This wickedly funny Italian comedy centers upon a lascivious, fun-loving old uncle who hands out blood-test Read More »
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The life of St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) as related by followers who gather after his death Read More »
Spino, a 50-year-old pathologist, works at the city morgue. Read More »
The desire that many people have to live life with another more glamorous identity is the focus of this French satire. Read More »
Les États-Unis d’Albert / The United States Of Albert (2005) André Forcier, Éric Bruneau, Émilie Dequenne, Andréa Ferréol, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Albert Renaud, a young Quebec actor with aspirations to become the next Rudolph Valentino, sets off by train for Hollywood with a letter of recommendation from his drama teacher who is Mary Pickford’s aunt.
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Germany in the early 1930s. Against the backdrop of the Nazis’ rise, Hermann Hermann, a Russian émigré and chocolate magnate, goes slowly mad. It begins with his seating himself in a chair to observe himself making love to his wife, Lydia, a zaftig empty-headed siren who is also sleeping with her cousin. Hermann is soon given to intemperate outbursts at his workers, other businessmen, and strangers. Then, he meets Felix, an itinerant laborer, whom he delusionally believes looks exactly like himself. Armed with a new life insurance policy, he hatches an elaborate plot in the belief it will free him of all his worries.
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