European Cinema

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‘Das Boot’ (1981): Survival at 280 Meters Below

Directed by: Wolfgang Peterson || Produced by: Gunter Rohrbach Screenplay by: Wolfgang Peterson || Starring: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann Music by: Klaus Doldinger || Cinematography: Jost Vacano || Edited by: Hannes Nikel || Country: West Germany || Language: German Running Time: 208 minutes When I was in either my late teens or early … Continue reading

‘Gun City’ (2018): In the Shadow of the Law

Directed by: Dani de la Torre || Produced by: Emma Lustres, Mercedes Gamero Screenplay by: Patxi Amezcua || Starring: Luis Tosar, Michelle Jenner, Vicente Romero, Manolo Solo, Paco Tous, Jaime Lorente, Adriana Torrebejano, Ernesto Alterio Music by: Xavier Font, Manuel Riveiro || Cinematography: Josu Inchaustegui || Edited by: Jorge Coira || Country: Spain, France || … Continue reading

‘Suspiria’ (1977, 2018): Nightmares of Witchcraft Past & Present

Directed by: Dario Argento [1], Luca Guadagnino [2] || Produced by: Claudio Argento [1], Marco Morabito, Brad Fischer, Luca Guadagnino, David Kajganich, Silvia Venturini Fendi, Francesco Melzi d’Eril, William Sherak, Gabriele Moratti [2] Screenplay by: Dario Argento, Daria Nicolodi [1], David Kajganich [2] || Starring: Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bose, Barbara Magnolfi, Susanna Javicoli, … Continue reading

‘Downfall’ (2004): Evil till the Last Moment

Directed by: Oliver Hirschbiegel || Produced by: Bernd Eichinger Screenplay by: Bernd Eichinger || Starring: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Corinna Harfouch, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Kohler, Heino Ferch, Christian Berkel, Alexander Held, Matthias Habich, Thomas Kretschmann Music by: Stephan Zacharias || Cinematography: Rainer Klausmann || Edited by: Hans Funck || Country: Germany, Italy, Austria || … Continue reading

A Dario Argento Giallo Sampling: ‘The Bird with the Crystal Plumage’ (1970), ‘The Cat o’ Nine Tails’ (1971), & ‘Deep Red’ (1975)

Directed by: Dario Argento || Produced by: Salvatore Argento Screenplay by: Dario Argento [1–3], Dardano Sacchetti [2], Bernardino Zapponi [3] || Starring: Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Enrico Maria Salerno, Eva Renzi [1], James Franciscus, Karl Malden, Catherine Spaak [2], David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi, Gabriele Lavia, Macha Méril, Clara Calamai [3] Music by: Ennio Morricone [1, … Continue reading

‘Athena’ (2022): Violent Revolutions in Long Takes

Directed by: Romain Gavras || Produced by: Charles-Marie Anthonioz, Mourad Belkeddar, Jean Duhamel, Romain Gavras, Nicolas Lhermitte, Ladj Ly Screenplay by: Romain Gavras, Ladj Ly, Elias Belkeddar || Starring: Dali Benssalah, Sami Slimane, Anthony Bajon, Ouassini Embarek, Alexis Manenti Music by: Surkin || Cinematography: Matias Boucard || Edited by: Cherifi Akram Mohamed Yasser, Benjamin Weill … Continue reading

‘BAC Nord’ (2020): The Stronghold of Marseille Crime

Directed by: Cédric Jimenez || Produced by: Hugo Sélignac, Vincent Mazel Screenplay by: Audrey Diwan, Cédric Jimenez || Starring: Gilles Lellouche, Karim Leklou, François Civil, Adéle Exarchopoulos, Kenza Fortas, Cyril Lecomte Music by: Guillaume Roussel || Cinematography: Laurent Tangy || Edited by: Simon Jacquet || Country: France || Language: French Running Time: 105 minutes Given … Continue reading

‘REC’ (2007, 2009): Tao of the Found-Footage Technique

Directed by: Jaume Balaguero, Paco Plaza || Produced by: Julio Fernandez, Carlos Fernandez Screenplay by: Paco Plaza, Luis A. Berdejo, Jaume Balaguero || Starring: Manuela Velasco, Pablo Rosso, Ferran Terraza, Jorge-Yamam Serrano, David Vert, Vicente Gil, Martha Carbonell, Carlos Vicente, Jonathan Mellor, Oscar Sanchez Zafra, Ariel Casas, Alejandro Casaseca, Claudia Silva  Music by: N/A || … Continue reading

‘Let the Right One In’ (2008): The Horrors of Childhood

Directed by: Tomas Alfredson || Produced by: Carl Molinder, John Nordling Screenplay by: John Ajvide Lindqvist || Starring: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Ika Nord, Peter Carlberg Music by: Johan Soderqvist || Cinematography: Hoyte van Hoytema || Edited by: Tomas Alfredson, Daniel Jonsäter || Country: Sweden || Language: Swedish Running Time: 114 minutes In … Continue reading

‘Speak No Evil’ (2022): Make No Sense

Directed by: Christian Tafdrup || Produced by: Jacob Jarek Screenplay by: Christian Tafdrup, Mads Tafdrup || Starring: Morten Burian, Sidsel Siem Koch, Fedja van Huêt, Karina Smulders, Liva Forsberg, Marius Damslev Music by: Sune “Køter” Kølster || Cinematography: Erik Molberg Hansen || Edited by: Nicolaj Monberg || Country: Denmark, Netherlands || Language: English, Danish, Dutch … Continue reading