Restless married couple Maria and Paul take a road trip through Spain with their friend Claire. While Paul and Claire carry on a clandestine affair, Maria becomes obsessed with a recent ... See full summary »
Greece, in the 1920's, is occupied by the Turks. The country is in turmoil with entire villages uprooted. The site of the movie is a Greek village that conducts a passion play each year. ... See full summary »
Melina Mercouri plays an actress who is attempting a comeback with a staging of the Greek tragedy "Medea" (about a woman who kills her children) in her native Greece. As a publicity stunt, ... See full summary »
The powerful Greek ship-owner and constructor Thanos proposes to marry Phaedra during the baptism of a ship with her name. Phaedra, who is the daughter of Thanos' greatest competitor, is a ... See full summary »
Manena goes on vacation with her father, Francisco, to a part of southern Chile. She discovers that her father's obsession with catching all the carp in his artificial lagoon is making the local Mapuche tribe angry, so she has to stop him.
Producer/director Jules Dassin wanted to remake The Informer (1935) with an all-black cast, set in inner-city America. The original Liam O'Flaherty story was based on the Irish rebellion against the English in the early 1920s. Dassin felt it mirrored black-white relations in the US in the 1960s. See more »
Like THE SPOOK WHO SAT BY THE DOOR this is a must see.
I remember this film seeing it as a child. It left a strong and vivid impression on me and may have contributed to my choosing a career in the performing arts. It would be later(much later) that I would find out how important Jules Dassin was to the world of cinema. I'm hoping that like Ivan Dixon's film will be transferred to DVD soon so that a new generation of fans can appreciate the artistry. Julian Mayfield didn't get the kind of support or backing that could have led to a rich and prolific career. Seeing that Ruby Dee's in the cast lets you know that this is not your average shoot-em-up. 1968 was such a watershed year. Even from the perspective of a 10 year old I sensed earth-shaking events were going on and this film is sort of a thumbnail etching of that time.
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