четверг, 28 января 2016 г.

Mar brava (1981)


Mar brava / Dios, el niño y el mar

Director: Angelino Fons
Stars: Alfredo Mayo, Jorge Sanz, Alma Muriel, Guillermo Antón, Mireia Ros, José Lifante, Aarón Hernán, Eduardo Bea, Daniel Martin, Francisco Vidal

Mingo, a kid whose father and brother have disappeared in shipwrecks, finds an amnesic man lying on the beach. Might he be St. Elmo?

Spain
In Spanish, with Spanish subs (.srt)

среда, 27 января 2016 г.

Kadhal Konden (2003)



Kadhal Konden / Kaadhal Kondein / I Acquired Love

Director: K. Selvaraghavan
Stars: Sonia Agarwal, Daniel Balaji, Dhanush, Rambo Raj Kumar, Nagesh, Srikanth, Sudip, Shyam Madhavan Sarada

Exploring into the mind of a youth who is mentally and physically abused in his childhood, the film shows how he slowly turns into a psychopath who kills anyone who comes in the way of the girl for whom he has an obsessive love!

India
In Tamil, with English subs (idx/sub)
 

понедельник, 25 января 2016 г.

Mi Niño Tizoc (1971)


Mi Niño Tizoc / My Son Tizoc

Director: Ismael Rodríguez
Stars: Alberto Vázquez, Cuitlahuac Rodríguez, Macaria, Sonia Amelio, Noé Murayama, Aurora Clavel, Félix González, Julio Aldama, Agustín Isunza

A poor man struggles to make ends meet while facing the adversity of socioeconomic prejudice. Finances become worse once his ten-year-old son becomes seriously ill, and the man must find the means to heal his son.

Mexico
In Spanish
 

воскресенье, 24 января 2016 г.

Turning Green (2005)



Directors: Michael Aimette, John G. Hofmann
Stars: Timothy Hutton, Donal Gallery, Killian Morgan, Alessandro Nivola, Colm Meaney, Billie Traynor, Deirdre Monaghan, Brid Ni Chionaola, Frank Kelly, Katherine Kendall, Gavin O'Connor

Set in late 1970s Ireland, it tells the story of 16-year-old James Powers, an American who finds himself lost after his mother dies and he is forced to live with his three Irish aunts. Displaced and depressed, he longs for a way to make it back to America. One lucky weekend in London, James discovers pornography and, desperate for cash, he decides to sell them back in Ireland. His success spreads wildly. After finding a possible way home, he must decide where home really is, and finds that one's place in the world is all a state of mind.

USA | Ireland
In English (second audio)
 

пятница, 22 января 2016 г.

Aventuras de un caballo blanco y un niño (1974)


Director: Rafael Baledón
Stars: Andrés García, Ahui Camacho, Susana Dosamantes, Rafael Baledón, Víctor Junco, Federico Falcón, Alicia del Lago

Adventures of young Toño at Wild West.

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Al escapar de la guerra de Secesión el niño Toño, descendiente de mexicanos, llega a México herido y en su caballo Relámpago. Unos campesinos lo curan. El bandolero Gavilán le roba a Relámpago. Toño va en su busca. Gavilán y su pandilla son asesinados por los Dragones. Estos se quedan con el oro y el capitán se lleva al caballo, Toño se pierde en el desierto. Lo encuentra el indio Pluma Blanca y lo lleva a su tribu. Ál hace amistad con Venadito, hermano de Pluma Blanca. Cuando se repone sigue su camino. El capitán y el sargento de los Dragones son asesinados por un jugador que les roba el oro y el caballo. Cuando el hombre lo monta aparece Toño y el animal derriba al jinete y escapa con el niño. Después Toño encuentra a un minero fracasado que muere para salvarlo de otros peligros. Ál y su caballo regresan con los campesinos.

Mexico
In Spanish
 

среда, 20 января 2016 г.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)


Director: Howard Hawks
Stars: Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid, Tommy Noonan, George Winslow, Marcel Dalio, Taylor Holmes, Norma Varden, Howard Wendell, Steven Geray

Singers Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by the disapproving father of Lorelei's fiancé to keep an eye on her, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers.

USA, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
In English (second audio), with English subs (in .mkv)
 

вторник, 19 января 2016 г.

Un ballon dans la tête (1992)


Un ballon dans la tête

Director: Michaëla Watteaux
Stars: Diane Bellego, Robinson Stévenin, Gilles Ségal, Sarah Bertrand, Andréa Ferréol, Luísa Barbosa, Graça Barroso, Matthieu Rozé, Sérgio Godinho, Carlos Andrade

Lisbon in the 60s. It's not easy to be 10 and while believing you're big already, you're being treated every day as the "little one". Fortunately, there is soccer that fills every available moment and feeds the dreams of the "little one": to become one day as famous as Pele and Eusebio. But one day everything changes. His brother Pedro, wanted by the political police, must flee Portugal at once. The "little one" gets stranded in a remote countryside with Dolores. The world of the kid collapses. How can he accept that his football career is broken and that he's "buried among rednecks"? He flees to Lisbon and alone, lost in the city, it's Ana, a pretty clarinetist, whom the "little one" will find back.

