Saturday, April 19, 2014

Les Tontons flingueurs 1963

Les Tontons flingueurs 1963 - Director: Georges Lautner
Mein Onkel der Gangster - Illustrierte Film-Bühne: Nr.6589
Lino Ventura, Bernard Blier, Horst Frank, Sabine SinjenFrancis Blanche, Jean Lefebvre, Jacques Dumesnil

An ageing gangster, Fernand Naudin is hoping for a quiet retirement when he suddenly inherits a fortune from an old friend, a former gangster supremo known as the Mexican. If he is ambivalent about his new found wealth, Fernand is positively nonplussed to discover that he has also inherited his benefactor’s daughter, Patricia. Unfortunately, not only does Fernand have to put up with the thouroughly modern Patricia and her nauseating boyfriend, but he also had to contend with the Mexican’s trigger-happy former employees, who are determined to make a claim...

Friday, April 18, 2014

La Bonne tisane 1958

La Bonne tisane 1958 - Director: Hervé Bromberger
Zyankai - Illustrierte Film-Bühne: Nr.4246
Raymond Pellegrin, Estella Blain, Bernard Blier, Madeleine Robinson, Roland Lesaffre, Jacques Fabbri

The heroine of La Bonne Tisane is a young nurse (Estella Blain) on her first tour of duty. No sooner has she begun making her rounds than she is accosted by a wounded gangster (Bernard Blier), who'd been caught in the crossfire of a territorial takeover. The gangster tries to use the girl as a hostage in an escape bid, but he softens his adversarial attitude towards her as the night wears on. Offering contrast to the sensitive dedicated nurse is the gangster's blowsy, hardbitten gun moll (Madeline Robinson). Standing on the sidelines throughout most of the proceedings is Raymond Pellegrin as the nurse's would-be boyfriend.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Muri shinjû: Nihon no natsu 1967

Muri shinjû: Nihon no natsu 1967 - Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Keiko Sakurai, Kei Satô, Tetsuo Ashida, Hôsei Komatsu, Hôsei Komatsu

Japanese Summer: Double Suicide - A sex-obsessed young woman, a suicidal man she meets on the street, a gun-crazy wannabe gangster—these are just three of the irrational, oddball anarchists trapped in an underground hideaway in Oshima’s devilish, absurdist portrait of what he deemed the death drive in Japanese youth culture.