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Description: Says the storyline of a terrible family, inhabitants of the southern province of Santa Fe, who is forced to transport into an abandoned railroad until waters recede Salado river wagon.
Description: The time is Globe Fight II. Lidiya Shaporenko plays a pregnant German woman, trapped behind Russian lines. When the girl goes into labor, three loyal Soviets deliver her to a field hospital: a newly graduated officer, an affable truck driver, and a soldier shell-shocked into muteness. The risky trip to the hospital ends up a rite of passage for all concerned. The champion of a unique gold medal at the Venice Movie Festival, Peace to Him Who Enters was originally released in the USSR in 1961 under the game Mir Vkhodyashchemu.
Description: At the end of Globe Fight II, a French pacifist is arrested for refusing to fight. In prison, he befriends a German priest arrested for murder of a French Resistance fighter. They discuss morality, obedience, and religion.
Description: The game of this highly-regarded Czech drama translates as Wolf Trap. Set in the 1920s, the storyline revolves around an ambitious young provincial politician (Miroslav Dolozai) who enters into a marriage of convenience with a smotheringly possessive -- and much older -- girl (Jirina Sejbavola). Hoping to temporarily escape his overbearing wife's clutches, the husband strikes up a friendship with her young ward (Jana Brejchova). The relationship blossoms into a deep abiding love, but the jellyfish husband can't bring himself to declare his ardor to the girl. Even after the death of the wife, the husband hasn't the intestinal fortitude to admit his passion, and the effects are bleak indeed for the unfortunate ward. Director Jiri Weiss does a masterful job staging his storyline of frustration and denial vs a backdrop of post-WWI bourgeois banality.
Description: Directed by the incredibly prolific Mario Camerini, Suor Letizia was released in English-speaking regions as When Angels Don't Fly and The Awakening. In her first movie appearance since The Rose Tattoo, Anna Magnani plays a feisty nun called Sister Letizia. Believing herself above such earthly trivialities as a maternal instinct, Sr. Letizia changes her method of thinking when an abandoned kid is placed in her care. Unofficially adopting the boy, the nice sister eventually comes to realize that even she cannot deliever the care and guidance of a biological mother. Carefully constructed to accommodate all the surefire box-office elements inherent in Camerini's earlier films, Suor Letizia was almost guaranteed to be a hit.
Description: The Russian Malwa is based on a Maxim Gorky yarn. The game character, played by Zidra Ritenbergs, is the restless wife of a provincial village fisherman. Unwilling to dedicate herself to her husband, Malwa seeks out love from each boy she meets. This effects in a romantic triangle that is at once disarmingly simplistic and intensely dramatic. Malwa was the final directorial effort of Vladimir Braun, who died in 1957. Star Zidra Ritenbergs won a "Best Actress" award at the Venice Movie Festival; co-stars Pavel Usovicenko and Anatoll Ighnaliev also earned praise for their realistic performances.
Description: Director Andre Cayatte's first movie in two years, Oeil pour Oeil (An Eye for an Eye) was adapted from a novel by Vahe Katcha. The stage is Lebanon, where doctor Curd Jurgens, worn out by a difficult day, refuses to examine the wife of Folco Lulli. When the wife subsequently dies, Lulli holds Jurgens responsible. Stalking the doctor day and night, Lulli goads Jurgens into proving that he isn't neglectful. En route to a call at a remote desert outpost, the doctor discovers that his vehicle has been sabotaged. Marooned in the middle of the desert, Jurgens meets his fate at the hands of Lulli in a stage straight out of Von Stroheim's Greed.
Description: The Russian-made Grasshopper is based on a storyline by Anton Chekhov. The characters are divided into two camps: A group of artistically inclined "butterflies," and a squad of stone-serious scientists. The movie tries to prove that the phrase "Wasted Time" is relative. The artistic types squander their waking hours with idle dreams, while the scientists sap their precious time with too much work. Lensed in color, this was a 1955 entry in the Venice Movie Festival.
Description: As directed by Aleksander Ford in 1952, this Polish-language period drama chronicles the life, times and accomplishments of revered Warsaw-born Romantic composer Frederic Chopin, here played by Czeslaw Wollejko (Danton). The detail focuses exclusively on the youth of Chopin (who died at age 39), spanning his 15th year (c. 1825) through his 21st year (c. 1831); it also depicts Chopin as both prodigiously gifted and one filled with a tremendous spirit of Polish nationalism. Ford concludes with the onset of the disease that eventually killed Ford, set vs the backdrop of the popular November Uprising in 1830.
Description: Originally titled Vozvrachenia Vassilya Bortnikov, Vassili's Return was the last directorial effort by the nice V.I. Pudovkin, who died in June of 1953. Like many of Pudovkin's soon works, the movie was diluted by interference from communist party officials; what remains, however, is well worth having, if miles removed from the brilliance of his earlier Mother, End of St. Petersburg and Storm over Asia. Based on a novel by G. Nikolayeva, the storyline centers upon a Russian called Vassili (Serge Lukynaov), who leaves his wife to do war vs the Germans in WW II. When Vassili is reported to have been killed in battle, his wife Avodtya (Natalya Medvedeva) marries other man. Per the film's title, Vassili returns, only to search his wife ostensibly out of his reach. Vassili and his former spouse eventually reunite as mates if not lovers, working side by side on a state-approved collective farm.
