quarta-feira, 27 de setembro de 2023

The Last Adventure - Les aventuriers - (Roberto Enrico, 1967)

Two adventurers and best friends, Roland and Manu, are the victims of a practical joke that costs Manu his pilot's license. With seeming contrition, the jokesters tell Roland and Manu about a crashed plane lying on the ocean floor off the coast of Congo stuffed with riches. The adventurers set off to find the loot. Going with them is Laetitia, an artistic young woman who treats them like brothers, plays along with their schemes, makes sculptures of found objects, and dreams of buying an old fort at the mouth of the Charente. The Congo tip turns out to be a double cross, and the adventurers must pick up the pieces. A trip to Fort Boyard completes the circle


Direção

Robert Enrico

Stars

Alain Delon, Lino Ventura, Joanna Shimkus

Subs: English, Spanish, Portuguese

Video link:  https://youtu.be/XEKMBwi3qZY


Music by François de Roubaix


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segunda-feira, 25 de setembro de 2023

Executive Action (1973) with Burt Lancaster & Robert Ryan

A dramatization about how the high level covert conspirators in the JFK assassination might have planned and plotted the assassination based on the data and facts of the case. It posits that a covert group of rogue intelligence agents, ultra-conservative politicians, unscrupulously greedy business interests, and free-lance assassins become increasingly alarmed at President Kennedy's policies, including his views on race relations, winding down the Vietnam War, and ending the oil depletion allowance. They decide to terminate him through an "executive action" utilizing three teams of well-trained snipers during JFK's visit to Dallas and place the blame on supposed CIA operative Lee Harvey Oswald as the lone assassin.

Director

David Miller

Screenplay by Dalton Trumbo

Produced by Edward Lewis

Stars

Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Will Geer

Music by Randy Edelman


Video link: https://youtu.be/C5UwQ6356cA


Subtitles - English

Husbands (John Cassavetes, 1970)

A common friend's sudden death brings three men, married with children, to reconsider their lives and ultimately leave together. But mindless enthusiasm for regained freedom will be short-lived.

This film brings together John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara and Peter Falk as actors on one screen.


Director & Writer

John Cassavetes

Stars

Ben Gazzara, Peter Falk John Cassavetes

Subtitles: English

Video Link:  https://youtu.be/-zsn83weo64

David McCallum Dies: Beloved ‘NCIS’ Actor Was 90

NCIS veteran David McCallum passed away peacefully this morning, Sept. 25, of natural causes at New York Presbyterian Hospital, surrounded by family. He was 90, having celebrated his birthday less than a week ago.

A fan favorite, McCallum was the last remaining original cast members on CBS’ NCIS, in which he played Chief Medical Examiner Donald “Ducky” Mallard, an eccentric but highly efficient investigator with a knack for psychological profiling, for two decades.

“For over twenty years, David McCallum endeared himself to audiences around the world playing the wise, quirky, and sometimes enigmatic, Dr. Donald ‘Ducky’ Mallard,” said NCIS executive producers Steven D. Binder and David North. “But as much as his fans may have loved him, those who worked side by side with David loved him that much more. He was a scholar and a gentleman, always gracious, a consummate professional, and never one to pass up a joke. From day one, it was an honor to work with him and he never let us down. He was, quite simply, a legend. He was also family and will be deeply missed.”

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of David McCallum and privileged that CBS was his home for so many years,” the network and NCIS studio CBS Studios said in a joint statement. “David was a gifted actor and author, and beloved by many around the world. He led an incredible life, and his legacy will forever live on through his family and the countless hours on film and television that will never go away. We will miss his warmth and endearing sense of humor that lit up any room or soundstage he stepped onto, as well as the brilliant stories he often shared from a life well-lived. Our hearts go out to his wife Katherine and his entire family, and all those who knew and loved David.”

Born in Glasgow, Scotland on Sept. 19, 1933 in a prominent musical family, McCallum studied at the Royal Academy of Music. Following a well received performance from Shakespeare’s King John at a local theater group, he switched his focus to acting while keeping music as a secondary interest. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, he joined Actors’ Equity in 1946 where he began working on BBC Radio and made his debut in a 1946 production of Whom the Gods Love, Die Young. That was followed by several years in repertory theater. His many theater productions include Amadeus, Communicating Doors, The Hunting of the Snark, Comedians, The Lion in Winter and Julius Caesar.

