When restaurant owner Henri's beloved wife Rita tragically passes away, he finds his complacent life turned upside down. Adrift without the wife who kept the business running, Henri cannot ... See full summary »
France, 1815. After his defeat at Waterloo, Napoleon heads for exile. Royalists occupy Paris and attempt to restore the monarchy. However, the battle doesn't seem to be over. On July 6, ... See full summary »
Henri was raised in a monastery in the Far East and now he lives in America in the deep south where his story begins. As peaceful as he was trained to be, trouble always seems to finds him.... See full summary »
Eli Jeffree Zen,
Six parkour adepts open a gym in Bangkok. When the new gym starts to attract the area's kids, a local gang feels challenged. Their Eurasian leader Kien attacks the foreigners while they are training on a scaffold.
Châu Belle Dinh,
Based on Maurice Dekobra 's famous novel which nobody reads today ;it was already obsolete when the movie was made in the mid-fifties .Diamant-Berger is one of the worst French directors of the old wave :even with a golden subject ("Arsène Lupin") he was not able to make an exciting movie.
In the fifties ,his career was more unfocused as never."La Madonne" is sandwiched between "Le Chasseur De Chez Maxime" / "Mon Curé Chez Les Riches" and "Mon Curé Chez Les Pauvres ".It's a jumble ,a dreadful far-fetched screenplay involving a socialite (and adventuress),lady Diana (Wyndsome), oil wells, stocks,psychoanalysis, conjurers, uranium, a female gaucho , skyjacking, a 60 miles walk in the desert without food or water,a free-for-all,secret agents,you name it....the viewer feels like giving up, well before the final revelations.But he can sleep the sleep of the just :uranium winds up in France's pocket.
Erich Von Stroheim is killed half-way through the movie : maybe he was tired of a hopeless script.Lady Diana's bedroom in the sleeping- car is luxurious and is worth a visit.The actress,Gisèle Pascal ,looks like a poor man's Danielle Darrieux.
NB : Von Stroheim 's character is Dr Traurig" (=sad);how apt!
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