Melvelet's submission for the Hidden Gems list 2013

by Melvelet | created - 28 Aug 2013 | updated - 23 Aug 2014 | Public

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1. Onna no naka ni iru tanin (1966)

102 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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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?

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Keiju Kobayashi, Michiyo Aratama, Mitsuko Kusabue, Tatsuya Mihashi

Votes: 232

2. Kôshikei (1968)

Not Rated | 117 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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A Korean man is sentenced to death by hanging, but he survives the execution. For the following two hours, his executioners try to work out how to handle the situation in this black farce.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Kei Satô, Do-yun Yu, Fumio Watanabe, Hôsei Komatsu

Votes: 1,525

3. The Pornographers (1966)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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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.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Shôichi Ozawa, Sumiko Sakamoto, Ganjirô Nakamura, Chôchô Miyako

Votes: 1,702

4. Nippon konchûki (1963)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama

7.6
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Life story of a woman born in poverty trying to succeed. Through her many schemes, she faces her ups and downs in a cyclical nature, fueled mostly by self-interest.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Emiko Aizawa, Setsuko Amamiya, Tomio Aoki, Tomoko Aoyagi

Votes: 1,434

5. Prípad pro zacínajícího kata (1970)

102 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.3
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Lemuel Gulliver (Lubomír Kostelka) has had a car accident and continues his journey across the unknown countryside on foot. On the road he finds a dead rabbit dressed like a man and takes a... See full summary »

Director: Pavel Jurácek | Stars: Lubomír Kostelka, Klára Jerneková, Milena Zahrynowska, Radovan Lukavský

Votes: 300

6. Hwanghae (2010)

R | 136 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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70 Metascore

The story of a cab driver in Yanji City, a region between North Korea, China and Russia. His wife goes to Korea to earn money, but he doesn't hear from her since in 6 months. He plays ... See full summary »

Director: Hong-jin Na | Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Yun-seok Kim, Sung-ha Jo, Man-sik Jeong

Votes: 14,027

7. Onna no mizûmi (1966)

102 min | Drama

7.4
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A married woman lets her lover take naked pictures of her. The photos end up in possession of a man who starts blackmailing the couple.

Director: Yoshishige Yoshida | Stars: Mariko Okada, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi, Tamotsu Hayakawa, Keiko Natsu

Votes: 424

8. Lili Marleen (1981)

R | 120 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.2
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In Switzerland German singer 'Willie' falls in love with Jewish composer 'Robert' who offers resistance to the Nazis by helping refugees. But his family thinks that 'Willie' is also a Nazi ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Giancarlo Giannini, Mel Ferrer, Karl-Heinz von Hassel

Votes: 3,081

9. Warum läuft Herr R. Amok (1970)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

7.6
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With slicked-down hair and three-piece suits, dependable Herr Raab is a technical draftsman. He gets along with his colleagues although his boss wants him to go beyond technical cleanliness... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Fengler, Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Lilith Ungerer, Kurt Raab, Lilo Pempeit, Franz Maron

Votes: 1,892

10. Midareru (1964)

98 min | Drama

8.2
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After a bombing raid destroys the family store and her husband, Reiko rebuilds and runs the shop out of love stopped short by destruction.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Yûzô Kayama, Mitsuko Kusabue, Yumi Shirakawa

Votes: 708

11. The End of Summer (1961)

103 min | Drama

8.0
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The family of an older man who runs a small sake brewery become concerned with his finances and his health after they discover him visiting an old mistress from his youth.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Ganjirô Nakamura, Setsuko Hara, Yôko Tsukasa, Michiyo Aratama

Votes: 2,697

12. This Man Must Die (1969)

GP | 110 min | Drama, Thriller

7.9
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A man asserts himself within the life of an actress he believes is somehow responsible for his son's death.

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Michel Duchaussoy, Caroline Cellier, Jean Yanne, Anouk Ferjac

Votes: 3,260

13. Kurutta kajitsu (1956)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Spending their summer on an exotic beach, two brothers fall for the same beautiful girl, whose charm and looks may hide more than they they bargained for.

