Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956) Fritz Lang, Dana Andrews, Joan Fontaine, Sidney Blackmer, Crime, Film-Noir, Drama
Investigative reporter Tom Garrett is on leave from his newspaper job to work on his second novel. As Tom is having problems writing that second book, his boss and future father-in-law, newspaper publisher Austin Spencer, suggests he write a non-fiction book on capital punishment in their state instead. Both Austin and Tom have long believed that the state district attorney, Roy Thompson, has been able to manipulate juries into rendering wrongful guilty verdicts leading to the deaths of innocent people on death row. The plan would be to plant evidence leading to a guilty verdict of an innocent person in a murder case, Tom to be that innocent person. Austin and Tom would document all that planted evidence, and make it public after the rendering of the guilty verdict to reverse that wrongful verdict and hopefully lead to discussion of the merits of abolishing capital punishment.
Le soleil des voyous / Action Man (1967) Jean Delannoy, Jean Gabin, Robert Stack, Margaret Lee, Crime, Drama
Shinjuku kuroshakai: Chaina mafia sensô / Shinjuku Underworld: Chinese Mafia War (1995) Takashi Miike, Kippei Shîna, Tomorowo Taguchi, Takeshi Caesar, Crime, Drama, Mystery
The film is based around the interactions of a homosexual triad group with a police officer as well as opposing yakuza organizations. When the younger brother to a renegade police officer becomes the lawyer to the triad group, an argument between the two leads to the downfall of the organization.
Cuore sacro / Sacred Heart (2005) Ferzan Ozpetek, Barbora Bobulova, Andrea Di Stefano, Lisa Gastoni, Drama
Perché si uccide un magistrato / How to Kill a Judge (1975) Damiano Damiani, Franco Nero, Françoise Fabian, Pierluigi Aprà, Crime, Drama
The latest success by film-maker Giacomo Solaris is a crime thriller about a judge who gets too friendly with the Mafia and is murdered. A resentful Sicilian magistrate orders the film seized, but then he winds up dead, in a fashion just like that in Solaris’s movie. Solaris realizes that corrupt political forces are pulling strings, for his friends begin to die in grisly ways. Will he learn the truth about the murder of the judge in time?
Maigret voit rouge / Maigret Sees Red (1963) Gilles Grangier, Jean Gabin, Françoise Fabian, Roland Armontel, Crime, Drama
Gangsters from the United States try to kill a key government witness whose testimony could help land an influential mobster in jail. It’s up to detective Maigret to deal with the FBI and a series of underworld figures to save the life of the witness…
Das Fräulein / Fraulein (2006) Andrea Staka, Mirjana Karanovic, Marija Skaricic, Ljubica Jovic, Drama
Ruza left Serbia, her country, over 30 years ago and lives in Zurich. Her daily life is a string of repetitive moments until, one day, Ana arrives on the scene and upsets Ruza’s painstakingly organized world. A subtle friendship develops between the two strong willed women.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962) Vincente Minnelli, Glenn Ford, Ingrid Thulin, Charles Boyer, Drama, War
In Argentina, the family man Julio Madariaga is the patriarch of his family and considers his farm the paradise on Earth. One of his daughters, Luisa Desnoyers, has married the Frenchman immigrant Marcelo Desnoyers and they have one son, the playboy Julio, and one daughter, the gorgeous student of Sorbonne Chi Chi. His other daughter, Elena von Hartrott, has married the German Karl von Hartrott, and they have three sons: Heinrich, Gustav and Franz. In 1938, Heinrich returns from Germany for a family reunion and when he tells that he has joined the SS, the displeased Julio Madariaga has a heart attack and dies. When France is occupied by the Germans, the family reunites in Paris and Franz is the Nazi administrator in France. The alienated Julio has a studio where he paints, and has a love affair with Marguerite Laurier, the wife of the owner of a newspaper Etienne Laurier that is fighting in Belgium. Meanwhile Chi Chi joins the French resistance and is arrested.
Taiheiyô hitoribocchi / Alone Across the Pacific (1963) Kon Ichikawa, Yûjirô Ishihara, Masayuki Mori, Kinuyo Tanaka, Adventure
Kenichi Horie is determined to challenge his family, the law and the nature crossing the Pacific to America in a small sailboat. Despite his careful planning many unforeseen events will test his determination.