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Getting to Know Barbet Schroeder
2006. 54th Edition
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Getting to Know Barbet Schroeder
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Barbet Schroeder
France - Luxemburg - Germany 
Stefan, a German student, hitches to Paris, where he meets a North-American girl called Estelle and falls in love. When she leaves Paris, Stefan follows her to the island of Ibiza, only to discover that she has some kind of a relationship with a person who seems to control her life. It?s not long before the two of them are sucked into the drug world.
Stefan, a German student, hitches to Paris, where he meets a North-American girl called Estelle and falls in love. When she leaves Paris, Stefan follows her to the island of Ibiza, only to discover that she has some kind of a relationship with a person who seems to control her life. It?s not long before the two of them are sucked into the drug world.
Le cochon aux patates douces
Barbet Schroeder
France 
Documentary on culinary customs in Australian New Guinea. This fieldwork intended to document the shooting of La vallée explains how to prepare a feast by burying pork in a hole in the woods.
Documentary on culinary customs in Australian New Guinea. This fieldwork intended to document the shooting of La vallée explains how to prepare a feast by burying pork in a hole in the woods.
Le repas rituel / Le rite du cochon
Barbet Schroeder
France 
Documentary on a ritual performed to the south of Australian New Guinea consisting of the slaughter of a large number of pigs for a banquet to improve relations between the local tribes.
Documentary on a ritual performed to the south of Australian New Guinea consisting of the slaughter of a large number of pigs for a banquet to improve relations between the local tribes.
Sing-Sing
Barbet Schroeder
France 
The pig exchanging ceremony, performed every five years, is the most important social event in the life of tribes in Australian New Guinea. This documentary gives a rundown of the custom, during which the members of the different groups communicate through song.
The pig exchanging ceremony, performed every five years, is the most important social event in the life of tribes in Australian New Guinea. This documentary gives a rundown of the custom, during which the members of the different groups communicate through song.
Maquillages
Barbet Schroeder
France 
Human body paint is one of the few existing artistic expressions on Mount Hagen, Australian New Guinea. This documentary short explores the different kinds of makeup used by men and women in their ceremonies.
Human body paint is one of the few existing artistic expressions on Mount Hagen, Australian New Guinea. This documentary short explores the different kinds of makeup used by men and women in their ceremonies.
La vallée / The Valley
Barbet Schroeder
France 
The upper-middle-class life of Viviane, wife of the French Consul in Melbourne, discovers new horizons on her meeting in Australian New Guinea with Olivier, one of a group of travellers on their way to an idyllic spot not indicated on the map known as ?The Valley?. Viviane joins the expedition in a liberating voyage leading her to indulge in free sex and psychodelic drugs.
The upper-middle-class life of Viviane, wife of the French Consul in Melbourne, discovers new horizons on her meeting in Australian New Guinea with Olivier, one of a group of travellers on their way to an idyllic spot not indicated on the map known as ?The Valley?. Viviane joins the expedition in a liberating voyage leading her to indulge in free sex and psychodelic drugs.
Général Idi Amin Dada / General Idi Amin Dada
Barbet Schroeder
France 
Documentary about the Ugandan dictator who was responsible for the deaths of 300,000 of his countrymen between 1971 and 1979, a situation that hit the headlines when he ordered expulsion from the country of all inhabitants of Asian origin. With the consent of Amin himself, the camera accompanies him on a wildlife tour, to a swim meet and to other events intended to demonstrate ...
Documentary about the Ugandan dictator who was responsible for the deaths of 300,000 of his countrymen between 1971 and 1979, a situation that hit the headlines when he ordered expulsion from the country of all inhabitants of Asian origin. With the consent of Amin himself, the camera accompanies him on a wildlife tour, to a swim meet and to other events intended to demonstrate his popularity, but which in reality only serve to underline his obvious madness and paranoia.
