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MOVIE MANIA – Persona

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‘Persona’ (1966) is a Swedish film, written and directed by Ingmar Bergman and featuring Bibi Andersson and Liv Ullmann in the leading roles. It is a psychological story, which revolves around a young nurse named Alma and her patient, a well-known stage actress named Elizabeth Vogler. Bergman wrote the film with Ullmann and

MOVIE MANIA – Rain Man

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Charles Sanford Babbit is a self-centered Los Angeles-based automobile dealer. As a young teenager, he once took out his father's 1949 Buick convertible without his permission and was jailed for two days, since his father reported it stolen. While he is in the middle of importing four Lamborghinis to Los

MOVIE MANIA – The Gold Rush

The Gold Rush

The Gold Rush (1925) is considered by many as one of Chaplin’s most perfectly accomplished films. It was re-released in 1942 and received Academy Award nominations for Best Music and Best Sound Recording. It is, in fact, one of Chaplin's most celebrated works, and he himself admitted several times that it was

MOVIE MANIA – A Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler

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''The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler’' (2009), a television film directed by John Kent Harrison, focuses on Irena Sendler, a young Polish social worker, who smuggled more or less 2,500 Jewish children to safety during WW II. The background of the movie is the early 1940’s in Warsaw, Poland. Two years into the war and

MOVIE MANIA – Salon Kitty

Salon Kitty

Kitty runs a brothel in Nazi Germany, where the military officers and the dignitaries can relax. She owned the facility all through her life. The aim of the brothel during the war was to seduce German military officers, dignitaries, and diplomats with women and alcohol so that they could express

MOVIE MANIA – Cries and Whispers

Cries and Whispers

Cries and Whispers (Viskningar och rop) is a 1972 Swedish film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman and starring Harriet Andersson, Kari Sylwan, Ingrid Thulin and Liv Ullman. The film is all about pain, death, love, lust, hate, and self-loathing which create almost a claustrophobic feeling. The story is set on

MOVIE MANIA – The Red Violin

The Red Violin

The Red Violin (Le Violon Rouge) is a 1998 Canadian film, directed by Francois Girard and written by him and actor-director Don McKellar. It tells us the story of a mysterious red-coloured violin, its various owners and spans three centuries and five countries. After premiering at the Venice Film Festival,

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