Mr. Klein (1976)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  France/Italy, 1976.  Lira Films, Adel Productions, Nova Films, Mondial Televisione Film.  Screenplay by Franco Solinas, collaboration with Fernando Morandi.  Cinematography by Gerry Fisher.  Produced by Alain Delon.  Music by Egisto Macchi, Pierre Porte.  Production Design by Alexandre Trauner.  Costume Design by Colette Baudot, Annalisa Nasalli-Rocca.  Film Editing…

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Burn! (Queimada) (1969)

GILLO PONTECORVO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Italy/France, 1969.  Produzioni Europee Associate, Les Productions Artistes Associés.  Story and Screenplay by Franco Solinas, Giorgio Arlorio, based on novels by Norman Gant.  Cinematography by Marcello Gatti, Giuseppe Ruzzolini.  Produced by Alberto Grimaldi.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Sergio Canevari.  Costume Design by Marilù Carteny.  Film Editing by Mario Morra.  Marlon Brando gives…

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State Of Siege (1972)

COSTA-GAVRAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/Italy/West Germany, 1972.  Reggane Films, Euro International Film, Unidis, Dieter Geissler Filmproduktion.  Story by Costa-Gavras, Franco Solinas, Screenplay by Franco Solinas.  Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn.  Produced by Jacques Perrin.  Music by Mikis Theodorakis.  Production Design by Jacques D’Ovidio.  Costume Design by Piet Bolscher.  Film Editing by Francoise Bonnot.   An American official (Yves Montand) is kidnapped by political…

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Vanina Vanini (1961)

ROBERTO ROSSELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5. Italy/France, 1961.  Zebra Films, Orsay Films.  Adaptation by Franco Solinas, Antonello Trombadori, Screenplay by Roberto Rossellini, Diego Fabbri, based on the short story Chronique Italienne by Stendhal.  Cinematography by Luciano Trasatti.  Produced by Moris Ergas.  Music by Renzo Rossellini.  Production Design by Luigi Scaccianoce.  Costume Design by Riccardo Domenici, Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by Daniele Alabiso, Mario Serandrei. The…

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Kapo (1960)

GILLO PONTECORVO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Italy/France/Yugoslavia, 1960.  Cineriz, Vides Cinematografica, Zebra Films, Francinex, Lovcen Film.  Screenplay by Gillo Pontecorvo, Franco Solinas.  Cinematography by Aleksandar Sekulovic.  Produced by Franco Cristaldi, Moris Ergas.  Music by Carlo Rustichelli.  Production Design by Aleksandar Milovic.  Costume Design by Clara Poggi.  Film Editing by Roberto Cinquini, Anhela Michelli.   Before making his masterful Battle of Algiers, Gillo…

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The Battle Of Algiers (1966)

GILLO PONTECORVO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  La Battaglia Di Algeria Italy/Algeria, 1966.  Casbah Film, Igor Film.  Screenplay by Gillo Pontecorvo, Franco Solinas.  Cinematography by Marcello Gatti.  Produced by Antonio Musu, Yacef Saadi.  Music by Ennio Morricone, Gillo Pontecorvo.  Production Design by Sergio Canevari.  Costume Design by Giovanni Axerio.  Film Editing by Mario Morra, Mario Serandrei.  Podcast:  My Criterions.  This marvelous political drama…

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