You'd never think you'd hear the word 'Samurai' in an Italian movie, didn't you? In a Japanese film, of course, but in an Italian film? That'd be strange. Not unless you're watching "Suburra," where the name of the protagonist is the Japanese term. 'Samurai' is a well-known gangster whose aim is to set up a new gambling haven a'la Las Vegas along the coast of Rome. He already has everything he needed: the land, the help from the mob, a politician to let the process run smoothly, and more. But when that said politician gets into a career-ending scandal, he'll have to work twice as hard to ensure his plans push through!
Beauty may be covetable but it's also something that can get you into a lot of trouble. Just as Malèna! In her movie, the titular character, played by the stunning Monica Belucci, moves into a Sicilian town during the start of World War II. Here, she captures the eyes and the hearts of practically all of the men, as well as the envy of all of the women. Immediately, she is painted and excommunicated by the townsfolk as a harlot, capturing the intrigue of the people around her, especially a 12-year-old boy named Renato, who narrates the story. It's through his viewpoint, as a young adolescent man who's waking up to his sexuality, that this movie is portrayed.
If you ever wanted to watch a comedic Italian version of "Breaking Bad," then "I Can Quit Whenever I Want" is your kind of film. It revolves around Pietro, a University researcher, who gets fired from his work even when he was barely earning enough for a living as it is. But by the influence of one of his students. he discovers a new way of earning money, selling drugs. He designs his own "non-illegal" drug and sells it on the street with the help of PhD-holding colleagues. But things go south when their business, which has become lucrative and is gaining a lot of traction, gets the attention of a notorious drug dealer named "Murena."
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What happens when a bumbling idiot becomes a secret agent? A hilarious catastrophic just waiting to happen! In "Che Bella Giornata," Checco is an aspiring police officer in Milan who has failed the entrance exam twice already. In his third attempt, he fails again when he mistakenly admits the real reason why he wants to become a police officer: for the benefits! However, through his connections, he manages to become a secret agent himself. What's his mission? To try to stop a terrorist from blowing up the famous cathedral. If only he can thwart off the terrorist sister's advances towards him in the meantime.
When it all boils down to it, your family is the only thing you've got. This is the beautiful lesson you'll pick up when you watch "Italian Race." Matilda de Angelis stars as Giulia, a promising young GT racer. At the start, it looks like she's on her way to becoming a worldwide champion, but suddenly, her life falls apart. But that doesn't stop her. She continues fighting on, determined to reclaim her original glory. But in order to do so, she has to seek the help of a former rally champion. The catch? It's her unreliable drug-addicted brother.
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It's no secret that Italian cinema is one of the best in the world. But did you know you can also watch them in order to help you learn the Italian language? And a good number of them are already on Netflix, ready for you to stream and follow!