Yutaka was fourteen years old when he was run over by a car and fell into a coma. Now, ten years later, he wakes up and realizes that his family is not intact anymore: father, mother and sister live at different places. Yutaka decides to re-open the pony farm that his family once ran.
Tag Archives: 1990s
Jízda / The Ride (1994) Jan Sverák, Anna Geislerová, Radek Pastrnák, Filip Renc, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two guys bought a car and travelled through the country untill they met a lonely girl on the road. So they begin to travel together having so much fun. And there is another guy who has a better car and who is looking for the girl because he is her lover, he is her first one. What is going on inside of this girl? Nobody knows, until the end.
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.
Butterfly Kiss (1995) Michael Winterbottom, Amanda Plummer, Kathy Jamieson, Saskia Reeves, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
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.
Agantuk / The Stranger (1991) Satyajit Ray, Dipankar Dey, Mamata Shankar, Bikram Bhattacharya, Drama
A well-off family is paid an unexpected, and rather unwanted, visit by a man claiming to be the woman’s long-lost uncle. The initial suspicion with which they greet the man slowly dissolves as he regales them with stories of his travels, tales that are at odds with their conventional middle-class perspective on the world.
Balanta / The Oak (1992) Lucian Pintilie, Maia Morgenstern, Razvan Vasilescu, Victor Rebengiuc, Comedy, Drama
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.
Ageman / Tales of a Golden Geisha (1990) Jûzô Itami, Nobuko Miyamoto, Masahiko Tsugawa, Hiroshi Ohkôchi, Comedy, Drama
The film stars two of Itami’s regular actors, Nobuko Miyamoto as a geisha who brings luck to the men with whom she sleeps, and Masahiko Tsugawa as her unfaithful, sometimes partner. As well as showing her relationships with the man she loves and the men who employ her, it satirizes corruption and the influence of money in Japanese politics.