Nicoletta Braschi

​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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Life Is Beautiful (1997)

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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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roberto Benigni
CAST:  Nicoletta Braschi  •  Roberto Benigni  •  Giorgio Cantarini  •  Giustino Durano

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roberto Benigni
CAST:  Nicoletta Braschi  •  Roberto Benigni  •  Giorgio Cantarini  •  Giustino Durano

Down by Law (1986)

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A disc jockey, a pimp and an Italian tourist escape from jail in New Orleans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Tom Waits  •  John Lurie  •  Roberto Benigni  •  Nicoletta Braschi

A disc jockey, a pimp and an Italian tourist escape from jail in New Orleans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Tom Waits  •  John Lurie  •  Roberto Benigni  •  Nicoletta Braschi

Son of the Pink Panther (1993)

The eighth and last of the Pink Panther series. The illegitimate son of Inspector Clouseau is on the case of the kidnapped Princess Yasmin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Roberto Benigni  •  Herbert Lom  •  Claudia Cardinale  •  Shabana Azmi

The eighth and last of the Pink Panther series. The illegitimate son of Inspector Clouseau is on the case of the kidnapped Princess Yasmin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Roberto Benigni  •  Herbert Lom  •  Claudia Cardinale  •  Shabana Azmi

The Monster (1994)

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roberto Benigni
CAST:  Roberto Benigni  •  Nicoletta Braschi  •  Michel Blanc  •  Dominique Lavanant

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roberto Benigni
CAST:  Roberto Benigni  •  Nicoletta Braschi  •  Michel Blanc  •  Dominique Lavanant

Mystery Train (1989)

In Memphis, Tennessee, over the course of a single night, the Arcade Hotel, run by an eccentric night clerk and a clueless bellboy, is visited by a young Japanese couple traveling in search of the roots of rock; an Italian woman in mourning who stumbles upon a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Joe Strummer  •  Nicoletta Braschi

In Memphis, Tennessee, over the course of a single night, the Arcade Hotel, run by an eccentric night clerk and a clueless bellboy, is visited by a young Japanese couple traveling in search of the roots of rock; an Italian woman in mourning who stumbles upon a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Joe Strummer  •  Nicoletta Braschi

Ovosodo (1997)

From childhood to fatherhood, Piero learns things the hard way while growing up in a working-class neighborhood of Livorno.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paolo Virzì
CAST:  Edoardo Gabbriellini  •  Malcolm Lunghi  •  Nicoletta Braschi  •  Claudia Pandolfi

From childhood to fatherhood, Piero learns things the hard way while growing up in a working-class neighborhood of Livorno.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paolo Virzì
CAST:  Edoardo Gabbriellini  •  Malcolm Lunghi  •  Nicoletta Braschi  •  Claudia Pandolfi

Especially on Sunday (1991)

Four lighthearted stories set in the idyllic Italian countryside: an old grouch finds himself followed by a stray dog; a lonely widow spies on her newly-wed son and daughter-in-law; a German tourist tries to seduce a younger nurse; a man wanders in the summer. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francesco Barilli  •  Giuseppe Tornatore  •  Marco Tullio Giordana  •  Giuseppe Bertolucci
CAST:  Jean-Hugues Anglade  •  Nicoletta Braschi  •  Chiara Caselli  •  Bruno Ganz

Four lighthearted stories set in the idyllic Italian countryside: an old grouch finds himself followed by a stray dog; a lonely widow spies on her newly-wed son and daughter-in-law; a German tourist tries to seduce a younger nurse; a man wanders in the summer. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francesco Barilli  •  Giuseppe Tornatore  •  Marco Tullio Giordana  •  Giuseppe Bertolucci
CAST:  Jean-Hugues Anglade  •  Nicoletta Braschi  •  Chiara Caselli  •  Bruno Ganz

I Like to Work – Mobbing (2004)

