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...And the Pursuit of Happiness

Director: Louis Malle
Writer: Louis Malle
Summary: With a nod to his own experiences as a foreigner, French filmmaker Louis Malle documents the immigrant experience in the United States throughout the mid-1980s. The result is a collection of first-person narratives from from various walks of life. The subjects include migrant farm workers, Russian Jews, Cuban exiles, Asian small-business owners and the first Costa Rican immigrant to become a U.S. astronaut.
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11 Flowers

wo shi yi

Director: Xiaoshuai Wang
Writer: Xiaoshuai Wang, Lao Ni
Actor: Yan Ni, Wang Jinchun, Liu Wenqing, Zhong Guo Liuxing, Zhang Kexuan, Lou Yihao
Summary: A coming-of-age tale set in the final days of China's Cultural Revolution. Eleven-year-old Wang lives with his family in a remote village in Guizhou Province. Life is tough, but they make the most of what little they have. When Wang is selected to lead his school in daily gymnastics, he is told he must wear a clean, new shirt, which forces his family to make a great sacrifice. Soon after, Wang has an encounter with a wounded, desperate man on the run. In no time their fates are intertwined.
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13 Tzameti

Director: Gela Babluani
Writer: Gela Babluani
Actor: Georges Babluani, Aurelien Recoing, Pascal Bongard, Fred Ulysse, Nicholas Pignon, Vania Vilers, Christophe Vandevelde, Olga Legrand, Augustin Legrand, Joe Prestia, Jacques LaFolye
Summary: A young man struggling to support his family takes a package from a neighbor that promises wealth beyond his belief. When he follows the instructions on the package, he finds himself in a game that he might not make it out of alive.
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Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
Writer: Franco Arcalli, Bernardo Bertolucci, Giuseppe Bertolucci
Actor: Robert De Niro, Gerard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda, Stefania Sandrelli, Donald Sutherland, Burt Lancaster
Summary: Two boys are born in Parma, Italy on the day of composer Giuseppe Verdi's death in 1901. Alfredo Berlinghieri is the son of a wealthy landowner and Olmo Dalco is the son of a poverty-stricken peasant who becomes a communist and labor organizer. Though the boys are childhood friends, they increasingly come into conflict as adults as Alfredo panders to the increasingly powerful fascists while Olmo fights relentlessly against Mussolini's followers.
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24 Hour Party People

Director: Michael Winterbottom
Writer: Frank Cottrell Boyce
Actor: Steve Coogan, Keith Allen, Rob Brydon, Enzo Gilenti, Ron Cook, Chris Coghill, Paddy Considine, Danny Cunningham, Dave Gorman, Sean Harris
Summary: Follow the rise, fall and rise again of promoter Tony Wilson and the wild rave culture he brought to England and the rest of the world. Pulsates with the rhythmic energy from the post punk movement through the evolution of rave music.
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28 Days Later

Director: Danny Boyle
Writer: Alex Garland
Actor: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Megan Burns, Brendan Gleeson
Summary: An infirmary patient wakes up from a coma to an empty room ... in a vacant hospital ... in a deserted city. A powerful virus, which locks victims into a permanent state of murderous rage, has transformed the world around him into a seemingly desolate wasteland. Now a handful of survivors must fight to stay alive, unaware that the worst is yet to come.
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28 Weeks Later

Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Writer: Rowan Joffe, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, E.L. Lavigne, Jesus Olmo
Actor: Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne, Jeremy Renner, Amanda Walker, Shahid Ahmed, Harold Perrineau, Catherine McCormack, Garfield Morgan, Emily Beecham, Idris Elba
Summary: Almost seven months after the Rage virus has annihilated the inhabitants of the London and the British Isles, the U.S. Army declares that the war against infection has been won, and that the reconstruction of the country can begin. In the first wave of returning refugees, a family is reunited, but one of them unwillingly carries a terrible secret. The virus is not yet dead, and this time, it is more dangerous than ever.
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3 Idiots

Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Writer: Abhijat Joshi, Rajkumar Hirani
Actor: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Omi, Boman Irani
Summary: Rascal. Joker. Dreamer. Genius. You've never met a college student quite like 'Rancho.' From the moment he arrives at India's most prestigious university, Rancho's outlandish schemes turn the campus upside down-along with the lives of his two newfound best friends. Together, they make life miserable for 'Virus, ' the school's uptight and heartless dean. But when Rancho catches the eye of the dean's sexy daughter, Virus sets his sights on flunking out the '3 idiots, once and for all.
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The 3 Penny Opera

3 Groschenoper

Director: G.W. Pabst
Writer: Leo Lania, Ladislaus Vajda, Bela Balazs
Actor: Lotte Lenya, Rudolph Forster, Carola Neher, Reinhold Schunzel, Fritz Rasp, Valeska Gert, Hermann Thimig, Ernst Busch, Vladimir Sokoloff
Summary: Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, The threepenny opera follows underworld antihero Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities. With a palpable evocation of corruption and dread, set to Weill's irresistible score, The threepenny opera remains a benchmark of early sound cinema.
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The 39 Steps

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writer: Charles Bennett, Ian Hay
Actor: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Godrey Tearle, Peggy Achcroft
Screenplay: PN1997 .T469 1935
Summary: A man falsely accused of murder is chased across Scotland as he tries to find those responsible.
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47 Samurai

Chushingura: Hana no Maki, Yuki no Maki

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
Writer: Toshio Yasumi
Actor: Koshiro Matsumoto, Yuzo Kayama, Yoko Tsukasa, Chusha Ichikawa, Toshiro Mifune
Summary: Their lord having been tricked into committing suicide by a corrupt elder court official, a group of 47 samurai who have been forced to become ronin nurse their anger and outrage, each becoming the personification of the samurai spirit, until the time is right to avenge their dead lord's honor.
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49th Parallel

Director: Michael Powell
Writer: Emeric Pressburger
Actor: Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier, Raymond Massey, Anton Walbrook, Eric Portman, Richard George, Raymond Lovell, Niall MacGinnis, Peter Moore, John Chandos, Basil Appleby, Finlay Currie, Ley On, Glynis Johns, Charles Victor, Frederick Piper, Tawera Moana, Eric Clavering, Charles Rolfe, Theodore Salt, O
Summary: As the voice over proclaims, the 49th parallel is the only undefended frontier in the world. The parallel is the goal of a small group of Nazi's, survivors of a U-boat that has been spotted and sunk in Hudson Bay, deep in Canadian waters. The United States is not yet at war with Germany, and if Corporal Hirth and his six crew members can reach it, they can be repatriated to Germany with no fuss. But their trek across Canada becomes a fierce struggle to survive, as they encounter and are opposed in turn by Johnnie the trapper, a small Hutterite community, a Canadian intellectual, and a Canadian soldier gone AWOL.
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8 1/2

Director: Federico Fellini
Writer: Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Brunello Rondi
Actor: Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimee, Sandra Milo, Rossella Falk, Barbara Steele
Summary: Fellini's autobiographical film about a famous film director who loses his inspiration in the midst of making a film.
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8 Women

8 Femmes

Director: Francois Ozon
Writer: Francois Ozon, Marina de Van
Actor: Danielle Darrieux, Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Emmanuelle Beart, Fanny Ardant, Virginie Ledoyen, Ludivine Sagnier, Firmine Richard
Summary: A wealthy industrialist is found murdered in his home while his family gathers for the holiday season. The house is isolated and the phone lines have been found to be cut. Eight women are his potential murderers. Each is a suspect and each has a motive.
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84 Charing Cross Road

Director: David Jones
Writer: Hugh Whitemore
Actor: Anne Bancroft, Anthony Hopkins, Judi Dench, Jean DeBaer, Maurice Denham, Eleanor David, Mercedes Ruehl, Daniel Gerroll, Wendy Morgan, Ian McNeice
Screenplay: PN1997 .E387 1985
Summary: Helene Hanff is a New Yorker who loves books but cannot afford expensive ones. When she sees an ad in the Saturday Review for a London bookstore, she sends them her want list and is soon delighted to receive a package of used books - good readable editions, cheap.
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A propos de Nice

Director: Jean Vigo
Writer: Jean Vigo
Summary: What starts off as a conventional travelogue turnes into a satirical portrait of the town of Nice on the French Cote d'azur, and its wealthy inhabitants.
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About a Boy

Director: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
Writer: Peter Hedges, Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
Actor: Hugh Grant, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz, Isabel Brook, Sharon Small, Victoria Smurfit, Nicholas Hoult
Screenplay: PN1997.A26 H43 2002
Summary: Will is a good-looking, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is to avoid any kind of responsibility. So he decides to invent an imaginary son in order to meet attractive single moms. Will gets a lesson about life from a bright but hopelessly geeky 12-year-old named Marcus. Now, as Will struggles to teach Marcus the art of being cool, Marcus teaches Will that you are never too cool to grow up.
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The Act of Killing


Director: Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn
Actor: Haji Anif, Syamsul Arifin, Sakhyan Asmara
Summary: The filmmakers examine a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, challenging them to reenact their real-life mass-killings in the style of the American movies they love.
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The Adventures of Prince Achmed

Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed

Director: Lotte Reiniger
Writer: Lotte Reiniger
Summary: The first full-length animated film is still hailed as an enchanting masterpiece. Taken from 'Arabian Nights', the film tells the story of a sorcerer who tricks Prince Achmed into mounting a magical flying horse which sends the rider off on a flight to his death. But the prince foils the evil plan and soars headlong into a series of adventures, joining forces with Aladdin and the Witch of the Fiery Mountains, doing battle with the sorcerer's army of monsters and demons, and falling in love.
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Afghan Star

Director: Havana Marking
Summary: In Afghanistan you risk your life to sing. After thirty years of war and five devastating years of Taliban rule, pop culture is beginning to return to the country. Since 2005, millions have been tuning in to Tolo TV's wildly popular American idol-style series, Afghan star. Like its Western predecessors, people compete for a cash prize and record deal. More surprisingly, the contest is open to everyone across the country despite gender, ethnicity, or age.
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African Underground: Democracy in Dakar

Director: Ben Herson, Magee McIlvaine, Christopher Moore
Writer: Ben Herson, Magee McIlvaine
Summary: A ground-breaking documentary film about hip-hop, youth and politics in Dakar Senegal. The film follows rappers, DJs, journalists, professors and people on the street at the time before, during, and after the controversial 2007 presidential election in Senegal and examines hip-hop's role on the political process. Originally shot as a seven-part documentary mini-series released via the internet, the documentary bridges the gap between hip-hop activism, video journalism and documentary film and explores and explores the role of youth and musical activism on the political process.
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Director: Lewis Gilbert
Writer: Bill Naughton
Actor: Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin, Julia Foster, Jane Asher, Shirley Anne Field, Vivien Merchant, Eleanor Bron
Screenplay: PN1997 .A315 1965
Summary: A young man in 1960s London is a shallow womanizer trying to figure out what life is all about.
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Ali Zaoua

Director: Nabil Ayouch
Writer: Nabil Ayouch, Nathalie Saugeon
Actor: Mounim Kbab, Mustapha Hansali, Hicham Moussoune, Abdelhak Zhayra, Said Taghmaoui, Amal Ayouch, Mohammed Majd, Hicham Ibrahimi, Khalil Essadi, Abdessamad Tourab Seddem
Summary: Ali, Kwita, Omar and Boubker are a group of street urchins living in the hard streets of Casablanca. Their everyday lives are filled with violence, begging, and indifference. In order to survive, they create a bond of friendship and family between them. The bond is cut short when Ali is senselessly killed at the beginning of the film; his life taken by a single act of a rival gang. Ali's friends decide not to report his death to the police, but rather to bury him 'like a prince'. Ali Zaoua captures the power of dreams and presence of hope in the harshest of circumstances.
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Alice in Wonderland (1966)

Director: Jonathan Miller
Writer: Jonathan Miller
Actor: Anne-Marie Mallik, Peter Sellers, John Gielgud, Michael Redgrave, Wilfrid Brambell, Peter Cook
Summary: Alice, an enigmatic young girl, wanders through a Victorian landscape populated by the most bizarre and astonishing characters. Alice gently questions each one in turn, subtly mocking their middle-class English values.
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All About My Mother

Todo sobre mi madre

Director: Pedro Almodovar
Writer: Pedro Almodovar
Actor: Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Candela Pena, Antonia San Juan, Penelope Cruz, Toni Canto, Eloy Azorin
Summary: Manuela leaves Madrid for Barcelona shortly after she witnesses her son's accidental death. Once there, she reunites with an old friend, a pre-op transsexual prostitute, and forms a fast but enduring friendship with a pregnant nun.
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All or Nothing

Director: Mike Leigh
Writer: Mike Leigh
Actor: Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, Alison Garland, James Corden, Ruth Sheen, Marion Bailey, Paul Jesson, Sam Kelly, Kathryn Hunter
Summary: In a crowded South London apartment building, Penny, a working mom, struggles to keep her wayward daughter, her lazy son and her disillustioned partner on the right path.
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Director: Federico Fellini
Writer: Federico Fellini, Tonino Guerra
Actor: Magali Noel, Bruno Zanin, Pupella Maggio, Josiane Tanzilli
Summary: In this carnivalesque portrait of provincial Italy during the Fascist period, Fellini satirizes his youth and turns daily life into a circus of adolescent desires, male fantasies, rituals, sensations, and emotions.
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Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Writer: Guillaume Laurant, Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Actor: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Yolande Moreau, Lorella Cravotta, Serge Merlin, Jamel Dabbouze, Claire Maurier, Clotilde Mollet, Isabelle Nanty, Dominique Pinon, Artus de Pinguern, Urbain Cancelier, Maurice Benichou
Summary: Amelie Poulain has led a sheltered life, educated at home by her parents, she lives in a fantasy world of her own. When she finally leaves home and finds work as a waitress in a Parisian cafe, life is uneventful until a chain of extraordinary events leads her to the discovery of a box containing a schoolboy's long forgotten mementos. It is then that Amelie discovers her vocation in life - helping others find love and happiness - which she sets about in her own way. When Amelie falls in love herself, she realizes that making neat solutions is not as easy as it seems.
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The American Soldier

Der amerikanische Soldat

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Writer: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Actor: Karl Scheydt, Elga Sorbas, Jan George, Margarethe Von Trotta
Summary: Fassbinder's homage to American gangster movies. Ricky, i professional killer, is hired by 3 Munich policemen upon his return to Germany from America. He visits family, meets up with friends, and drops by old haunts, all the while carrying out his kills without hesitation of emotion. Upon completion of all his assignments, Ricky finds himself in a shoo-out with the cops who hired him.
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Director: Michael Haneke
Writer: Michael Haneke
Actor: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, William Shimell, Ramon Agirre, Rita Blanco
Summary: A touching tale of a loving couple whose unbreakable bonds of marriage are tested by life's greatest challenge.
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And Now for Something Completely Different

Director: Ian MacNaughton
Writer: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
Actor: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Carol Cleveland, Connie Booth
Summary: Monty Python's first feature film, in which they perform many of their comedy skits from the television program: Monty Python's Flying Circus.
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Andrei Rublev

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Writer: Andrei Konchalovsky, Andrei Tarkovsky
Actor: Anatoli Solonitsyn, Yuri Nikulin
Summary: Story of the famed 15th century icon painter who survives the cruelties of medieval Russia and creates works of art.
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Animal Farm

Director: John Halas, Joy Batchelor
Writer: Joy Batchelor, John Halas, Borden Mace, Philip Stapp, Lothar Wolff
Actor: Gordon Heath, Maurice Denham
Summary: A group of farm animals successfully revolt against their cruel human owner, only to be enslaved anew by the unscrupulous pig Napoleon, whose slogan is 'all animals are equal but some animals more equal than others.'
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Animal Kingdom

Director: David Michod
Writer: David Michod
Actor: Ben Mendelsohn, Guy Pearce, James Frecheville, Joel Edgerton, Luke Ford, Jacki Weaver, Sullivan Stapleton
Summary: Seventeen year-old J is in the process of becoming initiated into a gang of armed robbers, known as the Cody brothers. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world, but soon discovers that the entire situation is far larger and more menacing than he could ever imagine. Meanwhile, senior police officer Nathan Leckie recognizes that J's youth and inexperience may prove to be the key to finally conquering the Codys, and hopes to lure him into the fold after the death of a partner.
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Anna Boleyn

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Writer: Hanns Kraly, Norbert Falk
Actor: Henny Porten, Emil Jannings, Paul Hartmann, Aud Egede Nissen
Summary: The tragic story of the second wife of England's Henry VIII.
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Anna Karenina (1948)

Director: Julian Duvivier
Writer: Jean Anouilh, Guy Morgan, Julian Duvivier
Actor: Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, Kieron Moore, Sally Ann Howes, Hugh Dempster
Summary: Story of passion and family conflict set in 19th century upper-class Russia in which the wife of an aristocrat falls in love with a dashing calvary officer.
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Anna Karenina (2012)

Director: Joe Wright
Writer: Tom Stoppard
Actor: Keira Knightley, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Matthew Macfadyen, Jude Law, Kelly MacDonald
Summary: Set in late 19th century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.
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Anne of the Thousand Days

Director: Charles Jarrott
Writer: Bridget Boland, John Hale, Richard Sokolove
Actor: Richard Burton, Genevieve Bujold, Iren Papas, Anthony Quayle
Summary: Follow King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in one of history's most famous tragic love affairs in the Academy Award winning materpiece starring Richard Burton and Genevieve Bujold.
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Director: Roland Emmerich
Writer: John Orloff
Actor: Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Edward Hogg, Rafe Spall, Sebastian Armesto, Xavier Samuel, Derek Jacobi
Summary: Was Shakespeare a fraud? Who really wrote about cloak-and-dagger political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court, and the schemes of greedy nobles hungry for the power of the throne? Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her, intrigue and suspense advance the theory that it was really Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays.
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Director: Mel Gibson
Writer: Mel Gibson, Farhad Safina
Actor: Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernandez, Jonathan Brewer, Morris Birdyellowhead, Carlos Emilio Baez, Ramirez Amilcar, Israel Contreras, Israel Rios, Maria Isabel Diaz, Espiridion Acosta Cache, Mayra Serbulo, Iazua Larios, Lorena Hernandez, Itandehui Gutierrez, Sayuri Gutierrez
Summary: As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw is a young man who is captured for sacrifice, but flees to avoid his fate. He is taken on a perilous journey to a world that is ruled by fear and oppression, where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life.
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Director: Margot Benacerraf
Summary: Explored is a day in the lives of three families living in Araya, an arid peninsula in Venezuela. For centuries since its discovery by the Spanish, the region's salt was collected and stacked into radiant white pyramids. Captured are the breathtaking and unforgettable images from the salineros toiling to build the mountains of salt, a fisherman hauling in huge teeming nets, and a young girl and her grandmother laying 'flowers' of shells on windswept graves.
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The Arbor

Director: Clio Barnard
Actor: Manjinder Virk, Neil Dudgeon, Monica Dolan, Danny Webb, Christine Bottomley
Summary: Andrea Dunbar was an unflinchingly honest playwright who wrote about her distressing upbringing on the Arbor, the notorious Buttershaw Estate in Bradford, U.K. She died tragically in 1990 at the age of 29. This documentary follows her children as they begin to understand the struggles their mother faced. This film comprises personal letters, interviews with Andrea's family and friends, and a reading of her most celebrated play.
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Army of Shadows

L'armee des ombres

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Writer: Jean-Pierre Melville
Actor: Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Simone Signoret, Claude Mann, Paul Crauchet, Christian Barbier, Serge Reggiani, Andre Dewavrin, Alain Dekok, Alain Mottet, Alain Libolt, Jean-Marie Robain, Albert Michel, Denis Sadier, Georges Sellier, Marco Perrin, Hubert de Lapparent, Colin Mann, Anthony Stuart, Michel Fretault
Summary: L'Armee des Ombres is a stark and unvarnished story about Resistance fighters in Vichy France in 1942-43 when the French leadership allowed the Nazis to occupy the country. The members of this army are cold, hungry, desperate men and women, with false names and no addresses, who can be betrayed in an instant by a traitor or an accident. They know they will probably die. A meditation on the nature of resistance and the price of courage, these heroes can save their own country only by cutting themselves apart from it. Entangled in the political turmoil engulfing France in the wake of May '68--as a result received poorly there--the film was not distributed in the US until 2006.
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The Artist

Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Writer: Michel Hazanavicius
Actor: Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller, Malcolm McDowell, Missi Pyle, Beth Grant, Joel Murray, John Goodman
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .A78 2010
Summary: In 1927, George Valentin is a silent movie superstar. However, the advent of the talkies will kill his career and he will sink into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller, it seems the sky's the limit as major movie stardom awaits. Though their careers are taking different paths their destinies will become entwined.
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As You like It

Director: Paul Czinner
Writer: J.M. Barrie, R.J. Cullen, William Shakespeare
Actor: Elisabeth Bergner, Laurence Olivier, Sophie Stewart, Henry Ainley, Leon Quartermaine, Felix Aylmer
Summary: An adaptation of one of Shakespeare's comedies about the star-crossed lovers Orlando and Rosalind.
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Director: Roy Ward Baker
Writer: Robert Bloch
Actor: Peter Cushing, Britt Ekland, Herbert Lom, Patrick Magee, Barry Morse, Barbara Parkings, Robert Powell, Charlotte Rampling, Sylvia Syms, Richard Todd, James Villiers
Summary: Inmates in the 'House of Crazies' tell their personal horror stories to the facility's new, young administrator (Robert Powell), who must guess which one of the psychopaths was his predecessor.
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At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul

A Meia-Noite Levarei Sua Alma

Director: Jose Mojica Marins
Writer: Magda Mei, Waldomiro Franca
Actor: Jose Mojica Marins, Magda Mei, Nivaldo De Lima, Valeria Vasquez, Ilidio Martins, Genesio de Carvalho
Summary: Coffin Joe terrorizes a small religious community in his search for the perfect woman to bear his child.
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Director: Joe Wright
Writer: Christopher Hampton
Actor: James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Romola Garai, Saoirse Ronan, Vanessa Redgrave, Brenda Blethyn, Juno Temple, Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Kennedy, Harriet Walter, Peter Wight, Daniel Mays, Nonso Anozie, Gina McKee, Jeremie Renier, Michelle Duncan
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .A86 H36 2007
Summary: In 1935, 13-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis and her family live a life of wealth and privilege in their enormous mansion. On the warmest day of the year, the country estate takes on an unsettling hothouse atmosphere, stoking Briony's vivid imagination. Robbie Turner, the educated son of the family's housekeeper, carries a torch for Briony's headstrong older sister Cecilia. He hopes that Cecilia has comparable feelings. All it will take is one spark for this relationship to combust. When it does, Briony - who has a crush on Robbie - is compelled to interfere. She goes so far as to accuse Robbie of a crime he did not commit. Cecilia and Robbie declare their love for each other, but, ultimately, he is arrested. Briony bears false witness and the course of three lives is changed forever. As Briony grow older, she continues to seek forgiveness for her childhood misdeed. Through a terrible and courageous act of imagination, she finds the path to her uncertain atonement, and to an understanding of the power of enduring love.
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Attack the Block

Director: Joe Cornish
Writer: Joe Cornish
Actor: John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker, Alex Esmail, Franz Drameh, Leeon Jones, Simon Howard, Luke Treadaway, Jumayn Hunter, Danielle Vitalis, Paige Meade, Sammy Williams, Michael Ajao, Nick Frost
Summary: A gang of tough inner-city kids try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, which turns a South London apartment complex into an extraterrestrial warzone.
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Au revoir les enfants

Director: Louis Malle
Writer: Louis Malle
Actor: Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejto, Francois Negret, Philippe Morier-Genoud
Screenplay: PN1997 .A913 1988
Summary: As World War II rages on, two students at a boarding school form an unlikely friendship. Although the boys begin as adversaries, they find common ground, especially when it becomes clear that one is merely trying to survive the tyranny of the Nazis.
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The Aviator's Wife

