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Description: Viola and Sebastian are lookalike twins, separated by a shipwreck. Viola lands in Illyria, where she disguises herself like her brother and goes into the service of the Duke Orsino. Orsino sends her to support him woo the Lady Olivia, who doesn't wish the Duke, but finds that she likes the fresh messenger the Duke's sending. Then, of course, Viola's brother shows up, and merry hell breaks loose. Meanwhile, Olivia's uncle and his cohorts are trying to search some method to receive back at Olivia's officious majordomo, Malvolio.
Description: Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona where we lay our scene, from ancient grudge break to fresh mutiny where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes a pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life whose misadventur'd piteous overthrows doth with their death bury their parents' strife.
Description: The bitter Trojan Fight drags on - the Greeks blame Achilles' apathy for weak morale, while Troy's character Hector challenges one of the opponent to a private duel. And after her father exchanges Cressida for a Trojan prisoner, the fight becomes private for her distraught lover Troilus.
Description: Richard Duke of Gloucester, youngest brother of Lord Edward IV, will stop at nothing to receive the crown. He first convinces the ailing Lord that the Duke of Clarence, his elder brother, is a threat to the lives of Edward's two young sons. Edward has him imprisoned in the Turret of London; assassins in Richard's pay then drown Clarence in a barrel of wine. When news of Clarence's death reaches the King, the subsequent grief and remorse bring about his death. Richard is made King Protector, with power to rule England while his nephew (now Lord Edward V) is still a minor. Before the young king's coronation he has his two nephews conveyed to the Tower, ostensibly for their safekeeping. Richard's accomplice, the Duke of Buckingham, then declares the two men illegitimate and offers Richard the crown, which after a present of reticence he accepts. After Richard's coronation, he and Buckingham have a falling-out over whether or not to assassinate the two children.
Description: Having subdued the Goths, fighter Titus Andronicus returns to Rome to bury his sons, with Gothic Queen Tamora and her retinue as captives. The newly-dead Roman Emperor's two sons, Saturninus and Bassianus, are competing for their father's title. According to Roman custom, Titus sacrifices Tamora's eldest son to the Gods; having the deciding vote, he also chooses Saturninus as Emperor. Both acts have tragic consequences.
Description: Says the real storyline of Gwen Terasaki, who falls in love with, then marries a Japanese diplomat. When fight breaks out they search animosity and problem from both sides.
Description: When Pericles discovers the dread respond to Antioch's riddle, he flees for his life straight into famine, shipwreck, love, fatherhood, and other shipwreck; he loses his wife and daughter, and doesn't search them again until the storyline moves us through resurrection, attempted murder, pirates, prostitution, and divine revelation.
Description: Richard II, who ascended the throne as a child, is a regal and stately monarch. He believes he is the rightful ruler of England, ordained by God, yet he is a low and ineffective lord - wasteful in his spending habits, unwise in his choise of chansellors, and detached from his country and its people. When he seizes the land of his cousin Henry Bolingbroke, both the commoners and the barons decide that their lord has gone too far...
Description: Benedick and Beatrice war their merry fight of words. But when Beatrice's friend, Hero, is humiliatingly jilted by Benedick's greatest friend, Claudio, Benedick has to select which side he's on. But unknown to all, Claudio's been tricked by the bastard Don John, and (unfortunately), it's up to Dogberry and Verges to solve the case.
Description: When the Duke of Vienna takes a mysterious leave of absence and leaves the strict Angelo in charge, things couldn't be worse for Claudio, who is sentenced to death for premarital sex. His sister, Isabella (a nun-in-training), however, is a very persuasive pleader. She goes to Angelo, but instead of freeing her brother, she gets an offer from Angelo to save Claudio's life if Isabella sleeps with him. The only sympathetic mate Isabella has is a priest who, in actuality, is the Duke in disguise...and he has a plan.
Description: Hoping to shake up the complacent Italian Communist Party, a group of leftist radicals sends an incendiary letter to a major evening newspaper declaring their intention to volunteer to war American units in Vietnam as a political statement vs the war.
