Drama

Radu Jude – Alexandra (2006)

Quote:
Tavi, a forty-year-old divorced father, comes to his ex-wife’s home to repair his four-year-old daughter bike, Alexandra. He realizes with amazement that Alexandra does not call him “Daddy” any more. He asks an explanation from his ex-wife… Read More »

Koen Mortier – Ex Drummer (2007)

Quote:
A famous writer gets visited by a band of retards who heard that he can play drums and need a famous drummer for their band “The Feminists”. The writer joins the band in hope for new material for a book and the ride begins: Violence, bald women, men get raped by huge dicks, 3somes, rocknroll, people living upside down, killing sprees,a baby on drugs and a brief vacation inside a vagina. Read More »

Nicolas Cage – Sonny (2002)

from VARIETY.COM
Nicolas Cage makes an unusual but pleasantly haunting debut behind the camera with “Sonny,” the tale of a young man groomed as a gigolo by his Southern momma from age 12. Distinguished by affecting performances, commercial prospects seem modest but honorable in light of the semi-sordid storyline. However, anyone who gives “Sonny” a spin is unlikely to quickly forget it. Read More »

Pablo Larraín – El Club AKA The Club (2015)

Quote:
A crisis counselor is sent by the Catholic Church to a small Chilean beach town where disgraced priests and nuns, suspected of crimes ranging from child abuse to baby-snatching from unwed mothers, live secluded, after an incident occurs. Read More »

Helke Sander – Der Beginn aller Schrecken ist Liebe AKA The Trouble with Love (1984)

Quote:
In Love Is the Beginning of All Terror the paradoxical politics of emotion are parodied when two liberated, though jealous, women vie for the same man and perform for his gaze. The film addresses the oppressive structures that shape interpersonal relations as well as collective histories commented on in a voice-over. Read More »

Leon Hirszman – São Bernardo [+Extras] (1971)

Synopsis
In the interior of Alagoas, the son of peasants Paulo Honório, is a peddler who wanders through the midlands negociating all sorts of things, from cow to religious artifacts. He grows an obsession: to take the São Bernardo farm from the hands of its inept owner, the indebted Luiz Padilha, making him his employee. Read More »

Herbert Achternbusch – Hick’s Last Stand [+Extras] (1990)

Synopsis
[In Hick’s Last Stand] we witness yet another incarnation of a Last Bavarian Mohican, incoherently staggering across the badlands of South Dakota and Wyoming in white cowboy boots, black leather jacket, and a feather on his hat. Without dialogue, without other players besides Herbert Achternbusch, and with the most minimal narrative progression, the film consists only of an image track over which we hear Hick’s extended monologue, a declaration of love to the absent Mary, occasionally interrupted by songs by Judy Garland, Native American chants, and classical music. Read More »