A former hitman named Bruno steals some cash from his mobster uncle. He plans to go to Tahiti, but things go wrong and he finds himself headed for Vegas via Death Valley in a comandeered airport limousine, pursued by his uncle’s henchmen and accompanied by a limo driver and an enigmatic blonde.
An older doctor in a rural area takes on a younger physician as his partner. When the older doctor’s wife is found murdered, the man becomes the chief suspect, especially when he suddenly disappears. His new partner doesn’t believe he did it, though, and sets out to find the real killer.
Contra Todos / Up Against Them All (2004) Roberto Moreira, Leona Cavalli, Sílvia Lourenço, Ailton Graça, Crime, Drama
“Contra Todos” is a story about the lies, treachery and vengeance of a middle-class family living on the outskirts of São Paulo. Four characters try desperately to change their lives, but are unable to escape their destiny.
The Crimson Rivers / Les rivières pourpres (2000) Mathieu Kassovitz, Jean Reno, Vincent Cassel, Nadia Farès, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Parisian murder detective commissioner Pierre Niemans is called to Gueron, a self-sufficient, prestigious university in a mountain valley, to investigate the murder on 32-year old professor and librarian Rémy Caillois, whose corpse was found 50 meters high on a steep mountain side, naked, horribly covered in bruises and bleeding wounds, the result of some five hours of bestial torture including quasi-surgical amputation of hands cauterized to prevent bleeding to death- and eyes.
A confident young cop is shown the ropes by a veteran partner in the dangerous gang-controlled barrios of L.A. about to explode in violence in this look at the gang culture enforced by the colors that members wear.
Our intrepid defender of the working man, Michael Moore, documents his 1996 “Downsize This!” book tour across the USA. Shot on-the-cheap with a video camera, we once again watch our hero interview the working man at yet another plant closing, while also trying to get past corporate security guards to interview the millionaire CEOs.
Corbo (2014) Mathieu Denis, Anthony Therrien, Antoine L’Écuyer, Karelle Tremblay, Biography, Crime, Drama
Montréal, 1966. Jean Corbo, an idealistic 16-year-old of Québécois and Italian descent, befriends two far-left political activists and joins the FLQ (Liberation Front of Québec), an underground movement determined to spark a socialist revolution. Jean thus begins an inextricable march toward his destiny.
Der rote Kreis / The Red Circle (1960) Jürgen Roland, Renate Ewert, Klausjürgen Wussow, Karl-Georg Saebisch, Thriller, Crime
A strange, red circle appears on the neck of a man saved from the guillotine. What is its mysterious meaning? Tragically, it turns out to be something of a family curse, as each generation thereafter bears the same sign, which in turn leads to blackmail and murder.
Revolver (1988) Toshiya Fujita, Kenji Sawada, Masatoshi Murakami, Shiori Sakura, Action, Crime, Drama
When a gun belonging to a police officer is stolen, it ends up in the hands of a student, who decides to use it on a yakuza who beat him recently. Now the police officer is hot on the student’s trail, and he’s determined to prevent the gun from going off.