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Description: Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation is a 2007 epic movie on the Namibian independence struggle vs South African occupation as seen through the life of Sam Nujoma, the leader of the South-West Africa People's Organisation and the first president of the Republic of Namibia.
Description: The Shively house has everytime been a center of dark events throughout its existence each family that has inhabited the house has experienced a miserable and deadly end. Tonight a group of mates explore the terrible truth that lay dormant in the house. The demons have possessed the former grounds keeper Adam (William Martin) to support with their escape and Theadora (Kari Wishingrad) the last in the bloodline of the soothsayers is the only one that can support stop the evil before... The demons receive out
Description: Victorian gothic melodrama based on the novel by Sheridan Le Fanu from a screenplay adapted by Aldwych farceur Ben Travers. This creepy chiller is saved from the doldrums by Robert Krasker's atmospheric cinematography, and fine performances from the ensemble cast. The BBC soon filmed the storyline for tv in 1987. In 1845, 17-year-old Caroline (Jean Simmons) is nursing her dying father. He has enough faith in the reform of his reprobate brother, Silas (Derrick de Marney), suspected but in the clear of murder, to zone her under his wing after his death. The hitherto naive heroine later learns that scheming Uncle Silas is planning to slay her in order to receive his hands on the family fortune, aided by the equally corrupt governess Madame de la Rougierre.
Description: When Stephanie, a popular violinist, contracts multiple sclerosis her life starts to fall apart. Her career ends, her husband leaves her for other girl and her favourite pupil leave the country. Unable to bear all this loss, Stephanie attempts suicide.
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Description: In the sleepy city of Stensfors, the soccer squad used to be something to be proud of , testing in the national league 30 years ago. Actually the squad will be dissolved if it can't victory the rest of the minigames in the local league. Squad member Kent goes on a business trip to Liverpool and meet Duncan Miller, the premier league football star of the 1980s who promises to come over to Sweden and enjoy a several minigames just for fun. Unfortunately, when he arrives it is obvious that their saviour is both an alcoholic and very unfit to play. Plot by Mattias Thuresson.
Description: When Kuba finds out his girlfriend Ewa is pregnant, he reflects on life and wants to prepare to do everything he can to be a nice father and provider. Kuba wants to be a responsible boy but he isn't sure what is the ideal method to live. He visits his three uncles seeking their tip on what he could do. As they all have their own perspectives, every of his uncles tutorials him in fresh directions.
Description: China Woman charts the exploits of two-fisted newsreel photographer Johnny Williams (George Montgomery), stationed in Burma and China in the early scene of WW II. Captured by the Japanese, he escapes from a concentration camp with the aid of beautiful, enigmatic 'China Girl' Miss Young (Gene Tierney). The two arduously create their method back to friendly lines so that Johnny can deliver the vital military notification he's managed to glean from his captors.
Description: The supremely world-weary Lemmy Caution, last seen in Godard's "Alphaville" (France/1965), has few strange encounters while trying to create his method from the former East Germany to "the west."
Description: After a street accident, a writer, Edgar, and his wife, Mylène, take up residence on an island off the coast of France to recuperate. Edgar later recovers from his injuries and starts writing his next novel, seeking inspiration from the local people. His wife, however, has lost her voice and can only communicate through written notes. The islanders grow suspicious of the reclusive couple, their unease later turning to aggression. Edgar is equally anxious about his neighbors, particularly a solitary widower, Ducasse, who has taken charge of a huge consignment of crates. What secret project is Ducasse engaged in – and can it explain the strange behavior of the islanders?
Description: One day a strange boy comes by and, seeing the lonely situation, invites himself in out of the rain. The girl is quietly hospitable and allows him to remain overnight. He stays on the next day and the next day. Cute later the girl starts to fall in love.
Description: N has been a day patient at north London's Dorothy Fish day hospital for 13 years - her ambition is never to leave. Then she meets glamourous fresh patient Poppy Shakespeare, an advertisement agency receptionist convinced she's not mad.
Description: Claire of the Moon is set in the 1990s in the Pacific Northwest. Claire Jabrowski, a popular heterosexual author, decides to attend a retreat for all-female writers. Claire's rommate at the retreat is Dr. Noel Benedict, creator of a ebook named The Naked Truth. The film culminates in a sexual encounter between the two authors.
