BLUE VELVET
1986, Park Circus/MGM, 120 min, USA, Dir: David Lynch

Squeaky-clean suburbanite Jeffrey (Kyle MacLachlan) gets a crash course in the dark side of life when he stumbles upon a severed ear in a field near his home. Before his amateur investigation is over, he encounters kidnapping, murder, sexual assault, Isabella Rossellini as a tormented torch singer and Dennis Hopper as one of the scariest villains in film history. Director David Lynch combines Hitchcockian suspense, surrealist imagery and a Hardy Boys plot to create a one-of-a-kind Grimm's fairy tale for adults. Laura Dern and Dean Stockwell costar.


PALERMO SHOOTING
2008, 124 min, Germany, Dir: Wim Wenders

After German photographer Finn’s (Campino) wild lifestyle almost gets him killed, he decides to slow down and move to Palermo, Italy. There, he meets Flavia (Giovanna Mezzogiorno) and falls in with the rhythms of a completely new way of living. With Dennis Hopper, Milla Jovovich and Lou Reed.


THE AMERICAN FRIEND
1977, 125 min, West Germany, Dir: Wim Wenders

When mild-mannered frame maker Jonathan (Bruno Ganz) learns he is dying, his art-smuggling friend Ripley (Dennis Hopper) comes up with a diabolical idea: Jonathan should become a mob hit man in order to make money for his estate. Working from Patricia Highsmith's novel RIPLEY'S GAME, Wim Wenders creates one of his finest films, a noir set in an urban milieu where morality seems to be crumbling away before the characters' very eyes. With Nicholas Ray and Samuel Fuller. In German with English subtitles.


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