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DRAMA/CRIME

Agente federale Lemmy Caution (1963)
Also known as:: A toi de faire mignonne (original title)

Country: France

Spoken Languages: French

Genre(s): Crime

Director: Bernard Borderie

Cast: Eddie Constantine, Philippe Lemaire, Gaia Germani, Christiane Minazzoli, Guy Delorme, Robert Berri, Henri Cogan, Hubert Deschamps, Jacques Hilling, Yvan Chiffre, Colin Drake, Jacques Seiler, Karin Lepine, Raoul Billerey, Max Gulak

Medium: DVD R/RW

Addio fratello crudele DVD (1971)
Also known as: Tis Pity She's a Whore DVD (English title)

Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama

Director: Giuseppe Patroni Griffi

Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Oliver Tobias, Fabio Testi, Antonio Falsi, Rik Battaglia, Angela Luce, Rino Imperio

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: In an amoral home, where a man lives in sin with a woman, his daughter and his son fall in love, and have incestuous relations even after the young woman marrys. Her husband will seek revenge, and a gory end will unite all in classic tragedy - death.

Addio mamma DVD (1967)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama

Director: Mario Amendola

Cast: Miranda Martino, Alberto Farnese, Michele, Margaret Rose Keil, Elio Pandolfi, Antonella Steni, Sergio Ciani, Enzo Turco, Mirella Pamphili, Margherita Horowitz, Mario Pennisi, Maria Chierichetti, Umberto D'Aquino, Luigia De Santis, Dino De Santis

Medium: DVD R/RW

Addio ragazza negra DVD (1970)
Also known as:: Rosas blancas para mi hermana negra (original title)

Country: Mexico

Spoken Languages: Spanish

Genre(s): Drama

Director: Abel Salazar

Cast: Laila Novak, Libertad Lamarque, Eusebia Cosme, Robertha, Irma Lozano, Steve Flanagan, Roberto Cañedo, Luis Alarcón, José Baviera, Raymundo Capetillo, Guillermo Argüelles

Medium: DVD R/RW

Agente n. 13, L' (1934)
Also known as:: Operator 13 (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, War, Romance, History

Director: Richard Boleslawski

Cast: Gary Cooper, Marion Davies, Jean Parker, Katharine Alexander, Ted Healy, Russell Hardie, Henry Wadsworth, Douglass Dumbrille, Willard Robertson, Fuzzy Knight, Sidney Toler, Robert McWade, Marjorie Gateson, Wade Boteler, Walter Long

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Gail Loveless, a spy known as Operator 13 working for the Union and Federal cause during the Civil War, posing as a Confederate woman named Anne Claybourne, meets and falls in love with Confederate Captain Jack Galliard. Dusguised as an octoroom maid at a Confedarate military ball, she learns and relays secrets to the Union forces that are devastating to the Rebel cause. Assigned to the case to track down and kill the spy maid, Galliard learns she is also the woman he loves, but proceeds with his assignment. He captures her but is in danger of being captured himself as Federal forces are approaching. Gail/Anne saves him and they part to wait until peace comes to resume their romance.

Agente Newman (1974)
Also known as:: Newman's Law (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Action, Crime

Director: Richard T. Heffron

Cast: George Peppard, Eugene Roche, Michael Lerner, David Spielberg, Roger Robinson, Gordon Pinsent, Abe Vigoda, Louis Zorich, Victor Campos, Mel Stewart, Jack Murdoch, Teddy Wilson, Pat Anderson, Regis Cordic, Marlene Clark

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Police officer Newman has not gotten the reputation of a straight arrow by avoiding conflict when fighting for right. His honesty is put to a strong test when he and his partner discover an international drug ring involving some of the police department's highest ranking officers.

