Around 1960, Englishman Toby Hood comes to Johannesburg in order to run a publishing company. He is open minded, and befriends people with different social ranks. The harsh realities of society force him to make a choice as to friendships.
In 1890, Pontus, the starving writer, wanders the streets of Christiania, in search of love and a chance to get his work published. All he meets is defeat and suffering while his sense of ... See full summary »
A group of women are work-mates at a laundry. Rike is spreading a rumor about the manager Marta, a rumor that Marta is gay and that she once tried to seduce Rike. This leads to an explosive situation at the work-place.
This biographical film, based on the life of French artist Paul Gauguin (Donald Sutherland), follows the painter as he returns to Paris after a long stay in Tahiti and must confront his ... See full summary »
Max von Sydow,
The late 1930s. A young unemployed, unskilled worker walks through the streets of Copenhagen, sustaining himself partly on the dole and free soup-kitchen meals and partly on day-dreams. He ... See full summary »
Claus Worm, an affluent architect finds his private life crumbling, his business on a downward curve and, finally, his health failing. Worm also finds himself coerced into working for dirty... See full summary »
This is a film about the stuff dreams are made of, yet, there is nothing elevated in this concept, on the contrary. The characters around the bar Strudsen (the ostrich) are doing what ostriches do, hiding themselves from the threats of life and keeping their dreams to themselves. Scriptwriter Benny Andersen being a poet is rendering a loving portrait of a number of persons, who fail to try to make their dreams come true, possibly not being sufficiently dissatisfied with their life after all. The manager would like a bar of his own but dare not admit to it, the butcher would like to be an opera singer, the window cleaner (sorry, window polisher) is secretly in love with the bar lady, but dare not show it and the pianist willingly listens to all the different dreams being presented to him. This film was the best accomplished movie from Henning Carlsen since his debut with 'Sult'.
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