Stefania Sandrelli

Stefania Sandrelli (1946) is an Italian actress, famous for her many roles in the commedia all'Italiana, starting from 1960s. At 15 years old she made her screen debut, starring in Divorce Italian Style opposite Marcello Mastroianni. Her daughter Amanda Sandrelli, born in 1964, is also an actress.

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1900 (1976)

Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half of the 20th century.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernardo Bertolucci
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Robert De Niro  •  Dominique Sanda  •  Stefania Sandrelli

Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half of the 20th century.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernardo Bertolucci
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Robert De Niro  •  Dominique Sanda  •  Stefania Sandrelli

Brancaleone at the Crusades (1970)

After saving an infant of royal blood, knight Brancaleone forms a new army and sets out to return the baby to his father: a prince fighting in the Crusades.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mario Monicelli
CAST:  Vittorio Gassman  •  Adolfo Celi  •  Paolo Villaggio  •  Stefania Sandrelli

After saving an infant of royal blood, knight Brancaleone forms a new army and sets out to return the baby to his father: a prince fighting in the Crusades.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mario Monicelli
CAST:  Vittorio Gassman  •  Adolfo Celi  •  Paolo Villaggio  •  Stefania Sandrelli

Divorce Italian Style (1961)

Ferdinando Cefalù is desperate to marry his cousin, Angela, but he is married to Rosalia and divorce is illegal in Italy. To get around the law, he tries to trick his wife into having an affair so he can catch her and murder her, as he knows he would be given a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pietro Germi
CAST:  Marcello Mastroianni  •  Daniela Rocca  •  Stefania Sandrelli  •  Leopoldo Trieste

Ferdinando Cefalù is desperate to marry his cousin, Angela, but he is married to Rosalia and divorce is illegal in Italy. To get around the law, he tries to trick his wife into having an affair so he can catch her and murder her, as he knows he would be given a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pietro Germi
CAST:  Marcello Mastroianni  •  Daniela Rocca  •  Stefania Sandrelli  •  Leopoldo Trieste

Seduced and Abandoned (1964)

The film presents the tale of Agnese Ascalone, daughter of prominent miner Vincenzo Ascalone, and takes place in a small town in Sicily. Agnese is seduced by her sister Matilde's fiance, and has a tryst with him for which she confesses and tries to repent, only to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pietro Germi
CAST:  Stefania Sandrelli  •  Saro Urzì  •  Aldo Puglisi  •  Lando Buzzanca

The film presents the tale of Agnese Ascalone, daughter of prominent miner Vincenzo Ascalone, and takes place in a small town in Sicily. Agnese is seduced by her sister Matilde's fiance, and has a tryst with him for which she confesses and tries to repent, only to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pietro Germi
CAST:  Stefania Sandrelli  •  Saro Urzì  •  Aldo Puglisi  •  Lando Buzzanca

Stealing Beauty (1996)

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Lucy Harmon, an American teenager is arriving in the lush Tuscan countryside to be sculpted by a family friend who lives in a beautiful villa. Lucy visited there four years earlier and exchanged a kiss with an Italian boy with whom she hopes to become reacquainted.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernardo Bertolucci
CAST:  Liv Tyler  •  Sinéad Cusack  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Carlo Cecchi

Lucy Harmon, an American teenager is arriving in the lush Tuscan countryside to be sculpted by a family friend who lives in a beautiful villa. Lucy visited there four years earlier and exchanged a kiss with an Italian boy with whom she hopes to become reacquainted.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernardo Bertolucci
CAST:  Liv Tyler  •  Sinéad Cusack  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Carlo Cecchi

Jamon Jamon (1992)

Jose Luis is an executive at his parents underwear factory where his girlfriend Sylvia works on the shop floor. When Sylvia becomes pregnant, Jose Luis promises her that he will marry her, most likely against the wishes of his parents. Jose Luis' mother is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bigas Luna
CAST:  Javier Bardem  •  Tomás Martín  •  Jordi Mollà  •  Penélope Cruz

