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Films with: Dafoe, Willem

Affaire farewell
In 1981 after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. U.S.-Soviet relations are at their lowest point in more than a decade. A French businessman based in Moscow, Pierre Froment, makes an unlikely connection with Grigoriev, a senior KGB officer disenchanted with what the Communist ideal has become under Brezhnev. Grigoriev begins passing him highly sensitive information about the Soviet spy network in the U.S.
DVD 8268
Affliction
When events shatter the quiet of his small town, Wade Whitehouse (Nolte), with the aid of his new girlfriend (Spacek), is forced to confront his past and examine his life.
DVD 64
American psycho
A young, handsome man with a Harvard education and success on Wall Street has terrible urges that take him in pursuit of women, greed, and murder.
DVD 5896
Animal factory
When first time felon Ron is sentenced to two years in a decaying prison, he is quickly introduced to a world where violence is the only way of life. After a prison riot, Earl, a veteran convict who has manipulated the system to his every advantage, takes Ron under his wing. Now Ron will soon discover that life in the Animal Factory is not about rehabilitation but about survival.
DVD 2966
Antichrist
In this graphic psychodrama, a grief-stricken man and woman retreat to a cabin deep in the woods after the accidental death of their infant son, only to find terror and violence at the hands of nature and, ultimately, each other. But this most confrontational work yet from one of contemporary cinema's most controversial artists is no mere provocation. It is a visually sublime, emotionally ravaging journey to the darkest corners of the possessed human mind.
DVD 4383
Aquaman
An action-packed adventure that reveals the origin story of half-human, half- Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime, one that will not only force him to face who he really is but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be...a king.
DVD 13075
Ashtanga, NY, a yoga documentary
Follows the aging yoga guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois as he gives his final North American workshop in New York City in September 2001. Devotees were arriving from all over the world when the 9/11 terrorist attacks took place in the midst of the celebration. In the difficult weeks that followed, Jois used the Ashtanga practice to help heal and fortify his diverse followers. This is not an instructional video, and these are not your garden-variety contortionists. This is a real look into the intersection of ancient practice and modern-life, New York-style.
DVD 3081
At eternity's gate
The last years of the great French painter Vincent van Gogh are dramatized. The focus is on the time the artist spent in Ales and Auvers-sur-Oise, France. The art of painting itself and the painter's relationship with the concept of infinity are central themes. Not an exhaustive overview of all events in the final years of Van Gogh's life, but focuses on key elements the artist experienced as he struggled with mental turmoil and produced some of his greatest masterpieces.
DVD 12935
Auto focus
Bob Crane became well known as the star of the comedy hit series "Hogan's Heroes." With fame and success, Crane drove headfirst into the darker, destructive side of celebrity life. He eventually teamed with a video technician who helped him document his numerous sexploits. But when his fast living got out of control, the end result was a brutal murder that remains one of Hollywood's most scandalous unsolved mysteries.
DVD 2223
Aviator
Howard Hughes was a rich young man from Texas, heir to his father's fortune, when he decided he wanted to make movies. Age 21, he made the most expensive Hollywood film ever (at the time); and went on to break air-speed records, make another fortune in aircraft design, smash Charles Lindbergh's round-the-world flight record, and be romantically linked with almost all of Hollywood's famous beauties. Nevertheless, he died alone, sealed into a room he never left, the victim of compulsions that drove him to greatness, while containing the seeds of his undoing.
DVD 3814
Ballad of a righteous merchant Notes on Werner Herzog directing My son, my son, what have ye done /
"An intimate portrait of legendary, master filmmaker Werner Herzog at work on My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done, by that film's co-writer, Herbert Golder, a close friend and long-time collaborator. Unlike other documentaries that have been made about Herzog, in which he stares almost defiantly into the camera and, in his inimitable way and in his famous voice, articulates his views on life, this film shows a side of him known only to his friends and close collaborators."--Container.
DVD 13332
Boondock saints
Two Irish Catholic brothers in Boston become local "saints" when they kill some Russian gangsters in self-defense so they decide to go on a mission to kill all the evil men in their town. They are sought by FBI agent Paul Smecker who begins to find himself torn between busting the vigilantes and joining them.
DVD 3389
Cirque du freak.
Based on the popular series of books by Darren Shan is a fantasy-adventure about a teenager who unknowingly breaks a 200-year-old truce between two warring factions of vampires. Pulled into a fantastic life of misunderstood sideshow freaks and grotesque creatures of the night, one teen will vanish from the safety of a boring existence and fulfill his destiny in a place drawn from nightmares.
