Jean Renoir - The Diary of a Chambermaid (1946)
Posted By : scalisto | Date : 09 Dec 2021 15:36 | Comments : 4
The Diary of a Chambermaid (DVDrip - 1946)
83 min | XviD 544x400 | 1178 kb/s | 130 kb/s mp3 VBR | 25 fps | B-VOP |700 MB + 3% recovery record
English | Subtitles: Spanish .srt | Genre: Drama | RS.com

Almost a film noir, this dark film tells the story of Celestine, a young girl (Paulette Goddard) who comes to work for a well to do family. The parents (Reginald Owen and Judith Anderson) have a son (Hurd Hatfield) who seems to be too ill to care about life or love and the mother wants Celestine to seduce her son and make him happy. Meanwhile, next door is a neighbor, Burgess Meredith, who is a bit looney yet lovable. He causes all sorts of raucus in his mischief and courts Celestine as well.
Chris Marker - Une journée d'Andrei Arsenevitch (2000)
Posted By : scalisto | Date : 08 Dec 2021 12:20 | Comments : 9

Une journée d'Andrei Arsenevitch (DVDrip - 2000)
55 min | XviD 640x480 | 1522 kb/s | 118 kb/s mp3 VBR dual audio | 25 fps | B-VOP |700 MB + 3% recovery record
French/English dual audio | Subtitles: Spanish .srt | Genre: Documentary | RS.com

One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich Tarkovsky. This appreciation of Tarkovsky made by his friend Chris Marker for the French television series ‘Cinema du Notre Temps’ is both an illuminating personal portrait and a poetic study of the Russian master’s films. Granted access to the set of ‘The Sacrifice’ Marker captured fascinating and insightful behind-the-scenes footage, including the editing process which the then gravely ill Tarkovsky conducted from his sickbed. Marker’s analysis of Tarkovsky’s work is brief but pertinent, using clips from all his films and noting common themes and techniques – the use of the elements in all his films, the significance of shooting angles and how they often incorporate art and painting.
Marcel Ophüls - Le chagrin et la pitié / The Sorrow and the Pity (1969)
Posted By : scalisto | Date : 06 Dec 2021 19:17 | Comments : 7
Le chagrin et la pitié (DVDrip - 1969)
251 min | DivX 640x400 | 591 kb/s | 205 kb/s mp3 VBR | 25 fps | B-VOP |1.4 GB + 3% recovery record
French | Subtitles: English and Spanish .srt | Genre: Documentary/Drama | RS.com

The Sorrow and the Pity. From 1940 to 1944, France's Vichy government collaborated with Nazi Germany. Marcel Ophüls mixes archival footage with 1969 interviews of a German officer and of collaborators and resistance fighters from Clermont-Ferrand. They comment on the nature, details and reasons for the collaboration, from anti-Semitism, xenophobia, and fear of Bolsheviks, to simple caution. Part one, "The Collapse," includes an extended interview with Pierre Mendès-France, jailed for anti-Vichy action and later France's Prime Minister. At the heart of part two, "The Choice," is an interview with Christian de la Mazière, one of 7,000 French youth to fight on the eastern front wearing German uniforms.
Stanley Kubrick - Paths of Glory (1957)
Posted By : scalisto | Date : 05 Dec 2021 16:10 | Comments : 1
Paths of Glory (DVDrip - 1957)
88 min | DivX 720x480 | 945 kb/s | 160 kb/s mp3 CBR | 23.97 fps | B-VOP QPel GMC | 700 MB + 3% recovery record
English | Subtitles:Spanish .srt | Genre: War/Drama | RS.com

In Stanley Kubrick's "Paths of Glory" war is viewed in terms of power. This mesmerizing, urgent film about a true episode in World War I combines the idea that class differences are more important than national differences with the cannon-fodder theory of war, the theory that soldiers are merely pawns in the hands of generals who play at war is if it were a game of chess.The futility and irony of the war in the trenches in WWI is shown as a unit commander in the French army must deal with the mutiny of his men and a glory-seeking general after part of his force falls back under fire in an impossible attack.
Jacques Rivette - La Religieuse / The Nun (1966)
Posted By : scalisto | Date : 02 Dec 2021 14:58 | Comments : 11

