Le Fondu, a famous gangster, escapes from the hospital where he was detained, killing an inspector in the process. The colleague of the deceased inspector, Paul Vardier, vows to avenge him. The task seems hopeless: Le Fondu has disappeared without a trace and nobody has a clue about his hide-out. There is only one faint possibility left: coerce Le Fondu’s nephew into becoming an informer. Paul gets assigned as buddy Gilbert Barot, fresh from the police academy, and whose alluring wife Lucie quickly arouses the interest of Paul. Paul is quickly led to play two dangerous games simultaneously seducing the wife of his colleague, and tracking with him Le Fondu, who himself does not remain inactive…
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Fimpen / The Butt (1974) Bo Widerberg, Johan Bergman, Monica Zetterlund, Magnus Härenstam, Sport, Drama, Adventure
Six year old Johan, a.k.a. Fimpen, loves football. One day his talents are discovered. It doesn’t take long before Fimpen gets to travel around with the national team. Fimpen becomes an idol and media wants a piece of him all the time. It gets hard to catch up in school.
I Hate Mondays / Nie lubie poniedzialku (1971) Tadeusz Chmielewski, Kazimierz Witkiewicz, Zygmunt Apostol, Bogusz Bilewski, Comedy
In feudal Korea, the evil King becomes aware that there is a peasant rebellion being planned in the country. He steals all the iron farming tools and cooking pots from the people so that he may make weapons to fend off the peasant army. After he returns the property to the people, an old blacksmith is imprisoned and starved to death. His last creation is a tiny figurine of a monster- Pulgasari, a Godzilla-like creature that eats iron. The blood of his daughter brings the creature to life, and fights with the poor, starving peasants to overthrow the corrupt monarchy.
Middle of Nowhere (2012) Ava DuVernay, Emayatzy Corinealdi, David Oyelowo, Lorraine Toussaint, Drama
When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband’s well-being while he’s incarcerated – leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.
Les jeux de la Comtesse Dolingen de Gratz / The Games of Countess Dolingen (1981) Catherine Binet, Michael Lonsdale, Carol Kane, Katia Wastchenko, Drama, Arthouse
In Paris, a young woman, Louise Haines Pearson, visits her disturbed friend Nena who tells her that she has just written a book on the history of a little girl troubled by her senses, perhaps because of the tyranny of his mother and the absence of her father. Louise recognizes the difficulties of this little girl, being herself deeply affected by the indifference of her husband.
Shin heitai yakuza: Kasen / Hoodlum Soldier: Rebel in the Army (1972) Yasuzô Masumura, Shintarô Katsu, Takahiro Tamura, Michiyo Ohkusu, Action, Drama, War
Highway Pick-Up / Chair de poule (1963) Julien Duvivier, Robert Hossein, Jean Sorel, Catherine Rouvel, Crime, Drama
In this French crime drama, two safe-crackers are breaking into a safe when they are caught in the act by a guard. One of the crooks kills the guard and flees leaving his partner behind. The abandoned accomplice is captured and convicted. One year passes before the convict is able to escape from prison and set out to exact his revenge.
Hong kil dong / The Avenger with a Flute (1986) Kil-in Kim, Chang Son Hui, Gwon Ri, Riyonun Ri, Action, Fantasy, Adventure
Due to the strict Korean Confucian laws, Hong, born an illegitimate child, is not accepted by his father and family. The legitimate wife (in the original novel, it seems to be his father himself for religious reasons) pays bandits to kill him but fails. He and his mother are saved by a Kung-Fu master who then starts teaching him…
Onna ga kaidan wo agaru toki / When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (1960) Mikio Naruse, Hideko Takamine, Tatsuya Nakadai, Masayuki Mori, Drama
This is the story of Mama, a.k.a. Keiko, a middle-aged bar hostess who must choose to either get married or buy a bar of her own. Her family hounds her for money, her customers for her attention, and she is continually in debt. The life of a bar hostess is examined as well as the way in which the system traps and sometimes kills those in it.