The Matador’s Mistress 2008 (aka Manolete)

 

The Menno Meyjes directed drama stars Adrien Brody as Spanish bullfighter Manolete, in a film that covers his late life love affair with actress Lupe Sino (Penélope Cruz) before he was gored to death in the bull ring. Sino’s communist politics turned their affair into a scandal in the early 1940s, especially after discovering her previous marriage to a PCE member.[3] The film begins with Manolete’s last day in Linares.

Starring

Adrien Brody
Penélope Cruz
Santiago Segura
Ann Mitchell
Juan Echanove
Pedro Casablanc
Nacho Aldeguer

 

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Period Drama Heros

I made this video about a month ago. I loved the music so much that I had to put some video to it. The artist is John Dreamer. He has about 5 other pieces similar to this. They are much used for the PC Game Makers. In fact, the first part of this video is the advert for the game Assassin III. If you like this music, which has been edited longer to fit the video, check this link for his other pieces. John Dreamer

Go Full Screen for Best results

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Copying Beethoven 2006

Personal Favorite of mine

 

It is set in 1824 as Beethoven (Ed Harris) is finishing his Ninth Symphony. He is plagued by deafness, loneliness and personal trauma. A fictional character, a new copyist, Anna Holtz (Diane Kruger) is engaged to help the composer finish preparing the score for the first performance. Anna is a young conservatory student and aspiring composer. Her understanding of his work is such that she corrects mistakes he has made, while her personality opens a door into his private world. Beethoven is initially skeptical, but slowly comes to trust Anna’s assistance and eventually grows fond of her. By the time the piece is performed, her presence is a necessity and she helps him conduct the premiere from a spot hidden amongst the orchestra.

After the premiere, they collaborate and become closer. His eccentricities become more and more troublesome, but Anna continues to provide companionship. She eventually transcribes his compositions as he simply talks her through them.

Cast
Ed Harris as Ludwig van Beethoven
Diane Kruger as Anna Holtz
Matthew Goode as Martin Bauer
Phyllida Law as Mother Canisius
Joe Anderson as Karl van Beethoven
Ralph Riach as Wenzel Schlemmer

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Joyous Noel 2005

 

 

  • In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the conflict peacefully met each other in No Man’s Land to share a precious pause in the carnage with a fleeting brotherhood. This film dramatizes one such section as the French, Scottish and German sides partake in the unique event, even though they are aware that their superiors will not tolerate its occurrence.

    Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

Based on true events

 

joyeux-noel_115710_21074Starring     

Benno Fürmann
Guillaume Canet
Daniel Brühl
Diane Kruger
Gary Lewis
Alex Ferns

 

The Keeping Room 2014

 

Released 2015

Left without men in the dying days of the American Civil War, three Southern women – two sisters and one African-American slave – must fight to defend their home and themselves from two rogue soldiers who have broken off from the fast-approaching Union Army.

 

 

The Keeping Room 2015

 

The Revenant UK release 01/15/2016 – US release 01/08/16

The action adventure film follows American wilderness explorer Hugh Glass, portrayed by DiCaprio. He was left for dead after being attacked by a bear, and he’s not happy with his team for abandoning him. The term revenant refers to someone who has made a return, and in some cases, from the dead. Hardy takes on the role of his disloyal companion John Fitzgerald, and he appears to be first on Glass’s hit list.

The two are living rough so it’s no surprise to see them with full beards, but it’s almost hard to make out who is who with all the hand-to-hand combat in the intense trailer below:


Source: WATCH: Tom Hardy Stars Opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in ‘The Revenant’ Trailer