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Neil Jordan - Mona Lisa (1986)
Posted By : scalisto | Date : 22 Feb 2022 20:38:45 | Comments : 3

Mona Lisa - Criterion (1986)
DVD rip | 104 min | XviD 640x352 | 1585 kb/s | 192 kb/s AC3 | 23.97 fps | 1.29 GB + 3% recovery record
English | Subtitles: English, Spanish, French and Portuguese .srt | Crime/Drama

George, after getting out of prison, begins looking for a job, but his time in prison has reduced his stature in the criminal underworld. The only job he can find is to be a driver for Simone, a beautiful high-priced call girl, with whom he forms an at first grudging, and then real affection. Only Simone's playing a dangerous game, and when George agrees to help her, they both end up in a huge amount of trouble with Mortwell, the local kingpin.

Mike Leigh - Naked (1993)
Posted By : scalisto | Date : 18 Feb 2022 18:15:05 | Comments : 3

Naked - Criterion (1993)
DVD rip | 132 min | XviD 720x384 | 1603 kb/s | 192 kb/s AC3 | 23.97 fps | 1.65 GB + 3% recovery record
English | Subtitles: English, Spanish, French and Portuguese .srt | Drama

Mike Leigh’s brilliant and controversial Naked stars David Thewlis as Johnny, a charming, eloquent, and relentlessly vicious drifter on the lam in London. Rejecting all those who would care for him, the volcanic Johnny hurls himself into a nocturnal odyssey through the city, colliding with a succession of the desperate and the dispossessed, and scorching everyone in his path. With a virtuoso script and raw performances from Thewlis and costars Katrin Cartlidge and Lesley Sharpe, Leigh’s panorama of England’s crumbling underbelly is a showcase of black comedy and doomsday prophecy, and was the winner of the best director and actor prizes at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.
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Jean Grémillon - Gueule d'amour AKA Lady Killer (1937)
Posted By : scalisto | Date : 16 Feb 2022 18:33:04 | Comments : 4

Gueule d'amour (1937)
DVD rip | 88 min | XviD 656x480 | 1792 kb/s | 192 kb/s AC3 | 25 fps | 1.22 GB + 3% recovery record
French | Subtitles: English .srt | Genre: Drama/Romance

Lucien Bourrache is a legionnaire who captivates any woman he meets, earning him the nickname of Gueule d’Amour. Then one day he meets and is entranced by a beautiful young woman. At first she appears to reciprocate his feelings but later Lucien fears that she may be playing him along. Is Madeleine really in love with him or is she just a manipulative adventurer?
John Cassavetes - Minnie and Moskowitz (1971)
Posted By : scalisto | Date : 14 Feb 2022 15:36:01 | Comments : 4

Minnie and Moskowitz (1971)
DVD rip | 115 min | XviD 688x368 | 1534 kb/s | 192 kb/s AC3 | 23.97 fps | 1.39 GB + 3% recovery record
Emglish | Subtitles: Spanish .srt | Comedy/Drama/Romance

Can a straight-laced woman find happiness with a scruffy hippie who has a bad habit of getting beaten up? Minnie Moore (Gena Rowlands) was a prom queen in high school but has become disillusioned with life now that she is a divorcée who has just turned 40. Her marriage ended badly, and her current relationship with her boyfriend Jim (John Cassavetes), who is inconveniently married to another woman, is hardly going any better...
Souleymane Cissé - Baara aka Work (1978)
Posted By : scalisto | Date : 12 Feb 2022 20:42:59 | Comments : 0

Baara (1978)
90 min | XviD 592x352 | 1019 kb/s | 77 kb/s mp3 VBR | 25 fps | 700 MB + 3% recovery record
Bambara | Subtitles: English, French and Spanish .srt | Genre: Drama

A young man who has left the countryside to come to the city, earns his keep by pulling a little cart around, delivering small items for merchants and others. One day he helps the manager of a textile factory deliver some items to his home, and the wealthier man befriends him because he is from the same part of the countryside as he is. This puts him in a position to observe what happens next, for the manager is caught between his exploitative and cruel boss and the workers in the factory, and his sympathies lie with the workers.
Claude Sautet - César et Rosalie (1972)
Posted By : scalisto | Date : 12 Feb 2022 14:11:37 | Comments : 6

César et Rosalie (1972)
106 min | XviD 560x336 | 780 kb/s | 123 kb/s mp3 | 25 fps | 700 MB + 3% recovery record
French | Subtitles: English and Spanish .srt | Genre: Drama/Romance

