Another Way / Egymásra nézve (1982) Károly Makk, János Xantus, Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieslak, Ildikó Bánsági, Grazyna Szapolowska, Biography, Drama, History
Political and sexual repression in Hungary, just after the revolution of 1956. In 1958, the body of Eva Szalanczky, a political journalist, is discovered near the border. Her friend Livia is in hospital with a broken neck; Livia’s husband, Donci, is under arrest. In a flashback to the year before, we see what leads up to the tragedy. Eva gets a job as a writer. She meets Livia and is attracted to her. Livia feels much the same, but as a married woman, has doubts and hesitations. In their work, they (and Eva in particular) bang up against the limits of telling political truths; in private, they confront the limits of living out sexual and emotional truth.
Trotz alledem! / In Spite of Everything (1972) Günter Reisch, Horst Schulze, Lyudmila Kasyanova, Ute Illmann, Drama
In October 1918, Karl Liebknecht is released from prison and Berliner workers prepare him a triumphant reception. The First World War is almost over, the Empire sends in vain its last reserves to the slaughter.
Traveling incognito to a once-peaceful valley now torn by a murderous conflict between two ranchers, U.S. Marshals Nevada Jack McKenzie and Sandy Hopkins find the dead body of Zane Jenkins, killed by gunman Slade Burnette.
François Premier / Francis the First (1937) Christian-Jaque, Fernandel, Mona Goya, Alexandre Rignault, Comedy
Honorin (Fernandel) is the simple and naive stage manager of a traveling theatre troupe, whose one ambition is to once play the role of the cavalier in the opera “Francis I, or the Loves of the Beautiful Ferroniere”.
Shiruku hatto no ô-oyabun / Big Boss in a Silk Hat (1970) Noribumi Suzuki, Tomisaburô Wakayama, Yuri Yamashina, Masumi Harukawa, Crime
The island of Ambon in Indonesia, 1945. During the War, the number of Australian POWs on the island had dropped from 1100 to less than 300 due to abuses by their Japanese captors. Capt. Cooper is the chief prosecutor. In a mass grave, the bodies of 300 executed servicemen have been unearthed.
Pane e tulipani / Bread and Tulips (2000) Silvio Soldini, Licia Maglietta, Bruno Ganz, Giuseppe Battiston, Comedy, Romance
Solange Leben in mir ist / As Long as There’s Life in Me (1965) Günter Reisch, Horst Schulze, Lyudmila Kasyanova, Rita Krips, Drama
In 1914, Germany is arming itself for war. Left-wing revolutionary Social Democrat Karl Liebknecht, a virulent antimilitarist, is the only one of 110 SPD members of parliament who votes against according war loans. From then on he is considered un-German and a traitor to the Fatherland, and his own party leadership turns against him.