La femme de l'aviateur

Director: Eric Rohmer
Writer: Eric Rohmer
Summary: A young man in love with a slightly older woman sees another man leaving her apartment, and, when he happens to see the other man later that day, starts to follow him.
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Awakening of the Beast

O Despertar da Besta

Director: Jose Mojica Marins
Writer: Rubens F. Lucchetti
Actor: Sergio Hingst, Ozualdo Candeias
Summary: Unholy undertaker, evil philosopher, denizen of dreams and hallucinations...Coffin Joe, with his trademark top hat, black cape and long talon-like fingernails, is a horror icon in his native Brazil. Awakening of the Beast is a deliriously psychedelic nightmare about the rise of drug use and perversion among the youth of the nation. In a series of increasingly bizarre vignettes we see all manner of depravity, from a group of finger-sniffing hippies to a lecherous movie producer seducing a young starlet. From this group, four drug addicts are chosen to take part in an LSD experiment. What follows is the closest thing to a real acid trip ever put on film...but are they under the influence of LSD or Coffin Joe? Banned by Brazil's military dictatorship for nearly 20 years, it is now considered by many to be Mojica's masterpiece.
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Director: Thomas Balmes
Summary: Follows four babies from different parts of the globe as they navigate their first year of life. Features Ponijao from Namibia, Bayarjargal from Mongolia, Hattie who lives in San Francisco, and Mari from Tokyo.
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Bad Education

La mala educacion

Director: Pedro Almodovar
Writer: Pedro Almodovar
Actor: Gael Garcia Bernal, Fele Martinez, Daniel Gimenez Cacho
Summary: When film director Enrique is visited by his childhood friend and lover, Ignacio, Ignacio gives Enrique a short story he's written that's a factual account of the molestation he sustained at the hands of their Catholic school teacher.
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The Bakery Girl of Monceau

La Boulangere de Monceau

Director: Eric Rohmer
Writer: Eric Rohmer
Actor: Barbet Schroeder, Claudine Soubrier, Michele Girardon
Summary: This first film in French new wave director Eric Rohmer's Six Moral Tales cycle explores the fickle nature of youthful desire. Stuffing himself full of pastries and flirting with the salesgirl, a law student (Barbet Schroeder) surrenders to his appetites. But for all his self-indulgence, he's in fact sublimating his true desire for an unattainable young woman he's seen only from a distance. Claudine Soubrier co-stars.
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Ballad of Narayama

Narayama Bushiko

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita
Writer: Keisuke Kinoshita
Actor: Kinuyo Tanaka, Teiji Takahashi, Yuko Mochizuki
Summary: This haunting, kabuki-inflected version of a Japanese folk legend is set in a remote mountain village, where food is scarce and tradition dictates that citizens who have reached their seventieth year must be carried to the summit of Mount Narayama and left there to die. The sacrificial elder at the center of the tale is Orin, a dignified and dutiful woman who spends her dwindling days securing the happiness of her loyal widowed son with a respectable new wife.
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Au Hasard Balthazar

Director: Robert Bresson
Writer: Robert Bresson
Actor: Anne Wiazemsky, François Lafarge, Philippe Asselin, Nathalie Joyaut, Walter Green
Summary: Robert Bresson's masterpiece follows a much-abused donkey, Balthazar, whose life strangely parallels that of his owner, Marie. A beast of burden suffering the sins of man, Balthazar nevertheless nobly accepts his fate.
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Band of Outsiders

Bande a part

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Writer: Jean-Luc Godard
Actor: Anna Karina, Claude Brasseur, Sami Frey
Summary: Two burglars plan a robbery with a young woman they just met.
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Director: Roger Vadim
Writer: Terry Southern, Roger Vadim
Actor: Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg, Milo O'Shea, Marcel Marceau, Claude Dauphin, David Hemmings
Summary: An erotic science fiction fantasy in which a female adventurer travels through space vanquishing evil in the forms of robots and monsters and rewarding the men who assist her.
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The Barbarian Invasions

Les Invasions barbares

Director: Denys Arcand
Writer: Denys Arcand
Actor: Raemy Girard, Staephane Rousseau, Marie-Josaee Croze, Marina Hands, Dorothaee Berryman, Johanne Marie Tremblay, Pierre Curzi, Yves Jacques, Louise Portal
Summary: Remy, un viejo maestro universitario, enfrenta una enfermedad terminal y es hospitalizado. Louise, se ex mujer, llama a Sebastian, el hijo de ambos, que vive en Londres y es un exitoso asesor financiero. Hace tiempo que hijo y padre no tienen nada de que hablar, pero Sebastian decidio volver a Montreal para ayudar a su madre y apoyar moralmente a su padre. La cercania de la muerte hace que padre e hijo salten la brecha generacional y el desapego reencontrandose.
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Baron Blood

Gli orrori del castello di Norimberga

Director: Mario Bava
Writer: Vincent Fotre
Summary: In search of his roots, American student Peter Kleist visits the Austrian castle of an ancestor. But some family histories are better left unknown, as Peter discovers when he resurrects the castle's former occupant, a sadistic 16th-century nobleman.
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Director: Masahiro Kobayashi
Writer: Masahiro Kobayashi
Actor: Fusako Urabe, Nene Otsuka, Takayuki Kato, Kikujiro Honda, Ryuzo Tanaka, Teruyuki Kagawa
Summary: A young woman from Japan working as a volunteer in Iraq is kidnapped. When she returns home, she and her family become the targets of ridicule and humiliation by everyone she meets, until the only place she wants to be is where she once was.
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Battle for Haditha

Director: Nick Broomfield
Writer: Nick Broomfield, Marc Hoeferlin, Anna Telford
Actor: Elliot Ruiz, Falah Flayeh, Yasmine Hanani
Summary: On Nov. 19, 2005, Iraqi insurgents bombed a convoy of U.S. Marines in Haditha, Iraq. This results in the death of the company's most popular officer. Enraged by their loss, his comrades carry out a brutal retaliation. This massacre leaves 24 men, women and children dead in Haditha, Iraq. Follows the story of the U.S. Marine Kilo Company, an Iraqi family, and the insurgents who plant the roadside bomb.
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The Battle of Algiers

La Bataille d'Alger La battaglia di Algeri

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo
Writer: Gillo Pontecorvo, Franco Solinas
Actor: Brahim Haggiag, Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, Samia Kerbash, Ugo Paletti, Fusia El Kader
Summary: Focuses on the harrowing events of 1957, a key year in Algeria's struggle for independence from France. Recreates the tumultuous Algerian uprising against the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both sides, the French torture prisoners for information and the Algerians resort to terrorism in their quest for independence. Children shoot soldiers at point-blank range, women plant bombs in cafes. The French win the battle, but ultimately lose the war as the Algerian people demonstrate that they will no longer be suppressed.
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Battle of Britain

Director: Guy Hamilton
Writer: James Kennaway, Wilfred Greatorex
Actor: Harry Andrews, Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Curt Jurgens, Ian McShane, Kenneth More
Summary: This is the story of how the outnumbered and undermanned RAF defeated the superior forces of the Luftwaffe and changed the course of history.
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The Battle of the Sexes

Director: Charles Crichton
Writer: Monja Danischewsky
Actor: Peter Sellers, Robert Morley, Constance Cummings, Jameson Clark
Summary: Deals with James Thurber's favorite theme--the endless war between man and woman. A meek accountant in a Scottish kilt factory is finally driven to several zany murder attempts on his favorite adversary, an attractive American efficiency expert.
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Battle Royale

Batoru Rowaiaru

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Writer: Kenta Fukasaku
Actor: Takeshi Kitano, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Taro Yamamoto, Masanobu Ando
Summary: Sometime in the near future, near anarchy has broken out in Japan. The government responds by passing the Battle Royale Act, a piece of legislation mandating that a group of young people - and only young people - are forcibly marooned together on an island, and forced to kill each other until one survivor is left. If more than one is still alive after three days, every survivor will be killed. The film follows a class of 14-year-olds who believe they're on a school trip, when they are drugged. They wake up, in a derelict building on a deserted island; they're each given enough provisions for three days, a weapon, and the ultimatum. This version contains eight minutes of additional material not included in the theatrical release.
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The Battleship Potemkin

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein
Writer: N.F. Agadzhanova-Shutko
Actor: Alexander Antonov, Grigori Alexandrov, Vladimir Barski, Mikhail Gomorov, Aleksandr Levshin
Summary: Re-creates the 1905 mutiny on the battleship 'Prince Potemkin.' It focuses on a mutiny by the battleship's crew and the subsequent massacre of civilians, reflecting the spirit of the times.
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Bay of Blood

Ecologia del delitto

Director: Mario Bava
Writer: Mario Bava, Giuseppe Zaccariello, Filippo Ottoni, Sergio Canevari
Summary: When a man murders his heiress wife, her relatives set out to narrow the field of inheritors by going on a killing spree. But when college kids take over an abandoned house on the property to hold a party, the body count really begins to soar.
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Bean: The Movie

Director: Mel Smith
Writer: Rowan Atkinson, Richard Curtis, Robin Driscoll
Actor: Rowan Atkinson, Peter MacNicol, Pamela Reed, Harris Yulin, Burt Reynolds
Screenplay: PN1997 .D7 1997
Summary: Mr. Bean is sent on a mission to California to escort the world famous painting of 'Whistler's Mother' to its new home in the Grierson Gallery. What the gallery owner, one of the richest men in America, and his curator David Langley believe, is that Mr. Bean is Dr. Bean, a renowned art expert. In fact he is just a sleepy-headed, wildly eccentric museum guard. He is also the clumsiest, craziest, wackiest, wildest, most bizarre character they have ever come across, and certainly not someone you would entrust one of the world's most valuable paintings to.
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The Beatles Anthology

Director: Bob Smeaton, Geoff Wonfor
Summary: Truly the definitive collection of Beatles material and a must-see for Beatles fans of all ages, this set includes rare and previously unreleased footage of the Fab Four, including an intimate performance by the surviving Beatles recorded in 1994. Dolby 5.1 surround sound and picture restoration enhance this classic assortment of interviews, concerts and music videos.
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Beautiful Boxer

Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham
Writer: Ekachai Uekrongtham, Desmond Sim
Actor: Asanee Suwan, Sorapong Chatree, Orn-anong Panyawong, Kyoko Inoue, Sitiporn Niyom
Summary: Based on the true story of Thailand's famed transgendered kickboxer, Beautiful Boxer is an action drama that punches straight into the heart and mind of a boy who fights like a man so he can become a woman. Believing he's a girl trapped in a boy's body since childhood, Parinya Charoenphol (affectionately known as Nong Toom in Thailand) sets out to master the most masculine and lethal sport of Muay Thai (Thai boxing) to earn a living and to achieve his ultimate goal of a sex-change operation. Funny and packed with breathtaking Thai kickboxing sequences, Beautiful Boxer traces Nong Toom's childhood, teenage life as a traveling monk, and grueling days in boxing camps.
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Beautiful Thing

Director: Hettie Macdonald
Writer: Jonathan Harvey
Actor: Linda Henry, Glen Berry, Scott Neal, Tameka Empson, Ben Daniels
Summary: Set in London's lower class suburbs, this is the story of a teenager who has discovered that he's gay and his love for another teenager who lives next door.
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Belle de Jour

Director: Luis Bunuel
Writer: Luis Bunuel, Jean-Claude Carriere
Actor: Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli, Genevive Page, Pierre Clementi, Françoise Fabian, Macha Meril, Francisco Rabal, Georges Marchal, Francis Blanche
Screenplay: PN1997 .B36313 1971
Summary: Severine is a repressed, bored housewife, afraid of intimacy. Her husband, Pierre is kind, devoted, and understanding. Severine is aroused by the idea of domination and debasement, and gentle Pierre is hardly the type of person who would treat her cruelly in order to receive sexual gratification. Following the example of an acquaintance, she begins a double life as the girl called Belle de Jour, in the brothel run by Madame Anais. Her otherwise placid domestic life is threatened when an obsessed client, unable to possess her completely, begins to stalk her.
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Director: Minky Schlesinger, Khetiwe Ngcobo
Summary: Born into exile as the daughter of political aemigraes, Kethiwe Ngcobo and her family returned to their longed-for homeland, South Africa in 1994. Now ten years later, Kethiwe, a hip, young woman with a British accent finds herself struggling to find her place in the new South Africa. Hoping to reconcile the warring strands of her identity, Khetiwe seeks healing in her Zulu traditions. At the same time, her sister refuses to participate in any ceremonies as meaningless rituals. Khetiwe is not alone in her journey to find belonging. The country is also in the process of finding itself. This is a personal and honest look at one person's quest for identity.
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Berlin Alexanderplatz

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Writer: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Actor: Gunter Lamprecht, Hanna Schygulla, Karlheinz Braun, Claus Holm, Franz Buchrieser, Brigitte Mira, Roger Fritz, Gottfried John, Barbara Sukowa, Gunther Kaufman, Ivan Desny, Volker Spengler, Vitus Zeplichal, Barbara Valentin
Summary: After spending four years in prison for killing his girlfriend, lumbering man-child Franz Biberkopf is finally released back into society. He wants to stay honest now he has left jail, but it is tough in the Alexanderplatz section of Berlin. After failing to succeed in several 'regular' jobs, he falls in with some old cohorts and an on-again, off-again association with thugs. Post-war society is crumbling, and it appears that nothing will bring it back. Originally made for television, Berlin Alexanderplatz is a prototype for the modern long-form drama, grandfather to Tony and the Sopranos.
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The Bicycle Thief

Ladri di biciclette

Director: Vittorio De Sica
Writer: Vittorio De Sica, Cesare Zavattini, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Gerardo Guerrieri, Oreste Biancoli, Adolfo Franci
Actor: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola
Screenplay: PN1997 .L32513 1968
Summary: An unemployed man in Rome finds a job as a bill poster for which he needs a bicycle. When the bicycle is stolen, he and his son search for the thief and finally end up stealing another bicycle.
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The Big City


Director: Satyajit Ray
Writer: Satyajit Ray
Actor: Anil Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee, Haradhan Bannerjee, Haren Chatterjee, Vicky Redwood, Jaya Bhuduri, Sefalika Devi, Prasenjit Sarkar
Summary: Set in mid-1950s Calcutta and directed by Satyajit Ray, this story follows the personal triumphs and frustrations of Arati, who decides, despite the initial protests of her bank-clerk husband, to take a job to help support their family. With remarkable sensitivity and attention to the details of everyday working-class life, Ray gradually builds a powerful human drama that is at once a hopeful morality tale and a commentary on the identity of the contemporary Indian woman. The Coward: An aspiring screenwriter encounters a former lover when his car breaks down near her home.
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Biggie and Tupac

Director: Nick Broomfield
Summary: Nick Broomfield looks into the murders of Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur. Talks with their family, friends, business associates and the police. Investigates the rumors of police corruption and music industry betrayals that turned these teenage friends into enemies.
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Billy Liar

Director: John Schlesinger
Writer: Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall
Actor: Tom Courtenay, Julie Christie
Summary: Billy Fisher, whose constant daydreams and truth-deficient stories earn him the nickname of 'Billy Liar,' dreams of escape from an unsympathetic, resolutely working-class family, a pair of demanding fiancees, and an insecure dead-end job at an undertakers.
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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo

Director: Dario Argento
Writer: Dario Argento
Actor: Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Eva Renzi, Enrico Maria Salerno, Mario Adorf
Summary: An American writer traveling in Italy witnesses an attempted murder. After the police have little success in solving the crime, he decides to investigate the matter himself.
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The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant

Die bitteren Tranen der Petra von Kant

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Writer: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Actor: Margit Carstensen, Hanna Schygulla, Katrin Schaake, Eva Mattes, Gisela Fackeldey, Irm Hermann
Summary: Petra von Kant is a successful fashion designer who carries on a melodrama of erotic attractions with two other women in her claustrophobic apartment.
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Black Beauty

Director: Caroline Thompson
Writer: Caroline Thompson
Actor: Sean Bean, David Thewlis, Andrew Knott
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: Faithfully based on Anne Sewell's classic novel, this horse story is told by its hero, the gallant Beauty, whose life takes him from a country squire's estate to London's hard, cobblestoned streets, through decades of owners both kindly and harsh.
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Black Book


Director: Paul Verhoeven
Writer: Gerard Soeteman, Paul Verhoeven
Actor: Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman, Halina Reijn, Waldemar Kobus, Derek de Lint, Christian Berkel, Dolf de Vries, Peter Blok, Michiel Huisman
Summary: Rachel is the daughter of an affluent Rotterdam Jewish family who are ambushed while trying to escape into Allied territory. She alone survives, and ends up in the Dutch Resistance, transformed into blond Ellis de Vries, playing Mata Hari to high-ranking German officer Ludwig Muntze. The officer can feel the Allies closing in, and is eager to forge a separate peace with the resistance fighters who may soon become the Dutch government, and keeps her secret. Meanwhile, someone in the resistance is systematically undermining the operation and betraying escaping Jewish families. For Rachel and Muntze alike, life in occupied Holland is terrifying. Expectations can be fatally reversed in seconds, and interlocking webs of secrecy and betrayal keep everyone always on edge.
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Black Girl

La Noire de...

Director: Ousmane Sembene
Writer: Ousmane Sembene
Actor: Mbissine Thaeraese Diop, Anne-Marie Jelinck, Momar Nar Sene, Robert Fontaine
Summary: A Senegalese maid goes to the Riviera with her employers and gains a new perspective on what it means to be African outside of Africa. A story of exile and despair.
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Black Sabbath

I tre volti della paura

Director: Mario Bava
Writer: Mario Bava, Alberto Bevilacqua, Marcello Fondato
Actor: La maschera del demonio: Barbara Steele, Boris Karloff, Mark Damon, Michele Mercier, Lidia Alfonsi, Jacqueline Pierreux
Summary: A triptych of terror featuring 'The telephone,' a tale of lesbian obsession and murder.
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Black Sunday (1960)

La maschera del demonio

Director: Mario Bava
Writer: Mario Bava, Ennio De Concini, Mario Serandrei, Marcello Coscia
Actor: Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Ivo Garrani, Andrea Checchi, Arturo Dominici
Summary: A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch's beautiful look-alike descendant. Only the girl's brother and a handsome doctor stand in her way.
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The Blood of Yingzhou District

Yingzhou de Haizi

Director: Ruby Yang
Summary: Documentary on the AIDS epidemic in rural China focusing on one year in the life of a young boy with AIDS whose parents have died of the disease. Looks at how people living with the disease are ostracized. Shows how economic realities force many of the population into selling their blood to make ends meet, a practice that can expose them to unsafe medical practices that can expose them to the virus.
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Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Writer: Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra
Actor: Vanessa Redgrave, David Hemmings, Sarah Miles, John Castle, Jane Birkin, Gillian Hills, Peter Bowles, Veruschka
Screenplay: PN1997 .B674 1984
Summary: A London photographer takes some pictures of a couple in a park and discovers that he may have recorded evidence of a murder.
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The Blue Max

Director: John Guillermin
Writer: David Pursall, Jack Seddon, Gerald Hanley
Actor: George Peppard, James Mason, Ursula Andress, Jeremy Kemp, Karl Michael Vogler, Anton Diffring, Harry Towb, Peter Woodthorpe, Derek Newark
Summary: A low-born infantryman becomes a pilot during World War I, almost deliberately stepping on the sensibilities of his aristocratic comrades in the process. A national hero, he wins the Blue Max, the highest award that can be bestowed upon an aviator. His fame is exploited by a general, who tolerates the affair between the pilot and the general's wife. The canny general knows that, eventually, the pilot will become expendable, and a 'heroic' death can be arranged.
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Bob le flambeur

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Writer: Auguste Le Breton, Jean-Pierre Melville
Actor: Isabel Corey, Daniel Cauchy, Roger Duchesne, Guy Decomble, Andr Garet
Summary: Bob the gambler and his friends learn that the Deauville Casino expects to pull in 800 million francs. On the night of the heist Bob plays the casino tables until the appointed time. Before the dawn breaks, some of the men and women will win, some will lose, and some will die.
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The Bounty

Director: Roger Donaldson
Writer: Robert Bolt
Actor: Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Day-Lewis, Philip Davis, Bernard Hill, Liam Neeson, Philip Martin Brown, Tevaite Vernette, Wi Kuki Kaa, Edward Fox, Laurence Olivier
Screenplay: PN1997 .B721 1983a
Summary: A remake of the story that claims to expose "the truth behind the legend" of the Bounty mutiny. In doing so it provides a stirring and dramatic portrait of the delicately balanced friendship between Christian and Bligh.
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Director: Mark Herman
Writer: Mark Herman
Actor: Vera Farmiga, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend, David Hayman, Asa Butterfield, Jack Scanlon, Amber Beattie, Sheila Hancock, Richard Johnson, Jim Norton
Summary: Set in Poland during World War II. Innocent and naive 8-year-old Bruno is bored and restless in his new home. Ignoring his mother, he sets off on an adventure in the woods. He comes across a high fence which separates him from the people he can see through it. Soon he meets a young boy in striped pajamas, and a surprising friendship develops.
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Boyfriends and Girlfriends

L'Ami de mon amie

Director: Eric Rohmer
Writer: Eric Rohmer
Summary: Set outside Paris, the film follows the lives and loves of two very different young women.
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Director: Michael Elliott
Writer: Henrik Ibsen, Michael Meyer
Actor: Patrick McGoohan, Peter Sallis
Summary: An uncompromising and ultimately tortured priest forces those around him to accept the only true path to God, including the residents of the village in which he was born. Through his fanatic beliefs he manages to cause the death of his wife, lose his son and eventually get exiled and stoned by the villagers.
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The Brave Hearted Will Take Away the Bride

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

Director: Aditya Chopra
Writer: Aditya Chopra, Javed Siddiqui
Actor: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Amrish Puri, Farida Jalal, Satish Shah, Anupam Kher
Summary: Raj and Simran are second generation British Asians who meet one summer riding Eurail with their friends. They fall in love, but Simran's traditional father already has arranged for her to marry the son of an old friend from India.
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Director: Terry Gilliam
Writer: Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard, Charles McKeown
Actor: Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Michael Palin, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins
Screenplay: PN1997 .B7224 1983
Summary: A daydreaming bureaucrat becomes involved with an underground superhero and a beautiful mysterious woman and becomes the tragic victim of his own romantic illusions.
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Bread and Tulips

Pane e tulipani

Director: Silvio Soldini
Writer: Doriana Leondeff, Silvio Soldini
Actor: Licia Maglietta, Bruno Ganz, Giuseppe Battiston, Antonio Catania, Marina Massironi, Vitalba Andrea, Daniela Piperno, Tatiana Lepore, Felice Andrecsi
Summary: When a harried housewife is accidentally left behind while on vacation with her family, she decides to take a holiday of her own in Venice. She becomes charmed by the city and her newfound freedom. She decides to extend her stay, finding a job in a flower shop, renting a room from a wistful waiter, and rediscovers her love for playing the accordion. But her solo journey does not sit well with her tyrannical husband, who hires an amateur detective to bring her back home.
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Breaking and Entering

Director: Anthony Minghella
Writer: Anthony Minghella
Actor: Jude Law, Juliette Binoche, Robin Wright
Summary: Will and Sandy are two architects working on a major urban renewal project in the King's Cross section of London. The area is unsafe and not ready for such a project and is best known as a place to pick up prostitutes or buy drugs. Will and Sandy move their offices into a nearby vacant warehouse. Will and his girlfriend Liv have to deal with her behaviorally challenged thirteen year old daughter. At the same time Will has to deal with constant burglaries at his new office. One night, he spots Miro trying to break into the building. He chases Miro to his run down apartment block and watches as he returns home to his mother, Amira. Soon, Will 'meets' Amira and they begin an affair. Amira quickly learns that Will holds the key to her son's future.
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A bout de souffle

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Writer: Jean-Luc Godard
Actor: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Liliane David, Daniel Boulanger, Jean-Pierre Melville, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol, François Truffaut
Screenplay: PN1997 .A23 1987, PN1997 .B758 1982
Summary: A small-time hood kills a policeman and tries to leave France, but his American girlfriend betrays him to the police and he gets killed trying to escape.
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Brideshead Revisited

