Teddy Bear (1981)


Title: Teddy Bear
AKA: -
Year: 1981
Original title: Mis
Runtime: 1 hour 52 minutes
Country: Poland
Language: Polish
Subtitles: English (.srt | .sub/idx)
Genre: Comedy | Cult

Director: Stanislaw Bareja

Cast

Stanislaw Tym … Ryszard Ochódzki / Stanislaw Paluch
Barbara Burska … Irena Ochódzka
Christine Paul-Podlasky …Aleksandra Kozel
Krzysztof Kowalewski …Jan Hochwander
Bronislaw Pawlik … ‘Tecza’ Worker
Ewa Bem … Singer
Zofia Czerwinska … Candidate for Irena Ochódzka
Cezary Julski … Bald-headed Woman Husband
Marian Lacz … Gasman
Stanislaw Mikulski … Capt. Lech Rys aka ‘Uncle Dobra Rada’
Wlodzimierz Nowak …  Poet
Wojciech Pokora … Songwriter
Eugeniusz Priwieziencew …Militiaman
Eugeniusz Robaczewski …Songwriter
Hanna Skarzanka … Charwoman

Plot / Synopsis

The main character is the manager of a sport club, nicknamed “Teddy Bear” by his friends and acquaintances. One day he is detained at the border just as his sport team is off to a tournament – somebody has torn out a few pages from his passport. It occurs to him that perhaps his ex-wife has done so to get her hands on their joint account in a London bank. Therefore, he has to get to London as soon as possible in order to transfer the money to a different bank. The solution is a movie, made by his friend. The script requires a double role, thus the search for a character is announced. The double has to apply for the passport, and that is solved through a girlfriend who agrees to play dope’s new fiancée. At the engagement party he is slipped a drug, and Teddy Bear runs off to the airport with the false passport. On the plane, however, he meets his ex-wife…

 

Fata Morgana (1971)

Original title: Fata Morgana
Year: 1971
Runtime: 1 hour, 13 minutes
Country: West Germany
Language: German
Subtitles: English (.srt)
Genre: Drama

Director: Werner Herzog

Cast:
Lotte Eisner … Narrator (voice)
Eugen Des Montagnes
James William Gledhill
Wolfgang von Ungern-Sternberg

Plot/Synopsis:
Footage shot in and around the Sahara Desert, accompanied only by a spoken creation myth and the songs of Leonard Cohen.

On Top (1982)

Original title: Með allt á hreinu
Year: 1982
Runtime: 1 hour, 0 minutes
Country: Iceland
Language: Icelandic | Danish (a few words)
Subtitles: English (.srt)
Genre: Comedy | Musical | Cult

Director: Ágúst Guðmundsson

Cast:
Ásgeir Óskarsson … Hafþór Ægisson
Egill Ólafsson … Kristinn “Stuð” Styrkársson Proppé
Jakob Magnússon … Frímann Flygering
Tómas M. Tómasson … Skafti Sævarsson
Valgeir Guðjónsson … Lars Himmelbjerg
Þórður Árnason … Baldvin Roy Pálmason
Eggert Þorleifsson … Dúddi
Herdís Hallvarðsdóttir … Herself
Inga Rún Pálmadóttir … Herself
Linda Björk Hreiðarsdóttir … Herself
Ragnhildur Gísladóttir … Harpa Sjöfn Hermundardóttir
Anna Bjorn … Hekla
Magnús Óskarsson … Bílstj. Gæra (The Driver of the Gærur Band van)
Sif Ragnhildardóttir … Birthmother
Guðmundur Ingi … Son

Plot/Synopsis:
“Með allt á hreinu” is one of Iceland’s cult films, following two bands in 1982, Stuðmenn and Gærurnar (in actuality Grýlurnar). The story begins as the lead singer of Stuðmenn, Kristinn “Stinni” Styrkársson Proppé, falls out with his girlfriend and co-singer, Harpa Sjöfn Hermundardóttir, just as the two are about to go on a tour around Iceland with the band.

A Woman like Eve (1979)

Original title: Een vrouw als Eva
Year: 1979
Runtime: 1 hour, 37 minutes
Country: Netherlands
Language: Dutch
Subtitles: English | French (.vobsubs)
Genre: Drama | Cult | Erotica

Director: Nouchka van Brakel

Cast:
Monique van de Ven … Eve
Maria Schneider … Liliane
Marijke Merckens … Sonja
Peter Faber … Ad
Renée Soutendijk … Sigrid
Anna Knaup … Britta
Mike Bendig … Sander
Truus Dekker … Mom
Helen van Meurs … Lawyer
Karin Meerman … Aunt
Theo de Groot … Uncle
Trudy de Jong … Aunt
Marjon Brandsma … Margreet
Elsje Scherjon … Social Worker

Plot/Synopsis:
Eve lives with her husband Ad and two children somewhere in Amsterdam. Eve seems reasonably happy although she sometimes has the feeling that there’s something missing in her life. Her husband – thinking Eve is depressed – sends her on a holiday to France with her girlfriend Sonja. In the south of France, on the beach, Eve meets Liliane, a young feminist and commune-dweller. Eve feels strangely drawn to Liliane.
The story was based on actual events in those days: a woman lost the custody of her children to her ex-husband, merely because she left him to go live with another woman.

