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  • Robert Iscove – Terror on Track 9 (1992)

    1991-2000Robert IscoveThrillerTVUSA
    Terror on Track 9 (1992)
    Terror on Track 9 (1992)

    Lt. Frank Janek investigates the unsolved murder cases in the city of New York. The newest challenge presented to the Central Station is a man who likes to kill the girls with a singular method: drug overdose. There is a man who likes to kill young women by the singular method of the drug overdose. Janek investigates with a bit of the jitters because there is a television reporter who goes all out to criticize the work of the police. The case then explodes in his hands when one of the girls found dead is the niece of the Head of Homicide.Read More »

  • Ingmar Bergman – Aus dem Leben der Marionetten AKA From the Life of the Marionettes (1980) (HD)

    Ingmar Bergman1971-1980ArthouseGermanyTV
    Aus dem Leben der Marionetten (1980) (HD)
    Aus dem Leben der Marionetten (1980) (HD)

    Quote:
    Made during Bergman’s tax-related exile in Germany, the film continues the story of Katarina and Peter Egermann, the feuding, childless, professional couple who appear in one episode of “Scenes From A Marriage.” After Peter perpetrates a horrendous crime in its first scene, the rest of the film consists of a non-linear examination of his motivations, incorporating a police psychological investigation, scenes from the Egermanns’ married life, and dream sequences.Read More »

  • Craig Gilbert – An American Family (1973)

    1971-1980Craig GilbertDocumentaryTVUSA
    An American Family (1973)
    An American Family (1973)

    Finally, 50 years after it was original broadcast, the foundational documentary television series “An American Family” has been made available on DVD in legible quality. Routinely cited as the birth of reality television, the series broadcasted the goings on of Santa Barbara’s Loud family to 10 million viewers weekly, creating a massive public forum for a select few private lives.Read More »

  • Krzysztof Kieslowski – Krótki dzien pracy aka Short Working Day (1981)

    Krzysztof Kieslowski1981-1990DramaPolandTV

    Based on reportage of the 1976 strike in Radom, which ended with the regional Party Committee headquarters set aflame, Kieslowski’s made-for-TV hybrid film merges archival materials with a dramatization of organized opposition during a single day of conflict. Shot during the Solidarity period and finished just before the imposition of martial law in 1981, A Short Working Day was not broadcast until 1996, three months after Kieslowski’s death from complications of heart surgery.Read More »

  • Wojciech Marczewski – Klucznik AKA The Housemaster (1980)

    Wojciech Marczewski1971-1980DramaPolandTV
    Klucznik (1980)
    Klucznik (1980)

    “Klucznik / The Housemaster” – screenplay by Marczewski based on a stage drama by Wieslaw Myśliwski. A small village during the period of agricultural reforms in 1945. The two protagonists, a terminally ill count and his housemaster, engage in a private game that consists of artificially maintaining the social hierarchy which reigned here for centuries. (Awards: 1980 – Grand Prix for directing and “Panoramy Polnocy” / “Northern Panorama” Award, Festiwal Polskiej Twórczosci Telewizyjnej / Festival of Polish Television Creativity, Olsztyn).Read More »

  • Bozidar ‘Bota’ Nikolic – Svecana obaveza AKA The Honorary Duty (1986)

    Bozidar 'Bota' Nikolic1981-1990DramaTVYugoslavia
    Svecana obaveza (1986)
    Svecana obaveza (1986)

    A professor of geography and a farmer befriend during their military service. On a day of taking the solemn oath, a farmer’s father who rejected him when he was little suddenly appears. Refusing to meet him, he sends his friend to replace him.Read More »

  • Jean Renoir – Le testament du Docteur Cordelier AKA Experiment in Evil (1959)

    Jean Renoir1951-1960FranceHorrorTV
    Le testament du Docteur Cordelier (1959)
    Le testament du Docteur Cordelier (1959)

    Mr. Joly, Doctor Cordelier’s lawyer, is amazed to discover that his client and friend leaves his possessions to a stranger, Opale, a sadistic criminal. He needs this man to prove that people’s behavior can be adjusted at will…Read More »

  • Aleksei Sidorov – Brigada AKA The Brigade (2002)

    2001-2010Aleksei SidorovCrimeRussiaTV
    Brigada (2002)
    Brigada (2002)

    SYNOPSIS
    Being the most notorious TV-product of post-Soviet Russia, “Brigada” is an epic story about a company of bosom friends that, step by step, is transformed, leading by ambitions and social conditions, to the high class gang with excessive economical and, even, policitcal purposes (or, one can say, appetites). The regular, form-building, undisguised, even pushy alternation of brutal and sentimental scenes especially excited the audience. Supporters (and, also, authors theirselves) pointed out the classical tradition of gangster sagas, while opponents accused this serial as a cynical exploitation of most primitive fears-‘n’-hopes of common people and forewarned about dangerous social consequences (indeed, many children began to play in “brigades” on city streets with all their ingenuousness). The very title “Brigada” became a kind of symbol of over-effective media product that doesn’t worry about moral; main actor Sergey Bezrukov immediately became the superstar of Russian popular culture.Read More »

  • Agnès Varda – Agnès de ci de là Varda AKA Agnès Varda: From Here to There (2011)

    Agnès Varda2011-2020DocumentaryFranceTV
    Agnès de ci de là Varda (2011)
    Agnès de ci de là Varda (2011)

    Synopsis
    Agnès Varda travels around the world to meet friends, artists, and filmmakers for an expansive view of the global contemporary art scene.Read More »

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