After moving to America in 1961, McCallum was cast in the role of Illya Kuryakin in the TV series The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Initially a minor character with two lines. But that was enough for producers to see that McCallum and star Robert Vaughn had considerable chemistry together, and McCallum was boosted to co-star status, with the role earning him two Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe nod. He went on to appear in the movies The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Great Escape, Mosquito Squadron, Billy Budd, Freud and A Night to Remember.

McCallum found his next hit with NCIS. A close confidante to Mark Harmon’s Jethro Gibbs, his “Ducky” Mallard served as father confessor and paternal figure for the show’s offbeat cast of characters. He remained on the show til the end, working a lighter schedule over the last several years. He showcased his signature sense humor in announcing his return to the show in 2018.

McCallum’s extensive TV series credits also include The Invisible Man, The Education of Max Bickford, Sapphire and Steel, Colditz, Motherlove, Kidnapped, and episodes of The Outer Limits, Law & Order and Sex and the City. He also voiced characters in the animated series The Replacements and Ben 10 and narrated more than 30 books on tape and CD.

In addition to acting, McCallum also orchestrated and conducted a trio of records that put unique spins on some of the period’s more popular songs. In 2016 McCallum published his first novel, Once a Crooked Man.

Callum is survived by his wife of 56 years, Katherine McCallum, his sons Paul McCallum, Valentine McCallum and Peter McCallum, his daughter Sophie McCallum and his eight grandchildren: Julia McCallum, Luca de Sanctis, Iain de Sanctis, Stella McCallum, Gavin McCallum, George McCallum, Alessandro de Sanctis and Whit McCallum.

“He was the kindest, coolest, most patient and loving father,” Peter McCallum said in a statement on behalf of the family. “He always put family before self. He looked forward to any chance to connect with his grandchildren, and had a unique bond with each of them. He and his youngest grandson, Whit, 9, could often be found in the corner of a room at family parties having deep philosophical conversations.

“He was a true renaissance man — he was fascinated by science and culture and would turn those passions into knowledge. For example, he was capable of conducting a symphony orchestra and (if needed) could actually perform an autopsy, based on his decades-long studies for his role on NCIS.

“After returning from the hospital to their apartment, I asked my mother if she was OK before she went to sleep. Her answer was simply, ‘Yes. But I do wish we had had a chance to grow old together.’ She is 79, and dad just turned 90. The honesty in that emotion shows how vibrant their beautiful relationship and daily lives were, and that somehow, even at 90, Daddy never grew old.”

domingo, 24 de setembro de 2023

Farewell My Queen (Benoît Jacquot, 2012)

In July 1789, the French Revolution is rumbling. Far from the turmoil, at the Château de Versailles, King Louis XVI, Queen Marie-Antoinette and their courtiers keep on living their usual carefree lives. But when the news of the storming of the Bastille reaches them, panic sets in and most of the aristocrats and their servants desert the sinking ship, leaving the Royal Family practically alone. Which is not the case of Sidonie Laborde, the Queen's reader, a young woman, entirely devoted to her mistress; she will not give her up under any circumstances. What Sidonie does not know yet is that these are the last three days she will spend in the company of her beloved Queen.


Director

Benoît Jacquot


Stars

Léa Seydoux, Diane Kruger, Virginie Ledoyen


Based on novel by Chantal Thomas.


Video Link:  https://youtu.be/R5xdobVv28w


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segunda-feira, 18 de setembro de 2023

Rough Treatment (Bez znieczulenia) - Andrzej Wajda - 1978

A famous Polish journalist presents a problem for the powers-that-be when he displays his full political skill and knowledge on a television show featuring questions and answers on a world conference by a panel of journalists. His enemies take away his privileges when he is away. The shock of being "unwanted" parallels a deeper disappointment in his private life: his wife has an affair with a jealous young rival, and after 15 years of marriage and two daughters wants a divorce. She offers no explanations as he tries to untie these problems himself. All the moves he makes are the wrong ones. He takes on drinking heavily with students eager to attend his seminar after discovering the class has been canceled. The journalist, once suave and commanding is reduced to silence.

Director

Andrzej Wajda

Stars

Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Ewa Dalkowska, Andrzej Seweryn


Alternate title (Without Anesthesia). Subtitles in English.

