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Raging Fire - 陳木勝 Cover Art

Raging Fire

Raging Fire

Shan (Donnie Yen) is a hardline cop with a long history of success, but his past comes back to haunt him when a sting is attacked by a group led by his former protégé (Nicholas Tse), a man set on destroying everyone who ever wronged him.

© 2021 Emperor Film Production Company Limited Tencent Pictures Culture Media Company Limited Super Bullet Pictures Limited All Rights Reserved

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Riders of Justice - Anders Thomas Jensen Cover Art

Riders of Justice

Riders of Justice

English dub available. Recently deployed Markus (Mads Mikkelsen: Another Round, Doctor Strange) is forced to return home to care for his teenage daughter after his wife is killed in a tragic train accident. But when a survivor of the wrecked train surfaces claiming foul play, Markus begins to suspect his wife was murdered and embarks on a mission of revenge to find those responsible.

© 2020 Zentropa Entertainments3 ApS & Zentropa Sweden AB

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Brotherhood of the Wolf - Christophe Gans Cover Art

Brotherhood of the Wolf

Brotherhood of the Wolf

When a mysterious beast ravages the countryside, two unlikely heroes are called in to fight the evil. The only way they can save the land from this unspeakable terror is to face their greatest fears, unearth a dark power and reveal a deadly secret.

© 2021 StudioCanal under exclusive license to Shout! Factory LLC

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - Ang Lee Cover Art

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Named "Best Picture of the Year" by over 100 critics nationwide! Two master warriors (Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yeoh) are faced with their greatest challenge when the treasured Green Destiny sword is stolen. A young aristocrat (Zhang Ziyi) prepares for an arranged marriage, but soon reveals her superior fighting talents and her deeply romantic past. As each warrior battles for justice, they come face to face with their worst enemy - and the inescapable, enduring power of love. Set against 19th-century China's breathtaking landscape, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is the action-packed, box office smash from acclaimed director Ang Lee (Sense and Sensibility, The Ice Storm) featuring stunning martial arts choreography by Yuen Wo Ping (The Matrix).

© 2000 Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Jet Li's Fearless - Ronny Yu Cover Art

Jet Li's Fearless

Jet Li's Fearless

International superstar Jet Li delivers non-stop thrills in this martial arts masterpiece, which was inspired by the incredible true story of a real-life hero. When a fight destroys the reputation of a renowned martial arts champion (Li) along with the lives of his family, his path to redemption brings him face-to-face with the most ferocious opponents in the world. This riveting epic from the producers of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon features explosive, innovative fight sequences from the legendary action choreographer Yuen Wo Ping.

© 2005 Rogue Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

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Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna) - Patricia Riggen Cover Art

Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna)

Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna)

Even across thousands of miles, the special bond between a mother and son can never be broken. It gives hope to Carlitos, a scrappy nine-year-old boy whose mother, Rosario, has gone to America to build a better life for both of them. While Rosario struggles for a brighter future, fate forces Carlitos' hand and he embarks on an extraordinary journey to find her. Critics and audiences alike have praised this inspirational and heartwarming tale of a mother's devotion, a son's courage and a love that knows no borders.

© 2008 Twentieth Century Fox. All rights reserved.

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The Auschwitz Report - Peter Bebjak Cover Art

The Auschwitz Report

The Auschwitz Report

When two Slovak Jews finally manage to escape the Auschwitz concentration camp, they find themselves up against allies that don't believe the truth.

© 2020 D.N.A., s.r.o. Evolution Films, s.r.o. ostlicht filmproduktion GmbH Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska Česká televize

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Mafia Inc. - Daniel Grou Cover Art

Mafia Inc.

Mafia Inc.

