Academy Award-winning director Bernardo Bertolucci (The Conformist, Last Tango in Paris, The Last Emperor) brings a stunning adaptation of Paul Bowles’ heartbreaking classic novel to the screen that Vincent Canby in The New York Times called “a long, beautifully modulated cry of despair... the sort of dark, romantic movie that only Mr. Bertolucci could bring off.” In the hopes of rekindling their marriage, sophisticated American couple Port and Kit Moresby (John Malkovich and Debra Winger) set off for North Africa intending to travel through Algeria – uncertain of exactly where they are heading but determined to leave the modern world behind. They are instead tested to their limits by the unfathomable emptiness and impassive cruelty of the desert. A distinguished and emotive follow up to his Best Picture-winning The Last Emperor (Academy Awards 1988) and a sensual highlight in an extraordinary filmmaking career, The Sheltering Sky won a BAFTA for Vittorio Storaro’s outstanding cinematography and a Golden Globe for Ryuichi Sakamoto’s haunting original score. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation Original uncompressed stereo audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Archival audio commentary with director Bernardo Bertolucci, producer Jeremy Thomas, and screenwriter Mark Peploe Desert Roses(47 mins) – archival featurette Brand new video essay by David Cairns & Fiona Watson Brand new interview with art director Andrew Sanders Image Gallery Original Trailer Reversible sleeve featuring original theatrical artwork FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Kat Ellinger
Erscheinungsdatum: 24.02.2020, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Travels Through Central Africa to Timbuctoo, Titelzusatz: and Across the Great Desert, to Morocco, Performed in the Years 824-828, Verlag: HardPress Publishing, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // General, Rubrik: Geschichte, Seiten: 506, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 725 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Every year, the Xhosa tribe's young men are brought to the mountains of the Eastern Cape, South Africa to participate in an ancient coming-of-age ritual. Xolani, a quiet and sensitive factory worker (played by musician Nakhane Touré), is assigned to guide Kwanda, a city boy from Johannesburg sent by his father to be toughened up, through this rite of passage into manhood. As Kwanda defiantly negotiates his queer identity within this masculine environment, he quickly recognises the nature of Xolani's relationship with fellow guide Vija. The three men commence a dangerous dance with each other and their own desires and, soon, the threat of exposure elevates the tension to breaking point.
Erscheinungsdatum: 10.06.2011, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Through South Africa, Autor: Stanley, Henry Morton, Verlag: Cambridge University Press, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // Africa // General // Afrika, Rubrik: Geschichte // Sonstiges, Seiten: 206, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 282 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Deutschland 83 is a ground-breaking series from the producers of the international Emmy® award-winning Generation War. It s 1983. The Cold War is heating up. Russian missiles in East Germany are pointed West, American missiles will soon be placed in West Germany, to point East. The very real threat of nuclear conflict looms. Against this perilous political backdrop, a gripping coming-of-age story and a suspenseful, fast-paced thriller, follows Martin Rauch (Jonas Nay), a 24 year old East German native, who is thrust from the world he knows and sent over the wall to the West as an undercover spy for the Stasi. In Deutschland 86 we pick up the narrative three years later. In 1986 East Germany is broke, Perestroika is real, terrorism plagues Europe, the AIDS crisis intensifies and the struggle against apartheid rages on. Martin's aunt, Lenora (Maria Shrader), conscripts him into her plan to drum up hard currency abroad and they set off on an adventure through Africa, Western Europe and finally home to East Germany. But can mafioso-style Capitalism really save Communism in the nick of time? Special Features: In German with English Subtitles Over 60 minutes of cast and crew interviews Includes New York launch panel discussion Picture Gallery
Erscheinungsdatum: 11.02.2020, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: The Modern Voyager & Traveller Through Europe, Asia, Africa, & America, Titelzusatz: America, Verlag: HardPress Publishing, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // General, Rubrik: Geschichte, Seiten: 520, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 745 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Section 20: an elite covert military intelligence and counter-terrorism unit, sent to track down and stop terror threats, by any means necessary. Their mission takes them across the globe, from the deserts of Jordan, to the jungles of Malaysia, through the cities of Europe, to South Africa, Iraq, India, Thailand and beyond, as they face an ever-increasing threat. Featuring high-octane action and breath-taking stunts, Strike Back spans three teams and eight seasons of twists, turns and adventure.