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Charles Sturridge
Writer: John Mortimer, Derek Granger, Charles Sturridge
Actor: Jeremy Irons, Anthony Andrews, Diana Quick, Laurence Olivier, Claire Bloom
Summary: Spans three decades from the early twenties to World War II in Charles Ryder's relationship with the wild and eccentric Sebastian Flyte and the aristocratic Marchmain family.
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The Bridge on the River Kwai

Director: David Lean
Writer: Michael Wilson, Carl Foreman
Actor: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, James Donald, Ann Sears, Geoffrey Horne
Screenplay: PN1997 .B7592
Summary: British soldiers captured by the Japanese during World War II are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge which a commando team is instructed by the British High Command to destroy.
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Brief Encounter

Director: David Lean
Writer: Noel Coward, Anthony Havelock-Allan, David Lean, Ronald Neame
Actor: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway, Joyce Carey, Cyril Raymond, Everly Gregg, Marjorie Mars, Margaret Barton
Screenplay: PN1997 .B7595 1984
Summary: Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson star as middle-class suburbanites whose casual friendship evolves into a passionate yearning for each other. But as their affections grow stronger, they must face a difficult decision that will affect both of their lives forever.
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Brother Sun, Sister Moon

Fratello Sole, Sorella Luna

Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Writer: Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Kenneth Ross
Actor: Graham Faulkner, Judi Bowker, Alec Guinness, Leigh Lawson, Kenneth Cranham, Lee Montague, Valentina Cortese, Michael Feast, Nicholas Willatt
Summary: A compelling, insightful look at the early years of Francis of Assisi, who abandoned a life of wealth and comfort to seek a spiritual union with the world.
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Brother (Balabanov-Film)


Director: Aleksei Balabanov
Writer: Aleksei Balabanov
Actor: Sergei Bodrov, Jr., Viktor Sukhorukov, Svetlana Pismichenko, Yuri Kuznetsov
Summary: Danila returns from army service and looks up his older brother, who's become a contract killer in post-Soviet St. Petersburg. Danila is drawn into the violent underworld culture but retains a kind of honor in his dealings with those he comes to know there.
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Brother (Kitano-Film)

Director: Takeshi Kitano
Writer: Takeshi Kitano
Actor: Beat Takeshi, Omar Epps, Claude Maki, Masaya Kato, Royale Watkins, Lombardo Boyar
Summary: After his crime boss is murdered in a Tokyo gang war, a yakuza gangster is exiled to Los Angeles. He has a big bag of money and a really bad attitude and hooks up with his half-brother who is the leader of a small-time drug ring. Together, with a local street hustler, the brothers declare war on the other local drug traffickers. This ignites into the bloodiest, dirtiest, nastiest power struggle L.A. has ever seen.
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The Browning Version

Director: Anthony Asquith
Writer: Terence Rattigan
Actor: Michael Redgrave, Jean Kent, Nigel Patrick, Ronald Howard, Brian Smith, Wilfred Hyde White
Summary: Andrew Crocker-Harris, an embittered, middle-aged schoolmaster ... begins to feel that his life has been a failure. Diminished by poor health, a crumbling marriage, and the derision of his pupils, the once brilliant scholar is compelled to reexamine his life when a young student offers an unexpected gesture of kindness. ... a classic of British realism.
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The Brute

El Bruto

Director: Luis Bunuel
Writer: Luis Alcoriza, Luis Bunuel
Actor: Pedro Armendaariz, Katy Jurado, Andraes Soler, Rosita Arenas
Summary: A slow-witted but strong slaughterhouse worker who is hired by a slumlord to break a tenant strike accidentally kills one of the strike leaders. He is then drawn into a doomed affair with the landlord's wife.
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Director: Julia Bacha
Summary: They not only save the village, but the Barrier is pushed back behind the Green Line into No Man's Land. In the process, Ayed and Iltezam unleash an inspiring, yet little-known, movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories that is still gaining ground today. In an action-filled documentary featuring archival footage of this movement from its infancy, Budrus will inspire and challenge audiences worldwide.
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Buffalo Soldiers

Director: Gregor Jordan
Writer: Robert O'Connor, Eric Weiss, Nora Maccoby, Gregor Jordan
Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Anna Paquin, Gabriel Mann, Leon Robinson, Sheik Mahmud-Bey, Dean Stockwell, Elizabeth McGovern
Summary: Crooked U.S. soldiers are stationed on an American Army base in West Germany during the waning days of the cold war. Special Fourth Class Elwood guards against the Soviets while on duty, and rips off the U.S. military while off duty. Elwood runs a profitable black-market business that operates just below the official radar. One day, he and his gang uncover some loot that will land them some real money - high-tech military weaponry. As they try to quietly offload the stuff, the new sergeant catches on to the nefarious deeds and sets out to put him out of business.
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Burden of Dreams

Director: Les Blank
Actor: Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards, Mick Jagger
Summary: Goes behind the scenes in the making of Werner Herzog's Fitzcarraldo, the story of one man's attempt to build an opera house deep in the Amazon jungle. Filmmaker Les Blank captured the production, made perilous by Herzog's determination not to use models or special effects.
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Burnt by the Sun

Utomlyonnye solntsem

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov
Writer: Rustam Ibragimbekov, Nikita Mikhalkov
Actor: Oleg Menchikov, Nikita Mikhalkov, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Nadya Mikhalkov
Summary: Nikita Mikhalkov directs and stars as Colonel S. Kotov, a hero of the Revolution, who is spending the summer in the country with his young daughter (Mikhalkov's real-life daughter), his wife and her eccentric family. But when his wife's childhood love suddenly appears, the idyllic summer day takes a surprising turn. A lyrical film filled with beauty and warmth, it is also an indelible account of a man dedicated to family and fatherland, cruelly destroyed by political paranoia.
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Bus 174

Director: Jose Padilha, Felipe Lacerda
Writer: Braulio Mantovani, Jose Padilha
Summary: An award-winning examination of the tragic series of events that followed a desperate bus hijacking in Rio de Janeiro in 2000 that turned deadly when a SWAT team took evasive action against the drug-addled hijacker.
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Director: Harold Pinter
Writer: Simon Gray
Actor: Alan Bates, Jessica Tandy, Michael Byrne, Georgina Hale, Susan Engel, Richard O'Callaghan
Summary: Butley, a professor at a London University, finds out that his wife wants a divorce, his boyfriend is leaving him and his untalented colleague is getting a book published all in one day.
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Director: Louis Malle
Writer: Louis Malle
Summary: While collecting and editing footage for his documentary Phantom India, acclaimed French filmmaker Louis Malle (My Dinner with Andre) found that he had so much material left over from his stop in Calcutta in the late 1960s that it warranted a separate film. The result is a mesmerizing portrait of a third world city on the brink of chaos, a community plagued by political unrest and social turmoil.
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A Canterbury Tale

Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Writer: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Actor: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price, John Sweet, Esmond Knight, Charles Hawtrey, Hay Petrie, George Merritt, Edward Rigby, Freda Jackson, Betty Jardine, Eliot Makeham, Harvey Golden, Leonard Smith, James Tamsitt, David Todd
Summary: During a blackout, three train passengers arrive at Chillingbourne in Kent. Londoner Alison Smith is feisty representative of the Women's Land Army (aka the 'land girls'). Bob Johnson is an American soldier whose intended destination was Canterbury. Peter Gibbs is a classical music student who worked in peacetime as a cinema organist. As they make their way through the village, Alison has something poured on to her hair by an unseen attacker. She is the latest victim of the Glue Man, a nocturnal rogue who harasses young women who date American soldiers. She, along with Bob and Peter, vow to track him down. Ostensibly a mystery, the film is principally a portrait of the bucolic English countryside during wartime.
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Director: Hector Babenco
Writer: Hector Babenco, Fernando Bonassi, Victor Navas
Actor: Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos, Milton Gonçalves, Rodrigo Santoro, Maria Luisa Mendonça, Caio Blat, Gero Camilo
Summary: Set in São Paulo's House of Detention, locally known as Carandiru. An oncologist arrives at the jail to test patients for HIV infection. Seeing the disease, overcrowding, and rampant circulation of drugs, the doctor comes to realize the internal power structure among the prisoners. Narratives develop, including the attempted murder of Dagger, the solitary confinement of Chico, and the romance between Lady Di and Too Bad. The doctor eventually begins to see the prisoners as survivors. Culminates with a violent conclusion: a dramatization of the October 2, 1992 prison riot known as the Carandiru Massacre, in which 111 prisoners are killed.
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Director: Denis Cote
Writer: Denis Cote
Actor: Jean-Paul Colmor, Etienne Grutman, Charles-Elie Jacob, Celia Leveillee-Marois, Mark Scanlon
Summary: Jean-Paul Colmor is 74 years old. After an accident early in his life he took to collecting cars, wrecks, and junk for the last 40 years. Living among tons and tons of debris, he quietly works each day on his unimaginable property, furnishing and dealing car parts to mechanics and other iron aficionados. One day four intruders visit Colmor in search of a corner of twisted paradise and discover the old man to be a lot more than they expected.
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Carl Th. Dreyer: My Metier

Director: Torben Skjodt Jensen
Writer: Torben Skjodt Jensen, Prami Larsen
Summary: This exhaustive documentary surveys the career of one of the great motion picture directors, following Dreyer's life through interviews with the director and his colleagues, film clips and archival materials.
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The Case of the Grinning Cat

Chats perches

Director: Chris Marker
Writer: Chris Marker
Actor: Voice, Gerard Rinaldi
Summary: In November 2001, Chris Marker became intrigued by the sudden appearance of grinning yellow cat paintings on Paris buildings and began to document them, as well as other incidents and protests in the city of Paris while he filmed. The creator is eventually revealed to be an art collective known as Mr. Chat.
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Cash on Demand

Director: Quentin Lawrence
Writer: David T. Chantler
Actor: Peter Cushing, Andre Morell, Richard Vernon, Norman Bird, Kevin Stoney, Barry Lowe, Edith Sharpe, Lois Daine, Alan Haywood
Summary: A scheming crook kidnaps the wife and child of a bank manager.
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Casino Royale (1967-Singleton)

Director: John Huston, Ken Hughes, Val Guest, Robert Parrish, Joseph McGrath
Writer: Wolf Mankowitz, John Law, Michael Sayers
Actor: Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, David Niven, Woody Allen, Joanna Pettet, Orson Welles, Daliah Lavi, Deborah Kerr, William Holden
Summary: Parodying the 007 Bond films, Sellers stars as a baccarat player recruited by the agency to impersonate the aging spy in an effort to destroy SMERSH.
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Castle in the Sky

Tenku no Shiro Rapyuta

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Writer: Hayao Miyazaki
Actor: Anna Paquin, Cloris Leachman, James Van Der Beek, Mark Hamill
Summary: Pazu is an engineer's apprentice who finds Sheeta, a young girl, floating down from the sky, wearing a glowing pendant. Together, they discover both are searching for Laputa, a legendary floating castle, and vow to unravel the mystery of the luminous crystal around Sheeta's neck. Their quest won't be easy. There are greedy air pirates, secret government agents and astounding obstacles to keep them from learning the truth.
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The Cat Returns

Neko no Ongaeshi

Director: Hiroyuki Morita
Writer: Reiko Yoshida
Actor: Anne Hathaway, Cary Elwes, Peter Boyle, Elliot Gould, Chizuru Ikewaki, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Aki Maeda
Summary: In an imaginative and lighthearted tale, a young schoolgirl saves the life of a noble cat and is rewarded with a shocking proposal of marriage - to the Cat King's son - and a fateful journey to the extraordinary Kingdom of Cats.
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Director: Ian Gamazon, Neill Dela Llana
Writer: Ian Gamazon, Neill Dela Llana
Actor: Ian Gamazon, Dominique Gonzalez
Summary: Flying back to his home country, an American man is informed that his mother and sister have been kidnapped and will be killed if he doesn't comply with certain demands.
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The Celebration


Director: Gillian Schutte, Sipho Singiswa
Actor: Sipho Singiswa
Summary: When Sipho, a former Robben Island inmate for 5 years gets a call from his father to help convince his reluctant younger brother to get circumcised, he procrastinates. Then he gets an anguished letter from this brother Vuyo, informing him that he finally discovered he was adopted at birth. Vuyo is in crisis and is convinced that Sipho knows the truth about his biological parents. Sipho returns to Cape Town to help his brother. Sipho was covertly circumcised in the Robben Island prison but failed to perform the full ceremony so he decides to do so now. Meanwhile, Vuyo announces that he is gay which throws the family into confusion. On the eve of the circumcision ceremony, he attempts suicide. This 'acting out' effectively deflects attention from Sipho's ceremony. The film explores a family and a country trying to embrace both modernity and tradition. While Sipho struggles to help his brother accept his roots, his brother desperately wants to escape them. This extraordinary film is made even more complex by the fact that it is filmed by Sipho's wife who happens to be a white woman, both outsider and insider in this tight-knit family drama.
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Director: Marcel Pagnol
Writer: Marcel Pagnol
Actor: Raimu, Pierre Fresnay, Orane Demazis, Fernand Charpin
Summary: Honoré Panisse is dying, cheerfully, with friends, wife, and son at his side. He confesses to the priest in front of his friends; he insists that the doctor be truthful. But, he cannot bring himself to tell his son Cesariot that his real father is Marius, the absent son of César, Cesariot's godfather. Panisse leaves that to Fanny, the lad's mother. Dissembling that he's off to see a friend, Cesariot then seeks Marius, now a mechanic in Toulon. Posing as a journalist, Cesariot spends time with Marius and leaves believing tales he is a petty thief. Only after the truth comes out can Marius, Fanny, César, and Cesariot step beyond the falsehoods, benign though they may be.
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Director: Hideo Nakata
Writer: Hisashi Saito
Actor: Hagiwara Masato, Nakatani Miki, Mitsuishi Ken, Kunimura Jun
Summary: A man gets involved in a kidnapping scheme with the wife of a wealthy businessman. She lets herself be tied up and confined in his house while he makes his ransom demand. When he returns home that night, however, he finds her laying dead on the floor. In a panic he buries her body deep in the woods and tries to return to his ordinary life. One day, he thinks he spots her walking down the street. Is his mind playing tricks on him, or has she somehow returned from the grave?
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Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Writer: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Actor: Koji Yakusho, Ikeuchi Hiroyuki, Ren Ohsugi, Yoriko Douguchi, Jun Fubuki
Summary: A disgraced Tokyo detective finds himself embroiled in a tense struggle revolving around a gnarled, forbidding tree in a remote forest where all the other trees are dying or dead. Is the solitary tree rare, or a mutation?
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Charleston Parade (Copy 1)

Sur un air de Charleston

Director: Jean Renoir
Writer: Pierre Lestringuez
Actor: Catherine Hessling, Johnny Hudgins, Pierre Braunberger, Andre Cerf, Pierre Lestringuez, Jean Renoir
Summary: Shows the journey of a man in blackface to a post-Apocalyptic Paris, where he meets a girl who teaches him the Charleston, and they leave together in his spaceship.
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Charleston Parade (Copy 2)

Sur un air de Charleston

Director: Jean Renoir
Writer: Pierre Lestringuez
Actor: Catherine Hessling, Johnny Hudgins
Summary: Shot in three days, this surreal, erotic silent short shows a native white girl teaching a futuristic African airman the Charleston dance.
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Chess Fever

Shakhmatnaya goryachka

Director: Vsevolod Pudovkin, Nikolai Shpikovsky
Writer: Nikolai Shpikovsky
Actor: Jose Raul Capablanca, Vladimir Fogel, Anna Zemtsova
Summary: A young man's passion for the game threatens to wreck his marriage.
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Chicken with Plums

Poulet aux prunes

Director: Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud
Writer: Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud
Actor: Matthieu Amalric, Edouard Baer, Maria de Medeiros, Golshifteh Farahani, Eric Caravaca, Chiara Mastroianni
Summary: Nasser-Ali Khan appears to care more about his career than his family, but there is more to him than just the surface. After his beloved violin breaks, he sets out to replace it with his son's help. But when he cannot replace the instrument, he decides that the only solution to his sorrow is death. As he lies in bed waiting to die, his wife provides him with delicacies, such as chicken and plums, to help him find a reason to live again. Along the way, the family explores life with a view of beauty and humor.
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Children of Men

Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Writer: Alfonso Cuaron, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata, Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby
Actor: Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Charlie Hunnam, Claire-Hope Ashitey, Pam Ferris, Danny Huston, Peter Mullan, Michael Caine, Oana Pellea, Paul Sharma, Jacek Koman
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .C55 2004
Summary: Theo Faron is a bureaucrat in a Britain gone despotic. It is 2027 and the entire planet has gone infertile. Women no longer have babies, and chaos has erupted: war, rebellion, mass destruction, and a huge refugee problem, with the imposition of martial law. One day, Theo is kidnapped. His ex-wife Julian has a proposition for her former spouse, and because of their relationship, she thinks Theo will acquiesce. Theo is about to be tossed into a web of intrigue involving the very fate of humanity.
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Children of Paradise

Les Enfants du Paradis

Director: Marcel Carne
Writer: Jacques Prevert
Actor: Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur, Marcel Herrand, Pierre Renoir, Maria Casars, Louis Salou
Summary: Drama about the theater and the individuals that made the stage their life. Includes the love story of four men for one woman.
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A Christmas Tale

Un conte de Noel

Director: Arnaud Desplechin
Writer: Arnaud Desplechin, Emmanuel Bourdieu
Actor: Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Mathieu Amalric, Anne Consigny, Melvil Poupaud, Emmanuelle Devos, Chiara Mastroianni, Emile Berling, Hippolyte Girardot, Laurent Capelluto, Françoise Bertin, Samir Guesmi
Summary: Junon is the matriarch of the troubled Vuillard family, who come together at Christmas when they learn she needs a bone marrow transplant from a blood relative. The Vuillard's shared history of physical and mental illness, estrangement, self harm, and loss doesn't lead itself to the idea of a cheerful holiday season. Hopefully the Christmastime reunion, a scheme concocted by three of the youngest family members, will finally bring peace to their family.
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Chungking Express

Cung4 Hing3 Sam1 Lam4

Director: Kar-wai Wong
Writer: Kar-wai Wong
Actor: Brigitte Lin, Tony Leung, Faye Wong, Takeshi Kaneshiro
Summary: A greasy Hong Kong fast-food joint serves as the focal point for two off-kilter love stories about two cops, both told from multiple perspectives and exploring the fragility of human connections. Detective 223, dumped by his girlfriend, buys a can of pineapple every day which he will eat in a year, if she hasn't changed her mind and returned to him. Meanwhile, he falls in love with a bewigged drug smuggler. Detective 663, also dumped, falls for nutty counter girl Faye. Possibly unhinged by her habit of constantly listening to an ear-shattering rendition of 'California Dreamin',' Faye falls for him and begins sneaking into his apartment, rearranging the furniture, cleaning the place up and further weakening his already-shaky grasp on reality.
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Cinderella of the Cape Flats

Director: Jane Kennedy
Summary: Everyday the working class Coloured women in the garment industry of the windswept flats around Cape Town toil anonymously to make clothes so that other women will look beautiful. Invariably they cannot afford these garments themselves. But for one day a year they come out in all their glory at the Annual Spring Queen pageant. The pageant is created by the workers and their trade union to bring their families together for an evening of solidarity and fun. After working for weeks on glamorous costumes which one will be queen for a day? Set against the preparation for the 2003 pageant, this film explores the lives of working women and celebrates them as creators of beauty. Although the end of apartheid has not taken away the drudgery of repetitive factory labor, this pageant shows working class women inventing their own lively folk culture.
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Cinema Paradiso

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
Writer: Giuseppe Tornatore
Actor: Philippe Noiret, Jacques Perrin, Antonella Attili, Pupella Maggio, Salvatore Cascio
Summary: A filmmaker returns to his Sicilian hometown for the first time in 30 years and looks back on his life.
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Director: Aaron Schock
Writer: Aaron Schock, Mark Becker
Actor: Moises Ponce, Alexia Ponce, Tino Ponce, Alejandra Ponce
Summary: Gorgeously filmed along the back roads of rural Mexico, Circo follows the Ponce family's hardscrabble circus as it struggles to stay together despite mounting debt, dwindling audiences, and a simmering family conflict. Tino, the ringmaster, is driven by his dream to lead his parents' circus to success and corrals the energy of his whole family, including his four young children, towards their singular goal. But his wife Ivonne is determined to make a change.
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Circus of Fear

Director: John Moxey
Writer: Harry Alan Towers
Actor: Christopher Lee, Klaus Kinski, Anthony Newlands, Heinz Drache, Eddi Arent, Suzy Kendall, Cecil Parker
Summary: When a group of thieves rob a bank truck on London Bridge, the ensuing police investigation leads to a traveling circus. There they encounter a number of bizarre characters, including Christopher Lee's mysterious lion tamer as they search for the missing money and the mastermind behind the robbery.
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Circus of Horrors

Director: Sidney Hayers
Writer: George Baxt
Actor: Anton Diffring, Erika Remberg, Yvonne monlaur, Donald Pleasence, Jane Hylton, Conrad Phillips, Kenneth Griffith, Vanda Hudson, Yvonne Romain, Collette Wilde
Summary: A deranged plastic surgeon takes over a travelling circus and then transforms horribly disfigured young women into ravishing beauties and forces them to perform in his three-ring extravaganza. When the re-sculpted lovelies try to escape they begin to meet with sudden 'accidents.'
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The City

La ciudad

Director: David Riker
Writer: David Riker
Actor: Anthony Rivera, Joe Rigano, Miguel Maldonado, Cipriano Garcia, Leticia Herrera, Jose Rabelo, Stephanie Viruet, Silvia Goiz, Antonio Peralta
Summary: Tells four stories about recent immigrants to New York City: a group of day-laborers scavenging for bricks; two teenagers from the same hometown who meet and fall in love; a homeless father who tries to enroll his daughter in school; and a garment worker who seeks justice in the sweatshops.
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City of God

Cidade de Deus

Director: Fernando Meirelles, Katia Lund
Writer: Braulio Mantovani
Actor: Jefechander Suplino, Alice Braga, Emerson Gomes, Edson Oliveira, Michel De Souza Gomes, Roberta Rodrigues, Luis Otaavio, Mauraicio Marques, Gustavo Engracia, Matheus Nachtergaele, Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino Da Hora, Jonathan Haagensen, Phellipe Haagensen, Douglas Silva, Daniel Zettel, Seu Jorge
Summary: A tale of how crime affects the poor population of Rio de Janeiro. Though the narrative skips around in time, the main focus is on Cabeleira who formed a gang called the Tender Trio. He and his best friend, Bene, become crime lords over the course of a decade. When Bene is killed before he can retire, Little Ze attempts to take out his arch enemy, Sando Cenoura. But Sando and a young gangster named Manu form an alliance and begin a gang war with Little Ze. Amateur photographer Buscape, a good-natured boy who comically learns that he's not cut out to be a hoodlum, takes pictures of the brutal crime war, making their story famous.
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The City of Lost Children

La Cite des enfants perdus

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro
Writer: Gilles Adrien, Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Actor: Ron Perlman, Daniel Emilfork, Judith Vittet, Dominique Pinon, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Genevieve Brunet, Odile Mallet, Mireille Mosse, Serge Merlin, Francois Hadji-Lazaro, Rufus, Ticky Holgado, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Joseph Lucien
Summary: This fantastically-twisted fairy tale is chock-full of curious characters and special effects. A sad and heartbroken madman, Krank, is aging prematurely because he can't dream. He kidnaps little children, hoping that eventually he will find a way to steal their sleeping thoughts. The story takes the form of a quest, as a sentimental harpooner-turned-fairground strongman, One, sets out to find his young brother on a dilapidated oil rig. He soon falls in love with the gutsy nine-year old girl (who is head of the orphan gang), and together they run a gauntlet of fantastical dangers as they join hearts and hands to save a small boy's dreams from the madman's master plan.
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City of the Living Dead

