In Competition at the Tokyo International Film Festivalby idi_i_smotri | created - 16 Jan 2012 | updated - 16 Jan 2012 | Public
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1. Typhoon Club (1985)
115 min | Drama, Romance
The movie takes place in the five-day period before, during and after a ferocious, seemingly liberating typhoon, which several students endure while marooned in their school gymnasium.
2. The Old Well (1987)
130 min | Drama, Romance
A married village worker teams up with an old girlfriend to try to dig a well for his water-starved village. The well collapses and they are trapped. Their enforced confinement leads to ... See full summary »
3. Once We Were Dreamers (1987)
PG | 120 min | Drama
Set in the Middle East in 1919, a group of European Jews planning on settling in the Sinai Desert are attacked by Bedouin tribesmen. As they fight for their lives they realize that they are... See full summary »
5. Housekeeping (1987)
PG | 116 min | Drama
After their mother commits suicide, two sisters end up living with their kind but peculiar aunt in their grandmother's old house in a small 1950s town.
Votes: 1,952 | Gross: $1.08M
7. Lev s bílou hrívou (1987)
127 min | Biography, Drama
The film tells the exciting life of the great Czech composer Leos Janacek , (1854-1928) , also known by the thick silver hair that crowned his head and his strong character, which could overcome the adversities of fate.
8. The Dead (1987)
PG | 83 min | Drama
Gabriel Conroy and wife Greta attend an early January dinner with friends at the home of his spinster aunts, an evening which results in an epiphany for both of them.
Votes: 6,703 | Gross: $4.37M
9. Hope and Glory (1987)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A semi-autobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War II. For a young boy, this time in history was ... See full summary »
Votes: 11,762 | Gross: $10.02M
12. Panchavati (1986)
This is a story about having an extra marital affair within the family itself. Vikram (Suresh Oberoi) and his younger brother Yatin (Akbar Khan) lead their import - export business. ... See full summary »
16. That Summer of White Roses (1989)
R | 98 min | Drama, War
In the summer of 1944, in a peaceful resort town in the Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia, an easy-going lifeguard takes in a widow of a partisan and her young son. Their relationship grows until he unknowingly saves a Nazi officer from drowning.
17. Breaking In (1989)
R | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy
Professional thief Ernie takes Mike on as an apprentice, but while Mike clearly has "larceny in his heart", it will take him a long time to get as good as Ernie.
Votes: 1,352 | Gross: $1.88M
19. Flying Fox in a Freedom Tree (1989)
Pepe is a young Samoan. He has two mentors, who represents two opposite paths. One is Toasa, the senior chief of Pepe's village, an elder powerful and wise in the ancient way of his people.... See full summary »
20. A Dry White Season (1989)
R | 106 min | Drama, Thriller
A white middle class South African suburbanite with no interest in politics agrees to help his black gardener find his jailed son. His investigation opens his eyes to the horrors committed by the secret police and turns him into a target.
Votes: 4,674 | Gross: $3.77M
21. Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro (1989)
Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Drama
A tapori's dream to become a bigshot, but after the reality-check; dose of education opened his eyes and he begins to question his own existence.
23. Parenthood (1989)
PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama
The Buckmans are a midwestern family all dealing with their lives: estranged relatives, raising children, pressures of the job, and learning to be a good parent and spouse.
Votes: 42,074 | Gross: $100.05M
24. Roselyne and the Lions (1989)
Not Rated | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Thierry (Gérard Sandoz) drops out of school to apprentice as a lion tamer at the zoo when he meets Roselyne (Isabelle Pasco), who shares his passion. They fall in love and when he loses his... See full summary »
25. Goitia, un dios para sí mismo (1989)
110 min | Drama
The closeness of his death and a final impulse to paint one more painting, lead the Mexican painter Francisco Goitia to remember his life.
29. Heritage Africa (1989)
110 min | Drama
The story of Quincy Bosomfield who is the product of colonial education and has risen to become the district commissioner. In the process, he abandons his African heritage and all that has real meaning to him.
30. City of Hope (1991)
R | 129 min | Crime, Drama
An intersecting tale with a multitude of characters living lives which, in one way or another, revolve around an old apartment block scheduled to be demolished.
Votes: 2,040 | Gross: $1.26M
32. Izydi! (1991)
83 min | Comedy, Drama
In Russia at the turn of the century, a wealthy Jewish merchant enjoys the best of relations with his Russian neighbours, while his respected home forms the obvious social centre of the ... See full summary »
33. Hamoun (1990)
Not Rated | 120 min | Drama
Hamoon's wife is leaving him. He is also unsuccessfully trying to finish his Ph.D. thesis. He is forced to reexamine his life. In a series of flashbacks and dreams, Hamoon tries to figure ... See full summary »
34. A Woman's Tale (1991)
PG-13 | 93 min | Drama
Uplifting and intimate look at the last days of an elderly cancer victim. The film is even more relevant as it was written specifically for the lead actress, Sheila Florance, who was in ... See full summary »
Votes: 368 | Gross: $0.41M
35. Iron Maze (1991)
R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller
In Corinth, a dying town 15 miles from Pittsburg: One evening, a Japanese businessman, who wanted to tear down the closed iron mills to build an amusement park, is found half dead in his ... See full summary »
36. The Pianist (1991)
Not Rated | 112 min | Romance
Jean and her sister, played by Macha Grenon, have a life long infatuation with the Japanese Pianist who once lived across the street from them during their high school years. The film is ... See full summary »
42. Voyager (1991)
PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance
Walter Faber has survived a crash with an airplane. His next trip is by ship. On board this ship he meets the enchanting Sabeth and they have a passionate love affair. Together they travel ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,818 | Gross: $0.52M
43. A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
Not Rated | 237 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Based on a true story, primarily on a conflict between two youth gangs, a 14-year-old boy's girlfriend conflicts with the head of one gang for an unclear reason, until finally the conflict comes to a violent climax.