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zmovie Le roi danse (2000)
Corbiau repeats the Farinelli formula, artistic rivalry and social private drama expressed in dazzling, sometimes excessively lavish baroque scenery, music and costume, but this time in its ultimate setting: Versailles. There are two protagonists - first the title character, Louis XIV, the French sun-king who has two passions, establishing absolute rule over the realm -after decades of religious/civil wars- by divine right and artistic brilliancy as a dancer (like Nero wrote and performed musical poetry), and starts asserting himself against the entourage of his Medici mother, the regent during his minority, by building his palace complex and launching a 'fitting' new, mainly musical display of baroque show. Secondly the musical genius Gianbattista Lulli ('Jean-Baptiste') Lully, a Florentine upstart of unbridled ambition, quickly gains the king's absolute trust, despite the nationalist and aristocratic opposition to a low-born Italian, and thus turns the normally socially humble post of court composer into a 'ministerial portfolio of culture' of Cabinet rank, complete with a monopoly which kills of his artistic rivals in operatic theater. The script also weaves a complex web of court scheming for individual power and social interests, and even a sadistic but accidental murder on a young valet, producing a sensuous and sumptuous drama too complex for this format, ending in a freakish but fatal accident.
Director: Gérard Corbiau
Cast: Alain Eloy, Benoît Magimel, Boris Terral, Cecile Bois, Claire Keim, Claude Koener, Colette Emmanuelle, Eric Hemon, Gerard Boucaron, Guy Pion, Helmut Kohl, Idwig Stephane, Jacques Bryland, Jacques François, Jean-Louis Sbille, Jean-Luc Orofino, Johan Leysen, Louis Vervoort, Marie-Paule Kumps, Philippe Brizard, Pierre Devilder, Pierre Gerald, Pierre Londiche, Rene Morard, Segolène Piaton, Serge Feuillard, Stephane Pelzer, Sylvie Van den Elsen, Tcheky Karyo, Tony Jacquot, Vincent Grass, Vincent Scarito
Release: November 14, 1990
zmovie La putain du roi (1990)
Set in the 17th-century, an Italian nobleman weds an impoverished countess, who is wooed by the King of Piedmont and faces pressure from his entire court to succumb to his wishes.
Director: Axel Corti
Cast: Alex Serra, Amy Werba, Anna Bonaiuto, Arnoldo Foà, Bettine Milne, Caterina Vertova, Charles Borromel, Dominique Marcas, Eleanor David, Elisabeth Kaza, Federico Pacifici, Feodor Chaliapin Jr, Francesca Reggiani, Franco Valobra, Friedrich von Thun, Lea Padovani, Leonardo Ruta, Luigi Bonos, Margaret Tyzack, Marne Maitland, Milly Corinaldi, Paolo Paoloni, Paul Crauchet, Robert Spafford, Robin Renucci, Rosa Di Brigida, Russel Case, Sacha Darwin, Salvatore Billa, Stefano Molinari, Stephane Freiss, Timothy Dalton, Ugo Fangareggi, Valeria Golino, Venantino Venantini, William Berger
zmovie Beau Brummell: This Charming Man (2006)
George 'Beau' Brummel, a penniless but witty London gentleman, maintains a refined lifestyle with his loyal servant, cook Robinson. Only the friendship of the unpopular Hanoverian heir and Prince Regent, George, Prince of Wales, who acclaims Brummel's fashionable invention, dandy-ism, keeps the creditors from his back, even allows him unconditional credit. Alas a triangle with lady Julia and the equally dubious poet Lord Byron ends up costing him the prince's favor, so his debts come bite him with a vengeance.
Cast: Anthony Calf, Elliot Levey, Howard Coggins, Hugh Bonneville, James Purefoy, John Telfer, Jonathan Aris, Justin Salinger, Matthew Rhys, Nicholas Rowe, Philip Davis, Rebecca Johnson, Tim Hudson, Zoe Telford
zmovie Victory at Entebbe (1976)
An Air France airplane is hijacked by the PLO due the large number of Israeli and Jewish passengers. We follow the action both with the hostages as they cope with confinement and threatened death, and the Israeli cabinet and military that must try to get them out.
Director: Marvin J. Chomsky
Cast: Helmut Berger, Linda Blair, Kirk Douglas, Richard Dreyfuss, Helen Hayes, Burt Lancaster, Elizabeth Taylor, Theodore Bikel, David Groh, Anthony Hopkins, Christian Marquand, Jessica Walter, Harris Yulin, Allan Miller, Bibi Besch
zmovie Roots The Gift (1988)
The characters of Kunta Kinte and Fiddler from Roots are back in this movie. In this movie the two of them accompany their owner to another plantation at Christmas time and they learn that the son of the owner helps slaves escape. And the two of them try to help him and also see this as an opportunity to escape themselves.
