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Description: James Prothero, forty-three years old and up to his ears in alcohol, is the skipper of a tramp ship due to leave South America for Britain – and he’s sick to death of carting goods back and forth across the world. Then he meets Manuela, a pretty native woman smuggled on board by one of his crew, and comes to realise that she, too, is a lost soul. Gradually a love affair develops between them, and Prothero becomes dangerously blind to the responsibilities of his position.
Description: Der 10. Mai (The Tenth of May) was the date in 1940 that Hitler invaded the Weak Countries: Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg. Neutral Switzerland, which hadn't experienced a fight since the 14th century, hurriedly fortified its borders with battalions of inexperienced soldiers. The panic, confusion and isolated acts of courage which occurred on that fateful day are re-created in this Swiss docudrama. The storyline is "personalized" by concentrating on a fugitive German soldier (Heinz Reincke) who falls in love with the Swiss woman (Linda Geiser) who shelters him. Produced on a bare-minimum budget, Der 10. Mai is impressive more for its sincerity and raw energy than for its current cinematic merits.
Description: Olivia is a disturbed girl who shows some signs of amnesia and madness. Accompanied only by Esther, she fantasizes that some day her beloved Julio will return, but he only writes her letters. Esther, however, keeps a poor secret from her.
Description: With one of the busiest movie industries in the world, Japan was able to submit few movies into tournament at the 1957 Berlin Movie Festival. One of the greatest of these was Arashi, directed by Hiroshi Inagaki of Rickshaw Boy fame. Anticipating Hollywood's Table for Five by nearly a quarter of a century, the movie concerns the efforts by a recently widowed high-school teacher to raise his four kids alone. Chihu Ryu is terrific as the central character, while Izumi Yukimura is even better as Ryu's eldest daughter. For reasons unknown, Arashi is often omitted from "official" lists of Inagaki's films.
Description: Boris Buzančić plays an idealistic young doctor who is assigned a nearly deserted village. The backwards residents at first resent Buzančić's new-fangled methods. Gradually, he proves his worth and wins their confidence. The clincher comes when Buzančić rids the community of a despotic villain.
Description: "Last pair". About the life of the student, Bo Dahlin. Bo's parents are divorced. Both have been unfaithful. Bo is engaged with Kerstin, but only have eyes for Anita. Anita is filled with self-disgust.
Description: El Camino de la Vida was released in English-speaking regions of The Street of Life. Filmed almost entirely on location, the storyline focuses in on three young men who, arrested by the authorities, await sentencing in Mexico City's Juvenile Court. One man has killed his stepfather to protect his mother; the second man has been goaded into blinding his chief tormentor; and the third resorts to stealing to help his family. Since none of the protagonists is a "born criminal" (if there is such a thing), compassionate lawyer Enrique Lucero sets about to rehabilitate the trio so that they can re-enter society's mainstream. While there are few repellantly brutal moments in El Camion de la Vida, there is also a surfeit of optimism and humor.
Description: Der Kampf der Tertia (Fight of the Tertia) is the storyline of a group of tough but sensitive German schoolboys. Upon learning that a local catskin dealer intends to purchase up all the local felines, the men organize a boycott vs the man. It's a uphill climb, since the dealer has the law and the government on his side, having spread a rumor that the cats were diseased and required to be killed off. Thanks to the boys, who aren't above a tiny larceny and duplicity themselves, the villain is foiled and the globe made secure for meowers and mousers once more. Kampf der Tertia is based on a famous children's novel by Wilhelm Speyer.
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Description: Alan Bleasdale's touching yet frank drama for Channel 4 about the struggles of a group of young adults leaving school in a deprived zone of Liverpool. Starring Stephen Walters, Suzanne Maddock and Amanda Mealing. Based on the acclaimed enjoy by Jim Morris, voted Most Promising Playwright by the Financial Times and Morning Star in 1981. Blood on the Dole shows the lives of four teenagers, two men and two girls, struggling to cope after being thrust into the true globe for the first time after leaving school. Living in deprived Merseyside, the four youths' bright-eyed optimism for their futures and new-found freedom is later crushed by the realities of unemployment, poverty, and the brutal reality of living and trying to search work in a town in decline. They all later search themselves in the hopeless case of facing finished dependence on state handouts, "the dole". The four teenagers instead search themselves turning to every another to search the strength to survive.
Description: Giano and Luc are traveling through the woods when a storm breaks, forcing them to take shelter in Luc's villa. Gradually and insidiously, a tournament emerges between them, with poor consequences.
Description: A religious fan finds his whole life and philosophy turned upside-down as he falls in love with a woman and kills her in a jealous rage. His find is for peace of mind and a desire to justify the murder of the woman to himself. His mind becomes distraught as he gropes trying to rationalize his deed and his globe falls apart around him. A police inspector patiently and tirelessly stays on Barrault's trail, without putting him under arrest, though convinced he is the murderer, and waiting for the moment when he feels Barrault will break under the strain of his own religious fanaticism (IMDb).
Description: Three boys at three various times in history come to Mow Top hill in find of sanctuary from their troubles. A Roman soldier, a medieval rebel and a 1970s young man. Somehow they seem linked through an energy within the hill and an axe. Is history doomed to repeat itself or can loving other person gratis them?
Description: Six monologues say the stories of six various repressed souls: a boy dominated by his mother, a vicar's wife, an inveterate letter writer, a hopeful actress, a recently widowed woman, and an elderly shut-in.
Description: Duša is a young dancer and dance instructor. Torn between a dominant mother, an absent father and a married lover, she is sinking into a typical crisis of the thirties, which gets worse when she begins suspecting that someone has been following her and invading her privacy.
Description: A second episode in the trilogy about the partisans fighting vs the Nazis during the WWII on the zone of Russia. Movie is set in the winter of 1943-1944. Major Mlynsky is the commander of the partisan group, that is fighting behind the Nazi's front-lines. Major Mlynsky is invited to the Chief of Staff, where he is promoted to Lt.-Colonel for his courage. Actually Mlynsky is in charge of the fresh partisan's operation.
Description: The storyline focuses on a road in the Parisian banlieue where Italian and French workers live. Their neighborhood will later be demolished and a mysterious hero hides himself in this street.
Description: Pierre Fresnay plays the game hero in Le Defroque (The Defrocked One). Cast out by his church, former priest Maurice (Fresnay) delights in mocking the traditions and credos of Catholicism. Even so, young Gerard (Pierre Trabaud) becomes convinced that Maurice has never truly lost his calling. Becoming a priest himself, Gerard devotes his life to bringing Maurice back into the fold. Things don't turn out quite as Gerard hopes, however; he has not reckoned with the chance that Maurice may have been driven into insanity by his raging self-hatred.
Description: Jerry Lewis plays an Ohio optometrist who has a six-year old daughter with epilepsy. He wars to receive the FDA to approve a drug (at that time only accessible in England) for test in the U.S.
Description: An uncompromising and controversial short set in the Scandinavian suburbia on the hottest day of the summer. A sister reluctantly babysits her tiny brother. Two young men catch her attention, and she makes a crucial decision.
Description: In a slum set to be demolished, dramas are played out among the picturesque slum dwellers, including a young couple who, denounced by the police, are forced to leave home.
Description: William Kell, the keeper of a lighthouse on a lonely stretch of coastline, marries cabaret dancer Eileen. His young wife, however, goes on to have an affair with Henry Cass, the handsome assistant soon taken on by her husband; when she then starts to flirt with a stranger who is rescued from the wreck of a motor-launch, a chain of shocking happenings is set in motion...
Description: Heli Valkonen is desperately in love with her husband. But Matti is just not in the mood. He is only interested in testing pc games, dressed in worn out fleece pants. For him, a shoulder massage is the highest form of intimacy. When subtle hints, great words and fetching clothes won't help, Heli resorts in direct, and increasingly direct action - in vain.
Description: State crime is a historic French telefilm, directed by Pierre Aknine and released January 29, 2013 on France 3. It discusses Robert Boulin situation and helps the thesis of assassinat1.
Description: Elena Gallenti is an anthropology graduate student struggling to finished her thesis on 'modern means of communication.' All that changes when she meets her fresh boyfriend's teenage kids, who are going through their own adventures of self-discovery. All of them learn to navigate love and intimacy in the digital age.
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What a relief to see a movie about the 17th century that does not detail Gerard Depardieu! Unbelievable fashion detailing and territories help a serious history lesson on how melody and theater were key to the success of Louis XIV. One of the greatest exemplars of how young boys measure themselves by their physical abilities, the movie provides a special timeline for the long reign of Louis. He grows from an unsure kid into a confident (well, yes, arrogant) boy -- and partly this is accomplished through his passionate involvement in melody and dance. Think of the foolish Emperor in "Amadeus," saying Mozart there are "too many notes," and then see this depiction of a lord who now understands and appreciates music. Yes, of course, peasants were mistreated and millions starved, but we don't see that part of 17th century France. That is other story, other film. This one is stunningly beautiful; like nice art, some of these photos may never fade from your mind's eye.
le roi danse feels like a french response to the perfect movie "amadeus." a pretty costume movie with sumptuous scenes of dance and song, it takes its liberties with historical accuracy. we never receive too deep into the characters louis xiv, lully or moliere, but with tips of obsessions (homosexual or otherwise) here and there, we understand them all well enough. if you're looking for something entertaining this movie will undoubtedly please, though it won't create you think too hard. many of the reactions viewers have are probably quite visceral -- though the movie talks about the loftiness of dance, it deals with the most primary of human motivations and feelings, of jealousy, lust, desire, horror even. there are a several wince-worthy moments (not for the squeamish), two specifically seem to book-end the film. they're not explicit, just painful, so the squeamish could be okay once these moments pass. le roi danse is not a terribly deep movie, but there's enough there to feel compelled by the characters, thus this is still compelling and astoundingly beautiful. on top of the nice visuals and direction, perfect acting by magimel, terral and karyo all.
