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Description: Le Ly lives in a tiny Vietnamese village whose serenity is shattered when fight breaks out. Caught between the Viet Cong and the South Vietnamese army, the village is all but destroyed. After being both brutalized and raped, Le Ly resolves to flee. She leaves for the city, surviving desperate situations, but surviving nonetheless. Eventually she meets a U.S. Marine called Steve Butler who treats her kindly and says her he would like to be married -- maybe to her.
Description: British historian and creator Niall Ferguson explains how large cash works today as well as the causes of and solutions to economic catastrophes in this extended ver The Ascent of Cash documentary. Through interviews with top experts, such as former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker and American currency speculator George Soros, the intricate globe of finance, including global commerce, banking and lending, is examined thoroughly.
Description: Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It starts with the murder and the happenings surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung jury. The film then covers District Attorney, Bobby DeLaughters transformation and alliance with Myrlie Evers, wife of Medgar Evers, of the, as he becomes more involved with bringing Beckwith to trial for the third time 30 years later. Some of the characters are played by the current participants in this story.
Description: This movie is about the Jewish woman Sara and the crash of her family during Globe Fight II. Her parents have to live in the Jewish ghetto in Amsterdam, but soon they are arrested and deported. Sara decides to flee with her brother and his girlfriend to Palestine. Based on the ebook by Marga Minco.
Description: This documentary highlights the historical contexts that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals have occupied in cinema history, and shows the evolution of the entertainment industry's role in shaping perceptions of LGBT figures. The problems addressed contain secrecy – which initially defined homosexuality – as well as the demonization of the homosexual community with the advent of AIDS, and finally the shift toward acceptance and positivity in the modern era.
Description: 30 avril 1962. La guerre d'Algérie est terminée depuis deux mois, mais Charles de Gaulle a négocié avec le FLN lors des accords d'Évian la poursuite d'essais atomiques dans le désert du Sahara. Sous les yeux des officiels réunis dans un poste d'observation situé à 5 km du lieu de l'explosion, le Taourirt se fissure libérant un nuage radioactif : ce sera l'accident de Béryl.
Description: After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to search Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Units to defect from the Lord back to him. The greatest of the British generals, the Duke of Wellington, beat Napolean's greatest generals in Spain and Portugal, but actually gotta beat Napoleon himself with an Anglo Allied army.
Description: 1902....the Australian Federation is a year old. Twelve year-old Tom's father, Nat, has dragged him and his sister, Sarah, to an isolated farm at the edge of the woods. But Nat's dream of living off the land has died and he is losing his grip on sanity. When three ex-soldiers arrive at their cabin one night Tom, like his father, believes they are providence.
Description: An adaptation of nine stories from Bocaccio's "Decameron": A young Sicilian is swindled twice, but ends up rich; a boy poses as a deaf-mute in a convent of curious nuns; a girl gotta hide her lover when her husband comes home early; a scoundrel fools a priest on his deathbed; three brothers take revenge on their sister's lover; a young woman sleeps on the roof to meet her boyfriend at night; a group of painters wait for inspiration; a crafty priest attempts to seduce his friend's wife; and two mates create a pact to search out what happens after death. Pasolini is up to his old tricks satirizing the Church, and throwing in liberal doses of life and love
Description: A short movie depicting the execution of Mary, Queen of the Scots. Mary is brought to the execution block and made to kneel down with her neck over it. The executioner lifts his axe ready to bring it down. After that frame Mary has been replaced by a dummy. The axe comes down and severs the head of the dummy from the body. The executioner picks up the head and shows it around for everyone else to see. One of the first camera tricks to be used in a movie.
Description: The storyline of America's rise to power starting in 1959, it uses nothing but archive footage and America pop music. Showing the consequences on the rest of the globe and in peoples mind.
Description: Fact-based fight drama about an American battalion of over 500 boys which gets trapped behind opponent lines in the Argonne Forest in October 1918 France during the closing weeks of Globe Fight I. Based on a real story, The Lost Battalion is set in 1918 during the final months of WWI. Assigned to capture an opponent stronghold in Charlvaux at the height of the Argonne campaign, the boys of the AEF 308th Battalion, 77th Division, are led by young American major Charles Whittlesey, an inexperienced but dedicated "citizen soldier." Fully slash off from the another allied troops, unaware of their vulnerability, and barraged by "friendly fire," the 500-plus boys of the 308th bravely keep their position, suffering wonderful losses and unspeakable deprivations in the process -- while the battalion's superior officers, far from the firing line, callously prepare to write off the boys as expendable casualties.
