Cafe Society 2016

A New Yorker named Bobby (Jesse Eisenberg) moves to Hollywood in the 1930s to work for his uncle Phil (Steve Carell), a powerful and well-connected agent. He soon falls for Phil’s secretary Vonnie (Kristen Stewart), unaware that she’s secretly having an affair with his uncle. In time, a disillusioned Bobby returns home to run a nightclub for his gangster brother (Corey Stoll). Written and directed by Woody Allen, Cafe Society made its world premiere at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

The 12th Man 2017

Released US  May 4th, 2018   (English subtitled)

Twelve men in the Norwegian resistance force were captured by the Nazis, and all were killed but Jan (Thomas Gullestad). Now with the Nazis in hot pursuit, the lone survivor fights for his life and endures the icy Scandinavian landscape. Jonathan Rhys Meyers also stars. Based on a true story, this film was directed by Harold Zwart.

The Little Stranger 2018

A HAUNTED IRISH MANSION

THE LITTLE STRANGER tells the story of Dr Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1947, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries. But it is now in decline and its inhabitants – mother, son and daughter – are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how terrifyingly, the family’s story is about to become entwined with his own.

Ruth Wilson, Will Poulter and Charlotte Rampling also star!

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The Little Stranger is based on a novel by Sarah Waters

Black 47

 SET DURING GREAT FAMINE
 The Berlin Film Festival will also see the premiere of Irish revenge story BLACK 47, set during the Great Famine, in which James Frecheville plays Feeney, an Irish  Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, but he abandons his post to reunite with his family. Despite experiencing the horrors of war, he is shocked by the famine’s destruction of his homeland and the brutalization of his people and his family. He swears vengeance. His old British Army comrade Hannah (played by Hugo Weaving) is then dispatched to put an end to Feeney’s uprising.

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Hugo Weaving leads the cast of the revenge story movie
Jim Broadbent and Stephen Rea also star in the movie
The movie was based on a story by P.J. Dillon

Dresden 2006

 

c.1945

Although the language is in English and German, this TV film never made it to the USA. Fortunately, I was able to view it and thought this a lost film of great romance.  One of John Light’s best performances, in my book.  You can feel the real intensity of the bombs dropping on Dresden, as you a person caught on the ground, seeking shelter.

Dresden (2006) focuses on an extraordinary historic event in connection with a tragic love story of a woman between two men. In January 1945, the young nurse Anna Mauth, working at a hospital in Dresden, becomes engaged to senior physician Benjamin Wenninger. At the same time, an English Lancaster bomber is shot down. The pilot Robert Newman, the only survivor, manages to reach the city severely injured and hides in the hospital’s cellar. Anna discovers him incidentally thinking he is a German deserter, but finally decides to help Robert

 

Entire movie with English Subtitles on Youtube

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John Light, a downed British bomber pilot hides among the people of Dresden in a German uniform.

 

https://youtu.be/IDyj2zMpxTo

The Magic of Ordinary Days 2005


circa: 1940s

Heartwarming.  Livvy (Olivia Dunne) (Keri Russell) is a young woman of Denver who has become pregnant by a naval flight instructor on furlough during the war. Embarrassed by his daughter’s out of wedlock pregnancy, her father decides to deal with the issue by quietly arranging for her to marry. Livvy is sent off to a rural town in southeastern Colorado, there to be married to a young farmer in need of a wife. The groom is Ray Singleton (Skeet Ulrich), who farms a remote section of land on a family farm. Hearing of Livvy’s dilemma from his pastor, Ray is moved by the story and agrees to marry without even having met her. Unbeknownst to Livvy, Ray has suffered the loss of both his father and mother, and the further loss of his younger brother when he was killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Though young, handsome and a family man at heart, Ray has lacked the opportunity to find a wife in this remote region. His sister Martha (Mare Winningham), her husband and their three children are the only family he has left.

 

 

Entire film can be located on YouTube here!

Genre Period romance
Created by Hallmark Hall of Fame
Written by Ann Howard Creel (novel)
Camille Thomasson (adaption)
Directed by Brent Shields

Starring

Keri Russell
Skeet Ulrich
Mare Winningham

Country of origin United States