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Cabaret BalkanCabaret Balkan (The Powder Keg) (1999)
Dir. Goran Paskaljevic
Feat. Nikola Ristanovski
Troubling split–portrait of the Serbian psyche, depicting a series of often violent incidents over the course of a single night in Belgrade,…
Carriers Are Waiting, TheCarriers Are Waiting, The (Les Convoyeurs Attendent) (1999)
Dir. Benoit Maraige
Feat. Benoit Poelvoorde, Morgane Simon, Bouli Laners
When journalist Benoit Poelvoorde decides his family MUST win top prize in local competition (which involves training his reluctant son to break the…
Pretty Village, Pretty FlamePretty Village, Pretty Flame (1996) Recommended
Dir. Sadjan Dragojevic
Feat. Dragan Bjelorgrlic, Nikola Kojo
Seen in flashback from a ward in triage, the Bosnian war is portrayed in a bizarre counterplay of nihilism and rock–opera, as a band of Serb…
Kamikaze TaxiKamikaze Taxi (1995)
Dir. Masato Harada
Feat. Koji Yakusho, Kazuya Takahashi, Reiko Kataoka
An apprentice gangster fouls up his first major assignment and flees Tokyo in a taxi, the driver of which turns out to be a unlikely confident with a…
Wild TargetWild Target (1992)
Dir. Pierre Salvadori
Feat. Jean Rochefort, Guillaume Depardieu
Jean Rochefort is a fastidious hitman whose mania for control, both at home and on assignment, is dangerously weakened when he apprentices Gerard…
Funeral, TheFuneral, The (1984)
Dir. Juzo Itami
Feat. Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto
A Buddhist funeral service for a brothel owner makes an ideal vehicle for both fiendish black comedy and social satire. An assured debut from the…
What Have I Done to Deserve This?What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984) Recommended
Dir. Pedro Almodovar
Feat. Carmen Maura
Carmen Maura plays a delirious feminist housewife in this early black–comic farce from Almodovar, here working at his freshest and most…
Montenegro (1981)
Dir. Dusan Makavejev
Feat. Susan Anspach, Erland Josephson, Marianna Jacobi
A bored housewife gets caught up in Slavic sex and violence and discovers that she quite likes it. Unpredictable and weird, things become wickedly…
Buffet Froid (Cold Cuts)Buffet Froid (Cold Cuts) (1979)
Dir. Bertrand Blier
Feat. Gerard Depardieu, Bernard Blier, Jean Carmet
When his lost switchblade turns up as a murder weapon, petty crim Gerard Depardieu goes on the lam in a nightmarish Paris, several disreputable…
Get Out Your HandkerchiefsGet Out Your Handkerchiefs (Preparez Vos Mouchoirs) (1978)
Dir. Bertrand Blier
Feat. Gerard Depardieu, Carole Laure
Naive, frustrated husband Gerard Depardieu embarks on an unconventional quest to find his listless wife some happiness, firstly by 'lending' her to a…

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