Germany in the early 1930s. Against the backdrop of the Nazis' rise, Hermann Hermann, a Russian émigré and chocolate magnate, goes slowly mad. It begins with his seating himself in a chair to observe himself making love to his wife, Lydia, a zaftig empty-headed siren who is also sleeping with her cousin. Hermann is soon given to intemperate outbursts at his workers, other businessmen, and strangers. Then, he meets Felix, an itinerant laborer, whom he delusionally believes looks exactly like himself. Armed with a new life insurance policy, he hatches an elaborate plot in the belief it will free him of all his worries.
After a phone call ends in despair, a young woman faces a fatal decision.
Glasgow-based artist Stephen Sutcliffe's film Despair (2009) is inspired by and titled after the 1934 Vladimir Nabokov novel, a story of mistaken physical resemblance, murder and identity theft. Nabokov's themes of power and delusion, doubling and gameplay are anchored in Sutcliffe's collage through a prismatic treatment of visual material and sound. Sutcliffe quotes a parade of society portraits, photocopied handouts from a lecture series entitled 'Theories of Montage,' and Rainer Werner Fassbinder's 1978 adaptation of the novel in a dense sequence punctuated by baroque music composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully for the seventeenth century French king, Louis XIV.
After Jack and Lucy rescue a woman from freezing cold in the middle of Scottish mountains, they come to realize that the woman is not who she says she is.
The wind and rhythm of Lisbon animate the mythological origins of Fado, a music tradition that gives form to the feeling of saudade. The Fado origin story depicts a windless night on the open sea; there, in darkness, stillness, and silence the human voice can access profound emotion—and desperation.
Infamous underground film made by pioneering Australian industrial band S.P.K. that is part music video, part mondo/death film and part live performance. Not for the squeamish.
The Swiss photographer Daniel Leuenberger lives on the edge of society, working in Moldova with girls between 9 and 14 years old. He has caused much controversy with the photos of his models which he sells via the internet. The film raises questions of how images are used and their effects in a world increasingly dominated by the media. However, it also shows girls' lives in Moldova's neighbour Transnistria, which does not officially exist. Modelling is not just an important additional source of income for the girls, but more importantly provides a change from the dullness of everyday life.
The peaceful cohabitation of two 30-something bachelors is disrupted when they both fall in love with the charming young woman who moves in with them.
What happens when a small sad orange decides to leave for the other side of the shop to meet a bunch of fun dancing pineapples ?
Portrait of the last days of the life of Portuguese writer Camilo Castelo Branco.
An educational film from 1967 designed to scare teenagers away from illegal drugs
Chinese-American Wu and his friend Paul are accused of killing 25 women in the United States.
Via the New York Times: "...a frankly biased, angry recollection of the great, "man-made" famine of 1932-1933 in which up to seven million people starved to death in the Ukraine. It is the film's thesis that Stalin was directly responsible by his ruthless expropriation of virtually all of the grain harvested in the Ukraine over a two-year period."
A documentary on the making of the Manic Street Preachers' debut studio album "Generation Terrorists."
A shipwrecked captain saves a girl from a Spanish murderer by threatening to give him leprosy.
The film follows three couples, one gay, one lesbian and one heterosexual, spending a weekend together.
Every lover is an apple but not every apple is a lover. FGLND on Federico Garcia Lorca (1898 - 1936) courage & passion filled life, work and death.
Music DVD by American Doom Metal band Solitude Aeturnus. Filmed and Recorded at: Stodola Club, Warsaw, Poland, February 12th, 2007
In the wild island of Pazúcus, everything is hopeless. Oréstia & Omar seek to harmonize their relationship in a camp and find themselves gradually oppressed by nature, which changes from paradisiac to hellish. Simultaneously, inside Carlos’ intestines, fecal monsters plot his demise. This stomachic confusion makes him an easy prey for the obsessive Dr. Roberto. The paranoia, the sorcery, the madness and the prophetic voice lead their destinies to a place where the dissolution of all beings appears to be the only possibility of communion.
A fake documentary about the sex lives of teenage girls.
Hope's Peak Academy is a special school, recognized by the government, that was established in order to gather and nurture top-class students who excel in various fields. This school has two courses: The main course, and the preparatory course. Anyone with the money can enter the preparatory course, even if they don't have any special skills. The 77th class of the main course is filled with students who not only have unique abilities, but unique personalities as well. However, the students learned that "Talent isn't the most important thing in life; it's to involve yourself with people and make yourself a better person while making memories." However, little did they know that a mysterious project and discrimination of the courses were happening right under their noses. Hajime Hinata, a boy from the preparatory class who craves for an ability. The fateful meeting he has drives the future of the school into an unimaginable direction. This is the story of what happened up until the "The Biggest, Most Awful, Most Tragic Event in Human History." This is a story of hope that ends in despair.