Policeman Yaron stands in the center of a group of elite policemen, belonging to the Israeli Anti-Terrorist unit. He and his fellow unit members are the weapon; the gun the State is pointing at its opponents, the ‘Arab enemy’. Yaron worships his unit, the male camaraderie, the muscles body, the beauty. Yaron is excited, his wife is expecting a baby very soon; he could become a father any minute. An encounter with a radical, violent, extraordinary group, will confront him with the Israeli class war as well as the war within his own soul.
Dom works the night shift in a small hotel near the industrial sea port of Le Havre. One night, a woman arrives with no luggage and no shoes. Her name is Fiona and she tells Dom that she is a fairy that can grant him three wishes. Fiona makes two of his wishes come true then mysteriously disappears. Dom. who has fallen in love with her by then, searches for her everywhere.
Nihon no don: kanketsuhen / The Godfather: Resolution (1978) Sadao Nakajima, Toshirô Mifune, Bunta Sugawara, Naoko Ôtani, Crime, Drama
Gum-chewing frizzy-haired golddigger Marie Skinner cooks up a scheme with her lover Babe Winsor, a jazz hound, to fleece a portly middle-aged real estate tycoon, William Judson. Marie moves into Judson’s apartment building and contrives to meet and seduce him, plying him with compliments, music, swoons, décolletage, and batted eyes. When his loyal wife (and their two children) see him out catting with Marie at a night club, mom’s devastated and confronts him. He moves out. Babe wants Marie to sell Judson worthless bonds. Will mom commit suicide? Will sis shoot the floozy? Will pops figure out he’s being a fool?
Reciprocal consolation. The background of two middle-aged people (Michel and Lydia) is gradually unfolded. Michel’s wife is incurably ill. They had agreed that she would take her life on this day. All telephone cables were cut and Michel should leave France for months. But he goes forth and back between the airport and his home street. Once when opening the door of a taxi he destroys Lydia’s shopping carrier. They sit down in a café while he writes her a check. During this night they will part and meet again several times. Half a year ago Lydia’s husband had a car accident. Their daughter died and the husband got brain injury. His talk is incomprehensible. Tonight is his birthday. Lydia eventually takes Michel to the great feast that is almost over. In the morning they go to Michel’s apartment, where police and relatives are already present. Michel and Lydia had agreed to meet at Lydia’s apartment on the next morning. When he comes there, a foreign woman invites him in. Lydia soon …
A teenage summer in a small town in the desert, a dysfunctional family, a rock band, a can full of glue, two boys, one girl, loads of tongue kisses, dry heat, wind in Patagonia, existential angst… A teenage story in the middle of nowhere.
La cena delle beffe / The Jester’s Supper (1942) Alessandro Blasetti, Amedeo Nazzari, Osvaldo Valenti, Clara Calamai, Drama, Romance
In times of Lorenzo the Magnificent, Neri and Giannetto, two young Florentine, maintain a bitter rivalry. In the center of contention are the favors of Ginevra, the beautiful courtesan who both contend with fierce knavery. After yet another mockery of Neri, cruel and humiliating Giannetto a trap and involved in a brawl, after which him arrested with the accusation of being clouded by dementia. With rival offstage, Giannetto addresses Ginevra’s house to celebrate it, confident that no one can stop him. Meanwhile, Neri, he chained in an underground dark, outraged by the guards and the crowd, it gnaws on hatred.
A Thousand and One Nights (1945) Alfred E. Green, Evelyn Keyes, Phil Silvers, Adele Jergens, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
On the run after being found sweet-talking the Sultan’s daughter, Aladdin comes upon a lamp which, when rubbed, summons up Babs the genie. He uses it to return as a visiting prince asking for the princess’s hand. Unfortunately for him, the sultan’s wicked twin brother has secretly usurped the throne, someone else is after the lamp for his own ends, and Babs has taken a shine to Aladdin herself and is bent on wrecking his endeavours.
Small time con artist Lefty Merrill has co-organized a crooked dance marathon and set-up his girlfriend to win the prize money. When his partner disappears with money before the contest is over, he’s forced to come up with a series of cons to help pay it back.