Crimes of the Heart

Crimes of the Heart

8 Episodes

Love sure is grand—except when it leads you to lie, steal, cheat, or even commit murder.

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Crimes of the Heart
  • Introducing Crimes of the Heart

    Episode 1

  • Monsieur Verdoux

    Episode 2

    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

    Episode 3

    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

    Episode 4

    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

    Episode 5

    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...

  • Tracked

    Episode 6

    Directed by Hideo Gosha • 1985 • Japan

    When a fugitive begins a romance with the woman hiding him from the law, it becomes uncertain whether he will ever escape the shadow of his heinous crimes--or the detectives hot on his trail. Directed by Hideo Gosha.

  • Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

    Episode 7

    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...

  • Revanche

    Episode 8

    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...