GFF 1980

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2nd Göteborg Film Festival 1980, complete list

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1. Svartere enn natten (1979)

92 min | Drama

Ellen and Rolf met 17 years ago, resulting in the son Terje and later the daughter Line. Still together life is up and down between quarrels and passionate love. A passion which is difficult to control.

Director: Svend Wam | Stars: Frank Iversen, Jorunn Kjellsby, Julie Wiggen, Gaute Kraft Grimsrud

Votes: 42

3. The Last of the Blue Devils (1979)

90 min | Documentary, Music

During Prohibition, Kansas City was wide open, and jazz was its music. Late in the 1970s, musicians of the Pendergast era gather at the union hall to play, sing, and talk. Some were part of... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Ricker | Stars: Buddy Anderson, Count Basie, Eddie Durham, Jimmy Forrest

Votes: 55

5. Manoeuvre (1980)

115 min | Documentary

A group of volunteer American soldiers go to Germany to participate in a practice in combat maneuver tactics.

Director: Frederick Wiseman

Votes: 38

6. Storstrømsbroen (1950)

7 min | Documentary, Short

Documentary without words but with an impressive orchestral soundtrack that captures the magnificence of the Storstrøm bridge, an engineering work that connects the Danish islands of ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer

Votes: 178

8. Tales from the Vienna Woods (1979)

90 min | Drama

In Vienna, in 1930, a young woman falls in love with a gambler and leaves her fiancé, a common butcher. They become a couple and have a baby, but he gets bored and leaves them. Without means to support herself, her downfall begins.

Director: Maximilian Schell | Stars: Birgit Doll, Hanno Pöschl, Helmut Qualtinger, Jane Tilden

Votes: 126

10. The Hamburg Syndrome (1979)

117 min | Sci-Fi

The BRD is haunted by a mysterious, deadly plague. In Hamburg, a group of people head for an odyssey through the country to search for survivors and a rescue.

Director: Peter Fleischmann | Stars: Helmut Griem, Fernando Arrabal, Carline Seiser, Tilo Prückner

Votes: 230

11. Two Castles (1963)

4 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Bruno Bozzetto

Votes: 43

12. Army of Lovers or Revolt of the Perverts (1979)

107 min | Documentary

Personal diary-style documentary of German Gay rights activist Von Praunheim's sojourn in the U.S. Grace Jones is seen writhing her way through "I Need A Man" at a rally and is sharply ... See full summary »

Director: Rosa von Praunheim | Stars: Arthur Bell, John Briggs, Anita Bryant, Gordon Guy

Votes: 27

13. Das Todesmagazin oder: Wie werde ich ein Blumentopf? (1979)

76 min | Documentary

A documentary about "Death" magazine, founded by "Screw" Magazine founder and publisher Al Goldstein, and its eventual failure.

Director: Rosa von Praunheim | Stars: Al Goldstein, Helen Adam, James Chance, Jean-Pierre LaHary

Votes: 7

14. They Caught the Ferry (1948)

11 min | Short, Drama, Horror

A man and a woman on a motorcycle arrive with a ferry to Assens. They want to catch the next ferry in Nyborg, on the other side of the island, but this ferry will leave in three quarters of... See full summary »

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Star: Joseph Koch

Votes: 939

15. Black Jack (1979)

R | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy

A rediscovered classic from director Ken Loach (THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY, KES) and one of the inspirations for Wes Anderson's MOONRISE KINGDOM, BLACK JACK is a dark and complex ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Stephen Hirst, Louise Cooper, Jean Franval, Phil Askham

Votes: 423

17. Prins hatt under jorden (1980)

90 min | Family, Fantasy

The youngest princess's is the king's darling daughter. One day she wants to have the three singing leaves. The king intend to make it happen. The leaves are owned by Prince Hatt under jorden.

Directors: Peter Hald, Ninne Olsson | Stars: Per Eggers, Jan Lindell, Eva Remaeus, Anna Granhammar

Votes: 98

18. Life in a Tin (1967)

6 min | Animation, Short, Biography

From being born until his death, a man spends most of his time "imprisoned" in boxes.

Director: Bruno Bozzetto

Votes: 151

19. Hi, Mom! (1970)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

A Vietnam vet moves into an apartment and views in other people's windows across the street, meets one of the women, and discovers black theater.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Robert De Niro, Allen Garfield, Lara Parker, Charles Durning

Votes: 3,999

21. Mimi (1979)

110 min | Drama

The fifteen year-old Maria "Mimmina" Luiza leaves the boarding school in Genève to stay in the Bechten Hotel nursing her father, the widower writer Guido, who is paralyzed by rheumatism. ... See full summary »

Director: Florestano Vancini | Stars: Franco Nero, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Lara Wendel, Carlo Bagno

Votes: 105

22. Effects (1979)

R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

Some crew members of a company shooting a horror film begin to suspect that the "killings" in the movie are real, and that they are actually making a "snuff" film.

