Cannes 1999 - Competition

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1. Rosetta (1999)

R | 95 min | Drama

76 Metascore

Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Émilie Dequenne, Fabrizio Rongione, Anne Yernaux, Olivier Gourmet

Votes: 11,988 | Gross: $0.26M

2. L'Humanité (1999)

Not Rated | 141 min | Drama, Mystery

77 Metascore

When an 11-year-old girl is brutally raped and murdered in a quiet French village, a police detective who has forgotten how to feel emotions--because of the death of his own family in some kind of accident--investigates the crime, which turns out to ask more questions than it answers.

Director: Bruno Dumont | Stars: Emmanuel Schotté, Séverine Caneele, Philippe Tullier, Ghislain Ghesquère

Votes: 3,702 | Gross: $0.11M

3. All About My Mother (1999)

R | 101 min | Drama

87 Metascore

Young Esteban wants to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his second mother, a trans woman, carefully concealed by his mother Manuela.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Candela Peña, Antonia San Juan

Votes: 84,012 | Gross: $8.26M

4. The Letter (1999)

107 min | Drama

A well-bred, lovely, spiritual, sad young woman marries an attentive physician who loves her. She feels affection but no love. Soon after, without design, she falls in love with Pedro ... See full summary »

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Pedro Abrunhosa, Antoine Chappey, Leonor Silveira

Votes: 635

5. Moloch (1999)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

In 1942, in Bavaria, Eva Braun is alone, when Adolf Hitler arrives with Dr. Josef Goebbels and his wife Magda Goebbels and Martin Bormann to spend a couple of days without talking politics.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Elena Rufanova, Leonid Mozgovoy, Irina Sokolova, Yelena Spiridonova

Votes: 2,123

6. 8 ½ Women (1999)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

36 Metascore

Following the death of a mother, a father and son open up a brothel in their Genevan estate after watching (1963).

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: John Standing, Matthew Delamere, Vivian Wu, Toni Collette

Votes: 3,686 | Gross: $0.42M

7. Cradle Will Rock (1999)

R | 132 min | Drama

64 Metascore

A true story of politics and art in the 1930s U.S., focusing on a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.

Director: Tim Robbins | Stars: Hank Azaria, Rubén Blades, Joan Cusack, John Cusack

Votes: 8,602 | Gross: $2.90M

8. The Emperor and the Assassin (1998)

R | 162 min | Drama, History, Romance

75 Metascore

In pre-unified China, the King of Qin sends his concubine to a rival kingdom to produce an assassin for a political plot, but as the king's cruelty mounts she finds her loyalty faltering.

Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Li Gong, Fengyi Zhang, Zhou Sun, Xiaohe Lü

Votes: 5,741 | Gross: $1.33M

9. Felicia's Journey (1999)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Thriller

72 Metascore

A young woman leaves Ireland to find her boyfriend in England, and while there is helped by a man hiding unsettling secrets.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Arsinée Khanjian, Elaine Cassidy, Sheila Reid

Votes: 7,348 | Gross: $0.82M

10. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

67 Metascore

An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva, John Tormey, Cliff Gorman

Votes: 81,577 | Gross: $3.31M

11. Kadosh (1999)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

70 Metascore

Two sisters become victims of the patriarchal, ultra-orthodox society.

Director: Amos Gitai | Stars: Yaël Abecassis, Yoram Hattab, Meital Berdah, Uri Klauzner

Votes: 1,663 | Gross: $0.74M

12. Kikujiro (1999)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Comedy

44 Metascore

A young, naive boy sets out alone on the road to find his wayward mother. Soon he finds an unlikely protector in a crotchety man and the two have a series of unexpected adventures along the way.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Yusuke Sekiguchi, Kayoko Kishimoto, The Great Gidayû

Votes: 17,516 | Gross: $0.20M

13. Limbo (I) (1999)

R | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

In an economically devastated Alaskan town, a fisherman with a troublesome past dates a woman whose young daughter does not approve of him. When he witnesses the murder of his shady brother, he, the woman and the kid run to the wilderness.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: David Strathairn, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Vanessa Martinez, Michael Laskin

Votes: 5,636 | Gross: $2.00M

14. Love Will Tear Us Apart (1999)

109 min | Drama

This film gets under the skin of a very marginalized group: recent immigrants to Hong Kong from Mainland China. Belying the expectation that they will belong in a territory now returned to ... See full summary »

Director: Nelson Lik-wai Yu | Stars: Tony Ka Fai Leung, Liping Lü, Ning Wong, Rolf Chow

Votes: 174

15. The Nanny (1999)

106 min | Drama

Rome, early 20th century: a wealthy psychiatrist, who runs an asylum for women and lacks imagination in his practice, must find a wet nurse for his infant when his wife panics after ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Bellocchio | Stars: Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Maya Sansa, Jacqueline Lustig

Votes: 445

16. No One Writes to the Colonel (1999)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

Every Friday, the Colonel puts on his only suit and goes to the dock to await a letter announcing the arrival of his pension. But the townsfolk all know that this pension will never come. ... See full summary »

Director: Arturo Ripstein | Stars: Fernando Luján, Marisa Paredes, Salma Hayek, Rafael Inclán

Votes: 996

17. Nos vies heureuses (1999)

147 min | Drama, Romance

Intertwined stories of six friends searching for happy lives. Julie is released from hospital after a suicide attempt, Ali leaves Morocco to study in France, Jean-Paul is a religious ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Maillot | Stars: Marie Payen, Cécile Richard, Camille Japy, Sami Bouajila

Votes: 197

18. Pola X (1999)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

A young writer becomes intrigued with a mysterious dark-haired woman who claims to be his long-lost sister and he begin an unusual relationship with her prompting a downward spiral involving his domineering mother and lovely fiancée

Director: Leos Carax | Stars: Guillaume Depardieu, Yekaterina Golubeva, Catherine Deneuve, Delphine Chuillot

Votes: 4,232 | Gross: $0.17M

19. The Straight Story (1999)

G | 112 min | Biography, Drama

86 Metascore

An old man makes a long journey by lawnmower to mend his relationship with an ill brother.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Jane Galloway Heitz, Joseph A. Carpenter

Votes: 77,135 | Gross: $6.20M

20. Tales of Kish (1999)

72 min | Drama

A three episodic film made by three famous Iranian directors. The Greek Boat, the Ring and the Door which all are take place in Kish Island in south of Iran.

Directors: Abolfazl Jalili, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Naser Taghvai | Stars: Hossein Panahi, Atefeh Razavi, Hafez Pakdel, Mohamad A. Babhan

Votes: 126

21. Marcel Proust's Time Regained (1999)

169 min | Drama, Romance, War

72 Metascore

A lush, elegant epic taking us on a time-swirling trip down the infinitely complex labyrinth that is Marcel Proust's memory lane.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Béart, Vincent Perez, John Malkovich

Votes: 2,140 | Gross: $0.46M

22. Wonderland (1999)

R | 108 min | Drama

71 Metascore

There's little wonder in the working-class lives of Bill, Eileen, and their three grown daughters. They're lonely Londoners. Nadia, a cafe waitress, places personal ads, looking for love; ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Shirley Henderson, Gina McKee, Molly Parker, Ian Hart

Votes: 3,841 | Gross: $0.41M



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