Tag Archives: 1980s

Quelques jours avec moi / A Few Days with Me (1988) Claude Sautet, Daniel Auteuil, Sandrine Bonnaire, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Drama, Comedy, Romance

Quelques jours avec moi (Claude Sautet, 1988)
Martial’s mother owns a chain of supermarkets. He had spent some years in a mental hospital because of pervasive indolence. Hoping that an active task may improve his condition, he is sent to inspect one of the supermarkets. The manager had taken a large loan of money belonging to the firm. When exposed he expects to lose his job. Instead friendship develops between him and Martial who remitted the debt. A sexual relation begins between Francine and Martial, without jealousy from her boyfriend Fernand. Suddenly Martial disappears. He was called to his mother’s sickbed. Francine took a job as a waitress. It is not clear if she understood that the owner of the bar would force her to do sexual services for some customers. To save Francine Fernand kills the owner. The only witness is Martial who says ‘Run! Do you want to spend ten years in prison!’ If he takes the murder on him, he will just return to the luxury hospital he recently came from.
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Mueda, Memoria e Massacre / Mueda, Memory and Massacre (1981) Ruy Guerra, Romao Canapoquele, Filipe Gunoguacala, Mauricio Machimbuco, Drama

Mueda, Memoria e Massacre (Ruy Guerra, 1981)
Mueda was a massacre. The name is that of the village in Northern Mozambique where in 1960 it took place. The Portuguese colonial regime did the killing. In independent Mozambique, those inhabitants of Mueda who survived regularly re-enact the massacre in situ. They themselves play the roles of victims, assassins, and spectators. Ruy Guerra, now a Brazilian but born in Lourenço Marques (now Maputo, the capital of Mozambique), filmed this extraordinary creation of liberated popular culture, intercutting it with first-hand interviews on the massacre. The mix is compelling, and the grave yet joyous spectacle unique.
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Pismak / Write and Fight (1985) Wojciech Has, Wojciech Wysocki, Gustaw Holoubek, Janusz Michalowski, Drama

Pismak (Wojciech Has, 1985)
Set during the World War I in a prison cell. A newspaper satirist, a safecracker and a clerical murderer have been loaded into a common cell until the investigation into their supposed crimes has been finished. The journalist takes copious notes on the situation hoping to publish them later as a novel. The writer catches typhus and in his feverish delirium is no longer able to distinguish between the reality and fantasy of his writing.
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Sonny Boy (1989) Robert Martin Carroll, David Carradine, Paul L. Smith, Brad Dourif, Action, Drama, Thriller

Sonny Boy (1989)
A small-town crime boss accepts delivery of a stolen car, only to find there’s a baby in the back-seat. He and his transvestite “wife” cut out the boy’s tongue and raise him as a mute accomplice in their crimes. When the grown “Sonny Boy” escapes and tries to make contact with the outside world, the attention he draws to his warped family results in darkly-humored mayhem.
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Egon Schiele – Exzesse / Egon Schiele: Excess and Punishment (1981) Herbert Vesely, Mathieu Carrière, Jane Birkin, Christine Kaufmann, Biography, Drama

Egon Schiele Exzesse (1981)
Egon Schiele Exzess und Bestrafung, also known as Egon Schiele Excess and Punishment (English) and Egon Schiele, enfer et passion (French) is a 1981 film based on the life of the Austrian artist Egon Schiele. It stars Mathieu Carriere as Schiele with Jane Birkin as his artist muse Wally and Christine Kaufman as his wife Edith and Christina Van Eyck as her sister. The film is essentially a depiction of obsession and its constituents of sex, alcohol and uncontrolled emotions.Set in Austria during the Great War, Schiele is depicted as the agent of social change leading to destruction of those he loves and ultimately of himself.
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