Weak Grasp of a Strong Scream »

1980s, Blow Out, Thriller

Fate seemed to be in Jack’s hands, but he couldn’t hold on to it. Because he counts on exact technology in a world where things are swayed by human “error” – or something more sinister.

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Bleeding Hands and Naked Souls »

1980s, Dressed to Kill, Thriller

The conflict between needing to open up and having to protect yourself brings fatal consequences in contemporary urban life.

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Scarred Possession »

1980s, Corruptor, Scarface

Scarface shows what success means in his adopted country: people trying to snatch as much as they can handle. And even more.

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A Handful of Yeyo »

1980s, Corruptor, Scarface

De Palma’s over-the-top violence is exhilarating, because it’s true. Latin America is the playground of savage violence, funded by US dollars. Scarface brings it home.

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The World Is in Your Hands »

1980s, Corruptor, Scarface

Scarface has the most colourful cast of sleazy characters since the spaghetti westerns. They are irresistible caricatures who wave their oversized hands around. A lot.

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Every Man for Himself »

1990s, Corruptor, Snake Eyes

Snake Eyes is set in an isolated environment, which acts as a micro-version of the world we live in. There we see people relentlessly chasing after their dreams, even if it means stomping over their brothers and sisters.


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Superhuman Holding on »

1990s, Mission: Impossible, Thriller

The magic trick with the hands, drawing and hiding the disk, is a display of supreme confidence in the hero’s own abilities. Which is just about all that he has left.

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Manipulating Fate »

2000s, Artist, Femme Fatale

Would you change your fate, if you could? Don’t worry, the director will do it for you.


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Palm Punctured in Space »

2000s, Artist, Mission to Mars

While men are hoping to hold the situation firmly┬áin control, the universe tends to prove them it’s not quite so easy.

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The Eyes Close-up »

1980s, Casualties of War, Corruptor

In US political reality, the eyes (shown in a shattering closeup) are a voiceless witness and the lost conscience.

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Turning the Valves of Society »

1990s, Satirist, The Bonfire of the Vanities

The famous “Steam Control” scene exposes it all.

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Hand-made Proof on Spy TV »

1990s, Mission: Impossible, Thriller

Bloody arms shown on TV (video transmitter) are used for proof about a dramatic event. Like the manipulated news on mass media.

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