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Gérard Oury – La menace AKA The Menace (1961)

‘Josepha is only eighteen and longs for the companionship of a group of her peers who dabble in activities on the shady side of a legal dividing line. In order to get the semi-delinquent group to accept her, Josepha runs to the police with a tall tale about the local druggist, Savary. The police are looking for a sex murderer, and Josepha insists Savary is their man. What she does not know, however, can do her considerable damage.’
– Eleanor Mannikka Read More »

Jean-Pierre Mocky – Litan (1982)

In the town of Litan, a local festival or celebration day is occurring—townsfolk dress in masks, play music, make merry. Nora (Marie-José Nat) awakens from a nightmare and is convinced that she’s prophesied some impending doom. Rushing to her husband, Jock (Mocky), who’s job involves some kind of demolition work at “the Black Rocks,” she plunges into a bigger nightmare, where telephone calls are routinely interrupted by crossed wires leading to mysterious messages from “the cemetery,” and strange rotoscoped glow-worms lurk in the waters, waiting to dissolve those who fall in… Read More »