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Subgenre Sampler

 
Berlusconi's Mousetrap (2002)
Dir. Aaron Rip
Eye–witness, partisan account of the G8 summit in Genoa, Italy, which led to serious clashes between police and protesters (leaving one dead…
In a Land of PlentyIn a Land of Plenty (2002) Recommended
Dir. Alister Barry
Described as ‘the story of unemployment in New Zealand,’ this serves as a strong companion piece for SOMEONE ELSE'S COUNTRY, dir. Barry’s…
Facing the Music (2001) Recommended
Dir. Bob Connolly, Robin Anderson
Art and commerce clash in corridors of academia at Sydney University, as budget cuts compromise the integrity and possible viability of the music…
Diplomat, The (2000)
Dir. Tom Zubrycki
Panorama of East Timor’s struggle to regain independence from Indonesia following the 1975 invasion, expressed through the 24 year exile of former…
Dirty PicturesDirty Pictures (2000)
Dir. Frank Pierson
Feat. James Woods, Craig T. Nelson
Based on the true–story of how the Chicago Arts Centre was prosecuted in 1990 for obscenity over an exhibition of Robert Mapplethorpe's…
Harlan County WarHarlan County War (2000) Recommended
Dir. Tony Bill
Feat. Holly Hunter, Stellan Skarsgard, Ted Levine
Based on the famous (and deadly) Union–vs–Company showdown in a Kentucky coalmine in 1976, this TV docudrama is an Emmy–nominated…
Big Brass Ring, TheBig Brass Ring, The (1999)
Dir. George Hickenlooper
Feat. William Hurt, Nigel Hawthorne, Irene Jacob
Curiosity–piece that updates a dusty Orson Welles script from 1980. William Hurt plays a US presidential candidate, whose murky past is being…
CampaignCampaign (1999) Recommended
Dir. Tony Sutorius
Close–up account of the cracking political contest for the marginal seat of Wellington Central during the 1996 general election, given a…
Cradle Will RockCradle Will Rock (1999)
Dir. Tim Robbins
Feat. John Cusack, Bill Murray, John Turturro
Caught between government paranoia and unionist principles in depression–era New York, a theatre troupe voice their dissent by attempting to…
Punitive DamagePunitive Damage (1999) Recommended
Dir. Annie Goldson
Emotive documentary about the ordeal of an ordinary New Zealand mother, Helen Todd, who ultimately sued an Indonesian general for punitive damages…

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