1994. Frank Paterno (Sergio Castellitto), a Montreal mafia boss, hopes to legitimize his criminal operations by investing $180 million in an ambitious bridge project that would connect Sicily with southern Italy. First, however, he has to recover the necessary funds from his Greek creditor. Frank entrusts this mission to his protégé Vincent (Marc-André Grondin), the son of tailor Henri Gamache (Gilbert Sicotte), who has been dressing the Paternos for three generations. But after Vincent executes a ruthless plan to smuggle millions in drugs out of Venezuela, his reprehensible tactics ignite a war between the two families. Based on the non-fiction bestseller Mafia Inc: The Long, Bloody Reign of Canada's Sicilian Clan by André Cédilot and André Noël.

© 2021 Film Movement

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Blue Is the Warmest Color - Abdellatif Kechiche Cover Art

Blue Is the Warmest Color

Blue Is the Warmest Color

The sensation of the Cannes Film Festival and the most controversial film of the year, Blue is the Warmest Color made cinema history as the first film ever awarded the Palme d'Or to both its director and its actresses. In a star-making role, Adèle Exarchopoulos is Adèle, a passionate young woman who has a yearning she doesn't quite understand until a chance encounter with the blue-haired Emma ignites a flame and brings her to life. Léa Seydoux (Midnight in Paris) gives a fearless performance as Emma, the older woman who excites Adèle's desire and becomes the love of her life. Abdellatif Kechiche's (The Secret of the Grain) intimate epic of tenderness and passion charts their relationship over the course of several years, from the ecstasy of a first kiss to the agony of heartbreak. Pulsing with gestures, embraces, furtive exchanges, and arias of joy and devastation, Blue is the Warmest Color is a profoundly moving hymn to both love and life.

© 2013 WILD BUNCH, QUAT’SOUS FILMS, FRANCE 2 CINEMA, SCOPE PICTURES, VERTIGO FILMS.

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When Marnie Was There  - Hiromasa Yonebayashi Cover Art

When Marnie Was There

When Marnie Was There

From Japan's famed Studio Ghibli comes an Academy Award®-nominated story of friendship, mystery and discovery that delivers stirring emotions and breathtaking animation. When shy, artistic Anna travels to the seaside to stay with relatives, she stumbles upon an old mansion surrounded by marshes, and the mysterious young girl, Marnie, who lives there. The two girls instantly form a unique connection and friendship that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. As the days go by, a nearly magnetic pull draws Anna back to the Marsh House again and again, and she begins to piece together the truth surrounding her strange new friend. Based on the beloved young adult novel by Joan G. Robinson and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (The Secret World of Arrietty), When Marnie Was There is a haunting tale gorgeously rendered with its moonlit seascapes, glowing orchestral score, and powerful portrayals of friendship and belonging.

© 2019 Studio Ghibli/GKIDS under exclusive license to Shout Factory LLC, 2014 GNDHDDTK

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Edge of the World - Michael Haussman Cover Art

Edge of the World

Edge of the World

The true story of British adventurer Sir James Brooke, who fought pirates, slavers and headhunters to rule a jungle kingdom larger than England in 1840's Borneo.

© 2020 Margate House Films LLC, script

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Amores Perros - Alejandro González Iñárritu Cover Art

Amores Perros

Amores Perros

From the Academy Award®-winning director of THE REVENANT and BIRDMAN comes AMORES PERROS, the acclaimed director's first feature film, nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award®. Inventively structured with intersecting narratives, the movie dramatically brings three different story lines together in the wake of a terrible car crash. From Mexico City's mean streets to its posh high-rises, no one is exempt from destiny.

© 2000 Altavista Films S.A. de C.V. / Z Films S.A. de C.V., México. All Rights Reserved.

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Jacky in the Kingdom of Women (Jacky au royaume des filles) - Riad Sattouf Cover Art

Jacky in the Kingdom of Women (Jacky au royaume des filles)

Jacky in the Kingdom of Women (Jacky au royaume des filles)

In the People’s Democratic Republic of Bubunne, it's the women who are in power, who give the orders and who fight the wars, while the men wear veils and look after the home. One of these men, Jacky, aged 20, has the same inaccessible fantasy as all the bachelors in the land – to marry the Colonelle, daughter of the dictatrix known as the Generale, and have lots of daughters with her. But when the Generale decides to organize a grand ball to find a husband for her daughter, things look bad for Jacky. Mistreated by his aunt's family, he sees his dream start to slip away.

