Carl Alfred Andersen lives with Hildur and their four children in an abandoned grocery store. Their unorthodox lifestyle, and the fact that they are not married, is a continuing nuisance to the neighbourhood. Especially the head of the building society, Hermansen, will do anything to get the family to move away.
Tag Archives: 1960s
Army of Shadows / L’armée des ombres (1969) Jean-Pierre Melville, Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Drama, War
France, 1942, during the occupation. Philippe Gerbier, a civil engineer, is one of the French Resistance’s chiefs. Given away by a traitor, he is interned in a camp. He manages to escape, and joins his network at Marseilles, where he makes the traitor be executed…
A group of very different men are summoned for their refresher training at Haglemoen military camp. One more strange than the other, we get to meet jovial salesman Goggen Rask, car mechanic Bottolph Johansen, nicknamed daydreamer, and ship-owner Rieber Larsen Jr.
Two Thousand Maniacs (1964) Herschell Gordon Lewis, Connie Mason, William Kerwin, Jeffrey Allen, Horror
The citizens of the southern town Pleasant Valley lure six Yankee tourists into town where they are to be the reluctant guests for the centennial celebration of the day a band of renegade Union troops decimated the town.
Unexpected Summer / Skjær i sjøen (1965) Knut Andersen, Henki Kolstad, Tone Danielsen, Solfrid Heier, Drama, Romance
In London, stuffy statesman Carter Harrison meets Toni, a Bohemian artist with a hot Italian temper. The two impulsively marry and then find that they disagree on everything. Shortly afterward they separate. We then meet them five years later on the eve before their divorce becomes final.
La ciociara / Two Women (1960) Vittorio De Sica, Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Raf Vallone, Drama, War
Cesira is a beautiful widow and a successful grocery store owner in Rome. WWII is raging, and she fears for her beloved daughter, 13-year-old Rosetta, amid the daily bombings. They travel to the village where Cesira was born, where Cesira believes they will be safer. There, they are happy even as food dwindles.
Week End / Weekend (1967) Jean-Luc Godard, Mireille Darc, Jean Yanne, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A supposedly idyllic week-end trip to the countryside turns into a never-ending nightmare of traffic jams, revolution, cannibalism and murder as French bourgeois society starts to collapse under the weight of its own consumer preoccupations.
Hate Thy Neighbor / Odia il prossimo tuo / Hasse deinen Nachsten (1968) Ferdinando Baldi, Spiros Focás, George Eastman, Nicoletta Machiavelli, Action, Drama, Western
Ken wants justice for his brother Bill, who was killed by a notorious gunman named Stevens for a goldmine map. The gunman is arguing with gangster Malone (Horst Frank) about the map. A deadly cat and mouse game between the three men ensues.
The Second Time Around (1961) Vincent Sherman, Debbie Reynolds, Steve Forrest, Andy Griffith, Family, Western
In 1911, a widow with two children leaves New York City for territorial Arizona and becomes a ranch hand and later gets herself elected sheriff. A gambler and a rancher become rivals for her affections.