DVD 7429
Control
Lee Ray Oliver, a violent sociopath, is granted a second chance at life when Dr. Copeland, a pioneering scientist, offers him an experimental behavioral drug that promises to suppress his violent nature. When Lee Ray's newfound life begins, he is continually haunted by his murderous past. Searching for redemption, he falls in love with Teresa, his beautiful yet cautious co-worker. Life begins to take on new meaning until the experimental drug starts triggering side effects and Lee Ray's criminal past comes back to life. Will he kill again? Or will he finally gain control?
DVD 5261
Emperor Jones
An ambitious Black man deposes the ruler of a Caribbean Island and declares himself emperor.
DVD 10586
English patient
At the end of World War II, a mysterious, horribly burned man who claims not to remember his name, known only as the "English patient," lies near death in an Italian villa. He is cared for by a quietly desperate young nurse, Hana, herself a victim of the war. With her at the villa are Kip, a young Sikh bomb-disposal expert, and a shadowy thief with bandaged hands named Caravaggio. The key to the burned man's past may lie in his commonplace book, a volume of Herodotus, and its intimations of the sacred whirlwind of a great, mysterious, passionate, and tragically doomed love, which trapped two unsuspecting people, forever.
DVD 186
Existenz
A designer of a virtual reality game is hunted by an assassin intent on killing her and destroying her creation.
DVD 1388
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Mr. and Mrs. Fox live a happy home life underground with their eccentric son Ash. Mr. Fox works as a journalist, but against the advice of Badger, his attorney, he moves his family into a larger and finer home inside a tree on a hill. The treehouse has an excellent view of the nearby farms of Boggis, Bunce, and Bean. Ash becomes hostile when his cousin, Kristofferson, joins the family for an extended stay. Mr. Fox decides to raid the farms, but this leads the farmers to stakeout the treehouse. The farmers try to dig the Fox family out, but they dig even faster. Mr. Fox organizes a tunneling project to burrow under all three farms and steal all the chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys.
DVD 9355
Faraway, so close!
"When an angel dares to cross the line, he stumbles into the harsh reality of post-Cold War Berlin and find himself engaged in deadly combat to protect the mortals he loves"--Container. A sequel to "Wings of desire."
DVD 2059
Fault in our stars
Hazel and Gus share a sarcastic sense of humor, a distaste for the conventional, and ultimately a love that sweeps them on an unforgettable journey. Although the two teens face unlikely challenges, their courage and dedication to each other prove that while life isn't perfect, love can still be extraordinary in this powerfully moving film based on John Green's New York Times best-selling novel.
DVD 10563
Films of David Cronenberg
David Cronenberg talks about his films and the making of them, provides a brief autobiographical introduction of how he got started in his career and follows with film reminiscences giving insights about the production, the casting process, studios, the industry and experiences with collaborators.
DVD 2260
Films of Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese talks about his films and the making of them, provides a brief autobiographical introduction of how he got started in his career, and follows with film reminiscences giving insights about the production, the casting process, studios, the industry and experiences with collaborators.
DVD 2270
Finding Nemo
The fretful Marlin and his young son Nemo become separated from each other in the Great Barrier Reef. Nemo, a clown fish, is unexpectedly taken from his home and thrust into a fish tank in a dentist's office overlooking Sydney Harbor. Buoyed by the companionship of a friendly fish named Dory, Marlin embarks on a dangerous trek and finds himself the unlikely hero.
DVD 2990
Fishing with John
The fact that John Lurie knows nothing about fishing doesn't stop him from taking his celebrity guests to exotic fishing locales.
DVD 203
Florida project
Language throughout, disturbing behavior, sexual references and some drug material. Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six year old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.
DVD 12612
Grand Budapest Hotel
The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune.
DVD 10460
Inside man
NYPD Detective Keith Frazier struggles to outsmart Dalton, a high-stakes bank robber who, along with a well-trained crew of accomplices, has seized control of a Wall Street bank. The robbers turn what initially looks like a hostage crisis into a personal crusade to expose some mysterious evil secrets. As the dangerous cat-and-mouse game unfolds, Madaline, a power broker with her own agenda, emerges and injects even more instability into an already volatile situation.
DVD 4633
Into the deep America, whaling & the world /
The history of the American whaling industry, from its 17th-century origins in drift and shore whaling off the coast of New England and Cape Cod, through the golden age of deep ocean whaling, and on to its demise in the decades following the American Civil War.
DVD 10304
Last temptation of Christ
In this controversial movie, Jesus, as both fully human and fully divine, is viewed as free of sin but subject to all temptations, including sexual ones.
