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There Goes The Neighbourhood – Humour on Film

A HELL OF A DAY (Marion Vernoux, 2001)
This multi-layered and exquisitely French take on the fragmented lives of urban living focuses on one rotten day when everything goes awry for a group of tenuously linked Parisians. Director and co-w… Read more

DIRT (Michael Covert, Trace Fraim, 2001)
Distraught West Texan dimwits Junior and Scooter have just buried their dead mother, wrapped in a sleeping bag. Grown men who make Forrest Gump look like Einstein, the boys hatch an idiotic plan to f… Read more

JUST A KISS (Fisher Stevens, 2001)
Hot-shot commercials director Dag (actor Ron Eldard from Bastard Out of Carolina, MIFF 1997) lives in a SoHo loft with his girlfriend Halley (Kyra Sedgwick). The pair often find themselves nursing th… Read more

ON THE ROAD TO EMMAUS (Markku Pölönen, 2001)
Bowling over audiences at Berlin, Toronto and Montreal Film Festivals, Finnish auteur Markku Pölönens fifth film is a burlesque comedy with absurdist overtones. Cynical Helsinki real estate agent R… Read more

SILENCE... WE’RE ROLLING (Youssef Chahine, 2001)
Malak is a famous singer and actress. After an onerous divorce, she falls for the charms of the smooth Lamei, who sees in Malak his chance to climb a few rungs up the social ladder. Her love changes … Read more

YOU SHOOT, I SHOOT (Pang Ho Cheung, 2001)
Hong Kong hitman, Bart, has fallen on hard times. He has been forced to take on assassinations at bargain basement prices and even stoops to some questionable practices, shonky even by killer-for-hir… Read more

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