Tag Archives: 1990s

Katja von Garnier – Bandits (1997)

Four female cons who have formed a band in prison get a chance to play at a police ball outside the walls. They take the chance to escape. Being on the run from the law they even make it to sell their music and become famous outlaws.

The film stars Katja Riemann, Jasmin Tabatabai, Nicolette Krebitz and Jutta Hoffmann. Both the film and soundtrack album were commercially successful in Germany, but Bandits grossed less than $25,000 in the United States. Much of the soundtrack was written and performed by the actresses themselves. The soundtrack reached number one in the German album charts. Read More »

Man Kei Chin – Yu pu tuan er zhi Yu nu xin jing AKA Sex and Zen II (1996)

Sai Moon-Kin (Tsui) is a rich man who lives with his concubines and his son and a daughter named Yiau (Loletta Lee), who is raised like a boy and is ignorant of the ways of love. Because her brother is mentally retarded, Yiau wants to be her father’s heir but feels that she needs to go to school for the required education. Her desire to attend school leads her to a love affair with a lustful young scholar (Ken Lok). Only after she is equipped by a protective chastity belt, does her father let Yiau go to school, guised in drag. Read More »

Ildikó Enyedi – Tamás és Juli (1997)

Quiet and reserved kindergarten teacher Juli (Marta Angyal) and awkward coal miner Tamas (David Janosi) meet during the summer in a small coal-mining town. This French-Hungarian film, part of the Vu Par series, details the problems of their romance, leading to the fateful events experienced by the young couple on the evening of December 31,1999. Read More »

Alain Corneau – Le cousin (1997)

From IMDB:
Nounours is the nickname of a “cousin” an informer with a special arrangement with the police: he gets 10% of the drugs seized thanks to his help. When his personal contact, inspector Maurin, commits suicide, inspector Gérard Delvaux takes over. Meanwhile, judge Lambert is uncovering the illegal practices of the policemen. Her persistent investigations, which had cornered Maurin, are leading to Gérard, and also to Nounours as the source of heroin that led to recent cases of deadly overdoses. Nounours promises Gérard increasingly bigger catches which he is intent on realising before he is forced to reveal who Nounours is to judge Lambert. Written by Eduardo Casais Read More »

Ana Kokkinos – Head On (1998)

Quote:
Nineteen-year-old Ari confronts both his sexuality and his Greek family. Ari despises his once-beloved parents, former radical activists, for having entombed themselves in insular tradition. Ari is obsessed with gay sex, although he does make an unenthusiastic attempt to satisfy the sister of one of his best friends. While all of this is going on, he’s facing problems with his traditional Greek parents, who have no clue about his sexual activities. Read More »

Various – City Life (1990)

Synopsis:
A kaleidoscopic panorama of the world. A visual anthology of twelve short stories by twelve innovative directors from all over the world. Read More »

Harry Kümel – Serie rose: La Mandragore AKA Mandrake (1990)

Written by Antoine Gallien
inspired by the writings of Jean de La Fontaine and Niccolo Machiavelli

Cast:
Marianne Assouline – Lucrece
Nadine Spinoza – Fantine
Norbert Kaart
Luc-Antoine Salmont

Cinematography by Maurice Fellous Read More »