Mrs. Bayles, the stern but fair principal of a small-town high school, learns that a former student is running a sleazy gambling club. When thuggish politico Killaine rebuffs the principal’s efforts to put it out of business, she wins enough cash playing dice at the crooked dive to open a more wholesome nightspot to compete with it. But when Killaine’s teen daughter causes a fight at the new café, Mrs. Bayles might lose everything.
Seven Women, Seven Sins represents a quintessential moment in film history. The women filmmakers invited to direct for the seven sins were amongst the world’s most renown: Helke Sander (Gluttony), Bette Gordon (Greed), Maxi Cohen (Anger), Chantal Akerman (Sloth), Valie Export (Lust), Laurence Gavron (Envy), and Ulrike Ottinger (Pride). Each filmmaker had the liberty of choosing a sin to interpret as they wished. The final film reflected this diversity, including traditional narrative fiction, experimental video, a musical, a radical documentary, and was delivered in multiple formats from 16, super 16, video and 35mm.
Two childhood friends dream about escaping to Los Angeles to pursue their fame and fortune as filmmakers.
A young man hitchhiking through the desert is picked up by a beautiful woman. They have an affair, and he finds out that she’s married. The consequences of the affair lead to murder and blackmail.
In this offbeat melodrama, a crazed gardener is relegated to a mental hospital after he goes berserk and beheads his wealthy boss. The scuttlebutt in the courtroom is that the killer has stolen over a million dollars from his former employer and has hidden it on the estate. A professional actor is hired to feign insanity to get into the home, befriend the maniac, and find out where he hid the cash. Once he is admitted, the hapless actor encounters bedlam as he meets the patients, undergoes electroshock therapy, and suffers through several injections. Eventually he finds himself falling for a manic-depressive woman.
A few days before Filippos leaves London for a holiday on Crete, a Greek island, he sees that his girlfriend is cheating with his brother. He does not tell them anything about it, but during the holidays Filippos’ brother disappears without a trace. Both Alexis, who is a homosexual and secretly in love with Filippos’ brother, and his girlfriend put pressure on Filippos to indicate what he knows about the disappearance. However, Filippos sees this as the start of a dangerous game.
In Toronto, Canada, a troubled police detective investigates fixed betting and corruption in the world of heavyweight boxing. He uncovers a plot by a crime boss to use computerised data to rig fights. Everything is resolved during an explosive finale, set during a world heavyweight championship bout.
The owner of some circus fairground attractions buys a midget to try and improve his luck. The move is a success and the small lad starts to help run the expanding shows. Problems start when he falls for a more normal size young Hungarian singer who then joins the circus.