The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they've decided to take on one last job - showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world. (imdb)
The Shell Seekers (2006) - TV Movie
Shifting in time, the film tells the story of Penelope, the daughter of unconventional parents, examining her past and her relationships with her adult children. Penelope in her 60s is discharged from the hospital after what was seemingly a heart attack. Penelope's life from young womanhood to the present is revealed, from her own point-of-view and those of her children. Much of the forward impetus of the film involves a painting called "The Shell Seekers," given to Penelope at her wedding.
Edmond, a man in his sixties whose wife has recently passed away, is told about a secret establishment where men can spend an entire night in bed alongside beautiful, sleeping young women, who stretch, roll over and dream, but never awaken. Bedazzled by their seductive yet innocent tenderness, but distressed about the reason for their deep sleep, he delves into the mystery of the house of sleeping beauties.
The Vienna Ringstraße is Vienna's most striking boulevard as far as its architecture is concerned. Maximilian Schell presents this Viennese landmark in an impressive documentary, exposing secrets, telling anecdotes and providing facts from the days the Ring first began to take on its present look. The second half of the 19th century is brought to new life in a mix of reallife stills and animated film.
A biography of Austrian actress Maria Schell.
Looking at three love stories -- and three generations -- Festival in Cannes reveals the sometimes glamorous, often duplicitous world of the haves and have-nots of the international movie business. (Paramount Classics)
A couple moves from small cons to a six-figure con, impersonating a rich man's illegitimate son who'd been given up for adoption.
Joan of Arc (1999) - TV Movie
Ten years before her death, Joan hears voices. Six years later, from the village of Domremy, she begins her mission to unite France under King Charles. First she leads a defense of Vaucouleurs against the Burgundians, then obtains safe passage to Charles, the Dauphin... (imdb)
Christian is a dreamer, you can say, but you can also say he's an idiot. He falls in love with his neighbour, who is a business woman. Well, she isn't at first, but when she marries him, she gets the company from her father and turns so extremly into a business woman you won't believe it. You think, oh, maybe she will change now. And then you see her ignoring her husband at their first morning after the wedding, phoning and driving to the firm immediately. (imdb User Comments)
Recovering from an ambush that killed his entire team, a vengeful vampire slayer must retrieve an ancient Catholic relic that, should it be acquired by vampires, will allow them to walk in sunlight.(imdb)
A crazed priest devises a scheme to lure a teenage beauty from Boston to Italy with the promise of a modeling career. Natch, the padre and his minions harbor far more sinister plans for the naive nymphette, plans that include nothing less than returning Lucifer to earth, and it's up to the babe's suspicious dad to thwart the evil plot. (imdb)
Against a background of holocaust memories, a liberal Jewish girl becomes the nanny to a retarded strict Jewish young boy, and grows fond of him.
Karchy (Brad Renfro) is a boy in school who has moved from Hungary to America in the 1960's. He is struggling in school and trying to adjust to America's culture. (imdb)
This film tells a bitter tale of a dysfunctional family. Joshua, a cold-blooded professional killer, returns to his Brighton Beach boyhood home for a "job" (imdb)
Abraham (1994) - TV Movie
The Old Testament story of Abraham and the trials he endures. Commanded by God to lead his family to the promised land of Canaan with the promise that if he does so, his descendants will become a great and numerous tribe. His obedience, as well as that of his children and grandchildren, is severely tested as they prove their faith to God. (imdb)
Senator Isaak Kohler shoots and kills Professor Winter in a crowded restaurant, while Winter is dining with the struggling idealistic young lawyer, Felix Spat. Kohler puts up no defense and is sentenced to twenty years. Kohler then gets his daughter Helene to pay the reluctant Spat to reinvestigate the case, on the assumption that Kohler is innocent. The newspapers pick up on this and begin to question whether Kohler was wrongly convicted. (WIll Gilbert (imdb)
Miss Rose White (1992) - TV Movie