Description: Gunnar Hede is raised by a strict mother, who wants him to become respectable to match his family’s wealth. He is more interested in his grandfather, who started as an itinerant violin player, but got rich by leading a herd of wild reindeer south to market. He falls for a violinist working with a married couple of traveling performers and renounces his fortune to go with them. He then tries to earn a fortune by driving reindeer to market, but it doesn’t work out and he goes insane. He is finally restored to sanity by the violinist when she returns with the performers. - imdb
Description: La Vie du Christ was released in Paris in April, 1906, and subsequently distributed with newly translated intertitles May, 1907 in the United States. Seen today, the movie seems brief, running 2,164 35mm feet, or slightly less than 25 mins running time at a standardized projection speed of 24 fps, or 90 feet per minute. It is divided into 25 separate scenes, from the comeback in Bethlehem, in which Joseph and Mary are turned away from the stable, to the burial of Christ. By the standards of the period, La Vie du Christ was both ambitious and lavish in production, as well as epic in running time, in an era in which most movies lasted only a several minutes. In every of the sequences of La Vie du Christ, Guy seeks to ritualize the life and death of Christ as a series of performative actions, said through gesture and silence alone, in which the stations of Christ's life can be segmented into a series of performative tableaux.
Description: A prostitute is robbed and murdered. A fourteen-year-old woman (Laura Vivaldi) sees a suave gigolo come out of the hotel where the murder occurred. She has a schoolgirl crush on the handsome boy though, so instead of reporting the crime she befriends him.
Description: When 30 something Sean meets Eastern European immigrant Wolf, sparks fly. They return to Sean’s apartment and start a high energy and hugely sexual affair. What begins as a mere possibility meeting slowly evolves into something more. Wolf is simple going, turning tricks to supplement his living, while Sean is needy, talkative and neurotic. Creating a stable relationship is fraught with problems. With Wolf disappearing for hours at a time and Sean doing drugs the two of them seem to be headed down a path of destruction.
Description: In the sleepy city of Vine Creek, preacher and volunteer fireman Joe Cass wakes up to realize his family and community are at a breaking point. Joe decides to take control of his life and gotta prove his bravery when he is named to save a kid trapped inside a burning building. Lost inside the inferno, a mysterious fireman supports them to security and quickly disappears. As Joe waits for the mystery fireman to come forward, rumors circulate throughout Vine Creek that the apparition was an angel sent from above.
Description: The movie follows few disaffected youth in the fictional Thirteen Princess High School in Chengdu. Feng, the film's protagonist, is a short-haired tomboy who has a love affair with the jock, Taotao. With the comeback of Bao, a student from Beijing, Feng finds herself gravitating to the fresh presence.
Description: The year is 1919. German units retreat from Ukraine. The Directory, the Ukrainian national government lead by Symon Petliura, takes control of Kyiv. Meanwhile, the Bolshevik division commanded by Mykola Shchors is marching on the capital. The Bolsheviks capture the towns of Vinnytsia, Zhmerynka, and others one by one, but lose Berdychiv to Petliura’s forces. They are demoralized by the defeat. By his private example of courage and military skill, Shchors inspires the retreating Red units and leads them to win over the enemy.
Description: Josephine and Antonio have reached a delicate economic balance after marriage. The salary of lawyer from him, and wins her in the hospital, allows them to survive and fantasize about some freak. The case is complicated by the news that Josephine is pregnant. Ahead of the debacle that may involve having a "child who eats everything, including food," Josephine teaches the baby still in her womb, higher education courses in order to save some cash in schools. Meanwhile, Antonio enters the underworld scene, looking for customers who offer their services as a lawyer.
Description: Each Friday, the Colonel puts on his only suit and goes to the dock to await a letter announcing the comeback of his pension. But the townsfolk all know that this pension will never come. His wife also knows it, and even he knows it. But he is still waiting, living with the pain of the death of his son.
Description: Rolondo (Jorge Sanz), a marine biologist who specializes in sexual behavior of the mussels, has rented a house in Tenerife that, to his surprise, when he comes, he discovers inhabited by a pretty woman, Paula (Leticia Brédice) paradigm for all disorders. Paula is in need of cash and convinces Rolondo to accompany her to a poker game, so she can quickly receive the cash to leave the house and leave him alone with his mussels. Rolondo with the passing hours falls for her, but discovers that Paula likes girls ... forcing him to take a drastic decision.
Description: In late September, Iñigo comes to Madrid to study psychology and stays at the home of his sister Esther, who lives with a porn storyline writer named Gabriel and that is not going through its best. The three begin a relationships sneaking, but neither will search it simple to say if it's a easy journey or if they are living a love story.
Description: The FBI sought the support of Lucinda Pond (Jeanne Tripplehorn), a former agent of the body, to test to locate the creator of a series of murders that allegedly may have committed his brother. Lucinda, who left the police years ago, decides to support reluctantly convinced by an old boyfriend (Leland Orser). The tracks are directly similar to the abuse that Lucinda and her brother suffered during his childhood, which seems to be in the suspect has caused a serious psychological disorder.
