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Ermanno Olmi

Director, Actor

Il PostoIl Posto (1961) Recommended
Dir. Ermanno Olmi
Feat. Loredana Detto, Sandro Panseri
This Italian neo–realist classic is a simply told yet beautiful depiction of a small–town boy whose employment search in Milan lands him…
Tree of Wooden Clogs, TheTree of Wooden Clogs, The (1978) Recommended
Dir. Ermanno Olmi
Feat. Luigi Ornaghi, Francesca Moriggi
Portrayal of early 20th century peasantry in Lombardy, this un–melodramatic alternative to Bertolucci’s NOVACENTO, examines with quiet…
Long Live the Lady (1987)
Dir. Ermanno Olmi
Feat. Marco Esposito, Simone Brandalise, Stafania Busanello
Six teenage catering scholars await a banquet at a remote chateau. A telling observation of boyhood evolves, with an emphasis on action and…
Legend of the Holy Drinker, TheLegend of the Holy Drinker, The (1988)
Dir. Ermanno Olmi
Feat. Rutger Hauer, Anthony Quayle, Sandrine Dumas
Rutger Hauer plays a drunken homeless man in Paris who is lent 200 francs by a stranger as long as he promises to repay it to a local church when he…
Singing Behind Screens Singing Behind Screens (Cantando dietro i paraventi) (2003)
Dir. Ermanno Olmi
Feat. Bud Spencer, Davide Dragonetti
Visually opulent Italian epic directed by Ermanno Olmi (THE TREE OF WOODEN CLOGS) set in coastal China and centred on a plucky widow who takes her…
TicketsTickets (2005)
Dir. Ermanno Olmi, Abbas Kiarostami, Ken Loach
Surprisingly succinct take on the "omnibus" film sees the trifecta of Olmi, Kiarostami and Loach intersect three eclectic stories on a…
One Hundred NailsOne Hundred Nails (Centochidi) (2007)
Dir. Ermanno Olmi
Feat. Raz Degan, Luna Bendandi
Quiet, thoughtful drama involving a jaded professor who in a fit of apostasy flees to the countryside only to be taken for Jesus by the locals.

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