The young and fanatical Jon is appointed pastor to a remote church in 17th century Iceland. As is custom, he marries the widow of his predecessor, a woman much older than he is. He is ... See full summary »
Hilmir Snær Guðnason,
Hallgrímur H. Helgason,
A artist model who leads the ever hapless Arturo de Córdova away from the arms of his innocent, blue-eyed wife and down, down, down into the ecstatic depths of degradation which include a stop at seedy Panamanian nightclub.
Arturo de Córdova,
Four teenage friends go on a road trip through Argentina. On their way, they find a castle left abandoned in the middle of a forest. They decide to investigate further, only to discover it's gruesome secrets and former residents.
Juan Sebastian Alvarez Windey,
Gilbert Archer, a Broadway gossip-columnist for a newspaper, learns that his best friend,a priest, has been murdered and one of the suspects is a pretty girl, Patricia Foster. In one of the... See full summary »
A fascinating fantasy / fairy tale with music. The apple in question is a version of the one offered to Adam, but the story is modernized and really quite funny, proving that Helmut Käutner, who began his career as a member of a topical cabaret group, was not only the great master of cinematic poetry but also of sharp and witty allegory. The film has aged quite well, mainly because there's nothing to compare it to - that kind of film-making is long forgotten. The viewer doesn't even have to know too much about the situation in Germany back in 1948 - as always, Käutner distances himself from the present "reality" and shows us an alternative view of existence, which transcends time. The film cries out for colour, but that of course was quite impossible three years after the collapse of Germany and its blooming film industry.
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