Cine Club

Thursday 2 December 2010 at 20:30 /
Jeudi 2 Décembre 2010 à 20:30

CERN Main Auditorium / Amphithéâtre Principal


By/de : Terry Georges (UK, 1986) 107 min

With/avec: Don Cheadle, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin

Ten years ago some of the worst atrocities in the history of mankind took place in the country of Rwanda - and in an era of high-speed communication and round the clock news, the events went almost unnoticed by the rest of the world. In only three months, one million people were brutally murdered. In the face of these unspeakable actions, inspired by his love for his family, an ordinary man summons extraordinary courage to save the lives of over a thousand helpless refugees, by granting them shelter in the hotel he manages.

Original version english ; french subtitles
Version originale anglaise ; soutitrée en français
Entrance : 2 CHF
Projection from DVD


Thursday 9 December 2010 at 20:30 / Jeudi 9 Décembre 2010 à 20:30

CERN Main Auditorium / Amphithéâtre Principal


By/de : Joan Chen
(Hong Kong/USA/Taiwan 1998) 99 min

With/avec: Xiaolu Li, Lopsang and Zheng Qian

Xiu Xiu is 15 in 1975 when she volunteers to be sent to the country in the sweep of patriotic fever that is sweeping the country. After a year she is sent on a special assignment: to learn horse herding in Tibet under the tutelage of an older man, Lopsang, who cannot function sexually because he had been castrated twenty years before. They share a dilapidated tent in a remote area of the grasslands of Tibet for what is supposed to be only a six month assignment. They learn to adjust to each other in spite of the fact that she is headstrong and a bit spoiled. He is good to her and a real affection develops between them. However, when the 6 months is up, she is abandoned by the government. The cultural revolution is breaking up and the project has been disbanded. A passing peddler then seduces her with promises of a travel visa, but he abandons her too and then there a series of men who visit her in her tent with empty promises.

Original version mandarin ; english subtitles
Version originale mandarine; soutitrée en anglais
Entrance : 2 CHF
Projection from DVD

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