Crimes of the Heart
Love sure is grand—except when it leads you to lie, steal, cheat, or even commit murder.
Introducing Crimes of the Heart
Directed by Charles Chaplin • 1947 • United States
Starring Charles Chaplin, Mady Correll
Charlie Chaplin plays shockingly against type in his most controversial film, a brilliant and bleak black comedy about money, marriage, and murder. Chaplin is a twentieth-century bluebeard, an enigmatic fam...
Diary of a Shinjuku Thief
Directed by Nagisa Oshima • 1969 • Japan
When a thief is caught stealing from a bookshop by one of its employees, the two embark on an unusual, erotic adventure.
Gods of the Plague
Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder • 1969 • West Germany
Harry Baer plays a newly released ex-convict who slowly but surely finds his way back into the Munich criminal underworld. Meanwhile, his attentions are torn between two women (Hanna Schygulla and Margarethe von Trotta) and the friend ...
The Honeymoon Killers
Directed by Leonard Kastle • 1969 • United States
Martha Beck (Shirley Stoler) is sullen, overweight, and lonely. Desperate for affection, she joins Aunt Carrie's Friendship Club and strikes up a correspondence with Ray Fernandez (Tony Lo Bianco), a charismatic smooth talker who could be the man...
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
Directed by Pedro Almodóvar • 1990 • Spain
Starring Antonio Banderas, Victoria Abril
Pedro Almodóvar’s colorful and controversial tribute to the pleasures and perils of Stockholm syndrome, TIE ME UP! TIE ME DOWN! is a rambunctious dark comedy starring Antonio Banderas as an unbalanced but alluri...
Directed by Götz Spielmann • 2008 • Austria
Starring Johannes Krisch, Irina Potapenko, Ursula Strauss
A gripping thriller and a tragic drama of nearly Greek proportions, REVANCHE is the stunning, Oscar-nominated international breakthrough of Austrian filmmaker Götz Spielmann. In a ragged section...