France | Portugal
In French

воскресенье, 17 января 2016 г.

Enchantment (1948)



Director: Irving Reis
Stars: David Niven, Teresa Wright, Evelyn Keyes, Farley Granger, Jayne Meadows, Peter Miles, Gigi Perreau, Leo G. Carroll, Warwick Gregson, Sherlee Collier

An army general regrets that he allowed his sister to break up a romance with a girl he truly loved when he was a young man... and now he sees the same thing happening with his daughter and the man she loves.

UK | USA
In English (second audio)
 

Nous, les enfants du xxème siècle (1993)


Nous, les enfants du xxème siècle / We, the Children of the 20th Century

Director: Vitali Kanevsky
Stars: Dinara Drukarova, Vitali Kanevsky, Pavel Nazarov

In this documentary Russian director Vitali Kanevski takes to the streets of St. Petersburg and Moscow to interview street kids. He is surprised to encounter Pavel Nazarov, an impoverished youth who starred in two of Kanevski's best known films. The director asks his subjects direct questions about their crimes. They are equally direct in their responses. Life on the streets is violent and their crimes range from petty theft to murder. Despite the danger, most of the people interviewed preferred it to traditional work.

France | Russia
In Russian, with French hardsubs
 

пятница, 15 января 2016 г.

Die gläserne Zelle (1978)


Die gläserne Zelle / The Glass Cell

Director: Hans W. Geissendörfer
Stars: Brigitte Fossey, Helmut Griem, Dieter Laser, Walter Kohut, Claudius Kracht, Günter Strack, Martin Flörchinger, Klaus Münster, Hans-Günter Martens, Bernhard Wicki

A man is wrongfully imprisoned for five years. One out, he hears about his wife's supposed adventures outside of their marriage and becomes increasingly jealous.

West Germany | Portugal
In German, with English subs (.srt)

среда, 13 января 2016 г.

El señor de Osanto (1974)


Director: Jaime Humberto Hermosillo
Stars: Daniela Rosen, Hugo Stiglitz, Mario Castillón Bracho, Farnesio de Bernal, Fernando Soler, Rogelio Guerra, Patricia Reyes Spíndola, Salvador Sánchez, Carlos Castañón, Monica Hermosillo

Twin brothers desire the same woman and are willing to battle one another to the death to get her. One is the adventurous type, apparently is the pick of the Siren, but she committed herself to the more stable of the two when the former decided to spend a few years away from home. Upon his return, old passions and jealousies arise, placing a number of lives in danger.

Mexico
In Spanish

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)



Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Stars: David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano, Jack Thompson, James Malcolm, Johnny Ohkura, Alistair Browning, Chris Broun, Yûya Uchida, Ryûnosuke Kaneda

In 1942 British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a Japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honor and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are cowards when they chose to surrender instead of committing suicide. One of the prisoners, interpreter John Lawrence, tries to explain the Japanese way of thinking, but is considered a traitor.

Country: UK | Japan | New Zealand
Language: English | Japanese
English subs (in .mkv)
 

понедельник, 11 января 2016 г.

The Spring (2000)


Director: David Jackson
Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Alison Eastwood, Joseph Cross, George Eads, Aaron Pearl, Zachary Ansley, Kendall Cross, Robert Moloney, April Telek, Andrew Francis

Single father Dennis Conway is travelling with his son Nick. They stop in a small town where Nick has an accident and has to spend some time in the hospital. While Nick is hospitalized his father falls for the nurse who gives up the towns secret (a spring that has healing powers and is virtually a fountain of youth).

USA
In English
 

воскресенье, 10 января 2016 г.

Abdulladzhan, or Dedicated to Steven Spielberg (1991)



Abdulladzhan, ili posvyashchaetsya Stivenu Spilbergu / Abdulladzhan, or Dedicated to Steven Spielberg

Director: Zulfikar Musakov
Stars: Rudzhab Adashev, Shukhrat Kayumov, Tuychi Aripov, Tuti Yusupova, Vladimir Menshov, Vladimir Tsvetov, Mirkhosil Aripov, Sergey Dreyden, Dzhavlon Khamrayev, Khodzhiakbar Nurmatov

Caretaker of a village-shop looking at the local video saloon Steven Spielberg's film and decided to write a letter to Hollywood about what happened in his village. And there was the following: farm "Communism" was visited by an E.T. (extraterrestrial), which all looked forward to, and organized a search as soon as received from the center of the telegram about his landing.
Bazarbay who has found an E.T., gave him the name Abdulladzhan and brought to his house. Six children of Bazarbay mistook him for an illegitimate son of his father and loved like a brother. Abdulladzhan curiosity knew no bounds, it surprised absolutely everything, and he is a decent E.T., immediately joined in the collective-farm problems, setting himself a simple and clear task - to make sure that people were well...
The film was shot at the end of the Soviet era and the shooting ended almost simultaneously with the collapse of the Soviet Union, so the rent did not work and the film has not received special prominence. In addition, due to lack of funding, and special effects scene with military equipment left much to be desired. Abdullajon is the first Uzbek science fiction film and is considered by many critics, filmmakers, and fans to be the greatest Uzbek film made in post-Soviet Uzbekistan.