Rose is a modern young career woman in post-World War II New York City. Born in Poland but fortunate enough to escape the country before the Nazi occupation and the Holocaust wiped out her family, she is stunned to learn her older sister somehow survived the horror and is coming to America. The sisters' reunion is complicated by memories of her struggles to survive and the revelation of past family secrets. (en.wikipedia.org)
Stalin (1992) - TV Movie
The life and career of the brutal Soviet dictator, Josef Stalin. (imdb)
Clark Kellogg is a young man starting his first year at film school in New York City. After a small time crook steals all his belongings, Clark meets Carmine "Jimmy the Toucan" Sabatini, an "importer" bearing a startling resemblance to a certain cinematic godfather. (imdb)
The US/German co-production The Rose Garden is based on an actual court case. Cast against type, Maximillian Schell plays a shabby old man who, without warning, attacks well-to-do Kurt Hubner at the Frankfurt airport. Hubner presses charges, and it looks like an open-and-shut case. But public-defender Liv Ullmann, who has witnessed the incident, is urged by her daughter to defend the poverty-stricken Schell in court. (allmovie.com)
This film sheds light on the role of the Catholic Church and the people of Assisi in rescuing Italian Jews from the Nazis in 1943 (imdb)
After assaulting a minister, a young defendant claims to have acted entirely by himself. His lawyer doesn't believe him and starts investigations of his own.
Documentary about the great Marlene Dietrich
The Phantom of the Opera (1983) - TV Movie
Sandor Korvin (Schell), the conductor of the Budapest Opera House tutors his wife Elena (Seymour in a duel role) as Marguerite in FAUST. She drowns herself after a bad review rigged by the sinister Baron Hunyadi (Kemp), whose affections she spurned... (imdb)
Chaim Potok's acclaimed novel is translated to the screen in this lyrical adaptation. It's World War II, and as battles rage in Europe and Asia, two young men -- one a member of the Hasidim, the other the son of a reformed Jew -- become friends in spite of their differences. (Netflix)
The Diary of Anne Frank (1980) - TV Movie
The story of a 13-year-old Jewish girl and her family who are forced into hiding by the Nazis during World War II. (imdb)
A rising tennis star falls for an older woman engaged with a wealthy man she doesn't love. Will he become the next John McEnroe? Will she choose love over financial security?
Excitement rides the rails across Europe as an undercover U.S. agent escorts a defecting scientist-with a renegade Soviet general in pursuit. (Amazon.com)
A research vessel finds a missing ship, commanded by a mysterious scientist, on the edge of a black hole. (imdb)
Fans of Jacqueline Bisset and Maximilien Schell will fare much better but may struggle to find much to enjoy. The pair snarl and bark at each other in an "I don't care, if you don't care contest" in which they both use third parties to antagonise and provoke each other whilst displaying some uncertain parenting skills. (imdb)
The film opens with a squad of seasoned German soldiers, led by a disillusioned but skilled sergeant... (imdb)
At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany. (imdb)
An historic telling of the failed attempt to capture several bridges to Germany in World War II in a campaign called Operation Market-Garden. (imdb)
Abner Procane, top L.A. burglar, finds that somebody stole his plans for next ambitious heist. He hires Raymond St. Ives, crime books writer, to negotiate the return of those documents. (imdb)
Arthur Goldman is a rich Jewish industrialist, living in luxury in a Manhattan high-rise. He banters with his assistant Charlie, often shocking Charlie with his outrageousness and irreverence about aspects of Jewish life. Nonetheless, Charlie is astonished when, one day, Israeli secret agents burst in and arrest Goldman for being not a Jewish businessman but a Nazi war criminal. Whisked to Israel for trial, Goldman forces his accusers to face not only his presumed guilt--but their own. (imdb)
Historical depiction of the events preceding the political murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, would-be emperor of the Austro-Hungarian throne, in Sarajevo, June 28, 1914. A World War would start there, that some claim has not yet ended - merely changed fighting grounds once in a while (imdb)
