The writer and college professor, Alexandre Fayard, researches and gives lectures about the gruesome literary work Read More »
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Uganda’s dictator, General Idi Amin Dada, accepts a foreign crew’s request to interview and film him. Read More »
A documentary on the experience of psychology student Penny Patterson with Koko Read More »
attempt to overturn his two convictions for attempted murder of his extremely wealthy wife. Read More »
La vallée / The Valley (1972) Barbet Schroeder, Jérôme Beauvarlet, Monique Giraudy, Michael Gothard, Drama
Viviane, a French Consul’s wife, is in New Guinea to find exotic feathers for export to Paris. Read More »
Henry Chinaski never cared for the American dream, the thought of needing to become ‘something’ and fit into the system disgusts him. He believes that life is free and yours to live like you see fit, and if that in some cases involves copious amounts of whiskey then so be it. Henry spends his days drinking and listening to the radio, and he spends his nights drinking and fighting against Eddy who he thinks personifies shallowness and shameless self promoting. Sometimes in the middle of this he finds the time to jot down a few lines of poetry or a short story. After fighting Eddy and winning for a change Henry is thrown out of his regular bar where Eddy is a bartender. This leads him to seek another watering hole where he happens to find Wanda who is a barfly, in her own words “if another man came along with a fifth of whiskey, I’d go with him”. Henry is not fazed by this thou and moves in with her.
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La virgen de los sicarios / Our Lady of the Assassins (2000) Barbet Schroeder, Germán Jaramillo, Anderson Ballesteros, Juan David Restrepo, Crime, Drama, Romance
The tempestuous love story between Fernando, an older man who has recently returned to his crime-ridden drug capitol hometown of Medellin, Colombia and the gun-happy 16-year-old assassin Alexis, who murders all too easily. When Alexis himself is fatally gunned down, grief-stricken Fernando hunts for his young lover’s killer in the Medellin slums, but instead encounters Wilmar, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Alexis.
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