Description: The Apache Indians have reluctantly accepted to settle on a US Government approved reservation. Not all the Apaches are able to adapt to the life of corn farmers. One in particular, Geronimo, is restless. Pushed over the edge by broken promises and important actions by the government, Geronimo and thirty or so another fighters form an attack squad which humiliates the government by evading capture, whi
Description: Namus (Armenian: Նամուս, meaning "honor") is a 1925 silent movie by Hamo Beknazarian, based on Alexander Shirvanzade's 1885 novel of the same name, which denounces the despotic rites and customs of Caucasian families. It is widely recognized as the first Armenian detail film.
Description: Following With Fire and Sword', this is an adaptation of the second and most spectacular part of Sienkiewicz's trilogy of warfare, romance, and derring-do. With fight raging across Europe in the 17th century, a dashing fighter wars for the heart of a young gentlewoman. With almost four hundred actors, thousands of extras and twenty three thousand costumes, this is one of the most famous movies in Polish cineman and received an Oscar nomination for Greatest Foreign Feature.
Description: Diederich Heßling is afraid of everything and everyone. But as he grows up, he comes to realize that he has to offer his services to the powers-that-be if he wants to wield power himself. His life motto actually runs: bow to those at the top and tread on those below. In this way, he everytime succeeds: as a student in a duel-fighting student fraternity and as a businessman in a paper factory. He cajoles the obese district administrative president Von Wulkow and wins his favor. He slanders his financial rivals and hatches a plot with the social democrats in the city council. On his honeymoon with his rich wife Guste, he finally finds a possibility to do his beloved Kaiser a favor. And when a memorial to the Kaiser is unveiled in the city where Diederich lives and works, he delivers the address. He stands behind the lectern in the pouring rain, saluting his Kaiser. The crowd is dispersed. Everything is laid in ruins...
Description: In 1883, the Apache Indians lead by Geronimo reluctantly surrender to the attacks of American and Mexican troops, in exchange for a zone and meal for their warriors. Later though, Geronimo escapes the camps and declares fight vs the Americans.
Description: On the morning of December 7, 1941, a surprise attack by Japanese naval aviation vs the American held island of Oahu and Pearl Harbor thrust the United States into Globe Fight II. This storyline features one of the most momentous happenings in American history and a crucial turning mission in the 20th century. Most importantly, it is a storyline of the folks who were there, said through eyewitness accounts of American and Japanese veterans, some of whose stories have never been told. This is a storyline of perseverance and heroism in the face of overwhelming odds. This is the storyline of Pearl Harbor.
Description: The U.S. government recognizes land grants made when the West was under Spanish rule. This inspires James Reavis to forge a chain of historical evidence that makes a foundling woman the Baroness of Arizona. Reavis marries the woman and presses his claim to the whole Arizona territory.
Description: This is the first movie to dramatize how President Hinckley was prepared by the King from his youth. From boyhood lessons, to tender moments with his mother in their library, to overcoming rejection in the point field, you will feel the warmth that endeared him to so many soon in life. In the railroad yard, behind a typewriter, and hand-in-hand with Marjorie, the love of his life, Gordon B. Hinckley grew to become a giant among men.
Description: France, 1893. Joseph Bouvier attempts to shoot his love who refused to marry him and to commit suicide. Upon release from the filthy asylum where he was placed, with bullets still remaining in his head, he wanders the country streets and rapes and murders many teenagers over years. The judge Rousseau captures him, but to serve his ambition seeks to avoid that Bouvier is simply declared insane.
Description: A friendship started in childhood in Thessaloniki firstly turned into being comrade in arms and then a half-century brotherhood and fraternity following the same ideals until the death upon proclamation of the Republic; Ataturk & Salih Bozok Veda Ataturk (The Farewell Ataturk) is the storyline of a brotherhood, portrayal of milestones in Ataturk's life and the storyline of a commander commanding a generation that challenged the death to save the homeland.
