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Placido, Michele

Works: 290 works in 593 publications in 6 languages and 3,237 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Fiction  Personal narratives‡vBosnian  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Director, Author, Performer, Author of screenplay, Film editor, Scenarist, Author of dialog
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Michele Placido
Publications by Michele Placido
Most widely held works by Michele Placido
La sconosciuta ( visu )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in Italian and held by 419 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 ( visu )
7 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in Italian and held by 360 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( visu )
26 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 333 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 ( visu )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in Italian and held by 192 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( visu )
35 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 155 libraries worldwide
A police sargeant tries to win over his girlfriend by pursuing violent gang members in 1970s-80s Rome
Searching for paradise ( visu )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 135 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 Wertmüller( visu )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Italian and held by 128 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
Padre Pio tra cielo e terra = Padre Pio : between heaven and earth ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 63 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 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 61 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
Vallanzasca : angel of evil ( visu )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Italian and held by 55 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 ( visu )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 52 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
Mery per sempre Forever Mary ( visu )
3 editions published in 1991 in Italian and English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
An idealistic school teacher tries to make a difference in a rigid reform school
Un viaggio chiamato amore ( visu )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Italian and held by 49 libraries worldwide
The life and scandalous loves of early 20th century poet Sibilla Aleramo
The octopus ( visu )
3 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in Italian and held by 47 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?
The octopus. La piovra ( visu )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in Italian and held by 40 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 ( visu )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Italian and held by 40 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
Il grande sogno ( visu )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in Italian and held by 39 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
Arrivederci amore, ciao by Michele Soavi( visu )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 31 libraries worldwide
"Giorgio Pellegrini, a former left-wing activist turned terrorist has fled to Central America and fought with a guerrilla movement. Fifteen years later he is fed up with living in the jungle and decides to return to Italy. What he wants is to lead a comfortable bourgeois life in his native country. Thanks to Anedda, a corrupt police inspector, and after giving away former comrades, he obtains a reduced jail sentence. Once released from prison he obsessively pursues his dream of becoming a "respectable" citizen, even if the way to it is paved with larceny, pimping, drug-dealing, rape, heist and murder."--IMDb
Ernesto ( visu )
6 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in Italian and Spanish and held by 31 libraries worldwide
A lushly mounted, sensitively directed, complex depiction of homosexuality
Pummaro' by Michele Placido( visu )
12 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 31 libraries worldwide
A young Ghanaian doctor traverses Italy in search of his brother, a former farm worker, encountering intolerance and racism as well as solidarity and love along the way
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