|Hidden Agenda 1990 R, 108 min.|
Director: Ken Loach
Cast: Frances McDormand, Brian Cox, Brad Dourif, Mai Zetterling, Bernard Bloch, Des McAleer, Jim Norton, Patrick Kavanagh, Bernard Archard, Maurice Roeves, Maureen Bell, Michelle Fairley, Kim Dyson, Oliver Maguire, Ian McElhinney
Set in the war-like environment of Northern Ireland in the early 1980s, this thriller follows British investigator Kerrigan (Brian Cox) and international amnesty group activist Ingrid Jessner (Frances McDormand). They investigate possible cover-ups at Britain's highest level that have also resulted in murder. Good performances make this worth a look.
|Monsieur N. 2003 N/R, 128 min.|
Director: Antoine de Caunes
Cast: Philippe Torreton, Richard E. Grant, Jay Rodan, Elsa Zylberstein, Roschdy Zem, Bruno Putzulu, Stephane Freiss, Frederic Pierrot, Siobhan Hewlett, Peter Sullivan, Igor Skreblin, Bernard Bloch
This story begins with the exhumation of a body and then continues, through flashbacks, to 1815 when Napoleon Bonaparte (Philippe Torreton) was in exile on Elba. The story then explores age-old questions surrounding the mystery of how Napoleon died.
|Ronin 1998 R, 121 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: John Frankenheimer
Cast: Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Jonathan Pryce, Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsgard, Skipp Sudduth, Sean Bean, Michael Lonsdale, Jan Triska, Bernard Bloch, Feodor Atkine, Tolsty, Ron Perkins, Amadou, Leopoldine Serre
Irish activist Dierdre (Natascha McElhone) hires a team to track down a mysterious briefcase–contents unknown. They do not know who hired them, but former CIA agent Sam (Robert De Niro), former Euro intelligence agent Vincent (Jean Reno), former KGB agent Gregor (Stellan Skarsgard), British demolitions expert Spence (Sean Bean), and driver Larry (Skipp Sudduth) set out to track down the briefcase. And the chase is on, with a few twists and turns, car chases, and action scenes as they travel from Paris, to Cannes, and then to Nice.
|A Self-Made Hero 1996 N/R, 105 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Drama / Comedy
Director: Jacques Audiard
Cast: Mathieu Kassovitz, Anouk Grinberg, Sandrine Kiberlain, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Albert Dupontel, Nadia Barentin, Bernard Bloch, Francois Chattot, Philippe Duclos, Daniele Lebrun, Francois Berleand, Armand de Baudry d'Asson, Wilfred Benaiche, Philippe Berodot, Gilles Del Frate
For his entire life, Albert Dehousse (Mathieu Kassovitz) has always lived in a life of make-believe. Now, during World War II, Albert heads for Paris where he invents a new identity and joins the resistance movement. He helps them find collaborators and becomes a respected hero as a resistance fighter.
|1. Hidden Agenda (1990)|
2. Monsieur N. (2003)
3. Ronin (1998)
4. A Self-Made Hero (1996)
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