John Boorman's acclaimed, autobiographical account of his life in England during World War II as a boy. Nominated for Best Picture.
The real-life story of Dublin folk hero and criminal Martin Cahill. Pulling off a series of daring robberies that stunned 1980's Ireland attracts unwanted attention from the police, the IRA, the UVF and even some of his own gang.
The year's most romantic documentary chronicles the three-decade-long relationship between Hollywood writer Christopher Isherwood (Cabaret) and artist Don Bachardy, thirty years his junior. With an array of amazing interviews, archival footage, rare home movies (including such historical luminaries who the pair befriended as Tennessee Williams, W.H. Auden, and Igor Stravinksy), and sweet animations based on drawings the two used in their personal correspondence.
The Tailor Of Panama movie trailer - starring Pierce Brosnan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Geoffrey Rush, Brendan Gleeson, Harold Pinter, Catherine McCormick. Directed by John Boorman. Genre: Drama
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John Boorman won Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for this chronicle of Ireland's notorious Robin Hood, Martin Cahill (Brendan Gleeson), who was killed by the Irish Republican Army in 1994.
Set against the backdrop of the South African Truth and Reconciliation hearings, In My Country charts the depths of pain and suffering and the redeeming power of forgiveness and love. Washington Post journalist Langston Whitfield (Samuel L. Jackson) is skeptical about the process, feeling that it is just a way for the perpetrators to escape unscathed. Anna Malan (Juliette Binoche), an Afrikaaner poet and journalist, is enthusiastic, with great hopes of seeing her country healed. Instantly at odds over their opposing views, Langston and Anna are eventually drawn closer through the shared experience of listening to the moving and painful testimony. As Langston becomes increasingly drawn into Anna's world and her passion for the country of her birth, they both confront difficult questions.
A cynical American journalist's affair with a beautiful Afrikaans reporter opens his eyes to the healing powers of forgiveness in post-apartheid South Africa.
In 1996, the South African government established the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate abuses of human rights under apartheid. These hearings would serve as a forum for those accused of murder and torture to be confronted by their victims and, by admitting their guilt, be grantedamnesty under Ubuntu, the native custom of forgiveness.
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