James Ivory directed this drama adapted from Kaylie Jones' 1990 autobiographical novel in which the character Bill Willis is based on her father, James Jones, author of From Here to Eternity and A Thin Red Line. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's screenplay about expatriate Americans in Paris during the 1960s/1970s offers a portrait of a normal family (as opposed to the dysfunctional families of The Ice Storm and many other 1990s films), seen from the point of view of daughter Channe. Her father is Bill Willis (Kris Kristofferson), a successful novelist and WWII veteran who's married to enthusiastic poker-player Marcella (Barbara Hershey). Divided like the sections of a novel, the story's first chapter is titled, "Billy," in which French orphan Benoit (Samuel Gruen) is brought to the Willis household for adoption, while his unmarried biological mother (Virginie Ledoyen) writes about him in her diary. Six-year-old Benoit has been shipped through so many orphanages and foster homes that he doesn't unpack his suitcase. Benoit's presence prompts the young Channe (Luisa Conlon) to turn to her protective Portuguese nanny Candida (Dominique Blanc). After Benoit becomes acclimated to his new family, he asks that his name be changed to Billy. In the second segment "Francis" a strong friendship develops between Channe (Leelee Sobieski) and fatherless Francis Fortescue (Anthony Roth Costanzo). Obsessed with opera, Francis lives with his expatriate British mother (Jane Birkin). The family's French idyll is disrupted when Bill Willis plans a return to the United States because he wants American doctors to treat his bad heart. The closing act "Daddy" takes place in North Carolina during the 1970s as Bill's health worsens, Billy (Jesse Bradford) grows up, and an alienated Channe seeks acceptance through sex. A bedridden Bill dictates his fiction to Channe, who transcribes tapes and types his manuscript pages. During intimate conversations about boys and sex, Willis helps his daughter find her footing on the path of life. This movie arrived only 14 weeks prior to the release of Terrence Malick's 1998 adaptation of the elder Jones' The Thin Red Line. Shown at 1998 film fests (Venice, Toronto).
MOVIE 2: THE DARKSIDE
Cast: Tony Galati, Cynthia Preston, David Hewlett
Director: Constantino Magnatta
RunTime: 85 minutes (aprox.)
Language: English (audio)
Subtitles: Greek (Optional - Removable)
Region: REGION-FREE DVD, PAL (DVD & TV must be PAL system)
A naive taxi driver helps a porno star escape from several pursuing crooks, and finds out that she has evidence on tape linking her employers to a series of snuff films. They must work together to bring the producers to justice before being killed themselves........
We do not sell copies, bootleg, or DVD-R. Item was circulated in Greece. Full movie in promotional sleeve.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT RETURNS DUE YOUR EQUIPMENT INCOMPATIBILITY
NO RETURNS WILL BE ACCEPT DUE NO CAREFULLY READING OF THE ITEM DESCRIPTION
A2DVD1919 1DVD2MOVIES 21
WARNING: NO USA COMPATIBLE
OUR DVD DO NOT PLAY IN STANDARD USA/CANADA DVD PLAYERS
(BUT PLAYS FINE IN ANY PC/LAPTOP DVD-PLAYER)
OUR DVD IS GREEK (EUROPEAN) VERSIONS NOT FOR STANDARD USA/CANADA DVD PLAYERS
PROMOTIONAL DVD NOT SEALED IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
Dvd case is partial in Greek language
WARNING: NO USA COMPATIBLE
Some information about promotional dvd
Movie is complete.
No advertisements or
other messages in screen during playing movie.
The main difference of
promotional dvd editions is that comes in a small paper sleeve (approx.
12.5x12.5 cm) or in a slim plastic case (approx. 14x19 cm), or without
sleeve. I have taken photos of each item myself and you will get what you
see in photos.
Item was circulated in Greece,
so dvd case is partial in Greek language.
Each dvd has the original
audio (e.g. English, French, Italian, etc.). Subtitles are mainly in Greek
language and sometimes in additional languages. Please read each item description
about audio languages and subtitles.