terça-feira, 31 de janeiro de 2023

Dangerous Beauty (1998)

In 16th century Venice, courtesans enjoy unique privileges: dressed richly in red, they read, compose poetry and music, and discuss affairs of state with the men who govern the Republic. When Veronica Franco comes of age, she cannot marry Marco Venier, whom she loves, because she is well born but penniless. Her choice: cloister or courtesan. She steels her heart, and with beauty and intelligence becomes the best. She's a heroine when she helps convince France to aid Venice in war with Turks, but when plague descends, the Church charges her with witchcraft. At her inquisition, she must match wits with an old rival, speak for all women, and call courage from Venier.

No século 16 em Veneza, as cortesãs desfrutam de privilégios únicos: com roupas caras em vermelho, elas leem, fazem poesias e canções. E discutem assuntos de Estado com os homens que governam a República. Quando Veronica Franco vira adulta, ela não pode se casar com Marco Venier, a quem ela ama, porque ela é bem nascida, mas não tem dinheiro. Sua escolha: ou ir para o convento ou virar uma cortesã. Com sua beleza e inteligência, ela se torna a melhor. Ela se torna uma heroína, quando ajuda a convencer a França para ajudar Veneza na guerra contra os turcos, mas quando vem a praga, a Igreja a imputa com feitiçaria. Na sua inquisição, ela precisa usar sua inteligência, falar por todas as mulheres e exigir coragem de Venier.

A Veronica Franco, mostrada no filme, foi uma personalidade real. Ela nasceu em 1546 e morrei em 1591, na idade de 45 anos. Ela foi a cortesã mais famosa da Itália, mas também famosa pelos seus escritos de sátira e poesia.

Director

Marshall Herskovitz

Writers

Margaret Rosenthal (book "The Honest Courtesan"), Jeannine Dominy

Stars

Catherine McCormack, Rufus Sewell, Oliver Platt, Fred Ward, Naomi Watts, Jacqueline Bisset, Jeroen Krabbé, Joana Cassidy.


1 hour and 51 minutes

Subtitles: English and Portuguese (Portugal). Essa última pode não estar completamente sincronizada.

YOUTUBE LINK FOR THE MOVIE: https://youtu.be/EazvszT-ur8


The Veronica Franco depicted in the film was a real person. She was born in 1546 and died in 1591, at the age of forty-five. She was the most famous courtesan in Italy, but she was also famous for her satire and for her poetry.

The alternate title for this movie, "The Honest Courtesan," comes from the term 'cortigiana onesta' which denoted a courtesan who, while sex may or may not have been part of her obligations, was paid mainly to be a companion for intellectual stimulation and/or her poetic or musical talent.

During King Henry's visit, a monk is forcibly detained in an attempt to give Henry a paper. In reality, King Henry III was killed exactly so: a monk, under the subterfuge of giving Henry a private message, fatally stabbed him while whispering in his ear.



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Destiny (Al-massir) - 1997

The story is set in the 12th century in Arab-ruled Spanish province Andalusia, where famed philosopher Averroes is appointed grand judge by the caliph and his liberal court judgments are not liked by everyone. The caliph's political rivals, centered around the leader of a fanatical Islamic sect, force the caliph to send Averroes into exile, but his ideas keep on living thanks to his students.

Um filme egípcio e a estória é situada no século 12 na província espanhola de Andaluzia, na época governada pelos árabes. Onde o famoso filósofo Averróis (um defensor do Aristotelismo) é nomeado juiz supremo pelo califa, mas seus julgamentos na Corte, por serem muito liberais, não agradam a todos. Os rivais políticos do califa, através de um líder de uma seita islâmica fanática, forçam o califa a mandar Averróis para o exílio, mas suas ideias permanecem vivas graças a seus estudantes.

Filme submetido pelo Egito para o Oscar, na categoria de Melhor Filme Estrangeiro.


Directed by

Youssef Chahine, Khairiya A-Mansour(co-director)

Writers:

Youssef Chahine, Khaled Youssef

Stars:

Nour El-Sherif, Layla Olwi, Mahmoud Hemida


Resolution 1080p

2hours & 15 minutes

Audio in Arabic and subtitles in English.

YOUTUBE LINK FOR THE MOVIE: https://youtu.be/rG1k4EgRzns


Official submission of Egypt for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 70th Academy Awards in 1998.


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domingo, 29 de janeiro de 2023

Heart of Glass (Herz aus Glas), by Werner Herzog (1976)

The foreman of a small village glassworks dies without revealing the secret to the famous "Ruby Glass".


Director Werner Herzog

Stars: Josef Bierbichler, Stefan Güttler, Clemens Scheitz


The majority of the actors (with the exception of Hias and the glass blowers) were actually hypnotized by Werner Herzog and perform under hypnosis on screen.

The main character "Hias" is based on the legendary Bavarian prophet Mühlhiasl.

The film is included on Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" list.

The final scene was shot at the same location in Ireland's Skellig Islands as the Ahch-To sequences in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Director Cameo : Werner Herzog is one of the men carrying a load of ruby glass on his back to be thrown into the river.


Subs:  English & Portuguese

Link: https://youtu.be/xaFiJq6QjTw

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Loophole , with Albert Finney and Martin Sheen (1981)

When architect Stephen Booker loses his partnership, he finds jobs hard to come by, and with money in short supply, he unwittingly becomes involved in a daring scheme to rob one of London's biggest bank vaults.

Director John Quested

Writers Jonathan Hales, based on novel by Robert Pollock

Stars: Albert Finney, Martin Sheen, Susannah York, Roberto Morley, Jonathan Pryce

Music by Lalo Schifrin.

Subs: English only.


Copyright: No issues found according to YouTube.


Link for the movie: https://youtu.be/NbbpJX0Bis0

domingo, 15 de janeiro de 2023

Goodbye Solo, by Ramin Bahrani (2008)

On the lonely roads of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, two men forge an improbable friendship that will change both of their lives forever. Solo is a Senegalese cab driver working to provide a better life for his young family. William is a tough Southern good ol' boy with a lifetime of regrets. One man's American dream is just beginning, while the other's is quickly winding down. But despite their differences, both men soon realize they need each other more than either is willing to admit.

Directed by Ramin Bahrani

Stars: Souleymane Sy Savane, Red West, Diana Franco Galindo

Subs: English, Spanish and Portuguese.

YOU TUBE LINK: https://youtu.be/3zGHi8fhFbA

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Little Dieter Needs To Fly - Documentary by Werner Herzog (1997)


German-American Dieter Dengler discusses his service as a U.S. naval pilot in the Vietnam War. Dengler also revisits the sites of his capture and eventual escape from the hands of the Viet Cong, recreating many events for the camera.

Directed & Written by Werner Herzog

Stars: Dieter Dengler, Werner Herzog(narrated by), Eugene Deatrick

Subs: English & Portuguese

YOUTUBE LINK: https://youtu.be/hYpTVaZYTkg

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Eden and After (L'Eden et après), by Alain Robbe-Grillet, 1970

A group of French students are drawn into the psychological and sexual games of a mysterious Dutchman. Once they sample his "fear powder" the students experience a series of hallucinations.

Directed & Written by

Alain Robbe-Grillet

Stars: Catherine Jourdan,Pierre Zimmer,Richard Leduc

Subs: English & Portuguese

Copyright - No issues found.

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/hELbSOo_iC8



terça-feira, 10 de janeiro de 2023

Las 13 Rosas (2007)

The true story of 13 totally normal young women who suffered harsh questioning and were put in prison under made-up charges of helping the rebellion against Franco back in the 1940s. 

Directed by Emilio Martínez Lázaro

Stars: Pilar López de Ayala, Verónica Sánchez, Gabriella Pession

Subtitles - English & Portuguese

Copyright ower is only blocking in Spain.

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Estória verídica de 13 jovens mulheres totalmente normais que sofreram forte questionamento e foram colocadas na prisão sob suspeitas de ajudar a rebelião contra Franco, na Espanha, nos anos 40.

Filme bloqueado apenas na Espanha pelo proprietário dos direitos autorais.

Legendas em Inglês e Português.

LINK: https://youtu.be/TCgfS1z9lpY

sexta-feira, 6 de janeiro de 2023

Una pura formalità , by Giuseppe Tornatore (1994)

Onoff (Depardieu) is a famous writer who hasn't published any new books for quite some time and has become a recluse. When he is picked up by the police one stormy night, without any identification, out of breath and running madly, without clear memory of recent events, the Inspector (Roman Polanski)  is suspicious. Through interrogatory dialectic, the head of this lonely, isolated, broken-down police station tries to establish what has happened, by delving into the mind of his writer-hero, and clearing up a mysterious killing.

Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore

Cast: Gérard Depardieu, Roman Polanski, Sergio Rubini

Music by Ennio Morricone.

Subs: English, Portuguese, Spanish.

LINK: https://youtu.be/dQ9h3l2ePeo


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La Bonne Annee, by Claude Lelouch, (1973)

In the end of 1972, the con artist and thief Simon (Lino Ventura) receives a remission to celebrate the New Year outside the Prison La Santé. While heading to his apartment in Paris to meet his mistress Françoise (Françoise Fabian), Simon notices that a car is chasing his cab. In the apartment, Simon leans that Françoise has a lover and he leaves the place without being noticed.

