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Paul Schrader

Director, Actor

Films to Rent on DVD

HardcoreHardcore (1979)
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. George C. Scott, Peter Boyle
Paul Schrader, rehashing his script of TAXI DRIVER, pits a Catholic mid–westerner against the seedy, amoral underworld of California's adult…
American GigoloAmerican Gigolo (1980)
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Hector Elizondo
Low–key but effective drama. Richard Gere is suspected in a Hollywood murder.
Cat PeopleCat People (1982)
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard
Loose remake of the Val Lewton classic fleshes out the innate connection between human sexuality and animal instinct. Nymphette Nastassja Kinski…
Mishima - A Life in Four ChaptersMishima - A Life in Four Chapters (1985) Recommended
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Ken Ogata
Fascinating study of the controversial Japanese author/militarist whose desire to merge life and art led to his ritualistic suicide. A luminous…
Patty HearstPatty Hearst (1988)
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Natasha Richardson, William Forsythe, Ving Rhames
Intense depiction of Patty Hearst's kidnapping, confinement and brain–washing by 'urban guerillas' the SLA, from that specialist in American…
Comfort of Strangers, TheComfort of Strangers, The (1991)
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Rupert Everett, Natasha Richardson, Christopher Walken
Genuinely unsettling, if not ultimately coherent, tale of an English couple (Rupert Everett and Natasha Richardson) in Venice who become the…
Light SleeperLight Sleeper (1992) Recommended
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Willem Dafoe, Susan Sarandon, Dana Delany
Writer of TAXI DRIVER delivers a complex, understated character study of an ex–junkie drug–courier (Willem Dafoe) unable to escape the…
TouchTouch (1997)
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Skeet Ulrich, Bridget Fonda, Christopher Walken
Auteur of urban paranoia Paul Schrader opts for a lighter touch in this satirical roam through the vagaries of contemporary American religion and its…
AfflictionAffliction (1997) Aro Favourite
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Nick Nolte, James Coburn, Sissy Spacek
A murder–mystery obscured in a snowbound landscape of wrecked relationships and alcoholic longings, this gets right under the skin of its…
Forever MineForever Mine (2001)
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Ray Liotta, Gretchen Mol, Joseph Fiennes
The victim of a squelched distribution deal, this film–noir romance from dir. Schrader (AFFLICTION) is one of the most notable films to ever go…

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