Titles You Haven't Rated (52)
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Film archivist Serge Bromberg uncovers a treasure trove of imagery from an unfinished film called "L'Enfer" starring Romy Schneider and directed by the French master Henri-Georges Clouzot.
During an interview, Max Baumstein (Piccoli), respected chairman of a humanitarian organisation, shoots the Paraguayan ambassador dead, in cold blood. Tried for first-degree murder, he explains himself: the ambassador was a former Nazi official, responsible for the extermination of his family. (en.wikipedia.org)
Inspector Gallien is investigating the rape and murder of two little girls. The only suspect is attorney Jerome Martinaud, but the evidence against him is circumstantial. As the city celebrates New Year's Eve, Gallien calls Martinaud to his office and interrogates him for hour after hour while Martinaud continues to maintain his innocence... (imdb)
After witnessing the brutal murder of an elderly lady, a man has an encounter with a bizarre woman who claims to be an old lover of his... A lover who apparently committed suicide years ago. (imdb)
Emma Eckhert, from a modest background, became a big sensation between 1914 and 1938 as a banker and the head of a financial paper specialized in public savings. (imdb)
Roddy has a camera implanted in his brain. He is then hired by a television producer to film a documentary of terminally ill Katherine, without her knowledge. His footage will then be run on the popular TV series, "Death Watch". (imdb)
Audrey Hepburn stars in this mystery/thriller as the heir of a pharmacutical company, but after her inheritence she is the target of an unknown assassin which leads her on an international chase and not knowing whom to trust anymore, not even her own family, or her new lover. (imdb)
Michel (Yves Montand) has had to deal with the death of his wife, while Lydia (Romy Schneider) is mourning the loss of her daughter. Both Michel and Lydia are lonely, and they are attempting to start a relationship together, but neither has been able to purge themselves of their sorrows, which makes it difficult for them to live in the moment. (All Movie Guide)
Romy Schneider plays Marie, a forty-something working woman whose tiresome existence has prompted her to inaugurate an affair. Marie eventually parts with her lover, aborting the pregnancy resulting from her liaison. She pauses long enough to take stock of her current situation, and to muse on its possible outcome.
The film is a string of anecdotes, some longer than others, related to the topic of German war guilt. The main plotline involves German woman Romy Schneider's affair with Russian prisoner of war Brad Dourif. (allmovie.com)
On August 4, 1936, General Metaxas declared martial law in Greece. A union leader using the name Boutros is sought in Athens by Primoukis, a ruthless police leader. Boutros narrowly escapes and, early the next morning, jumps through the window of Marchese Margot Santorini, the wealthy Austrian-born wife of Rico, a penniless Italian diplomat and playboy. Margot is bored and without purpose: aiding Boutros's escape invigorates her, and soon she is in love. (imdb)
Middle-aged businessman, Simon Léotard finds his future in jeopardy when his partner Julien commits suicide after having accumulated a mass of debts. Simon's unscrupulous business rival Lépidon offers to save him from bankruptcy by buying his company, at a discount rate. Reluctant to fall into Lépidon's trap, Simon decides to resolve the crisis himself. A prostitute, Mado, provides him with the solution to his problems... (imdb)
A woman, with the complicity of her lover, prepares her husband's anticipated death. The husband's cunning makes it difficult - and meanwhile more than family relations are questioned, the couple being a sample of dirty relations in society at large... (imdb)
In Montauban in 1944, Julien Dandieu in a surgeon in the local hospital. Frightened by the German army entering Montauban, he asks his friend Francois to drive his wife and his daughter in the back country village where Julien has an old castle. One week later, Julien decided to meet then for the week end, but the Germans are already occupying the village. (imdb)
Servais Mont, a photographer, meets Nadine Chevalier who earns her money starring in cheap soft-core movies. Trying to help her, he borrows the money from the loan sharks to finance the theatrical production of 'Richard III' and gives Nadine a part. Nadine is torn apart between Servais, for whom she is falling in love, and her husband Jacques, to whom she has moral obligations. (imdb)
A cunning French legal adviser teams up with an unemployed German girl and her sister to commit murders in Marseille. (imdb)
Nicholas Mallet, an inconspicuous and shy bank employee, one day successfully invites Marie-Paul, a young woman he hadn't known before, in the streets of Paris to a café and sleeps with her the next day. When he tells his surprised friend Claude about the incident, the disillusioned and handicapped writer develops a plan to control and manipulate Nicholas' life.
