17 March, 2017

The Big Swap (1998)

AKA:
Der große Partnertausch > German

Synopsis:
Prompted by one of their number, who had previously indulged, five mature thirty-something couples, who had been friends for years and collectively known as 'the Group', decide to indulge in some novel partner swapping. At first everything appears fine and the couples believe that nothing has changed between them and that their relationships are safe. However, everything is not fine and petty jealousies start to arise, as some members perceive that others are benefiting more from the arrangement than themselves. The tensions mount and deeper, darker secrets begin to reveal themselves, especially when one member of the group changes her partner. Eventually, the tension and jealousy proves too much with catastrophic results for the marriages and friendship of the group.

Starring:
Mark Adams
Sorcha Brooks
Mark Caven

Director: Niall Johnson

Leidenschaftliche Blümchen (1978)

AKA:
Boarding School

About:
This film tells the story about a group of girls at an exclusive German girls boarding school. Across the lake is an exclusive boys boarding school...

Starring:
Nastassja Kinski
Gerry Sundquist
Stefano D'Amato

Director: André Farwagi

Monamour (2006)

AKA:
Mon amour
милая девушка > Russian

Synopsis:
Dario is a little publisher from Milano. He is joining the Mantova Festival Letteratura (Book fair) 2004. Marta, his unsatisfied wife, accompanies him. Leon is a French designer-photographer. While Dario is busy with his own business, Marta take a visit to the celebrated Palazzo Te; here under Giulio Romano's fresco representing Jupiter's erected penis she meets Leon. Immediately they become lovers and spend the entire book exhibitions' days making love almost everywhere. This liaison will have soon effects also on the regular one between Marta and Dario.

Starring:
Anna Jimskaia
Riccardo Marino
Max Parodi

Director: Tinto Brass

10 March, 2017

Kya Dilli Kya Lahore (2014)

Synopsis:
In 1948, a cross-fire erupts at an isolated stretch of Indo-Pak border, leaving only two soldiers alive. One is an Indian soldier of Pakistani origin while the other happens to be a Pakistani soldier of Indian origin. An ironic story of pride and survival begins when - in an attempt to evade danger, they bump into each other. And amidst continuous exchange of bullets, altercations and murkier situations, it evolves into a journey of human connection with an unforeseeable end.

Starring:
Vijay Raaz
Manu Rishi Chadha
Rajendranath Zutshi

Directors: Vijay Raaz, Karan Arora

08 March, 2017

Almanya - Willkommen in Deutschland (2011)

AKA:
Almanya  
Almanya - Welcome to Germany 

About:
The story of three generations of a Turkish immigrant family. It was primarily shot in Germany. To give an impression how the Turkish guest workers and their families felt when they came to Germany in the 1960s, the passages spoken by German characters in the flashback scenes are spoken in a German-like gibberish.  

Starring:
Aliya Artuc
Kaan Aydogdu
Siir Eloglu
Vedat Erincin
Demet Gül
Lilay Huser
Ercan Karacayli
Aykut Kayacik
Rafael Koussouris

Direcor: Yasemin Samdereli

06 March, 2017

Gabbar Is Back (2015)

Synopsis:
Gabbar Singh Rajput (Akshay Kumar) creates his own vigilante military network called the Anti-Corruption Force (ACF) that eliminates the most corrupt individuals, from all walks of life, in a systematic manner. As pressure builds on Police and Government to track down the man who masterminds these killings, Balbir Singh (Sonu Sood) is specially summoned to head the task. He is aided by Suryam (Prakash Raj) who, though being just a constable in the mammoth Police force, is compelled by his instincts to see through the underlying design.

Starring:
Akshay Kumar
Kareena Kapoor
Chitrangda Singh

Director: Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi

04 March, 2017

Escape from Sobibor (1987)

Synopsis:
During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had been spared from the ovens, knew that they were on borrowed time and that their only hope was to escape... the only question was how to do it. However, because the Germans would kill an equal number of others whenever a group attempted to escape, the captives knew that if ever an escape was tried, all 600 prisoners in the camp would have to be included... logistically precluding any ideas about tunnels or sneak breakouts. Indeed, to have such a mass escape could only mean that the Ukrainian guards and Germain officers would have to be killed, which many of the Jews felt simply reduced themselves to no better than their captors... thus making it a struggle of conscience. And therein lies the story, with the film being based on a factual account of what then happened at that Sobibor prison.

Starring:
Alan Arkin
Joanna Pacula
Rutger Hauer

Director: Jack Gold

03 March, 2017

Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016)

Synopsis:

Set in present day Mumbai the story follows the life of a serial killer Ramanna who is inspired by an infamous serial killer from the 1960s, Raman Raghav. His strange obsession with Raghavan, a young cop keeps growing as he closely follows him without his knowledge and often creates situations where both of them come face to face.

Starring:
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Vicky Kaushal
Sobhita Dhulipala

Director: Anurag Kashyap

Satya 2 (2013)


Synopsis:
A man who comes to 2013 to reinvent the underworld. Armed with the knowledge which he has acquired through research and studies of mistakes made by all previous underworld dons, he starts a new underworld company which operates just like any corporate organization. He also develops ways to deal with the modern day policing methods. So 'Satya 2' is about a man whose thinking starts where the earlier dons thinking ended.

Starring:
Puneet Singh Ratn
Sharvanand
Anaika Soti

Director: Ram Gopal Varma

01 March, 2017

Maharathi (2008)

Synopsis:
The caption of the movie says, "How would you murder a man who has already committed suicide". The story revolves around 6 characters a one time famous film director, his wife (a one time actor in his films), a chauffeur, a confidante lawyer, a caretaker and an ACP all trying to outwit each other. At stake is a life insurance policy worth Rs. 24 crores. A one time famous film director dejected by his wife's behaviour shoots himself and challenges his wife to prove his suicide as murder in order to get a booty of Rs. 24 crores. The director's chauffeur-cum-confidante helps the wife in achieving her target in the hope of sharing the booty. The story unveils as different characters enter and help the story move on.

Starring:
Naseeruddin Shah
Om Puri
Boman Irani

Director: Shivam Nair

28 February, 2017

Tendre Adolescente (1987)

AKA:
La prima esperienza >> Italian
Zarte Knospen >> German

Synopsis:
An older adolescent girl has a number of sexual adventures in France, then moves on to Montreal and New York, there finding erotic pleasure, love and danger. Flashbacks place our heroine at approximately eight years of age and perhaps suggest that her promiscuous nature has been inspired by her father's incestuous advances towards her.

Starring:
Loretta Lowe
Chuck Ballinger
Isa Pigot

Director: Claude Pierson (as André Marchand)

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