Uzbekistan (Soviet Union)
In Uzbek & Russian, with English subs (in .mkv)
 

пятница, 8 января 2016 г.

Muallaf (2008)


Muallaf / The Convert

Director & Writer: Yasmin Ahmad
Stars: Sharifah Aleysha, Sharifah Amani, Ning Baizura, Haris Zakaria, Rahim Razali, Brian Yap, Yann Yann Yeo
 
"Muallaf" tells the story of two Malay sisters, 20 year old Rohani (Sharifah Amani) and 14 year old Rohana (Sharifah Aleysha) who are on the run from their wealthy, abusive father. Finding refuge in a small town, they meet Robert Ng (Brian Yap), a 30 year old Catholic school teacher who finds himself irresistibly drawn to the sisters and their extraordinary courage. This relationship inevitably forces Robert to confront a haunting memory of his own troubled childhood.

Malaysia
Mostly English, Malay and Cantonese also
 

четверг, 7 января 2016 г.

Shaughnessy (1996)


Shaughnessy / Shaughnessy the Iron Marshal

Director: Michael Ray Rhodes (as Michael Rhodes)
Stars: Matthew Settle, Linda Kozlowski, Tom Bower, Norman D. Golden II, Sarah Paulson, Michael Jai White, Tim Grimm, John Carroll Lynch, John Hawkes, Bo Hopkins, O'Neal Compton, Cari Shayne, Daragh O'Malley, Stuart Whitman

Our story opens in New York City, 1870. When an Irish immigrant gang member/bare-knuckle boxer crosses the wrong man he must flee for his life. Back then it was easy to disappear into the wide western frontier. Despite filling the large urban ghettos in the east the Irish were quite willing to go west and spread all the way to the west coast. On the frontier Irish played many roles including, ironically, lawmen. Here our hero, Shaughnessy, unwittingly and unwillingly becomes the marshal of a small town with big problems. Through his pluck he tackles his new job using the only education afforded to him: the school of hard knocks.

USA
In English
 

среда, 6 января 2016 г.

Les mal partis (1976)


Les mal partis / Bad Starters

Director: Sébastien Japrisot (as Jean-Baptiste Rossi)
Stars: France Dougnac, Olivier Jallageas, Marie Dubois, Jean Gaven, Mark Lesser, Richard Leduc, Pascale Roberts, Bernard Verley, Yves Dangerfield, Martine Kelly

15-year old schoolboy Denis and the nun Clotilde fall in love with each other. During the war the two of them take shelter at an abandoned farm and live happily together until the locals start to become suspicious.

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In Les Mal Partis (Those who had a bad start) a teenager and a nun fall in love during World War II. Their passion meets with a surprising lack of enthusiasm, understanding and support from her hierarchy and the world in general.
Now, let’s be completely honest : labeling this « nunsploitation » is stretching it a bit and mainly intended to catch your attention. The movie is a compelling, moving and intelligent drama and, although it includes some brief nudity, it has a grand total of zero sex scenes, its purpose being neither to shock nor titillate. Quite the opposite, in fact, of an exploitation movie. But, all the same, it has nuns and I know some of you like that.
The movie was directed by Jean-Baptiste Rossi, a.k.a. Sébastien Japrisot, from one of his novels, which is a guarantee of quality. France Dougnac is great in the main female part, and Olivier Jallageas also gives a fine performance as her young lover. Marie Dubois is a surprising Mother Superior.

France
In French, with Japanese hardsubs

Peterchen's Mondfahrt (1959)


Director: Gerhard F. Hering
Stars: Frank von dem Bottlenberg, Cora von dem Bottlenberg, Irmgard Först, Tilla Hohmann, Else Knott, Horst Butschke

May bugs "Sumsemann" grandfather has lost one leg and all his descendants were born without it. His leg is now on the moon and a fairy told him that only with the help of two children who had never turtured an animal the leg can be brought back. When Sumsemann meet the two sibilngs Peterchen (Frank von dem Bottlenberg) and his sister Anneliese (Cora von dem Bottlenberg) in their sleeping room, brother and sister agree to help him finding his lost leg. But therefor they have to ride to the moon.
Peterchens Mondfahrt is a German-language fairy tale written by Gerdt von Bassewitz. It was first performed as a theatre cosplay in Leipzig in 1912 and appeared in 1915 as a storybook for children with illustrations by Hans Baluschek. The title literally means "Little Peter's Journey to the Moon".


West Germany
In German