суббота, 31 октября 2015 г.

Mababangong bangungot (1977)


Mababangong bangungot / Perfumed Nightmare

Director & Writer: Kidlat Tahimik
Stars: Kidlat Tahimik, Mang Fely, Dolores Santamaria, Georgette Baudry, Katrin Muller, Hartmut Lerch
 
A Filipino jitney driver (Kidlat Tahimik) who idolizes America's space program comes to reject the rapid encroachment of technology. A kind of semi-autobiographical documentary.

Philippines
In English, with English subs (.srt)
 

вторник, 27 октября 2015 г.

Vstuplenie (1962)



Vstuplenie / Introduction / Introduction to Life

Director: Igor Talankin
Stars: Boris Tokarev, Nina Urgant, Yuri Volkov, Nikolay Burlyaev, Natalya Bogunova, Valeriy Nosik, Natalya Tseligorova, Arkadi Trusov, Vija Artmane
 
Introduction to Life is a 1962 Soviet film about World War II seen through the eyes of a young boy from Leningrad. It won a Special Jury Prize a Venice Film Festival.

Soviet Union
In Russian, with English subs (.srt)
 

воскресенье, 25 октября 2015 г.

Avaeté upgrade

German dubbed better quality version of Avaeté - Semente da Vingança (1985) has been added.


Beasts of No Nation (2015)


Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Stars: Abraham Attah, Idris Elba, Emmanuel Affadzi, Ricky Adelayitor, Andrew Adote, Vera Nyarkoah Antwi, Ama K. Abebrese

In West Africa, the life of young Agu (Abraham Attah) is disrupted when his father is slaughtered in a civil war and he is inscripted as a child soldier into a mercenary unit led by the sadistic Commandant (Idris Elba).

USA, Netflix
In English + Russian, English, Portuguese subs

четверг, 22 октября 2015 г.

The Tin Star (1957)



Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: Henry Fonda, Anthony Perkins, Betsy Palmer, Michel Ray, Neville Brand, John McIntire, Lee Van Cleef

A cynical former sheriff turned bounty hunter helps a young, recently appointed acting sheriff with his advice, his experience and his gun.

USA
In English, with English subs (.srt)
 

J'ai voulu rire comme les autres (1980)


J'ai voulu rire comme les autres / Im letzten Sommer des Krieges

Director & Writer: Bernard Dubois
Stars: Julien Dubois, Agathe Vannier, Alexandre Ulysse, Bernard Dubois, Jean Balsamo, Jean-Claude Boyer, Marc-Olivier Barthelemy

Summer vacation of six young boys and their friends 1917 in France.

***
Auch im letzten Jahr des Ersten Weltkrieges verbringen sechs französische Jungen im Pubertätsalter die Sommerferien am Meer. Da die Väter beim Militär und die Mütter in Lazaretten dienstverpflichtet sind, sind die Kinder sich allein überlassen und spielen Krieg, wobei sie ihre Stärken und Schwächen entdecken. Von einem Erzähler in väterlichem Ton kommentierte psychologische Studie, die die kindlichen Reaktionen auf Kriegsgrausamkeiten bisweilen zu mild-nachsichtig belächelt und sich damit der Gefahr distanzloser Romantisierung aussetzt.


France
German dubbed
 

среда, 21 октября 2015 г.

Elmer (1976)


Director & Writer: Christopher Cain
Stars: Lynn Perry, Dean Cain, Phillip Swanson, Frank Russell, Charlotte Dill, James McCall, Janice Chamberlin, Wallace M. Dill, Bernard Sell, Mike Hanks, James Reidy, David Griffiths
 
In this family-oriented wilderness adventure, a young boy survives a plane crash but is temporarily blinded, making it impossible for him to find his way through the woods. Fortunately, a friendly and lost hound dog shows up to help him survive.

USA
In English (second audio)
 

понедельник, 19 октября 2015 г.