Having just seen this movie I was impressed and intrigued enough to wish to comment on it.The topics is quite unusual-the life,rise and court of the popular French lord Louis the fourteenth,the popular "sun king" as seen by his court musician,the not least popular Lully. The style,imagery,artistic means of this movie reminded me of other much talked about movie which also deals with a composer,Forman's Amadeus-in both movies we see certain taste for the dramatic, even overtly theatrical,for haunting and often violent scenes,for the grotesque and almost disturbing. However I prefer a more disturbing,uncomfortable view of history than the typical Hollywood style of idealizing historical characters whether if now good,bad or just complex(a mixture of nice and bad,like most historical characters and most folks really are). The movie is historically somewhat biased,mainly for two reasons: 1.though an necessary part of Louis's reign,Lully's melody wasn't the most necessary affair of state,yet in this movie it is depicted as if it were the only reason of existence for France,the king,s family,his court 2.Lully and Moliere weren't the only artists to contribute to the glamor,luxury,power,glory,cultural achievements and distinctive style everytime linked with the sun-king's reign-there were also architects like Le Brun,Le Vau,Le Notre,tragedy-play writes like Corneille and Racine,literary critics like Boileau,carpenters like Boulle and many other,among whom even the tens of thousands of laborers,who died or became ill while turning,with immense efforts and during decades of relentless work,the inhospitable marshes of Versailles into Europe's most popular and glamorous royal residence... The sun-king is depicted in an awkward,somewhat strange way:the immense opulence of his lifestyle is known,however I everytime pictured him much more formal and reserved,almost arrogant,distant in his majestic dignity,exhaling a spartan sobriety and god-like greatness out of each pore. Without being a parody or caricature of the true Louis,I often got quite the opposite of what I expected-he seems to me vulnerable,lonely,often unloved and misunderstood,unbalanced,craving for appreciation and success(historically,these attitudes can be partly explained by the fact that Louis was at the beginning of his reign,before he gradually became an absolute ruler). And Louis dances...Russel's The Devils seems to anticipate this film,as we see that also Louis the thirteenth,none else than the sun king's father is also depicted as a music-lover,an innate artist rather than a monarch(remember Russel's creation and how the French lord from that movie was depicted wearing almost the same elaborate costumes and performing almost the same histrionic,yet fascinating dance movements),however Russel's intention was to detract French monarchy as decadent,capitalizing on the homophobic reactions the king's slightly effeminate clothing and gesture might cause,especially to the more conservative viewer. A certain homo-erotic message is undoubtedly present,however not in order to deconstruct the myth of the sun-king,it is often hinted how difficult it is for Lully,who anxiously tried to closet his bisexual desires and fit into the heterosexual mainstream,to hold his secret love for the lord hidden well,even if strictly heterosexual in his personal life it is a historical fact that Louis the fourteenth is known to have been an extremely good-looking boy and therefore likely to attract admirers of both genders-I think the actor testing Louis is a nice choice as he both resembles the historical hero and is handsome enough to justify Lully's crush,however a profssional dancer would have also depicted truthfully Louis the showman rather than the politician(or a politician trough his on-stage extravaganza,as an expression of power and a manipulatuive technique),this very side of the king's personality would have been the ideal part,even more than for Magimel or Tarding for brilliant real-life performers Nurejew or Baryshnikow.Another historical hero with whom the sun lord might be compared is the Emperor Nero-he too build an impressive,megalomaniac palace as symbol of his absolute,almost divine power(Versailles being a baroque ver of the legendary Domus Aurea-The House of Gold),both being fascinated of overindulgent self-marketing by comparing themselves to particularly grand and lavish imagery like the sun,the sun-god,gold and the golden age,both of them being known not only as protectors of art but also as performance-Nero scandalized the virtuous Romans with his acting and his often effeminate costumes and parts,just like young Louis shocked the Catholic circle gathered around his aging and strict mother and some exaggeratedly pious and narrow-minded aristocrats,which rather than understanding the beauty of art played the strict moralists(though often immoral themselves). In the end,as we also know from history,the sun-king succeeds to fulfill his dreams of magnificence,however at a high cost,among the ones who payed the price being eventually the court composer himself:Lully got injured while stubbornly insisting to conduct a Te Deum which his monarch didn't even honor with his presence,this injury getting infected and causing Lully's death(this is historical fact,Lully really died this way),the entire movie being,like in Amadeus,a deathbed confession recalling the most necessary moments in the composer's life. Even if Lully's death appears as accidental,useless and stupid,it gave his life the ultimate meaning and apotheosis-by refusing to agree the amputation of the wounded body-part he ultimately sacrificed his life to his sovereign,being the excellent subject,faithful to his master till the end,giving both his work and his love for the lord a noble and uplifting conclusion,defying&defeating all the rumors and irony spread by his many rivals.
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