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Tue
19
Apr
2011
 
When Trudi learns that her husband Rudi is dangerously ill, she suggests visiting their children in Berlin without telling him the truth. As Franzi and Karl don't care much about their parents, Trudi and Rudi go to the Baltic Sea, where Trudi suddenly dies. Rudi is thrown…
Tue
15
Oct
2013
 
  • Period thriller
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 130 mins.
Jack Nicholson here gives one of his best performances, playing a private eye called Jake Gittes, who pokes his nose rather too deeply into the lives of Faye Dunaway and her father, John Huston, a corrupt Los Angeles tycoon. Writer Robert Towne planned a trilogy about LA,…
Tue
12
Dec
2017
 
  • Drama
  • Italy
  • Colour
  • 155 mins.
A man receives news from his aging mother in a little town that someone he once knew has passed away. A beautiful story unfolds about the man's childhood friendship with an old man who was the projectionist at the local theatre. Their bond was one that contained…
Tue
19
Oct
2004
 
  • Drama
  • Iran/It/Swi
  • Colour
  • 90 mins.
Powerful drama that focuses on the plight of a group of impoverished women as they experience the chauvinistic realities of life in modern Iran.
Tue
06
Sep
2011
 
  • Silent comedy
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 71 mins.
Charles Chaplin's theme of despondent love all but overwhelms the brilliant slapstick set pieces (a chase through a hall of mirrors, being trapped in a lion's cage) when the Tramp, on the run from the police, joins the circus and falls for the bare-back rider (Merna Kennedy).…
Tue
13
Apr
2010
 
As in Amelie and Delicatessen, Jeunet is interested in the complex connections between things, even as small as a flea. The film is not so much about a story as it is about illustrating how the characters got where they are, often with a fast- paced sequence…
Tue
16
Dec
2008
 
  • Colour
1938, in a French african colony. Lucien Cordier is the cop of this village, populated with blacks and a few whites (usually racialist and lustful). He is a washout, everyone (including his wife Huguette) humiliates him. He never arrests anyone and looks at elsewhere when a dirty…
Tue
11
Aug
2015
 
  • Second World War comedy drama
  • Czechoslovakia
  • B&W
  • 93 mins.
At a village railway station in occupied Czechoslovakia a bumbling, shy young station guard attempts to lose his virginity in Jirí Menzel's brilliant and tender Comedy/ Drama. Winner of the 1968 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Closely Observed Trains is "a masterpiece of human observation…
Tue
19
Jan
2016
 
  • Thriller
  • USA, UK
  • Colour
  • 119 mins.
Bank clerk, butterfly collector and loner Freddie Clegg (Terence Stamp) views art student Miranda Grey (Samatha Eggar) as the next addition to his collection. Clegg buys an isolated house in the country and executes his plan of kidnapping Miranda, who must match wits with her captor if…
Tue
11
Apr
2006
 
  • Colour
After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet Army and experiences the horrors of World War II.
Tue
07
Oct
2008
 
  • Colour
An aspiring dancer in the Chicago ballet discovers the real cost of climbing the ladder in her profession involves relentless physical strain, financial pressure and disruption to her personal relationships. Robert Altman's drama, with Neve Campbell, Malcolm McDowell and James Franco.
Tue
17
Nov
2015
 
  • Period drama
  • Italy/France/West Germany
  • Colour
  • 111 mins.
Marcello Clerici, a member of Mussolini's secret police, travels to Paris on his honeymoon with orders to assassinate his former college professor, an outspoken political refugee. But Marcello's loyalty is tested when he is attracted to the professor's young wife, challenging his need to belong to the…
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