Nana, the heroine of this movie, has only one chance at real love, with the good-looking ladies’ man Juan Carlos. In this film, based on Manuel Puig’s novel Heartbreak Tango, Nana is too shy to go to bed with him and reveal that she is not a virgin. When he discovers that he has tuberculosis, he is forced to leave town for an extended rest-cure, and when he returns, she has since married a wealthy man who takes her with him to glamorous Buenos Aires. Years after Juan Carlos’ death, she journeys with her children to the town where he died. In her old age, though, she has virtually forgotten their love.
A mysterious murder of a young pop singer that involves several people remains unsolved for a long time even to an experienced investigator. It takes him some time to discover the world of musicians, producers, fashion models and gamblers and finally identifies the murderer, a person nobody suspected.
Luca is a man who runs a mill and he is married to Carmela, a beautiful wife, set in Naples in 1860. But his wife’s beauty catches the eye of Don Teofilo the Governor, who sets about to have Carmela. He has Luca arrested on trumped up charges, and then tries seduce Carmella. She resists, so he tells her he can free Luca, but there are strings attached.
After spending three nightmarish years in a concentration camp, Petros Kazakos, a WWII survivor, returns to his hometown to avenge his betrayal. As the murderer flees the police seeking refuge in the rugged and desolate mountains, he will cross paths with two other fugitives, the hardened revolutionary and escape convict, Kosmas, and the young farmer with the haunting past, Argiris. Their only hope for survival and a fresh start is to cross over the vast sea where freedom lies; however, the lack of money will soon force the unlikely band to stain their hands with blood. Now, only death can purge their souls, but is all hope lost?
Madame Berthe, a newly widowed 70-year-old miser, has lived a sheltered life married to her husband for some sixty years. She determines to venture into the modern world and have as much fun as possible, and in doing so finds that she loves it. She blows her life savings, much to the disapproval of the young people around her.
The film portrays the Italo-Turkish War. A young Italian-educated Libyan nobleman is summoned to fight for the Ottoman Empire when war breaks out in 1911, but eventually decides to change sides and support Italy.
Jean, a psychopath, casually witnesses a young woman’s suicide. In his sick mind, he begins to be convinced he murdered her and starts sending letters to newspapers with details of his “murder”, which eventually lead to the police actually searching for him. As he is about to be caught, he meets a young woman Florinda (Bolkan) and the idea of a real crime begins to shatter his disturbed mind.
Moon Chae-Ku and his friend Kim Chul try to bring the body of Moon’s father back to his native Kwisong Island for burial. Their ferry is intercepted by resentful islanders who will not let the boat dock, because of the father’s political activities in the 1950’s, informing on Communist sympathizers. Kim Chul, through flashbacks, recalls people and events from his island childhood.