Agente quasi speciale Frank Putzu (1968)
Also known as:: Madigan's milion (English title)

Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Comedy, Crime

Director: Giorgio Gentili

Cast: Cesar Romero, Dustin Hoffman, Elsa Martinelli, Gustavo Rojo, Fernando Hilbeck, Riccardo Garrone, Franco Fabrizi, Gérard Tichy, Jan de Milte, Umberto Raho, Daniele Vargas, José María Caffarel, Rina Mascetti, Ennio Antonelli, Pino Polidori

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: When a deported gangster dies in Italy, the U.S. treasury dept. is very interested in the $1,000,000.00 Madigan owed the government, but managed to take to Italy with him. They send agent Jason Phister over to Italy to nose out the million. His criteria for the job is that no one would ever guess he's an agent of the United States government.


Agguati (1935)
Also known as:: Behind the Green Lights (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Crime

Director: Christy Cabanne

Cast: Norman Foster, Judith Allen, Sidney Blackmer, Purnell Pratt, Theodore von Eltz, Ford Sterling, Kenneth Thomson, Lloyd Whitlock, Edward Hearn, Jane Meredith, Edward Gargan, J. Carrol Naish, John Davidson, Hooper Atchley, Marc Loebell

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Derived loosely from the popular-in-its-day autobiography of NY Police captain Cornelius W. "The Gang Buster" Willemse. Mary Kennedy, the daughter of police lieutenant Jim Kennedy, works for an unethical criminal attorney and is corrupted by the association. But she sees the light when she twists the law to obtain the acquittal of a client and the man later shoots her father. Mary then enlists the aid of Detective Dave Britten in hopes of bringing down the crooks for whom she works.

Agguato (1951)
Also known as:: Pool of London (original title)

Country: UK

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Crime

Director: Basil Dearden

Cast: Christopher Hewett, Bonar Colleano, Earl Cameron, Susan Shaw, Renée Asherson, Moira Lister, Max Adrian, Joan Dowling, James Robertson Justice, Michael Golden, Alfie Bass, Leslie Phillips, John Longden, Beckett Bould, Victor Maddern, Laurence Naismith

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: When their ship docks the crew disembark as usual to pick up their lives in postwar London. For one of them his petty smuggling turns more serious when he finds himself caught up with a robbery in the City.

L'agguato (1959)
Also known as:: Thr trap (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Crime, Film-Noir

Director: Norman Panama

Cast: Richard Widmark, Lee J. Cobb, Tina Louise, Earl Holliman, Carl Benton Reid, Lorne Greene, Peter Baldwin, Chuck Wassil, Richard Shannon, Carl Milletaire

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Lawyer Ralph Anderson arrives in Tula, an amazingly remote town in the desert, as reluctant emissary of mob chief Victor Massonetti, who wants the airstrip clear for his unofficial exit from the country. Ralph's arrival has a profound effect on his estranged father, the sheriff; his brother Tip, an alcoholic deputy; and his ex-sweetheart Linda, now married to Tip. Tension builds as a small army of gangsters takes over the town. Then the situation abruptly changes...

Agguato a Tangeri (1957)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, Crime

Director: Riccardo Freda

Cast: Edmund Purdom, Geneviève Page, Gino Cervi, José Guardiola, Félix Dafauce, Antonio Molino Rojo, Enrique Pelayo, Mario Moreno, Alfonso Rojas, Luis Peña, Amparo Rivelles, Juan Olaguivel

Medium: DVD R/RW

Agguato ai tropici (1942)
Also known as:: Across the Pacific (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Action, Drama, Adventure, War, Romance

Director: John Huston

Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Sydney Greenstreet, Mary Astor, Charles Halton, Victor Sen Yung, Roland Got, Lee Tung Foo, Frank Wilcox, Paul Stanton, Lester Matthews, John Hamilton, Tom Stevenson, Roland Drew, Monte Blue, Chester Gan

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Rick Leland makes no secret of the fact he has no loyalty to his home country after he is court-marshaled out of the army and boards a Japanese ship for the Orient in late 1941. But has Leland really been booted out, or is there some other motive for his getting close to fellow passenger Doctor Lorenz? Any motive for getting close to attractive traveller Alberta Marlow would however seem pretty obvious.

