Fantasy

A Connecticut Yankee (1931) David Butler, Will Rogers, William Farnum, Frank Albertson, Fantasy, Comedy

A Connecticut Yankee (1931)
This Mark Twain adaptation affords a rare opportunity to enjoy a “collaboration” between two of America’s greatest humorists. Will Rogers plays the operator of a tiny radio repair shop, who is called to an old mansion to replace a battery on a dark and stormy night. Here Will meets a scientist (William Farnum) who thinks he can contact King Arthur by radio, a sinister butler (Brandon Hurst), a pair of young lovers who’ve been forbidden to see one another, and a seductive femme fatale (Myrna Loy). Suffering a blow on the head, Rogers wakes up in 9th-century Camelot. “Could you please tell me where the helleth I am?” Rogers remarks when captured by Sir Sagramor (Brandon Hurst); condemned to burn at the stake as a “sorcerer,” Rogers saves himself by pretending to conjure up a solar eclipse. Dubbed Sir Boss, Rogers brings 20th-century mechanization to Camelot, taking time out for long, ad-libbed ramblings about the state of the world in 1931. Sir Boss’ new friend King Arthur (William Farnum) is being undermined by Morgan le Fey (Myrna Loy) and Merlin (Brandon Hurst). After finding out that Clarence is his own ancestor, Rogers races against time to keep Clarence alive and get him married to Melisande (Maureen O’Sullivan). The last-minute ride to the rescue finds King Arthur’s knights commandeering Model Ts, tanks and autogiros Connecticut Yankee predates Wizard of Oz by having the characters in Camelot and the residents of the modern-day mansion played by the same actors.
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Atrás das Nuvens / Behind the Clouds (2007) Jorge Queiroga, Nicolau Breyner, Ruben Silva, Sofia Grilo, Drama, Family, Fantasy

Atras das Nuvens AKA Behind the Clouds (2007)
Jorge Queiroga’s magic realist drama Behind the Clouds concerns young Paulo, a little boy bereft of his father, whose widowed mother ardently refuses to grant him permission to meet his paternal granddad. When Paulo reaches the age of 10, he expressly defies his mother’s orders by making a secret journey to his grandfather’s home, in a remote part of the country. Once there, he finds a fantastic invention: a little red car with the ability to take him soaring high into the clouds, and the added ability to send him spiraling backward in time. Alas, Paulo’s grandfather grows increasingly distraught over the time travel element, and in the process, Paulo arrives at some sobering and disillusioning realizations about the mystery surrounding his clan.
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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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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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Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park (1978) Gordon Hessler, Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons, Fantasy, Horror, Music

Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park (1978)
The tale of rock band KISS and their efforts to thwart a diabolical plan by mad scientist Abner Devereaux. Devereaux has found a way to clone humans into robots in his laboratory at an amusement park. It just so happens that he plans to uses the KISS concert as a platform to unleash his plan on the world. KISS must use their special powers to stop him.
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Sumarlandið / Summerland (2010) Grímur Hákonarson, Ólafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir, Kjartan Guðjónsson, Snorri Engilbertsson, Comedy, Fantasy

Sumarlandid AKA Summerland (2010)
An art-house comedy about an ordinary family running the unusual business of elf tourism and spiritual sessions. Their house is built around an elf stone, which is sacred to the wife Lara, who is blessed with a sixth sense. When they get an offer to sell the stone at a high price, her husband Óskar is really tempted.
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Les portes de la nuit / Gates of the Night (1946) Marcel Carné, Pierre Brasseur, Serge Reggiani, Yves Montand, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Les portes de la nuit (1946)
It’s Paris in the winter after its liberation. A tramp, pretending to be Destiny, predicts that Jean Diego will fall in love with a beautiful girl. The same evening, Jean meets Malou. Not only does he soon discover that she’s married but also that during the Nazi occupation her brother Guy gave Jean’s best friend Raymond away to the Gestapo.
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Youth Without Youth (2007) Francis Ford Coppola, Tim Roth, Alexandra Maria Lara, Bruno Ganz, Drama, Fantasy, History

Youth Without Youth (2007)
1938, Romania: at 70, a professor of language and philosophy, Dominic Matei, contemplates suicide: the love of his life is dead, and he remains unable to complete his life’s work on the origins of language. Then, he’s struck by lightning. After a slow recovery, he grows younger. He must now avoid Nazis, who want to study and experiment on him. Some years later, he meets a young woman who has her own passage through a lightning storm. Not only does Dominic find love again, but her new abilities hold the key to his research. Is the sweetness of life finally at hand?
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La nuit fantastique / Fantastic Night (1942) Marcel L’Herbier, Fernand Gravey, Micheline Presle, Saturnin Fabre, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

La nuit fantastique (1942)
Denis is distracted: he’s studying all day for philosophy exams and working all night at the flower market; plus, whenever he closes his eyes, he dreams of a mysterious woman in white. His girlfriend Nina is annoyed at him for his inattention, so she steps out behind his back with a friend of his. One night, while napping at the flower mart, he pursues the mystery woman in what he thinks is a dream, and finds himself with her in a restaurant with her father and her fiancé, then on to a magic shop, the Louvre, a nightclub, and a mental asylum. During the night, he discovers a plot against her, and still believing it’s a dream, goes to great lengths to try to save her.
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Kingsajz / King Size (1988) Juliusz Machulski, Jacek Chmielnik, Jerzy Stuhr, Katarzyna Figura, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

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A comedy. The story follows a young scientist in the contemporary world, who actually came from the world of dwarves, thanks to a magic potion, held by the Big Eater, ruler of the dwarves. The dwarf kingdom, Shuflandia, exists in a cellar of a library, and only the most obedient get the chance to grow to king size and inhabit the larger world. Once there, nobody wants to return to Shuflandia. Also, there are no women in Shuflandia.
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