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Description: A pretty and sophisticated teenager is placed in a regimented French girls' boarding school after her father apparently commits suicide over a business scandal. She instantly gains admirers -- a lustful middle-aged artist, a handsome young composer, a fellow female student -- as well as a jealous rival. With the support of her schoolmates, she attempts to elope with the composer, but the adults catch on to the plot, and she is locked into her room at night.
Description: Michael Paton is dead, with no recollection as to why. Separated by death, Michael's body and soul have to work together to escape the After-Life, and salvage what redemption they have left.
Description: Svend come back after a year of travel as a mate. Inger and Svend's father has been waiting him with longing. Conversely, Svends brother Thorsten, jealousy at Svend. Both of Inger's love for Sven and because Svend take over the family fishing boat. After a fresh argument in the family takes Svend zone with other skipper, so that Thorsten can receive the boat. Thorsten sabotage the radio, so that Sven and Inger can not talk. So reports Bluewater storm!
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Description: Lars lives a life dedicated to his disabled mother and his job at a petrol station. One day the woman he is secretly in love with, Julie, faints at his feet. Julie recovers but suffers from an acute psychosis confusing Lars with her deceased boyfriend Søren. Lars decides to take on Søren's identity and hold Julie locked in her psychosis. This is his possibility of a lifetime, to experience love.
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Description: Interesting first (silent) film from Renoir he realized so his wife should have the leading role of Catherine. The film became an object of quarrel between Renoir and Dieudonné who directed this car together and every played also a part in the movie. Was this a Renoir film or one of Dieudonné, reducing Renoir to its pupil? The dispute became so massive 2 versions exist, one slash by Renoir and one by Dieudonné. However the themes are so typically Renoir that I question the claim of the co-director. Like in so many another Renoir films you see a picture of the relationships between masters and servants, with a clear sympathy for the servants and a nice dislike for the hypocrisy of the ruling classes. Also the contradiction between order and disorder (major theme in the finished oeuvre of Renoir) is already show in this first attempt to create a movie.
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Description: Li Qin leaves her temperamental husband and unknowingly provides a trail for a detective who has been, for months, secretly devoted to her. In the wake of their one-way chase, a Chinese businessman wanders around town; two magicians attempt to overcome a crisis, and a waitress is desperate for stability. Some will search what they are looking for, some will search every other, and some simply will not.
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Description: Giovanna d'Arco al rogo (English: Joan of Arc at the Stake) is a 1954 Italian movie directed by Roberto Rossellini and starring his wife Ingrid Bergman, which shows a live performance on December 1953 at the San Carlo Theatre in Naples. The movie takes zone mostly in a surrealistic fantasy around the time of the execution of Joan of Arc. Joan of Arc, played by Ingrid Bergman, is being burned alive for heresy. In a type of dream state, she departs from her body and starts to look back upon her life. She starts this adventure in a depressed and demoralized state. However, a priest appears to support tutorial her. First, he shows her those that accused her in the guise of animal characters, in order to present her their real nature. Then, he shows her the nice that she has performed for people. In the end, she is proud of what she has done and is ready to face the flames.
Description: Professor Griggs, teaching at the college, doesn't receive paid a living wage; his next door neighbor, successful shoemaker Olsen, has cash and plentiful food, while the Griggses have hardly any. When the professor's rich student Phil West falls for pretty Griggs daughter Amelia and also befriends the terrible Reverend Gates (a young boy who is also in love with Amelia), he observes the difference in his life and theirs and tries to support create a difference.
Description: A young doctor has been assigned to a hospital in the provinces, in the lakes district of northern Poland. The zone is a playground with hunting lodges for the priviledged, the local politicians cover up any leaks to the public. The doctor discovers a situation of drunken driving but is silenced by blackmail in the court. He tries to war back but has a love affair with the unfaithful wife of the town's Mayor.
Description: 1918. Thousands of volunteers hurry to defend a nascent Republic of Estonia vs the advancing opponent from East and South-East. Among others three brave young boys - a student, a blacksmith and a farmhand - enlist to the Estonian People's Army. Three of them go scouting together and shoulder by shoulder they war in battle. With strenuous effort the enemy's overwhelming contingent is pushed back. The farmhand falls as a hero, while the battle-hardened blacksmith and the student return home. The reconstruction of the young republic begins.
Description: A debauched young aristocrat entrusts the running of his country house to Tom, the butler, on whom he depends absolutely. Before long the servant starts to dominate his master, to the alarm of the newly hired German nanny who senses sinister, demonic intent in Tom's control of the house.
Description: This compelling emotional drama stars Carol White as a young single mother who finds herself caught between two folks – a local priest and a folk singer – every of whom wants to convert her to his own worldview. An elegy to a younger generation looking for something to trust in, Made co-stars hugely influential folk-rock musician Roy Harper in his screen debut. Produced by Joseph Janni – who previously made the astonishingly successful Terrible Cow with White – directed by The Long Nice Friday's John Mackenzie and featuring fresh songs specially composed by Harper.
Description: This gripping storyline centers on the romance between Wang Chin Lung and Sue San. Although they may be perfectly matched when it comes to their love for one other, the two come from remarkably various social ranks. While Chin Lung is the son of a respected government official, Su San is a prostitute, albeit a popular one.
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Description: Serge Tanneur (Fabrice Luchini) is at the pinnacle of his acting career when he decides to turn his back on present business and become a hermit living off of France’s Atlantic coast. Three years later, Gauthier Valence (Lambert Wilson), a beloved TV actor, shows up on the island to offer Serge a role in his directorial debut – a rendition of Molière’s classic play, “The Misanthrope”. Serge refuses at first, but then suggests that they rehearse the first stage and after five days he’ll decide if he wants to dothe enjoy or not. What ensues is a war of brawn and wits and peculiar encounters with a hotel maid who longs to be a pornstar and an Italian divorcée.
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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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