World War II, Japan: Saburo, a Tokyo-based student, meets Keiko, an illustrator of propaganda posters, in a bomb shelter during an air raid on the city and becomes infatuated with the young woman. After several more chance encounters, a tender, yet passionate love develops between the two. Their relationship, however, remains unconsummated as Saburo is called up to the front to fight as a soldier of Japan’s imperial army. As time goes on, Japan’s war of aggression becomes a lost cause, which threatens to destroy the prospects of the lovers’ ever meeting again…
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This compilation documentary was produced for HBO with the association of the American Film Institute as part of the worldwide salute to the 100th anniversary of motion pictures. The film uses extensive historical and new interviews, from D.W. Griffith and Lillian Gish to important actors and directors of today, and hundreds of clips from well-known films to effectively tell the story of the American film.
A young man finds out that his parents had been used in an atomic-weapons experiment shortly before he was born, and that the results have had some unexpected effects on him.
Nahapet (meaning patriarch in Armenian) has lost his family, his house and all his properties during the Armenian Genocide in 1915. Self-absorbed and reticent, he’s like a withered tree. The village on the slope of Mount Aragats, where he finds shelter, consists only of half-destroyed houses and sun-scorched earth. Could Nahapet find the inner strength to build a new house, start a new family and revive the things cast away by his destiny? This eternal story of resurrection is symbolic for the Armenian nation’s history.
Set in the 1960s, the film follows the lead character Kent, as he travels along the California coast. As he drifts, he recalls his former troubled girlfriend, Bobbi who committed suicide after he broke off their relationship. During his travels he meets up with different women. However, he moves along rather than stay put in hopes of finding a meaning to his life.
A guideless old tour proprietor trumps his new-fangled rival by offering a genuine mystery trip. The takers are a crowd of eccentrics and dropouts from all backgrounds.
Domingos is a member of an African liberation movement, arrested by the Portuguese secret police, after bloody events in Angola. He does not betray his companions, but is beaten to death in prison, and not knowing he is dead, his wife goes from a prison station to another, trying in vain to know where he is.
A documentary film which captures the zeitgeist of the Ulster punk scene in the late 70s during The Troubles. Featuring live performances from bands, such as The Undertones and Stiff Little Fingers and interviews with fans.