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Description: Writer and philosopher Voltaire, loyal to his king, Louis XV of France, nonetheless writes scathingly of the king's disdain for the rights and needs of his people. Louis admires Voltaire, but is increasingly influenced vs him by his minister, the Count de Sarnac.
Description: France in the 15th Century: The country is marked by the fights with England and internal power struggles. Lord Charles sees himself powerless vs the state. As emerges from the folks suddenly a young girl called Johanna, who claimed that the Archangel Gabriel to be appointed, to save France. First of all doubt the lord in their words, but he remembers that the folks through this "help of God" is gaining fresh courage. With the slogan "God and the Virgin!" pulls the revivified victorious units into war vs the English-Burgundian alliance. After Johanna Lord Charles is crowned at Reims, there breaks the plague over the country in. Actually Johanna all the blame on the disaster: God would punish trust in the country for that a heretic; if Johanna were current a holy, she would deal also with the plague. The waning faith weakens France, England is again on the rise. But Johanna is executed as a witch. Only years soon annulled the verdict of the Holy and Johanna explained.
Description: Banovic Strahinja takes zone during the middle ages in Serbia. While estate owner Strahinja is hunting, a Turkish bandit, Alija, attacks his castle. The Turks slay his servants and kidnap his beloved Andja. When he discovers what has happened, Strahinja gathers a together a group of scoundrels and chases the bandits.
Description: In an early 19th century African village, Wend Kuuni - a young man, lives with his adopted family after his mother was killed as a witch. When Pughneere - his adopted sister - becomes ill, the villagers suspect Wend Kuuni. In order to save Pughneere's life (and his own) he gotta set out on a adventure to search a healer. His quest brings him in contact with folks around him and is a adventure of self-discovery.
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Description: "1888: The Extraordinary Voyage of The Santa Isabel" is a whimsical journey fantasy about a tired Jules Verne, fleeing from Paris and a bored wife, who joins Italian explorer Stradelli in an expedition on the Orinoco river. Along the method they pickup a young stranger- a girl disguised as a man, searching for her lost father.
Description: A dramatization of the uprising in Odessa, Russia in 1905: A ship's crew, tired of being mistreated, mutinies and takes over their ship. When they reach land, a sailor who died during the mutiny is made a martyr, inspiring an uprising in the city. Then the authorities decide to repress the revolt with a brutal present of force.
Description: China's most popular martial arts movie is a spellbinding blend of kung fu action and Buddhist mythology. Set in the first century in India, a prince is troubled by visions and a desire to master the methods of Buddha. After his father dies, he forsakes the throne to become a monk and, after studying Buddhism for sixty years, travels to China to preach Zen and teaches the Shaolin monks the exercises that become the foundation of
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Description: "Óscar. The Color of Destiny" is a revealing portrayal of a forgotten icon of French Surrealism: Spanish painter Óscar Domínguez, contemporary of Picasso. The movie rediscovers the life of a talented artist who was ignored after he committed suicide, fifty years ago, victim of a serious disease which had disfigured his body: the Elephant Man's disease. The movie is stirring and touching and compels admiration for the bohemian painter whose fate was self-destruction, after a wild crazy life. Lucas Fernández turns the life of a debauchee, who regarded himself a creature because of his disfiguring disease, into a universal storyline where art is the product of love and loneliness, of sex and violence before, during and after the Nazi invasion of Paris.
Description: George Washington, commander of revolutionary American forces, ends a squabble among the colonies as to under which flag the Americans will war the British by recommending a fresh flag for all the colonies. He asks Betsy Ross to design and make the first flag. Meanwhile, British officer Brandon has crossed opponent lines in order to visit secretly his wife, who boards in the same house as Betsy Ross. Ross supports Mrs. Brandon hide her husband, but then Washington himself discovers the hidden opponent and gotta decide whether love or the guidelines of fight shall prevail.
Description: The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty was pieced together by documentarian Esfir Shub from material recorded between 1913 and 1917, and represents the final years leading up to the Russian Revolution. Through editing, Shub casts a critical, ironic light on the former czarist regime. The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty is the first movie in Esfir Shub's trilogy that continued with The Nice Street (1927), and concluded with Lev Tolstoy and the Russia of Nicolai II (1928).
