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Films In 1982

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Likes bees in a hive, people live in apartment houses. The ingenious shooting plan of the film removes walls at will and allows us to observe the lives of the inhabitants. ... Read more
The background of this drama about a ... father-and-son relationship is today's ... terrorism in Italy. It is a highly dramatic ... tale giving psychological insight into its ... characters and a polemical assessment ... of the deep pressures in Italian society. ... Fifteen-year-old Emilio (Fausto ... Read more
In 1954 a talented group of Hollywood blacklistees, among them director Herbert Biberman of the Hollywood Ten, Oscar-winning script-writer Michael Wilson and composer Sol Kaplan, made a feature drama called "Salt of the Earth" about a strike by Mexican-American miners in New Mexico. A co-operative ... Read more
The Yamazawas. a small peasant family, live in an area of Kashima where the rural landscape has been destroyed through the building of industrial plants. ... The eldest son, Yukio, supports his family by working as a lorry-driver. He is a violent, ambitious and hardworking man. Then his two sons ... Read more
This candid documentary gives account of the Chereau-Boulez production of ' 'The Ring of the Nibelung'' in Bayreuth. ... Chereau, the “enfant terrible'' of French theatre, insisted that the Wagner cycle must be good theatre, taught his singers to act, transferred the story into the industrial ... Read more
Louis Coline is an employee in a large company. He does virtually no work. A new manager, Bertrand Malair, is appointed and an air of mystery develops about him and his two assistants. ... Louis is fascinated by Malair; he is drawn under his spell increasingly as the days go by. Here an encouraging ... Read more
This film is an account of women s life in the zenana (women's quarters])of Dhrangadra, in northern India, the seal of power of the Jhala Rajputs until 1947. The film unfolds through songs, dances and stories of several palace women, including the Maharini (wife of the Mahraja). She and others ... Read more
Made for the Zoo Education Service to mark the Year of the Tree, the film shows groups of monkeys, apes and primitive lemurs with a diversity of Australian tree-dwelling animals. ... Read more
The most comprehensive investigation ... of the perils of asbestos ever made in a ... television programme caused national ... reverberations which continue months ... after transmission. The Health and ... Safety Commission halved asbestos ... control limits in the wake of the public ... outcry ... Read more
lmages of night and images of love are ... interwoven with each other, couples ... meet and separate, fragments of life are ... captured in short scenes. They don't tell ... a story, and yet, they tell the story of ... every one of us: They are like the songs ... of Edith Piaf, simple and eternal ... Read more
As the title indicates, the film puts the ... arms race into perspective both from an ... historical and a present point of view: ... American industry backed Nazi Germany and now is making profits from the current preparation for war. ... Joan Harvey has created a powerful ... plea for our peace ... Read more
A metaphysical thriller with a protagonist who plays the saxophone like at angel and takes vengeance like an archangel - Danny is a member of a visiting show band in an Irish country dance hall called Dreamland. He is fascinated by a mute girl, Annie, and is with her later when he witnesses the ... Read more
Angel is a young homosexual living discreetly in an unfriendly and destitute social milieu with his family in a squalid Athens' suburb. He meets and falls in love with Michae,l a marine and experienced "professional" who invites Angel to live with him and have an affair. Angel has nothing to lose ... Read more
Schwartz restored ancient cameras and invented modern settings to breathe new life into Edison's classic clip of Fred Ott sneezing and Muybridge's pioneering stills of athletic movement. ... Read more
Art Pepper, one of jazz's greatest alto saxophonists, is a survivor, he has survived heroin, prison and self-loathing. We ... hear stories, often amusing, sometimes tragic, which were the emotional reference points of his creative life. ... Integrated with the stories are live performances of three ... Read more
In his first narrative feature, Edward ... Bennett weaves a complicated pattern of ... political and personal elements. ... Belfast 1920. A young woman, ... Connie, member of the Protestant ruling ... class (‘‘Ascendancy'', as it was known) ... spends her days in mourning for her ... brother ... Read more
It is the dream of many to challenge the world, to prove superiority in the areas of sport, science, or artistic endeavour. ... Aurora Australis is the story of such a challenge, documenting the story of four Australians who take on the world. ... Read more
A free interpretation of Australian Aborigine's belief about their rock - Ayers ... Rock. ... Read more
Giant manufacturing robots perform ... computerised dances to romantic classical music. ... Read more
... ... A computerised dance performed by giant industrial robots on an automobile assembly line and synchronised to music recorded by London's Royal Philharmonic. The film was made possible by a grant from the General Motors Corporation of America. ... ... ... Ballet Robotique has become a classic ... Read more
'When Krzysztof Kieslowski finished the film in 1982, the curtain of martial law had already descended on Poland - so Blind Chance was immediately resigned to the shelves for the duration. ... The story is constructed on three possible episodes in the life of young Witek, beginning with a train he ... Read more
The war years of the 1940s have come to the remote districts of Sweden where paths to the other world are narrow and restricted, and where people must rely on themselves alone. Sweden still has peace, but ... ... Here lives 13-year-old Erika with her parents, Marta and Axel, her grandmothers and ... Read more
A fascinating and controversial look at the ill-starred production of Werner Herzog's five-years-in-the-making feature, Fitzcarraldo. Set in the jungle of Peru, Fitzcarraldois the story of a mad dreamer who will stop at nothing to realize his ideal. ... Like his central character, Herzog takes on ... Read more
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