Description: A young French girl returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. Her strongest memories are of the family's houseboy, Protee - a boy of nice nobility, intelligence and beauty - and the intricate nature of relationships in a racist society.
Description: A rising young attorney successfully defends a boy accused of murder, only to have the same kind of murder then happen again. Right away the previously defended boy hires the attorney again, and although the attorney is quite certain that he is the killer, he agrees to again defend him... much to the consternation of his friends. However, he explains that by being his attorney he will be better able to catch the boy in a mistake... and on this the rest of the movie develops, with the assassin testing a cat and mouse minigame with the attorney until, at last, they both gotta recognize that they are not all that different.
Description: Creators King Byron, Mary Shelley (née Godwin) and Percy Shelley receive together for some philosophical discussions, but the case later deteriorates into mind games, drugs, and sex. It is a fictionalization of the summer that King Byron and the Shelleys, together with King Byron's ex-lover Claire Clairmont and his Doctor John Polidori, spent in the isolated Villa Diodati by Lake Geneva. It is there they devise a contest to adduce the greatest horror storyline to slay the dullness of summer. It is also there that one of the world's most popular ebooks was given life—Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
Description: A storyline about a young woman, Vera, who is somebody, living the life of a troubled teenager in the time right before the end of the Soviet Union. She lives in a very tiny Russian apartment with her mother and father, however being this close to every another makes the living receive rough. Their everyday life is plagued with heavy amounts of alcohol (mainly vodka) and when she tries to escape her home life, she meets up with a boyfriend, Sergei who then moves into her already tiny apartment after sleeping with her. Each day tiny Vera has to go through hell just to receive by, which even involves her going vs her own morals after her father has done something extremely wrong.
Description: A recently orphaned millionairess, Olivia, really hates her scheming step-father. Olivia finds love with a young yacht racing captain, Tim, who isn't fully truthful with her. When the two run into a trouble the local cop, who happens to be an old mate of Olivia's, seems to be turning a blind eye to incriminating evidence.
Description: Anna is becoming lost in the loneliness of her own globe when she discovers she can visit another, a house she has drawn herself and occupied by a young disabled boy. But as she discovers more of the urls between her fantasy globe and the mundane present, she is drawn only deeper into a dream turning into a nightmare.
Description: A London art broker goes to Copenhagen where he requires the services of a secretary fluent in Danish, English, and German. He falls deeply in love with the woman, despite the fact that he knows virtually nothing about her. She insists on not being married in a church, and after they are married, some terrible things from her past start surfacing in subtly supernatural ways, and he gotta search the greatest method to deal with them without destroying their relationship.
Description: Nickname Hart is a struggling American artist who lives amongst the expatriate community in 1920s Paris. He spends most of his time drinking and socializing in local café's and pestering gallery owner Libby Valentin to sell his paintings. He becomes involved in a plot by wealthy art patroness Nathalie de Ville to forge three paintings. This leads to few run-ins with American rubber magnate Bertram Stone, who happens to be married to Hart's ex-wife Rachel.
Description: Years after a desperate teenage Linda gives up her baby for adoption, she finds herself face-to-face with Martin, a young boy claiming to be her long-lost son. Linda embraces Martin and in him finds a welcome reprieve from her unhappy marriage to the neglectful Henry. But later Martin grows violent and becomes obsessed with Henry -- a philandering boy whose only offspring is an expansive model train set that devours his waking hours.
Description: Česká filmová parodie na brakové sešitové romány odehrávající se v ponurých šlechtických sídlech plných tajných chodeb, intrik a dávných tajemství. Příběh se "odehrává" v pražském Smetanově divadle, kde si během představení Bizetovy Carmen málo vytížený hudebník čte šestákový román, který má ukrytý mezi notami a prožívá s jeho hrdinou, Sirem Hanibalem Morrisem, neuvěřitelné dobrodružství. Dobrodruh Manuel Diaz je těsně před popravou osvobozen z cely smrti svými kumpány, Dixim, Mikim a Drummondem. Vypraví se do zámku Morrisville, kde se chystá svatba Sira Hanibala s krásnou Clarence. Nikdo z přítomných netuší, že krásná nevěsta dosud je Diazovou manželkou...