La Religieuse (DVDrip - 1966)
134 min | DivX 700x400 | 1004 kb/s | 128 kb/s mp3 CBR | 25 fps | 1.07 GB + 3% recovery record
French | Subtitles: English and Spanish .srt | Genre: Drama | RS.com

This critically acclaimed moral drama is taken from a book written in 1760 by Denis Diderot. Suzanne (Anna Karina) is an intelligent, freedom-loving woman who is forced into a convent against her will. The fact that she was sired by a man who is not her mother's husband -- and that a suitable dowry cannot be paid for her -- brings her to the church. Suzanne endures continual harassment from one Mother Superior (Micheline Presle). Transferred to a different convent, she becomes subject to lesbian leanings from another Mother Superior (Liselotte Pulver), who flees with a priest (Francisco Rabal) who says he too was forced into a life of religion. The controversial subject matter caused the feature to be banned for two years, despite assurances to director Jacques Rivette by censors. The subsequent ban helped the film (shown at the Cannes Film Festival in 1966) gain more recognition. Rivette's cynical references to Catholicism as the ultimate theater enraged the Catholic Film Office, the agency that spearheaded the opposition to the film. "La religieuse" caused a big scandal when it was released in the mid-sixties.The Church insisted on calling the movie Suzanne Simonin ,la religieuse de Diderot.
Yasujiro Ozu - Todake no kyodai / The Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family (1941)
Posted By : scalisto | Date : 01 Dec 2021 14:25 | Comments : 0

Todake no kyodai (DVDrip - 1941)
104 min | XviD 512x384 | 852 kb/s | 73 kb/s mp3 VBR mono | 23.97 fps | 700 MB + 3% recovery record
Japanese | Subtitles: English and Spanish .srt
Genre: Drama | RS.com

The Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family. After the death of the father of an upper-class family, his wife and daughter have to struggle to survive. Tensions arise when they moved in with a married son, so they continue to move around from one household to the next, but they are always unwelcomed. When her youngest son returns from work in Tianjin, he scolds his siblings for their selfishness. The first box-office hit for Ozu in Japan, "The Brothers And Sisters Of The Toda Family" anticipates the later masterpieces such as "Tokyo Story" and "The End Of Summer".
Corneliu Porumboiu - A fost sau n-a fost? / 12:08 East of Bucharest (2006)
Posted By : scalisto | Date : 30 Nov 2021 09:25 | Comments : 1

A fost sau n-a fost? (DVDrip - 2006)
85 min | XviD 608x336 | 1007 kb/s | 136 kb/s mp3 VBR | 25 fps | B-VOP | 700 MB + 3% recovery record
Romanian | Subtitles: English, Spanish and (separate) Portuguese .srt
Genre: Comedy | RS.com

One Romanian newsman attempts to put his nation's revolution on the air after the fact in this satiric comedy from writer and director Corneliu Porumboiu. It's the sixteenth anniversary of the revolt that removed Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu from power in Romania, and Jderescu (Ion Sapdaru) is the host of a televised public affairs show who wants to do a special program on the revolution. Jderescu's idea is to bring on a handful of ordinary citizens to discuss their role in Ceausescu's overthrow and how their lives have changed since Communist rule was swept from Romania. However, Jderescu can only round up two guests for his broadcast -- elderly Piscoci (Mircea Andreescu), who's more interested in playing Santa Claus for the neighborhood kids than talking politics, and Manescu (Teo Corban), a schoolteacher nursing a brutal hangover. As Jderescu tries to lead a serious discussion of how Romania has changed since Ceausescu was driven from power, the conversation wanders off on a tangent about where the revolution actually took place, and the waters become even more muddied when Jderescu opens up the phone lines for questions from viewers, most of whom have their own distinct (and strongly conflicting) memories of the Revolution . . .
Klaus Härö - Äideistä parhain / Mother of Mine (2005)
Posted By : scalisto | Date : 29 Nov 2021 13:41 | Comments : 3
Mother of Mine (DVDrip - 2005)
104 min | XviD 640x256 | 700 kb/s | 224 kb/s AC3 | 25 fps | B-VOP | 700 MB + 3% recovery record
Finnish/Swedish | Subtitles: English and Spanish .srt
Genre: Drama | RS.com

