A decadent London aristocrat hires a man-servant to attend to his needs. However, the balance of power starts to shift...
A bug became servant, servant became master
Film is based on a folk tale and tells about how you cannot run away from your destiny. Events take place in unknown place a few centuries ago. Rich landlord cannot have children despite the fact he has a young wife. He hires an unknown drifter who is roaming trough their area with intentions to give him an heir.
Few of the popular Blondie films strayed as far off the tried-and-true Blondie formula as "Blondie Has Servant Trouble" (#6 in the series). Things get under way when Blondie Bumstead (Penny Singleton) demands that her husband Dagwood (Arthur Lake) request a raise from his boss Mr. Dithers (Jonathan Hale), so that Blondie can afford to hire a maid. But Dithers has no time for any salary disputes: his construction firm is currently stuck with an unsaleable old mansion, which is rumored to be haunted. To disprove this theory, Dithers asks the Bumstead family to spend a night in the crumbling old house, throwing a retinue of servants into the bargain. Homicidal maniacs? The Bumsteads in mortal danger? But even a done 1000 times 'Haunted House-Homicidal Maniac' storyline somehow works here.. Because in the end, no matter what, there's always Penny Singleton as "Blondie".
During the time of the Stolen Generations, thousands upon thousands of Aboriginal girls were taken from their families and pressed into domestic servitude by the Australian Government. They were supposedly employed as servants, but with total control over their movements, wages and living conditions, their lives all too frequently became an inescapable cycle of abuse, rape and enslavement, with consequences that echo powerfully to this day. Recounting the stories of five of these women – Rita, Violet and the three Wenberg sisters – Servant or Slave is a commanding piece of first-person testimony to a dark and unacknowledged corner of Australian history. Shot with admirable craft and humanity by documentarian Steven McGregor (Croker Island Exodus, MIFF 2012), Servant or Slave is a work of great sadness and urgency, bringing to forceful life the human tragedy of Australia's Indigenous history in the unadorned words of those who lived it.
Europe, 1709. Russia and Sweden are at war. Two French duelists are exiled by King Louis XIV of France: one to the side of Czar Peter the Great of Russia, the other to the side of King Charles XII of Sweden. Although separated by war and allegiance, fate has not finished with them.
This program consists of unedited responses to questions presented to G. Edward Griffin by a camera crew creating a documentary on the U.S. Constitution. In this session, he answers the most difficult questions imaginable in the fields of political and social science. The depth and clarity of his response is amazing, especially considering he is speaking extemporaneously without benefit of script or notes. In an era when many people are just now waking up to the WHAT of current events, here are issues for the brain that go far beyond that shallow pool into the deep water of WHY and HOW.
The figures in this piece are the fashion designer Bella Freud, daughter of Lucian and granddaughter of Sigmund, and her husband, the writer James Fox. Fox has written about Taylor-Johnson's work on more than one occasion. Single-screen projection.
A bitter household domestic who feels hard done by discovers a secret in the household where he works and uses the new found information to his advantage, starting with the blackmailing of his boss. [parts 1-2]
A funny comedy based on the famous theater play "Servant of Two Masters" by Carlo Goldoni.
18-year-old small town Aline arrives in Paris and is employed as house servant in Robert and Ulla Marbois' home. Robert takes a fancy towards Aline and they begin an affair.
Two cops are on the trail of gang that are planning a jewel robbery. Inspector Chow lives at home with his mother, while Inspector Pang has gambling problems that the gang exploits. Soon, innocent victims will pay with their lives.
Directed by Ashraf Fahmy.
When a rich man' dies and his maid Maria unexpectedly becomes his heir, she is now the mistress of the man's household. In order to get revenge on the man's nephew Jerome, for slights on her person which he committed while she was but a maid, she has kept him on as her personal valet. The two of them engage in a form of rivalry bordering on warfare, because the nephew thinks he should have gotten the money. However, every mean trick she plays on him makes her feel even worse, because he accepts them all without a qualm.
Directed by Dmitri Kesayants (Dmitri Keussaian).
Eighty candidates have passed the written section of China's rigorous civil service exam. This documentary follows them as they spend ten days and nights cloistered in a hotel preparing for the interview portion.
Story of the life of Quentin Crisp, an Englishman who was brave enough to live his life according to his own style even in the hostile days of WW2.
A young Welsh missionary named Robert Jermain Thomas left the shores of Britain to minister God's Word in China and Korea. His martyrdom would be the seed that would grow and contribute to the Korean revivals in 1903 and 1907.
Modest and humble teacher Vasily is caught on camera raging over the miserable situation in his country. When a pupil posts the video on Youtube, it becomes a viral sensation. Everybody loves Vasily’s outrage and people start gathering money for a presidential campaign. Which he wins! Servant of the People follows Vasily’s new life as president; he has no interest in changing his life, he wants to stay the same, live in his flat with his parents, borrow money from his friends at the end of the month and take his bike to work; it’s just that now his work is as the most powerful man in the country.
Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. A TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel.