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Friday, 31 May 2019

Der Baader Meinhof Komplex / The Baader Meinhof Complex. 2008. HD.

Der Baader Meinhof Komplex / The Baader Meinhof Complex. 2008. HD.
DE. Der Baader Meinhof Komplex ist ein Politdrama von Uli Edel mit Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu und Johanna Wokalek.
In dem historischen deutschen Drama Der Baader Meinhof Komplex werden Geschichte und Hintergründe der linksradikalen Organisation RAF nachgezeichnet.
In den Jahren 1967 bis 1977 entsteht die linksradikale Organisation Rote-Armee-Fraktion (RAF), die von Andreas Baader (Moritz Bleibtreu), der Journalistin Ulrike Meinhof (Martina Gedeck) und Gudrun Ensslin (Johanna Wokalek) gegründet wird. Sie sind als Kinder der Nazi-Generation für jegliche Art von Faschismus sensibilisiert und sehen diese in der nordamerikanischen Außenpolitik, die von der deutschen Gesellschaft unterstützt wird. Doch ihre Kampagnen nehmen schnell terroristische Züge an und hinterlassen Opfer.
Vorsitzender des Bundeskriminalamtes Horst Herold (Bruno Ganz) versucht die Beweggründe der Organisation zu verstehen, kann diese jedoch nicht mit seinem Verständnis von Gerechtigkeit vereinen und sieht sich gezwungen, die Gewaltausschreitungen zu beenden. Es gelingt ihm, mehreren RAF-Anhängern auf die Schliche zu kommen. Doch wird ihm langsam klar, dass die Polizei allein nicht die Kraft besitzt, die Anti-Terror-Mission zu stemmen.
EN. The Baader Meinhof Complex (German: Der Baader Meinhof Komplex) is a 2008 German film by Uli Edel in his first non-TV directorial project since 2000's The Little Vampire. Written and produced by Bernd Eichinger, it stars Moritz Bleibtreu, Martina Gedeck, and Johanna Wokalek. The film is based on the 1985 German best selling non-fiction book of the same name by Stefan Aust. It retells the story of the early years of the West German far-left terrorist organisation the Rote Armee Fraktion (Red Army Fraction, or Red Army Faction, a.k.a. RAF) from 1967 to 1977.
The film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 81st Academy Awards. It was also nominated for the Golden Globe in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
Germany in the 1970s: Murderous bomb attacks, the threat of terrorism and the fear of the enemy inside are rocking the very foundations of the yet fragile German democracy. The radicalised children of the Nazi generation lead by Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof and Gudrun Ensslin are fighting a violent war against what they perceive as the new face of fascism: American imperialism supported by the German establishment, many of whom have a Nazi past. Their aim is to create a more human society but by employing inhuman means they not only spread terror and bloodshed, they also lose their own humanity. The man who understands them is also their hunter: the head of the German police force Horst Herold. And while he succeeds in his relentless pursuit of the young terrorists, he knows he's only dealing with the tip of the iceberg.
Director: Uli Edel.
Cast: Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu, Johanna Wokalek, Nadja Uhl, Stipe Erceg, Niels-Bruno Schmidt, Vinzenz Kiefer, Simon Licht, Alexandra Maria Lara, Daniel Lommatzsch, Sebastian Blomberg, Hannah Herzsprung.
Germany, France, Czech Republic, 2008.
Language: German, English, Russian.
Subtitles: English, German, Russian.
1280x720 HD
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Der Baader Meinhof Komplex / The Baader Meinhof Complex. 2008. HD.
Der Baader Meinhof Komplex / The Baader Meinhof Complex. 2008. HD.

The Shiralee. 1957.

