Vasek Simek

Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

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A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Zaillian
CAST:  Max Pomeranc  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Joan Allen  •  Ben Kingsley

A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Zaillian
CAST:  Max Pomeranc  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Joan Allen  •  Ben Kingsley

Ed Wood (1994)

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The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Martin Landau  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Patricia Arquette

The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Martin Landau  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Patricia Arquette

The Final Days (1989)

The Final Days concerns itself with the final months of the Richard Nixon presidency.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Pearce
CAST:  Lane Smith  •  Richard Kiley  •  David Ogden Stiers  •  Ed Flanders

The Final Days concerns itself with the final months of the Richard Nixon presidency.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Pearce
CAST:  Lane Smith  •  Richard Kiley  •  David Ogden Stiers  •  Ed Flanders

Green Card (1990)

Urban horticulturalist Brontë Mitchell has her eye on a gorgeous apartment, but the building's board will rent it only to a married couple. Georges Fauré, a waiter from France whose visa is expiring, needs to marry an American woman to stay in the country. Their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Bebe Neuwirth  •  Gregg Edelman

Urban horticulturalist Brontë Mitchell has her eye on a gorgeous apartment, but the building's board will rent it only to a married couple. Georges Fauré, a waiter from France whose visa is expiring, needs to marry an American woman to stay in the country. Their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Bebe Neuwirth  •  Gregg Edelman

Anna (1987)

Czech refugee Krystyna travels to New York in search of her actress idol and fellow expatriate, Anna. After her own arrival in the Big Apple, Anna finds that celebrity often doesn't travel well, and she must go through a battery of humiliating auditions to try and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yurek Bogayevicz
CAST:  Sally Kirkland  •  Paulina Porizkova  •  Robert Fields  •  Sofia Coppola

Czech refugee Krystyna travels to New York in search of her actress idol and fellow expatriate, Anna. After her own arrival in the Big Apple, Anna finds that celebrity often doesn't travel well, and she must go through a battery of humiliating auditions to try and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yurek Bogayevicz
CAST:  Sally Kirkland  •  Paulina Porizkova  •  Robert Fields  •  Sofia Coppola

Dead Again (1991)

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In 1949 composer Roman Strauss is executed for the vicious murder of his wife Margaret with a pair of scissors. In 1990s Los Angeles a mute amnesiac woman shows up at an orphanage and private eye Mike Church is called in to investigate. Under hypnosis both the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Emma Thompson  •  Andy García  •  Robin Williams

In 1949 composer Roman Strauss is executed for the vicious murder of his wife Margaret with a pair of scissors. In 1990s Los Angeles a mute amnesiac woman shows up at an orphanage and private eye Mike Church is called in to investigate. Under hypnosis both the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Emma Thompson  •  Andy García  •  Robin Williams

Housesitter (1992)

After building his dream house, architect Newton Davis proposes marriage to his girlfriend, only to be summarily rejected. He seeks solace in a one-night stand with a waitress, never imagining that a woman he slept with once would end up posing as his wife. Gwen's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Oz
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Goldie Hawn  •  Dana Delany  •  Suzanne Whang

After building his dream house, architect Newton Davis proposes marriage to his girlfriend, only to be summarily rejected. He seeks solace in a one-night stand with a waitress, never imagining that a woman he slept with once would end up posing as his wife. Gwen's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Oz
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Goldie Hawn  •  Dana Delany  •  Suzanne Whang

Six Degrees of Separation (1993)

The story of a young, gay, black, con artist who, posing as the son of Sidney Poitier, cunningly maneuvers his way into the lives of a white, upper-class New York family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Stockard Channing  •  Ian McKellen

The story of a young, gay, black, con artist who, posing as the son of Sidney Poitier, cunningly maneuvers his way into the lives of a white, upper-class New York family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Stockard Channing  •  Ian McKellen

Mistress (1992)

A comedy about a screenwriter (Wuhl) whose old movie script is read by a producer (Landau) and the search for financial backers begins. But it seems that each money source (Aiello, DeNiro, Wallach) has his own mistress that he wants put into the film. Gradually, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Primus
CAST:  Robert Wuhl  •  Martin Landau  •  Jace Alexander  •  Robert De Niro

A comedy about a screenwriter (Wuhl) whose old movie script is read by a producer (Landau) and the search for financial backers begins. But it seems that each money source (Aiello, DeNiro, Wallach) has his own mistress that he wants put into the film. Gradually, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Primus
CAST:  Robert Wuhl  •  Martin Landau  •  Jace Alexander  •  Robert De Niro

Havana (1990)

An American professional gambler named Jack Weil decides to visit Havana, Cuba to gamble. On the boat to Havana, he meets Roberta Duran, the wife of a revolutionary, Arturo. Shortly after their arrival, Arturo is taken away by the secret police, and Roberta is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Lena Olin  •  Alan Arkin  •  Tomas Milian

An American professional gambler named Jack Weil decides to visit Havana, Cuba to gamble. On the boat to Havana, he meets Roberta Duran, the wife of a revolutionary, Arturo. Shortly after their arrival, Arturo is taken away by the secret police, and Roberta is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Lena Olin  •  Alan Arkin  •  Tomas Milian

Szuler (1994)

The year is 1750. Europe is in a ravaged state following a plague. Victor Moritz and Rufolf de Sevre are gamblers, frequenters of elegant casinos and fashionable brothels. Rudolf is a young aristocrat, charming and charismatic. His degenerate behavior has an animal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adek Drabiński
CAST:  Alice Adair  •  Michal Cicirko  •  Justin Deas  •  Maciej Domanski

The year is 1750. Europe is in a ravaged state following a plague. Victor Moritz and Rufolf de Sevre are gamblers, frequenters of elegant casinos and fashionable brothels. Rudolf is a young aristocrat, charming and charismatic. His degenerate behavior has an animal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adek Drabiński
CAST:  Alice Adair  •  Michal Cicirko  •  Justin Deas  •  Maciej Domanski