The film is an artistically spare depiction of the Greek myth of Sysiphus, sentenced to eternally roll a stone up a mountain. The story is presented in a single, unbroken shot, consisting of a dynamic line drawing of Sysiphus, the stone, and the mountainside.
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When Simon is released from prison, he emerges with a bold kidnapping scheme. He enlists the help of an old cohort and his former lover, Martine, to kidnap a young boy. The child’s father is an employee at a bank, and the three criminals blackmail the financial institution, demanding $1 million in ransom. Out of fear, the bank pays the sum, but the kidnappers may have bitten off more than they can chew.
The Hunters, a thematic epilogue to the historical trilogy that centers on a group of middle-aged hunters who discover the perfectly preserved, 30 year-old frozen remains of a partisan (bearing an uncoincidental resemblance to the Byzantine image of Jesus Christ) and, compelled to deliberate on its ‘proper’ disposition, spend a haunted, restless evening confronting their past. Set in post-junta era Greece, the film is a contemporary allegory on the nation’s deliberate suppression of painful and unflattering history and collective deflection of personal accountability.
The changing America of the 60s examined by Simon and Garfunkel through footage of their 1969 tour, intimate backstage conversation and newsreels.
Jan has his own night radio show where people can simply call and talk about their own troubles. The station management does not share his compassion for lonely souls and think the show is useless. Jan has a wife with a drinking problem and a girlfriend on the side who does not understand him either. He becomes more and more irritated and eventually loses control of himself and ends up in a mental clinic.
The life of noted Swiss painter Aloïse, whose work was accomplished during 40 years in a mental hospital to which she was commited after protesting against World War I.
Omar is a young and lively, rather macho Algerian who holds a good job in the Department of Frauds and lives in a crowded apartment with his sisters, his mother and grandparents. He loves to listen to Arabian and Indian music, to party with his friends, and to dream about women. A friend of his gives him a tape; when he listens to it, he is fascinated by the woman’s voice. That same friend arranges for him to meet the woman, who is totally different from what he had imagined on hearing her voice.
This film examines the reasons why the United States decided to engage in the Korean War. Scenes describe Russia’s attempt to gain power following World War II (Korea included), and its refusal to allow free elections in the country. Footage shows Soviet-backed North Korean troops’ movement into South Korea on June 25, 1950, the United Nations’ response, and the armed struggle against both North Korean and later Chinese troops led by General Douglas MacArthur.