After reading the diary of an eldery Jewish man who commited suicide, freelance journalist Peter Miller begins to investigate the alleged sighting of a former SS-Captain who commanded a concentration camp during World War II. Miller eventually finds himself involved with the powerful organization of former SS members, called ODESSA, as well as with the Israeli secret service. Miller probes deeper and eventually discovers a link between the SS-Captain, ODESSA, and his own family. (imdb)
The Nazi wartime past of a prominent German industrialist is uncovered by a tabloid newspaper hungry for another exposé, and the investigation prompts a second look into the auto accident which killed the man's oldest son. (imdb)
In medieval Europe, a pious young woman becomes a scholar of theology, disguises herself as a man, rises through the Catholic Church hierarchy and is elected Pope. (imdb)
Based on Ivan Turgeyev's novella, Erste Liebe is about two young lovers in czarist Russia. One is a 21-year-old woman, the other a young man of sixteen. Things take a tragic turn as the girl (Dominique Sanda as Sanaida) falls in love with the boy's father (Maximilian Schell). (imdb)
Historical drama about Venezuelan military and political leader Simón Bolívar who helped much of Latin America to achieve independence from Spain. (imdb)
The Dutch East Indies, in the late 19th century. Capt. Hanson of the "Batavia Queen" is preparing to embark on a salvage expedition. His mistress, Laura, knows the location of a ship belonging to her late husband, a shipwreck concealing a cargo of rare pearls. A diver and a diving bell are aboard ship. But a government agent coerces Hanson into accepting a shipment of convicts for the ship's hold.(imdb)
Heidi (1968) - TV Movie
Made-for-television adaptation of Johanna Spyri's classic children's tale about an orphaned girl who goes to live with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps. Jennifer Edwards, the then-10-year-old daughter of Blake Edwards and Patricia Walker, stars as the title character. (allrovi.com)
A man comes to a small village to begin his new job as an attendant at the nearby castle. But everybody in the village claims that he surely must be mistaken, there is no need for an inspector in the castle. (imdb)
Famous orchestra conductor is captured by the Germans in WW2, is forced to put on private concerts for the Nazi generals. (imdb)
In 1941, two Polish brothers escape a Soviet gulag. Their only escape rout is through the impossible mountains of Afghanistan and the KGB is on their tale. (imdb)
A British agent sets out to uncover the hidden facts behind a British government employee's suicide. (imdb)
Stanislaus Pilgrin, a Polish chess master and handsome gigolo, marries wealthy Jewish widow, Dr. Michele Wolf, an X-ray technician and has an affair with her step-daughter, Fabienne and then plots to murder them both in a scheme that will have him inherit their money. (imdb)
John F. Kennedy's years as president. (imdb)
Caper film about the theft of a jeweled dagger from an Istanbul museum. (imdb)
Joseph of Cupertino, a simple young man thought by many in his village to be an idiot, is pressured to enter a monastery. He does so, and surprises everyone by passing the entrance exam to study for the priesthood. But this is only the first of many surprises from the man who would become Saint Joseph Cupertino. (imdb)
The Shocking Story of What Happened in the Mansion Called Altona!
A long-married couple are at war with each other and with their teenage son and daughter. The presence of a handsome young tutor complicates and sensitizes the savage domestic tensions which arise as the secret emotions of members of the family are shockingly revealed. (imdb)
In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazi judges for war crimes. (imdb)
Hamlet, Prinz von Dänemark (1961) - TV Movie
Hamlet returns to his remarkably minimalistic palace in Denmark and finds out his father is dead and his uncle Claudius has married his mother Gertrude. His father's ghost appears, and tells Hamlet to avenge him forthwith. (imdb)
The destiny of two soldiers during World War II. The German officer Christian approves less and less of the war, while the American GI Ackerman climbs the military hierarchy. (imdb)
Lorenz Darrandt was a prisoner of war, for years. In postwar Germany he struggles with the experiences he made. Then he falls in love with Wanda, a prostitute who is influenced by her pimp...
As Germany's fortunes in the latter part of World War II wane, several young boys, in their enthusiasm to do something "for the fatherland", volunteer to fight with the German army in the East. Horrified at the news that their children are to be sent to the Russian front, the boys' mothers begin a desperate effort to get their sons back. (imdb)