Maîtresse
Barbet Schroeder
France 
Olivier, a novice thief, attempts a heist in a Parisian flat in the belief that it?s empty, only to be caught red-handed by the owner, Ariane, a prostitute and authentic dominatrix specialising in sado-masochism. Immediately attracted to one another, they start an affair marked by the jealousy of Olivier, who wants Ariadne to change her way of life.
Olivier, a novice thief, attempts a heist in a Parisian flat in the belief that it?s empty, only to be caught red-handed by the owner, Ariane, a prostitute and authentic dominatrix specialising in sado-masochism. Immediately attracted to one another, they start an affair marked by the jealousy of Olivier, who wants Ariadne to change her way of life.
Koko, le gorille qui parle / Koko, a Talking Gorilla
Barbet Schroeder
France 
A documentary on the experience of psychology student Penny Patterson with Koko, a female gorilla at San Francisco Zoo with which she finally succeeded in communicating by means of sign language after several years of work.
A documentary on the experience of psychology student Penny Patterson with Koko, a female gorilla at San Francisco Zoo with which she finally succeeded in communicating by means of sign language after several years of work.
The Bukowski Tapes
Barbet Schroeder
France 
Over several years, while trying to obtain funding for his movie Barfly, Barbet Schroeder made video recordings of his meetings with Charles Bukowski, during which the writer employs his unmistakable style to read out poems and monologues on his life, his work, his relationships with women and his passion for alcohol. The result is an all-encompassing portrait of the man who wr...
Over several years, while trying to obtain funding for his movie Barfly, Barbet Schroeder made video recordings of his meetings with Charles Bukowski, during which the writer employs his unmistakable style to read out poems and monologues on his life, his work, his relationships with women and his passion for alcohol. The result is an all-encompassing portrait of the man who wrote Factotum.
Tricheurs / Cheaters
Barbet Schroeder
France - Germany - Portugal 
Elric is a compulsive gambler who trawls the casinos to nurture his passion. While staying in Madeira he meets Suzie, an attractive women he convinces to stay with him for a few days, believing that she?ll bring him luck and perhaps help him to kick his addiction. But things don?t work out as planned as Suzie finds herself sucked into the attractive torment of gambling.
Elric is a compulsive gambler who trawls the casinos to nurture his passion. While staying in Madeira he meets Suzie, an attractive women he convinces to stay with him for a few days, believing that she?ll bring him luck and perhaps help him to kick his addiction. But things don?t work out as planned as Suzie finds herself sucked into the attractive torment of gambling.
Barfly
Barbet Schroeder
USA 
Alcohol and poetry stoke the life of Henry Chinaski, an alcoholic proud of his sort who drinks day and night in Los Angeles bars and has a penchant for participating in street brawls. On one of his binges he meets Wanda, with whom he strikes up a relationship focussing on their shared passion for liquor. Meanwhile, a sophisticated editor discovers his literary talent and wants ...
Alcohol and poetry stoke the life of Henry Chinaski, an alcoholic proud of his sort who drinks day and night in Los Angeles bars and has a penchant for participating in street brawls. On one of his binges he meets Wanda, with whom he strikes up a relationship focussing on their shared passion for liquor. Meanwhile, a sophisticated editor discovers his literary talent and wants to publish his poems.
Reversal of Fortune
Barbet Schroeder
USA - Japan - UK 
Alan Dershowitz, a brilliant professor of law, is hired by wealthy socialite Claus von Bulow to try and overturn his two convictions for leaving his wife in a coma after having given her a shot of insulin. Dershowitz sets up a team of students in the endeavour to turn round a case that seems lost in advance, the protagonist of which is hated the length and breadth of the countr...
Alan Dershowitz, a brilliant professor of law, is hired by wealthy socialite Claus von Bulow to try and overturn his two convictions for leaving his wife in a coma after having given her a shot of insulin. Dershowitz sets up a team of students in the endeavour to turn round a case that seems lost in advance, the protagonist of which is hated the length and breadth of the country.
