An NSA mission to collect intel on Anarchy 99, a mercenary group made up of former Russian soldiers goes awry when the agent's identity is discovered by the group. NSA Agent Augustus Gibbons, overseeing the operation to get any intel on the group's plans for the biochemical weapon named "Silent Night" that has been missing since the fall of the Soviet Union, believes the only way to get close is to recruit an agent that would not have any ties to the United States government. He selects Xander Cage, also known as X, an extreme sports professional and host of his own television show who is outspoken against the government and was recently captured by the FBI for stealing and destroying a prominent California senator's car as an act of protest. Gibbons puts Cage through two tests - stopping a staged diner robbery, and escaping from a drug cartel's plantation in Colombia - and offers Cage the mission. Cage reluctantly agrees when Gibbons offers to wipe his criminal record away.
In the present, siblings Michael and Carolyn arrive at the Iowa farmhouse of Francesca Johnson, their recently deceased mother, to see about the settlement of their mother's estate. As they go through the contents of her safe deposit box and the will, they are baffled to discover that their mother left very specific instructions that her body be cremated and her ashes thrown off the nearby Roseman Covered Bridge, which is not in accordance with the burial arrangements they had known from their parents. Michael initially refuses to comply, while Carolyn discovers a set of photos of her mother and a letter. She manages to convince Michael to set aside his initial reaction so they can read the documents she has discovered. Once alone, they go through a series of letters from a man named Robert Kincaid to their mother. The siblings find their way to a chest where their mother left a letter, a series of diaries, and other mementos.
The film begins with a montage of archival film footage narrated by a Dutch woman, Kate ter Horst, describing the state of affairs in September 1944. The Allied advance is being slowed by overextended supply lines.
In World War II, British prisoners arrive by train at a Japanese prison camp in Burma. The commandant, Colonel Saito (Sessue Hayakawa), informs them that all prisoners, regardless of rank, are to work on the construction of a railway bridge over the River Kwai that will connect Bangkok and Rangoon. The senior British officer, Lieutenant Colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness), reminds Saito that the Geneva Conventions exempt officers from manual labour.
The film opens with the U.S. Army failing to capture the still-intact Oberkassel railway bridge which is blown up as the Americans approach immediately after a train load of wounded German troops crosses the bridge.
Ce documentaire, qui explore les aspects les plus sombres de la nature humaine et de la psyché, s'intéresse à ces individus qui ont choisi de mettre fin à leurs jours en sautant du légendaire Golden Gate Bridge en 2004.
In the closing days of World War II, a small German town comes into focus as American forces advance in its direction. In the town's school, seven boys—each about 16 years old—are oblivious to the seriousness and dangers of the war, feeling excitement about how close the fighting is getting to them, and they live their lives as normally as they can, though they are overshadowed with personal problems: Karl, who has a crush on his hairstylist father's young assistant, is shocked to see them in an intimate situation; Klaus is oblivious to the affections of his classmate Franziska; and Walter is deeply resentful of his father, the local Nazi Party Ortsgruppenleiter, who has chosen to save his own skin under the pretense of an important Volkssturm meeting. Jürgen is the son of a German officer who has been killed in action, and hopes to live up to his father's reputation.
À New York, du côté de Brooklyn, les membres d'une pauvre famille d'immigrés italiens se déchirent à cause de la relation amoureuse entre Rodolfo, jeune cousin clandestin fraîchement débarqué, et Catherine, nièce du patriarche Eddie Carbone, un docker des quais de Brooklyn. Ce dernier l'a élevé comme sa fille et la protège peut-être plus que de raison. Pour l'empêcher d'épouser Rodolfo, Eddie dénonce celui-ci aux services de l'immigration ; Marco (le frère de Rodolfo, lui aussi immigré, hébergé et dénoncé par Eddie) désire se venger. Eddie, s'estimant blessé dans son honneur (Marco l'a en effet insulté et lui a craché au visage aux yeux de la communauté), souhaite également en découdre avec ce dernier. Les deux s'affrontent dans un combat final, lors duquel Eddie perd tragiquement la vie.
Waterhoek est un hameau au bord de l'Escaut dont les habitants vivent volontairement isolés. À la suite de la venue d'un ingénieur chargé de la construction d'un pont, certains habitants craignent de perdre leur indépendance et leur quiétude pour certains, leur emploi pour d'autres (comme pour Deken Broeke, le passeur d'eau). Mira, une séduisante villageoise, hésite entre l'amour que lui portent deux hommes, Lander ou l'ingénieur Maurice.
Set around the Pont Neuf, Paris's oldest bridge, while it was closed for repairs, Les Amants du Pont-Neuf depicts a love story between two young vagrants Alex (Denis Lavant) and Michèle (Juliette Binoche). Alex is a street performer addicted to alcohol and sedatives and Michèle a painter driven to a life on the streets because of a failed relationship and a disease which is slowly destroying her sight. The film portrays their harsh existence living on the bridge with Hans (Klaus Michael Grüber), an older vagrant. As her vision deteriorates Michèle becomes increasingly dependent on Alex. When a possible treatment becomes available, Michèle's family use street posters and radio appeals to trace her. Fearing that she will leave him if she receives the treatment, Alex tries to keep Michèle from becoming aware of her family's attempts to find her. The streets, skies and waterways of Paris are used as a backdrop for the story in a series of set-pieces set during the French Bicentennial celebrations in 1989.
A handbill posted on a burnt tree, dated 1862, announces that anyone interfering with bridges, railroads or tunnels will be summarily executed. A bearded Civil War civilian prisoner, Peyton Farquhar, is readied for death by hanging from a rural railroad bridge; Union troops carry out the preparations with slow solemnity. The soundtrack contains only bird noises and occasional military orders. As the rope is adjusted about the civilian's neck, a vision of his stately home, wife and children flashes before him.