Sunday, September 14, 2014

Journal d'un curé de campagne 1951

Journal d'un curé de campagne 1951 - Director: Robert Bresson
Tagebuch eines Landpfarrers - Illustrierte Film-Bühne: Nr.1537
Claude Laydu, Nicole Ladmiral, Jean Riveyre, Rachel Bérendt, Nicole Maurey, Martine Lemaire, Antoine Balpêtré

A young priest arrives in the small town of Ambricourt in Northern France to take on his first parish. Although he performs the duties of a priest with diligence and humility, he remains an outsider, shunned and even reviled by his neighbours. His feeling of isolation and apparent inability to improve things bring on a depression that puts his faith to the test. Worse, he is suffering from an illness which compels him to live on a meagre diet of bread and wine, and his fear of dying places a greater strain on his faith. He manages to achieve some good, by persuading a countess who still mourns the death of her infant son to give up her hatred for God. However, the countess dies a short while later, and her husband suspects the priest of being an evil influence. The priest's state of health is misinterpreted as alcoholism by his enemies, who intend to have him replaced. When the priest's health worsens, he travels to Lille to consult a doctor. The news is not good. He is dying of cancer. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Carrefour du Crime 1947

Carrefour du Crime 1947 - Director: Jean Sacha
Todeskanditaten - Illustrierte Film-Bühne: Nr.1199
Louis Salou, Claude Genia, André Valmy, Françoise Christophe, Sylviane Aladin, André Bervil, Jacqueline Carrel, Jean Debucourt, Jean Vilarm, Michèle Philippe

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Sikeurit 2009

Sikeurit 2009 - Directed by: Yoon Jae-goo
Cha Seung-Won, Song Yoon-A, Ryoo Seung-Ryong, Kim In-Kwon, Park Won-Sang

Sung-ryeol is a detective in charge of violent crimes. He is having an affair with his colleague’s wife, and it is the reason he loses his own son in a car accident. Wracked with guilt but unable to explain to his wife, Ji-yeon, what happened on that day and why so she decides to go abroad. Ji-yeon comes home unexpectedly and insecurely one day, peaking Sung-ryeol’s curiosity. the next day, Sung-ryeol finds trace evidence that hints at his wife while investigating a murder scene. He presumes that his wife is connected to the case, and does all he can to keep her from being identified as a suspect. When an unidentified man shows up claiming to know Ji-yeon is involved and asking for money, the situation is made worse by Ji-yeon refusing to tell him any kind of truth.

Comme un boomerang 1976

Comme un boomerang 1976 - Director: José Giovanni
Wie ein Bumerang -  Neues Filmprogramm Nr.7077
Alain Delon, Carla Gravina, Charles Vanel, Louis Julien, Suzanne Flon, Dora Doll, Pierre Maguelon, Rino Bolognesi, Monique Chaumette, Christian de Tillière, Jacques Rispal

Under the influence of drugs, a teenager, Eddy, kills a policeman. His father, Jacques, pleads extenuating circumstances and nearly succeeds in gaining the confidence of the policeman's widow. But the press reveals that Jacques is an ex-gangster who has spent time in prison.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Angélique et le roy 1965

Angélique et le roy 1965 - Director: Bernard Borderie
Angélique und der König - Illustrierter Film-Kurier: Nr.95
Michèle Mercier, Robert Hossein, Jean Rochefort, Jacques Toja, Sami Frey, Estella Blain, Fred Williams, Pasquale Martino, Jean Parédès, René Lefèvre, Michel Galabru, Philippe Lemaire

After her second husband, Philippe de Plessis-Bellières, has been killed in battle, the influential marquise Angélique withdraws from court life to look after her children. Her retirement is short-lived, however. The King of France, Louis XIV, summons her to fulfil an essential mission of state: she must charm the Persian ambassador into signing a vital pact with France. When the King offers to restore to her the estate of her first husband, Joffrey de Peyrac (executed for sorcery), Angèlique accepts, but reluctantly… 

Aru Yasashiki Satsujinsha no Kiroku 2014

Aru Yasashiki Satsujinsha no Kiroku 2014 - Directed by Koji Shiraishi
Kim Kkobbi, Yeon Je-Wook, Ryotaro Yonemura, Tsukasa Aoi, Park Jeong-yoon

Prosecution of society journalist So-yeon gets a call from a serial killer to report his murder scenes. She accepts the offer. The killer tells her he will kill her if she stops her camera. The murder site turns into hell. So-yeon who tries to stop this accidentally commits murder herself...

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Serpico 1973

Serpico 1973 - Director: Sidney Lumet
Serpico -  Neues Filmprogramm Nr.6548
Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe, Tony Roberts, Biff McGuire, Cornelia Sharpe, Barbara Eda-Young, John Medici, Allan Rich, Ed Grover, Judd Hirsch

Serpico is a cop in the early 1970s. Unlike all his colleagues, he refuses a share of the money that the cops routinely extort from local criminals. Nobody wants to work with Serpico, and he's in constant danger of being placed in life threatening positions by his "partners". Nothing seems to get done even when he goes to the highest of authorities. Despite the dangers he finds himself in, he still refuses to 'go with the flow', in the hope that one day, the truth will be known

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Moral 63 1963

Moral 63 1963 - Director: Rolf Thiele
Illustrierte Film-Bühne: Nr.6504
Progress Filmprogramm: Nr.108/65
Nadja Tiller, Mario Adorf, Charles Regnier, Fritz Tillmann, Erika von Thellmann, Tilo von Berlepsch, Peter Parten, Rudolf Forster

Moral 63 is a German film comedy-drama first released in West Germany on 23rd August 1963, directed by Rolf Thiele.