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1980-1989

The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (De schuilplaats van Anne Frank)(USA, TV, 1988)

A made for television docu-drama telling the story of Miep Gies who helped to hide Anne Frank and her family. Originally produced as television programme in 1988. Directed by John Erman. In English with Dutch subtitles. 2006. 95 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
See also:Anne Frank on Film bibliography

The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982)

Directed by Robert M. Young. Cast: Edward James Olmos, James Gammon, Tom Bower. On June 12, 1901, Gregorio Cortez, a young Mexican family man, shoots and kills a sheriff in self-defense. For the next 11 days, he eludes an inflamed posse of 600 Texas Rangers in a 450 mile chase across Texas. His manhunt captures the nation's interest and his eventual trial is tainted by the extreme emotions of the country. [preservation copy]; Credits and other information from Internet Movie Database

The Boat is Full (Das Boot ist voll) (Switzerland / West Germany / Austria, 1981)

Director, Markus Imhoof. Cast: Tina Engel, Curt Bois, Gerd David, Renate Steiger, Mathias Gnadinger, Michael Gempart, Hans Diehl, Martin Walz, Simone, Laurent. In the summer of 1942 the Swiss government, alarmed at the numbers of people fleeing Nazi Germany, set up stringent immigration policies. But when a Swiss inkeeper's wife finds a group of refugees hiding on her property, she looks the other way and takes them in. When the local authorities are alerted, the woman, her husband and the townspeople have a decision to make...

The Color Purple (1985)

Steven Spielberg's movie adaptation of Alice Walker's novel.Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Adolph Caesar, MargaretAvery, Rae Dawn Chong, Oprah Winfrey. A young uneducated womanliving in the rural South is raped by her father who thenforces her to marry a man who beats her. Her life istransformed by the friendship of two women who help her findself-respect and the courage to change her life.

The Color Purple (1985)

Steven Spielberg's movie adaptation of Alice Walker's novel. Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Adolph Caesar, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Oprah Winfrey. A young uneducated woman living in the rural South is raped by her father who then forces her to marry a man who beats her. Her life is transformed by the friendship of two women who help her find self-respect and the courage to change her life.

The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover (France / Netherlands / UK, 1989)

Directed by Peter Greenaway Cast: Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren, Alan Howard, Tim Roth, Liz Smith. A modern fable and political satire on the Thatcher years in Britain set at Le Hollandais, a gourmet restaurant. The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant, all observed by the cook. This nightly display of opulence, decadence and gluttony leads to murder, torture and revenge.

The Cotton Club (1984)

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Cast: Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane, Lonette McKee, Bob Hoskins, Nicolas Cage, Fred Gwynne. In 1928 New York, spirits are high and jazz, dancing and gangsters rule supreme. Harlem's Cotton Club is in the center of it all, where rich upper-eastsiders mix with dressed-up mobsters. On stage is gifted coronet player Dixie Dwyer, who dreams of the big time, and tap sensation Sandman Williams who can't touch his girl, the lovely singer Lila Rose Oliver, because of strict club rules.

The Cotton Club (1984)

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Cast: Richard Gere, GregoryHines, Diane Lane, Lonette McKee, Bob Hoskins, Nicolas Cage,Fred Gwynne. In 1928 New York, spirits are high and jazz,dancing and gangsters rule supreme. Harlem's Cotton Club is inthe center of it all, where rich upper-eastsiders mix withdressed-up mobsters. On stage is gifted coronet player DixieDwyer, who dreams of the big time, and tap sensation SandmanWilliams who can't touch his girl, the lovely singer Lila RoseOliver, because of strict club rules.

The Evil Dead (1981)

Directed by Sam Raimi. Cast: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Hal Delrich, Betsy Baker, Sarah York. The evil dead lie in wait for the one ancient incantation that will give them license to attack the living. Five vacationing college students unwittingly resurrect these demons. One by one, the students are transformed into monsters whose own thirst for revenge becomes insatiable. 85 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database Originally rated X, for substantial graphic horror violence and gore.

The Inn (Austeria) (Poland, 1982)

Directed by Jerzy Kwalerowicz. Cast: Franciszek Pieczka, Wojciech Pszoniak, Jan Szurmiej, Ewa Domanska, Wojciech Standeo. Early in World War I, a group of Orthodox Jews flee from the Cossack army. A secluded country inn becomes their temporary refuge, where emotional attachments, brief love affairs, and even a renewed faith in humankind inspire them. 110 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

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