THE COMFORT OF STRANGERS
1990, 107 min, USA/Italy/UK, Dir: Paul Schrader

Noted playwright Harold Pinter penned this sinister adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel about twisted relationships. Considering marriage, British couple Rupert Everett and Natasha Richardson travel to Venice, where well-to-do bar owner Christopher Walken and wife Helen Mirren take an unnatural interest in them.


PATTY HEARST
1988, Park Circus/MGM, 108 min, UK/USA, Dir: Paul Schrader

Patricia Hearst was a 19-year-old newspaper fortune heiress when she was kidnapped by left-wing terrorists in 1974; in the months that followed, she transformed from frightened hostage to machine-gun toting revolutionary. Based on Hearst’s book, this stylish and riveting drama features Natasha Richardson in the title role and Ving Rhames, William Forsythe and Frances Fisher as her Symbionese Liberation Army cohorts.


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