Director: Kô Nakahira | Stars: Yûjirô Ishihara, Masahiko Tsugawa, Mie Kitahara, Shinsuke Ashida

Votes: 1,390

14. Kamigami no fukaki yokubô (1968)

GP | 173 min | Drama

7.8
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An engineer from Tokyo arrives on a drought-ridden tropical island to drill a well to power a nearby sugar mill. He meets the inbred Futori family, hated by the locals for breaking religious customs.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Chôichirô Kawarasaki, Kazuo Kitamura, Hideko Okiyama

Votes: 933

15. Fear of Fear (1975 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama

7.7
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Margot, who lives in a comfortable middle class apartment, fears that she is losing her mind after having had her second child. Her husband Kurt, who is busy studying for an exam, does not ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Margit Carstensen, Ulrich Faulhaber, Brigitte Mira, Irm Hermann

Votes: 1,242

16. Kenka erejî (1966)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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In Okayama in the mid-1930s, Kiroku attends high school and boards with a Catholic family whose daughter, Michiko, captures his heart. He must, however, hide his ardor and other aspects of ... See full summary »

Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Hideki Takahashi, Junko Asano, Yûsuke Kawazu, Chikako Miyagi

Votes: 1,011

17. Boy (1969)

97 min | Drama

7.6
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A young boy reluctantly aids his swindling father in a threatening scam.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Fumio Watanabe, Akiko Koyama, Tetsuo Abe, Tsuyoshi Kinoshita

Votes: 1,083

18. Hitori musuko (1936)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

7.9
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A widow sends her only son away to receive a better education. Years later, she visits him, finding him a poor school teacher with a wife and son.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chôko Iida, Shin'ichi Himori, Masao Hayama, Yoshiko Tsubouchi

Votes: 2,330

19. The Round-Up (1966)

90 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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In Hungary, the national movement led by Kossuth has been crushed and the Austrian hegemony re-established, but partisans carry on with violent actions. In order to root out the guerilla, ... See full summary »

Director: Miklós Jancsó | Stars: János Görbe, Zoltán Latinovits, Tibor Molnár, Gábor Agárdi

Votes: 1,973

20. Ucho (1970)

94 min | Drama, Thriller

7.9
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Husband (senior ministry official) and wife find their house is riddled with listening devices put there by his own ministry. A harrowing night follows (reminiscent of 'Who's Afraid Of ... See full summary »

Director: Karel Kachyna | Stars: Jirina Bohdalová, Radoslav Brzobohatý, Gustav Opocenský, Miroslav Holub

Votes: 1,881

21. Ai to kibô no machi (1959)

62 min | Drama

7.2
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A young man runs a scam selling pigeons that always return to his home. A rich girl takes an interest in him and tries to help him find a good job.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Fumio Watanabe, Yuki Tominaga, Kakuko Chino, Yûko Mochizuki

Votes: 352

22. Händler der vier Jahreszeiten (1972)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

7.6
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Hans Epp is a self-destructive man who lives a dissatisfied life. He tries to find meaning as a fruit vendor, but a heart attack impedes his ability to work, which turns his dissatisfaction into despair.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Hans Hirschmüller, Irm Hermann, Hanna Schygulla, Klaus Löwitsch

Votes: 3,485

23. In a Year with 13 Moons (1978)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama

7.7
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This drama follows the last few days in the life of Elvira (formerly Erwin) Weisshaupt. Years before, Erwin told a co-worker, Anton, that he loved him. "Too bad, you aren't a woman," he ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Volker Spengler, Ingrid Caven, Gottfried John, Elisabeth Trissenaar

Votes: 2,843

24. Pursued (1947)

Approved | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.4
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A boy haunted by nightmares about the night his entire family was murdered is brought up by a neighboring family in the 1880s. He falls for his lovely adoptive sister but his nasty adoptive brother and mysterious uncle want him dead.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Teresa Wright, Robert Mitchum, Judith Anderson, Dean Jagger

Votes: 2,202

25. Violence at Noon (1966)

99 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Two young women must come to terms with the fact that a man they're deeply linked to is a murdering rapist.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Hideo Kanze, Hideko Kawaguchi, Saeda Kawaguchi, Narumi Kayashima

Votes: 704

26. Nanami: The Inferno of First Love (1968)

X | 87 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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A teenage goldsmith with a dark past tragically falls in love with a young nude model.

Director: Susumu Hani | Stars: Haruo Asanu, Kazuko Fukuda, Kuniko Ishii, Ichirô Kimura

Votes: 601

27. Etsuraku (1965)

104 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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After Atsushi commits murder, he is blackmailed into keeping a suitcase full of embezzled money. What follows is a descent into lustful, reckless actions and regret.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Katsuo Nakamura, Mariko Kaga, Yumiko Nogawa, Masako Yagi

Votes: 1,238

28. Une Femme Mariée (1964)

TV-PG | 94 min | Drama

7.4
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A superifical woman has conflict between choosing her abusive husband and her vain lover.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Bernard Noël, Macha Méril, Philippe Leroy, Christophe Bourseiller

Votes: 2,325

29. Nikutai no mon (1964)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

7.6
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An injured thief on the run finds sanctuary within a brothel of united, ruthless women.

Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Jô Shishido, Kôji Wada, Yumiko Nogawa, Tomiko Ishii

Votes: 2,289

30. Chikamatsu monogatari (1954)

102 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.2
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Ishun is a wealthy, but unsympathetic, master printer who has wrongly accused his wife and best employee of being lovers. To escape punishment, the accused run away together, but Ishun is certain to be ruined if word gets out.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Kyôko Kagawa, Eitarô Shindô, Eitarô Ozawa

Votes: 2,636

31. Ukigumo (1955)

123 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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A tragic social drama set in post war Japan and concerns a lonely woman trying to find purpose and stability in a devastated Tokyo.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Masayuki Mori, Mariko Okada, Isao Yamagata

Votes: 1,766

32. Funeral Parade of Roses (1969)

107 min | Drama

8.2
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The trials and tribulations of Eddie and other transvestites in Japan.

Director: Toshio Matsumoto | Stars: Pîtâ, Osamu Ogasawara, Yoshimi Jô, Koichi Nakamura

Votes: 2,879

33. A Report on the Party and the Guests (1966)

71 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A small group of adult bourgeois friends are on a day outing in the country, that outing which includes having a picnic. While they are going for a walk after the picnic, they encounter a ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Nemec | Stars: Ivan Vyskocil, Jan Klusák, Jiri Nemec, Pavel Bosek

Votes: 1,085

34. The Man Who Put His Will on Film (1970)

94 min | Drama

7.2
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A metaphysical mystery involving a university student's camera getting stolen, and the thief then committing suicide. Looking back upon the event, the situation comes to be questioned if it happened at all.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Kazuo Goto, Sukio Fukuoka, Kenichi Fukuda, Hiroshi Isogai

Votes: 428

35. The Inheritance (1962)

107 min | Drama

7.5
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Two-hundred million yen is up for grabs in a dying businessman's will. The businessman intends to will it to his 3 illegitimate children, but his associates scheme to take advantage of the situation.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Keiko Kishi, Tatsuya Nakadai, Sô Yamamura, Seiji Miyaguchi

Votes: 360

36. Intimidation (1960)

65 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A bank manager is blackmailed into robbing his own bank.

Director: Koreyoshi Kurahara | Stars: Tomio Aoki, Reiko Arai, Jun Hamamura, Norikatsu Hanamura

Votes: 382

37. The Naked Island (1960)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

8.3
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A family of four are the sole inhabitants of a small island, where they struggle each day to irrigate their crops.

Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Taiji Tonoyama, Shinji Tanaka, Masanori Horimoto

Votes: 3,808

38. Le Beau Serge (1958)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

7.2
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After long absence, a man returns to his hometown only to find his best friend has become an alcoholic.

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Gérard Blain, Jean-Claude Brialy, Michèle Méritz, Bernadette Lafont

Votes: 2,365

39. Gishiki (1971)

123 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Upon receiving a shocking telegram from his cousin, a man recounts his early life, as a member of a broad family full of dark secrets that slowly reveal themselves through the clan ceremonies.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Kenzô Kawarasaki, Atsuko Kaku, Atsuo Nakamura, Kiyoshi Tsuchiya

Votes: 669

40. Querelle (1982)

R | 108 min | Drama

6.9
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French sailor Querelle arrives in Brest and starts frequenting a strange whorehouse. He discovers that his brother Robert is the lover of the lady owner, Lysiane. Here, you can play dice ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Brad Davis, Franco Nero, Jeanne Moreau, Laurent Malet

Votes: 4,652

41. Shinjuku dorobô nikki (1969)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Story of a bookstore thief named Birdey who is led through various adventures in Tokyo's Shinjuku district by salesgirl Umeko.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Tadanori Yokoo, Rie Yokoyama, Moichi Tanabe, Tetsu Takahashi

Votes: 458

42. The American Soldier (1970)

80 min | Drama

6.8
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Ricky is a cold-blooded U.S. German contract killer. After serving in Viet Nam, he returns to his home town of Munich to eliminate a few problem crooks for three renegade cops. He inspects ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Karl Scheydt, Elga Sorbas, Jan George, Hark Bohm

Votes: 1,386

43. Liebe ist kälter als der Tod (1969)

88 min | Comedy, Crime

6.7
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Unusual gangster story, in which a small-time pimp Franz, who is torn between his mistress and Bruno the gangster sent after him by the syndicate that he has refused to join. Things are ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Ulli Lommel, Hanna Schygulla, Katrin Schaake, Liz Söllner

Votes: 2,208