O Trapalhão no Planalto dos Macacos / Brazilian Planet of the Apes (1976) J.B. Tanko, Renato Aragão, Baiaco, Renato Bastos, Family, Comedy
Attenti al buffone (1975) Alberto Bevilacqua, Nino Manfredi, Mariangela Melato, Eli Wallach, Comedy, Erotic
Yom Yom / Day after day (1998) Amos Gitai, Moshe Ivgy, Hanna Maron, Juliano Mer-Khamis, Comedy, Drama
A slice of life – day after day – in Haifa, where Moshe and Didi’s marriage is on the rocks, affairs are casual, and Moshe’s angst about health, his parents, sex, communication, and business are pervasive and existential.
César runs a bar along Marseilles’ port, assisted by his 23 year old son, Marius. Colorful characters abound: M. Panisse, an aging widower and prosperous sail maker; Honorine, a fishmonger with a sidewalk stall near the bar; her daughter, Fanny, who helps her sell cockles; and, various old salts.
Fararishtay kifti rost / Angel on the Right (2002) Jamshed Usmonov, Uktamoi Miyasarova, Maruf Pulodzoda, Kova Tilavpur, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Set in the Tadjik village of Asht, this film draws on the Muslim notion that we are born with an angel on each shoulder, and that the angel on the right records the good that we do throughout our lives, and the angel on the left the bad.
Amori, letti e tradimenti (1975) Alfonso Brescia, Marisa Mell, Don Backy, Ugo Bologna, Comedy, Erotic
The Bad News Bears (1976) Michael Ritchie, Walter Matthau, Tatum O’Neal, Vic Morrow, Comedy, Drama, Family
Hard-drinking, ex-minor-league hopeful Morris Buttermaker (Walter Matthau) grumpily agrees to coach a Little League team at the behest of lawyer-councilman Bob Whitewood (Ben Piazza), who has a vendetta against the league for excluding his marginally talented son from play.
I Went Down (1997) Paddy Breathnach, Brendan Gleeson, Peter McDonald, Antoine Byrne, Action, Comedy, Crime
Fresh out of prison, Git rescues a former best friend (now living with Git’s girlfriend) from a beating at the hands of loan sharks. He’s now in trouble with the mob boss, Tom French, who sends Git to Cork with another debtor, Bunny Kelly, to find a guy named Frank Grogan, and take him to a man with a friendly face at a shack across a bog.