Director: Dusty Nelson | Stars: Joseph Pilato, Susan Chapek, John Harrison, Bernard McKenna

Votes: 468

23. Rockers (1978)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Horsemouth sets himself up in business selling records but when gangsters steal his bike things start to turn nasty. As tensions build, Horsemouth and friends plot to end the gangsters ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Bafaloukos | Stars: Leroy 'Horsemouth' Wallace, Richard 'Dirty Harry' Hall, Monica Craig, Marjorie Norman

Votes: 1,618

24. A Scream from Silence (1979)

96 min | Drama

A director and an editor, both woman, cannot work on a movie presenting the rape of a nurse without reacting on the scenes they're working on, the situation of womenhood in general, and the... See full summary »

Director: Anne Claire Poirier | Stars: Julie Vincent, Germain Houde, Paul Savoie, Monique Miller

Votes: 146

25. Landsbykirken (1947)

14 min | Documentary, Short

Documentary exploring Denmarks ancient churches

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Star: Ib Koch-Olsen

Votes: 173

26. Moments de la vie d'une femme (1979)

92 min | Drama

Anne, a Parisian, visits her friend Yola in Tel Aviv, where Yola lives with her husband Avi and their son. There's tension in the air and the attraction between the two women is palpable. ... See full summary »

Director: Michal Bat-Adam | Stars: Michal Bat-Adam, Dahn Ben Amotz, Brigitte Catillon, Assi Dayan

Votes: 55

27. Satiemania (1978)

14 min | Animation, Short

A short film which documents the animator's satirical outlook on life using only music and images to convey the message.

Director: Zdenko Gasparovic

Votes: 303

28. The Europeans (1979)

90 min | Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

It's the mid-nineteenth century. Adult siblings Felix Young and Eugenia Munster were born and raised in Europe and have a somewhat bohemian lifestyle reflective of their travels throughout ... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Lee Remick, Robin Ellis, Wesley Addy, Tim Choate

Votes: 748

29. That Sinking Feeling (1979)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

Ronnie, Wal, Andy and Vic are four bored, unemployed teens in dreary, rainy Glasgow. Ronnie comes up with a great idea. He has noticed that stainless steel sinks are worth a lot of money ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Forsyth | Stars: Tom Mannion, Eddie Burt, Richard Demarco, Alex Mackenzie

Votes: 870

33. Occupation in 26 Pictures (1978)

116 min | Drama, Romance, War

Three young men - a Croat, an Italian, and a Jew - are the best friends in pre-WW2 Dubrovnik. When their country is occupied by Nazis and their cronies, the idyllic city becomes a place of ... See full summary »

Director: Lordan Zafranovic | Stars: Frano Lasic, Milan Strljic, Tanja Poberznik, Boris Kralj

Votes: 702

35. Que Viva Mexico (1979)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Drama, Western

Eisenstein shows us Mexico in this movie, its history and its culture. He believes, that Mexico can become a modern state.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Sergey Bondarchuk, Grigoriy Aleksandrov

Votes: 1,446

37. Allegro non troppo (1976)

PG | 75 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

An enthusiastic filmmaker thinks he's come up with a totally original idea: animation set to classical music! When he is informed that some American named "Prisney" (or something) has ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Bozzetto | Stars: Maurizio Nichetti, Maurizio Micheli, Marialuisa Giovannini, Néstor Garay

Votes: 2,530

38. La Sabina (1979)

106 min | Drama

English scholar visits a small Spanish town in the Andalusian mountains to investigate the disappearance of another English scholar long ago. He learns of the legend of Sabina, a mysterious dragon woman who becomes his obsession.

Director: José Luis Borau | Stars: Ángela Molina, Jon Finch, Harriet Andersson, Carol Kane

Votes: 60

39. Alfa Omega (1962)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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Director: Bruno Bozzetto

Votes: 18

40. Alexandria... Why? (1979)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama

"Yahia", a young man living in the cosmopolitan Alexandria during World War II. Between his dreams, which up to Hollywood, and constraints of his life in the middle class, trying to be a ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Naglaa Fathi, Ahmed Zaki, Farid Shawqi, Mahmoud Al Meleji

Votes: 1,133

41. Jimmy the C (1977)

4 min | Animation, Short

President Jimmy Carter "sings" Ray Charles' "Georgia on my Mind", while thinking about his home state.

Director: Jimmy Picker

Votes: 91

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