Le Mans (1971) Lee H. Katzin, Steve McQueen, Siegfried Rauch, Elga Andersen, Action, Adventure, Drama
Almost in breadth and depth of a documentary, this movie depicts an auto race during the 70s on the world’s hardest endurance course: Le Mans in France. The race goes over 24 hours on 14.5 kilometers of cordoned country road. Every few hours the two drivers per car alternate – but it’s still a challenge for concentration and material. In the focus is the duel between the German Stahler in Ferrari 512LM and the American Delaney in Gulf Team Porsche 917. Delaney is under extraordinary pressure, because the year before he caused a severe accident, in which his friend Lisa’s husband was killed.
Three twisted tales from the seamy side of Scotland and the mind of Irvine Welsh. The Granton Star Cause: in the same day a young Leith lad is dumped by his football team, his girlfriend and his parents, arrested and beaten up by the police and turned into a fly by God, whom he meets in a pub. The Soft Touch: a man is too soft to do anything when his wife moves in with the thug upstairs. The Acid House: while tripping on acid, Coco Bryce is struck by lightning, causing him to switch bodies with a newborn baby.
Kilas, o Mau da Fita / Quilas, the Bad of the Picture (1980) José Fonseca e Costa, Mário Viegas, Lia Gama, Luís Lello, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Kilas is a pimp who lives happy with Pepsi-Rita, fading sex variety starlet, and both lives at the expense of his God-mother. Kilas is the elader of a small gang of tough guys, and the police is too busy to care. A mysterious Major – eventually from the secret police – approaches Kilas in order that his gang will set up a discreet vigilance on the house of a notorious anti-fascist person. Kilas is only happy to oblige, as he is being paid for the guys’ work – until the contract is upped to place a bomb in the house. Now, that’s too much even for a low pimp like Kilas! But – meanwhile he has a love dispute to settle with that house’s owner; and that is a real psychological conflict that Kilas would wish not to have…
Sem Sombra de Pecado / No Trace of Sin (1983) José Fonseca e Costa, Victoria Abril, Saul Santos, Armando Cortez, Drama
A young man coming from the high-bourgeois family, Henry, recives in the barrack where he’s getting the military service, mysterious phone calls from a woman who attracts him to encounters without consequences. Thus he learns what love and war have in common: the strategies, tactics, enemies, allies …
Experiment Alcatraz (1950) Edward L. Cahn, John Howard, Joan Dixon, Walter Kingsford, Crime, Mystery
Good Morning, Babylon / Good morning Babilonia (1987) Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani, Vincent Spano, Joaquim de Almeida, Greta Scacchi, Drama, Romance
After the bankruptcy of their father’s stonemasonry firm, brothers Nicola and Andrea emigrate to America to restore their fortunes. After many adventures and near-disasters, they end up in Hollywood designing sets for D.W.Griffith and marry beautiful actresses, but tragedy strikes with the arrival of World War I, which finds the brothers fighting on opposite sides…
Lucky Jordan, cynical gambler and racketeer, finds one thing his luck and connections can’t fix: the draft board. In the army, he fits like the proverbial square peg, and deserts…to find his former henchman selling the mob’s services to enemy spies and saboteurs. Meanwhile, Jill, the attractive WAC he’s taken hostage, hopes to reform him (by any means at her disposal). But it takes an unexpected plot twist to make Jordan change his ways…
Prometej s otoka Visevice / Prometheus from the Island of Visevica (1964) Vatroslav Mimica, Janez Vrhovec, Mira Sardoc, Slobodan Dimitrijevic, Drama
A middle-aged manager of a big-scale company pays visit to his native island with his wife, in order to attend ceremony of unveiling a memorial plaque dedicated to local partisan heroes. During his visit, he’s constantly overwhelmed by the memories from the past, his first love, the combat days and his enthusiasm to introduce electricity on the island, which was not appreciated by his fellow islanders.
Jacques and his friend Gabriel to their forties still have a childhood dream: the Wild West. They want to reach their own Wild West. On their way, the two make a group. Cranky friends arrive in a coal mine, have fun playing cowboys and Indians, free to live their own way fantasy … until they realize that gold is real. The childhood dream becomes a nightmare adult.