Tag Archives: 2000s

He Died with a Felafel in His Hand (2001) Richard Lowenstein, Noah Taylor, Emily Hamilton, Romane Bohringer, Comedy, Romance

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A search for love, meaning and bathroom solitude. Danny goes through a series of shared housing experiences in a succession of cities on the east coast of Australia. Together these vignettes form a narrative that is surprisingly reflective.

He Died with a Felafel in His Hand is a novel by Australian author John Birmingham, first published in 1994 by The Yellow Press. The story consists of a collection of colourful anecdotes about living in share houses in Brisbane and other cities in Australia with variously dubious housemates. The title refers to a deceased heroin addict found in one such house. The book was subsequently adapted into a popular stage play and, in 2001, was made into a film by Richard Lowenstein, starring Noah Taylor, Emily Hamilton and Sophie Lee.

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Porno Film (2000) Damjan Kozole, Matjaz Latin, Natalia Danilova, Primoz Petkovsek, Comedy

Porno Film (2000)
As Western influences make their way through Eastern Europe, three losers decide to bring to Slovenia the most American of innovations, the pornographic movie, Charly and his two mates who decide to make the first porno movie made in Slovenia. Charly is the best choice to direct as he’s been a viewer of porn since he was a kid. His mate runs a brothel and this is where they get their girls from. Trouble is Charly falls for Kalinka. They also run into trouble when the Pimp who use to run the girls has busted out of the clink and wants his property back.

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Post coitum (2004) Juraj Jakubisko, Franco Nero, Eva Elsnerová, Richard Krajco, Comedy

Post coitum (2004)
“Post Coitum” is a sex tragicomedy. There are five women and four men, who are very unsatisfied with life. They have casual sex which causes them to be more unhappy. All of the characters literally hook up and switch partners unknowingly. There’s an aged hippie photographer (Franco Nero), the sweet virgin, a prostitute, an egotistical record producer and his humble wife, a married couple, a rock star and other assortment of Felliniesque characters.”Post Coitum” is like an erotic slapstick version of “Magnolia”, as filmed by Fellini.

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Sinful Desires (2002) David Nicholas, Jacy Andrews, Nikita Cash, Craig Stepp, Drama, Erotic

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Gia – erotic voice the night air of Los Angeles. Every night, she titillate his audience with stories of love and passion, danger and desire. However, when an unknown voice on the phone cold reports that he was aware of her “dirty” past Dzhie is frightening. The danger is somewhere nearby. Suddenly, Jia is a skillfully woven webs of deception and cunning. She was beginning to come threatening notes and photographs, which show the most intimate moments of her life. The police is unable to help her. Jia begins to suspect everyone around, and, finally, is alone with their fears. As soon as threats are becoming more realistic, Jia forcing its own investigation. Otherwise, its exciting, sweet voice can be silenced forever.

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Owning Mahowny (2003) Richard Kwietniowski, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Minnie Driver, John Hurt, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Owning Mahowny (2003)
Dan Mahowny was a rising star at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. At twenty-four he was assistant manager of a major branch in the heart of Toronto’s financial district. To his colleagues he was a workaholic. To his customers, he was astute, decisive and helpful. To his friends, he was a quiet, but humorous man who enjoyed watching sports on television. To his girlfriend, he was shy but engaging. None of them knew the other side of Dan Mahowny–the side that executed the largest single-handed bank fraud in Canadian history, grossing over $10 million in eighteen months to feed his gambling obsession.

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The Dead Girl’s Feast / A Festa da Menina Morta (2008) Matheus Nachtergaele, Daniel de Oliveira, Juliano Cazarré, Jackson Antunes, Drama

The Dead Girl's Feast (2008)
For every one of the last 20 years, The Dead Girl’s Feast has been celebrated in a small riverside community in the upper part of the Negro River. The occasion commemorates the ingenuous miracle that was performed by THE SAINT, a local boy who, soon after suffering his mother’s suicide, recovered the shredded and bloodstained remains of a missing girl’s dress from the fangs of a stray mongrel. The little girl’s remains were never found, but those of her dress were enshrined to create in The Saint’s humble dwelling a place of worship and pilgrimage. The practices of the cult and the annual feast evolved over the years into a huge enterprise, despite persistent objections from the dead girl’s brother, TADEU. These days, the inhabitants of nearby Amazon villages visit the small town on the holy day to worship, pray and beg, as they anxiously await the girl’s revelations, which are to be channeled by The Saint. The Saint’s FATHER is eager to exploit every opportunity to profit from the event and from his son’s growing reputation in the region, even as he carries out a casually incestuous relationship with his son. The devout AUNTIE lives as a surrogate mother in service to The Saint and keeps her concerns about his private life a secret. The doting and sexy DAS GRAÇAS and the young novice LUCIA do their best to maintain order and decency in the household shrine, which is given to occasional flare ups of madness. On the day of the feast, Tadeu steps back into his role literally propping up the spellbound Saint through the procession to the riverside. A hush goes over the largest gathering ever as The Saint steps up to the microphone to utter the Dead Girl’s annual message.

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The 39 Steps (2008) James Hawes, Rupert Penry-Jones, Lydia Leonard, David Haig, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

The 39 Steps (2008)
Richard Hannay, a mining engineer on holiday from the African colonies, finds London socialite life terribly dull. Yet it’s more then he bargained for when secret agent, Scudder, bursts into his room and entrusts him a coded notebook with map, concerning the impending start of World War I. In no time both German agents and the British law are chasing him, ruthlessly coveting the Roman numerals code, which Hannay believes he must crack himself. Masquerading as a liberal party pundit, Richard also gets stuck with parliamentary candidate Sir George Sinclair’s sister Victoria. They must survive with the secrets and decide who they can trust and how to keep it from others.

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