Also known as: Sheherazade, 1001 Nights, Le mille e una notte
Description: Adventures of Sheherazade through the legends of the 1001 nights. She meets all the great heroes and kings, and is helped on her journey by a Genie who’s living in 1990 London and uses his TV to reach Sheherazade.
Description: In Lille, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends. Isa moves in with Marie, who’s flat-sitting for a mother and child in hospital in comas following a car crash. Isa is out-going, unskilled, with hopes of moving south to warmer climes. Marie usually is either angry or detached. Then, while Isa begins to visit the child in whose flat they live, going to hospital to read to her, Marie slowly falls for a rich youth. At first Marie keeps him at bay, then she not only pursues him, she begins to dream he is her life’s love. When Isa tries to warn Marie, their friendship flounders. How will Marie handle the inevitable? And once they lose the flat, where will they go?
Description: Linda has decided to give her husband, John, a very special birthday gift: she organizes a fake audition for an erotic dance show that will never take place in order to use young dancers to fulfill her own fantasies as well as John’s
Also known as: Gli ultimi giorni di Pompei, The Last Days of Pompeii
Description: In the town of Pompeii, 79AD, a few weeks before the volcanic eruption of Vesuvius, a Roman lady Hélène meets and falls in love with a young Greek man Lysias. He is betrothed to another woman who, to win him back, acquires a potion to make him love only her. The potion was prepared by the Egyptian priest, Arbax, who has a grudge against Lysias, and is not what it seems, it is intended to drive whoever takes it insane. Hélène’s new slave is also in love with Lysias. She steals the potion and gives it to Lysias, who hurries away in a mad rage. When the slave girl confronts Arbax, she is killed by the evil priest, and Lysias is charged with her murder.
Description: Hugo Santiago’s stylish detective film The Wolf of the West Coast is based on a short story by crime novelist Ross MacDonald. James Faulkner plays Lew Millar, a renowned private eye who is hired by a gangster to be his bodyguard. When Millar arrives at the criminal’s French hideaway, the gangster is already dead. Among the people Millar investigates are the gangster’s brother, the man’s sister-in-law, and their teenage daughter. A judge may also offer insight into the case, as well as Millar’s own past.
Description: A network of spies affects the lives of people in and out of the organization in this routine espionage drama. Dominique (Stephane Audran) is the neglected wife of a spy who tracks him down at a Paris antique shop. Finding him with a female spy, the enraged wife shoots both of them. Dominique hides out on a boat while the police investigate the murders, and international spies scramble to recover some missing microfilm. Helen (Lilli Palmer) is the spy boss who orders a hit man (Klaus Kinski) to go after Dominique. Michel Constantine also appears in this fragmented feature
Also known as: Prenez la queue comme tout le monde, The Girls of Don Juan
Description: Gilles, although already engaged, conducting several other love affairs front. His friends, jealous of all women fall into his arms, arrange to confuse by putting all his mistresses in the presence of each other .
Description: After his family tries to kill him and he has been pronounced dead, Michel (Klaus Kinski) returns to vex them. He presents each one with a voodoo doll, warning of their fate. Wandering over the streets of Paris, Michel is the haunted and hunted, as he himself hunts his villainous kin.
Description: Dress shop owner Uschi Karnat sets up her customers and other women she meets so that they get into situations where her lover can rape and bugger them in isolated places, he being deprived of anal sex with Uschi. She watches these events in disguise. The first victim we see is her doctor, Ursula Mann, whom she had consulted about whether she would manage anal sex. Then customer Britta Stine is assaulted on her way from buying a dress and having a lesbian session with Uschi. “Monique” seems to be a jealous lesbian lover of Uschi Karnat’s. She visits and they fight, but Chrsitophe comes in and grabs Monique and the lube is applied yet again. However, the doctor’s lover is following Uschi around and when they have ascertained what is going on they come round, acompanied by Eric Peyrolle, and give Uschi her comeuppance while the doctor watches. Finally we see Christophe have anal sex with Uschi.
Description: When she arrived in Paris, Marie knew no one. Being in search of an apartment, she met Laura, Axel and Peter, a trio of friends like no other ; she quickly but wrongly trusted them. Humiliated, she then seeks revenge. For this, she uses Isabelle who will be responsible to bring discord among the trio of friends.
Description: A Californian housewife is terrified of having sex because of a past assault. When this phobia threatens to destroy her marriage, she takes refuge in a series of erotic fantasies about a masked man. But is it really all just a fantasy?
Also known as: Benjamin ou Les mémoires d’un puceau, Benjamin
Description: A callow teenager of the 18th century, Benjamin spends a summer with his worldly relatives on their summer estate. An orphan girl (Catherine Deneuve) living on a neighboring estate, inaugurates an affair with Benjamin. In true La Ronde fashion, the girl then sleeps with a landed-gentry (Michel Piccoli), who sleeps with a countess (Michelle Morgan), who ends up in the sack with her nephew Benjamin
Description: Based on a true story, this compelling drama relates the difficulties of a young woman married to a Japanese diplomat during World War II, victim of suspicion and animosity from her husband’s government.