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Nicolas Roeg
Born August 15, 1928 (age 91)
Nicolas Jack Roeg CBE BSC (born 15 August 1928) is an English film director and cinematographer.
After National Service he entered the film business as a tea boy moving up to clapper-loader, the bottom rung of the camera department, at Marylebone Studios in London. Early in his career Roeg was a second-unit cinematographer on Lawrence of Arabia, then cinematographer on Roger Corman's The Masque... full bio
The Witches
[1990]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy | 1h 31min
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A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse.
Don't Look Now
[1973]
 
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Movie | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 1h 50min
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A married couple grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond.
The Man Who Fell to Earth
[1976]
 
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Movie | Drama, Sci-Fi | 2h 19min
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Thomas Jerome Newton is a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts a high technology company to get the billions of dollars he needs to build a return spacecraft, and meets Mary-Lou, a girl who falls in love with him. He does not count on the greed and ruthlessness of business here on Earth, however.
Walkabout
[1971]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama | 1h 40min
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Two young siblings are stranded in the Australian Outback and are forced to cope on their own. They meet an Australian boy on "walkabout": a ritual separation from his tribe.
Bad Timing
[1980]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 2h 3min
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A psychiatrist living in Vienna enters a torrid relationship with a married woman. When she ends up in the hospital from an overdose, an inspector becomes set on discovering the demise of their affair.
Performance
[1970]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 45min
Chas, a violent and psychotic East London gangster needs a place to lie low after a hit that should never have been carried out. He finds the perfect cover in the form of guest house run by the mysterious Mr. Turner, a one-time rock superstar, who is looking for the right spark to rekindle his faded talent.
Castaway
[1986]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama | 1h 57min
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Middle-aged Gerald Kingsland advertises in a London paper for a female companion to spend a year with him on a desert island. The young Lucy Irvine takes a chance on contacting him and after a couple of meetings they decide to go ahead. Once on the island things prove a lot less idyllic than in the movies, and gradually it becomes clear that it is Lucy who has the desire and the strength to try and... see more
Insignificance
[1985]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 50min
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Four 1950s icons meet in the same hotel room and two of them discover more in common between them than they ever anticipated.
Puffball: The Devil's Eyeball
[2007]
 
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Movie | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 2h
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Powerful supernatural forces are unleashed when a young architect (Kelly Reilly) becomes pregnant after moving to an isolated and mysterious valley to build a house. And when the neighbouring farmers take against the unborn child, it's her very survival that is threatened.
Eureka
[1983]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 2h 10min
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In 1925, Arctic prospector Jack McCann becomes a rich man when he strikes gold but 20 years later he faces major personal and family problems.
Heart of Darkness
[1993]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 40min
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A trading company manager travels up an African river to find a missing outpost head and discovers the depth of evil in humanity's soul.
Track 29
[1988]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery | 1h 30min
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A doctor's wife tires of his obsession with model trains, and spends her days wondering about the son she gave up for adoption at birth. While eating at a roadside cafe, she encounters a British hitchhiker, who turns out to be her son. They spend time together trying to find a bond. The son begins to hate the husband, and the wife begins worrying about the safety of her husband and his train set.
Full Body Massage
[1995]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 33min
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Nina, a successful but world-weary art dealer, is surprised to find that her usual masseur, Douglas, has sent a substitute - Fitch - to provide her with her regular weekly massage at her home. Nina and Fitch find that they are both mutually attracted, and annoy one another a great deal. Their differences of temperament and lifestyle create friction, and they find their similarities nearly as grating... see more
Samson and Delilah
[1996]
 
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TV Movie | Adventure, Drama, History | 2h 52min
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Mara and her husband Manoa are both upstanding and religious Israelites living under the harsh and unjust rule of the Philistines. Much to their regret, they have not been able to have children. One day, a mysterious stranger appears to Mara and promises her that she will bear a son whom she is to call Samson. The stranger tells her that as one chosen by God Samson will fight the Philistines, will... see more
Cold Heaven
[1991]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 1h 45min
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An adulterous woman's faith in God is tested when her husband dies and miraculously comes back to life.
Two Deaths
[1995]
 
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Movie | Drama, War | 1h 39min
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A tale of power, passion and obsession set in a politically torn Eastern European country.
Sweet Bird of Youth
[1989]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 35min
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Aging film star Alexandra del Lago, also known as Princess Kosmonopolis, fears her career is over due to her fading youthful looks. She takes up with a handsome young man, Chance Wayne, who once had promise as an actor but who has fallen into the life of a gigolo. Together they travel to Chance's home town, where he hopes to regain the love of his one-time girlfriend Heavenly Finley. But Chance's departure... see more
Hotel Paradise
[1995]
 
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Short Movie | Short | 29min
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A bride-to-be wakes up one morning next to a man chained to the bed, but cannot remember what happened the night before.
The Sound of Claudia Schiffer
[2000]
 
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Short Movie | 18min
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Consists of several movies, directed by Nicolas Roeg, Werner Herzog and Hal Hartley. A swirling montage of found imagery that sucks you into its strange and hypnotic vortex.
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