Description: A young boy of privilege abandons his thankless job as a company vice-president, walks out on his spoiled wife, and joins the working classes, leading to his romance with a European immigrant.
Description: Scherben is about the daily lives of a railway trackman, his wife and daughter in a remote, isolated house in a winter landscape, Mayer and Pick introduce increasingly stronger disturbances into their everyday routines.
Description: Influenced by California Pictorialist photography of the preceding decades, it was in its own day recognized as an avant-garde film, but nevertheless it secured successful commercial distribution.
Description: The merchant Yquem buys his dear wife a pretty jewel with matching earnings in a zone where the city's underworld trades in fake and stolen jewelry. By chance, Yquem spots a boy with whom his wife had an affair in the past. Yquem follows him to a hotel where he will write him a letter imitating his wife's hand writing. The letter invites the boy to a public zone where Yquem can spy on them and test to explore whether there is still something between them.
Description: A nun called Dolores is raped. She becomes pregnant, gives birth and is punished by cruel superiors. She then meets Vince and marries him but soon discovers that Vince was the one who raped her.
Description: A movie adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his nice fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he meets the Abbe Faria, a fellow prisoner whom everyone believes to be mad. The Abbe says Edmond of a wonderful treasure hidden away on a small island, that only he knows the zone of...
Description: The Black Death is ravaging Spain. As Camille Saint-Saëns's "Danse Macabre" plays on the soundtrack, a mix of animation and acted scenes says the storyline of Youth and Love meeting one night. They dance, embrace, and kiss. As the night wears on, exuberant Death, a skeletal figure with a violin, pursues the couple. They test to elude him. Eventually, Love swoons. Youth is powerless to protect her. Is she doomed?
Description: A street-wise teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to Fresh York Town to spend the Christmas vacation with his estranged relatives, where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey.
Description: All boys are under lovely Marizza’s spell.Tired of working for the old girl Yelina, who forces her to cajole customs officials to support the smugglers, she flees and finds work at Mrs. Avricolos’ farm. The latter is in business with an unscrupulous moneylender, whose daughter is promised to Leone, the family’s eldest son. But Leone will fall quickly for Maritza... a 15-minute fragment of this can be seen at http://www.europafilmtreasures.eu/PY/521/see-the-film-marizza_a_k_a_the_smugglers_madonna
Description: A clique gathers in a house in the country to keep its own private funeral ceremony for a mate who has committed suicide. It's not unusual for extreme cases to lure folks out of their shells. In this case, the suicide prompts them to switch off for a while; this weekend at least, these young folks are no longer thinking about tomorrow. Instead, they surrender entirely to the moment and give their feelings gratis reign. They dance, love, argue, drink, go for walks, or take naps. But they also remember their dead friend, who is show in all their thoughts and conversations.
Description: The negligent owner of a tenement slum becomes romantically involved with one of the building's residents. Future movie director Sidney Lumet plays a key helping role in this social-consciousness drama from 1939.
Description: The mini budget psycho drama, somewhat based on real story, follows a bunch of adorable high school women whose casual pastime contains throwing tiny animals in the air – and not catching them on the method down. The leader of the sweethearts is Mizuki (Kaori Kobayashi), who loses whatever traces of sense she might have possessed when her teacher turns up knocked up! The women form a “miscarriage club” to slay the unborn baby in order to present the insolent adult who calls the shots.
Description: Hotel du Lac, a screenplay ver of the Booker prize-winning novel by Anita Brookner, starring Anna Massey, was released in 1986 as an episode of the BBC's "Screen Two" series.
Description: At the urging of his dying aunt, a young boy of limited means forgoes marriage into comfortable society. He becomes husband to an unwed mother and father to a child. Their meager existence is threatened, however, when the girl he left at the altar reenters his life.
Description: Student Raskolnikow, who has written an article about laws and crime, proposing the thesis, that un-ordinary folks can commit crimes if their actions are important for the benifit of mankind, murders an old woman, who operates a crooked loaning house, as well as her sister, who made the mistake of visiting her at the wrong time. He is suspected of the crime, but somebody else confesses to the murder.
Description: It's the Hatfields vs. the McCoys in this 1949 film, with Farley Granger and Joan Evans as the hillbilly Romeo and Juliet whose forbidden romance rekindles a long-standing feud between their respective families.
Description: The movie "Der Kaufmann von Venedig" ( The Jew Of Mestri ) was written, produced and directed by Peter Paul Felner in the silent year of 1923 and is a gratis adaptation of "Merchant of Venice" written by Herr William Shakespeare. It is an elegant and expensive German movie production that was shot on zone in pretty and decadent Venice with some of the most necessary Teutonic actors of the time: Henny Porten, Harry Liedtke und Werner Krauss and even the mysterious Maximum Schreck.
Description: Aleksis Kivi (1834-1872) was a Finnish creator who wrote the first significant novel in the Finnish language, "Seven Brothers/Seitsemän veljestä". Although Kivi was among the very earliest creators of prose and lyrics in Finnish language, he is still considered one of the best of them all.
Description: By the director of Cabinet of Dr.Caligari, this is the Passion embedded in a contemporary story. An anarchist jailed for an attempted assassination is said the Passion storyline by the prison chaplain...
Description: A Manhattan playboy falls for a mysterious European woman, whom he notices is an exact double for a popular socialite who disappeared at the turn of the century. At first he thinks it's just a coincidence, as the pretty young girl he's romancing is much younger than the girl who vanished, who would be in her late 50s or early 60s by now. Soon, however, he starts to trust that maybe it's not such a coincidence after all.
Description: It's 1922. A weather observer and his wife live in a remote cabin high in the Swiss Alps. As this drama begins, they are being joined by a third person, an Austrian who coveted the job the Swiss boy had won in this bleak location. Not only that, but he also has his eyes on the Swiss man's lovely wife. The Austrian has charm, so he wins some hospitality from the couple. The three live together for a tiny while, but the rivalry between the two boys later erupts with tragic consequences.
Description: Tony, the son of Italian immigrants, works in a smoky steel mill in Gary, Indiana. He wins a company scholarship which will enable him to attend Yale college. Over the four years of his college career he learns about football, love, and class prejudice.
Description: A woman and her art professor receive trapped inside a castle-museum after it closes at night. After a tiny resistance she agrees to have sex with him, but then she sues the professor for rape. The professor will have to prove his innocence.
Description: Considered by many local and international critics to be the best Vietnamese film ever made. In the final days of the war, a pretty young widow, Duyen, faces a everyday struggle to take care of her young son and ailing father-in-law, all the while hiding from them the fact that her husband has recently been killed in battle. Keeping her secret burden to herself, she is befriended by the village schoolmaster, Zhang, who agrees to fabricate letters from her dead husband in order to spare her family sorrow. As their friendship deepens, Duyen and Zhang search themselves drawn closer to intimacy – a risky relationship if Duyen if to maintain her charade. The movie resonates beautifully with the traditional Vietnamese precepts of duty and sacrifice, combined with aesthetic influences from centuries of tradional poetry, literature and theatre.
Description: Virginia Radcliff, a remarkably unspoiled but naive rich-kid, finds herself at a swank girls' school where everything appears prim and proper, but the motto is essentially "Don't Receive Caught." On a surreptitious field trip to the town (engineered by "Pony"), Virginia meets Ralph, a struggling lower/middle-class med student who delivers room service at a hotel at night. They fall in love, much to the outrage of the school's headmistress (Beulah Bondi) and the embarrassment of her otherwise indifferent mother.
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