The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they’ve decided to take on one last job – showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world.
Cry of the Hunted (1953) Joseph H. Lewis, Vittorio Gassman, Barry Sullivan, Polly Bergen, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
The Last Command (1928) Josef von Sternberg, Emil Jannings, Evelyn Brent, William Powell, Drama, History, Romance, War
A decorated, aristocratic Czarist General is reduced to penury after the collapse of Imperial Russia. An old adversary, now a successful director hires the general to re-enact the revolution which deposed him.
Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986) [Uncut] Adrian Lyne, Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Margaret Whitton, Drama, Romance, Erotic
An erotic story about a woman, the assistant of an art gallery, who gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated.
Mrs. Leslie, rooming house landlady, reminisces in flashbacks about her past as a cafe entertainer and her involvement with the mysterious George Leslie, who originally hires her as a vacation “companion” but tells her nothing of his life outside the vacations. In subplots, Mrs. Leslie’s tenants and neighbors carry on soap-opera lives.
In this drama, a sea captain is accused of negligence when his ship sinks and 162 passengers drown. A zealous defense attorney, proud of his perfect track record, is assigned to defend the sailor. Though the captain is clearly guilty, the DA gets him acquitted. Afterward, the lawyer’s wife and friends are utterly disgusted and end up leaving him. In the end, the lawyer vindicates himself by proving that the captain is indeed innocent. He then brings the guilty ship’s mate to justice.
Ma petite entreprise / My Little Business (1999) Pierre Jolivet, Vincent Lindon, François Berléand, Roschdy Zem, Comedy, Drama
Ivan is the owner of a carpentry business which has been in his family for three generations. Imagine his despair when, one day, his workshop and most of his stock are decimated by a fire. Thankfully, he is insured and the insurance money will allow him to carry on his business – at least that’s what he thinks. In fact, his insurance agent has been pocketing his money without registering his policy with the insurance company. Facing ruin, Ivan has no other option than to break into the insurance company’s headquarters and enter his details on their computer. To this end, he enlists Sami, the boyfriend of his ex-wife, Maxime, his crooked insurer and his teenage son. Will Ivan succeed or is he destined to end up in prison… ?
A Simple Plan (1998) Sam Raimi, Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Bridget Fonda, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Three diverse characters, for the most part intellectually challenged, find a deserted plane with a bag full of millions of dollars inside. They devise a simple plan to keep the money if no-one claims it. Ofcourse, nothing turns out simple…
Arlington Road (1999) Mark Pellington, Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Widowed when his FBI agent wife is killed in an operation against suspected terrorists, a college professor becomes increasingly obsessed with the culture and sub-society of these dangerous groups. The arrival of new neighbors, gives him new spirit, as they are gregarious and friendly, with a ten-year-old boy that his son can be friends with. He is even beginning to see another woman. However, he begins to suspect something is odd about the neighbors, something about the way they don’t want him to see certain parts of the house, or a set of blueprints they have there. Are his neighbors terrorists… or is the stress of losing his wife merely driving him past the point of paranoia?
Anthony “Swoff” Swofford, a Camus-reading kid from Sacramento, enlists in the Marines in the late 1980s. He malingers during boot camp, but makes it through as a sniper, paired with the usually-reliable Troy. The Gulf War breaks out, and his unit goes to Saudi Arabia for Desert Shield. After 175 days of boredom, adrenaline, heat, worry about his girlfriend finding someone else, losing it and nearly killing a mate, demotion, latrine cleaning, faulty gas masks, and desert football, Desert Storm begins. In less than five days, it’s over, but not before Swoff sees burned bodies, flaming oil derricks, an oil-drenched horse, and maybe a chance at killing. Where does all the testosterone go?