Tag Archives: 1990s

Bibione Bye Bye One (1999) Alessandro Rossetto, Documentary

Bibione Bye Bye One (1999)
An Italian summer in black and white. Not very far away from the old border that divided Eastern and Western Europe there is Bibione. A little seaside resort of architectural style from the 60’s which fills up with tourists. In the fast, dense flow of the redhot days of the summer sun, the people, natives and non-natives, young and old, work and live. In the background specks of summer life.
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Butterfly Kiss (1995) Michael Winterbottom, Amanda Plummer, Kathy Jamieson, Saskia Reeves, Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Butterfly Kiss (1995)
Eunice is walking along the highways of northern England from one filling station to another. She is searching for Judith, the woman, she says to be in love with. It’s bad luck for the women at the cash desk not to be Judith, because Eunice is eccentric, angry and extreme dangerous. One day she meets Miriam, hard of hearing and a little ingenuous, who feels sympathy for Eunice and takes her home. Miriam is very impressed by Eunice’s fierceness and willfulness and follows her on the search for Judith. Shocked by Eunice’s cruelty she tries to make her a better person, but she looses ground herself.
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Balanta / The Oak (1992) Lucian Pintilie, Maia Morgenstern, Razvan Vasilescu, Victor Rebengiuc, Comedy, Drama

Balanta (1992)
A description of Romania before Ceausescu’s downfall, through the story of Nela. Daughter of a former colonel of the Securitate, the romanian political police. She refused to become as her sister, an agent of this Securitate, and lives with her father. After he died, she leaves Bucarest, and ends up in a little town, where she meets Mitica, a surgeon, another herself, laughing of everything.
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Europa (1991) Lars von Trier, Barbara Sukowa, Jean-Marc Barr, Udo Kier, Drama

Europa (1991)
An American of German descent arrives in post-war Germany 1945. His uncle gets him a job on the Zentropa train line as a sleeping car conductor. The American’s wish is to be neutral to the ongoing purges of loyalists by the Allied forces and do what he can to help a hurting country, but he finds himself being used by both the Americans and the influential family that owns the railroad. After falling in love with the railroad magnate’s daughter, he finds that he can’t remain neutral and must make some difficult choices.
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Cold Comfort Farm (1995) John Schlesinger, Eileen Atkins, Kate Beckinsale, Sheila Burrell, Comedy, Romance

Cold Comfort Farm (1995)
In this adaptation of the satirical British novel, Flora Poste, a plucky London society girl orphaned at age 19, finds a new home with some rough relatives, the Starkadders of Cold Comfort Farm. With a take-charge attitude and some encouragement from her mischievous friend, Mary, Flora changes the Starkadders’ lives forever when she settles into their rustic estate, bringing the backward clan up to date and finding inspiration for her novel in the process.
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