In this documentary set in the jungles of Siam, farmer Kru lives with his family, pet goat, a gibbon ape and a water buffalo. Kru’s harvesting is disrupted by a leopard attacking the goat and, later, a tiger killing the water buffalo. Kru and the villagers band together to destroy the animals, only to be attacked by the “chang,” or elephants. After half of the village is destroyed, Kru and the men round up the elephants, then realize they can use them as labor for restoring their rice fields.
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A small radio station is saved from going bankrupt by a backer, who agrees to invest money for television equipment if the owner allows his dancing daughter Annabelle to dance and sing on the screen. Due to her voice, her singing needs to be dubbed by the owner’s girlfriend Pat Abbott. Problems arise when the owner starts dating Annabelle.
In Seattle, nine-year-old Luke Winfield is the only witness to his father’s murder at the hands of a rain-slicker-wearing killer with a cargo hook. However, the boy fantasizes the murderer as Captain Hook, in an escape from the traumatic reality. Detective T. Bass, who is in charge of the investigation enlists child psychologist, Dr. Hollis who’s failed marriage was caused by her inability to have children. While getting closer to Luke she has an affair with Bass. She also discovers some troubling family secrets ensuring she is next to be slain.
An American geologist accidentally discovers oil in Turkish mountains. An assassin is sent by someone to eliminate him because of that. He boards a passenger boat to try to escape. However, one of the passengers is the assassin.
Laurie has been in show business since she was a child. Her dream is to be a singer, songwriter and actress. Her father wants her to be a comedian like him and Laurie only tries because it pleases her father. But she is a lousy comedian. She auditions for everything and is engaged to Ken, but Ken does not understand her needs. She has a one night stand with Chris, only to later find that he is a director. She has many emotions that have not yet been addressed and she must face them before she can get on with her life.
Cute Sophie is an amoral French girl living in a sumptuous Venetian palazzo. She is the kept woman of a very rich but undesirable fellow named Eric von Bergen, an ex-nazi turned forger. Not long ago, she was still the mistress of another shady guy by the name of Sforzi, now von Bergen’s secretary. She falls in love with yet another man, this time a handsome compatriot, Michel Lafaurie, an honest reporter-photographer. Her love is true but destiny is rampaging its way through the wintry alleys of Venice…
Filmmaker Nanni Moretti goes on three disparate journeys. First, he rides through Rome on a scooter, musing on cinema, and has a chance encounter with actress Jennifer Beals. Next, he and his friend, Gerardo, tour a number of islands searching for a peaceful place to write a screenplay. And finally, Moretti, hampered by a nagging skin rash, goes from doctor to doctor looking for the right diagnosis, which may or may not turn out to be severe.
Henryk Greenberg, a Polish-born American who lost much of his family in the Holocaust, is the subject of Pavel Lozinski’s mind-blowing, 47-minute, 1992 documentary chronicling Greenberg’s return to the village of his childhood. Certain of the location where his father and younger brother were murdered, Greenberg returns to find most of his former neighbors predictably claiming foggy memories at first; but soon their recollections come more easily.