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Tag Archives: Nastassja Kinski
The Insulted and the Injured / Unizhennye i oskorblyonnye (1991) Andrey Eshpay, Nastassja Kinski, Nikita Mikhalkov, Anastasiya Vyazemskaya, Drama, Romance
Based on the Fyodor Dostoevsky novel about a young woman who leaves her family to live with her lover whose father dead set on keeping them apart. Read More »
Frühlingssinfonie / Spring Symphony (1983) Peter Schamoni, Nastassja Kinski, Herbert Grönemeyer, Rolf Hoppe, Biography, Music
‘Spring Symphony” is a story of love, hate and artistic ambitions. Nastassja Kinski and Herbert Gronemeyer star as Clara Wieck and Robert Schumann, star-crossed classical musicians of the nineteenth century trying to overcome the stifling objections of Wieck’s father.
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Cosi come sei / Stay as You Are (1978) Alberto Lattuada, Marcello Mastroianni, Nastassja Kinski, Francisco Rabal, Drama, Romance
A May-December romance. Roué Giulio Marengo, a Roman landscape architect unhappy in his marriage, meets Francesca, a young and beautiful Florentine, and then learns she might be his daughter. He resolves to keep his hands off but can’t seem to stay away, and she’s eager for a lover who’s a father figure. He’s happy to be a kid, so he tries to find out who her father is; his wife knows something is up; his daughter, who’s Francesca’s age and is pregnant, encourages the affair. Should he tell Francesca his fears that it might be incest? If he tells her and she doesn’t care, what next? And what of his wife, who still wants to be married? Francesca takes control.
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La lune dans le caniveau / The Moon in the Gutter (1983) Jean-Jacques Beineix, Gérard Depardieu, Nastassja Kinski, Victoria Abril, Drama
In Marseilles, a woman commits suicide after she is raped in an alley. Nightly, her brother Gerard broods at the scene hoping to catch the rapist. He lives with his lover Bella whom he neglects, an alcoholic brother who lurks about, and his father who’s stayed drunk since the daughter’s death, ignoring work and his own companion. At a seedy bar, Gerard meets a wealthy, nihilistic hedonist and his beautiful sister. Gerard flips for her and thinks she’s his ticket out of the slum. Bella warns him otherwise and also, in jealousy, sets two thugs on him. Then Gerard thinks he’s found his sister’s rapist. These emotional crises force Gerard to choose what’s most important.
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Wessex County, England during the Victorian era. Christian values dominate what are social mores. These mores and her interactions with two men play a large part in what happens in the young life of peasant girl, the shy, innocent, proper yet proud Tess Durbeyfield. The first of these men is Alec d’Urberville. After learning from a local historian that they are really descendants of the aristocratic d’Urberville family which has died out due to lack of male heirs, Tess’ parents send her to a nearby mansion where they know some d’Urbervilles actually reside. This move is in order for the family to gain some benefit from their heritage. Upon her arrival at the mansion, Tess quickly learns that the family of Tess’ “cousin” Alec are not true d’Urbervilles, but rather an opportunistic lot who bought the family name in order to improve their own standing in life.
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