Set against the backdrop of a repressed Czechoslovakia, five non-related vignettes are presented, each showcasing the need and want for human connection. In "Mr. Baltazar's Death", a middle... See full summary »
Tsuneo is a university student working part-time in a mah-jong parlour. Lately the customers have been talking about an old lady who pushes a baby carriage through the streets. They say she... See full summary »
Mannequin hands hold a pair of dice. A castle is perched on a hilltop. Below it, a posh, modern villa. Meanwhile, far from Paris, two men with masked faces play dice in a bar. They decide ... See full summary »
Le Comte de Beaumont
You can't make a heart love somebody. This gospel is well known to the young Olenka. Born in a poor family, she has to marry a rich man to escape poverty. Three men fight for her heart, the... See full summary »
A small group of adult bourgeois friends are on a day outing in the country, that outing which includes having a picnic. While they are going for a walk after the picnic, they encounter a ... See full summary »
Documentary on the city of Helsinki that is beautifully scripted, piecing together very old to more recent footage of all areas of the city. It covers the time period from around the turn of the century to the 1990s. It also includes footage from classic Finnish films that were filmed and based in Helsinki. It is beautifully narrated throughout (english subtitles as well) and shows a fair amount of the work from the famous Finnish still photographer Signe Brander (1869- 1942), who was famous for her street shots and vignettes of everyday life in Finland. Much/most of her work was done in Helsinki. If you are familiar with Helsinki, and you love its history - this is a must watch for you.
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