Kapo is a black and white film that tells the story of a Jewish teenager sent to a concentration camp together with her parents. Read More »
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After Thérèse is acquitted of trying to poison her husband, Bernard Desqueyroux, she recalls the events that lead to her being charged. Read More »
Hiroshima mon amour (1959) Alain Resnais, Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dassas, Drama, Romance
A French woman and a Japanese man have an affair while she is in Japan making a film about peace and the impact of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, The man, an architect, lost his family in the bombing. Read More »
Gli occhi, la bocca / The Eyes, the Mouth (1982) Marco Bellocchio, Lou Castel, Ángela Molina, Emmanuelle Riva, Drama
Burned-out, over-the-hill actor Giovanni returns to Bologna for the funeral of his twin, Pippo, a wealthy suicide unlucky in love. The family tells Pippo’s mother it was an accident, but there’s a problem: Vanda, Pippo’s one-time fiancée, won’t grieve and refuses to come to the funeral. At a family dinner, Vanda talks about the note Peppo left. Again the family tries to keep mom in the dark. They assign Giovanni to persuade Vanda to keep up appearances. He sees her unhappy relationship with her father, who suspects her of sleeping with a doctor. Why she sees the doctor, how Giovanni and she deal with their mutual attraction, and his rebirth become the film’s focus.
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In the First World War, when Paris is expected to fall to the Germans, the attractive widow, Princesse de Bormes, organises a convoy of cars to evacuate the wounded from the front, and bring them back to her villa in Paris to recuperate. The authorities will not give them passes until an innocent 16-year-old boy, Guillaume Thomas de Fontenoy, joins them and is mistaken as the nephew of the popular General de Fontenoy. The Princess is enraptured by Thomas and her daughter, Henriette, falls in love with him. However Thomas feels impelled to see more of the action of the war.
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When his mother dies, the police want to talk to Aden Rey, but Aden, a guilt-ridden epileptic, has left for the desert. There he comes upon Marvel, a noble savage. Aden, Marvel, and Marvel’s goat become companions through travels, a wedding, an examination of Aden’s role in his mother’s passing, a trial, additional deaths, and various meals. There are also flashbacks to Aden’s childhood and his relationship to his mother. Meanwhile, the police step up their efforts to find Aden.
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