L'obscurité de Lim

Films with less than 400 checks on iCM.

Films avec moins de 400 checks sur iCM.

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1.
A False Student (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
(94 mins.)
 
2.
Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Bob Gordon is staging a new Broadway Show, but he is short of money. He gets an offer of money by the young widow Lilian... (101 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
 
3.
Samurai Assassin (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
February 17 to March 3, 1860, inside Edo castle. A group of assassins wait by Sakurada Gate to kill the lord of the House of Ii... (122 mins.)
Director: Kihachi Okamoto
 
4.
White Beast (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
(97 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
5.
Travelling Actors (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
(70 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
6.
Yoru no tsuzumi (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When a married woman has an affair with a young musician, feudal Japanese law requires that both offenders pay with their lives... (95 mins.)
Director: Tadashi Imai
 
7.
Story of a Prostitute (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In WW2 Manchuria, a prostitute grows to resent an abusive adjutant and falls in love with his aide. (96 mins.)
Director: Seijun Suzuki
 
8.
A Woman's Place (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(111 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
9.
Rawhide (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A stagecoach stop employee and a stranded woman traveler find themselves at the mercy of four desperate outlaws intent on robbing the next day's gold shipment. (89 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
10.
Till We Meet Again (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(110 mins.)
Director: Tadashi Imai
 
11.
Kiri no hata (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Kiriko attempts to hire a well-known lawyer to defend her brother's murder case. The lawyer turns Kiriko down as she cannot afford him. Some time later, Kiriko encounters the lawyer again, but this time it is he who needs her help. (111 mins.)
Director: Yôji Yamada
 
12.
A Woman's Life (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
(126 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
13.
Cluny Brown (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Amateur plumber Cluny Brown gets sent off by her uncle to work as a servant at an English country estate... (100 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
14.
They Made Me a Criminal (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A boxer flees believing he has comitted a murder while he was drunk. (92 mins.)
Director: Busby Berkeley
 
15.
Whistle in My Heart (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
(126 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
16.
Suzaki Paradise Red Light (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A couple stand indecisively on a bridge in Asakusa. Tsutae and Yoshiji have lost confidence and passion... (81 mins.)
 
17.
Beau Pere (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
After her mother dies, fourteen-year-old Marion falls in love with her stepfather, Remy. (123 mins.)
Director: Bertrand Blier
 
18.
Buffet Froid (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Black comedy about solitude and dishumanization of the modern world, through the adventures of three men... (89 mins.)
Director: Bertrand Blier
 
20.
Evening Stream (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(111 mins.)
 
21.
Older Brother, Younger Sister (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
(86 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
22.
The 10th Judicial Court: Judicial Hearings (2004 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The proceedings of a Paris courtroom are the grist for this documentary. Drawn from over 200 appearances before the same female judge... (105 mins.)
 
23.
Autumn Has Already Started (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
(79 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
24.
The Man from Acapulco (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Francois Merlin is an espionnage-book writer. He likes to mix every-day character he can met in his book... (95 mins.)
 
25.
The Visitors (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Bill, Martha and their little child Hal are spending a quiet winter Sunday in their cosy house when... (88 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
26.
Blind Mountain (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A young woman is kidnapped and sold to a villager in the mountains. (95 mins.)
Director: Yang Li
 
27.
Ornamental Hairpin (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Emi Ota and her friend Okiku stay briefly at a mountain inn and then return to Tokyo. Later, Nanmura... (75 mins.)
Director: Hiroshi Shimizu
 
28.
Bakumatsu zankoku monogatari (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
(99 mins.)
Director: Tai Katô
 
29.
The 317th Platoon (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In Vietnam, 1954, a French platoon isolated behind enemy lines tries to come back. It is led by the inexperienced, idealistic sous-lieutenant Torrens, and by adjutant Willsdorf, a WWII veteran of the Werhmacht. (100 mins.)
 
30.
Honkytonk Man (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
As the film opens on an Oklahoma farm during the depression, two simultaneous visitors literally hit... (122 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
31.
Sword of the Beast (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A fugitive samurai encounters a married couple who steal mountain gold for their clan. Upon hearing that the clan is going to betray and kill them, the samurai decides to fight for them. (85 mins.)
Director: Hideo Gosha
 
32.
Onna doshi (1955 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
(32 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
33.
Blood on the Sun (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A dedicated American reporter in 1930s Japan is determined to expose that government's plan for world domination. (98 mins.)
Director: Frank Lloyd
 
34.
Fireworks Wednesday (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
On the last Wednesday before the spring solstice ushers in the Persian New Year, people set off fireworks following an ancient Zoroastrian tradition. Rouhi, spending her first day at a new job, finds herself in the midst of a different kind of fireworks -- a domestic dispute between her new boss and his wife. (102 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
 
35.
A Difficult Life (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Silvio refuses to fight for the fascists and joins the resistance with Elena. After the war, his vitriolic newspaper articles cause him to be sentenced to imprisonment. (118 mins.)
Director: Dino Risi
 
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37.
Nothing But a Man (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A proud black man and his school-teacher wife face discriminatory challenges in 1960s America. (95 mins.)
Director: Michael Roemer
 
38.
A High Wind in Jamaica (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In 1870, a Jamaican colonial family sends its children to Britain for proper schooling but their ship is taken over by pirates who become fond of the kids. (103 mins.)
 