Description: Somewhere in France during the Middle Ages. Béatrice is impatient to see her father return from English captivity. She doesn't expect however that the father whom she loves from distance will be the most hateful person who will submit her and her family to abuse and humiliation.
Description: Sammy and Rosie are an unconventional middle-class London married couple. They live in the midst of inner-city chaos, surround themselves with intellectual road people, and sleep with everybody - except every other! Things become interesting when Sammy's father, Raffi, who is a former Indian government minister, comes to London for a visit. Sammy, Rosie, and Raffi test to search meaning through their lives and loves.
Description: Claire (an American) wakes up in a poor state at the end of a runway in Spain. As she tries to acc for her state (blood-soaked and bruised), she has flashbacks from the past several days. She thinks she's killed someone, but isn't sure, and actually she's wandering the Spanish roads without cash or a clear memory.
Description: The movie presents the political happenings surrounding the Anschluss in March of 1938 through the lives of Carola Hell, a famous young actress at the prestigious Theater in der Josefstadt, and Martin Hofmann, the Jewish journalist she plans to marry. When we encounter the couple in the lovely springtime weather their future is full of promise. They are determined to stay clear of politics. Yet in the climate of the time, nobody of her prominence or his religion can remain apolitical. Although Martin's journalist friend, Drechsler, calls to inform them that the Nazis plan to take over Austria soon, they concentrate on their work and their personal happiness and dismiss the warnings.
Description: Devout Buddhists, Norbu and Dolma live with their young son Tashi in a guild in Tibet. Norbu is a highwayman. After Norbu is charged with stealing from the temple, he and his family are banished. Impoverished and marginalized, they can do tiny when their beloved son becomes ill. Tashi dies of a fever. After a second son is born, Norbu focuses his each action on keeping this kid alive, seeking re-admission to the guild for his wife and child, then risking all to save them from isolation and starvation in winter. Photos of harsh landscapes, vultures, and prayer wheels carry a virtually wordless narrative.
Description: A musical adaptation of Colin MacInnes' novel about life in late 1950s London. Nineteen-year-old photographer Colin is hopelessly in love with model Crepe Suzette, but her relationships are strictly connected with her progress in the fashion world. So Colin gets involved with a pop promoter and tries to crack the large time. Meanwhile, racial tension is brewing in Colin's Notting Hill housing estate...
Description: Alek is an immigrant from the Soviet Union who was a talented boxer in his day, but he was not allowed on the Soviet national squad because he was a Jew. Depressed and discouraged, he meets two young amateur boxers. As their coach, he trains them for glory.
Description: In 1985, four middle-aged Yugoslav emigres return to Belgrade for the funeral of Mariana, their pretty compatriot. They named her Esther, for Esther Williams, she was the coxswain for their four-man rowing team, and they every loved her. They'd last seen her in 1953, when they rowed her across the Adriatic, pregnant, to join her exiled father in Italy. In flashbacks we learn the storyline of their youthful baptism into sex, smoking, rock and roll (Hey Ba-ba-re-bop), Hollywood and Swedish films, blue jeans on the black market, and their rivalry with Ristic, the Communist Party youth leader for whom they had immediate antipathy.
Description: A self-proclaimed ladies boy brags to his somewhat dense buddy that he can seduce any girl he wants to. To prove it, he sets his sights on a pretty blonde that they have both recently met.
Description: The life of tiny St. Therese of Lisieux, depicted in minimalist vignettes. Therese and her sisters are all nuns in a Carmelite convent. Her devotion to Jesus and her idea of "the tiny way" to God are shown clearly, using plain modern language. A sense of angelic simplicity comes across without fancy lights, choirs, or showy miracles.