Description: Nine-year-old Karo grows up with her parents in an Amsterdam commune in the Seventies. She leads a carefree existence in this utopia-for-adults. Everything is shared in the squat, but not everyone is able to honor these ideals. Karo gets confused because of the internal conflicts that begin to divide the group. Karo slowly realizes that nothing can stay the same forever.
Description: While escaping from Nazis during the WWII, a Jewish boy dug suitcases full of things dear to his heart in the ground two. The fight deprived him of his family, and afterwards he endlessly turns over the soil of Antwerp to search the suitcases, which makes him look obsessed. He keeps checking old maps and keeps digging, trying to find, in fact, those he lost. His daughter Chaya is a pretty modern woman looking for a part-time job. She finds a zone as a nanny in the strictly observant Chassidic family with many children, although her secular manners clearly fly in the face of many commandments. One of the reasons she is agreed is that mother of the family is absolutely overburdened by the household, so she stays despite the resistance of the father, normally - an indisputable authority in the family. She develops a unique bond with the youngest of the boys, four-year old Simcha, so far incapable of speaking.
Description: Frankie is dying. Irene hasn't forgiven him. And they are racing vs time to search their method home. Frankie needs support and Irene is the one he turns to. He gotta go home one last time. And, like so many times before, Irene is extending herself beyond her common sense. The two set out on a adventure that becomes more than getting home; confronting the past, love, understanding, and self discovery. Barking Water is a tale of nice love that looks at what brings us all together. It's a tale of home...and what it takes to receive there.
Description: Juan, a young boy convicted of terrorism, is given amnesty from a Lima prison; he boards a bus to return home and, in his mind's eye, recalls happenings in his village near Huaraz when he was 10 or 12. His father is long dead, his mother lives with Fermin, secretly a sympathizer with the Communist guerrillas in the hills. City leaders are assassinated at night. When Juan discovers Fermin's secret, Juan is spirited away to the guerrillas to learn Marxist slogans and how to fight. When the band decides to attack the city to avenge the death of a comrade, Juan gotta choose.
Description: The military anti-terrorist units takes control of "Chuspi", an unknown and faraway tiny village, isolated by the terrorist group "Sendero Luminoso" (Shining Path). A soldier named Vitin Luna, and another young troops face an invisible, perhaps superior force. Their unit is commanded by a brutal lieutenant who declares the whole village guilty of treason. In the face of this crisis, Vitin gotta select between blind obedience and his own conscience.
Description: A young widow, Noriko, lives with her senile father-in-law, Shukichi, on a farm. He believes his favourite cow, long gone, is still alive. Noriko pretends to be the cow and lets him milk her - a satisfying arrangement for them both.
Description: President Fujimori's government is on its method out, and the citizens of Peru are struggling to receive by, often engaging in unscrupulous means to receive ahead--or just to create a buck. Rafo (Fabrizio Aguilar) is a struggling filmmaker who helps his girlfriend Laura (Mari Pili Barreda). He encounters a Spanish con artist played by Fernando Cayo; posing as an executive for a major smartphone company, the Spaniard draws Rafo into an elaborate scam.
Description: Scott Valentine is a vampire who is torn between his need to feed and his desire to learn about the globe of humans. But when he kidnaps Nina, a pretty but troubled stripper, his globe is turned upside down. For after she discovers that he cannot be harm physically, Nina tries a fresh tactic... seduction.
Description: Sebastian, a young male prostitute, is one of Georgs several remaining possibilities to break through his hermit-like daily life in exchange for a several fleeting moments of being together with someone at least for a several hours. Georg loves Sebastians easy-going and playful manner. He loves the absurd stories that the man spontaneously comes up with and Georg never knows whether to now trust all of them or not.
Description: Set amid the military maneuvers and Quatorze Juillet carnivals of turn-of-the-century France, Jean Renoir’s delirious romantic comedy Elena and her Boys stars a radiant Ingrid Bergman as a beautiful, but impoverished, Polish princess who drives boys of all stations to fits of desperate love. When Elena elicits the fascination of a popular general, she finds herself at the center of romantic machinations and political scheming, with the hearts of few men—as well as the future of France—in her hands.
