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Description: Montréal, 1959. In the classroom of Sister Cecilia, Leonie (aged 11) first met Father Malachy, a young Dominican father who has come to visit his school. It is love at first sight for this lonely and dreamy kid who took refuge in religion to escape a mother who is emotional and too worried. But there is also love at first sight between Sister Cecilia and Father Malachy. Between human love and the love of God, which will prevail? Written by
Description: The storyline is about a girl who lives alone. Her son went to his father in other place. The first hero is a maid in a hotel to serve the people. First, she got some serious issues in her job. She couldn't take care of both, her job and her son. Her supervisor solved some her issues because he was a nice boy and may like her. She was not rich and proud, she listened her colleague tip about sex because she didn't have sex for about seven years. She went accidentally to a room who a blind boy is living. He was naked after a shower and he talked on his phone. after that, he looked for his socks but he touched the maid body that listened his conversation and be fully quiet. then they started to do sex.
Description: Extreme passion turns deadly in the high stakes minigame between two boys who love and need the same woman.Former Playboy Playmate Shannon Tweed sizzles as Lisa Blair.When she discovers that her lover's pretty fiancee Michelle has escaped house arrest in Singapore, an odyssey of insatiable proportions unfolds.But it starts to unravel when Michelle's captor Dr. Li (James Hong) arrives in America to claim what's his, only to search that extreme passion calls for extreme measures.
Description: Izzah a easy kampong teacher is sold to a brothel by her uncle on the pretext that they need cash for her Aunt's surgery. Her first customer is Rich playboy Harriz whom she begs to marry her and take her out of the rat hole. He marries her, brings her home, the only nice deed he has done in a long time. Unknowingly he falls in love with her, and wants to break his engagement to childhood family mate Mila, but due to family pressure has to marry Mila. Thus starts the triangle of a saga which entangles three lives into a myriad of emotions.
Description: A thin kid of about 10, nicknamed "Crow" because she mimics the bird, has no mates and rejects a teacher's hug. At home, she is left on her own, her mom locks her out while entertaining a lover or is asleep. One morning, Crow sees a chubby, cherubic kid hugged by both parents as the father leaves for work. When the toddler is left alone, Crow lifts her through the fence and kidnaps her. That day, Crow tries to mother the child, alternately testing with and scolding her, taking her to the beach, leaving shore in a boat, pushing her into the sea in a pique, and eventually carrying the sleeping kid back home. Crow returns to her own mother and asks for affection.
Description: Ed Altman is a psychiatrist who relocates to Palm Springs, Calif., in order to avoid a lawsuit. However, he happens to wander directly into more problem when he starts an affair with the rich and pretty Ally Mercer (Annabel Schofield), who has her own reasons for becoming involved with Ed. Later Ally's another lover, the volatile Nick, is caught in the intrigue, which effects in murder, betrayal and numerous shady dealings.
Description: Zvenigora stars Nikolai Nademsky (Earth), as the grandfather of Timoshka (Semyon Svashenko), whom he alerts to secret treasure buried in the mountains and the man spends the rest of his life trying to find. The movie wonderfully blends both lyricism and politics and uses its central construct to build a montage praising Ukrainian industrialisation, attacking the European bourgeoisie, celebrating the beauty of the Ukrainian steppe and re-telling ancient folklore. Zvenigora is a most remarkable avant-garde film, which has a special style in its approach and disregards the more traditional storytelling devices. "As the lights went on, we felt that we had just witnessed a memorable happening in the development of the cinema" S.M. Eisenstein
Description: Julia Bedford (Linda Hamilton) is a dedicated homemaker living in a modestly affluent neighborhood with her successful husband and sixteen-year-old daughter. When Julia discovers that her husband is cheating on her, her globe is rocked. In their pending divorce, with most of her husband s assets carefully hidden, Julia is left with nothing except her vehicle and her barely realistic kid help checks. After moving into a tiny apartment, Julia tries to create do while working a minimum wage job. Her daughter hates their fresh scaled-down life and convinces her father and his fresh girlfriend to allow her live with him. When Julia finally hits rock bottom and finds herself living in their car, she decides to start her comeback--and ultimately discovers what s really valuable in life.
Description: Near the end of the Civil War, the proud residents of Mannon Manor await the return of shipping tycoon Ezra Mannon and son Orin. Meanwhile Ezra’s conniving wife Christine and daughter Lavinia vie for the love of a handsome captain with a dark secret while well-meaning neighbor Peter sets his sights on Lavinia.