Description: Dr Gerald Bull was a genius at designing and building superguns (very huge long range guns capable of shooting at ranges more than 100 miles). When an operational plan by the CIA to export sanctioned arms to apartheid-South Africa through him was exposed, the CIA denied all knowledge and he went to jail. He was soon released, and moved to Belgium to begin a subsidiary, of which a major project was to support Saddam Hussein build a fresh supergun capable of firing over 500 miles.
Description: In 1866, a fresh gold discovery and an inconclusive symposium force the U.S. Units to build a street and fort in zone ceded by previous treaty to the Sioux...to the disgust of frontier scout Jim Bridger, whose Cheyenne wife led him to see the conflict from both sides. The powder-keg case needs only a spark to bring war, and violent bigots like Lieut. Rob Dancy are all too likely to deliever this. Meanwhile, Bridger's possibility of preventing catastrophe is dimmed by equally wrenching private conflicts. Unusually accurate historically.
Description: A group of archaeologists, members of a sect that worships ancient Egypt, working from a sample of her DNA, attempt to bring back to life the pretty Cleopatra. Shot on zone among the pyramids of Egypt and a stone's throw from the ancient Roman town of Pompeii, Private's Cleopatra takes us from the turbulent and sexually charged globe of ancient Egypt to the show day as Antonio Adamo leads us on a torrid trip through time in the company of some of the most tempting talent imaginable. Working with a cast that contains such well known names as Julia Taylor, Rita Faltoyano, Sandra Russo and Bobbi Eden, Cleopatra mixes the ancient and the modern, as a group of archaeologists excavating in modern day Egypt raise rather more than just a cloud of dust from the tomb they are investigating. We are sucked into a sexual sandstorm of the most ardent sex action imaginable as the ancient queen of the desert, Cleopatra, bewitches all those she meets with her extraordinary powers.
Description: Messalina (played by superb Betty Roland) is a power-hungry nymphomaniac who will stop at nothing to become Empress of Rome. She brings herself to the attention of Caligula by battling in the gladiator arena and it is not long before she achieves her goal, upsetting the Emperor's youngest sister Agrippina, who hopes that her son Nero will eventually become ruler of Rome. Agrippina successfully plots Caligula's downfall, but Messalina rains on her parade by instantly jumping into the sack with his successor, Claudius. But naughty old Messalina can't commit herself to one man, and shags everyone in sight, including a grotesque, but well-endowed, frequenter of brothels, a randy midget, her eunuch(!?!?) and an ex-lover. When she ends up pregnant, and it is obvious that the father is not Claudius (since he has been away fighting in foreign lands), Agrippina finally sees her occasion to be rid of her nemesis once and for all.
Description: Biography of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of modern Pakistan is said through flashbacks as his soul tries to search eternal rest. The flashbacks begin in 1947 as Jinnah pleads for a separate nation from the Muslim regime, infuriating King Mountbatten. Mountbatten then tries to enlist Gandhi & Nehru to persuade Jinnah to stop his efforts. Gandhi sides with Jinnah, which upsets Nehru. However, Jinnah turns down the offer to become prime minister and the movie takes other slide back to 1916, which reveals all of the political implications that have occurred.
Description: Ramona works in a concert agency and is sent after the rock band 'Children of Paradise' who have disappeared. Since she can't drive, she has to take the train and bus and eventually hitchhike. On her method through the Canadian back country she meets the weirdest folks - and learns to drive, what leads to... roadkill.
Description: In 1867, with Garibaldi's forces close to bringing Rome into the Italian kingdom, Monsignor Colombo da Priverno, a world-weary judge on the papal court, wants to resign, disgusted by the violence to which the papacy resorts to keep secular power. That night, three rebels blow up the Zouaves' barracks. Colombo learns that a brief liaison with a countess 20 years' before produced a son, one of the rebels arrested for the bombing. He uses his influence to gain the youth's release, hides him, and then engages in doomed wars of wit with the court and with the Black Pope to gratis the another two. Can this priest be a father, blunt power, and live out his faith?
