Tag Archives: 1970s
Obyknovennoye chudo / Ordinary Wonder (1979) Mark Zakharov, Oleg Yankovskiy, Irina Kupchenko, Evgeniy Leonov, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
A wizard invents characters who all come to life and start to arrive at his house: a King, his servants, a princes, a bear trapped in a man’s body – the usual lot. The Plot mainly rotates around the bear, who the wizard had turned into a man. The Bear, who wishes to be a bear once again, can turn into his old self if he were to kiss a princess.
L’Année sainte / Holy Year (1976) Jean Girault, Jean Gabin, Jean-Claude Brialy, Nicoletta Machiavelli, Comedy
Max, a master thief, is spending some time behind bars, having been captured by a determined and crafty police officer. He has hidden a sizable amount of gold in Italy and is patiently waiting to get out so he can retrieve it. His prison companion wants to get out now and get the gold. So they escape, dress as priests and fly off for Italy.
Jerry, not a member of the ‘protest generation’ but is instead, an ‘All American boy,’ is drafted into the Army, just as things begin to go well for him. His decision to flee to Canada sparks off conflict with his parents, ending in the film’s conclusion – in Vietnam.
The Bed Hostesses / Die Bett-Hostessen (1973) Erwin C. Dietrich, Ingrid Steeger, Karin Hofmann, Christa Free, Comedy, Erotic
Young women make for the best hosts in this sexploitation film from Erwin Dietrich. A series of short stories that show young women in various sexual situations who enjoy playing host to their male and female visitors.
El rey de los gorilas / The Gorilla Kid (1977) René Cardona Jr., Hugo Stiglitz, Peggy Bass, Jorge Graham, Adventure
An African safari is attacked by savage natives and the sole survivor is an infant who is adopted and raised by gorillas. As he is growing up, his only human friend is a native boy he happens to meet in a chance encounter.
Coby is an ex-soldier and billiard champion. He and his friend Len accept the sum of 50,000 dollars to investigate the trafficking of arms across the Mexican border, but the pair come across a new revolutionary revolver.
El cine soy yo / The Moving Picture Man (1977) Luis Armando Roche, Juliet Berto, Domingo Del Castillo, Freddy Galavís, Drama
After practicing various professions, Jacinto becomes a movie projectionist. This versatile man converts his truck into an audiovisual whale in order to show films on the street. El Cine Soy Yo (The Moving Picture Man) are the adventures, both tender, cruel and Romanesque of a unique family travelling in the belly of an extraordinary autovisual fish.
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973) Hall Bartlett, James Franciscus, Juliet Mills, Philip Ahn, Drama, Family
Jonathan is sick and tired of the boring life in his sea-gull clan. He rather experiments with new, always more daring flying techniques. Since he doesn’t fit in, the elders expel him from the clan. So he sets out to discover the world beyond the horizon in quest for wisdom.
La luna / Luna (1979) Bernardo Bertolucci, Jill Clayburgh, Matthew Barry, Veronica Lazar, Renato Salvatori, Drama
Recently widowed American opera diva Caterina takes her teenaged son Joe with her on a long singing tour to Italy. Absorbed in her hectic work in various Verdi operas around Rome, Caterina is soon shocked to discover that her troubled and lonely son has become a heroin addict.