Mondzirkus (1989)


Mondzirkus / Circus on the Moon

Directors: Imre Gyöngyössy, Barna Kabay, Katalin Petényi

Stars: Hannelore Elsner, Ishrat Ismail, Harshana Jayawardene, Johann Cooke, Neil Karunaratne, Daniel Reich

This West German / Sri Lankan political allegory directed by Imre Gyongyossy takes place in Sri Lanka. In the story, the Moslem-Buddhist civil war has driven a locally born boy to hide out in a traveling circus which his white mother helps run. The fantastic nature of this story is borne out by the condition of the boy's mother, who survived the Nazi death camps and yet, in the 1980s, looks like a young woman. Despite the fragile refuge offered by the circus, the civil war begins to affect the lives of the performers. One feature of this otherwise perplexing film is the appearance in it of such musicians as Ian Kojima (from Dire Straits) and Glen Morrow.

Hungary | West Germany
In German

MKV 2.32 Gb 1:39:13
AVC, 720x508 (3:2), 25.000 fps
AAC LC, 48.0 KHz, 2 ch

воскресенье, 18 октября 2015 г.

Hkhagoroloi Bohu Door (1995)



Hkhagoroloi Bohu Door / It's A Long Way To The Sea

Director & Writer: Jahnu Barua
Stars: Bishnu Kharghoria, Sushanta Barooah, Baruah, Jatin Bora, Mirel, Arun Nath, Kashmiri Saikia

The story revolves around a boatman who earns his living by sailing boat in the nearby ghats. Problem arises when the government decides to construct a bridge on it which will deprive his earnings. His son who lives in city wants his father only to take care of their property.

India
In Assamese, with English hardsubs
 

суббота, 17 октября 2015 г.

A Lang de gu shi (1989)



A Lang de gu shi / All About Ah-Long

Director: Johnnie To
Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Sylvia Chang, Kun-Hsuan Huang, Man Tat Ng, Tian-Lin Wang, Galen Yu, Sin Hung Tam

Chow Yun-fat plays Ah-Long, a father living a low-class lifestyle, while trying to raise his son, Porky. The strong bond between father and son is tested when a chance encounter from Ah-Long's ex-girlfriend changes the course of their lives.

Hong Kong
In Cantonese, with English subs (.srt)
 

пятница, 16 октября 2015 г.

La mano dello straniero (1954)


La mano dello straniero / The Stranger's Hand

Director: Mario Soldati
Stars: Trevor Howard, Alida Valli, Richard O'Sullivan, Trevor Howard, Richard Basehart, Stephen Murray, Arnoldo Foà

Young Roger arrives in Venice to see his father, a British major serving in Trieste. When they did not manage to meet, a series of investigations reveals a murky affair involving kidnapped people. Roger manages to be the key in saving his father from his sure, tragic fate.

Story by Graham Greene, music by Nino Rota.

UK | Italy
In English
 

четверг, 15 октября 2015 г.

Kogda ya stanu velikanom (1978)


Kogda ya stanu velikanom / When I Will Become a Giant

Director: Inna Tumanyan
Stars: Mikhail Efremov, Liya Akhedzhakova, Inna Ulyanova, Marina Shimanskaya, Oleg Efremov, Vladimir Kachan, Natalya Sezeman, Aleksey Dmitriev

The hero of the film, school student Peter Kopeikin, argues that concepts such as courage, nobility and honor are not unique to the times of cloak and dagger, but today. Choosing a role model hero known play Edmond Rostand, in his actions, he tries to sound like Cyrano de Bergerac.

Soviet Union
In Russian

среда, 14 октября 2015 г.

Bibi chelchele (1986)


Director: Kiumars Poorahmad
Stars: Davoud Rashidi, Ali Reza Shoja-Nuri, Arash Mir Ahmadi, Habib Allahyari, Siamak Atlassi, Abbas Mokhtari, Masoomeh Taghipour

Based on the novel  "My Sweet Orange Tree" by José Mauro de Vasconcelos.
Majid lives with his mother in his bad-tempered stepfather's house. He gets on Javad's lorry secretly but the trucker scolds and beats him. Hating Javad, Majid promises to kill him. He goes to a trainer  to get ready and confides in a tree. Javad realises Majid's emotional needs and they form a deep friendship after a while.

Iran
In Persian, with English subs (in .mkv)
 

понедельник, 12 октября 2015 г.

