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Films In 1982

This is the story of a social worker, Hes, who tries to overcome the "system", without having realised that he is already caught in it. ... Hes, who is in his late thirties, has developed a routine which enables him to handle the most difficult cases. His professional cynicism is the only defence ... Read more
Joseph Losey says he had wanted to do ... ‘ ‘The Trout' ' , a novel by Roger Vailland, for over 20 years, and somehow ... the film does have a kind of existentialist ... look. (Surely the presence of Jeanne ... Moreau adds to this impression - an act- ... ress who can be identified with the ... Read more
Extremely well acted and entertaining throughout, this charming screwball comedy from Russia is the perfect vehicle for Ludmilla Gurshenko, a popular actress in Russia, who displays a beautiful variety of moods, and can even sing and dance. ... Margerita, 38, is about to take a second chance on ... Read more
A condensed account of evolution that owes more to Groucho Marx than to Darwin. ... Read more
A portrait of three generations of Aborigines - an old man, his nephew, and a 13-year-old boy - as they work to get an Aboriginal cattle station going on Cape York peninsula, northern Queensland. ... Read more
With 38 years of experience behind him, ... George Parker is the No. 1 machinist at ... the factory where he has been employed ... most of his working life. His wife, ... Joyce, mothers her family with love and ... care. Her one little luxury is a cream ... cake every morning from the local shop ... Read more
The inner lives of a selection of moderately handicapped persons is shown through their paintings. ... Read more
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Tukana, whose title is both the name of the film's troubled hero and the word for "walking stick" in one of the divergent tribal languages of the North Solomons province of Papua New Guinea, is the first feature-length film made in that country to receive international exposure. ... Tutkana came ... Read more
"It is impossible to defend Turkey Shoot, therefore it is essential viewing." - urbancinefile.com.au ... When Philip Adams declared this "unrivalled sadism and brutality" and "pornographically violent", Turkey Shoot's fate was sealed as the guiltiest pleasure in Australian film history, suited to ... Read more
"The grammars of thought are changed by history, but the stories remain the same". The radical, prolific Nekes has subjected James Joyce's epoch-making novel to a similar creative transformation on film as Joyce's novel did to Homer's 'Odyssey':—with respect for the things which endure from ... Read more
Valentina was along, very popular television series. This film is the first part of a four-part film version made from the ... series. The story, set in the early part of the century in an Aragonese village, is a about the childhood memories of a narrator, who was to die in a concentration camp in ... Read more
The sports reporter, Robert Krohn, meets by chance the ex-UFA star, Veronika Voss, still an attractive and extremely interesting woman. Fascinated by her personality and charm, he is determined to see her again. His investigations reveal that Veronika Voss is staying with a doctor. ... Dr Katz, a ... Read more
Vietnam Requiem is a documentary focusing on five Vietnam veterans who are now serving time in prison. All five men ... enlisted - each fought honorably and was heavily decorated for heroism. The film provides stock footage of the war, intercut with the men recalling their personal experiences ... Read more
A young man attempts to keep his father in hospital happy, even if it means breaking all the rules. ... Read more
Bruxelles' staid old brick buildings are decorated with vivid, gay designs. ... Read more
An affectionate portrait of an ageing washroom attendant who thrives on the social stimulation afforded by her job on the periphery of the night scene. Her ironic observations on the behaviour of the "beautiful people'' whom she serves - and her eloquent retelling of her own, extremely rich ... Read more
Burgess Meredith narrates a deeply personal, almost spiritual journey through the Chihuahuan Desert in the company of an unseen wise old man. ... Read more
An experimental film. ... Read more
A movement to "de-unionise" industry has been gaining considerable ground in the US and Canada in recent years. It has developed a new breed of "union-buster" using persuasive psychological techniques to convince many employees that trade unions are not only unnecessary, but an impediment. ... In ... Read more
Seven separate visions of Los Angeles, sprawling, fast-paced city of millions. Myron Emery teaches optical printing at the California Institute of the Arts, using apparatus left over from the first "Star Wars" film. ... "X-Streams" is the work of seven of his students (including ... Adrian Bruch ... Read more
The poignant story of Yirawala MBE, a tribal man of high degree, who fought to hold back a tidal wave of change, even though he knew some people wanted the money from mining. ... The film shows the marvellous works of Yirawala and explains its meaning in relation to the land and the Dreaming. ... Read more
The film is as ambiguous as its title, and in giving no definite ending, it leaves plenty to contemplate. Claus Worm, an architect, finds himself in a desperate and embarrassing position, concerning both his professional and his personal life. ... When he is being offered a tempting deal that would ... Read more
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