|Awake 2007 R, 84 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Joby Harold
Cast: Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Terrence Howard, Lena Olin, Christopher McDonald, Sam Robards, Arliss Howard, Fisher Stevens, Georgina Chapman, David Harbour, Steven Hinkle, Denis O'Hare
Wealthy and successful Clay Beresford (Hayden Christensen) needs a heart transplant and wants his friend Dr. Jack Harper (Terrence Howard) to perform the surgery. In the meantime, Clay marries Sam (Jessica Alba) who is his mother Lilith's (Lena Olin) assistant and the last person in the world Lilith wants her son to marry. The same night that Clay and Sam marry, he is told there is a heart for him, Dr. Larry Lupin (Christopher McDonald) administers the anesthesia, and the operation begins. But, the anesthesia is not working correctly, Clay can feel everything, and he learns that the doctors are going to kill him and take his money. Horror sets in for Clay in the operating room, while his new wife Sam struggles with her own decisions in the waiting room.
|Casanova 2005 R, 112 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Comedy / Drama
Director: Lasse Hallstrom
Cast: Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, Oliver Platt, Lena Olin, Stephen Greif, Natalie Dormer, Tim McInnerny, Helen McCrory, Omid Djalili, Charlie Cox, Philip Davis, Ken Stott, Leigh Lawson, Paddy Ward
During the 18th century in Venice, legendary womanizer Lord Jacome Casanova (Heath Ledger) finally meets his match in Francesca Bruni (Sienna Miller) who is engaged to marry another (Oliver Platt). Will Casanova clean up his act, find true love, and get Inquisitor Pucci (Jeremy Irons) off his back?
|Chocolat 2000 PG-13, 121 min.|
Director: Lasse Hallstrom
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp, Alfred Molina, Lena Olin, Judi Dench, Victoire Thivisol, Hugh O'Conor, Peter Stormare, Leslie Caron, Carrie-Anne Moss
Adapted from Joan Harris' 1999 novel, this culinary fable takes place in a small French village where Vianne (Juliette Binoche) has moved with her young daughter, Anouk (Victoire Thivisol). Vianne opens a chocolate shop during the middle of Lent and, in the process, liberates (spiritually, mentally, and physically) the townsfolk. Nominations included: Picture, Actress (Juliette Binoche) and Supporting Actress (Judi Dench).
|Darkness 2002 PG-13, 102 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Horror / Thriller
Director: Jaume Balaguero
Cast: Anna Paquin, Lena Olin, Iain Glen, Giancarlo Giannini, Fele Martinez, Stephan Enquist, Fermi Reixach, Francese Pages, Craig Stevenson, Paula Fernandez, Gemma Lozano, Xavier Allepuz, Joseph Roberts, Marc Ferrando, Josh Gaeta
Forty years ago in Spain, six children mysteriously disappeared, and now an American family moves into a remote house in the same neighborhood. The house holds a secret, and it doesn't take long before teenage daughter Regina (Anna Pacquin) senses a problem and investigates the history of this dark house that threatens to destroy her family.
|Enemies: A Love Story 1989 R, 120 min.|
Director: Paul Mazursky
Cast: Ron Silver, Anjelica Huston, Lena Olin, Margaret Sophie Stein, Alan King, Judith Malina, Paul Mazursky, Rita Karin, Phil Leeds, Elya Baskin
Based on I.B. Singer's story, this is the tale of Herman (Ron Silver) who evaded Nazis during the war. It is now the postwar era, and Herman has moved from Europe to Coney Island where he becomes involved with three women. Anjelica Huston and Lena Olin played two of Herman's women, and both received Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress for their work on this film.
|Face to Face 1976 R, 136 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Drama / Fantasy
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Cast: Liv Ullmann, Erland Josephson, Gunnar Bjornstrand, Aino Taube, Kari Sylwan, Sif Ruud, Kristina Adolphson, Marianne Aminoff, Gosta Ekman, Gosta Pruzelius, Helene Friberg, Ulf Johansson, Sven Lindberg, Birger Malmsten, Lena Olin
Psychiatrist Jenny Isaksson (Liv Ullmann) has repressed her problems until she suffers a mental breakdown. Through dreams induced by a coma, she recovers and realizes that love and spirit are what really matter in life. Both Ullmann and Director Bergman received Oscar nominations.
