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.
Tag Archives: 2000s
Gory Gory Hallelujah (2003) Sue Corcoran, Jeffrey Gilbert, Tim Gouran, Todd Licea, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
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.
After a restless night HE is awoken by his doorbell insistently ringing. Through the peephole he sees a STRANGER. He doesn’t know why that man is there, but is immediately certain of one thing: he represents a terrible threat. HE quickly dresses and manages to sneak away, no doubt in his mind that the STRANGER is pursuing him, and that the nightmare has only just begun.
Félix et Lola / Felix and Lola (2001) Patrice Leconte, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Philippe Torreton, Alain Bashung, Drama, Romance
Félix, operator of dodgem cars in a fairground, becomes obsessed by one of his customers, a mysterious young woman named Lola. Félix soon discovers that Lola is running away from her former boyfriend, a singer who continues to taunt her. Lola asks Félix to prove his love for her by murdering a man he does not know…
Zhan. gu / The Drummer (2007) Kenneth Bi, Jaycee Chan, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Angelica Lee, Crime, Drama, Music
When Sid insults a powerful triad boss, his father sends him to Taiwan for safety. Bored and restless, he discovers a community of Zen drummers high in the hills, and joins up – a decision inspired by a pretty face that soon becomes a challenge.
Le convoyeur / Cash Truck (2004) Nicolas Boukhrief, Albert Dupontel, Jean Dujardin, François Berléand, Drama, Thriller, Action
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.
Himlens hjärta / Heaven’s Heart (2008) Simon Staho, Mikael Persbrandt, Lena Endre, Jakob Eklund, Drama
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.
Bellamy / Inspector Bellamy (2009) Claude Chabrol, Gérard Depardieu, Clovis Cornillac, Jacques Gamblin, Crime, Drama, Thriller
As every year, chief inspector Paul Bellamy spends a few days with his wife Françoise in the family house in Nîmes. Jacques, Paul’s stepbrother, turns up unawares, which is bad news since the fellow is an alcoholic good for nothing. Also annoying is this stranger at bay who asks Bellamy for protection. Farewell peaceful holiday!
O Signo da Cidade / The Sign of the City (2007) Carlos Alberto Riccelli, Bruna Lombardi, Malvino Salvador, Juca de Oliveira, Drama
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.
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.