Simon recalls the Christmas of 1966, when he travels out-season to Cannes with his partner and friend Charlot (Charles Gérard) to heist the jewelry Van Cleef & Arpels. While plotting a scheme to rob the jewelry, Simon meets the intellectual antique dealer Françoise whose shop is the next-door neighbor of the jewelry and he falls in love with her. But his scheme does not work as planned and Simon is arrested.

Directed & co-written by Claude Lelouch

Stars: Lino Ventura, Françoise Fabian,  Jean-Louis Trintignant, Charles Gérard, Mireille Mathieu

Music by Francis Lai.

One of Stanley Kubrick's favorite movies.

And Lino Ventura is one of my favorite actors.

Subs: English & Portuguese.

LINK:  https://youtu.be/edZu1-9vKKo


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Stroszek by Werner Herzog (1977)

Bruno Stroszek is released from prison and warned to stop drinking. He has few skills and fewer expectations: with a glockenspiel and an accordion, he ekes out a living as a street musician. He befriends Eva, a prostitute down on her luck. After they are harried and beaten by the thugs who have been Eva's pimps, they join Bruno's neighbor, Scheitz, an elderly eccentric, when he leaves Germany to live in Wisconsin. In that winter bound, barren prairie, Bruno works as a mechanic, Eva as a waitress. They buy a trailer. 

Directed by Werner Herzog

Based on boojk by Werner Herzog

Stars: Bruno S. Eva Mattes Clemens Scheitz

David Lynch is an admirer of the film, and has called it his favorite work of Herzog's.

The entire crew disliked the last sequence so much that director Werner Herzog had to shoot it by himself. Incidentally, he considers this scene the best he has filmed.

The story was inspired by star Bruno S.'s own life, though mainly the Berlin portion of the film.

The film is included on Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" list.

Subs: English & Portuguese

Copyright owner is blocking in these territories

Austria, Germany, Switzerland.

LINK:  https://youtu.be/8gRanGHtbs4

quarta-feira, 4 de janeiro de 2023

Dean Spanley (2008)

Set in Edwardian England where upper lips are always stiff and men from the Colonies are not entirely to be trusted, Fisk Senior has little time or affection for his son, but when the pair visit an eccentric Indian, they start a strange journey that eventually allows the old man to find his heart.

Directed by Toa Fraser

Stars: Jeremy Northam, Sam Neill, Bryan Brown, Peter O'Toole.

Subs: English and Portuguese

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Filme situado na Inglaterra Edwardiana (1901-1910, durante o reinado de Edward VII) onde as pessoas eram arrogantes e não se devia confiar nos homens das Colônias. Fisk Senior (Peter) tem pouco tempo ou afeição pelo seu filho, mas quando ambos visitam um excêntrico indiano, eles começam uma estranha jornada que irá tocar o coração do velho senhor.

Com : Jeremy Northam, Sam Neill, Bryan Brown, Peter O'Toole.

Filme bloqueado em alguns países,  os EUA entre eles.

Legendas: Inglês e Português. Esta última foi sincronizada com a inglesa através do Point Sync do SubtitleEdit, mas não garanto que fica perfeita no decorrer do filme. Melhor confiar na legenda em Inglês,

LINK: https://youtu.be/ejh13ZgH0PQ

Tokyo Sonata (2008)

The wind of change is blowing as a family grapples with unemployment, alienation, mistrust and a lack of communication. When a Japanese salaryman loses his job to outsourcing to China, it is just the beginning of a series of family shattering incidents leading to the implosion of the family unit.

Director & Writer

Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Stars

Teruyuki Kagawa,Kyôko Koizumi,Yû Koyanagi.

Kiyoshi Kurosawa is not related to Akira Kurosawa.

Subtitles: English & Portuguese

No Copyright issues.

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Os ventos trazendo mudanças para uma família que terá que lidar com o desemprego, alienação, desconfiança e um falta de comunicação. Quando um assalariado japonês perde seu emprego, por causa da terceirização para a China, dá início a uma série de acontecimentos devastadores para a unidade familiar.

Legendas em Inglês e Português.

Direção e roteiro de Kiyoshi Kurosawa, que não tem nada ver com o mestre Akira.

LINK: https://youtu.be/eA6ZpaDhZuI


His Most Serene Highness - Su alteza serenísima - (2001)

From legendary director Felipe Cazals, a historical drama of the last days of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. Despite defeating the Tex...