Author Archives: PolitFilm

Diaz – Don’t Clean Up This Blood

Diaz – Don’t Clean Up This Blood (2012) Director: Daniele Vicari Actors: Claudio Santamaria, Jennifer Ulrich, Elio Germano Runtime: 127 min In July of 2001, over 200.000 people took to the streets of Genoa in protest against a meeting of the G8 – the group of the worlds’ eight most powerful industrial countries whose summit […]

Obedience

Obedience (1963) Director: Stanley Milgram Runtime: 45 min This documentary film consists of footage of the famous experiments by Stanley Milgram on obedience to the authority and readiness of the individual to go against his own conscience and reason if it is imposed on him by a person he perceives as a figure of authority. […]

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) Director: Milos Forman Actors: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman Runtime: 133 min Murphy, a resourceful convict, pleads insanity in order to avoid heavy physical work and spend the rest of his sentence in a „friendly environment.“ However, when he is committed to the a mental institution he […]

Silkwood

Silkwood (1983) Director: Mike Nichols Actors: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher Runtime: 131 min Karen Silkwood was an ordinary girl – had a working-class background, with a couple of children and a failed marriage behind her, without prospects for significant advancement in life. But, in history she will be remembered as a hero. Karen Silkwood […]

Lost Command

Lost Command (1966) Director: Mark Robson Actors: Anthony Quinn, Alain Delon, George Segal Runtime: 129 min Hollywood movie on the Algerian War that was banned in France for ten years (1966–1976). Main protagonist of the “Lost Command” is a French peasant determined to become a newcomer to the military aristocracy. He was decisive on becoming […]

The Red and the Black

Crveni i crni (1985) Director: Miroslav Mikuljan Actors: Bekim Fehmiu, Milan Strljić, Olivera Ježina, Fabijan Šovagović Runtime: 136 min The first anti-fascist uprising in history is considered to be the strike of about 2.000 miners in the area of Labin in Istria. The strike began on the 2nd of March 1921 as a protest against […]

Harlan County U.S.A.

Harlan County U.S.A. (1976) Director: Barbara Kopple Runtime: 103 min A very intense documentary about the famous “Brookside Strike” in 1972/3, when the miners in Harlan County, (Kentucky, USA) went on a strike. The miners have decided to join the United Miners of America (UMWA) trade union, and then they insisted that the company which […]