Violent Summer (1959)

Introduction Estate violenta (US title: Violent Summer) is a 1961 Italian award-winning black-and-white drama film directed by Valerio Zurlini, depicting a love affair between a prominent Fascist’s young draft-dodging son, portrayed by Jean-Louis Trintignant, and a naval officer’s widow, older than he, portrayed by Eleonora Rossi Drago. It is set in the Italian seaside resort… Read More

Wyszynski: Zemsta Czy Przebaczenie (2021)

Introduction Wyszynski: Zemsta czy Przebaczenie is a 2021 Polish biographical film by director Also known as Powstanie kardynala (working title, Poland). Outline This film tells the story lieutenant Stefan Wyszynski (Ksawery Szlenkier) – the future Primate of Poland, unknown to a wider audience. It is 1944, in the heat of war, we meet a young… Read More

Escape from Kabul Airport (2022)

Introduction Featuring unseen footage and exclusive interviews, this dramatic film tells the inside story of the largest airlift in modern U.S. history, marking the end of America‚Äôs longest war. Outline Escape From Kabul tells the inside story of the 18 monumental days in August 2021 when the US withdrew its troops from Afghanistan and the… Read More

Unbroken: Path to Redemption (2018)

Introduction Unbroken: Path to Redemption is a 2018 American Christian drama film directed by Harold Cronk, and acts as a sequel to the 2014 film Unbroken, although Legendary Pictures was not involved and none of the original cast or crew returns except the producer Matthew Baer, and actors Vincenzo Amato and Maddalena Ischiale. The film… Read More

Unbroken (2014)

Introduction Unbroken is a 2014 American biographical sports action drama war film produced and directed by Angelina Jolie and written by the Coen brothers, Richard LaGravenese, and William Nicholson. It is based on the 2010 non-fiction book by Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. The film stars Jack… Read More

How the Nazis Lost the War (2021): S01E06 – Military Blunders

Introduction A documentary outlining the various reasons that Hitler and the Nazis could not emerge victorious in WW2. Outline Early victories in the Second World War gave Hitler delusional confidence. However, his hubris led to mistakes and ultimate defeat as military blunders undermined confidence in the Nazi machine How the Nazis Lost the War Series… Read More

How the Nazis Lost the War (2021): S01E05 – The Bitchy Inner Circle

Introduction A documentary outlining the various reasons that Hitler and the Nazis could not emerge victorious in WW2. Outline The Nazi leadership was ambitious, ruthless and cutthroat. The biggest names in the Nazi Germany hierarchy appeared to be working together, but behind the scenes it was a different story. Nepotism, corruption and fear were rife… Read More

How the Nazis Lost the War (2021): S01E04 – Drugs, Delusion & Demise

Introduction A documentary outlining the various reasons that Hitler and the Nazis could not emerge victorious in WW2. Outline An examination of Hitler’s almost daily injection of opioids and methamphetamines and their impact on his murderous regime and his character How the Nazis Lost the War Series You can find a full index and overview… Read More