The tempestuous love story between Fernando, an older man who has recently returned to his crime-ridden drug capitol hometown of Medellin, Colombia and the gun-happy 16-year-old assassin Alexis, who murders all too easily. When Alexis himself is fatally gunned down, grief-stricken Fernando hunts for his young lover’s killer in the Medellin slums, but instead encounters Wilmar, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Alexis.
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La sentinelle / The Sentinel (1992) Arnaud Desplechin, Emmanuel Salinger, Thibault de Montalembert, Jean-Louis Richard, Thriller
Mathias, whose dead father was a diplomat in Germany, decides to study the forensic medicine in Paris. In the train, he has some troubles with the border police, and is insulted and threatened by a strange man, who disappeared quickly. Next day, he discovers in his luggage a shrunken human head. He soons becomes fascinated by it, feeling responsible (sentry of the memory of the head’s owner) and starts his own investigation. What will leads him to cope with French secret services.
Le Crabe-Tambour / Drummer-Crab (1977) Pierre Schoendoerffer, Jean Rochefort, Claude Rich, Jacques Perrin, Adventure, Drama, War
A dying French naval frigate captain tries to make a last rendezvous in the winter storm-tossed seas off the Grand Banks, with “le crab tambour,” a French war hero he had betrayed twenty years earlier. “Le crab tambour” the drummer crab” was a boyhood nickname for the handsome young Alsatian whom the film depicts proving his courage, first in the war in French Indochina, and then again in the “Generals’ Revolt” in Algeria. Courtmartialed because friends like the French naval captain were afraid to risk their own careers by testifying for him, the exiled “crab tambour” and his trawler, The Shamrock, is now a legend among the Grand Banks fishermen.
Doctor Blood’s Coffin (1961) Sidney J. Furie, Kieron Moore, Hazel Court, Ian Hunter, Horror, Thriller
In Crazy Horse, he pulls back the curtain on Le Crazy Horse de Paris, a landmark that has prided itself as “the best nude dancing show in the world” since 1951. Le Crazy Horse sets itself apart from the average strip club by adhering to exacting standards in choreography, lights and physiques. The erotic revue is composed of songs and sequences that blend traits of old-fashioned burlesque, Bob Fosse and Cirque du Soleil, designed not only for the enjoyment of men, but also couples.
Les trois couronnes du matelot / Three Crowns of the Sailor (1983) Raoul Ruiz, Jean-Bernard Guillard, Philippe Deplanche, Nadège Clair, Drama, Fantasy
When drug smuggler Genia is betrayed by his partner, he has no choice but to get help from a Russian mobster. His main goal is to retreat from the crime world and retire. He travels to Moscow, where he arrives at his ex-girlfriend Sasha, a hooker with a heart. Everything goes wrong from there and Genia is forced to flee with Sasha through Lithuania and Belarus where he will finally end up in France.
Ein Augenblick Freiheit / For a Moment, Freedom (2008) Arash T. Riahi, Navid Navid, Pourya Mahyari, Elika Bozorgi, Drama
Knut Hamsun is Norway’s most famous and admired author. Ever since he was young he has hated the English for the starvation they caused Norway during WWI. When the Germans occupy Norway on April 9, 1940, he welcomes them and the protection they can give from Great Britain. He supports the national socialist ideals, but opposes the way these ideals are turned into action – that Norwegians are jailed and executed. His wife Marie travels in Germany during the war as a sign of support from Knut and herself.
Hotaru no hoshi / Fireflies: River of Light (2003) Hiroshi Sugawara, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Risako Sugaya, Kôji Yakusho, Drama
In a class trip to Yamaguchi, Hajime river, the elementary school teacher gets students embark passionately in the project to clean the river and thus the fireflies to fly over it once again. But Hajime have problems with parents, the school administration and to the city itself as the river is part of a plan to build new buildings.