A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol: Its the end of December and professional miser Ebenezer Scrooge absolutely despises this time of the year. He thinks Christmas is all humbug. He doesnt buy his nephews talk of Christmas being a kind time, thinks its absolute madness his servant Cratchit wants a day off and sends away collectors of donations for the poor penniless. Its also the time of the year in which his companion Jacob Marley died seven years ago. When he is all alone, he suddenly sees Marley again, in the door handle, in a tile, a bell suddenly rings. Humbug, thinks Scrooge. But then Marley really appears for him and tells him he should change his life. He warns Scrooge he will be haunted by three spirits, the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.
Scrooge: Miserly Ebenezer Scrooge learns the error of his ways through the intervention of the ghost of his former partner and of three spirits in this faithful adaptation of the Dickens classic.
Wristcutters: A Love Story
Wristcutters: A Love Story: A film set in a strange afterlife way station that has been reserved for people who have committed suicide.
The Assassination of Richard Nixon
The Assassination of Richard Nixon: Based on real life events, Assassination is set in 1974 and centers on a businessman who decides to take extreme measures to achieve his American dream.
Nurse Betty: Comedy about a widows post-traumatic obsession with a soap star.
Birds of America
Birds of America: A regular guy struggles with a repressive home and professional life, as well as making amends for the trouble his free-spirited brother and sister cause about town.
Three Brothers: In a farmhouse in southern Italy, an old woman dies. Her husband summons their sons: from Rome, Raffaele, a judge facing a political case for which he risks assassination; from Naples, the religious and ideological Rocco, a counselor at a correctional institute for boys; from Turin, Nicola, a factory worker involved in labor disputes. Once home, each encounters the past and engages in reveries of what may come: Raffaele imagines his death, Rocco dreams of lifting the youth of Naples out of violence, drugs, and corruption, Nicola pictures embracing his estranged wife. Meanwhile, the old man and his young granddaughter explore the rhythms of the farm and grieve together.
A Dry White Season
A Dry White Season: Ben du Toit is a schoolteacher who always has considered himself a man of caring and justice, at least on the individual level. When his gardeners son is brutally beaten up by the police at a demonstration by black school children, he gradually begins to realize his society is built on a pillar of injustice and exploitation.
Junebug: A dealer in outsider art travels from Chicago to North Carolina to meet her new in-laws, challenging the equilibrium of this middle class Southern home.
The Believer: A young Jewish man develops a fiercely anti-Semitic worldview. Based on the true story of a KKK member in the 1960s who was revealed to be Jewish by a New York Times reporter.
Oldboy: After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in 5 days.
Capote: Truman Capote (Hoffman), during his research for his book In Cold Blood, an account of the murder of a Kansas family, the writer develops a close relationship with Perry Smith, one of the killers.
The Line-Up: Bob Curtis, the youngest member of the New York City plain-clothes squad, is assigned to help Detective-Sergeant Doyle uncover the people behind a number of fur robberies. Peggy Arnold, a beautiful girl, comes under suspicion, but Bob, convinced of her innocence, adopts a desperate plan to clear her and round up the real criminals.
10th & Wolf
10th & Wolf: February, 1991. Tommy, a Desert Storm marine dismayed that the US isnt taking out Saddam, breaks some rules and faces hard labor. An FBI agent offers him an out: go home to his gritty, dockside home in Pennsylvania and help get the goods on an Italian heroine dealer; in return, no prison time and no arrest of Tommys brother Vincent and cousin Joey. Loyalty to family conflicts with loyalty to the code of the street. Can Tommy sort it out, protect his brother and cousin, and stay true? Do young men die - in the sands of the Middle East and on the mean streets of the US - for no reason?
Mr Klein: Paris, 1942. Robert Klein cannot find any fault with the state of affairs in German-occupied France. He has a well-furnished flat, a mistress, and business is booming. Jews facing discrimination because of laws edicted by the French government are desperate to sell valuable works of art - and it is easy for him to get them at bargain prices. His cosy life is disrupted when he realizes that there is another Robert Klein in Paris - a Jew with a rather mysterious behaviour. Very soon, this homonymy attracts the close - and menacing - attention of the police on the established art trader.
Plata quemada: Nene & Angel and their accomplice Cuervo participate in a botched bank robbery in 1965 Buenos Aires, then hide out from the police in Uruguay while the gang breaks down.
The Libertine: The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his lifes work.
Les enfants du siècle
Les enfants du siècle: The only thing more outrageous than French novelist George Sands torrid love affair with the decadent author Alfred de Musset and her affinity for wearing mens clothing, was the content of her writing. Though Sand (otherwise known as the Baroness Dudevant) smoked cigars and cross-dressed, it was the boldness of her writing on issues such as the abstinence of marriage and womens frigidity that most contributed to the scandalous reputation she earned in French literary circles. When she met Alfred de Musset, the most gifted poet of his generation, the two quickly became a public cause celebrity while their work would go on to become some of the finest examples of 19th century romanticism.
Empire of the Sun
Empire of the Sun: A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.
Der neunte Tag
Der neunte Tag: In World War II, after a period living hell on earth in the concentration camp of Dachau with other catholic priests, Father Abbé Henri Kremer gets a nine days leave to return to his home town for his mother's funeral. Along this period, the SS Gestapo lieutenant Gebhardt tries to persuade Henri, who was born in silver-spoon and member of an influent Luxembourgian family, to convince the local bishop to give-up resisting to the Germans and write a letter to the Vatican in the name of the Catholic Church of Luxemburg convincing the Pope to support Hitler and the Nazi regime. The ambivalent Henri questions himself and the bishop what he shall do.
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raiders of the Lost Ark: Archeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant, before the Nazis...
Novecento: Set in Italy, the film follows the lives and interactions of two boys/men, one born a bastard of peasant stock (Depardieu)...
Ned Kelly: After getting threatened by Kellys friends and family, Constable Fitzpatrick places the blame on Ned Kelly and exaggerates what happened...
Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
Ewoks: The Battle for Endor: The army of the Marauders, led by by King Terak and the witch Charal attack the Ewoks village. The parents...
From Hell: In Victorian Era London, a troubled clairvoyant police detective investigates the murders by Jack The Ripper.