Description: The viscous conflict between Israel and the Palestinians is actually a generation old. For many of the kids of the region, the terrorist fight has been going on for their whole lifetimes, killing their family and friends, and overshadowing their lives. They are the Kids of Rage
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This minor epic with standard plot in a various setting displays action , journeys , humor , climactic wars , luxurious scenarios and effects to be quite amusing . It is the standard-issue one about the oppressed citizens rising up to overthrow a tyrant . Thus we have the usual scenes of the townspeople being drilled in the fighting to prepare them to eliminate the occupying force along with a court intrigue in which a nasty princess attempts to overthrow the loyal ruler , a child whose leadership is his birthright . These scenes are wrapped around a predictable plot about rebel gladiators and a rebellious leader who leads his submitted country . Marcus Numidius (Ettore Manni) , a Roman tribune sent to Armenia to place down a gladiators' revolt , captures the rebels' famous leader , Aselepius (Georges Marchal) and frees a Roman officer (Rafael Luis Calvo) . Soon on , Marcus is treated well by the Roman governor (Jesús Tordesillas) who gives him a nice attention as guest of honour and splendid welcome but countrymen carry out a revolt . Meanwhile , Princess Amira (Gianna Maria Canale) , with ambitions of being Queen executes astute plans , as the tiny Lord is being poisoned to overthrow him . And jealous of Asclepius' popularity , she schemes his death in the arena by substituting a lion for his human enemy . But then , the bare-chested fighter helped by a dwarf (Salvatore Furnari who gives the comic relief) goes in an all-out rampage to save the man . "La Rivolta Dei Gladiatori" or "The Fighter and the Slave Girl¨(international title) directed by sometimes-lauded Cottafavi packages brief historical happenings about Armenia encroachment by Romans , superb landscapes , glimmer scenarios, and wars well staged with hundreds of folks . It is a fun movie plenty of action , humor , wars , entertainment and amusement . The film has not characterization precision neither expectation historic . This is a easy chronicle about an Oriental province at the Roman Empire where takes zone a rebellion . Evocative costumes , bright photography , and a several nice vistas support detract from the overall familiarity , and Ettore Manni makes an appealing though not especially charismatic character . Highlights are gladiator combats , breathtaking wars , thrilling soundtrack and color cinematography . Being a Spain/Italy production there appears few secondary actors , many of them Peplum and Spaghetti's usual such as : Mara Cruz , Rafael Luis Calvo , Santiago Rivero and Jesús Tordesillas . Atmospheric as well as evocative musical score by Roberto Nicolisi . Colourful cinematography by Mario Pacheco , being filmed on zone in La Pedriza , Manzanares Del True , Madrid , Lazio , Rome , as well as studios : Pisorno Studios, Tirrenia, Tuscany, Italy and Sevilla Movie Madrid, Spain . The flick will appeal to minor epic movies buffs . Rating : Better than average and entertaining .This motion picture titled ¨La Rebelión de los Gladiadores¨ is an enjoyable Sword and sandals flick , being professionally directed by Vittorio Cottafavi (1914-1998) ; he was a finished artist , painter and Peplum expert , as he directed : ¨Conquest of Atlántida¨, ¨Goliath and the Dragon¨(1961) with Tag Forest , Broderick Crawford , Bruce Cabot , ¨Hércules and the captive woman¨(1963) with Reg Park and the ordinary Ettore Manni , ¨Legions of Cleopatra¨, ¨Mesallina¨ and this ¨rebellion of gladiators¨. Vittorio began his professional career in the movie industry as a clapper man . After progressing to write motion picture screenplays and working as assistant director under Alessandro Blasetti and Vittorio De Sica, he became a director in his own right in 1943. Many of his movies have been lavishly-produced, sometimes tongue-in-cheek, "sword-and sandal" or ¨Muscleman¨ epics, dealing with mythological topics involving the Roman Empire or Ancient Egypt . From the mid-60's, Cottafavi concentrated exclusively on directing TV series and mini-series, under contract to RAI , many of them dealing with historic happenings or known personages such as Oliver Cromwell , Don Giovanni , Napoleone a Sant'Elena , Vita Di Dante and Cristóbal Colon .