Night of Lust (1963)

Original title: Le concerto de la peur
Year: 1963
Runtime: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Country: France
Language: French
Subtitles: English (.vobsubs)
Genre: Thriller | Cult | Erotica

Director: José Bénazéraf

Cast:
Hans Verner … Eric Voltay
Jean-Pierre Kalfon … Sacha Markriff
Marcel Champel … Fred Voltay
Yvonne Monlaur … Nora

Plot/Synopsis:
BANNED over half the World!
A French crime potboiler starring Verner and Kalfon as rival gang leaders who clash over control of the narcotics trade. Parisian drug gangs are battling over turf, leading to kidnappings, beatings, murders, betrayals, and other intrigues.
Featuring Chet Baker’s marvelous free-jazz Score, (rivaling Miles Davis’s for “Ascenseur pour l’echafaud” ) and the most beautiful French Babes the World has ever seen. It pricks the Conscience, probes the libido, and excites the senses!

Hell on the Beach (1966)

Original title: L’enfer dans la plage
Year: 1966
Runtime: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Country: France
Language: French
Subtitles: English (.vobsubs)
Genre: Crime | Drama | Cult | Erotica

Director: José Bénazéraf

Cast:
Marina Nicolaïdes … Hélène
Georges Planchon … Jean
Georges Claess … Alex
Monique Thiriet
Bob Lerique
Edmée Morand

Plot/Synopsis:
“For…L’enfer sur la plage (Hell on the Beach; 1965), Benazeraf returned to the B-thriller style of L’eternite…Both films were successful, and both featured the expected Benazeraf mix of action, pretty girls and bare flesh that had already become his trade mark. But another, slightly more worrying, trait was also in evidence. As Cahiers du cinema noted, it was impossible to make any sense of the stories. Daylight shots appeared in the middle of sequences filmed at night; the dialogue often seemed unrelated to the action; establishing shots were done away with; long scenes filmed in single take replaced any conventional montage. The wilfulness that had always been present now took centre stage. But still there was a power and presence there and a determination to film, come what may. Even without a story, without dialogue and with no idea of where he was going Benazeraf loaded his camera and began to shoot. ‘With all the stubborness and dignity of an angler in the middle of the desert.’
At the end of L’enfer sur la plage, Benazeraf gives his own view: ‘Don’t be deceived by appearances. Nothing happened by accident. Everything has been worked out, planned, premeditated…,’ he says, as the camera moves through a darkened apartment.”

Sexus (1965)

Original title: L’enfer dans la peau | La nuit la plus longue
AKA: Sixus
Year: 1965
Runtime: 1 hour, 17 minutes
Country: France
Language: French
Subtitles: English (.vobsubs)
Genre: Cult | Erotica

Director: José Bénazéraf

Cast:
Willy Braque … François / Frankie
Yves Duffaut … Carl
Annie Josse … François’s mistress
Virginie Solenn … Virginie
Alain Tissier … Pierre / Blackie

Plot/Synopsis:
A beautiful heiress is kidnapped and held hostage until her wealthy father comes up with a ransom. The heiress develops an attraction to one of her kidnappers, but another member of the gang tries to rape her, leading to a deadly triangle.

Crazy World (1963)

Original title: Mondo cane 2
AKA: Insane World | Mondo Insanity | Mondo Cane No. 2 | Mondo pazzo
Year: 1963
Runtime: 1 hour, 40 minutes
Country: Italy
Language: Italian
Subtitles: English (.srt)
Genre: Documentary | Cult

Director: Gualtiero Jacopetti | Franco Prosperi

Cast:

Plot/Synopsis:
The original shockumentary sequel made up of episodes in the life of man and beast, filmed all over the world – New Guinea, Germany, Singapore, Portugal, Australia, America and beyond. This time around, the voyage includes vivisection, recreations of old west lynchings, a visit to a mortician’s school, transvestites, wild sex clubs and alligator hunting.

Mondo Cane (1962)

Original title: Mondo cane
Year: 1962
Runtime: 1 hour, 47 minutes
Country: Italy
Language: Italian
Subtitles: English (.sub/.idx)
Genre: Documentary | Cult

Director: Paolo Cavara | Gualtiero Jacopetti | Franco Prosperi

Cast:
Rossano Brazzi … Himself
Stefano Sibaldi … Narrator (voice)

Plot/Synopsis:

Nominally a documentary, this film combines a number of unrelated sequences (both real and staged) — including a South Pacific “cargo cult”, the ritual slaughter of a bull, tribal dances and rituals, and a visit to an ornate pet cemetery — all focused on the lurid, sensational, and eccentric. ~ IMDB