In 1825, Claire, a 21-year-old Irish convict, chases a British soldier through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. She enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.
The lives of two sisters living in France are torn apart at the onset of World War II.
A nightingale bird discovers a true lover when she witnesses a young university student talk with great passion about his beloved. The Nightingale goes on a quest to find the red rose the Student needs win his lovers heart, but this comes at a chilling price. Based on the classic fairytale by Oscar Wilde.
Part of BFI collection "Secrets of Nature."
The story of the lonely Emperor and the captivating songbird that comes to live in his palace.
A kitchen maid and a nightingale help save the emperor with the power of song and friendship
A down-on-her luck prostitute embarks on a wild adventure that puts her in contact with the Mafia.
Provocation of the Nightingale (2017) shows a meditative, intimate conversation performed by two women sitting together on the floor of a dark theatre space. One woman is the manager of a commercial DNA testing service; the other a Buddhist teacher of meditation. As they search for a common ground in their differing perspectives, the conversation becomes physical and loving.
A Chinese emperor is gladdened by the song of the nightingale and is moved to play his own song. One day the Japanese send a music box with a mechanical bird; the nightingale feels rejected and leaves. Soon the clockwork breaks down, and the emperor dispatches his crow to go look for the songbird. The emperor, meanwhile, grows sicker with the passing months.
When the Emperor of China finds out about the beautiful music of the nightingale, he wishes to have the nightingale by his side. That is, until a new rival, a mechanical bird, shows up and outstages the nightingale. But, when the Emperor faces death, he will soon realize that the nightingale is the one who truly cares for him in his time of need.
The Nightingale of Tibet is a musical biopic about the life of opera singer Yiga Gyalnang, played by Tibetan singer Namgyal Lhamo. The movie follows the perilous journey of the singer as she escapes illegal detention in an underground Tibetan prison cell to make it across the border to Nepal and eventually to Europe where she finds international acclaim and success.
Opera singer Carolina Segrera belts out a couple tunes in this early Vitaphone short that has her being backed by don Alberto and His Argentines.
A beloved pet bird competes with a mechanical toy in this newly animated version of Hans Christian Andersen's classic story. This mindful tale centers on the emperor of China and his pet nightingale, which sings like an angel but isn't much to look at. The songbird is a favorite of the royal court, but everything changes when the emperor gets a bejeweled mechanical nightingale. Other stories include "Jack the Fool" and "The Galoshes of Fortune."
Zhigen, an old Chinese farmer, has lived alone in Beijing for over 20 years after moving to the city to allow his son Chongyi to attend university. He decides to make the long journey from Beijing to Yangshuo to honour the promise he made to his wife to bring back the bird that has been his only companion in the city. His daughter-in-law Qianying, a beautiful rich career woman, asks him to take along his granddaughter Renxing, an only child brought up in the lap of luxury. While grandfather and granddaughter set out on their journey - one travelling back in time, the other discovering her roots - Chongyi and Qianying, ponder the meaning of the life they have led in the sole pursuit of success and money.
Hans Christian Andersen's The Emperor's Nightingale and The Emperor's New Clothes are integrated in this marvelous Russian adaptation by fairytale master Nadezhda Kosheverova.
This compelling tale of love and betrayal, set in the upper Egyptian countryside, follows the story of Amna "Faten Hamama" as she plots her revenge on the engineer who destroyed her family's honor.
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Joselito is a child whose mother left town when he was just a baby and whose father has died. He lives with his grandfather, the bellringer of the town, and his best friend is the sexton. He enjoys singing and has not lost hope of someday meeting her mother.
A biopic of soprano Maria Malibran (1808–1836). A beautiful singer, Maria Malibran, is forced to turn to the stage after her husband takes to gambling, and goes to Paris where she falls in love with a famous violinist. When her money-seeking husband reappears, the couple go to London, where they find happiness. A composer falls in love with Maria but when his affections are unrequited, he becomes broken, takes to drinking and dies.
Chief Supt Dalgliesh investigates a murder in an hospital setting.
Fermanagh, Irish countryside, 1885. On her 23rd birthday, Beth, who lives on a remote farm with Billy Winters, her tyrannical stepfather, whom she can barely stand, prepares to flee from such a suffocating life with the help of the seductive Liam Ward, without being aware that her decision will unearth deeply buried secrets a long time ago.
Nightingales is an American medical drama television series follows the stories of Christine Broderick, a supervisor of student nurses and her five nursing students: Sam, Bridget, Yolanda, Becky, and Allyson. Other hospital personnel include Christine's love interest, Dr. Paul Petrillo; the head nurse, Lenore Ritt; and the chief of staff, Dr. Garrett Braden.
Nightingales is a British situation comedy set around the antics of three security guards working the night shift. It was written by Paul Makin and produced by Alomo Productions for Channel 4 in 1990.