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Bonacelli, Paolo 1939-

Overview
Works: 87 works in 327 publications in 7 languages and 4,361 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Crime films  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Prison films  Biographical films  Horror films  War films  Historical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, sze
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paolo Bonacelli
The American by Anton Corbijn( Visual )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a job ends more violently than expected, Jack retreats to the Italian countryside and accepts one last assignment to construct a deadly weapon for a mysterious contact. But when he pursues a relationship with a beautiful local woman, he may be tempting fate by stepping out of the shadows. Jack soon finds himself in an escalating battle to escape from his secretive past
Night on earth by Jim Jarmusch( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of five stories involving cab drivers in five different cities. Los Angeles - A talent agent for the movies discovers her cab driver would be perfect to cast, but the cabbie is reluctant to give up her solid cab driver's career. New York - An immigrant cab driver is continually lost in a city and culture he doesn't understand. Paris - A blind girl takes a ride with a cab driver from the Ivory Coast and they talk about life and blindness. Rome - A gregarious cabbie picks up an ailing man and virtually talks him to death. Helsinki - an industrial worker gets laid off and he and his compatriots discuss the bleakness and unfairness of love and life and death
Midnight express by Alan Parker( Visual )

6 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film is based on a true story. William Hayes, a naive young American vacationing with his girlfriend in Istanbul, Turkey, tries to smuggle a couple of kilos of hash out of the country. He is caught, thrown into a Turkish prison, and subsequently raped, tortured, and forced into the brutality that defines the inmates' constant struggle for survival. There are other foreigners there, many for smuggling, and word is that the only way out of the jail is by dying, or taking "the midnight express." Max, his friend and fellow inmate swears, "That train doesn't run around here."
Salò, o, Le 120 giornate di Sodoma Salò, the 120 days of Sodom by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

75 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the titles, Pasolini informs viewers that it is "1944-45 nell' Italia Settentrionale durante l'occupazione nazifascista [in Northern Italy during the Nazi-Fascist occupation]." That, along with the "Bibliografia essenziale" that precedes it, indicates that a political meaning, dealing with the corruption of absolute power, was uppermost in the filmmakers mind. Motives aside, Pasolini's interpretation of the Marquis de Sade's eighteenth century opus of torture and degradation remains banned in many countries, is deemed one of the most disturbing films ever made, and is still-- 30 years after its initial release-- notorious and controversial
Cristo si è fermato a Eboli Christ stopped at Eboli by Francesco Rosi( Visual )

37 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Carlo Levi [is] a political exile banished to a village in Southern Italy in 1935 by Mussolini for his anti-fascist writings. It is the story of Levi's experiences in an alien world of poverty and quiet despair, where he discovers that human values are stronger than values of the state."--External container
Johnny Stecchino by Roberto Benigni( Visual )

