Program on Film Europe Channel - 04.08.2019


Genre - Country - Director


11:25

Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life

Gainsbourg (Vie héroique) | Biography / drama / musical | France , 2010 | 130 min
Director: Joann Sfar
Casting: Eric Elmosnino, Lucy Gordon, Laetitie Casta

Lucien Ginsburg, a rebellious French Jewish boy with a grotesque imagination, hates playing the piano like his father, a bar professional, and manages to be admitted to Montmartre Academy as a painter, where he befriends an SS officer who helps him survive the occupation. After the war, he chooses to become a performing artist and adopts the stage name Serge Gainsbourg. His unorthodox songs bring him success, even his parents's approval, and lots of lovers, yet his marriages are all utter failures.
13:40

Monk, The

El Monje | Drama / mystery / thriller | France / Spain , 2011 | 97 min
Director: Dominik Moll
Casting: Vincent Cassel, François Déborah, Joséphine Japy, Sergi López

The rise and fall of a Capuchin Monk in 17th century Madrid. Abandoned as a baby on the steps of a monastery and raised in strict Capuchin fashion, Ambrosio has become the most famous preacher in the country. While large crowds from all over the country come to hear his mesmerizing sermons, he’s also bitterly envied for his success by certain fellow monks. Convinced of his virtue and righteousness, Brother Ambrosio thinks he is immune to temptation... Until obscure events start terrorizing the monastery. Could they be connected to the unexpected arrival of Valerio, an apprentice monk who has the miraculous gift to relieve Ambrosio’s splitting headaches and hides his disfigured face under a wax mask? Adapted from the eponymous cult classic Gothic novel.
15:20

Metropia

Metropia | Animation / drama / mystery | Denmark / Norway / Sweden , 2009 | 83 min
Director: Tarik Saleh
Casting: Vincent Gallo, Juliette Lewis, Udo Kier

In the near future, oil reserves are nearly depleted and Europe is connected by series of underground tunnels. While navigating these tunnels, Roger hears voices, one in particular. Seeking a way to rid himself of the voice only leads Roger deeper into a bizarre conspiracy of control - mind and body.
16:45

The Suicide Shop

Le magasin des suicides | Animation / comedy / musical | Belgium / Canada / France , 2012 | 77 min
Director: Patrice Leconte
Casting: Bernard Alane, Kacey Mottet Klein

A family-run shop that sells everything you need to take your own life finds it hard to focus on business after a new baby -- one who makes everyone around him happy -- is born into the family.
18:10

Northwest

Nordvest | Action / crime / drama | Denmark , 2013 | 87 min
Director: Michael Noer
Casting: Gustav Dyekjar Giese, Oscar Dyekjar Giese, Lene Maria Christensen, Annemieke Bredahl Peppink

Northwest is one of the most impoverished multi-ethnic areas of Copenhagen. 18-years-old Casper lives in Northwest with his mother, younger brother and his little sister. Casper struggles to make ends meet based on selling stolen goods to one of the neighborhood pack leaders. When organized crime hits Northwest the hierarchy of the neighborhood shifts and Casper is offered a chance to climb the ranks. Soon he is hurled into a world of drugs, violence and prostitution and as things escalates, his childhood playground becomes a battlefield. Consequently Casper finds himself and his family dead center in a conflict that threatens to destroy them.
19:40

Call Girl

Call Girl | Drama | Sweden , 2012 | 135 min
Director: Mikael Marcimain
Casting: David Dencik, Pernilla August, Simon Berger, Sven Nordin

Stockholm, late 70’s. The model utopian society. Political neutrality and atomic power march hand in hand with women's liberation and the sexual revolution. But under the polished surface, other desires are eager to be fulfilled. Within a stone’s throw of government buildings and juvenile homes lies the seductive, glittery and dirty world of sex clubs, strip shows, discotheques and apartments used for illicit and profitable rendezvous. CALL GIRL tells the story of how young Iris is recruited from the bottom rung of society, into a ruthless world where power can get you anything.
22:00

Kiss Me Again

Baciami Ancora | Drama | France / Italy , 2010 | 139 min
Director: Gabriele Muccino
Casting: Stefano Accorsi, Vittoria Puccini, Pierfrancesco Favino, Claudio Santamaria

The story takes place in Rome, ten years after the first episode, and chronicles the development of the story told in The Last Kiss: Carlo and Giulia are about to conclude their divorce, and she, having the custody of their child, has been living with a man named Simon for three years while Carlo has an affair with the twenty-five year old Anna. Paul, depressed and addicted to tranquillizers, began a relationship with Livia the wife of Hadrian, returning after serving a long sentence for attempting to import a shipment of cocaine from Colombia. Marco, apparently happily married to Veronica, actually conceals a deep crisis aggravated by the expectation of a child. Alberto, who returned from the collegiate trip with friends at the end of the first film, still wanted to get away from all that is crushing them. This situation is likely to explode for all. Carlo, despite the constant mutual betrayal, never forgot Giulia.
00:20

Jimmy´s Hall

Jimmy´s Hall | Drama | France / Ireland / UK , 2014 | 105 min
Director: Ken Loach
Casting: Barry Ward, Francis Magee, Jim Norton, Simone Kirby

In 1921, Jimmy Gralton's sin was to build a dance hall on a rural crossroads in Ireland, where young people could come to learn, to argue, to dream... but above all to dance and have fun. JIMMY'S HALL celebrates the spirit of these free-thinkers.
02:10

Kiss Me Again

Baciami Ancora | Drama | France / Italy , 2010 | 139 min
Director: Gabriele Muccino
Casting: Stefano Accorsi, Vittoria Puccini, Pierfrancesco Favino, Claudio Santamaria

The story takes place in Rome, ten years after the first episode, and chronicles the development of the story told in The Last Kiss: Carlo and Giulia are about to conclude their divorce, and she, having the custody of their child, has been living with a man named Simon for three years while Carlo has an affair with the twenty-five year old Anna. Paul, depressed and addicted to tranquillizers, began a relationship with Livia the wife of Hadrian, returning after serving a long sentence for attempting to import a shipment of cocaine from Colombia. Marco, apparently happily married to Veronica, actually conceals a deep crisis aggravated by the expectation of a child. Alberto, who returned from the collegiate trip with friends at the end of the first film, still wanted to get away from all that is crushing them. This situation is likely to explode for all. Carlo, despite the constant mutual betrayal, never forgot Giulia.
04:35

Jimmy´s Hall

Jimmy´s Hall | Drama | France / Ireland / UK , 2014 | 105 min
Director: Ken Loach
Casting: Barry Ward, Francis Magee, Jim Norton, Simone Kirby

In 1921, Jimmy Gralton's sin was to build a dance hall on a rural crossroads in Ireland, where young people could come to learn, to argue, to dream... but above all to dance and have fun. JIMMY'S HALL celebrates the spirit of these free-thinkers.
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