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Italian Language Feature Films in Leavey Library (DVDs): Titles N-O

Titles N-O

Naples in Veils
"Suspended between magic and superstition, madness and rationality, a mystery envelops the existence of Adriana, overwhelmed by a sudden love and a violent crime."

Nights of Cabiria
"Cabiria, a simple-minded prostitute, searches Rome for true love. She is romanced and abandoned by men who exploit her. She endures even in the face of tragedy with the vain hope of finding marriage and happiness."

La Notte
"During one evening, an author and his wife begin to explore their deteriorating marriage and the indifference that they feel towards their circle of friends."

Notte d'estate con profilo greco, occhi a mandorla e odore di basilico
"Fed up with the terrorists who poach Italy's rich beauty, and as part of a crazy retaliation scheme Signora Bolk hires a former CIA agent to abduct the number one violator, Giuseppe Beppe Catania. Catania is taken to her villa on a private island where he insists that as a man, he cannot go without sex. She relents and hires two prostitutes to pleasure him. Blindfolded and chained, Beppe realizes that the third woman is none other than the woman who kidnapped him."

La notte de San Lorenzo = Night of the Shooting Stars
"It is the Night of San Lorenzo, the night when dreams come true. While watching shooting stars, Cecilia tells her son about a similar night in 1944, when she was six years old, and the residents of San Martino, her small Tuscan hometown, struggled against Nazi oppression during the final days of WWII."

Nuovomondo = Golden Door
"A Sicilian farmer falls in love with a worldly British woman while both are attempting to immigrate to America."

One Kiss
"Lorenzo, Blu, and Antonio are three high school sophomores in a small city in the north of Italy. They are all outsiders for their own unique reason. They quickly become best friends and find in their friendship the strength to fend off insults and the bullies who sling them. But when Lorenzo makes evident his attraction toward Antonio, who's in love with Blu, he pushes Lorenzo away violently. From that moment on everything changes. The three friends are divided and played against each other, creating circumstances that no one could predict"

Ossessione
"The story of the ill-fated love between Gino, a virile young drifter, who arrives by chance at a roadside restaurant and filling station, and Giovanna, the beautiful young wife of the fat old man who owns the place. Gino leaves, only to return because he can't get her out of his blood. They kill her husband but his death haunts the guilt-ridden Gino."

Oedipus Rex
"A dark and riveting retelling of the classic Greek tragedy, Oedipus Rex. Unknown to himself, Oedipus kills his father and marries his mother. When the truth is discovered, he puts out his eyes and Oedipus wanders the streets until he is found by his daughter, Antigone, a common blind beggar."

Open City
"The loyalties of an impoverished mother-to-be and a parish priest are tested by the German forces which occupy their homeland during World War II."