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::: Grande Cinema al Teatro Greco :::

In the showcase section “Grande Cinema” In The Greek Theatre,
eight important films will be screened each evening; many are the first
or second works of young directors:

PALABRAS ENCADENADAS

Date: 07-06-2003

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Plot:
Locked in a dark basement, Laura, a psychiatrist in her early thirties, contemplates in horror a video where a man confesses to be a serial killer. His name is Ramon, an apparently normal man in his forties, who seems to be quite harmless. Gagged and bound to a chair, Laura realises that it's the same person who kidnapped her and who is now pacing in the shadows. Ramon continues to speak as he turns off the television. He walks over to her, takes off the gag and challenges Laura to play the "Word Game". If she wins, she gets to go free, but if she loses, he'll poke out her eye. Laura is terrified, but reluctantly accepts. The game begins. Laura makes a mistake. Ramon menacingly moves towards her. Laura's screams are useless.


IDENTITY

Date: 08-06-2003

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Plot:
Caught in a savage rainstorm, ten travelers are forced to seek refuge at a strange desert motel. They soon realize they've found anything but shelter. There is a killer among them and, one by one, they are murdered. As the storm rages on and the dead begin to outnumber the living, one thing becomes clear: Each of them was drawn to the motel, not by accident or circumstance, but by forces beyond imagination, forces that promise anyone who survives a mind-bending and terrifying destiny...


CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE

Date: 09-06-2003

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Plot:
All’interno della Chiesa Cattolica irlandese si rivela un mondo sommerso e sordido quando si verificano due questioni controverse: il suicidio del parroco Frank Sweebey, e l’espulsione di un giovane seminarista, Daniel McLaughlin, da un collegio nei pressi della parrocchia, sulla base di una sua presunta disponibilitā alle avances sessuali di un collega. Un giornalista del luogo, David Foley, č convinto che la morte di Sweeney e l’espulsione di Daniel siano legati. Disperato dal bisogno di ripulire la sua reputazione ed essere riammesso in seminario, Daniel accetta di confidarsi con Foley. Mentre la storia tocca il suo apice, la Chiesa serra le fila.


THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL

Date: 10-06-2003

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Plot:
A tale of sex and royal intrigue revealing the little-known story of Mary Boleyn, who was mistress to King Henry VIII before he married her sister, Anne. The film tells how the happily married Mary is forced by her family to become Henry VIII's mistress after catching his eye at Court. Initially horrified by her predicament, she quickly falls in love with the young King but, whilst she is pregnant and in confinement, the King's wandering eye turns to her ruthless, ambitious sister and their scheming relations - including her brother George - make her step aside so Anne can manoeuvre herself into becoming Queen.


PHONE BOOTH

Date: 11-06-2003

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Plot:
Stuart Shepard is a New York publicist who doesn't have a lot of friends outside of work. He lies to his wife, cheats on her, cheats his friends, and lives selfishly ever day - until now. Answering a phone in an empty phone booth, he ends up being involved in the unexpected: the man on the other end of the line is aiming a rifle at him. With his life on the line, Stuart can't hang up the phone, can't leave the phone booth, and must fix the wrongs of his life, or bang bang, he's dead.


MYSTICS

Date: 12-06-2003

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Plot:
Dave and Locky are two old-timers who once earned their living as part of a theatrical company. Nowadays, by holding "seances" at their self-styled Temple of Truth (a room above a Dublin pub), they earn money by pretending to communicate with the dead. It's a harmless scam, but one that gets increasingly complicated when a local gangster dies and his family attempts to communicate with him. For "increasingly complicated" read "downright dangerous" when the dead gangster actually makes contact.


ASSASSINATION TANGO

Date: 13-06-2003

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Plot:
John J. is a seasoned hitman sent on a job to Argentina. When the General he's sent to kill delays his return to the country, John passes the time with Manuela, a beautiful dancer who becomes his teacher and guide into Argentina's sensual world of the tango. Spellbound by the rich and mysterious world Manuela has shown him, his idyll is shattered when the reality of why he's there comes crashing down around him.


EFFROYABLES JARDINS

Date: 14-06-2003

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Plot:
A father and son’s troubled relationship reaches a new level of understanding when the man reveals a story that shaped his life during World War 2. Captured by the Germans and held in a muddy pit, he and three friends had awaited execution if the identity of a saboteur was not discovered. As the hour of their demise approached, their guard began to infuse the situation with a levity that somehow neutralized the pathos of life, death and war. He not only allowed his kindness to transcend the gruesome uniform, but taught the prisoners a lesson none of them would ever forget: that the ultimate weapon in the face of tragedy is humor. A deeply moving tale of salvation and gratitude.


 


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