The Shiralee. 1957.
 The Shiralee is a 1957 British film in the Australian Western genre. It was made by Ealing Studios, starring Peter Finch, directed by Leslie Norman and based on the novel by D'Arcy Niland. Although all exterior scenes were filmed in Sydney, Scone and Binnaway, New South Wales and Australian actors Charles Tingwell, Bill Kerr and Ed Devereaux played in supporting roles, the film is really a British film made in Australia, rather than an Australian film.
An itinerant rural worker named Macauley —sometimes described as a "swagman" or "swaggie"—suddenly finds himself taking responsibility for his child. In their time together in the barren landscapes of the outback, father and daughter bond. The child is the "shiralee", an Irish or Aboriginal word meaning "swag", or metaphorically, a "burden."
Having returned to Sydney from "walkabout", he finds his wife living with another man. He beats up the man and takes his daughter, Buster, with him. Macauley tries to get a job with a previous employer, Parker, but he angrily tells Macauley to go away, saying he had left his daughter Lily pregnant. Macauley tries to leave Buster with some friends of his, but she runs after him and he relents. Macauley narrowly prevents his wife making off with Buster, but after Buster is hit by a car and badly injured, he finds out that his wife is divorcing him and trying to gain legal custody of Buster. He returns to Sydney to fight it, leading to a violent confrontation with his wife's new lover.
Director: Leslie Norman.
Cast: Peter Finch, Dana Wilson, Elizabeth Sellars, George Rose, Rosemary Harris, Russell Napier, Niall MacGinnis, Tessie O'Shea, Sidney James, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Reg Lye.
UK, 1957.
Language: English.
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Monday, 27 May 2019

Innocence. 2004. HD.

Innocence. 2004. HD.
Innocence is a 2004 French mystery drama film written and directed by Lucile Hadžihalilović, inspired by the novella Mine-Haha, or On the Bodily Education of Young Girls by Frank Wedekind, and starring Marion Cotillard. The film follows a year in the life of the girls in the third dormitory at a secluded boarding school, where new students arrive in coffins.
Confused, yet curious, six-year-old Iris is taken in hand by Bianca, the leader of a group of girls who live in one of five houses that make up a kind of boarding school. The only adults are old servants and two authoritarian teachers. Obedience is paramount. Those caught trying to escape are either swallowed up by the horrors of the outside world or condemned to serve the other girls within the school walls for the rest of their lives. The girls suffer various indignities of school life, longing to get outside. However, the eldest girls disappear each night for several hours under orders not to reveal their whereabouts to the others. In the end, we learn how these girls step into adulthood in this familiar, but clearly alternate, universe.
Director: Lucile Hadžihalilović.
Cast: Zoé Auclair, Lea Bridarolli, Bérangère Haubruge, Marion Cotillard, Hélène de Fougerolles, Olga Peytavi-Müller, Joséphine Van Wambeke, Corinne Marchand, Sonia Petrovna.
Belgium, France, UK, Japan, 2004.
Language: French.
1920x1080 HD
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Innocence. 2004. HD.

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Libahunt. 1968.

Libahunt. 1968.
 EE. Tammaru talus kasvab üles kolm last – perepoeg Margus ja kaks orbu, Mari ja Tiina. Tiina on erk ja väle nagu tulesäde ning Margusele ütlemata armas. Isa ja ema tahavad, et ta võtaks naiseks Mari, sest too on nende hõimust, Tiina aga võõrast verd. Tema ema hukati nõiana häbipostis. Mari meelest on Tiina Marguse ära teinud. Tema süda ei luba poissi nõia tütre saagiks jätta, ja nii süüdistab ta kasuõde terve küla ees libahundiks käimises.
EN. Libahunt (the Estonian name for a werewolf) is the name of a 1912 play (a tragedy) by August Kitzberg, and a 1968 film of the same name based on the play.
A triangular love story evolves in a peasant family in southwestern Estonian countryside around Halliste in the beginning of 1800s over a time span of 15 years.
Director: Leida Laius.
Cast: Ene Rämmeld, Doris Kareva, Malle Klaassen, Külli Song, Evald Hermaküla, Rein Valter, Arnold Sikkel, Evi Rauer, Elsa Ratassepp, Leonhard Merzin.
USSR, Tallinnfilm, 1968.
Language: Estonian.
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Libahunt. 1968.

Friday, 24 May 2019

El camino de la vida / The Road of Life. 1956.

El camino de la vida / The Road of Life. 1956.
 ES. Retrato de la vida de los niños marginados en Ciudad de México a través de tres delincuentes de un centro tutelar de menores. Uno de ellos mató a su padrastro para proteger a su madre, otro dejó ciego a su tutor para defenderse de sus abusos, y un tercero se ve obligado a robar para poder comer.
EN. The Road of Life (Spanish: El camino de la vida) is a 1956 Mexican drama film directed by Alfonso Corona Blake. At the 6th Berlin International Film Festival it won the Honourable Mention (Director) award.
The film is about three young criminal boys who await sentencing in Mexico City's Juvenile Court. One boy murdered his stepfather to protect his mother; the second boy blinded his chief tormentor; and the third resorts to stealing to support his family. Lawyer Enrique Lucero begins the task of rehabilitating the three to become good and be acceptable to society.
Director: Alfonso Corona Blake.
Cast: Luis Alba, Guillermo Bravo Sosa, Antonio Brillas, José Chávez, Rafael Estrada, Carmen Funés, Ignacio García Torres, Eufrosina García, Guido García, Rafael González, Mario Humberto Jiménez Pons, Rogelio 'Frijolitos' Jiménez Pons, Enrique Lucero, Miguel Manzano, Roberto Meyer, Manuel Vergara 'Manver', Inés Murillo.
Mexico, 1956.
Language: Spanish.
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El camino de la vida / The Road of Life. 1956.
El camino de la vida / The Road of Life. 1956.

Monday, 20 May 2019

Vsyudu yest nebo. 1966.

Vsyudu yest nebo. 1966.
 The longing of a little girl for her father, a military pilot who died in peacetime, becomes unbearable. But Major Lukyanov appears in the house, looking like Tanya`s  father. Having found a friend, the girl dreams of getting a father. But the anxiety again settled in the child's soul. Because he is a pilot too...
Director: Nikolay Mashchenko.
Cast: Svetlana Nagornaya, Inna Vykhodtseva, Yevgeniy Gvozdov, Vasiliy Fushchich, Alim Fedorinskiy, A. Vdovkin, V. Sadovnichiy, V. Rukavishnikov.
USSR, 1966.
Language: Russian.
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Sunday, 19 May 2019

Druzhok. 1958.

Druzhok. 1958.
 The film tells about the merry adventures of two inseparable friends - Misha and Kolya, who once in the summer stayed at their country house without adults. With them were only Mayka little girl and a friend of friends — a shaggy, loyal and patient dog named Druzhok. He played a significant role in the great adventures of inseparable friends...
Director: Viktor Eysymont.
Writer: Nikolai Nosov.
Cast: Vitya Koval, Tolya Ptichkin, Olya Esalnek, Marina Ordanskaya, Fedor Nikitin, Zoya Fedorova, Agriy Augshkap, Aleksandra Popova.
USSR, Kinostudiya imeni M. Gorkogo, 1958.
Language: Russian.
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Priko sinjeg mora / Across the Blue Sea. 1979.

Priko sinjeg mora / Across the Blue Sea. 1979.
HR. Film pruža nekoliko varijanti stvarnog i mogućeg djetinjstva u ambijentu Mediterana.
U obliku sjećanja starac prilaže priče iz djetinjstva u svom 'životnom računu'. To je sentimentalni dug onom čistom trenutku u životu čovjeka, trenutku opredjeljenja: kad se dječak na pragu mladićkog doba odlučio na otiskivanje od obala, a djevojčica, buduća žena, pripremila za vječito čekanje...
EN. Across the Blue Sea (Priko sinjeg mora) is a 1979 Croatian film directed by Ljiljana Jojić, starring Pavle Vuisić, Antoanela Marinović and Dino Dvornik.
The film offers several variants of growing up at the Mediterranean coast.
Director: Ljiljana Jojić.
Cast: Pavle Vuisic, Branko Juras, Dino Dvornik, Nikola Dešković, Božo Barac, Antonela Marinovic, Vesna Bojanić, Jakov Fiamengo, Matko Galovic, Ivo Marjanović.
Yugoslavia, Zagreb Film, 1979.
Language: Serbo-Croatian.
Subtitles: English.
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Priko sinjeg mora / Across the Blue Sea. 1979.
Priko sinjeg mora / Across the Blue Sea. 1979.

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Møv og Funder / The Hideaway. 1991.

Møv og Funder / The Hideaway. 1991.
 A 12-year-old kid who misses his father becomes really affectionate with a young delinquent he just met.
Martin finds the going tough. Manhood is approaching, but so far mostly as aches and pain. His mother's men friends are definitely nothing like the father he does not have. So some kind of male bonding is inevitable when he meets Funder, a juvenile droput on the run from the police. There is also girl-friend Rikke to consider. Who needs Martin the most? Coming of age isn't so easy.
Director: Niels Gråbøl.
Cast: Kasper Tuxen, Allan Winther, Ditte Gråbøl, Niels Skousen, Kristine Horn, Steen Svare, Kim Jansson, Nikolaj Thide, Morten Lindberg, Jonas Hannemann Møller.
Denmark, Sweden, 1991.
Language: Danish, Russian.
Subtitles: English.
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Friday, 17 May 2019

Anthology of short films. Part 66.

Anthology of short films. Part 66.
 The new issue of the anthology of short films number 66 online now. Today this collection contains 6 minifilms both old and new, both documentaries and feature films from around the world.
1. Dalaw. 2017.
Neneng, a pre-teen suburban girl, enters puberty. Meanwhile, her deeply religious mother associates the natural occurrence to that of the arrival of Sitan, the town's infamous demon just waiting for the next girl to possess.
Director: Dominic Obias-Chung.
Hong Kong, 2017.
Language: Unknown.
Subtitles: English.
1280x720 HD
2. My animal &​ me: Breno and the Dolphins. 1997.
A series of short films presenting friendships between children and animals, from the four corners of the globe. Breno and the dolphins: Breno is 7 years old. He lives in Fernando de Noronha, an archipelago off the coast of Brazil. Like his father, Breno loves going diving with the dolphins. When Breno plays with these mammals on the sea-bed, he is in the biggest playground in the world.
Director: Antonie Laguerre.
Australia, 1997.
Language: English.
3. Learning to Live. 1964.
School programme and Educational film.
A British sex-educational film, which is directed at British Teenagers who are going through puberty (thus doubling as a social guidance film).
Directors: Guy Fergusson, Phillip Sattin.
Cast: Vernon Greeves.
UK, 1964.
Language: English.
4. Воспитание осанки и профилактика сколиоза у детей / Vospitaniye osanki i profilaktika skolioza u detey. 1988.
The film reveals the possible causes of the disease scoliosis - curvature of the spine.
Director: I.Bryzgalova.
USSR, Sverdlovskaya studiya kinokhroniki, 1988.
Language: Russian.
5. Garden of Eden. 1954.
Fragment from nudists film "Garden of Eden", full movie not found yet.
Director: Max Nosseck.
USA, 1954.
Language: English.
6. Boules Of Death. 2014.
Sur la plage, Tim et son frère vont se trouver confrontés à un démoniaque vendeur de delicatessen mortelles…
Director: Manuel Janssens.
Cast: Lucas Tavernier, Frederik Nys, Helder Onkelinx, Laura Massart, Ester Cattoir.
Belgium, 2014.
Language: Dutch.
Subtitles: English.
1280x720 HD
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Anthology of short films. Part 66.
Anthology of short films. Part 66.

Our Little Girl. 1935.

Our Little Girl. 1935.
Our Little Girl is a 1935 drama, in which Shirley Temple and Joel McCrea play the leading roles. The film was the final work of the veteran director, John S. Robertson.
The protagonist, Molly Middleton (Temple), is the daughter of a physician, Donald Middleton (McCrea), and his neglected wife, Elsa (Rosemary Ames), who becomes attracted to her husband's best friend, Rolfe Brent (Lyle Talbot).
Our Little Girl is largely overshadowed not only by its predecessors, Bright Eyes and The Little Colonel, but also its immediate successors, Curly Top and The Littlest Rebel — all major hits for Temple that launched her international stardom. Unlike her other films of this period, it included no dancing and only one song. She played a character neither partially nor completely orphaned, as she had, or would, in nearly all of her other films. Our Little Girl was the penultimate film by Temple during her time at Fox in which she did not play an orphan. The last such film would be The Blue Bird: in her next thirteen movies, she would play the part of an orphan.
The doctor Don Middleton (Joel McCrea) is so immersed in his work that he neglects his wife, Elsa (Rosemary Ames), who begins spending more time with her husband's best friend. The two develop an intimate attraction. Don and Elsa decide to divorce, ignorant of the effect on their daughter Molly (Shirley Temple). When Elsa decides to remarry, Molly runs away from home.
Director: John S. Robertson.
Cast: Shirley Temple, Rosemary Ames, Joel McCrea, Lyle Talbot, Erin O'Brien-Moore, J. Farrell MacDonald, Poodles Hanneford, Margaret Armstrong, Leonard Carey, Rita Owin.
USA, 1935.
Language: English.
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Monday, 13 May 2019

Lyubochka. 1984.

Lyubochka. 1984.
 The good old, a little romantic Soviet movie about the choice of life.
A graduate of the music school Lyubochka Vetkina agrees to work temporarily in kindergarten. After a series of comic adventures that Lyubka experienced together with the kids, she comes to the unexpected decision to devote her life to raising other people's children.
Director: Valeriy Fedosov.
Cast: Marina Levtova, Alesha Veselov, Sergey Nikonenko, Nina Grebeshkova, Irina (Iren) Azer, Natalya Khorokhorina, Svetlana Petrosyants, Zoya Aleksandridi, A. Sharov (II), S. Opryshko, Pasha Yevdokimov, Stanislav Sokolov.
USSR, Odessa Film Studios, 1984.
Language: Russian.
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Sunday, 12 May 2019

Eine Insel für Robinson / Robinsons du vingtième siècle. 1956.

Eine Insel für Robinson / Robinsons du vingtième siècle. 1956.
DE. Die Kinder werden vom Verkehr bedroht und verdrängt, spielende Kinder auf der Strasse sind gefährlich, überall sind Verbote, auf dem Robinsonspielplatz ist genügend Platz für die Kinder, dort können sie nach Herzenslust werken, hämmern, ein Spielplatzleiter hilft den Kindern sich zu entfalten, verschiedene Aktivitäten werden angeboten, die Mädchen kochen, die Buben werklen, zusammen wird gegessen, es geht demokratisch zu, wer arbeitet wird mit Gutscheinen belohnt, ein Fest wird geplant und der Spielplatz eine Insel, wo Kinder sicher sind.
EN. The children are at risk from traffic and it's dangerous to play on the street, everywhere are prohibitions, but on the Robinson playground is enough space for the children...
Switzerland, 1956.
Director: Peter Saas.
Language: French.
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Eine Insel für Robinson / Robinsons du vingtième siècle. 1956.
Eine Insel für Robinson / Robinsons du vingtième siècle. 1956.

Držanje za vazduh / Holding the Air. 1985.

Držanje za vazduh / Holding the Air. 1985.
HR. Priča o ratnom siročetu koje se sjeća prvih poslijeratnih dana, svoga boravka u domu za ratnu siročad, svojih odgajatelja, prijatelja, a najviše svoga "jedinog brata". To je u isto vrijeme priča o ljubavi i nesporazumima, o dječačkim snovima kroz koje se sagledava sva ljepota i čistoća dječjih duša, kao i prvi poslijeratni dani poleta i izgaranja.
EN. The story of a war-orphan, who remembers first post-war days, his stay in Home for war-orphans, his teachers, friends, and mostly his "only brother". At the same time, a story of love and misunderstanding, of childish dreams through which all the beauty and purity of children's soul is seen, as well as the first post-war days of vigor and enthusiasm.
Director: Zdravko Šotra.
Cast: Slavko Štimac, Velimir 'Bata' Živojinovič, Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovič, Dragomir 'Gidra' Bojanič, Katica Zeli, Zoran Radmilovič, Slavko Simič, Predrag Milinkovič, Jelica Sretenovič, Milivoje 'Miča' Tomič, Dušan Tadič.
Yugoslavia, 1985.
Language: Serbo-Croatian.
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Držanje za vazduh / Holding the Air. 1985.

Friday, 10 May 2019

Ryadom s toboy. 1976.

Ryadom s toboy. 1976.
 The good old Soviet movie based on the story by Alla Drabkina "...And a little ahead" about one summer of the future builders of communism.
The main character of the film, Masha, in preparation for entering the pedagogical institute, decided to work as a pioneerleader in a pioneer camp. Her energy and spontaneity quickly helps her to find a common language with children, but the camp managers doesn't like it...
Director: Nikolai Zhukov.
Cast: Svetlana Mikhalkova, Andrey Tsyganov, Andrey Kolmogorov, Yura Suyetin, Zhenya Zelenkov, Volodya Yalovenko, Oksana Komarova, Lena Smirnova, Fedya Ostanin, Gennadiy Mironov, Kolya Granchevich, Lena Urasova, Tanya Lapitskaya, Anatoliy Azo, Galina Rogacheva, Valentina Khmara.
USSR,  Sverdlovskaya Kinostudiya, 1976.
Language: Russian.
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Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Quand j'avais 5 ans je m'ai tué / When I Was 5, I Killed Myself. 1994. HD.

Quand j'avais 5 ans je m'ai tué / When I Was 5, I Killed Myself. 1994. HD.
FR. Quand j'avais 5 ans je m'ai tué est un film français réalisé par Jean-Claude Sussfeld, sorti en 1994.
Gil, 8 ans, tombe fou amoureux d'une élève de sa classe, Jessica. Mais les adultes ne comprennent pas cette passion entre deux enfants, et Gil est interné dans un centre pour enfants psychotiques. Là, il se confie au Dr Edouard Valmont, seul médecin qui le comprenne vraiment.
EN. Quand j'avais 5 ans je m'ai tué (When I was five, I killed myself) is a French film directed by Jean-Claude Sussfeld, released in 1994.
This film is about Gils, a young boy (about ten) in a juvenile mental hospital in 1950's France. Flashbacks recount his conflicts with authority and his strong relationship with Jessica, a similarly rebellious schoolmate. Simultaneously, a compassionate doctor develops a trusting friendship with Gils, which a higher-ranking authoritarian doctor tries to thwart.
Director: Jean-Claude Sussfeld.
Cast: Hippolyte Girardot, Patrick Bouchitey, Salomé Lelouch, François Clavier, Claude Duneton, Ludovic Gadois, Raymonde Heudeline, Amar Ioudarene, Laetitia Legrix, Blanche Ravalec.
France, 1994.
Language: Russian (French).
Subtitles: English.
1280x540 HD
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Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Lulu. 1980. DVD.

Lulu. 1980. DVD.
 Lulu is based on the same novel that G.W. Pabst's Pandora's Box was adapted from. Pandora's Box is one of the greatest films ever made so Lulu was bound to suffer by comparison. Both film versions tell the tragic story of Lulu, a vivacious woman, who attracts men (and women) eventually driven to desperation by their obsessions for Lulu.
The story of a sexually enticing young dancer who rises up in society through her relationships with wealthy men, but later falls into poverty and prostitution, culminating in an encounter with Jack 'the Ripper'.
Louise Brooks in Pandora's Box radiated sensuality. She showed no bare flesh but she had a screen charisma that made the audience believe that men would follow her to their destruction. This viewer would certainly have. In the film Lulu, the character Lulu is played by Anne Bennent, who spends a fair amount of her screen time naked. Yet, for all of her bare flesh, Miss Bennent does not have one-tenth the sensuality (or the acting chops) of a fully clothed Louise Brooks. For all of its nudity, the 1980 film is less erotic than Pabst's silent adaptation from 1929.
Director: Walerian Borowczyk.
Cast: Anne Bennent, Michele Placido, Jean-Jacques Delbo, Hans-Jürgen Schatz, Bruno Hübner, Beate Kopp, Heinz Bennent, Udo Kier, Pierre Saintons.
France, Italy, Germany, 1980.
Language: French, Russian.
Subtitles: French.
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Los niños abandonados / The Abandoned Children. 1975.

Los niños abandonados / The Abandoned Children. 1975.
Danny Lyon is one of America's great photographers, best known for his series on Chicago bike gangs and his on-going series of death row inmates in the Texas prison system. Lyon was partners with Robert Frank in a company they formed to make documentaries and support their photographic work when he made this poetic cinema-verité portrait of homeless children on the streets of Santa Marta, Colombia. Lyon's remarkable trademark ability to be with the boys as if he were one of them allows him (and us) to experience their day-to-day lives. Punctuated by songs written and sung by one of the boys, the film has a transcendent objectivity tinged with heartbreaking beauty. Restored at 2K by Mark Rance from the original camera negative held at the George Eastman House, the audio has been restored from the original production tapes. This effort is part of an on-going collaboration between Watchmaker Films and Lyons' Bleak Beauty.
Director: Danny Lyon.
Colombia, USA, 1975.
Language: Spanish,
Los niños abandonados / The Abandoned Children. 1975.
Los niños abandonados / The Abandoned Children. 1975.

Monday, 6 May 2019

Mababangong Bangungot / Perfumed Nightmare. 1977.

Mababangong Bangungot / Perfumed Nightmare. 1977.
 Mababangong Bangungot or Perfumed Nightmare is a 1977 Philippine film starring, written, and directed by Filipino filmmaker Kidlat Tahimik. It tells the story of a young Filipino taxi driver infatuated the idea of space travel and the West who gradually becomes disillusioned after living in Paris. The film was well received by critics upon release, even earning the International Film Critic's Prize at the Berlin Film Festival.
Kidlat Tahimik is a young man living in a small Filipino village crossing the bridge--"the bridge of life"--to his village. He longs to be part of the developed world, and forms the Werner von Braun fan club. When an American arrives for an aborted international conference, he gets his chance. The American asks him to come to Paris, to run his chewing-gum-ball machine concession on the streets. In Paris, and on a trip to Germany, he makes friends and discovers that progress in the developed world sacrifices important values. Backgrounded by footage of a summit meeting in Paris, and unable to return to an idealized image of his past, he stubbornly refuses to capitulate to the terms of progress, resigning from his post as head of the Werner von Braun fan club and maintaining that he will find his own way.
Director: Kidlat Tahimik.
Cast: Kidlat Tahimik, Mang Fely, Dolores Santamaria, Georgette Baudry, Katrin Muller, Hartmut Lerch.
Philippines, 1977.
Language: English.
Subtitles: Russian.
Mababangong Bangungot / Perfumed Nightmare. 1977.
Mababangong Bangungot / Perfumed Nightmare. 1977.

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Figlia mia / Daughter of Mine. 2018.


Figlia mia / Daughter of Mine. 2018.
IT. Figlia mia è un film del 2018 diretto da Laura Bispuri, con protagonista Valeria Golino e Alba Rohrwacher.
Sardegna. La piccola Vittoria (10 anni) ha una stretta relazione con sua madre Tina. In una casa in degrado fuori dal paese vive Angelica che è spesso ubriaca e cerca affetto tra le braccia di uomini che sono solo interessati al sesso. Angelica è la madre naturale di Vittoria e, nel momento in cui viene sfrattata, Tina spera di liberarsi in modo definitivo della sua presenza. Perché il rischio che riveli la propria maternità alla bambina è sempre in agguato. Ancora di più quando Vittoria e Angelica iniziano ad avvicinarsi.
EN. 10-year-old Vittoria's summer will be one of two mothers to challenge, to hate, to love and to forgive. Shy Vittoria has a close relationship with her loving good mother Tina. But their quiet Sardinian life will be upset when the young girl discovers that local party girl Angelica is her birth mother. When Angelica is forced to move away because of financial troubles, she asks to become acquainted with Vittoria. Tina agrees, comforted by the idea that the woman will soon be leaving town. Searching for something deep and inexplicable, Vittoria and Angelica spend more and more time together against Tina's will... DAUGHTER OF MINE is the story of a young girl torn between two mothers. A story of imperfect motherhood and inextricable bonds, struggling with overwhelming feelings and dealing with wounds.
Director: Laura Bispuri.
Figlia mia / Daughter of Mine. 2018.
Figlia mia / Daughter of Mine. 2018.

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Pecado Horizontal. 1982.

Pecado Horizontal. 1982.
 PT. Após 15 anos sem se verem, três amigos (Marcos, Bruno e Guina) se reencontram durante um casamento na cidadezinha onde foram criados. Cada um dos três conta uma aventura sexual do passado ocorrida com alguma mulher da cidade. A partir daí, o filme é intercalado com passagens em flashback que mostram as histórias de cada um.
EN. In a small town, three men meet after 15 years for a wedding and, instead of attending the ceremony, they go to a bar and start remembering the past, along with their sexual adventures.
Director: José Miziara.
Cast: Mariza Sommer, Matilde Mastrangi, Zilda Mayo, Paulo Ramos, Antônio Fonzar, Danton Jardim, Clayton Silva, Felipe Levy, José Miziara, Renée Casemart, Rubens Moral, Genésio de Carvalho.
Brazil, 1982.
Language: Portuguese.
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Pecado Horizontal. 1982.
Pecado Horizontal. 1982.

Menino de Engenho / Plantation Boy. 1965.


Menino de Engenho / Plantation Boy. 1965.
PT. Menino de engenho é um filme brasileiro de 1965, do gênero drama, dirigido por Walter Lima Júnior, com roteiro baseado em Menino de engenho, livro de José Lins do Rego.
Ao ficar órfão, um menino passa a ser criado por seu avô e tios, ricos proprietários rurais, em um engenho de cana-de açúcar onde cresce, estuda, conhece a política, o amor e a desilusão.
EN. In colonial Brazil, boy is sent to live with some parents in a sugarcane plantation, after losing his mother. His adaptation will be difficult and painful.
Director: Walter Lima Jr.
Cast: Geraldo Del Rey, Sávio Rolim, Rodolfo Arena, Anecy Rocha, Margarida Cardoso, Maria Lúcia Dahl, Antonio Pitanga, Maria de Fátima, Maria da Conceição.
Brazil, Mapa Filmes, 1965.
Language: Portuguese.
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Menino de Engenho / Plantation Boy. 1965.
Menino de Engenho / Plantation Boy. 1965.

Friday, 3 May 2019

Menino Maluquinho O Filme / The Nutty Boy: A Film. 1995.

Menino Maluquinho O Filme / The Nutty Boy: A Film. 1995.
PT. Menino Maluquinho - O Filme é um filme infantil brasileiro de 1995 dirigido por Helvécio Ratton e produzido por Tarcísio Vidigal, baseado no livro infanto-juvenil do cartunista Ziraldo. É estrelado por Samuel Costa no papel do Menino Maluquinho. Uma "continuação", Menino Maluquinho 2 - A Aventura, foi lançada no dia 10 de julho de 1998.
Maluquinho (Samuel Costa), um menino travesso da classe média, adora brincar e pregar peças nos amigos, mas sofre quando seus pais se separam. Mas aí aparece o Vovô Passarinho (Luiz Carlos Arutin), que o leva para umas divertidas férias no interior de Minas Gerais, onde vive agitadas aventuras com seus amigos e seu primo da roça Tonico.
EN. The principal character in Helvécio Ratton's delightful film has been adapted from a book and comic created by the Brazilian cartoonist Ziraldo, and tells the tale of a happy-go-lucky 10-year-old child growing up in a city in the 60s.
Director: Helvecio Ratton.
Cast: Samuel Costa, Patricia Pillar, Roberto Bomtempo, Luiz Carlos Arutin, Hilda Rebello, Edyr de Castro, Vera Holtz, Othon Bastos, Tonico Pereira, Fernanda Guimarães Miranda, João Romeu Filho.
Brazil, 1995.
Language: Portuguese, Russian.
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Menino Maluquinho O Filme / The Nutty Boy: A Film. 1995.
Menino Maluquinho O Filme / The Nutty Boy: A Film. 1995.