Post-War Italy

Bicycle Thieves (1948)
Italy's post-war depression
Umberto D. (1952)
Poor treatment of elderly in post-war depression
Shoeshine (1946)
Miserable lives of street children surviving by shining the boots of American GIs
Beautiful (1951)
A poor woman gambles her family on a chance to get her daughter into the movies
Blood of the Losers (2008)
Following WWII, an Italian family fractures
Miracle in Milan (1951)
A fantasy concerning the post-World War II poor in Italy
La Dolce Vita (1960)
Disillusionment and decadence after Fascism and War
Mamma Roma (1962)
The continuing negative effects of poverty on a mother trying to improve her life for herself and her son
The Best of Youth (2003)
Two brothers live through the period 1966-2000
Il caso Moro (1986)
Red Brigade kidnaps the Chief of the Christian Democratic Party and the Premier (1963-1968 and 1974-1976)
Five Moons Plaza (2003)
Judge gets an old 8mm film in the mail of the kidnapping of the President of the Italian Christian Democratic party, Aldo Moro, March 16, 1978
Il divo (2008)
Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti, 1972-1973, 1976-1979, 1989 to 1992
Good Morning, Night (2003)
1978, Red Brigade kidnaps Prime Minister Moro
Guido che sfido le Brigate Rosse (2007)
In 1979 Italy, trade unionist Guido Rossa, killed by a member of the Red Brigades
Falcone (1999)
Battle waged against the Sicilian Mafia during the late 1980's and early 1990's
Salvatore Giuliano (1962)
Young Mafia leader recruited by Sicilian separatist politicians is gunned down close to declaration of Sicily's self-rule
The Front Line (2009)
Story of Italian extreme left-wing terrorist group with leaders of the nature of a Marxist Bonnie and Clyde
Ecce bombo (1978)
Black humor spoofs the then current wave of terrorism and bombings in Italy
The Big Dream (2009)
Italy, 1967-9; a policemen, who wants to be an actor, is a mole among the student radicals when he falls in love with the radical Laura who likes him and a fellow student radical