Behind the White Glasses is the story about Lina WertmAller's life and career. First woman in the world to receive a nomination for the Academy Award as best director for her masterpiece Seven beauty (Pasqualino Settebellezze, 1975). From the unpublished pictures taken in CinecittaI when she was Federico Fellini's assistant director for in 8 1a2 , the documentary takes us to the places were her most famous films were set , revealing the artistic and human universe of a woman who with her unfailing irony and taste for the grotesque, has left her mark in all fields entertainment in which she worked: cinema, drama, television, music. The journey is accompanied by many exclusive interviews with the artists who witnessed her intense and constantly evolving career. Among them Giancarlo Giannini, Marina Cicogna, Sophia Loren and many foreign talents like Harvey Keitel, Nastassja Kinski and film critic John Simon. The film features a long series of unreleased videos, images and songs written by Lina WertmAller. 'Behind the white glasses' is a personal poetic portrait by Valerio Ruiz, who was her assistant director and very close collaborator.

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Cast & Crew

  • Cast Image

    LINA WERTMULLERActor

  • GIANCARLO GIANNINI

    GIANCARLO GIANNINIActor

  • Harvey Keitel

    Harvey KeitelActor

    American actor and producer Harvey Keitel was born on May 13, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York City. An Oscar and Golden Globe Award nominee, he has appeared in films such as Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets (1973) and Taxi Driver (1976), Ridley Scott's The Duellists (1977) and Thelma & Louise (1991), Peter Yates' Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976), Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs (1992) and Pulp Fiction (1994), Jane Campion's The Piano (1993), Abel Ferrara's Bad Lieutenant (1992), Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), James Mangold's Cop Land (1997), Paolo Sorrentino's Youth (2015). He is regarded as one of the greatest method actors ever. Along with actors Al Pacino and Ellen Burstyn, he is the current co-president of the Actors Studio. Keitel studied under both Stella Adler and Lee Strasberg and at the HB Studio, eventually landing roles in some Off-Broadway productions. During this time, Keitel auditioned for filmmaker Martin Scorsese and gained a starring role as "J.R.", in Scorsese's first feature film, Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967). Since then, Scorsese and Keitel have worked together on several projects. Keitel had the starring role in Scorsese's Mean Streets (1973), which also proved to be Robert De Niro's breakthrough film. Keitel re-teamed with Scorsese for Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974), in which he had a villainous supporting role, and appeared with Robert De Niro again in Scorsese's Taxi Driver (1976), playing the role of Jodie Foster's pimp.
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  • Martin Scorsese

    Martin ScorseseActor

  • Rutger Hauer

    Rutger HauerActor

  • SOPHIA LOREN

    SOPHIA LORENActor

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