First World War (11)

(Das Weisse Band)

Γερμανία/Germany/ Αυστρία/Austria/ Γαλλία/France/ Ιταλία/Italy, 2009, μ/α/b&w
Σκην./Dir. - Σεν./Scr.: Michael Haneke. Φωτ./Cin.: Christian Berger. Μοντ./Ed.: Monika Willi. Ηθ./Cast: Christian Friedel, Ulrich Tukur, Josef Bierbichler. Παρ./Prod.: X-Filme Creative Pool, Wega Film, Les Films du Losange. Διαν./Dist.: Rosebud Films. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 144΄.
In an unnamed German village, just before the outbreak of the WWI and the advent of fascism, the local pastor, the doctor and the baron run rural society. However, unexplained incidents occur disrupting the flow of everyday life. Who is behind all this?

The White Ribbon 6

ΗΠΑ/USA, 1918, μ/α/b&w
Σκην./Dir. - Σεν./Scr. - Μοντ./Ed. - Mουσ./Mus.: Charlie Chaplin. Φωτ./Cin.: Roland Totheroh. Ηθ./Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Sydney Chaplin. Παρ./Prod.: Charles Chaplin Productions. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 45΄.
1918, WWI. Charlie is an American rookie who is sent to France to fight in the war. Enduring basic training and despite the typical problems he soon discovers he is much more than a competent soldier. After many brave deeds, he ends up at a French woman’s house and with her help he wins the war for the allies. Or does he?

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ΗΠΑ/USA, 1941, μ/α/b&w
Σκην./Dir.: Howard Hawks. Σεν./Scr.: Harry Chandlee, Abem Finkel, John Huston, Howard Koch. Φωτ./Cin.: Sol Polito.
Μοντ./Ed.: William Holmes. Mουσ./Mus.: Max Steiner. Ηθ./Cast: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Margaret Wycherly.
Παρ./Prod.: Warner Bros. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 134 ΄.
Alvin York is a farmer, prone to drinking and getting in trouble. During a late-night rainstorm he undergoes a religious awakening that will make him want to live a peaceful life. When WWI breaks out, despite his failed efforts to challenge his draft status as a conscientious objector and subsequent mockery of others, he will become the most decorated soldier in American history.

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ΗΠΑ/USA, 1957, μ/α/b&w
Σκην./Dir.: Stanley Kubrick. Σεν./Scr.: Stanley Kubrick, Jim Thompson, Calder Willingham. Φωτ./Cin.: Georg Krause.
Μοντ./Ed.: Eva Kroll. Mουσ./Mus.: Gerald Fried. Ηθ./Cast: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready. Παρ./Prod.: Bryna Productions. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 88΄.
During WWΙ, a group of French soldiers refused to carry out a meaningless suicide attack; their superior officers decide to make an example of them.

Paths of Glory 1

(La Grande Illusion)

Γαλλία/France, 1937, μ/α/b&w.
Σκην./Dir.: Jean Renoir. Σεν./Scr.: Jean Renoir/Charles Spaak. Φωτ./Cin.: Christian Matras. Μοντ./Ed.: Marthe Huguet, Marguerite Renoir. Ηθ./Cast: Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim. Παρ./Prod.: Réalisation d'art cinématographique (RAC). Διάρκεια/Dur.: 114΄.
The aristocratic French officer Captain de Boeldieu, the mechanic Lieutenant Marechal and the wealthy bourgeois Jew Rosenthal are pitched together in the same German prison camp where, despite their opposing classes and social backgrounds, quickly join forces plotting their escape. Failing in their attempts they are sent to a prison-fortress where only a final act of bravery can save them.

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(La Grande Guerra)

Ιταλία/Italy/Γαλλία/France, 1959, μ/α/b&w
Σκην./Dir.: Mario Monicelli. Σεν./Scr.: Agenore Incrocci, Mario Monicelli, Furio Scarpelli, Luciano Vincenzoni. Φωτ./Cin.: Roberto Gerardi, Giuseppe Rotunno. Μοντ./Ed.: Adriana Novelli. Mουσ./Mus.: Nino Rota. Ηθ./Cast: Alberto Sordi, Vittorio Gassman, Silvana Mangano, Romolo Valli. Παρ./Prod.: Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica, Gray-Film. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 135΄.
WWI, as seen through the eyes of two reluctant recruits, Giovanni and Oreste. Although completely different in character, they are united in their lack of idealism, their desire to avoid any danger and get out of the war unscathed. They, their fellow soldiers and a varied group of civilians (including the prostitute Costantina) go through many ups and downs during their training, the battles and the rare moments of leave.

