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Nicoletta Braschi

Born: August 10, 1960, Cesena, Forlì-Cesena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

?From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.Nicoletta Braschi  (born April 14, 1960) is an Italian actress and producer, best known for her work with her husband, actor and director Roberto Benigni.Born in Cesena, Braschi studied in Rome's Academy of Dramatic Arts where she first met Benigni in 1980. Her first film was with Benigni in 1983, the comedy Tu Mi Turbi ("You Upset Me"). She later appeared in two Jim Jarmusch films, Down by Law and Mystery Train.Braschi's two most successful collaborations with her husband have been Johnny Stecchino (1992) and La Vita è Bella (Life is Beautiful) (1997). The first, an Italian comedy that cast the actress as the girlfriend of a mobster (Benigni), was a huge hit in Italy; while the second, in which Braschi played the wife of an Italian Jew (Benigni) imprisoned in a concentration camp, was a widely-praised success that launched both Braschi and her husband into the international spotlight.She was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award as a cast member of Life is Beautiful. She is also a David di Donatello award winner (Italy's equivalent of the Oscars).In 2002, she was a member of the jury at the Berlin Film Festival.In 2010 she has returned to theatre starring in "Tradimenti".Description above from the Wikipedia article Nicoletta Braschi, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia


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Poster of The Tiger and the Snow

The Tiger and the Snow (2005)

Italy |
| 114 Min

Love and injury in time of war. Attilio de Giovanni teaches poetry in Italy. He has a romantic soul, and women love him. But he is in love with Vittoria, and the love is unrequited. Every night he dreams of marrying her, in his boxer shorts and t-shirt, as Tom Waits sings. Vittoria travels to Iraq with her friend, Fuad, a poet; they are there with the second Gulf War breaks out. Vittoria is injured. Attilio must get to her side, and then, as war rages around him, he must find her the medical care she needs. In war, does love conquer all?

72 2005 114
Poster of Pinocchio

Pinocchio (2002)

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Italy |
| 108 Min

Roberto Benigni adapts the classic children's tale by Carlo Collodi for the big-budget family-oriented comedy Pinocchio. In his usual fashion, Benigni directs and stars, this time as the little puppet boy made out of wood. The Italian comedy team Fichi d'India plays the roles of the Cat and Fox. Released by Miramax in the U.S., the film received an English-dubbed soundtrack with the voice talents of Glenn Close, David Suchet, and Breckin Meyer as Pinocchio. However, the movie's Rotten Tomatoes approval meter still stands at a 0% approval rating.

42 2002 108
Poster of Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful (1997)

Comedy |
Drama |
Italy |
| 116 Min

A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While locked up he tries to convince his son that the whole thing is just a game.

86 1997 116
Poster of The Monster

The Monster (1994)

Comedy |
Italy |
France |
| 112 Min

A vicious serial sex killer is on the loose, and landscape gardener and shop-window outfitter Loris is the prime suspect, thanks to his unfortunate habit of getting caught in compromising situations (for which there is always a totally innocent explanation that the police fail to spot). Undercover policewoman Jessica is assigned by eccentric police psychologist Taccone to follow Loris and ...

75 1994 112
Poster of Mystery Train

Mystery Train (1989)

Comedy |
Drama |
Thriller |
| 113 Min

Three stories are connected by a Memphis hotel and the spirit of Elvis Presley.

76 1989 113
Poster of Down by Law

Down by Law (1986)

Action |
Comedy |
Drama |
Germany |
| 107 Min

The story of three men from completely different tracks who all meet in a Louisiana prison cell and eventually begin an awkward journey together.

79 1986 107

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