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Martin is a homosexual, sentenced to two years in jail for seduction of a minor. It is apparent to him that the case would never have come to trial had the relationship involved not been a homosexual one. The inhuman daily routine of the jail is relieved when a liberal prison warden agrees to an ... Read more
A clip based on the Robert Graves mythology about the bird of the Globus. ... Read more
A dramatic psychological thriller about a secret 30 years in the making. ... When a family of four living on a rambling vineyard in Alsace-Lorraine open their doors to a young woman - the victim of a minor car accident - they have little reason to suspect trouble. But Alice brings with her a ... Read more
Euolaz—one of those comfortable, sprawling Swiss villages where the cattle trot home in the evening and the streets echo ... the sound of their bells. TV journalist Bernard Fontana arrives with his assistant Didier to record an interview with an expert on famine and malnutrition, who has ... Read more
The romantic story set in Caucasia based on the I9th century poem THE DEMON by Lermontov has been adapted to imagery of modern Berlin. ... Read more
Produced for teaching purposes at the high-school level. Gives an insight into the development of a single bee in a large hive. Stages shown include the laying of eggs by the queen; sealing pupas in cells and various stages of development; beginning of a new swarm; killing by the female bees of the ... Read more
The Devil's General, made in 1955, has won several Festival awards; it unites many of West Germany's leading talents of today &ndash: the director, Helmut Kautner; the stars, Curd Jiirgens and Marianne Koch; the production company, Real Studios - - in a work of high technical quality. ... The film ... Read more
A puppet tale about a soldier returned from war who, finding his captain, his marshal and his king in hell, locks them up there to ensure the safety of the world from militarism. ... Read more
Herr Hoffman often dreams that he just ... woke up and saw something strange before really waking up... Then, one day, he mistakes reality for a dream. ... Read more
According to the history books, Napoleon Bonaparte died in 1821 in exile on the island of St Helena. Director Alan Taylor maintains that it was an imposter who croaked and that the real Napoleon was working undercover as a greengrocer, plotting to regain his lost empire! Part whimsical comedy, part ... Read more
The last hours of a cinema that just before contact with the wrecker experiences the glitter of an old-time movie premiere one last time. But the nostalgia trip is constantly undercut, and the film concludes in a mixture of tongue-in-cheek pathos and melancholy as the theatre is demolished. ... Read more
Each year, more and more starlets wear less and less on the beaches; each year the American navy sends ten warships. . . This film takes an acid look at the Cannes Festival. ... Read more
A puppet film without commentary: it is a simple tale of the teddy bear and other nursery animals and toys coming to the rescue of the doll which has been thrown into the corner. ... Read more
"Brandishes poetic insights and imaginative flights." - Hollywood Reporter ... Miranda July's highly anticipated new film occupies the same playful and offbeat universe as her acclaimed debut feature, Me and You and Everyone We Know (MIFF 2005). ... Sophie (July) and Jason (Hamish Linklater) live ... Read more
Isabelle, a film actress in her mid-thirties and at the pinnacle of her fame, returns from filming in Berlin to the small seaside French town where her parents care for her young daughter while she is away. Her co-star, with whom she is having an affair, follows her and moves into a nearby hotel ... Read more
De Sica's film is a faithful, yet fully cinematic transfer to the screen of Giorgio Bassani's semi-autobio-graphical novel of the same title. ... The Finzi-Continis, a wealthy, aristocratic Jewish family, lead a secluded life on their splendid estate in the northern Italian town of Ferrara. It is ... Read more
Joseph Bioch is the goal-keeper, and in the film's opening sequence he fails to save a penalty kick. He departs suddenly from the ground and we follow his actions through a series of short scenes. He looks for an evening paper and goes to the cinema; he returns and strangles his girl-friend, then ... Read more
The not so funny topic of sexual harassment is attacked in a humorous fashion by this short cut-out animation from Germany. A woman is unsuccessful in defending herself from molestation by men until she discovers a wonderful solution An atypical treatment of this issue carried out and resolved with ... Read more
The Great Garden of Hanover-Herrenhausen is filmed to the "Water Music" of Handel, who was music-director at the court of Hanover. The film aims at illustrating the unity of the arts in the Baroque period. ... Diploma of Merit, Edinburgh Festival. ... Read more
Corruption in modern Iran comes under fire in The Hunter, a neo-realist drama that veers into thriller territory. ... In the icy woods outside of Tehran, security guard Ali lets off steam by hunting wild animals. Working night shift means he doesn't see much of his family - but when his wife is ... Read more
New York. A condom holds the city hostage. The body count is rising as this living, squirming, and worst of all biting - right off! - rubber, grips the city in prophylactic panic. When Inspector Luigi Mackeroni loses a testicle to the latex menace, the case becomes personal. He managers to blow the ... Read more
Werner Schroeter, the celebrated German avant-garde filmmaker, who studied in Naples, made his first narrative film in The Kingdom of Naples. ... This is a chronicle about a poor family and their neighbours spanning thirty years. The milieu is the slums of Naples, a commune formed in the Via ... Read more
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