In a small town on the countryside, every young boy is forced to have the same bowl-head haircut known as the “Yoshino-gari” hairstyle. Then one day, a drastic change occurs when a transfer student with bleached hair comes from Tokyo.
Bite the Bullet (1975) Richard Brooks, Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, James Coburn, Action, Adventure, Western
At the beginning of the 20th century, a newspaper organizes an endurance horse race : 700 miles to run in a few days. 9 adventurers are competing, among them a woman, Miss Jones, a Mexican, an Englishman, a young cow-boy, an old one and two friends, Sam Clayton and Luke Matthews. All those individualists will learn to respect each other.
Caro Michele / Dear Michael (1976) Mario Monicelli, Mariangela Melato, Delphine Seyrig, Aurore Clément, Comedy, Drama
Michael is the younger son of a middle-class family, a strong-willed and free-thinking fellow, who is off in some distant country fighting for a revolutionary cause. Everyone in the family writes to him, describing the events of their lives, as they drift into a kind of conventionality which would perhaps have horrified them earlier. Only Michael’s girlfriend Mara (Mariangela Melato), the mother of his child, retains her independence, even though it is through the help of Michael’s increasingly conventional friends and family that she survives.
César et Rosalie / Cesar & Rosalie (1972) Claude Sautet, Yves Montand, Romy Schneider, Sami Frey, Drama, Romance
Rosalie is amicably divorced, dividing her time between her mother’s house, with her siblings and small daughter, and César’s. He’s self made, a scrap iron king, outgoing, amiable, in love with her. Enter David, an artist and Rosalie’s flame before her marriage. In a quiet, brooding way, he seeks to reclaim Rosalie. César’s jealous outbursts and attempts at cunning backfire and send Rosalie into David’s arms. César keeps trying: he buys Rosalie’s childhood seaside vacation home as a gift, wins her back, then must ask David to join them so Rosalie will be happy. When Rosalie discovers César and David’s complicity, she again asserts her freedom, leaving the men alone together.
Corridors of Blood (1958) Robert Day, Boris Karloff, Betta St. John, Christopher Lee, Crime, Drama, Horror
In an effort to relieve the suffering of surgery patients, Dr. Thomas Bolton painstakingly develops an opium-based anesthetic, to which he gradually becomes addicted. In order to provide a continual supply of chemicals to continue his experiments and support his addiction, he falls in with a den of murderers who use his signature to sell cadavers to the local hospital.
Der Nachbar / The Neighbor (1993) Götz Spielmann, Rudolf Wessely, Dana Vávrová, Wolfgang Böck, Drama
An old Viennese suburb, an area of ??dilapidated houses, situated on the tracks of the train. There has Rudolf Pawlik (Rudolf Wessely), an old man who lived his quiet, contented life. Always, without excitement, without dangers.
When his neighbor dies and new tenants move into the house, start a new story for him. Herbert (Wolfgang Böck) is a Kliner thug who likes a great would, Michaela (dana vávrová), the young Czech woman is his girlfriend, Agnes (Hana Cainer) her daughter.
Pawlik hates Herbert from the first moment on and he falls in love with Michaela. His feelings are his obsession and the friendly old man is ready to take the path he has chosen to go to the end. Herbert is the enemy standing in the way of all his plans …
Hoored at a banquet for his sixty year career as an inventor, scientist, and businessman, 89 year old Thomas Alva Edison reflects back on his long career, which includes such achievements as the stock market ticker, the phonograph, the light bulb, and the motion picture.
Jian dong xiao xiong / Hong Kong Godfather (1985) Lung Wei Wang, Ka-Yan Leung, Norman Chu, Shu-Yuan Hsu, Action, Thriller
After receiving a life imprisonment sentence for a NY Chinatown massacre, Jia Shi Lan, alias Hei Lan, obtains a pardon through the Mafia’s influence. Returning to Hong Kong, Hei Lan attempts to use the stature and fortitude of Brother Han, an elder, but good-natured underworld boss, to gain power and spread the Mafia’s influence throughout Southeast Asia. After a deadly double cross leaves many of Han’s society dead, two former members, one a cop, the other a florist, and the sole remaining loyalist join forces to bring down the criminal empire of Hei Lan.
Xiao sha xing / The Singing Killer (1970) Cheh Chang, David Chiang, Ping Wang, Tina Chin-Fei, Action, Crime, Musical
David Chiang plays Johnny, a reformed criminal turned pop headliner at a hip club in Hong Kong. His past isn’t exactly common knowledge, but it seems to have inspired some of his biggest hits. “I may be small, but I can kill,” he croons in the opening number. Somehow, he doesn’t seem so menacing amid a swirl of choreographed dancers and disco lights … Johnny sure means to keep his nose clean. His former pursuits have cost him the love of his life, who has disappeared. He’s got a great job, and he seems to make plenty of legitimate money for himself and the club owner. But his erstwhile colleagues pop out of the gutter just long enough to imperil Johnny’s whole deal. And it turns out that the club owner doesn’t take such a fatherly and benevolent interest in Johnny’s well-being, either. One more big job is what his ex-friends want from Johnny, and they won’t even shy away from blackmail to get him to do it. Fortunately, a cop who knows the old Johnny and the new Johnny doesn’t give …
Hans Christian Andersen (1952) Charles Vidor, Danny Kaye, Farley Granger, Zizi Jeanmaire, Biography, Family, Musical
The inimitable Danny Kaye stars as famed storyteller Hans Christian Andersen in this charming fictionalized biopic that blends music, romance, comedy and fantasy to trace the life of Denmark’s literary hero. A small-town shoemaker with a knack for spinning yarns, Hans encounters happiness and heartbreak on his road to becoming a full-fledged writer.