The semi-documentary directed by Lasse Hallström details ABBA's mega-successful tour of Australia. While it mostly contains back-stage footage as well as ABBA's performances during the tour, it has the sub-plot of a young radio DJ, whose boss orders him to secure an interview with the group, and the problems he has trying to reach them as he forgets his press pass….
On the stage, a Greek comedy “Lysistrata” about women trying to end war is playing; off the stage, the actresses are also involved in a battle with men. Their troupe is a world of male domination while the actresses fight for their own voices.
Based on a real event in 1931, the strikes in a small town in Sweden had spreaded to Adelen before the town exported a major order to America. A tragedy came along as the military started to crack down the strikes…
Inspired by the famous Johan Lindstrom Saxon ballad, this Swedish film involves circus performer Elvira Madigan and army officer Sixten Sparre. Sparre breaks loose of the oppressive atmosphere of both the military and his tradition-bound family to conduct a passionate affair with Elvira. Aware only of one another's presence, the lovers refuse to recognize that they have stepped irreversibly on the road to tragedy.
The director’s girlfriend is asked to act as a young student curious about political, social and sexual issues. She is dedicated to collecting and categorizing the information and finds herself crazily in love with a man. But only to find the man has another lover….
A young woman who lives alone commits suicide in her apartment. The writer neighbor and his wife try to uncover the mystery. He interviews everyone who interacted with the woman. As the stories are revealed, her life begins to emerge.
In late 19th century, young Miss Julie lives in a mansion with her father. She has recently broken up her engagement but is attracted to one of the servants, Jean. They spend the midsummer night together, sharing intimate memories and dreams with each other….
Jan-Erik struggles valiantly to maintain his ongoing sexual affair with Bertha, while grappling, on the side, with the machinations of a sadistic and abusive professor, Caligula. Events take an ugly turn when Jan-Erik discovers that Bertha is actually Caligula's lover….
Facially disfigured by a childhood mishap, Anna becomes an embittered criminal blackmailer who feels unworthy of the “good” world. Given a new countenance by a plastic surgeon, she decides to start her new life by posing as a governess in a wealthy family, only to become enmeshed in a complicated crooked scheme engineered by the evil uncle of her pupil.
Based on a Swedish novel, this classical Swedish silent movie depicts a story in which a dismissed handsome priest having affairs with several women and becoming a hero in the town. It’s also the first film of Greta Garbo, the renowned Swedish movie star.
Set in China during the Ming Dynasty's reign, Dragon Inn tells a tale of revenge and intrigue between imperial eunuchs. The ¬lm opens with the evil eunuch Tsao Siu Yan ordering the o spring of his rival, Chow Wai-On, to be exiled. Chow's lover, Yau Mo-Yan, saves the children and takes them to a tavern called the Dragon Inn. The group reunites, but with Tsao's henchman on their trail.
Adapted from Henrik Ibsen's dramatic poem, the film narrates the story of a sailor who suffers the loss of his family through the cruelty of another man. Years later, when his enemy's family finds itself dependent on Terje's beneficence, Terje must decide whether to avenge himself.
A paroled murderer tries to make his way home to Hokkaido, where his wife will either have the proverbial yellow ribbon out for him, or she won’t. The story centers on the journey getting there, through town and country in the company of two young people, a cowboy-wannabe on the run from love, and an irrepressible girl who joins him. However, they are oblivious to the true calling of their hitchhiker.
General Wynne-Candy is a blustering old duffer who seems the epitome of stuffy, outmoded values. Traveling backwards 40 years, we see a different man altogether. Through a series of relationships with three women and his lifelong friendship with a German officer.