Director: Kevin Hooks
Cast: Louis Gossett Jr., LeVar Burton, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, Shaun Cassidy, John McMartin, Jerry Hardin, Annabella Price, Michael Learned, Fran Bennett, Tim Russ, Jimmie F. Skaggs, Brandy Brown, Ernest Harden Jr., Maria Bryant
zmovie Oklahoma City (2017)
The bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in in April 1995 is the worst act of domestic terrorism in American history; this documentary explores how a series of deadly encounters between American citizens and federal law enforcement - including the standoffs at Ruby Ridge and Waco - led to it.
Director: Barak Goodman
zmovie The Codebreaker Who Hacked Hitler (2015)
Meet Gordon Welchman, a key member of the British team that took on the Nazis, decoded the Enigma machine, and changed the course of World War II. An outcast in the very world he helped to build, the true legacy of his contributions to military intelligence are only now emerging. Discover his story told through recently released interviews from coworkers and letters from \"The Forgotten Genius of Bletchley Park\" himself.
Cast: Steven Mackintosh, Brian Deacon, Rosamund Welchman, W. Gordon Welchman, Sinclair McKay, Jimmy Thirsk, Asa Briggs, Jane Fawcett, Tony Comer, John Naughton, John Scarlett, Jennifer Welchman, Robert R. Everett, Eric Ellingson, Larry Hill
zmovie Hitler The Last Ten Days (1973)
Director: Ennio De Concini
Cast: Adolfo Celi, Alec Guinness, Alistair Cooke, Andrew Sachs, Angela Pleasence, Ann Lynn, Barbara Jefford, Derek Waring, Diane Cilento, Doris Kunstmann, Eric Porter, Freddie Jones, Gabriele Ferzetti, James Cossins, John Barron, John Bennett, John Hallam, John Savident, Joss Ackland, Julian Glover, Kenneth Colley, Mark Kingston, Michael Goodliffe, Michael Sheard, Paul Muller, Peter Sallis, Philip Locke, Philip Stone, Phyllida Law, Richard Pescud, Robert Rietty, Sheila Gish, Simon Ward, Timothy West, William Abney
zmovie Rapa Nui (1994)
Tenuously based on the legends of Easter Island, Chile, this story details a civil war between the two tribes on the island: the Long Ears and the Short Ears. A warrior from the ruling class falls in love with a girl from the lower class, and must decide on his position in a time of great civil unrest. The ruling class are demanding larger and larger Moai (stone statues), a task which the lower class and the island ecology are more and more reluctant to provide.
Director: Kevin Reynolds
Cast: Anzac Wallace, Cliff Curtis, Esai Morales, George Henare, Hori Ahipene, Jason Scott Lee, Lawrence Makoare, Nathaniel Lees, Pete Smith, Rawiri Paratene, Rena Owen, Sandrine Holt
zmovie The Friends of Jesus - Judas (2001)
PILATE and the Roman legate VETURIUS look on worriedly as JESUS is celebrated as the new messiah in Jerusalem, fearing an uprising. Veturius decides to have Jesus arrested as soon as a suitable opportunity presents itself. JUDAS is delighted by the reception Jesus is receiving, and quickly wants to win over the influential merchants to the cause # which would make him the king and the liberator of the Jews. When Judas meets his fiancé SARAH, she asks him for money, saying her brother has been arrested but that his freedom can be bought with cash. Sarah is lying, however: the money is to bribe the palace guards so that JESTA, her brother, and BARABBAS can assassinate the Roman governor. Judas doesn't give her any money as it belongs to the disciples. The next day Jesus drives all the moneylenders out of the temple and incurs the full wrath of the city's merchants and high priests...
Director: Raffaele Mertes
Cast: Aglaia Szyszkowitz, Athina Cenci, Cyrus Elias, Danny Quinn, Enrico Lo Verso, Francesco Pannofino, Hannes Jaenicke, Matt Patresi, Omar Lahlou, Pierfrancesco Favino
zmovie Gli amici di Gesù - Maria Maddalena (2000)
When the marriage between AMOS and MARY MAGDALENE turns out to be childless, he casts her out and gets a divorce. Mary has to leave Magdala. She befriends SILVANO, a Roman prefect, who promises her a new life at his side. A few days after her departure Mary meets the prophet JOHN THE BAPTIST, whom Silvano suspects of being a revolutionary. The prefect tells her to cultivate John more intensively. In this way Mary becomes acquainted with the teaching of the coming Messiah, and it begins to interest her. To protect John from the Romans she pretends to Silvano that he is harmless # but when the prefect finds out that how dangerous John is in the eyes of the tetrarch HEROD ANTIPAS, he feels he was wronged and purposely tricked by Mary. He casts her out as well. After a suicide attempt, Mary lowers herself to prostitution. HEROIDAS, the wife of Herod Antipas, invites Mary to come to her because of her knowledge of the healing arts. In this way she gets to know SALOME, who later asks for the Baptist's head. Mary is also drawn into the war for Galilee, in the course of which her home town of Magdala goes up in flames. She tries in vain to save the life of SAMUEL, the son of her friend JOANNA. He dies in her arms. She then takes him to JESUS # who brings him back to life. Mary recognizes Jesus as the Messiah, and becomes one of his disciples.
