42nd Venice International Film Festival Golden Lion competitors (1985)

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1. Vagabond (1985)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman's body is found frozen in a ditch. Through flashbacks and interviews, we see the events that led to her inevitable death.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Sandrine Bonnaire, Macha Méril, Stéphane Freiss, Setti Ramdane

Votes: 5,959

3. Woman of Wonders (1985)

106 min | Drama, Romance

A successful director is having a midlife crisis. He has an ex-wife, ex-lover and a couple of kids he never sees. He starts getting calls from a beautiful mysterious woman who becomes his obsession and causes him to reflect on his life.

Director: Alberto Bevilacqua | Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Ben Gazzara, Lina Sastri, Orazio Orlando

Votes: 21

4. Dust (1985)

88 min | Drama

A South African spinster (Jane Birkin) murders her father (Trevor Howard) after he rapes the wife of the black foreman for his plantation.

Director: Marion Hänsel | Stars: Jane Birkin, Trevor Howard, John Matshikiza, Nadine Uwampa

Votes: 169

5. Perinbaba (1985)

90 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

The Feather Fairy lives in the sky and gives snow to the people. She lives with a boy called Jakob, who one day ventures into the human world and falls for a peasant girl.

Director: Juraj Jakubisko | Stars: Giulietta Masina, Petra Vancíková, Tobias Hoesl, Sona Valentová

Votes: 926

6. Glissando (1982)

165 min | Comedy, Drama

In the '30s a man is obsessed with a painting of a woman that reminds him of his long-lost mother. He models his girlfriend exactly after the woman in the painting and after she attempts to... See full summary »

Director: Mircea Daneliuc | Stars: Stefan Iordache, Tora Vasilescu, Petre Simionescu, Victor Ionescu

Votes: 252

7. Legend (1985)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

30 Metascore

A young man must stop the Lord of Darkness from both destroying daylight and marrying the woman he loves.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry, David Bennent

Votes: 52,894 | Gross: $15.50M

8. The Lightship (1985)

PG-13 | 89 min | Drama

A trio of robbers, two brothers and their twisted genius leader, invade a lightship, but don't reckon on the crew fighting back.

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski | Stars: Robert Duvall, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Tim Phillips, Arliss Howard

Votes: 590

11. Parade of the Planets (1984)

97 min | Drama, Fantasy

In a surreal puzzler, this story of a fantasy lived by a disparate group of men captures the visual imagination with its images and leaves a large question mark in the meantime. A rare ... See full summary »

Director: Vadim Abdrashitov | Stars: Oleg Borisov, Sergey Shakurov, Sergey Nikonenko, Aleksandr Pashutin

Votes: 302

13. Pervola, sporen in de sneeuw (1985)

95 min | Drama

Two estranged brothers, one straight, one gay, return home at the death of their father. Their father's last wish forces them into a pilgramage together to bury the body and perhaps to bury long held grudges.

Director: Orlow Seunke | Stars: Gerard Thoolen, Bram van der Vlugt, Melle van Essen, Jan-Willem Hees

Votes: 76

14. Petrina hronia (1985)

142 min | Drama, History, Romance

The true story of a young couple (Babis and Eleni) fighting for love and freedom. An odyssey in and out of prisons during the dark period between the Greek civil war until the end of ... See full summary »

Director: Pantelis Voulgaris | Stars: Themis Bazaka, Dimitris Katalifos, Maria Martika, Eirini Inglesi

Votes: 532

15. Police (1985)

113 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A moody, jaded police detective, while investigating a drug ring, falls for a mysterious woman and is drawn into a shady and dangerous scheme.

Director: Maurice Pialat | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Sophie Marceau, Richard Anconina, Pascale Rocard

Votes: 1,881

16. Prizzi's Honor (1985)

R | 130 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A professional hitman and hitwoman fall in love.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Robert Loggia, John Randolph

Votes: 20,528 | Gross: $26.70M

17. Réquiem por un campesino español (1985)

95 min | Drama

Paco is a young peasant who joins the Republican Party just before the start of the Spanish Civil War, only to become involved in that awful conflict.

Director: Francesc Betriu | Stars: Francisco Algora, Mari Carmen Alvarado, Simón Andreu, Antonio Banderas

Votes: 65

18. Shokutaku no nai ie (1985)

143 min | Drama

This gripping docudrama is a fictionalized account of what could happen to a Japanese family when one of their sons shames them in front of the entire nation.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Mayumi Ogawa, Kie Nakai, Kiichi Nakai

Votes: 21

19. Le soulier de satin (1985)

410 min | Drama

During the century of the Spanish Gold, Doña Prouhèze, wife of a nobleman, deeply loves Don Rodrigo, who is forced to leave Spain and go to America. Meanwhile Prouhèze is sent to Africa to ... See full summary »

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Luís Miguel Cintra, Patricia Barzyk, Anne Consigny, Anne Gautier

Votes: 138

20. Mer mankutyan tangon (1985)

89 min | Drama

The film is about the hard lot of a woman with an extraordinary character, who tries to raise her children and win back her husband, who left family for another woman, after return from the war.

Director: Albert Mkrtchyan | Stars: Galya Novents, Mher Mkrtchyan, Elina Agamyan, Azat Gasparyan

Votes: 138

21. Vergeßt Mozart (1985)

92 min | Mystery

In the dead of night, a few hours after Mozart's death, the usual suspects (Konstanze, Salieri, van Swieten, etc.) are summoned to Mozart's room by Count Pergen, head of the secret police, ... See full summary »

Director: Miloslav Luther | Stars: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Max Tidof, Wolfgang Preiss, Catarina Raacke

Votes: 66

22. Tangos, the Exile of Gardel (1985)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Musical

Some Argentinians, exiled in Paris, decide to put on a tango-ballet, dedicated to Carlos Gardel, a legendary Argentinian tango star.

Director: Fernando E. Solanas | Stars: Marie Laforêt, Philippe Léotard, Miguel Ángel Solá, Marina Vlady

Votes: 497

23. Zivot je lep (1985)

104 min | Drama

Sick with the system he works in, the engineer stops the train in the middle of nowhere. The passengers decide to spend time in a local café and their arguments lead to violence.

Director: Boro Draskovic | Stars: Rade Serbedzija, Dragan Nikolic, Sonja Savic, Pavle Vuisic

Votes: 425

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