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Roland Joffé
Born November 17, 1945 (age 73)
Roland Joffé (born 17 November 1945) is an English-French film director who is known for the Oscar-winning 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... full bio
Captivity
[2007]
 
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Movie | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 36min
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A man and a woman awaken to find themselves trapped in a cellar. As their kidnapper drives them mad, the truth about their horrific abduction is revealed.
The Mission
[1986]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama, History | 2h 5min
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Eighteenth century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal.
The Killing Fields
[1984]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 2h 21min
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A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody 'Year Zero' cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million 'undesirable' civilians.
The Scarlet Letter
[1995]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 2h 15min
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An affair between a young woman and a pastor has disastrous consequences.
Time Traveller
[2015]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Romance | 1h 49min
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An epic, sweeping and riveting tale of an impossible love set across two time periods and continents.
There Be Dragons
[2011]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, War | 2h 2min
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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.
The Forgiven
[2017]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 55min
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After the end of Apartheid, Archbishop Desmond Tutu meets with a brutal murderer seeking redemption.
Vatel
[2000]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Romance | 1h 43min
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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 man of honor, talent, and low birth. The prince is craven in his longing for stature: no task is too menial or dishonorable for him to give... see more
You and I
[2011]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 1h 40min
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Two teenage girls, Janie who is American and Lana who is Russian, fall in love after meeting at a t.A.T.u concert and are swept into a dangerous world of obsession, drug abuse and murder.
Fat Man and Little Boy
[1989]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 2h 7min
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This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.
City of Joy
[1992]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 12min
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Hazari Pal lives in a small village in Bihar, India, with his dad, mom, wife, Kamla, daughter, Amrita, and two sons, Shambhu and Manooj. As the Pal are unable to repay the loan they had taken years ago from a moneylender, their land and property are auctioned, and they are rendered homeless. Hazari and his family re-locate to Calcutta with hopes of starting life anew, save some money and go back to... see more
Goodbye Lover
[1998]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 1h 42min
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Ben and Sandra are hot and provocative lovers, but Sandra is unfortunately married to Ben's younger brother Jake, and soon Jake will find out about Ben.
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