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Bruni, Francesco 1961-

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Most widely held works by Francesco Bruni
Il capitale umano = Human capital by Paolo Virzì( Visual )

24 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On a wet winter night in Italy's affluent north, a waiter is run off the road and killed, entwining the fates of two families of very different social standing. Set against the aftermath of the European economic crash, secrets are everywhere, but vanity and greed are in plain view in a world where a person's value is measured in euros... at once an engrossing murder mystery and a biting commentary on European capitalism"--Container
Il commissario Montalbano = Detective Montalbano( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Salvo Montalbano solves crimes in Vigata with his always loyal and sometimes effective police squad
Il commissario Montalbano = Detective Montalbano( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in Italian and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Salvo Montalbano solves crimes in the town of Vigata, crossing paths with Mafia dons, priests, housewives, liars and saints
La prima cosa bella by Paolo Virzì( Visual )

25 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a strong and optimistic mother raising her two children against all odds. Throughout grief and pain she teaches her family to remain open and loving and to cherish the little joys in life
Caterina in the big city by Alice Teghil( Visual )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in Italian and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Caterina moves with her family from the small town of Montalto di Castro to Rome. The sensitive and intelligent young girl enrols 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
Detective Montalbano( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in Italian and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder, betrayal, office politics, temptation ... it's all in a day's work for Detective Salvo Montalbano. With his always loyal and sometimes effective police squad, he solves crimes in the town of Vigata, crossing paths with Mafia dons, priests, housewives, liars and saints. All the while he confronts his personal demons, which war against his professional ideals, his commitment to his beautiful long-distance girlfriend and his constant flirtation with the ultimate temptress, Italian cuisine. Shot in the ancient, sun-washed Sicilian city of Ragusa, and the breathtaking surrounding countryside
Il commissario Montalbano = Detective Montalbano( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in Italian and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Murder, betrayal, office politics, temptation ... it's all in a day's work for Detective Salvo Montalbano. With his always loyal and sometimes effective police squad, he solves crimes in the town of Vigata, crossing paths with Mafia dons, priests, housewives, liars and saints. All the while he confronts his personal demons, which war against his professional ideals, his commitment to his beautiful long-distance girlfriend and his constant flirtation with the ultimate temptress, Italian cuisine. Shot in the ancient, sunwashed Sicilian city of Ragusa, and the breathtaking surrounding countryside
Il commissario Montalbano = Detective Montalbano( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Italian and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Salvo Montalbano solves crimes in Vigata with his always loyal and sometimes effective police squad
Il commissario Montalbano( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Italian and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Salvo Montalbano solves crimes in Vigata with his always loyal and sometimes effective police squad
Il commissario Montalbano( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Italian and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Salvo Montalbano solves crimes in Vigata with his always loyal and sometimes effective police squad
Il commissario Montalbano = Detective Montalbano( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Italian and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Salvo Montalbano solves crimes in Vigata with his always loyal, and sometimes effective, police squad
The young Montalbano( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Italian and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this prequel series to Detective Montalbano, watch the genesis of the friendships, the rivalries and the romance as the players arrive to take their places in the beautiful Sicilian town
Il giovane Montalbano. The young Montalbano( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Italian and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this prequel series to Detective Montalbano, watch the genesis of the friendships, the rivalries and the romance as the players arrive to take their places in the beautiful Sicilian town
Tutta la vita davanti by Paolo Virzì( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Italian and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surreal and bittersweet snapshot of life in contemporary Italy. Marta (Isabella Ragonese) is a cum laude college graduate who has finally entered into the real world. Though she's eager to land a job in publishing, a series of dead end interviews ultimately prove so disheartening that Marta winds up working as a live-in babysitter for harried single mom Sonia (Micaela Ramazzotti). During her down time, Marta begins temping at a call center run by a merciless micro-manager (Sabrina Ferilli) with an eagle eye for details. At first Marta was fairly forgiving of her humorless boss, catty co-workers, and pushy customers, though before long the reality of her misery becomes much too obvious to deny. Later, Marta crosses paths with a fiery union worker (Valerio Mastandrea) his passion and charisma inspires the disgruntled worker to divulge all of the company's unsavory business practices
Scialla! by Francesco Bruni( Visual )

12 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The life of a melancholy professor is turned upside down when he discovers that a rebellious teenager he is tutoring is actually his son"--Http://www.imdb.com
Detective Montalbano( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in Italian and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bizarre kidnappings of young women in Vigata are happening for incomprehensible reasons. Montalbano also investigates an arson and the disappearance of a young business owner known for being a playboy and big spender. Montalbano is out of his depth when it comes to matters of the heart, so the disappearance of beautiful Michela Prestia leaves him totally stumped
Ovosodo by Francesca Sartori( Visual )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in Italian and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of a young boy's coming of age in a working-class quarter of the Tuscan port town, Livorno. Piero lives with his intellectually disabled brother Big Ivano, his petty thief father, and his hysterical stepmother, who moves in heavily pregnant soon after the premature death of Piero's mother. Piero's natural intelligence steers him to literature at school, an interest that is fostered by his teacher Giovanna, a sweet-natured woman who is prone to depression after the death of her husband immediately after their marriage. His life takes a different turn when he meets the enigmatic Tommaso, a rebellious rich kid, and his spoilt but beautiful cousin Lisa
Baci e abbracci by Francesca Sartori( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in Italian and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three factory workers who lose their jobs decide to join forces and open an ostrich ranch. Elsewhere, Mario, a restaurateur, is depressed over the collapse of both his business and his marriage. Renato, leader of the ostrich ranchers, discovers his sister is dating a government councilor, also named Mario, who could approve state financing that would keep their business afloat. Renato dumps every penny he has into an elaborate party in hopes of impressing the councilor, but when he goes to the train station, he picks up the wrong Mario
My name is Tanino by Paolo Virzì( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Italian and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tanino, a twenty year old Sicilian boy, meets Sally, a beautiful American girl spending her vacation in Sicily. Partly fascinated by the American Dream, and partly driven by his feelings for Sally, Tanino decides to go and try his luck in the U.S. He is warmly welcomed by Sally's parents, but she doesn't seem particularly excited to see him again. From this moment on, Tanino's life is filled with misunderstandings and trouble
The young Montalbano, episodes 1-3( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Italian and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this prequel series to Detective Montalbano, watch the genesis of the friendships, the rivalries and the romance as the players arrive to take their places in the beautiful Sicilian town
 
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Francesco Bruni Italiaans scenarioschrijver

Francesco Bruni Italian screenwriter and director

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Франческо Бруни

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