Life is one cliff-hanger after another for a bright and beautiful woman and the reluctant young man who joins her in defying death as they investigate a series of baffling murders and disappearances in the Caribbean for a mysterious novelist whose best-selling thrillers are based on chilling reality.
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Colourful, wildly stylised, immense captivating fable, including animation, kabuki and butoh and collapsing sets. About a soothsayer at court who was driven to insanity by the murder of his lover and will marry her likeness. And indeed, she’s a fox in human form!
Simon Peter, a disciple of Jesus, attempts to live according to the guidance of the Messiah. Peter takes in a runaway fugitive he assumes to be a boy but who turns out to be a half-Arab princess named Fara. Fara wants to take revenge against her father, King Herod, for his humiliation of her mother. However, when she is joined by a suitor, Prince Voldi they both feel the influence of Peter’s teachings about the word of Christ.
Rigby, Larribee, and Grant each have one third of Bill Joyce’s map locating his gold mine. The three plus Joyce’s sister Helen head for the mine. An accident with a runaway horse carrying supplies leaves them stranded in the desert with very little water.
Kevin is wandering through the confused haze that most college students pass through at one time or another: lectures that make little – if any – sense, pranks by the fraternities and sororities, deep yet meaningless discussions on philosophy with ones friends. Through all of this, Kevin passes in and out of a dream-like fantasy world, in which he and his friends sail the ship ‘Queen of Sheba’ to a variety of islands, with natives both friendly and hostile.
A young man goes to work in a logging camp to fulfill a boyhood ambition and a jealous loggers rigs things to make him appear to be an incompetent bungler. But he proves himself successfully conveying an injured workman to the hospital in a careening truck, whose brakes have been tampered with, down a mountainside.
A small town during the 15th century. A band of smugglers settle in the abandoned Grey Tower. At a city auction a mysterious stranger buys the tower. Rumors has he is sent by the devil.
Jean Benoit-Lévy’s silent documentary detailing chronologically Pasteur’s life, directed by Jean Epstein and based on a screenplay by Edmond Epardaud, with most of the story taken from “La Vie de Pasteur” by René Vallery Radot, adapted by Edmond Floury. Intertitles tell us of his discovery of microbes. Scenes filmed on location where he lived and reconstructed sets alternate between informational intertitles.