In a remote Norwegian mountain-area in the 1930s, two 12 year old girls Siss and Unn meet. They are friends, but for Unn it is more serious. She admits to having secret and indecent fantasies about her friend.
A Chorus of Angels / Kita no kanaria-tachi (2012) Junji Sakamoto, Ayako Fujitani, Renji Ishibashi, Yôzaburô Itô, Mystery
20 years ago, an elementary school student falls on an island in the northern tip of Hokkaido. A teacher and 6 students makes contact through songs. What happened to the student who fell? The teacher returns 20 years later to meet with her former students.
Having joined a recently created video club, a lowly prep-school sophomore – desensitized from reality by frequently viewed Internet imagery – accidentally captures on video the final moments of admired twin senior classmates dying from poisoned drugs. Rather than galvanize the school or this lad’s life in any profound or meaningful way, the tragedy causes barely a ripple in the already emotionally diminished and out-of-touch lives of everyone around.
The Rendezvous / Le rendez-vous (1961) Jean Delannoy, Annie Girardot, Andréa Parisy, Odile Versois, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Pierre, a rich man’s son-in-law, shares an illicit night-time kiss with his first wife, Madeleine. The same night sees the murder of Daniel, a two-bit photographer who made some risqué snapshots of Pierre’s sister-in-law, Daphné. Pierre reluctantly gives Daphné a false alibi, but then the police find out that Daniel was Madeleine’s lover. Madeleine, arrested, is in need of an alibi herself, but Pierre is already compromised, and other witnesses don’t back him up.
Death Walks at Midnight (1972) Luciano Ercoli, Nieves Navarro, Simón Andreu, Pietro Martellanza, Mystery, Thriller
Valentina, a beautiful fashion model, takes an experimental drug as part of a scientific experiment. While influenced by the drug, Valentina has a vision of a young woman being brutally murdered with a viciously spiked glove. It turns out that a woman was killed in exactly the same way not long ago and soon Valentina finds herself stalked by the same killer.
The Alphabet Murders (1965) Frank Tashlin, Tony Randall, Robert Morley, Anita Ekberg, Crime, Mystery, Comedy
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.