Roland Joffé

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Roland Joffé (born 17 November 1945) is an English film director who is known for his Oscar nominated movies, The Killing Fields and The Mission. He began his career in television. His early television credits included episodes of Coronation Street and an adaptation of The Stars Look Down for Granada. He gained a reputation for hard-hitting political stories with the series Bill Brand and factual dramas for Play for Today. Description above from the Wikipedia article Roland Joffé, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

The Killing Fields (1984)

The real-life story of a friendship between two journalists, an American and a Cambodian, during the bloody Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, which led to the death of 2-3 million Cambodians during the next four years, until Pol Pot's regime was toppled by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Sam Waterston  •  Haing S. Ngor  •  John Malkovich  •  Julian Sands

The real-life story of a friendship between two journalists, an American and a Cambodian, during the bloody Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, which led to the death of 2-3 million Cambodians during the next four years, until Pol Pot's regime was toppled by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Sam Waterston  •  Haing S. Ngor  •  John Malkovich  •  Julian Sands

The Mission (1986)

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When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and joins his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to defend all they have ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Ray McAnally  •  Aidan Quinn

When a Spanish Jesuit goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region, a slave hunter is converted and joins his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to defend all they have ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Ray McAnally  •  Aidan Quinn

The Scarlet Letter (1995)

Set in puritanical Boston in the mid 1600s, the story of seamstress Hester Prynne, who is outcast after she becomes pregnant by a respected reverend. She refuses to divulge the name of the father, is "convicted" of adultery and forced to wear a scarlet "A" until an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Demi Moore  •  Gary Oldman  •  Robert Duvall  •  Lisa Andoh

Set in puritanical Boston in the mid 1600s, the story of seamstress Hester Prynne, who is outcast after she becomes pregnant by a respected reverend. She refuses to divulge the name of the father, is "convicted" of adultery and forced to wear a scarlet "A" until an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Demi Moore  •  Gary Oldman  •  Robert Duvall  •  Lisa Andoh

Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)

This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Dwight Schultz  •  Bonnie Bedelia  •  John Cusack

This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Dwight Schultz  •  Bonnie Bedelia  •  John Cusack

The Lovers (2015)

The Lovers is an epic romance time travel adventure film. Helmed by Roland Joffé from a story by Ajey Jhankar, the film is a sweeping tale of an impossible love set against the backdrop of the first Anglo-Maratha war across two time periods and continents and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Josh Hartnett  •  Simone Kessell  •  Bipasha Basu  •  Abhay Deol

The Lovers is an epic romance time travel adventure film. Helmed by Roland Joffé from a story by Ajey Jhankar, the film is a sweeping tale of an impossible love set against the backdrop of the first Anglo-Maratha war across two time periods and continents and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Josh Hartnett  •  Simone Kessell  •  Bipasha Basu  •  Abhay Deol

There Be Dragons (2011)

Arising out of the horror of the Spanish Civil War, a candidate for canonization is investigated by a journalist who discovers his own estranged father had a deep, dark and devastating connection to the saint's life.While researching the life of Josemaria Escriva, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Wes Bentley  •  Dougray Scott  •  Charlie Cox  •  Rodrigo Santoro

Arising out of the horror of the Spanish Civil War, a candidate for canonization is investigated by a journalist who discovers his own estranged father had a deep, dark and devastating connection to the saint's life.While researching the life of Josemaria Escriva, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Wes Bentley  •  Dougray Scott  •  Charlie Cox  •  Rodrigo Santoro

Vatel (2000)

In 1671, with war brewing with Holland, a penniless prince invites Louis XIV to three days of festivities at a chateau in Chantilly. The prince wants a commission as a general, so the extravagances are to impress the king. In charge of all is the steward, Vatel, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Uma Thurman  •  Tim Roth  •  Timothy Spall

In 1671, with war brewing with Holland, a penniless prince invites Louis XIV to three days of festivities at a chateau in Chantilly. The prince wants a commission as a general, so the extravagances are to impress the king. In charge of all is the steward, Vatel, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Uma Thurman  •  Tim Roth  •  Timothy Spall

Goodbye Lover (1998)

Police investigate when a man having an affair with his brother's wife disappears suddenly.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Patricia Arquette  •  Dermot Mulroney  •  Mary-Louise Parker  •  Ellen DeGeneres

Police investigate when a man having an affair with his brother's wife disappears suddenly.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Patricia Arquette  •  Dermot Mulroney  •  Mary-Louise Parker  •  Ellen DeGeneres

Captivity (2007)

The sought-after images of top model Jennifer adorn magazine covers and billboards worldwide. When alone at a charity event, she is abducted and incarcerated in a cell with another prisoner. When their captor subjects the two to torture, and commit to escaping the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Elisha Cuthbert  •  Daniel Gillies  •  Pruitt Taylor Vince  •  Laz Alonso

The sought-after images of top model Jennifer adorn magazine covers and billboards worldwide. When alone at a charity event, she is abducted and incarcerated in a cell with another prisoner. When their captor subjects the two to torture, and commit to escaping the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Elisha Cuthbert  •  Daniel Gillies  •  Pruitt Taylor Vince  •  Laz Alonso

You and I (2011)

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Janie Sawyer, an American teenager, is forced to live in Moscow because of her father's job. Janie is trying to escape her lonely life in Moscow through her deep love of music and the internet. Janie and Lana Starkova meet on a fansite for the pop-band t.A.T.u. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Mischa Barton  •  Shantel VanSanten  •  Anton Yelchin  •  Alex Kaluzhsky

