Transport z raje / Transport From Paradise (1963) Zbynek Brynych, Zdenek Stepánek, Ilja Prachar, Jirí Vrstála, Drama, War

Transport From Paradise (1963)
Transport from Paradise is set in an unusual World War II concentration camp. The lax Nazi guards permit their Jewish prisoners to roam freely about the camp and conduct their own business and social affairs, without the threat of instant extermination looming over their heads. The prisoners’ main fear is that they may at any moment be shipped off to one of the death camps. In the film’s incredibly heartbreaking climax, a group of prisoners willingly board a train to Auschwitz, laboring under the delusion that they are being sent to another “paradise” camp at the behest of the Council of Jewish Elders.
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Sands of the Kalahari (1965) Cy Endfield, Stanley Baker, Stuart Whitman, Susannah York, Adventure

Sands of the Kalahari (1965)
A small airplane crashes in the sweltering deserts of southern Africa hundreds of miles from civilization. As parallels are drawn between the stranded group of seven passengers and a nearby pack of savage baboons, one of the men’s survivalist nature gets the better of him, as he decides his chances of survival would be better if the other men were eliminated one-by-one.
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The King’s Thief (1955) Robert Z. Leonard, Hugo Fregonese, Ann Blyth, Edmund Purdom, David Niven, Adventure

The King's Thief (1955)
Lady Mary’s father is innocently accused of treason and is executed. It is the king’s evil chancellor, the duke of Brampton, who has found a way of getting rich by accusing his enemies of treason, having them killed and then expropriating their fortune. Lady Mary travels to London to meet the duke, but instead meets the handsome highwayman Michael Dermott. Dermott has found the duke’s notebook where all his evil schemes have been written down. Obviously, the duke is very anxious to get his notebook back…
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Private Fears In Public Places / Coeurs (2006) Alain Resnais, Sabine Azéma, Isabelle Carré, Laura Morante, Drama, Romance

Private Fears In Public Places (2006)
Seven lonely lives in Paris: a middle-aged estate agent who thinks a colleague is sending messages in video tapes she loans him; his co-worker whose Bible is close at hand in times of stress; her late-night charge, who’s an angry, nasty bedridden old man; his son, a patient bartender; the bartender’s best patron, an ex-soldier who’s lost his moorings while his fiancée looks for a large flat for them; and, the estate agent’s much younger sister, who answers ads in the personal and waits in cafés with a red flower pinned on her jacket. Will any connect? Can open hearts trump fears?
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A Question of Silence / De stilte rond Christine M. (1982) Marleen Gorris, Edda Barends, Nelly Frijda, Henriëtte Tol, Drama

A Question of Silence (1982)
Three women, all strangers to each other, meet in a dress boutique. One of the three is approached by the male proprietor as she is shoplifting a garment. When he approaches her the other two join her in beating the man to death. Other female shoppers ignore the whole situation and leave when the crime is complete. The court appoints a female psychriatrist to examine the women; contrary to public opinion the psychiatrist finds they are not insane but implies the rage expressed by the crime is a result of the male dominated society. An interesting study of extreme behavior. The prisoner’s cells were a revelation.
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Kumo no hitomi / Eyes of the Spider (1998) Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Shô Aikawa, Duncan, Ren Ôsugi, Crime, Thriller

Kumo no hitomi (1998)
Eyes of the Spider concerns Nijima, a white-collar worker who one day finds the man responsible for his young daughter’s brutal rape and murder. He tortures and interrogates the man, who maintains his innocence, before killing and burying him. He returns to his ordinary life feeling listless and hollow, until he meets an old high school friend who introduces him to his hapless band of hired killers. His skill in the assassination business catches the attention of a bigger crime boss. For reasons that remain opaque, Nijima is assigned to investigate his friend, which ultimately results in a bloody confrontation.
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