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Birth 7 january 1908
Death 22 november 1995 (at 87 years)

Maria Cumani Quasimodo (7 January 1908 - 22 November 1995) was an Italian actress and dancer.

Born Maria Cumani in Milan, she studied classical dance under Jia Ruskaja. In 1936 she became the companion of the poet Salvatore Quasimodo, with whom she had a son, Alessandro. In 1937 she made her professional debut as a ballerina, and shortly later she specialized in "poetic dance", a personal style in which dance was combined with poetic verses. She was married to Quasimodo from 1948 to 1960. In the meanwhile Cumani Quasimodo abandoned dance, and started a double career as a coreographer and a stage and film character actress. Shortly before her death, she released an autobiography, L'arte del silenzio, which particularly focuses on her years alongside Salvatore Quasimodo.

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Filmography of Maria Cumani Quasimodo (17 films)

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Nosferatu in Venice, 1h37
Directed by Klaus Kinski, Mario Caiano, Luigi Cozzi, Pasquale Squitieri, Maurizio Lucidi, Augusto Caminito
Genres Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about religion, Dracula films, Vampires in film
Actors Klaus Kinski, Christopher Plummer, Donald Pleasence, Barbara De Rossi, Yorgo Voyagis, Clara Colosimo
Roles Princess
Rating52% 2.615122.615122.615122.615122.61512
Professor Paris Catalano goes to Venice to investigate the last known appearance of Nosferatu during the Carnival of 1786. Catalano seems to think that the vampire is searching for a means to put an end to his torment and actually be dead. He stays with a family who, legend says, has the vampire trapped in a tomb in the basement. After a séance "the vampire" appears and then it becomes a question of how do you put the evil back into the box.
Teresa (1987)

Directed by Dino Risi
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Transport films, Trucker films, Road movies
Actors Serena Grandi, Luca Barbareschi, Eros Pagni, Nino Vingelli, Franca Scagnetti, Carlo Bagno
Roles contessa madre
Rating42% 2.137772.137772.137772.137772.13777
Teresa est une belle femme devenue veuve. Elle découvre que son mari camionneur doit une grosse somme empruntée à Nabucco afin d'acheter le camion. Teresa veut garder le camion et Nabucco, épris d'elle, est prêt à « effacer l'ardoise » en échange du mariage. Mais Teresa refuse et entreprend le difficile métier de camionneur afin de rembourser la dette....
She (1984)

