воскресенье, 31 августа 2014 г.

Odongo (1956)



Director: John Gilling
Stars: Rhonda Fleming, Macdonald Carey, Juma, Eleanor Summerfield, Francis De Wolff, Michael Caridia, Earl Cameron, Dan Jackson, Errol John, Bartholomew Sketch

Pamela Muir is a lovely veterinarian, who thinks the animals should run free. Steve Stratton is a hunter, who hires natives to assist with the capture and care of the animals. One day Stratton fires one of the locals. To get revenge, the former employee frees the animals just before a wealthy buyer is to arrive. Unfortunately, Stratton blames Odongo, an innocent young boy, for the crime. Heretofore, Odongo believed Stratton cared for him. The distraught Odongo runs off into the dangerous wilds. Muir and Stratton are forced to put aside their differences and search for him.

UK
In English
 

суббота, 30 августа 2014 г.

Het verdriet van België (1995)


Het verdriet van België / Le chagrin des Belges / The Sorrow of Belgium

Director: Claude Goretta
Stars: Marianne Basler, Damiaan De Schrijver, Mathias Engelbeen, Ronny Cuyt, Dirk Roofthooft, Louis Bogaerts, Rik van Uffelen

TV adaptation of Hugo Claus's novel, story of the childhood and youth of Louis Seynaeve (Claus's alter ego) in the Flemish village of Walle from 1939 to 1947, coinciding with the period Second World War, the German occupation of Belgium, and its aftermath.

Country: France | Netherlands | Belgium
French dubbing with French hardsubs

четверг, 28 августа 2014 г.

Zindy, The Swamp Boy (1973)


Zindy, el fugitivo de los pantanos / Zindy, The Swamp Boy

Director: René Cardona Jr.
Stars: René Cardona III (as Al Coster), René Cardona, Lindy Fields, Chucho-Chucho, René Barrera, Gloria Chávez, Arturo Soto Echeverría

The tale of a man with a sordid past - a fugitive from society who takes refuge in the jungle to raise his young grandson.  But during a terrible storm, the old man is swallowed up by that very jungle, leaving the boy to fend for himself in the treacherous wilds, his only companions a wily chimpanzee and a striped tarantula...

Mexico
English dubbed
 

вторник, 26 августа 2014 г.

Royal Bonbon (2002)


Director & Writer: Charles Najman
Stars: Dominic Batraville, Verlus Delorme, Erol Josué, Anne-Louise Mesadieu, Ambroise Thompson

A destitute man wanders the streets of Cap Haïtien, dreaming about his imaginary kingdom. He thinks he’s King Christophe, the New World’s first ruler, a former slave who went on to liberate Haiti in 1804. Chased out of the city, King Chacha – as he is known – takes refuge in the grandiose ruins of the Sans Souci castle. He is accompanied by Thimothée, a young street urchin who he has taken under his wing. The inhabitants of a neighboring village, who’ve been waiting for the sovereign’s return for many years, are caught up in his folly. Within a few days, the kingdom springs to life again. The poverty-stricken populace revels in the pomp and splendor of a tinsel court. But all too soon, King Chacha proves to be an implacable tyrant. Thimothée, repulsed by his protector’s transformation, plots his downfall.

Country: France | Canada | Haiti
Language: Haitian | French
With English subs (.srt)
 

понедельник, 25 августа 2014 г.

Tochka, tochka, zapyataya... (1972)


Точка, точка, запятая... / Tochka, tochka, zapyataya... / Point, Point, Comma...

Director: Aleksandr Mitta
Stars: Sergei Danchenko, Mikhail Kozlovsky, Olga Ryzhnikova, Yuriy Nikulin, Yevgeni Perov, Yevgeni Gerasimov, Vladimir Zamanskiy

Non-popular boy tries impress the girl.

Soviet Union
In Russian
 

пятница, 22 августа 2014 г.

The Blue Light (2004)


Director: Ernie Altbacker
Stars: Noah Poletiek, Eva Barda, Gary Kesper, Ogy Durham, Ernest Borgnine, Darren McBee, Scott Connell, Brenda Epperson

Academy Award-winner Ernest Borgnine stars in this children's fantasy film about a young boy who suddenly finds himself playing his favorite videogame from the inside. After making a wish, young Max (Noah Poletiek) is surprised when a magical fairy (Borgnine) appears offering to grant the boy's request. Soon, Max is thrust into the world of the video game Derek Sword and battling against demons in the adventure of a lifetime.

USA
In English
 

понедельник, 18 августа 2014 г.

Bilet v odin konets (1988)

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Bilet v odin konets / One Way Ticket

Director: Vladimir Feoktistov
Stars: Arnis Licitis, Kolya Kljugin, Lyubov Virolainen, Viktor Pavlov

Short
Soviet Union
In Russian
 

воскресенье, 17 августа 2014 г.