© 2014 Les Films des Tournelles

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Train to Busan - Sang-ho Yeon Cover Art

Train to Busan

Train to Busan

TRAIN TO BUSAN is a harrowing zombie horror-thriller that follows a group of terrified passengers fighting their way through a countrywide viral outbreak, trapped on a suspicion-filled, blood-drenched bullet train ride to the Safe Zone…which may or may not still be there.

© 2016 NEXT ENTERTAINMENT WORLD & REDPETER FILM. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Another Round - Thomas Vinterberg Cover Art

Another Round

Another Round

Four friends, all teachers at various stages of middle age, are stuck in a rut. Unable to share their passions either at school or at home, they embark on an audacious experiment from an obscure philosopher: to see if a constant level of alcohol in their blood will help them find greater freedom and happiness. At first they each find a new- found zest, but as the gang pushes their experiment further, issues that have been simmering for years come to a head and the men are faced with a choice: reckon with their behavior or continue on the same course. Underscored by delicate and affecting camerawork, director Thomas Vinterberg's spry script, co-written with regular collaborator Tobias Lindholm, uses this bold premise to explore the euphoria and pain of an unbridled life. Playing a once brilliant but now world-weary shell of a man, the ever surprising Mads Mikkelsen delivers a fierce and touching performance.

© 2020 Zentropa Entertainments3 ApS, Zentropa Sweden AB, Topkapi Films B.V. & Zentropa Netherlands B.V.

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Iceman - Felix Randau Cover Art

Iceman

Iceman

In the Ötztal Alps, more than 5,300 years ago, Kelab serves as protector of his small clan and their holy shrine, Tineka. While Kelab is away hunting, the settlement is savagely attacked by a band of raiders. Everyone, including his wife and son, are brutally slaughtered, and Tinkea is stolen. Driven by pain and anger, Kelab sets out on an odyssey to find the murderers, retrieve the lost relic and have his vengeance.

© 2019 Omnibus Entertainment

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Life Is Beautiful (Subtitled) - Unknown Cover Art

Life Is Beautiful (Subtitled)

Life Is Beautiful (Subtitled)

An inspired motion-picture masterpiece,“Life Is Beautiful” (La vita è bella) was nominated in 1998 for 7 Academy Awards® – winning 3 Oscars®, including one for Best Actor Roberto Benigni. In this extraordinary tale, Guido (Benigni) – a charming but bumbling waiter who’s gifted with a colorful imagination and an irresistible sense of humor – has won the heart of the woman he loves and created a beautiful life for his young family. But then, that life is threatened by World War II, and Guido must rely on those very same strengths to save his beloved wife and son from an unthinkable fate! Honored with an overwhelming level of critical acclaim, this truly exceptional, utterly unique achievement will lift your spirits and capture your heart!

© 1997 Melampo Cinematografica s.r.l. - Roma

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The Big Blue - Luc Besson Cover Art

The Big Blue

The Big Blue

Two long-time friends vie for a deep-sea diving record in this portrait of two men bound to the sea and the affection between one of the men and the woman he loves. A tale of friendship and romance.

© 1988 GAUMONT

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The Motorcycle Diaries - Walter Salles Cover Art

The Motorcycle Diaries

The Motorcycle Diaries

Based on a true life story, The Motorcycle Diaries is an inspiring and thrilling adventure that traces the youthful origins of a revolutionary spirit. The film follows two daring friends, Ernesto "Che" Guevara (Gael García Bernal,, Y Tu Mama Tambien) and Alberto Granado (Rodrigo de la Serna), who hop on the back of a beat-up motorcycle for a breathtaking and exciting road trip across Latin America. From executive producer Robert Redford and acclaimed director Walter Salles (Central Station) comes a life-changing journey that critics are hailing as "Magnificent!" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone)

© 2004 Focus Features. All Rights Reserved.

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Cinema Paradiso - Giuseppe Tornatore Cover Art

Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso

A famous Italian filmmaker, haunted by the memories of his first love, returns to his hometown after an absence of 30 years. Upon his return, he reconnects with the community and remembers the highlights and tragedies that shaped his life and inspired him to follow his dream of becoming a filmmaker. For those who have never seen it -- and those who have never forgotten it -- director Giuseppe Tornatore's (MALENA, THE STAR MAKER) cherished Academy Award®-winning motion picture (1990, Best Foreign Language Film) is now fully restored and digitally remastered!

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The Swordsman - Choi Jae-hoon Cover Art

The Swordsman

The Swordsman

After being blinded in a coup against the king, Joseon’s greatest swordsman goes into hiding, far removed from his city’s anguish. But when traffickers kidnap his daughter, he has no choice but to unsheathe his sword once more.

© 2020 OPUS PICTURES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Nikita - Luc Besson Cover Art

Nikita

Nikita

A young woman is arrested after her involvement in a bloody robbery and sentenced to life imprisonment. However, she is given a chance for freedom when she is offered the opportunity to become a highly trained government assassin. After three years of intensive training and a final test, she embraces her new identity in exchange for her new law-abiding lifestyle.

© 1990 Gaumont

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City of God (2002) - Fernando Meirelles & Katia Lund Cover Art

City of God (2002)

City of God (2002)

Celebrated with worldwide acclaim, this powerful true story of crime and redemption has won numerous prestigious awards around the globe! The streets of the world's most notorious slum, Rio de Janeiro's "City of God" are a place where combat photographers fear to tread, police rarely go and residents are lucky if they live to the age of 20. In the midst of the oppressive crime and violence, a frail and scared young boy will grow up to discover that he can view the harsh realities of his surroundings with a different eye, the eye of an artist. In the face of impossible odds, his brave ambition to become a professional photographer becomes a window into his world and ultimately his way out!

© 2002 O2 Filmes Curios Ltda. and Hank Levine Film GmbH all rights reserved.

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Wife of a Spy - Kiyoshi Kurosawa Cover Art

Wife of a Spy

Wife of a Spy

Master filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa won the Silver Lion (Best Director) at the Venice Film Festival for this riveting, gorgeously crafted, old-school Hitchockian thriller. The year is 1940 in Kobe, on the eve of the outbreak of World War II. Local merchant and amateur filmmaker Yusaku (Issey Takahashi, Kill Bill) senses that things are headed in an unsettling direction. Following a trip to Manchuria, he becomes determined to bring to light the things he witnessed there, and secretly filmed. Meanwhile, his wife Satoko (Japan Society’s 2021 Honoree Yû Aoi) receives a visit from her childhood friend, now a military policeman. He warns her about Yusaku’s seditious ways and reveals that a woman her husband brought back from his trip has died. Satoko confronts Yusaku, but when she discovers his true intentions, she is torn between loyalty to her husband, the life they have built, and the country they call home.

© 2021 Kino Lorber

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Wildland - Jeanette Nordahl Cover Art

Wildland

Wildland

Following a car accident, which kills her mother, 17-year old Ida moves in with her estranged aunt and her aunt’s grown sons. The home is filled with physical tenderness and love, but outside of the home, the family leads a violent and criminal life. When an unforeseen murder pressures the family and their loyalty to each other, tension builds as love and violence become impossible to separate. Ida is faced with the same question her mother faced before her: What are you willing to sacrifice for your family?

© 2021 Film Movement

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Incendies - Denis Villeneuve Cover Art

Incendies

Incendies

In the highly-acclaimed suspense thriller Incendies, a mother's dying wish creates a painful puzzle her children are forced to solve. At the reading of their mother's will, twins Jeanne and Simon are given instructions to locate the father they believed was dead and the brother neither knew existed. They travel to the Middle East, to piece together the story of the woman who brought them into the world only to make a shocking discovery.

