14 February, 2017

Unknown (2011)


Synopsis:
A biochemist and his dishy wife arrive in Berlin for a conference at which a scientist and his controversial Arab funder will announce breakthrough research. While his wife checks into the hotel, he grabs a cab to return to the airport for his briefcase, left at the curb. En route, an auto accident puts him in a coma, from which he awakes four days later without identification and with gaps in his memory. He goes to the hotel: his wife refuses to recognize him and another man has claimed his identity. With help from a nurse, the cab driver, a retired Stasi agent, and an academic friend, he tries to unravel what's going on.

Starsring:
Liam Neeson
Diane Kruger
January Jones

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

13 February, 2017

Triple 9 (2016)

Synopsis:
In TRIPLE 9, a crew of dirty cops are blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down". Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge.

Starring:
Casey Affleck
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Anthony Mackie

Director: John Hillcoat

29 January, 2017

The Flowers of War (2011)

AKA:
Jin ling shi san chai >> Original

Synopsis:
In 1937 China, during the second Sino-Japanese war, a mortician, John (Christian Bale) arrives at a Catholic church in Nanjing to prepare a priest for burial. Upon arrival he finds himself the lone adult among a group of convent girl students and prostitutes from a nearby brothel. When he finds himself in the unwanted position of protector of both groups from the horrors of the invading Japanese army, he discovers the meaning of sacrifice and honor.

Starring:
Christian Bale
Ni Ni
Xinyi Zhang

Director: Yimou Zhang

Nanjing! Nanjing! (2009)

AKA:
Nanking
City of Life and Death

Synopsis:
In 1937, Japan occupied Nanjing, the Chinese capital. There was a battle and subsequent atrocities against the inhabitants, especially those who took refuge in the International Security Zone.

Starring:
Ye Liu
Wei Fan
Hideo Nakaizumi

Director: Chuan Lu

Nanjing 1937 (1995)

Synopsis:
In December 1937, during the Second Japanese-Sino War, a Chinese doctor, his Japanese pregnant wife, their teenage daughter and their young son travel from Shanghai to Nanjing seeking shelter in the Capital during the Japanese invasion. The family faces the Rape of Nanking by the Imperial Japanese Army, with rapes, mass murder of prisoners of war and civilians including women, children and elders, and disrespect of international conventions.

Starring:
Han Chin
Ai Saotome
Rene Liu

Director: Ziniu Wu

The Cult Next Door (2017)

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AKA:
The Cult of Jackie

Synopsis:
This documentary by acclaimed director Vanessa Engle tells the extraordinary story of a strange cult, which came to light in 2013 when a sensational news story broke about three women emerging from a small flat in Brixton in south London after decades in captivity. Tracing the group back to its roots in the 1970s, the film describes how its leader Aravindan Balakrishnan, a student of Indian origin, believed in an international communist revolution and created a tiny political sect that followed the teachings of China's Chairman Mao.
The film features exclusive interviews with two of the women who escaped - Aisha Wahab, a 72-year-old Malaysian woman who was part of Balakrishnan's group for 40 years, and Katy Morgan-Davies, Balakrishnan's daughter, who was born and raised in captivity. The film documents how this left-wing collective evolved into a bizarre pseudo-religious cult, where members were controlled, threatened and brainwashed so that they were too terrified to leave.

28 January, 2017

Purple Sunset (2001)

AKA:
Ziri
紫日

Synopsis:
A Soviet Russian lady officer, a Chinese peasant and a Japanese schoolgirl must walk their way out of a forest toward the end of World War II, despite their mutual distrust of one another.

Starring:
Anna Dzenilalova
Eddie Eagle
Dalong Fu

Director: Xiaoning Feng

27 January, 2017

M y M: Matilde y Malena (2010)

Synopsis:
Matilde and Malena living together but are completely different people. Matilde is fond of pornography, morbid, horror movies and live with the constant desire to commit suicide. Malena is sociable, loves animals and has a boyfriend. One night Malena goes to a costume party in order to meet her boyfriend.

Starring:
Melisa Gil Bolke
Martina Foux Marambio
Christian Veléz

Director: Victor Curay Fernández

They're Playing With Fire (1984)

Synopsis:
A married college professor decides to seduce her student, whom she hired as a handyman for her yacht. The hesitant student succumbs to his buxom professor, but their romance is interrupted by her corrupt husband and a masked murderer.

Starring:
Sybil Danning
Eric Brown
Andrew Prine

Director: Howard Avedis

Urlaubsgrüße aus dem Unterhöschen (1973)

Starring:
Jean-Marie Dany
Leopold Gmeinwieser
Anneliese Groebl

Director: Walter Boos

Pola X (1999)

Synopsis:
A young writer becomes intrigued with a mysterious dark-haired woman who claims to be his long-lost sister and he begin an unusual relationship with her prompting a downward spiral involving his domineering mother and lovely fiancée

Starring:
Guillaume Depardieu
Yekaterina Golubeva
Catherine Deneuve

Director: Leos Carax

Messalina, Messalina! (1977)

AKA:
Caligula 2
Mesalina, Mesalina >> Spain
Messalina - keisarinna ja huora >>  Finnish
Messalina - Kaiserin und Hure >> German
Messaline, impératrice et putain >> French
Η Μεσαλίνα και οι άντρες της >> Greek
or Μεσσαλίνα εναντίον Μεσσαλίνα >> Greek
Caligula II: Messalina, Messalina >> USA
or Caligula, Part II: Messalina, Empress of Love >> USA
or Caligula: Sins of Rome >> USA

Starring:
Anneka Di Lorenzo
Vittorio Caprioli
Giancarlo Prete

Director: Bruno Corbucci

26 January, 2017

Wenn´s juckt wird gejodelt (1974)

AKA:
Zwei Rebläuse auf dem Weg zur Loreley
Unterm Höschen wird gejodelt

Starring:
Fritz Korn
Olli Maier
Erich Kleiber

Director: Quirin Steinar

Beim Jodeln juckt die Lederhose (1974)

Synopsis:
What happens when a bus with mostly female passengers strands in a small Bavarian village? Funny stuff, that's what! There are the ski instructors who only want to be seduced and dragged off into bed. There's Sepp, who believes he has discovered an oil-well. Or what about Principal Müller from Berlin, who becomes an accidental hero? Whatever happens, no-one end up sleeping alone .

Starring:
Judith Fritsch
Franz Muxeneder
Rosl Mayr

Director: Alois Brummer (as A. Brummer)

Unterm Dirndl wird gejodelt (1973)

Synopsis:
Heidi tries to improve her grades at school by having sex with her teacher. When she returns to her parent's home somewhere in Bavaria, she starts to spend an unusual amount of time with the male population of her village.

Starring:
Gisela Schwartz
Annemarie Wiese
Annemarie Wendl

Director: Alois Brummer