DVD 417
Life aquatic with Steve Zissou
Internationally reknown oceanographer Steve Zissou and his crew - Team Zissou - set sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, always elusive, possibly non-existant Jaguar Shark that supposedly killed Zissou's partner during the documentary filming of their latest adventure. On this journey, Steve's crew are joined by a young airline co-pilot, who may or may not be Zissou's son, a beautiful journalist who has been assigned to write a profile of Zissou, and Eleanor, Zissou's estranged wife and co-producer. They face overwhelming complications including pirates, kidnapping, and bankruptcy.
DVD 3693
Lighthouse
A hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
DVD 13309
Manderlay
"While traveling across [Alabama in the 1930s], Grace discovers the isolated plantation of Manderlay, a place where no one knows that slavery has been long abolished. With a good heart and pure intentions, Grace tries to emancipate the slaves and open the residents' eyes to the truth, with shocking results" -- Container.
DVD 6623
Mississippi burning
Set in Mississippi in 1964, this is a fictionalized version of the case of the murder of three young civil rights workers, the FBI's attempts to find the missing boys and the clash between the authorities and the locals in a Klan-dominated town.
DVD 1166
Most wanted man
"German intelligence agent Gunther Bachmann (Philip Seymour Hoffman, in his final starring role) must race against time to solve a perilous mystery: Is the half-Chechen, half-Russian Muslim who's surfaced in Hamburg a victim seeking refuge, or a terrorist seeking revenge?"--Container.
DVD 10772
Motherless Brooklyn
In 1950s New York, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend.
DVD 13307
Mountain
Mountain was filmed on location in Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, France, Greenland, Iceland, India, Italy, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, South Africa, Switzerland, Tibet, and the U.S., using new and archival footage. Director Jennifer Peedom has fashioned an astonishing symphony of mountaineers, ice climbers, free soloists, heliskiers, snowboarders, and parachuting mountain bikers, armed with drones, Go-Pros, and helicopters. Willem Dafoe provides a narration sampled from British mountaineer Robert Macfarlane's acclaimed memoir Mountains of the Mind, accompanied by a classical score performed by the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
DVD 13027
Murder on the Orient Express
What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone is a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.
DVD 12546
Nymphomaniac.
Volume 1: Joe, a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac is found beaten in the gutters. As a kind soul tries to nourish her back to health, Joe reveals her troubled past encounters, through erotic flashbacks of her youth that led her down this road to low self-esteem and self-worth. Volume 2: The story picks up with Joe's adulthood, where her journey of self-discovery leads to darker complications, near destruction, reconciling her decisions to move on.
DVD 10722
Once upon a time in Mexico
The saga of El Mariachi continues when a corrupt CIA agent forces him out of hiding to help sabotage an assassination attempt on the president of Mexico by an evil cartel kingpin. El Mariachi has his own reason for helping - he is doing it for revenge.
DVD 8470
Out of the furnace
Russell Baz leads a dead-end life- he works a meaningless steel mill job all day, and cares for his terminally ill father at night. When Russell's brother Rodney returns home from Iraq, he is lured into one of the Northeast's most ruthless crime rings and mysteriously disappears. When the police fail to solve the case, Russell puts his life at risk in order to seek justice for his brother.
DVD 10318
Paris, je t'aime
The world's top directors and some of America's top stars create a panoramic portrait of Paris. Find yourself transported by these sexy, romantic, haunting, dramatic, and beautiful stories.
DVD 5242
Platoon
Follows young Chris Taylor who arrives in Vietnam and quickly discovers that his worst enemies are not just the Viet Cong, but gnawing fear, physical exhaustion, and the anger growing within himself.
DVD 1602
Shadow of the vampire
This riveting suspense thriller is about the filming of Nosferatu and the difficult relationship between F.W. Murnau and Max Schreck. As cast and crew begin to disappear, it seems that Murnau has made a devil's bargain with Schreck, whose performance is too authentic.
DVD 2237
Spider-Man
After being bitten by a radioactive spider on a school field trip, Peter Parker finds himself gaining spider-like qualities. Adopting the name Spider-Man, Peter first uses his new skills to make money, but when the Green Goblin, another altered super-human, kills Peter's uncle, he swears to use his "spider-skills" to fight evil. Along the way he has to juggle a new job as a local reporter, and a budding romance with a beautiful former-classmate, MJ.
DVD 2504
Tom & Viv
Tom & Viv tells the story of the passionate yet turbulent relationship between T.S. Eliot and his beautiful wife, Vivienne. Although she was the inspiration for his greatest works, Eliot finally had to make a choice between standing by the emotionally troubled Vivienne and letting her go.
DVD 8812