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ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 1989 | CHRIS WILLMAN
Following are capsule reviews of a selection of the screenings today and Sunday at the American Film Institute Los Angeles International Film Festival at the Cineplex Odeon Cenutry Plaza Cinemas. SUNDAY 'Lords of the Streets' Ivory Coast/France, 1988, 89 minutes 6:45 p.m. Living beyond one's means predictably leads to crime and punishment in this entertaining, but slight, morality tale out of black Africa. Returning home to the Ivory Coast after a brief life of luxury in France, with an upwardly mobile wife--among other women--to support, the weak hero gets caught up in a white-led prostitution and robbery ring.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 1989 | KEVIN THOMAS
Following are capsule reviews of today's screenings in the American Film Institute Los Angeles International Film Festival at the Cineplex Odeon Century Plaza Cinemas: 'A Soldier's Tale' New Zealand, 1988, 90 minutes 9 p.m. Well-meaning but ponderous and improbable wartime romance, adapted by New Zealand director Larry Parr and Grant Hindin from M.K. Joseph's novel. In 1944 Normandy, a British soldier (well-played by Gabriel Byrne) and a young French woman (Marianne Basler)
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