Two people, a Frenchman Julien Maroyeur and a Jewish German woman (Anna Kupfer) met on a train while escaping the German army entering France. (imdb)
Historical evocation of Ludwig, king of Bavaria, from his crowning in 1864 until his death in 1886, as a romantic hero. Fan of Richard Wagner, betrayed by him, in love with his cousin Elisabeth of Austria, abandonned by her, tormented by his homosexuality, he will little by little slip towards madness. (imdb)
Rosalie is amicably divorced, dividing her time between her mother's house, with her siblings and small daughter, and César's. He's self made, a scrap iron king, outgoing, amiable, in love with her. Enter David, an artist and Rosalie's flame before her marriage. In a quiet, brooding way, he seeks to reclaim Rosalie. César's jealous outbursts and attempts at cunning backfire and send Rosalie into David's arms. César keeps trying: he buys Rosalie's childhood seaside vacation home as a gift, win (imdb)
After having been forced to leave the Soviet Union 1929 Trotsky has ended up in Mexico 1940. He is still busy with the politics. Stalin has sent out an assassin, Frank Jackson. Jackson befriends a young communist and gets an invitation to Trotsky's house. (imdb)
Max is a Paris detective, aloof, independently wealthy, and frustrated by gangs of robbers whom he cannot catch. To re-establish his stature and save face, he decides to inveigle a group of petty thieves (led by an old acquaintance) to rob a bank.
Marina and her boyfriend have an argument while on a trip in France. While driving with the car among the cliffs, he starts speeding and the car falls into the sea. Marina can jump out of the car, but her boyfriend seems to be drowned. She gets to know his brother and he falls in love with her. But why does she always feel watched? What reasons are behind her strange behaviour anyway? Did she really murder her boyfriend? But is he dead anyway? (imdb)
Here the director adapts his own novel about Mira (Romy Schneider), a firebrand of a woman, who moves from being a ferocious labor organizer to being the mistress of her town's factory owner (Ugo Tognazzi). Labor negotiations provide a background for their brief but devastating romantic affair. (allmovie.com)
Francesca Anderson, the rich wife of an older millionaire, can't cope with the death of her lover, who is the father of her only son, James. As her son is somehow part of her dead lover, she falls in love with him and tries to seduce him, but he has a girlfriend named Julie. As her husband finds out all about this, he wants to kill her...
Pierre, a successful expert in building highways has a traffic accident. Being seriously wounded, he is lying waiting for death and remembering his past in flashbacks. (imdb)
Lovers Marianne and Jean-Paul spend their vacation in a villa near St.-Tropez. The main feature of the villa is a swimming pool, stage for most of the action. After a visit Marianne invites former lover Harry and his teenage daughter Penelope to stay. Tension between the grown-ups rises especially when Jean-Paul seduces Penelope. The consequences are deadly. (imdb)
Gerald Otley, a petty thief and garbage rummager, wakes up one morning, after a drunken night on the town, and finds that he is wanted by the police for murder. And that is only the beginning. While being pursued for a crime he did not commit, he is kidnapped by a group of criminals who suspect him of being involved with double agents. Otley manages to escape, but cannot avoid getting into one near-fatal crisis after another, as police and foreign agents chase after him. (imdb)
Romy - Portrait eines Gesichts (1967) - TV Movie
Documentary about young actress Romy Schneider, capturing just the right moment between her first career as a young actress in mainstream "unterhaltungskino" ("entertainment cinema") and her second one as acknowledged European arthouse actress.
Restless married couple Maria (Melina Mercouri) and Paul (Peter Finch) take a road trip through Spain with their friend Claire (Romy Schneider). While Paul and Claire carry on a clandestine affair, Maria becomes obsessed with a recent murder in a small town along the way. What begins as a vacation ends as a meditation on tragedy and infidelity. (Netflix)
Loosely based on a true story, Christopher Plummer plays British bank robber Eddie Chapman who finds himself caught between the warring parties in WW2... (imdb)
Michael James, a notorious womanizer, desperately wants to be faithful to his fiancée Carole, but runs into serious problems since every woman he meets seems to fall in love with him. (imdb)
A man poses as husband to his wife's best friend for one day that could turn into a lifetime. (TCM.com)
Henri-Georges Clouzot's unfinished masterpiece.
A young Catholic priest from Boston confronts bigotry, Naziism, and his own personal conflicts as he rises to the office of cardinal.
An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.
All too little known today, Le combat dans l'île subtly evokes a divided marriage -- not unusual in French films -- and a divided nation -- but not divided as seen in the then-dominant Nouvelle Vague. Political assassinations (the attempts on DeGaulle reached double figures), underground extreme right-wing groups, even international, right-wing fugitives -- producer Louis Malle was clearly making a political statement distinct from that of his New Wave confrères. (filmforum.org)
Four directors tell tales of Eros fit for a 1970s Decameron... (imdb)
Die Sendung der Lysistrata (1961) - TV Movie
In the contemporary setting, actress Agnes has invited two couples to watch her husband film a television play in which she starred. The first couple are the husband and wife of her husband, the second Uschi, who is also involved in television, and her husband. Agnes's husband is a chemist who invented a new fuel and received a financially promising offer from the United States. His wife fears, however, that the results of his work ultimately benefit the military.
A young unsuccessful poet writes an immoral play and pretends that it's autobiographical. The play becomes an enormous success and attracts the attention of an American producer who falls in love with the young girl.
A stewardess is in love with a race driver. But is going to marry a princess and ignores her. When his fiancée leaves him before the marriage he tries to kill himself. A guardian angel, in the guise of the stewardess, saves his live and tries to make him fall in love with the stewardess. This proves to be very difficult, beause she falls in love with him herself and the fiancée is coming back too...
The life of Ekaterina Mikhaïlovna Dolgoroukova, called Katia, from her years at a boarding school till her affair and her marriage with Czar Alexander II.
Vienna, 1906. A passionate love story develops between Franz Lobheiner (Alain Delon) and the young Christine (Romy Schneider). Lobheiner is, however, currently seeing the married Baroness von Eggersdorf. Upon learning of his wife's infidelity, the Baron von Eggersdorf provokes a duel with Lobheiner. But the former is no longer a real threat to the Baron. Lobheiner is now passionately in love with Christine. How will this love quartet end? (imdb)
After the death of her parents young girl Manuela von Meinhardis is sent to a boarding school where Prussian drill rules the education. Desperately seeking love and warmth in Manuela's heart special emotions for the only human lady teacher, Fraeulein von Bernburg, start growing. Manuela falls in love with her. (imdb)
Scampolo is a young, poor orphan who lives on the island Ischia in Italy. She works as a tourist guide and falls in love with the architect Costa.
A pretty Parisian sewer meets a Hungarian painter whom she calls Monpti (short for Mon petit - My little one). Both are full of dreams, very young, and rather poor. But she tells him that she comes from a wealthy family which causes some trouble.
In what has become the last part of the Sissi trilogy, the young empress becomes heavily ill and has to go to Corfu, thus separating her from her baby girl. She gets to see her child again in Venice, and in doing so she conveniently captures the hearts of the hostile Italians. (mine)
Sissi is slowly adapting to life as empress of Austria but finds it hard to live with her mother-in-law. The arch-duchess Sophie is a genuine busybody who constantly interferes with how the emperor rules the empire and how Sissi brings up her first-born daughter. (imdb)
16 year old princess Elisabeth, 'Sissi', follows her mother and sister Helene to the Austrian court in Ischl, where the engagement between Helene and the young emperor Franz Josef will be announced. But he meets Sissi when she's out fishing and falls in love with her. Sissi loves Franz Josef but a marriage with him comes with a bonus, his arrogant and headstrong mother. (imdb)
Vienna, end of the 19th century: A young girl meets a soldier of the famous "Deutschmeister"-regiment and they fall in love. She tries to help her new boyfriend, who is a composer of a march, and smuggles the sheet music to the emperor for whom her aunt is the baker.
19th century England: Young Victoria is crowned to be the queen of England. She aims to do her best in order to help her country prosper. However, the family and her trustful advisor, Lord Melbourne, plan marriage for her. She is to get married to a German prince, Albert. But Victoria sees her future differently and decides to leave London for Paris...
Lack of money is the biggest concern of the young couple Forster. One day, after a serious dispute, Willy leaves his wife, without knowing that she's pregnant. His daughter Evchen is born in his absence. After fifteen years Willy returns...