Cast: Oscar Isaac, Benicio Del Toro, Julia Ormond, Édgar Ramírez
The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista. ?anonymous
Cast: Donald Pleasence, Anton Diffring, André Morell, Michael Craig
A few years after the end of WW2, Colonel Sir Charles Holland is summoned to the Foreign Office on a matter regarding his brother's wartime disappearance. Recently uncovered evidence points out to the fact that his brother, Captain David Holland, may still be alive somewhere in the Libyan desert. With a promise of unofficial help and local Libyan contacts from the Foreign Office, Colonel Holland sets-out for Tripoli. There, a contact man gives him a local guide to take him to a Bedouin camp in the desert where his brother was last seen. A three-day ride by camel brings Colonel Holland to the camp of Sheik Salem Ben Yussef and his tribe. Inviting the Colonel to enjoy the camp's hospitality, the Sheik initially denies having heard about Captain David Holland. However, after his daughter, Mabrouka Ben Yussef, secretly gives the Colonel papers that had belonged to Captain David Holland, the Colonel pesters the Sheik with a barrage of direct questions. Infuriated, the Sheik orders Colonel Holland to leave the camp. After leaving the camp, the Colonel has second thoughts and returns there to beg the Sheik to tell him the truth about his brother. The Sheik's daughter also begs her father to tell the Colonel about his bother's wartime fate. In flashback form, the wartime story of Captain David Holland, as told by the Sheik and corroborated by his lovely daughter, finally clarify the mystery of his disappearance. ?nufs68
A series of escalating incidents around the world lead to greater and greater conflict, placing the superpowers at one another's throats. Armies march, bombs rain down, soldiers storm the beaches. One family is caught up in the ever-growing conflict. Can they survive as total war is declared and nuclear weapons are unleashed? ?Pacific Features
Cast: Diane Kruger, James Brolin, Richard Gere, Jesse Eisenberg
A young journalist, a seasoned cameraman and a discredited war correspondent embark on an unauthorized mission to find the no. 1 war criminal in Bosnia; they find themselves in serious jeopardy when they are mistaken as a CIA hit squad and their target decides to come after them. ?Anonymous
The Tibetans refer to the Dalai Lama as 'Kundun', which means 'The Presence'. He was forced to escape from his native home, Tibet, when communist China invaded and enforced an oppressive regime upon the peaceful nation of Tibet. The Dalai Lama escaped to India in 1959 and has been living in exile in Dharamsala ever since. ?Deki
Cast: Max von Sydow, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Vittorio Gassman, Jacques Perrin
As his first assignment, lieutenant Drogo is sent to an isolated fortress on the borders of a desert and of a range of high mountains. The mission of the garrison is to prevent a possible incursion by the fearsome Tartars, coming from beyond the desert. Some fellow officers are eagerly awaiting an attack; some no longer want to believe in it; others take advantage of the vague threat to further their career. All of them are sacrificing everything -- health, youth, friends, family -- for a distant military ideal: leading the defence against the onslaught of the enemy. But in the vast emptiness surrounding the fortress, nobody has ever sighted the Tartars... ?Eduardo Casais
Three episodes dealing with the harsh situation of children at the time of war. They stay at orphanages, wait for their parents to come back, help the soldiers, hide in the forests and do their best to survive.
Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Stanley Tucci, Colin Firth, Brendan Coyle
In January 1942, as the United States enters World War II, a conference assembles near Berlin. S.S. General Heydrich and his associate, Lieutenant Colonel Eichmann call the meeting to discuss the "evacuation" of Germany's Jews and other undesirables, a code word for their extermination in concentration camps. To begin this Final Solution, they must change the mind of a small group of men opposed to the idea, led by Chancellor Kritzinger. ?Jwelch5742
Biographical film about the inventor and designer of small arms Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov. Today it is difficult to find a person who does not know this name. However, not everyone knows what a long and thorny path traveled a self-taught guy to create the legendary AK-47 weapon at the age of 28, which to this day is a symbol of the weapons thought of our time. ?Peter-Patrick76 ([email protected])
Documentary about deceased photojournalist Tim Hetherington directed by Sebastian Junger. Together with his friend and long-term collaborator Sebastian, Tim had travelled the world documenting conflicts in Afghanistan, Liberia and Libya among other locations. Best known for their 2010 film 'Restrepo' which was nominated for an Academy Award, the two strived to capture the humanity within conflict situations and with their images they focused on the individuals involved and their experiences of the violence surrounding them. Unfortunately, in 2011 Tim was killed by a mortar blast and this film is a tribute and celebration of the legacy he has left behind and includes Sebastian conducting interviews with those who knew Tim best. ?Anonymous
Cast: Kyle Gallner, Billy Zane, Brenton Thwaites, Skylar Astin
Follows five battle-hardened American soldiers assigned to hold a French Chateau near the end of World War II. Formerly occupied by the Nazi high command, this unexpected respite quickly descends into madness when they encounter a supernatural enemy far more terrifying than anything seen on the battlefield.
The Millionaires' Unit - U.S. Naval Aviators in the First World War tells the dramatic, true story of a group of Yale college students who took the initiative to learn to fly in preparation for America's entry into the Great War. Narrated by Academy Award-nominated actor Bruce Dern (grandnephew of one of the aviators), and filmed in the U.S., England, France, Belgium and New Zealand, the film charts the romantic, little-known story of the origins of American airpower and features thrilling dogfighting sequences filmed air-to-air with original WW1 planes. One hundred years ago these daring young men became the first to fly for the United States in WW1, some of them making the ultimate sacrifice.
Inspired by teenage director Elliott Hasler's great-grandfather's experiences, 'WWII - The Long Road Home' depicts an escaped British POW's epic battle for survival whilst on the run in war-torn Italy, as his wife and young son anxiously await news in England. Created between the ages of 14 and 16 Hasler's first foray into filmmaking was lauded "a miracle achievement for a schoolboy director" (Culture Trip) . ?Relsah Productons
In the next century, a reconfiguring ship (think "Transformer" with a pilot) called Macross carries fifty thousand refugees within its hold as it returns to Earth pursued by giant humanoid warriors. A young pilot in the military named Hikaru rescues his idol, the beautiful singer Lynn Minmay, from the giants as they break through the ship's hull during a concert-during which the giants are shocked to see females on a male vessel-and they are trapped for days in an aft hold of the ship. After their rescue, Hikaru and Minmay continue on good terms until a joyride in a fighter trainer gets Hikaru, his squadron leader, Minmay's brother, Minmay herself and the tough female operations controller captured by the giants, who grill them on how males and females can survive together without fighting. The giants' female counterparts arrive to wreak havoc on their male foes, and in the ensuing confusion Minmay and her brother are detained while the others make an escape that costs squadron leader Roy Focker his life and strands Hikaru and commander Misa Hayase on a now-totally-lifeless Earth, which leads to revelations on all three sides of the conflict regarding their past and future as well as the origins of mankind and the power of love and song, while Hikaru tangles with his feelings for both Misa and Minmay and all builds toward a final battle between the Macross and both giant fleets... ?Zach Adams