Inspired by a true incident during World War II in 'The Train' Burt Lancaster plays a French Resistance fighter doggedly attempting to stop a train used by the Nazis (led by Paul Scofield as Colonel Von Waldheim) to steal precious French art treasures in the summer of 1944. Featuring spectacular action sequences expertly directed by John Frankenheimer 'The Train' is a truly thrilling war film. The Oscar-nominated screenplay by Franklin Coen and Frank Davis superbly recreates the te
As a dwarf Toulouse-Lautrec (Jose Ferrer) believes he's too ugly to ever fall in love. So he loses himself in painting...and cognac. A fixture as Paris' infamous turn-of-the-century Moulin Rouge nightclub Lautrec meets a girl from the street...who then breaks his heart. Luckily newfound artistic success copious amounts of drink and friendship with a new woman keep him alive. Will he be able to mend his broken heart in time to recognize the true love now staring him in the face?
It is high summer in the south of France and one family's peace is about to be disturbed by Elle (Isabelle Adjani) a young woman with revenge on her mind. Elle is a beautiful moody and unsettlingly provocative 19-year-old who returns to the quiet Provence village of her birth to look after her crippled father and German mother. Initially her arousing presence enlivens the usually staid village captivating the young men Pin Pon (Alain Souchon) in particular. But as Elle gradu
A young woman (Isabelle Adjani) in Paris in the 1920s is left penniless and without means of support. A rather strange English couple (Maggie Smith Alan Bates) offer her refuge but at the price of seduction by the husband...
A lively biopic of French artist Toulouse Lautrec directed by John Huston. Deformed in early age when his legs stop growing dwarfish Parisian Lautrec (Jose Ferrer who also plays Lautrec's father) goes on to become one of the masters of Impressionism. 'Moulin Rouge' is famous for its incredibly exhilarating twenty minute can-can sequence which sets the tone for a series of high energy dance routines.
Orson Welles applied his unique directorial style to Kafka's classic work in this 1962 adaptation of The Trial. Anthony Perkins stars as Joseph K. an office clerk who gets arrested one day but is not told why. Welles used interesting techniques during filming such as pin-screen animation to emphasise the atmosphere of K's world. The result is a moving and atmospheric attempt to capture the essence of Kafka's original work.
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