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Among the films that taught me most!
Directed by Juan José Campanella - 2009 - Argentina - 127 min

The Secret in Their Eyes

2022 June 08 | by Arduino Mancini Boss and Staff member - Cryme and Thriller - Motivation - Politics - Women's Stories

The Secret in their Eyes (original title “El Secreto de sus Ojos”) is a film from Argentina that won the Oscar for Best International Feature Film in 2010; not to be confused with the USA remake shot in 2015. The story is set in Argentina in 1999 and employs the novel-writing technique of flashback; a […]

Seduction, promises, threats, critical thinking: here is a shining example of its use
Directed by John Huston - 1941 - USA - 100 min

The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon is a film in which John Huston made his debut as a director: a film that the American Film Institute ranks among the top 25 of the 100 best movies of all time, and that many critics consider the best crime film of all time. A few words about the story, which […]

Why would anyone want to kill Veronica Guerin?
Directed by Joel Schumacher - 2003 - USA, Ireland, UK – 98 min

Veronica Guerin

2021 December 01 | by Arduino Mancini Conflict - Cryme and Thriller - Money and Finance - Politics - Women's Stories

Veronica Guerin is an eclectic Irish woman who, after studying accounting, works first in her father’s company, then founds a public relations firm; finally, after 7 years, she returns to work as a secretary in a different business. The film’s protagonist is also involved politically, and in 1987 she becomes election agent and party treasurer […]

Which goals can you achieve with a focused preparation?
Directed by Paul Haggis - 2010 - USA - 133 min

The next three Days

2021 October 27 | by Arduino Mancini Cryme and Thriller - Motivation - Performance - Stratagems

After a “lively” evening at the restaurant, Lara and John Brennan come back home, where they find their little son Luke, now at bedtime, being cared for by the babysitter. The next morning the family prepares for an ordinary day at work: Lara in her office, John at the college where he teaches, and Luke […]

Mystery, logic, emotion, sensuality: all in this engaging film
Directed by Álex de la Iglesia - 2008 - Spain, UK - 108 min

The Oxford Murders

2021 September 16 | by Arduino Mancini Asking questions - Critical thinking - Cryme and Thriller

The film (based on the homonymous novel by Guillermo Martínez) is set in Oxford and tells the story of Martin, a young mathematics student from the United States who arrives in the English city to meet Professor Arthur Seldom, for whom he has great admiration. He aims to propose to the professor a topic for […]

A film that will teach you how to watch the world through other people's eyes.
Directed by J. Frankenheimer - 1998 - Usa - 121 min.

Ronin

Five people, with no previous contact between them and experts in arms, spying, intelligence and jobless after the process of relaxation following the end of the Cold War, meet in an old warehouse in the heart of Paris. The five are hired for their experience: Sam is an expert in weapons and military strategies; Larry […]

A GENUINE TRAINING COURSE ON ASKING CLOSED QUESTIONS
Directed by Billy Wilder - 1957 - USA - 116 min.

Witness for the Prosecution

2019 July 19 | by Arduino Mancini Asking questions - Critical thinking - Cryme and Thriller

Vole, an English gentleman, is accused of murdering a rich widow. The will of the murdered woman, drawn up a few days before his death, appoints the alleged murderer as heir to a considerable part of his wealth. Vole’s situation is made even more difficult by the ambiguous attitude of his wife Christine, a German […]

STRATAGEMS AND SOPHISTICATED COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES
Directed by G. Fleder - 2003 - USA - 127 min.

Runaway Jury

The film is set in New Orleans and based on a novel by John Grisham. A recently fired employee enters his old office and shoots madly. Two years later, the widow of one of the victims sues the company that produced the weapon used for her husband’s murder. The process risks compromising the interests of […]

Directed by Gary Fleder – 2003 – Usa – 127 min.

Runaway jury

Wendell Rohr is a torts lawyer taking on the gun lobby. Rankin Fitch is the jury consultant for the Defendants and between them the battle is for the hearts and minds of the jury. But there is someone on the inside. Nicholas Easter is a juror with a girlfriend, Marlee, on the outside. they have […]