List of Italian films of 1979

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A list of films produced in Italy in 1979 (see 1979 in film):

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TitleDirectorCastGenreNotes
Gli anni struggenti Vittorio Sindoni Gabriele Ferzetti comedy
Assassinio sul Tevere Bruno Corbucci Tomas Milian, Marina Ripa Di Meana poliziottesco-comedy
Beyond the Darkness Joe D'Amato Kieran Canter, Cinzia Monreale, Franca StoppiHorror [1]
Caligula Tinto Brass, Bob Guccione Malcolm McDowell, John Gielgud, Peter O'Toole Adult, Drama, History [2]
Christ Stopped at Eboli Elio Petri Gian Maria Volonté, Lea Massari, Paolo Bonacelli, Alain Cuny, Irene Papas Political dramaGolden Prize at Moscow, David di Donatello for Best Film, BAFTA Award for Best Film
Cindy's Love Games Aldo Grimaldi Cindy Leadbetter Commedia sexy all'italiana
Il corpo della ragassa Pasquale Festa Campanile Lilli Carati, Enrico Maria Salerno Commedia sexy all'italiana
A Dangerous Toy Giuliano Montaldo Nino Manfredi, Marlène Jobert, Vittorio Mezzogiorno crime drama
Dear Father Dino Risi Vittorio Gassman, Andrée Lachapelle, Aurore Clément dramaEntered into the 1979 Cannes Film Festival
Don Giovanni Joseph Losey Ruggero Raimondi, John Macurdy, Kiri Te Kanawa Opera
Don't Trust the Mafia Mario Bianchi Gabriele Tinti, Paola Senatore, Pino Mauro Crime [3]
Un dramma borghese Florestano Vancini Franco Nero, Dalila Di Lazzaro drama
Dr. Jekyll Likes Them Hot Steno Paolo Villaggio, Edwige Fenech Comedy [4] [5]
Encounters in the Deep Italo Zingarelli Andrés García, Gianni Garko, Gabriele Ferzetti science fiction
Ernesto Salvatore Samperi Virna Lisi, Michele Placido, Turi Ferro dramaEntered into the 29th Berlin International Film Festival
The Finzi Detective Agency Bruno Corbucci Renato Pozzetto, Enzo Cannavale crime-comedy
From Corleone to Brooklyn Umberto Lenzi Maurizio Merli, Mario Merola, Laura Belli Crime [6] [7]
From Hell to Victory Umberto Lenzi George Peppard, George Hamilton, Horst Buchholz war
From the Clouds to the Resistance Straub–Huillet Olimpia Carlisi drama
The Gang That Sold America Bruno Corbucci Tomas Milian, Asha Puthli poliziottesco-comedy
Gardenia Domenico Paolella Franco Califano, Martin Balsam, Robert Webber N/A [8]
Giallo a Venezia Mario Landi Leonora Fani giallo
The Great Alligator River Sergio Martino Barbara Bach, Claudio Cassinelli, Mel Ferrer Horror
Happy Hobos Sergio Citti Vittorio Gassman, Philippe Noiret, Gigi Proietti comedy
Hot Potato Steno Renato Pozzetto, Edwige Fenech comedy
The House by the Edge of the Lake Enzo G. Castellari Vincent Gardenia, Leonora Fani, Wolfango Soldati horror [9]
How to Seduce Your Teacher Mariano Laurenti Lino Banfi, Gloria Guida, Alvaro Vitali Commedia sexy all'italiana
Hunted City Stelvio Massi Maurizio Merli, Mario Merola poliziottesco
Hurricane Rosy Mario Monicelli Gérard Depardieu, Faith Minton sport comedy
Images in a Convent Joe D'Amato Paola Senatore, Marina Hedman sexploitation
L'imbranato Pier Francesco Pingitore Pippo Franco, Laura Troschel comedy
I'm for the Hippopotamus Tonino Ricci Terence Hill, Bud Spencer adventure-comedy
L'insegnante balla... con tutta la classe Giuliano Carnimeo Lino Banfi, Nadia Cassini, Alvaro Vitali Commedia sexy all'italiana
Island of the Fishmen Sergio Martino Claudio Cassinelli, Barbara Bach, Richard Johnson, Joseph Cotten adventure-fantasy
La liceale, il diavolo e l'acquasanta Nando Cicero Lino Banfi, Gloria Guida, Alvaro Vitali Commedia sexy all'italiana
Life Is Beautiful Grigory Chukhray Giancarlo Giannini, Ornella Muti Drama
Lobster for Breakfast Giorgio Capitani Enrico Montesano, Claude Brasseur comedy
Lovers and Liars (Viaggio con Anita) Mario Monicelli Goldie Hawn, Giancarlo Giannini Romantic comedy