Jose Luis is an executive at his parents underwear factory where his girlfriend Sylvia works on the shop floor. When Sylvia becomes pregnant, Jose Luis promises her that he will marry her, most likely against the wishes of his parents. Jose Luis' mother is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bigas Luna
CAST:  Javier Bardem  •  Tomás Martín  •  Jordi Mollà  •  Penélope Cruz

A Talking Picture (2003)

A meditation on civilization. July, 2001: friends wave as a cruise ship departs Lisbon for Mediterranean ports and the Indian Ocean. On board and on day trips in Marseilles, Pompeii, Athens, Istanbul, and Cairo, a professor tells her young daughter about myth, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Manoel de Oliveira
CAST:  Leonor Silveira  •  Filipa de Almeida  •  John Malkovich  •  Catherine Deneuve

A meditation on civilization. July, 2001: friends wave as a cruise ship departs Lisbon for Mediterranean ports and the Indian Ocean. On board and on day trips in Marseilles, Pompeii, Athens, Istanbul, and Cairo, a professor tells her young daughter about myth, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Manoel de Oliveira
CAST:  Leonor Silveira  •  Filipa de Almeida  •  John Malkovich  •  Catherine Deneuve

The Bandit (1969)

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DIRECTION:  Carlo Lizzani
CAST:  Gian Maria Volontè  •  Stefania Sandrelli  •  Luigi Pistilli  •  Ivo Garrani

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DIRECTION:  Carlo Lizzani
CAST:  Gian Maria Volontè  •  Stefania Sandrelli  •  Luigi Pistilli  •  Ivo Garrani

La bella di Lodi (1963)

A story of Roberta, a beautiful young landowner Lombard , Franco, a mechanic unscrupulous and opportunistic. The two met on the beach of Forte dei Marmi and are immediately attracted to each other. The story unfolds through meetings and joints of the two ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mario Missiroli
CAST:  Stefania Sandrelli  •  Ángel Aranda  •  Elena Borgo  •  Maria Monti

A story of Roberta, a beautiful young landowner Lombard , Franco, a mechanic unscrupulous and opportunistic. The two met on the beach of Forte dei Marmi and are immediately attracted to each other. The story unfolds through meetings and joints of the two ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mario Missiroli
CAST:  Stefania Sandrelli  •  Ángel Aranda  •  Elena Borgo  •  Maria Monti

Volaverunt (1999)

The story revolves around Goya's womanising and the mysterious death of the Duchess of Alba at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th Centuries, at a time when Madrid was wobbling through a difficult time and setting the scene for the following Prim vs Crown ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bigas Luna
CAST:  Aitana Sánchez-Gijón  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Stefania Sandrelli  •  Jorge Perugorría

The story revolves around Goya's womanising and the mysterious death of the Duchess of Alba at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th Centuries, at a time when Madrid was wobbling through a difficult time and setting the scene for the following Prim vs Crown ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bigas Luna
CAST:  Aitana Sánchez-Gijón  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Stefania Sandrelli  •  Jorge Perugorría

Let's Hope It's a Girl (1986)

Let's Hope It's a Girl is a multifaceted exploration of the pointlessness of sexual stereotypes. Liv Ullmann is a countess who, after her divorce, takes over the family farm. Realizing that she can't rely on the patriarchal society structure for assistance, Ullmann ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mario Monicelli
CAST:  Liv Ullmann  •  Catherine Deneuve  •  Giuliana De Sio  •  Stefania Sandrelli

Let's Hope It's a Girl is a multifaceted exploration of the pointlessness of sexual stereotypes. Liv Ullmann is a countess who, after her divorce, takes over the family farm. Realizing that she can't rely on the patriarchal society structure for assistance, Ullmann ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mario Monicelli
CAST:  Liv Ullmann  •  Catherine Deneuve  •  Giuliana De Sio  •  Stefania Sandrelli

A Woman in the Mirror (1984)

A couple meet during the Carnival in Ivrea (a little town in northern Italy), feel drawn to each other and have a torrid affair destined not to last long.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paolo Quaregna
CAST:  Stefania Sandrelli  •  Marzio Honorato  •  Dina D'Isa  •  Emilio Locurcio

