Saturday, January 24, 2015

Les Grandes manoeuvres 1955

Les Grandes manoeuvres 1955 - Director: René Clair
Das grosse Manöver - Illustrierte Film-Bühne: Nr.3188
Michèle Morgan, Gérard Philipe, Jean Desailly, Brigitte Bardot, Lise Delamare, Pierre Dux, Dany Carrel, Magali Noël


Armand de la Verne is a soldier in the French cavalry in the late 1800s/early 1900s, and he sees himself as something of a Don Juan, a man whom no woman can refuse. Whilst stationed in a French provincial town, he offers a wager to his fellow soldiers that he can seduce any woman who takes his fancy before they depart for their summer manoevures. The woman he selects for this purpose is an attractive young milliner, Marie-Louise, who has recently been divorced. However, the childish game soon turns into a tragic romance when Armand and Marie-Louise fall hopelessly in love...

The Plainsman 1936

The Plainsman 1936 - Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Der Held der Prärie - Illustrierte Film-Bühne: Nr.696
Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, James Ellison, Charles Bickford, Helen Burgess, Porter Hall, Paul Harvey, Victor Varconi, John Miljan, Frank McGlynn Sr., Granville Bates, Frank Albertson, Purnell Pratt, Fred Kohler, Pat Moriarity, Anthony Quinn


 With the end of the North American Civil War, the manufacturers of repeating rifles find a profitable means of making money selling the weapons to the North American Indians, using the front man John Lattimer to sell the rifles to the Cheyenne. While traveling in a stagecoach with Calamity Jane and William "Buffalo Bill" Cody and his young wife Louisa Cody that want to settle down in Hays City managing a hotel, Wild Bill Hickok finds the guide Breezy wounded by arrows and telling that the Indians are attacking a fort using repeating rifles. Hickok meets Gen. George A. Custer that assigns Buffalo Bill to guide a troop with ammunition to help the fort. Meanwhile the Cheyenne kidnap Calamity Jane, forcing Hickok to expose himself to rescue her.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Chiens perdus sans collier 1955

Chiens perdus sans collier 1955 - Director: Jean Delannoy
Wie verlorene Hunde - Illustrierte Film-Bühne: Nr.3049
Jean Gabin, Robert Dalban, Jean-Jacques Delbo, Dora Doll, Jane Marken, Claire Olivier, Renée Passeur


 A parentless young boy Alain Robert is placed into the care of a rural farming family. Bullied and abused, he sets fire to a barn and runs away to the town. Alain allows himself to be placed into the custody of Judge Lamy, who arranges for him to be sent to an observation centre for juvenile delinquents in the country. Here, Alain strikes up a friendship with an older boy, Francis, who is determined to escape so that he can rejoin his pregnant girlfriend…

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Carlito’s Way 1993

Carlito’s Way 1993 - Director: Brian De Palma
Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller, James Rebhorn, John Leguizamo, Luis Guzmán, Viggo Mortensen, Ingrid Rogers, Julieta Ortega, Joseph Siravo, Adrian Pasdar, Richard Forojny, Jorge Porcel,

Puerto Rican Carlito Brigante is released from jail after serving five years of a much longer stretch. He vows to go straight and to live life as a fine, upstanding citizen. He even rekindles a romance with his ex-lover. However, Carlito's associates cannot seem to leave him in peace...his nephew involves him a pool-room gunfight, his lawyer asks him for "favours" which spiral out of control, and even an old friend (now a wheelchair bound paraplegic) tries to get him into trouble with the law. Carlito decides to make a run for Florida and the promise of a new life, but has one final dramatic escape to make from some hoods who believe (wrongly) that he was behind the murder of their boss.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Gangnam 1970 2014

Gangnam 1970 2014 -  Director: Yu Ha
Lee Min-Ho, Kim Rae-Won, Kim Ji-Su, Jung Jin-Young, Seol Hyun, Lee Yeon-Doo, Jung Ho-Bin, Eom Hyo-Seop, Yoo Seung-Mok, Lee Suk


Jong-Dae and Yong-Ki grew up in an orphanage like real brothers. After they leave the orphanage, they make a living by picking up paper and empty bottles. Jong-Dae then becomes involved in a struggle of interests over development in Gangnam, Seoul. In the process, he lives with Gil-Soo and Sun-Hye as they accept Jong-Dae like a family member. Jong-Dae also becomes a gang member.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

City of Angels 1998

City of Angels 1998 - Director: Brad Silberling
Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Dennis Franz, Andre Braugher, Colm Feore, Robin Bartlett


 This romantic tale about faith, happiness and loss explores what happens when a real-life guardian angel falls in love with his charge. Will he choose mortality in order to pursue the joys of a relationship with this woman? Or will he remain an angel to avoid the potential heartache?
This is an american remake from Wim Wenders' Wings of Desire.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Cut 2011

Cut 2011 - Director: Amir Naderi
Hidetoshi Nishijima, Takako Tokiwa, Takashi Sasano, Shun Sugata, Denden, Takuji Suzuki, Ikuji Nakamura, Satoshi Nikaido, Jun'ichi Hayakawa, Hatsuo Itou

Shuji is an uncompromising young filmmaker at odds with Japanese society. One day he learns that his loan shark brother, who had helped to finance his films, has been executed by his own yakuza gang for failing to repay his debts. Described as a love poem to Japanese films of the past, as well as a protest at the present, CUT is an exploration of one man’s obsessive relationship with cinema.