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Thriller starring George Clooney as Jack, an American master assassin working in Europe. When a job in Sweden ends messily, Jack flees to the Italian countryside and vows that his next assignment will be his last. But this simple decision becomes complicated when his new client, Mathilde (Thekla Reuten), appears to have sinister ulterior motives. Meanwhile, Jack pursues an ambiguous relationship with local prostitute Clara (Violante Placido) and is befriended by elderly priest Father Benedetto (Paolo Bonacelli), who encourages him to put his past behind him and seek absolution. But which of these new acquaintances, if any, can Jack truly trust?
Through eleven partially linked fictional stories we follow Danielle as she splits from a long-term marriage to find her way as a single woman living alone in a foreign country. Her search for both physical and emotional contentment and independence leads her to take risks in life and love from jumping off waterfalls, to discovering a gorgeous young caveman, and learning the art of marijuana growing and harvesting. Follow her journey as she intertwines intimate personal insights with wild adventures. The first story Of Time and the Mountain reveals that beginning a new life and building a house in an isolated part of a foreign country, Costa Rica, is rampant with challenges: physical, emotional and personal. The frayed threads of a long term marriage begin to unravel one by one. Learning a new language, meeting new people, living in a strange culture, subsisting in a primitive environment without basic necessities and learning to build a house in the jungle, bring a need for a little respite wherever it can be found. And find it Danielle does, whether it's going to local festivals in the mountain villages in San Anselmo, or looking for archeological artifacts in Fault Lines. Danielle travels back and forth between the U.S. and Costa Rica finding adventure wherever she is. New relationships blossom, grow strong, wilt, revive or die, but all are worthwhile experiences. With Danielle's newborn independence, taking risks in both love and life becomes necessity. A U.S. doctor is shocked by her little friend in My Friend George. Is there a real monster plying the Florida waters in Alligator Dreams? The apparition of a cave dweller appears to her through waterfall curtains in God's Caveman. She is horrified by the 'dog-eat-dog' world in Puppy Love. At turns she is terrified and exhilarated by challenging the waterfall in Fear of Falling. Getting to know Adrian in Costa Rica brings new life and love into her life in Getting to Know You - Costa Rica. She experiences his illegal lifestyle and his paranoia when the Feds appear in the California fields in Getting To Know You - Humboldt County. Join Danielle as she deals with both the highs and lows of her adventurous life; how she deals with conflict, has fun, learns patience and gains contentment as her life blooms into full flower. In the vein of Andrea Barrett's Servants of the Map: Stories, Green stitches her stories together with the lightest thread into a jagged line of passion for love, learning, insight, and adventure. Take a sample of Alison Wright's Learning to Breathe One Women's Journey and a swatch of Anais Nin's journals and you've got an idea of Free to Bloom. Author Biography Though born in California, and living in France as a child, Jill Green's formative years were spent on Florida's Gulf Coast. After college at the University of Florida, marriage, two children - one deaf, she started teaching, helped run two businesses and after 30 years, got divorced. What a turn life took Now living in two countries, Sarasota, Florida and Costa Rica, she forgot her French, but learned Spanish. Living alone took many adjustments, eventually she has become a self-sufficient, adventuresome individual, traveling the world, volunteering with many organizations, climbing mountains, surfing the seas and teaching ESL in Costa Rica and Florida. After many years working and bringing up a family she has finally become a published writer with her book of connected short stories Free to Bloom about life in Costa Rica and the United States, hopefully the first of many. Although she has written stories and essays for small magazines, her next big project is a memoir. The trials, tribulations, joys and sorrows of living in an extensive marriage, learning independence, following a world trekking daughter and educating a deaf son among other things. Visit Jill's personal blog at http: //www.costajill.com and her Free to Bloom blog at http: //freetobloombook.com
Box set featuring nine action movies. In 'Skinheads' (1989) a group of Los Angeles neo-nazis are forced to move to North California when one of them shoots a black man. When they arrive in the small town they continue on their path of hatred, harrassment and destruction until they come across two resilient college kids determined to stop the skinheads' reign of violence. When a Hollywood film crew travel to shoot on an isolated desert location they are attacked by CIA-backed mercenaries. At first the film people fight back using their special effects equipment, but as the carnage mounts they sustain heavy losses, and soon the director's daughter is the only one still alive. She then teams up with one of the embittered mercenaries to better her chances of surviving. 'Hiroshima' (1990) paints a dramatic account of the race to develop the atomic bomb, the ethics and politics behind it, and the events which led to its use at the end of World War 2. In 'Emperor' (1988), Tony (Alex D'Andrea) is a Bronx street hustler, an old-fashioned, low-level operator who finds himself forced off his turf by vicious crime boss Falco (Anthony Gioia). Teaming up with an ex-con and sultry songstress, he learns a few things about the way of the world and makes an attempt to get back on the right side of the wrong side of the tracks - taking the fight back to Falco. In 'South Bronx' (1985), two young children are being brutally exploited as their foster home moonlights as the headquarters for one of the city's largest pornography rings. Amazingly, the two children escape to the streets, where they enlist the help of an undercover cop (Mario Van Peebles) and his partner to capture the porn king and his accomplices. In 'The Swap' (1969) Robert DeNiro plays Sammy Nicoletti, an adult film director who is murdered. His brother Vito (Anthony Charnota) vows to find the killer and avenge Sammy's death. When Vito is released from prison he begins his own investigation, encountering deceit and blackmail. The final days of Sammy's life unfold from a party on Long Island back to the big city. As Vito draws nearer to the truth, his own life hangs precariously in the balance. In 'Death Collector' (1975) it's 'all in the family' for a young, streetwise hood as he becomes a collector for the mob. He quickly rises, run by rung, up the ladder of the underworld in this violent crime saga. Blaxploitation legend Fred 'The Hammer' Williamson stars in 'Black Cobra' (1987). When fashion photographer Elys Trumbo (Eva Grimaldi) sees one of her neighbours being murdered by a member of the Black Cobras, a psychopathic motorcycle gang, she manages to catch the killer's face on film. The Cobras' leader comes after her, but luckily tough police sergeant Malone (Williamson) has been appointed to protect her. In 'Born To Win' (1971), George Segal stars as as an ex-hairdresser who struggles to support his expensive drug habit and to avoid arrest, turns 'narc', informing on his fellow junkies. Eventually Segal's sense of self-hatred threatens to overwhelm him. In 'Revenge' (1988), the gun-crazy right-wing terrorist group 'Strike Force' have set their sights on the deadly NK-2, which is a very large weapon indeed, and will do everything in their power to get hold of it. Vietnam vet Jason Shepherd (Roger Rodd) is approached with the job of tracking down these vicious killers and preventing them from doing any more damage. He accepts the job, but when the group gun down two of his most loyal friends, it suddenly becomes personal.
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