Corto Maltese has been hired by a Chinese revolutionary group to hijack the armored train of the Russian Emperor Czar Nicolas II that is transporting his gold from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok with multiple schemes to capture this priceless treasure.
At the end of 1918 while civil war is raging on in Russia, antagonism is slowly spreading to the East, between the Oural mountains and Shanghai. Stuck between a desire to save what's left of the great Imperial Russia, and starting from a clean slate, old generals, secret organizations, and mercenaries attracted by gold, struggle to take advantage of the events. As Corto Maltese returns to Shanghai, he barely gets time to cross paths with his old friend/nemesis Raspoutine, and escape a murder attempt before being contacted by members of a Chinese secret organization called "The Red Lanterns". In the heart of violent Mandchourian horizons, Corto and Raspoutine launch themselves into a fabulous treasure hunt, following the tracks of the mysterious armor-plated train of Koltchak. A steel monster spiked with canons and machine guns, this trains protects the counter-revolutionaries gold...
The Shortest Day is a 1962 Italian comedy film. It is a parody of the war movie The Longest Day and stars the popular duo Ciccio Ingrassia and Franco Franchi in the leading roles. Dozens of many other well-known actors accepted to appear in the movie in cameo roles for free, to avert the bankruptcy of the production company Titanus.
In 1913, laconic sea captain Corto Maltese, adrift in the Pacific, gets rescued by his bandit friend Rasputin who's taking two rich shipwrecked teens to an island where his boss the Monk will hold them for ransom. WWI complicates things.
Hugo Pratt's famous comics adventurer, Corto Maltese while sojourning in Adana, Turkey, discovers a map to the treasure of Cyrus, an ancient king of Persia. To assist him in his quest, he enlists his old friend/nemesis the unbelievable Raspoutine whom he first has to help escape from the prison of Samarkand (aka "La maison dorée de Samarkand", the golden house of Samarkand). On the long and tortured way to the riches, he encounters all kind of interesting characters, soldiers of fortune, lost British actors, and even his doppelgänger.
A comedy that satirizes the production of short films.
In 1916, laconic adventurer Corto Maltese is in Paramaribo, Surinam visiting his mystic female friend Java. He helps a young heir haunted by voodoo spirits, delivers some weapons to rebels in Brazil and hunts for treasure with Rasputin.
About people and their complexes and how some believe everyone should have one. Here’s the story of a young man, Juan, who has no complexes, and according to his father, this is why he has no future. Watch what happens as Juan tries to understand the whole 'complex' situation and the conclusions he ends up at.
9 visions, 9 lives, 9 stories, 9 shorts from 9 different mexican directors.
The filmmaker is asked to direct a short film for the opening of a certain festival. The responsibility upsets and distresses her. She finds a solution that results in a manifest secret about fragile cinema and it’s adventures.
A doctor can predict the death of their patients (Terminal Case), an old man meets a teenager through an ad in the newspaper (Classifieds), two young people are assaulted in the historic center of Mexico City (We're Everywhere), a mechanic confesses that he did not fix the brakes on one of the cars in his workshop (Intolerant), two children witness how some students get beaten while riding the bus (Juliet), Mariana Rodriguez shows us forms in which murals by David Alfaro Siqueiros are constructed (Siqueiros Model), a desperate woman seeks medicine for her mother who has terminal cancer (Ambulance Music) and finally a voyeuristic man asks for assistance to his upstairs neighbors while someone is making love (Neighbours). Eight Mexican films packaged in a 90-minute feature, because life is SHORT.
Two dim-witted servants to an elderly, wealthy woman learn that they are to inherent the late woman's money, on the condition that they have to care for her rambuncous pet cat, which is not an easy thing to do so.
The internet phenomenon of huevocartoons.com brings to the big screen a collection of their best animated comical sketches featuring the eggs.