In Name Only (1939) John Cromwell, Cary Grant, Carole Lombard, Kay Francis, Drama, Romance

In Name Only (1939)
While out riding in the country, wealthy New Yorker Alec Walker meets young widow Julie Eden, and a relationship quickly develops. However, Alec has not told her that he is already locked into a loveless marriage to the avaricious Maida, who has contrived to convince his parents she is the ideal wife. A completely coincidental car crash alerts the two women to each other’s existence, a situation to which they react very differently.

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Villa Amalia (2009) Benoît Jacquot, Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Xavier Beauvois, Drama

Villa Amalia (2009)
Villa Amalia is the story of Ann, a musician, whose life is turned upside down by a kiss. When she sees Thomas kissing another woman, Ann makes a clean break, leaving him and everything else far behind her. Suddenly unsure of everything that seemed so certain, Ann knows only that she must change her life and become someone else to find herself. With her music and the friendship of Georges, who pops out of her distant past, she sets off on a journey that will take her to an island where the Villa Amalia stands.

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Yumurta / Egg (2007) Semih Kaplanoglu, Nejat Isler, Saadet Aksoy, Ufuk Bayraktar, Drama

Yumurta (2007)
Poet Yusuf learns of his mother’s death and returns to his hometown after many years. In his mother’s house his young cousin Ayla awaits him and informs him about his mother’s dying wish to perform a ritual sheep sacrifice. The pair set out on a journey to the tomb of a saint to perform the ritual. Arriving late in the evening, the they are forced to wait until dawn to complete their task. Checking into a labyrinthine hotel, the pair find themselves in the middle of a wedding feast and are drawn closer to one another through their parallel discomfort and alienation as the festivities carry on around them. A film about confronting the ghosts of the past, the guilt of the present and the challenge of a new relationship.

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Zemestan / It’s Winter (2006) Rafi Pitts, Mitra Hajjar, Ali Nicksaulat, Said Orkani, Drama

Zemestan (2006)
A man is fired from his job. Having no more options, he decides to go find work abroad, leaving behind his wife and daughter. Months pass and his family hear no word from him. A stranger, a mechanic, arrives in town in search of work. His eyes wander to the beautiful young woman whom he hears no longer has a husband. A struggle to survive of a generation torn between wanting to leave its country yet bound by blood to home.

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A Man Betrayed (1941) John H. Auer, John Wayne, Frances Dee, Edward Ellis, Comedy, Crime, Drama

A Man Betrayed (1941)
Country lawyer Lynn Hollister comes to the city to investigate the murder of a friend found shot after spending the evening in The Inferno, a night club that fronts for an illicit gambling operation. It is covertly run by an affable but corrupt politician, ‘Boss’ Tom Cameron, who uses voter fraud to maintain influence on city hall and the governor’s mansion. Hollister learns that his friend was a winner in a dice game on the night of the murder and threatened exposure of Cameron’s vice racket. Complications arise when other underworld forces vie to take over Cameron’s operation, and Holister falls in love with Cameron’s beautiful daughter.

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Shout at the Devil (1976) Peter R. Hunt, Lee Marvin, Roger Moore, Barbara Parkins, Action, Adventure, Drama

Shout at the Devil (1976)
Just prior to World War One the hard drinking sharpshooting, Irish American Colonel Flynn O’Flynn, uses British aristocrat Sebastian Oldsmith to help poach ivory from German controlled territory in East Africa, putting them at odds with Herman Fleischer, the local German Provincial Commander. When Sebastian is infected with malaria he is nursed back to health by Flynn’s daughter Rosa, they fall in love and marry. Not long after Britain declares war on Germany and they are drawn into the conflict, ultimately making a daring attack on the German armored cruiser SMS Blücher as it undergoes repairs in a local estuary.

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The Eve of St. Mark (1944) John M. Stahl, Anne Baxter, William Eythe, Michael O’Shea, War, Drama

The Eve of St. Mark (1944)
Hometown boy Quizz West (William Eythe) is one of fewer than 19,000 draftees in 1940. After being familiarized with his fiancée Janet and him, we find Quizz at a gun position fighting off the Japanese along the Philippine shoreline. The situation becomes hopeless for Quizz and his fellow gunners and it’s either flee or hold their positions and provide cover for escapees. To make his decision, Quizz communes with his mother and Janet through the medium of dreams.

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