The film is put together as a collection of autonomous images which, once combined, make up van der Keuken's mental universe: family happiness, fragments of some of his earlier films, a homage to the saxophonist Ben Webster, two poems by the great contemporary poets Remco Campert and Lucebert, a portrait of the director's grandfather, who taught him photography at the age of twelve... "One of those small masterpieces one encounters by surprise..." Jean-Paul Fargier, Cahiers du Cinéma, 1975
The true story of a strike in 1970 by female textile-factory workers in Leeds who wanted to be paid the same as their male colleagues, but whose efforts were undermined by the trade union that they belonged to.
Western journalists visit Moscow to interview Adrian Harris, a former controller in British intelligence who was also a double agent for the USSR. Harris believes in both Communism and Englishness, believing himself to have betrayed his class, but not his country. The press find these beliefs incompatible, and want to find out why he became a ‘traitor’. Harris is plagued by anxieties over both his actions and his upper-class childhood, and drinks to a state of collapse
Sentimental drama in which, following her divorce, a middle-aged woman (Talia Balsam) moves in with her daughter (Patricia Elliot). But things do not run smoothly...
Drama describing the story of the building of Saint Peter's Cathedral, Vatican, Rome.
Gruff gumshoe Francis Hogan is hired by a mysterious woman to find her boyfriend who has gone missing. With his perpetually hungry partner in tow, Hogan must untangle a web of intrigue involving the criminal underworld and a dead courier. One double-cross follows another as Hogan investigates the whole sordid affair.
The best performances of UK ice dancing pair Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.
Pensioners Alfred, Rut, Sara, Hilma and Bertil are going on an unforgettable bus journey to Holland to meet spring. During the trip the five recounts their lives. Sara's grief, Rut that never got to meet her dad, Hilma and her cottage life and Alfred who has been in love multiple times.
A little known cyber punk musical with a love story twist set in a distant future made by Denis & Denis, featuring the most famous songs from their albums "Čuvaj Se" (1984) and "Ja Sam Lažljiva" (1985). This special was broadcast on TV Belgrade in 1985. A song entitled "Ja Sam Lažljiva" features in the end credits. -Jason Forrest, Network Awesome.
TV movie adaptation of a novel by Jacques Perret.
A television adaptation of Lillian Hellman's play about the Hubbards, a rich Southern family of greedy, ruthless individuals.
Produced by De Appel, Amsterdam, while General Idea was in residence there, Test Tube was conceived as a program for television. Presented under the brand "The Color Bar Lounge," a cocktail bar in the mythical 1984 Miss General Idea Pavilion, the program is a hybrid of popular television formats […] and infomercial. […] Advertisements for the bar are placed throughout the program; a loaded word choice, full of double-entendres and innuendo, betrays the influence of both Dadaism and consumerism. This collapse of popular and high culture is central to General Idea's agenda, as Felix Partz observes: "You know, the mass media are like a vast pharmaceutical complex developing new cultural elixirs of an unprecedented intoxication…but art remains a curious and elitist drink. Despite its unique flavor and heady cultural properties, it has never effectively been exploited."
A funny comedy about a young boy who lives with the very busy parents and got all the chances to become a worst child in the world.
German TV comedy.
After the essay "On Marionette theatre" by Heinrich von Kleist.
When a four year old and other children in same neighborhood develop leukaemia, the parents suspect a nearby factory. Based on real events.
California 1962, Five girls: beautiful Sharon, ugly-duckling Andy, nice Poo and hot-to-trot Jill support their best friend Tookie when she prepares to marry her boyfriend Pat. But the two of them realize that they are not prepared to get married, that the locks of marriage will prevent them from doing things they want to do first.