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Piovani, Nicola

Works: 503 works in 1,534 publications in 8 languages and 9,439 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Children's films  Juvenile works  Animated films  War films  Action and adventure films  Fantasy films  History 
Roles: Composer, Musician, Conductor, Author, msd, Performer, Instrumentalist, Arranger, Actor, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Other, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Nicola Piovani
Most widely held works by Nicola Piovani
La vita è bella = Life is beautiful by Roberto Benigni( Visual )

91 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Italian treasure Roberto Benigni is Guido, a charming, bumbling Jewish waiter whose colorful imagination and playful spirit help him to woo a beautiful school teacher (Nicoletta Braschi). The couple marries and has a young son, but before long their idyllic world is threatened by Nazi soldiers who force the family into a concentration camp. Guido must now use his imagination again - this time, to transform his son's tragic new surroundings into a magical wonderland. Championed by critics and honored with seven Oscar nominations, this heartwarming fable is a reminder that even under the most trying circumstances, life truly is beautiful."--Container
Welcome by Philippe Lioret( Visual )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in French and Italian and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bilal, a 17-year-old Kurdish refugee, has struggled his way through Europe for the last three months, trying to reunite with his girlfriend. But his journey comes to an abrupt halt when he is stopped by authorities in Calais, on the French side of the Channel. Left with no other alternatives, he decides to swim across. Bilal goes to the local swimming pool to train, where he meets Simon. But what begins as a relationship based on self-interest develops into something bigger
Fauteuils d'orchestre = Avenue Montaigne by Laura Morante( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in French and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Une actrice populaire mais rêvant de cinéma intimiste, un pianiste surdoué qui rêve de jouer devant un public ignorant et naïf, un collectionneur qui vend en un soir toute l'oeuvre de sa vie, une jeune provinciale qui tente sa chance à Paris ... Tous ces personnages vont se croiser et se retrouver le temps d'une soirée au Café des Théâtres
Joueuse = Queen to play by Caroline Bottaro( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lovely and quietly intelligent, French chambermaid Hélène ... comes upon a couple ... engaged in an intensely sensual chess match and discovers she has a knack for the game. This obsession, much to the chagrin of her husband and teenage daughter, leads her to seek the clandestine tutelage of a reclusive American doctor ... a liaison that radically transforms both of their lackluster lives"--Container
Kaos by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

24 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kaos: Freely adapted from Luigi Pirandello's Novelle per un anno, the film consists of four separate tales portraying Sicilian peasant life at the turn of the 20th century
Fiorile by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Benedetti family has been haunted by a curse for generations. On a long drive to visit their reclusive grandfather in Tuscany, Luigi Benedetti tells his children the mysterious story of their ancestors -- a tragic tale filled with forbidden love, passion, vengeance and betrayal"--Container
La notte de San Lorenzo = Night of the shooting stars by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Da un paese della Toscana nell'agosto 1944 un gruppo di uomini, donne e bambini fugge dai tedeschi nel rischioso tentativo di raggiungere la zona già occupata dall'esercito americano. (Morandini)
A month by the lake( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a luxurious Italian resort in the 1930s an attractive guest (Redgrave) tries to lure a handsome, wealthy bachelor away from the advances of a sexy young flirt
Intervista by Federico Fellini( Visual )

25 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Japanese film crew interviews Fellini about his career as he films the memories of his life as a young journalist walking into his beloved studio Cinecitta for the first time"--Container
Ginger and Fred by Federico Fellini( Visual )

27 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fellini's satirical attack on television in general and Italian TV in particular, portrays Amelia and Pippo, who wowed crowds with recreations of the dances of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers decades ago, reuniting for a nationwide TV special that features a list of guest stars that is both long and bizarre
Running free by Sergeĭ Bodrov( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a friendship between a boy and abandoned young colt named Lucky
Life is beautiful = La vita è bella by Nicola Piovani( Recording )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in 8 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benito : the rise and fall of Mussolini by Antonio Banderas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rising quickly from within the ranks of the socialist party, Benito Mussolini became local chief of the Italian Socialist Party at a young age, where he developed his instinct for power and his talent for intrigue as he played off various sections of the left against each other. His dangerous rise to power ultimately played out against the backdrop of World War I and gave rise to a new and frightening government--Fascism
De eso no se habla = I don't want to talk about it by Maria Luisa Bemberg( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sophisticated world traveller (Mastroianni) retires to a small town and is drawn to a much younger woman (Podesta). The smartest, most talented woman in town, she is in many ways a perfect match for him. But, because she is a dwarf, she has been sheltered by her overprotective mother from the realities of life
Jamón, jamón by José Juan Bigas Luna( Visual )

35 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in Spanish and English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hilarious, sexy, and complex story of two young lovers, the pregnant Sylvia and her lover Jose Luis. When they announce their plan to wed, his mother hires the town's sexiest man to break up the marriage. Naturally, nothing goes as planned
Caro diario = Dear diary by Nanni Moretti( Visual )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nanni Moretti directs himself playing himself in this wry look at life. Presented in three chapters, Moretti uses the experiences of traveling on his motor-scooter, cruising with his friend around a set of remote islands in search of peace to finish his new film and consulting doctor after doctor to cure his annoying rash to cast a humorous look at his life and those around him
Change of plans by Danièle Thompson( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in French and English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A group of forty-something friends, lovers, husbands and wives gather for dinner during the annual 'Fête de la musique' in Paris, and the atmosphere couldn't be friendlier, with great food, wine and conversation. But at a dinner party, appearances rule. People get dressed up, they laugh, tell tales, show off, share memories and plans. Anxiety is hidden behind humour, sorrows smothered by bursts of laughter and, for a few hours, they believe it all. That's the main thing. So long as they follow the right rules of conduct and respect one another, chances are they'll have an enjoyable evening full of cordiality and hypocrisy. But the masks will fall as soon as everyone heads for home."--Container
Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roberto Benigni brings Carlo Collodi's classic children's story to glorious life in this big-budget live-action adaptation. Geppetto, a humble toymaker, fashions a marionette out of a log that has miraculously appeared on his doorstep. After wishing upon a star that his creation, Pinocchio, would come to life, Geppetto's wish is granted by the beautiful Blue Fairy ..."--Container
You laugh = Tu ridi by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in Italian and Spanish and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roma, mediados de 1930. Féloix es un barítono de ópera retirado que ha conmovido el corazón de sus oyentes durante años en el escenario. Ahora, durante el día, vive fustrado como contador del Teatro de la Opera y durante las noches sueña a carcajadas, sólo que al despertar no puede recordar sus sueños-- Inspirada en los personajes de Luigi Pirandello, esta película retrata la Roma de los 30's comparada con la Sicilia de hoy y narra cómo el amor puede unir historias muy diferentes"--Contenedor
Je vais bien, ne t'en fais pas by Philippe Lioret( Visual )

12 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteen-year-old Lili returns from holidays to find that her twin brother has left home after a fight with their father. The trauma causes her to begin suffering from anorexia
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Audience level: 0.32 (from 0.16 for Benito : t ... to 0.94 for La vida es ...)

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Nicola Piovani

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