Charlie Chan investigates the theft of government radar papers (the laboratory is located in the same building as a radio station!) with the help of Number Three Son Tommy and comic sidekick Birmingham Brown.
This Michael Apted-directed crime melodrama features Stacy Keach as Jim Naboth, a Scotland Yard cop on the skids, suffering from depression and alcoholism. He is summoned by Foreman (Edward Fox), a British security expert whose wife Jill (Carol White) and daughter are being held hostages by kidnappers until Foreman pays the crooks a million-dollar-plus ransom. Jim has to marshal his forces and regain his clarity to save Foreman’s family. The pressure is even more intense for Jim, since Foreman’s wife, Jill also happens to be his former spouse.
A Vizinha do Lado (1945) António Lopes Ribeiro, Silvestre Alegrim, Carlos Alves, Emilia D’Oliveira, Comedy
The ethicist, Placido Mesquita, coming to Lisbon to visit his nephew Edward to rescue him from a damnable life of bad habits and finds himself torn between his passion for his next door neighbor, the young Mariana, and the loving relationship he has Isabel Moreira, artist brave and very determined varieties. The neighbor goalkeeper Jerome Saraiva and contribute to the confusion that is installed in the building and spread to the teacher, who sees the purpose of his trip radically altered.
In campagna è caduta una stella / In the Country Fell a Star (1939) Eduardo De Filippo, Rosina Lawrence, Peppino De Filippo, Comedy
An American starlet inflames two Italian peasants who forget about their respective fiance’s. One of them even thinks of marrying her and begins to plan for the engagement banquet. When the girl decides to live the countryside harmony reigns again.
Campo de’ fiori / The Peddler and the Lady (1943) Mario Bonnard, Caterina Boratto, Cristiano Cristiani, Peppino De Filippo, Comedy, Drama
Peppino, a fishmonger on Campo de’ Fiori, a famous Roman marketplace, works alongside Elide, a greengrocer, who has a soft spot for him, despite the fact they argue all day long… But neither Peppino, nor his friend Aurelio, the barber, are interested in getting married. Until he meets the beautiful Elsa…
Étoile / Ballet (1989) Peter Del Monte, Jennifer Connelly, Gary McCleery, Laurent Terzieff, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Pizza, birra, faso / Pizza, Beer, and Cigarettes (1997) Adrián Caetano, Bruno Stagnaro, Héctor Anglada, Jorge Sesán, Pamela Jordán, Crime, Drama
A couple of friends work for a taxi driver to rob his passengers, but they feel like they’re getting ripped off. They decide to plan their own robberies, but they are amateurs and things don’t go too well. One of the youths, Cordoba, whose girlfriend Sandra is pregnant, just wants to get enough cash so they can leave Argentina and get to Uruguay to start a new life. He and his friends plan one last robbery, but things don’t go as planned.
Magyar rapszódia / Hungarian Rhapsody (1979) Miklós Jancsó, György Cserhalmi, Lajos Balázsovits, Gábor Koncz, Drama, History
This liturgical-surrealistic parable evokes the model-like events of the second decade of the century as reflected by the inner spiritual transformation of István Zsadányi, inspired by the figure of Endre Bajcsy-Zsilinszky. The young Zsadányi brothers of licentious habits kill the peasant leader András Baksa because he had humiliated their father. The fiercely nationalist István fights through World War I and in the following era of White Terror becomes a racist detachment officer and a Member of Parliament. After a lost battle, ridden by visions, he has his most devoted followers butchered. A mystical and fanatic love of freedom and the land turns him gradually to the common people. He leaves for the Baksa farm to face the son of the murdered old Baksa and the fate that awaits him.
This visually stunning directorial debut is set in a place lost in time in northern Argentina. Alvaro is a gay man whose is an outsider. He works for the violent El Turo, a captain of the water bus which links isolated communities. But El Turo is threatened by Alvaro’s sexuality and starts harassing him.
Love Kills (1991) Brian Grant, Virginia Madsen, Lenny von Dohlen, Erich Anderson, Mystery, Action, Crime
Glamorous fashion photographer Rebecca is getting even. Angered by her husband’s infidelity, she takes a lover – a mysterious hunk she fist met during a photo shoot. He’s exciting. He’s handsome. And, after a night of lovemaking, he confesses he’s a hit man hired by her husband to kill her. The stranger also says he’s had a change of heart and wants to be Rebecca’s protector. But Rebecca’s husband, a renowned psychologist, insists the man is a former patient with a hidden, twisted agenda. Both men can’t be right. Both could be lying. As the circle of suspense closes in on her, one thing is clear to Rebecca. Any choice she makes could be more than wrong…it could be fatal.