|Havana 1990 R, 145 min.|
Director: Sydney Pollack
Cast: Robert Redford, Lena Olin, Alan Arkin, Raul Julia, Tomas Milian, Daniel Davis, Tony Plana, Richard Farnsworth, Mark Rydell, Richard Portnow
This film is not much more than a poor rehash of "Casablanca" with Jack Weil (Robert Redford) falling in love with the wife (Lena Olin) of a Cuban revolutionary (Raul Julia).
|Hollywood Homicide 2003 PG-13, 117 min.|
Genre: Action / Comedy / Drama / Thriller
Director: Ron Shelton
Cast: Harrison Ford, Josh Hartnett, Lena Olin, Bruce Greenwood, Isaiah Washington, Lolita Davidovich, Keith David, Master P, Dwight Yoakam, Martin Landau, Lou Diamond Phillips, Gladys Knight, Meredith Scott Lynn, Tom Todoroff, James MacDonald
Not-so-bright, LAPD cops–Joe Gavilan and K.C. Calden (Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett)–moonlight as a realtor and yoga instructor/inspiring actor. They happen to be on the spot when a rap group is brutally slain, look for clues, go on with their other interests, and finally participate in an indescribable chase scene.
|Mr. Jones 1993 R, 112 min.|
Director: Mike Figgis
Cast: Richard Gere, Lena Olin, Anne Bancroft, Tom Irwin, Delroy Lindo, Bruce Altman, Annie McEnroe, Lucinda Jenney, Bill Pullman, Anna Maria Horsford
What happens when a manic depressive (Richard Gere) and the psychologist (Lena Olin) find more in common than a doctor/patient relationship is the theme of this flick.
|Mystery Men 1999 PG-13, 115 min.|
Genre: Action / Comedy
Director: Kinka Usher
Cast: Ben Stiller, Hank Azaria, Janeane Garofalo, Greg Kinnear, Geoffrey Rush, William H. Macy, Kel Mitchell, Paul Reubens, Lena Olin, Wes Studi, Tom Waits, Claire Forlani, Eddie Izzard, Louise Lasser
This superhero movie, based on a comic strip, provides both action and comedy as Champion City's Captain Amazing (Greg Kinnear) faces the dilemma of losing sponsors because he has put all the bad guys in prison. He comes up with a publicity ploy: spring the evil Cassanova Frankenstein (Geoffrey Rush) from prison so he will have someone to capture. But that proves to be a bad move when the tables are turned, and Captain Amazing is held hostage. Enter a band of wannabe superheroes intent on saving the day.
|The Night and the Moment 1994 R, 90 min.|
Director: Anna Maria Tato
Cast: Willem Dafoe, Lena Olin, Miranda Richardson, Jean-Claude Carriere, Carole Richert, Christine Sireyzol, Guy Verame, Ivan Bacciocchi
Set in mid-1700s' France, this is the story of an aristocrat (Lena Olin) who hosts weekend houseguests. During the night, a dashing writer (Willem Dafoe) enters her bedroom wanting a night of love. When she resists he tells her of his love exploits, one of which convinces her that she loves him.
|Night Falls on Manhattan 1997 R, 114 min.|
Director: Sidney Lumet
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Andy Garcia, Lena Olin, Ian Holm, Ron Leibman, James Gandolfini, Colm Feore, Shiek Mahmud-Bey, Dominic Chianese, Paul(2) Guilfoyle, Richard Bright
This film adaptation of former N.Y.C. police commissioner Robert Daley's novel, "Tainted Evidence," involves police corruption that implicates the district attorney's father.
|The Ninth Gate 1999 R, 130 min.|
Genre: Horror / Fantasy / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Roman Polanski
Cast: Johnny Depp, Frank Langella, Lena Olin, Emmanuelle Seigner, Barbara Jefford, Jack Taylor, James Russo, Jose Lopez Rodero, Toni Amoni, Willy Holt, Allen Garfield, Jaques Dacqmine, Joe Sheridan, Rebecca Pauly, Catherine Benguigue
Dean (Johnny Depp) is hired to find two missing copies of a book that give the "recipe" for conjuring up the devil. The third book is held by the man who hired Dean–but only one book is the real one. As Dean travels through Europe, it is clear that he's not the only one interested in the books. Dark and moody.
