The Greatest Thing in Life

The Greatest Thing in Life 1918

Leo Peret has a small quiet tobacco shop in Greenwich Village. Edward Livingston, a wealthy young clubman and man-about-town, comes in frequently ostensibly to buy cigarettes but in reality to talk to the daughter Jeannette, and he is soon in love with the little shop girl. Leo is homesick for his native France, but lacks the funds to make the passage. Edward, learning of their plight, sends $1,000 with a note saying that the money is payment for a good deed. Leo accepts the money and he and Jeannette embark at once.

The Great Love

The Great Love 1918

Jim Young of Youngstown, Pennsylvania, reads of the German war atrocities and decides to enlist in the British army, thus becoming a forerunner of the American forces that are subsequently to leave for the battlefields of Europe. He begins active training at a camp outside London. While enjoying a few hours of leave, he meets Susie Broadplains , a young woman from Australia. She is flattered by his attentions and their friendship soon blossoms into love. However German plotters plan to destroy an arsenal at night and Sir Roger is inveigled into driving an automobile along a London road with its lights turned skyward to guide the Zeppelins. Jim, wounded and home on furlough, detects Sir Roger on the lonely road, follows and traps him in his cottage. Sir Roger turns his pistol on himself rather than be taken alive. Susie finds the "great love" in service for the cause of democracy and her country, with a greater love in sight.

La Planta Insolente

La Planta Insolente 2017

The film reproduces the historical moment when Cipriano Castro, then president of Venezuela, proclaimed: "The insolent plant of the foreigner has desecrated the sacred soil of the fatherland!" While the coasts were invaded by imperial forces in 1902.

Ultimatum

Ultimatum 1938

About the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the beginning of the First World War. Focuses on the relationship between a Serbian officer and his Austrian-born wife and their involvement in espionage between the countries.

The Somme: From Defeat to Victory

The Somme: From Defeat to Victory 2006

Based on diaries, records and eyewitness accounts, this is the story of the two Battles of the Somme from the perspective of British and German soldiers. It shows how the major lessons learned by the British Army leadership after the disastrous first attacks of July 1916 were turned into victory at the second attempt in September 1916, arguably the turning point for the First World War.

The Dark Road

The Dark Road 1917

Jim Morrison is an English army officer who comes from a very old and prominent family. He marries the ravishingly beautiful but unscrupulous Cleo, who has no qualms about using her sexual allure to get the luxuries her husband can't provide. When Jim is sent off to war, Cleo embarks on a series of affairs, one of which results in her becoming the love slave of a German spy, the very spy that her husband has been assigned to track down.

1994

1994 2014

In a tale of survival, compassion, and loss, a young man in war torn Bosnia is forced to fend for his life by evading his captors.

Coastal Command

Coastal Command 1943

Documentary style presentation of the work of RAF Coastal Command. Shows their work in protecting convoys and attacking enemy aircraft, ships and U-boats, all done by the actual men & women of the RAF.

Nine Circles of Hell

Nine Circles of Hell 1989

The Czech-Cambodian Devet Kruhu Pekla (Nine Circles of Hell) is a poignant love story set amidst the hell of the Pol Pot regime. As the Khmer Rouge carves a path of death throughout the land, a Czech doctor Milan Knazko falls in love with a Cambodian woman Oum Savanny. Their relationship, though sorely strained by the war's horrors, produces a child. The doctor is separated from his family once Pol Pot assumes control. Devet Kruhu Pekla was financed in part by the Ministry of Culture of the Kampuchean People's Republic.

The Pre-Dawn Cold

The Pre-Dawn Cold 1957

In 1946, Chiang Kaishek commits 200,000 troops to an attack on the Communist-held central plains of China. After the PLA main force in the area retreats, the Nationalists also capture the area around the Dabie Mountains. County Party Committee Secretary Liu and county organizations department director Mo Wenjie lead a guerrilla troop against the KMT forces. Will the film belief of the revolutionary cadre be able to overcome not only the enemy, but cold, hunger and betrayal?

Genvieve

Genvieve 2014

Genvieve, a French farm girl, finds herself caught in the middle of a WW2 battle between the Germans and Americans.

La paloma

La paloma 1937

Dazzled by the Empress Carlotta's graciousness, magnanimity and charm, a young officer in the Mexican army switches his allegiance to the Imperial government with Maximilian as figurehead. Bad move, space cadet.

Like a Tale

Like a Tale 2007

The war between Iran and Iraq is raging. Near the border on the Iranian side, an old man takes care of martyrs’ graves by the little cabin where he lives with his wife and grandson, while the boy’s father is fighting in the war. Suddenly one day, their home is invaded by a wounded Iraqi officer and two of his subordinates. They desperately need care and a place to hide. The intruders and the little family do not understand each other’s language, the tone is aggressive and an intense, life-and-death chamber play ensues.

Sign of Disaster

Sign of Disaster 1986

A woman defends during World War II her home and her family against Hitler's soldiers.