Nova zembla (2011) Reinout Oerlemans, Doutzen Kroes, Derek de Lint, Jan Decleir, Drama, History

Nova zembla (2011)
This fact based drama chronicles the last journey of Willem Barentsz and Jacob van Heemskerk on their search for a new passage to the Indies. Due to icy waters, they are stranded on the island of Novaya Zemlya and have to spend the winter there. The story is told through the eyes of Gerrit de Veer, an officer on the same voyage, and is loosely based on the famous diary he published in 1598 after his safe return.

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Club Paradise (1986) Harold Ramis, Robin Williams, Peter O’Toole, Rick Moranis

Club Paradise (1986)
Injured while risking his life to save an angry German shepard, Chicago Firefighter Jack Moniker retires and moves to a small carribean island named St. Nicholas. There, he is befriended by the owner of a run-down resort, Ernest Reed. Greedy developers are schemeing to wrest Reed’s coveted beach front property from him for non-payment of taxes. Jack comes to Ernest’s rescue, and together they renovate and reopen the resort catering to affluent Americans. The film follows the zany exploits of the proprietors, guests and various colorful island denizans, as they break in the new “Club Paradise”.

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Leo, en jouant ‘Dans la compagnie des hommes’ / Playing ‘In the Company of Men’ (2003) Arnaud Desplechin, Sami Bouajila, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Wladimir Yordanoff

Leo, en jouant 'Dans la compagnie des hommes' (2003)
Power and corruption—and the men who rule with them—are ruthlessly scrutinized in this multilayered French work set in a shadow realm of arms dealers and blood ties. Part Shakespearean family tragedy, part political noir, it recalls such American paranoid thrillers of the 1970s as All the President’s Men and Marathon Man, revealing protagonists who work in the shadows, the unseen kings of the contemporary jungle.

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Il gatto a nove code / The Cat o’ Nine Tails (1971) Dario Argento, James Franciscus, Karl Malden, Catherine Spaak

Il gatto a nove code (1971)
Franco Arno is a blind man that lives with his young niece and makes a living writing crossword puzzles. One night, while walking on the street, he overhears a weird conversation between two man sitting in a car parked in front of a medical institute where genetic experiments are performed. The same night someone breaks in the institute and knocks out a guard. Arno decides to investigate with the help of reporter Carlo Giordani.

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Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993) Steven Zaillian, Joe Mantegna, Ben Kingsley, Max Pomeranc

Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
Josh Waitzkin is just a typical American boy interested in baseball when one day he challenges his father at chess and wins. Showing unusual precocity at the outdoor matches at Washington Square in New York City, he quickly makes friends with a hustler named Vinnie who teaches him speed chess. Josh’s parents hire a renowned chess coach, Bruce, who teaches Josh the usefulness of measured planning. Along the way Josh becomes tired of Bruce’s system and chess in general and purposely throws a match, leaving the prospects of winning a national championship in serious jeopardy.

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Il sorpasso (1962) Dino Risi, Vittorio Gassman, Catherine Spaak, Jean-Louis Trintignant

Il sorpasso (1962)
Bruno Cortona and Roberto Mariani meet by chance as Roberto helps Bruno one day while everything is closed in Rome for the holiday weekend. The two men could not be more different. Thirty-six year old Bruno is extroverted, a man who seizes opportunities as they arise, is an excitement seeker, has never really grown up, but is a person to who many are drawn because of his exuberance and masculine good looks. Law student Roberto is introverted, controlled and so unsure of himself that he doesn’t really know why he chose law as a career and is afraid not only to let the girl who lives across the way from him, Valeria, know that he likes her, but even to speak to her. He even has a photograph of her in his wallet that he took clandestinely. Roberto reluctantly gets caught up in the whirlwind of Bruno’s last minute change in plans for the holidays as the two head off together in Bruno’s Lancia Aurelia sports car, their joy ride which will be largely at Bruno’s whim. That reluctance is …

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