During World War II, more than 70,000 Finnish children were evacuated to neutral Sweden to avoid the conflict. Mother of Mine, the latest from the award-winning Klaus Haro (Elina), tackles that painful patch of history in a tale of 9-year-old Eero, a child who increasingly feels abandoned by his biological Finnish mother and yet not attached to his Swedish surrogate mom. When he is returned to Finland, his confusion intensifies.
Luis Buñuel - El Angel exterminador / The Exterminating Angel (1962)
Posted By : scalisto | Date : 28 Nov 2021 12:39 | Comments : 3

El Angel exterminador (DVDrip - 1962)
Spanish | Subtitles: English .srt | 88 min | DivX 5 512x368 | 1040 kb/s | 56 kb/s mp3 CBR mono | 25 fps | B-VOP - GMC| 700 MB + 3% recovery record
Genre: Drama/Fantasy | RS.com
If you want an introduction into the anarchic, surrealistic, bourgeois-baiting world of Luis Buñuel 'The Exterminating Angel' is the best place to start. The initial premise is simple, albeit puzzling - the guests at a dinner party mysteriously find themselves unable to leave their hosts house at the end of the evening. There's no logical reason why, they just can't. They are confused at first, but as the days go by and the food starts to run out, they become increasingly more desperate and turn on each other. Bunuel makes the most of the idea and creates a complex, multi-layered movie, packed with fascinating small details, intriguing dialogue and surprising situations, most of which is left up to the viewer to "explain".
Charles Burnett - Killer of Sheep (1977)
Posted By : scalisto | Date : 25 Nov 2021 15:24 | Comments : 3

Killer of Sheep (DVDrip - 1977)
English | Subtitles: Spanish .srt | 94 min | XviD 512x384 | 1376 kb/s | 96 kb/s mp3 CBR | 23.97 fps | B-VOP | 860 MB + 3% recovery record
Genre: Drama | RS.com

Killer of Sheep examines the black Los Angeles ghetto of Watts in the mid-1970s through the eyes of Stan, a sensitive dreamer who is growing detached and numb from the psychic toll of working at a slaughterhouse. Frustrated by money problems, he finds respite in moments of simple beauty: the warmth of a teacup against his cheek, slow dancing with his wife, holding his daughter. The film offers no solutions; it merely presents life — sometimes hauntingly bleak, sometimes filled with transcendent joy and gentle humor.
Fatih Akin - Kurz und schmerzlos /Short Sharp Shock (1998)
Posted By : scalisto | Date : 24 Nov 2021 16:18 | Comments : 1

Kurz und schmerzlos (DVDrip - 1998)
German / Turkish / Greek / Serbo-Croatian | Subtitles: English and Spanish .srt | 94 min | XviD 608x336 | 1123 kb/s | 256 kb/s AC3 | 25 fps | B-VOP | 950 MB + 3% recovery record
Genre: Drama | RS.com

Short Sharp Shock This film shows the life and fate of three young foreigners - Turk Gabriel, Greek Costa and Serb Bobby, all of them dreaming of love and money in the bleak surroundings of social welfare, crimes, industry, unemployment and cultural minorities. Of course it won't take long until the friendship of the three outsiders is about to break apart when Gabriel becomes a henchman for a local gangster boss, and a journey through violence and despair begins for all three of them...
Mario Monicelli - La grande guerra (1959)
Posted By : scalisto | Date : 23 Nov 2021 13:37 | Comments : 8
La grande guerra (DVDrip - 1959)
Italian | Subtitles: English and Spanish .srt | 132 min | XviD 720x320 | 1373 kb/s | 192 kb/s AC3 | 25 fps | B-VOP | 1.5 GB + 3% recovery record
Genre: Drama | RS.com