Senza amore (2007)


Senza amore / Loveless

Director: Renato Giordano
Stars: Francesco De Vito, Lidia Vitale, Eleonora Neri, Carlo Alberto Verusio, Marco Cacciapuoti, Renato Giordano, Maria Basile

Luigi è un ragazzino cresciuto in un ambiente familiare deprivato socio-economicamente. Di lui inizia a occuparsi Angelo, un insospettabile vigile urbano, che sembra mostrare verso di lui un atteggiamento paterno, ma che in realtà ha dei secondi fini torbidi e che finisce per abusare di lui.  Quando Luigi cerca di raccontare alla madre cosa gli sta succedendo, questa non vuole credergli e soltanto un giovane cognato della madre gli offre comprensione e aiuto. Luigi scoprirà poi crescendo quanto le vicende della sua infanzia lo abbiano segnato e quanto siano in grado di determinare in lui una sofferenza profonda dalla quale non sembra capace di salvarsi.

Italy
In Italian

пятница, 15 августа 2014 г.

Ambassador Bill (1931)


Director: Sam Taylor
Stars: Will Rogers, Tad Alexander, Marguerite Churchill, Greta Nissen, Ray Milland, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Edwin Maxwell
 
An American ambassador arrives in a small country that is being convulsed by political intrigue and civil unrest. He befriends the young boy who is to be the country's king, to ensure that the boy is prepared to take on the role and also to see that he lives long enough to assume the crown.

USA
In English
 

четверг, 14 августа 2014 г.

Trevozhnaya molodost (1954)


Trevozhnaya molodost / Restless Youth

Directors: Aleksandr Alov, Vladimir Naumov
Stars: Boris Babochkin, Sergei Gurzo, Aleksandr Susnin, Lenya Tsyplakov, Nikolai Rybnikov, Nikolay Kryuchkov, Orest Kirst, Oleg Rutkovskij, Sveta Velichko

First years after the Revolution in a small Ukrainian town.

Soviet Union
In Russian
 

понедельник, 11 августа 2014 г.

In His Father's Shoes (1997)


Director: Vic Sarin
Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Barbara Eve Harris, Rachael Crawford, Robert Ri'chard, Shadia Simmons, Dylan Provencher, Kevin Duhaney, Dan Petronijevic, A.J. Cook

A fortyish cancer-stricken, emaciated Frank Crosby and his fifteen-year-old son Clay, who is the healthful, youthful image of his father, are spending an afternoon enjoying the atmosphere of Venice Beach. They enter Oddities, a store where the gypsy woman owner gives them a pair of special wingtip shoes. Later that night in the hospital where Frank lay dying, he shares with Clay his memory of a postcard image: a golf course where people are playing and are leisurely sipping tea. Frank dies and leaves behind a distraught family: Clay, his little sister Maggie, and their mother Janice. Clay wistfully goes to his father's closet and finds the wingtips from earlier in the day. Putting them on, he is transported back in time and becomes his father as a child. He discovers he can travel back and forth in time just by putting on or taking off the shoes. Clay learns a great deal about his father's early years and is eager to learn more...

Canada | USA
In English

пятница, 8 августа 2014 г.

Hachi no su no kodomotachi (1948)


Hachi no su no kodomotachi / Children of the Beehive

Director & Writer: Hiroshi Shimizu
Stars: Daisuke Iwanami, Natuski Masako, Gosho Shoichi, Shinichiro Kubota, Yoshikatsu Chiba, Yutaka Iwamoto, Sadao Nakamura
The movie focuses on the plight of ten war orphans hailing from different cities across Japan. With nowhere to go, they scavenge around train stations, scratching out an existence by means of black market work for a one-legged tramp whilst avoiding being picked up by the police for vagrancy. Soon however, they find a more inspiring role model in the figure of a nameless soldier just repatriated after the war. An orphan himself, the soldier also has no home to return to, and so sets out across the country with the kids in tow in search of work before settling on the goal of leading them to the orphanage where he himself grew up.

Japan
In Japanese, with English hardsubs

четверг, 7 августа 2014 г.

Der Tod des weißen Pferdes (1985)


Der Tod des weißen Pferdes / The Death of the White Stallion

Director & Writer: Christian Ziewer
Stars: Thomas Anzenhofer, Peter Franke, Udo Samel, Raimund Dummert, Angela Schanelec, Dietmar Schönherr, Ulrich Wildgruber
 
This somewhat superficial historical drama is about the 1525 Peasants' War in Germany when the lower classes rebelled against oppressive conditions imposed by the clergy and nobility and then committed many acts (including atrocities) that did not morally set them far apart from the people they were fighting. It was a time of upheaval: Martin Luther (1483-1556) had broken away from the Catholic Church, calling for reform, and Anabaptists in Germany, like Thomas Müntzer fought on the side of the peasants (opposed by Luther).
This complex age and its political and religious turmoil are summed up in a story about an attack on a small monastery whose monks used a forged document to confiscate some land from the peasants. When their wrong-doing is revealed by the monk who forged the document in the first place, the peasants attack. While the peasants wait for the heralded arrival of their warrior-savior on a white horse to bring justice to their cause, their fortunes go from bad to worse as the nobility gear up for revenge.


West Germany
German, with English subs