La luna Bernardo Bertolucci Jill Clayburgh, Matthew Barry, Renato Salvatori, Alida Valli, Tomas Milian, Franco Citti, Roberto Benigni Drama
Malabimba – The Malicious Whore Andrea Bianchi N/A [10]
Il malato immaginario Tonino Cervi Alberto Sordi, Laura Antonelli, Bernard Blier, Giuliana De Sio comedy
A Man on His Knees Damiano Damiani Giuliano Gemma, Michele Placido, Eleonora Giorgi crime-drama
The Meadow Paolo and Vittorio Taviani Michele Placido, Saverio Marconi, Isabella Rossellini drama
Neapolitan Mystery Sergio Corbucci Marcello Mastroianni, Ornella Muti, Renato Pozzetto, Michel Piccoli Giallo comedy
Night Nurse Nando Cicero Lino Banfi, Gloria Guida, Alvaro Vitali Commedia sexy all'italiana
The Nurse in the Military Madhouse Mariano Laurenti Nadia Cassini, Lino Banfi, Alvaro Vitali Commedia sexy all'italiana
Ogro Gillo Pontecorvo Gian Maria Volonté, José Sacristán, Eusebio Poncela, Ángela Molina DramaSpanish co-production. David di Donatello winner
Il piccolo Archimede Gianni Amelio Laura Betti, John Steiner poliziottesco
A Policewoman on the Porno Squad Michele Massimo Tarantini Edwige Fenech, Lino Banfi, Alvaro Vitali Commedia sexy all'italiana
Porci con la P 38 Paolo and Vittorio Taviani Marc Porel, Laura Belli poliziottesco
Play Motel Mario Gariazzo Anna Maria Rizzoli, Ray Lovelock giallo
Ratataplan Maurizio Nichetti Maurizio Nichetti, Angela Finocchiaro Comedy
Le rose di Danzica Alberto Bevilacqua Franco Nero, Helmut Berger, Olga Karlatos war drama
Saturday, Sunday and Friday Castellano & Pipolo, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Sergio Martino Adriano Celentano, Edwige Fenech, Barbara Bouchet, Lino Banfi Comedy
Scusi lei è normale? Umberto Lenzi Renzo Montagnani, Ray Lovelock, Anna Maria Rizzoli Commedia sexy all'italiana
Seeking Asylum (Chiedo asilo) Marco Ferreri Roberto Benigni, Dominique Laffin Comedy Berlin Award
The Shark Hunter Enzo G. Castellari Franco Nero, Werner Pochath Adventurefilmed in Mexico
The Sheriff and the Satellite Kid Michele Lupo Bud Spencer, Cary Guffey Comedy
Le strelle nel fosso Pupi Avati Lino Capolicchio, Gianni Cavina, Carlo Delle Piane N/A [11]
Supersonic Man Juan Piquer Simón Cameron Mitchell superhero
Terror Express Ferdinando Baldi Silvia Dionisio, Werner Pochath rape and revenge
Tigers in Lipstick Luigi Zampa Ursula Andress, Monica Vitti, Roberto Benigni, Sylvia Kristel Comedy
Together? Armenia Balducci Jacqueline Bisset, Maximilian Schell, Terence Stamp, Monica Guerritore romance drama
To Forget Venice Franco Brusati Erland Josephson, Mariangela Melato, Erland Josephson Drama David di Donatello Best Film winner. Academy Award nominee. Gay interest
Traffic Jam Luigi Comencini Gérard Depardieu, Ugo Tognazzi, Marcello Mastroianni, Stefania Sandrelli, Alberto Sordi drama
Velvet Hands Castellano & Pipolo Adriano Celentano, Eleonora Giorgi comedy
The Visitor Giulio Paradisi Mel Ferrer, Glenn Ford, John Huston, Franco Nero, Sam Peckinpah psychological thriller
I viaggiatori della sera Ugo Tognazzi Ugo Tognazzi, Ornella Vanoni, Corinne Cléry science fiction-drama
Where Can You Go Without the Little Vice? Marino Girolami Renzo Montagnani, Paola Senatore, Alvaro Vitali Commedia sexy all'italiana
Zombi 2 Lucio Fulci Tisa Farrow Horror [12]
Zombie Holocaust Marino Girolami Ian McCulloch Horror

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Footnotes

  1. Curti 2017, p. 201.
  2. William Hawes (2008). Caligula and the Fight for Artistic Freedom: The Making, Marketing and Impact of the Bob Guccione Film. McFarland. p. 195. ISBN   978-0-7864-5240-8.
  3. Curti 2013, p. 257.
  4. Curti 2017, p. 205.
  5. Curti 2017, p. 206.
  6. Curti 2013, p. 258.
  7. Curti 2013, p. 259.
  8. Curti 2013, p. 261.
  9. Curti 2017, p. 211.
  10. Curti 2017, p. 208.
  11. Curti 2017, p. 214.
  12. 2012 DVD liner notes, pp. 10–11.

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