L'obscurité de Limby limguela | created - 27 Dec 2012 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
Films with less than 400 checks on iCM.
Films avec moins de 400 checks sur iCM.
Obscure films reviewed on la Saveur (in French) :
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1. A False Student (1960)
94 min | Drama
After failing the entrance exam for university for the fourth time, a young man pretends to be a student to avoid the shame of his family.
Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Ayako Wakao, Jerry Fujio, Jun Fujimaki, Eiji Funakoshi
2. Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)
Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Music, Musical
Bob Gordon is staging a new Broadway Show. He gets an offer of money by Lillian, if she can dance in his show. Gordon's old class mate Irene, tries to get the leading role in this show, but Lillian insists in getting this part herself.
Directors: Roy Del Ruth, W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Jack Benny, Eleanor Powell, Robert Taylor, Una Merkel
3. Samurai Assassin (1965)
122 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
February 17 to March 3, 1860, inside Edo castle. A group of assassins wait by Sakurada Gate to kill the lord of the House of Ii, a powerful man in the Tokugawa government, which has ruled ... See full summary »
Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Keiju Kobayashi, Michiyo Aratama, Yûnosuke Itô
4. White Beast (1950)
97 min | Drama
Keiko Yukawa is a former prostitute and the newest inmate at White Lily, a female rehabilitation facility.
Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Mitsuko Miura, Sô Yamamura, Eiji Okada, Kimiko Iino
5. Travelling Actors (1940)
70 min | Comedy
Story about a group of actors mostly based on the guys playing the horse.
Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Kamatari Fujiwara, Kan Yanagiya, Minoru Takase, Sôji Kiyokawa
6. Yoru no tsuzumi (1958)
95 min | Drama
When a married woman has an affair with a young musician, feudal Japanese law requires that both offenders pay with their lives. However, the woman's husband blames himself for his wife's ... See full summary »
Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Ineko Arima, Masayuki Mori, Sumiko Hidaka
7. Story of a Prostitute (1965)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance, War
In WW2 Manchuria, a prostitute grows to resent an abusive adjutant and falls in love with his aide.
Director: Seijun Suzuki | Stars: Tamio Kawaji, Yumiko Nogawa, Isao Tamagawa, Shôichi Ozawa
8. A Woman's Place (1962)
111 min | Drama
Drama about the lives of the five daughters and daughter-in-law of a store owner.
Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Yôko Tsukasa, Yuriko Hoshi, Reiko Dan
9. Rawhide (1951)
Approved | 89 min | Drama, Romance, Western
A stagecoach stop employee and a stranded woman traveller find themselves at the mercy of four desperate outlaws intent on robbing the next day's gold shipment.
Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Tyrone Power, Susan Hayward, Hugh Marlowe, Dean Jagger
10. Till We Meet Again (1950)
110 min | Drama, History, Romance
The hero Saburo (Okada Eiji) is obstructed by a series of events from meeting Keiko (Kuga Yoshiko), his fiancee.
Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Yoshiko Kuga, Eiji Okada, Osamu Takizawa, Akitake Kôno
11. Kiri no hata (1965)
111 min | Crime, Drama
Kiriko attempts to hire a well-known lawyer to defend her brother's murder case. The lawyer turns Kiriko down as she cannot afford him. Some time later, Kiriko encounters the lawyer again, but this time it is he who needs her help.
Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Chieko Baishô, Osamu Takizawa, Michiyo Aratama, Yûsuke Kawazu
12. A Woman's Life (1963)
126 min | Drama
A woman remember's her own marriage when dealing with the love life of her son.
Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Akira Takarada, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Yuriko Hoshi
13. Cluny Brown (1946)
Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Romance, War
A free-spirited parlor maid and a Czech refugee surprise an English village with their unconventional ways.
Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Charles Boyer, Jennifer Jones, Peter Lawford, Helen Walker
14. They Made Me a Criminal (1939)
Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A champion boxer on the lamb, believed to have committed murder while drunk, takes refuge and finds redemption at a farm for delinquent youths.
Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: John Garfield, Claude Rains, The Dead End Kids, Ann Sheridan
15. A Whistle in My Heart (1959)
126 min | Drama
In the outskirts of a city in Hokkaido, an indigenous Ainu family faces discrimination from their Japanese neighbors, as well as various inter-family problems.
Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Ken Yamauchi, Yoshiko Kôda, Masayuki Mori, Akira Takarada
16. Suzaki Paradise: Red Light District (1956)
81 min | Drama
A couple stand indecisively on a bridge in Asakusa. Tsutae and Yoshiji have lost confidence and passion for their future as they get on the bus for Tsukishima and get off at Suzaki. Across ... See full summary »
Director: Yûzô Kawashima | Stars: Michiyo Aratama, Yukiko Todoroki, Seizaburô Kawazu, Tatsuya Mihashi
17. Beau-père (1981)
13+ | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After her mother dies, fourteen-year-old Marion falls in love with her stepfather, Remy.
Director: Bertrand Blier | Stars: Patrick Dewaere, Ariel Besse, Maurice Ronet, Geneviève Mnich
18. Buffet Froid (1979)
Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Alphonse lives in an empty building. Empty but for one neighbour, the police captain Morvandieu. When the man who have killed Alphonse's wife appears, the three men will be thrown in a serie of event in a surrealist world.
Director: Bertrand Blier | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Bernard Blier, Jean Carmet, Denise Gence
19. L'héritage de la chouette (1990– )
340 min | Documentary, History
A 13-part documentary mini-series (directed by Chris Marker) on the significance of ancient Greek culture in the creation of the modern Western Civilization.
Stars: André Dussollier, Angélique Ionatos, Vassilis Vassilikos, Giulia Sissa
20. The Lovelorn Geisha (1960)
111 min | Drama
Aya is the Madame who runs a restaurant where Geishas meet with their customers to eat, drink, listen to music and sing.
Directors: Yûzô Kawashima, Mikio Naruse | Stars: Yôko Tsukasa, Isuzu Yamada, Akira Takarada, Tatsuya Mihashi
21. Older Brother, Younger Sister (1953)
86 min | Drama
In Older Brother, Younger Sister, director Mikio Naruse's adaptation of an oft-filmed popular novel by Saisei Murô, the eldest daughter (Machiko Kyô) of a rural family comes home pregnant, ... See full summary »
Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Yoshiko Kuga, Yûji Hori
22. The 10th Judicial Court: Judicial Hearings (2004)
Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary
The proceedings of a Paris courtroom are the grist for this documentary. Drawn from over 200 appearances before the same female judge, the director chooses a dozen or so varied misdemeanor ... See full summary »
Director: Raymond Depardon | Star: Michèle Bernard-Requin
23. Autumn Has Already Started (1960)
79 min | Drama
Single mum (father of child dead) from the country with 6th grade boy comes to Tokyo, leaves the boy to live with his uncle's family - wife, male, female teens, run a struggling greengrocer... See full synopsis »
Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Jun Fujimaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Yôsuke Natsuki
24. Le Magnifique (1973)
95 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Writing his 43rd spy novel, François includes people from his life. He's the competent, sophisticated secret agent Bob in stark contrast to François. His cute neighbor is Tatiana who helps Bob in Acapulco.
Director: Philippe de Broca | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jacqueline Bisset, Vittorio Caprioli, Hans Meyer
25. The Visitors (1972)
R | 88 min | Crime, Drama
Bill, Martha and their little child Hal are spending a quiet winter Sunday in their house when they get an unexpected visit from Mike Nickerson and Tony Rodriguez.
Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Patrick McVey, Patricia Joyce, James Woods, Steve Railsback
26. Blind Mountain (2007)
95 min | Crime, Drama
A young woman is kidnapped and sold to a villager in the mountains.
Director: Yang Li | Stars: Lu Huang, Youan Yang, Yuling Zhang, Yunle He
Votes: 2,012 | Gross: $0.01M
27. Ornamental Hairpin (1941)
70 min | Comedy, Drama
At a rural spa, a soldier accidentally cuts his foot on a hairpin. Soon enough he tracks down its lovely owner and finds himself smitten.
Director: Hiroshi Shimizu | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Hiroko Kawasaki, Tatsuo Saitô, Chishû Ryû
28. Bakumatsu zankoku monogatari (1964)
99 min | Action, Drama
A headstrong young man seeks to join the Shinsengumi, but as his determination impresses his superiors, questions begin to arise as to his true identity and intentions.
