The 'keys to freedom' for citizens of Hong Kong are US passports, as their city quakes with the imminent transition to Chinese Communist rule. A deadly black market for passports is ... See full summary »
The fascinating story of a brave young scientist from 11th century Arabia. Ibn Al-Haytham embarks upon a quest to uncover ancient mysteries that would change our world forever. A journey of science from darkness into light.
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Saint Peter, a reluctant but passionate leader, from the crucifixion of Jesus to his own. The film's first half dramatizes the New Testament's "Acts": early fear, the renewal of Pentecost, ... See full summary »
Browning is a PI with a bad cold, who's sent to investigate a case by a mysterious client.He stumbles across the body of a young woman and is stabbed to death, and when he wakes up in ... See full summary »
Helena hasn't seen her husband Pierre in two years. Pierre has been kept as a political prisoner in a near island, among other hundreds of men, with forced work. Dozens of men die every ... See full summary »
It was the last line for estimable director Richard Pottier,the man who directed the first version of "some like it hot" ("Fanfare D'Amour" ).He could also be good at films noirs as "Meurtres" or "la Ferme Aux Loups" bear witness.But as far as adventure movies are concerned ,it does not really make it.The screenplay is not only dull and slow,as the precedent users pointed out,it's also desultory and incoherent.Pierre Benoit's books were extravaganzas ("L'Atlantide" on which Pabst based one of his movies) which were acceptable in the exotic atmosphere of the FRench thirties ;in the fifties,it was over the hill.The adventure movie,as HG Clouzot had brilliantly proved ("le Salaire De lA Peur") became more demanding.....
What have we got here: an absurd cast gathering French (Jean Claude Pascal as the handsome macho raider ,Jean Servais as the villain),Gianna Maria Canale ,the Italian Beauty ,as a treacherous courtesan , Omar Sharif (you read well:he was credited under his Egyptian name) ,Jean Lefevre (later a specialist of French coarse comedies),Lucianna Paoluzzi (later a James Bond girl in "Thunderball" as Paluzzi)..... And even Juliette Greco who pulls the obligatory little tune in a nightclub .Both Greco's song and a belly dance are mostly filler.
The subject revolves around uranium which was found by Sharif in the Arabian desert.Despite the ending,"the treasure of the Sierra Madre" ,it isn't....
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