|Writers||Stanley Johnson (novel)
Christina Kallas (screenplay)
George Sluizer (screenplay)
|Cast||John Hurt Rosana Pastor Alice Krige Armin Mueller-Stahl Johan Leysen Simon Chandler David Morrissey James Faulkner Alan MacNaughton Bill Bolender Julian Wadham Adrian Brine Kevork Malikyan John Abbott Max Gold Sigo Lorfeo Ian Halcrow Judith Dawson Tom Zahner Rudolf Lucieer|
|Country||Belgium, Germany, UK, USA|
|Awards||1998 Berlin International Film Festival|
|Plot||A member of the British Government is sent to Brussels to become British Commissioner to the European Community. He is made aware of a web of political and industrial corruption through a series of anonymous letters. Despite his own history of political expediency, the Commissioner rises to the moral challenge and faces off with the evil forces responsible.... see The Commissioner on IMDb|
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|Australia released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Photographing Fairies (1997)|
Story begins with Charles Castle who, in 1912, marries the girl of his dreams only to lose her 24 hours later when a snow fissure swallows her in Switzerland. He is off to World War I a few years later as a corpse photographer and later, after the war, opens a portrait studio with his war buddy Roy. After unmasking a forgery at the trendy Theosophical Society, he is approached by Bea Templeton who asks him to test some photos taken by her daughters. The photos purport to show fairies at play, and Castle is intrigued enough to visit the Templeton's rural home. After Bea's mysterious death, he becomes more obsessed with communing with the fairies who offer him a chance to reach the Other Side and reunite with his lost love.
The Commissioner (1998)
George Sluizer (The Vanishing) directed this German-British-Belgian thriller about politico James Morton (John Hurt) who relocates in Brussels as the British commissioner to the Euro parliament, leaving his wife Isabelle (Alice Krige) behind. As British and German chemical outfits are about to merge, Metro Chemical researcher Hans Konig (Armin Mueller-Stahl) tips him that his company is creating weapons and is run by a former Nazi. Morton stops the merger, but information leaks trigger Konig's arrest for industrial espionage and the bombing of Morton's apartment, followed by more corporate intrigue. Shown at the 1998 Berlin Film Festival. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Berlin International Film Festival, Fantasporto Awards,
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