Set five years after L’Auberge Espagnole where Parisian transfer student Xavier discovered himself, this sequel reunites the EU cast. The gang is nearing their 30s and life has only got more complicated since their Barcelona university days. Xavier is a writer of varying success, his luck with love is no different, he’s still looking for true love.
Kelin is a beautiful girl about to be married. Her father negotiates a bride price between two suitors. A hunter is Kelin’s choice for husband but he loses the bidding to a Yak herder. She soon finds that her life isn’t so bad and has a sexual awakening. Life gets complicated when her hunter suitor wants her back.
A man kills 3 Americans in Afghanistan with a rocket grenade. He’s captured and tortured. While moving him to another facility, he escapes. Totally disoriented, he’s gone from the desert to a land covered in snow, is heavily forested, and mountainous. This is like Vietnam POW escape, except the guards are Americans
One of the long term legacies of the March 11th, 2011 earthquake in Japan is the failure of containment at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. To get a sense of how bad it could get, I watched this excellent documentary about the 2006 Chernobyl disaster. Very sobering stuff.
Finding no love in Belgrade, Marko and his porno cabaret take to the country side. Setting up in village fields, the troupe enact gay, straight and weird sex acts to the unsuspecting peasant audience. It gets freaky when a German offers them big money to make artsy snuff videos.
In the eastern Serbian town of Pokrp, it’s desperately low on men. In a double twist of fate, the town loses its source of income and one of their last remaining men, when he decides to put mines in the vineyard. Needless to say, it does not end well.
Hana’s acting career is cut short due to her Jewish background while her husband’s career couldn’t be better. He rises from reporter to radio personality. The Germans use him to be their propaganda mouthpiece.
While on a fishing trip he comes across a Turkish man hiding from the border patrol. At first reluctant to help, he eventually takes him back home. Language is a major barrier between the two. Somehow the immigrant conveys that he’s heading to Germany to be with his son.
It’s the start of day for a working subway. A sleeping form stirs as the florescent lights cascade on. You don’t know who or why this person is sleeping on the platform floor. This is how you’ll be introduced to ticket control officer Bulcsú. Shunning the above ground world, his reasons and past are mysterious.
Black Lightning is a super hero inspired story, mixing cold war nostalgia with modern day Russian affluence. The film borrows from Back to the Future, Transformers, and Spider-Man. Few films have been so good while blatantly ripping off other films, this one surprisingly succeeds.
A stolen BMW becomes the get away vehicle for 4 friends that flee Moscow after a shooting gone awry. In this Russian road movie, they run afoul of the police, rival gangs, crazy truckers and provincial locals.
Honza (Krystof Hádek) is a young con-man. With the help of his klutzy conspirator Jirka, they run petty real estate scams in Prague. When the police get too close, they retreat to Honza’s grandfathers vineyard. While waiting for things to cool down in the city, Honza devises a plan to sell his grandfather’s winery.