Comedy

Yôji Yamada – Otoko wa tsurai yo: Tabi to onna to Torajiro aka Tora-san 31: Song Of Love (1983)

Quote:
On a ship en route to the Sado Islands, Tora-san enjoys the company of a beautiful woman (Miyako Harumi), unaware that she’s a famous enka singer traveling incognito. In this variation on Roman Holiday (1953), the enka star enjoys Tora-san’s company when her boyfriend left her. Eventually, she returns to her glamorous life, but not before surprising everyone in Shibamata by showing up to give Tora-san a ticket to her latest concert. Tora-san thought that this could be a good start, but she finally tells him that… her boyfriend is back. Read More »

Sacha Guitry – Les 3 font la paire AKA Three Make a Pair (1957)

Plot: Jojo’s ambition is to become a gangster, but to be admitted into a gang he has to prove himself by committing a daring act. To that end, he kills someone in broad daylight, not knowing that his victim is an actor who is playing a scene in a film directed by a cranky film-maker (Darry Cowl). The murder is caught on film, leading Commissaire Bernard (Michel Simon) to think that the killer will be easy to find. Sure enough, Bernard soon makes his arrest, a clown from a circus, but then he faces an almost insurmountable problem. The clown has an identical twin, who is also a clown with the same circus. Both men claim to be innocent… Read More »

Alfred Hitchcock – Champagne (1928)

plot summary:
A spoilt rich girl leads a life of luxury on the profits from her father’s champagne business. To bring her back down to earth he tells her that all the money has been lost so she goes to seek her fortune. Read More »

Carlos Sorín – Historias mínimas AKA Minimal Stories (2002)

Quote:
Near the provincial town of San Julian, three vibrant characters undertake seemingly mundane journeys that turn out to be subtly life changing. A lonely, fastidious traveling salesman quests for the perfect cream cake to win the widow of his dreams. A grizzly grandfather hitchhikes to town to find his forgotten lost dog and seek forgiveness. A poor young mother hopes to win the grand prize–a microprocessor–as a contestant on a TV game show. In the end, the three will get more or less what they set out for, but it will come to them in ways that they never expected. Read More »

Jurislav Korenic & Aleksandar Jevdjevic – Karadjoz (1969)

Very old and very rare comedy, 5 parts TV series produced by TV Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, ex-Yugoslavia. Read More »

Ken Loach – The Angels’ Share (2012)

This bitter sweet comedy follows protagonist Robbie as he sneaks into the maternity hospital to visit his young girlfriend Leonie and hold his newborn son Luke for the first time. Overwhelmed by the moment, he swears that Luke will not have the same tragic life he has had. Escaping a prison sentence by the skin of his teeth, he’s given one last chance… Read More »

Ted Kotcheff – Tiara Tahiti (1962)

Plot Synopsis:
Two former British Army officers–one smooth, the other stuffy–encounter each other again in Tahiti years after war’s end. The occasion is a hotel chain’s expansion plan, but there’s an unresolved matter of a certain court martial and whose fault it was… Read More »