Help! What's The Name of That Film?

With such knowledgeable folk on the site I thought a list topic helping others remember the names of long forgotten films might be of some use.

If you are trying to remember a name of a film you watched 40 years ago or only 40 minutes ago then ask in here and let the Letterboxd community help you.

If somebody does solve your problem can you please confirm they have the correct film so I can add it to the list.


  • @Eric Could it be Peter Weir's The Last Wave?

  • Nope, I've seen The Last Wave. The movie I'm thinking of is probably, definitely American.

  • My only suspect is "Hurricane" from 1979 with Mia Farrow. Do frogs fall out of the sky in that film? Anyone?

  • I'm trying to identify this UK movie, shot in the '80s or early '90s, seen on TV, perhaps in 2 parts, about a middle aged factory manager, married, short and thick, and a young beautiful lady who is teaching at a university. This lady comes to the factory for some sort of collaboration. The manager falls in love with her, they travel together to Germany for business, with her being a translator, they go out and dance together, but she doesn't want to have a relationship with him. There is a scene towards the end of the movie when he goes to the university and drops to his knees begging her to accept him. At that point a student enters the room and the woman falls on her knees as well, pretending they are both looking for something on the floor. Everything is kind of gloomy in the movie, as if there was a good deal of austerity at that time. At the end of the movie, as the woman was getting ready to leave UK, perhaps to get a job somewhere else, she gets news that an aunt that was living in Australia has died and she is to inherit her, which means she doesn't have to leave anymore.

  • @poovey318, is it Coldwater?
    @Auteur, could it be "Exile to Siberia"/"Siberian Exile" or "Exiles" (1992)?

  • Can anyone help me identify a Palestinian film that revolves around a wedding. It is not Rana's Wedding. It is not plot-driven, more of a commentary on the customs and gender roles of the culture. The scene that is stuck in my mind involves a minefield right next to where the wedding is taking place. The family's/guests' horses go into the field but no one can chase after them because of the mines. There may or may not also be a plot relating to whether or not the bride is a virgin, and producing a bloody sheet? Not sure about that one though. Has anyone seen this???

  • @David K: Could it be Wedding in Galilee?

  • @Adam Cook, that looks like it! The title did not ring any bells so I hadn't checked that one out. Thanks!

  • @David: Glad I could help. I've been useless at solving some of the questions in this list recently.

  • Hi, I'm looking for a short TV film from the early 80s (I think) about a teenage boy and girl who get caught in snow. The girl is unpopular, the boy's leg gets broken in a trap and the girl helps them both survive. Any ideas? Thanks!

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