A young and hapless Antwerp thief, working for a gang led by leather-clad Philippe Clay, quarrels with his boss and kills him during a fight. Enlisting his sister’s help, he tries to get rid of the body in the harbour, – attracting the attention of a night watchman who seeks to profit from the situation.
Barjo is eccentric, naive and obsessive. After he accidentally burns down his house during a “scientific” experiment, he moves in with his impulsive twin sister Fanfan, who is married to Charles “the Aluminum King”. In his new surroundings, Barjo continues his old habits: cataloging old science magazines, testing bizarre inventions and filling his notebooks with his observations about human behavior and his thoughts about the end of the world. Through Barjo’s journals we see the development of conflict and sexual tension between Fanfan and Charles, and the descent of Charles into madness.
Camille, a young, provincial, proletarian man works for Hélène Courtray, who is still beautiful and seductive. She’s a sophisticated, cultivated and well-to-do woman who has engaged him to care for her reclusive son who has spent the past few years voluntarily locked up in his room. An encounter between two persons and two worlds where the relationship of the young man to this closed, strange and unknown universe rapidly turns tradegy.
In August, 1991, Estonia reclaims its independence from the USSR and brings to its national bank nearly $1 billion in gold bullion hidden in Paris for 50 years. Russian mobsters have a bold plan to hijack the gold after shutting down the capital’s power at midnight. For this they need Toivo, an electrical technician. His wife is pregnant and she urges him to take the job (“$5000 buys lots of baby food”). After Toivo leaves for the plant, his wife goes into labor. Birth and blackout happen simultaneously; the baby needs an incubator, but there’s no power. Jealousies within the Mob undercut the plan’s smooth operation, and soon the Mob has Toivo to deal with as well.
Professor Tejada is an expert in magic. He and his daughter go to a show by the magician Eglé Elohim, they are fascinated by their demonstrations of great power, so he decides to investigate more about Eglé, without knowing the torment that is coming.
Film version of David Goodis’ novel has lawyer Juan Milford wanting to run away with exotic dancer Diana Lander. Unfortunately, he’s also a kept, married man by wealthy older woman Amanda Merlino de Milford who promises to provide evidence of his criminal past to the police if he ever leaves her.
A retired gangster leave his home in a tropical paradise for one last caper. He deals with a shady trio of double crossing crooks in a counterfeit scheme in the Netherlands.
An old mafia leader tries to quit his old bloody past after getting out of jail but his rivals don’t let him to realize his plan. Asim Mavzer, acted by Yilmaz Guney has to take the revenge of his daughter.