Within this uplifting romantic play, the spouse of a mechanic and former fighter pilot falls in love with the notion of flying herself. Read More »
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Rififi à Tokyo / Rififi in Tokyo (1963) Jacques Deray, Karlheinz Böhm, Charles Vanel, Barbara Lass, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Van Ekken, an old gangster, arrives in Tokyo to direct a bank hold-up, to get a very valuable diamond, so big it’s named Titan. Read More »
La mort en ce jardin / Death in the Garden (1956) Luis Buñuel, Simone Signoret, Georges Marchal, Charles Vanel, Adventure, Drama
Chark, an adventurer comes to small village in the near of a gold digger’s camp. He is arrested by the local police, who accuse him of having comitted a bank robbery in a neighoured town. Read More »
Un homme de trop / Shock Troops (1967) Costa-Gavras, Charles Vanel, Bruno Cremer, Jean-Claude Brialy, Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Set in central France, the film follows French resistance fighters who press the battle on the Germans. Read More »
Gli inesorabili / The Fighting Men (1950) Camillo Mastrocinque, Rossano Brazzi, Charles Vanel, Claudine Dupuis, Drama
Saverio Luparello is the manager of Sicilian baron Occipinti’s estate. The cunning greedy man intentionally lets the land turn into a wasteland, hoping that his employer Read More »
Alice or the last escapade / Alice ou la dernière fugue (1977) Claude Chabrol, Sylvia Kristel, Charles Vanel, Fernand Ledoux, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Alice Carol leaves her husband one rainy night, telling him that she does not love him anymore. She travels alone but when her windscreen breaks on a lonely road, she has to stop and seek help. She goes to a creepy manor and is welcomed by the owner, Henri Vergennes, and his butler, Colas. Alice is invited to spend the night in the house. The next morning, Alice can’t find the two men from he previous night but finds her car surprisingly fixed. She tries to leave but cannot find the gate. She stops the car and walks around the wall trying to find an exit but becomes increasingly worried with what she finds.
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Le gorille vous salue bien / The Gorilla Greets You (1958) Bernard Borderie, Lino Ventura, Charles Vanel, Pierre Dux, Action, Drama
Géo Paquet, aka The Gorilla, breaks from jail. Now an escaped convict, the elite agent must infiltrate a dangerous gang working for a foreign embassy as their leader, a spy enjoying diplomatic immunity, can’t be arrested by regular police.
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The Wages Of Fear / Le salaire de la peur (1953) Henri-Georges Clouzot, Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
In a squalid South American oil town, four desperate men sign on for a suicide mission to drive trucks loaded with nitroglycerin over a treacherous mountain route. As they ferry their explosive cargo to a faraway oil fire, each bump and jolt tests their courage, their friendship, and their nerves. The result is one of the greatest thrillers ever committed to celluloid, a white-knuckle ride from France’s legendary master of suspense, Henri-Georges Clouzot.
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Les croix de bois / Wooden Crosses (1932) Raymond Bernard, Pierre Blanchar, Gabriel Gabrio, Charles Vanel, Drama, War
The young and patriotic student Demachy joins the French army in 1914 to defend his country. But he and his comrades soon experience the terrifying, endless trench war in Champagne, where more and more wooden crosses have to be erected for this cannon fodder.
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In nome della legge / In the Name of the Law (1949) Pietro Germi, Massimo Girotti, Charles Vanel, Jone Salinas, Drama
A mule cart crosses the countryside. Two bandits push the driver off and, when he resists, kill him. The bandits steal the mules… The town of Capodarso, Sicily. The Baron doesn’t want help from Mafia boss Passalacqua to recover his stolen mules. A new judge is arriving… At the station, the new judge Schiavi meets the departing judge Pisani. Schiavi is young, but he’s Sicilian and set on changing the old ways… A man in town has been shot, Aleo, one of the bandits. Before he dies, he refuses to name his killer but looks strangely at Messana in the doorway. The other bandit, Vanni, is on the run… Schiavi learns that much of the town is unemployed because the mine is closed. The mine is owned by the Baron’s beautiful wife, but the Baron runs it. Why keep the mine closed in spite of the old court order to reopen? Schiavi goes to the mine to investigate. He is confronted by Passalacqua and his band of armed horsemen…
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