Director: Raffaele Mertes
Cast: Abdelahk Lazali, Abdelghafar Essalfi, Alain Aswani, Benjamin Sadler, Danny Quinn, Giuliana de Sio, Gottfried John, Hicham Bahloul, Imanol Arias, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Massimo Ghini, Nathalie Caldonazzo, Thure Riefenstein, Vittorio Amandola
Release: September 16, 1994
zmovie Genesis: The Creation and the Flood (1994)
An all-enveloping darkness. Suddenly, a child\'s voice, frightened, questioning, pierces the darkness... The first flickering rays of light begin to sculpt mysterious shapes out of the darkness ... Among them, a very old man. He reassures the child, exhorting him to see the wonders of the earth. And it is with this child\'s eyes that we will witness the creation of the world. Nature comes to life at the first light of dawn, recreating the seven days of the Creation. Adam appears, and is soon joined by Eve. Paradise could be theirs, but as time goes by, they grow restless, inquisitive... They approach the Tree of Knowledge - and discover pain, suffering and mortality. Their sons Cain and Abel play out a story that will continue to darken the Creation until the end of time. And angered by the corruption of Cain\'s progeny, by the lust and greed ruling the cities, God vows to wipe away his creatures and begin anew. With Noah and his family. The ark is built, the animals led into their pens, and the rain begins beating on the timbers, flooding the land, bringing fear and death. When the rains have devastated the world, the waters recede, the ark touches ground, and the dove sent out by Noah returns with an olive branch - the sign of new life and of a new pact with God.
Director: Ermanno Olmi
Cast: Annabi Abdelialil, Omero Antonutti, Sabir Aziz, B. Haddan Mohammed, Paul Scofield, Haddou Zoubida
zmovie Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
With Hacksaw Ridge, Mel Gibson tells us the untold story of Desmond Doss, a "conscientious collaborator" who fought as a soldier at the battle of Okinawa during WWII without ever touching a rifle. Functioning as a medic and motivated by his strong belief in Christianity, he saved the lives of over 75 people during the battle for Hacksaw Ridge.
Director: Mel Gibson
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Richard Pyros, Jacob Warner, Milo Gibson, Darcy Bryce, Roman Guerriero, James Lugton, Kasia Stelmach, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, Jarin Towney, Tim McGarry, Tyler Coppin, Teresa Palmer, Richard Pratt
zmovie Patmos (1985)
The elderly apostle John lives as a prisoner in the penal colony on the island of , where he gets inspiration to write the Book of Revelation.
Director: Jimmy Murphy
Cast: Louis Rolston, Mark Mulholland, Joe McPartland, John Hewitt, Bob Quinn, Liam O'Callaghan, Jim Hunsdale
Release: September 21, 2012
zmovie Electoral Dysfunction (2012)
\'\' uses irreverent humor to illuminate how voting works - and doesn\'t work - in America. Hosted by Mo Rocca (a Correspondent for CBS News, a panelist on NPR\'s \'Wait, Wait ... Don\'t Tell Me!\' and a former Correspondent for \'The Daily Show\'), the film is structured as a road trip that begins when Mo makes an eye-opening discovery: The Constitution does not guarantee the right to vote, putting America in the company of Libya, Iran and Indonesia. Mo explores the battle over voter fraud and voter I.D.; searches for the Electoral College; critiques ballot design with Todd Oldham; and encounters experts and activists across the political spectrum who offer commentary on why our voting system is broken and how it can be fixed.
Director: David Deschamps, Leslie D. Farrell
Cast: Mo Rocca, Alexander Keyssar, Jamin Raskin, Mike Marshall, Dee Dee Benkie, Ryan Clayton, Brandt Hershman, Beth White, Erin Kelley, Judith Browne Dianis, Wendy Weiser, Tom Tancredo, Ben Leatherbury, David Buskill, Ginger Bradford
zmovie Operation Amsterdam (1959)
During WW II, British commandos visit occupied Holland to keep a fortune in diamonds out of Nazi hands. Tense action follows as Anna, Jan and their colleagues play cat and mouse with the Dutch army, knowing that one of their number may be a traitor.