|Polish Wedding 1998 PG-13, 105 min.|
Director: Theresa Connelly
Cast: Lena Olin, Gabriel Byrne, Claire Danes, Adam Trese, Mili Avital, Daniel Lapaine, Rade Serbedzija, Ramsey Krull, Steven Petrarca, Bryan Hoyt
Set in Detroit, during the early 1960s, this film attempts to show comedic insight into the daily lives of the Pzoniak family. Unfortunately, it misses its mark.
|The Queen of the Damned 2002 R, 100 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Michael Rymer
Cast: Stuart Townsend, Aaliyah, Marguerite Moreau, Vincent Perez, Paul McGann, Lena Olin, Christian Manon, Claudia Black, Bruce Spence, Tiriel Mora, Matthew Newton, Johnathan Devoy, Robert Farnham, Megan Dorman, Conrad Standish
In this sequel to Anne Rice's "Interview with the Vampire," Stuart Townsend takes on the Tom Cruise role of Lestat de Lioncourt. This time around, Lestat comes out of the shadows and enters the limelight where he succeeds as a rock star, which is the closest thing he can imagine to a god. His music is heard by the legendary Egyptian Queen Akasha (Aaliyah)–the Mother of all Vampires–whose aim is to gain dominion over the world. Now, she wants Lestat as her consort.
|Romeo Is Bleeding 1993 R, 108 min.|
Director: Peter Medak
Cast: Gary Oldman, Lena Olin, Annabella Sciorra, Juliette Lewis, Michael Wincott, Roy Scheider, Ron Perlman, Dennis Farina, Will Patton, David Proval
Jack (Gary Oldman), a New York cop who is on the take, has a good life–nice home, wife, and a dumb mistress. His job for the mob is to supply information on mob-related witnesses. When Jack is hired to guard a tough, sexy, Russian hit woman (Lena Olin), his life starts to unravel. Lots of brutality in this modern film noir.
|The Unbearable Lightness of Being 1988 R, 172 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Philip Kaufman
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Derek de Lint, Erland Josephson, Donald Moffat, Daniel Olbrychski, Stellan Skarsgard, Bruce Myers, Pavel Landovsky, Tomasz Borkowy, Pavel Slaby, Pascale Kalensky, Jacques Ciron, Anne Lonnberg
In this film adaptation of Milan Kundera's story, Czechoslovakian surgeon Thomas (Daniel Day-Lewis) is an irresponsible lover whose sexual appetite is never satisfied. He falls in love with Tereza (Juliette Binoche) and marries her but continues his many affairs–particularly with Sabina (Lena Olin). In 1968, when Russia invades Prague, Sabina forms a friendship with Tereza while Thomas is obsessed with the collapse of his country. Well written, acted, and photographed.
|The United States of Leland 2003 R, 108 min.|
Director: Matthew Ryan Hoge
Cast: Don Cheadle, Ryan Gosling, Chris Klein, Jena Malone, Lena Olin, Kevin Spacey, Michelle Williams, Martin Donovan, Ann Magnuson, Kerry Washington, Sherilyn Fenn, Matt Malloy
After committing a shocking murder, world-famous novelist Albert T. Fitzgerald's (Kevin Spacey) son Leland (Ryan Gosling) is confined to a juvenile detention center. Leland's teacher Pearl Madison (Don Cheadle) is an aspiring writer, and it doesn't take long for Pearl to see a career-enhancing book in the story about why Leland committed the crime.
|1. After the Rehearsal (1984)|
2. Awake (2007)
3. Casanova (2005)
4. Chocolat (2000)
5. Darkness (2002)
6. Enemies: A Love Story (1989)
7. Face to Face (1976)
8. Havana (1990)
9. Hollywood Homicide (2003)
10. Mr. Jones (1993)
11. Mystery Men (1999)
12. The Night and the Moment (1994)
13. Night Falls on Manhattan (1997)
14. The Ninth Gate (1999)
15. Polish Wedding (1998)
16. The Queen of the Damned (2002)
17. Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)
18. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
19. The United States of Leland (2003)
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