Morocco, from the past to the present. Five people who are connected to each other – Abdallah, Salima, Joe, Hakim, and Inès – without realizing it. Different faces, different struggles, but one same breath. One city, Casablanca as a fragment of reality, as the myth of a film entirely shot in Hollywood studios, which reality has come back to claim.
Henri, the Man from Nantes, comes back to his country after a successful stay in the United States, where he was working for Liski, the drug dealer. With the fame of being a tough guy preceding him, he sets himself to the task of knowing why the French operations were not so profitable - and soon he is master of all links of the organization. He can now get it honed to perfection - or destroy it. Only... the Police are following his every step.
Career criminal Johnny Clay recruits a sharpshooter, a crooked police officer, a bartender and a betting teller named George, among others, for one last job before he goes straight and marries his fiancee, Fay. But when George tells his restless wife, Sherry, about the scheme to steal millions from the racetrack where he works, she hatches a plot of her own.
A faithful retelling of the 1942 "Vel' d'Hiv Roundup" and the events surrounding it.
Federal Agents Tipton and Bridger have been sent to Wyoming where the vote on statehood is imminent. Plummer and his gang are out to make sure the vote fails. When Plummer's men kill Bridger, Tipton fights on. He sends fake telegrams that trap some of Plummer's men. Then he organizes the ranchers and on election day they descend on the town barricaded by Plummer's gang.
A woman travels to Hawaii to find out of a man in prison there is actually her missing husband.
Rachel arrives in New York from her Amish community intent on becoming a dancer. Unfortunately Billy Minsky's Burlesque is hardly the place for her Dances From The Bible. But the show's comedian Raymond sees a way of wrong-footing the local do-gooders by announcing the new Paris sensation "Mme Fifi" and putting on Rachel's performance as the place is raided. All too complicated, the more so since her father is scouring the town for her and both Raymond and his straight-man Chick are falling for Rachel.
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West German crime film directed by Rolf Olsen and starring Curd Jürgens, Andrea Rau and Corny Collins. It is set in the red-light district of St. Pauli in Hamburg.
A notorious gang leader named Mr. Winter who specialized in extreme forms of prostitution is forced out of Hong Kong due to increasing gang warfare. He settles down in Paris and starts to kidnap and coerce women into prostitution to rebuild his empire, but his extreme behavior threatens to quickly undo his work.
First DEFA crime film set in occupied Berlin where the black market is flourishing.
1932, Budapest. Gere János, an unemployed worker searching for employment in the capital, is organised into the secret police after a raid. Summary justice is declared, and the police wants to find an illegal communist press at any price. Gere, wandering about in the dark city, joins a man, helping him to carry his luggage. Slowly, Gere learns that his companion is a Communist and his task is to keep the press machine hidden from the police.
Short documentary about the First World War.
Ein Pizzabäcker gibt seinem lustlosen Fahrer den Auftrag Pizzen auszuliefern. Die Bestellung haben zwei Polizisten aufgegeben, die ein Objekt überwachen. Sie planen den großen Coup, indem sie selbst das Geld der observierten Gangster nehmen und sich absetzen. Die Gangster selbst erwarten einen Drogendeal. Als der allerdings schief geht und die Polizisten auch hilflos dazwischen funken, sieht der Pizzabote seine Chance und verschwindet mit dem Geld.
Illustrates both the powerlessness of the ordinary worker as well as an intimate portrait of the joys and sorrows of a small group of people in the harbor section of Hamburg.
a movie by Heinz Paul