At 30, boyish penniless aristocrat Ryno de Marigny has separated from Villini, a passionate Spaniard and his mistress of 10 years. He’s now in love with Hermangarde, a young, wealthy, and titled virgin. Days before the wedding, the bride’s grandmother sits Ryno down and insists on knowing if his affair is over. He relates a story of passion, which we see in flashbacks, swearing he loves only Hermangarde. After the wedding, the couple moves to a castle by the sea. And Villini? Can passion survive disgust and self-loathing?
When a gentleman (Monty Woolley) is forced to retire at age 65, he’ll do just about anything to beat the system. Dying his hair black, he poses as the president of his former employer’s holding company. Suddenly free to air his views on everything from company policy to national economics, comic craziness ensues when he meets not only the firm’s top executives, but someone equally impressive – a beautiful secretary, played by Marilyn Monroe, in one of her first and funniest roles.
Paolo il caldo / The Sensuous Sicilian (1973) Marco Vicario, Giancarlo Giannini, Rossana Podestà, Gastone Moschin, Comedy, Drama
From his youth, Paolo Castorini, a Sicilian baron, is as attracted to women as they to him. Giovanna, a servant girl, Lillian, a serious girlfriend in Rome, a hostess at a post-war party, Paolo makes love to them all. He also feels dissatisfied with a life only of the body, compared to his journalist friend Vincenzo and his own father, a sober and serious thinker. When his father is on his deathbed, Paolo learns of syphilis in the family and something of the curse of dissolution. Some years later, he resolves to marry Katrina, the pure daughter of the woman he should have married. He wants her purity to redeem him so he can make something of his life. But is it too late?
Homo Eroticus / Man of the Year (1971) Marco Vicario, Rossana Podestà, Lando Buzzanca, Luciano Salce, Comedy
Anna (1967) Pierre Koralnik, Anna Karina, Jean-Claude Brialy, Marianne Faithfull, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Anna is a bizarre pop art/comedy/musical filled with bright vibrant colors, strange, hallucinatory scenes and some of the best songs Serge ever wrote. The story is about a man obsessively looking for a woman he saw in a photograph. A truly charming and entertaining movie that every Gainsbourg fan should see.
Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne / The Adventures of Goopy and Bagha (1969) Satyajit Ray, Tapan Chatterjee, Robi Ghosh, Ajoy Banerjee, Family, Fantasy
Goopy wants to sing, and Bagha wants to play the dhol. They meet accidentally and are helped by King of Ghosts. With newly endowed abilities, they land in kingdom of Shundi, where their adventure begins.
A few years after the end of WW2 a special French military commission is convened to summon witnesses who could shed light on an incident that took place during the war.The witnesses are all French except one who is American. The incident dates back to the French surrender to the Germans in 1940.One group of mostly French Foreign Legion soldiers refused to surrender to the Germans and being holed-up in a farm house continued to offer resistance to the Germans.Their officer,Capt. Armand Dupree,suggested surrender but his men called him a coward until they were ordered to surrender.After the Armistice some of them,prisoners of war in German POW camps,escaped and joined various resistance groups.The American,Peter Forrester,joins the US Army and is recruited by US Intelligence for his language skills and for the fact he had lived in Germany and France before the war.When he accepts a special mission behind enemy lines,in occupied France,Operation Secret begins.
Rosebud (1975) Otto Preminger, Peter O’Toole, Richard Attenborough, Cliff Gorman, Action, Adventure, Drama
In a bold coup a Palestinian terrorist group captures the yacht Rosebud and kidnaps the millionaires five daughters on it. At first they demand film clips to be shown on major European TV stations. Undercover agent Martin is hired to hunt the terrorists down.
San Giovanni decollato / St. John the Baptist Beheaded (1940) Amleto Palermi, Giorgio Bianchi, Totò, Titina De Filippo, Silvana Jachino, Comedy
Mastr’Antonio Miciaccio caretaker and shoemaker is devoted to Saint John Beheaded and is trying to find out who has been stealing the oil that keeps the candle to the saint burning. He also does not approve of his daughter’s boy friend and he does not want him to marry her.
A Canção de Lisboa / A Song of Lisbon (1933) José Cottinelli Telmo, Vasco Santana, Beatriz Costa, António Silva, Comedy, Musical
Vasco is a medical student in Lisbon, supported by his rich aunts, whom he had falsely told he had already graduated. In fact, he devotes himself to a bohemian life, preferring the popular fairs and pretty women, especially Alice, a seamstress from the Castelinhos quarter, which rather upsets her ambitious father, tailor Caetano, who is familiar with Vasco’s debts. After failing yet another final exam, he is surprised by his aunts’ announcement that they will visit him in Lisbon to see his practice.