|Rocker (1972 Germany)|
The story starts with biker (or "Rocker", as they're called in Germany) Gerd, just being released from jail. Gerds way crosses with teenager Mark, whose brother – likewise a rocker – was brutally murdered by a group of pimps, the traditional enemies of rockers, in a quarrel over a stolen Mercedes. Originally Gerd doesn't want to play nanny to some kid but soon becomes friendly with Mark, who helps Gerd, ripping off a drug dealer. In return, Gerd and his gang help Mark to avenge his brother's death: in a street fight, they mercilessly beat up the responsible pimps. In the final scene, Mark smashes the window of the stolen Mercedes, proving that he's the real "Rocker".
The rockers are played by members of a real rocker gang (Die Bloody Devils).
|The Caveman's Valentine (2001)|
Romulus is mentally ill, cave dwelling ma in a New York City park. He's also a gifted composer and the father of a city cop. On Valentine's Day, a young man freezes in a tree near his cave. The police determine it's the accidental death of someone behaving bizarrely, but Romulus believes a friend of the dead youth who says that noted avant-garde photographer, David Leppenraub, murdered him. Romulus, urged on by hallucinations of his wife as a young woman, resolves to catch the killer and manages to be invited to Leppenraub's farm to play a new composition.
|Tierra del fuego (2000)|
Sweeping epic about the true-life tale of Romanian engineer Julius Popper and his half-crazed pursuit of gold. Set in 1850, the handsome Romanian rides into a rough and tumble frontier town with his pockets full of gold. He uses his loot to round up dazzled prospectors and seduce hard-bitten brothel owner Armenia (Ornella Muti) into funding his expedition. The band sets off for the rugged South populated by indigenous people. Claiming the land for the Queen of Romania, Popper captures the Indians as slaves and forces them to mine for gold. They do find a scant amount of gold, which Popper promptly mints into coins bearing his likeness. Popper's second in command, a former Austrian sergeant named Novak (Nelson Villiagra), treats Indians with appalling savagery in the name of civilization, though he develops an odd respect for the tribe's beautiful, thoroughly-tattooed Queen Mennar (Tamara Acosta). As the rainy season sets in, the unpaid miners start to quietly talk of mutiny.
|Breathless (1960) |
À bout de souffle
Michel Poiccard, an irresponsible sociopath and small-time thief,
steals a car and impulsively murders the motorcycle policeman who
pursues him. Now wanted by the authorities, he renews his relationship
with Patricia Franchini, a hip American girl studying journalism at
the Sorbonne, whom he had met in Nice a few weeks earlier. Before
leaving Paris, he plans to collect a debt from an underworld acquaintance
and expects her to accompany him on his planned getaway to Italy.
Even with his face in the local papers and media, Poiccard seems
oblivious to the dragnet that is slowly closing around him as he
recklessly pursues his love of American movies and libidinous interest
in the beautiful American.
|The Bloodstained Shadow (1978) |
Schatten Des Todes
It starts out with a professor going back to his hometown, a small Italian island, and reuniting with his brother, a priest. The two become entangled in a web of murder and deception and it is somehow linked to the murder of a young girl year earlier.