Axel Heyst lives on a secluded island near the Dutch East Indies port of Surabaya. The year is 1913. While on personal business to the port, he visits the hotel owned by racist German ... See full summary »
In 1915, T.S. (Tom) Eliot and Vivienne Haigh-Wood elope, but her longstanding gynecological and emotional problems disrupt their planned honeymoon. Her father is angry because Tom's poetry ... See full summary »
With World War 2 looming, a prominent family in China must confront the contrasting ideas of traditionalism, communism and Western thinking, while dealing with the most important ideal of all: love and its meaning in society.
A young Italian woman inherits from her deceased lover an enigmatic modern house in the New York country side, and goes to see it for the first time. When she arrives she meets the caretaker of the house...
McGriff and Albaby are probably doing the worst law enforcement job in the world - they are plain clothes U.S. military policemen on duty in war-time Saigon. However, their job becomes even... See full summary »
A drug dealer with upscale clientele is having moral problems going about his daily deliveries. A reformed addict, he has never gotten over the wife that left him, and the couple that use ... See full summary »
A play-based erotic anthology about Manhattan's vibrant, lusty and seedy nightlife and 9 sleazy trysts of the rich and the streetwise New Yorkers. Features Penthouse Pet Corinne Alphen and then unknown Willem Dafoe in a cameo.
This movie is far beyond the ken of the average viewer as it is a dialog driven vehicle full of clever nuances and duplicitous intention. Lena Olin is undoubtedly one of the most talented and charismatic, not to mention sensually pulsating actresses to light up the silver screen. Whether she is playing the utterly delightful Sabina (Unbearable lightness...) or the chillingly vicious Mona (Romeo is bleeding), she is a master of the arts. Willem Defoe, while not one of my favorite leading men was surprisingly good in this out of character role, one that he pulled off quite well. Miranda Richardson, as always, was picture perfect in her part, and all of the other cast members were very good. An excellent movie for couples, this wickedly delightful love story is much more thoughtful than the average period piece sexual romp and that might disappoint some. But sex, settings, and Willem Defoe's muscles notwithstanding, the relationships, the characters and the quick witted dialog earn it a 10 from me.
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