Fast Workers (1933) Tod Browning

Fast Workers (1933)
Gunner and Bucker are pals who work as riveters. Whenever Bucker gets the urge to marry, which is often, Gunner will hit on his girl to see if she is true or not. So far, Gunner has not failed. But one night, while Gunner is in jail, Bucker meets Mary, a tough dame with a line. He falls for her, and she falls for his dough. But Mary is already a gal pal of Gunner, and no two know about the third one. The trouble starts when the triangle is revealed too late.

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Motor Psycho! (1965) Russ Meyer

Motor Psycho (1965)
Three bad boy motorcyclists get kicks raping other people’s women and generally being a nuisance. When they rape a veterinarian’s wife, he takes exception and pursues them, teaming up with a Cajun woman whose husband they killed. The leader of the gang, a Vietnam Vet, begins showing signs of being a few slices short of a loaf.

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Koibumi / Love Letter (1953) Kinuyo Tanaka

Koibumi (1953)
This valiant melodrama is the brilliant debut as a moviemaker of the great Japanese actress Kinuyo Tanaka, who also has a small role in the story. Based on a screenplay by Keinosuke Kinoshita, “Koibumi” explore the wounds of war, the limits of love and the need to forgive. A sad and troubled man, Reikichi Mayumi (Masayuki Mori), finds a new job five years after the end of WWII. He will write love letters for other people, which was not uncommon in post-war times (remember the starving poet Lope Veiga -Fernando Rey- in Spanish masterpiece “Cielo negro”). His ideas about love and his personal principles will be tested when he reconnects with his former girlfriend, Michiko (Yoshigo Kuga), a woman with a dark past marked by war and the further occupation of her country by the US military forces.

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Körhinta / Merry-Go-Round (1956) Zoltán Fábri

Korhinta (1956)
In a rural scenery in the throes of difficult changes lives a humble but promising young farmer girl called Mari Pataki. Her father forbids her from seeing the man she loves. The father, above all preoccupied by work on the fields and prospective wealth, decides to give his daughter in marriage to an old but rich man with whom he does business. Land marries land, he says. This seems to be the unyielding rule of the Hungarian peasantry. But the young lover is ready to stand up to any challenge to keep Maris love.

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Buscando a Miguel / Looking for Miguel (2007) Juan Fischer

Buscando a Miguel (2007)
Miguel is a young politician who comes from a wealthy family. He has seen the world from a privileged position and made a brilliant career. But the vicissitudes of life make it a corpse with no identification, a NN, and the autopsy table to relive the horror of the doctor and his murderers. Miguel escapes and discovers that he lose his memory: do not know who he is. Miguel is looking for himself in an unfamiliar city, with unknown men, haunted by images of his past and does not know what dreams are not what they mean. From total ignorance of himself, Miguel live the drama of the street and part of the show ever saw from the window of his car. Survives through the love of a transvestite libertine, to the solidarity of marginal always despised and never took into account, and the complicity of a recycler that prepares delicious soups, and experience the horror, drunkenness and the fascination of being beyond everything and be foreign to himself. The politician is no more.

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La nave delle donne maledette / The Ship of Condemned Women (1953) Raffaello Matarazzo

La nave delle donne maledette (1953)
Consuelo (May Britt) happen so many misfortunes in the name of virtue as a heroine of Sade: his kindness and deceit of those around the prompts to confess to a crime he did not commit, for which he is sentenced to ten years of hard labor in a penal colony, despite its proclamation of innocence useless to hear the jury’s verdict jobs; in the galleon that carried overseas to other dams, all locked in the cellar, she suffers privations and humiliations, falls ill with fevers and whipped …

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Le combat dans l’ile (1962) Alain Cavalier

Le combat dans l'ile (1962)
The son of a French industrialist, Clément is a right wing extremist who belongs to a secret militant right wing organization that uses whatever means necessary, including violence, to achieve its goals. His wife Anne, a former German actress who gave up her career to be the doting wife, knows somewhat of his extremist views, and suspects he would indeed kill if need be as witnessed by what she finds hidden in their house. He often treats her poorly, especially out in public as she maintains the façade of her former celebrity, which he believes is her acting like a whore. Regardless, she is compelled to stay in the marriage. After he and a right wing colleague assassinate a Communist figure, that assassination which goes slightly awry, Clément and Anne hide out in the country home of Clément’s childhood friend, Paul, who knows nothing about Clément’s extremist views. Paul is a democrat and pacifist. Clément is forced to leave to pursue a mission, leaving Anne behind.

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