Claude Sautet's romantic drama César et Rosalie (Cesar and Rosalie) stars Romy Schneider as Rosalie, a beautiful young woman happily married to successful businessman César (Yves Montand). One day, Rosalie's former flame David (Sami Frey) appears and attempts to win her back. Cesar reacts with a jealous intensity never before seen by Rosalie, and because of that, she returns to David. She remains conflicted as to with whom she should be, but eventually, one of the men does something which resolves the situation. Cיsar et Rosalie contains one of the first screen appearances of French actress Isabelle Huppert.
Jacques Rivette - Histoire de Marie et Julien aka The Story of Marie and Julien (2003)
Posted By : scalisto | Date : 10 Feb 2022 13:29:41 | Comments : 3

Histoire de Marie et Julien (2003)
185 min | XviD 640x352 | 1239 kb/s | 134 kb/s mp3 VBR | 25 fps | 1.36 GB + 3% recovery record
French | Subtitles: English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Russian .srt | Genre: Drama

Julien lives alone with his cat. He dreams of Marie, and a few minutes later, he sees her on the street and makes a date. He asks her to move in with him, and she does. Her boyfriend is dead, the rest of her past a mystery. Although they quickly seem to fall in love, she sometimes pulls away suddenly from Julien, is distant, and spends the night in a hotel. She also dreads something imminent and warns Julien that if he missteps, he will lose her and all memory of her. Julien responds by digging into her past: what explains her remodeling an upstairs garret room, her nightly dreams, her fears? What can Julien, now desperately in love, do when he learns why? Can either rescue the other?
Chantal Akerman - Je, tu, il, elle aka I, You, He, She (1975)
Posted By : scalisto | Date : 08 Feb 2022 13:35:38 | Comments : 3

Je, tu, il, elle - Eclipse (1975)
86 min | XviD 624x480 | 1655 kb/s | 128 kb/s mp3 | 23.97 fps | 1.07 GB + 3% recovery record
French | Subtitles: English .srt | Genre: Drama

In her provocative first feature, Chantal Akerman stars as an aimless young woman who leaves self-imposed isolation to embark on a road trip that leads to lonely love affairs with a male truck driver and a former girlfriend. With its famous real-time carnal encounter and its daring minimalism, Je tu il elle is Akerman’s most sexually audacious film.
Andrei Tarkovsky - Solyaris aka Solaris (1972)
Posted By : scalisto | Date : 07 Feb 2022 14:58:49 | Comments : 4

Солярис - Criterion (1972)
167 min| XviD 672x288 | 1174 kb/s | 192 kb/s AC3 | 23.97 fps | 1.59 GB + 3% recovery record
Russian | Subtitles: English, Spanish, French and Italian .srt | Sci-Fi/Drama

Based on a novel by Stanislaw Lem, Solaris centers on widowed psychologist Kris Kelvin (Donata Banionis), who is sent to a space station orbiting a water-dominated planet called Solaris to investigate the mysterious death of a doctor, as well as the mental problems plaguing the dwindling number of cosmonauts on the station. Finding the remaining crew to be behaving oddly and aloof, Kelvin is more than surprised when he meets his seven-years-dead wife Khari (Natalya Bondarchuk) on the station. It quickly becomes apparent that Solaris possesses something that brings out repressed memories and obsessions within the cosmonauts on the space station, leaving Kelvin to question his perception of reality.
Richard Linklater - Dazed and Confused (1993)
Posted By : scalisto | Date : 05 Feb 2022 13:57:34 | Comments : 1

Dazed and Confused - Criterion (1993)
102 min | XviD 672x352 | 1636 kb/s | 192 kb/s mp3 | 23.97 fps | 1.31 GB + 3% recovery record
English | Subtitles: English, Spanish, Dutch and Portuguese .srt | Comedy/Drama

Like George Lucas' American Graffiti, Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused is an affectionate look at the youth culture of a bygone era. While Lucas took aim at the conservative 1950's, Linklater jumps ahead a generation to the bicentennial year of 1976 to celebrate the joys of beer blasts, pot smoking and Frampton Comes Alive. Set on the last day of the academic year, the film follows the random activities of a sprawling group of Texas high schoolers as they celebrate the arrival of summer, their paths variously intersecting at a freshmen hazing, a local pool parlor and finally at a keg party.
Patrice Leconte - Monsieur Hire (1989)
Posted By : scalisto | Date : 04 Feb 2022 19:28:37 | Comments : 3

