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Gondo, the production head of a shoe factory, mortgages his house and belongings to gain control of the company. Before he proceeds, a kidnapper rings and asks for a large amount of money for the return of his son. The money demanded would take all that he had raised. Later the son returns, and it ... Read more
A girl in search of a dream the dancing man in tails and top hat. ... Read more
These are the real builders of the skyscrapers of New York, the Indians from Quebec, who, with cat-like sureness of foot, work at dizzy heights to erect towers of steel and glass. ... Read more
Most of the men working at dizzy heights to erect New York skyscrapers are Indians from Caughnawaga Reserve in Quebec. Don Owen visits this Indian community at home near Montreal. ... Read more
Helen Barrow's penetrating documentary takes us behind the scenes at the offices of Australia's leading newspapers and into the studios of the country's leading political cartoonists. Combining fly on the wall observation and probing interviews, the film delves into the minds of the cartoonists ... Read more
This short tribute to Hokusai animates 30 of the 30,000 drawings the master is reputed to have produced during his lifetime. ... Read more
Like many effective experimental works this modest film has a capacity to provoke questions of consciousness which outstrip that of mainstream cinema. In the materialist tradition, rather than representing or describing an experience, Hold generates an experience in the viewers being. The rapid ... Read more
A complex story based around a small ensemble of characters who cross paths in the wake of a plane crash. Grieving for his dead wife, a young husband, Fung Wai, meets a gay real estate agent, Tong, after he considers selling his apartment, which holds too many painful reminders of the loss. Much of ... Read more
Australian director Ben Lewin's fascination and obsession with jewellery was spawned during the production of his film The Favour, The Watch, and the Very Big Fish. It all started with a watch that Jeff Goldblum's character wore, and from then Lewin graduated to 'celebrity watch consultant' status ... Read more
“A scandal when first released, Mr Jodorowsky's movie is a dazzling, rambling, often incoherent satire on consumerism, militarism and the exploitation of third world cultures by the West. It unfurls like a hallucinogenic daydream.” - New York Times Although widely regarded as one of the best ... Read more
Albert Speer walks 31,936 kilometres, an imaginary journey undertaken by the imprisoned Nazi war criminal. ... Read more
Homesdale is an expensive private guest house on a remote island where the guests are encouraged to live out their fantasies. They have contrived to do this with considerable facility. Mr. Malfrey, who is spending his first vacation at Homesdale is the odd man out, and fails in his efforts to mix ... Read more
A slightly off-handed way of reviewing Honky Tonk Man would be to write which is true anyway - that after having been taken for John Wayne, Clint Eastwood can now be taken for John Ford himself. One could list very quickly the telling signs, point to the exact quotations, recall the beginning of ... Read more
Hashimoto displays annoyance at the intrusion of modern western influences on the oriental calm of his home, and the steps he takes to overcome the problem meet with disastrous results. ... Read more
A tense drama about a terrorist group holed up in a remote farmhouse in the Irish Republic. Veronica Quilligan plays the odd woman out who gradually assumes control in the war of nerves that ensues when their hideout is discovered. ... Read more
Based on a 1936 Polish best-seller, Hotel Pacific is set in a large European hotel in the 1930s. Roman Boryczko. a teenage boy, has a job as a dish-washer. He works his way up to errand boy, waiter's mate, and eventually, waiter. But his attempted romantic liaisons present difficulties. His first ... Read more
“The Hottest State shines an insider's light on artists looking for love - and for themselves - in the bohemian hotbed of New York City.” - Variety Actor turned writer-director Ethan Hawke's second undertaking behind the camera is a sensitive portrait of nascent narcissism and the first pangs ... Read more
“The physical, emotional and cosmic unite in Andrucha Waddington's powerful The House of Sand… magnificently renders a fresh view of life on planet Earth.” - Variety ... This epic drama plays out on the sandy plains of northern Maranhão where three generations of women live out a ... Read more
A retrospective view of how Robert Flaherty's ''Man of Aran" was made, including interviews with participants in the original opus shot in Ireland's Aran Islands in 1933 and 1934. ... Read more
From the director of Hard Road and Doombeach comes the latest feature from the Children's Film and Television Unit in Britain. How stays busy making business deals and dodging bombs during the raids on London in 1942. But his mother decides the dangers are too great for How to remain in London and ... Read more
Hubertus collects old umbrellas, from which he creates abstract pictures. These he offers for sale on a busy street, eliciting varied reactions from the passers by. ... Read more
This deceivingly simple and humorous documentary challenges the distanced diagnosis of a ‘very experienced and skilled' neurologist. As we fly through the air we are forced to reflect on the contemporary anxiety surrounding plane travel post 9/11. ... --- D Martin Wilderberg P Christina Erman ... Read more
A smoking, rock 'n' rolling, alcoholic Orthodox Jew ghostwrites passionate sermons for the community's most popular Rabbi. Starring musician and actor Tim Rogers, this dark comedy, with a soundtrack by Matt Walker, is a quirky road movie with a twisted ending. ... --- ... D/S Michael Weisler P ... Read more
“A near-perfect movie about men in war.” - Time ... Kinetic filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow (Point Break, Strange Days) directs this tense action/drama about the Iraq war in this unrelenting look at a specialist US bomb squad stationed in Baghdad. ... Led by Sgt William James (Jeremy Renner), a cool ... Read more
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