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Description: Once, Ruby, Crystal and Jade were on top of the world. Actually they're desperate for a comeback. When a mysterious millionaire offers them a globe tour, they jump at the chance. But there are a several strings attached, and later these sexy sirens are in hot water. With the support of an undercover agent, they're about to prove that you don't toy with the Sapphire Girls.
Description: It’s the spring of 1945 in a tiny resort city on the Baltic. Günter is 16 and firmly believes that the Germans will victory the war. During the hunt for a forced labourer who is on the run, Günter catches him and watches as he is shot to death. He proudly accepts the award of an Iron Cross before being shipped to the nearby front as part of the last contingent of troops. He is quickly captured by Soviet soldiers, but manages to escape and return home. When the city is occupied by the Red Army, Günter is arrested for the murder of the forced labourer. The movie was banned in 1968 before it was completed, and a huge portion of the negative was soon destroyed.
Description: Period piece about a young boy who, because of his difficult life alone in the world, has become a yakuza. When he hears that his mother may be living in Edo (Tokyo), he travels there, intent on finding her and leaving the swordsman's life behind. But a squad of rival gangsters is hot on his heels.
Description: This movie takes zone in a tiny mining city in Serbia, within a time span covering the prewar, war, and postwar period. A storyline about tragic life of an illiterate girl from village, about her life with three boys she loved. Her life, torn between dreams and reality, is a life of suffering, loneliness, disappointment, hope and love.
Description: Alice was sitting in the park one day. She sees a jogger named Rabbit. When she first meets him she thinks he's a jerk soon she finds him great and relaxing. She falls in love with him. He takes her to Queenie's party. Rabbit soon finds out that Queenie wants to slay him. So Rabbit packages up to leave the country. When Alice finds this out she commits suicide which brings her into a fantasy world.
Description: On a rainy day, two guys arrive in a tiny village with movie and a projector in their car. No one from the village comes to meet them. What happened? Who are they? The not knowing relays no tiny amount of interest at times through tension as in a horror movie, and at times through compassionate laughter.
Description: Brasilia, 1973. At the height of the military dictatorship, seven friends, young as the town in which they live, dream of living in theater. Led by director Léo, the group carries out the rehearsals of a enjoy that weaves comparisons between Jesus Christ and the cangaceiro Lampião. While political repression runs wild in the federal capital and sexual freedom is still taboo, Bia is increasingly being held prisoner by her mother's obsession, causing everyone to increasingly question the ideas and values of society.
Description: In a school on the extreme outskirts of Rome, a young teacher, instead of neglecting his half-empty classroom, decides to tackle the trouble looking for the kids who do not attend classes.
Description: A landscape gardener is hired by popular architect Le Nôtre to construct the grand gardens at the palace of Versailles. As the two work on the palace, they search themselves drawn to every another and are thrown into rivalries within the court of Lord Louis XIV.
Description: After his family is evicted from their home, proud and desperate construction worker Dennis Nash tries to victory his home back by striking a deal with the devil and working for Rick Carver, the corrupt true estate broker who evicted him.
Description: A young filmmaker called Dato has no cash to create a movie, so he hangs out drinking and brooding all day in the capital of the former Soviet republic, Georgia. He is also writing a screenplay. Excerpts from his script, shot in black-and-white, are slash into his story. All the stories, including the framing storyline about Dato and his friends, are interwoven so that they become one long narrative about contemporary life in Georgia.
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For many years actually scions of the rich have vicariously lived a glib and cushioned ver of road life cheek by jowl with those who walk the walk as well as talking the talk.In those far - off days of the early 1960s Notting Hill - unrecognisable to dear,dear Hugh and Julia - was a far more gloomy and grimy district,prime bedsit zone with landlords like the much - feared and detested Peter Rachman terrorising their unfortunate tenants.This is the globe explored by Mr M.Winner's cruelly neglected "West 11". It is usually forgotten by all except its proponents when British neo - realist cinema of the era is discussed.This is an injustice,for,in my opinion,it deserves to be considered in the same breath as the better - known works of Richardson,Sleschinger,Anderson et al. Although entitled to claim membership of the Oxbridge Mafia,Mr Champion has ploughed a lonely furrow,a real maverick of the British cinema. In "West 11" we have an early expiation of his favorite theme of urban alienation and the loss of purpose and sense of individualism in town life.Mr A.Lynch plays a basically decent young boy drifting from job to job aimlessly.Desperately short of cash he accepts a commission from conman Mr E.Portman to murder his wealthy aunt.He finds himself unable to carry out his task,but the old lady is killed falling down the stairs and he runs off leaving behind his portable chess set which fatally urls him to her death.That,shorn of frippery,is the basis of the movie. But the meat is in the detail.Mr F.Currie gives his greatest performance since "Great Expectations" as Mr Lynch's lonely elderly neighbour, the oft - abused Miss D.Dors is perfect as a proud estranged parent who is hanging out with young folks in a sad effort to keep off middle age. Cruelly referred to in the sixties as "forgotten but not gone",she belied that phrase many times in the soon stages if her career and is actually remembered as an actress of considerable talent. Marvellously photographed by Mr O.Heller,the film depicts a Notting Hill far less neighbourly than that of its contemporary "The L - shaped room".Here,spite,petty jealousies and malice are abroad. With this and the also woefully neglected "I'll never forget whats 'is name" Mr Champion presents us with an accurate and sharply drawn picture of life in the capital as Britain recovered from its post - fight depression.Unfortunately his subsequent reputation as a maker of exploitative and bizarre films has distracted us from his obvious love and concern for humanity and his passion for making films.
This low-key British kitchen-sink film is much better than it's lukewarm reputation might suggest. It's no masterpiece and it's certainly no "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning" or "A Taste of Honey" but it's far from negligible and is worth seeing. It was directed by Michael Champion at a time when he now made nice movies and stars the underrated Alfred Lynch as a feckless young boy roped into a murder plot by Eric Portman's slimy and possibly bogus ex-army officer. Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall wrote the above average screenplay and it's superbly shot in its Notting Hill territories by Otto Heller. Others in a fine helping cast contain Diana Dors, Kathleen Harrison and Finlay Currie.
A minor but very smoothly made example of British movie noir. Director Michael Winner, then at the begin of his career, had a powerful cast (Alfred Lynch, Eric Portman, Diana Dors, Finlay Currie, et al) to inhabit this starkly photographed tiny crime melodrama set in London bedsit-land, all tacky Notting Hill coffee bars and smoky jazz clubs.Lynch makes a downbeat but sympathetic protagonist, more thoughtful than the usual kind of hero. Portman plays the clipped-moustache ex-military man-turned-swindler to perfection. Dors is just right, too, as a blousy divorcée ("Young enough to still wish a husband; old enough not receive the one I want").Winner plays up the salacious sex element a bit, but a tight Keith Waterhouse/Willis Hall script touches on Lynch's Catholic guilt, and Currie's existential find for 'truth', just enough to give the storyline a modicum of depth. There's also an evocative score by Stanley Black, with Acker Bilk on sax.Until latterly a neglected, even scorned, cinema sub-genre, these usually low-budget British movie noirs, often superbly photographed, were violent by the standards of their day, and showed the rain-washed roads of towns like Newcastle (Payroll), Manchester (Hell Is a City) and Brighton (Jigsaw), as well as London, should be cute mean, too.Winner's next film, The System with Oliver Reed, was even better.
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