Thriller

Jean-Claude Brisseau – Des jeunes femmes disparaissent (1972 – 2014)

The three versions and a film about by JCB.
— Des jeunes femmes disparaissent (1974, 20 minutes, 8 mm, NB) IMDb
— Des jeunes femmes disparaissent (1976, 20 minutes, S8 mm, couleur) IMDb
— Des jeunes femmes disparaissent (2014, 30 minutes, HD, couleur) IMDb
— Des jeunes femmes disparaissent – Origine et fabrication (2018, 30 minutes)

Quote:
Je savais depuis un moment que je devais faire quelque chose que je voulais totalement différent. Récemment, je me suis mis à regarder une série de films en relief. J’ai alors eu envie de faire le remake d’un film, Des jeunes femmes disparaissent, que j’ai tourné il y a 40 ans, d’abord en 8 mm puis en Super 8. C’était un film à suspense, en noir et blanc, qui avait foutu la trouille à Eric Rohmer et Maurice Pialat. Read More »

Claude d’Anna – L’Ordre et la sécurité du monde aka Last In, First Out (1978)

Synopsis:
In the film, Helen (Laure Dechasnel), a married woman, leaves Paris for Zurich after breaking up with her lover. Near the border, a fellow passenger, mistakenly takes her passport. This sets up a situation which plunges her into the midst of international intrigue, a violent struggle between multinational corporations abetted by national secret agencies. This production features such international stars as Joesph Cotten, Donald Pleasence, Dennis Hopper and Bruno Cremer. Read More »

Peter Fleischmann – La faille AKA Weak Spot (1975)

Greece 1974 – during the brutal era of the military government, an innocent tourist manager (Ugo Tognazzi) is accused of being a member of the illegal resistance movement. Two secret agents (Michel Piccoli and Mario Adorf) are bringing the innocent victim to Athens. Read More »

David Lynch – Blue Velvet (1986) (HD)

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Home from college, Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) makes an unsettling discovery: a severed human ear, lying in a field. In the mystery that follows, by turns terrifying and darkly funny, writer-director David Lynch burrows deep beneath the picturesque surfaces of small-town life. Driven to investigate, Jeffrey finds himself drawing closer to his fellow amateur sleuth, Sandy Williams (Laura Dern), as well as their person of interest, lounge singer Dorothy Vallens (Isabella Rossellini)—and facing the fury of Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper), a psychopath who will stop at nothing to keep Dorothy in his grasp. With intense performances and hauntingly powerful scenes and images, Blue Velvet is an unforgettable vision of innocence lost, and one of the most influential American films of the past few decades. Read More »

Wim Wenders – The End of Violence (1997)

Quote:
Mike Max is a Hollywood producer who became powerful and rich thanks to brutal and bloody action films. His ignored wife Paige is close to leaving him. Suddenly Mike is kidnapped by two bandits, but escapes and hides out with his Mexican gardener’s family for a while. At the same time, surveillance expert Ray Bering is looking for what happens in the city, but it is not clear what he wants. The police investigation for Max’s disappearance is led by detective Doc Block, who falls in love with actress Cat who is playing in ongoing Max’s production. Read More »

William Clemens – Devil’s Island (1939)

For treating a wounded revolutionary, respected brain surgeon Dr. Gaudet is sentenced to the hellish French penal colony on Devil’s Island. There, he rebels against the inhuman conditions and incurs the wrath of the brutal commander, Colonel Lucien. When Lucien’s daughter is injured in an accident and only Gaudet can save her, the tables are turned. Read More »

John Sayles – Silver City (2004)

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The discovery of a corpse threatens to unravel a bumbling local politician’s campaign for governor of Colorado. Read More »