Archive for the ‘History’ Category

Doorbeen

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Doorbeen is a 2014 Bengali thriller film directed by Swagato Chowdhury and produced by Saikat Mitra. Music of the film has been composed by Saikat Mitra.
Directed by Swagato Chowdhury
Produced by Saikat Mitra
Screenplay by Subrato Guha Roy
Story by Subrato Guha Roy
Starring See below
Music by Saikat Mitra
Cinematography Shamit Gupta
Editing by Sujay Dutta Roy
Release dates
January 3, 2014 (Kolkata)
Running time 112 minutes
Country India
Language Bengali

Loafer

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Loafer is a 2014 Bengali drama film directed by Ashish Mitra and produced under the banner of Vibha Arts and Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. The film features actors Lokesh Ghosh and Suchandra in the lead roles. Music of the film has been composed by Bappi Lahiri.
Directed by Ashish Mitra
Starring See below
Music by Bappi Lahiri
Studio Vibha Arts and Entertainment
Release dates
January 3, 2014 (Kolkata)
Country India
Language Bengali

Jaatishwar

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Jaatishwar is a 2014 Indian Bengali musical drama film directed by Srijit Mukherji, starring Prosenjit Chatterjee, Jishu Sengupta and Swastika Mukherjee. The plot refers to the life of Anthony Firingee (Hensman Anthony), a 19th-century Bengali language folk poet of Portuguese origin. Also, the plot has two different time periods—19th century and the present day (2013).[1] The protagonist of the film is Rohit, a Gujarati who falls in love with a Bengali woman named Mahamaya. As he goes to study colonial history in Portugal, he decides to study the life of Heynsman Anthony (known as Anthony Firingi) and in the process meets with a mysterious man Kushawl Hajra in Chandernagore. The music of Jaatiswar is composed by Kabir Suman.

The film also won the most awarded film in the 61st National Film Awards with 4 awards which were in various categories – Best Male Playback Singer (Rupankar Bagchi for the song E Tumi Kamon Tumi), Best Costume Design (Srabani Das), Best Music Direction (Songs) (Kabir Suman) and Best Makeup Artist (Vikram Gaikwad).
Directed by Srijit Mukherji
Produced by Reliance Entertainment and Rana Sarkar[1]
Written by Srijit Mukherji
Starring See below
Music by Kabir Suman
Cinematography Soumik Haldar
Editing by Bodhaditya Banerjee
Release dates
January 17, 2014 (India)
Country India
Language Bengali

Chander Pahar

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Chander Pahar
2013 Film
7.5/10-IMDb
4.5/5-Timescity
Chander Pahar is a 2013 Bengali film directed by Kamaleshwar Mukherjee and produced by Mahendra Soni and Shrikant Mohta under the banner of their production house Shree Venkatesh Films. Wikipedia
Initial release: December 20, 2013
Director: Kamaleshwar Mukherjee
Music composed by: Indraadip Das Gupta
Story by: Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay
Languages: Hindi, Bengali, English

Satyanweshi

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Satyanweshi
2013 Film
Satyanweshi is a 2013 Bengali mystery-thriller film directed by Rituparno Ghosh and produced by Shrikant Mohta and Mahendra Soni. This was Ghosh’s last full length film as a director. Wikipedia
Initial release: August 6, 2013 (India)
Director: Rituparno Ghosh
Screenplay: Rituparno Ghosh
Story by: Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay
Producers: Shrikant Mohta, Mahendra Soni

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

All Genres:
Drama, History

Release Year: 2012

Country: China | USA

Runtime: 104 min

Languages: English | Chinese

Director: Wayne Wang

Tagline:

 

Writers: Angela Workman (screenplay), Ronald Bass (screenplay)

 

Cast: Russell Wong … Bank CEO
Bingbing Li … Nina / Lily
Archie Kao … Sebastian
Gianna Jun … Snow Flower / Sophia
Coco Chiang … Anna
Hu Qing Yun … Mrs. Liao
Shi Ping Cao … Mr. Wei
Ruijia Zhang … Mrs. Wei
Vivian Wu … Aunt
Zhebing Gong … Professor
Lilia Zhou … Nurse
Congmeng Guo … Little Lily
Danping Shen … Lily's Mother
Yan Dai … Little Snow Flower
Yulan Xu … Snow Flower's Mother

 

Plot: In 19th-century China, seven year old girls Snow Flower and Lily are matched as laotong – or "old sames" – bound together for eternity. Isolated by their families, they furtively communicate by taking turns writing in a secret language, nu shu, between the folds of a white silk fan. In a parallel story in present day Shanghai, the laotong's descendants, Nina and Sophia, struggle to maintain the intimacy of their own childhood friendship in the face of demanding careers, complicated love lives, and a relentlessly evolving Shanghai. Drawing on the lessons of the past, the two modern women must understand the story of their ancestral connection, hidden from them in the folds of the antique white silk fan, or risk losing one another forever. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Fan  Character Name In Title

Red Tails

Friday, January 20th, 2012

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War

Release Year: 2012

Country: USA

Runtime: 125 min

Languages: English | Italian | German

Director: Anthony Hemingway

Tagline: High-Octane Action and Daring Dogfights!

