Fantasy

Un soir, un train / One Night… a Train (1968) André Delvaux, Yves Montand, Anouk Aimée, Adriana Bogdan, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Un soir, un train (1968)
Mathias is a Belgian linguist, living with French theatre producer Anne. After a quarrel about moral questions, they take a train to attend a congress. While Mathias sleeps, Anne disappears. The train stops in the middle of the country and Mathias gets off the train with an older man, Hernhutter, and a young one, Val. The train moves off without them being able to catch it up. They will find a village, but cannot get any help because they do not understand a word of what the inhabitants say…

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Mayonaka no Yaji-san Kita-san / Yaji and Kita: The Midnight Pilgrims (2005) Kankurô Kudô, Tomoya Nagase, Shichinosuke Nakamura, Sadao Abe, Comedy, Fantasy

Mayonaka no Yaji-san Kita-san (2005)
A re-imagining of the classic Japanese comedy “Yaji and Kita’s Travel Journey”, this is the story of two samurai in Edo period Japan who are in love. One is married, the other is a drug addict. They decide to go on a trip to Ise Sanctuary, where it is presumed everything will be made right. What happens once they get on the road is as wild and wacky as anything your likely to see.

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La belle histoire / The Beautiful Story (1992) Claude Lelouch, Gérard Lanvin, Béatrice Dalle, Vincent Lindon, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

La belle histoire (1992)
Jesus is a French gypsy who might have become a bull fighter had he not been framed on a drug charge and sent to prison. Odona is a con artist pursued and protected by a Paris policeman. Marie, who knew Jesus as a girl, loses her job when she teaches reincarnation and lets her young students kiss honey bees. All experience love, all suffer losses, and all seek peace. Throughout, Jesus’s colorful gypsy family provides dance and music, mystery and celebration. As part of the reincarnation theme, the main characters appear in flashbacks set during the time of Christ and the persecution of early Christians.

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Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951) Albert Lewin, James Mason, Ava Gardner, Nigel Patrick

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)
Albert Lewin’s interpretation of the legend of the Flying Dutchman. In a little Spanish seaport named Esperanza, during the 30s, appears Hendrick van der Zee, the mysterious captain of a yacht (he is the only one aboard). Pandora is a beautiful woman (who men kill and die for). She’s never really fallen in love with any man, but she feels very attracted to Hendrick… We are soon taught that Hendrick is the Flying Dutchman, this sailor of the 17th century that has been cursed by God to wander over the seas until the Doomsday… unless a woman is ready to die for him…

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Jak utopit doktora Mrácka aneb Konec vodniku v Cechách / How to Drown Dr. Mracek, the Lawyer (1975) Václav Vorlícek, Jaromír Hanzlík, Libuse Safránková, Frantisek Filipovský, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Jak utopit doktora Mracka aneb Konec vodniku v Cechach (1975)
There are still water spirits among us. One group lives in Prague, led by Mr. Wassermann, who is using his wife’s family as a servants. All they need is their old house near the river. But the house is to be demolished. They have to stop it. And the only way is to drown Dr. Mrácek, who is responsible for the demolition. But he falls in love with Wassermann’s niece Jana. He changes to fish, is mistaked for water spirit from Germany, is drowned and revived again. The other problem is the flour with ears… and so on…

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Slave Girls / Prehistoric Women (1967) Michael Carreras, Martine Beswick, Edina Ronay, Michael Latimer, Adventure, Fantasy

Slave Girls (1967)
Jungle guide David Marchand is kidnapped by a tribe of natives who want to sacrifice him to their white rhino god. Just as he’s about to be killed, however, he is thrown backwards in time to a kingdom of brunette women and their blonde slaves. David rejects the advances of Queen Kari and sides with the blondes, which leads to him being imprisoned in the dungeon. Can David find some way of returning to his own time? And if he does, what will be awaiting him when he returns?

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The Passing of the Third Floor Back (1935) Berthold Viertel, Conrad Veidt, René Ray, Frank Cellier, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

The Passing of the Third Floor Back (1935)
In a London boarding house, a number of lives exist precariously on the edge of disaster or despair. Stasia, the housemaid, hungers for happiness but is treated like a drudge and constantly threatened with a return to the punishments of her youth. Vivian, a beautiful young girl, loves the architect Chris, but must marry the repugnant Mr. Wright in order to erase her parents’ debts. Miss Kite derides all around her out of fear of aging and loss of beauty, while her friend Mr. Larkcom sells mediocre phonograph records though he’d secretly love to be a concert pianist. Into the lives of these and other unhappy residents comes a mysterious stranger, under whose influence they each begin to see the possibility of happiness. But the cynical Mr. Wright prefers to see them in misery and plots to thwart the angelic stranger who lives in the back room of the third floor.

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