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Audition - Takashi Miike Cover Art

Audition

Audition

One of the most notorious J-horror films ever made, Takashi Miike’s Audition exploded onto the festival circuit at the turn of the century to a chorus of awards and praise. The film would catapult Miike to the international scene and pave the way for such other genre delights as Ichii the Killer and The Happiness of the Katakuris. Recent widower Shigharu Aoyama is advised by his son to find a new wife, agreeing Shigeharu seeks the advice of a colleague having been out of the dating scene for many years. Taking advantage of their position as a film company they stage an audition. Interviewing a series of women, Shigeharu becomes enchanted by Asami, a quiet, 24-year-old woman, who is immediately responsive to his charms. But soon things take a very dark and twisted turn as we find that Asami isn’t what she seems to be… Pulling the audience into a story that will lead to one of the most harrowing climaxes in cinema history, Miike twists and turns us through delirious editing and shocking visuals for one of the most depraved nightmares of all time!

© 2016 Arrow Video

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Transit - Christian Petzold Cover Art

Transit

Transit

As fascist troops descend on Paris, German refugee Georg (Franz Rogowski) flees to Marseille, where he assumes the identity of a dead writer and obtains a transit visa for passage to North America. Awaiting his escape in a make-shift emigré community, Georg's life intertwines with those of a young refugee and his widowed mother, and a lovely, mysterious woman in search of her own missing husband (Paula Beer), causing Georg to imagine new beginnings. Brilliantly adapted from Anna Seghers' 1944 novel by renowned filmmaker Christian Petzold (PHOENIX), TRANSIT shifts the story to an indeterminate present, blurring history with the contemporary to create an urgent and timeless exploration of the plight of displaced people around the world.

© 2019 Southport Music Box Corporation d/b/a Music Box Films

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Furie - Le-Van Kiet Cover Art

Furie

Furie

When a little girl is kidnapped by a trafficking ring, they soon find they messed with the wrong kid. Her mother, a former gang leader, is close on their trail and will go to any lengths to bring her daughter home.

© 2019 Norwester International, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Ramen Shop - Eric Khoo Cover Art

Ramen Shop

Ramen Shop

Masato, a young Ramen chef, leaves his hometown in Japan to embark on a culinary journey to Singapore to find the truth about his past. He uncovers a lot more than family secrets and delicious recipes.

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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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Tell It to the Bees - Annabel Jankel Cover Art

Tell It to the Bees

Tell It to the Bees

Dr. Jean Markham (Anna Paquin) returns to the town she left as a teenager to take over her late father’s medical practice. When a school-yard scuffle lands Charlie (Gregor Selkirk) in her surgery, she invites him to visit the hives in her garden and tell his secrets to the bees, as she once did. The new friendship between the boy and the bee keeper brings his mother Lydia (Holliday Grainger) into Jean’s world.In the sanctuary of the doctor’s house,the two women find themselves drawn to one another in a way that Jean recognizes and fears, and Lydia could never have expected. But, in 1950’s small-town Britain, their new secret can’t stay hidden forever.

© 2018 Reliance Entertainment Productions 8 Limited

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CERN - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Cover Art

CERN

CERN

Multi-awarded Nikolaus Geyrhalter delivers stunning images from inside the immense CERN apparatus. Alternated with interviews with the experts who devised and operate this gigantic big bang machine, the film gives an insight into the complex experimental research institution.

© 2013 Arte

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T-34 - Aleksey Sidorov Cover Art

T-34

T-34

During WW2, a young lieutenant assembles a courageous group of POWs to plan a daring escape from captivity. With the power of a half-destroyed T-34 tank, the brave men challenge an enemy battalion, ready to battle until the end.

© 2018 Mars Media Entertainment, Amedia, Russia One, Trite Studios. All rights reserved.

