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Pigalle

Pigalle

France 1994

DIR Karim Dridi

When Divine, a transsexual performer, is bullied into giving information to a drug dealer, the opposition uses a young woman as bait to enlist Divine’s lover as a hitman.

The Camp on Blood Island

The Camp on Blood Island

United Kingdom 1958

DIR Val Guest

The story is set at a brutal Japanese POW camp, where sadism is a way of life (the first scene is of a hapless prisoner being forced to dig his own grave). The evil commandant (played by non-Japanese Ronald Radd) has sworn to wipe out all the inmates if Japan loses the war.
Mulan Joins the Army

Hua Mulan, the heroine, is a young maiden who lives with her elderly father during the Northern Wei dynasty. When China is invaded by nomads, her father is called into service by the Emperor. In a scene of filial piety, Mulan dons her father’s old armor and takes his place in the army.

The Great Smokey Roadblock

The Great Smokey Roadblock

United States 1977

DIR John Leone

Henry Fonda plays a worn-out trucker named. Anxious to make one last big haul before retiring, he loses his 18-wheeler to the repo men. He steals it back, then further thumbs his nose at the law by hauling a group of prostitutes across the border as a favor to his old flame.

Sarah Landon and the Paranormal Hour

Teen Sarah Landon discovers what may be supernatural forces while visiting friends.

The Tricky Game of Love

The Tricky Game of Love

Czechoslovakia 1971

DIR Jiří Krejčík

This Czechoslovakian film adapts two stories by Giovanni Boccaccio from his 14th-century book The Decameron.

Coming Out

Coming Out

East Germany 1989

DIR Heiner Carow

Philipp and Tanja are lovers. When Philipp meets Jacob again, a man to whom he was very attracted in his youth, he acknowledges that he has erotic feelings for other men, and becomes passionately involved with Matthias. Tanja finds that she is pregnant.

Three of Hearts

Three of Hearts

United States 1993

DIR Yurek Bogayevicz

A lesbian hires a male escort to hire and then dump her former lover, in the hope that the lover will then be driven back into her arms. The situation becomes complicated when the escort and the lover fall in love.

Shelley

Shelley

United States 2009

DIR Andrew Wesman

One summer night, 14 year old Shelley impulsively commits a horrific crime. Stunned, she and her boyfriend try to comprehend what has occurred and what they should do next. Her life has changed forever.

Judith Therpauve

A former resistance heroine is approached by old war friends who want her to take over a newspaper they started after the war, which is now failing. She agrees despite not knowing anything about newspapers.

The Event

The Event

United States 2003

DIR Thom Fitzgerald

An intense relationship drama that takes the form of a mystery, The Event centers around a series of unexplained deaths that occur among the gay community in New York’s fashionable Chelsea district.

Give Piece of Ass a Chance

A group of anti-war sex terrorists kidnap a wealthy business man’s daughter.

Steuermann Holk

This short fragment is impressive in that it shows the protagonist (Nielsen) taking a boxing lesson – what is more, with a black champion (the name of the actor is not known). Wegener steps between them, his pistol drawn.

Llik Your Idols

Llik Your Idols deals with The Cinema of Transgression, a movement that occurred in New York from 1984 to 1991.

Trainwreck: My Life as an Idiot

A dramatic comedy about a self-induced attention-deficit disordered, learning disabled, Tourette’s syndrome suffering, balance impaired, ex-alcoholic young man from the Upper East Side of Manhattan and the gold-digging girl who inspires him to try to get it together.

Das Eskimobaby

Asta Nielsen plays an Eskimo girl introduced by an Arctic explorer into the vastness of his aristocratic home.

Dora Brandes

Dora Brandes

Germany 1916

DIR Magnus Stifter

With money from her former admirer, Dora furthers the political career of her new lover, a journalist. As in other films in which the Asta character crosses love (woman’s world) and politics (man’s), she loses the love of both men, whose allegiance is to the political.

Red Italy

Red Italy

United States 1979

DIR Eric Mitchell

Second feature film by the French-born director is a Bertolucci-style story of a bored, rich woman looking for romance and adventure. She meets an American G.I., dumps him, then falls for a Communist worker.

Last One Will End Up in Hell

Last One Will End Up in Hell

Czechoslovakia 1982

DIR Ludvík Ráža

Adventure story about a magical bottle that can fulfill one wish.

The Borrowed Face

The Borrowed Face

Czechoslovakia 1965

DIR Pavel Hobl

In this slightly science-fictiony drama, a young medical researcher is full of idealism and hope, especially after he finds a way to change one person’s face for another.