A mother has lost her child to the most appalling crime – the police are compromised, the private investigator she hired in her desperate search for answers has disappeared. Her only hope for retribution is to contact the man she swore would never be a part of her life. Over a slow-burning 24 hours we pass through the lives of seven lost souls, all damaged and all strangely linked to each other and the terrible events that are about to unfold.
Angoroj (1964; Esperanto for "Agonies") was the first feature film to be produced entirely in Esperanto. (Jacques-Louis Mahé, a friend of Raymond Schwartz and under the pseudonym of 'Lorjak', had however already produced a silent Esperanto publicity film before World War II, titled Antaŭen! (Onwards!). At the start of the 1960s Mahé, a professional photographic and cinematic expert, invested in the production of the first fictional film in Esperanto. Using a scenario by Mahé himself, the actors of the Internacia Arta Teatro (International Arts Theatre) presented a crime story, set in the Parisian periphery of petty thieves and cheats. Other notable people who played parts in the film included Schwartz (the commissioner), Gaston Waringhien (the voice-over) and many from the environs of the contemporary Paris, including a very young Michel Duc-Goninaz.
A deep-sea diver becomes romantically involved with the daughter of a gold smuggler.
Nick, a mob hired hand is sent to investigate the theft of five million dollars taken from the Blue Lizard, a club mixed with dance, live performances and gambling. Nick's life takes a turn when he confronts Ariana, his ex-lover and co-manager of the club about the stolen cash. Unfortunately for Nick, his expected meeting with Ariana brings up old emotions that leads them both down a violent path.
An organization by the name of Artimus Global goes after a police commissioner who is hunting them down.
A former lawman has to try to save a diva from an organized-crime mob, which is out to kill her.
Charles Abbott is implicated in the death of his friend Escobar, brother to the woman he loves.
A federal agent goes after a hijacking ring that uses beautiful women to help it hijack the rigs of unsuspecting truckers.
Off Jackson Avenue is an interwoven crime story set in New York City involving a Mexican woman who has been tricked into sex-slavery by an Albanian pimp and must find a way to break out; A Japanese hit man who is in town to do a job for the Chinese mob and must finish his assignment despite the fact that he is haunted by his recently-dead mother's ghost; And a local car-thief who must go on one last stealing spree to raise enough money to buy a tire store and go legit. A smack-bang tale of ambition, survival and fate, Off Jackson Avenue reminds us that there are still some parts of New York City that you won't find on any map.
Two clumsy detectives investigating the murder of a singer scare themselves when they accidentally reveal the killer to be a respectable psychiatrist, secretly a notorious jewel-thief. A rare film venture by this top radio comedy team.
In a failed diamond heist, two hopeless thieves hide out in an apartment taking a ten-year-old boy hostage. With a gang of dirty police closing in on them each thief must decide to what lengths he will go to survive--a decision that will change the boy's life forever.
Tale of Kurdish Yazidi, a small, non- Islamic religious community with close ties to nature.
A new town doctor arrives at the same time as local Indians needprotection from troublemaking looters.
Don Victorino Hernandez, a creole secular priest from Manila, has two passions: botany and the total conversion of the native population particularly the Agtas, who in spite of the rigorous undertakings of Spanish colonialism continue to live in the hinterlands, giving them a notorious reputation in the minds of the lowlanders as well as the colonizers.
A deconstructed crime thriller, inspired by the French new wave, in which a woman’s confession of murder is not as simple as it seems.