This is a dramatisation of the true story of Major Herbert Rowse Armstrong, a solicitor and magistrate’s clerk who lived in the small Welsh town of Hay-on-Wye. In 1921 he was arrested and charged with poisoning his domineering wife, Catherine, and later attempting to poison a business rival, Oswald Martin, by administering arsenic to them.
Tag Archives: 1990s
Plenilune / Plenilunio (1999) Imanol Uribe, Miguel Ángel Solá, Adriana Ozores, Juan Diego Botto, Drama, Thriller
Romance and murder walk side by side in this psychological drama from Spain. A serial killer has been plying his grisly trade in a small town in Spain, murdering young girls and leaving their bodies in a nearby forest. A police inspector is sent in to investigate – his first case outside tumultuous Basque County in 14 years.
Oi fotografoi / The photographers (1998) Nikos Koundouros, Michalis Iatropoulos, Katerina Pavlaki, Manos Vakousis, Adventure, Drama
In a nonaligned country, where a civil conflict is raging, a team of photographers follows a mercenary war lord, whose men wreak havoc among enemies and innocents alike. The story is a modern version of the tragedy Antigone, in a time when TV and the other media present unrelieved visions of war and bloody mayhem.
The story of a dysfunctional family in Northern France. Dad is a mean abusive drunk pharmacist, mom is addicted to pills and has incestuous desire for her son, the son is skipping school to fish and daughter is mentally handicapped.
Three modern North African women on the brink of self-awareness discover the power of friendship. Amina, caught in an unhappy marriage and Aida, recently divorced and openly dating men (to the shock of her disapproving family and neighbors), begin to question their lives and relationships when they meet Fatiha, an Algerian refugee. On the threshold of a new life in Europe, Fatiha serves as the impetus for Amina and Aida to question their own fate.
In the little town of Herzsprung almost nothing has changed since German unification – except a rise in unemployment. Johanna, a young mother and widow, becomes one of the unemployed and lives on welfare. To make matters worse, her husband commits suicide and she falls in love with a dark-skinned, roving adventurer; the whole village starts talking about it.
Despabílate amor / Wake Up Love (1996) Eliseo Subiela, Juan Leyrado, Darío Grandinetti, Soledad Silveyra, Comedy, Romance
Ricardo is contacting friends that he knew 25 years ago when rock n’ roll was flourishing, and Argentina was ruled by a military dictatorship. His best buddy from those days, Ernesto, is glad to hear from Ricardo but astounded to learn that he has married Ana, the great love of Ernesto’s life.
Budbringeren / Junk Mail (1997) Pål Sletaune, Robert Skjærstad, Andrine Sæther, Per Egil Aske, Comedy, Thriller
Dimwitted, somewhat misanthropic Oslo mail carrier Roy’s quiet life changes dramatically on the day he steals a set of keys and lets himself into the apartment of a deaf woman who seems to be in trouble with a psychotic criminal. Though he doesn’t know it at the time, his and her fate are about to intertwine and this is not going to be to his benefit.
Yakuza Taxi / 893 Taxi (1994) Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Susumu Terajima, Kouichi Ueda, Yoshiyuki Oomori, Comedy
Prague Duet / Lies and Whispers (1998) Roger L. Simon, Gina Gershon, Rade Serbedzija, Patricia Hodge, Drama, Romance
Dr. Lauren is staying in Prague for a conference and falls in love with Czech writer Jiri Kolmar. However, she learns some awful secrets about Jiri’s family during the Nazi occupation and the concentration camps.