Tag Archives: Spain

Una breve vacanza / A Brief Vacation (1973) Vittorio De Sica, Florinda Bolkan, Renato Salvatori, Daniel Quenaud, Drama, Romance

A Brief Vacation (1973)
A women lives a miserable life in the basement of her Milan apartment, with her boring inlaws and three children (boys). Her husband has been injured. Her bleak life takes an unexpected turn when she is diagnosed with tuberculosis and has to go to a sanatorium in the Italian Alps. At the medical clinic in Milan she meets young mechanic with the similar health problems. At the sanatorium she meets again the same man and they start a passionate love affair. All good things must come to an end. When she is cured, she has to return to that rathole from which she only briefly emerged.
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Novo (2002) Jean-Pierre Limosin, Eduardo Noriega, Anna Mouglalis, Paz Vega, Drama, Comedy, Romance

Novo (2002)
Those who loved Graham yesterday shouldn’t count on today. Those who love him today risk being heartbroken tomorrow… Suffering from recurring memory loss, Graham is restricted to a limited short-term memory. He forgets most things after only a few minutes. He no longer recognizes his wife Isabelle nor his young son Antoine nor his best friend Fred. Since each day is a new day, Graham copes with life by referring to the details of his little notebook, the defining key to his identity. He works as a photocopy clerk under the close watch of his sexy boss Sabine, who uses him to his libido’s advantage. Pretty new temp Irene can’t help falling for Graham’s spontaneous charm. But how can Graham really fall in love with her when he sees each time as the first time? Irene is about to experience all new ways of romance. She’ll just have to remember everything for the both of them. Everyone around Graham has their reasons why he should or shouldn’t fully recover…
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Eliminators (1986) Peter Manoogian, Andrew Prine, Denise Crosby, Patrick Reynolds, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Eliminators (1986)
As part of their experiments in time travel, Drs. Reeves and Takada construct a cyborg “Mandroid” with the body of a downed pilot. After the success of the initial experiments, Reeves decides to have the Mandroid scrapped. Not wishing to be taken apart, Mandroid flees with the help of Dr. Takeda, who is killed for his disobedience. Distraught by the death of his one friend, the Mandroid goes north to America in search of someone who can help him in getting revenge and stopping Dr. Reeves in whatever evil plan he intends to use his time machine for.
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L’auberge espagnole (2002) Cédric Klapisch, Romain Duris, Judith Godrèche, Kelly Reilly, Comedy, Drama

L'auberge espagnole (2002)
A man eager to learn Spanish gets an education he wasn’t expecting in this comedy drama. Xavier (Romain Duris) is a French economics student who is nearing the completion of his degree and is looking for work. Xavier’s father arranges for him to meet a ranking member of the Ministry of Finance, who makes him an offer – he can give him a good job, but only under the condition that he learn to speak Spanish. Determined not to pass up the opportunity, Xavier enrolls in a language program in Barcelona, despite the misgivings of his girlfriend, Martine (Audrey Tautou). Upon his arrival, Xavier moves into a large house shared by a large group of students from all over Europe. Xavier finds that his ideas and attitudes are challenged in a positive way by the diverse personalities of his housemates…
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Vanilla Sky (2001) Cameron Crowe, Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

Vanilla Sky (2001)
Incarcerated and charged with murder, David Aames Jr. is telling the story of how he got to where he is to McCabe, the police psychologist. That story includes: being the 51% shareholder of a major publishing firm, which he inherited from his long deceased parents; the firm’s board, appointed by David Aames Sr., being the 49% shareholders who would probably like to see him gone as they see him as being too irresponsible and immature to run the company; his best bro friendship with author, Brian Shelby; his “friends with benefits” relationship with Julie Gianni, who saw their relationship in a slightly different light; his budding romance with Sofia Serrano, who Brian brought to David’s party as his own date and who Brian saw as his own possible life mate; and being in an accident which disfigured his face and killed the person who caused the accident. But as the story proceeds, David isn’t sure what is real and what is a dream/nightmare as many facets of the story are incompatible to …
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Lust for Frankenstein (1998) Jesús Franco, Michelle Bauer, Lina Romay, Analía Ivars, Horror, Sexploitation, Erotic

Lust for Frankenstein (1998)
An erotic adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein by the Exploitation King Jesús Franco. Moira Frankenstein (Lina Romay – Sexorcismes and Lulu’s Talking Ass) is tormented by strange dreams and by apparitions of her grandfather’s ghost, Dr. Frankenstein himself. The mad scientist teaches Moira how to finish what he started and give a second life to his creation: a female version of the Creature served with a penis to more completly fulfill all sexual desires. The Creature promises to serve as a slave to Moira if she follows the instructions left behind by her original master and provides some freshly collected human blood to revive her. The Creature and Moira enter a relationship that goes beyond servitude and sex. Their love will take them to kill forever more.
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Callas Forever (2002) Franco Zeffirelli, Fanny Ardant, Jeremy Irons, Joan Plowright, Biography, Drama, Music

Callas Forever (2002)
The partially fictionalized film is set in 1977, the year in which Callas died, and centers on the making of a movie of Georges Bizet’s Carmen. The diva, whose now-ragged voice is well past its prime, is persuaded to star in it by longtime friend and former manager Larry Kelly, who abandoned classical music to become a rock impresario. He insists by lip-synching to her old recording she will recapture her lost youth and leave behind a priceless legacy for her admirers, and his theory is supported by Callas confidante and journalist Sarah Keller.
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The Four Musketeers (1974) Richard Lester, Michael York, Raquel Welch, Oliver Reed, Action, Adventure

The Four Musketeers (1974)
D’Artagnan has become a Musketeer. Protestants hold La Rochelle, and the Queen loves Buckingham, who’ll soon send ships to support the rebels. Richelieu enlists Rochefort to kidnap Constance, the Queen’s go-between and D’Artagnan’s love. The Cardinal uses the wily, amoral Milady de Winter to distract D’Artagnan. But soon, she is D’Artagnan’s sworn enemy, and she has an unfortunate history with Athos as well. Milady goes to England to dispatch Buckingham; the Musketeers fight the rebels. Milady, with Rochefort’s help, then turns to her personal agenda. Can D’Artagnan save Constance, defeat Rochefort, slip de Winter’s ire, and stay free of the Cardinal? All for one, one for all.
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