Tag Archives: 1990s
In a dangerous but human Rio de Janiro’s slum, rises the love affair between Orfeu, a famous composer, and Eurídice, a simple but pretty brunette, provoking jealousy and violence in times of carnival. A kind of Brazilian Romeo and Juliet, full of samba.
Tom and Jerry are two hit men, they work by day at a third-rate second-hand car dealership. Tom is a veteran and Jerry is a novice in their business, and their attitude toward their profession differs a lot. It shows when Tom is required to kill his old friend Karl.
The Object of Beauty (1991) Michael Lindsay-Hogg, John Malkovich, Andie MacDowell, Lolita Davidovich, Comedy, Crime, Drama
American couple Jake and Tina are living in an expensive London hotel way beyond what they can afford. When they were asked to pay the bill, Jake wants to sell Tina’s 20.000 pound Henry Moore sculpture, but she is not happy about that.
Intimates / Ji sor (1997) Chi Leung ‘Jacob’ Cheung, Carina Lau, Charlie Yeung, Ya-Lei Kuei, Drama, Romance
Foon escapes an arranged marriage by walking the road of a Ji Sor. After an affair with Shing, she becomes pregnant. An attempted abortion nearly costs Foon her life. Wan, the young owner of a silk factory, rescues her. Wan and Foon share their romances, reflecting the experience of women during the 40’s.
Art for Teachers of Children (1995) Jennifer Montgomery, Lisa Anomaiprasert, Coles Burroughs, Duncan Hannah, Biography, Drama, Romance
Jennifer, an intelligent but insecure 14-year-old student at a boarding school, seduces her married dormitory counselor, a photographer who has offered to teach her about his art and winds up shooting her in the nude.
Hilary and Jackie (1998) Anand Tucker, Emily Watson, Rachel Griffiths, James Frain, Biography, Drama, Music
British sisters Hilary du Pré and Jacqueline du Pré are both talented musicians, Hilary a flautist, Jackie a cellist. With regard to their musical prowess, they have always had a friendly competitive nature with each other, fueled in large part by the want of their pianist mother, Iris, for them to achieve musical greatness.
Angel Terminators II / Huo zhong (1991) Lau Chan, Chin-Ku Lu, Sibelle Hu, Moon Lee, Yukari Ôshima, Action, Thriller
Languid look at the Gullah culture of the sea islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia where African folk-ways were maintained well into the 20th Century and was one of the last bastions of these mores in America. Set in 1902.
Radiofreccia / Radio Arrow (1998) Luciano Ligabue, Stefano Accorsi, Luciano Federico, Alessio Modica, Drama
Popular Italian rock star Luciano Ligabue made his directorial debut with this Italian drama based on Fuori e dentro il borgo, his collection of autobiographical short stories about growing up in small-town Italy of the ’70s. DJ Bruno reflects on the past, a small circle of friends, and the hopes of their generation.