Michael Caine plays Matthew Hollis; a man on holiday in Rio with his best friend Victor Lyons (Joseph Bologna). Both men have teenage daughters with them. When Caine falls for Victor’s daughter Jennifer (played by Michelle Johnson), they embark on a secret, if slightly one-sided relationship.
Tag Archives: 1980s
A boy reads about the attacks of a unknown animal on livestock in the town. He plans to run his own investigation. The so called beast however is also used as a metaphor for every day problems the townsfolk face.
Jeogdoeui ggot / Flower on the Equator (1983) Chang-ho Bae, Ahn Sung-ki, Mi-hie Jang, Kung-won Nam, Drama
Blunt: The Fourth Man (1986) John Glenister, Ian Richardson, Anthony Hopkins, Michael Williams, Drama
En haut des marches / At the Top of the Stairs (1983) Paul Vecchiali, Danielle Darrieux, Hélène Surgère, Françoise Lebrun, Drama
Johanna D’Arc of Mongolia (1989) Ulrike Ottinger, Badema, Lydia Billiet, Christoph Eichhorn, Comedy, Drama
Chin mun bat jeung / Notorious Eight (1981) Chung Sun, Tony Liu, Kuan Tai Chen, Lieh Lo, Action, Crime, Adventure
Old style kung fu films always had brothel, restaurant, and of course gambling scenes. Gambling films became popular in the early 80s, so it made sense to have an intense poker game standoff between early good guy, kung fu star Chen Kuan Tai, and early villain, kung fu star Lo Lieh.
Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, a revolution in which a socialist government gains power, this films presents a dystopia in which the issues of many progressive groups – minorities, liberals, gay rights organizations, feminists – are ostensibly dealt with by the government, and yet there are still problems with jobs, with gender issues, with governmental preference and violence.
Former Taiping general Liu Hedong lives in Baling with his daughter, running a small sculpture shop. One day, a wealthy businessman named Yang invites him to his boat, and pleads for him to copy the famous Yueyanglou plaques.