After another successful film Three Brothers ("Tre fratelli", 1981), with Philippe Noiret , Michele Placido and Vittorio Mezzogiorno , Rosi wanted bring the novel The Truce by Primo Levi , to the big screen, but the suicide of the writer in April 1987 forced him to give the project up. The film was finally made only in 1997. He directed a film adaptation of Carmen (1984) with Plácido Domingo  and subsequently he worked on Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1987), adapted from the novel by Gabriel García Márquez , which brought together a great cast including Gian Maria Volontè, Ornella Muti , Rupert Everett , Anthony Delon and Lucia Bosè . The film was shot in Venezuela and Mompox , Colombia . 
Augustine taught grammar at Thagaste during 373 and 374. The following year he moved to Carthage to conduct a school of rhetoric and would remain there for the next nine years.  Disturbed by unruly students in Carthage, he moved to establish a school in Rome, where he believed the best and brightest rhetoricians practiced, in 383. However, Augustine was disappointed with the apathetic reception. It was the custom for students to pay their fees to the professor on the last day of the term, and many students attended faithfully all term, and then did not pay.