Agguato nei Caraibi (1958)
Also known as:: The Gun Runners (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Spanish

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama, Crime

Director: Don Siegel

Cast: Eddie Albert, Jack Elam, Gita Hall, Audie Murphy, Patricia Owens, Everett Sloane, Richard Jaeckel, Paul Birch, John Qualen, Edward Colmans, Stephen Peck, Carl Rogers, Lita Leon, Robert Phillips, Freddie Roberto, Lee Strasberg, Larry Taylor

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Remake of "To Have and Have Not" based on Hemingway short story. Plot reset to early days of Cuban revolution. A charter boat skipper gets entangled in gunrunning scheme to get money to pay off debts. Sort of a sea-going film noir with bad girl, smarmy villain, and the "innocent" drawn into wrong side of law by circumstances.

Agguato nella giungla (1956)
Also known as:: Escape in the Sun (original title)

Country: UK

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Adventure

Director: George P. Breakston

Cast: John Bentley, Vera Fusek, Martin Boddey, Alan Tarlton, Derek L.L. John, James Fuggel, Kipkamoi

Medium: DVD R/RW

Agguato sul Bosforo (1969)
Also known as:: Colpo grosso a Porto Said (alternative title)

Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Adventure, Crime

Director: Luigi Batzella

Cast: David Allen, Eleonora Vargas, Kathia Kelly, Livio Lorenzon, Gino Turini, Alfredo Rizzo, Robert King, María Badmajew, Luigi Batzella, Aldo Bonamano, Dakar, Dom Moor, Osiride Pevarello, Mimmo Poli, Francesca Roy, Claudio Ruffini

Medium: DVD R/RW

Agli ordini del Re (1958)
Also known as:: La tour prends garde!

Country: France

Spoken Languages: French

Genre(s): Drama, Adventure

Director: Georges Lampin

Cast: Jean Marais, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Nadja Tiller, Cathia Caro, Liliane Bert, Robert Dalban, Paul-Emile Deiber, Raoul Delfosse, Christian Duvaleix, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Yves Massard, Renaud Mary, Jean Lara, Jean Parédès, Marcel Pérès

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Henri La Tour, a strolling player, is also a daring adventurer. So, when, after accomplishing a brilliant feat, he is awarded a title by King Louis XV, the Duke of Saint-Sever takes offense at it and challenges Henri to a duel. However, while they fight, a group of Austrian soldiers appear suddenly and the two rivals instantly unite to repel their enemies. Unfortunately, Saint-Sever is mortally wounded and, feeling he is about to die, he entreats his new friend to offer protection to Toinon, his natural daughter, whose life is being threatened...

L'Agnese va a morire (1976)
Also known as: And Agnes Chose to Die (English title)

Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, War

Director: Giuliano Montaldo

Cast: Ingrid Thulin, Stefano Satta Flores, Michele Placido, Aurore Clément, Ninetto Davoli, William Berger, Flavio Bucci, Rosalino Cellamare, Alfredo Pea, Aldo Reggiani, Gino Santercole, Bruno Zanin, Pier Giovanni Anchisi, Mario Bardella, Peter Boom

Medium: DVD R/RW

Agnus Dei (1970)
Also known as:: Égi bárány (original title)

Country: Hungary

Spoken Languages: Hungarian

Genre(s): Drama

Director: Miklós Jancsó

Cast: József Madaras, Daniel Olbrychski, Márk Zala, Lajos Balázsovits, Anna Széles, Jaroslava Schallerová, Árpád Ajtony, István Avar, Tamás Bálint, István Bujtor, Erzsi Cserhalmi, István Csurka, Mária Dudás, István Dvorák, Gáspár Ferdinándy, Géza Ferdinándy, Zsuzsa Ferdinándy, Lõrinc G. Szabó, János Gulyás, Péter Halász, Pál Hetényi, Levente Hidvégi, László Horváth, Vilmos Izsóf, Gaspar Jancso, Gábor Kiss, László Kolozsvári Papp, János Koltai, Zsolt Körtvélyessy, Ábel Kõszegi, Balázs Kosztolányi, József Kovács, András Kozák, András Mészáros, Mária Neményi, Tibor Orbán, József Pecsenke, György Pintér, Tamás Pintér, József Polyák, György Reinitz, György Székely, Tamás Szentjóby, András Szigeti, Balázs Tardy, Vali Török, Sándor Vajó, Tamás Varga, Péter Zimre

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Alegory of the suppression of the 1919 revolution and the advent of fascism in Hungary; in the countryside, a unit of the revolutionary army spares the life of father Vargha, a fanatical priest. He comes back and leads massacres. A new force, represented by Feher, apparently avanges the people, but only to impose a different, more refined and effective kind of repression.

