There are five original productions that will appear in the catalog of Amazon Prime Video during the month of October. Five very different films both in genre and atmosphere. We pass in fact from the comedy in costume Catherine, called Birdyset in the English Middle Ages, to our own Backstage – Behind the scenes about a group of guys who dream of making it big. Then there is the tense thriller Run sweetheart runabout a woman on the run after a blind date, the sequel to the romantic comedy Time is up 2 and our most anticipated title, namely Argentina 1985. Presented in Venice, where it was in the main competition, the film starring Ricardo Darin wowed critics and now arrives exclusively on Jeff Bezos’ streaming platform.
Catherine, called Birdy (October 7)
Catherine, Called Birdy is a historical comedy directed by Lena Dunham starring Beautiful Ramseyfilm adaptation of the children’s novel Catherine by Karen Cushman (1994).
In medieval England, 14-year-old Catherine discovers that her father has decided that the time has come for her to get married. The teenager then decides to avoid marriage at any cost. In the role of the very young protagonist we find Bella Ramsey, launched by Game of Thrones and next interpreter of Ellie in the highly anticipated HBO live-action series based on the video game The Last of Us (Have you seen the first trailer for The Last of Us?).
Backstage – Behind the Scenes (October 13)
Backstage – Behind the scenesa film directed by Cosimo Alemà, tells the story of a group of children, 111, aged between 16 and 25, all eager to overcome the casting of a new showor, which will have its premiere at the Sistine Chapel in Rome. They all share the same dream of being successful with their art, but only nine will pass their first audition. These nine in turn will have to give their best to get the roles, of which there are only four.
For the boys, therefore, an intense week begins, in which they will have to perform, sing and dance in front of the director James D’Onofrio, to convince him of their talents and their determination. They will have to compete with each other, both with friends and with enemies, in a busy week. In the end, however, their life will inevitably change: there are those who will crown his dream and those who will learn a lot from this experience.
Argentina, 1985 (October 21)
Argentina, 1985 is inspired by the true story of the prosecutors Julio Strassera, Luis Moreno Ocampo and their young legal team who, in a David vs. Goliath battle, under constant threat, had the courage to investigate and prosecute Argentina’s bloodiest military dictatorship always against all odds and in a race against time to do justice for the victims of the military junta.
The film directed by Santiago Miter, former director of the convincing President (2017), was presented in competition at the 79th Venice International Film Festival, where it obtained an excellent response from critics. In the main roles we find Ricardo Darín and Peter Lanzani.
Time is up 2 (October 27)
Vivien has started university, she is satisfied and happy; Roy is still trying to figure out what her future will be like. Due to the sudden death of Roy’s maternal grandmother, the two boys go to Sicily. Together they continue what seems like just a pleasure trip, whizzing through the Sicilian countryside. Vivien is thrilled to discover an unknown land, especially the same land where her boyfriend was born, while Roy is reluctant to the idea of that unexpected return.
The situation becomes even more complicated when the mysterious Anna falls into the life of Vivien and Roy, a girl used to living in the countryside and a connoisseur of those places. As Vivien and Anna get closer, Roy’s upset grows, because perhaps Anna is not a perfect stranger to him.
Run sweetheart run (October 28)
Run Sweetheart Run is a thriller film directed by Shana Feste with Ella Balinska, Pilou Asbaek, Clark Gregg, Aml Ameen. The film was presented a few years ago at the Sundance Film Festival 2020. A blind date turns into something violent. The woman will be forced to return home chased through the streets of Los Angeles by the one she met. The story stars the shy Cherie, a single mother who is involved in participating in a blind date from her boss.
The meeting with the charming Ethan seems to favor everything for the best but soon the man manifests his true nature and Cherie discovers that he is in a situation of grave danger. Forced to flee the streets of Los Angeles, the protagonist embarks on a desperate struggle to escape her tormentor.
All other films on Amazon Prime Video as of October 2022
Shiraz – The City of Roses (October 1)
In 1979, during the first months of the Iranian revolution, gemologist Isaac Amin was arrested in his office in Tehran, accused of being a traitor. His wife Farnez tries to protect her children and save her husband from violent imprisonment. Historical drama starring Salma Hayek and Adrien Brody. Our review of Shiraz – City of Roses is just a click away.
Sliding Doors (October 1)
In London, young Helen arrives late at the office one morning, gets fired, decides to go home ahead of time and here his life takes two turns. Helen narrowly misses the subway and when she gets home she finds Gerry, the writer she lives with, in the shower, preparing for her day at work. But there is also Helen who manages to get on the subway, get home much earlier than usual and surprise Gerry in bed with Lydia, her ex-girlfriend. Cult movie of the nineties starring a “double” Gwyneth Paltrow.
The Bleeder (October 1)
The biopic tells the true story of Chuck Wepner, a boxer who became famous for fighting for the heavyweight title against Muhammed Ali. A legendary encounter that served as inspiration for Sylvester Stallone for the famous film Rocky. In the role of the protagonist Liev Schreiber, in a cast that also includes Naomi Watts, Elisabeth Moss and Ron Perlman.
Waiting for the barbarians (October 1)
A magistrate, administrator of an isolated frontier outpost on the edge of a nameless empire, eagerly awaits the tranquility of retirement, until the arrival of Colonel Joll. Charged with reporting on barbarian activities and border security, Joll conducts a series of ruthless interrogations. The treatment of the barbarians at the hands of the colonel and the torture of a young barbarian woman they push the magistrate into a crisis of conscience which will lead him to perform an act of quixotic rebellion. Intense historical drama with a luxury cast of Johnny Depp, Mark Rylance and Robert Pattinson. You can read our review of Waiting for the barbarians here.
What women want (October 1)
Nick Marshall, a very self-confident macho publicist, accidentally receives an electric shock that it makes him able to hear women’s thoughts. He thus discovers that he is not what he believed in the eyes of colleagues, lovers and his own daughter. The gift will be useful to conquer the fascinating rival / colleague Darcy … A now classic comedy of the beginning of the millennium starring a perfect duo formed by Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt.