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::: Grande Cinema al Teatro Greco :::

Every evening an international film of strong spectacular effect is shown as a world or European preview on the wide screen of the Ancient Theatre (these films are re-shown on the following day at the Congress Hall). In the programme there are seven films from all over the world: they are world or international preview films and some of them are even first works.

LADIES IN LAVENDER

Date: 14/06/2004

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Set in 1936, Ladies in Lavender is the charming and sweetly melancholic story about two ageing spinster sisters whose peaceable Cornwall existence is disrupted when the take a young man into their care... and into their hearts.


THE ALAMO

Date: 15/06/2004

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Plot:
Historical drama detailing the 1835-36 Texas revolution before, during, and after the famous siege of Los Alamo (February 23-March 6, 1836), where 183 Texans and Tejanos (Mexican-born Texans) commanded by Colonel Travis, along with Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, were besieged in an abandoned mission outside San Antonio by a Mexican army of nearly 2,000 men under the personal command of the dictator of Mexico, General Santa Anna. The film also narrates the story of the Battle of San Jacinto (April 21, 1836) where General Sam Houston’s rag-tag army of Texans took on and defeated Santa Anna’s army, leading to the independence of Texas.


LAUTLOS (SOUNDLESS)

Date: 16/06/2004

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The hit-man Viktor makes the biggest mistake possible in his line of work: he falls in love. The silent angel of death, who has always carried out his jobs with ice-cold precision, saves the life of the mysterious Nina. As the two lonely souls slowly begin to grow closer together, Viktor’s well-ordered life starts to fall apart and the police profiler Lang is soon hot on his trail. Viktor doesn’t know if he can trust Nina with his true identity. But he’s ready to risk everything for his love although the noose around his neck is tightening by the minute.


MIRACOLO A PALERMO!

Date: 17/06/2004

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A “Way of the Cross” that recounts the heart of Palermo, a visionary fairy tale of today dressed in days of yore: a “Court des Miracles” full of little bosses, two-bit fences, pitiless killers, poets, clowns and petty poet thieves, paralytic pickpockets on a motor wheelchair wandering around making damage, poor souls starving and poisoned by life and fear, a beautiful and young widow who stubbornly wants to be Mother Courage, a true boss with a tired and unhappy look and many many others that stage a 24 hour kermis, from one night to another, among small and vast aggressions, band music and lights that announce a religious feast. The whole is recounted through the stories of the protagonists: 12- year-old Totò, in love with beautiful Lina; Rosario, Totò’s taciturn brother; paralytic Antonio; a poet and a petty thief, Fofò and Federico II.


STRASKY & HUTCH

Date: 18/06/2004

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Set in the 1970s in a metropolis called Bay City, this is the tale of two police detective partners, Ken Hutch Hutchinson, and Dave Starsky, who always seem to get the toughest cases from their boss, Captain Doby, rely on omniscient street informer Huggy Bear and race to the scene of the crimes in their souped-up 1974 Ford Torino hot rod, telling the story of their first big case (as a prequel to the TV show), which involved a former college campus drug dealer who went on to become a white collar criminal.


DE LOVELY

Date: 19/06/2004

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Plot:
De Lovely is an original musical portrait of American composer Cole Porter, filled with his unforgettable songs. In the film, Porter is looking back on his life as if it was one of his spectacular stage shows, with the people and events of his life becoming the actors and action on stage. Through elaborate production numbers and popular hits like Anything Goes, It’s De-Lovely, and Night and Day, Porter’s elegant, excessive past comes to light – including his deeply complicated relationship with his wife and muse, Linda Lee Porter.


IMMORTEL (AD VITAM)

Date: 20/06/2004

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Plot:
New York 2095. In a strange pyramid floating in the sky, the gods of ancient Egypt are judging Horus. In the city, a young woman with blue hair and tears is arrested, but she has a secret power, even to herself...


 


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