The Great War stands as one of the essential films exemplifying the "commedia all'italiana" genre, that is, films which while being comedies often have a serious, even tragic undertone. Vittorio Gassman and Alberto Sordi play a couple of World War I soldiers, adept at sidestepping duty and responsibility, but courageous to the core when in a pinch.
Hector Babenco - Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco (1981)
Posted By : scalisto | Date : 22 Nov 2021 02:24 | Comments : 5

Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco (DVDrip - 1981)
Portuguese | Subtitles: English, Spanish and (separate) French .srt | 128 min | DivX 3 Low-motion 544x416 | 1436 kb/s | 89 kb/s vbr mp3 mono | 23.97 fps | 1.4 GB + 3% recovery record
Genre: Drama | RS.com

Pixote: The Law of the Weakest. Pixote is the name of a chubby-cheeked 10-year-old runaway played by real-life slum kid Fernando Ramos da Silva. He's a natural, creating a childlike and vulnerable character left emotionally hardened and morally adrift by his brutal experiences. In an overcrowded São Paulo "reform school," a cross between a prison and an army barracks, he learns the hard facts of survival as he watches gangs prey on weaker kids, and the cops and guards abuse, beat, and even murder their charges. Pixote escapes and turns to street crime in Rio with a small gang, but his dreams of big money and a good life are dashed as they play at crime in a violent kill-or-be-killed world. Equal parts exposé and social drama, Pixote dramatizes the plight of millions of children who live on the streets or get ground up in the system that breeds hardened criminals from juvenile delinquents. Like Luis Buñuel's Los Olvidados, one of Babenco's inspirations, this occasionally melodramatic portrait of poverty is shocking and affecting, but no more so than da Silva's own life story. After completing the film he sank back into poverty and crime, and died on the streets.
Kenji Mizoguchi - Ugetsu monogatari (1953)
Posted By : scalisto | Date : 20 Nov 2021 17:14 | Comments : 2

Ugetsu monogatari (DVDrip - 1953)
Japanese | Subtitles: English and Spanish .srt | 97 min | XviD 640x464 | 1757 kb/s | 23.97 fps | 192 kb/s AC3| 1.4 GB + 3% recovery record
Genre: Drama | RS.com

In the civil wars of 16th century Japan, two ambitious peasants want to make their fortunes. The potter Genjuro intends to sell his wares for vast profits in the local city, while his brother-in-law Tobei wishes to become a samurai. Their village is sacked by the marauding armies, but Genjuro's kiln miraculously survives, and they and their wives head for the city. However, Genjuro soon sends his wife Miyagi back home, promising to return to her soon, and Tobei, in his keenness to follow the samurai, abandons his wife Ohama. Meanwhile, a wealthy noblewoman, the Lady Wakasa, shows an interest in Genjuro's pots, and invites him to her mansion.
Mikio Naruse - Onna ga kaidan wo agaru toki (1960)
Posted By : scalisto | Date : 19 Nov 2021 12:35 | Comments : 10

Onna ga kaidan wo agaru toki / When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (DVDrip - 1960)
Japanese | Subtitles: English, Spanish and Russian .srt | 111 min | XviD 704x304 | 1455 kb/s | 23.97 fps | 192 kb/s AC3| 1.3 GB + 3% recovery record
Genre: Drama | RS.com

When a Woman Ascends the Stairs might be Japanese filmmaker Mikio Naruse's finest hour--a delicate, devastating study of a woman, Keiko (played heartbreakingly by Hideko Takamine), who works as a bar hostess in Tokyo's very modern postwar Ginza district, who entertains businessmen after work. Sly, resourceful, but trapped, Keiko comes to embody the conflicts and struggles of a woman trying to establish her independence in a male-dominated society. When a Woman Ascends the Stairs shows the largely unsung yet widely beloved master Naruse at his most socially exacting and profoundly emotional.