Le Tigre aime la chair fraîche / Code Name: Tiger (1964) Claude Chabrol, Roger Hanin, Maria Mauban, Daniela Bianchi, Thriller
A Turkish ambassador arrives in Paris to sign an important trade agreement, allowing Turkey to buy a sophisticated new war plane from France. Immediately he is the target of an assassin, and a special agent is assigned to protect him.
Nacktschnecken / Slugs (2004) Michael Glawogger, Raimund Wallisch, Michael Ostrowski, Pia Hierzegger, Comedy, Drama, Erotic
Three college dropouts trying to make ends meet in Graz, Austria. One day they get the ultimate job offer: to shoot an amateur porn video. It sounds like good money, sexual adventure, and just plain fun. Despite a few initial difficulties, the three friends develop an almost fierce ambition to achieve their goal. But love, embarrassment, and technical difficulties get in the way.
An restless and abrasive young woman eschews the affections of a sensitive young portrait artist, preferring to chase punk singers in a misguided desire for fame and fortune in New York’s Greenwich Village.
Monsieur Klein / Mr. Klein (1976) Joseph Losey, Alain Delon, Jeanne Moreau, Francine Bergé, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Paris, 1942. Robert Klein cannot find any fault with the state of affairs in German-occupied France. He has a well-furnished flat, a mistress, and business is booming. Jews facing discrimination because of laws edicted by the French government are desperate to sell valuable works of art – and it is easy for him to get them at bargain prices. His cosy life is disrupted when he realizes that there is another Robert Klein in Paris – a Jew with a rather mysterious behaviour. Very soon, this homonymy attracts the close – and menacing – attention of the police on the established art trader.
In this comedy, set during the Nazi occupation of France, Peter Sellers plays most major male parts, so he stars in nearly every scene, always bumbling in inspector Clouseau-style. As British Major Robinson he is hidden in Madame Grenier’s Parisian brothel, right under the nose of the Nazi clients, such as Gestapo agent Herr Schroeder (again him). As Général Latour he leads the French resistance, which includes the brothel madam -made a colonel in charge of her sexy ‘troops’- and a priest, and is joined by young US diplomat Alan Cassidy. As Japanese imperial Prince Kyoto he becomes a target for the resistance in a monastery on his way to Hitler (again him). At the end he decorates the heroes as French president.
Meitô bijomaru / The Sword (1945) Kenji Mizoguchi, Shôtarô Hanayagi, Kan Ishii, Eijirô Yanagi, Drama
Kiyone Sakurai, an apprentice swordmaker makes a sword for his guardian, Kozaemon Onoda. Onoda breaks the sword while defending his lord which eventually leads to his death at the hands of Naito, when Naito demands to marry his daughter Sasae. Sasae vows to avenge her father’s death and pleads for Kiyone Sakurai to make a special sword for her. So Kiyone and his fellow swordmaker Kiyotsugu go to the master swordsmith Kiyohide Yamatomori to learn their craft and forge the sword.
The Brother from Another Planet (1984) John Sayles, Joe Morton, Daryl Edwards, Rosanna Carter, Comedy, Sci-Fi
The Brother is an alien who has crash-landed on Earth, in New York City. While mute, strongly empathic, and able to fix things, he resembles a Black man with strange feet. His attempt to make a place for himself in Harlem is an allegory for the immigrant experience in the United States. Meanwhile, two bounty hunters from the Brother’s home planet arrive and try to capture him.
A father searches for his son, who has been missing since WW II, in post-war Poland. In his quest for the truth about his son, the father is forced to contemplate the elusive and coded nature of truth itself.
Mein Kampf / My Fight (2009) Urs Odermatt, Götz George, Tom Schilling, Anna Unterberger, Biography, Comedy, Drama
The young, despotic and untalented artist Adolf Hitler comes to Vienna to study art. He befriends the Jew Schlomo Herzl working on a novel with the title “Mein Kampf”. Hitler is rejected by the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. Herzl’s concern for the sad young man continues, and leads him to a new career with disastrous consequences for world history.