Description: Maria is a woman in her early teens whose family lives in an upscale gated suburb. Maria's parents are going out of city for a week, and rather than leave her with relatives or hire a babysitter, Maria is place in charge of looking after her tiny sister Sofia, with housekeeper Esther serving as a nominal adult authority figure, though for the most part she lets Maria and the others do what they please. With only their parents bedroom off-limits, Maria and Sofia have the run of the house, and later they and their mates Facundo, Quique, Rodrigo and Timmy are spending their days exploring the place. As the children start creating their own guidelines to run counter to the ones their absent parents set down, Esther brings a young relative, Fernando, to enjoy with them, and the privileged children start to receive a notion of they methods of the outside world.
Description: The game hero is a married provincial schoolmaster and a notorious philanderer. He is a russian Don Juan except that he himself doesn't seek to seduce; the girls around him simply search him irresistibly attractive, and he is only too satisfied to go along. The enjoy predates the realism of Chekhov's soon works in its desjointedness, but many of its scenes present the seeds of brilliance that would eventually emerge.
Description: Based on the ebook of Benito Pérez Galdós. Marianela (Nela) is an orphan young woman living in a tiny village where she tutorials the blind young son of a rich country man. She is secretly in love with him, knowing that he loves her only because he can't see her ugly face. But one day a popular doctor appears and promises to operate him so he can see. His father is satisfied to know this method he will be able to marry his rich cousin. Nela gets desperate knowing his luck will turn into her disgrace when he finally sees her face.
Description: The Seagull is about the natural tendency to seek love in the wrong places. Masha is in love with the playwright Constantin, who is in love with Nina. However Nina ignores Constantin's affection and becomes infatuated with other man. Constantin gotta endure not only rejection but also the ridicule of his mother, Madame Arkadina, a fading diva.
Description: A fiercely active Communard, Louise Michel is condemned for taking arms vs Bismarck. Along with thousands of another revolutionaries, she is deported to Fresh Caledonia, whilst, back in Paris, a young parliamentarian Georges Clemenceau campaigns for a truce with the Communards. During her exile, Louise Michel becomes a teacher and wins the admiration of the another deportees, inspiring them to rise up vs the colonial order…
Description: When flaky novelist Mario turns up one day at the school where Daniel teaches, the educator is convinced the writer is a spirit from his repressed past, buried deep in his subconscious. As children, the two might almost have been brothers. But the marriage between Daniel’s father and Mario’s mother never materialised. This unexpected re-encounter brings both families together. When Mario slits his wrists and dies, Daniel and his wife Laura deliever a home for the dead man’s daughter. Laura, who is childless, loves the woman from the moment they meet, but Daniel feels increasingly nervous around her. The demons of his past guilt continue to torment him. Daniel suffers agonies – until things come to a head during a present down in the mountains.
Description: In a tiny Russian city at the turn of the century, three sisters (Olga, Irina, and Masha) and their brother Andrei live but dream everyday of their return to their former home in Moscow, where life is charming and stimulating meaningful. But for actually they exist in a malaise of dissatisfaction. Troops from the local military post deliever them some companionship and society, but nothing can suffice to replace Moscow in their hopes. Andrei marries a provincial girl, Natasha, and starts to settle into a life of much less meaning than he had hoped. Natasha starts to run the family her way. Masha, though married, yearns for the sophisticated life and starts a dalliance with Vershinin, an units officer with a sick and suicidal wife. Even Irina, the freshest, most optimistic of the sisters, starts to waver in her dreams until, finally, tragedy strikes.
Description: Writing for ITV's SATURDAY NIGHT THEATRE series, Dennis Potter introduced the notion that famous melody expresses the yearning of the human spirit for a better world. A troubled young man, David Peters (Ian Holm), claims, "Once dreams were possible, that's what the famous songs said us." Rejecting rock melody of the day, Peters is immersed in the tunes of Thirties crooner Al Bowlly (killed during the London blitz). He collects Bowlly memorabilia, publishes the Bowlly fan-club newsletter, and finds pleasure in lip-synching Bowlly records but his obsession with Bowlly masks certain darker happenings in his past.
