Drama

Yasuzô Masumura – Otto ga mita ‘Onna no kobako’ yori AKA The Husband Witnessed (1964)

Synopsis:
The young owner of the nightclub,Ishizuka(Jiro Tamiya) is attracted to
a beautiful married woman, Namiko(Ayako Wakao) and is falling in love with her. However, Ishizuka forms a plot to take over Namikos husbands company through greenmail. Masumura portayed the love ,conspiracy, betrayal between a man and a woman tenaciously. The elements of noir and melodrama are balanced in quite exquisite harmony. Read More »

Michael Winner – The System (1964)

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In a seaside village, a group of local young men mingle among the seasonal tourists in search of sexual conquests. Near the end of one summer, the leader of the group, Tinker, a strolling photographer, aims to conquer a fashion model from a well-to-do family, but he finds himself unexpectedly falling in love. The tables thus turned, Tinker begins to see that maybe it’s not the tourists who are being used in these sexual games. Read More »

Asghar Farhadi – Ghahreman AKA A Hero (2021)

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Rahim is in prison because of a debt he was unable to repay. During a two-day leave, he tries to convince his creditor to withdraw his complaint against the payment of part of the sum. But things don’t go as planned. Read More »

Maurice Rabinowicz – Une page d’amour AKA One Page of Love (1978)

François Karwitch is a young lawyer from a wealthy but stifling Jewish family. His life is meticulously ordered, he does his routine work day after day and is about to marry Fanny, the fiancée forced on him by his parents. One day, from the window of his Brussels practice, he witnesses a scene which will turn his life upside down: the brutal internment of a man in a nearby psychiatric hospital. Shocked by the treatment given to this person he decides to learn more about him. His name is Carlos; he is a revolted blue collar; and if he has been taken to this place, it is because he killed the head of an arms factory. Read More »

Eric Till – The Walking Stick (1970)

A young woman’s highly ordered and structured life is turned upside-down when she meets a handsome stranger at a party. Friendship soon develops into romance and for the first time in her life she is truly happy. This happiness is short lived, however, as little by little she discovers her partner has been lying to her about his past. It is soon revealed that he and his friends have been planning to rob the auction house that she works for and they require her inside knowledge in order to pull off the crime. Read More »

Simon Langton – The Whistle Blower (1986)

Robert Jones (Nigel Havers) works as a Russian translator at GCHQ in Cheltenham. Meanwhile, a couple of operatives suspected of being Soviet agents have died in apparent accidents, and GCHQ staff are encouraged to look out for suspicious behaviour in their colleagues. He confides to his father Frank (Michael Caine), a former GCHQ operative turned business-machine salesman, that he thinks the CIA are insisting that the British “plug the leaks” and that British Intelligence themselves, anxious to preserve their relationship with and funding from the Americans, may be behind the killings. The two men don’t know that they themselves are under surveillance. Then one day Robert dies in a fall… Read More »

Kamila Andini – Yuni (2021)

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Yuni is an Indonesian teenage girl who realizes that when her dreams get bigger, the world around her gets smaller. She is about to finish high school and have a big dreams, she thinks everything is possible. Then one day she got proposed by a man she barely knows. She rejects the proposal, but the second proposal came. Yuni still believes in her dream, so does the family. But something came up this time. A myth, about you cannot reject more than two proposals; otherwise you will never get married. Until one day, her teacher came to her house, become the third guy who proposed to her. Read More »