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Description: Realizing that her unknown biological father is probably alive, Sofia leaves behind a degrading and humiliating life and embarks on a adventure with her naive half-sister Olivia, both women hoping to search the caring father figure they so desperately need.
Description: In a meeting with the leaders of his vice syndicate, gangster boss James "Lucky" Lombardo complains that his profits are down. He demands that his henchmen receive new, younger and prettier women for his bordellos.
Description: Three former school friends, all grown up in Wedding, the blue collar district of West Berlin, have not seen every another for a decade. They meet in their old teenage hide-out, a storage depot close to the East Berlin Wall in the summer of 1989.
Description: A boy released from prison falls in love with the blind wife of a cellmate, whom he promised, when inside, to visit. He poses as the true husband, planning to slay him, but finds the wife is not so innocent as he thought.
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Description: The Maro is in love with Alexis balm, in which the parents did not approve because known play-Boys. The peers aunt Lena undertakes to support the another to the party that will organize to receive to know the parents of Alexis Maro, Lena and Alex will feel a strange attraction. Lena, however, is married with a kid and trying to control her emotions.
Description: The greatest of plans can be thwarted and, when the pressure comes on, the cracks start to show. As the incidents in their worlds enjoy out, three families bound by love and broken by betrayal, search their lives unknowingly touch one another, and then a final single happening brings them together. This is not a love storyline but a storyline about love; three loves, three lies and one more chance.
Description: Two first-time single mothers - on a woman racer, the another a pianist and gardener - share a post-natal ward room after the birth of their babies and develop a precarious friendship. As they face the challenges of fresh motherhood, they gotta confront their pasts and face the truth about their babies' fathers.
Description: Bora, an 18-year-old, leaves his village to work on the construction websites of Diamond Island, a project for an ultra-modern paradise for the rich and a symbol of tomorrow’s Cambodia. He befriends his fellow workers and finds his elder brother, the charismatic Solei, who went missing five years earlier. Solei introduces him into an exciting world, that of an urban and wealthy youth, its girls, nights and illusions.
Description: What appears to be a cut-and-dried situation of murder of an aging one time showgirl on Hampstead Heath by her lover is complicated by few factors, including a far more respectable paramour, and her insistence that a nice inheritance was due her that nobody can verify.
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Description: Set in the 16th century, a peaceful Inca community is massacred by a group of conquistadors, and the survivors including Wara Wara flee into the mountains. Later, Wara Wara is assaulted by two Spanish soldiers, and rescued by a conquistador with a noble heart. The two fall in love, but are confronted with the mutual hatred between their peoples. Sentenced to death, they escape, and live happily ever after.
Description: One stormy evening in 1829, the aging writer René de Chateaubriand, takes refuge in a mountain retreat at Cauterets, a tiny city in the Pyrenees. Here, he meets Léontine de Villeneuve, an aristocratic girl forty years his junior, who ignites his passion and who seems to be as equally attracted to him. Under the watchful gaze of the maître d'hôtel, Chateaubriand embarks on what will be his last nice love affair, with a girl he will soon refer to in his writings as L'Occitanienne.
Description: Jessica Hamilton goes to Venice for a piano competition, but she's running a tiny late. On comeback in Venice, she finds that she has no room reservation and that she has been taken out of the competition. She is befriended first by Luca Renosto a same-age Venetian man and secondly, Alvise Contrarini, the director of the competition. The two compete for her love throughout the film until one gets disqualified in a surprise ending.
Description: It's 1997 and into a dizzy globe of glamour and false promises comes Cass, a newest graduate. Innocent publishing appears excellent – but behind cool Britannia lurks a much darker place.
Description: Young Guy Brancato and parents have to transport from Elko, Nevada to Los Angeles, California, they are unable to take Guy's dog Pete. Guy is mad at his parents and even more distressed when he learns that Pete has run away from the neighbor who was tending him. But Pete has plans to travel to Los Angeles on his own.
Description: Sally, 17, is locked up at Teenland, a prison-like institution for teens who are so fucked emotionally that they have developed supernatural powers. The point is to normalize the misfit teens and Sally accepts the premise that she is sick and abnormal. But when a rebellious woman instead encourages Sally to embrace her strength, their friendship should change everything.
