Episode 10: The Story of Film: An Odyssey

Films referenced in Episode 10, which I want to watch - either again or for the first time. 1969-1979: Radical Directors in the 70s - Make State of the Nation Movies.
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1.
Fox and His Friends (1975)
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Working class and middle-upper class worlds come together in this interesting look at class conflict... (123 mins.)
 
2.
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
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An almost accidental romance is kindled between a German woman in her mid-sixties and a Moroccan migrant worker around twenty-five years younger. They abruptly decide to marry, appalling everyone around them. (93 mins.)
 
3.
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)
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Petra von Kant is a successful fashion designer -- arrogant, caustic, and self-satisfied. She mistreats Marlene (her secretary... (124 mins.)
 
4.
Alice in the Cities (1974)
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A German journalist is saddled with a nine-year-old girl after encountering her mother at a New York airport. (110 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
5.
Gods of the Plague (1970)
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A man is released from prison and finds the society on the outside less than appealing. With several women as well as the police on his tail, he sets out to find an old friend. (91 mins.)
 
6.
The Second Awakening of Christa Klages (1978)
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Three people rob a bank to help a day care center that's in debt. Wolf is captured, Werner identified... (92 mins.)
 
7.
Arabian Nights (1974)
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In this film inspired by the ancient erotic and mysterious tales of Mid-West Asia, the main story concerns... (130 mins.)
 
8.
The Spider's Stratagem (1970)
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Athos Magnani, a young researcher, returns to Tara, where his father was killed before his birth, at the request of Draifa... (100 mins.)
 
9.
Performance (1970)
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Chas, a violent and psychotic East London gangster needs a place to lie low after a hit that should never have been carried out... (105 mins.)
 
10.
Persona (1966)
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A nurse is put in charge of a mute actress and finds that their personas are melding together. (85 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
11.
Walkabout (1971)
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Two young siblings are stranded in the Australian Outback and are forced to cope on their own. They meet an Australian boy on "walkabout": a ritual separation from his tribe. (100 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
 
12.
My Brilliant Career (1979)
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Sybylla Melvyn is an independent young woman who soon after arriving to live with her Grandmother Bossier... (100 mins.)
 
13.
Minamata (1971 Documentary)
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A documentary about the plight of the victims of Minamata disease, which was caused by the ingestion of fish containing abnormal amounts of mercury released into the sea by a fertilizer factory owned by the Chisso company. (105 mins.)
 
14.
Black Girl (1966)
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A black girl from Senegal becomes a servant in France. (65 mins.)
Director: Ousmane Sembene
 
15.
Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941)
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Tarzan's jungle home, and his family, Jane and Boy, are threatened by men greedy for gold. (81 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
16.
Xala (1975)
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It is the dawn of Senegal's independence from France, but as the citizens celebrate in the streets we... (123 mins.)
Director: Ousmane Sembene
 
17.
Badou Boy (1970)
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Sarcastic look at Senegal's capital following the adventures of a somewhat immoral street urchin. (56 mins.)
 
18.
Hyenas (1992)
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A once-prosperous Senegalese village has been falling further into poverty year by year until the village's... (110 mins.)
 
19.
Kaddu Beykat (1976)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Safi Faye
 
20.
Harvest: 3,000 Years (1976)
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In Ethiopia; there is a slow boiling of a feud between a wealthy Lord and a protester who feels he is mistreating his laborers. While the viewer gets to closely examine the culture, conversations, and lives of the locals who surround them. (150 mins.)
Director: Haile Gerima
 
21.
Hope (1970)
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"Umut" is the story of an illiterate man and his family, whose existence depends on his income as a horse cab driver... (100 mins.)
 
22.
Yol (1982)
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A harsh portrait of Turkey, its people and its authorities, shown through the stories of five prisoners given a week's home leave... (114 mins.)
 
23.
The Battle of Chile: Part II (1976 Documentary)
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Taking place during the Chilean Coup d'état in 1973, this film opens with the attempted military coup of June 1973... (88 mins.)
 
24.
The Battle of Chile: Part I (1975 Documentary)
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The chronicle of the political tension in Chile in 1973 and of the violent counter revolution against the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende. (97 mins.)
 
25.
The Battle of Chile: Part III (1979 Documentary)
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Completed two years after _Batalla de Chile: La insurrección de la burguesía, La (1975)_ and _Batalla de Chile: El golpe de estado... (80 mins.)
 
26.
The Holy Mountain (1973)
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In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a Christ-like character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment. (114 mins.)