Kenka erejî / Fighting Elegy (1966) Seijun Suzuki, Hideki Takahashi, Yûsuke Kawazu, Junko Asano, Action, Comedy, Drama
In Okayama in the mid-1930s, Kiroku attends high school and boards with a Catholic family whose daughter, Michiko, captures his heart. He must, however, hide his ardor and other aspects of his emerging sexuality, focusing his energy on a gang he joins, breaking school rules, and getting into scuffles (he tells her, “Oh, Michiko, I don’t masturbate, I fight”). He comes under the influence of a young tough nicknamed Terrapin, and together they lead fights against rival gangs. Gradually, Kiroku and Terrapin align themselves with the right-wing Kita Ikki, and Kiroku becomes a stand-in for the attitudes of Japanese youth who embraced the imperialism leading to World War II.
Vance Shaw gives up outlawing and goes to work for the telegraph company; his brother Jack Slade leads outlaws trying to prevent the company connecting the line between Omaha and Salt Lake City. Lots of Indian fighting and gunplay.
Kiba Ôkaminosuke / Samurai Wolf (1966) Hideo Gosha, Isao Natsuyagi, Ryôhei Uchida, Junko Miyazono, Action, Adventure, Drama
This is the story of a vagrant samurai – the solitary, savage and scrupulous Kiba – who arrives at a village to defend a beautiful, blind woman against a sinister plot. Her assailants then send against him another samurai, named Sana, who is without scruples. The fight between them will become personal, for the honor and love of the blind woman.
Matar a todos / Kill Them All (2007) Esteban Schroeder, Claudio Arredondo, Roxana Blanco, Jorge Bolani, Drama, Thriller
Julia Gudari is investigating the kidnap of a person who turns out to be a Chilean chemist wanted as a witness by the international authorities. Everything seems to indicate that the Uruguayan army is protecting Berrios. Julia fears that her father, General Gudari, is involved, but evidence is scarce. Amid the pressure and threats, Julia understands that if she wants to find out the truth, she’ll have to dig into her past to heal old wounds and overcome her fears.
Kasi az gorbehaye irani khabar nadareh / No One Knows About Persian Cats (2009) Bahman Ghobadi, Negar Shaghaghi, Ashkan Koshanejad, Hamed Behdad, Drama, Music
Negar and Ashkan, two young Iranian songwriters, decide to set up an underground band and look for other musicians to join them, but the authorities keep putting a spanner in the works. Fed up with being hindered from expressing themselves, the two young people try to get documents to leave the country for Europe.
Hatuna Meuheret / Late Marriage (2001) Dover Koshashvili, Lior Ashkenazi, Ronit Elkabetz, Moni Moshonov, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Zaza is a 31-year old Israeli bachelor, handsome and intelligent, and his family wants to see him married. But tradition dictates that Zaza has to choose a young virgin. She must be beautiful and from a good family, preferably rich. Zaza’s parents, Yasha and Lily drag Zaza to meet potential brides and their families. Zaza has no choice. He plays along with his family, advocates of the suffocating traditions of their Georgian Jewish heritage. But Zaza always manages to somehow get out of being engaged. What his parents don’t know is that Zaza is already in love. Judith is sensuous, strong and intriguing. She’s also a divorcée with a 6-year-old daughter. So Zaza has kept Judith a secret from his family. He will have to choose between respect of the strict confines of family and tradition, or the love of his life.
We Were Strangers (1949) John Huston, Jennifer Jones, John Garfield, Pedro Armendáriz, Adventure, Romance, Drama
China Valdes joins the Cuban underground after her brother is killed by the chief of the secret police, Ariete. She meets and falls in love with American expatriate Tony Fenner. Tony develops a plan to tunnel under the city’s cemetery to a plot owned by a high official, assassinate him, and blow up the whole Cuban hierarchy at the ensuing state funeral. Together with a band of dedicated revolutionaries, they begin digging.
Ljubavni zivot Budimira Trajkovica / Beloved Love (1977) Dejan Karaklajic, Milena Dravic, Ljubisa Samardzic, Milivoje Tomic, Comedy, Romance
Trajkovic family are bridge builders. Being forced to move every once in a while, the bridges are everything but pleasant thing for 17 year old Budimir, who is unable to make any permanent love relationship. In their last attempt to settle down in capital, a boy will experience love in its full meaning.