Description: Professor Ludovico Bruschi is an elderly Communist whose desire is that of living in an orderly and socially just State. But disorder is just about to break into his life, first of all in the shape of his granddaughter Papere and then in that of Papere's mother Stella, his son's companion. The relationship between Oliviero, Bruschi's son, and Stella has come to an end perhaps because of the extreme youth of the two lovers. Actually Professor Bruschi is obliged to come to terms with the gloomy, ignorant, offended Stella whose head is full of false and destructive ideals and who disturbs his method of living out everyday life. The professor loses his patience and Stella leaves. He looks for her and finds her in hospital with a broken leg. The two of them start to grow close and then, without realizing it, they come to love every another immensely. Stella's leg gets better and she goes off to look for fresh relationships...
Description: Twisted, apocalyptic satire, THIS IS NOT A MOVIE envisions the end of the globe through the bi-polar mind of a strung-out pop-culture addict. Starring Edward Furlong and Peter Coyote, with a jagged, atmospheric score from Slash.
Description: Eve, a hotelier’s daughter, and Magdalena, a sociologist who works as the dominatrix “Lady Maria” in an S & M studio, meet coincidentally through a motorcycle accident. Fascinated by the bizarre globe of Lady Maria, Eve starts to find for her own identity and sexuality and goes on an odyssey through the hidden territories of lust - dominatrix studio, swinger club, striptease bar – and meets another folks torn between their desires: Dominik, who wants to empathize with the life and suffering of Jesus, and Mike, who pretends to be Eve's travel tutorial of desire and falls madly in love with her.
Description: Abigail Leslie has been away for years but has actually returned to the tiny city of Baypoint, where her sexual appetite made her infamous. Abigail is a girl who is serious about her carnal pursuits, and upon her return she instantly re-establishes her pursuit of the flesh of a lonely tomboy who has a longing for her brother, a repressed housewife who harbors a hidden love of the ladies, and a troubled husband and wife, Abigail having seduced the husband prior to her departure years earlier.
Description: Il movie tratta della storia d'amore tra Adrian (Riccardo Scamarcio), scultore alle prime armi, e Gloria (Vittoria Puccini), amante di un critico d'arte. Il loro primo incontro avviene in una mostra d'arte e da questo momento inizia una relazione che porta alla separazione tra Gloria e il critico d'arte Lulli (Sergio Rubini). Adrian si trasferisce nel casale dei genitori di Gloria, dove la vede assorta nei suoi pensieri perché ricorda di una collana che aveva perso da bambina. Adrian decide di regalarle una collana identica all'originale, ma Gloria la riperde.
Description: Paco and Tonho are illegal Brazilian immigrants in Fresh York. Shy Tonho dreams of being successful, but misses his family and Brazil. Pursued by Immigration Service and soon arrested, he is about to be deported. Paco, a rapper and performer, indifferent to all except her career, dreams of hitting the top ten chart. The movie shows the relationship of the couple in love mid hope, difficulties, and misencounters in a pretty and violent metropolis
Description: An amusement park reopens after a deadly accident fourteen years prior. But although the park is back in business, that doesn't mean it's safe, and when a young man goes missing, a group of his mates set out to search him.
Description: After attending to a suicidal young man, Dr Richard learns that his wife has been unfaithful for years. This comes as a shock after 10 years of supposedly satisfied marriage. Back home, he demands answers from Madeleine. A long night of explanations ensues.
Description: Geeta, a scene artist in Star Theatre Company, takes a ride in industrialist Sandeep Anand's vehicle and gossip begins making rounds about their love. Sriram, owner of Star Theatre Company, wants to take advantage of the love between Geeta and Sandeep and publicizes that their fresh enjoy will be sponsored by Sandeep Anand without Sandeep's knowledge. Sandeep goes on to investiglate the mysterious bills he gets for costumes, meets Geeta and falls in love with her. After quite a lot of confusion, things settle down and Sandeep and Geeta finally receive married.
Description: Neena, in the company of her mom, and few female friends, travels to a remote vacation spot, and stay overnight at a lodge. A young boy called Kumar also attends at this lodge, claiming to be the owner, and asking the caretaker, Shyam, to receive rid of the intruders. Shyam assures Kumar that he will do so immediately. Instead of asking them to leave, he says the visitors that Kumar is mentally unstable, and believes that he owns this lodge. After few misunderstandings, Kumar and Neena fall in love, and wish to receive married. And it is then Neena and her mother are come across photographs of Kumar and a young girl called Kamo alias Kamini, in very intimate positions.
Description: In the thick of WWII, the 1st Unique Service Force unit is named to duty on a secret rescue mission. Challenged by Nazis at each turn, our band of heroes bunker in a bombed out town and race vs time to relay a message that is crucial to the Allies invasion of Sicily. Cornered and caught between a rock and a difficult place, they only have one option: fire more bullets!
