Les tontons flingueurs / Monsieur Gangster (1963) Georges Lautner, Lino Ventura, Bernard Blier, Francis Blanche

Les tontons flingueurs (1963)
Ex-gangster Fernand (Lino Ventura) receives a call from a dying friend, a mob boss nicknamed “The Mexican”. The doomed mobster talks Fernand into taking care of some criminal business and looking after his soon-to-be-married daughter. When a longtime mobster heavy, Volfoni takes exception to Fernand for being an outsider, they come after Fernand who is equal to the task. He defends himself in a series of comical killings from the onslaught of the mob.
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L’uomo che verrà / The Man Who Will Come (2009) Giorgio Diritti, Maya Sansa, Alba Rohrwacher, Eleonora Mazzoni

L'uomo che verra (2009)
Winter 1943. Martina is small child, who stopped talking since the death of her infant brother some years before. She lives in a rural area of central Italy. Her mother is pregnant again and Martina lives for the arrival of her new brother. Meanwhile, the war is getting closer and closer, forcing the people of the village to tread a difficult path, torn between the partisan brigades and the Nazi Army. On practically the same day as the birth of Martina’s brother, the SS start a massive roundup of civilians in the area, an infamous event that will come to be known as the Marzabotto massacre during which more than 770 people were killed in houses, cemeteries and churches.
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Elmer, the Great (1933) Mervyn LeRoy, Joe E. Brown, Patricia Ellis, Frank McHugh

Elmer the Great 1933
Elmer does not want to leave Gentryville, because Nellie is the one that he loves. Even when Mr. Wade of the Chicago Cubs comes to get him, it is only because Nellie spurns him that he goes. As always, Elmer is the king of batters and he wins game after game. When Nellie comes to see Elmer in Chicago, she sees him kissing Evelyn and she wants nothing to do with him anymore. So Healy takes him to a gambling club, where Elmer does not know that the chips are money. He finds that he owes the gamblers $5000 and they make him sign a note for it. Sad at losing Nellie, mad at his teammates and in debt to the gamblers, Elmer disappears as the Cubs are in the deciding game for the Series.
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Klass / The Class (2007) Ilmar Raag, Vallo Kirs, Pärt Uusberg, Lauri Pedaja

Klass (2007)
Kaspar and the class pushover Joosep are 16 and life in high school isn’t easy. Without meaning to, Kaspar defends Joosep against the bullying of his classmates, but every time Kaspar tries to him, it backfires, with the class taking it out on Joosep. Kaspar just wants his friends, his girl and his unassuming life back. Joosep wants to regain his dignity and the chance to switch to a high school far away. But their classmates are relentless, going further and further with each incident.
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Singapore (1947) John Brahm, Fred MacMurray, Ava Gardner, Roland Culver

Singapore (1947)
After the war, Matt Gordon returns to Singapore to retrieve a fortune in smuggled pearls. Arrived, he reminisces in flashback about his prewar fiancée, alluring Linda, and her disappearance during the Japanese attack. But now Linda resurfaces…with amnesia and married to rich planter Van Leyden. Meanwhile, sinister fence Mauribus schemes to get Matt’s pearls.
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Amreeka (2009) Cherien Dabis, Nisreen Faour, Melkar Muallem, Hiam Abbass

Amreeka (2009)
Muna, a single mother in Ramallah, has applied for a visa to the US. When it comes, her son Fadi, an excellent student, convinces her they should go. After an incident at customs begins their exile badly, they join Muna’s sister and family in Illinois. Muna needs a job: although she has two degrees and 15 years’ experience in banking, she settles for work at White Castle, telling the family her job’s at a nearby bank. It’s spring, 2003, and the US invades Iraq. While friends come from unlikely places, Fadi meets prejudice at school. How he’ll respond to it and to American youth culture and how Muna will sort things out with her family are the rest of the story. Tragedy or hope?
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Bisturi, la mafia bianca / Secrets of a Nurse (1973) Luigi Zampa, Gabriele Ferzetti, Senta Berger, Enrico Maria Salerno

Bisturi, la mafia bianca (1973)
The surgeon Daniel Vallotti owns a luxurious private clinic, where patients admitted selling according to financial resources. Despite this, Vallotti tries to mask his greed posing as a benefactor, and once a week he goes free to visit the poor in a hospital. On the staff of the medical clinic Vallotti, a team incapable of completely subject to the will of the surgeon, is Dr. Giordani who is conscientious and honest. Upset by last wrongdoing of Vallotti (to avoid a finding of taxation, he stopped in mid-action, by killing the patient) Giordani, the surgeon complaint to the prosecutor …
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Kinema no Tenchi / Final Take: The Golden Age of Movies (1986) Yôji Yamada, Kiyoshi Atsumi, Kiichi Nakai, Narimi Arimori

Kinema no Tenchi (1986)
The environment and the movie stars at a Japanese film studio in the early ’30s are recreated in this drama that looks back on a distinctive period in cinematic history. Using celebrated director Yasujiro Ozu as a model, fictional director Ogata (Ittoku Kishibe) discovers a new female star quite by accident. Koharu Tanaka (Narimi Arimori) works selling candy at a studio theater when she is given a part as a bit player. After the studio’s top leading lady is embroiled in a scandal, Koharu is suddenly thrust into the limelight when she replaces her in a film and gains instant fame and fortune. But the going is not always easy, and she soon seeks help from unexpected quarters.
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Ecce bombo (1978) Nanni Moretti, Lina Sastri, Luisa Rossi

Ecce bombo (1978)
This non-narrative, sketch-based film is a non-stop feast of antic and black humor. The sketches are framed within the context of a Roman student’s school year, which is disrupted by political and amorous misadventures. The title Ecce Bombo means “Behold the Bumblebee” and spoofs both the ancient biblical phrase (in English, “behold the man”) and the then-current wave of terrorism and bombings.
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The Big Caper (1957) Robert Stevens, James Gregory, Mary Costa, Rory Calhoun

The Big Caper (1957)
A con man in debt and down on his luck comes up with what he thinks is the perfect caper–robbing a small-town bank that keeps a lot of money on hand because of the payroll of a nearby army base. He convinces a vicious crime boss to bankroll his scheme, but when he and his boss’ girl move into the town to make preparations for the heist, he begins to have second thoughts about the whole operation.
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