El Topo (The Mole) is a 1970 Spanish language allegorical, cult western movie and underground film, directed by and starring Alejandro Jodorowsky. Characterized by its bizarre characters and occurrences, use of maimed and dwarf performers, and heavy doses of Christian symbolism and Eastern philosophy, the film is about the eponymous character – a violent, black-clad gunfighter named El Topo and his quest for enlightenment. Only the late 60’s early 70’s could produce such brilliance. This gem also stars Brontis Jodorowsky and José Legarreta. (source: wikipedia.org) https://youtu.be/FjKcuh8pZtE
Primo and Secondo are two brothers who have emigrated from Italy to open an Italian restaurant in America. Primo is the irascible and gifted chef, brilliant in his culinary genius, but determined not to squander his talent on making the routine dishes that customers expect. Secondo is the smooth front-man, trying to keep the restaurant financially afloat, despite few patrons other than a poor artist who pays with his paintings. The owner of the nearby Pascal’s restaurant, enormously successful (despite its mediocre fare), offers a solution – he will call his friend, a big-time jazz musician, to play a special benefit at their restaurant. Primo begins to prepare his masterpiece, a feast of a lifetime, for the brothers’ big night… Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
In first century Rome, two student friends, Encolpio and Ascilto, argue about ownership of the boy Gitone, divide their belongings and split up. The boy, allowed to choose who he goes with, chooses Ascilto. Only a sudden earthquake saves Encolpio from suicide. We follow Encolpio through a series of adventures, where he is eventually reunited with Ascilto, and which culminates in them helping a man kidnap a hermaphrodite demi-god from a temple. The god dies, and as punishment Encolpio becomes impotent. We then follow them in search of a cure. The film is loosely based on the book Satyricon by Gaius Petronius Arbiter, the “Arbiter of Elegance” in the court of Nero. The book has only survived in fragments, and the film reflects this by being very fragmentary itself, even stopping in mid-sentence. Written by Steven Pemberton <Steven.Pemberton@cwi.nl> https://youtu.be/4x8NDpsFUys
Guido is a film director, trying to relax after his last big hit. He can’t get a moments peace, however, with the people who have worked with him in the past constantly looking for more work. He wrestles with his conscience, but is unable to come up with a new idea. While thinking, he starts to recall major happenings in his life, and all the women he has loved and left. An autobiographical film of Fellini, about the trials and tribulations of film making. Written by Colin Tinto <email@example.com>
Director: Federico Fellini
25 June 1963 (USA)
Country: Italy , France
Genre: Drama , Fantasy
Tagline: A picture that goes beyond what men think about – because no man ever thought about it in quite this way!
Oskar Schindler is a vain, glorious and greedy German businessman who becomes unlikely humanitarian amid the barbaric Nazi reign when he feels compelled to turn his factory into a refuge for Jews. Based on the true story of Oskar Schindler who managed to save about 1100 Jews from being gassed at the Auschwitz concentration camp. A testament for the good in all of us. Written by Harald Mayr <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Director: Steven Spielberg
15 December 1993 (USA)
195 min | Turkey:185 min (TV version)
Genre: Biography , Drama , History , War »
Rated R for language, some sexuality and actuality violence.
Tagline: Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire.
Trivia: [June 2008] Ranked #3 on the American Film Institute’s list of the 10 greatest films in the genre “Epic”.
Goofs: Crew or equipment visible: When Oskar Schindler and Itzhak Stern negotiate with the Jewish investors outside the ghetto, Steven Spielberg is reflected on the rear window (his jacket is blowing in the wind).
Steven Russell is happily married to Debbie, and a member of the local police force when a car accident provokes a dramatic reassessment of his life. Steven realizes he’s gay and decides to live life to the fullest – even if it means breaking the law. Steven’s new, extravagant lifestyle involves cons and fraud and, eventually, a stay in the State Penitentiary where he meets sensitive, soft-spoken Phillip Morris. His devotion to freeing Phillip from jail and building the perfect life together prompts Steven to attempt and often succeed at one impossible con after another. Written by The Film Catalogue
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October 2010 (USA)
Germany:102 min (European Film Market)
Country: France , USA
Genre: Comedy , Drama
Rated R for sexual content including strong dialogue, and language.
Tagline: The Conman who wouldn’t go straight
Trivia: The film is based on the real life story of Steven Jay Russell.