Van Ekken, an old gangster, arrives in Tokyo to direct a bank hold-up, to get a very valuable diamond, so big it’s named Titan. Read More »
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The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962) Henry Levin, George Pal, Laurence Harvey, Claire Bloom, Karlheinz Böhm, Animation, Adventure, Biography
The fictionalized lives of the story-telling Grimm brothers are brought to life in this all-star fantasy film. Read More »
Faustrecht der Freiheit / Fox and His Friends (1975) Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Peter Chatel, Karlheinz Böhm, Drama, Romance
Working class and middle-upper class worlds come together in this interesting look at class conflict within the gay world from the German director Reiner Werner Fassbinder. Read More »
In London’s Soho, Johnny Solo runs the Pink Flamingo Club. He’s tough to intimidate. So when he starts getting threats and demands for protection, he fights back.
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Peeping Tom (1960) Michael Powell, Karlheinz Böhm, Anna Massey, Moira Shearer, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Mark Lewis, works as a focus puller in a British film studio. On his off hours, he supplies a local porno shop with cheesecake photos and also dabbles in filmmaking. A lonely, unfriendly, sexually repressed fellow, Mark is obsessed with the effects of fear and how they are registered on the face and behavior of the frightened. This obsession dates from the time when, as a child, he served as the subject of some cold-blooded experiments in the psychology of terror conducted by his own scientist father. As a grown man, Mark becomes a compulsive murderer who kills women and records their contorted features and dying gasps on film. His ongoing project is a documentary on fear. With 16mm camera in hand, he accompanies a prostitute to her room and stabs her with a blade concealed in his tripod, all the while photographing her contorted face in the throes of terror and death. Alone in his room, he surrounds himself with the sights and sounds of terror: taped screams, black-and-white “home movies” of convulsed faces. At his house, he meets Helen Stephens, a young woman who lives with her blind mother in a downstairs flat. She visits his flat, where he shows her black-and-white films that were taken of him when he was a child. She is horrified to see that his father used him as a guinea pig in various experiments, taking movies of his reactions of fear.
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