Tag Archives: 2000s

Alain Resnais – Les herbes folles AKA Wild Grass (2009)

Marguerite is a successful dentist with a busy practice and an offbeat hobby, flying small airplanes. One day, Marguerite loses her wallet, and it’s found by Georges, a seemingly happy man with a wife, Suzanne, and two children. As Georges looks through the wallet and examines the photos of Marguerite, he finds he’s fascinated with her and her life, and soon his curiosity about her becomes an obsession. Read More »

Claude Lelouch – Roman de gare AKA Tracks (2007)

The successful novelist Judith Ralitzer is interrogated in the police station about the disappearance of her ghost-writer. A serial-killer escapes from a prison in Paris. A missing school teacher leaves his wife and children. In the road, the annoying and stressed hairdresser Hughette is left in a gas station by her fiancé Paul while driving to the poor farm of her family in the country. A mysterious man offers a ride to her and she invites him to assume the identity of Paul during 24 hours to not disappoint her mother. Who might be the unknown man and what is real and what is fiction? Read More »

Chi Zhang – Dixia de tiankong aka The Shaft (2008)

In a poor mining town in western China, stories of a father and his two children intertwine. The misfortunes of son and daughter alike unravel to illuminate the complicated relationships masked by their community’s hard exterior. Read More »

Radu Jude – Alexandra (2006)

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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)

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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 »

Sólveig Anspach – Skrapp út AKA Back Soon (2008)

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Back Soon is a shift from the serious tone of Solveig Anspach’s previous films to something much more light-hearted. In this off-the-wall comedy, Anna Hallgrimsdottir, in her late thirties, is undergoing an existential crisis. She decides to quit her job, sell her business to the highest bidder, and leave with her two sons… but being a dope dealer, the biggest supplier on the island, complicates things somewhat. Back Soon, an offbeat Scandinavian farce, full of imaginative flights of fancy, reveals a whole new aspect to Solveig Anspach. Following a documentary made in 2001, this is her first fiction feature, a co-production with Iceland, where it was filmed. Read More »