Professional killer Gav Reed commits a grave mistake allowing himself to be videotaped (as she always does, for a documentary she hopes to sell to Hollywood about the real nocturnal ‘eldest business’ there) by Julie Spencer, one of Max ‘Slim’ Reuter’s hookers and porn actresses, whom he had sex with before – and while making a most incriminating call about his murder attempt at a high society campaign party for mayor Garland’s electoral challenger Mary Washington, where the bullet is however caught by councilor Frank Constantine, who also survives. Gav’s client, businessman Ian Hunter, who was videotaped earlier, has his girl Marina shoot Gav and then Julie, later Slim who. Rough but effective police detective Killian investigates, helped by Julie’s friend Carly Marsh, and unravels even more sordid connections.
Tag Archives: 2000s
An Apple from Paradise (2010) Homayun Morowat, Hashmat Fanaei, Rajab Gussainov, Mohaiuddin Safa, Drama, War
A pious old man, who is a proponent of suicide attackers, comes to Kabul to visit his only son, who, after the holy war had remained in the Soviet Union. He had enrolled his son in a religious school ”to study the Koran and return to the village as a Mullah”. In Kabul he learns that his son had decided to become a divine suicide bomber so as to go to Heaven. The film presents two different forces of the inner world of the protagonist father: paternal feelings and the holy religious ideology. The spectator witnesses how he loses his only son and holy belief. Shot in chaotic and dirty Kabul, the film portrays the incorrect interpretation of religion and the conflict of generations.
Worried About the Boy (2010) Julian Jarrold, Douglas Booth, Jonny Burt, Mathew Horne, Biography, Drama, Music
In 1980 young George O’Dowd baffles his parents with his love of frocks and make-up and moves into a squat with kindred spirit Peter,who dresses as Marilyn Monroe and calls himself Marilyn. They make a splash at Steve Strange’s trendy Blitz Club where George gets a job in the cloakroom but George is unlucky in his relationships with men until he meets wannabe musician Kirk.
John (Jonathan Wade-Drahos) finds himself regaining consciousness in a public bathroom at The Red Party. As he contemplates his image in the mirror, he flashes back to when he was a small-town Illinois cop, whose captain suggests a move to Los Angeles, in order for John to discover a more sympathetic environment. John packs up his truck, drives cross country, and moves in with his cousin Tad (Daniel Kucan), who’s now living with his ex, Gill (Brian Lane Green) and Tad’s new boy toy, DJ Julian (Darryl Stephens).
How to Draw a Perfect Circle / Como Desenhar um Círculo Perfeito (2009) Marco Martins, Rafael Morais, Daniel Duval, Joana de Verona, Drama
In a house, the last trace of a Lisbon that has long disappeared, Guilherme and Sofia grow up sharing experiences and slowly discovering their sexuality. Guilherme, sheltered in a female universe, unable to deal with the uncorresponded love of his sister and her relationships with other boys, ends up running away. After the death of his grandmother Clara, Guilherme refugees himself in his father’s house, who is immersed in a almost autistic world, which leaves him increasingly isolated.
The Sex of the Angels / El sexo de los ángeles (2012) Xavier Villaverde, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Álvaro Cervantes, Llorenç González, Drama, Romance
Struggling martial artist and dancer Bruno loves his girlfriend Carla, but when he meets fellow dancer Rai, serious sparks begin to fly, opening the couple up to new possibilities. A new generation navigates sexual fluidity, torn affections, and open relationships in this steamy love triangle. But once Bruno’s clandestine encounters with Rai are revealed, a confused and hurt Carla kicks him out. But she simply doesn’t want to give up on her love. Eventually she agrees that Bruno can date them both as long as he keeps his life with Rai relatively separate.
STAGES is a film about Roos and Martin, who are divorced but haven’t become detached yet. When their 17-year old son Isaac withdraws ever deeper into silent isolation, they try to find a solution. Their attempts to find a solution for Isaac fail due to their frustrations from the past and their inability to listen to one another.
L’amour de loin / Love from Afar (2004) Peter Sellars, Dawn Upshaw, Monica Groop, Gerald Finley, Music, Drama, Romance
L’amour de loin (Love from Afar) is the first opera by the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho from a five act French libretto by Amin Maalouf. The opera was given its world premiere performance on 15 August 2000 at the Salzburg Festival and its US premiere on 31 July 2002 at the Santa Fe Opera.