This is other splendid peplum (actually the director's entry into the field he would revisit 6 more times) vastly undersold by the "Leonard Maltin Movie Guide", which he rates at a mere **. That said, I managed to acquire and watch a widescreen print in Italian (albeit somewhat worn and with virtually illegible credits!), and should not picture it English-dubbed and panned-and-scanned afterwards – which may well be how many foreigners caught the film, on TV, to start with...and, in fact, it has frequently aired on the U.K. channel "Movies 4 Men" this last year! Anyway, it re-unites Gianna Maria Canale and Georges Marchal from Riccardo Freda's equally fine THEODORA, SLAVE EMPRESS (1954), though the two do not now meet face-to-face here – as the passage of just 4 years had relegated the former (despite receiving top-billing) to a villainess role and the latter to second lead! The hero, then, is Ettore Manni who would virtually become synonymous with the category (in fact, he appeared two more times for Cottafavi) and, in this case, is possibly at the very top of his game.Its deceptively-brief running-time of 82 mins betrays a busy and rather complex plot (whose essence neither the bland English game nor the prosaic original, translating to THE REVOLT OF THE GLADIATORS, can really hope to capture!) that sees the Romans, led by Manni, taking on two various countries that rarely featured in this kind of fare – the Armenians and the Shi'ites. Canale is the aspiring Queen of the former (the official ruler is a kid whom she is slowly poisoning to death!), ingratiating herself with the conquerors in order to hold her status (but subsequently conspiring with the latter folks so as to regain the upper hand), while Marchal is the rugged leader of a rebel Armenian units – who has lived much of his life fighting, either in the gladiatorial arena or for his country's freedom. There are few twists-and-turns along the method which has all the protagonists going from victor to vanquished (the hero's hatred of injustice and display of clemency towards the barbarians now brings about the titular rebellion!): more importantly, following the obvious initial enmity, Manni and Marchal eventually earn one another's respect and, through a mutual understanding, join forces vs a common enemy.Similarly, an Armenian woman whose father had been killed by the Romans and ends up as Canale's slave (her knowledge of medicine even effects in the tiny King's recovery!), is confounded by her feelings for Manni but, by the end, the two are at every other's side (in fact, rather than the standard anonymous long-shot of the landscape, Cottafavi emphasizes the intimacy of the narrative by sticking with them, silent observers to Marchal's funeral procession, for the closing shot). Indeed, such sturdy film-making abounds in this outing (in direct contrast to the director's two subsequent juvenile journeys featuring the mythical Greek demi-god Hercules!)...but, as with his picaresque masterpiece THE HUNDRED HORSEMEN (1964), we also receive a mischievous dwarf thrown into the fray for (thankfully not over-stressed) comic relief purposes! Another memorable scenes here include: Marchal's duel in the arena with a lion; Canale's demise at the hands of one of her escaped pet tigers; Manni getting virtually single-handedly freed from prison by his devoted strong-man lieutenant (hilariously, the midget is thought to have thrown a guard clear across the room when it was really him!) but who pays the price with his life – incidentally, both he and Marchal also have strong-minded female companions (which is quite atypical of the genre!); and the heroine being herself saved from the stake at the proverbial eleventh-hour by her lover.
Despite some decent set-pieces and nice characterisation, I found THE WARRIOR AND THE SLAVE GIRL to be a cute dull and routine entry in the peplum genre; even sub-par outings like THE SWORD OF EL CID are more fun. It sounds strange to call a movie which details gladiator wars vs lions and a full scale uprising vs cruel oppressors dull, but there you go.The trouble with THE WARRIOR AND THE SLAVE GIRL is that it just plods along to a joyless climax without making much effort to intrigue or indeed excite the viewer. The different plot elements of the Roman movie category are all show and correct, and yet you receive that "seen it all before" feeling about the production.Not that there's anything particularly at fault here; certainly, seasoned cast members like Gianna Maria Canale and Ettore Manni do their best, and the production values are mid level; the scenes of spectacle are a lot of fun. Yet it's not nice enough to come across as a classic, nor is it cheesy enough to be entertaining as a B-movie, nor is it terrible enough to laugh at. Instead, it's just a forgettable, middle-of-the-road type of production.
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