Monsieur Hire (1989)
76 min | XviD 720x304 | 1843 kb/s | 192 kb/s AC3 | 25 fps | 1.08 GB + 3% recovery record
French | Subtitles: English and Spanish .srt | Genre: Crime/Drama/Thriller

Lonely and shy bachelor Monsieur Hire (Michel Blanc), suspected in the murder of a girl, secretly watches his young, attractive neighbor Alice (Sandrine Bonnaire) through the window. Once, when lightning flashes during a thunderstorm, she notices his face in the window and comes to him to find out what he is after. Adapting Georges Simenon's novel, Patrice Leconte emphasized the psychological drama rather than the detective story and created a film about loneliness and voyeurism; his cold precision is reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock or Fritz Lang. The low-key acting and moody soundtrack add a lot, but it's the director who deserves the most accolades, as he manages, with only glances and gestures, to achieve a degree of eroticism that other films fail to reach even through explicit sex scenes.
Bertrand Tavernier - Coup de torchon (1981)
Posted By : scalisto | Date : 03 Feb 2022 14:13:28 | Comments : 8

Coup de torchon - Criterion (1981)
129 min | XviD 720x400 | 1519 kb/s | 192 kb/s AC3 | 23.97 fps | 1.54 GB + 3% recovery record
French | Subtitles: English and Spanish .srt | Genre: Drama/Comedy/Crime

Based on the novel by Pop 1280 by Jim Thomson.1938, in a French african colony. Lucien Cordier is the cop of this village, populated with blacks and a few whites (usually racist and lustful). He is a washout, everyone (including his wife Huguette) humiliates him. He never arrests anyone and looks away when a dirty trick occurs. But one day, he turns into a machiavellian exterminating angel.
Andrea Molaioli - La Ragazza del lago aka The Girl by the Lake (2007) (Repost)
Posted By : scalisto | Date : 02 Feb 2022 11:32:05 | Comments : 5

La Ragazza del lago (2007)
92 min | XviD 720x304 | 1100 kb/s | 448 kb/s AC3 | 25 fps | 1.0 GB
Italian | Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek and Italian.srt | Mystery/Thriller

A small idyllic town in northern Italy. Beautiful landscape, beautiful village, beautiful people... and a murder that unfolds the secrets that everyone has in everydaylife... This is one of the most impressive movies I have seen recently. Toni Servillo's acting is especially impressive, he is dancing on the tiny border of overacting without falling into the abyss... Very calm and clear directing by Molaoli. Though he had a respectable career as assistant director to Nanni Moretti and Carlo Mazzacurati; this is a very impressive work for a first movie as a director.
Mikhael Hers - Montparnasse (2009)
Posted By : scalisto | Date : 01 Feb 2022 11:46:32 | Comments : 1

Montparnasse (2009)
59 min | XviD 704x400 | 1466 kb/s | 192 kb/s AC3 | 25 fps | 700 MB + 3% recovery record
French | Subtitles: English and Spanish .srt | Genre: Drama/Shorts

One night, three young women, the neon lights of the boulevards, empty streets, a mall, quiet gardens, the tower plaza, the esplanade of the station, a farewell coffee, a camera, a concert, a terrace, then the city waking up, Montparnasse.
Roberto Rossellini - Paisà aka Paisan (1946)
Posted By : scalisto | Date : 29 Jan 2022 20:14:45 | Comments : 0

Paisà - Criterion (1946)
126 min | XviD 576x432 | 1485 kb/s | 82 kb/s mp3 VBR | 23.97 fps | 1.36 GB + 3% recovery record
Italian | Subtitles: English, Spanish and French .srt | Genre: War/Drama

Six vignettes follow the Allied invasion from July 1943 to winter 1944, from Sicily north to Venice. Communication is fragile. A woman leads an Allied patrol through a mine field; she dies protecting a G.I., but the Yanks think she killed him. A street urchin steals shoes from a G.I. who tracks him to a shanty town. A G.I. meets a woman the day Rome is liberated; in six months they meet again: he's cynical, she's a whore. A US nurse braves the trip across the Arno into German fire in search of a partisan she loves. Three chaplains, including a Jew, call on a monastery north in the Apennines. Allied soldiers and partisans try to escape capture in the marshes of the Po.
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