Description: Madame Ranevsky and her daughter Anya return home from Paris to search that their beloved family estate and cherry orchard are to be auctioned off to pay debts. Lopahin, a former serf on the estate who is actually a walthy landowner, proposes razing the home and cherrt orchard and dividing the estate into plats that should be leased at nice profit. The family, however, continues to keep out hope that their beloved home can somehow be saved from destruction.
Description: Past and show intertwine: An elderly couple returns to the hotel where they became close when they were young and flashbacks to the earlier visit reveal the origins of both their pleasures and problems. Somewhere between the past and the present, Dennis Potter attempted to search "the shape of a life, of two lives..."
Description: Howard Thorne is a rapist in Los Angeles: he meets girls at work and at parties or he sees them walking down the street, and he follows them, terrifies them, and assaults them. He also dreams about these assaults, and he's unclear how much of what he's done is true and how much is fantasy. He ignores his heroin-using wife, Vicki, who tries everything she can think of to receive his sexual attention. Howard and Vicki go separately to a costume party where she learns the full truth about his nature and where he is stalked by one of his newest victims. Individualized versions of Hell await Howard and Vicki.
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I recently had the nice luck to search a copy of "Wildwechsel" and found it to be among the greatest work of Rainer Werner Fassbinder. It's an extremely rare film. The game roughly translates into "Jailbait," and it is a seemingly easy storyline about young love, between a 19 year old man and a strange, mature beyond her years, woman of 14. What young woman wouldn't be smitten by the older, handsome, motorcycle riding Franz? Hanni's parents are horrified by the relationship and test to separate the pair, but have tiny success. The first portion of "Jailbait" plays out like a very sweet after school unique type of thing, (only with some graphic nudity) but when the second act unfolds, things take an extremely dark and disturbing turn, in real Fassbinder style. And Fassbinder truly is a master of dark drama and controversy. And many familiar faces appear, such as Hanna Schygulla, Kurt Raab, and El Hedi ben Salem. Harry Baer is unbelievable as the young rebel, and Eva Mattes can enjoy sweet innocent as well as she can pull off cold, clinical, and psychotic. As far as family dramas go, it doesn't receive better than this bittersweet tale. Absolutely worth tracking down for fanatics of the late, nice Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
Tonight I saw the infamous Wildwechsel, or Jail Bait, at the Museum of Modern Art. This film lives up to it's reputation as one of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's darkest and most perverse movies. And that's really telling something.Eva Mattes, age 18, plays Hanni, age 14. Hanni willingly has a sexual relationship with Franz, age 19 (played by Harry Baer). Hanni looks older than her age--say, 4 years older--as we cannot support but notice, since Hanni is nude or hornily pulling her clothes off in stage after scene. Franz gets busted for sleeping with a minor, but Hanni still wants him, and it all goes downhill from there.This is an extraordinary lvl of cinematic manipulation by Fassbinder. He makes the audience feel guilty for watching a 14 year old woman (even though we know she is fictional), naked on the screen, in sexual situations. The only folks who don't realize that Hanni is a sexual being are her conservative (Nazi daddy) parents, who blame Hanni for crashing their lives. Death threats, suicide threats, and tragedy upon tragedy ensue. The emotional "vicious circles", (Elsaesser, 1976) are especially vicious in Jail Bait: the parent/child relationships go from bleak to bleaker to bleakest. None of the four main characters are sympathetic, and Hanni, the ostensible victim, has the blackest soul of them all. MOMA's print was vintage '72 and type of a dirty faded unrestored mess, especially at the very beginning. But that is a minor complaint. Jailbait includes early test of key Fassbinder imagery which return in movie after film: the slaughterhouse, a child's dolls, and the ever show mirrors. The performances from Harry Baer and Eva Mattes as star crossed, twisted young lovers are heart wrenching.Seeing Jail Bait, there is no wonder why it has never been released on VHS or DVD--this movie truly pushes and challenges the limits of decency, in many ways. That's what makes it classic, essential Fassbinder.
Wildwechsel is one of the very nice Fassbinder films. It's a family-story with all the restrictions in a typical Bavarian Fassbinder-family. Eva Matthes is the daughter in her puberty who wants to discover sexuality. Harry Baer is the young Romeo. But as everytime with Fassbinder the folks surrounding the two - parents - are opponents of the relationship. I don't know, why this Fassbinder-film is never been shown on TV again and why it never got released on VHS or DVD - lucky folks who have the movie on celluloid ;-) Maybe it has to do with the creator Franz Xaver Kroetz, that this very nice Fassbinder-film from the center of his oeuvre is not available.
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