© 2010 2011 Incendies Inc. and TS Productions. All Rights Reserved.

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Loving Vincent - Unknown Cover Art

Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent

The life and controversial death of Vincent van Gogh told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through interviews with the characters closest to Vincent and through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death. Loving Vincent features 120 of Vincent van Gogh's greatest paintings. The plot, drawn from the 800 letters written by the painter himself, leads us to the significant people and events in the time prior to his unexpected death. Every shot is painted just as Vincent himself painted.

© 2017 BreakThru Productions

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire - Céline Sciamma Cover Art

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

France, 1760. Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Because she is a reluctant bride-to-be, Marianne arrives under the guise of companionship, observing Héloïse by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night. As the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow as they share Héloïse’s first moments of freedom. Héloïse's portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and testament to their love.

© 2019 Lilies Films / Hold-Up Films & Productions / Arte France Cinema

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Persepolis - Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi Cover Art

Persepolis

Persepolis

The coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution. We meet nine-year-old Marjane when the fundamentalists first take power, forcing the veil on women and imprisoning thousands. The story then follows her as she cleverly outsmarts the "social guardians" and discovers punk, ABBA and Iron Maiden, while living with the terror of government persecution and the Iran/Iraq war. Then Marjane's journey moves on to Austria where, as a teenager, her parents send her to school in fear for her safety and she has to combat being equated with the religious fundamentalism and extremism she fled her country to escape. Marjane eventually gains acceptance in Europe, but finds herself alone and horribly homesick, and returns to Iran to be with her family, though it means putting on the veil and living in a tyrannical society. After a difficult period of adjustment, she enters art school and marries, continuing to speak out against the hypocrisy she witnesses. At age twenty-four, she realizes that while she is deeply Iranian, she cannot live in Iran. She then makes the heartbreaking decision to leave her homeland for France, optimistic about her future, shaped indelibly by her past.

© 2007 2.4.7. Films SAS and France 3 Cinema SAS. All Rights Reserved.

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Hell (El Infierno) (Subtitled) - Luis Estrada Cover Art

Hell (El Infierno) (Subtitled)

Hell (El Infierno) (Subtitled)

This dark comedy is about a man who gets involved in the wildly dangerous and bloody narco business after being deported from the United States.

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Who You Think I Am - Safy Nebbou Cover Art

Who You Think I Am

Who You Think I Am

Ghosted by her hunky twenty-something lover, Ludo, 50 year-old professor and divorced single mother, Claire Millaud (Juliette Binoche), creates a fake profile on social media in order to do a little undetected spying on him. She finds a photo of a pretty young brunette online and creates, Clara, a beautiful 24 year-old avatar. But Ludo only accepts friend requests from people he knows personally. To get to him, Claire sends his best-friend, the equally attractive Alex, a friend request and he accepts. Alex, Ludo’s friend, is instantly enamored. Claire, trapped by her avatar, falls madly in love with him. The pair begins to exchange messages and their fake friendship turns into a fake love affair. Their superficial correspondence quickly escalates towards intense intimacy and uncontrollable obsession. Claire is in love with Alex, and he is in love with her fake profile. Now he wants to meet the 24-year-old beauty he's been chatting with. She invents a busy job, professional trips and even a jealous ex. The more and more in love they are the more the situation becomes unbearable. Claire is torn between the impossibility of this love and the pain of having to admit her deception and risk losing it.

© 2019 Diaphana FIlms

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Skyfire - Simon West Cover Art

Skyfire

Skyfire

A young scientist (Hannah Quinlivan) invents a cutting-edge volcanic warning system and returns to the tropical island where her mother tragically died, hoping she can prevent future deaths. The island is now home to the world's only volcano theme park and resort, the brainchild of its reckless owner Jack (Jason Isaacs). Chaos soon erupts when the once dormant volcano starts to rumble. It’s a battle with nature to get off the island while fiery death and destruction rains down from the mountain.