39 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The drop-dead gorgeous wife of the notorious mafioso Johnny Toothpick discovers a naive bus driver who's a dead-ringer for her husband who is on the lam and under the gun; she schemes to switch the two men, creating one of the best comedies of the year
Enrico IV Henry IV by Marco Bellocchio( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in Italian and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a modern aristocrat falls off his horse, he believes that he is Henry IV, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. For years, everyone around him adapts to this fantasy, dressing and acting accordingly. Then one day, some friends try to cure "Henry."
Francesco by Liliana Cavani( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of the passionately mystical life of Saint Francis of Assisi. The decadent son of a wealthy, 13th-century Italian merchant, Francesco experienced a religious awakening and set an enduring example of devotion and sacrifice
Caligula by Tinto Brass( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of the bloody and corrupt reign of the Roman Emperor Caligula
Il misterio di Oberwald( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in Italian and Spanish and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An assassin breaks into the castle of Oberwald intending to kill the widowed queen, but the queen is struck by his resemblance to her late husband and falls in love with him
Non ci resta che piangere by Roberto Benigni( Visual )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in Italian and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teacher and his cousin get lost in the Tuscan countryside during a storm, waking up to find themselves in the 15th Century, where they try to explain modern technology to Leonardo da Vinci and prevent Christopher Columbus from discovering America
La sindrome di Stendhal The Stendhal Syndrome by Dario Argento( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful police detective searches for a serial killer-rapist that has been terrorizing central Italy
Il Mistero di Oberwald Mystère d'Oberwald by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sébastien, un jeune poète révolutionnaire, s'introduit au château d'Oberwald pour comettre un attentat contre la reine du royaume. Blessé par les gardes, il s'évanouit aux pieds de celle-ci, qui le dissimule dans sa chambre. Vivant recluse depuis l'assassinat du roi, la reine ne demande qu'à connaître un sort similaire à celui de son mari. Elle propose alors un pacte au jeune homme : elle le gardera trois jours à son service, durée au cours de laquelle il devra la tuer, sans quoi elle le livrera au chef de la police, l'ignoble comte de Foehn. Ils tombent cependant rapidement sous le charme l'un de l'autre..." (Source : jaquette)
The inheritance( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retired bakery tycoon is alienated from his sons and guards his fortune jealously. A cunning young woman marries one son, seduces the other, then carefully moves in to capture both the father and the fortune
Caligula( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the moment he ascends to the throne as Emperor, Caligula forces a reign like no other as power and corruption transform him into a deranged beast
Io speriamo che me la cavo( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trasferito a Corzano, in provincia di Napoli, a causa di un errore del Provveditorato agli Studi, il maestro ligure Marco Tullio Sperelli viene destinato ad una terza elementare. Si trova subito in una situazione pressoché disastrosa. Non più di tre allievi in una classe di venti: il quarto deve andare a cercarselo a domicilio, gli altri li recupera qua e là in strada
Christ stopped at Eboli by Francesco Rosi( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El destacado escritor y pintor Carlo Levi, de ideas antifascistas que, acusado de conspirar contra el régimen de Mussolini en 1935, fue obligado a exiliarse en Eboli, un pueblecito del Sur de Italia. El gobierno pensaba que las 'controvertidas' ideas de Levi no calarían en la gente de esa pequeña comunidad rural. El efecto, en cambio, fue el contrario. La sabiduría popular y el espíritu de la gente de Eboli impactaron profundamente al escritor
Panni sporchi( Visual )

4 editions published in 1999 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satiric comedy about the public and private squabbles of a family-owned cough drop company that sustains a small Italian town. When the aging family boss dies, a sensible son-in-law is passed over in favor of an entrepreneurial nephew and a gold-digger sister-in-law. Soon business is going downhill and the family are at each other's throats
Ciao, professore! by Wei dai mei la( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about an upper class teacher from conservative Northern Italy who, due to a computer error, is sent to a small town near Naples to teach a group of third grade truants
Milarepa( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Italian car crash sends its victims adrift in time back to 11th-century Tibet where they re-enact the dramatic story of the poet-sage Milarepa. One of the car's occupants, a young man, experiences first hand the power and use of the awesome black magic commonly recounted in the legends of that period, and this causes him considerable distress. He then seeks out someone who can teach him the techniques that lead to inner peace."--Www.allmovie.com
 
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Midnight express
Alternative Names
Paolo Bonacelli acteur italien

Paolo Bonacelli Italiaans acteur

Paolo Bonacelli Italian actor

Paolo Bonacelli italienischer Schauspieler

Paolo Bonacelli italiensk skådespelare

Paolo Bonacelli italiensk skodespelar

Paolo Bonacelli italiensk skuespiller

Paolo Bonacelli olasz színész

Paulus Bonacelli

Πάολο Μπονατσέλι ιταλός ηθοποιός

Паоло Боначелли

Паоло Боначеллі

Պաոլո Բոնաչելլի

باولو بوناسيلي

پائولو بوناچلی بازیگر ایتالیایی

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Salò, o, Le 120 giornate di Sodoma Salò, the 120 days of Sodom