Six days in the life of Wilhelm: a detached man without qualities. He wants to write, so his mother gives him a ticket to Bonn, telling him to live. On the train he meets an older man, an ... See full summary »
Hans Christian Blech
The professional mercenary Sir William Walker instigates a slave revolt on the Caribbean island of Queimada in order to help improve the British sugar trade. Years later he is sent again to... See full summary »
"The Silence" is about the emotional distance between two sisters. The younger one is still attractive enough to pick up a lover in a strange city. The older one -- even though she is very ... See full summary »
A man walks with his child on the grass of a hill. He reaches an old country house, where years before he had spent his childhood during World War II. The deserted and desolate rooms make ... See full summary »
After the death of her daughter, Julia Lofting, a wealthy housewife, moves to London to re-start her life. All seems well until she is haunted by the sadness of losing her own child and the ghosts of other children.
After a clip of Brigitta Helm as Maria the robot and a few Biblical wood cuts, we get Maurice Ronet and the so glamorous Evelyn Stewart checking into Hotel Lido's honeymoon suite. He's fighting temptation, connected to his Catholic guilt with numerous childhood flashbacks, which doesn't stop him taking an interest in the also so glamorous Lea Massari across the corridor.
Then there's the noisy toilet.
Celebrity leads, handsome black and white photography and a sparse but characteristic Morricone score build an expectation which the grim film doesn't meet.
Even without knowing that twenty minutes were cut by the Italian censor, the piece has an incomplete feeling.
The director's handful of films remain a foot note to the Italian art film.
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