Paura nella citta dei morti viventi

Director: Lucio Fulci
Writer: Lucio Fulci, Dardano Sacchetti
Actor: Christopher George, Katriona MacColl, Carlo De Mejo, Antonella Interlenghi, Giovanni Lombardo Radice
Summary: The Seven gates of Hell have been torn open, and in 3 days the dead shall rise and walk the earth. As a reporter and a psychic race to close the portals of the damned, they encounter a seething nightmare of unspeakable evil. The city is alive--with the horrors of the living dead! ... This is the definitive version of Fulci's hallucinogenic masterpiece of horror: uncut, uncensored and presented in all its brain-ripping, gut-spewing, head-drilling glory!.
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Claire's Knee

Le genou de Claire

Director: Eric Rohmer
Writer: Eric Rohmer
Actor: Aurora Cornu, Beatrice Romand, Jean-Claude Brialy, Fabrice Luchini, Gerard Falconetti, Laurence de Monaghan
Summary: Part of Eric Rohmer's "Six Moral Tales" series, this French film tells the story of Jerome (Jean-Claude Brialy), a cultural attaché enjoying his last holiday before getting married, and his peculiar fetish with a teenage girl. Jerome grows obsessed with Claire but fights his urges by permitting himself the singular pleasure of touching her knee. Rohmer likes his erotica spiced with talky foreplay, and Claire's Knee is no exception.
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The Class

Entre les murs

Director: Laurent Cantet
Writer: Francois Begaudeau, Robin Campillo, Laurent Cantet
Actor: François Begaudeau, Nassim Amrabt, Laura Baquela, Juliette Demaille, Cherif Bounaidja Rachedi, Dalla Doucoure
Summary: François and his fellow teachers prepare for a new year at a high school in a tough neighborhood. Armed with the best intentions, they brace themselves to not let discouragement stop them from trying to give the best education to their students. Cultures and attitudes often clash in the classroom, a microcosm of contemporary France. As amusing and inspiring as the teenaged students can be, their difficult behavior can still jeopardize any teacher's enthusiasm for the low-paying job. François insists on an atmosphere of respect and diligence. Neither stuffy nor severe, his extravagant frankness often takes the students by surprise. But his classroom ethics are put to the test when his students begin to challenge his methods.
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Clay Bird

Matir Moina

Director: Tareque Masud
Writer: Tareque Masud, Catherine Masud
Actor: Nurul Islam Bablu, Russell Farazi, Jayanto Chattopadhyay, Rokeya Prachy
Summary: Set against the backdrop of Pakistan during the turbulent 1960s, a family is ripped apart by religious beliefs and civil war. A young boy from Bangladesh is sent away by his Muslim father to a Madrasah. He struggles to adapt to a harsh monastic life.
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Cold Comfort Farm

Director: John Schlesinger
Writer: Malcolm Bradbury
Actor: Eileen Atkins, Kate Beckinsale, Sheila Burrell, Stephen Fry, Freddie Jones, Joanna Lumley, Ian McKellen, Miriam Margolyes, Rufus Sewell
Summary: Recently orphaned, Flora ignores the sage advise of Mrs. Smiley and moves to the country to live on a decrepit farm with her eccentric relatives, where she finds ample material for the novel she wishes to write.
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Colt 38 Special Squad

Quelli della Calibro 38

Director: Massimo Dallamano
Writer: Massimo Bottari
Actor: Ivan Rassimov, Marcel Bozzuffi, Carole Andre, Riccardo Salvino
Summary: Vigilante cop and merciless Marseilles criminal take their grudge match to the streets.
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Come Back, Africa

Director: Lionel Rogosin
Writer: Lionel Rogosin, Lewis Nkosi, William Modisane
Actor: Miriam Makeba, Lewis Nkosi, Bloke Modisane, Can Themba
Summary: In 1957, Rogosin travelled to South Africa and created a powerfully, moving drama exposing the harsh reality of life under the system apartheid. Filmed secretly under the noses of the feared South African police, Rogosin, his crew, and cast risked arrest and deportation. Miriam Makeba was banned from her country after travelling to Venice for the movie's premiere. The scenes shot in the vibrant black ghetto of Sophiatown are precious images of a lost world.
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Come Drink with Me

Da Zui Xia

Director: King Hu
Writer: King Hu, Yi Cheung
Actor: Zheng Peipei, Yue Hua, Yang Zhiqin, Chen Honglie, Hang Yingjie, Sheng Lao, Lin Jianquan, Gu Feng, Li Yunzhong
Summary: A female agent, attacked and left for dead, trains with a kung fu master and uses her new skills to complete some unfinished and deadly business.
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The Commitments

Director: Alan Parker
Writer: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Roddy Doyle
Actor: Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Jonny Murphy, Andrew Strong
Summary: Story of a young rebel soul band from the Dublin ghetto, and their struggle to make it in the music business.
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The Conformist

Il Conformista

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
Writer: Bernardo Bertolucci
Actor: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Gastone Moschin, Dominique Sanda, Pierre Clementi
Screenplay: PN1997 .C677 1971
Summary: A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes to Paris to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.
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Director: Ralph Fiennes
Writer: John Logan, William Shakespeare
Actor: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Chastain, John Kani, James Nesbitt, Paul Jesson, Lubna Azabal, Ashraf Barhom
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .C67 2011
Summary: Caius Martius 'Coriolanus' is a feared and revered Roman general, suddenly pitted against his own city and fellow citizens. Rebelling against the power-hungry designs of his manipulative mother and rejected by his own people, Coriolanus incites a riot that expels him from Rome. The banished hero joins forces with his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius to extract his revenge and determine his destiny.
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The Counterfeiters


Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Writer: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Actor: Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Martin Brambach, Veit Stubner, August Zirner, Marie Baumer, Dolores Chaplin
Summary: Germany, 1936. Salomon 'Sally' Sorowitsch is the king of counterfeiters. He lives a life of cards, booze, and women. Suddenly his luck runs dry when he is arrested by Superintendent Friedrich Herzog. He is immediately thrown into the Mauthausen concentration camp. There, Salomon exhibits exceptional skills and is soon transferred to the upgraded camp of Sachsenhausen. Upon his arrival, he once again comes face to face with Herzog, who is there on a secret mission. Hand-picked for his unique skill, Salomon and a group of professionals are forced to produce fake foreign currency under the program Operation Berhard. The team, which also includes detainee Adolf Burger, is given luxury barracks for their assistance. Salomon attempts to weaken the economy of Germany's opponents. But, Adolf refuses to use his skills for Nazi profit and would like to do something to stop the operation. Now faced with a moral dilemma, Salomon must decide whether his actions are ultimately the right ones.
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Director: Martyn Atkins
Summary: Cream, rock's first supergroup, return to London's Royal Albert Hall for their first performance since 1968. Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce play classic tracks including Sunshine of your love, White room, I'm so glad, and more.
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Cries and Whispers

Viskningar och rop

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Writer: Ingmar Bergman
Actor: Liv Ullmann, Harriet Andersson, Ingrid Thulin, Kari Sylwan
Summary: A story of four women's search for spiritual peace. Agnes, a spinster who lives with her housekeeper, is dying of cancer, and is visited one last time by her two sisters, Karin and Maria. These two become entangled in feelings of jealousy, manipulation and selfishness. Yet Agnes, tortured by cancer, is able to transcend her sisters' pettiness to remember moments of staggering beauty as well as horror.
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Director: Ken Hughes
Writer: Ken Hughes
Actor: Richard Harris, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley, Dorothy Tutin, Frank Finlay, Timothy Dalton, Patrick Wymark, Patrick Magee, Nigel Stock, Charles Gray, Michael Jayston
Summary: 17th century Britain was a hotbed of revolution, treachery and court intrigue. Oliver Cromwell, the fiery ambitious commoner took on the monarchy and changed the course of Western civilization. He and King Charles I fought for absolute rule.
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Director: Sebastian Cordero
Writer: Sebastian Cordero
Actor: John Leguizamo, Leonor Watling, Damiaan Alcaazar
Summary: A television reporter from Miami travels to Ecuador with his crew in order to investigate a serial killer called the Monster of Babahoyo, who hunts children.
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Director: Guillermo del Toro
Writer: Guillermo del Toro
Actor: Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman, Claudio Brook, Margarita Isabel, Tamara Shanath
Summary: An aging antique dealer, Jesus Gris, happens upon an elegant mechanized scarab. When opened, it painfully stabs whomever is holding it, but the wound brings youthful vigor and a vampire's need for blood. The device is relentlessly pursued by a dying tycoon, Dieter de la Guardia, whose nephew Angel, reluctant to see his uncle live a moment longer, must still do the old man's bidding. Meanwhile, Gris's desires endanger his own graddaughter, Aurora.
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A Cry in the Dark

Director: Fred Schepisi
Writer: Robert Caswell, Fred Schepisi
Actor: Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Bruce Myles, Charles Tingwell, Lewis Fitz-Gerald
Screenplay: PN1997 .C892 1987a
Summary: Lindy lives the nightmare of seeing a wild dog carry off her infant, then endures a travesty of a trial by the courts and media.
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Cry, the Beloved Country

Director: Darrell James
Writer: Ronald Harwood
Actor: James Earl Jones, Richard Harris, Vusi Kunene, Leleti Khumalo, Charles S
Summary: A black minister and white land owner are united by a tragedy, with the potential for further hatred or healing.
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The Curse of Frankenstein

Director: Terence Fisher
Writer: Jimmy Sangster
Actor: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Hazel Court, Robert Urquhart Melvyn Hayes, Valerie Gaunt, Paul Hardtmuth, Noel Hood, Fred Johnson, Claude Kingston, Alex Gallier, Michael Mulcaster
Summary: A young German nobleman has uncovered life's mystery and unleashed a chain of blood-curdling terrors that seem similar to the monstrous horrors of a generation earlier. Outraged, the local citizenry imprisons the nobleman and condemns him to death, hoping to blot his family's ignominious name.
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The Curse of the Pink Panther

Director: Blake Edwards
Writer: Geoffrey Edwards, Blake Edwards
Actor: Herbert Lom, David Niven, Robert Wagner, Joanna Lumley, Capucine, Bill Nighy
Summary: In this installment of the Pink Panther series, Inspector Dreyfus (Herbert Lom) hires a hack New York cop named Clifton Sleigh (Ted Wass) to find the missing Inspector Clouseau. Unfortunately, Sleigh proves just as bumbling as the man he's assigned to find. Along the way, Sleigh interviews a cast of characters who've appeared in earlier Pink Panther films. Robert Wagner, Roger Moore and David Niven (in his final film role) co-star. Blake Edwards directs.
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Cutie and the Boxer

Director: Zachary Heinzerling
Actor: Ushio Shinohara, Noriko Shinohara
Summary: In New York City in 1969, nineteen-year-old art student Noriko fell in love with 41-year-old avant-garde artist Ushio Shinohara and put her career on hold to marry and support this rising star of the Manhattan art world. But 40 years later and still struggling, Ushio remains consumed with reinforcing his legacy via his 'boxing' paintings, while Noriko is now finding her own creative voice through a series of drawings.
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Director: Bela Tarr
Writer: Laszlo Krasznahorkai, Bela Tarr
Actor: Szekely B. Miklos, Kerekes Vali, Temessy Hedi, Pauer Gyula, Cserhalmi Gyorgy
Summary: Karrer, a hapless human wreck, is in love with a married cabaret singer in a Hungarian mining town. He longs for a better life with the singer, who wants to escape to work the nightclubs of the big cities. In a plot designed to give him more time with her, Karrer involves the singer's husband in a smuggling scheme, but his plans go awry.
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The Damned (1963)

Director: Joseph Losey
Writer: Evan Jones
Actor: Macdonald Carey, Shirley Anne Field, Viveca Lindfors, Alexander Knox, Oliver Reed, Walter Gotell, Brian Oulton, Kenneth Cope, James Villiers
Summary: Two people stumble upon a military facility that harbors 'naturally' radioactive children.
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The Damned (1969)

La caduta degli dei

Director: Luchino Visconti
Writer: Nichola Badalucco, Enrico Medioli, Luchino Visconti
Actor: Dirk Bogarde, Ingrid Thulin, Helmut Griem, Helmut Berger, Renaud Verley, Umberto Orsini, Charlotte Rampling
Summary: The degradation of a great family, set against the historical background of the 'Night of the long knives' and the rise of Nazism.
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Dangerous Method

Director: David Cronenberg
Writer: Christopher Hampton
Actor: Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Sarah Galdon, Vincent Cassel
Summary: The relationship between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung and his mentor Sigmund Freud is torn apart when Sabina Spielrein, a troubled but beautiful young woman, comes between them and forever changes the face of modern thought.
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Dark Water

Honogurai Mizu no soko kara

Director: Hideo Nakata
Writer: Hideo Nakata, Takashige Ichise, Yoshihiro Nakamura
Actor: Kuroki Hitomi, Kanno Rio, Oguchi Mirei, Mizukawa Asami
Summary: Yoshimi Matsubara fights to gain legal custody of her five year-old daughter Ikuko while the two live together in a dark, sullen and musty apartment building. Already insecure and uncertain about her future with her daughter, Yoshimi is haunted by murky water dripping through the ceiling and walls, and by the almost taunting appearances of a small red bag that once belonged to a girl who had mysteriously disappeared two years prior. Though she desperately struggles to find the strength within herself for Ikuko's sake, her horror intensifies as she comes closer to discovering the connection between these events, and is completely unprepared for the truth that lies ahead.
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Darling Woubi

Woubi Cheri

Director: Laurent Bocahut, Philip Brooks
Summary: Woubi Cheri is the first film to give African homosexuals a chance to describe their world in their own words. Often funny, sometimes ribald, but always real, this documentary introduces us to gender pioneers demanding their right to construct a distinct African homosexuality.
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Das Boot

Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Writer: Wolfgang Petersen
Actor: Jurgen Prochnow, Herbert Gronemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch, Martin Semmelrogge
Screenplay: PN1997 .B69913
Summary: Follows the daring patrol of the U-96, one of the famed German U-boats known as the 'gray wolves.' The crew is graphically portrayed in a life-and-death struggle, challenging the British Navy at every turn.
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Day for Night

La Nuit americaine

Director: Francois Truffaut
Writer: Francois Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard, Suzanne Schiffman
Actor: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Valentina Cortese, Jean Champion, Dani, Jea-Pierre Leaud, Alexndra Stewart, Francois Truffaut
Summary: Frictions and personality clashes beset the making of a romantic film in Nice.
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A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

Director: Peter Medak
Writer: Peter Nichols
Actor: Alan Bates, Janet Suzman, Peter Bowles, Joan Hickson, Sheila Gish
Summary: A British couple struggles to care for their ten-year-old disabled daughter, who has cerebral palsy.
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The Day of the Jackal

Director: Fred Zinnemann
Writer: Kenneth Ross
Actor: Edward Fox, Terence Alexander, Michel Lonsdale, Alan Badel, Tony Britton, Eric Porter, Jean Martin, Cyril Cusack
Summary: Story of a cold, suave British assassin hired by the French OAS to kill General Charles de Gaulle. Nameless and faceless, the killer, known by the code name of Jackal, relentlessly moves toward the date with death that would rock the world. The tension mounts as the methodical preparations of the Jackal are paralleled with the efforts of the police to uncover the plot, which gives the story non-stop, edge-of-your-seat suspense.
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The Day of the Triffids

Director: Steve Sekely
Writer: Philip Yordan
Actor: Howard Keel, Nicole Maurey, Janette Scott, Kieron Moore, Mervyn Johns
Summary: Intelligent plants terrorize Earth's population after a meteor shower strikes.
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Day of Wrath

Vredens Dag

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Writer: Carl Theodor Dreyer, Poul Knudsen, Mogens Skot-Hansen
Actor: Thorkild Roose, Lisbeth Movin, Sigrid Neiiendam, Preben Lerdorff Rye, Anna Svierkier, Albert Hoeberg
Screenplay: PN1997.A1 D8313 1970
Summary: Set in the seventeenth century, this is the story of Anne, a young wife who is revolted when her husband, an elderly pastor, has an old woman burned at the stake as a witch. She tells her husband that she and his son are in love and that she wishes him dead. The pastor then dies of a stroke and Anna is accused of killing him by witchcraft. Deserted by the cowardly son and reviled by the pastor's shrewish mother, Anne is offered an opportunity to take the oath swearing she did not kill her husband. She seems to become what she is accused of being and in a strange ending refuses to take the oath.
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Daybreak (1939)

Le Jour se leve

Director: Marcel Carne
Writer: Jacques Prevert
Actor: Jean Gabin, Jules Berry, Arletty, Mady Berry, Genin, Arthur Devere, Bergeron, Bernard Blier, Peres, Germaine Lix, Gabrielle Fontan, Jacques Baumer, Jacqueline Laurent
Summary: Besieged by police, a murderer waits in his apartment recalling his past before killing himself at daybreak.
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Dead Alive

Director: Peter Jackson
Writer: Peter Jackson, Stephen Sinclair, Fran Walsh
Actor: Timothy Balme, Diana Penalver, Elizabeth Moody, Ian Watkin
Summary: Lionel is forced to care for his domineering mother. After she's bitten by the cursed Sumatran rat monkey, she becomes a zombie, making it very difficult for Lionel to keep the neighbors from suspecting something.
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Dead of Night

Director: Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer
Writer: John Baines, Angus MacPhail, T.E.B. Clarke
Actor: Michael Redgrave, Sally Ann Howes, Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne
Summary: A group of strangers is mysteriously gathered at a country estate where each reveals a chilling tale of the supernatural. These include premonitions from beyond the grave, an antique mirror, a supernatural game of golf, and a ventriloquist's dummy. But even after these frightening stories are told, one final nightmare awaits them all.
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Dead or Alive

Deddo oa araibu: Hanzaisha

Director: Takashi Miike
Writer: Ichiro Ryu
Actor: Riki Takeuchi, Sho Aikawa
Summary: A detective is stuck in the middle of a gang war betwen the Japanese Yakuza and Chinese gangsters.
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Death Of A Cyclist

Muerte de un ciclista

Director: Juan Antonio Bardem
Writer: Juan Antonio Bardem
Actor: Lucia Bosae, Alberto Closas, Bruna Corraa, Carlos Casaravilla, Otello Toso, Alicia Romay, Julia Delgado Caro, Matilde Muanoz Sampedro, Mercedes Albert, Jose Sepulveda, Jose Prada, Fernando Sancho, Manuel Alexandre, Jacinto San Emeterio, Manuel Arbo, Emilio Alonso, Margarita Espinosa, Rufino Ingles, Antonio Casas, Manuel Guitian, Elisa Mendez, Jose Maria Rodriguez, Carmen Castellanos, Jose Maria Gavilan, Jose Navarro, Gracita Montes
Summary: Upper-class geometry professor Juan and his wealthy, married mistress Maraia Josae, driving back from a late-night rendezvous, accidentally hit a cyclist and run. The resulting tale of guilt, infidelity, and blackmail reveals the wide gap between the rich and the poor in Spain and surveys the corrupt ethics of a society seduced by decadence.
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Death of Mr. Lazarescu

Moartea domnului Lazarescu

Director: Cristi Puiu
Writer: Cristi Puiu, Razvan Radulescu
Actor: Ion Fiscuteanu, Luminita Gheorghiu, Gabriel Spahiu
Summary: An elderly man calls for an ambulance due to his severe headache and nausea and soon finds himself in an unending bureaucratic nightmare of hospital administration.
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Deep Blue Sea

Director: Terence Davies
Writer: Terence Davies, Terence Rattigan
Actor: Rachel Weisz, Simon Russell Beale, Tom Hiddleston, Ann Mitchell, Jolyon Coy, Karl Johnson, Harry Hadden-Paton
Summary: Hester Collyer is the wife of an upper-class judge and a free spirit trapped in a passionless marriage. Her encounter with Freddie Page, a troubled former Royal air force pilot, throws her life in turmoil, as their erotic relationship leaves her emotionally stranded and physically isolated.
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Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro
Writer: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro, Gilles Adrien
Actor: Dominique Pinon, Marie-Laure Dougnac, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Karin Viard, Ticky Holgado, Anne Marie Pisani, Rufus, Jacques Mathou, Howard Vernon, Chick Ortega, Silvie Laguna, Jean-Francois Perrier
Summary: In a futuristic society where meat is a rare commodity, a delicatessen serves up its customers as a nutritious replacement.
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Demon Pond

Yasha Ga Ike Takashi

Director: Takashi Miike
Writer: Keishi Nagatsuka
Actor: Takeda Shinji, Tabata Tomoko, Ryuhei Matsuda, Yasuko Matsuyuki, Ken'ichi Endo, Kitaro
Summary: A man searches for a friend who has mysteriously disappeared, and the journey takes him to a magical pond involving strange creatures, a heartbroken princess, and a pact that can't be broken.
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Dersu Uzala

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Writer: Akira Kurosawa, Yuri Nagibin
Actor: Maxim Munzuk, Yuri Solomin
Summary: Tells of the friendship between Vladimir Arsenyev, a well-known Soviet explorer, and his guide, Dersu Uzala. It is the story of a man's unity with nature and of the struggle for survival in the wilderness.
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Director: Mohamed Camara
Writer: Mohamed Camara
Actor: Aboubacar Tourae, Mamady Mory Camara, Caecile Bois, Koumba Diakitae, Kadae Seck
Summary: This first feature film on homosexuality from sub-Saharan Africa is a contemporary African reinterpretation of the age-old Romeo and Juliet conflict between love and social convention. When Sori and Manga tell their parents they are in love, they respond that, 'It's impossible; since time began, it's never happened. Boys don't do that.'
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Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Writer: Prakash Kapadia, Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Actor: Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Aishwarya Rai, Jackie Shroff
Summary: The tragic story of Devdas, a wealthy young man, who is loved by two women--a courtesan and his childhood sweetheart whom his family will not accept because of differing social classes.
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The Devil's Backbone

El espinazo del diablo

Director: Guillermo del Toro
Writer: Guillermo del Toro, Antonio Trashorras, David Munoz
Actor: Marisa Parades, Eduardo Noriega, Federico Luppi, Fernando Tielve, Iñigo Garces, Irene Visedo
Summary: During the Spanish Civil War, young Carlos is abandoned at a completely isolated orphanage. The tensions therein have been building for years, exacerbated by the unexploded bomb resting menacingly in the courtyard. Bullies scheme, tempers flare, and a ghost that visits Carlos's bed seems to be the key to it all.
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Dhoom 2

Director: Sanjay Gadhvi
Writer: Vijay Krishna Acharya
Actor: Hrithik Roshan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwariya Rai, Uday Chopra, Bipasha Basu, Rimi Sen
Summary: A true 21st century action comedy. Three cops (Chopra, Bachchan and Basu) are caught in a global game of cat and mouse with two of the most notorious, high tech thieves still at large (Roshan and Rai).
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Les Diaboliques

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Writer: Henri-Georges Clouzot, Jerome Geronimi
Actor: Simone Signoret, Vera Clouzot, Charles Vanel, Paul Meurisse, Jean Brochard, Therse Dorny, Michel Serrault
Summary: Suspense classic that influenced the 1960 movie, Psycho, by Alfred Hitchcock. Tells the story of a sadistic headmaster of a Parisian boarding school who is murdered by his wife and mistress, whom he has mistreated. The women dump his body in a swimming pool. When the pool is drained, the body has disappeared. Then come reports of sightings, terrifying his killers.
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Diary of a Chambermaid

Le journal d'une femme de chambre

Director: Luis Bunuel
Writer: Luis Bunuel, Jean-Claude Carriere
Actor: Jeanne Moreau, Georges Geret, Daniel Ivernel, Françoise Lugagne, Muni, Jean Ozenne, Michel Piccoli
Summary: A chambermaid with Paris flair gets a job at a country estate. The family she works for and the other staff members are a strange sort and she must learn the ways of country living and neighbor rivalry. After a child is murdered near the estate, she begins to have her suspicions as to whom may be responsible.
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The Diary of Anne Frank (2009)