Description: Valerie, a maid of French descent (Monica Seller), comes to work for a family in Saigon of the 1930s/40s. One by one, she seduces the members of the family: the dame de la maison, the widower, young gay sonny with his mate from university, and grandpa.
Description: Oliver feels that his life is at a standstill. A change is needed. To receive his life going in a fresh direction he gotta do something radical, and the solution might be to break up with his girlfriend Signe. However, that turns out to be harder than he had expected.
Description: In 1890, Catherine Weldon, a painter from Fresh York, travels to North Dakota to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull and becomes involved in the struggle of the Lakota folks to receive the Government respects their rights over the land where they live.
Description: Juliette and Paul transport into their dreamhouse but they later realize that the rent is too high for the two of them alone so that they decide to rent out their spare room to a young girl called Nathalie. She becomes Paul’s mistress but cannot receive him to leave Juliette. She tries to create him jealous by inviting a mate of hers called Stepen to stay over for the night.
Description: The storyline is about Urvil Raisingh and Celina who meet at an happening and a memorable night later. Returning back home they continue with their lives. The memories of Celina haunt Urvil. What happens next forms the crux of the unfolding drama. One Night Stand explores the hypocritical globe we live in. What is it that Urvil wants?
Description: Eugénie Grandet is set in the city of Saumur. Eugénie's father Felix is a former cooper who has become wealthy through both business ventures and inheritance (having inherited the estates of his mother-in-law, grandfather-in-law, and grandmother all in one year). However, he is very miserly, and he, his wife, daughter, and their servant Nanon live in a run-down old house which he is too miserly to repair. His banker des Grassins wants Eugénie to marry his son Adolphe, and his lawyer Cruchot wants Eugénie to marry his nephew President Cruchot des Bonfons, both parties eyeing the inheritance from Felix. The two families constantly visit the Grandets to receive Felix's favour, and Felix in turn plays them off vs every another for his own advantage.
Description: Professor Stuart Browning sits and reads an old farewell letter written to him by his wife Moira (Jill Clayburgh) who was dying of cancer, then she calls him to say him dinner is ready, as she had beaten that cancer five years ago. Later after, Moira discovers her cancer has returned so she starts preparing anew, her husband, her teenage daughter Jani (Cyndy Preston), and her young son Brad (Andrew Bednarski) for when she is gone.
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This is the most somber Juzo Itami film that I have seen.While it does include some humor and pretty side plots, for the most part, the film is a serious exploration of two aspects of death, one familiar to American audiences other rather uniquely Japanese.The first (familiar) trouble is the death-with-dignity issue. Could each last conceivable attempt be made to extend the life of a hopelessly terminally ill patient? Even at the expense of intensified suffering of both patient and family at the end of life?The second (uniquely Japanese) question is whether the doctor and family members could be candid with a terminally ill patient about the real nature of his illness. Until fairly recently (like the late 1990s) both the Japanese medical community and Japanese society in general were firmly convinced that it was better to test to hold the patient hoping for recovery for few reasons, among them that sometimes the patient's own hope can be more strong than the most advanced efforts of Western medicine in curing the patient. The handling of these two themes is graphic and intense. The portrayal of the medical treatments is incredibly technically detailed as well. The performance of Masahiko Tsugawa as Dr. Ogata is extremely convincing and among the greatest work of this actor's career.Towards, the end of the movie, the results around the patient's out-of-body experiences are also extremely constructive and technically superb, even by today's standards, much less for 1993 before the advent of digital-everything.There is also a magnificent sequence of one of the key Buddhist sutras set to classical melody towards the end of the film as well.Overall this is a nice movie. However, if you are looking for a light-hearted romp along the lines of "Tampopo" this film is not for you.
** Warning: If should be interpreted as a spoiler, then there is a spoiler. This is one of my most favorite films of all, hence the 9 out of 10. It is rare to have a film that deals with serious subject like this in a light manner, that let one to play the adventure of the problems raised in comedic ways. The end of the film is a tiny various from the rest of the movie, but constructive and interesting. The music, I would have to say, is something special. I would love to receive my hands on this soundtrack. There is no need to give an outline of this story, as with another reviews, but it is simple to follow the main hero ('as the victim') and say what he is thinking as he encounters a range of problems and attempts to resolve them in the movie. One can only love the desperate efforts that the hero makes to receive himself out of issues - which should also be seen to be a portrayal of the helpless weakness shown in the main hero being portrayed.
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