L'ago sotto la pelle (1968)
Also known as:: Der arzt von St. Pauli (original title)

Country: WestGermany

Spoken Languages: German

Genre(s): Drama, Crime

Director: Rolf Olsen

Cast: Curd Jürgens, Horst Naumann, Christiane Rücker, Heinz Reincke, Marianne Hoffmann, Fritz Wepper, Monika Zinnenberg, Friedrich Schütter, Suzanne Roquette, Michael Conti, Astrid Fournell, Hans W. Hamacher, Claus Tinney, Carlo Liebmann, Karin-Ute Warstat

Medium: DVD R/RW

Agonia DVD (1978)
Also known as: Agonia DVD (original title)

Country: Brazil

Spoken Languages: Portuguese

Genre(s): Drama

Director: Júlio Bressane

Cast: Grande Otelo, Joel Barcellos, Maria Gladys, Wilson Grey, Sandra Pêra, Kleber Santos

Medium: DVD R/RW

Subtitles: Italian

Plot: She is a fortune teller, he is a killer on the run. He gives her a ride and an tragic love affair begins.

Agostino (1962)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama

Director: Mauro Bolognini

Cast: Paolo Colombo, Ingrid Thulin, John Saxon, Mario Bartoletti, Aldo Bussaglia, Roberto Mancia, Franco Schiorlin, Gennaro Mesfun, Renato Terra

Medium: DVD R/RW

Agostino d'ippona (1972)
Also known as:: Augustine of Hippo (original title)

Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, Biography

Director: Roberto Rossellini

Cast: Dary Berkani, Virgilio Gazzolo, Cesare Barbetti, Bruno Cattaneo, Leonardo Fioravanti, Dannunzio Papini, Giuseppe Mannajuolo, Livio Galassi, Fabio Garriba, Giuseppe Alotta, Pietro Fumelli, Giovanni Sabbatini, Valentino Macchi, Ciro Ippolito, Filippo De Gara

Medium: DVD R/RW

Ai confini del mondo DVD (1937)
Also known as: The Edge of the World DVD (original title)

Country: UK

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Romance, History

Director: Michael Powell

Cast: John Laurie, Finlay Currie, Belle Chrystall, Eric Berry, Kitty Kirwan, Niall MacGinnis, Grant Sutherland, Campbell Robson, George Summers

Medium: DVD R/RW

Subtitles: Italian

Plot: A trio wanders the cliffs of an Outer Hebridean island and encounters a gravestone at the edge of a precipice; it reads, "Peter Manson ... gone over." One man in the trio knows the story of the gravestone and tells it to the others... It is ten years earlier, and the way of life on the island is dying; steam trawlers from the mainland threaten its survival as a fishing port. Peter Manson, one of the community's leaders, resists evacuating to the mainland, though his son Robbie is about to leave the island himself. Meanwhile, Robbie's twin sister plans to marry his best friend, Andrew Gray. Andrew and Robbie argue over evacuation and decide to settle the matter by racing to the top of a cliff. Ruth is terrified...

Ai margini della metropoli (1953)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, Crime

Director: Carlo Lizzani

Cast: Massimo Girotti, Giulietta Masina, Marina Berti, Michel Jourdan, Lucien Gallas, Rossana Martini, Adriana Sivieri, Patrizia Lari, Paola Borboni, Giulio Calì, Amilcare Fabrizio, Antonio Nicotra, Benedetta Rutili, Cesare Fantoni, Carlo d'Elia

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: This atmospheric piece has all the hallmarks of a neorealistfilm within the conventions of a crime story. It is about one Mario Hari (Michel Jourdan) an unemployed worker who is wrongly accused of murdering a woman and who is defended by lawyer Roberto Martini (Massimo Girotti), who doesn't believe, for much of the film at least, that his client is innocent.