Description: The Brave Don't Cry aspires to the "feel" of a documentary, right down to the deliberate absence of background music. A mine in Scotland falls victim to a cave-in, trapping some one hundred workers. Rescue parties are formed as the tremulous families of the miners wait in agony. As in the current incident upon which this movie is based, the rescue is nip and tuck and times, but eventually successful. The faces of real-life Scottish mining folk are melded with the professional actors in The Brave Don't Cry, adding poignancy to this otherwise cut-and-dried film.
Description: Fatu’s father has returned home to Guinea-Bissau from Portugal to attend her wedding. The young girl teaches at the university and her future husband is a well-known musician. Their wedding is supposed to take zone in Tabatô, a village where everyone makes music. On the method there, it becomes apparent that the father is seriously traumatised by his experiences as a soldier in the colonial fight decades earlier.
Description: Revenge, redemption and possibility are the subject that underpin José Luis Valle’s fresh film. A boy runs his errands: cleans the house, picks up the dry cleaning, pays his debts and buys groceries. Then, inexplicably commits suicide. His death smites his wife, Elvira, who is unaware of the reasons for suicide. At other point, Ulises is assaulted and stripped of the portfolio that held the only image he kept of her deceased daughter. He sets out to search the thief and slay him. The lives of Elvira and Ulises intersect unexpectedly.
Description: Weary of Moscow, a young photographer sets out for the Kola Peninsula in order to document the life of the local fishing communities whose inhabitants have lived in close proximity to the sea for centuries. The director portrays the wild beauty of this gradually disappearing globe through a series of poetic images.
Description: In the village of Kenoma, inside Brazil, the artisan Linnaeus tries to create a large and quixotic dream: to build a perpetual motion machine. His contract is opposed by Jerome, strong local landowner, but he wins the aid of mysterious drifter who decides to stay in city after charmed with the beauty of the young Tari.
Description: Political and social undercurrents in the former Yugoslavia are the subject of this slice-of-life movie from director Boro Drašković. After a train breaks down and the passengers are forced to spend a day at a remote country tavern, the mix of seasonal farm workers, transients, musicians, and would-be Party kingpins heads toward some explosive moments. A truckload of chickens arrive to be killed and cooked for the unruly group of passengers, and when a several boorish boys harass a female singer, their actions lead to unexpected violence.
Description: Following Marcella’s disappearance, her family withdraws, hoping to mourn in peace. A furious emotional storm will take zone behind closed doors as everyone is forced to expose oneself. Nobody will emerge unscathed.
Description: A suicidal young singer called Reni (Cecilia Bengolea) is about to receive kicked out of her band when she meets a male gigolo, Andres (Leonardo Brezicki), at an ATM after he picks her pocket. They start an affair, and she decides to become a hooker so she can spend more time with her newfound love. Suicide's beginning to look good! Filmed in Buenos Aires.
Description: In this eerie, atmospheric tale, a young girl is on a train when she sees some folks she thinks she knows from her childhood. On arriving home, her husband says her that a certain countess has died. At that point, the movie cuts to a stage of the countess singing in a mausoleum while the visual photo of the graveyard's many tombstones passes before one's eyes. Back home, the husband -- also a "father-figure" -- is looking over his collection of wooden angels. Some time elapses, and he surreptitiously sees a thief come down through the chimney, steal some things, and then leave. To combat any recurrence, he builds an iron, escape-proof cage around the fireplace, and then goes away on a trip. When he comes back, he finds the thief dead in the cage. Thus far, the camera has only shown the husband in profile or from the back. Then there is other storyline about a young girl, with a spiteful, nasty mother, who is trying to cope with her own attraction to a man.
Description: In 1856, new from life with nuns in an orphanage school, Alexina Barbin comes to a coastal village in La Rochelle to teach the village girls. She is deeply religious. She shares the classroom and a bedroom with the young and vivacious Sara, with whom she falls in love. Alexina has other secret: her gender is mysterious. She and Sara start a scandalous love affair, but Alexina seeks marriage and social acceptance. She discloses her secrets to the village priest, to her mother, to the bishop, and to the bishop's physician. After the church and court rule on her petition, marriage to Sara becomes Alexina's sole purpose and hope.
