Thursday, December 18, 2014

Les Compagnes de la nuit 1953

Les Compagnes de la nuit 1953 - Director: Ralph Habib
Gefährtinnen der Nacht - Illustrierte Film-Bühne: Nr.2332
Françoise Arnoul, Raymond Pellegrin, Noel Roquevert, Marthe Maurey, Marthe Mercadier, Suzy Prim

In 1950s Paris, two events take place which apparently have no connection.  The police are concerned with the corpses of two murdered women.  A short time later, in a café in the capital's red light district, Olga Viterbo has just gunned a man down.  At the police station, Inspector Marechal listens attentively to the distressing confession of a girl who, like so many others, has fallen into prostitution.  It all began when Olga left the reformatory, her luggage including a baby which its father refused to recognized.  When she meets Paul, an honest worker, fortune seems to smile on Olga, as Paul appears keen to take her under his wings.  But then she encounters Jo Verdier and is dazzled by his charming personality.  Before she knows it, Olga has fallen into the clutches of a squalid pimp.  When, after a while, Jo gets himself involved in a murder case, Olga uses this opportunity to sneak
away and return to Paul.  But she hasn't heard the last of Jo...

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Marchandes d'illusions 1954

Marchandes d'illusions 1954 - Director: Raoul André
Verfemte Frauen - llustrierte Film-Bühne: Nr.2511
Nicole Courcel, Raymond Pellegrin, Giselle Pascal, Philippe Lemaire, Louise Carletti, Michel Ardan, René Blancard, Abel Jacquin, Evelyne Corman

Marchandes d'illusions is a French film drama first released in France on 4th August 1954, directed by Raoul André.
Cinematography was by Roger Fellous and the film was scored by Daniel Lesur.
It stars Nicole Courcel, Raymond Pellegrin, Giselle Pascal, Philippe Lemaire and Louise Carletti.
It has also been released under the title: Women Without Shame. It is a Vascos Films production, produced by Jean Lefait and distributed by Mondial Films.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Haemoo 2014

Haemoo 2014 - Director: Shim Sung-Bo
Kim Yun-Seok, Park Yoo-Chun, Han Ye-Ri, Lee Hee-Joon, Moon Sung-Geun, Kim Sang-Ho, Yoo Seung-Mok

In 1998, the fishing vessel Jeonjiho goes out to sea to catch fish. The ships fails to catch fish as they hoped. The ship's owner then informs Captain Kang that he is going to sell the ship. Captain Kang can't let that happen and decides to buy the boat himself, but he is unable to get financing anywhere. Captain Kang then agrees to transport Chinese-Korean stowaways from the sea back to the port. The other crew members including Dong-Sik & Chang-Wook are freaked out about the captain's plan, but they agree to go along with it.
During a stormy night, the fishing vessel Jeonjiho stops in the middle of ocean and allows another boat to transfer its stowaways onto their ship. A young woman, Hong-Mae, falls into the ocean, but Dong-Sik jumps into the water to save her. Their nightmare journey begins.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Cléo de 5 à 7 1961

Cléo de 5 à 7 1961 - Director: Agnès Varda
Mittwoch zwischen 5 und 7 - llustrierte Film-Bühne: Nr.6139
Corinne Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller, Dorothée Blanck, Michel Legrand, Dominique Davray, José Luis de Vilallonga, Loye Payen, Jean-Luc Godard, Anna Karina, Eddie Constantine, Jean-Claude Brialy

A young singer Cléo is anxiously awaiting the results of a medical examination. When a fortune-teller reveals she has cancer and may die, Cléo's worries increase. She tries to find things to do to fill out the next two hours before she knows the results of her test. She meets a young soldier who is about to set off for military service in Algeria and who confides in her his fear of death.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Nathalie, agent secret 1959

Nathalie, agent secret 1959 - Director: Henri Decoin
Nathalie spielt Geheimagentin - llustrierte Film-Bühne: Nr.5179
Martine Carol, Félix Marten, Darío Moreno, Noël Roquevert, Howard Vernon, Jacques Berthier, André Versini, Dany Saval 

Nathalie and Pivoine are two models who are taking part in a fashion show at the Royal de Megève. Pivoine has a crush on engineer François Pellec, the inventor of an atomic powered car engine. The engine's blueprints are kept under lock and key at the factory of the Darbon brothers. Curious, Nathalie manages to infiltrate the factory but ends up being arrested by the police. After another burglary took place on the same premises, Nathalie is suspected of being a spy in the employ of foreign powers. Fortunately, she finds an unlikely admirer in Inspector Fabre and she is hastily exonerated. Anxious to get to the bottom of the matter, Nathalie begins her own investigation but things take a serious turn when Pierre, the eldest Darbon brother, is murdered. Nathalie finds she has her work cut out for her if she is to solve this case. In addition to Inspector Fabre she must deal with two likely spies, Dantoren and Alberto, whilst flirting with Jean, the youngest of the Darbons. And what is she to make of the fact that Pellec was caught on camera in the factory on the very night that Pierre was murdered...?

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Polarstürme 1934

Polarstürme 1934 - Director:  Johannes Häussler
Illustrierter Film-Kurier: Nr.2142
Luis Trenker, Max Holsboer, Eva von Berne, Nico Turoff, Aribert Mog, Josef Rovenský, Carl Walther Meyer, Paul Rehkopf, Ernst Senesch, Lars Hansen