Janie Sawyer, an American teenager, is forced to live in Moscow because of her father's job. Janie is trying to escape her lonely life in Moscow through her deep love of music and the internet. Janie and Lana Starkova meet on a fansite for the pop-band t.A.T.u. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Mischa Barton  •  Shantel VanSanten  •  Anton Yelchin  •  Alex Kaluzhsky

Super Mario Bros: This Ain't No Video Game (2014)

A documentary about the making of the live-action Super Mario Bros. movie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Gregory
CAST:  Rocky Morton  •  Annabel Jankel  •  Roland Joffé  •  Parker Bennett

A documentary about the making of the live-action Super Mario Bros. movie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Gregory
CAST:  Rocky Morton  •  Annabel Jankel  •  Roland Joffé  •  Parker Bennett

The Forgiven (2018)

After the end of Apartheid, Archbishop Desmond Tutu meets with a brutal murderer seeking redemption.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  Eric Bana  •  Jeff Gum  •  Debbie Sherman

After the end of Apartheid, Archbishop Desmond Tutu meets with a brutal murderer seeking redemption.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  Eric Bana  •  Jeff Gum  •  Debbie Sherman

I Am Patrick Swayze (2019)

An inside look at the life of Patrick Swayze as told by the people who knew him best.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Buitenhuis
CAST:  Lori Petty  •  Kelly Lynch  •  Jennifer Grey  •  Sam Elliott

An inside look at the life of Patrick Swayze as told by the people who knew him best.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Buitenhuis
CAST:  Lori Petty  •  Kelly Lynch  •  Jennifer Grey  •  Sam Elliott

A Lover Scorned (2019)

Trapped in a loveless marriage, Brooke begins an affair with Jake a young, hotshot insurance-agent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Rose Bianco  •  Kody Christiansen  •  Emilie de Ravin  •  Martha Hamilton

Trapped in a loveless marriage, Brooke begins an affair with Jake a young, hotshot insurance-agent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Rose Bianco  •  Kody Christiansen  •  Emilie de Ravin  •  Martha Hamilton

'Tis Pity She's a Whore (1980)

Lord Sorenzo marries the beautiful young Annabella, but unbeknownst to him, she is pregnant as a result of an incestuous relationship with her brother Giovanni. Sorenzo discovers the truth, and his ambitious, scheming servant Vasques, resorts to murder (and worse) ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Kenneth Cranham  •  Cherie Lunghi  •  Bernard Archard  •  Anthony Bate

Lord Sorenzo marries the beautiful young Annabella, but unbeknownst to him, she is pregnant as a result of an incestuous relationship with her brother Giovanni. Sorenzo discovers the truth, and his ambitious, scheming servant Vasques, resorts to murder (and worse) ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Kenneth Cranham  •  Cherie Lunghi  •  Bernard Archard  •  Anthony Bate

United Kingdom (1981)

Incendiary 1981 Play for Today, written by Jim Allen and directed by Roland Joffé that tells the story of a group of housing estate residents who attempt to organise against persistent rent rises.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Colin Welland  •  Val McLane  •  Ricky Tomlinson  •  Bill Paterson

Incendiary 1981 Play for Today, written by Jim Allen and directed by Roland Joffé that tells the story of a group of housing estate residents who attempt to organise against persistent rent rises.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Colin Welland  •  Val McLane  •  Ricky Tomlinson  •  Bill Paterson

City of Joy (1992)

Max Lowe is a Houston surgeon who has grown weary of the bureaucracy of American medicine. When he loses a patient on the operating table, Max impulsively decides to leave America and travel to India in the hope of finding himself. Not long after he arrives in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Om Puri  •  Pauline Collins  •  Shabana Azmi

Max Lowe is a Houston surgeon who has grown weary of the bureaucracy of American medicine. When he loses a patient on the operating table, Max impulsively decides to leave America and travel to India in the hope of finding himself. Not long after he arrives in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Om Puri  •  Pauline Collins  •  Shabana Azmi

The Spongers (1978)

Set against the backdrop of Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II, the play depicts a single mother's struggles as welfare cuts affect the poor and disabled. The derogatory term 'spongers' is used by British tabloid press to describe people who are dependent on welfare ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Christine Hargreaves  •  Bernard Hill  •  Peter Kerrigan  •  Paula McDonagh

Set against the backdrop of Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II, the play depicts a single mother's struggles as welfare cuts affect the poor and disabled. The derogatory term 'spongers' is used by British tabloid press to describe people who are dependent on welfare ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Christine Hargreaves  •  Bernard Hill  •  Peter Kerrigan  •  Paula McDonagh

The Legion Hall Bombing (1978)

The story of the trial of Willie Gallagher, convicted of bombing the Strabane British Legion Hall in Northern Ireland, 1976. The transmission of this film was postponed by the BBC several times, and when it did finally air, it was shown with cuts; the writer, Caryl ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Robert Kavanagh  •  May Ollis  •  Ewen White  •  David Kelly

The story of the trial of Willie Gallagher, convicted of bombing the Strabane British Legion Hall in Northern Ireland, 1976. The transmission of this film was postponed by the BBC several times, and when it did finally air, it was shown with cuts; the writer, Caryl ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Robert Kavanagh  •  May Ollis  •  Ewen White  •  David Kelly

No Mama No (1979)

After giving birth to her second boy, Jodie recognises a growing dissatisfaction in all areas of her life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Victoria Fairbrother  •  Tim Pigott-Smith  •  Thomas Snook  •  Benjamin Dryer

After giving birth to her second boy, Jodie recognises a growing dissatisfaction in all areas of her life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Victoria Fairbrother  •  Tim Pigott-Smith  •  Thomas Snook  •  Benjamin Dryer