Perché si uccide un magistrato / How to Kill a Judge (1975) Damiano Damiani, Franco Nero, Françoise Fabian, Pierluigi Aprà, Crime, Drama
The latest success by film-maker Giacomo Solaris is a crime thriller about a judge who gets too friendly with the Mafia and is murdered. A resentful Sicilian magistrate orders the film seized, but then he winds up dead, in a fashion just like that in Solaris’s movie. Solaris realizes that corrupt political forces are pulling strings, for his friends begin to die in grisly ways. Will he learn the truth about the murder of the judge in time?
Maigret voit rouge / Maigret Sees Red (1963) Gilles Grangier, Jean Gabin, Françoise Fabian, Roland Armontel, Crime, Drama
Gangsters from the United States try to kill a key government witness whose testimony could help land an influential mobster in jail. It’s up to detective Maigret to deal with the FBI and a series of underworld figures to save the life of the witness…
Das Fräulein / Fraulein (2006) Andrea Staka, Mirjana Karanovic, Marija Skaricic, Ljubica Jovic, Drama
Ruza left Serbia, her country, over 30 years ago and lives in Zurich. Her daily life is a string of repetitive moments until, one day, Ana arrives on the scene and upsets Ruza’s painstakingly organized world. A subtle friendship develops between the two strong willed women.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962) Vincente Minnelli, Glenn Ford, Ingrid Thulin, Charles Boyer, Drama, War
In Argentina, the family man Julio Madariaga is the patriarch of his family and considers his farm the paradise on Earth. One of his daughters, Luisa Desnoyers, has married the Frenchman immigrant Marcelo Desnoyers and they have one son, the playboy Julio, and one daughter, the gorgeous student of Sorbonne Chi Chi. His other daughter, Elena von Hartrott, has married the German Karl von Hartrott, and they have three sons: Heinrich, Gustav and Franz. In 1938, Heinrich returns from Germany for a family reunion and when he tells that he has joined the SS, the displeased Julio Madariaga has a heart attack and dies. When France is occupied by the Germans, the family reunites in Paris and Franz is the Nazi administrator in France. The alienated Julio has a studio where he paints, and has a love affair with Marguerite Laurier, the wife of the owner of a newspaper Etienne Laurier that is fighting in Belgium. Meanwhile Chi Chi joins the French resistance and is arrested.
Taiheiyô hitoribocchi / Alone Across the Pacific (1963) Kon Ichikawa, Yûjirô Ishihara, Masayuki Mori, Kinuyo Tanaka, Adventure
Kenichi Horie is determined to challenge his family, the law and the nature crossing the Pacific to America in a small sailboat. Despite his careful planning many unforeseen events will test his determination.
An expert African guide, Ken Duffield, thirsts for revenge against the leader of a gang of rebellious Mau Maus who killed his family while he was away. His license revoked for his own good, Duffield is hired anyway by a wealthy hunter, Sir Vincent Brampton, who is used to getting his own way and knows how to pull the right strings. Joining them on the hunt for a notorious lion is Sir Vincent’s fiancée, Linda Latham, who used to be a showgirl but is now intent on bagging bigger game.
Phantom Raiders (1940) Jacques Tourneur, Walter Pidgeon, Donald Meek, Joseph Schildkraut, Comedy, Crime, Drama
A mysterious rash of cargo ship sinkings in Panama leads insurers Llewellyns of London to hire vacationer Nick Carter and his eccentric associate Bartholomew to investigate. Nick recognizes influential nightclub owner Al Taurez as a shady operator, but getting the goods on him depends on slick diversions involving the heavyweight champ of the Pacific Tuna Fleet, a Panamanian bombshell armed with American slang, a young couple in love and a whole raft of crooks and cutthroats.
Sans lendemain / There’s No Tomorrow (1939) Max Ophüls, Edwige Feuillère, George Rigaud, Daniel Lecourtois, Drama
The story of a once-respectable woman who re-encounters her first love, now a successful doctor. Reduced to nude-dancing in a sleazy dive, with a son to support, Evelyne (Edwige Feuillère) borrows money at an outrageous interest rate in order to create a facade of respectability–and, it goes without saying, Georges falls in love with her all over again. But how can Evelyne maintain her bourgeois value and save son and “father” from the consequences of her fall?