Theresa is a successful teacher of deaf children during the day but after a short unhappy affair starts to spend her nights cruising bars. Her craving first for sex but later also for drugs leads into increasingly demeaning and dangerous situations completely at odds with her daytime commitment to her children.
Via Margutta / Run with the Devil (1960) Mario Camerini, Antonella Lualdi, Gérard Blain, Franco Fabrizi
Paris nous appartient / Paris Belongs to Us (1961) Jacques Rivette, Betty Schneider, Giani Esposito, Françoise Prévost, Mystery
Anne Goupil is a literature student in Paris in 1957. Her elder brother, Pierre, takes her to a friend’s party where the guests include Philip Kaufman, an expatriate American escaping McCarthyism, and Gerard Lenz, a theatre director who arrives with the mysterious woman Terry. The talk at the party is about the apparent suicide of their friend Juan, a Spanish activist who had recently broken up with Terry. Philip warns Anne that the forces that killed Juan will soon do the same to Gerard. Gerard is trying to rehearse Shakespeare’s “Pericles”, although he has no financial backing. Anne takes a part in the play to help Gerard, and to try to discover why Juan died.
Le soleil des voyous / Action Man (1967) Jean Delannoy, Jean Gabin, Robert Stack, Margaret Lee, Crime, Drama
Shinjuku kuroshakai: Chaina mafia sensô / Shinjuku Underworld: Chinese Mafia War (1995) Takashi Miike, Kippei Shîna, Tomorowo Taguchi, Takeshi Caesar, Crime, Drama, Mystery
The film is based around the interactions of a homosexual triad group with a police officer as well as opposing yakuza organizations. When the younger brother to a renegade police officer becomes the lawyer to the triad group, an argument between the two leads to the downfall of the organization.
Cuore sacro / Sacred Heart (2005) Ferzan Ozpetek, Barbora Bobulova, Andrea Di Stefano, Lisa Gastoni, Drama
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.