A physician on death row for a mercy killing is allowed to experiment on a serum using a criminals’ blood, but secretly tests it on himself. He gets a pardon, but finds out he’s become a Jekyll-&-Hyde.
The Madness of King George (1994) Nicholas Hytner, Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Rupert Graves, Biography, Comedy, Drama
A meditation on power and the metaphor of the body of state, based on the real episode of dementia experienced by George III [now suspected a victim of porphyria, a blood disorder]. As he loses his senses, he becomes both more alive and more politically marginalized; neither effect desirable to his lieutenants, who jimmy the rules to avoid a challenge to regal authority, raising the question of who is really in charge.
Maurice Pialat’s portrait of contemporary France mocks prosperity as a substitute for social and sexual revolution. Nelly abandons her bourgeois friends and a steady relationship for the unemployed layabout Loulou, whose charms include focusing his energy into sex.
Nando is employed by a large company. Life takes place in the home, where he lives with his sister, and the office, where he does a job that leaves him totally dissatisfied. The only source of contentment are the nightly dreams in which pours fantasies and aspirations that, at least in the dream, are fulfilled on time. His world, however, seems to crumble with the arrival of Dr. Jacobetti, a new leader who will ransacked his existence and that of his colleagues, unprepared for the changes introduced by the woman.
Dead Men Walk (1943) Sam Newfield, George Zucco, Mary Carlisle, Nedrick Young, Drama, Horror, Mystery
We meet Doctor Lloyd Clayton at the funeral of his twin brother, evil magician Elwyn. Zolarr, Elwyn’s hunchbacked servant, acccuses Lloyd of Elwyn’s murder, but Lloyd claims it was self-defense. Lloyd’s niece Gayle and her fiance Harper soon find that Elwyn’s evil influence is still at work.
The Luck of the Irish (1948) Henry Koster, Tyrone Power, Anne Baxter, Cecil Kellaway, Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
Steven Fitzgerald, a newpaper reporter from New York, meets a leprechaun and a beautiful young woman while traveling in Ireland. When he returns to his fiance and her wealthy father’s political campaign in New York, he finds that the leprechaun and the young woman are now in New York as well. Steven is torn between the wealth he might enjoy in New York or returning to his roots in Ireland.
Un carnet de bal / Dance Program (1937) Julien Duvivier, Marie Bell, Françoise Rosay, Louis Jouvet, Drama
After the death of her husband, Christine realizes she has possibly wasted her life by marrying him instead of the man towards whom, in her youth, she had a stronger inclination. To overcome these dreary thoughts, she decides to find out about him and the other men who danced with her during a ball that was a turning point in her life, many years ago. She pays a visit to those forgotten acquaintances one after the other; Christine is not only surprised to see how they have fared, but also discovers the impact she had, unknowingly, on the feelings and the destiny of these persons.
Mibu gishi den / When the Last Sword is Drawn (2002) Yôjirô Takita, Kiichi Nakai, Kôichi Satô, Yui Natsukawa, Drama
Kanichiro Yoshimura is a Samurai and Family man who can no longer support his wife and children on the the low pay he receives from his small town clan, he is forced by the love for his family to leave for the city in search of higher pay to support them. In his search he joins a notorious clan, known as the Shinsengumi where he does as much as possible to get money. Looked at as a money grubber,Yoshimura proves his strength physically and mentally by being loyal to his honor. During the dramatic period, with the rise of the Emperor and the fall of the Shogun. Yoshimura shows us the struggle of life in a personal way, by changing the lives of the people he meets and the way life is looked at.