> On Fri, 21 Jan 1994 18:04:11 -0500 Dianne K Brooks said:
> >"Bread and Chocolate" was an Italian film from 70s with ??? forgot his
> >name but he was in Lina Wertmuller's Swept Away and played an Italian
> >immigrant both obsessed with and oppressed by a lighter culture.  Check
> >it out, its great!
> The actor's name is GianCarlo Giannini and he is Lina Wertmuller's "acteur
> fetiche." He has appeared in any number of her films. Check out "Seven
> Beauties" I believe he also had the lead in "Open Doors."
        I already posted something to the effect that Giancarlo Giannini
is *not* in *Bread and Chocolate.*  But this latest posting calls for
another clarification: Giannini was *not* in *Porte Aperte/Open Doors*
(1990?), directed by Gianni Amelio.  The male lead was Gian Maria Volonte'.
        This is becoming quite a pastiche of Italian cinema.
        Gloria Monti