Reviewed at World Film Festival, Montreal (Focus on Irish Cinema), Aug. 31, 1999. Running time: 88 MIN.
Hamburg stage and tube vet Christian Redl, now splitting his time between menacing heavies and quirky character creampuffs, excels at the latter with "Federmann," the cumulatively pleasing tale of a…
Grafting a media satire to the hot-button issue of civilian complicity with the internal security police of Romanian strongman Nicolae Ceaucescu, "Face to Face" has a savvy feel for the deleterious…
Executive producers, Michael Hammer, Steve Tisch. Co-executive producers, Rachel Frazin, Harmon M. Kaslow. Co-producer, Tom Luse.
Produced, directed by Christine Richey. Screenplay, John Kramer. Camera (B&W/color, 16mm), Joan Hutton, John Walker, Micha Dahan, Peter Walker, Richard Stringer; editor, Jack Morbin; music, Nicholas…
.Produced by Ruud Monster, Jan Heijs.
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Two of the cinema's Big Thinkers do just that in frosh Samira Gloor Fadel's sublimely passionate docu "Berlin-Cinema (Titre Provisoire)." Wim Wenders(seen) and Jean-Luc Godard (heard) muse on space…
Picaresque, funny, cautionary and hugely enjoyable, "Wadd" focuses on the cultural impact of gawky country boy turned genre folk hero John C. Holmes and his natural endowment. (Holmes was the model…