Tag Archives: 1980s

L’Effrontée (1985) Claude Miller, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Clothilde Baudon, Julie Glenn, Comedy, Drama, Music

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For Charlotte, a 13 year old girl living in a rural village in France, adolescence is proving to be a traumatic experience. Her father has little time for her and she no longer sees eye to eye with her maid, Léone, whom she regards as a poor substitute for the mother who died some years ago. Add to that a vulgar brother and an immature younger friend, Lulu, who is always whinging about her illness, and it is not hard to see why Charlotte wants to get away and start a new life. Her chance of escape appears to come when she makes contact with a star child pianist, Clara Baumann. Clara seems to be so taken by Charlotte that she offers her a job as her impresario after her next concert. Scarcely able to believe her good fortune, Charlotte packs her suitcase and awaits the fated day of the concert with impatience. In the meantime, she allows a young sailor, Jean, to flirt with her…

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Red Sonja (1985) Richard Fleischer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brigitte Nielsen, Sandahl Bergman, Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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The tyrant Gedren seeks the total power in a world of barbarism. She attacks and kills the keepers of a powerful talisman just before it is destroyed. Gedren then uses the power of the talisman in her raid of the city Hablac. Red Sonja, sister of the keeper, sets out with her magic sword to overthrow Gedren. The talisman’s master Kalidor follows to protect her. Of course they fall in love – however Red Sonja’s power bases on the oath to never give herself to any man…

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Conan the Destroyer (1984) Richard Fleischer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Grace Jones, Olivia d’Abo, Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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The wandering barbarian, Conan, alongside his goofy rogue pal, Malak, are tasked with escorting Queen Taramis’ virgin niece, Princess Jehnna and her bodyguard, Bombaata, to a mystical island fortress. They must retrieve a magical crystal that will help them procure the horn that legends say can awaken the god of dreams, Dagoth. Along the way, Conan reunites with the wise wizard, Akiro and befriends the fierce female fighter, Zula. Together the heroes face ancient traps, powerful Wizards, plots of betrayal, and even the dream god, Dagoth, himself!

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Track 29 (1988) Nicolas Roeg, Theresa Russell, Gary Oldman, Christopher Lloyd, Drama, Mystery

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A doctor’s wife tires of his obsession with model trains, and spends her days wondering about the son she gave up for adoption at birth. While eating at a roadside cafe, she encounters a British hitchhiker, who turns out to be her son. They spend time together trying to find a bond. The son begins to hate the husband, and the wife begins worrying about the safety of her husband and his train set.

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To stigma / Stigma (1982) Pavlos Tasios, Antonis Kafetzopoulos, Olia Lazaridou, Kostas Ballas, Drama

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A young couple (Antonis Kafetzopoulos and Olia Lazaridou) have a baby affected with the Down Syndrome. In order to avoid the difficulties entailed in bringing a child that will never live a normal life, they decided to put an end to its life. That is illegal and the doctors don’t take such a responsibility. Eventually, the couple with the aid of the girl’s mother (Ntina Konsta) will feed the baby with water instead of milk, until it dies. Their deed will not be noticed but their relationship will never be the same. Finally they will be divorced.

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