The Intruder

Adam Cramer is a professional troublemaker sent by a far-right organization based in Washington, DC, to a little town of the Deep South, to marshal the local population in a fresh attempt to prevent the enforcement of the landmark ruling of the US Supreme Court on desegregation in…

Silence

Two young Jesuits priests, Padre Rodrigues and Padre Garupe, set out to travel to Japan in 1638 to find Padre Ferreira, who used to teach them the faith, has led a proselytizing drive in Japan but is now said to be an apostate. As soon as they arrived they are welcomed…

La haine – The Hate

The way the long titles, which are projected on television footage of a riot, presents the cast indicates the narrative revolves around three different world: the community living in a huge urban project in a suburban town where much of the plot takes place, the police forces and Paris…

Apocalypse Now

In the eyes of chiefs of the Unites States military in Vietnam, the apocalypse is coming under the guise of a turncoat, a Special Forces colonel launching unilateral and uncontrolled attacks from inside Cambodia against the Vietnamese Communists. He has gone crazy and thus dangerous. But maybe…

1917

Somewhere on the Western front (probably in the East of France), on April 1917, two lance corporals of the British army get an urgent and dangerous assignment. Corporals Blake and Schofield must cross the enemy lines, fields and a town to reach another regiment…

Chung hing sam lam – Chungking Express

The first part of the movie brings us on the seedy side of Hong Kong as the camera tracks a blonde woman always wearing sunglasses and a raincoat and dealing with Indian immigrants paid to carry drugs illegally through the borders. She performs her dirty business briskly…

Kumonosu-jô – Throne of Blood

This is a samurai film with a foreign accent as the plot is based on William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”. Washizu is a mediaeval military chief who successfully helps his king keep his power by quashing military rebels; Miki is his companion. Both are summoned to the king’s fortress but get lost in the nearby forest…

Do the Right Thing

“Do the right thing!” This is the advice Da Mayor, the bum pacing up and down the vibrant street in the borough of Brooklyn where the story takes place, gives to Mookie, the lead character, and his stern looks show he is dead serious about it…

Ikiru – Living

The narrative is divided in three parts. The first wryly introduces the main character, Watanabe Kanji, as a narrator tells the audience he isn’t really worthy of his hero status as his pen-pusher’s career has been useless and his inner life dull…