Erscheinungsdatum: 24.02.2020, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: The Modern Voyager & Traveller Through Europe, Asia, Africa, & America, Titelzusatz: America, Verlag: HardPress Publishing, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // General, Rubrik: Geschichte, Seiten: 526, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 753 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
1986: East Germany is broke, Perestroika is real, terrorism plagues Europe, the AIDS crisis intensifies and the struggle against apartheid rages on. Banished for his sins in 1983, Martin Rauch wallows in limbo until his Aunt Lenora conscripts him into her plan to drum up hard currency abroad. They set off on an adventure through Africa, Western Europe and finally home to East Germany. Can mafioso-style Capitalism save Communism just in the nick of time?
Erscheinungsdatum: 07.08.2019, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Travels Through Central Africa to Timbuctoo, Titelzusatz: and Across the Great Desert, to Morocco, Performed in the Years 184-188, Autor: Caillié, René, Verlag: HardPress Publishing, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // General, Rubrik: Geschichte, Seiten: 558, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 798 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Only the second Hollywood film directed by Billy Wilder, the riveting World War II spy thriller Five Graves to Cairo is an underrated early gem from the filmmaker, who would ascend to the industry's highest ranks with his next project, Double Indemnity. Five Graves demonstrates that Wilder and screenwriter Charles Brackett—who would collaborate on thirteen films, winning screenplay Oscars for The Lost Weekend and Sunset Boulevard—were already working at the peak of their powers, delivering an espionage yarn that never lets up on the suspense. The only survivor in his unit after a battle with Rommel's soldiers in North Africa, British Corporal Bramble (Franchot Tone) staggers through the desert until arriving at the largely deserted Empress of Britain hotel, staffed only by owner Farid (Akim Tamiroff) and his French employee Mouche (Anne Baxter). While Bramble hopes to hide there, the hotel doesn't remain deserted for long – Rommel (a scene-stealing Erich von Stroheim) and his men arrive and take over the building as new headquarters. Bramble assumes the identity of a recently killed waiter...only to soon discover that this waiter was also serving as a German spy, a role Bramble now has to adopt for his own survival. And while Mouche knows Bramble's true identity, she has her own reasons for not wanting to aid in his plot. Named by Quentin Tarantino as one of his favourite films, Five Graves to Cairo is filled with duplicity and danger at every turn. Wilder ratchets up the tension surrounding a disparate group of characters trapped together in wartime, with each hiding their own secrets and their own schemes. The director would soon become one of Hollywood's most lauded talents, but his genius was clearly evident in this early work. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film in its UK debut on Blu-ray from a new 4K restoration! Special Features: 1080p presentation on Blu-ray for the first time ever from a brand new 4K restoration Uncompressed LPCM audio (original mono presentation) Audio commentary by film scholar Adrian Martin Billy Wilder on Five Graves to Cairo “Five Graves to Cairo” episode of Lux Radio Theatre, originally aired in 1943, starring Franchot Tone and Anne Baxter Theatrical trailer A collector’s booklet featuring new writing by critic Richard Combs; and an archival article from 1944 about Wilder and Charles Brackett
Erscheinungsdatum: 05.08.2010, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Through South Africa, Autor: Stanley, Henry M., Verlag: Echo Library, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: TRAVEL // Essays & Travelogues, Rubrik: Reiseberichte // Reiseerzählungen, Seiten: 76, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 125 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Five leading British actresses play the Queen at pivotal times in her life in this groundbreaking drama documentary series which examines the social history of Britain through the prism of key events in the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Mixing dramatised scenes from behind palace doors with news archive and testimony from royal insiders, each episode will focus on turning points in the reign of Elizabeth II - a period of monumental