39.
Love Story (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In Paris in 1887, Irène works as a governess to Douce, the grand-daughter of the dowager Countess de Bonafé... (104 mins.)
 
40.
J'accuse! (1919)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The story of two men, one married, the other the lover of the other's wife, who meet in the trenches of the First World War, and how their tale becomes a microcosm for the horrors of war. (166 mins.)
Director: Abel Gance
 
41.
Dita Saxová (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A beautiful, underachieving, 18 year old orphan considers various suitors, ponders philosophy, and takes a young girl under her wing. (103 mins.)
 
42.
The Stranger Within a Woman (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two friends meet in a bar. Later that night, one friend's flirtatious wife is reportedly in an accident. The other friend doesn't feel well. What's come over him? (102 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
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44.
Sincerity (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(67 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
45.
The Blade (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
After the master of the Sharp Manufacturer saber factory abdicates and appoints On, his least popular worker... (105 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
 
46.
Poignant Story (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(106 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
47.
The Great Killing (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A Shogunate Elder connives to rule Japan by making his puppet, the Shogun's brother Tsunashige, the next Shogun... (118 mins.)
Director: Eiichi Kudô
 
48.
Nine Bachelors (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Fast-thinking Guitry contrives a scheme to earn easy money from rich women with expiring visas by marrying... (125 mins.)
Director: Sacha Guitry
 
49.
Poor Cow (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A young woman lives a life filled with bad choices. She marries and has a child with an abusive thief at a young age who quickly ends up in prison... (101 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Loach
 
50.
Garde à vue (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A police inspector, suspecting an attorney of two child sex murders, has him held for a questioning session that goes on for hours. (86 mins.)
Director: Claude Miller
 
51.
Tsuruhachi Tsurujirô (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
(88 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
52.
Hero of the Red Light District (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
(109 mins.)
Director: Tomu Uchida
 
53.
Woman They Almost Lynched (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Laying on the Missouri-Arkansas border, the neutral Border City, its female mayor and city council, take no side in the ongoing Civil War and they're prepared to hang any troublemaker, Yankee or Confederate, who stirs the townsfolk up. (90 mins.)
Director: Allan Dwan
 
54.
Kafuku zempen (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
(78 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
55.
Learn from Experience, Part II (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
(79 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
56.
Il ferroviere (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The railroad engineer Andrea Marcocci has been working with his partner and friend Gigi Liverani for... (118 mins.)
Director: Pietro Germi
 
57.
Untamed Woman (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A woman marries, gives birth to a stillborn child, and divorces, falls in love with a hotel-keeper, only to find herself subordinated to his drive for success, takes up with a tailor who cannot console himself with her strong personality. (121 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
58.
Miss Oyu (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Shinnosuke is introduced to Shizu as a prospective marriage partner, but he falls in love with her widowed sister Oyu... (94 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
59.
Série noire (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Franck Poupart is a slightly neurotic door-to-door salesman in a sinister part of Paris' suburbs. He meets Mona... (111 mins.)
Director: Alain Corneau
 
60.
The Patsy (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An awkward teenager hopelessly in love with her elder sister's boyfriend tries to make him notice her. (78 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
61.
She Was Like a Wild Chrysanthemum (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An old man, being rowed along a river, sees a field of daisies (or Wild Chrysanthemums, as they are described in the title... (100 mins.)
 
62.
Seisaku's Wife (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
(93 mins.)
 
63.
Intimidation (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A bank manager is blackmailed into robbing his own bank. (65 mins.)
 
64.
Muddy River (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Two boys, whose parents ply their trade by the mouth of a muddy river in Osaka, become close friends... (105 mins.)
Director: Kôhei Oguri
 
65.
Sopyonje (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Despite its falling popularity, a father teaches his two children the Korean musical tradition of Pansori (one singer accompanied by one drummer). (112 mins.)
Director: Kwon-taek Im
 
66.
Chiyari Fuji (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A samurai travels to Edo with his two servants. On their way, they meet many people and encounter great injustice. (94 mins.)
Director: Tomu Uchida
 
67.
The Lower Depths (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A charismatic thief makes friends with a bankrupt baron who comes to live in the thief's slum. Meanwhile the thief seeks the love of a young woman, who is held emotionally captive by her slumlord family. (95 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
68.
The Brothers Karamazov (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Ryevsk, Russia, 1870. Tensions abound in the Karamazov family. Fyodor is a wealthy libertine who holds his purse strings tightly... (145 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
69.
The Big City (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Life at home changes when a house-wife from a middle-class, conservative family in Calcutta gets a job as a saleswoman. (131 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
 
70.
Sundays and Cybele (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After killing a child when his plane crashes in a Vietnamese village, Pierre suffers from delayed stress and partial amnesia... (110 mins.)
 
