пятница, 20 января 2017 г.

To xypolito tagma (1953)

To xypolito tagma / The Barefoot Battalion

Director: Gregg G. Tallas
Music by Mikis Theodorakis
Stars: Maria Costi, Nikos Fermas, Stavros Krozos, Vasilios Frangedakis, Nicholas Zaharias, Antonios Voulgaris, Ketty Gyni, Evangelos Yiotopoulos, Manolis Rigas

This is the story of a besieged country in wartime and the effect of such on the children. Told in flashback by a young man after the war, he tells how he and his orphaned sister can barely subsist and he has become a petty thief. He comes across a group of boys, the "Barefoot Batallion", who steal food from the Germans and distribute it to the needy and destitute of the city. The boys take pity on the brother and sister and let the two join them. In addition to their work of stealing food and provisions, they also hide and eventually smuggle an American aviator out of the country.
In Greek, with English hardsubs

четверг, 19 января 2017 г.

Hamasa Ha'aroch (2004)

Hamasa Ha'aroch / The Long Journey

Director & Writer: Eran Kolirin
Stars: Shiri Golan, Oded Katash, Nir Keinberger, Alon Pdut, Yossi Pollak, Liora Rivlin
Young boy Benny obsessed with basketball and with dreams of meeting a famous Israeli player Oded Kattash at a practice game his father has promised to take him to. But the father has too many problems -- separation from his wife, gambling debts, and a crumby sales job representing house trinkets no one wants. The boy's mother is trying to date men she meets over the internet, but they are all jerks of one sort or another. Her parents have their own issues, especially her father who is obsessed with a neighbor who seems to always get his way, even with an unjustified "Handicapped" parking sign. The film takes place in less than 24 hours, but during the scenes from that day and night we learn a lot about some everyday people just trying to get by in modern-day Israel.

In Hebrew, with Hebrew, French and English subs (in .mkv)

вторник, 17 января 2017 г.

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)

Director: Nicholas Webster
Stars: John Call, Leonard Hicks, Vincent Beck, Victor Stiles, Chris Month, Donna Conforti, Bill McCutcheon, Pia Zadora, Leila Martin

Martians, upset that their children have become obsessed with TV shows from Earth which extoll the virtues of Santa Claus, start an expedition to Earth to kidnap the one and only Santa. While on Earth, they kidnap two lively children that lead the group of Martians to the North Pole and Santa. The Martians then take Santa and the two children back to Mars with them. Voldar, a particularly grumpy Martian, attempts to do away with the children and Santa before they get to Mars, but their leader Lomas stops him. When they arrive on Mars, Santa, with the help of the two Earth children and a rather simple-minded Martian lackey, overcomes the Martians by bringing fun, happiness and Christmas cheer to the children of Mars.

In English

воскресенье, 15 января 2017 г.

Meet Me at the Fair (1953)

Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: Dan Dailey, Diana Lynn, Chet Allen, Scatman Crothers, Hugh O'Brian, Carole Mathews, Rhys Williams

A boy named Tad flees from the orphanage, meantime, and is given a ride by Doc Tilbee, a man with a traveling medicine show.

USA, Universal International Pictures (UI)
In English

пятница, 13 января 2017 г.

Tobenai chinmoku (1966)

Tobenai chinmoku / Silence Has No Wings

Director: Kazuo Kuroki
Stars: Mariko Kaga, Hiroyuki Nagato, Shôichi Ozawa, Fumio Watanabe, Kyû Sazanka, Minoru Hiranaka, Rokkô Toura

This Japanese allegory begins as a small boy catches a rare butterfly. Unfortunately, his teacher accuses him of lying because that species does not occur in their area. Suddenly the world is seen from the butterfly's view, and the route by which it came to the boy's area is traced.

In Japanese, with English subs (.srt)

среда, 11 января 2017 г.

White Water Summer (1987)

Director: Jeff Bleckner
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Sean Astin, Jonathan Ward, K.C. Martel, Matt Adler, Caroline McWilliams, Charles Siebert

An experienced guide (Vic) accompanies a city boy (Alan) and his three friends on their first wilderness experience. Hoping to teach the four boys lessons not only about the wilderness, but about themselves, Vic pushes them to the limit. Soon after alienating the boys, Vic finds himself in desperate need of help and must rely on his students in order to survive.

USA, Columbia Pictures Corporation
In English (fourth audio), with Russian and English subs (in .mkv)

вторник, 10 января 2017 г.

...One Third of a Nation... (1939)

Director: Dudley Murphy
Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Sidney Lumet, Leif Erickson, Myron McCormick, Hiram Sherman, Muriel Hutchison, Percy Waram, Otto Hulett, Iris Adrian, Charles Dingle, Baruch Lumet

Adapted from a play which was originally produced by the Federal Theatre Project, this is a film from the Depression era which shows the disparity between life in the slums and the life of the upper class. When a young man inherits a city block in the ghetto, he begins to meet those who live there. One, a young boy, had been crippled in a fire which ripped through his tenement. He meets and falls in love with this young boy's sister as well.

In English

понедельник, 9 января 2017 г.

Baxter! (1973)

Director: Lionel Jeffries
Stars: Scott Jacoby, Patricia Neal, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Britt Ekland, Lynn Carlin, Sally Thomsett, Paul Eddington, Frances Bennett

Roger Baxter comes to London with his divorced mother. They are rich and he's enrolled in a very exclusive school, which he hates. His mother is a self-absorbed artistic socialite who has little time for her son. His father is still in the States and he's as absent to his son as he is to us viewers (we hardly ever see him). Also Roger has a speaking disability (he cannot pronounce "r") which further separates him from the rest of the "normal" people. The sun shines for our hero through a handful of encounters: to a young couple (a French chef and a Swedish model) who become surrogate older siblings, a young girl who's as close to a romantic interest that Roger comes to but not quite and the Speech therapist who's a much stronger mother figure than his own mother.

In English

суббота, 7 января 2017 г.

Eréndira (1983)

Director: Ruy Guerra
Stars: Irene Papas, Claudia Ohana, Michael Lonsdale, Oliver Wehe, Rufus, Blanca Guerra, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Pierre Vaneck, Sergio Calderón
This tantalizing blend of eroticism and mysticism was adapted from a novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Erendira (Claudia Ohana) has a strange and wondrous vision; shortly afterward, her grandmother's house burns down. The grandmother (Irene Papas) gets her revenge by forcing Erendira to become a prostitute. As the "johns" become increasingly prosperous (along with grandma), Erendira keeps her wits about her by experiencing even more bizarre visions.

Country: France | Mexico | West Germany
French dubbed (originally filmed in Portuguese and Spanish)