Bergkristall (2004)


Bergkristall / Rock Crystal

Director: Joseph Vilsmaier
Stars: Dana Vávrová, Daniel Morgenroth, François Goeske, Josefina Vilsmaier, Max Tidof, Christian Nickel, Jürgen Schornagel, Tom Wlaschiha, Lukas Nathrath, Theresa Vilsmaier,   Josefina Vilsmaier, Frederick Lau

Some stories are so beautiful, that you never forget them. In a modern winter sport resort, a pastor tells a family from the city about the Christmas legend of the magical "rock crystal": despite a centuries old feud between the villages Gschaid and Millsdorf, the shoemaker Sebastian and Susanne, the daughter of the local dyer, fall in love. However, the people of Gschaid consider Susanne to be an arrogant Millsdorfer and subject her to their prejudices and hate. Heartbroken and leaving behind her children, the 13-year-old Konrad and the II-year-old Sanna, she leaves Gschaid and returns to her parents. The siblings desperately hope that the magic of the rock crystal, which is said to reunite loved ones, will help bring their parents back together again. When the children get lost in the snowy mountains after visiting their mother on Christmas Eve, the two rival villages come together again.

Germany
In German
 

воскресенье, 11 октября 2015 г.

O (2006)


No imdb info

Director: Pieter-Jan De Pue
Cast: Sidndey Kenedy de Lima Ferreira, Antonio de Oliveira Pereira, Eran De Vlam, Celestes De Vlam, Jan Haegens, Claudio Graisman, Koedn Dejaeger

It is a creative documentary about a research for water in a society built on lines and line structures. Two people are standing in the middle of a desert, they are looking for water. Time is getting scarce. Speed. In what way can lines play a role in increasing speed?

Belgium
No dialogue
 

пятница, 9 октября 2015 г.

El verano de la señora Forbes (1988)


El verano de la señora Forbes / The Summer of Miss Forbes

Director: Jaime Humberto Hermosillo
Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Francisco Gattorno, Alexis Castanares, Víctor César Villalobos, Guadalupe Sandoval, Fernando Balzaretti, Yuriria Munguía, Roberto Perdomo, Alejandro Herrero

Mrs. Forbes, a German governess, is hired for six weeks to take care of two children, while their parents are away. She is authoritarian and repressive, so the children plan to murder her. But when they spy on her during the night, they discover Mrs. Forbes' secret.

Cuba | Mexico | Spain
In Spanish, with English hardsubs

Terrain vague (1960)


Terrain vague / Wasteland

Director: Marcel Carné
Stars: Danièle Gaubert, Roland Lesaffre, Maurice Caffarelli, Constantin Andrieu, Jean-Louis Bras, Dominique Dieudonné, Denise Vernac, Claudine Auger
 
For the rebellious youngsters on a deprived Parisian housing estate, home is not a tiny room in a cramped apartment but a place amongst the shattered ruins of a derelict factory on a barren wasteland nearby.  Their true family are not the dreary grown-ups who abuse and threaten them, but the other members of their gang, who are united in open rebellion against the adult world.  The leader of the gang is Dan, a strong-headed teenage girl, almost a woman, who has earned the respect of her rough male cohorts.   Babar is the gang’s latest eager recruit, although it is with trepidation that he faces the daunting initiation test.  All is well until a hot-headed juvenile, Marcel, pushes his way into the gang, having escaped from a youth rehabilitation centre.  Having alienated Dan, he persuades the other members of the gang to join him in holding up a petrol station.  The scheme falls through and Marcel runs off in disgust.  The rest of the gang find two easy scapegoats for this failure – Babar and Lucky, Dan’s boyfriend – and set about instigating their own idea of justice...

France
In French, with English subs (.srt)
 

среда, 7 октября 2015 г.

