Drama

Anashim Ketumim / Orange People (2013) Hanna Azoulay Hasfari, Rita Shukrun, Yoram Toledano, Drama, Family

Anashim Ketumim AKA Orange People (2013)
Grandma Zohara occupies a special role within the Moroccan community within Israel. By cradling an object brought to her by her clients, Grandma Zohara gains access to the family’s past through her dreams. This allows her to advise families on future decisions. Lately, however, Grandma Zohara is tiring and begins searching for someone to take over this role. She discovers that the only other person endowed with the power of dreaming is her daughter, Simone, who has different plans for her future. With support of Simone’s sister, Fanny, who arrives unexpectedly from Paris, Simon gathers the strength to resist her mother’s pressure and to pursue her own desire. Together the sisters wage battle for Simone’s independence and creativity.

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The Florentine Dagger (1935) Robert Florey, Donald Woods, Margaret Lindsay, C. Aubrey Smith, Crime, Drama, Mystery

Florentine Dagger 1935
Juan Cesare, a descendant of the Borgia’s of Vienna, thinks he may have a murder streak in him acquired from his long-dead relatives, is is love with Florence Ballau, but her father lodges a strong protest. Papa Ballau is later found dead with a Florentine dagger of the Borgia type stuck firmly in him. Juan is all wrought up and tortured by thoughts he may have been the killer. But there is also a disfigured housekeeper on the premises who may or may not have had a motive.

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Pork Chop Hill (1959) Lewis Milestone, Gregory Peck, Harry Guardino, Rip Torn, War, Drama, Action

Pork Chop Hill (1959)
Grim story of one of the major battles of the Korean War. While negotiators are at work in Panmunjom trying to bring the conflict to a negotiated end, Lt. Joe Clemons is ordered to launch an attack and retake Pork Cop Hill. It’s tough on the soldiers who know that the negotiations are under way and no one wants to die when they think it will all soon be over. The hill is of no particular strategic military value but all part of showing resolve during the negotiations. Under the impression that the battle has been won, battalion headquarters orders some of the men withdrawn when in fact they are in dire need of reinforcements and supplies. As the Chinese prepare to counterattack and broadcast propaganda over loudspeakers, the men prepare for what may be their last battle.

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Poil de carotte / The Red Head (1932) Julien Duvivier, Harry Baur, Robert Lynen, Louis Gauthier, Drama

Poil de carotte (1932)
Adapted from various stories by Jules Renard, Poil de Carotte (The Red Head) is the poetically related tale of a delicate domestic situation. Robert Lynen plays the young son of Catherine Fourtenay. Fourtenay’s husband Harry Baur knows that Lynen is not his son, but remains married for appearances’ sake. Baur remains aloof and distant until he discovers the cruelties heaped upon Lynen by his resentful mother. Foster father and son develop a respect and friendship for one another that finally deepens into love.

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