Hurly-burly is an adaptation of David Rabe’s well known play about the intersecting lives of several Hollywood players and wannabes who’s personal lives threaten to veer into a catastrophe more interesting than anything they’re peddling to the studios.
Tag Archives: 1990s
Enskilda samtal / Private Confessions (1996) Liv Ullmann, Pernilla August, Max von Sydow, Samuel Fröler, Biography, Drama
Five conversations frame a flawed marriage in this film written by Ingmar Bergman about his parents. Guilt-ridden wife Anna (Pernilla August) divulges an extramarital affair to a priest, her uncle Jacob (Max von Sydow). He presses her to confess her sins to her husband, Henrik. As the film moves back and forth in time, the notion of truth is tested. Tomas, the lover, and Henrik will find that Anna’s confessions do not absolve anyone, and have the power to inflict more pain.
As the 19th century draws to an end London is a city ravaged by poverty, class warfare, disease and unspeakable crime. Amidst the chaos is Catherine Ringward, a beautiful young woman, who dreams of carving a career for herself as a journalist. When a series of gruesome murders take place, atherine finds herslef in the biggest manhunt London has ever seen. As she gets closer to uncovering the identity of the brutal murderer, she realises that he will never let her live to tell the story.
1963, the night before the 18 years old “Birdlace” Eddie and his friends are shipped to Vietnam. They play a dirty game called ‘Dogfight’: all of them seek a woman for a party, and who finds the most ugly one, wins a prize. Eddie finds the lonesome pacifist Rose working in a coffee shop. She’s happy to accompany him – but then she sees through the game. However by this time he already learned to like her, so he follows her home. Will he manage to win her heart despite their differences?
Mrs. Dalloway (1997) Marleen Gorris, Vanessa Redgrave, Natascha McElhone, Michael Kitchen, Drama, Romance
London, summer 1923. Clarissa, MP Richard Dalloway’s wife, sets out on a beautiful morning; she’s shopping for flowers for her party that evening. At the same time Septimus Warren Smith, a young man who survived the battlefields of Europe, is suffering from a nightmarish delayed-onset form of shell-shock. Clarissa’s nearly-grown daughter is distant, and preoccupied. In the course of one day, Peter, Clarissa’s passionate old suitor, returns from India and is invited to her party; Settimus commits suicide; Clarissa relives a day in her youth (and her reasons for her choice of a life with the reliable Richard Dalloway).
Dream Lover (1993) Nicholas Kazan, James Spader, Mädchen Amick, Fredric Lehne, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Erotic
Ray is young, charming, successful and the owner of a prosperous architect company. However, he has recently gone through a very painful divorce. His friends try to cheer him up by showing him the positive sides of being single but for Ray marriage and stability is just too important. But when he meets Lena his gloom is quickly forgotten. She is beautiful, sensual, mysterious and he is drawn to her like a moth to a candle. They marry quickly, have their first child and Ray lives in a total bliss. But then strange incidents occur which shed some light on Lena’s background. Ray slowly realizes that he hardly knows anything about her at all. Who has he really married?
Est – Ouest / East – West (1999) Régis Wargnier, Oleg Menshikov, Sandrine Bonnaire, Catherine Deneuve, Drama, History, Romance
June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It’s a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa, only a physician and his family are spared execution or prison. He and his French wife (her passport ripped up) are sent to Kiev. She wants to return to France immediately; he knows that they are captives and must watch every step. By chance, she meets a touring French actress and pleads for help. She also takes a young swimmer under her wing, and several years later, he makes a bold attempt to escape. Meanwhile, the KGB is suspicious, and hope for freedom is dim. Patience, her husband’s self control, and her good looks may be their only assets.
Hélas pour moi / Oh, Woe Is Me (1993) Jean-Luc Godard, Gérard Depardieu, Laurence Masliah, Bernard Verley, Comedy, Drama
Heung Gong jai jo / Made in Hong Kong (1997) Fruit Chan, Sam Lee, Neiky Hui-Chi Yim, Wenders Li, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Yume no ginga / Labyrinth of Dreams (1997) Gakuryû Ishii, Rena Komine, Tadanobu Asano, Kotomi Kyôno, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Tomiko is a conductor in a rural bus driven by the handsome Niitaka. Tomiko had received a letter from her best friend Tsuyako, a conductor in another bus company, just after Tsuyako was killed in a bus accident. Tsuyako wrote that she felt that her fiance and driver, Niitaka, planned to kill her. Tomiko therefore plans to take revenge on Niitaka. However Tomiko falls in love with Niitaka, even though she also suspects him of being the Tokyo bus driver serial killer, who killed his female conductors after tiring of them.