Al Capone (1959)
Also known as:: Al Capone (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, Crime, Biography

Director: Richard Wilson

Cast: Rod Steiger, Al Ruscio, James Gregory, Barry Nelson, Fay Spain, Murvyn Vye, Martin Balsam, Robert Gist, Joe De Santis, Lewis Charles, Sandy Kenyon, Raymond Bailey, Louis Quinn, Ron Soble, Steve Gravers, Erland Josephson

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: In this unusually accurate biography, small-time hood Al Capone comes to Chicago at the dawn of Prohibition to be the bodyguard of racketeer Johnny Torrio. Capone's rise in Chicago gangdom is followed through murder, extortion, and political fraud. He becomes head of Chicago's biggest "business," but moves inexorably toward his downfall and ignominious end.


Al di là del bene e del male (1977)
Also known as:: Beyond Good and Evil (English title)

Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama

Director: Liliana Cavani

Cast: Dominique Sanda, Barry Nelson, Michael Degen, Robert Powell, Virna Lisi, Elisa Cegani, Umberto Orsini, Carmen Scarpitta, Philippe Leroy, Nicoletta Machiavelli, Amedeo Amodio, Clara Colosimo, Renato Scarpa, Roberto Bruni, Mircha Carven, C. Aubrey Smith

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: This is Cavani's most influential film. No one interested in Nietzscheor Salomé can leave this film without notice! The interpretation ofsome of Nietzsche's main ideas are well articulated and visually madecomprehensible so that they both win in depth and become even moreenticing. Cavani uses Mozart's music in a way that makes your spinetinkle. Spiritism, Mozart and a life just petered out make together ascene that is overwhelming in meanings.

Al di là delle tenebre (1935)
Also known as:: Magnificent Obsession

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Romance

Director: John M. Stahl

Cast: Robert Taylor, Betty Furness, Charles Butterworth, Barry Nelson, Sara Haden, Ralph Morgan, Henry Armetta, Gilbert Emery, Arthur Treacher, Beryl Mercer, Alyce Ardell, Sidney Bracey, Theodore von Eltz, Arthur Hoyt, Cora Sue Collins, Tony Barry

Medium: DVD R/RW

Al di là di ogni dubbio (1980)
Also known as:: Beyond Reasonable Doubt (original title)

Country: New Zealand

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, Crime, Mystery

Director: John Laing

Cast: David Hemmings, Marshall Napier, John Hargreaves, Martyn Sanderson, Grant Tilly, Diana Rowan, Ian Watkin, Terence Cooper, Bruno Lawrence, John Bach, Bruce Allpress, Peter Hayden, Mark Hadlow, Harold Kissin, Harold Gould

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: A docu-drama covering one of the most famous murder cases in New Zealand history. Did Arthur Thomas kill Jeannette and Harvey Crewe at their Pukekawa farm house? Arthur was sure that trusting the police and co-operating fully would prove his innocence. The police held a very different view of this simple farmer.

Al di là di ogni ragionevole dubbio (1970)
Also known as:: The Lawyer (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama

Director: Sidney J. Furie

Cast: Barry Newman, William Sylvester, Diana Muldaur, Robert Colbert, Warren J. Kemmerling, Kathleen Crowley, Ken Swofford, Booth Colman, E.J. André, Ray Ballard, Ivor Barry, Melendy Britt, Tom Harvey, John Himes

Medium: DVD R/RW

Alba tragica (1939)
Also known as:: Le jour se leve (original title)

Country: France

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama, Crime, Romance

Director: Marcel Carnè

Cast: Sally Forrest, Jean Gabin, Arletty, Mady Berry, René Génin, Arthur Devère, René Bergeron, Bernard Blier, Marcel Pérès, Germaine Lix, Gabrielle Fontan, Jacques Baumer, Jacqueline Laurent, Erminio Bianchi Fasani

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Francois, a sympathetic factory worker, kills Valentin with a gun. He locked himself in his furnished room and starts remembering how he was led to murder. He met once Francoise, a young fleurist, and they fell in love. But Francoise was gotten round by Valentin, a dog trainer, a machiavellian guy...

