Kiyone Sakurai, an apprentice swordmaker makes a sword for his guardian, Kozaemon Onoda. Onoda breaks the sword while defending his lord which eventually leads to his death at the hands of Naito, when Naito demands to marry his daughter Sasae. Sasae vows to avenge her father’s death and pleads for Kiyone Sakurai to make a special sword for her. So Kiyone and his fellow swordmaker Kiyotsugu go to the master swordsmith Kiyohide Yamatomori to learn their craft and forge the sword.
The Brother from Another Planet (1984) John Sayles, Joe Morton, Daryl Edwards, Rosanna Carter, Comedy, Sci-Fi
The Brother is an alien who has crash-landed on Earth, in New York City. While mute, strongly empathic, and able to fix things, he resembles a Black man with strange feet. His attempt to make a place for himself in Harlem is an allegory for the immigrant experience in the United States. Meanwhile, two bounty hunters from the Brother’s home planet arrive and try to capture him.
A father searches for his son, who has been missing since WW II, in post-war Poland. In his quest for the truth about his son, the father is forced to contemplate the elusive and coded nature of truth itself.
Tapete Vermelho / Red Carpet (2005) Luís Alberto Pereira, Jackson Antunes, Paulo Betti, Rosi Campos, Comedy
Quinzinho (Matheus Nachtergaele) has a promise to keep: take your child, Neco (Vinicius Miranda), to the city to watch a movie Mazzaropi. They live in a small farm in São Paulo. In this odyssey by the cities of São Paulo, he also leads his wife Zulmira (Gorete Miracles), which part unwillingly, and the donkey Policarpo. On the journey, they find regional peculiarities and undergo magical situations, related to popular belief.
Mein Kampf / My Fight (2009) Urs Odermatt, Götz George, Tom Schilling, Anna Unterberger, Biography, Comedy, Drama
The young, despotic and untalented artist Adolf Hitler comes to Vienna to study art. He befriends the Jew Schlomo Herzl working on a novel with the title “Mein Kampf”. Hitler is rejected by the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. Herzl’s concern for the sad young man continues, and leads him to a new career with disastrous consequences for world history.
Liz and Merry Noel become friends as college roommates and their friendship endures over the years. Liz becomes a respected “serious” novelist. Merry Noel marries, has a daughter and writes, too: “trash” fiction which becomes enormously successful. Their story begins in college and jumps ahead some years at a time to show their relationship with each other and those in their orbits as they grow and mature.
L’ultima carrozzella / The Last Wagon (1943) Mario Mattoli, Aldo Fabrizi, Anna Magnani, Anita Durante, Comedy
The roman coachman Totò doesn’t want his coach being replaced by cars and doesn’t want his daughter Nannarella to go out with the taxi driver Roberto. But it is Roberto who saves him when he gets into trouble.
L’invention de Morel (1967) Claude-Jean Bonnardot, Alain Saury, Juliette Mills, Didier Conti, Sci-Fi
Escaped from jail, Luis finds refuge on a remote island where, it is said, several people have died long ago of a mysterious illness. He discovers a large abandoned villa. One day, a group of people from another time, come in. The villa and the nature around become the theater of strange phenomena…
Blood on the Moon (1948) Robert Wise, Robert Mitchum, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Preston, Action, Drama, Western
When a shady-looking stranger rides into town to join his old friend it is assumed he is a hired gun. But as the new man comes to realise the unlawful nature of his buddy’s business and the way the homesteaders are being used, the two men draw apart to become sworn enemies.
Henry V (1944) Laurence Olivier, Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton, Leslie Banks, Biography, Drama, History
In the inspired Olivier concept, Shakespeare’s play begins as a performance in the Globe Theatre, shifting in broad cinematic terms to an epic narrative of Henry V, who had developed from a dissolute youth to a purposeful monarch. Proving his ability as a soldier and skillful leader, he unites the dissident factions in the English army and goes on to crush the French, against enormous odds, at Agincourt. Arranging a treaty with the French court, he woos Princess Katharine to whom he is formally betrothed as part of the peace agreement.