Director: Jon Jones
Writer: Deborah Moggach
Actor: Iain Glen, Tamsin Greig, Ellie Kendrick, Ron Cook, Lesley Sharp, Nicholas Farrell, Kate Ashfield, Geoff Breton, Felicity Jones
Summary: The story of a young girl who had to go into hiding during World War II for being different. Anne Frank's diary manages to create a truthful and timeless picture of domestic life in all its pettiness and normalcy, while never letting us forget the extraordinary threat of death that awaits the characters if they are discovered. This is the first authorized film based on actual entries of the real diary.
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Dil Se

Director: Mani Ratnam
Writer: Mani Ratnam, Sujatha, Tigmanshu Dhulia
Actor: Shahrukh Khan, Manisha Koirala, Preity Zinta, Raghuvir Yadhav, Sabyasachi Chakravarthy, Piyush Mishra
Summary: A young man meets an enigmatic girl who later seeks his help without revealing that she is part of a terrorist organization.
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Dirty Pretty Things

Director: Stepehn Frears
Writer: Steve Knight
Actor: Audrey Tautou, Sergi Lopez, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sophie Okonedo, Benedict Wong, Zlatko Buric, Kriss Dosanjh, Israel Aduramo, Yemi Ajibade, Nizwar Karanj, Dhobi Oparei
Summary: Nigerian exile Okwe and Turkish chambermaid Senay toil at a west London hotel that is full of illegal activity. Late one night Okwe makes a shocking discovery, which creates an impossible dilemma and tests the limits of all they know.
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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie

Director: Luis Bunuel
Writer: Luis Bunuel, Jean-Claude Carriere
Actor: Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig, Stephane Audran, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Bulle Ogier, Paul Frankeur, Julien Bertheau
Summary: An upper-class sextet sits down to dinner but never eats, their attempts continually thwarted by a vaudevillian mixture of events both actual and imagined.
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District 9

Director: Neill Blomkamp
Writer: Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell
Actor: Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, David James, Vanessa Haywood, Mandla Gaduka, Kenneth Nkosi, Eugene Khumbanyiwa, Louis Minnaar, William Allen Young
Summary: Back in the 1980s, a giant spacecraft stalled in the skies over Johannesburg. 1.8 million of the aliens that were aboard were rescued, and placed in a refugee camp--District 9. Over the next 20 years, District 9 became a teeming shantytown like so many others in the developing world. Although there is evidence that the extraterrestrials represent an advanced civilization, their lives on Earth are marked by squalor, dysfunction, and xenophobic hostility. Now, the mass eviction of the aliens is due to commence, overseen by the military/corporate entity MultiNational United. Middle manager Wikus Van De Merwe finds himself in charge, and cannot believe the good luck of his sudden promotion, until events spin out of control, and he realizes he is little more than a pawn in a horrific multinational/intergalactic experiment.
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Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix
Writer: Jean-Jacques Beineix, Jean van Hamme
Actor: Fraedaeric Andraei, Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez, Roland Bertin, Richard Bohringer, Gerhard Darmon, Chantal Deruaz
Summary: Jules, a young mail courier, is an impassioned fan of Cynthia Hawkins, a legendary, and determinedly unrecorded opera star. He smuggles a tape recorder into a performance and tapes her singing. At the same time, a prostitute hides a tape recording that details the career of a French mobster in Jules' delivery bag. Dizzying chases and bizaare plot twists follow, as Jules is pursued through Paris, aided by his two eccentric friends, Gorodish and his Vietnamese mistress, Alba.
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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Le scaphandre et le papillon

Director: Julian Schnabel
Writer: Ronald Harwood
Actor: Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josee Croze, Anne Consigny, Patrick Chesnais, Niels Arestrup, Olatz Lopez Garmendia, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Marina Hands, Max von Sydow, Isaach De Bankole
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .D58 2007
Summary: The French editor of Elle magazine, Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he'd only visited in his mind.
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Doctor Faustus

Director: Matthew Dunster, Ian Russell
Writer: Christopher Marlowe
Actor: Paul Hilton, Arthur Darvill, Pearce Quigley, Charlotte Broom, Michael Camp, Richard Clews, Nigel Cooke, Jonathan Cullen, Felix Scott, William Mannering, Iris Roberts, Jade Williams, Beatriz Romilly, Robert Goodale, Chinna Wodu, Sarita Piotrowski
Summary: Doctor Faustus, restless for knowledge, forsakes scholarship for magic and makes a pact with the Devil: if the veil spirit Mephistopheles will serve him for 24 years, Faustus will yield his soul to the Devil after death. It isn't long before Faustus has doubts about the bargain, but Mephistopheles has plenty of entertainment at hand to distract Faustus from the terrifying reality of his position and the prospect of its agonizing conclusion.
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Doctor Zhivago

Director: David Lean
Writer: Robert Bolt
Actor: Geraldine Chaplin, Julie Christie, Tom Courtenay, Alec Guinness, Siobhan McKenna, Ralph Richardson, Omar Sharif, Rod Steiger, Rita Tushingham
Screenplay: PN1997 .D637 1965
Summary: Traces the life of surgeon-poet Yury Zhivago before and during the Russian Revolution. Married to an upper-class girl who is devoted to him, yet he finds himself in love with an unfortunate woman who becomes his muse. Zhivago becomes torn between fidelity and passion. Sympathetic with the Bolshevik revolution, but shaken by the wars and purges, he struggles to retain his individualism as a humanist amid the spirit of collectivism.
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The Doctor's Horrible Experiment (Copy 1)

Le Testament du docteur Cordelier

Director: Jean Renoir
Writer: Jean Renoir
Actor: Jean-Louis Barrault, Teddy Billis, Jean Topart, Michel Vitold, Regine Blaes, Jaque Catelain, Jacques Danoville, Micheline Gary, Jean-Pierre Granval, Gaston Modot, Jacqueline Morane, Raymone
Summary: Experimental fantasy about a Jekyll/Hyde-type psychiatrist/lunatic creating havoc in 1950s Paris.
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The Doctor's Horrible Experiment (Copy 2)

Le Testament du docteur Cordelier

Director: Jean Renoir
Writer: Jean Renoir
Actor: Jean-Louis Barrault, Teddy Billis, Jean Topart, Michel Vitold, Regine Blaes, Jaque Catelain, Jacques Danoville, Micheline Gary, Jean-Pierre Granval, Gaston Modot, Jacqueline Morane, Raymone
Summary: Experimental fantasy about a Jekyll/Hyde-type psychiatrist/lunatic creating havoc in 1950s Paris.
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Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Writer: Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou
Actor: Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Aggeliki Papoulia, Christos Passalis, Mary Tsoni, Anna Kalaitzodou
Summary: A darkly surreal look at three teenagers confined to an isolated country estate and kept under strict rule and regimen by their parents - an alternately hilarious and nightmarish experiment of manipulation and oppression.
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The Doll

Die Puppe

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Writer: Hanns Kraly, Ernst Lubitsch
Actor: Hermann Thimig, Ossi Oswalda, Victor Janson, Gerhard Ritterband
Summary: A rich old man demands that his nephew, who is terrified of women, marry in order to inherit his money. The man tries to fool his uncle by marrying a life-sized mechanical doll, but when it is broken in an accident, a young girl substitutes herself.
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A Doll's House

Director: David Thacker
Writer: Henrik Ibsen, Joan Tindale
Actor: Juliet Stevenson, Trevor Eve
Summary: Nora Helmer has years earlier committed a forgery in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald. Now she is being blackmailed lives in fear of her husband's finding out and of the shame such a revelation would bring to his career. But when the truth comes out, Nora is shocked to learn where she really stands in her husband's esteem.
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Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Writer: Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Furusawa Takeshi
Actor: Koji Yakusho, Hiromi Nagasaku, Yusuke Santamaria
Summary: A meek scientist meets and eventually learns to deal with his double, who, though physically identical to him, is frighteningly opposite in nature.
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The Double Man

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Writer: Frank Tarloff, Alfred Hayes
Actor: Yul Brynner, Britt Ekland, Clive Revill, Lloyd Nolan
Summary: Following the death of his son in a skiing accident in the Austrian Alps, CIA agent Dan Slater goes to the funeral totally unaware that his arrival is all part of a devious Cold War gambit.
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Double Suicide

Shinju: Ten no amijima

Director: Masahiro Shinoda
Writer: Masahiro Shinoda, Toru Takemitsu, Taeko Tomioka
Actor: Kichiemon Nakamura, Shima Iwashita, Yusuke Takita, Hosei Komatsu, Kamatari Fujiwara
Summary: In this stylized dramatization of the puppet theater play, Jihei abandons business, family and self respect for a passionate love affair with a geisha whose freedom he cannot afford. As the world closes in upon him, he finds his only course of action to be death together with the lover he is unable to obtain in life.
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Der Untergang

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Writer: Bernd Eichinger
Actor: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Corinna Harfouch, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Kohler, Heino Ferch, Christian Berkes
Summary: Takes you into Hitler's bunker, in 1945, during the brutal and harrowing last days of the Third Reich. Seen through the eyes of Hitler's infamous secretary Gertraud (Traudl) Junge, optimism crumbles into grim realization and terror as it becomes clear that Germany's defeat is inevitable. As the Russian army circles the city, the dimly lit halls of the underground refuge become an execution chamber for the Fuhrer and his closest advisors.
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Dr. Mabuse: the Gambler

Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler

Director: Fritz Lang
Writer: Thea von Harbou, Fritz Lang, Norbert Jacques
Actor: Rudolf Klein Rogge, Aud Egede Nissen, Gertrude Welcker, Alfred Abel
Summary: Dr. Mabuse, a gambler, hypnotist, master of disguises, and all-around criminal mastermind, tries to take over Berlin. This is an authorized restored edition using existing camera negatives from a two-part film. Includes English intertitles.
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Dracula has Risen from the Grave

Director: Freddie Francis
Writer: Anthony Hinds
Actor: Christopher Lee, Rupert Davies, Veronica Carlson, Barbara Ewing, Barry Andrews, Ewan Hooper, Michael Ripper, George A. Cooper, Marion Mathie
Summary: It appears that Dracula is on the prowl again after a young girl is found dead -- her neck marked by fangs -- in a small town's church.
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The Dreamers

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
Writer: Gilbert Adair
Actor: Michael Pitt, Eva Green, Louis Garrel, Robin Renucci, Anna Chancellor
Summary: A group of students fall in love and sleep around against the backdrop of the 1968 student riots in Paris.
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Director: Akira Kurosawa
Writer: Akira Kurosawa
Actor: Akira Terao, Mitsuko Baisho, Toshie Neigishi, Martin Scorsese
Summary: A series of eight short films based on Akira Kurosawa's dreams explore the costs of war, the perils of nuclear power, and mankind's need to harmonize with nature.
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Dribbling Fate

Fintar O Destino

Director: Fernando Vendrell
Writer: Carla Baptista, Fernando Vendrell
Actor: Carlos Germano, Betina Lopes, Manuel Estevaao
Summary: Fintar o destino is the Library of African Cinema's first sports film -- but a sports film with a distinctly African twist. It is the story of the aging sport hero who holds onto his past so strongly he destroys his present. At the same time, this film explores a much broader tension, personal and political, between remaining true to one's dreams or making the best of the limited opportunities around us.
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The Duchess

Director: Saul Dibb
Writer: Jeffrey Ha
Actor: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling, Dominic Cooper, Hayley Atwell
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .D83 2007
Summary: Keira Knightley stars as Georgiana Spencer, a young duchess who indulges in extravagant vices and begins a scandalous affair with politician Charles Grey to compensate for her unhappy marriage to the duke of Devonshire.
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Duck, You Sucker!

Giu la testa

Director: Sergio Leone
Writer: Luciano Vincenzoni, Sergio Donati, Sergio Leone
Actor: Rod Steiger, James Coburn, Romolo Valli, Maria Monti, Rick Battaglia, Franco Graziosi, Jean Michel Antoine, Vivienne Chandler, David Warbeck
Summary: Juan Miranda (Steiger) is a cigar-chomping, salt-of-the-earth peasant with a Robin Hood heart. John Mallory (Coburn) is a dynamite-tossing Irish revolutionary who has fled to Mexico to practice his skills. Together, they're a devilishly volatile mix of anti-establishment philosophies and violent tendencies as they attempt to liberate political prisoners, defend their compatriots against a well-equipped militia and risk their lives on a train filled with explosives.
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Dust Devil

Director: Richard Stanley
Writer: Richard Stanley
Actor: Robert Burke, Chelsea Field, Zakes Mokae, John Matshikiza, Rufus Swart, William Hootkins, Marianne Sagebrecht
Summary: Wendy drives aimlessly through the desert, pausing only to pick up a handsome drifter. Unfortunately for her, this Dust Devil turns out to be a shape-shifting killer -- but officer Mukurob is in pursuit.
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Director: Aleksandr Dovzhenko
Writer: Alexander Dovzhenko
Actor: Stepan Shkurat, Semen Svashenko, Yuliya Solntseva
Summary: Workers on the Ukrainian farms struggle to use the land for what they think are the best purposes. Reflects the agricultural collectivization that was going on in the Soviet Union at the time this film was made.
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The Earth Will Tremble

La Terra Trema

Director: Luchino Visconti
Writer: Luchino Visconti, Antonio Pietrangeli
Actor: Commentary, Luchino Visconti, Antonio Pietrangeli
Screenplay: PN1997.A1 V5713 1985
Summary: Sicilian villagers plot to overthrow the tyranny of wholesalers depriving them of a decent living.
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East of Eden

Director: Harvey Hart
Writer: Richard Shapiro
Actor: Jane Seymour, Warren Oates, Timothy Bottoms, Bruce Boxleitner, Hart Bochner, Sam Bottoms, Lloyd Bridges, Howard Duff, Anne Baxter, Karen Allen, Richard Masur, Nicholas Pryor, M. Emmet Walsh, Grace Zabriskie
Summary: Adam and Charles Trask grow up in the shadow of their father, Cyrus. Cyrus prefers Adam, inciting jealousy in his younger son. Adam is signed up for the cavalry, while Charles works on the family farm. Reuniting years later, the brothers live in peace until a beautiful woman nearly beaten to death arrives on their front porch. Adam nurses her back to health and falls blindly in love. But Cathy hides a cruel past. Adam and Cathy marry and have twin boys. Cathy soon deserts the family, showing up later as 'Kate,' the madam of an upscale brothel. Adam's sons have a relationship that mirrors his own. Adam's business venture fails and depletes the family fortune. One son seeks out his mother, who has been long assumed dead.
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Eat Drink Man Woman

Yin Shi Nan Neu

Director: Ang Lee
Writer: Hui-Ling Wang, Ang Lee, James Schamus
Actor: Sihung Lung, Kuei-mei Yang, Chien-lien Wu, Yu-wen Wang, Winston Chao, Ah-leh Gua, Sylvia Chang
Summary: A retired master chef and widower is worried about the future of his three unmarried daughters who are skeptical about marriage. Yet he himself surprises them with his secret love affair with a young woman many years his junior.
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Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill

Director: Larry Jordan
Writer: Eddie Izzard
Actor: Eddie Izzard
Summary: Executive transvestite Eddie Izzard takes his show to San Francisco to give a brief history of pagan and Christian religions, the building of Stonehenge, the birth of the Church of England and of Western empires, and the need for a European dream.
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An Education

Director: Lone Scherfig
Writer: Nick Hornby
Actor: Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, Rosamund Pike, Dominic Cooper, Olivia Williams, Emma Thompson, Carey Mulligan
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .E38 2009, PN1997.2 .E38 2009
Summary: In the early 1960's, 16-year-old Jenny Mellor lives with her parents in a London suburb. She is smart, pretty, and working toward her goal of being accepted into Oxford. Her life will take a big turn when she meets David, a man twice her age. Now she must decide if she will pursue an education at Oxford, or if she will choose to learn all that a charismatic older man can teach her.
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Edward II

Director: Derek Jarman
Writer: Derek Jarman, Stephen McBride, Ken Butler, Christopher Marlowe
Actor: Steven Waddington, Andrew Tiernan, Tilda Swinton
Summary: King Edward II enfuriates his queen and imperils his throne by bringing his lover Gaveston to court.
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El Bola

Director: Achero Manas
Writer: Veronica Fernandez, Achero Manas
Actor: Juan Jose Ballesta, Pablo Galan, Alberto Jimenez, Manuel Moron, Ana Wagener, Nieve de Medina, Gloria Muñoz, Javier Lago, Omar Nuñoz, Soledad Osorio
Summary: Pablo (El Bola) is a 12-year-old boy raised in a violent and unforgiving environment. Embarrassed by his family life, he retreats from his classmates, engaging them only through a dangerous game.
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El Cid

Director: Anthony Mann
Writer: Fredric M. Frank, Philip Yordan
Actor: Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren, Raf Vallone, Genevieve Page, John Fraser, Gary Raymond, Hurd Hatfield, Massimo Serato, Herbert Lom
Summary: Eleventh-century Spain is divided into Christian kingdoms and Moorish strongholds. The young Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar, who has been dubbed El Cid by his followers, vows to see his country at peace, free from the invader. Showing clemency to some emirs, he faces treason charges at court. His accuser, Gomez, father of his fiancee, Chimene, dies in the resulting duel. Chimene's avowed vengeance plot fails and Rodrigo is given her hand. When King Ferdinand dies, his kingdom is divided among his three children. Sancho challenges the decision and imprisons Alfonso, who is released by El Cid. Then Sancho is assassinated by an African war-lord. Alfonso now claims that throne, too, and exiles El Cid. Chimene realizes the nobility of her husband and joins him. The years pass and El Cid becomes a revered warrior, but refuses to aid Alfonso. He lays siege to Valencia, catapulting food into its starving garrison. The Valencians kill their evil ruler and offer the crown to El Cid. He sends it to Alfonso, who rushes to his side. But El Cid has been hit by a stray arrow. Attended by Chimene, he hides the wound from his men and prepares a final bid to drive the Moors from Spain.
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El Mariachi

Director: Robert Rodriguez
Writer: Robert Rodriguez
Actor: Carlos Gallardo, Consuelo Gomez, Reinol Martinez, Peter Marquandt
Summary: All he wants is to be a mariachi, like his father, his grandfather and his great grandfather before him. But the town he thinks will bring him luck brings only a curse--of deadly mistaken identity. Forced to trade his guitar for a gun, the mariachi is playing for his life.
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The Element of Crime

Director: Lars von Trier
Writer: Lars von Trier, Niels Vorsel
Actor: Michael Elphick, Esmond Knight, Meme Lai, Jerold Welss, Ahmed El Shenawi, Astrid Henning-Jensen, Janos Hersko, Preben Leerdorff-Rye, Gotha Anderson, Lars von Trier
Summary: The story of an exiled ex-cop who returns to his old beat to catch a serial killer preying on young girls. Set in Germany, the film is shot in sepia tones with brilliant blue flashes.
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Elena and Her Men

Elena et les hommes

Director: Jean Renoir
Writer: Jean Renoir, Jean Serge
Actor: Ingrid Bergman, Jean Marais, Mel Ferrer, Jean Richard, Juliette Greco, Pierre Bertin, Dora Doll, Frederic Duvalles, Renaud Mary
Summary: Set amidst turn-of-the-century France, director Jean Renoir's delirious romantic comedy stars Ingrid Bergman as a beautiful but impoverished Polish princess who drives men -- from the upper classes to the hoi polloi -- to fits of desperate love.
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The Elusive Corporal (Copy 1)

Le Caporal epingle

Director: Jean Renoir
Writer: Jean Renoir
Actor: Jean-Pierre Cassel, Claude Brasseur, O.E. Hasse, Claude Rich, Jacques Jouanneau, Sacha Briquet, Mario David, Jean Carmet, Raymond Jourdan, Guy Bedos, Philippe Castrelli, Gerard Darieu, Conny Froboess
Summary: Set in a German P.O.W. camp in 1940, this is the story of a French corporal who is determined to escape to return to Paris and fight once more.
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The Elusive Corporal (Copy 2)

Le Caporal epingle

Director: Jean Renoir
Writer: Jean Renoir
Actor: Jean-Pierre Cassel, Claude Brasseur, O.E. Hasse, Claude Rich, Jacques Jouanneau, Sacha Briquet, Mario David, Jean Carmet, Raymond Jourdan, Guy Bedos, Philippe Castrelli, Gerard Darieu, Conny Froboess
Summary: Set in a German P.O.W. camp in 1940, this is the story of a French corporal who is determined to escape to return to Paris and fight once more.
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Emma (1996)

Director: Douglas McGrath
Writer: Douglas McGrath
Actor: Alan Cumming, Ewan McGregor, Gwyneth Paltrow
Summary: Emma brings to life Jane Austen's novel about a woman who makes it her goal to 'fix' the lives of all her friends while ignoring her own problems.
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Emma (2009)

Director: Jim O'Hanlon
Writer: Sandy Welch
Actor: Romola Garai, Jonny Lee Miller, Michael Gambon, Tamsin Greig, Jodhi May, Rupert Evans
Summary: Twenty-one-year-old Emma Woodhouse loves playing matchmaker. When pretty and socially inferior Harriet arrives, Emma decides to indulge her passion. Against the advice of family friend and surrogate older brother Mr. Knightly, Emma persuades Harriet to reject a marriage proposal from a local farmer in order to hold out for an offer from the dashing Mr. Elton. But Emma soon discovers Mr. Elton's true motives and her advice to Harriet goes terribly awry'--Publisher description.
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The End of St. Petersburg

Konets Sankt-Peterburga

Director: Vsevolod Pudovkin, Mikhail Doller
Writer: Nathan Zarkhi
Actor: Aleksandr Chistyakov, Vera Baranovskaya
Summary: Offers a view of changing conditions in Russia as interpreted by a young peasant who lived through the upheaval in St. Petersburg which culminated in revolution in 1917. Surveys the events of the war years, the overthrow of the Czarist regime, and the final establishment of the people's government and the transition from St. Petersburg to Leningrad.
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The End of the Affair

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Writer: Lenore Coffee
Actor: Deborah Kerr, Van Johnson, John Mills, Peter Cushing, Michael Goodliffe
Summary: In England during World War II, an American writer and the bored wife of a British civil servant fall in love, then she mysteriously ends the affair.
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An Enemy of the People

Director: Gareth Davies
Writer: Maggie Allen
Summary: Baikie is a sober respectable town, but when anybody starts doing good by digging under this facade, he becomes An Enemy Of The People.
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English Vinglish

Director: Gauri Shinde
Writer: Gauri Shinde
Actor: Sridevi, Adil Hussain, Mehdi Nebbou, Priya Anand, Shivansh Kotia, Navika Kotia, Sulabha Deshpande
Summary: Shashi Godbole is a super-sensitive wife, mother and daughter-in-law; a perfect homemaker and small-time entrepreneur. Her only handicap is English. Does she manage to master the Queen's language?
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Ernest and Celestine

Ernest et Celestine

Director: Benjamin Renner, Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar
Writer: Daniel Pennac
Actor: Forest Whitaker, Mackenzie Foy, Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti, William H
Summary: Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets, tucked away in networks of winding subterranean tunnels, lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified of the bears who live above ground. Unlike her fellow mice, Celestine is an artist and a dreamer, and when she nearly ends up as breakfast for ursine troubadour Ernest, the two form an unlikely bond.
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Europa Europa

