Tag Archives: 2000s
Dragonfly / Øyenstikker (2001) Marius Holst, Kim Bodnia, Mikael Persbrandt, Maria Bonnevie, Drama, Thriller
Dragonfly is the story of a couple that wants to get away. They want to spend time together in peace. They want to put something behind them. There is no such place. Someone will always find you. Someday someone will be at your door.
A young woman travels with her child to a remote coast on the Pacific in southern Mexico where she grew up. She had lived with her father in a house on the beach until her beloved, a young fisherman from the neighbouring village died a brutal death, causing her to flee. Years later she returns to make peace with the ghosts of the past.
Amores perros / Love’s a Bitch (2000) Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Emilio Echevarría, Gael García Bernal, Goya Toledo, Drama, Thriller
Three interconnected stories about the different strata of life in Mexico City all resolve with a fatal car accident. Octavio is trying to raise enough money to run away with his sister-in-law, and decides to enter his dog Cofi into the world of dogfighting.
Vox Populi is a black comedy about an experienced politician suffering from a midlife crisis. When he comes into contact with the common-man’s logic of his new in-laws, this has a far-reaching effect on both his political and his personal life.
The Killing of John Lennon (2006) Andrew Piddington, Jonas Ball, Mie Omori, Krisha Fairchild, Crime, Drama
The film follows the travels and accounts of Mark Chapman (Jonas Ball) and gives the watcher an insight into his mind. It starts with him in Hawaii and how he does not fit in with anyone including his job; family; friends etc. He says he is searching for a purpose in his life and that it has no direction.
Even after 60 years, there is much to be explored and shared about the Holocaust. Scores of documentaries valiantly record survivors’ harrowing testimonies or uncover a surprising new angle through archival research. But it’s still possible to feel numb to the unspeakable images and stories from this diabolical chapter of human history.
Shadows in the Palace / Goongnyeo (2007) Mi-jung Kim, Jin-hie Park, Se-ah Yun, Yeong-hie Seo, Crime, Drama, History
During the Chosun period, a court lady is found dead, hanging by the rafters of the palace. After examining the dead body, place physician Chun-ryung discovers that the dead maid was probably murdered and carries out investigation even though her higher-ups pressure her to close the case as suicide.
“Shasan valo, sun lo aaj – Hamare gaon mein hamaara raaj” (Listen to us, you who rule – our villages, we control). A boat carrying that cargo of defiance begins an urgent journey through the Narmada valley.