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Foà was born in Ferrara, Italy, to a Jewish family, though Foà was an atheist in his adult life. Foà completed high school in Florence, where he moved with his family, and studied at the acting school of Rasi. He abandoned his studies in economics and at age 20 moved to Rome, where he attended the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. He was initiated to the Italian Scottish Rite Freemasonry in 1947 at the Lodge "Alpi Giulie" n.150 (in Rome), taking later the highest degree.Foà died on 11 January 2014 from respiratory failure, just 13 days short of his 98th birthday.
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Tutti gli uomini del deficiente
Liebe und weitere Katastrophen
Palermo, Sicily, 1984. Examining magistrate Giovanni Falcone allies with Tomasso Buscetta, a former mobster, to defeat the clan of Corleone, the ruthless Mafia faction that rules Cosa Nostra with an i...
1 Movie · 1 TV Series
1 Movie · 1 TV Series
The Shoes of the Fisherman
All eyes focus on the Vatican, watching for the traditional puffs of white smoke that signal the election of the next Pope. This time much more is at stake. The new pontiff may be the only person who ...
The black arrow
Very successful italian version of Robert Louis Stevenson's historical romance "The black arrow", produced by public TV and directed by Anton Giulio Majano, considered "italian tele-romance father". A...
2 Movies · 1 TV Series
Don Fernando, the son of El Cid, rallies peasants and townspeople to overthrow Moorish occupiers in medieval Spain.
Gian Burrasca's Diary
A miniseries based upon the book by Vamba.
Son of Cleopatra
In Roman-dominated Egypt, the corrupt administration of a governor named Petronius has sparked a revolt headed by El Kabir, a young man who learns that he's actually the son of Cleopatra and Julius Ca...
Damon and Pythias
Damon is a thief who begins to question his beliefs after he meets Pythias, a liberal Athenian who believes all men are brothers.
An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.
The Reluctant Saint
The Reluctant Saint is based on the life of Saint Joseph of Cupertino who was sent to work at a monastery circa 17th century Italy because his mother believed him too simple for anything else.
Epic account of the thief Barabbas, who was spared crucifixion when Pilate manipulated the crowd into pardoning him, rather than Jesus. Struggling with his spirituality, Barabbas goes through many ord...
A barbarian army attacks Viking settlements along the Russian steppes.
The Loves of Salammbo
During the 3rd century B.C. a horde of barbarians are hired by the Phoenian city of Carthage to fight against the Roman empire, but when the city's ruler is unable to fulfill the promised payment made...
The Angel Wore Red
During the Spanish Civil War, a clergyman travels to Spain to join the Loyalist side and finds himself attracted to a beautiful entertainer.
A caravan guarded by Roman soldiers comes across a woman (Ruth Roman)bound to a stake and left to die. A wealthy merchant (Akim Tamiroff) who hired the caravan is against taking The Woman along, but t...
The Nights of Lucretia Borgia
Absurd historical drama starring Lee in the title role as an impulsive woman hopelessly in love with Sernas, a young swordsman in her brother's employ. She is dismayed to learn that he is in love with...
Dennis O'Keefe plays a GI who falls in love with Mara Lane in postwar Rome. Lane kills her boss, forcing her to flee the law. O'Keefe goes along for the ride so that he won't be knocked off by Lane's ...
Rosso e nero
Love in a Hot Climate
Love in a Hot Climate (Spanish: Sangre y luces, French: Sang et lumières) is a 1954 Spanish-French drama film directed by Georges Rouquier and Ricardo Muñoz Suay. It was entered into the 1954 Cannes F...
Il cardinale Lambertini
The Stranger's Hand
Eight-year-old Roger Court is in Venice expecting to reunite with his father, British diplomat Major Court (Trevor Howard), whom he hasn't seen in three years. Roger lives with his Aunt Rose since his...