Tag Archives: 2000s
In a game of hide-and-seek with his wife, Mao suddenly decides to leave home. He moves in with Xiao Ri, an acquaintance living in the small town of Liaocheng and the two of them embark on a routine of weird amorous encounters. Mao questions all of his former life and tries to establish a kind of family with his friend. But there is no logical explanation for the strange behavior of both men.
Ira Madiyama / August Sun (2003) Prasanna Vithanage, Peter D’Almeida, Nimmi Harasgama, Mohamed Rahfiulla, Drama
Du soleil pour les gueux / Sunshine for the Poor (2001) Alain Guiraudie, Isabelle Girardet, Jean-Paul Jourdàa, Drama, Erotic
On a hot Sunday morning, Nathalie Sanchez, an unemployed hair stylist, walks across the Causses plateau in search of a shepherd. When she finds one, he tells her that he has lost his flock. They walk together and while chatting they meet several times a shepherd’s son turned outlaw, Carol Izba. The latter, despite being pursued by a famous bounty killer, Pool, proves unable to leave the region…
Hyojadong ibalsa / The President’s Barber (2004) Chan-sang Lim, Kang-ho Song, So-ri Moon, Jae-eung Lee, Comedy, Drama
A well-meaning but politically naive barber gets pulled into the inner circle of the South Korean dictator Park Chung-Hee, with rather baleful consequences for his hapless family. This sharp political satire covers roughly twenty years in South Korean political history, from the viewpoint of the barber’s son.
Like Huo’s Postmen in the Mountains, Nuan is a rural drama. The film follows Lin Jinghe, a young man who, for the last ten years, has been living in the big city. When he returns home, he runs into his childhood love, Nuan.
All the Real Girls (2003) David Gordon Green, Zooey Deschanel, Paul Schneider, Patricia Clarkson, Drama, Romance
In a small Southern American town, Paul, who is known for having sexual relations with every girl in town, falls in love with his best friend’s younger sister who is a virgin. Paul must try to prove to everyone that this time he is in love rather than in lust.
Munich, 1918. German-Jew Max Rothman has returned to much of his pre-war life which includes to his wife Nina and their two children, to his mistress Liselore von Peltz, and to his work as an art dealer. He has however not returned to being an aspiring painter as he lost his dominant right arm during the war. He is approached by an aspiring painter, a thirty-year old Austrian war veteran named Adolf Hitler, who wants him to show his works. Although he doesn’t think the paintings are all that original and he doesn’t really like Hitler as a person, Rothman takes Hitler under his wings if only because of their camaraderie of being war veterans, and knowing that Hitler had nothing and no one to come back to after the war unlike himself. Rothman believes that Hitler has promise if only he can find his original artistic point of view. In part out of need for money, Hitler, on the urging of Captain Karl Mayr, agrees to work for the army as a political spokesman in anti-Semitic propaganda.
Buongiorno, notte / Good Morning, Night (2003) Marco Bellocchio, Maya Sansa, Luigi Lo Cascio, Roberto Herlitzka, Drama
The movie is based on a true story. On 16 March 1978 Aldo Moro, the former Italian Prime Minister was kidnapped in Via Fani by the Brigate Rosse (Red Brigades), a militant Communist Italian group. He was the main supporter of the Compromesso Storico (Hystorical Compromise), which had to lead to the first Italian government supported by both the Christian Democrats and the Communists, in a period of social, economic and political crises. During the attack his five escort agents were all killed. Moro’s corpse was found on 9 May 1978 in a car parked in a street between the headquarters of the Christian Democrat Party and the Communist Party. This movie is inspired by this tragic event which traumatize the whole nation. It focuses mainly on the relationship between the prisoner and his guards through the eyes of Chiara, the young woman whose role is to guard the prisoner. The movie portraits Chiara’s life (her job as a librarian, the ordinary household) on one side and the political …