Description: Enlisted to teach a class of wheelchair-users about filmmaking, the neurotic Jasper gets a tiny more than he bargained for. His charges seem to know more than he does about his subject; they're not impressed by his own heartfelt social realist oeuvre; and they meet his each recommendation with the blank indifference peculiar to the streetwise adolescent. Questions condescending outreach projects, self-defeating attitudes within the disabled community, and the vacuity of the movie business - all with a sly wink and a healthy supporting of self-parody. Written by EFF
Description: The movie follows five years in the life of a young woman as she struggles vs an onslaught of nice intentions. From her first encounter with the social care system, through a range of foster placements, to a haunting climax, we are challenged to question how it is that so many well-intentioned folks can do so much unintended damage. And how it is that the £4bn a year that folks in the UK spend on kids in care has failed to break the cycle of abuse, addiction and abandonment. Written by Tim Kemp
Description: Contemporary thriller set partly on the island of Rhodes. A bankrupt former garage owner, actually working as a waiter and a caretaker on the Greek isle, is hauled in by the local police when a young Englishwoman he has befriended goes missing. Under suspicion of murder, he flees the island and returns to England, where he starts trying to piece together the missing woman's background and her reasons for visiting Rhodes in the first place.
Description: Long before he played the corpulent Goldfinger, German actor Gert Froebe was a scarecrow-skinny comedian. In Berliner Ballade, Froebe makes his screen debut as Otto, a feckless Everyman who tries to adjust to the postwar travails of his defeated nation. Stymied by black-market profiteers and government bureaucrats, Otto starts fantasizing about a happier life at the end of that ever-elusive rainbow. Director R. A. Stemmle doesn't have to strive for pathos: he merely territories his gangly star amidst the ruins of a bombed-out Berlin, and the mission is made for him. Filmed in 1948, Berliner Ballade was soon released in the U.S. as The Berliner.
Description: Unlike most Italian movies of the 1940s, Augusto Genina's Cielo Sulla Palude opened in Venice rather than Rome. The film's American game was Heaven Over the Marshes, and indeed most of the storyline is set in the disease-ridden Pontine Marshes on the outskirts of Rome. This was the home of Maria Goretti, a pious young woman who was murdered by her would-be seducer. For reasons elucidated in the course of the film, Maria's short time on world made her worthy of Sainthood, which was now bestowed upon her shortly after the release of this film. Maria Goretti is well-played by Ines Orsini. Cielo Sulla Palude served as the arrival detail for director Augusto Genina, whose previous pro-fascist movies had caused him to be blacklisted after WW II.
Description: In 1882 a country woman disappears from a tiny Hungarian village. The inhabitants recommend that she was murdered by the Jews. Everything is done to accuse them before the trial. A study in stubbornness, racism and intolerance and how to war vs it.
Description: Rudra and Partho's desire to adopt a kid leads Rudra to take the most crucial decision. He decides to undergo sex change, so that the duo is considered as a couple and allowed to adopt a baby.
Description: A group of actors retire to an island in Tigre to rehearse William Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Just before they start, Luisa, who is testing Rosalind, makes a terrible decision – to terminate her relationship via android phone. Torn between her work and her private preoccupations, in something of a daze, Luisa goes from wardrobe tests to dialogue review and a rehearsal that confirms Rosalind as the object of desire for the whole cast: Celia, Orlando, Febe. When rehearsals are over, there is a barbeque, and Luisa finds her fellow actors planning a day in the country with their partners. This offers her a possibility to overcome her loneliness, though she still harbours hopes of a smartphone call. –Locarno Movie Festival Matías Piñeiro’s Rosalinda, an original meditation on Shakespeare’s As You Like It, is a rich and enjoyable work that sustains a brisk comic tempo in a mellow, sunlit atmosphere
Description: Soap-opera about a social-climbing Jewish boy and his old-world parents who are heartbroken by his rejection of them. Young Morris Goldfish follows his immigrant father into business. His ruthless business practices cause him to become a large success, and he moves the family to Park Avenue. They go, but were happier back on the East Side. Morris is ashamed of this parents and his humble origins, but learns in the end that there is more to life than money.
Description: Pierre, a French sailor circa 1850, disembarks in a desert Atlantic island, and discovers a girl who had survived for many years her father and brother, dead while searching for mysterious valuables. The young couple explore paradise, and its end. - IMDb
Description: Contemporary Moscow, home to few folks who apparently lead a fully carefree life. They have all acquired status in society, and at first sight seem to have everything they desire. But every of them is lacking something, and every has their own intimate secret.
Description: Dr. Alexander Brown (Martin Sheen) arrives in Las Vegas, awarded for his newest medical invention. An ex-G.I. says Brown he was a use topics during the 1950's, exposed to atomic bomb radiation in the Nevada desert-- will Brown support the boy uncover the truth? In 1950's Nevada, Brown (played by Emilio Estevez) is a young psychiatrist and a guest of the U.S. Army, where troops were routinely exposed to excessive radiation. The young Brown and a colleague interview soldiers, who present their ignorance and insouciance in the face of this danger. The film intercuts scenes between the young Alexander Brown and older Alexander Brown, some thirty years after the nuclear tests. Will the decorated psychiatrist finally speak out on the atrocity he witnessed?
Description: Candlelight in Algeria is a 1944 British fight movie directed by George Lord and starring James Mason, Carla Lehmann and Raymond Lovell. This drama follows the exploits of Eisenhower's top aide, Tag Clark, and another necessary Allies as they adventure to an necessary meeting held on Algeria's coast. The precise zone of this vital secret gathering is upon a piece of movie which gotta not fall into opponent hands
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