Director: Tai Katô | Stars: Sumiko Fuji, Chôichirô Kawarasaki, Isao Kimura, Takeya Nakamura
29. The 317th Platoon (1965)
100 min | War
In Vietnam, 1954, a French platoon isolated behind enemy lines tries to come back. It is led by the inexperienced, idealistic sous-lieutenant Torrens, and by adjutant Willsdorf, a WWII veteran of the Wehrmacht.
Director: Pierre Schoendoerffer | Stars: Jacques Perrin, Bruno Cremer, Pierre Fabre, Manuel Zarzo
30. Honkytonk Man (1982)
PG | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A boy with a music talent goes on a journey with his uncle for a stage concert.
Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Kyle Eastwood, John McIntire, Alexa Kenin
Votes: 9,165 | Gross: $4.48M
31. Sword of the Beast (1965)
Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Drama
After killing a counselor of his clan, a fugitive samurai befriends a couple poaching the shogun's gold in the mountains.
Director: Hideo Gosha | Stars: Mikijirô Hira, Gô Katô, Shima Iwashita, Toshie Kimura
32. Onna doshi (1955)
32 min | Short, Drama, Romance
Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hajime Izu, Keiju Kobayashi, Teruko Nagaoka, Meiko Nakamura
33. Blood on the Sun (1945)
Approved | 94 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A dedicated American reporter in 1930s Japan is determined to expose that government's plan for world domination.
Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: James Cagney, Sylvia Sidney, Porter Hall, John Emery
34. Fireworks Wednesday (2006)
Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
On the last Wednesday before the spring solstice ushers in the Persian New Year, people set off fireworks following an ancient Zoroastrian tradition. Rouhi, spending her first day at a new job, finds herself in the midst of a different kind of fireworks -- a domestic dispute between her new boss and his wife.
Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Hamid Farrokhnezhad, Hediyeh Tehrani, Taraneh Alidoosti, Pantea Bahram
35. A Difficult Life (1961)
Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, War
Silvio refuses to fight for the fascists and joins the resistance with Elena. After the war, his vitriolic newspaper articles cause him to be sentenced to imprisonment.
Director: Dino Risi | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Lea Massari, Franco Fabrizi, Lina Volonghi
36. Such a Pretty Little Beach (1949)
91 min | Drama
During the cold and rainy off-season a man arrives in a seaside town and, giving his name only as Pierre, checks into the only hotel which remains open. His arrival arouses curiosity and a ... See full summary »
Director: Yves Allégret | Stars: Madeleine Robinson, Gérard Philipe, Jean Servais, André Valmy
37. Nothing But a Man (1964)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance
A black man and his school-teacher wife face discriminatory challenges in 1960s America.
Director: Michael Roemer | Stars: Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln, Julius Harris, Gloria Foster
Votes: 1,791 | Gross: $0.02M
38. A High Wind in Jamaica (1965)
Approved | 103 min | Adventure, Drama
In 1870, a Jamaican colonial family sends its children to Britain for proper schooling but their ship is taken over by pirates who become fond of the kids.
Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Anthony Quinn, James Coburn, Dennis Price, Lila Kedrova
39. Douce (1943)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
In Paris in 1887, Irène works as a governess to Douce, the grand-daughter of the dowager Countess de Bonafé. Douce believes she is in love with Fabien, the handsome manager of the estate. ... See full summary »
Director: Claude Autant-Lara | Stars: Odette Joyeux, Madeleine Robinson, Marguerite Moreno, Jean Debucourt
40. J'accuse! (1919)
Not Rated | 166 min | Drama, Horror, War
The story of two men, one married, the other the lover of the other's wife, who meet in the trenches of the First World War, and how their tale becomes a microcosm for the horrors of war.
Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Romuald Joubé, Maxime Desjardins, Séverin-Mars, Angèle Guys
41. Dita Saxová (1968)
98 min | Drama
A beautiful, underachieving, 18 year old orphan considers various suitors, ponders philosophy, and takes a young girl under her wing.
Director: Antonín Moskalyk | Stars: Krystyna Mikolajewska, Bohus Záhorský, Karel Höger, Martin Ruzek
42. The Stranger Within a Woman (1966)
102 min | Crime, Drama