Video Link:  https://youtu.be/bvIq4cCGBr8


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quinta-feira, 14 de setembro de 2023

The House on Carroll Street (Peter Yates, 1988)

Emily Crane is fired after refusing to give names to a 1951 House Un-American Activities Committee, and takes a part-time job as companion to an old lady. One day her attention is drawn to a noisy argument being conducted largely in German in a neighboring house, the more so since one of those involved is her main senator prosecutor. Starting to look into things, she gradually enlists the help of FBI officer Cochran, who was initially detailed to check her out; just as well when things turn nasty.

Director

Peter Yates

Stars

Kelly McGillis, Jeff Daniels, Mandy Patinkin, Jessica Tandy.

Subtitles: English, Portuguese.

Video Link:  https://youtu.be/AAiNYjMZfNU

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quarta-feira, 13 de setembro de 2023

Giovanni´s Island - Jobanni no shima - (Mizuho Nishikubo , 2014)

In the aftermath of the most devastating conflict mankind had ever experienced, the tiny island of Shikotan became part of the Sakhalin Oblast... and on the unhealed border in this remote corner of the world, friendship among children from two different countries timidly blossomed, striving to overcome language barriers and the waves of history. Inspired by true events.

Director

Mizuho Nishikubo

Stars

Tatsuya Nakadai,Yukie Nakama, Yûsuke Santamaria

Subs: English

Video Link:  https://youtu.be/_u_5vtmJdMc

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terça-feira, 12 de setembro de 2023

The Comedy Man , with Kenneth More (1964)

Charles Byrd, known as "Chick", has spent his adult life acting in small repertory companies all over the UK, and he's never had much luck. All too aware that he's no longer young, Chick makes one last stab at finding success in London.

Director
Alvin Rakoff

Stars
Kenneth More, Cecil Parker, Dennis Price, Billie Whitelaw, Edmund Purdom

Subs: English, Portuguese.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/JgJfCWGF2O4

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segunda-feira, 11 de setembro de 2023

Back To Back,, Face To Face - Bei kao bei, lian dui lian - (1994)

Wang Shuangli is Deputy Director of the local Cultural Centre, and hopes to be appointed Director. However Old Ma is brought in from the country and installed as Director. This starts a long train of events with Wang's cronies using the bureaucracy to try to oust the new director. At home, Wang has problems because his father wants Wang to have a son to carry on the family name. However, because of the one-child policy, Wang cannot have any more children unless his young daughter is certified infirm.

Directors
Jianxin Huang, Yazhou Yang

Stars
Zhenhua Niu, Kesheng Lei, Qiang Li

Substitles: English

Video Link: https://youtu.be/jsnSv_IVJuw

domingo, 10 de setembro de 2023

Facing Windows ( La finestra di fronte) - 2003

Giovanna has been married to her devoted husband for nine years. She carries the responsibility for the whole family. The strain of this begins to show when her overly considerate husband adds another burden by bringing home an elderly amnesiac, a man with a painful past.

Director
Ferzan Özpetek

Stars
Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Massimo Girotti, Raoul Bova

Subs: English & Portuguese

Video Link: https://youtu.be/FAxJOnE-dBM

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sábado, 9 de setembro de 2023

Tepepa (Giulio Petroni, 1967)

A Mexican revolutionary contends with a tenacious police chief, a corrupt President he put in power, and an English doctor who wants him dead for personal reasons.

Italian Spaghetti Western with Tomas Milian and Orson Welles.

Music by the great, great, Ennio Morricone.

Director
Giulio Petroni

Stars
Tomas Milian, Orson Welles, John Steiner

Subs: English & Portuguese

Video Link:  https://youtu.be/PYAHvEtfABw

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Black Magic (Orson Welles, 1949)

Novelist Alexander Dumas tells his writer-son of Joseph Balsamo, a gypsy boy in southern France who was embittered because his parents were wrongfully hanged and he himself was tortured by the order of Viscount de Montagne. Years later, the man, a carnival charlatan, attracts the attention of Dr. Mesmer, a pioneer in the study of hypnotism. Balsamo rejects Mesmer's plea that he use his power for healing and, instead, decides to use it to seek wealth and fame. He changes his name to Count Cagliostro, and achieves fame throughout Europe by mixing hypnotism with mysticism and showmanship. He is called to cure a girl, Lorenza, held by De Montagne, because she resembles Marie Antoinette, wife of the heir to the throne of France. Cagliostro decides to join De Montagne and Madame du Barry in a plot to seize the power by discrediting the future Queen.

