In 1920, the anarchist Italian immigrants Niccola Sacco (Riccardo Cucciolla) and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (Gian Maria Volonté) are sentenced to death, falsely accused of a robbery and murder. Indeed they are condemned due to their political beliefs, in one of the most shameful and hypocrite judgments of the human history.
Tag Archives: 1970s
Black Emanuelle / Emanuelle nera (1975) Bitto Albertini, Laura Gemser, Karin Schubert, Angelo Infanti, Drama, Erotic
In her first onscreen adventure, journalist/photographer Mae Jordan (known to her readers as “Emanuelle”) travels to Africa on assignment. Questions of her own racial and sexual identity come to a head as she observes the troubled marriage of her hosts, Ann and Gianni Danieli. Matters are complicated further when Emanuelle finds herself in affairs with both of them, after which she flees Africa, only to be persued by Gianni, who had earlier rejected her and ridiculed her advances.
France société anonyme / French Anonymity Society (1974) Alain Corneau, Michel Bouquet, Allyn Ann McLerie, Roland Dubillard, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Year 2222. A former drug dealer who keeps someone alive artificially, tells how, in France in the 70s, he was involved in the operation that led to the complete legalization of drugs. And its consequences.
La faute de l’abbé Mouret / The Demise of Father Mouret (1970) Georges Franju, Francis Huster, Gillian Hills, André Lacombe, Drama
Serge Mouret is a frail and devout young priest in a tough country parish. When he falls down and loses his memory, he is nursed back to health by Albine, the beautiful carefree niece of the outspoken atheist Jeanbernat. After Serge and Albine fall in love, Serge recovers his memory and realizes the grave sin he has committed.
George Romero does for vampires what he has already done to zombies – an intense and realistic treatment that follows the exploits of Martin, who claims to be 84 years old, and who certainly drinks human blood. The boy arrives in Pittsburg to stay with his uncle, who promises to save Martin’s soul and destroy him once he is finished, but Martin’s loneliness finds other means of release.
North Sea Hijack (1979) Andrew V. McLaglen, Roger Moore, James Mason, Anthony Perkins, Action, Adventure, Thriller
A terrorist (Anthony Perkins) holds an offshore drilling rig and production platform for ransom in the North Sea. Ffolkes (Roger Moore) a wealthy mysogynistic eccentric, volunteers to send his crack team of soldiers in to stop the terrorists. With few other options available, the British Government reluctantly accepts his help.
Erste Liebe / First Love (1971) Maximilian Schell, John Moulder-Brown, Dominique Sanda, Drama, History, Romance
Based on Ivan Turgeyev’s novella, Erste Liebe is about two young lovers in czarist Russia. One is a 21-year-old woman, the other a young man of sixteen. Things take a tragic turn as the girl (Dominique Sanda as Sanaida) falls in love with the boy’s father (Maximilian Schell). This film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in 1970’s Academy Awards.
Le chat et la souris / Cat and Mouse (1975) Claude Lelouch, Michèle Morgan, Serge Reggiani, Philippe Léotard, Comedy, Crime, Drama
A jaded and charming police inspector is assigned along with his cheerful partner to a case involving the mysterious death and/or suicide of a wealthy entrepreneur. The chief suspect is his enchanting wife who was aware that her husband had a mistress. It is also possible that the dead man may be the victim of a radical terrorist group.
A prisoner escapes and kidnaps a woman with her he falls in love. He’s involved in a bad business where politicians and underworld are leading the dance. He’ll die like the albatross in Baudelaire’s poem.