La Grande Guerra 2


Αγγλία/UK, 1964, μ/α/b&w
Σκην./Dir.: Joseph Losey. Σεν./Scr.: Evan Jones. Φωτ./Cin.: Denys Coop. Μοντ./Ed.: Reginald Mills. Mουσ./Mus.: Larry Adler. Ηθ./Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Tom Courtenay, Leo McKern, Barry Foster. Παρ./Prod.: B.H.E. Productions, Landau / Unger. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 88΄.
After spending three years in combat, British soldier Arthur James Hamp is arrested for desertion. If convicted he will be executed. The assigned military defense attorney is convinced that his client is guilty. However, as the trial progresses, he realizes that there is more to the case than meets the eye.

King and Country 1

ΗΠΑ/USA, 1971, εγχ./col.
Σκην./Dir.-Σεν./Scr.: Dalton Trumbo. Φωτ./Cin.: Jules Brenner. Μοντ./Ed.: Millie Moore. Mουσ./Mus.: Jerry Fielding. Ηθ./Cast: Timothy Bottoms, Jason Robards, Donald Sutherland. Παρ./Prod.: World Entertainment. Διαν./Dist.: Rosebud Films. Dur.: 111΄.
A young American soldier is wounded by a landmine. He loses his arms, legs and eyes as well as his ability to hear, speak or smell. Lying in the hospital, he is not able to distinguish if he is awake or if he is dreaming. Trying to find out, he relives his story in strange dreams and memories. One day, he finds a way to communicate with the doctors…

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(Westfront 1918: Vier von der infanterie)
Γερμανία/Germany, 1930, μ/α/b&w
Σκην./Dir.: Georg Wilhelm Pabst. Σεν./Scr.: Ernst Johannsen. Φωτ./Cin.: Charles Métain, Fritz Arno Wagner. Μοντ./Ed.: Wolfgang Loe-Bagier. Ηθ./Cast: Fritz Kampers, Gustav Diessl/Hans Moebus. Παρ./Prod.: Bavaria Film, Nero-Film AG. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 97΄.
A group of German infantrymen (a native of Bavaria, a young man known as 'the student', a man named Karl and the Lieutenant) live out their lives in the trenches of France, during the last months of the war, experiencing love, infidelity, insanity and eventually death.

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ΗΠΑ/USA, 1930, μ/α/b&w
Σκην./Dir.: Lewis Milestone. Σεν./Scr.: George Abbott, Maxwell Anderson, Del Andrews. Φωτ./Cin.: Arthur Edeson. Μοντ./Ed.: Edgar Adams. Mουσ./Mus.: Sam Perry, Heinz Roemheld. Ηθ./Cast: Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres. Παρ./Prod.: Universal Pictures. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 134΄.
In a small German town, people cheer the soldiers that go to battle during WWI. As the sounds of celebration are heard outside, a teacher is standing in front of the class and begs the boys to enlist and defend the homeland. Impelled by their elders, Paul and his friends leave for the battlefield full of enthusiasm for adventure, weapons, and war. Soon they will realize that every heroic illusion that they have is a lie.

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ΗΠΑ/USA, 1932, μ/α/b&w
Σκην./Dir.: Frank Borzage. Σεν./Scr.: Benjamin Glazer, Oliver H.P. Garrett. Φωτ./Cin.: Charles Lang. Μοντ./Ed.: Otho Lovering, George Nichols, Jr.. Moυσ./Mus: Διάφοροι/Various. Ηθ./Cast: Helen Hayes, Gary Cooper, Adolphe Menjou. Παρ./Prod.: Paramount Pictures. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 85΄.
Based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Ernest Hemingway, "A Farewell to Arms" tells the story of Frederic Henry, who during World War One became an ambulance driver, and Catherine Barkley, an English nurse whose fiancé was killed in the war. When the two of them meet, and despite the unpredictable consequences of war, they fall in love at first sight.

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