A woman comes across the difficulties of modern work: to force her to resign from her job, her firm tries all the humiliation techniques known as "mobbing". The film is based upon real cases reported by Italian unions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francesca Comencini
CAST:  Nicoletta Braschi  •  Camille Dugay Comencini  •  Marina Buoncristiani  •  Roberta Celea

A woman comes across the difficulties of modern work: to force her to resign from her job, her firm tries all the humiliation techniques known as "mobbing". The film is based upon real cases reported by Italian unions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francesca Comencini
CAST:  Nicoletta Braschi  •  Camille Dugay Comencini  •  Marina Buoncristiani  •  Roberta Celea

Marco Ferreri: The Director Who Came from the Future (2007)

The documentary focuses on Marco Ferreri and shows an unconventional man, extreme, provocative in ways, always a step ahead in its work, and often considered a visionary and experimental. The documentary honors the memory of a filmmaker too soon forgot that left an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mario Canale
CAST:  Michele Placido  •  Rafael Azcona  •  Nicoletta Braschi  •  Ornella Muti

The documentary focuses on Marco Ferreri and shows an unconventional man, extreme, provocative in ways, always a step ahead in its work, and often considered a visionary and experimental. The documentary honors the memory of a filmmaker too soon forgot that left an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mario Canale
CAST:  Michele Placido  •  Rafael Azcona  •  Nicoletta Braschi  •  Ornella Muti

You Upset Me (1983)

The first movie directed by Roberto Benigni in four surreal short stories: "Durante Cristo" (During Christ), "Angelo" (Angel), , "In Banca" (At the Bank) and "I Due Militi" (The Two Soldiers). An excursus in Benigni's satirical views on man, religion and society.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roberto Benigni
CAST:  Roberto Benigni  •  Nicoletta Braschi  •  Olimpia Carlisi  •  Giacomo Piperno

The first movie directed by Roberto Benigni in four surreal short stories: "Durante Cristo" (During Christ), "Angelo" (Angel), , "In Banca" (At the Bank) and "I Due Militi" (The Two Soldiers). An excursus in Benigni's satirical views on man, religion and society.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roberto Benigni
CAST:  Roberto Benigni  •  Nicoletta Braschi  •  Olimpia Carlisi  •  Giacomo Piperno

Who Killed Pasolini? (1995)

November 2, 1975: Pier Paolo Pasolini is grievously murdered in the outskirts of Rome. Charged with murder, 17-year-old hustler Pino Pelosi pleads to have acted in self-defense, citing Pasolini's notorious sexual abits as proof. However, many inconsistencies start ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Tullio Giordana
CAST:  Carlo DeFilippi  •  Nicoletta Braschi  •  Toni Bertorelli  •  Andrea Occhipinti

November 2, 1975: Pier Paolo Pasolini is grievously murdered in the outskirts of Rome. Charged with murder, 17-year-old hustler Pino Pelosi pleads to have acted in self-defense, citing Pasolini's notorious sexual abits as proof. However, many inconsistencies start ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marco Tullio Giordana
CAST:  Carlo DeFilippi  •  Nicoletta Braschi  •  Toni Bertorelli  •  Andrea Occhipinti

Cinématon (1978)

Cinématon is a 156-hour long experimental film by French director Gérard Courant. It was the longest film ever released until 2011. Composed over 36 years from 1978 until 2006, it consists of a series of over 2,821 silent vignettes (cinématons), each 3 minutes and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Courant
CAST:  Fernando Arrabal  •  Roberto Benigni  •  Gaël Badaud  •  Alain-Alcide Sudre

Cinématon is a 156-hour long experimental film by French director Gérard Courant. It was the longest film ever released until 2011. Composed over 36 years from 1978 until 2006, it consists of a series of over 2,821 silent vignettes (cinématons), each 3 minutes and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Courant
CAST:  Fernando Arrabal  •  Roberto Benigni  •  Gaël Badaud  •  Alain-Alcide Sudre

The Sheltering Sky (1990)

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An American couple drift toward emptiness in postwar North Africa.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernardo Bertolucci
CAST:  Debra Winger  •  John Malkovich  •  Campbell Scott  •  Jill Bennett

