To the mentally ill Kriss, the world is divided the up into 'good and evil', just like in the old B&W melodrama, 'Pure Hearts', which Kriss and his fellow patient, Willy, spend their days repeatedly watching at the psychiatric ward. To Kriss this film is the bible. One day after a serious conflict with one of the hospital's other patients their viewing rights are retracted. Kriss is deeply frustrated by this, until he realises that Linda, the young girl in the film, actually exists in the shape of the film's star, the actress Ulla Vilstrup. Setting fire to the hospital, Kriss and Willy escape into the night, determined to find her, because life is what you make of it.
"René la Canne" was the second collaboration between Francis Girod and Ennio Morricone, coming after "Le Trio Infernal" (1974) and before "La Banquière" (1980). His film is an adaptation of a story by Roger Borniche about the gangster René Girier and relates the fantastic adventures of a flamboyant mobster (René/Gérard Depardieu) and a maverick police inspector (Fernand la Sournoise/Michel Piccoli), through the 1940s.
René, a children's theater performer, has a problem : he is a hearty eater and he weighs no less than 155 kilos. After being abandoned by his girlfriend, René decides to go on a diet, notably to reconquer her. It is also an opportunity for him to question his former lifestyle and to define new values...
An intimate portrait of a man on the edge of society, filmed over the course of twenty years.
René is sitting in his car driving through his drab reality. Suddenly, he has to sneeze. He pauses and listens. After a few quiet moments, he murmurs, “Bless you”. Then he moves towards the camera and continues: “I am a scream without an echo.” The film is the tragicomedy of a man searching for his echo, the way out of his loneliness. All paths are blocked and his quest becomes more and more of an odyssey. Evading his own insanity and narrowly escaping death, he gradually notices that the search can only end with oneself.
Rene Dadiani, a big city dweller, teaches video art in a film school, while at the same time working for a propane delivery office. He claims real men are men of many hats. In film school, he's one of the avid preachers of self-initiated absurd theory. He assumes that one can enhance the power of imagination by way of altering consciousness that, on its turn, can give way to new reality. Rene often observes life via his Handycam. Sometimes those he captures are not only the 'real' people, but imaginary personalities, too.
In seinem neuen Programm "KasperPop" stürzt sich Mariks liebenswertes Ensemble erneut in haarsträubende Abenteuer. Es geht um Katastrophen und Pop. René Mariks Protagonisten erzählen amüsante Szenen aus Film- und Märchenklassikern und echten Katastrophen. Mit dabei natürlich Eisbär Kalle, Frosch Falkenhorst und der Maulwurf mit Sprachfehler.
Two women sunbathe on their living room floor when an unexpected message flies through the window.
Documentary detailing the life and career of the late René Goscinny, creator of Asterix.
Relive the unique "house concert" Rene Froger, recorded on April 15 2004, in which Rene performed for a select group of friends. During this activity, which also was broadcast live on Radio 2, Rene played along with Rene Froger Band, all the titles of his recently released album Pure. That this concert had a lot of technical feet in the earth, is extensively illustrated in the chapter Backstage on this DVD. More than 45 male technicians were 2 days in the back to make this technical feat. Pure Live is a rare document on DVD and for the real Rene Froger fan a must. Feel the atmosphere of this intimate concert, where Rene shows an unprecedented side of himself: a true entertainer, even homely atmosphere.
Documentary about the Belgian surrealist artist who died in 1967.
Interview with the wife of French film director René Clair about his life and work.
René has been in prison since he was 16. He is sick of life and doesn’t care about his parents (just as René’s parents never cared about him when he was a child); he doesn’t even know how many more children they had. After the general amnesty, René just hangs around, not satisfied in any job, and with his younger brother he starts stealing. In no time he is back in prison, this time joined by his brother who is still a youth. History repeats itself and René’s life philosophy seems to be confirmed: You enjoy your freedom for a while, then go to prison and the same thing happens all over again.
Filmmaker Adrian Maben penetrates Magritte's fantastic picture-puzzle world. He does this by merging pictures, childhood memories, objects from Magritte's apartment in Brussels, old film clips and interviews to create a portrait of a unique artist and human being.