The Weak and the Wicked / Young and Willing (1954) J. Lee Thompson, Glynis Johns, Diana Dors, John Gregson, Drama
Had the women-behind-bars drama The Weak and the Wicked been made in Hollywood, the cast would probably have included the likes of Ida Lupino, Marie Windsor, Peggie Castle and Hope Emerson. Instead, the film was lensed in Britain, with Glynis Johns and Diana Dors heading the cast.
The Catered Affair (1956) Richard Brooks, Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, Debbie Reynolds, Comedy, Drama, Romance
At breakfast, Jane announces that she and Ralph are getting married the next week. All Jane and Ralph want is a small wedding with the immediate family and no reception. This is because Janes parents are poor and Jane and Ralph can borrow a car for their honeymoon.
Sanma no aji / An Autumn Afternoon (1962) Yasujirô Ozu, Chishû Ryû, Shima Iwashita, Keiji Sada, Drama
In the early 60’s in Tokyo, the widower Hirayama is a former captain from the Japanese navy that works as a manager of a factory and lives with his twenty-four year-old daughter Michiko and his son Kazuo in his house.
A drama about fights of the National Security Agency of North Korea against the conspiracy of the imperialists and class enemies to protect the dignity and authority of the Korean government and leaders.
“Winifred Holtby realised that Local Government is not a dry affair of meetings and memoranda:- but ‘the front-line defence thrown up by humanity against its common enemies of sickness, poverty and ignorance.’
The Island (1980) Michael Ritchie, Michael Caine, David Warner, Angela Punch McGregor, Action, Adventure, Drama
In New York, the journalist Blair Maynard convinces his editor to travel to Florida to investigate the mysterious disappearance of ships in the Bermuda’s Triangle area. Maynard is divorced and his ex-wife sends their son Justin to stay with him while she is traveling with her boyfriend.
Dupa dealuri / Beyond the Hills (2012) Cristian Mungiu, Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriutã, Drama
Alina and Voichita have been friends since their orphanage days. And they have been lovers since they became sexually mature. But despite their oath of mutual fidelity, Alina, who could not bear poverty any more, emigrated to Germany where she became a barmaid.
In the suburbs of Paris, an old maid has just been murdered. Every body talks about that, except the misanthrope Mr Hire. The same evening, Alice, just getting out of jail, arrives and meets up with her lover Alfred again. They act as they do not know each other, for Alice went to jail to spare Alfred. But Mr Hire falls in love with Alice, and he knows Alfred is the murderer…
Unemployed journalist and aspiring novelist, Guy Foster, has a minor argument with his wife Melissa and decides to stay home while she attends a party with friends. Later that night, Melissa phones and asks him to join her. Out driving, he comes across the police surrounding a crime scene.