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Frank is a lonely and purposeless young man until he meets Mr Lord, the charismatic supermarket manager, who employs him to do the lord's work amongst the baked beans and weekly specials. ... An economy-sized pop-comedy from video artist Rik Lander. ... Read more
The most insane proof of love a man can give his wife is to 'get rid' of her lovers. In front of everyone, Vic (Jean-Louis Trintignant) puts up with the amorous games of Melanie (Isabelle Huppert). His attitude is always generosity mixed with irony. But as soon as he feels that Melanie is becoming ... Read more
An analysis of the greater part of Degas work which formed the central theme of his career: the ballet dancer. ... World Premiere, Melbourne Festival. ... Read more
A homage to Delacroix on the occasion of the centenary of his death. The image and music alone comment on what are mostly unpublished drawings and sketches. ... Read more
A sealed American military train leaves Berlin nightly for West Germany with every passenger accounted for, thus is not subjected to Russian inspection en route. On this particular night the routine is broken; while the train is held up by a signal, unknown to the Americans an East German refugee ... Read more
There are too many occasions when we are forced, either in films or on television, to sit through documentaries about the making of a film. Directors, it seems, like to add their own modest contributions to acting out the wonderful world of the movies. Audiences apparently accept these things with ... Read more
A stranger appears in a drought stricken area His appearance is greeted with mysterious suspicion. He arrives deep in the mountains and encounters a beautiful woman He notices that the river flows and she explains that its source is the Demon Pond. ... Eventually he discovers that the woman's ... Read more
The Berlin band, Die Haut, in a bizarre drama of love and deal friendship and horror. ... Read more
.Dervishes of Kurdistan (Kasnazan)In Kurdistan, the Qaderi dervishes are very active in all aspects of people's lives, extolling the virtues of love, compassion, sympathy, abstinence, and encouraging them to help one another.Tracing their dynasty back to the 11th century AD, the lives of these ... Read more
The film shows how the land was cleared and how the men and their families who worked on this project eventually settled on the reclaimed sol, on farms of their own. ... Read more
How the land was cleared and how the men settled on the reclaimed soil, on farms of their own. ... Read more
An investigation of the skills and techniques enabling the survival of two aboriginal families in the Western Desert, living in an eminently inhospitable environment This beautifully photographed document lecords the way of nomadic life before it vanishes completely. ... Grand Prix, Padua ... Read more
The film follows without commentary, a day in the life of a young couple as they come in contact with everyday objects - all of which have one thing in common: good design. ... Read more
Fassbinder is the wonder-boy of the performing arts, turning out fully developed plays, films and television productions of his own with insistent regularity, and still finding time to appear in other people's films and follow the fortunes of Bayern Munich, one of Europe's great football teams. ... Read more
"In the beginning I led a very ordinary life. . ." This is the way Andrei Sokolov, the hero of A Man's Destiny by Mikhail Sholokhov, starts to tell us about himself. A simple, unadorned story of a plain man who has shouldered the full brunt of the desperate battle against fascism. . .this ... Read more
Godard's plot involves four groups of people, or "families", whose paths intersect in the lobbies, dining rooms and bedrooms of the Hotel Concorde in Paris. A hotel detective. and his manic assistant are still trying to solve the two-year-old murder of a Prince in the hotel. They connect with a ... Read more
It's believed that eight million workers have perished in the mines of Cerro Rico, Bolivia, since it opened in the 16th century. Each day the miners sever their ties with God upon entering the mountain, according to an ancient belief that the devil determines the fate of all who work within the ... Read more
Memories, nostalgia, alienation, the ephemeral quality of life . . . these are the subjects of this animated diary. ... Read more
A humorous account of the artisf s crummy-sut-high paymg jobs Utilizing repetitive edit-ng techniques and a rambling, ranting voiceover, the film takes a tongue-in-cheek ook at that daily phenomenon known as the 'character building pay cheque'. ... Read more
A moral tale about an aboriginal chief who tries to learn the didjeridoo. Second Prize, Children's Film Section, "for its original charm and excellent puppetry". ... Read more
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In making his documentary on Dirk Bouts, André Delvaux contrasts the work of a 15th Century painter with that of a film maker. ... Read more
An ABC film unit went around the world to uncover the inside story of Hamersley Iron Pty. Ltd. This film probes the issues involved in the debate on overseas investment in Australia through a company nine-tenths British and American owned, financed from America, and selling to Japan. ... Silver ... Read more
"Direct Action" examines the use and consequences of civil disobedience in the anti-nuclear movement. Beginning production in 1977, the film follows a citizen's action group in San Luis Obispo, California, as they attempt to halt construction of a $1.5 billion plant in their community. ... Read more
Jeff Bowden's mud-streaked documentary follows a championship season of world-class Street Stocks. This is the bottom class of American dirt-track auto racing, played out in all its beer-bellied glory at the legendary Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. The film is a study of the ... Read more
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