Jeff Bailey, small-town gas pumper, has his mysterious past catch up with him one day when he’s ordered to meet with gambler Whit Sterling. En route to the meeting, he tells girlfriend Ann his story. Flashback: Once, Jeff was a private eye hired by Sterling to find his mistress Kathie who shot Whit and absconded with $40,000. He traces her to Acapulco…where the delectable Kathie makes Jeff forget all about Sterling… Back in the present, Whit’s new job for Jeff is clearly a trap, but Jeff’s precautions only leave him more tightly enmeshed…
Tom and Jerry are two hit men, they work by day at a third-rate second-hand car dealership. Tom is a veteran and Jerry is a novice in their business, and their attitude toward their profession differs a lot. It shows when Tom is required to kill his old friend Karl.
DOSSIER K. is the long anticipated successor to ‘The Alzheimer Case’ which won numerous awards and was sold to over 30 countries, among which the US (where it was released through Sony Picture Classics). This second film based on a novel by Jef Geeraerts is a dense European thriller about passion, betrayal, revenge, blind ambition and the inevitability of fate.
Adventure in Manhattan (1936) Edward Ludwig, Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Reginald Owen, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Joel McCrea plays a hotshot reporter who thinks he knows everything and Jean Arthur plays an actress who puts one over on him. It turns out the financier of her play is a notorious art collector who steals what he can’t buy and the play he’s financing is just a front for a job he is planning.
The Object of Beauty (1991) Michael Lindsay-Hogg, John Malkovich, Andie MacDowell, Lolita Davidovich, Comedy, Crime, Drama
American couple Jake and Tina are living in an expensive London hotel way beyond what they can afford. When they were asked to pay the bill, Jake wants to sell Tina’s 20.000 pound Henry Moore sculpture, but she is not happy about that.
Contract on Cherry Street (1977) William A. Graham, Frank Sinatra, Martin Balsam, Jay Black, Crime, Drama, Thriller
The partner–and best friend–of a tough New York detective is murdered by killers working for a local mob. Infuriated at the inability of the Police Department to bring in the murderers, he decides–with the help of a few of his fellow detectives–to operate on his own, using whatever means necessary, to destroy the gang.
Una Vita Tranquilla / A Quiet Life (2010) Claudio Cupellini, Toni Servillo, Marco D’Amore, Francesco Di Leva, Crime, Drama
Witness to Murder (1954) Roy Rowland, Barbara Stanwyck, George Sanders, Gary Merrill, Drama, Film-Noir, Crime
Chin mun bat jeung / Notorious Eight (1981) Chung Sun, Tony Liu, Kuan Tai Chen, Lieh Lo, Action, Crime, Adventure
Old style kung fu films always had brothel, restaurant, and of course gambling scenes. Gambling films became popular in the early 80s, so it made sense to have an intense poker game standoff between early good guy, kung fu star Chen Kuan Tai, and early villain, kung fu star Lo Lieh.