Directors
Gregory Ratoff, Orson Welles (uncredited)

Based on book by Alexander Dumas

Stars
Orson Welles, Nancy Guild, Akim Tamiroff, Raymont Burr and Silvana Mangano (uncredited)

Subs: English & Portuguese


YouTube movie link: https://youtu.be/ei4Us5YmYiY

sexta-feira, 8 de setembro de 2023

Sunshine (István Szabó, 1999)

The film follows a Jewish family living in Hungary through three generations, rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire. The patriarch becomes a prominent judge but is torn when his government sanctions anti-Jewish persecutions. His son converts to Christianity to advance his career as a champion fencer and Olympic hero, but is caught up in the Holocaust. Finally, the grandson, after surviving war, revolution, loss, and betrayal, realizes that his ultimate allegiance must be to himself and his heritage.

Director
István Szabó

Writers
István Szabó, Israel Horovitz

Stars
Ralph Fiennes, Rosemary Harris, Rachel Weisz, William Hurt, Mark Strong and John Neville as General Sors.

Music by Maurice Jarre

Subs: English & Portuguese

YouTube link:  https://youtu.be/yQ_VxX41ZqQ

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quinta-feira, 7 de setembro de 2023

Sorcercer (William Friedkin, 1977) Remastered Version

A gangster, a crooked banker, a hit man and an Arab terrorist are stranded and on the run in a small village in South America. Their only chance of escape is to drive two trucks filled with unstable dynamite (leaking nitroglycerin) up a long and rocky mountain road in order to plug an escalating oil refinery blaze. With their deadly cargo likely to explode at the slightest bump, the four men must put aside their differences and work together to survive.

Director
William Friedkin

Stars
Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal

Subs: English and Portuguese

YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/WMio1A_ncOQ

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The Inn of The Sixth Happiness (Mark Robson, 1958)

A tenacious British woman becomes a missionary and runs an inn for travelling merchants in China during the Japanese invasion and the tumultuous years leading up to the Second World War.

Director
Mark Robson

Writers
Isobel Lennart, based on book by Alan Burgess

Stars
Ingrid Bergman, Robert Donat, Curd Jürgens, Burt Kwouk

This is the final film of the great Robert Donat, who died during its making. In the scene in which he is saying goodbye to Gladys as the elders prepare to take their leave of the city, he says, as though he was prophesying his death, "I fear we shall never see each other again."


Curd Jurgens, one of my favorite German actors.

Burt Kwouk would later be Cato, Peter Sellers´ friend in the Pink Panther series of movies.

Link for the movie: https://youtu.be/goKt-Uo_NsI

Subs: English & Portuguese
 

John Rabe (Florian Gallenberger, 2009)

A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38.


Director
Florian Gallenberger

Stars
Ulrich Tukur, Daniel Brühl, Steve Buscemi
 

Ulrich Tukur would live as Rommel in a 2012 TV Movie, which is also posted here in my YouTube channel.

Several Japanese actors when approached immediately turned down any suggestion about appearing in the film. The Nanking massacre still touches a raw nerve in Japan today and for some Japanese actors the thought of appearing in a film about it was beyond comprehension.

Subs: Engiish & Portugueses
Link for the movie: https://youtu.be/02UHNyUhulw

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terça-feira, 5 de setembro de 2023

Kin-dza-dza! (Georgiy Daneliya, 1986)

One winter evening, a Russian foreman named Vladimir and a Georgian student named Gedevan meet a strange man at the street, who claims to be stranded on Earth away from his home planet and shows them a teleportation device. Not knowing the odds, Vladimir and Gedevan press a random button on the device and end up on the planet named Pluke, where the advanced technology coexists with deserted wastelands, rusty exterior, tyrannical government and a rigid caste system. Now the two will have to get back home, getting acquainted with local customs and culture on their way.

Director
Georgiy Daneliya

Stars
Stanislav Lyubshin, Evgeniy Leonov, Yuriy Yakovlev.

Subs: English & Spanish.

Link for the video:  https://youtu.be/3c7HXsigeC0

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...