Thriller

Fred Cavayé – Pour Elle AKA Anything for Her (2008)

Synopsis
With no legal means left to him, a high school teacher devises a daring plan to rescue his wrongfully imprisoned wife from jail… Read More »

André Hunebelle – OSS 117 se déchaîne AKA OSS 117 Is Unleashed (1963)

The story of [OSS 117 se déchaîne] follows secret agent Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath AKA OSS 117, as he investigates the recent death of fellow agent Roos who had an unfortunate accident off the shores of Bonifacio, France while scuba diving. Smelling foul play, Hubert flies into the coastal town of Bonifacio, interrogating all who had interacted with his late friend just before his death. His investigations eventually take him to a remote location, where a new submarine detector has been developed on. This new device could tip the fragile peace between warring factions and cast the earth into another world war, so obviously OSS 117 has to put a monkey wrench in their plans. This classy effort is as fun as it sounds, provided by some beautiful photography and an interesting and engaging cast. Read More »

André Hunebelle – Banco à Bangkok pour OSS 117 AKA Panic in Bangkok (1964)

An evil Indian doctor, Dr.Guna Sinn […] working in Thailand has developed a biological weapon that will reduce the world’s population in accordance with his eugenicist beliefs. OSS 117 has to stop him with the help of a Thai sidekick and seduce the Indian doctor’s sister Lila while he is at it.’ Read More »

Fernando Di Leo – Il poliziotto è marcio AKA Shoot First, Die Later (1974)

Synopsis:
Luc Merenda gives the performance of his career as a highly regarded police detective who is taking syndicate money in exchange for departmental favors. His father, a simple man, also works for the department but on a lower rung; he isn’t jealous of his son, but rather proud of him, little knowing that he’s a crooked cop. A series of events leads the young detective to ask his father for a favor (he wants a certain police report that is desired by the syndicate) and it doesn’t take long for the detective’s father to realize his son is on the take… which leads to numerous complications. Read More »

Fernando Di Leo – Il boss AKA Wipeout! AKA The Boss (1973)

A bomb attack in a cinema in Palermo kills all the fellows of Attardi’s clan a part from Cocchi. He immediately understands that the author of the bomb attack is Daniello from Don Corrasco’s clan. Cocchi is determined to revenge. His actions, including the Corrasco’s daughter kidnap, in a Palermo in which also the police is corrupted, will soon destroy the old equilibrium giving the way to an escalation of violence that won’t save anyone. If Cocchi will survive to the mafia war he will be the new boss for sure. Read More »

Dario Argento – Il gatto a nove code AKA The Cat o’ Nine Tails AKA Cat o’ Nine Tails (1971)

Synopsis:
Franco Arno is a blind man that lives with his young niece and makes a living writing crossword puzzles. One night, while walking on the street, he overhears a weird conversation between two man sitting in a car parked in front of a medical institute where genetic experiments are performed. The same night someone breaks in the institute and knocks out a guard. Arno decides to investigate with the help of reporter Carlo Giordani. Read More »

Sergio Martino – Morte Sospetta Di Una Minorenne AKA The Suspicious Death of a Minor (1975)

Synopsis:
At a dance hall, inspector Germi flirts with a young prostitute who’s found brutally murdered only a short time later. On his manhunt for the vicious killer, he’s joined by pickpocket Giannino who gives his hands-on assist to the inspector’s unorthodox investigative methods. The bloodstained track leads cop and robber into a depraved world of white slavery, child kidnapping and corruption. Read More »