The Gravy Train Goes East is the 1991 sequel to 1990 British mini-series The Gravy Train written by Malcolm Bradbury. This series once again follows Hans-Joachim Dorfmann (Christoph Waltz), otherwise known as ‘Bloody Dorfmann’, as he is sent to the fictional country of Slaka to sort all the economical problems the country has so as to allow its entry into the European Union. However, back in Brussels and the United Kingdom, things are hardly smooth sailing. While in Slaka, Dorfmann finds himself caught up in political power games and illegal smuggling operations, completely against his will, of course. Meanwhile, both the president, Katya Princip (Francesca Annis), and a mysterious Slakan woman, Galina, (not to mention Mrs. Steadiman) take a shine to the well-meaning Hans, which naturally causes more problems.
The 1975 film by Georgi Daneliya "Afonya" was an unexpected commercial hit in USSR. The main character "Afonya" Borshev is a plumber, who spends his life partying with "buddies", many of whom he doesn't even remember after nights of heavy drinking.
The world-famous Cockettes enact Tricia Nixon's wedding to Edward Cox on June 11, 1971. Hurtme O. Hurtme, television correspondent, covers the wedding and interviews celebrities in attendance such as Golda Meir, Indira Gandhi, Jacqueline Onassis, Queen Elizabeth, and Elizabeth Taylor.
Bored with her marriage to burnt out poet turned corporate executive Thierry, Zandalee falls prey to an old friend of her husband, the manipulative and egotistical Johhny and becomes enmeshed in a sensual, passionate and destructive affair.
Amidst her own personality crisis, southern housewife Evelyn Couch meets Ninny, an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison, two young women who experienced hardships and love in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the 1920s.