1991-2000

Daniel Petrie – Inherit the Wind (1999)

This is another re-enactment of the play about the trial in 1925 of a school teacher who dared to teach Darwinian theory in his classroom. He did this as a consequence of one of his student’s request to know… The student was a lad named ‘Stebbins’, and the trial (dubbed the ‘Monkey Trial’) pitted the great attorney of the day, Clarence Darrow, against the often running presidential candidate, and famous orator, William Jennings Bryan. Read More »

Wisit Sasanatieng – Fah talai jone AKA Tears of the Black Tiger [Director’s cut] (2000)

Synopsis:
In the countryside of Thailand, a gang of outlaws makes the region unsafe. Among them is the handsome gun hero Dum, who became unwillingly involved in the bandit life. Handsome Dum made a promise to his upper-crust lover Rumpoey: despite the class difference, they will get married. When the moment of reunion arrives, Dum gets involved in a fire fight and cannot possibly reach Rumpoey in time. She is desperate: her father has married her off to a policeman. The taciturn Dum, called the ‘Black Tiger’ by his co-conspirators, has however not forgotten Rumpoey. Read More »

Richard Linklater – Before Sunrise (1995) (HD)

A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one romantic evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together. Read More »

Jean-François Richet – Ma 6-T va crack-er AKA Crack 6-T (1997)

Wikipedia wrote:
The story is set in a cité (6-T in French slang), or housing project, in the Parisian suburb of Meaux. The residents are unhappy about their living conditions, and are rebelling against this. Some critics compare it to the film La Haine, directed by Mathieu Kassovitz and starring Vincent Cassel, as well as to Le Cercle de la haine. […]Richet explicitly made in an interview references to marxism-leninism as his ideology to produce this movie. Read More »

Yuri Mamin & Arkadiy Tigay – Okno v Parizh aka Window to Paris (1993)

Plot
Nikolay (played by Sergei Dontsov) has been fired from his job as a music teacher and has to live in the gym until he finds a place to stay. Finally he gets a communal room in the apartment of Gorokhov (Viktor Mikhalkov). The room’s previous inhabitant, an old woman, has died a year ago, and yet her cat is still in the locked room, healthy and fat. Soon, Nikolai and his neighbours discover the mystery: there is a window to Paris in the room. That’s when the comedy begins – will the Russians be able to cope with the temptation to profit from the discovery? Read More »

Jerzy Stuhr – Duze zwierze AKA Big Animal (2000)

Quote:
Mr. Zygmunt Sawicki is a bank employee, who finds a camel in his yard one day. He decides to take charge of it and he and his wife Marysia take care of it. However, problems arise for both his fellow town-dwellers and the local authorities. Read More »

Ardak Amirkulov – Gibel Otrara AKA The Fall of Otrar [171 min version] (1991)

Ardak Amirkulov’s 1990 historical epic about the intrigue and turmoil preceding Genghis Khan’s systematic destruction of the lost east Asian civilization of Otrar is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. The movie that spurred the extraordinary wave of great Kazakh films in the 90s, Amirkulov’s movie is at once hallucinatory, visually resplendent and ferociously energetic, packed with eye-catching (and gouging) detail and B-movie fervor, and traversing an endless variety of parched, epic landscapes and ornate palaces. Read More »