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Hangmen Also Die! (1943)  Video

Posted by Helladot at June 27, 2016
Hangmen Also Die! (1943)

Hangmen Also Die! (1943)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2048 Kbps | 2h 15mn | 2,36 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 160 Kbps + Commentary track | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

On May 27, 1942 the Nazi Reichsprotector of Bohemia/Moravia, the "Hangman" Reinhard Heydrich, died from the bullets of unidentified resistance fighters. Hangmen Also Die is the story of Heydrich's assassination in fictionalized form. It was Bertolt Brecht's only comparatively successful Hollywood project; the money he received allowed him to write "The Visions of Simone Marchand", "Schwyk in the Second World War" and his adaptation of Webster's "The Duchess of Malfi". Hanns Eisler won an Academy Award for his musical score.

La vieille dame indigne / The Shameless Old Lady (1965)  Video

Posted by yorkiez at July 7, 2015
La vieille dame indigne / The Shameless Old Lady (1965)

La vieille dame indigne / The Shameless Old Lady (1965)
DVDRip | AVI/Xvid ~800 kbps avg | 1Hr 34Mins | 25 fps | 720x448 | 690 MB
Audio: French | MP3 2 Ch 128 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Art-house | Director: René Allio

Don’t let the title mislead you – it’s not a silly comedy, there’s nothing offbeat or risqué about it – it is in fact a very simple film based on a short story by Brecht, which finds a newly-widowed pensioner in her 70s suddenly ‘free’ to wander beyond the confines of domesticity, observing and sampling the small things in life she’d never allowed herself before.

Baal (1970)  Video

Posted by yorkiez at March 29, 2014
Baal (1970)

Baal (1970)
DVDRip | MKV/AVC x264 ~2000 kbps avg | 1Hr 24Mins | 25 fps | 720x576 | 1.30 GB
Audio: German | AC3 2 Ch 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English, French
Genre: Art-house | Director: Volker Schlöndorff

The film takes youthful impetuousness and hatred of oppression as its subject and also ponders the cult of genius and sexual morals. Rainer Werner Fassbinder simultaneously plays both Baal and himself and is surrounded by many actors who were later to perform in his own films. After the film was broadcast on West German television, Brecht’s widow Helene Weigel prohibited any further screenings, arguing that the social circumstances engendering Baal’s rebelliousness had not been adequately explained.