Toribio Torres, alias “Gardelito” (Alberto Argibay) is a petty thief in a world of poverty, who dreams of emulating his greatest idol, tango singer Carlos Gardel. Torn between two worlds, the world of commercial music and crime, “Gardelito” end up going to the disaster.
Tag Archives: 1960s
Aki tachinu / Autumn Has Already Started (1960) Mikio Naruse, Nobuko Otowa, Jun Fujimaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Drama
Single mum (father of child dead) from the country with 6th grade boy comes to Tokyo, leaves the boy to live with his uncle’s family – wife, male, female teens, run a struggling greengrocer – and lives/ works in local inn. He gets bullied/ fights with local boys, goes to the baths, plays basketball, is befriended by his male cousin and becomes friendly with grade 4 girl who’s the daughter of the innkeeper, who employs his mum and is the longterm mistress of a businessman from another town, who’s the girl’s father and who brings her half sister and brother to meet her but they’re mean to her. Meanwhile the boy’s mother gets friendly with one of the inn’s clients and chucks her job for a trip or something more permanent with him. The young girl takes him shopping, and wants the boy to live with her and her mother, but mother and father refuse so the two kids go to a seaside where he sprains his ankle and they’re late back even though the police get them and they’re in trouble. The boy loses his beetle and tries to get another for the girl for a school project but when he does, she’s moved house with her mother at the urging of her father.
Blindfold (1965) Philip Dunne, Rock Hudson, Claudia Cardinale, Jack Warden, Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Dr. Bartholomew Snow, a psychiatrist, is treating a man with emotional problems who, it turns out, is a brilliant scientist being pursued by different international powers and their operatives. Snow soon finds himself caught in the middle and out of desperation, he falls in with a mysterious and beautiful woman named Vicky Vincenti. But is she helping him, or is she yet another sinister figure out to manipulate him?
Das zweite Gleis / The Second Track (1962) Joachim Kunert, Albert Hetterle, Annekathrin Bürger, Horst Jonischkan, Drama, Romance, War
An attempted robbery from a railway freight wagon takes place in a marshaling yard in East Germany. The Yard Supervisor, Brock recognises the thief as someone he has good reason to hate from the wartime. But identifying him would bring all sorts of ghosts out to haunt him, so he denies knowing the man. Meanwhile his daughter and her boyfriend get curious about the past and when they investigate, they expose a history that is explosive. Can anyone put the genie back in the bottle?
Olivier, a handsome but callow and moody young student, picks up an enthusiastic actress during a theatre rehearsal, and is introduced to her acquaintances – a group of jaded rich kids who spend their time storming around the Riviera harassing passersby, throwing wild parties and following all the latest trends. When sexy Elke gives him the eye, he leaves the actress in the lurch and joins the gang for a decadent party aboard a yacht. However, Elke’s wanton ways and Olivier’s inexperience do not mesh, and in a snit, he accidentally sets the yacht afire. The gang wreaks its vengeance by luring him into a dangerous contest of bravura on a construction site.
Skupljaci perja / I Even Met Happy Gypsies (1967) Aleksandar Petrovic, Bekim Fehmiu, Olivera Katarina, Velimir ‘Bata’ Zivojinovic, Drama
Bora the Gypsy is married to an older woman, and he falls in love with the younger Tissa, who is being offered in marriage by her father, to a young gypsy man. This marriage arrangement is according to custom. Tissa rejects her husband, claiming he is not able to consumate the marriage, and Bora joins her. They get a monk in the mountains to marry them. Unable to return to the Gypsy camp, Tissa tries to reach Belgrad on her own, but a couple of truck drivers rape her, and she does return in misery to her tribe. Meanwhile, Bora defends his honour the traditional way, in a knife duwl, and kills his opponent. Therefore he, too, must leave the tribe.
Egri csillagok / Stars of Eger (1968) Zoltán Várkonyi, Imre Sinkovits, György Bárdy, István Kovács, History, Romance, War
Throughout the second half of the twentieth century, several European countries this super-productions made epic in which important events in their national history, the struggles against the Ottoman Empire were narrated. In the case of Hungary, this film based on one of the most famous books in Hungarian literature, “Stars of Eger” by Géza Gárdonyi, is the most representative.
Lebenszeichen / Signs of Life (1968) Werner Herzog, Peter Brogle, Wolfgang Reichmann, Athina Zacharopoulou, Drama
A wounded German paratrooper named Stroszek is sent to the quiet island of Kos with his wife Nora, a Greek nurse, and two other soldiers recovering from minor wounds. Billeted in a decaying fortress, they guard a munitions depot. There’s little to do: Becker, a classicist, translates inscriptions on ancient tablets found in the fortress, Meinhart devises traps for cockroaches, Nora helps Stroszek make fireworks using gunpowder from grenades in the depot. Slowly, in the heat and torpor, Stroszek goes mad, drives the others from the fortress, and threatens the city with blowing up the depot. With care, the German command must figure out how to get him down.
Straziami, ma di baci saziami / Torture Me But Kill Me with Kisses (1968) Dino Risi, Nino Manfredi, Ugo Tognazzi, Pamela Tiffin, Comedy
A romance between a young woman factory worker and a barber is stopped when her parents raise protests over her relationship with the man. When rumors of the romance run rampant in the small town, she leaves for Rome. She takes a job as an assistant to a deaf-mute tailor and eventually accepts his proposal of marriage. The barber attempts suicide and is hospitalized. His depression is cured when he wins the lottery and he travels to Rome to reclaim his old love. They rekindle their romance and plan the demise of her husband by planting a bomb in the stove….