© 2020 Meridian Entertainment (Foshan) Co. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

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Shin Godzilla (Dubbed) - Hideaki Anno Cover Art

Shin Godzilla (Dubbed)

Shin Godzilla (Dubbed)

When a massive, gilled monster emerges from the deep, a rag-tag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster’s weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower. But time is not on their side.

© 2016 Toho. Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Licensed by Funimation® Productions, Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Godzilla and the character design are trademarks of Toho Co., Ltd.

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Wolf Warrior 2 - Unknown Cover Art

Wolf Warrior 2

Wolf Warrior 2

In this action-packed sequel to the 2015 blockbuster hit, China's deadliest Special Forces operative ​​(Wu Jing) must emerge from his quiet life to deal with a sadistic band of mercenaries terrorizing innocent civilians, culminating in a climatic battle with the mercenary leader (Frank Grillo, ​Captain America: Civil War​).

© 2017 BEIJING DENGFENG INTERNATIONAL CULTURE & COMMUNICATION CO., LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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The Visitors - Jean-Marie Poiré Cover Art

The Visitors

The Visitors

In 1122, a brave soldier and his right hand man are sent to the future by a sinister witch and an absent-minded wizard. Hilarity ensues as they try to find their way back to their own time while dealing with the confusion and chaos of 21st century France.

© 1993 Gaumont

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Ghost in the Shell 2.0 - Mamoru Oshii Cover Art

Ghost in the Shell 2.0

Ghost in the Shell 2.0

Set in a re-imagined Hong Kong at a time when cyberspace is expanding into human reality, the story follows top cyberwarrior Major Motoko Kusanagi as she hovers on the border of total immersion in the digital world.

© 1995 Masamune Shirow / Kodansha Ltd. / Bandai Visual Co., Ltd./Manga Entertainment Inc.

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Sin Nombre - Cary Fukunaga Cover Art

Sin Nombre

Sin Nombre

Seeking the promise of America, a beautiful young woman, Sayra (Paulina Gaitan), joins her father on an odyssey to cross the gauntlet of the Latin American countryside. Along the way, she crosses paths with a teenaged Mexican gang member, El Casper (Edgar M. Flores), who is maneuvering to outrun his violent past. Together they have to rely on faith, trust and street smarts if they are to survive their increasingly perilous journey towards the hope of new lives.

© 2008 Focus Features. All Rights Reserved.

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The Secret In Their Eyes - Juan Jose Campanella Cover Art

The Secret In Their Eyes

The Secret In Their Eyes

Ricardo Darín stars as Benjamín, a former criminal court employee who wants to write a novel about an Argentine case from the 1970s where a woman was raped and murdered. He confides his intentions to a judge with whom he's been secretly smitten for years, Irene (Soledad Villamil), but she expresses reservations about the idea, for reasons that eventually become apparent. Meanwhile, flashbacks set up the central story, unfolding in 1970s Argentina. In that narrative, Argentina has fallen under the control of a military junta and a fair trial has become an increasingly uncommon event in that nation's courts. A woman is found raped and murdered while her husband was at work, and two immigrant workers are essentially forced into confessing to the crime. Benjamín then teams up with his colleague and friend, the lush Pablo Sandoval (Guillermo Francella), and the two go about identifying and tagging the perpetrator of the original crime. Subtle detail in a photograph alerts Benjamin to the possibility that a man named Gómez (Javier Godino) may have been the real culprit, but finding Gómez and obtaining conclusive evidence against him is no simple task. Moreover, as Benjamín and Pablo struggle to have the case reopened, they also find that bureaucracy and power in Argentine government have made this close to impossible.

© 2009, 2010 Tornasol Films S.A., Haddock Films S.R.L., 100 Bares Producciones S.A. and El secreto de sus ojos A.I.E. All Rights Reserved.

