Tag Archives: 2000s

Masjävlar / Dalecarlians (2004) Maria Blom, Sofia Helin, Kajsa Ernst, Ann Petrén, Comedy, Drama

Masjavlar (2004)
Mia, who’s living in Stockholm, comes home to her small childhood town to celebrate her father’s birthday. There she finds herself looked down-upon by her oldest sister; and she has to confront both her sisters when her father decides to give her the cabin by the lake, a place sought-after by both of her sisters. She visits some people who are still living in the small town, and all seem quite content with the lives they’re leading. However, as the story progresses it becomes more and more noticeable that none of the characters feel good about how they live.

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Gory Gory Hallelujah (2003) Sue Corcoran, Jeffrey Gilbert, Tim Gouran, Todd Licea, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Gory Gory Hallelujah (2003)
Four actors compete for the role of Jesus – a black revolutionary, a bisexual hippie, a Jew, and a feminist. When all four are rejected, they hit the road on bad-ass motorcycles, bound for glory in New York City. But when a run-in with a gang of Elvises ends in murder, they find themselves taken prisoner in a little town called Jackville – where folk don’t take kindly to blasphemers. The Jesuses fall prey to an evil conspiracy that can only lead to the Apocalypse.

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Le convoyeur / Cash Truck (2004) Nicolas Boukhrief, Albert Dupontel, Jean Dujardin, François Berléand, Drama, Thriller, Action

Le convoyeur (2004)
In France, the disturbed and mysterious Alexandre Demarre is hired as security guard for the Vigilante armored truck company earning 1,200 euros per month and lodges in a hotel nearby the company for 1,450 euros for a month. He becomes close to his colleagues, actually a group of losers, without motivation or perspective, paranoids, depressed and substances addicted men, and prepares a personal file with the profile of each one. Along the days, the real intentions of Alex in working at Vigilante are disclosed.

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Himlens hjärta / Heaven’s Heart (2008) Simon Staho, Mikael Persbrandt, Lena Endre, Jakob Eklund, Drama

Himlens hjarta (2008)
Lars and Susanna have been married for twenty years. They love each other dearly and together they have forged a secure, happy existence with well-paid jobs, a large house, two cars and a daughter who is about to move away from home. Life has turned out just as happily and comfortably for Susanna’s best friend Ann and her husband Ulf, who will also shortly be celebrating their twentieth wedding anniversary. One evening when the two couples are having dinner together, Susanna tells the others about an adulterous colleague. The story provokes strong reactions that cause a dramatic showdown among the couples. Susanna and Ulf think adultery is a natural, inevitable risk in any marriage. Lars and Ann completely repudiate the very idea of adultery and are shocked by the open-mindedness displayed by their other halves. After dinner Lars and Ann find themselves alone for a moment. Their rejection of infidelity has suddenly brought them closer.

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O Signo da Cidade / The Sign of the City (2007) Carlos Alberto Riccelli, Bruna Lombardi, Malvino Salvador, Juca de Oliveira, Drama

O Signo da Cidade (2007)
While stars and planets move through the sky of São Paulo, randomly shooting their magic, men and women ask what will become of their dreams and desires. Gil is married and alone. Lydia flirts with danger. Josialdo was born to be a woman. Mônica just wants to do well in life. In her night radio show where she answers anonymous listeners, the astrologer Teca sees herself between her own problems and the wishes of others. Little by little, fate weaves everyone together in its own web. In the struggle to break their isolation and find the way to redemption, these people will discover the transforming power of solidarity.

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Lü cao di / Mongolian Ping Pong (2005) Hao Ning, Hurichabilike, Geliban, Badema, Comedy, Drama

Lu cao di (2005)
Bilike has never seen a ping-pong ball before. He and his family live without electricity and running water in a solitary tent home among the vast steppe grasslands. The magnificent landscape here has changed little since the days of Genghis Kahn. But life in the middle of nowhere can be exciting for a young boy. The smallest of details become big events for curious Bilike and his best friends Erguotou and Dawa. The mystery of the small white ball floating in the creek leads to questions about the world around them, as well as innocent mischief. Bilike’s grandmother says the ball is a glowing pearl from heaven. But the boys are sceptical after waiting all night outdoors for the ball to light up. Since nobody has an idea about the odd white object, they trek to the faraway monastery to consult the wise lamas. But even the grasslands’ most knowledgeable inhabitants are stumped. While watching the new TV-set Dawa’s father has won, the boys learn about pingpong.

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