Directed by Avi Nesher
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Sandahl Bergman, Gordon Mitchell, Maria Cumani Quasimodo, Scott Coffey
Roles Moona
Rating48% 2.407972.407972.407972.407972.40797
Set 23 years after an event called "The Cancellation", the film follows Tom, whose sister is captured by a local tribe. He sets out to find and rescue her, while avoiding the dangerous tribes he encounters along the way. Sandahl Bergman plays "She" who ends up aiding Tom after he escapes from her. She decides to help after learning of a prophecy given to her by a local seer.
The Baby Sitter, 1h50
Directed by René Clément
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Crime
Actors Maria Schneider, Sydne Rome, Vic Morrow, Robert Vaughn, Renato Pozzetto, Nadja Tiller
Roles Princess Ruspini (uncredited)
Rating54% 2.706162.706162.706162.706162.70616
A Rome, Michelle et Anne sont colocataires depuis deux mois. Michelle fait de la sculpture moderne et aussi du baby-sitting pour arrondir ses fins de mois. Anne fait du cinéma, des tout petits rôles. Elle entre en conflit avec l'équipe de tournage, ne désirant plus tourner nue depuis un récent accident de voiture. En même temps Henderson l'homme d'affaire du richissime Cyrus Franklin s'intéresse à elle.
Five Women for the Killer
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Actors Francis Matthews, Howard Ross, Pascale Rivault, La Cicciolina, Katia Christine, Maria Cumani Quasimodo
Roles Marta
Rating56% 2.805262.805262.805262.805262.80526
Giorgio Pisani, journaliste italien en reportage à Beyrouth, est obligé de rentrer à Pise pour l’accouchement de sa femme, Erika. Hélas, celle-ci meurt en mettant au monde leur fils, qui lui même ne survit pas. Comme si cela ne suffisait pas, il apprend de plus, par hasard, qu'il n'est pas le père de l'enfant puisqu'il est stérile . Peu de temps après, 3 femmes sont retrouvées assassinées. Toutes étaient enceintes. C’est ensuite Alba, la maîtresse du journaliste, qui est la prochaine cible du tueur.
The Two Missionaries, 1h28
Directed by Franco Rossi
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about religion, Buddy films
Actors Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Mario Pilar, Robert Loggia, Maria Cumani Quasimodo, Jean-Pierre Aumont
Roles Marchesa Gonzaga
Rating63% 3.1541553.1541553.1541553.1541553.154155
Two missionaries (Bud Spencer and Terence Hill) come into conflict with the authorities when they turn their missionary into a parrot farm. The Bishop of Maracaibo calls them his 'black sheep' and the Monsignore has been called to check on their behavior. Like usual, our heroes help the poor to defend themselves and provoke some funny fist fights in the process.
Riot in a Women's Prison, 1h30
Directed by Brunello Rondi
Origin Italie
Genres Drama
Themes Prison films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Women in prison films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Martine Brochard, Isabelle de Valvert, Katia Christine, Maria Cumani Quasimodo, Cristina Galbó, Maria Pia Conte
Roles Ursula - the Mother Superior
Rating50% 2.5356252.5356252.5356252.5356252.535625
Alors qu'elle visite l'Italie, une jeune et belle touriste française, Martine, est arrêtée par erreur par la police qui a découvert de la drogue sur elle, malencontreusement placée par une délinquante droguée. Incarcérée dans une prison pour femmes, Martine découvre aussitôt l'enfer carcéral. Comme les autres prisonnières, elle est humiliée et torturée psychologiquement ou physiquement par les gardes et les nonnes. L'injustice et le sadisme qui y règnent amènent les détenues à se rebeller. Maitrisées, elles sont envoyées dans une prison située en pleine mer d'où toute tentative d'évasion semble impossible. La menace et la rébellion grondent.
The Nun and the Devil, 1h31
Directed by Domenico Paolella
Genres Drama, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films
Actors Anne Heywood, Luc Merenda, Ornella Muti, Martine Brochard, Pier Paolo Capponi, Muriel Catala
Roles Lavinia
Rating53% 2.657642.657642.657642.657642.65764
The story involves the power struggles and sexual intrigues of a group of good-looking nuns at the Sant Arcangelo Convent and in particular the machinations of Sister Julia (played by former Miss Great Britain Anne Heywood) as she attempts, by any means possible, to succeed to the position of the dying Mother Superior. The nuns struggle with their vows of celibacy, some inclining to lesbianism whilst others invite male lovers secretly into their cells. Meanwhile a corrupt church hopes to benefit from an aristocratic donation to the Convent, before launching an inquisition into the lubricious and corrupt activities of the inmates of the Convent. There then follow graphic scenes of torture as miscreant nuns are stripped naked and tortured with a variety of devices in order to elicit a confession of their misdemanours. The film ends with a resonant condemnation of the power hungry and corrupt church by Sister Julia after she has been found guilty and compelled to take poison to end her life.
Pulp (1972)
, 1h35
Directed by Mike Hodges
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Themes Films about writers
Actors Michael Caine, Mickey Rooney, Lionel Stander, Lizabeth Scott, Dennis Price, Nadia Cassini
Roles Office Manageress
Rating58% 2.9485352.9485352.9485352.9485352.948535
King lives in Rome churning out a string of violent, sexually charged noir novels with titles like My Gun Is Long under an array of pen names like "S. Odomy".
All the Colors of the Dark, 1h28
Directed by Sergio Martino
Origin Italie
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Serial killer films
Actors George Hilton, Edwige Fenech, Ivan Rassimov, George Rigaud, Nieves Navarro, Marina Malfatti
Roles Elderly Neighbor
Rating65% 3.298153.298153.298153.298153.29815
Jane lives in London with Richard, her boyfriend. When she was five, her mother was murdered, and she recently lost a baby in a car crash. She's plagued by nightmares of a knife-wielding, blue-eyed man. Richard, a pharmaceutical salesman, thinks the cure is vitamins; Jane's sister Barbara, who works for a psychiatrist, recommends analysis; a neighbor Jane's just met promises that if Jane participates in a Black Mass, all her fears will disappear. Jane tries the Mass, but it seems to bring her nightmares to life. Is there any way out for her short of death or a living hell?
Medea (1970)
, 1h50
Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, Sergio Citti
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Fantasy
Themes Films based on mythology, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Films based on plays, Dans la Grèce mythologique, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Massimo Girotti, Laurent Terzieff, Piera Degli Esposti, Maria Cumani Quasimodo, Pino Colizzi, Enrico Maria Salerno
Roles (uncredited)
Rating68% 3.4444353.4444353.4444353.4444353.444435
The first half sums up the story of Jason and the Argonauts as they travel to Medea's barbarian land in search of the golden fleece. In fitting with the soundtrack (which features North African tribal music), Pasolini depicts Medea's people as a tribal people who perform rituals and sacrifices to secure their harvests. Their costumes and dances are based on those of Eastern European Mummers such as the Romanian Calusari ceremonies and their counterparts in the Balkans.
The Laughing Woman, 1h48
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, BDSM in films
Actors Philippe Leroy, Dagmar Lassander, Lorenza Guerrieri, Maria Cumani Quasimodo, John Karlsen
Roles Sayer's Secretary
Rating67% 3.397563.397563.397563.397563.39756
Un homme riche et sadique ayant un penchant pour la dégradation des femmes kidnappe et soumet une journaliste à des jeux SM désagréables, mais elle commence bientôt à le subvertir.
Galileo (1968)
, 1h45
Directed by Liliana Cavani
Origin Italie
Genres Biography, Historical
Actors Cyril Cusack, Tullio Pinelli, Georgi Kaloyanchev, Georgi Cherkelov, Nevena Kokanova, Gigi Ballista
Rating65% 3.2737253.2737253.2737253.2737253.273725
In 1597 the scientist Galileo Galilei meets the philosopher Giordano Bruno, author of treatises that upset the Church for their extreme accuracy on the nature of the world. In fact the period is that of the oppressor and the Counter-Reformation and Bruno having worsened his relations with the Church, is unjustly tried and condemned to the stake. Meanwhile Galileo discovers the telescope, a gift from a friend, and perfects its potential. Thanks to it, therefore the scientist makes his first experiments on the stars and began to write his treatises. But the new Pope Urbano VIII and his beloved cardinal discover these theories, find them heretical and order the scientist to recant publicly and to allow his lyrics are declared heretics and burned at the stake.
The Subversives, 1h50
Directed by Frères Taviani
Origin Italie
Genres Drama
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Giulio Brogi, Pier Paolo Capponi, Fédor Chaliapine, Maria Cumani Quasimodo, Feodor Chaliapin, Jr.
Roles Ludovico's Mother
Rating60% 3.049783.049783.049783.049783.04978
Rome, août 1964 - À l’occasion des obsèques de Palmiro Togliatti, l’un des membres fondateurs du Parti communiste italien, un jeune diplômé de philosophie, un réalisateur de télévision, une homosexuelle et un exilé vénézuélien révisent leur engagement politique en mettant leurs actes en phase avec leur idéal militant.