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Hi all !!
Welcome to the Cinema-Club blog. We have decided to open this as our own web space and to invite all of you to participate actively in the organisation of the Welcoming Cinema Club.
You can enter and add all your opinions about the viewed movies and also make suggestions for the forthcoming. We hope that you will take the best out of it !!
See you at the screenings!

Friday, 11 February 2011

17th of February "Samson and Delilah" (2009, Australia)

Samson and Delilah are two 14-year-olds who live in an Aboriginal community near Alice Springs. Samson sniffs petrol every morning before he starts his day and, as something of a routine, plays his brother's guitar on his way out of the house. He becomes interested in Delilah, another local girl who lives with her grandmother. He attempts to move in with Delilah, even though she is clearly uninterested in him. Delilah's grandmother passed away. Samson steals the community car and takes Delilah with him as she sleeps. When Delilah wakes up she realises what has happened, and attempts to get away from Samson, though she comes to realise that he took away out of fear for her safety.
For reading the rest of the plot click here.

Director: Warwick Thornton
Writer: Warwick Thornton
Stars:Rowan McNamara, Marissa Gibson and Mitjili Napanangka Gibson

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

10th of February "Network" (US, 1976)

"I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"  This is the famous statement by Howard Beale (Peter Finch) the fictional character from the movie Network (1976). He who is a long time anchor of the UBS Evening News, learns that he has just two more weeks on the air because of declining ratings. Weary from misfortunes and sorrowful, he is treated to a night of drinking with his boss and friend, Max Schumacher, followed by mention of his desire to kill himself. The following night, he actually announces on live television that he will commit suicide by shooting himself in the head during next Tuesday's broadcast. UBS fires him after this incident, but — after some persuasion from UBS News' old guard president and Beale's best friend, Max (William Holden) — lets him back on the air, ostensibly for a dignified farewell. But ...


Sidney Lumet


Paddy Chayefsky

For more information click here.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

February 3th “A Prophet” (2009, France )

"A Prophet" is the story of Malik (the young protagonist, played by Tahar Rahim) who is neither a hardened criminal (though he is imprisoned at the start), nor does he seem to harbour any secrets in his past, artistic or otherwise. When he is committed to brutal French prison, he is a blank slate waiting to be filled. Malik is not without talents: in fact, he turns out to be supremely capable. His advantage is the fact that he is a middle-man in every respect, belonging neither to the gang of Corsican hoods who adopt him as a gofer, nor the Muslim brotherhood who, given his north-African origins, expect his allegiance. What ensues is both thrilling and – in its cold indictment of the French prison system – terrifying.

Director: Jacques Audiard
Writers: Thomas Bidegain (screenplay), Jacques Audiard (screenplay),
Stars:Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup and Adel Bencherif
For more click here.

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