The early 1900’s with its Mann-Act (disallowing women to be transported across State lines for immoral reasons) brings a married man to devise a scheme for taking his upper-class girlfriend away with him… he simply has her marry his unmarried buddy. However, it doesn’t take very long before both men start laying claim to her affection… until, that is, she’s about to be cut out of her parent’s fortune. So, a new scheme is devised, which only adds to their problems, as well as to the sly whimsy of this film.
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A rich man, dying, decides that the will must be opened before the children he had by an illegitimate relationship with a rider of circus. The notary is able to identify one of those children, a vagabond, housed in the sumptuous home of the alleged heirs. The deal, however, is complicated: there are other twins. The first is a composer of hit songs, the victim of a gang of exploiters. The second is a circus juggler. The other two until accommodated in luxurious home. The triplets, after a series of accidents and disputes, agree on a fair distribution of wealth with the other heirs.
Sorelle Materassi (1944) Ferdinando Maria Poggioli, Emma Gramatica, Irma Gramatica, Olga Solbelli, Comedy
Teresa and Carolina are sisters, have a tailor shop and work well enough to be invited to Rome by the Pope. Their pace is slow in their home with the maid Niobe and with the presence of the always critical third sister, Giselda, the only of the three to have married, even though he has been abandoned by her husband. Their lives are turned upside down by the arrival of his nephew Remo that quickly becomes the darling of Teresa and Nicoletta and also the Niobe home. But Remo leads a wasteful life and have to pay more and of course the two elderly aunts, now became so jealous of him to spend a fortune to impedidirne marriage Laurina pregnant by Remo. But life is not immobility, even for Mattresses sisters.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) Nicholas Stoller, Kristen Bell, Jason Segel, Paul Rudd, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Peter is a composer and a likable sad sack who’s devastated when his girlfriend of five years, Sarah Marshall, the star of a cheesy CSI-style crime show, dumps him. He weeps, he rails, he mopes. Finally, his step-brother Brian suggests Hawaii, so Peter heads for a resort on Oahu where, as he’s checking in, he sees Sarah and her new beau, Aldous, a polymorphously perverse English rocker. The weeping and moping start again, until Peter is rescued by Rachel, a thoughtful hotel clerk who invites him to a luau and to hang out. Although he constantly runs into Sarah and Aldous, Peter starts to come alive again. Will Sarah realize what she’s lost, and what about Rachel?
When Animals Dream / Når dyrene drømmer (2014) Jonas Alexander Arnby, Sonia Suhl, Lars Mikkelsen, Sonja Richter, Drama, Horror, Mystery
The outsider Marie lives with her parents in a remote fishing village on the north coast of Denmark. She has no one to confide in other than her work colleague Daniel, who is fascinated by her wild nature. As the two gradually become closer, Marie begins to experience strange changes to her body: Hair begins to sprout where it shouldn’t, and the young woman is increasingly overcome by an uncontrollable animalistic aggression. Marie begins to look into her hitherto hushed-up family history for answers… This atmospheric werewolf thriller from Denmark was one of the hidden gems at this year’s Cannes Festival.
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion / Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto (1970) Elio Petri, Gian Maria Volontè, Florinda Bolkan, Gianni Santuccio, Crime, Drama
Popular Italian rock star Luciano Ligabue made his directorial debut with this Italian drama based on Fuori e dentro il borgo, his collection of autobiographical short stories about growing up in small-town Italy of the ’70s. DJ Bruno reflects on the past, a small circle of friends, and the hopes of their generation. At the group’s core is Freccia, a heroin user until Marzia steps in to help him kick the habit. As expected, Iena marries and settles down, while unhappy Boris is a victim of his own cynicism, and Tito is driven to violence by his dysfunctional family. An older bartender listens to the group’s woes and dreams. Along with a guitar score and a closing-credits song by Ligabue, tunes of the time include ones by Iggy Pop, Roxy Music, and David Bowie. Shown at the 1998 Venice Film Festival.
Tutta colpa di Freud / Blame Freud (2014) Paolo Genovese, Marco Giallini, Vittoria Puccini, Anna Foglietta, Comedy
Francesco Taramelli is a psychoanalyst who is dealing with three patients going through various hurdles in their love lives: Marta is chasing a deaf-mute man who has stolen things from her book shop, Sara is a lesbian who was left by her girlfriend just after she proposed to her, and 18-year-old Emma is seeing a 50-year-old architect called Alessandro, who is already married. Unfortunately, these three patients are Francesco’s three beloved daughters.
The first shot is a static image: a view from the stage of a theatre onto the auditorium. In the foreground – and on the stage – lies a dog. A woman named Irene (Angela Schanelec), approaches it, pets it. This seems to be a rehearsal, a few people occupy seats in the auditorium, they are somewhat restless. It remains unclear whether the events being presented to us are indeed part of a rehearsal, or whether, assuming a rehearsal is indeed underway, they are merely occurring along its margins. Angela Schanelec’s film “Afternoon” never returns to this initial image, never returns to the theatre. Only later will a figure from the same scene – the one involving the woman and the dog – describe it as something she saw in the theatre. The film quits the theatre for good, and all subsequent events transpire either at a lakeside villa in Potsdam or in the streets of Berlin. And yet it becomes evident at the latest during the credits that this first scene has established a space of play that is derived from the theatre. “Afternoon” is an adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull” – albeit a free one.
Tag der Idioten / Day of the Idiots (1981) Werner Schroeter, Carole Bouquet, Ingrid Caven, Christine Kaufmann, Drama, Fantasy, Erotic
In this non-story of the mentally and emotionally impaired inhabitants of a clinic for the insane, the medical profession along with humanity is distorted into a long, filmic exhibition of sado-masochism, urination, and ample nudity for its own sake.