The story takes place in the old streets of Porto and by the banks of the Douro River. A gang of very young kids has just accepted a new member, Carlitos, a shy boy who has “played it tough” by stealing a doll in a shop. Carlitos soon has a crush on Terezinha, the only girl in the group. The trouble is that Eduardo, the gang boss, is also in love with the pretty girl. And he will not allow any rival to challenge him.
Jacques Arnaud arrives in a small town somewhere in the province. Soon a citizen reports to him that strangers have broken into his house where they stole a mysterious “black dossier”.
As in the novel of the same title from Camilo Jose Cela, “La Colmena” is a sad composition with the stories of many people in the Madrid of 1942, just the postwar of the Spanish civil war. The main theme of the film is the contrast between the poets, surviving close to misery under the Franco’s regime, and the winners of the war, the emerging class of the people that makes easy money with illegal business.
A chance meeting reunites Lise and Antoine, ex-lovers who had a brief fling 20 years before. Humbled by Antoine’s lofty position as a university professor, Lise is reluctant to admit that she’s a lowly police inspector. But, when a high-profile case involving a potential serial killer of politicians is assigned to Lise, she’s forced to admit what she does for a living. Together, the old flames race against the clock to stop the murderer.
Widely considered to be an inspirational title in the horror genre, Der Golem is a classic example of early German Expressionist cinema. Taking its themes from folkloric legend, Der Golem tells the tale of Rabbi Loew, a Jewish community leader who creates a huge monster from clay to help save his people from persecution.
When recently retired train operator Wladyslaw Orzechowski is struck and killed by a train, railroad investigators interview those who worked with him to determine whether the death was accidental — or perhaps murder. The investigators learn immediately that Orzechowski was disliked by both his younger coworkers, whom he bullied, and the management, whom he despised. But as the investigation continues, other surprising and unexpected sides of Orzechowski come to light.
Shishedo, a mortician, is grief-stricken when his favorite singer is killed in a car accident. As a result, he vows to help her get the most “appropriate” burial. Afterward, Shishedo disappears and leaves his co-workers to deal with the ghostly aftermath. In the next segment, Gigi wants a memorial service for her departed mother. Seizing the opportunity, Shishedo’s co-workers coaxed Gigi into purchasing tons of service materials from them. Upset at the greed, the ghost of Gigi’s mother returns to haunt the workers. Lastly, Hung was dumped by her boyfriend Daviv because the thought of her working at the mortuary doesn’t appeal to him. When Hung does the unthinkable to escape the pain, Daviv finds himself facing retribution.
In a post-apocalyptic world divided between two groups called the Flockers and the Ravagers, an adventurer and his “pleasure girl” try to find their way to a rumored safe haven called the Land of Genesis.