Director: Michael McCarthy
Cast: Alexander Knox, Alfred Burke, Arnold Marle, Carl Jaffe, Christopher Rhodes, Eva Bartok, Frederick Schiller, George Pravda, John Bailey, John Horsley, John Le Mesurier, John Richardson, Karel Stepanek, Keith Pyott, Lex Goudsmit, Malcolm Keen, Max Croiset, Melvyn Hayes, Oscar Quitak, Peter Finch, Peter Swanwick, Petra Davies, Steve Plytas, Tim Turner, Tony Britton
zmovie David (1997)
The tribes of Israel need to defeat the superior might of the Philistines: "Now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have." (I Samuel, 8:5). And so the prophet Samuel gives the Hebrews their first king, Saul, a simple farmer, who with God's help becomes a brave and mighty warlord who leads the united tribes of Israel against their enemies.
Cast: Abdelahk Lazali, Abdellah Lamrani, Adil Abdelwahab, Ahmed Boulane, Alan Parnaby, Angelo Infanti, Ben Daniels, Bev Willis, Bruce Purchase, Clara Bellar, Dominic Rowan, Franco Nero, Freddy Douglas, Gideon Turner, Gina Bellman, Jeremy Peters, John Francis, John Gielgud, Jonathan Pryce, Joseph Long, Leonard Nimoy, Lina Sastri, Luke Elliot, Mahjoub Raji, Marco Leonardi, Maurice Roëves, Mohamed Basri, Mohamed Bastaoui, Mohamed Bensouda, Mohamed Razine, Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni, Nathaniel Parker, Paul Angelis, Peter Birrel, Peter Woodthorpe, Peter-Hugo Daly, Rachid Fekkak, Roger Hammond, Sara Stockbridge, Sheryl Lee, Tim Woodward, Younes Megri, Zakaria Atifi
Release: September 30, 2016
zmovie Danny Says (2016)
is a documentary on the life and times of Danny Fields. Since 1966, Danny Fields has played a pivotal role in music and \"culture\" of the late 20th century: working for the Doors, Cream, Lou Reed, Nico, Judy Collins and managing groundbreaking artists like the Stooges, the MC5 and the Ramones. follows Fields from Phi Beta Kappa whiz-kid, to Harvard Law dropout, to the Warhol Silver Factory, to Director of Publicity at Elektra Records, to \"punk pioneer\" and beyond. Danny\'s taste and opinion, once deemed defiant and radical, has turned out to have been prescient. is a story of marginal turning mainstream, avant garde turning prophetic, as Fields looks to the next generation.
Director: Brendan Toller
Cast: Justin Bond, Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Judy Collins, Alice Cooper, Danny Fields, Danny Goldberg, Steve Harris, Fayette Hauser, Jac Holzman, Billy James, Lenny Kaye, Wayne Kramer, Wayne Kramer, Gary Lucas, John Cameron Mitchell
zmovie Devil\'s Bride (2016)
Devil\'s Bride: Anna is a 16-year old in a village where women are accused of witchcraft. It\'s based on the witch hunts on Åland, Finland in the 1600s.
Director: Saara Cantell
Cast: Tuulia Eloranta, Magnus Krepper, Elin Petersdottir, Claes Malmberg, Kaija Pakarinen, Antti Reini, Lauri Tanskanen, Johanna af Schultén, Maria Sid, Pirkko Hämäläinen, Sonja Halla-aho
zmovie The Founder (2017)
1954. Having worked as a salesman most of his adult life, Ray Kroc has been a hustler in most senses of the word. That hustling has made him the target of derision among certain circles for peddling what have ended up being more novelty or faddish than useful products, but it has also placed more than a comfortable roof in Arlington Heights, Illinois over his and his wife Ethel's heads. Ethel, however, wishes that he placed as much effort into being at home with her than he is in selling, his current job of peddling five-spindle milkshake makers for Prince Castle which has him constantly on the road going from one drive-in restaurant to another. It is because of the beefs he has with the whole drive-in experience (bad food, bad service) in constantly eating at such establishments while on the road that he becomes enthralled with the concept of McDonald's Restaurant in San Bernardino, California, it owned and operated by brothers Richard McDonald and Maurice McDonald - Dick and Mac.
Director: John Lee Hancock
Cast: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini, B.J. Novak, Laura Dern, Justin Randell Brooke, Kate Kneeland, Patrick Wilson, Griff Furst, Wilbur Fitzgerald, David de Vries, Andrew Benator, Cara Mantella, Randall Taylor
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