Tag Archives: 1960s

Jan Rybkowski – Kiedy milosc byla zbrodnia AKA When Love Was a Crime (1968)

A war drama showing the functioning of Hitler’s “racial purity” law, forbidding foreign workers from any contact with Germany. Foreigners on forced labor in Nazi Germany. Death, imprisonment or stigmatization awaited both sides for closer contacts with the Germans. A Pole, Władysław, and a widow and her daughter Linda, another Pole for an affair with a German girl, two American prisoners of war and a German woman who gave birth to a child to one of them, a German soldier who met his dream girl in a foreigner, Marice. Read More »

Stephen Frears – The Burning (1968)

Plot summary:
A white South African sets out with her grandson and coloured cook and chauffeur for her weekly visit to her sister’s farm, unaware that a black uprising is taking place. Read More »

Philippe Garrel – Marie pour mémoire (1967)

Parallel lives of two couples destined to suicide, one, and unhappiness, the other. Read More »

Franco Rossetti – El Desperado AKA The Dirty Outlaws (1967)

WDB wrote:
In this spaghetti western, set during the last days of the Civil War, an outlaw finds a dying Confederate officer. As the officer expires, he tells the outlaw about a cache of gold hidden in his blind father’s home. The enterprising thief takes the dead man’s clothes and tricks the father and his housekeeper into believing that he is the son. He is just about ready to begin looking for the gold when an outlaw gang comes to town and forces him to help them rob an army payroll wagon. He then tries to abscond with the loot. The bandits torture him, shoot him, and leave him for dead. Then they shoot the blind father. The hero gets better and gets grisly revenge upon the outlaws. He saves a special treat for the gang leader. First he uses mud to blind him. Then he puts a gun in his hand and kills him. Read More »

Luigi Vanzi – Un Dollaro tra i denti AKA A Stranger In Town (1967)

From iMDB:
There are few films that can demonstrate in a nutshell what spaghetti westerns are about. The particular strength of “Un dollaro tra i denti” is that everything that isn’t required was stripped off. Here you get the basic ingredients straight in your face: a mysterious stranger (Tony Anthony) arrives in a town. He is not a hero – his only motivation is money, and he offers the villain (Frank Wolff) a deal. After the deal isn’t kept, i.e. the money isn’t shared, the stranger will have his revenge. Nobody talks very much, the first minutes are without any dialogue at all. The musical theme is returning again and again, supplying the feeling that whatever is going to happen will be inevitable. Doomed to die with his boots on, Wolff may fire as many bullets with his machine-gun on Anthony as he likes, there’s no escape… Read More »

Veljko Bulajic – Kozara (1962)

In June of 1942 Germans and their collaborators decide to get rid of partisans and their stronghold in the woods of Mount Kozara in Northern Bosnia. They encircle the mountain and begin the mop up operation. Out gunned and outnumbered the partisans must not only take care of themselves but try to protect thousands of refugees too. Read More »

John Cassavetes – Faces (1968)

A middle-aged man leaves his wife for another woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner. The film follows their struggles to find love amongst each other. Read More »