Films byTexts by 1996
David Cronenberg, 1996, 100’

After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.


Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, 1996, 90’

Roger uses his son Igor to ruthlessly traffic and exploit undocumented immigrants. When one of the immigrants is killed, Igor is guilt-ridden and wants to care for the dead man's family against his father’s orders.


Brian De Palma, 1996, 110’

“I’ve always had the inverse quote to Godard: film lies 24 times a second. And anybody that’s used to using moving images like a film director, when we see stuff on TV, it’s all positioning and public relations, there’s not an ounce of truth to any of it.

The Day a Pig Fell into the Well
Hong Sang-soo, 1996, 115’

“The women are the true heroes, the brave ones. Violated (defeated?), as they are, they remain the masters of time, of the time that divides the past and the present of the story, of all the time lost to the men.

Johan van der Keuken, 1996, 245’

In this documentary on the international city of Amsterdam, the director has taken a careful look at a variety of the city’s inhabitants, tracing their activities and roots out into third-world countries and regions and back to the city again.

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Maar er was een koppigheid in zijn bewustzijn, dat van een eenzame man die door zijn camera heen reageerde op wat hij zag, in een poging om te onderscheiden waar het goede en waar het kwade was, waar, in wat hij zag, de krachten van de dingen schuilde. Men voelde duidelijk zijn twijfel. En te midden van de strijd, van de twijfel, was er plotseling de vastberadenheid: zo’n standpunt, zo’n kader.

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“Exactly half my life was spent in the dark. My life itself was in the dark. I’ve never seen my life in focus. It’s all been a blurred image.”

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“Cinema is important to me. It’s like a prism. A good film... is part of my life. With every good film I see, I feel reborn.”