Recorded on the "Von Zaubererbrüdern, Schwarzen Schmetterlingen und anderen Nachtgestalten 2008" tour.
A drama about several lonely inhabitants of the same council estate, adapted by Benchetrit from his novel.
A ne'er-do-well who's married to a millionnaire realizes his financial trouble might be solved if his wife was dead - and sets out a plot to achieve just that. A remake of Dino Risi's "il vedovo".
One of the last great German Expressionist films of the silent era, Joe May’s Asphalt is a love story set in the traffic-strewn Berlin of the late 1920s. Starring the delectable Betty Amann in her most famous leading role, Asphalt is a luxuriously produced Ufa classic where tragic liaisons and fatal encounters are shaped alongside the constant roar of traffic.
A symbolic reflection on issues of female sexuality, art and identity constructs.
As a conceptual fiction, Asphalto describes the relationship of a man and a woman by means of metaphor and visual symbols related to asphalt, service stations, and automotive sports.
Recently paroled from prison, legendary burglar "Doc" Riedenschneider, with funding from Alonzo Emmerich, a crooked lawyer, gathers a small group of veteran criminals together in the Midwest for a big jewel heist.
In this short film, Matthew Frost pulls focus to the modern cultural trend that has replaced pen-to-paper autographs. Although posing for a photo alongside another person seems like it would be more of an interactive experience, Dunst and Frost suggest that it is just a shallow attempt to document this faux-interaction for social-network bragging purposes rather than connect human to human.
A look into the human psyche and the destructive and potentially fatal taboo practices and addictions we embrace, despite their devastating effects.
A run in at a roadside bar between a repressed boy and a curious girl leads to an exploration of their darker impulses.
Junior, as he’s known, since he’s essentially still a child, seems to be having a tough time getting on in life. He shares cheap lodgings with another fellow and earns money doing strenuous night shifts at a warehouse. It’s no surprise that he lives for football and desperately hangs onto the dream of perhaps every Brazilian kid – to become a famous player. Although he trains hard with his amateur team, he’s not one of the best. He won’t admit to the mounting jealousy he feels as he watches his talented friend doing extremely well on the pitch. What’s more, his prospects don’t look so rosy now that his young girlfriend Carine is pregnant, and he also has to deal with her dominant mother poking her nose in...
This low-budget drama details the unlikely friendship between a smart-aleck seventeen-year-old punk and a thirty-year-old rock 'n roll musician in search of songwriting inspiration. Angel (Gerd Heinemann) heads out to the streets of Berlin in his drag-racer to revitalize his flagging creativity. He is desperately trying for a new song that refuses to surface. He meets scrappy Johnny (Thomas Davis) on the streets and saves him from everyone he tends to alienate: cops, motorcycle gangs, and passers-by. Johnny has his guitar with him and is the first to break Angel's deadlock. A tune he plucks out is just the beginning that Angel was looking for. The rest of the song lies out there somewhere and the two head into Berlin's night spots to find it.
Across the surface of the forest, light, colour, shadow shift; rhythmic, kaleidoscopic. Matter and the immaterial in constant counteraction. The screen becomes a painting in animation. Ordinarily, light describes the motif. Here, the forest is almost – almost – occluded as the light that delineates the world becomes autonomous, visible; describes itself as subject. There are some very strange effects: light and shadow grow, die back; bark shimmers; branches tremble, or clouds pass above; trees shiver in the cold, or shake in threatening gesture; sunlight flickers, on and off, like an electric bulb. The portrait lives. These films are not the index of space and objects, but a cinema of time, movement, light; flickering lashes of mesmerised eyes in the click of an aperture. — Mark Edwards; extract from Invisible / Visible in Time Frames
In a far away, long ago kingdom, Aspoestertjie is living happily with her mother and father until her mother dies. Aspoestertjie's father remarries a cold, cruel woman who has two daughters. When the father dies, Aspoestertjie's wicked stepmother turns her into a virtual servant in her own house. Meanwhile, across town in the castle, the King determines that his son the Prince should find a suitable bride and provide him with a required number of grandchildren. So the King invites every eligible maiden in the kingdom to a fancy dress ball, where his son will be able to choose his bride. Aspoestertjie has no suitable party dress for a ball, but her friends the mice and the birds lend a hand in making her one, a dress the evil stepsisters immediately tear apart on the evening of the ball. At this point, enter the Fairy Godmother, the pumpkin carriage, the royal ball, the stroke of midnight, the glass slipper, and the rest, as they say, is fairy tale history. Afrikaans version.
Françoise Arnould plays here a married woman who decides one day to get away from her husband and return to her childhood place, where she meets all her former friends, and lovers.
ASPEN is a film about a town famous in the 19th century for silver mining and now known for its scenic splendor, mountains, skiing, hiking, music, intellectual activity and fashionable people. The film documents the daily life and activities of the people who live, work, visit and play in Aspen in the winter.
A chic Colorado ski resort in the '60s is the setting for illicit love, corruption and a sensational murder trial in this melodrama.
A hot and controversial subject, two guests with divergent opinions and the intelligent mediation of the journalist Monica Waldvogel.
Os Aspones is a Brazilian television comedy series that aired in 2004. It was created by Alexandre Machado and Fernanda Young. The program, which portrayed a group of white-collar workers at a governmental department lost in Brazilian bureaucracy in Brasília which actually has no function at all, starred Selton Mello, Andréa Beltrão, Pedro Paulo Rangel, Marisa Orth, Drica Moraes and Mário Schoemberger. The show's title is a Portuguese neologism formed from the phrase “assessor de porra nenhuma”.
Follow a group of white-collar workers at a governmental department lost in Brazilian bureaucracy.
Feasting on Asphalt is a television series starring Alton Brown of the Food Network programs Good Eats and Iron Chef America. Brown's third series, Feasting on Asphalt explores "road food" in the historical and present-day United States, with an emphasis on unique restaurants and regional cuisine. In the first two seasons, Brown and his crew seek "good eats" across the country, via Brown's BMW motorcycle. "As far as I’m concerned, there’s no better way to experience the road than from the back of a bike," says Brown. During the third season, Brown trades the motorcycle for a boat to island hop throughout the Caribbean with a similar mission.
Monty Python Live at Aspen was a reunion show featuring the five surviving members of Monty Python: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. Graham Chapman was also allegedly in attendance as his "ashes" were brought out in an urn. The Pythons looked back at their work and received an American Film Industry award. It also featured some memorable moments when Gilliam 'accidentally' kicked over the urn, which Eric Idle said was their biggest audience laugh ever. It was hosted by Robert Klein and featured a cameo by Eddie Izzard. The show was released on DVD by A&E Home Entertainment as part of the Monty Python Live compilation.
Asphalt Man is a 1995 South Korean television series starring Lee Byung-hun, Choi Jin-shil, Jung Woo-sung, and Lee Young-ae. Based on the 1991 comic of the same title by manhwa artist Huh Young-man, it aired on SBS from May 17 to July 6, 1995 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes.
Can a man love a woman but still take down her father? Zhang Xiao Fan and his childhood friend Lin Jing Yu were the only survivors of the Grass Village massacre that wiped out both of their families. Taken in by the Qing Yun Sect, the boys were trained in the ways of the Immortal Sword. Xiao Fan falls in love with Bi Yao, the daughter of the Ghost King. But when the Ghost King tries to grow his power by overthrowing the Qing Yun Sect, Xiao Fan must choose between protecting his people and hurting the woman he loves.