V moey smerti proshu vinit Klavu K. (1979)


V moey smerti proshu vinit Klavu K. / I Ask to Accuse Klava K. of My Death

Directors: Nikolay Lebedev, Ernest Yasan
Stars: Nadezhda Gorshkova, Vladimir Shevelkov, Natalya Zhuravlyova, Maksim Yasan, Andrei Musatov, Yelena Khopshonosova, Olga Ozeretskovskaya, Vladimir Sidorov, Anton Granat, Lyubov Polishchuk, Venyamin Smekhov, Viktor Kostetskiy, Lyubov Malinovskaya

Klava and Seryozha (Sergey) have been together since preschool. He, one of the smartest kids in school, has always been in love with her but considered her more of just a pretty face rather than an intelligent person. He let her copy his homework and gave her his parents' things as gifts. When they are teens, Klava rejects his love because she knows that he doesn't value her for her, and instead is attracted to Lavrik, another intelligent boy from school. Klava likes him because for the first time she feels like someone is really interested in her as a person. Seryoszha, being very dramatic and wanting Klava's/everyone else's sympathy, writes a suicide note, "Please blame Klava K. for my death," but can he really commit suicide? Eventually he realizes that he is being too shallow and that while he makes such a drama out of such small problems, the people around him have real problems, but never said a thing.

Soviet Union
In Russian
 

Baby Bible Bashers (2008)


Director: Amelia Hann
Stars: Steven Cree (narrator), Samuel Boutwell, Terry Durham, Ana Carolina Dias

Follows the stories of three young children who preach the word of the Lord.

UK, Channel 4
In English
 

вторник, 6 октября 2015 г.

Whistle (2002)


Director & Writer: Duncan Jones
Stars: Dominic Mafham, Sarah Winman, Charlie Hicks, John Shrapnel

A man with a refined skill to predict human behavior is torn between his work and his family in this melancholy tale about the future of assassination.

Short
UK, in English, some French and Swedish
English subtitles (.srt)
 

понедельник, 5 октября 2015 г.

Arriba Hazaña (1978)


¡Arriba Hazaña! / Hail Hazana!

Director: José María Gutiérrez Santos
Stars: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Héctor Alterio, José Sacristán, Gabriel Llopart, Agustín Navarro, Andrés Isbert, Luis Reina, Enrique San Francisco, Iñaki Miramón, Hans Isbert

Mañuel Azana was the last man elected as president of the Spanish Republic before the Spanish Civil War. In this 1970s film, Spanish schoolchildren are taught about him in their history classes but get the name confused, referring to him as "Hazana." Because for them he represents a kind of freedom not seen under the Franco regime, he stands for every kind of freedom. Since these youngsters in this film are suffering from an extremely rigid and dictatorial educational system, the name "Hazana" becomes a byword for them as they attempt in their own modest way to foment a revolution.

Spain
In Spanish + English subs (.srt)

пятница, 2 октября 2015 г.

Bébé tire à la cible (1912)


Bébé tire à la cible / Jimmie Pulls the Trigger

Director: Louis Feuillade
Stars: Renée Carl, René Dary (as Clément Mary), Paul Manson, Jeanne Saint-Bonnet

Seventy-seven films between 1911 and 1913, and a star status, the small Mary Clement, alias Bébé ("Baby"), was the prodigy son of a former comic artist of café concert named Abelard, and the idol of a public that relished with delight his sometimes cruel pranks and the insolence he kept in a society where the child was still a prisoner of a strict moral. Louis Feuillade, who advised his colleagues to always put a child into their movies to attract the favor of the audiences, made him his main interpreter up to when he preferred another small phenomenon, René Poyen called Bout de Zan.
One of the most revealing of the famous film series with the very young Clement Mary (future René Dary), his parents and his movie's housemaid: Renée Carl, Paul and Jeanne Manson Saint-Bonnet. Behind the joke, the amazing cynicism of a scenario with a couple of exemplary petty bourgeois who guffaw at the misadventures of a faithful servant victim of the passion of their son for rifle shooting.

France
Silent movie with French intertitles + English subs (.srt)
 

четверг, 1 октября 2015 г.

Second Chance (1996)


Director: Lyman Dayton
Stars: Michael Becker, Ryan Peterson, Zachary Ellington, Arte Johnson, Richard Hatch, Cylk Cozart, George LePorte, Nicholas Walker, Julie Hughes

Three scientists, led by the mysterious Dr. Josef Stiggins, have just developed a formula to make the user younger. Hoping that "younger" means mid-twenties, the scientists test the formula on themselves, only to have something go wrong that causes them to turn into 6 year olds. Now the only way to return to normal is to take the antidotes, but it is being held by a group of evil thugs who will only return it in exchange for the original formula.

USA
In English