Description: Broadway showgirl Evelyn Nesbit (Joan Collins) is the object of affection of two men: playboy architect Stanford White (Ray Milland) and wealthy but unstable Harry Thaw (Farley Granger). She marries Thaw, but White’s continued pursuit puts him in the path of Thaw’s volatile temper. Inspired by real happenings that occurred at the turn of the 20th century. Originally intended to star Marilyn Monroe.
Description: Madhav (Uday Kiran) and Seenu (Jatin) are neighbors and greatest buddies. They enjoy football representing the AP team. During their trip to Calcutta, Seenu gets injured in order to save Madhav from an accident. Doctors tell that Seenu is unfit to enjoy football and he can walk only by using a walking stick. Seenu takes a vow from Madhav that he could not say anybody that he was injured while saving Madhav. Amrutha (Arti Agarwal) is a middle class woman who is raised by their grand parents (K Viswanath and Sujatha). Madhav happens to see Amrutha one fine day and falls in love with her. …… If I begin saying the relationships and complexity of the relations, you would complain to me after watching the movie that I deprived you of enjoying the events on the screen. So allow me stop writing the storyline line and begin jumping into actor's performance department.
Description: A disturbed young girl is kept prisoner in a castle by her aunt for her money. The game-keeper, her guardian, tries to rape her but she escapes. In her flight she meets a boy also running away, from two killers.
Description: Overworked boxer Jim goes to a health ranch in Fresh Mexico to recover where he falls in love with Peggy and her sickly son. Once recovered, Jim leaves to return to the ring. Can their romance survive the distance?
Description: A young field administrator for the TVA comes to rural Tennessee to oversee the building of a dam on the Tennessee River. He encounters opposition from the local people, in particular a farmer who objects to his employment (with pay) of local black laborers. Much of the plot revolves around the eviction of an elderly girl from her home on an island in the River, and the young man's love affair with that woman's widowed granddaughter.
Description: High Noon says the storyline of a lawman called Will Kane (Skerritt) who has just married a young bride, Amy (Thompson), promising to leave his risky career and settle down for a quiet life. Just as they are about to leave, word comes that a vicious assassin Kane had sent to prison years earlier, is coming to city on the noon train seeking vengeance. Kane attempts to rally the city to war the gunman, but not even his former deputy Harvey (Diamond) is willing to help. Harvey's cowardice infuriates his girlfriend, Helen (Alonso), whose romantic past with both Kane and with the arriving gunman convinces her to package up and leave town. As the dreaded noon hour approaches, Kane realizes he gotta stand alone vs the coming storm.
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The screenplay may meander, but it wanders into zone that would remain untouched for years courtesy the straitjacketing Production Code of 1934. Consider the outspoken communist Maximum Brinker railing vs the plundering rich. Sure, the screenplay eventually capitulates by showing him up as a rank opportunist utterly devoted to wealth when he gets the chance. But for a several mins the communist is now a somewhat sympathetic character. Then too, maybe main hero Tommy Holmes could have listened to some of those railings. That method he would have known that while he might strike an altruistic deal with one capitalist (laundry owner Gibson), other will break it as later as he sees a competitive advantage in doing so. Thus innovative machines come to replace human labor in the laundry, and more folks join the unemployment lines. Not exactly a standard plot development for post-1934 Hollywood.Then there's the Red Squad, sort of the thought-police of the time, usually off-duty cops paid by local business interests to hound union organizers and another troublemakers out of town. The film makes clear that the two team members who confront Holmes will test force unless he complies, which he meekly does. Still and all, how many Americans even know that such extra-legal groups as Red Teams operated during the Depression, while authorities looked the proverbial another way. Then too, isn't it odd how tissue-thin gratis speech becomes when it directly challenges the prerogatives of wealth and power, as union organizing especially did. The vigilantes at the movie's end are somewhat similar, except their motives are less political. Instead, they were generally civilians from the community kicking the footloose unemployed down the street because their own city is too ravaged to help. Maybe that's not charitable, but it is understandable.Speaking of charity, the final several scenes illustrate the importance of government action in the face of increasing hunger and joblessness. Sure, Holmes proves himself something of a secular saint in using his wealth to feed the hungry. But what happens to those same needy if he suddenly changes his mind, dies, or goes broke. To me, this shows the limitations of voluntary giving as a societal solution, praiseworthy as giving may be. No, something like broad-based government action is required when there's a breakdown in the economy itself. Whatever the screenplay's true deficiencies in treating these issues, they are at least raised. And just as tellingly, these same highly charged subject would for all practical purposes disappear from film screens