Professional motorcycle racer Bud Clay heads from New Hampshire to California to race again. Along the way he meets various needy women who provide him with the cure to his own loneliness, but only a certain woman from his past will truly satisfy him.
After being released from prison, Billy is set to visit his parents with his wife, whom he does not actually have. This provokes Billy to act out, as he kidnaps a girl and forces her to act as his wife for the visit.
Arriving on a deserted beach in the Mediterranean sea, in a time and a place unspecified, Kaspar Hauser is forced to confront the evil of a Grand Duchess who feels threatened by the power she exercises over the community.
Yuichi Mafune is known as a finance broker, but he's actually a conman. One day, two men show up in front of Yuichi. One man is "M" and the other is his underling Yuki Seki. They ask Yuichi... See full summary »
Promises Written in Water is an extremely stripped down abstract romantic story of a man and a woman, both in crisis. Kevin (Vincent Gallo) is a long-time, professional assassin, ... See full summary »
15-year-old Mike takes a job at the local swimming baths, where he becomes obsessed with an attractive young woman, Susan, who works there as an attendant. Although Susan has a fiancé, Mike... See full summary »
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A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there. Nowak (Irons) has to manage the project and the men as ... See full summary »
A Taliban member who lives in Afghanistan is taken captive by the Americans after killing an American soldier and two contractors. He is transferred to Europe for interrogation but manages to escape from his captors and becomes an escaped convict on a continent he does not know. Written by
There is essentially no dialog in this movie, unless you count commanders shouting perfunctory orders in the field. All other speaking is muffled, squelched by louder noises, or otherwise part of indistinct background activities. See more »
After Mohammed falls in the water he climbs out of the lake. However, in the following scene with the dog he seems dry. See more »
A Taliban combatant is captured after he kills three American soldiers. We learn little of his backstory -- who he is, or why they find him in Afghanistan's mountainous tribal regions -- but he is captured by American soldiers and shipped off to Poland. He finds himself in a region that is as forbidding and isolated, but more alienating and unfamiliar than his home. When a prisoner convoy gets into an accident, a chase ensues, and the audience, placed within the perspective of the capture, follows his efforts to escape and survive. So much is shown and so little told in this film, we ponder whether to fear or loathe our protagonist. The film is entirely shot from the escapee's perspective, so his is all we have. What are his pursuer's thinking? We don't know in this spare narrative of survival. Where is he? What is a frozen lake? What can he possibly eat to survive. In this alpine nowhere, all of these questions loom ominously and this film.
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