a former state-run workshop at a good price, but they need an Albanian partner. The most likely candidate, an eccentric old man, disappears on the eve of concluding the contract
Romanzo criminale by Michele Placido( Visual )

43 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A police sargeant tries to win over his girlfriend by pursuing violent gang members in 1970s-80s Rome
Searching for paradise( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 132 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
Notte d'estate con profilo greco, occhi a mandorla e odore di basilico by Lina Wertmller( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Italian and held by 127 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
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 )

23 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An idealistic school teacher tries to make a difference in a rigid reform school
Padre Pio tra cielo e terra = Padre Pio : between heaven and earth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 68 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
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
Il grande sogno( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in Italian and held by 59 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
The octopus. La piovra( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First broadcast in Italy in 1984, The Octopus (La Piovra) is an international blockbuster, running 18 years and producing nine follow-up series. In Series 2, it gets personal for Police Inspector Corrado Cattani. His lust for revenge drives him undercover, where he discoversa multi-million dollar arms deal. Helped by a familiar foe, the Countess Olga Camastra, whose love for him leads her to break the criminals' code of silence, Cattani works both sides of the law as his battle with the Mafia reaches a shocking climax-- from container
The octopus( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in Italian and held by 54 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?
Un viaggio chiamato amore( Visual )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Italian and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and scandalous loves of early 20th century poet Sibilla Aleramo
Vallanzasca : angel of evil( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Italian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het verhaal van Renato Vallanzasca (1950), een beruchte crimineel die in de jaren zeventig de onderwereld van Milaan beheerste
The octopus. La piovra( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in Italian and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Series 3, Police Inspector Corrado Cattani returns to investigate the shady dealings of Carlo Antinari, head of a powerful banking family. Cattani finds himself falling in love with Antinari's daughter, Giulia. Meanwhile, Mafia lawyer Terrasini is released from prison - bent on revenge against his old nemesis. Can Cattani bring the Sicilian Mob to justice once and for all?-- from container
The octopus. La piovra( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Italian and English and held by 37 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
Plot of fear( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 33 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
Tre fratelli by Piero Piccioni( Visual )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three brothers are summoned home by their father and face a shattering experience
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Alternative Names
Michael Placido

Michele Placido aktor, scenarzysta i reżyser włoski

Michele Placido cinaste italien

Michele Placido Italiaans filmregisseur

Michele Placido Italian film director and actor

Michele Placido italienischer Schauspieler, Regisseur und Drehbuchautor

Микеле Плачидо

Мікеле Плачідо

Мікеле Плячыда Італійскі актор, кінарэжысэр


Плачидо, Микеле

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