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One Cut of the Dead - Shinichirou Ueda Cover Art

One Cut of the Dead

One Cut of the Dead

An eccentric and determined director sets out to shoot a low-budget zombie film at an abandoned warehouse. Suddenly the cast and crew find themselves in the middle of an actual zombie invasion. Delighted with the all-too-real turn of events, the director insists that the crew continue filming to capture the terror in all its glory. Now the actors must work together to escape this deranged filmmaker, or this may be their last performance.

© 2017 Enbu Seminar. All Rights Reserved.

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Coco Before Chanel - Anne Fontaine Cover Art

Coco Before Chanel

Coco Before Chanel

This is the story of Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel, who begins her life as a headstrong orphan, and through an extraordinary journey becomes the legendary couturier who embodied the modern woman and became a timeless symbol of success, freedom and style.

© 2009 Haut et Court, [email protected], Warner Bros. Entertainment France and France 2 Cinema. All Rights Reserved.

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A Room with a View - James Ivory Cover Art

A Room with a View

A Room with a View

Merchant Ivory Productions, led by director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant, became a household name with A Room with a View, the first of their extraordinary adaptations of E. M. Forster novels. A cherubic nineteen-year-old Helena Bonham Carter plays Lucy Honeychurch, a young, independent-minded, upper-class Edwardian woman who is trying to sort out her burgeoning romantic feelings, divided between an enigmatic free spirit (Julian Sands) she meets on vacation in Florence and the priggish bookworm (Daniel Day-Lewis) to whom she becomes engaged back in the more corseted Surrey. Funny, sexy, and sophisticated, this gargantuan art-house hit features a sublime supporting cast—including Simon Callow, Judi Dench, Denholm Elliott, Maggie Smith—and remains a touchstone of intelligent romantic cinema.

© 1985 Goldcrest Films International.

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Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale - Jalmari Helander Cover Art

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

It's Christmas Eve in northern Finland, and an archeological dig has just unearthed Santa Claus. But this Santa isn't one you want coming to town. When local children begin disappearing, Pietari and his father try to capture the evil santa.

© 2010 Cinet, Pomor Film

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The Great Beauty - Paolo Sorrentino Cover Art

The Great Beauty

The Great Beauty

In this breathtaking, Oscar-winning journey to Rome, a reporter begins to take stock of his life on his sixty-fifth birthday, looking past the lavish nightclubs, parties, and cafés to find the city itself, in all its monumental glory. This transporting experience, created by the brilliant Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, is a breathtaking Felliniesque tale of decadence and lost love.

© 2013 Indigo Film, Babe Films, Pathé Production, France 2 Cinéma

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Ran (1985) - Akira Kurosawa Cover Art

Ran (1985)

Ran (1985)

Akira Kurosawa’s visually dazzling samurai epic – blends King Lear, 16th-century feudal Japan, and Kurosawa’s own notions of loyalty and honor to tell the story of aging Lord Hidetora, whose decision to bequeath his kingdom to his three sons sparks a power struggle that leads to chaos and madness. Hailed as a masterpiece by filmmakers and cinephiles alike, and winner of the 1985 Oscar® for Costume Design, Ran is a sumptuous 4K feast.

© 1985 StudioCanal/Herald Ace Inc./Nippon Herald Films Inc. (Tokyo). All Rights Reserved.

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Y Tu Mama Tambien - Alfonso Cuarón Cover Art

Y Tu Mama Tambien

Y Tu Mama Tambien

Winner of the Independent Spirit Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and named the same by the National Society of Film Critics, New York Film Critics’ Circle, LA Film Critics’ Association and such groups in Boston, Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, Florida, Ft. Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Santa Fe. In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other. The eroticism in Cuaron's road movie (which broke all box-office records in Mexico) is the real deal: tactile, sexy, psychologically charged. It's not there to shock or provoke giggles--this is no Hollywood teen comedy--but to illuminate these complex, poignant and lost characters… The movie has an emotional kick that lingers like a primal memory. When the year is over, Cuaron's film will be remembered as one of 2002's finest.