social upheaval. Actress Emilia Fox (Silent Witness) leads the line-up to portray the Queen in the opening film set in 1955, as Princess Margaret's affair with Group Captain Peter Townsend exploded into public view at the time of the coronation. The second film covers the early 1970s when Britain came as close to being a republic as it ever has in modern times with civil unrest, IRA threats and a kidnap attempt on Princess Anne with Samantha Bond (Emma, Miss Moneypenny to Pierce Brosnan's James Bond) as the Queen. Susan Jameson (New Tricks) takes on the hidden conflict between the Queen and her first female Prime Minister, Mrs Thatcher, who set herself in opposition to Crown and Commonwealth over sanctions against South Africa, while 1992 focuses on the Queen's Annus Horribilis with Barbara Flynn (Cranford). Diana Quick (Brideshead Revisited, Kingdom) concludes the series in 2005 as the Queen - the ultimate survivor and pragmatist - ushered in the last chapters of her reign by eventually accepting Prince Charles marriage to Camilla Parker Bowles.
Erscheinungsdatum: 14.08.2019, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Travels and Voyages Through Europe, Asia, and Africa, for Nineteen Years, Verlag: HardPress Publishing, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // General, Rubrik: Geschichte, Seiten: 526, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 753 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
The Complete Collection Tremors Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward are in a fight for their lives when they discover that their desolate town has been infested with gigantic man-eating creatures that live below the ground! Tremors 2: Aftershocks The giant underground creatures are terrorizing their way through Mexican oil fields, gobbling up everything and everyone -and only one man can stop them! In the style of its predecessor, this comedy sci-fi creature feature reunites two desert desperados who take on the task of destroying the monsters Tremors 3: Back to Perfection Those morphing, man-eating monsters are shaking things up again in the little town of Perfection, and survivalist Burt Gummer s the only solution to the latest in evolution! Tremors 4: The Legend Begins This prequel to the original phenomenon will thrill you with incredible action sequences and earth-shaking special effects created by the award-winning team behind the first box-office hit! Tremors 5: Bloodlines The stakes are raised for survivalist Burt Gummer in his most dangerous monster hunt yet. When Gummer's hired to capture a deadly Ass Blaster terrorizing South Africa, he and his new sidekick, Travis Welker engage in a battle of survival against the fiercely aggressive ass-blasters and Graboids. Tremors 6: A Cold Day in Hell Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) and his son Travis Welker (Jamie Kennedy) are called to a research facility in the frozen tundra of the Canadian Arctic. They find themselves up to their ears in Graboids and Ass-Blasters investigating a series of deadly giant-worm attacks. Burt begins to suspect that Graboids are secretly being weaponized, but before he can prove his theory, he is sidelined by Graboid venom. With just 48 hours to live, the only hope is to create an antidote from fresh venom — but to do that, someone will have to figure out how to milk a Graboid!
Erscheinungsdatum: 24.02.2020, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: The Modern Voyager and Traveller Through Europe, Asia, Africa and America, Verlag: HardPress Publishing, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // General, Rubrik: Geschichte, Seiten: 506, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 725 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Rommel is the most detailed film biography of the German commander ever made. It follows his military career through the Great War to his daring tank assaults during the Blitzkrieg of 1940 and success with the Afrika Korps. The story of this fascinating, complex and tormented man is told through original wartime archive film, newsreels and exclusive interviews.Special Features:None Listed
Erscheinungsdatum: 15.11.2014, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Africa Through 100 Eyes, Titelzusatz: Portraits of Beauty and Hope, Autor: Fell, Kevin, Verlag: Outskirts Press, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: PHOTOGRAPHY // Subjects & Themes // Portraits & Selfies, Rubrik: Fotografie, Seiten: 144, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 557 gr, Verkäufer: averdo