Hitlerjunge Salomon

Director: Agnieszka Holland
Writer: Agnieszka Holland, Paul Hengge
Actor: Marco Hofschneider, Andre Wilms, Ashley Wanninger, Klaus Abramowsky, Michele Gleizer, Delphine Forest, Rene Hofschneider, Julie Delpy, Hanns Zischler
Summary: This film dramatizes the bizarre but true story of Solomon 'Solly' Perel, a Jew who avoided the concentration camps and certain death by hiding in plain sight. After Kristallnacht, his family flees to Poland, but soon after Solly has lost his brother and is alone, living by luck and wits. Solly finds himself in a series of adventures: in a Russian orphanage, captured by a German unit, celebrated as a hero, and sent in triumph to a Hitler Youth School. Although born on the same day as the Fuhrer, Solly is circumcised and so must avoid intimate encounters. He fends off both a homosexual Nazi and a beautiful, virulently anti-Semitic girlfriend who's dying to conceive an Aryan child for the Fatherland. Despite some narrow escapes, Solly thrives through the chaos, as it seems a higher power is keeping an eye on him.
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Everyone's Child

Director: Tsitsi Dangarembga
Writer: Tsitsi Dangarembga, John Riber, Andrew Whaley
Actor: Nomsa Mlambo, Thulani Sandhla, Walter Muparutsa, Elijah Madzikatire, Chunky Phiri, Killness Nyati
Summary: In a rural village in Zimbabwe, Tamari and Itai are devastated when both their parents die of AIDS. For the four children this is a time of fear and survival as family and neighbors turn their heads away because of the stigma of AIDS. The city is just as hostile as is the village. In the end it is only tragedy that can bridge the gulf of denial and make the community realize that these are everyone's children.
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Gin3 Gwai2

Director: Danny Pang, Oxide Pang
Writer: Jojo Hui, Danny Pang, Oxide Pang
Actor: Lee Sin-Je, Lawrence Chou, Chutcha Rujinanon, Candy Lo Pierre Png, Edmund Chen
Summary: After 18 years of blindness, 20 year-old Mun's eyesight is restored following a corneal transplant. Immediately, mysterious black-clad figures in Mun's field of vision seem to foreshadow sudden deaths, and disfigured denizens haunt her daily. Mun slowly learns that she has inherited her donor's particular fate - the ability to see into the future and the terror that comes with it.
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Director: Newton I. Aduaka
Writer: Newton I. Aduaka, Alain-Michel Blanc
Actor: Mamoudu Turay Kamara, Mariame N'Diaye, Mamusu Kallon, Richard Gant, Mercy Ojelade, Emile Abossolo-Mbo, Merveille Lukeba, Abubakarr Karim Sawaneh, Ilario Bisi-Pedro, Cleophas Kabasiita, Wale Ojo, Yao Yankey Yankson
Summary: Tells the story of Ezra, a young boy kidnapped and forced to become a soldier with a rebel faction in the Sierra Leone Civil War. Ten years later, he is brought before a truth and reconciliation commission and made to revisit and understand his crimes so as to begin the process of psychological healing.
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F for Fake

Director: Orson Welles, Francois Reichenbach, Gary Graver, Oja Kodar
Writer: Orson Welles, Oja Kodar
Actor: Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, Elmyr de Hory, Clifford Irving, Edith Irving, Laurence Harvey
Summary: Trickery. Deceit. Magic. In this free-form documentary, the legendary filmmaker gleefully engages the central preoccupation of his career - the tenuous line between truth and illusion, art and lies.
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Faat Kine

Director: Ousmane Sembene
Writer: Ousmane Sembene
Actor: Venus Seye, Mame Ndumbe Diop, Awa Sene Sarr, Tabara Ndiaye, Ndiagne Dia, Mariame Balde, Ibrahima Sane, Ismaila Cisse, Pape Faye, Marie Au Diata, Eloi Coly
Summary: The drama of Faat Kine, an independent single mother and business woman who runs a gas station franchise; and also born in 1960, the same year Senegalese independence was attained.
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The Fallen Idol

Director: Carol Reed
Writer: Graham Greene
Actor: Ralph Richardson, Michele Morgan, Bobby Henrey, Jack Hawkins, Bernard Lee, Dora Bryan, Denis O'Dea, Walter Fitzgerald, Karel Stepanek, Sonia Dresdel
Summary: The relationship between a young boy and his beloved butler turns sour when the boy suspects the butler of murder.
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Director: Marc Allegret
Writer: Marcel Pagnol
Actor: Raimu, Pierre Fresnay, Orane Demazis, Fernand Charpin
Summary: Marius has left, signed up for a five year hitch on a ship bound for the Indian Ocean. In his few letters to his father César, he hardly mentions Fanny. When she finds she is pregnant, she considers her options: suicide, to raise the child on her own, to wait for Marius, or to marry Honoré Panisse, the older merchant who seeks her hand. These choices are emotional: to raise a bastard, to trust in Marius' eventual return, to believe he'll want to marry her, to save her mother from shame, to fool Panisse, to give her child a name. In scenes dramatizing Fanny's honesty, she talks to her mother, then Panisse, César, and later Marius, and she makes her choices.
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Fanny and Alexander

Fanny och Alexander

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Writer: Ingmar Bergman
Actor: Pernilla Allwin, Bertil Guve, Ewa Froling, Jan Malmsjo
Screenplay: PN1997 .F3613 1982
Summary: The sometimes tumultuous life of an extended family in early 20th-century Sweden, as seen through the eyes of two children.
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Farewell My Concubine

Bawang Bie Ji

Director: Chen Kaige
Writer: Lu Wei, Lilian Lee
Actor: Leslie Cheung, Zhang Fengyi, Gong Li
Summary: Story that spans more than 50 years in the lives of two men at the Peking Opera, friends since childhood, and the woman who comes between them. Also an absorbing drama of the period in Chinese history from the warlord era through the Cultural Revolution.
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Fat Girl

A ma soeur!

Director: Catherine Breillat
Writer: Catherine Breillat
Actor: Anais Reboux, Roxane Mesquida, Arsinee Khanjian, Romain Goupil, Libero de Rienzo, Laura Betti
Summary: A daring and provocative exploration of the complexities of sexual awakening involving 12-year old Anais. With her family on holiday by the sea, she yearns for the experience of first love. However, she experiences it by proxy when her beautiful older sister, Elena, gets involved with an older boy. Soon Elena's naive hopes of romance will be shattered setting a chain of events in motion that will shatter her family forever.
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Director: Lajos Koltai
Writer: Imre Kertesz
Actor: Marcell Nagy, Bela Dora, Balint Pentek
Summary: During World War II, a Jewish boy from Budapest is separated from his family and sent to the Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz.
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Fear in the Night

Director: Jimmy Sangster
Writer: Jimmy Sangster, Michael Syson
Actor: Judy Geeson, Joan Collins, Ralph Bates, Peter Cushing, James Cossins, Gillian Lind
Summary: A young woman recovering from a nervous breakdown moves with her new teacher-husband to a remote country boarding school where further terrors await her.
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Fear of Fear

Angst vor der Angst

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Writer: Asta Scheib
Actor: Margit Carstensen, Ulrich Faulhaber, Brigitte Mira, Irm Hermann, Armin Meier, Adrian Hoven
Summary: A pregnant middle-class housewife, living an ideal, comfortable life, begins to experience moments of uncontrollable undirected fear. Her anxiety grows and becomes more frequent. After giving birth, she turns to drugs and alcohol, but nothing seems to alleviate her tempestuous nerves.
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The Field

Director: Jim Sheridan
Writer: Jim Sheridan
Actor: Richard Harris, John Hurt, Sean Bean, Brenda Fricker, Tom Berenger, Frances Tomelty
Summary: The field is a plot of land in rural Ireland, rented and tended by an old man. When the owner sells the land to an American developer, the old man decides to fight the change, regardless of the cost.
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Fierce Creatures

Director: Robert Young, Fred Schepisi
Writer: John Cleese, Iain Johnstone
Actor: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin, Ronnie Corbett, Carey Lowell, Robert Lindsay
Summary: When ruthless media mogul Rod McCain acquires England's Marwood Zoo, he sends his sexy marketing executive and his lecherous son to whip the place into shape, but they discover Marwood's straitlaced director has already implemented his own harebrained scheme.
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Fighting Elegy

Kenka erejii

Director: Seijun Suzuki
Writer: Kaneto Shindo
Actor: Hidei Takahashi, Yusuke Kawazu, Takeshi Kato, Isao Tamagawa, Kayo Matsuo
Summary: High schooler Nanbu Kiroku yearns for the prim, Catholic Michiko, but her only desire is to reform Kiroku's sinful tendencies. Hormones raging, Kiroku channels his unsatisfied lust into the only outlet available: savage, crazed violence.
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Finding Neverland

Director: Marc Forster
Writer: David Magee
Actor: Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Radha Mitchell, Dustin Hoffman, Freddie Highmore, Joe Prospero, Nick Roud, Luke Spill, Ian Hart, Kelly Macdonald
Screenplay: PN1997 .F535 2004
Summary: Well-known playwright James M. Barrie finds his career at a crossroads when his latest play flops and doubters begin to question his future. Then by chance he meets a widow and her four adventurous boys. Together they form a friendship that ignites the imagination needed to produce Barrie's greatest work. Traverses both fantasy and everyday reality, melding the difficulties of adult life with the spellbinding allure and childlike innocence of the boy who never grows up.
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Director: Cheick Oumar Sissoko
Writer: Cheick Oumar Sissoko
Actor: Diarrah Sonogo Koti, Oumar Namory Keita, Saidou Tourae
Summary: Tells the story of two women's rebellion. Nanyuma, a young widow, refuses her brother-in-law, the village fool, when he asserts his traditional right to 'inherit' her. Fili, a young girl sent from the city by her conservative father, is brutally circumcised by the village women who are scandalized that she resists the age-old custom.
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The Fire Within

Le feu follet

Director: Louis Malle
Writer: Louis Malle
Actor: Maurice Ronet, Lena Skerla, Yvonne Clech, Hubert Deschamps, Jean-Paul Moulinot, Mona Dol, Pierre Moncorbier, Renae Dupuis, Bernard Tiphaine, Bernard Noel, Ursula Kubler, Jeanne Moreau, Alain Mottet, Franðcois Gragnon, Romain Bouteille, Jaques Sereys, Alexandra Stewart, Claude Deschamps, Tony Taffin, Henri Serre
Summary: Alain Leroy is a self-destructive writer who is enduring a treatment in a private hospital because of his alcoholism. The doctor only sees the surface problem and declares it time for Alain to leave the hospital. Alain resolves to commit suicide, but first he goes to Paris and tries to reconnect with some old friends.
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Fires On The Plain


Director: Kon Ichikawa
Writer: Natto Wada
Actor: Eiji Funakoshi, Osamu Takizawa, Mickey Curtis, Hikaru Hoshi, Mantaro Ushio, Masaya Tsukida, Ko Sukida, Yoshihiro Hamaguchi, Asao Sano, Shin Date, Yoshio Inaba, Jun Hamamura
Summary: Denied hospital treatment for tuberculosis and cast off into the unknown, Private Tamura treks across an unfamiliar Philippine landscape, encountering an increasingly debased cross section of Imperial Army soldiers, who eventually give in to the most terrifying craving of all.
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Director: Takeshi Kitano
Writer: Takeshi Kitano
Actor: Beat Takeshi, Kayoko Kishimoto, Ren Osugi, Susumu Terajima
Summary: A hard-boiled ex-cop, haunted by a troubled past and pushed to the edge by the shooting of his partner, confronts his demons in a ruthless quest for justice and redemption.
Review: 'Though known for his acting, Takeshi Kitano's finest work rests in his directorial efforts. Among them is Hana-bi, a crime film that stresses the silence between stabbings and shootings as much as the gruesome bloodshed. Often somber, but with a warmth and a humor regardless, the intimate film revolutionized the stale and overdone yakuza genre.'
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First Man into Space

Director: Robert Day
Writer: Wyott Ordung, John Croydon, Charles F. Vetter
Actor: Marshall Thompson, Marla Landi, Robert Ayers, Bill Nagy, Carl Jaffe, Bill Edwards, Roger Delgado, John McLaren
Summary: In this interstellar cautionary tale, brash U.S. Navy test pilot Dan Prescott, hungry for fame, rockets himself beyond Earth's atmosphere, only to become encrusted with cosmic dust and return a blood-drinking monster.
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A Fish Called Wanda

Director: Charles Crichton
Writer: John Cleese
Actor: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin, Maria Aitken, Tom Georgeson, Patricia Hayes, Geoffrey Palmer
Screenplay: PN1997 .F58 1988
Summary: Sexy American diamonds lover Wanda and her boyfriend Otto are in England to plot alongside George and Ken the robbery of a diamond collection. Wanda and Otto want the stolen diamonds for themselves, and inform the police about George, not knowing that he has already moved the diamonds to another secret place. Wanda thinks the best way to find out is by getting close to George's lawyer, Archie Leach.
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A Fistful of Dollars

Per un pugno di dollari

Director: Sergio Leone
Writer: Victor Andres Catena, Jaime Comas Gil, Sergio Leone
Actor: Clint Eastwood, Marianne Koch, John Wells, W. Lukschy, S Rupp, Joe Edger
Summary: A mysterious gunman has just arrived in San Miguel, a grim and dusty border town where two rival bands of smugglers are terrorizing the impoverished citizens. A master of the 'quick-draw', the stranger soon receives lucrative offers of employment from each gang. He accepts both offers, setting in motion a plan to destroy the criminals.
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Fists in the Pocket

I pugni in tasca

Director: Marco Bellocchio
Writer: Marco Bellocchio
Actor: Lou Castel, Paola Pitagora, Marino Masae, Liliana Gaerace, PierLuigi Troglio, Jenny MacNeil, Irene Agnelli, Sandra Bergamini, Celestina Bellocchio, Lella Bertante, Stefania Troglio, Gianni Schicchi, Mauro Martini, Tino Molinari, Gianfranco Cella, Alfredo Filippazzi
Summary: Tormented by twisted desires, a young man takes drastic measures to rid his grotesquely dysfunctional family of its various afflictions.
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Director: Werner Herzog
Writer: Werner Herzog
Actor: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale
Summary: Story of a man obsessed with a dream to build his own personal opera house in a remote Peruvian town.
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Five Broken Cameras

Khamas Kamirat Muhattamah Hamesh Matslemot Shvurot

Director: Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi
Writer: Nick Broomfield, Guy Davidi
Summary: 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first hand-account of non violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, the footage was later given to Israeli co-director Guy Davidi to edit. Structured around the violent destruction of each one of Burnat's cameras, the filmmakers' collaboration follows one family's evolution over five years of village turmoil. Burnat watches from behind the lens as olive trees are bulldozed, protests intensify and lives are lost.
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Five Dolls for an August Moon

5 bambole per la luna d'agosto

Director: Mario Bava
Writer: Mario Di Nardo
Summary: Eager to unveil an exciting new chemical process, industrialist George Stark gathers a group of businessmen on his private island. But the event takes a disastrous and deadly turn when a hostile bidding war erupts.
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Director: Ingrid Sinclair
Writer: Ingrid Sinclair, Barbara Jago, Philip Roberts
Actor: Marian Kunonga, Ulla Mahaka
Summary: Dramatization of the role of women fighters in the Zimbabwean liberation struggle, and of the abuses committed against women and peasants in the military and in Zimbabwean society at large.
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Floating Weeds


Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Writer: Kogo Noda, Yasujiro Ozu
Actor: Ganjiro Nakamura, Machiko Kyo, Ayako Wakao
Summary: The head of a Japanese theatre troupe returns to a small coastal town where he left a son who thinks he is his uncle, and tries to make up for the lost time, but his current mistress grows jealous.
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The Flower of Evil

Fleur du mal

Director: Claude Chabrol
Writer: Caroline Eliacheff, Louise L. Lambrichs, Claude Chabrol
Actor: Nathalie Baye, Benoit Magimel, Bernard Le Coq, Suzanne Flon, Melanie Doutey
Summary: The story of a seemingly perfect family, whose distinguished facade starts to crack when the wife ventures into local politics. On the eve of the election, a corpse appears, and the long dormant seeds of past family crime begin to bloom.
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The Flower of My Secret

La flor de mi secreto

Director: Pedro Almodovar
Writer: Pedro Almodovar
Actor: Juan Echanove, Carmen Elias, Marisa Paredes, Rossy de Palma
Summary: Popular romance novelist Leo (Marisa Paredes) takes a job at a newspaper under a pseudonym in this bittersweet film from Pedro Almodovar. Fed up with writing meaningless books and on the verge of splitting with her husband (Imanol Arias), Leo banishes her overwhelming depression by pretending to be Amanda Gris. She's hired by newspaperman Ángel (Juan Echanove), who's unaware of her true identity and assigns her to review her own romance novel.
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The Flowers of St. Francis

Francesco, giullare di Dio

Director: Roberto Rossellini
Writer: Roberto Rossellini, Federico Fellini
Actor: Brother Nazario Gerardi, Brother Severino Pisacane, Esposito "Peparuolo" Bonaventura, Aldo Fabrizi, Arabella Lemaãitre
Summary: In a series of simple and joyous vignettes, director Roberto Rossellini and co-writer Federico Fellini lovingly convey the universal teachings of The People's Saint: humility, faith, and sacrifice. Gorgeously photographed to evoke the medieval paintings of Saint Francis' time, and cast with monks from the Nocera Inferiore Monastery.
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For a Few Dollars More (Box-Set)

Per qualche dollaro in piu

Director: Sergio Leone
Writer: Luciano Vincenzoni, Sergio Leone, Sergio Donati, Luciano Vincenzoni
Actor: Cint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Colonte, Mara Krup, Luigi Postilli, Klaus Kinski, Josef Egger, Panis Papadopulos, Benito Stefanelli, Roberto Camardiel, Aldo Sambrell, Luis Rodriguez, Mario Brega
Summary: Cint Eastwood plays a bounty hunter who doesn't quit until he finishes his job. He joins up with another bounty hunter to catch a sadistic outlaw named Indio.
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For a Few Dollars More (Singleton)

Per qualche dollaro in piu

Director: Sergio Leone
Writer: Luciano Vincenzoni, Sergio Leone, Sergio Donati, Luciano Vincenzoni
Actor: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volonte
Summary: Western drama in which two bounty hunters join forces to capture an outlaw gang leader.
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Forbidden Games

Jeux interdits

Director: Rene Clement
Writer: Jean Aurenche, Pierre Bost
Actor: Georges Poujouly, Brigitte Fossey
Summary: The story of a young girl orphaned by war and the farm boy she joins in a fantastical world of macabre play.
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The Forest

Le silence de la foret

Director: Bassek Ba Kobhio, Didier Ouenangare
Writer: Bassek Ba Kobhio, Marcel Beaulieu, Didier Ouenangare
Actor: Eric Ebouaney, Sonia Zembourou, Philippe Maury, Nadge Beausson-Diagne
Summary: In a twist on the old story of Westerners' encounters with African cultures, Le silence de la foret focuses instead on what happens when a European-educated African interacts with the rainforest people incorrectly and pejoratively known as 'pygmies' (who are more accurately called the Biaka). It is about the difficulty for even the most well-intentioned person to know and respect people of cultures so different from their own.
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Director: Ian Gabriel
Writer: Greg Latter
Actor: Arnold Vosloo, Zane Meas, Denise Newman, Quanita Adams, Christo Davids, Elton Landrew, Lionel Newton, Hugh Masebenza
Summary: A white former South African policeman who tortured and killed a black anti-apartheid activists seeks forgiveness from the victim's family.
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The Four Feathers

Director: Zoltan Korda
Writer: R.C. Sherriff
Actor: John Clements, Ralph Richardson, C. Aubrey Smith, June Duprez, Allan Jeayes, Jack Allen, Donald Gray, Frederick Culley, Clive Baxter, Robert Rendel, Archibald Batty, Derek Elphinstone, Hal Walters, Norman Pierce, Henry Oscar, John Laurie, Amid Taftazani
Summary: With cannon fire igniting the North African skies, the British cavalry charges into battle to capture the strategic city of Khartoum. In the midst of the devastating carnage, a horrified officer resigns from his post. But he soon finds his shame is greater than his fear, and he returns to save his honor - and the friends he betrayed - at any cost.
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Four Feathers

Director: Don Sharp
Writer: Gerald DiPego
Actor: Beau Bridges, Robert Powell, Simon Ward, Jane Seymour
Summary: As England teeters on the brink of war with Egypt, Harry, a handsome, young lieutenant, resigns his commission. Then four telegrams arrive, one for Harry and the others for his three closest fellow-officers. Harry destroys the messages, and in turn his friends send him three feathers representing his cowardice and they sever all ties with him. Desperate to regain respect, he travels secretly to the Sudan and with blind fury he saves each of his three friends from grisly deaths.
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Four Times That Night

Quante volte... quella notte

Director: Mario Bava
Writer: Guido Leoni, Mario Moroni, Carl Ross
Summary: John and Tina meet in a park one day. They immediately hit it off, go out on a date later that evening. The late that night, Tina's returns to her apartment with her expensive new dress badly torn apart, and John's forehead bosts some suspicous scratches. Three different people, John, Tina, and a doorman, give three seperate and different perspectives on what happened that night before the truth is revealed.
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Four Weddings and a Funeral

Director: Mike Newell
Writer: Richard Curtis
Actor: Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Kristin Scott-Thomas, Simon Callow, Charlotte Coleman, James Fleet, John Hannah, David Bower, Corin Redgrave, Rowan Atkinson
Screenplay: PN1997 .F68 1996
Summary: A British man falls for an American woman, who he meets at the first of a long series of weddings.
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Fox and His Friends

Faustrecht der Freiheit

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Writer: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Christian Hohoff
Actor: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Peter Chatel, Karl-Heinz Bohm, Harry Baer
Summary: Fassbinder directs and stars as a gay lower-class carnival performer known as Fox the Talking Head, who strikes it rich by winning a lottery. Then he has an ill-fated romance with an elegant upperclass lover.
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Freedom for Us

A nous la liberte

Director: Rene Clair
Writer: Rene Clair
Actor: Henri Marchand, Raymond Cordy, Rolla France, Paul Olivier, Andre Michand, Germaine Aussey, Jacques Shelly, Leon Lorin, William Burke, Vincent Hyspa
Screenplay: PN1997.A1 C5213 1970a
Summary: A satire on factory life centering on the activities of a couple of ex-prisoners, one of whom, an ambitious crook, becomes the boss of a large factory while the other, a sentimental old tramp, becomes a worker there. Eventually both discover that happiness and peace of mind cannot be bought with money and revert to their former life as vagabonds. This film inspired Charlie Chaplin's Modern times.
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French Cancan

Director: Jean Renoir
Writer: Jean Renoir, Andre-Paul Antoine
Actor: Jean Gabin, Francoise Arnoul, Maria Felix, Anna Amendola, Jean-Roger Caussimon, Dora Doll, Giani Esposito
Summary: Nineteenth century Paris comes vibrantly alive in director Jean Renoir's exhilarating tale of the opening of the world-renowned Moulin Rouge. Jean Gabin plays the wily impresario Danglard, who makes the can-can all the rage while juggling the love of two beautiful women -- an Egyptian belly-dancer and a naïve working girl turned can-can star. This celebration of life, art and the City of Light includes a rare cameo by Edith Piaf.
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Fritz Lang: Circle of Destiny

Fritz Lang, le cercle du destin - Les films allemands

Director: Jorge Dana
Summary: From M to Rancho Notorious, from Metropolis to Moonfleet, the films of Fritz Lang are part of the history of cinema. The first phase of his career was set in Germany, where he returned twenty-five years later to shoot his last three films. It was during this early German period that the director developed his inimitable directorial style. Now those who know the man and his work best reveal the secrets behind his craft.
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Full Moon in Paris

Les Nuits de la pleine lune

Director: Eric Rohmer
Writer: Eric Rohmer
Summary: A young woman in Paris moves out on her lover in order to experience freedom.
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Director: Richard Attenborough
Writer: John Briley
Actor: Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Martin Sheen, Ian Charleson, Athol Fugard, Gunter Maria Halmer, Saeed Jaffrey
Screenplay: PN1997 .G314
Summary: Follows the life of Mahatma Gandhi from his days as a lawyer in South Africa to his role as India's spiritual leader by using his philosophy of non-violent but direct-action protest that helped end British rule. Centers on the extraordinary man who fought for a nonviolent, peaceful existence and set an entire nation free.
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Gaslight (1940)