Description: "Niagra, Niagra" starts quietly in a drugstore in Poughkeepsie, where Marcie, the film's disarming heroine, likes to shoplift. She literally crashes into Seth, a quiet outsider, also on a shoplifting spree. Marcie invites Seth to accompany her to Canada to search a black hairstyling head. They set off in Seth's beat-up station wagon, destined for a toy shop in Toronto. While on the road, Marcie confides to Seth that she has Tourette's syndrome, necessitating a series of detours to liquor stories and pharmacies along the streets of upstate Fresh York.
Description: Jealous of her vapidly "good" sister's popularity, poisonous Viktoria doses cute Klara's tea with a slow-acting fatal substance. As the latter grows hysterically weak, the former finds success increasingly compromised by guilt, blackmail, and the pesky need to slay others lest she be exposed.
Description: James Herriot is a vet in Yorkshire, England, during the 1940's. He is assigned to the practice of Siegfried Farnon, who (together with his mischievous brother Tristan) already have a successful business. James undergoes a tons of journeys during his work, which are just as often caused by the characters of the county (including the Farnon brothers) as the animals in his care.
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Typical storyline of a father/son conflict. Son takes a job working with his father who wants him to do better. William Bendix plays a sandhog who digs tunnels under rivers and has arguments with his son over the working conditions and dangers of the profession. I remember seeing this when I was in the eight grade and it afraid the hell out of me when I saw it. Actual episodes on the Discovery Channel about sandhogs reminded me of the teleplay.I don't know who won an Emmy in 1955, but William Bendix at least could have been nominated.
The Screen Directors Playhouse series has been uniformly great, and my thanks go to Turner Classic Films for periodically showing them. High Air is other one of their terrific shows -- with, sadly, a disappointing ending at almost literally the last minute.Two nice actors, William Bendix and Dennis Hopper, powerfully enjoy a long lost father and son, working together in a risky underground tunnel. The script was well written, production and direction were excellent, and the tension mounted well. The present built to a mission that was both tragic and inspiring, and then......well, my guess is that some idiot TV executives decided that the storyline line was too depressing, so they demanded an ending that drained the present of all the tension and emotion that it generated in the first 29 minutes.And since I am a compulsive nitpicker, here are questions that haunted me after the present was over:Doesn't the last-minute Sappy Ending strongly imply that William Bendix was unsuccessful in keeping the leak blocked up? If so, shouldn't everyone in the tunnel have died at the end?My recommendation, if you haven't already seen this show: Watch the entire thing, but then pretend the Sappy Ending didn't happen. I rated this present a 7 with the Sappy Ending. Without it, I would have given it an 8 or possibly a 9.
This is the final episode of the 1950s anthology series "Screen Directors Playhouse". It featured an A-list director and a great cast of Hollywood actors in a 25 minute mini-movie. Recently, Turner Classic Films rebroadcast few of them after they'd sat on a shelf for more than 50 years.This particular episode stars William Bendix and Dennis Hopper. Bendix is a 'sandhog'--a guy who works underground and digs tunnels. He's been doing it for some time and is surprised when his son comes to see him at work--especially since he hasn't seen the child since he was 8 years-old. Apparently Bendix and his mother split up and the child never really knew his father. However, Bendix is dismayed to hear that his son wants to work in the tunnels as well, as he wanted better for the boy. And, as a result, they have a fight--which in some methods makes no sense, as the boy really doesn't have the right to say the son what to do. It gets so terrible that Bendix threatens him if he goes to work there. On the another hand, being a sandhog is a very risky job, so you can at least understand the father's concerns.In time, it becomes obvious that Hopper has taken this job in order to reconnect with his estranged father. And, when this part of the movie unfolds (following the fight), it's all rather touching. However, later there is an accident and the lives of the workers are all on the line. I don't wish to spoil the film, so I won't tell more. However, it is one of the better episodes they showed--taut, well-acted and memorable. The end is spectacular--if a bit difficult to believe. See this one.
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