Tag Archives: 1990s

Quiet Rage: The Stanford Prison Experiment (1992) Ken Musen, Documentary

Quiet Rage The Stanford Prison Experiment (1992)
In the summer of 1971, Philip Zimbardo, Craig Haney, and Curtis Banks carried out a psychological experiment to test a simple question. What happens when you put good people in an evil place-does humanity win over evil, or does evil triumph? To explore this question, college student volunteers were pretested and randomly assigned to play the role of prisoner or guard in a simulated prison at Stanford University. Although the students were mentally healthy and knew they were taking part in an experiment, some guards soon because sadistic and the prisoners showed signs of acute stress and depression. After only six days, the planned two-week study spun out of control and had to be ended to prevent further abuse of the prisoners. This dramatic demonstration of the power of social situations is relevant to many institutional settings, such as the Abu Ghraib Prison in Iraq.

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El lado oscuro del corazó / The Dark Side of the Heart (1992) Eliseo Subiela, Darío Grandinetti, Sandra Ballesteros, Nacha Guevara, Comedy, Romance, Drama

The Dark Side of the Heart (1992)
Oliveiro is a young poet living in Buenos Aires where sometimes he has to sell his ideas to an advertising agency to make a living or exchange his poems for a steak. In Montevideo, he meets a prostitute, Ana, with whom he falls in love. Back in Buenos Aires, he accepts a contract with a publicity agency to get the money for three days of love with her. Will he get what he’s searching for when his ideal of love’s pleasure is literally going in levitation while making love?

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Le jaguar / The Jaguar (1996) Francis Veber, Jean Reno, Patrick Bruel, Danny Trejo, Adventure

Le jaguar AKA The Jaguar (1996)
A shaman from the South American rain forest visits France for a public relations campaign. In a hotel’s elevator in Paris he meets a French good-for-nothing named Perrin he’s fascinated with. He follows Perrin to his flat and although Perrin is not very enthusiastic about so much interest in his person, he lets the shaman spend the night in his flat. After an official meeting on the next day being part of the PR campaign the shaman suffers from a heart attack. Hardly being able to speak and laying in a hospital bed he demands to see Perrin. The latter is not very interested in meeting the shaman again. However it looks like it is to late for animosities as the shaman and Perrin seem to be tied mentally somehow since they’ve met in the elevator.

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Gazon Maudit (1995) Josiane Balasko, Victoria Abril, Alain Chabat, Comedy

Gazon Maudit (1995)
Laurent and Loli are a thirty-ish married couple living in southern France with their young children. He is an estate agent; she is a housewife. Laurent has extramarital affairs. Loli is unaware that her husband is unfaithful. Then one day, a campervan breaks down in front of their house. The driver is Marijo, a 40s-ish butch lesbian who works as a DJ…

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Un été à la Goulette (1996) Férid Boughedir, Sonia Mankaï, Ava Cohen-Jonathan, Sarah Pariente, Comedy, Drama

Un ete a la Goulette (1996)
In La Goulette, a small harbour town in the Tunis suburbs, Youssef, the Muslim, Jojo, the Tunisian Jew, and Giuseppe, the Sicilian Catholic, are as inseparable as their three 16-year-old daughters, Meriem, Gigi and Tina. In a fit of provocation the three girls all swear that they’ll lose their virginity on the day of the feast of the Madonna, each with a boy from a religion different to hers !…

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All Ladies Do It / Così fan tutte (1992) Tinto Brass, Claudia Koll, Paolo Lanza, Franco Branciaroli, Comedy, Drama, Erotic

All Ladies Do It (1992)
Diana is happily married to Paolo but due to her wild passion for sex, she regularly winds up in short lived erotic adventures, which she doesn’t keep hidden from Paolo. On the contrary: by telling him, their sexual relationship is fueled with fresh impulses. When Diana experiences a stormy affair with the poet Alphonse, Paolo gets jealous after all and rejects Diana, who then goes head first in to a wild orgy of sexual excess with her sister and some friends.

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