Cardinal Mazarin dies, leaving a power vacuum in which the young Louis asserts his intention to govern as well as rule. Mazarin's fiscal advisor, Colbert, warns against Fouquet, the Superintendant who has been systematically looting the treasury and wants to be prime minister. Fouquet believes Louis will soon tire of exercizing power and overplays his hand by offering a bribe to Louis' mistress to be his ally. She reports this to the king who arrests Fouquet. Louis and Colbert design a brilliant strategy to keep merchants making money, nobles in debt, the urban poor working and fed, and peasants untaxed. Years later, in a coda, we see Louis exercizing the power of the sun.
Taking Tiger Mountain was the very first model film produced during the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). Set during the civil war in 1946, it follows a detachment of the People's Liberation Army in Mandchuria as they are fighting a group of bandits hiding in the mountains. Based on a novel from the 50s, Taking Tiger Mountain was first a revolutionary opera before being made into film by director Xie Tieli.
Oath Taking of Grand Duchess Marie-Adélaïde, June 18, 1912.
A businessman and a footballer are murdered before an important football match in Prague. Investigation has to be started.
Milos Forman and guests look at his career from his departing Czechoslovakia and his arrival in America with stories and interviews about The Fireman's Ball, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus, The People Vs Larry Flynt, and The Man on the Moon.
Period drama based on Ryotarou Shiba's "砂の上の植物群" set at the end of the Warring States period in Japan.
A lady killer tracked by the police, takes refuge at a psychiatrist's home, and the doctor tells him three stories, to convince him that crime does not pay
From deep in the heart of Texas, the Christian Wrestling Federation packs up their ring and hits the road for small towns across America, saving souls with a Bible-thumping wrestling show. The show is extreme and so is the message - accept Christ or spend eternity in Hell.
Based on the idea that drugs have influenced some of our greatest minds (Poe, Baudelaire etc.), this film documents just how influential drug experiences have been on the minds of great writers, poets and thinkers.