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72.
Afrique 50 (1950 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Documentary about the living conditions in a small Ivorian village during French colonization. (17 mins.)
Director: René Vautier
 
73.
A Story Written with Water (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A young man who's about to marry is torn between his fiancée and the love for his mother. His past, dreams and desires unfold simultaneously. (120 mins.)
Director: Kiju Yoshida
 
74.
Hallelujah (1929)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In a juke joint, sharecropper Zeke falls for a beautiful dancer, Chick, but she's only setting him up for a rigged craps game... (109 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
75.
The Intruder (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A man in a gleaming white suit comes to a small Southern town on the eve of integration. He calls himself a social reformer. But what he does is stir up trouble--trouble he soon finds he can't control. (84 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
76.
The Pornographers (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Life of a pornographer who tries to stay under the radar of the mob. He has a mistress, a step-son, a step-daughter (whom he's attracted to) and a wife who believes her first husband was reincarnated as a restless carp. (128 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
 
77.
Unfinished Piece for the Player Piano (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Early in the 20th century, family and friends gather at the country estate of a general's widow, Anna Petrovna... (103 mins.)
 
78.
The Chase (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Harikomi is an atypical film noir with a social background. It tells the story of two detectives of Tokyo that, on the trail of a murderer, they have to faced with Sadako that will end up questioning their role of police officers and men. (116 mins.)
 
79.
Zero no shôten (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Teiko's new husband disappears on a business trip. She discovers a pair of mysterious postcards hidden away in a book that may be clues to his fate. (95 mins.)
 
80.
A Fugitive from the Past (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Three thieves escape from a heist, one of them killing the other two. He is sheltered by a prostitute and sought after by the police, but only after ten years his true motivation unravels. (183 mins.)
Director: Tomu Uchida
 
81.
Uwasa no onna (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Hatsuko Umabuchi is a widow who runs a prosperous geisha house in present day Kyoto. Her daughter Yukiko... (83 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
82.
Ohara Shôsuke-san (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(97 mins.)
Director: Hiroshi Shimizu
 
83.
The Immortal Story (1968 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The Portuguese colony of Macao in the 19th century. Mr. Clay is a very rich merchant and the subject of town gossip... (58 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
84.
That Man from Rio (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young man comes to the rescue of his girlfriend abducted by thieves and brought to Rio. An extravagant adventure ensues. (112 mins.)
 
85.
Le silence est d'or (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
1910 : A friend leaves his daughter, Lucette, with Emile a French film producer. Emile falls in love with her... (100 mins.)
Director: René Clair
 
86.
Devils on the Doorstep (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
During the Japanese occupation of China, two prisoners are dumped in a peasant's home in a small town... (139 mins.)
Director: Wen Jiang
 
87.
Kiru (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A samurai seeks revenge and redemption after his family is executed by a rival clan. (71 mins.)
Director: Kenji Misumi
 
88.
Meshi (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Michiyo lives in the small place Osaka and is not happy with her marriage, all she does is cook and clean for her husband. (97 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
89.
Edward and Caroline (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Edouard is a pianist, married with Caroline. This evening, they are invited to Claude's. Claude is the snobbish uncle of Caroline... (88 mins.)
Director: Jacques Becker
 
90.
Summer Clouds (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
(128 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
91.
The Road to Glory (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The story of trench life during World War I through the lives of a French regiment. As men are killed and replaced jaunty Lt. Denet becomes more and more somber. His rival for the affection of nurse Monique is Capt. La Roche. (103 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
92.
Kill! (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two ronin - an ex-samurai and an ex-farmer - get caught up a local official's complex game of murder and betrayal. (115 mins.)
Director: Kihachi Okamoto
 
93.
Zen and Sword (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Tomu Uchida
 
94.
The Heart (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
At the end of Meiji era a young student befriend an older man who as a proof of trust but also as a kind of exorcism entrust him his secret, a story about jealousy, betrayal , shame and guilt. (120 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
 
95.
Family Life (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A teenage girl suffers a nervous breakdown. (108 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Loach
 
96.
Men in War (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
During the Korean War, a battle-worn lieutenant and his platoon are behind enemy lines, and have orders to march to Hill 465 for possible relief. (102 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
97.
Westward the Women (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A trail guide escorts a group of women from Chicago to California to marry men that have recently began settling there. (118 mins.)
 
98.
Bushido (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
After a salary-man's fiancée attempts suicide, he remembers his gruesome family history, which sees his ancestors sacrificing themselves for the sake of their cruel lords, and realizes that he's about to repeat their mistakes. (122 mins.)
Director: Tadashi Imai
 
99.
The Girl with the Hat Box (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Natasha and her grandfather live in a cottage near Moscow, making hats for Madame Irène. Madame and... (60 mins.)
Director: Boris Barnet
 
100.
Misunderstood (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Andrew's brave front convinces his father that he is unaffected by his mother's death. Playmate and protector of his little brother Miles... (105 mins.)
Director: Luigi Comencini