 

Writers: John Ridley (story), John Ridley (screenplay)

 

Cast: Terrence Howard … Colonel A.J. Bullard
Nate Parker … Marty 'Easy' Julian
Tristan Wilds … Ray 'Junior' Gannon
Elijah Kelley … Samuel 'Joker' George
Leslie Odom Jr. … Declan 'Winky' Hall
Kevin Phillips … Leon 'Neon' Edwards
Method Man … Sticks (as Cliff Smith)
Lee Tergesen … Colonel Jack Tomilson
Daniela Ruah … Sofia
Matthew Marsh … Brigadier General Hauser
Barnaby Kay … Commanding General Westlake
Josh Dallas … Ryan (as Joshua Dallas)
Michael Lindley … Kellison
Okezie Morro … Jammer
Aml Ameen … Bag 'O Bones

 

Plot: A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard. Add Full Plot Plot Keywords: African American  Arrest  Color In Title  U.S. Military  Punched In The Face   See »

The Flowers of War

Friday, December 16th, 2011

All Genres:
Drama, History

Release Year: 2011

Country: China | Hong Kong

Runtime: 146 min

Languages: Chinese (Nanjing Dialect) | English | Japanese | Mandarin | Shanghainese

Director: Yimou Zhang

Tagline:

 

Writers: Heng Liu (screenplay), Geling Yan (novel)

 

Cast: Christian Bale … John Miller
Paul Schneider … Terry
Ni Ni … Yu Mo
Tong Dawei … Major Li
Xinyi Zhang … Shujuan Meng
Atsurô Watabe … Colonel Hasegawa
Shawn Dou
Shigeo Kobayashi … Lt. Kato
Tianyuan Huang … George
Yuan Nie
Takashi Yamanaka
Kefan Cao … Mr. Meng
Bai Xue
Hai-Bo Huang

 

Plot: In 1937 China, during the second Sino-Japanese war, a mortician, John (Christian Bale) arrives at a Catholic church in Nanjing to prepare a priest for burial. Upon arrival he finds himself the lone adult among a group of convent girl students and prostitutes from a nearby brothel. When he finds himself in the unwanted position of protector of both groups from the horrors of the invading Japanese army, he discovers the meaning of sacrifice and honor. Written by msmith5484   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Based On Novel

J. Edgar

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

All Genres:
Biography, Crime, Drama, History

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 137 min

Languages: English

Director: Clint Eastwood

Tagline: The Most Powerful Man in the World

 

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio … J. Edgar Hoover
Josh Hamilton … Robert Irwin
Geoff Pierson … Mitchell Palmer
Cheryl Lawson … Palmer's Wife
Kaitlyn Dever … Palmer's Daughter
Brady Matthews … Inspector
Gunner Wright … Dwight Eisenhower
David A. Cooper … Franklin Roosevelt
Ed Westwick … Agent Smith
Naomi Watts … Helen Gandy
Kelly Lester … Head Secretary
Jack Donner … Edgar's Father
Judi Dench … Annie Hoover
Dylan Burns … Hoover as a Child
Jordan Bridges … Labor Dept. Lawyer

 

Plot: J. Edgar Hoover was the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for nearly 50 years. Hoover was feared, admired, reviled and revered, a man who could distort the truth as easily as he upheld it. His methods were at once ruthless and heroic, with the admiration of the world his most coveted prize. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life. Written by Warner Brothers   Plot Keywords: Secret  Friend  Robe  FBI Agent  Balcony   See »

My Week with Marilyn

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

All Genres:
Biography, Drama, History

Release Year: 2011

Country: UK | USA

Runtime: 99 min

Languages: English

Director: Simon Curtis

Tagline:

 

Writers: Adrian Hodges (screenplay), Colin Clark (books)

 

Cast: Michelle Williams … Marilyn Monroe
Eddie Redmayne … Colin Clark
Julia Ormond … Vivien Leigh
Kenneth Branagh … Sir Laurence Olivier
Pip Torrens … Sir Kenneth Clark
Geraldine Somerville … Lady Jane Clark
Michael Kitchen … Hugh Perceval
Miranda Raison … Vanessa
Karl Moffatt … Jack Cardiff
Simon Russell Beale … Cotes-Preedy
Toby Jones … Arthur Jacobs
Robert Portal … David Orton
Philip Jackson … Roger Smith
Jim Carter … Barry
Victor McGuire … Andy

 

Plot: Sir Laurence Olivier is making a movie in London. Young Colin Clark, an eager film student, wants to be involved and he navigates himself a job on the set. When film star Marilyn Monroe arrives for the start of shooting, all of London is excited to see the blonde bombshell, while Olivier is struggling to meet her many demands and acting ineptness, and Colin is intrigued by her. Colin's intrigue is met when Marilyn invites him into her inner world where she struggles with her fame, her beauty and her desire to be a great actress. Written by napierslogs   Plot Keywords: Movie  Showgirl  Filmmaker  Prince  Actress   See »