Description: A moving saga focusing on the girls in a family that spans three generations and almost 70 years of German history, from the Wilhelmine period through the end of WWII. This movie shows that it takes a combination of difficult work, political consciousness and family work in tandem to face the tragedies of war, economic hardship and death.
Description: The movie is a wide-ranging ensemble piece, with Farrell and Beery testing equally huge roles, and detailed subplots about the country's atmosphere before the conflict as well as Stephen Decatur's early naval exploits.
Description: This documentary was secretly and 'illegally' shot inside the prison camps, established during Globe Fight II by American authorities to detain US citizens of Japanese descent who were considered a potential threat to national security.
Description: When the Civil Fight begins, young Billy runs away from home to enlist in the Northern Units as a drummer; he's wounded in war and taken prisoner. He manages to escape and deliver an necessary message to his commanding officer, but loses his life in the process.
Description: A film about a Brazilian entrepreneur who rivalled American's richest boy at his time, well-known Rockfeller. Irineu Evangelista de Souza in 1867 had $155.000 contos de reis, meanwhile the Brazilian Governement annual budget was 97.000 contos de reis. The film shows his life from poverty to riches and back to poverty again, as is common in Brazil, rich folks die poor.
Description: Action epic sees a passionate young boy transform into a brutal fighter as he travels the unforgiving landscape in find of his long lost brother Hakan The Ferrocious, whose folks are relying on him to restore order to their kingdom.
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Kees van Oostrum, greatest known as a cinematographer, had wanted to movie Marga Minco's semi autobiographical novel 'Het Bittere Kruid' ever since discovering it as part of his reading list at school. Indeed, I dare tell most Dutch students have read or at least heard of the game during their education. Van Oostrum finally got the change in 1985, but managed to be sued by the creator herself when he and writer Maurice Noel decided to add a subplot in which Sara, the lead hero (and also Marga Minco's real first name) stays in touch with a girlfriend who's father is an NSB'er (Dutch collaborator with the Germans). Minco pleaded to have the movie banned from theaters, or at the very least change the title. But when producer Rob Houwer explained this would mean a financial disaster, the judge ruled vs the author. The filmmakers were however obliged to place a statement at the begin of the movie pronouncing Minco's rejection of the adaption.At the begin of the film, Sara (Ester Spitz) is being treated for tuberculosis in a sanatorium where she has become quick mates with Greet (Mirjam de Rooij). When Greet's father, a prominent sympathizer with the Nazi's notices Sara is a Jew, he makes sure she is sent home immediately. Despite having been occupied by the Germans for two years now, 15 year old Sara is only just beginning to realize how many restrictions are being place on her people. When her father (Gerard Thoolen) brings home a pack of yellow stars to be sewn on the family member's coats, they all see it as a bit of a lark and joke around showing off their fresh accessories. While her brother and his girlfriend are making plans to escape to Palestina, Sara decides she would rather stay with her parents who have been forced into a Jewish ghetto in Amsterdam. She also starts visiting Greet, who is still very ill and who's house is usually filled with youthful collaborators thanks to her father.During the eighties Dutch folks often reasoned that Dutch movies everytime either were about the fight or about sex. 'Het Bittere Kruid' is definitely about the former, though there is a surprising lack of the latter. This is probably because the lead hero is a minor and manages to remain quite innocent despite the circumstances. The movie quite unusual in it's category as it is fully shot from the perspective of a Jewish family and becomes a very private and intimate story. There are no large set pieces or heroic actions. The movie is also very short and ends rather abruptly, giving it some type of TV film feeling. In fact, the storyline is so thin, the plot synopsis on the back of the DVD cover says the whole story. Still, Ester Spitz is very nice in her movie debut as Sara. It's a shame the actress didn't go on to greater fame.7 out of 10 PS released as part of the Rob Houwer collection, the only additional on the DVD is the theatrical trailer, which as usual in Dutch cinema is very sloppily edited. It looks like they just took some footage and randomly slash it in no particular order. With Marga Minco wanting to stop folks from seeing this at the cinema, she couldn't have done better if she had slash that trailer herself.
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