An 18 year old boy with a complicated life starts a criminal career but ends up on a rooftop of Lisbon. On the apartment below lives a recently widowed, lonely old lady. Against all odds and her family’s will, they become each others best company.
Prince of Players (1955) Philip Dunne, Richard Burton, Maggie McNamara, John Derek, Biography, Drama
A tragic and sentimental story that depicts the early career of the 19th century American actor, Edwin Booth with some mention of the events leading to the assassination of President Lincoln by Edwin’s brother, John Wilkes Booth. In the film, Edwin’s days in the spotlight dwindle shortly after his brother is caught and killed for assassinating Lincoln.
Buddy (2003) Morten Tyldum, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Aksel Hennie, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Kristoffer is a billboard hanger, 24 years old and carefree. When his girlfriend Elisabeth dumps him for the boss of her trend bureau, his life falls into pieces. He feels like a loser. By coincidence some of Kristoffer’s video diaries end up with the producer of the popular talk show “Karsten Tonight” in TV2.
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973) Hall Bartlett, James Franciscus, Juliet Mills, Philip Ahn, Drama, Family
Jonathan is sick and tired of the boring life in his sea-gull clan. He rather experiments with new, always more daring flying techniques. Since he doesn’t fit in, the elders expel him from the clan. So he sets out to discover the world beyond the horizon in quest for wisdom.
The film suggests Nijinsky was driven into madness by both his consuming ambition and self-enforced heterosexuality, the latter prompted by his romantic involvement with Romola de Pulszky, a society girl who joins impresario Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes specifically to seduce Nijinsky.
Backflash (2002) Philip J. Jones, Robert Patrick, Jennifer Esposito, Mike Starr, Action, Crime, Drama
Ray Bennett, a lonely video-store owner in the middle of nowhere decides to take some days off his work to think about his future. On the road, he comes across Harley, a very attractive, mysterious woman and ex-prisoner.
Master burglar Max Hopper is released early after three years and soon gets an exceptional job: stealing an advanced computer-chip from the IQ Industries headquarters. His first attempt fails; when he enters in cop uniform during an emergency board meeting, a fire quickly spreads- he considers it a godsend opportunity and stays, but soon has his hands too full saving other lives and just surviving to concentrate on the chip; only the owner, his wife who just filed for divorce and a few employees remain, but it soon turns out one of them stole company secrets but the arsonist and/or another chip-thieve are among them…
This comedy filled with much Jewish humor is about the widows Doris, Ester and Lucille, whose husbands die one after another in just a few years. Even though the three friends, all in their 50’s, react quite differently on their husbands deaths they become even closer than what they were as couples. They frequently visit their husband’s graves together and talk about perspective lives.