for the next few decades.The film itself has a number of noteworthy scenes. Wellman's filming of the unemployment riot is both vigorous and persuasive, as is the battlefield stage with its hellish terrain separating the German and American sides. As a director and veteran of WWI, Wellman's clearly at home with such subjects. I like the method the screenplay prepares us for Holmes' extraordinarily humane behavior by having him first experience nice pain and then drug addiction stemming from a fight wound. In the process, he learns the private value of charity and mercy. It's also gutsy, I think, to present him rescued and pulled back from death by a German field hospital and the German branch of the Red Cross. Hollywood seldom affords the opponent such magnanimous gestures as it does here. Also, consider how Holmes the returning vet is left essentially to manage as greatest he can with a fight wound and a morphine addiction. Apparently there was no tool at the time to support vets return successfully to civilian life, much as vets of the Iraq fight were left to deal unaided with Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome and Vietnam vets with the results of Agent Orange. Then too, the screenplay makes Holmes' plight especially ironic since he's the real fight hero, and not the fair-haired Roger Winston. Yet because of the fog of battle, it's the cowardly Winston who's awarded officer's rank and mistaken for a hero, while Holmes is left to struggle alone and unrecognized. Thus, the entire concept of heroism amid the fog of fight is portrayed as more problematic than generally thought.The film itself benefits from Barthelmess' understated performance as the pivotal Holmes. His hero comes across as something of an everyman, such that his humane potential thereby becomes everyman's potential. Also, Gordon Westcott as the weakling Winston manages to add an unexpectedly sympathetic touch to a basically unsympathetic role. But I especially like Aline MacMahon as the lovelorn Mary. Watch how subtly she conveys her unrequited affection from the moment she first meets Holmes. It's a rather poignant performance suggesting the plight of the plain-faced girl in a culture that especially prizes feminine beauty.Thanks are owed to TCM for reviving these "forbidden" movies from the pre-code era. I've been a fanatic of the late present in large store LA for 40 years, and I don't recall any of the films being shown on commercial channels during that period. To me, this suggests that the movies were either too titillating or too political to receive a commercial airing. And by the time the lid did come off in the 70's, they had been assigned to the film dustbin and forgotten. But as Heroes shows, movies from this grievously neglected period were willing to take on hard and controversial topics. And just as importantly, the subject here are ones that remain as relevant actually as they were then.
...and took nothing for himself....This Aline McMahon's last line will haunt you long after watching this extremely moving work by William Wellman who was ,along Frank Borzage,America's finest director of the early talkies.Both were fighting for the dignity of men,both made films which -it's all over nowadays,with the possible exception of perhaps Clint Eastwood's work- can support us become better boys and women.THere are similarities between "Heroes for sale" and "I'm a fugitive from a chain gang" .In the latter,Paul Muni tries to sell his medals but in the shop,they already got too many of them,so he 's got to steal.In "heroes for sale" ,Tom ,who lost all the honors to a coward who shamelessly walked away with the glory,has to cope with everyday's life in the years of depression.Wellman ,although his movies were heartfelt pleas for the human being ,was not optimistic.Happy ends were not for him: Tom (Heroes) ,Gilda ("Safe in hell") and Lilly Turner in the eponymous movie are victims of the war,of fate or of men.They wish to hold their promise (it's obvious in Gilda's and Tom's case) ,even if it costs them their life or their happiness.And let's not forget "the oxbow incident",the saddest of all westerns ,a stage of which shows Dana Andrews writing a letter to his wife he knew he was not to see again.When I watch these Wellman oldies ,I'm amazed by this:the really satisfied moments are so several and far between I wonder how a boy or a girl at the end of a difficult earned day search some reason to believe.But they are here: the restaurant where Aline McMahon takes in the last lonely and wretched and gives to the terrible for gratis ;Loretta Young's smile which lightens up the seediest of the rooms;the man telling :"when I grow up,I wish to be like him".A masterpiece that could not missed.
HEROES FOR SALE is accessible on videotape as part of the "Forbidden Hollywood" series of pre-Hayes Code films. Since it is not salacious, unlike most of this line, its inclusion is a bit of a stretch-- its hero's morphine addiction is honestly come-by. Still, it is a grabber-- I have shown it to three acquaintances, and every has been as surprised as I. Why isn't this movie better known? If you problem yourself to search a copy, what you will receive is a furiously compacted plot line that resembles an Americanized LES MISERABLES. Won't spoil the surprises, which are frequent. But the plot is hardly more surprising than the film's anger-- watch for the series of fast scenes late in the movie documenting a Red-scare vendetta by Chicago police. What really seems "forbidden" here are the politics.
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