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TCM Imports - Dec. 2014

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airs late Sun., 12-7


2:30 am ET
77 min
Law of the Border (1966)    PREMIERE

A Turkish villager turns to smuggling to give his son a future.

DirLutfi Akad CastYilmaz Guney ,
4:00 am ET
92 min
Dry Summer (1964)

Turkish farmers rebel when a wealthy landowner dams the river they need to survive.

DirMetin Erksan CastUlvi Dogan , Erol Tas , Hülya Koçyigit .

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airs late Sun., 12-14


2:00 am ET
87 min
Dreams (1955)

A businesswoman and a model work through the man problems that haunt their sleep.

DirIngmar Bergman CastHarriet Andersson , Eva Dahlbeck , Gunnar Björnstrand .


D: Ingmar Bergman. Eva Dahlbeck, Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Bjornstrand, Ulf Palme, Inga Landgre.

"Sometimes fascinating but mostly vague--and, ultimately lesser--Bergman drama, about photo agency head Dahlbeck and model Andersson, and their dreams, torments, crises, oppression, relations with men. Aka JOURNEY INTO AUTUMN."



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2 PREMIERES air late Sun., 12-28


2:45 am ET
81 min
Story of a Cheat, The (1936)     PREMIERE

Learning at an early age that dishonesty pays, a man devotes his life to petty crime.

DirSacha Guitry CastSacha Guitry ,

The New York Times described it as "witty, impudent, morally subversive" and commented, "Only a man of Guitry's impudence could have succeeded in making 'The Story of a Cheat' the clever picture that it is"






4:15 am ET
118 min
Pearls of the Crown, The (1937)      PREMIERE

Seven pearls shape the destinies of all who possess them.

DirSacha Guitry CastArletty , Marcel Dalio , Sacha Guitry .

ARTICLE: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/86424/Pearls-of-the-Crown-The/articles.html

 "(writer/director) Guitry infused his famous wit in this film into a semi-historical template filled with lighthearted, inventive touches. In fact, Guitry himself assumes four roles ....for the chronicle of seven pearls, three of which have mysteriously disappeared after the others wind up on the crown of England. The origin of the gems as gifts to a young Catherine de Medici by Pope Clement VII turns into a springboard for four hundred years and hundreds of characters' worth of twists and turns including other familiar figures like Henry VIII and Mary, Queen of Scots."



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