The Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates a series of murders in London in which the victims are killed according to their initials. The first victim is A.A. the second B.B. and so on. Poirot is assisted in his investigations by Captain Hastings and Inspector Japp.
Blood and Black Lace / Sei donne per l’assassino (1964) Mario Bava, Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok, Thomas Reiner, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Isabella, a young model is murdered by a mysterious masked figure at a boarding house run by Max Morlacchi and his lover Countess Cristiana Como. When Isabella’s boyfriend is suspected of the killing, her diary, which apparently has some incriminating evidence linking her to the killer, dissapears, the masked killer begins killing off all the models in and around the house to find the diary.
Die schwarze Spinne / The Black Spider (1983) Mark M. Rissi, Beatrice Kessler, Walo Lüönd, Peter Ehrlich, Horror, Mystery
This film about a black spider that symbolizes evil works well when focusing on the old 19th century story by Jeremias Gotthelf. A group of drug addicts are doing without because of a crooked dealer and in desperation, they break into a chemical plant to get their hands on what they need, later escaping to temporary shelter in a farmhouse.
From her bedroom window, Alli (code name “Frog”) thinks that she has discovered the cover up of a serious crime. She is convinced that her new school principal has committed a murder, and she is going to prove it! When her best friend, Jane (code name “Wombat”), rejects this idea, a brazen Frog decides to set up surveillance, collect some evidence and break the case.
Det vita folket / The Deposit (2015) Lisa Aschan, Vera Vitali, Pernilla August, Issaka Sawadogo, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
The Devil’s Agent (1962) John Paddy Carstairs, Peter van Eyck, Marianne Koch, Macdonald Carey, Drama, Mystery
Thunder on the Hill / Tempête sur la Colline (1951) Douglas Sirk, Claudette Colbert, Ann Blyth, Robert Douglas, Drama, Mystery
Sister Mary Bonaventure is in charge of the hospital ward of a convent in the county of Norfolk, England. She is troubled by her own sister’s suicide, which she confides to her Mother Superior. A torrential rain closes nearby roads, causing Sergeant Melling of the police to bring condemned murderer Valerie Carns there. She is being taken to prison. Valerie was convicted of poisoning her brother Jason, a pianist. Jason’s physician, Dr. Jeffreys, is head of the hospital where Sister Mary now works. Valerie still proclaims her innocence, but Jeffreys insists that she gave Jason a fatal overdose of his medicine…
The White Ribbon / Das weiße Band – Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte (2009) Michael Haneke, Christian Friedel, Ernst Jacobi, Leonie Benesch, Drama, Mystery
From July, 1913 to the outbreak of World War I, a series of incidents take place in a German village. A horse trips on a wire and throws the rider; a woman falls to her death through rotted planks; the local baron’s son is hung upside down in a mill; parents slap and bully their children; a man is cruel to his long-suffering lover; another sexually abuses his daughter. People disappear. A callow teacher, who courts a nanny in the baron’s household, narrates the story and tries to investigate the connections among these accidents and crimes. What is foreshadowed? Are the children holy innocents? God may be in His heaven, but all is not right with the world; the center cannot hold.
The Secret Village (2013) Swamy M. Kandan, Jonathan Bennett, Ali Faulkner, Richard Riehle, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Greg,an unsuccessful screenwriter and Rachel,a beautiful journalist research an outbreak of mass hysteria in a small village. They start to uncover a secret about ergot poisoning that has affected this village for years. But the cult activity has been kept a secret by the locals and when Greg disappears, Rachel is left alone to unravel the mystery and save their lives.
Full Contact (2015) David Verbeek, Grégoire Colin, Lizzie Brocheré, Slimane Dazi, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Full Contact is a contemporary tale of a man trying to find new purpose in life after accidentally bombing a school through a remotely operated drone plane. Ivan, operating the plane from a far away air force base, has never been to the foreign countries of his attacks, nor has he ever touched the plane he uses to kill. Modern warfare keeps him safe and disconnected from his prey. However, after this incident Ivan’s disconnectedness starts to apply to everything in his life. He is overwhelmed by feelings of guilt that he is unable to process.