, 2h15 Directed byCosta-Gavras OriginGerman GenresDrama, Historical ThemesFilms about religion, Théâtre, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism, Films based on plays ActorsUlrich Tukur, Mathieu Kassovitz, Ion Caramitru, Michel Duchaussoy, Ulrich Mühe, Marcel Iureș Roles Nonce Rating71% The film Amen. examines the links between the Vatican and Nazi Germany. The central character is Kurt Gerstein (Ulrich Tukur), a Waffen-SS officer employed in the SS Hygiene Institute, designing programs for the purification of water and the destruction of vermin. He is shocked to learn that the process he has developed to eradicate typhus, by using a hydrogen cyanide mixture called Zyklon B, is now being used for killing Jews in extermination camps. Gerstein attempts to notify Pope Pius XII (Marcel Iureş) about the gassings, but is appalled by the lack of response he gets from the Catholic hierarchy. The only person moved is Riccardo Fontana (Mathieu Kassovitz), a young Jesuit priest. Fontana and Gerstein attempt to raise awareness about what is happening to the Jews in Europe but even after Fontana appealing to the pope himself, the Vatican makes only a timid and vague condemnation of Hitler and Nazi Germany.
, 2h9 Directed byMichael Apted OriginUSA GenresDrama, Biography, Historical ThemesFilms set in Africa, Films about animals, Assassinat, Environmental films, Politique, Films about apes, Political films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère ActorsSigourney Weaver, Bryan Brown, Julie Harris, Iain Glen, Iain Cuthbertson, Constantin Alexandrov Roles Claude Van Veeten Rating69% Physical therapist Dian Fossey (Sigourney Weaver) is inspired by the anthropologist Louis Leakey (Iain Cuthbertson) to devote her life to the study of primates. To this end, she writes ceaselessly to him for a job cataloguing and studying the rare mountain gorillas of Africa. With some effort, she manages to convince Leakey of her conviction and devotion to the cause at hand after personally approaching him following a lecture in Louisville, Kentucky, on his part in 1966. Thereafter, Fossey embarks into the Congo, where Leakey and his foundation equip her with the necessary equipment and housing to achieve personal contact with the gorillas, and introduce her to a local animal tracker, Sembagare (John Omirah Miluwi), to assist her in her endeavors. Settling deep in the jungle, Fossey and Sembagare manage to locate a troop of gorillas, but they are ultimately displaced by the events of the Congo Crisis after being forcibly evicted from their research site by Congolese soldiers, who accuse Fossey of being a foreign spy and agitator.
, 2h5 Directed byDiane Kurys OriginFrance GenresDrama, Romance ThemesFilms about sexuality ActorsPeter Coyote, Greta Scacchi, Jamie Lee Curtis, Claudia Cardinale, Peter Riegert, John Berry Roles De Vitta Rating58% Jane Steiner (Greta Scacchi) is an actress on the verge of giving up on her unfulfilling career who is offered a small part in an American movie set in the 1950s about Cesare Pavese, in which Steve Elliot (Peter Coyote) is playing the lead. Steve is a charming American movie star who is passionate about the writer he is playing although his work unknown in America. He is married to Susan (Jamie Lee Curtis) who is at home in New York, but falls in love with his co-star, Jane on the set. Jane is playing the role of Gabriella, Pavese's love just prior to his suicide. After meeting Steve, Jane abandons her relationship with lover and friend (Vincent Lindon). The story is told through Jane's eyes, and explores the illusions, passions and dramas of the creation of cinema, as well as one woman's journey from actress to writer, mirroring Kurys' own.