Alfred Hitchcock – Lifeboat (1944)

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Several survivors of a torpedoed ship find themselves in the same boat with one of the men who sunk it.

In the Atlantic during WWII, a ship and a German U-boat are involved in a battle and both are sunk. The survivors from the ship gather in one of the boats. They are from a variety of backgrounds: an international journalist, a rich businessman, the radio operator, a nurse, a steward, a sailor and an engineer with communist tendencies. Trouble starts when they pull a man out of the water who turns out to be from the U-boat. Continue reading

Mark Hanlon – Buddy Boy (1999)

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PLOT SUMMARY :
Shy, withdrawn Francis spends his lonely days caring for his domineering invalid stepmother… until the arrival of beautiful Gloria, a new neighbor whose daily activities become the center of his life. However, he soon comes to suspect that she’s harboring a horrific secret, one that will change his life forever… Continue reading

Jaume Balagueró – Mientras duermes aka. Sleep Tight (2011)

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Caesar is the keeper of an apartment building and would not trade this job for no other, because it allows insight into the movements, the most intimate habits, weaknesses and secrets of all tenants. If you want you can even control their lives, influencing them as God, open wounds and delve into them. And all without raising any suspicion. Because Caesar has a secret peculiar: he likes to hurt, move the pieces needed to produce pain around. And the new neighbor of 5 º B keeps smiling. In and out every day bright and happy, full of light. So soon become the new goal of the game of Caesar. This is a personal challenge of an obsession. (Translated from Spanish) Continue reading

Paul Schrader – Hardcore (1979)

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Description: Jake Van Dorn is businessman from American heartland who shares strong Calvinist convictions with most of his countrymen. His teenage daughter is missing from the trip in L.A. and Van Dorn hires private investigator. Result of the investigation is his daughter being spotted in cheap X-rated movie. Van Dorn decides to bring her back personally and during the quest he becomes familiar with the pornographic underworld. Continue reading

Michel Deville – Le Dossier 51 (1978) (DVD)

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A long time ago, I went to see Michel Deville’s Le Dossier 51 knowing absolutely nothing about it. About 5 minutes in, I realized I had made a terrible mistake, and I started to plan my exit from the middle seat where I was trapped. 5 minutes later, I had become intrigued enough by the weird experiment I was watching to be distracted from that plan. About 100 minutes after that, as the lights came up, I was convinced I had just seen a masterpiece, a film that should be mentioned in the same breath as The Conversation and Blow Out. Continue reading

Ben Verbong – De onfatsoenlijke vrouw AKA The Indecent Woman (1991)

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Plot / Synopsis:
Emilia leads a quiet life, together with her husband Charles and her little daughter Anna. To love is a familiar feeling to her, but she is totally oblivious to a feeling such as pure lust. Until she meets Leon.

Their affair starts as a game to which Emilia completely surrenders. But when it starts interfering with her daily existence, she wants out. Continue reading