New Arrivals (South Africa) – Jan 28

The Boss

1h 49min 1971 16+

Final part of Fernando Di Leo’s crime noir Milieu Trilogy, also consisting of Caliber 9 and La Mala Ordina. Based largely on real people and actual events, a bomb attack in a cinema of Palermo kills each and every member of a powerful mafia family – except one, who eventually engineers a revenge plot made of kidnapping and murders. A violent power struggle within the Mafia ensues.

The Secret of Dorian Gray

1h 37min 1970 18+

Film adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray”, starring Helmut Berger in the title role. This version, however, stresses the decadence and eroticism of the story and changes the setting to early 1970s London. A corrupt and self-centered young man keeps his youthful beauty eternally, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to everyone.

True Conviction

1h 24min 2018 16+

After serving a combined sixty years in prison for crimes they did not commit, Texas exonerees Christopher Scott, Johnnie Lindsey and Steven Phillips form the unlikeliest of investigative teams – helping wrongfully convicted prisoners obtain freedom. In this hardboiled yet rousing documentary True Conviction, brotherly bonds are formed out of life-or-death circumstances.

Gang War in Milan

1h 40min 1972 18+

Salvatore “Toto” Cangemi is a produce purveyor in Milan, Italy, but he also runs a profitable side business moonlighting as a pimp. The appearance of a ruthless and greedy French gangster called Le Capitaine threatens Toto’s livelihood. Le Capitaine wants to unite the organized crime in Milan and take a large share of the profits for himself, but Toto’ wants no part in Le Capitaine’s plan.

Plot of Fear

1h 31min 1976 18+

Reminiscent of Eyes Wide Shut and told through ingenious flashbacks, Plot of Fear tells the story of a decadent weekend party full of orgies and drugs on the outskirts of Milan. After two deaths occur Inspector Lomenzo (Michele Placido) interrogates one of the guests, a fashion model (Corninne Clery) who becomes his informant.

The Roof

1h 34min 1956 18+

Under provincial Italian law at the time, it was possible to build a house without being evicted from it, as long as it is erected in one single night and has a roof. So, a married couple, Luisa and Natale (Gabriella Pallotta and Giorgio Listuzzi), try to build their home in the outskirts of Rome. Will they make it? Directed by the 3 times Academy Award Oscar Winner Vittorio De Sica.

The Dandelion

1h 28min 2011 7+

Two of the most prosperous families in town – the Adrianovs and the Zeldovs – are preparing for the marriage of their children, that promises to benefit business interests. The day before the wedding, the groom meets a plain ‘dandelion’ blonde girl Sonia, when the elevator in which they are both traveling suddenly breaks down. Please turn on captions for English subtitles.

Puppy Love

1h 35min 2017 13+

An innocent love triangle set in the senior year of high school. The protagonist forged an innominate love letter to his best friend as a practical joke. The friend took the love letter seriously, and it affected him greatly. To help his friend get back to normal, the protagonist asked the Hongying, a girl who he secretly has a crush on, pretending to be the author of letter.

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