Single White Female
Barbet Schroeder
USA 
Discovering that her boyfriend has slept with another woman, Allison Jones throws him out of their shared flat and starts looking for a new roommate. She finally chooses Hedra Carlson, hitting it off with the girl immediately. But their friendship takes a serious knock when Allison makes up with her partner and Hedra starts showing signs of very sick jealousy.
Discovering that her boyfriend has slept with another woman, Allison Jones throws him out of their shared flat and starts looking for a new roommate. She finally chooses Hedra Carlson, hitting it off with the girl immediately. But their friendship takes a serious knock when Allison makes up with her partner and Hedra starts showing signs of very sick jealousy.
Kiss of Death
Barbet Schroeder
USA 
Ex-con Jimmy Kilmartin agrees as a favour for his cousin Ronnie to return for a quick one-night driving job at the wheel of a truckload of stolen cars. But the cops blow the operation and Jimmy lands back behind bars. Discovering that his wife has died after having spent the night with Ronnie, Jimmy decides to squeal on the others involved in the heist.
Ex-con Jimmy Kilmartin agrees as a favour for his cousin Ronnie to return for a quick one-night driving job at the wheel of a truckload of stolen cars. But the cops blow the operation and Jimmy lands back behind bars. Discovering that his wife has died after having spent the night with Ronnie, Jimmy decides to squeal on the others involved in the heist.
Before and After
Barbet Schroeder
USA 
The peaceful Ryan family life goes completely to the dogs when their eldest son Jacob is arrested as prime suspect in the murder of the girl he was dating, Martha Taverner. Despite his parents? complete refusal to accept even the remotest possibility that Jacob had anything to do with the crime, clues start appearing that would seem to indicate quite the opposite.
The peaceful Ryan family life goes completely to the dogs when their eldest son Jacob is arrested as prime suspect in the murder of the girl he was dating, Martha Taverner. Despite his parents? complete refusal to accept even the remotest possibility that Jacob had anything to do with the crime, clues start appearing that would seem to indicate quite the opposite.
Desperate Measures
Barbet Schroeder
USA 
San Francisco police officer Frank Connor desperately seeks a bone marrow donor for his leukemia-suffering son. The only available candidate is Peter McCabe, a dangerous prisoner doing time for several murders. Although McCabe accepts to donate his marrow in exchange for certain privileges in jail, he does a bunk when the operation is about to be performed.
San Francisco police officer Frank Connor desperately seeks a bone marrow donor for his leukemia-suffering son. The only available candidate is Peter McCabe, a dangerous prisoner doing time for several murders. Although McCabe accepts to donate his marrow in exchange for certain privileges in jail, he does a bunk when the operation is about to be performed.
La virgen de los sicarios / Our Lady of the Assassins
Barbet Schroeder
Spain - France - Colombia 
Fernando is a writer who returns to his native city of Medellin after an absence of 30 years. Newly arrived, he strikes up an intimate relationship with the young Alexis, who follows his steps round streets in which human life has lost all value. Gradually, Fernando finds himself becoming less and less sensitive to the shoot-outs between assassins and the violence that forms an...
Fernando is a writer who returns to his native city of Medellin after an absence of 30 years. Newly arrived, he strikes up an intimate relationship with the young Alexis, who follows his steps round streets in which human life has lost all value. Gradually, Fernando finds himself becoming less and less sensitive to the shoot-outs between assassins and the violence that forms an everyday part of city life.
Murder by Numbers
Barbet Schroeder
USA 
Two teenagers (Richard, the most popular guy in class, and his mate Justin, shy, intelligent and a real bookworm) commit a murder and litter the scene of the crime with false clues to prove that they can get away with it. The investigation work of detectives Cassie Mayweather and Sam Kennedy leads them to the school at which Richard and Justin study.
Two teenagers (Richard, the most popular guy in class, and his mate Justin, shy, intelligent and a real bookworm) commit a murder and litter the scene of the crime with false clues to prove that they can get away with it. The investigation work of detectives Cassie Mayweather and Sam Kennedy leads them to the school at which Richard and Justin study.
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