Director: Thorold Dickinson
Writer: John Van Druten, A.R. Rawlinson, Bridget Boland
Actor: Anton Walbrook, Diana Wynyard
Summary: Stars Diana Wynyard as Bella Mallen, a young bride who's slowly tormented by strange happenings in her home, the same home in which a stash of jewels is reportedly hidden. Anton Walbrook plays Bella's ostensibly devoted husband, who tends to his wife's increasingly fragile mental state with fiendish charm.
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Gate of Flesh

Nikutai no mon

Director: Seijun Suzuki
Writer: Goro Tanada
Actor: Joe Shishido, Yumiko Nogawa, Satoko Kasai, Koji Wada, Tomiko Ishii, Kayo Matsuo, Misako Tominaga, Keisuke Noro, Chico Rolando
Summary: In the shady black markets and bombed-out hotels of post-World War II Tokyo, a tough band of prostitutes eke out a dog-eat-dog existence, maintaining tenuous friendships and a semblance of order in a world of chaos. But when a renegade ex-soldier stumbles into their midst, lusts and loyalties clash, with tragic results.
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The Gathering

Director: Brian Gilbert
Writer: Anthony Horowitz
Actor: Christina Ricci, Ioan Gruffudd, Stephen Dillane, Kerry Fox, Simon Russell Beale
Summary: An American backpacking in rural England has her life taking a turn for the worse after a car accident. During recovery, she is befriended by a researcher studying a buried 1st Century church embedded with images of Christ's crucifixion. She begins to have horrific visions of the townspeople and their deaths.
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General Idi Amin Dada

Director: Barbet Schroeder
Writer: Barbet Schroeder
Summary: In 1974 a film crew followed Idi Amin Dada, dictator of Uganda, interviewing him and filming him as he worked. Provides a candid portrait of a notorious figure.
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La genaese

Director: Cheick Oumar Sissoko
Writer: Jean-Louis Sagot-Durvaroux
Actor: Sotigui Kouyate, Bala Moussa Keita, Salif Keita, Fatoumata Diawara
Summary: Based on chapters 33-37 of Genesis told from an African perspective, the film portrays the bitter rivalry between the brothers Jacob and Esau.
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Director: Henry Cornelius
Writer: William Rose
Actor: Dinah Sheridan, John Gregson, Kay Kendall
Summary: Two friendly rivals engage in a race on the way back from the London to Brighton veteran car rally.
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Georgy Girl

Director: Silvo Narizzano
Writer: Margaret Forster, Peter Nichols
Actor: James Mason, Alan Bates, Lynn Redgrave, Charlotte Rampling, Bill Owen, Clare Kelly, Rachel Kempson
Summary: A homely but vivacious young woman dodges the amorous attentions of her father's middle-aged employer while striving to capture some of the glamorous life of her swinging London roommate.
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Germany, Year Zero (Box-Set)

Deutschland im Jahre Null Germania, anno zero

Director: Roberto Rossellini
Writer: Roberto Rossellini, Max Kolpe, Sergio Amidei
Actor: Edmund Meschke, Ernst Pittschau, Ingetraud Hinze, Franz-Martin Gruger, Erich Guhne
Screenplay: PN1997.A1 R613 1985
Summary: The concluding chapter of Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy is the most devastating, a portrait of an obliterated Berlin seen through the eyes of a 12-year old boy. Living in a bombed-out apartment building with his sick father and two older siblings, young Edmund is mostly left to wander unsupervised, getting ensnared in the black market schemes of a group of teenagers and coming under the nefarious influence of a Nazi-sympathizing ex-teacher.
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Germany, Year Zero (Singleton)

Deutschland im Jahre Null Germania, anno zero

Director: Roberto Rossellini
Writer: Roberto Rossellini, Max Kolpe, Sergio Amidei
Actor: Edmund Meschke, Ernst Pittschau, Ingetraud Hinzf, Franz Gruger, Erich Guhne, Franz-Otto Kruger
Screenplay: PN1997.A1 R613 1985
Summary: A young boy kills his sickly father and then, unable to live with his action, kills himself. Set in ruined Berlin shortly after World War II. The third part of the trilogy following, Paisa, and Roma città aperta.
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Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Writer: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Actor: Nina Pens Rode, Bendt Rothe, Ebbe Rode, Baard Owe
Summary: Around 1910, a woman who is unhappily married to a lawyer meets a famous poet whom she had loved, has an affair with a young composer and finally decides to live alone in Paris.
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Director: Elijah Moshinsky
Writer: Henrik Ibsen, Michael Meyer
Actor: Judi Dench, Michael Gambon
Summary: An all-star cast joins Judi for the controversial Henrik Ibsen play about family secrets.
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Ghosts of Cite Soleil

Director: Asger Leth, Milo Loncarevic
Writer: Asger Leth
Summary: Enter the lives of notorious gang leaders who dominate the Haitian slum of Cite Soleil. The reality of life today in Haiti unfolds before us as we get to know two brothers and their stories intimately.
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The Ghoul

Director: T. Hayes Hunter
Writer: Rupert Downing, Leonard Hines, Roland Pertwee, John Hastings Turner
Actor: Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesicer, Dorothy Hyson, Anthony Bushell, Kathleen Harrison, D.A. Clarke-Smith, Ralph Richardson
Summary: An Egyptologist (Boris Karloff) wishes to be buried with a jewel he believes will allow him eternal life. When it is stolen, he rises from the dead to seek revenge.
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Gigi (1949)

Director: Jacqueline Audry
Writer: Pierre Laroche
Actor: Yvonne de Bray, Gaby Morlay, Jean Tissier, Frank Villard, Danielle Delorme
Summary: A wealthy Gaston finds out he prefers a young Parisian girl to be his wife rather than his mistress.
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Ginger and Cinnamon

Dillo con parole mie

Director: Daniele Luchetti
Writer: Ivan Cotroneo, Daniele Luchetti, Stefania Montorsi
Actor: Stefania Montorsi, Giampaolo Morelli, Martina Merlino, Alberto Cucca
Summary: After breaking up with her boyfriend, 30-year-old Stefania vacations on the Greek 'Isle of Love', and reluctantly agrees to chaperone her precocious 15-year-old niece, Meggy. But Stefania doesn't know that Meggy plans to lose her virginity before the summer is over, and the guy she has her eye on is none other than Stefania's ex.
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Girl on a Motorcycle

Director: Jack Cardiff
Writer: Ronald Duncan
Actor: Alain Delon, Marianne Faithfull, Roger Mutton, Marius Goring
Summary: A bored newlywed leaves her husband for her ex-lover, taking off on her Harley for a long ride through the countryside and cities of Europe. While riding, she experiences explicit erotic fantasies about her ex-lover and their affair.
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The Girl Who Knew Too Much

La ragazza che sapeva troppo

Director: Mario Bava
Writer: Mario Bava, Enzo Corbucci, Ennio De Concini, Eliana DeSabata, Mino Guerrini, Franco E. Prosperi
Actor: John Saxon, Leticia Roman, Valentina Cortese, Dante Di Paolo
Summary: An American tourist in Rome witnesses a serial killer's latest slaying and convinces a charming young doctor to help her investigate the city's 'Alphabet Murders.'
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Girl with Green Eyes

Director: Desmond Davis
Writer: Edna O'Brien
Actor: Peter Finch, Rita Tushingham, Lynn Redgrave
Summary: Kate and Baba move to the big city in search of fun, excitement, and men, but then Kate falls for an older, educated man and finds herself escaping into a world she's always dreamed of.
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God's Country

Director: Louis Malle
Writer: Louis Malle
Summary: Over the course of six years, acclaimed filmmaker Louis Malle's (My Dinner with Andre) searing documentary chronicles the shocking economic decline of a small Midwestern farming community in the cradle of America's heartland. After capturing the daily lives of Glencoe, Minn., residents on film in 1979, Malle returned in 1985 at the start of Ronald Reagan's second presidential term to find the town drowning in foreclosures and financial crises.
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God's Gift

Wend Kuuni

Director: Gaston Kabore
Writer: Gaston Kabore
Actor: Serge Yanogo, Rosine Yanogo, Joseph Nikiema, Colette Kabore
Summary: A mute foundling is raised in an African village by a weaver and his family. The mute regains his powers of speech only after a shock, then reveals his origins and reasons for dumbness.
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The Gods Must Be Crazy I

Director: Jamie Uys
Writer: Jamie Uys
Actor: Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo, N!xau, Louw Verwey, Michael Thys, Nic de Jager, Fanyana Sidumo, Joe Seakatsie, Brian O'Shaughnessy, Ken Gampu, Paddy O'Byrne
Summary: For five thousand years, things have stayed pretty much the same for Xi and his fellow Bushmen. Then one day, an empty Coke bottle drops magically from the sky and life goes topsy-turvy in the face of this generous 'gift of the Gods.'
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The Gods Must Be Crazy II

Director: Jamie Uys
Writer: Jamie Uys
Actor: N!xau, Lena Farugia, Hans Strydom, Eiros, Nadies, Erick Bowen, Treasure Tshabalala, Pierre Van Pletzen, Lourens Swanepoel, Richard Loring, Lesley Fox, Simon Sabela, Ken Marshall, Peter Tunstall, Andrew Dibb, Shimane Mpepela, Paddy O'Byrne
Summary: Xixo again collides with the so-called civilized world when he embarks on a search for his children, who are accidental stowaways on a poacher's truck. He soon crosses paths with two very odd couples lost in the desert. Xixo finds himself drawn into a crazy adventure with people who know how to make magic machines, but constantly need to be saved from the wilderness and each other.
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The Golden Age

L'Age d'Or

Director: Luis Bunuel
Writer: Luis Bunuel, Salvador Dali
Actor: Gaston Modot, Lya Lys, Max Ernst
Summary: Using a melange of strange and unrelated images, this surrealistic film about two lovers who mock convention is a statement by Buñuel on the nature of the bourgeoisie, the Church and the police. Banned in France within two weeks of its release.
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The Golden Coach

Le Carrosse d'or La carrozza d'oro

Director: Jean Renoir
Writer: Jean Renoir, Jack Kirkland, Renzo Avanzo, Giulio Macchi, Ginette Doynel
Actor: Anna Magnani, Odoardo Spadaro, Nada Fiorelli, Duncan Lamont, George Higgins, Ralph Truman, Gisella Mathews
Summary: Prepare for a ravishing 18th-century comic fantasy about a viceroy who receives an exquisite golden coach and gives it to the tempestuous star of a touring commedia dell'arte company. Master director Jean Renoir's sumptuous tribute to the theater (presented here in the English version he favored) is set to the music of Antonio Vivaldi and revolves around vivacious and tempestuous star Anna Magnani.
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The Golem: How He Came into the World (Non-Restored-Edition)

Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam

Director: Paul Wegener, Carl Boese
Writer: Paul Wegener, Henrik Galeen
Actor: Albert Steinruck, Lyda Salmonova, Ernst Deutsch, Hanns Sturm, Paul Wegener
Summary: In 16th century Prague, Rabbi Loew creates a giant Golem from clay to protect his people from their persecutors. Employing sorcery, he brings the artificial man to life, endowing him with human emotions. Famulus, Loew's evil assistant, manages to take control of the Golem, commanding it to perform sordid criminal acts culminating in the kidnapping of the Rabbi's daughter Miriam. The monster, outraged, rebels and a rampage ensues.
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         World (Restored-Edition)

The Golem: How He Came into the World (Restored-Edition)

Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam

Director: Paul Wegener, Carl Boese
Writer: Paul Wegener, Henrik Galeen
Actor: Paul Wegener, Albert Steinruck, Lydia Salmonova, Ernst Deutsch, Hans Sturm
Summary: In 16th century Prague, Rabbi Loew creates a giant Golem from clay to protect his people from their persecutors. Employing sorcery, he brings the artificial man to life, endowing him with human emotions. Famulus, Loew's evil assistant, manages to take control of the Golem, commanding it to perform sordid criminal acts culminating in the kidnapping of the Rabbi's daughter Miriam. The monster, outraged, rebels and a rampage ensues.
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Good Bye, Lenin!

Director: Wolfgang Becker
Writer: Wolfgang Becker, Bernd Lichtenberg
Actor: Daniel Bruhl, Katrin Sass, Chulpan Khamatova, Maria Simon, Florian Lukas
Summary: Alex's proud, socialist mother falls into a coma for eight months. When she wakes, her heart is weak, so Alex has to keep the secret that the Berlin Wall has fallen and capitalism has triumphed. What begins as a little white lie turns into a major scam.
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Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg

God afton, Herr Wallenberg - En Passionshistoria fran verkligheten

Director: Kjell Grede
Writer: Kjell Grede
Actor: Stellan Skarsgard, Katharina Thalbach, Karoly Eperjes
Summary: The story of Swedish businessman Raoul Wallenberg who helped Jews in Budapest, Hungary in 1944 obtain Swedish passports to get them out of Adolph Eichmann's deadly path. He saved over 60,000 people in Budapest's Jewish ghetto.
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A Good Marriage

Le Beau Mariage

Director: Eric Rohmer
Writer: Eric Rohmer
Summary: An impulsive young art student decides she wants to marry a prosperous lawyer. She becomes ensnared by her increasingly obsessive scheming when he treats her with polite indifference.
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Good Morning, Night

Buongiorno, notte

Director: Marco Bellocchio
Writer: Marco Bellocchio
Actor: Maya Sansa, Luigi Lo Cascio, Robert Herlitzka, Paolo Briguglia, Pier Giorgio Bellocchio, Giovanni Calcagno
Summary: The story of a young woman assumes a life of domesticity to conceal her true identity as a member of the Red Brigades, Italy's terrorist underground.
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The Good Thief

Director: Neil Jordan
Writer: Neil Jordan
Actor: Nick Nolte, Tcheky Karyo, Said Taghmaoui, Gerard Darmon, Emir Kusturica, Marc Lavoine, Ouassini Embarek, Mark Polish, Michael Polish, Nutsa Kukhiandize
Summary: An American thief, living in the French city of Nice, is addicted to both heroin and gambling.
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo

Director: Sergio Leone
Writer: Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Luciano Vincenzoni, Sergio Leone, Sergio Donati, Mickey Knox
Actor: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffre
Summary: During the American Civil War, three men seek hidden loot. With greed as their sole motivation, they overcome anything that gets in their way--including each other. Very violent and drawn out western.
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Gosford Park

Director: Robert Altman
Writer: Julian Fellowes
Actor: Eileen Atkins, Bob Balaban, Alan Bates, Charles Dance, Stephen Fry, Michael Gambon, Richard E. Grant, Tom Hollander, Derek Jacobi, Kelly Macdonald, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Northam, Clive Owen, Ryan Phillippe, Maggie Smith, Geraldine Somerville, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sophie Thompson, Emily Watson, James Wilby
Screenplay: PN1997 .G633 2002
Summary: Drama set at the country estate of Sir William McCordle in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a hunting party weekend when one of the group is murdered.
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The Gospel According to St. Matthew

Il Vangelo secondo Matteo

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Writer: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Actor: Enrique Irazoqui, Margherita Caruso, Susanna Pasolini, Marcello Morante
Summary: The birth, life, teachings, and death on the cross of Jesus Christ presented almost as a cinema-verite documentary. Pasolini's second feature is an attempt to take Christ out of the opulent church and present him as an outcast Italian peasant.
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Director: Takashi Miike
Writer: Sakichi
Actor: Hideki Sone, Sho Aikawa, Kimika Yoshino, Shohei Hino, Keiko Tomita, Harumi Sone
Summary: Minami, a young yakuza, respects senior Ozaki who is his Aniki (literally 'older brother' in Japanese) that saved his life in the past. However, their boss asks Minami to kill Ozaki because Ozaki seems to be losing his mind lately. Minami, troubled over whom to be loyal to, takes Ozaki to the yakuza hangout in Nagoya but tragedy strikes on the way there. Minami gets thrown in to a world where he experiences things that have never happened to him before.
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Grand Illusion

La Grande Illusion

Director: Jean Renoir
Writer: Jean Renoir, Charles Spaak
Actor: Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim, Marcel Dalio
Summary: In this classic tale of adventure, duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner-of-war camp when an aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the German commandant, a fellow aristocrat, while simultaneously cooperating with his French comrades, who are commoners, in a daring escape.
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The Grandmaster

Jat1 Doi6 Zung1 Si1 Yi dai zong shi

Director: Kar-wai Wong
Writer: Kar-wai Wong, Jingzhi Zou, Haofeng Xu
Actor: Tony Leung, Ziyi Zhang, Qingxiang Wang, Elvis Tsui, Hye-kyo Song
Summary: Ip Man's peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family's honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man moves to Hong Kong and struggles to provide for his family. In the mean time, Gong Er chooses the path of vengeance after her father was killed by Ma San.
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Grave of the Fireflies

Hotaru no haka

Director: Isao Takahata
Writer: Isao Takahata
Actor: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Yoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi, J. Robert Spencer, Rhoda Chrosite, Veronica Taylor, Amy Jones
Summary: As the Empire of the Sun crumbles upon itself and a rain of firebombs falls upon Japan, the final death march of a nation is echoed in millions of smaller tragedies. Seita and his younger sister Setsuko are two children born at the wrong time, in the wrong place, and now cast adrift in a world that lacks not the care to shelter them, but simply the resources. They are forced to fend for themselves in the aftermath of fires that swept entire cities from the face of the earth.
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Great Expectations

Director: David Lean
Writer: David Lean, Ronald Neame, Anthony Havelock-Allan, Kay Walsh, Cecil McGivern
Actor: John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Bernard Miles, Francis L. Sullivan, Martita Hunt, Finlay Currie, Alec Guinness, Ivor Barnard, Freda Jackson, Anthony Wager, Jean Simmons
Summary: In the gloom of a country graveyard, a young boy encounters an escaped convict, a chance meeting that years later leads the boy to tragedy, mystery and wealth.
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The Great Silence

Director: Sergio Corbucci
Writer: Vittoriano Petrilli, Mario Amendola, Bruno Corbucci, Sergio Corbucci
Actor: Jean Louis Trintignant, Klaus Kinski, Frank Wolff, Luigi Pistilli, Mario Brega, Carlo D'Angelo, Vonetta McGee
Summary: A widow hires a gunslinger to avenge the death of her husband, an outlaw who was killed by bounty hunters.
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Gregory's Girl

Director: Bill Forsyth
Writer: Bill Forsyth
Actor: Gordon John Sinclair, Dee Hepburn, Clare Grogan
Summary: Sixteen-year-old Gregory has his first encounter with girls. Gregory's love-life takes off with his infatuation with Dorothy, the first female player on his all-male soccer team. While waiting for her to meet him one evening, Gregory winds up becoming a pawn in an elaborate date relay set up by some of his female classmates. He's confused, but loves every minute of it as he gets to know Susan who, it turns out, has had designs on him all along.
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Grey Owl

Director: Richard Attenborough
Writer: William Nicholson
Actor: Pierce Brosnan, Annie Galipeau
Summary: A frontier trapper adopts the ways of the wild, finds love among its people, and fights to protect the land he loves in this film based on the life of Archie Grey Owl.
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The Guard from Underground

Jigoku no keibin

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Writer: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Actor: Makiko Kuno, Yutaka Matsushige, Kanta Ogata, Ren Osugi
Summary: A former sumo wrestler now working as a security guard goes on a murderous rampage in the company which employs him.
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Guimba the Tyrant

Guimba, le Tyran

Director: Cheick Oumar Sissoko
Writer: Cheick Oumar Sissoko
Actor: Falaba Issa Traore, Bala Moussa Keita, Habib Dembele, Lamine Diallo, Helne Diarra, Mouneissa Maiga, Fatoumata Coulibaly, Cheick Oumar Maiga
Summary: A tyrant throws his city into conflict and chaos when he allows his randy, dwarf son to reject an arranged marriage to the slim local beauty in order for him to pursue the girl's larger, married mother. The tyrant then sets his own eyes on the girl, making the situation even worse. An epic set in the legendary past of Mali (West Africa) to provide a biting allegory of present-day African politics. Through the story of the downfall of Guimba the tyrant, the filmmaker foretells a similar fate for the many dictators who still pillage the continent. He frames his film with the appearance of a griot, a traditional African storyteller who passes down the 'wisdom of the ancestors,' looking to the values and legends of the African past for inspiration and guidance in reconstructing well-governed, self-sufficient nations.
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Hamlet (1996)

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Writer: Kenneth Branagh, William Shakespeare
Actor: Kenneth Branagh, Julie Christie, Billy Crystal, Gerard Depardieu, Charlton Heston, Derek Jacobi, Jack Lemmon, Rufus Sewell, Robin Williams, Kate Winslet
Screenplay: PN1997.H254 B7 1996
Summary: In this first-ever full-text film of William Shakespeare's work, the Prince of Denmark, Hamlet, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
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Director: David Miller
Writer: William Bast, Herbert Baker
Actor: Judy Geeson, Peter Vaughan, Vince Edwards
Summary: Hammerhead is the international criminal. Hood, the American Spy, is sent to intercept him before he can acquire nuclear secrets. Features girls aplenty, international locations, exceptional chase scenes, a fantastic score, and plenty of style.
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Hands over the City

Le mani sulla citta

Director: Francesco Rosi
Writer: Francesco Rosi, Raffaele La Capria
Actor: Rod Steiger, Salvo Randone, Guido Alberti, Marcello Cannavale, Dante Di Pinto, Alberto Conocchia, Carlo Fermariello, Terenzio Cordova, Gaetano Grimaldi Filioli, Angelo D'Alessandro, Vincenzo Metafora, Dany Paris
Summary: The structure of power and the facade of democracy are explored in this political expose of corruption in Naples. Following the fatal collapse of a tenement building, an investigation reveals that profits from municipal developments are going to city council members and developers in backroom negotiations.
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Hannibal Rising

Director: Peter Webber
Writer: Thomas Harris
Actor: Gaspard Ulliel, Li Gong, Dominic West, Helena Lia Tachovska, Rhys Ifans, Richard Brake, Kevin McKidd, Stephen Walters, Ivan Marevich, Aaron Thomas
Summary: After young Hannibal is forced to watch his little sister, Mischa, being devoured by starving soldiers in his Lithuania homeland. Hannibal vows to avenge his sister's death by slaying those who committed not only war crimes against the Lecters, but also against other families during WW II. Hannibal's revenge plan includes his cannibalism to justify his insatiable appetite for human flesh. Hannibal excels in his medical school classes dissecting cadavers. Complications arise when Hannibal interacts with his sexy Aunt, Lady Murasaki. Murasaki educates him in the art of beheading and Hannibal learns that his sword fetish is a manifestation of physical lust.
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Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai


Director: Takashi Miike
Writer: Kikumi Yamagishi
Actor: Ebizo Ichikawa, Eita, Hikari Mitsushima, Koji Yakusho, Munetaka Aoki, Naoto Takenaka
Summary: An tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.
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Hard Boiled

Director: John Woo
Writer: Barry Wong, Gorden Chan
Actor: Chow Yun-Fat, Tony Leung, Teresa Mo, Philip Chan, Philip Kwok, Cheung Jue-luh, Anthony Wong, Bowie Lam, Y
Summary: Tequila is a die-hard cop, hell-bent on bringing down the gun smugglers responsible for his partner's death. To avenge his partner's murder, Tequila joins forces with a rebel cop, and then the body count soars.
Review: His dove-spackled hitman drama The Killer tends to get more ink, but one needn’t look any further than this last of his Chow Yun-fat vehicles to see why John Woo would become such a hot commodity in Hollywood. An undercover cop and an officer avenging his slain partner team up to take down a Triad syndicate whose armory is located in a Hong Kong hospital. The image of Chow, as Officer “Tequila” Yuen, mowing down gangsters with a maternity ward baby under his arm is iconic, and as a whole the drawn-out hospital climax (which took 40 days to shoot) is the most deliriously awesome set piece in shootout history.
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La Haine

