In a project with the concept of open-prison, Benjamin is given the unique chance of a new beginning. As one of seven juvenile offenders he should adopt social skills and experience security in a family-like community. But when he meets his house-mother Eva, he is shocked. She was one of his victims, but cannot recognize him because he was hidden by a mask. His brutal assault on her was never resolved. Ben does his best not to attract attention. But Eva’s suspicion is aroused.
Addio fratello crudele / ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore (1971) Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, Charlotte Rampling, Oliver Tobias, Fabio Testi, Drama
In an amoral home, where a man lives in sin with a woman, his daughter and his son fall in love, and have incestuous relations even after the young woman marrys. Her husband will seek revenge, and a gory end will unite all in classic tragedy – death. Based on John Ford’s play, “Pity she’s a whore”, respecting its poetic text, and careful Italian Renaissance settings.
Innocent Lust / Chu ge chu nu chu ye qing (1977) Fan Ho, Yen Ho, Fei Ai, Chun-Hao Chen, Drama, Romance, Erotic
Innocent Lust mirrors Hollywood’s current teen flicks where young adolescents go out looking for sex. Incensed by a friend that flaunt his sexy girlfriend in front of them, three young collegians take that as a challenge to find their own knock-out girlfriends. combing the streets and nightclubs, it’s innocence lost as they all find love via unadulterated sex with older, experienced women, misinterpreted love notes and advances of their female professors. They know what they did last summer.
An American Tragedy (1931) Josef von Sternberg, Phillips Holmes, Sylvia Sidney, Frances Dee, Romance, Drama
Drancy Avenir (1997) Arnaud des Pallières, Aude Amiot, Thierry Bosc, Anna-Lisa Nathan, Drama, History
DRANCY AVENIR offers three compelling stories beginning with the last Holocaust survivor, who laments not leaving behind an account of the past he witnessed. In the second tale, a young historian doing research on the concentration camp that operated in Drancy discovers that the site of the camp is now occupied by a low-cost housing project called La Muette (the Silent). In the final tale, a ship’s captain recounts a journey up an uncharted river towards a little-known civilization.
In 1908, Sultan Abdul Hamid rules the Turkish Empire, but he is faced with the threat of revolt by the Young Turk party. He allows Hilmi Pasha, the leader of the Young Turks, to return from exile and form the country’s first constitutional government. With tensions still growing, chief of police Kadar Pasha assassinates Hassan Bey, the leader of the Old Turk party, and makes it look as if a Young Turk committed the crime, in order to give Abdul an excuse for arresting the Young Turk leaders. Meanwhile, Abdul becomes infatuated with a visiting Austrian singer. When she rejects his advances, she endangers both herself and her fiancé, a Turkish officer who also knows who really shot Hassan Bey.
Todos están muertos (2014) Beatriz Sanchís, Elena Anaya, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Angélica Aragón, Comedy, Drama, Family
If you saw Lupe (35) in her bathrobe and slippers, stuck at home making pies, you would never imagine that back in the 80’s she was a pop-rock star. She and her brother Diego made up the band Groenlandia, whose first album was a huge hit. But Lupe has turned her back on that distant past of touring and concerts.
The Crime of Doctor Hallet (1938) S. Sylvan Simon, Ralph Bellamy, Josephine Hutchinson, William Gargan, Drama
This underrated feature stars Ralph Bellamy as Dr. Paul Hallet, working in the jungles of Sumatra with associate Jack Murray (William Gargan), experimenting on monkeys in search of a cure for red fever. Enter a much younger doctor, Phillip Saunders (John “Dusty” King), whose arrival is met with disapproval by the much older Hallet, who consigns the newcomer to a life of cleaning test tubes.