After a restless night HE is awoken by his doorbell insistently ringing. Through the peephole he sees a STRANGER. He doesn’t know why that man is there, but is immediately certain of one thing: he represents a terrible threat. HE quickly dresses and manages to sneak away, no doubt in his mind that the STRANGER is pursuing him, and that the nightmare has only just begun.
Félix et Lola / Felix and Lola (2001) Patrice Leconte, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Philippe Torreton, Alain Bashung, Drama, Romance
Félix, operator of dodgem cars in a fairground, becomes obsessed by one of his customers, a mysterious young woman named Lola. Félix soon discovers that Lola is running away from her former boyfriend, a singer who continues to taunt her. Lola asks Félix to prove his love for her by murdering a man he does not know…
Zhan. gu / The Drummer (2007) Kenneth Bi, Jaycee Chan, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Angelica Lee, Crime, Drama, Music
When Sid insults a powerful triad boss, his father sends him to Taiwan for safety. Bored and restless, he discovers a community of Zen drummers high in the hills, and joins up – a decision inspired by a pretty face that soon becomes a challenge.
Le convoyeur / Cash Truck (2004) Nicolas Boukhrief, Albert Dupontel, Jean Dujardin, François Berléand, Drama, Thriller, Action
In France, the disturbed and mysterious Alexandre Demarre is hired as security guard for the Vigilante armored truck company earning 1,200 euros per month and lodges in a hotel nearby the company for 1,450 euros for a month. He becomes close to his colleagues, actually a group of losers, without motivation or perspective, paranoids, depressed and substances addicted men, and prepares a personal file with the profile of each one. Along the days, the real intentions of Alex in working at Vigilante are disclosed.
North Africa in the 1930s. Julien, a young, bored diplomat meets Clothilde, whose husband is on a mission in Siberia. He becomes infatuated with her, and soon ends up spending all his time with her, longing to know everything about her.
Himlens hjärta / Heaven’s Heart (2008) Simon Staho, Mikael Persbrandt, Lena Endre, Jakob Eklund, Drama
Lars and Susanna have been married for twenty years. They love each other dearly and together they have forged a secure, happy existence with well-paid jobs, a large house, two cars and a daughter who is about to move away from home. Life has turned out just as happily and comfortably for Susanna’s best friend Ann and her husband Ulf, who will also shortly be celebrating their twentieth wedding anniversary. One evening when the two couples are having dinner together, Susanna tells the others about an adulterous colleague. The story provokes strong reactions that cause a dramatic showdown among the couples. Susanna and Ulf think adultery is a natural, inevitable risk in any marriage. Lars and Ann completely repudiate the very idea of adultery and are shocked by the open-mindedness displayed by their other halves. After dinner Lars and Ann find themselves alone for a moment. Their rejection of infidelity has suddenly brought them closer.
Cry Terror! (1958) Andrew L. Stone, James Mason, Rod Steiger, Inger Stevens, Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
Yesterday Jim Molner was an ordinary guy. Today he’s a desperate man, frantically trying to save himself and his family, held hostage by a demented terrorist who’s demanding $500,000 not to detonate a bomb he’s planted on a domestic airliner.
Jeunes filles en détresse / Girls in Distress (1939) Georg Wilhelm Pabst, Marcelle Chantal, Jacqueline Delubac, André Luguet, Drama
Jacqueline is sixteen. Her parents are kept very busy by their mutual careers (Dad is a renowned attorney and Mum is a doctor running her own clinic). When they become aware that they neglect their daughter they send her to a boarding school for girls, impeccably run by Mme Vuillard. There Jacqueline meets her new friends who are, nearly all, the children of divorced parents.They all found a league against divorce they name Licodipa.When it is the turn of Jacqueline’s parents to split up, and when Margot, Jacqueline’s best friend, attempts to kill herself, distress sets in among the girls of the institution…
Jericho / Dark Sands (1937) Thornton Freeland, Paul Robeson, Henry Wilcoxon, Wallace Ford, Drama, Musical, Adventure
During the Great War, a Negro corporal, Jericho Jackson, disobeys an order and saves crewmen trapped below deck after an attack. A sergeant dies in the incident; Jackson is court-martialed and sentenced to death. He bolts, and his captain unjustly gets a five-year sentence for aiding his escape; the captain vows to bring Jackson to justice. Meanwhile, Jackson has stolen a boat and sailed from Bordeaux to Morocco where his skills as a physician give him a new lease on life. He becomes a chief responsible for negotiating peace among tribes and leading the annual great salt caravan. A confrontation with his old captain is, however, unavoidable. Can there be justice?