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz
Writer: Mathieu Kassovitz
Actor: Vincent Cassel, Hubert Kounde, Said Taghmaoui
Summary: Three young, unemployed Frenchmen living in the ghettos surrounding Paris get embroiled in a violent conflict with the local police.
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The Haunted Strangler

Director: Robert Day
Writer: John Croydon, Jan Read
Actor: Boris Karloff, Jean Kent, Elizabeth Allan, Anthony Dawson, Vera Day, Tim Turner, Diane Aubrey, Max Brimmel, Leslie Perrins, Jessica Cairns, Dorothy Gordon, Desmond Roberts, Roy Russell, Derek Birch, Peggy Ann Clifford, John Fabian, Joan Elvin
Summary: Nineteenth-century English author James Rankin believes that the wrong man has hanged twenty years earlier for a series of murders, but his investigations lead him to a horrible and, for him, gruesomely inescapable secret.
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Havana Suite

Suite Habana

Director: Fernando Perez
Writer: Fernando Perez
Summary: Un dia simple en la vida de diez habaneros comunes. No hay entrevistas, ni dialogos ni narracion: solo imagenes, sonidos y musica para expresar cinematograficamente el dia a dia de una realidad peculiar y unica. Cada uno de los personajes representa la curiosa diversidad de los grupos sociales que se mueven en la ciudad. Porque no hay una sola Habana: hay muchas Habanas invisibles y distintas para vivir. Shows a simple day in the life of ten ordinary people of Havana. There are neither interviews nor dialogue nor narration: only images, sound and music to express cinematographically the everyday events of a peculiar and unique reality. Each of the characters represents the diversity of the social groups found in the city.
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Director: Sion Sono
Writer: Sion Sono
Actor: Jai West, Joe Odagiri, Motoki Fukami, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Rin Kurana
Summary: Shin is a Japanese university student living a boring and meaningless life. One day, he spots a book titled Dangerous Ways to Walk the World, in which he finds a page written about hazards in New-York. Eager to get out, he jets off to New-York to find this inspiration. He quickly does find out the hazards of the city when he is mugged and left with no money or clothes. By chance, he meets Lee and Takeda, two Japanese-American punks who take him in. With Lee and Takeda, Shin's days in New-York are now full of excitement and danger. When they need a ride, they threaten people and take their cars. When they are hungry, they rob the deli for food. But their trouble-seeking ways eventually gets them chased by the police. Home use only.
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He Died with a Felafel in His Hand

Director: Richard Lowenstein
Writer: Richard Lowenstein
Actor: Noah Taylor, Romane Bohringer, Emily Hamilton, Sophie Lee
Summary: A darkly humorous search for love, meaning and bathroom solitude. Follow Danny through a series of shared housing experiences in a succession of cities on the east coast of Australia.
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Gegen Die Wand Duvara Karsi

Director: Fatih Akin
Writer: Fatih Akin
Actor: Sibel Kekilli, Birol Unel, Guven Kıraç, Meltem Cumbul, Catrin Striebeck
Summary: A melodrama of a Turkish man and woman living in Germany, torn between two cultures, tradition and modernity, survival and death.
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Heading South

Vers le sud

Director: Laurent Cantet
Writer: Robin Campillo, Laurent Cantet, Dany Laferriere
Actor: Charlotte Rampling, Karen Young, Louise Portal, Menothy Cesar, Lys Ambroise
Summary: Three middle-aged women, disillusioned and unsatisfied by the men at home, converge at a Haitian resort to soak up the sun and sample the sexual talents of the locals.
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Heavenly Creatures

Director: Peter Jackson
Writer: Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson
Actor: Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent, Clive Merrison, Simon O'Connor
Screenplay: PN1997 .H435 1994a
Summary: When circumstances bring together two bright and highly imaginative teenage schoolgirls they quickly form an unwavering bond, creating a fantasy world that only they can share. Disturbed by the intensity of the friendship, their parents threaten to keep them apart. The girls vow to stay together, devising a secret plan that leads to shocking consequences.
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Hedda Gabler

Director: Alex Segal
Writer: Henrik Ibsen, Eva Le Gallienne, Philip H. Reisman, Jr.
Actor: Ingrid Bergman, Michael Redgrave
Summary: Hedda Gabler has just come back from her honeymoon, married to boring but reliable academic George Tesman. Refusing to tie herself down in life and name, Hedda is banking on George being appointed a professorship to secure a better life for the young couple, However, the arrival of cleaned up ex-lover Eilert threatens to destroy everything.
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The Heirloom

Zhai bian

Director: Leste Chen
Writer: Dorian Li
Actor: Terri Kwan, Jason Chang, Chang Yu-Chen, Tender Huang
Summary: A mass suicide occurred in the Yang mansion, which family heir James inherits twenty years later. When he and his fiancee move in, the Yang family curse appears to be reborn when mysterious and deadly events begin to occur.
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Director: Nobuo Nakagawa
Writer: Nobuo Nakagawa, Ichiro Miyagawa
Actor: Shigeru Amachi, Youichi Numata, Utako Mitsuya
Summary: A university student haunted by a dark alter ego and surrounded by a web of deaths is sent on a tour of hell in which he and innumerable other people suffer a variety of gruesome torments.
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Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eleven Films

Summary: Contains a series of documentaries about Henri Cartier-Bresson as well as five major works directed by him.
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Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye

Henri Cartier-Bresson - Biographie eines Blicks

Director: Heinz Butler
Summary: A documentary on influential photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson filmed shortly before his death. Features interviews with Cartier-Bresson and a host of cultural luminaries, including Arthur Miller.
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The Hero

O Heroi

Director: Zeze Gamboa
Writer: Carla Baptista, Pierre-Marie Goulet, Fernando Vendrell
Summary: Luanda, capital of Angola, is a huge city trying to cope with and overcome the profound legacy of a civil war that lasted for nealy 30 years. A military soldier Vitorio has just been discharged after almost 20 years of fighting in the war. During his last military assignment he stepped on a land mine and lost a leg. After recuperating, he finds himself alone, unemployed and homeless.
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Director: Yimou Zhang
Writer: Li Feng, Bin Wang, Yimou Zhang
Actor: Jet Li, Tony Leung, Maggie Cheung, Zhang Ziyi, Chen Dao Ming, Donnie Yen
Summary: A fearless warrior rises up to defy an empire and unite a nation. With supernatural skill, and no fear, the soldier embarks on a mission of revenge against the fearsome army that has massacred his people. To achieve the justice he seeks, he must take on the empire's most ruthless assassins and reach the enemy he has sworn to defeat. The story of the First Emperor of China, who is on the brink of winning a war-torn land during the dawn of the Qin dynasty over 2,000 years ago. Three opponents are determined to kill the King, but the warrior stands in their way.
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Director: Michael Haneke
Writer: Michael Haneke
Actor: Daniel Auteuil, Juliette Binoche, Maurice Benichou, Annie Girardot, Bernard Le Coq, Walid Afkir, Lester Makedonsky, Daniel Duval, Nathalie Richard, Denis Podalydes, Aissa Maiga
Summary: A talk show host and his wife and son seem to be living an ideal life until clandestinely-filmed videotapes of their private lives start to show up on their front porch. As the tapes reveal more secrets, the resulting stress and fear leads to conflict, obsession, and deceit for the couple and brings back episodes from the husband's childhood when he wronged a young Algerian boy.
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The Hidden Half

Nimeh-ye Penhan

Director: Tahmineh Milani
Writer: Tahmineh Milani
Actor: Niki Karimi, Atilla Pesiani, Mohammad Nikbin
Summary: Khosro is sent from the president's office on a fact-finding mission to Shiraz, to investigate the complaints of a female political prisoner awaiting execution. Khosro's wife Fereshteh, being of the same generation as the prisoner, decides to do something about her situation. Fereshteh writes of her own participation in the revolution, of which her husband is unaware. In his hotel room in Shiraz, Khosro begins to read his wife's memoirs the night before he is to visit the prisoner.
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High and Low

Tengoku to Jigoku

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Writer: Eijiro Hisaita, Ryuzo Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni
Actor: Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kyoko Kagawa, Tatsuya Mihashi
Summary: A complex crime thriller in which a wealthy shoe manufacturer's chauffeur's son is kidnapped in mistake for his own, and he faces a moral dilemma -- should he pay the ransom anyway and risk losing his position?
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Himalaya - l'enfance d'un chef

Director: Eric Valli, Michel Debats
Writer: Eric Valli, Oliver Dazat, Jean-Claude Guillebaud, Louis Gardel, Nathalie Azoulai
Actor: Thinlen Lhondup, Karma Wangiel, Lhakpa Tsamchoe, Karma Tenzig, Nyima Lama, Gurgon Kyap
Summary: The story of a generational struggle for the leadership of a tiny mountain village between its proud old chief and a headstrong young caravanner. The balance of power shifts uneasily as they make their annual salt trek across the Himalayas.
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Hiroshima Mon Amour


Director: Alain Resnais
Writer: Marguerite Duras
Actor: Emanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dassas, Pierre Barbaud, Bernard Fresson
Screenplay: PN1997 .H5183 1961
Summary: A Japanese architect and a French actress engage in a brief intense affair in Hiroshima in 1959. Both deal with their personal memories of World War II.
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Hobson's Choice

Director: David Lean
Writer: David Lean, Norman Spencer, Wynyard Browne
Actor: Charles Laughton, John Mills, Brenda de Banzie, Daphne Anderson, Joseph Tomelty, Richard Wattis, Prunella Scales, Derek Blomfield, Helen Haye
Summary: An owner of a Victorian-era boot shop finds himself in a battle of wills with his headstrong eldest daughter, who wants to make her own professional and personal decisions in her life.
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Holy Motors

Director: Leos Carax
Writer: Leos Carax
Actor: Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes, Kylie Minogue, Elise Lhomeau, Michel Piccoli, Jeanne Disson
Summary: Monsieur Oscar, a mysterious, shadowy character, spends a day traveling through Paris in a limousine driven by his loyal chauffeur, Celine. During his travel, he journeys from one life to the next, taking on the appearances of a wide variety of characters, including a captain of industry, an assassin, a beggar, a monster, a reptilian sex god, a melancholy father, and a dying old man.
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Director: Dominique Standaert
Writer: Dominique Standaert
Actor: Antjie de Boeck, Jan Decleir, Ansou Diedhiou, Alexandra Vandernoot, Emile M'Penza, Kalomba Mbuyi
Summary: All Justin and his father want is to enjoy a soccer game together. This sparks a chain of events that leads to his father's deportation, and Justin finds himself alone and on the run. Enlisting the help of a former anarchist, Justin embarks on a thrilling adventure to re-unite with his father. But to fight the system, he will need to apply the secret of the Hop.
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Hope and Glory

Director: John Boorman
Writer: John Boorman
Actor: Sebastian Rice Edwards, Geraldine Muir, Sarah Miles, David Hayman, Sammi Davis, Derrick O'Connor, Susan Wooldridge, Jean-Marc Barr, Ian Bannen, Annie Leon
Screenplay: PN1997 .H659 1986
Summary: Story of a young boy and his family in London during World War II.
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Horror Express

Director: Eugenio Martin
Writer: Arnaud d'Usseau, Julian Zimet
Actor: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Telly Savalas, Silvia Tortosa, Alberto de Mendoza, Julio Pena, Angel del Pozo, Juan Olaguivel
Summary: When a frozen specimen of what may be the missing link is discovered in Manchuria, an English anthropologist supervises its transport aboard the Trans-Siberian Express.
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Horror Hotel

Director: John Moxey
Writer: George Baxt
Actor: Christopher Lee, Dennis Lotis, Venetia Stevenson
Summary: College student Nan Barlow is researching the history of witchcraft. Taunted by her brother and fiance, who have voiced their concern over her silly notions, Nan arms herself with resolve and drives into the small New England village of Whitewood. A bit anxius but consumed with curiosity, she will soon embark on the journey of her life.
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Horrors of Malformed Men

Kyofu kikei ningen: Edogawa Rampo zenshu

Director: Teruo Ishii
Writer: Teruo Ishii, Masahiro Kakefuda
Actor: Teruo Yoshida, Tatsumi Hijikata, Minoru Ohki, Asao Koike, Yukie Kagawa, Teruko Yumi, Mitsuko Aoi
Summary: Young medical student, Hirosuke, assumes the identity of a dead man in order to solve the mystery of a weird doppleganger. Traveling from circus sideshows to a desolate island, he discovers a web-fingered madman who surgically remakes normal human beings into misshapen monsters. But that is only the beginning, for Hirosuke has yet to learn the shocking truth about the strange island and his family's shameful past.
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The Horse's Mouth

Director: Ronald Neame
Writer: Alec Guinness
Actor: Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh
Summary: Gulley Jimson, an ill-behaved artist is in search for a perfect canvas. He is determined to let nothing come between himself and the realization of his exalted vision.
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Hot Wax

Director: Andy Spitz
Summary: Ivy is a big, bubbly black woman who managed to run her own beauty salon surreptitiously during the dark days of apartheid. She lives in Alexandra, a restless and poor township, while her white, mostly elderly, clients live in the tree-lined suburbs of Johannesburg. In her salon she is part beautician, long-time friend, lay counselor and honest commentator to her customers. While she masks her clients' imperfections, she also peels away layers of difference separating the races. It can be easily pointed out that Ivy essentially enjoys the intimacy of a domestic servant, while her white clients maintain their economic privileges and know little about Ivy's private world. But since apartheid's end, Ivy owns her own shop and now meets her clients on an equal footing.
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Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie

Hotel Terminus: Klaus Barbie, sa vie et son temps

Director: Marcel Ophuls
Writer: Marcel Ophuls
Summary: An examination of Klaus Barbie, the infamous Nazi 'Butcher of Lyon' and Gestapo chief implicated in 4000 deaths and the deportation of 7000 Jews, during the Nazi occupation of France. Tracing the 40-year hunt for the war criminal, it exposes a complex web of political intrigue, collaboration and deceit. Weaves together historical footage and interviews with former Nazis, American intelligence officers, South American government officials, victims of Nazi atrocities and witnesses.
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The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

Director: Terence Fisher
Writer: Peter Bryan
Actor: Peter Cushing, Andre Morell, Christopher Lee, Marla Landi, David Oxley, Francis De Wolff, Miles Malleson
Summary: Returning to his family's manor house on the lonely moors after his father dies under mysterious circumstances, Sir Henry Baskerville is confronted with the mystery of the supernatural hound that supposedly takes revenge upon the Baskerville family. The famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson are brought in to investigate.
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Hour of the Wolf


Director: Ingmar Bergman
Writer: Ingmar Bergman
Actor: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann
Summary: A brooding artist accompanied by his wife travels to a remote island where he hopes to escape his demons.
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House of Cards (Trilogy)

Creator: Andrew Davies
Summary: Based on Michael Dobbs' best-selling novel about a man who schemes and backstabs his way to the top until he is standing on a pile of broken promises, betrayals, and the bodies of those who oppose him.
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House of Clocks

La casa nel tempo

Director: Lucio Fulci
Writer: Gianfranco Clerici, Daniele Stroppa
Actor: Keith Van Hoven, Karina Huff, Paolo Paolini, Bettine Milne, Peter Hintz, Al Cliver, Carla Cassola, Paolo Bernardi, Francesca de Rose, Massimo Sarchielli, Fulci Stewart
Summary: Three lowlife punks are trapped in a posh villa while trying to rob it and become at the mercy of the murderous owners whom have the power to stop and reverse time via their mystical clocks.
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The House of Exorcism

Director: Mario Bava, Alfredo Leone
Writer: Mario Bava, Alfredo Leone, Giorgio Maulini, Romano Migliorini, Roberto Natale, Francesca Rusishka
Summary: After seeing the devil in an ancient Spanish fresco, comely tourist Lisa Reiner meets him in the flesh. Satan soon takes over her soul and drives her into the hospital, where American priest Father Michael does his best to exorcise the demon.
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House of Fools

Dom Durakov

Director: Andrei Konchalovsky
Writer: Andrei Konchalovsky
Actor: Yuliya Vysotskaya, Sultan Islamov, Stanislav Varkki, Yelena Fomina, Marina Politsejmako, Bryan Adams, Yevgeni Mironov
Summary: Psychiatric patients become entrenched in the Chechen War after the staff split to find them a safer hospital. Soldiers take over the asylum, and then, a young female patient falls in love with soldier, which leaves her boyfriend in a lurch.
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House of the Long Shadows

Director: Pete Walker
Writer: Michael Armstong
Actor: John Carradine, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Desi Arnaz, Vincent Price
Summary: In a deserted house, a desperate writer comes seeking a story. When a beautiful girl comes to the rescue, he almost loses a wager, and his life. In this house, there's room for every nightmare, and a nightmare in every room.
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House of Voices

Director: Pascal Laugier
Writer: Pascal Laugier
Actor: Virginie Ledoyen, Lou Doillon, Catriona Maccoll, Doring Lazar, Jerome Soufflet, Virginie Darmon
Summary: House of Voices tells the chilling story of a woman who discovers the frightening secrets of an abandoned orphanage. Starring Virginie Ledoyen (The Beach), this film brings a terrifying new look at ghost stories, with a twist ending that is sure to shock you!
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How to Kill a Judge

Perche si uccide un magistrato

Director: Damiano Damiani
Writer: Damiano Damiani, Enrico Ribulsi
Actor: Franco Nero, Francoise Fabian
Summary: International superstar Franco Nero (of DJANGO and DIE HARD 2 fame) stars as Giacomo Solaris, a director whose latest film depicts a prominent Sicilian judge as being on the Mafiaâ‚‚s payroll. But when the actual judge is found murdered, Solaris begins his own investigation. Has the Mob found a way to corrupt the nationâ‚‚s top prosecutors? Should Solarisâ‚‚ movie bear some responsibility for the killing? Or will a string of brutal assassinations lead to the most shocking conspiracy of all?
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Howard's End

Director: James Ivory
Writer: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Actor: Anthony Hopkins, Vanessa Redgrave, Helena Bonham Carter, Emma Thompson, James Wilby, Samuel West, Prunella Scale
Screenplay: PN1997 .H7285 1992
Summary: Tells the story of the idealistic, independent and highly educated Schlegel sisters and their tangled relationships with a rich businessman and his family, and with an unhappily married young bank clerk.
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Howl's Moving Castle

Hauru no Ugoku Shiro

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Writer: Hayao Miyazaki
Actor: Jean Simmons, Christian Bale, Lauren Bacall, Blythe Danner, Emily Mortimer, Josh Hutcherson, Billy Crystal
Summary: A young woman named Sophie is cursed by the Witch of the Waste and is turned into an old woman who is unable to tell anyone of her plight. Unable to continue her job at her mother's hat shop, she goes to the ambulatory castle of the notorious wizard Howl and insinuates herself into his household. Sophie befriends Calcifer, the fire demon who powers the castle and who is bound to Howl by a contract, the terms of which Calcifer cannot reveal. They promise to help each other with their problems. Like Calcifer, Howl can also see through the Witch's spell, and he and Sophie fall in love. Sophie helps Howl confront his former teacher, and the Witch of the Waste.
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Humain, Trop Humain

Director: Louis Malle, Rene Vautier
Summary: Acclaimed director Louis Malle (My Dinner with Andre) delivers a trio of documentaries chronicling the everyday lives of French citizens. Humain, Trop Humain shadows busy workers bustling inside a French automotive factory.
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1956)

Notre-Dame de Paris

Director: Jean Delannoy
Writer: Jean Aurenche, Jacques Prevert
Actor: Gina Lollobrigida, Anthony Quinn, Jean Danet, Alain Cuny, Jean Tissier, Valentine Tessier, Robert Hirsch, Philippe Clay
Summary: The beautiful Esmeralda befriends Quasimodo, the mysterious hunchback who hides in the bell tower of Notre Dame Cathedral.
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Hunger (2008)

Director: Steve McQueen
Writer: Enda Walsh, Steve McQueen
Actor: Michael Fassbender, Liam Cunningham, Stuart Graham, Brian Milligan
Summary: In Northern Ireland's Maze prison in 1981, 27-year-old Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands went on a hunger strike to protest the British government's refusal to recognize him and his fellow IRA inmates as political prisoners. A transcendent depiction of what a human being is willing to endure in order to be heard.
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Director: Djibril Diop Mambety
Writer: Djibril Diop Mambety
Actor: Mansour Diouf, Ami Diakhate
Summary: A rich woman agrees to share her wealth the people in her poor village in return for the life of the man who ruined her reputation when she was young.
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I Am Cuba

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov
Writer: Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Enrique Pineda Barnet
Actor: Sergio Corrieri, Salvador Vud, Jose Gallardo, Raul Garcia, Luz Maria Collazo, Jean Bouise
Summary: A dramatization of the decadence of Batista's Havana and the poverty that fueled the Cuban Revolution.
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I Am Curious (Blue)

Jag ar nyfiken - en film i blatt

Director: Vilgot Sjoman
Writer: Vilgot Sjoman
Actor: Lena Nyman, Vilgot Sjoman, Maj Hulten, Borje Ahlstedt, Peter Lindgren, Gudrun Ostbye
Summary: Writer-Director Vilgot Sjoman's controversial sequel to I Am Curious: Yellow follows young Lena (Lena Nyman) on her journey of self-discovery as she confronts issues of religion, sexuality and the prison system while exploring her own personal relationships. Like Yellow, Blue deftly traverses the lines between fact and fiction via a mix of dramatic and documentary techniques. Maj Hultén also stars.
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I Am Curious (Yellow)

Jag ar nyfiken - en film i gult

Director: Vilgot Sjoman
Writer: Vilgot Sjoman
Actor: Lena Nyman, Vilgot Sjoman, Borje Ahlstedt, Peter Lindgren, Marie Goranzon, Anders Ek
Screenplay: PN1997.S556 J2313 1968
Summary: Director Vilgot Sjöman's controversial feature follows Lena, a rebellious young woman who seeks to gain more understanding of the social and political conditions in 1960s Sweden while exploring her own sexuality.
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I Am Love

Io sono l'amore

Director: Luca Guadagnino
Writer: Luca Guadagnino, Barbara Alberti
Actor: Edoardo Gabbriellini, Flavio Parenti, Tilda Swinton, Alba Rohrwacher, Pippo Delbono, Maria Paiato, Diane Fleri, Gabriele Ferzetti, Marisa Berenson
Summary: The wealthy Recchi family has undergone sweeping changes. Eduardo Sr. has named a successor to the reins of his company, and surprised everyone by splitting power between his son Tancredi and grandson Edo. But Edo had always dreamed of opening a restaurant with his friend Antonio. To make matters worse, the very foundation of the entire family may be totally shattered after Tancredi's wife Emma falls deeply in love with Antonio and begins a passionate love affair.
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I Don't Want to Be a Man

Ich mochte kein Mann sein

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Writer: Hanns Kraly, Ernst Lubitsch
Actor: Ossi Oswalda, Kurt Gotz, Ferry Sikla, Margarete Kupfer, Victor Janson
Summary: While her father is away, a teenage tomboy impersonates a man in this gender-bending absurdist comedy.
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I Know Where I'm Going!

Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Writer: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Actor: Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, Pamela Brown, Finlay Currie, George Carney, Nancy Price, Catherine Lacey, Jean Cadell, John Laurie, Valentine Dyall, Norman Shelley, Margot Fitzsimons, Murdo Morrison, C.W.R. Knight, Petula Clark
Summary: A headstrong young woman travels to the Scottish Hebrides to marry a rich industrialist. On the way, she meets a young naval officer and realizes that some things are more important than money.
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I Vitelloni

Director: Federico Fellini
Writer: Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli
Actor: Franco Interlenghi, Alberto Sordi, Franco Fabrizi, Leopoldo Trieste, Riccardo Fellini
Summary: This film compassioniately details a year in the life of five young men lingering in post-adolescent limbo, dreaming of adventure and escape from their small town and struggling to find meaning in their lives.
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I Was Born, But...

Otona no miru ehon - Umarete wa mita keredo

Director: Yasujiro Ozu