An American couple drift toward emptiness in postwar North Africa.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernardo Bertolucci
CAST:  Debra Winger  •  John Malkovich  •  Campbell Scott  •  Jill Bennett

Pereira Declares (1995)

Lisbon, 1938. Mr. Pereira is the editor of the culture section of an evening paper. Although fascism is on the rise in Europe, like in nearby civil war Spain or even inside Portugal itself in the form of Salazar's regime, Pereira only concerns himself with writing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roberto Faenza
CAST:  Marcello Mastroianni  •  Joaquim de Almeida  •  Daniel Auteuil  •  Stefano Dionisi

Lisbon, 1938. Mr. Pereira is the editor of the culture section of an evening paper. Although fascism is on the rise in Europe, like in nearby civil war Spain or even inside Portugal itself in the form of Salazar's regime, Pereira only concerns himself with writing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roberto Faenza
CAST:  Marcello Mastroianni  •  Joaquim de Almeida  •  Daniel Auteuil  •  Stefano Dionisi

The Tiger and the Snow (2005)

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roberto Benigni
CAST:  Roberto Benigni  •  Nicoletta Braschi  •  Tom Waits  •  Emilia Fox

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roberto Benigni
CAST:  Roberto Benigni  •  Nicoletta Braschi  •  Tom Waits  •  Emilia Fox

The Little Devil (1988)

Father Maurice, a priest living in a residential college for priests in Rome, is called out one day to "exorcise" the devil from someone. The devil turns out to be in the form of a fun-loving man called Giuditta. What Father Maurice doesn't know is that this type ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roberto Benigni
CAST:  Walter Matthau  •  Roberto Benigni  •  Nicoletta Braschi  •  Stefania Sandrelli

Father Maurice, a priest living in a residential college for priests in Rome, is called out one day to "exorcise" the devil from someone. The devil turns out to be in the form of a fun-loving man called Giuditta. What Father Maurice doesn't know is that this type ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roberto Benigni
CAST:  Walter Matthau  •  Roberto Benigni  •  Nicoletta Braschi  •  Stefania Sandrelli

Pinocchio (2002)

Roberto Benigni adapts the classic children's tale by Carlo Collodi for the big-budget family-oriented comedy Pinocchio.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roberto Benigni
CAST:  Roberto Benigni  •  Nicoletta Braschi  •  Carlo Giuffrè  •  Kim Rossi Stuart

Roberto Benigni adapts the classic children's tale by Carlo Collodi for the big-budget family-oriented comedy Pinocchio.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roberto Benigni
CAST:  Roberto Benigni  •  Nicoletta Braschi  •  Carlo Giuffrè  •  Kim Rossi Stuart

And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)

The story of the gold-plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize, AND THE OSCAR GOES TO... traces the history of the Academy itself, which began in 1927 when Louis B. Mayer, then head of MGM, led other prominent members of the industry in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein  •  Jeffrey Friedman
CAST:  Anjelica Huston  •  Annette Bening  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Cher

The story of the gold-plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize, AND THE OSCAR GOES TO... traces the history of the Academy itself, which began in 1927 when Louis B. Mayer, then head of MGM, led other prominent members of the industry in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein  •  Jeffrey Friedman
CAST:  Anjelica Huston  •  Annette Bening  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Cher

Happy as Lazzaro (2018)

Purehearted teen Lazzaro is content living as a sharecropper in rural Italy, but an unlikely friendship with the marquise’s son will change his world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alice Rohrwacher
CAST:  Nicoletta Braschi  •  Agnese Graziani  •  Sergi López  •  Luca Chikovani

Purehearted teen Lazzaro is content living as a sharecropper in rural Italy, but an unlikely friendship with the marquise’s son will change his world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alice Rohrwacher
CAST:  Nicoletta Braschi  •  Agnese Graziani  •  Sergi López  •  Luca Chikovani
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