Based on the real life of Dr. Marcel Petiot: During world war II Petiot, an MD living in occupied Paris, promised to help wealthy Jewish people among his patients to flee occupied France ... See full summary »
Christian de Chalonge
When the express elevators in the Millennium Building, one of New York's most famous landmarks, start to malfunction and behave in erratic ways, elevator mechanic Mark Newman is sent out to... See full summary »
Translation of the above: Karmina, a young vampire (only 140 years old) flees her Translylvanian castle where she must marry the horrible Vlad to please her father, the mean Baron, and her ... See full summary »
A Hungarian band plays American rock & roll and blues hits with great enthusiasm and passion, but success seems to avoid them. TV and radio don't play their songs, sometimes even their ... See full synopsis »
Gyula Deák Bill,
The tenants of a rundown building on the outskirts of Tehran with no legal heir face major housing problems to deal with: major repairs and threat of eviction by greedy building manager who wants to own the building.
In the early eighteenth century a blacksmith is innocently condemned to death for stealing silver. When the local executioner in anger kills a woman, the blacksmith gets a chance to escape the death penalty - by stepping in as executioner.
Ruth and Michel separate after Ruth finds another man, Paul. Ruth and Paul go to her sunny, idyllic beach side villa to spend summer. They are having a great time together, and then things ... See full summary »
Rappaport's film is a series of vignettes that show our "casual relations" in various senses of the word. Most insightfully and most directly, the most memorable scene in the film, in which a male and female ex awkwardly talk as they drive to a hotel to "reacquaint," with the Stones' "Under My Thumb" playing all the while, shows how casually we consider our relations to others and how casually we consider the relationship between pop culture and everyday life. There are some other great scenes: a man tries to pick up another man at a disaster film documentary screening; a woman poses for a nude photographer as the photographer castigates his wife and child; a woman makes a stag film, and we are uncomfortably shown a great deal of the film; a woman shoots a man, and the scene is replayed several times, with different narration (from the woman or the man) each time; a man begs God to help him through a bad drug trip; a woman watches countless old films on her T.V. There's an awful film-within-a-film about vampires too. The film is very different from the documentaries that Rappaport is known for. It's worth tracking down.
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