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A fable unfolds. One summer day, a boy of about ten appears on the streets of Nice – no family, no possessions, no schooling, but with a brilliant smile. Mondo’s most at home in gardens, fields, and at the seashore. The bustle of the city can seem to overwhelm him. He has good survival instincts, running from police and from threatening adults, and he is looking for a family. Over time, people come to know him – he helps out a street magician, befriends an old man who keeps doves in his suitcase, and finds a mother, herself an outsider. That smile is always at hand. Yet, no vagabond child sits well with the authorities. Can Nice keep this treasure of the spirit?
Nachthelle (2015) Florian Gottschick, Anna Grisebach, Benno Fürmann, Vladimir Burlakov, Drama, Mystery
A drama with a supernatural edge, this genre-crossing gem finds two couples visiting a home from their past, and sexual tension that brings out the worst in each other. Long-buried grudges resurface and it seems unlikely the couples will return intact. Faced with an outcome that will upset their delicate balance of happiness, the world offers them a bizarre opportunity to correct it.
Jerry Webster and Carol Templeton are both in the advertising business, but for different agencies. Annoyed by Jerry’s methods of using alcohol and women to ensure contracts for his agency, Carol tries to get him thrown out of his profession. To avoid this Jerry bribes the girl who’d testify against him, by starring her in a TV commercial for a product named VIP that he’s just made up. By accident these commercials are broadcasted and to keep his job, Jerry has to come up with VIP for which he enlists the help of Doctor Linus Tyler. Carol goes to see the Doctor to try and get the VIP account, but because she and Jerry have never met, she mistakes Jerry for the Doctor. Jerry then takes advantage of this situation to win her.
Dauriya / Dauria (1972) Viktor Tregubovich, Vitali Solomin, Petr Shelokhonov, Yefim Kopelyan, Action, Adventure, Drama
Epic about Cossacks in the Siberian province of Dauria. Set in the time of World War I and the Russian revolution of 1917. Cossacks are living like one big family under the guidance of a strong leader – Ataman (Kopelyan). Young Cossack Roman Ulybin (V. Solomin) is in love with beautiful Dashutka (Golovina). Roman is asking his father Severian Ulybin (Shelokhonov) to send a Matchmaker before it’s too late. But a wealthy crook has already hired the Matchmaker, and his son gets married at the lavish traditional wedding with singing, dancing and drinking in the Russian style. So, frustrated Roman Ulybin leaves his father’s home and joins the communist revolutionaries. And, after the revolution the villagers are suffering a cascade of troubles.
In nome della legge / In the Name of the Law (1949) Pietro Germi, Massimo Girotti, Charles Vanel, Jone Salinas, Drama
A mule cart crosses the countryside. Two bandits push the driver off and, when he resists, kill him. The bandits steal the mules… The town of Capodarso, Sicily. The Baron doesn’t want help from Mafia boss Passalacqua to recover his stolen mules. A new judge is arriving… At the station, the new judge Schiavi meets the departing judge Pisani. Schiavi is young, but he’s Sicilian and set on changing the old ways… A man in town has been shot, Aleo, one of the bandits. Before he dies, he refuses to name his killer but looks strangely at Messana in the doorway. The other bandit, Vanni, is on the run… Schiavi learns that much of the town is unemployed because the mine is closed. The mine is owned by the Baron’s beautiful wife, but the Baron runs it. Why keep the mine closed in spite of the old court order to reopen? Schiavi goes to the mine to investigate. He is confronted by Passalacqua and his band of armed horsemen…
Colpire al cuore / Blow to the Heart (1983) Gianni Amelio, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Laura Morante, Sonia Gessner, Drama
Emilio, the son of Darius, a left-wing professor, is an introverted teenager who feels jealous of the relationship between his father and alumni. When one of them, Sandro Ferrari, was killed in a shootout, Emilio goes to the police and confesses that Sandro and other young people frequent his house. This opens a gap in the relationship between father and son.
Nessuno torna indietro / Responsibility Comes Back (1945) Alessandro Blasetti, Elisa Cegani, Valentina Cortese, María Denis, Comedy, Drama
Bite the Bullet (1975) Richard Brooks, Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, James Coburn, Action, Adventure, Western
At the beginning of the 20th century, a newspaper organizes an endurance horse race : 700 miles to run in a few days. 9 adventurers are competing, among them a woman, Miss Jones, a Mexican, an Englishman, a young cow-boy, an old one and two friends, Sam Clayton and Luke Matthews. All those individualists will learn to respect each other.
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.