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May 22, 2018 / Foreign

French diplomat Dominique Auphal is put under surveillance by an unnamed secret service. They wish to find a weakness in his life in order to control him politically. Auphal becomes “File no. 51”: his private life is spied, analysed and commented.

WATCH MOVIE Le Dossier 51 (1978)

May 22, 2018 / Foreign

Prostitutes from Athens are transported by truck for the pleasure of the occupying Italian Army in this World War II drama. The 15 women are driven by a young lieutenant who gives a ride to a fascist major. Tension mounts between the two soldiers as the truck is attacked, and some of the women are killed. Love blossoms between one of the prostitutes and the lieutenant, and he encourages her to return home knowing he will never see her again. 

WATCH MOVIE Le Soldatesse (1965) AKA The Camp Followers

May 22, 2018 / Horror
May 22, 2018 / Musical

The young Countess Wilma is forced to wed by midnight or lose her inheritance. Wilma impulsively chooses gypsy vagabond Latzi, offering him a huge sum of money if he’ll consent. Swallowing his pride, Latzi agrees to the marriage, but soon Wilma falls in love with the young Lieutenant Von Tokay who is himself in love with Latzi’s gypsy sweetheart Timka.

WATCH MOVIE Caravan (1934)

May 22, 2018 / Pre Code

A child genius has fun getting her cousin into trouble. When she is not bedeviling her cousin, she is helping her father get out of trouble with con artists.

WATCH MOVIE Finn and Hattie (1931)

May 22, 2018 / Foreign

Postwar Tokyo. Pin and Toku live in the squatter area of Kappanuma, also known as “The Ditch”. Pin and Toku are avid gamblers. They take in Tsuru, a slightly demented woman who has run away from a geisha house. In order to rip Tsuru off, Pin lies that he’s a student who can’t afford his school fees. Tsuru willingly whores herself to support Pin. Eventually the neighbours start to exploit Tsuru as well.

WATCH MOVIE Dobu (1954) AKA Ditch

May 22, 2018 / Foreign

Kyoko, the daughter of a successful novelist, marries an aspiring writer. However, her husband’s difficulties with his writing and his resentment over her father cause deep strains in the marriage.

WATCH MOVIE Anzukko (1958) AKA Little Peach

May 20, 2018 / Drama

Philip Ainley is a happily-married English teacher at a major USA university, whose life is turned upside down when his wife and child are killed by an explosion and fire in their home. Ainley’s associate teacher, Tom Lawry, and the secretary of the department, Katherine Mead, a widow, do what tan to comfort him after the tragedy. As time goes by, Lawry thinks that nothing further can be done and becomes jealous of Katherine’s continued efforts to help Ainley. Ainley, following an outward calm during the funeral and following days, tries to escape his sad anxiety through alcohol, and then via a suicide attempt.

WATCH MOVIE Night Into Morning (1951)