In a twisted maze of ex-lovers, old grudges, and new spouses, friends who haven't seen each other in 20 years fall down a rabbit hole of alcohol-fueled bad decisions.
This remarkably bleak melodrama was based on a real murder scandal. Natalia, the title character, has fallen in love with Egorov, a young clerk who works in her father’s shop. The patriarchal Bashkirov, however, has already arranged her marriage to one of his colleagues...
Two bank employees face problems after marrying very attractive women.
This Gaston Velle movie from 1904 was a fairly venturesome piece of film-making for the era. First, its credits include Jules Verne: his second after the Méliès TRIP TO THE MOON a couple of years earlier. Second, it uses a dozen cuts, irised lenses -- the balloonists' views through their telescope -- panning shots, combined images and tints. The tints were standard for the era, but everything else had to be achieved with great difficulty. In an era when most movies still lasted a minute with a stationary camera and a single set-up, this was pretty much state of the art. (IMDb)
An aging engineer pursues a scheme to build a flying machine at the expense of his family's health. When his daughter falls ill, he enters a flying competition to win money for her treatment, even though his design is dangerously untested.
The legendary R&B group who have never missed a beat in their long, storied career perform their best-loved songs in this live concert production.
Film number 3 of the British Avantgarde BFI tape is a tricky crime short where you never get to see the faces of the actors or any conclusive idea what the story is about (if there is one). It's a quite interesting anthology of typical mystery scenes and shots exposing the genre to its barest essentia
For a short comedy of rare merit this subject is unexcelled. A chalk line series of grotesque caricatures enacted in the land of puppets. A fickle maiden gets herself into numerous embarrassing complications with her host of admirers, but the artist with lightning rapidity overcomes all obstacles and brings the maiden out victorious.
Doctor and his family move to Mexico City, everybody falls into corrupt Big City lifestyles. Or do they?
Two gypsy lovers sneak away from camp at night. The man proposes, the woman refuses. He then murders her with a knife. The body is immediately discovered. The distraught man then leaps off a cliff to the rocks below.
First Puerto Rican non-documentary film.
An early Gaumont short by an unknown director
James Houghland, inventor of a new method by which television signals can be instantaneously sent anywhere in the world, refuses to sell the process to television companies, who then send agents to acquire the invention any way they can. On the night of his initial broadcast Houghland is mysteriously murdered in the middle of his demonstration and it falls to Police Chief Nelson to determine who the murderer is from the many suspects present.
Grandes dosis de humor, ingeniosos guiños a nuestro cine patrio más reciente, un elenco artístico altamente ligado a la comedia y una elevada reserva de sorpresas constituyen los ingredientes de esta disparatada comedia: Spanish Movie.
A sweeping multigenerational story set against the backdrop of the raw, roaring New York City of the late 1980s; adoption, teen pregnancy, drugs, hardcore punk rock, the unbridled optimism and reckless stupidity of the young—and old—are all major elements in this heart-aching tale of the son of diehard hippies and his strange odyssey through the extremes of late 20th century youth culture.
A satirical dramedy about what goes on behind the scenes in making a TV drama.
South Korean anthology series featuring one-act dramas selected from the O'PEN Drama Storyteller Exhibition.
Ryotsu Kankichi, nicknamed Ryo-san, is a senior patrol officer working at the Kamearikoen-mae police box at Katsushika. Because of his daring, hearty, unconventional, haughty and overbearing personality, he is called "letter of apology Ryo-san" and everything he does is nonsense. There is endless trouble wherever Ryo-san goes. He makes Akimoto Catherine Reiko and Nakagawa Keiichi, his juniors from the same police box, fearful. His superior, Ohara-buchou, lives each day as if lightning will strike as a fearless power keeps going off day after day. He definitely doesn't have poor ability as a "patrolman of the police box" in the mediation of quarrels, taking care of New Year's gifts or discussion of neighbourhood problems but he has a bad temper, gets tired of things easily and detests working. He is a police officer but because he loves gambling, he spends his money recklessly and in addition to this mess, is heavily in debt. He has a weakness for get rich quick schemes, and has a manic desire and knowledge to have fun and make money. Then one day, Ryo-san receives a tempting proposition...
Jack Taylor is an Irish television drama based on a series of novels by Ken Bruen. Set in Galway, the series stars Iain Glen in the eponymous role of Jack Taylor, a former officer with the Garda Síochána who becomes a "finder" after leaving the service. Taylor is a man who goes looking for clues where others have not bothered to. He also knows the streets of his hometown like the back of his hand. The series was first broadcast on TV3 in Ireland on 2 August 2010, and subsequently aired on Canvas in Belgium with Dutch subtitles. It received its UK debut on Channel 5 on 21 February 2013. The series has also been made available on DVD. It has received mixed reviews from critics. Bernice Harrison of The Irish Times felt the series was spoiled by Glen's voiceovers, which gave the character the feel of a gumshoe in a film noir. But David Stephenson of the Daily Express said he had been hooked by the first episode's strong opening sequence. A real-life private investigator interviewed by The Guardian's Laura Barnett said that he found the series entertaining, but that it did not always give an accurate portrayal of his profession.
Kim Yo Han is a psychiatrist who gets involved in a serial murder when his car broke down on Christmas Eve during a sudden storm and he is forced to take shelter at a private high school. Seven students and a teacher are also there over the winter break, but they are gradually murdered one by one as they receive letters from a killer who wants revenge for the death of his mother and sister.