© 2001 Producciones Anhelo

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Birds of Passage - Ciro Guerra & Cristina Gallego Cover Art

Birds of Passage

Birds of Passage

As the American youth embraces hippie culture in the 1970s, marijuana bonanza hits Colombia, quickly turning farmers into seasoned businessmen. In the Guajira desert, an indigenous Wayuu family takes a leading role in this new venture and comes to enjoy the perks of both wealth and power. But when greed, passion, and honor collide, a fratricidal war ensues that will put their lives, their culture and their ancestral traditions at risk.

© 2018 Ciudad Lunar, Blond Indian Films, Pimienta Films, Snowglobe, Films Boutique

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Police Story - Jackie Chan Cover Art

Police Story

Police Story

The jaw-dropping set pieces fly fast and furious in Jackie Chan’s breathtakingly inventive martial-arts comedy, a smash hit that made him a worldwide icon of daredevil action spectacle. The director/star/one-man stunt machine plays Ka-Kui, a Hong Kong police inspector who goes rogue to bring down a drug kingpin and protect the case’s star witness (Chinese cinema legend Brigitte Lin) from retribution. Packed wall-to-wall with charmingly goofball slapstick and astoundingly acrobatic fight choreography—including an epic shopping-mall melee of flying fists and shattered glass—Police Story set a new standard for rock-’em-sock-’em mayhem that would influence a generation of filmmakers from Hong Kong to Hollywood.

© 2010 Fortune Star Media Limited

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The Lives of Others - Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck Cover Art

The Lives of Others

The Lives of Others

This critically-acclaimed, Oscar®-winning film (Best Foreign Language Film, 2006) is the erotic, emotionally-charged experience Lisa Schwarzbaum (Entertainment Weekly) calls "a nail-biter of a thriller!" Before the collapse of the Berlin Wall, East Germany's population was closely monitored by the State Secret Police (Stasi). Only a few citizens above suspicion, like renowned pro-Socialist playwright Georg Dreyman, were permitted to lead private lives. But when a corrupt government official falls for Georg's stunning actress-girlfriend, Christa, an ambitious Stasi policeman is ordered to bug the writer's apartment to gain incriminating evidence against the rival. Now, what the officer discovers is about to dramatically change their lives - as well as his - in this seductive political thriller Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) proclaims is "the best kind of movie: one you can't get out of your head."

© 2006 Wiedemann & Berg Film Produktion GmbH & Co. KG. All Rights Reserved.

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Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula - Yeon Sang Ho Cover Art

Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula

Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula

Four years after South Korea's total decimation in TRAIN TO BUSAN, the zombie thriller that captivated audiences worldwide, acclaimed director Yeon Sang-ho brings us PENINSULA, the next nail-biting chapter in his post-apocalyptic world. Jung-seok, a soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland, relives the horror when assigned to a covert operation with two simple objectives: retrieve and survive. When his team unexpectedly stumbles upon survivors, their lives will depend on whether the best—or worst—of human nature prevails in the direst of circumstances.

© 2020 NEXT ENTERTAINMENT WORLD & REDPETER FILMS. All Rights Reserved.

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Run Lola Run - Tom Tykwer Cover Art

Run Lola Run

Run Lola Run

A thrilling post-MTV, roller-coaster ride, Run Lola Run is the internationally acclaimed sensation about two star-crossed lovers who have only minutes to change the course of their lives. Time is running out for Lola (Franka Potente). She's just received a frantic phone call from her boyfriend, Manni (Moritz Bleibtreu), who's lost a small fortune belonging to his mobster boss. If Lola doesn't replace the money in twenty minutes, Manni will surely suffer severe consequences. Set to a throbbing techno score, "Lola's like a human stun gun!" Peter Rainer, New York Magazine.

© Motion Picture: 1998 X-Filme Creative Pool GmbH. All Rights Reserved. English Subtitles: 1999 Sony Pictures Classics Inc. All Rights Reserved.