Damiano Damiani

Witch in Love

Witch in Love

A historian goes to a castle library to translate some ancient erotic literature. While there he discovers what he believes to be supernatural forces at work.

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Empty Canvas

Empty Canvas

The son of a dead Italian nobleman and a wealthy American woman forgets the disappointment of finding he has no talent for being a painter by succumbing to the sexual advances of an amoral model who...

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Case is Closed, Forget it, The

Case is Closed, Forget it

Because of a violation of traffic regulations an architect is put in prison. There he witnesses the grim reality of life behind bars: corrupt staff, corrupt inmates, an inhuman judicial system and the power of the...

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Day of the Owl

Day of the Owl

The first great thriller by director Damiano Damiani, followed by many remarkable films in the 70s, such as "Io ho paura" with Gian Maria Volonte and "Un uomo in ginocchio" with Giuliano Gemma.

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Lipstick, The

Lipstick, The

From the opening shots until the closing sequence, _Il Rossetto_ has the gritty feel of reality. This realism is generated by the use of grainy black and white stills as a background for the initial credits,...

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Tempter

Tempter

a nun becomes obsessed with purifying the souls of those dwelling in her hostel-convent. The guests, who inevitably become entangled with one another, include, a reproachable Polish priest and Nazi collaborator, a murderous widow, and a...

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Goodbye and Amen

Goodbye and Amen

Again cardinale is sexy as ever. A gritty 70's hostage drama. Cardinale is taken hostage by a wacky sniper hit man in a hotel room. good surprises and some clever moments. Forsythe not much of a...

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I am Afraid (Upgrade)

I am Afraid

This film is Damiano Damiani's finest "mafia-film". He directed several movies of the crime-thriller-subgenre, which are all very interesting, but this one is a true masterpiece, with Gian Maria Volonté touchingly convincing as a policeman who...

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