A couple meet during the Carnival in Ivrea (a little town in northern Italy), feel drawn to each other and have a torrid affair destined not to last long.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paolo Quaregna
CAST:  Stefania Sandrelli  •  Marzio Honorato  •  Dina D'Isa  •  Emilio Locurcio

Magnet of Doom (1963)

A young boxer Michel Maudet is sacked by his manager after a series of match defeats and is forced to look for a new job. He is engaged as secretary to a millionaire named Ferchaux who is in a hurry to flee the country when he discovers he has been implicated in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Melville
CAST:  Jean-Paul Belmondo  •  Michèle Mercier  •  Malvina Silberberg  •  Stefania Sandrelli

A young boxer Michel Maudet is sacked by his manager after a series of match defeats and is forced to look for a new job. He is engaged as secretary to a millionaire named Ferchaux who is in a hurry to flee the country when he discovers he has been implicated in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Melville
CAST:  Jean-Paul Belmondo  •  Michèle Mercier  •  Malvina Silberberg  •  Stefania Sandrelli

The Key (1983)

After twenty years of marriage, art professor Nino Rolfe attempts to break down his wife Teresa's conventional modesty. Noticing her affection for their daughter's fiancé, Nino instigates her sexual interest in him as well. This sets off a chain of unexpected ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tinto Brass
CAST:  Stefania Sandrelli  •  Franco Branciaroli  •  Frank Finlay  •  Barbara Cupisti

After twenty years of marriage, art professor Nino Rolfe attempts to break down his wife Teresa's conventional modesty. Noticing her affection for their daughter's fiancé, Nino instigates her sexual interest in him as well. This sets off a chain of unexpected ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tinto Brass
CAST:  Stefania Sandrelli  •  Franco Branciaroli  •  Frank Finlay  •  Barbara Cupisti

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DIRECTION:  Alberto Sordi  •  Mauro Bolognini  •  Luciano Salce
CAST:  Ugo Tognazzi  •  Stefania Sandrelli  •  Ricky Tognazzi  •  Pietro Brambilla

Strange Occasion (1976)

Three sexy and comic episodes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luigi Comencini  •  Luigi Magni  •  Nanni Loy
CAST:  Alberto Sordi  •  Paolo Villaggio  •  Nino Manfredi  •  Stefania Sandrelli

Three sexy and comic episodes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luigi Comencini  •  Luigi Magni  •  Nanni Loy
CAST:  Alberto Sordi  •  Paolo Villaggio  •  Nino Manfredi  •  Stefania Sandrelli

Disobedience (1981)

Luca Manzi is a fourteen year old boy when the Northern Italy Republic of Salò is governed by the Fascists. He becomes a partisan but when the war ends he is disappointed because things have not changed as he had hoped they wood, and he decides to let himself die. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aldo Lado
CAST:  Stefania Sandrelli  •  Teresa Ann Savoy  •  Mario Adorf  •  Marie-José Nat

Luca Manzi is a fourteen year old boy when the Northern Italy Republic of Salò is governed by the Fascists. He becomes a partisan but when the war ends he is disappointed because things have not changed as he had hoped they wood, and he decides to let himself die. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aldo Lado
CAST:  Stefania Sandrelli  •  Teresa Ann Savoy  •  Mario Adorf  •  Marie-José Nat

Devil in the Brain (1972)

Oscar is trying to re-establish an affair with Sandra, a disturbed young woman. Having found her husband Fabrizio shot dead and her young son Ricky standing beside him with a gun, Sandra suffered a complete breakdown and now lives in isolation with her protective ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sergio Sollima
CAST:  Stefania Sandrelli  •  Keir Dullea  •  Micheline Presle  •  Tino Buazzelli

Oscar is trying to re-establish an affair with Sandra, a disturbed young woman. Having found her husband Fabrizio shot dead and her young son Ricky standing beside him with a gun, Sandra suffered a complete breakdown and now lives in isolation with her protective ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sergio Sollima
CAST:  Stefania Sandrelli  •  Keir Dullea  •  Micheline Presle  •  Tino Buazzelli
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