L'albergo della malavita (1946)
Also known as: Macadam (original title)

Country: France

Spoken Languages: French

Genre(s): Drama, Crime

Director: Jacques Feyder

Cast: Simone Signoret, Andrée Clément, Paul Meurisse, Félix Oudart, Jacques Dacqmine, André Roanne, Paul Demange, Georges Bever, Jeannette Batti, Simone Max, André Nicard, François Joux, Marcelle Rexiane, Richard Francoeur, Chiaretta Gelli

Medium: DVD R/RW

Albergo Luna camera 34 (1946)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, Crime

Director: Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia

Cast: Andrea Checchi, Carlo Campanini, Roberto Villa, Marcello Giorda, Giovanni Petrucci, Arturo Bragaglia, Antonio Bracci, Giovanni Dolfini, Guido Lauri, Annabella

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: A young music teacher, after her house is burned down by a raid, has to go to a refugee camp with her old and sick mother. She is forced to sell everything she owns, while she is looking for a job as a singer. One night, tired and frustrated, she meets a man who invites her out for a drink. She accepts the invitation, stunned by the bunch of banknotes in his wallet. The man takes her to his room at the hotel Luna and seduces her. Before leaving, she robs him of his money and then walks hastily home, but in the meantime her mother has died. She meets a young maestro, who wants her to sing his songs. She seems to begin a happy, though hard, life together with the young maestro who wishes to marry her. The wicked man suddenly reappears and menaces to reveal their old encounter and that she is a thief, but he is later killed. The unfortunate lady is suspected of the crime...

Albergo Nord (1938)Also known as:: Hôtel du Nord (original title)

Country: France

Spoken Languages: French

Genre(s): Drama

Director: Marcel Carné

Cast: Jean-Pierre Aumont, Louis Jouvet, Paulette Dubost, Mady Berry, Andrex, André Brunot, Henri Bosc, Marcel André, Jacques Louvigny, Marcel Pérès, Armand Lurville, Jane Marken, Génia Vaury

Medium: DVD R/RW

Subtitles: Italian

Plot: A young couple, Renee and Pierre, take one night a room at the Hotel du Nord, in Paris, near the canal Saint-Martin. They want to die together, but after having shooted at Renee, Pierre lacks of courage and ran away. Another customer, Monsieur Edmond, a procurer, rescues her. When Renee goes out of the hospital, she is hired as a waitress at the hotel. Monsieur Edmond falls in love with her, but Renee is still thinking of Pierre ...

L'albero dalle foglie rosa (1974)
Also known as:: The Tree with Pink Leaves (English title)

Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama

Director: Armando Nannuzzi

Cast: Renato Cestiè, John Richardson, Carmen Scarpitta, Rina Morelli, Angela Goodwin, Fabrizio Jovine, Marisa Merlini

Medium: DVD R/RW

L'albero degli zoccoli DVD (1978)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, History

Director: Ermanno Olmi

Cast: Luigi Ornaghi, Francesca Moriggi, Omar Brignoli, Antonio Ferrari, Teresa Brescianini, Giuseppe Brignoli, Carlo Rota, Pasqualina Brolis, Massimo Fratus, Francesca Villa, Maria Grazia Caroli, Battista Trevaini, Giuseppina Langalelli, Lorenzo Pedroni, Felice Cervi

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. One of the families has a very clever child. They decide to send him to school instead of make him help them, although this represents a great sacrifice. The boy has to wake up very early and walk several miles to get to the school. One day the boy's shoes break when returning home, but they do not have money to buy other. What can they do?