Description: Barbara's husband leaves her after he is disappointed with her. She is left with her son, Paul, and no one else. She is set up on a blind date with a guy who turns out to be a swinger. Her son Paul is having sex with his girlfriend though he is shown to have some Oedipal desires. After Barbara is taken to an orgy, but refuses to participate, she goes home in a heightened state of arousal. In this state, she goes to her sleeping son and seduces him.
Description: Barbara Scott's son Paul moves out unexpectedly, leaving her distraught. She later becomes jealous of her son Jimmy's girlfriend while she secretly yearns for him. She confides this to her mate Joyce McBride, whom she discovers is having an affair with her own son, Brian. Jimmy and Brian are both supporting prepare a fledgling band for a major tour and record deal, and accomplish the latter by throwing an orgy for the record company executive. After a hot night of passion with Joyce, Jimmy decides to give in and seduce his mother.
Description: Exploring the somewhat darker and more mysterious side of the Lewis Carroll's classic book, the film follows Alice Liddell (the book's inspiration) as an old girl who is haunted by the characters she was once so amused by. As she thinks back on it, she begins to see her relationship with the shy author/professor in a fresh method and realizes the vast change between the young Alice and the old.
Description: The plot centers around old Beethoven's fixation on the welfare of his nephew, for whom he fought a lengthy custody war vs his brother's former wife. Beethoven thought she was a terrible influence on the boy. Sadly, the nephew isn't receptive to Beethoven's "overtures", and resents his boorish uncle's efforts on his behalf. The nephew is a finished nonentity, lacking in both interest and talent. He seems to want only to be left alone.
Description: A drama based on the real storyline in which a black Vietnam-era veteran is allegedly murdered by a local white businessman who is soon exonerated. The plot focuses on the role of a local high school teacher and the civil unrest that followed the acquittal.
Description: Wanda is a dominatrix who runs a gallery in a building on the Hamburg waterfront, where audiences pay for the privilege of watching her humiliate her slaves. She is a business girl who smashes sexual stereotypes and social taboos with icy self-possession and an enigmatic smile. As artist she specializes in the staging of elaborate BDSM fantasies and her affairs transgress the usual boundaries of private and professional life. Along the method she leaves her German lesbian lover, a shoe fetishist, for an American "trainee," and does more than step on the toes of the male performer who has broken the guidelines of the master-slave relationship by falling in love with her.
Description: Macabea has just moved to the large town after her aunt, who raised her, died. She gets a job as a typist and moves into a boarding house with three another women. In her spare time she listens to time Radio Station; on Sundays she likes to ride the subways. She describes herself saying, "I am a typist and a virgin, and I like Coca-Cola." Then she meets Olimpico, a north-easterner like herself, who has dreams of becoming a Congressman.
Description: In the winter of 1942-43, a Jewish family leaps from a train going through Silesia. They are separated in the woods, and Leon, a local peasant who's actually a farmer of some wealth, discovers the woman, Rosa, and hides her in his cellar. Leon's a middle-aged Catholic bachelor, tormented by his sexual drive. He doesn't say Rosa he's seen signs her husband is alive, and he begs her to love him. Rosa offers herself to Leon if he'll support a local Jew in hiding who needs money. Leon pays, and love between Rosa and him does develop, but then Leon's peasant subservience and his limited empathy lead to tragedy. At the war's end, a ray of sunshine comes from an unexpected place.
Description: Dawn isn't like another children her age full of typical teenage angst about boys, school and parents. Her pain goes far deeper, and to deal with her emotional overload she physically cuts herself. The trouble of adolescent women committing self-mutilation is very real, and this film exposes the growing epidemic. It's a movie you can't afford to miss.
Description: Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working vs the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife decides to war for her family.
Description: In Buenos Aires of the 1840s, a young Jesuit and a wealthy socialite fall in love and start a torrid affair. They escape from the city, and, in disguise, set up house in a village, assuming they are secure and beyond the cares of anyone. However, both the church and Camila's family are enraged, vowing to hunt down the lovers for a capital crime. Based on a real story.
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