Don Taylor – Jack of Diamonds (1967)

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The protege of a famous cat burglar reluctantly agrees to join forces with a lesser criminal in the daring heist of several famous jewels from a seemingly impenetrable vault. Read More »

Gianfranco Parolini – Cinque per l’inferno AKA Five Into Hell (1969)

John Garko is a fun-loving leader of a bunch of oddball G.I.s whose mission is to steal the German’s…

FIVE FOR HELL (1969) ITALY

Director – Gianfranco Parolini (Frank Kramer)

“Gianni (John) Garko is a fun-loving leader of a bunch of oddball G.I.s whose mission is to steal the German’s secret attack plans from a villa behind enemy lines, where they run into a brutal Nazi commander (Klaus Kinski).” Read More »

Lambert Hillyer – Extortion (1938)

The story takes place on a college campus, where a distinctively unpopular professor is murdered. When her physics-teacher father falls under suspicion, co-ed Betty Tisdale turns to campus newspaper editor Larry Campbell. Dissatisfied with the slowness of police procedure, Betty, Larry and their fellow students conduct their own investigation, unearthing a hotbed of scholastic intrigue and double-crossing. Read More »

Peter Fleischmann – Jagdszenen aus Niederbayern AKA Hunting Scenes from Bavaria (1969)

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Of all the new crop of films by new German directors, this first film by Peter Fleischmann has attracted the most attention, and is based upon a prizewinning play by 25-year-old Martin Sperr. Hunting Scenes from Bavaria is a contemporary political play, which, in its broadest viewpoint, is an examination of the social order and its morals. It is set in Lower Bavaria, not because that particular locale is the source of the actions taking place in the film, but because the overall pattern of behavior in German village life was the best way to illustrate a certain sociological process: the hunting or persecution of human beings who, because of certain peculiarities, are living outside of the social order. Read More »

Pablo Llorca – Días color naranja (2016)

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yjafjalla, the Icelandic volcano, has erupted. The European air traffic collapses. Álvaro has to interrupt his flight to Madrid. He decides to continue by train, starting his trip in Athens. He knows a group of people doing interrail; Berta, a young Swedish girl, among them. Álvaro initiates in a world full of new things for him: the pleasure of travelling by train, the parties at the youth hostels, love in a Croatian island… Read More »

Jacques Doillon – Amoureuse AKA Lover (1992)

‘An expectant mother begins to question the identity of her unborn child’s father after entering into an extramarital affair with her sister’s lover. Marie and Antoine are living together and deeply in love when Marie voices her desire to become a mother. Unfortunately for Marie, Antoine has no interest in starting a family. Shortly thereafter, Marie meets Paul, and coolly rejects his advances. But later, when Paul begins sleeping with Marie’s sister Juliette, Marie realizes that he may in fact be the man of her dreams. Subsequently alternating between Antoine and Paul as she wrestles with her nagging conscience, Marie later learns she is pregnant and realizes that she can’t be certain which of her lovers is the father.” allmovie Read More »

Károly Makk – Elveszett paradicsom AKA Lost Paradise (1962)

Hungarian filmmaker Károly Makk was an important figure in the development of Hungarian cinema after WWII. He made his directorial debut in 1954. Prior to that, he attended the Budapest Academy of Film Art and then was an assistant director on Geza von Radvanyi’s Somewhere in Europe. While his films of the ‘60s were well respected in Hungary, Makk’s work did not receive international recognition until 1971, when his Love won the Special Jury Prize at Cannes. Since then, he has gained an international reputation. His 1982 film Another Way was the first Eastern European film to deal directly with gay and lesbian concerns. (Mubi) Read More »