Monday, October 20, 2008

Obscure Movie Round Up...

Some movies you might want to check out....????
OY VEI!!!!
I came across this bizarre Israeli musical film on Jewish Life TV (I didn't even know that channel existed!) The description below says "high budget feature musical" - not sure I would describe it like that was rather obscure and kind of funny......
"Shnei Kuni Leml"
OR "Kuni Lemel in The Flying Matchmaker"

Directed by Israel Becker
From Burnstien, The acclaimed world-wide famous Broadway star, starring in this high budget feature musical film that was a Box Office smash hit in the U.S. and Israel, in the dual role of 2 Kuni Lemel: Max the handsome clever student, and his limp and stuttering cousin, Kuni Lemel. Both want to marry the same girl, the daughter of a wealthy person: one from love, and one by Matchmaking since he is the son of a wellknown Rabbi.A marvelous Jewish musical comedy!

Saw a very good Italian Film on CUNY tv:
Directed by: Edoardo Winspeare
Cinematography is awesome -
it is truly an escape to Southern Italy in 1943.
from imdb:1943, Italy's Salentino peninsula. Tony, an American fighter pilot, raised speaking Italian in New York, parachutes to safety and is hidden at the olive farm of Carmine, a man with three daughters. One is being courted by Pasquale, the son of the area's largest landowner. It is she, Cosima, whom Tony falls for. He gets to know her through the rhythms of the farm and a traditional way of life, expressed in spontaneous song and in pizzicatas (a courtship dance; a dance that enacts a knife fight between men; and, the frenzied tarantata - a woman's dance exorcising passion).
As Carmine protects Tony and as Cosima begins to love him, Pasquale does not go gently.

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