Adventure

Peter Fleischmann – Es ist nicht leicht ein Gott zu sein AKA Hard to Be a God (1989)

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Another planet in the period of medieval times. An employee of the institute of experimental history from Earth, who is send under the name of noble don Rumata of Estor as a spy with a mission to contact the local resident of the institute, arrives in the city of Arkanar. But the resident perishes under an unlucky attempt to make a palace coup, and Rumata have to take his place as the resident. Soon he meets all the horrors of the medieval society – a peasant war, palace coups, mass executions. To continue to be an indifferent watcher of all these horrors turns out to be simply impossible… Read More »

Martin Tapák – Pacho, hybsky zbojník AKA Pacho, the Brigand of Hybe (1976)

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Bittersweet comedy about opression of poor Slovakian people by Austro-Hungarian aristocracy.

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A funny outlaw tale inspired by traditional folk humour. Pacho is no ordinary outlaw. He detests injustice and feudal oppression and he copes with each troublesome situation with the help of his cleverness and wit. Read More »

Noel Marshall – Roar [Extended cut] (1981)

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Hank (Marshall) lives contentedly with his wild animals: four tiger cubs, two elephants, and 110 lions, tigers, leopards, jaguars, and cheetahs. One day his family (wife and three children) arrive to visit him. The only trouble is he is not at home, but all his animals are. The visiting family is in for one shocking experience. Read More »

John Ford – Four Men and a Prayer (1938)

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Colonel Loring Leigh, British Indian Army, appears to have issued an order that cost 90 lives. Cashiered, he returns home, tells his sons of a conspiracy by an arms syndicate to supply the rebels…then is found dead, an apparent suicide. To clear their father, the four sons must globetrot in a hazardous search for evidence, closely followed by Geoffrey’s sweetheart Lynn Cherrington. Read More »

Mani Haghighi – Ejdeha Vared Mishavad! AKA A Dragon Arrives! (2016)

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An orange Chevrolet Impala drives across a cemetery towards an abandoned shipwreck in the middle of a desert landscape. It is the 22nd of January, 1965. The day before, the Iranian prime minister was shot dead in front of the parliament building. Read More »

Christian-Jaque – Singoalla AKA Gypsy Fury AKA The Wind Is My Lover (1949)

Claimed as being the most expensive movie made in Sweden up to this date Singoalla is a tale about doomed love and stolen treasures in 14th century Sweden. And gypsies.

Based on a musty 1857 novel by Viktor Rydberg. Read More »

John Huston & Vincent Sherman – Across the Pacific (1942)

Synopsis:
Rick Leland makes no secret of the fact he has no loyalty to his home country after he is court-martialed, kicked out of the Army, and boards a Japanese ship for the Orient in late 1941. But has Leland really been booted out, or is there some other motive for his getting close to fellow passenger Doctor Lorenz? Any motive for getting close to attractive traveler Alberta Marlow would however seem pretty obvious. Read More »