Based on the novel of the same name by Graham Greene, this is a story of a French advocate Chavel who, while imprisoned by the Germans during the occupation, trades his material possessions... See full summary »
Kristin Scott Thomas,
Dr. Eduardo Plarr, despite the name is an Anglo working in a Latin American country. His work is a return home after several years. He begins to form and re-establish friendships and begins... See full summary »
A story about an English businessman in 1930s Germany who encounters a financier who has forged his career on greed, corruption and opportunism, rather than the traditional British principles of decency and fair play.
A killer for hire named Raven kills his target. However, he believes that he was just killing an ordinary person, but before he knows it, there's a massive manhunt for him. It seems that ... See full summary »
On the run from the US police after being charged with embezzlement, a billionaire attempts to flee to Mexico by stealing the identity of a stranger. However, his life is made much more ... See full summary »
This is told through the eyes of Robinson, a lonely wanderer who obsessively follows an everyday businessman through the streets of a modern London. He knows his every move, he steps his ... See full summary »
Andrew Harwood Mills,
Before the memory of the immortal and incomparable James Mason is lost, his final performance must be made available to the public.
This cynical, oftentimes quite funny tale is set in the city where author Graham Greene made his home. Greene was an Anglo-Catholic and a communist both at once. No surprise his novels present moral dilemmas--even those he modestly labeled "entertainments". Many Graham Greene novels have been successfully filmed--too many to list here. This one is about a fabulously wealthy and reclusive businessman who enjoys playing mind games with various members of the upper class--dangling rich gifts before them but making them go through humiliating rituals to obtain them.
His butler, played with comic brilliance by stage actor Nicholas Le Prevost, is a liveried ruffian apparently hired for his ability to turn away visitors so rudely they won't come back.
But the doctor has a soft spot: a beautiful daughter with none of Fischer's bitterness or contempt for humanity. And thereby hangs the tale...
It's a role seemingly made for the world-weary James Mason, himself a resident of Geneva (Switzerland) at the time of his death.
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