L'albero della maldicenza (1979)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, Erotic

Director: Giacinto Bonacquisti

Cast: Marc Porel, Leopoldo Trieste, Al Cliver, Franco Citti, Paola Borboni, Piero Fabiani, Alicia Leoni, Antonio Cipriano, Gianfranco Quadrini, Sonia Viviani, Tiberio Murgia, Zaira Zoccheddu, Raffaele Di Mario, Gino Pagnani, Eolo Capritti

Medium: DVD R/RW

L'albero della vita DVD (1957)
Also known as: Raintree County DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, Romance

Director: Edward Dmytryk

Cast: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Marie Saint, Lee Marvin, Rod Taylor, Agnes Moorehead, Walter Abel, Rhys Williams, DeForest Kelley, Nigel Patrick, Jarma Lewis, Tom Drake, Russell Collins

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: An abolitionist John Wickliff Shawnessy drifts away from his high school sweetheart Nell Gaither and enters into a passionate love affair with a wealthy New Orleans belle Susanna Drake but is tricked into marrying her when she falsely tells him that she is pregnant. But even after Susanna tells him the truth his still stays with her out of love. But John soon learns that Susanna is hiding a dark secret which leads her into madness. This madness causes Susanna to flee to the South during the Civil War taking their son with her. John leaves home and enlisting in the Northern Army as his only means to pursue Susanna.

L'albero di Guernica (1975)
Country: France

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, War

Director: Fernando Arrabal

Cast: Mariangela Melato, Ron Faber, Cosimo Cinieri, Rocco Fontana, Franco Ressel, Mario Novelli, Cirylle Spiga, Diego Bardon, Adriano Cornelli, Luigi D'Ecclesia, Mimmo Imperato, Franco Doria, Salvatore Furnari, Bento Urago, Antonio Epifania

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: The Spanish Civil War, as experienced by the town of Villa Ramiro. The local count and his Fascist nephews ally with the rebels; the count's son, indifferent to politics at the outset, later makes a choice; the town's teacher, Antonio Garcia, a pacifist, tries not to take sides but to inspire the children with ideas; a beautiful eccentric woman, Vandale, brings leadership and strength to the town; dwarfs long for equality. The fictive story of Villa Ramiro is inter-cut with archival footage of the war itself. The town is near Guernica, and the local Republicans draw inspiration from its freedom tree.

L'albero di Natale (1969)
Also known as:: L'arbre de Noel (French title)

Country: France/Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama

Director: Terence Young

Cast: William Holden, Virna Lisi, Madeleine Damien, Mario Feliciani, Georges Douking, Friedrich von Ledebur, Michel Thomass, France Daunic, Jean-Pierre Castaldi, Yves Barsacq, Brook Fuller, Antonio

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Since the death of his mother, Pascal, ten years old, spends his holidays with his father, the rich Laurent Segur. One day, when diving near the shores of Corse, an aircraft falls into the sea. The holiday goes on happily with Catherine, the young and pretty girlfriend of Laurent. But soon blue marks appear on the face of Pascal. He has been contaminated by a nuclear weapon carried by the destroyed plane, and he won't survive more than six months. There is nothing Laurent can do, except give his son the best six months he has ever lived.

L'albero stregato (1945)
Also known as:: Flor de durazno (original title)

Country: Mexico

Spoken Languages: Spanish

Genre(s): Drama

Director: Miguel Zacarias

Cast: Fernando Soler, David Silva, Roberto Romana, Emma Roldán, Eduardo Arozamena, Jorge Rachini, Eugenia Galindo, Fanny Schiller, Lupe Inclán

Medium: DVD R/RW

Alcool (1980)
Also known as:: Alcohol (English title)

Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, Documentary

Director: Augusto Tretti

Cast: M. Grazioli, Ágata Lys

Medium: DVD R/RW

Ali del futuro - Oltre la barriera del suono (1952)
Also known as:: Breaking the Sound Barrier (original title)

Country: UK

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, War, Romance

Director: David Lean

Cast: Ann Todd, Danny Lloyd, Ralph Richardson, Nigel Patrick, John Justin, Joseph Tomelty, Jack Allen, Denholm Elliott, Ralph Michael, Nick Mancuso

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot : Tony successful fighter pilot during World War II marries into the family of a wealthy oil magnate who also designs airplanes. the movie traces the company's attempt to break the sound barrier, as well as tensions between father and daughter. Lots of footage of early 50s jet aviation in Great Britain as well as shots of the comet airliner, world's first jet passenger plane

Alibi (1955)
Also known as:: Alibi (original title)