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Never Look Away - Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck Cover Art

Never Look Away

Never Look Away

Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, Never Look Away tells the story of a young art student, Kurt (Tom Schilling) who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie (Paula Beer). Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband (Sebastian Koch), a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter’s choice of boyfriend, and vows to destroy the relationship. What neither of them knows is that their lives are already connected through a terrible crime Seeband committed decades ago…

© 2018 Pergamon Film GmbH & Co. , KG and Wiedemann & Berg Film GmbH & Co. KG. All Rights Reserved

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Deep Red - Dario Argento Cover Art

Deep Red

Deep Red

From Dario Argento, maestro of the macabre and the man behind some the greatest excursions in Italian horror (Suspiria, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage), comes Deep Red – arguably the ultimate giallo movie. One night, musician Marcus Daly (David Hemmings, Blow Up), looking up from the street below, witnesses the brutal axe murder of a woman in her apartment. Racing to the scene, Marcus just manages to miss the perpetrator… or does he? As he takes on the role of amateur sleuth, Marcus finds himself ensnared in a bizarre web of murder and mystery where nothing is what it seems… Aided by a throbbing score from regular Argento-collaborators Goblin, Deep Red (aka Profondo Rosso and The Hatchet Murders) is a hallucinatory fever dream of a giallo punctuated by some of the most astonishing set-pieces the sub-genre has to offer.

© 2015 Arrow Video

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Torso - Sergio Martino Cover Art

Torso

Torso

A sex maniac is prowling the streets of Perugia, targeting the picturesque university town’s female students. Alarmed at the plummeting life expectancy of the student body, Jane (Suzy Kendall, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage) and her three friends elope to a secluded country villa – only to discover that, far from having left the terror behind, they’ve brought it with them!!

© 2018 Arrow Films

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1944 - Elmo Nüganen Cover Art

1944

1944

In the year 1944, Estonia faces advances from both the Russian Red Army and Nazi forces. Families are torn apart across enemy lines and soldiers are forced to make difficult choices to preserve a small nation caught in the middle of a global war. Estonia's Official Submission for the Academy Awards

© 2015 Film Movement

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The Bird With the Crystal Plumage - Dario Argento Cover Art

The Bird With the Crystal Plumage

The Bird With the Crystal Plumage

Dario Argento nails the Giallo blueprint in The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, a brutal thriller that packs a gory brace of terrifying murders alongside its genre defining mix of red herrings, leather gloved slashers and stylish decor. When Sam, an American writer in Rome witnesses an attempted slaying in an art gallery, he unwittingly sets the killers sights on himself and his beautiful model girlfriend. But soon, things start to unravel as it becomes clear that the identity of the unknown slayer is very much open to question. Somebody’s killing everyone; who is the evil fiend? Could it be Sam himself? Argento’s groundbreaking shocker combines eye-popping visuals with a seamy vein of sadomasochism and a lust for violence to create a genre defining movie classic.

© 2017 Arrow Video

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The Fifth Cord - Luigi Bazzoni Cover Art

The Fifth Cord

The Fifth Cord

The success of Dario Argento's 'The Bird with the Crystal Plumage' ushered in a host of imitators, seeking to capitalise on this new, modern take on the giallo thriller. Many were highly derivative, but a number nonetheless rose above the crowd thanks to skilful execution and a willingness to experiment stylistically. Once such example is 'The Fifth Cord' - which, in the hands of director Luigi Bazzoni ('The Possessed', 'Footprints on the Moon'), turns a conventional premise into a visually stunning exploration of alienation and isolation. When a man barely survives a brutal assault en route home from a New Year's party, washed-up, whisky-swilling journalist Andrea Bild ('Franco Nero', 'Django') is assigned to report on the case. Before long, the maniac strikes again, this time with fatal results. As the body count rises, Andrea falls under suspicion himself, making it even more imperative that he crack the case. His only clue lies in a series of black gloves found at the location of every attack, each with a finger cut off. Adapted from a novel by David McDonald Devine, 'The Fifth Cord' boasts a complex, