Ayako Wakao plays good-natured Yuko, the illegitimate daughter of a well-off executive, raised in the country by relatives. Journeying to Tokyo she finds Father’s Western-style house to be a nest of vipers straight out of There’s Always Tomorrow, replete with Terrible Children, a housekeeper who sees all, and a dog named Cal with his own doghouse. But Yuko meets it all with aplomb; she’s interested in one thing only, finding her real, cast off mother.
Artists Under the Big Top: Perplexed / Die Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel: Ratlos (1968) Alexander Kluge, Hannelore Hoger, Sigi Graue, Alfred Edel, Drama
The circus artist Leni Peickert is planning the circus of the future. She wants to show the animals authentically, and not dressed up as people. In face of the inhuman situation, the artists are to increase the degree of difficulty in their work.
By the Sword (1991) Jeremy Kagan, F. Murray Abraham, Eric Roberts, Mia Sara, Adventure, Drama, Sport
A mysterious man, Suba, gets himself a job at a fencing academy, and as he learns the way of the students, the school, and its maestro, they learn that there’s more to him than meets the eye. He gains (or regains?) his fencing skills and his philosophy of teaching clashes with the maestro’s.
Larger Than Life (1996) Howard Franklin, Bill Murray, Matthew McConaughey, Jerry Adler, Comedy, Family
Motovational Speaker Jack Corcoran is determined to get his career off the ground, but the biggest gigs he can get are the ones nobody wants. Then one day, he receives a telegram that his circus clown father has passed away, and has left a “huge” inheritance.
As one of the most respected and enduring alt-rock bands of all time, indie rock group Guided by Voices (of which Pollard was the creative voice) almost single-handedly kicked off the decade s ”low fi” craze of the 1990 s on the strength of such classics as Propeller and Bee Thousand making fans out of such renowned artists as Eddie Vedder and the Strokes in the process.
After killing four persons in his home with a shotgun, Dee Travis claims that he had accidentally ingested an experimental biotoxin that the company Blackthorn where he worked was researching. Travis is sent visibly ill to the Harwood Maximum Security Prison and the Security Officer Sweeny sends the inmate to the infirmary.
The President’s Plane Is Missing (1973) Daryl Duke, Buddy Ebsen, Peter Graves, Arthur Kennedy, Drama
While on the brink of a military confrontation with China, Air Force One crashes in the desert, killing the President. This brings Vice-President Kermit Madigan to power who, having been left in the dark by the president, must now rely on his predecessor’s aides to guide him. But they have markedly different viewpoints and hidden agendas. Will he blunder his way into a nuclear exchange with the Chinese?
In southwestern Ontario, ex-baseball player Ray Dokes, upon being released from jail, returns to his rural hometown to stay temporarily with his deceased father’s Texan friend, small time horse breeder Pete Culpepper, until he has some footing in whatever the next phase of his life. Ray’s two year incarceration was for assaulting Sonny Stanton, the arrogant son of the wealthiest stable owner and horse breeder in the area, Earl Stanton.
A homicidal maniac is on the loose, killing motorists at random in his “death car” – after losing his brother to the twisted assassin “Skull”, Rick Benten becomes a vigilante, and takes it upon himself to hunt down the reckless drivers that fill the streets at night.
Gurotesuku / Grotesque (2009) Kôji Shiraishi, Kotoha Hiroyama, Hiroaki Kawatsure, Shigeo Ôsako, Horror, Thriller
An unnamed doctor has always had everything he’s ever wanted, but that has only made him develop more extreme and depraved needs. He kidnaps a young couple in the prime of their life together and forces them into a game of torment that slowly extinguishes their hopes for survival.