Country: West Germany

Spoken Languages: German

Genre(s): Crime

Director: Alfred Weidenmann

Cast: Gisela von Collande, Martin Held, Almut Rothweiler, Hardy Krüger, Walter Werner, Eva Ingeborg Scholz, Peer Schmidt, Ernst Waldow, Jan Hendriks, Helga Roloff, Siegfried Schürenberg, Franz Essel, Hermann Holve, Hans-Albert Martens, Luciano Lucignani

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: When the wife of the rich industrialist Dr. Overbeck was murdered, her young lover, who was seen at her apartment in her last night, is arrested. After his condemnation two reporters begin to have doubts about his guilt and start their own investigations.

L'alibi (1969)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama

Director: Adolfo Celi

Cast: Vittorio Gassman, Adolfo Celi, Tina Aumont, Jovanna Knox, Franco Giacobini, Ines Kummernus, Grande Otelo, Marcia Rodriguez, Lina Sadun, Vincenzo Sartini, Silvana Venturelli, Ugo Adinolfi, Alessandro Jovine, Guglielmo Bogliani, Leo McKern

Medium: DVD R/RW

L'alibi di cristallo (1978)
Also known as:: Die gläserne Zelle (original title)

Country: West Germany

Spoken Languages: German

Genre(s): Drama, Crime

Director: Hans W. Geissendörfer

Cast: Brigitte Fossey, Helmut Griem, Dieter Laser, Walter Kohut, Claudius Kracht, Günter Strack, Martin Flörchinger, Hans-Günter Martens, Bernhard Wicki, Claude Rains

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: A man, unjustly convicted forcriminal negligence to 5 years imprisonment, gets released from jailand is being increasingly entrapped to a web of jealously regarding hisbeautiful wife's activities while he was locked-up.

Un alibi (troppo) perfetto (1960)
Also known as:: Two Way Stretch (original title)

Country: UK

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Comedy, Crime

Director: Robert Day

Cast: David Lodge, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Lionel Jeffries, Danny Lloyd, Bernard Cribbins, Maurice Denham, Irene Handl, Liz Fraser, Beryl Reid, Noel Hood, Myrette Morven, Edwin Brown, George Woodbridge, Cyril Chamberlain, Wallas Eaton

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Peter Sellers has planned the perfect robbery while in prison. He intends to break out of prison, steal a fortune in diamonds, and break back into prison before anyone notices. With only a few days sentence left, and the perfect alibi - what could possibly go wrong ?


Alice in Acidland (1969)
Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Drug

Director: John Donne

Cast: Julia Blackburn, Roger Gentry, Colleen Murphy

Medium: DVD R/RW

Subtitles: Italian

Plot: Cute and perky college student Alice and her cute and perky friend Kathy are invited to a "pool party" by Freida, a female teacher who is actually a lesbian and has designs on Alice. At the party Alice gets drunk, takes acid and immediately becomes a lesbian, taking a bath with Freida. Later Alice gets mixed up with LSD-addicted hippies, rape, more lesbians, more LSD, orgies, suicide, and having sex with guys who keep their boxer shorts on while doing it.

Alice nelle città DVD (1974)
Also known as: Alice in den Städten DVD (original title)

Country: West Germany

Spoken Languages: Dutch

Genre(s): Drama

Director: Wim Wenders

Cast: Rüdiger Vogler, Yella Rottländer, Lisa Kreuzer, Edda Köchl, Ernest Boehm, Sam Presti, Lois Moran, Didi Petrikat, Hans Hirschmüller, Sibylle Baier, Mirko

Medium: DVD R/RW

Subtitles: Italian

Plot: German journalist Philip Winter has a case of writer's block when trying to write an article about the United States. He decides to return to Germany, and while trying to book a flight, encounters a German woman and her nine year old daughter Alice doing the same. The three become friends (almost out of necessity) and while the mother asks Winter to mind Alice temporarily, it quickly becomes apparent that Alice will be his responsibility for longer than he expected. After returning to Europe, the innocent friendship between Winter and Alice grows as they travel together through various European cities on a quest for Alice's grandmother.

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