JJ ‘Jake’ Gittes is a private detective who seems to specialize in matrimonial cases. He is hired by Evelyn Mulwray when she suspects her husband Hollis, builder of the city’s water supply system, of having an affair.
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Contact (1997) Robert Zemeckis, Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Astronomer Dr. Ellie Arroway has long been interested in contact to faraway lands, a love fostered in her childhood by her father, Ted Arroway, who passed away when she was nine years old leaving her then orphaned. Her current work in monitoring for extraterrestrial life is based on that love and is in part an homage to her father.
After Hours (1985) Martin Scorsese, Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom, Comedy, Crime, Drama
A meek word processor impulsively travels to Manhattan’s Soho District to date an attractive but apparently disturbed young woman and finds himself trapped there in a nightmarishly surreal vortex of improbable coincidences and farcical circumstances.
Das Zaubermännchen / Rumpelstiltskin and the Golden Secret (1960) Christoph Engel, Karl-Heinz Rothin, Karin Lesch, Reinhard Michalke, Family, Fantasy
Once upon a time, there was a lazy miller, who spent all his time drinking wine and telling lies. When the king’s treasurer demands payment of taxes, the miller lies that his daughter Marie can spin straw into gold. The father and daughter are told to report to the palace, where Marie is locked into a tower room full of straw.
SommerHundeSöhne / Slight Changes in Temperature and Mind (2004) Cyril Tuschi, Fabian Busch, Stipe Erceg, Lilja Loeffler, Comedy
Shortly after being demobilized, Georges Duroy becomes aware of his power over women in the arms of Rachel, a young singer. Thanks to his good looks and his charming manners and his unabashed cynicism he will rapidly rise to the top by courtesy of women women (Mme Walter, Clotilde, Madeleine), from journalist to member of Parliament to cabinet minister. But it is also the fair sex that will cause his fall in the end.
A confident young cop is shown the ropes by a veteran partner in the dangerous gang-controlled barrios of L.A. about to explode in violence in this look at the gang culture enforced by the colors that members wear.
Der rote Kreis / The Red Circle (1960) Jürgen Roland, Renate Ewert, Klausjürgen Wussow, Karl-Georg Saebisch, Thriller, Crime
A strange, red circle appears on the neck of a man saved from the guillotine. What is its mysterious meaning? Tragically, it turns out to be something of a family curse, as each generation thereafter bears the same sign, which in turn leads to blackmail and murder.
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) Fred F. Sears, Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor, Donald Curtis, Action, Sci-Fi
While driving through the desert with his wife Carol Marvin to a military base to send the eleventh rocket into Earth orbit to assist the exploration of outer space in Operation Sky Hook, Dr. Russell A. Marvin and Carol see a flying saucer and accidentally records a message on their tape recorder.
Death Laid an Egg (1968) Giulio Questi, Gina Lollobrigida, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ewa Aulin, Thriller
A love triangle develops between three people who run a high tech chicken farm. It involves Anna (who owns the farm), her husband Marco (who kills prostitutes in his spare time) and Gabriella (the very beautiful secretary). Marco continues to kill as jealousy becomes more prevalent on the farm.