Comedy

Takashi Miike – Bijitâ Q AKA Visitor Q (2001)

Synopsis;
A troubled and perverted family find their lives intruded by a mysterious stranger who seems to help find a balance in their disturbing natures.

A father, who is a failed former television reporter tries to mount a documentary about violence and sex among youths. He proceeds to have sex with his daughter who is now a prostitute and films his son being humiliated and hit by classmates. “Q”, a perfect stranger somehow gets involved and enter the bizzare family who’s son beats his mom, who in turn is also a prostitute and a heroin addict… Read More »

Jean Girault – La soupe aux choux AKA The Cabbage Soup (1981)

Synopsis:
One evening, two old French farmers, Le Glaude (Louis de Funès) and Cicisse (Jean Carmet), start a farting contest which seems to provoke a lighting storm. What actually happens is that they send a signal to aliens and one (Jacques Villeret) arrives to change their lives. Read More »

José Luis Marquès – Fuckland (2000)

From All Movie Guide:
In this offbeat comedy-drama, a man from Argentina (Fabian Stratas) with a curiously strong patriotic streak decides it’s high time someone from his country did something about the Falkland Islands, the British-controlled territory that was claimed by Argentina during a brief and ill-starred conflict during the 1980s. The man launches his own private campaign against the British by visiting the Falklands and romancing a woman from England (Camilla Heaney), with the intention of getting her pregnant and abandoning her later on. Read More »

Philippe Agostini – L’âge heureux [+Interview] (1966)

– Interview with Delphine Desyeux (dancer) included

Delphine’s dream is to become a ballerina; another young dancer, Julie, is jealous of her. Read More »

Claude Zidi – Les ripoux AKA My New Partner (1984)

Synopsis:
Inspector René Boirond has been policing a crime-ridden neighbourhood of Paris for over twenty years. In that time, he has learned that the best way to do his job is to turn a blind eye to most of the petty criminality that surrounds him and adopt a live and let live approach to dealing with crooks, pimps and other lowlife. Of course, the backhanders he receives by way of recompense is always a welcome supplement to his meagre salary. René’s mutually advantageous system is suddenly placed in jeopardy when François Lesbuche, a young and enthusiastic cop straight out of police school, is assigned to work with him. Read More »

Tomás Gutiérrez Alea – Las Doce Sillas AKA The Twelve Chairs (1962)

Plot outline from IMDB:
When her country is taken over by socialist revolutionaries, a wealthy woman can’t bear to give up all of her wealth and possessions to the new government, so she hides all of her treasures in the 12 chairs of a dining-room set. After her death her nephew finds out what she had done and, since the chairs had been “nationalized” and are now in the possession of a dozen different people, he sets out to track them down and get the treasures he believes rightfully belong to him. Read More »

Dimos Avdeliodis – I earini synaxis ton agrofylakon AKA The four seasons of the law (1999)

Plot
Chios Island, 1960. Due to the sudden death of the field guard at the village of Tholopotami, the Community Council urgently asks for a replacement from the area’s Agronomist. All the remaining, available field guards refuse to work at that village because of its bad reputation and because of the fact that their co-worker passed away while on duty. But when the Community Council raise up the issue again, offering this time a higher salary to the one who will accept the position, 4 candidates turn up… Read More »