From the Himalayas in the north to the Nilgiris in the south - for a hundred years these little trains have climbed through the clouds and into the wonderful world of Indian hill railways.
Documentary film following the footsteps of Rudyard Kipling, 19th-century English writer and a Noble Prize-winner. Patrick Hennessey travels to Lahore to reassess Kipling's adventures and their impact on his literature.
On his ninth birthday a boy receives many presents. Two of them first seem to be less important: an old cupboard from his brother and a little Indian figure made of plastic from his best friend.
In Italy, the gambler and professor of poetry Daniele Dominici arrives in the seaside town of Rimini and is hired to teach for four months in the Liceu replacing another teacher. His relationship with his mate Monica is in crisis and he spends most of the time with his new acquaintances and gamblers Giorgio Mosca, Marcello and Gerardo Pavani. In classroom, he meets the gorgeous nineteen years old mysterious student Vanina Abati, who is Gerardo's girlfriend, and he feels a great attraction for her. They meet and know each other outside class, and they fall in love for each other. Their relationship leads to a tragic end.
For 25 years in Invercargill at the south end of New Zealand, Burt Munro (1899-1978) has been working on increasing the speed of his motorcycle, a 1920 Indian.
"Boy, this is weird!" exclaims Morganna ("The Wild One!")-the top-heavy gal later fames as "The Kissing Bandit," interrupting major league baseball games by running onto the playing field and kissing the players! When it comes to weird, the gal knew whereof she spoke. This particular piece of weirdness-from Harry Novak and the warped mind of director Bob Favorite (RIVERBOAT MAMA)-opens with the credits painted onto the shapely torso of a vixen sponging herself down in a shower.