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CHINESE ROULETTE (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1976)
This is the twenty-ninth film made by German director, Rainer Werner Fassbinder. ... Chance brings together an unhappy family for a long weekend at their country retreat The parents have indulged in … Read more

CHINESE ROULETTE (M) (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1976)
Rainer Werner Fassbinder embraces psychological melodrama in this blackly comedic domestic pressure cooker, laden with moral conflict and hypocrisy. ... An affluent couple turns a blind eye to each o… Read more

The complex problems of staging a large opera are shown in considerable detail, with Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge, among others, rehearsing the Delibes work at the Sydney Opera House. ... Read more

Cold Action Cleans and Whitens (Paul Clydesdale, 1976)
A satirical look at the procedure of recording a slogan for a soap powder commercial. ... Read more

COMING OF AGE (Sohrab Shahid Saless, 1976)
Iranian director, Sohrab Shahid Saless, whose memorable Still Life was shown at the 1975 Melbourne Film Festival, and who is now working in Germany, traces the painful maturing of a ten year old boy … Read more

COTTAGE NEAR A WOOD (Jiří Menzel, 1976)
Jiří Menzel, director of Closely Watched Trams, returns with this study of the world-wide trend for suburban dwellers to move out to the country, buying up weekenders and holiday houses. ... A … Read more

Cuba Cubanos (Ib Makwarth, 1976)
A personal account of life in Cuba, investigating the earnings, eating habits, working and social life of the ordinary Cubans. ... Read more

Desert Cloud (Graham Stevens, 1976)
In a plea for the use of solar energy, this film shows a solar air structure operating entirely on atmospheric energy—inflating, forming, flying—then explores its use for producing water,… Read more

Dojoji Temple (Kihachiro Kawamoto, 1976)
This animated film is based on an ancient tale about a young widow who falls In love with a monk who shuns her attentions. She sets out in pursuit, and finally, in the guise of a big white snake catc… Read more

DUMMY PARTNER (Hans Kristensen, 1976)
This is the third feature film from Danish director, Hans Kristensen, following his earlier films. The Escape and Per. Per, a small-time hoodlum, reappears in this film, trying to make a respectable … Read more

EDVARD MUNCH (Peter Watkins, 1976)
The Norwegian painter, Edvard Munch (1863-1944), was one of the pioneers of modern art, who, along with van Gogh, is regarded as the founder of Expressionism Through his paintings, he intended to cha… Read more

EQUALITY (Paul Buck, Art Ciocco, 1976)
A sociological study about equality from the points of view of sex, race, ethnic origin, economics, and age. ... Gold Hugo, Chicago. ... Read more

EVENING LAND (Peter Watkins, 1976)
In Evening Land, British film-maker, Peter Watkins, projects a frightening future for the welfare state. The film, which was provisionally titled Denmark 1980, chronicles the disintegration of the we… Read more

Face (Peter Foldes, 1976)
Study of a face: a man rediscovers his youth through music. When he stops playing his flute, his face becomes that of an old man. ... Jury Prize, Cannes. Jury Prize, Oberhausen. ... Read more

Faces (Lois Siegel, 1976)
A beautiful series of still photographs—all faces—gently merge into each other. ... Read more

FOUL PLAY (Marek Piwowski, 1976)
Bogey, a Warsaw delinquent, is graduating from petty crime into the big-time, with plans for an elaborate raid on a jewellery store in order to test his accomplices before the raid, Bogey stages a fa… Read more

Free Ride (Warren Miller, 1976)
A montage of sporting activities, all involving a 'free ride', cut to music. ... Read more

HAPPY DAY (Pantelis Voulgaris, 1976)
Greek director, Pantelis Voulgaris, who made The Engagement of Anna in 1972, was afterwards imprisoned by the military junta on the island of Makronissos. During the Civil War following the Second Wo… Read more

HARVEST (Laila Mikkelsen, 1976)
Harvest is set in Norway in the immediate future. Political upheaval in the Third World has led to a complete break-down in the export of raw materials, causing an economic crisis in the industrialis… Read more

HARVEST: 3000 YEARS (Haile Gerima, 1976)
Haile Genma, an Ethiopian-born director, returned to his country to make this film in 1974, just before the fall of Haile Selassie Harvest is a dramatised documentary account of the struggle for surv… Read more

High Fidelity (Antoinette Starkiewicz, 1976)
A girl in search of a dream the dancing man in tails and top hat. ... Read more

Honeymation (Ferenc Varsányi, 1976)
A folk-tale-type story acted out by honey-cake figurines. ... Read more

HOTEL PACIFIC (Janusz Majewski, 1976)
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… Read more

"One of my favourite giallo films." – Eli Roth ... A young painter named Stefano is sent to a rural Italian village to restore a fresco in a local church. The picture, which depicts the mu… Read more

Legend has it that Ibrahim, great-grandfather of the Russian poet, Alexander Pushkin, was the son of a petty Ethiopian prince, who, as a child, was sold to Constantinople. At Peter the Great's reques… Read more

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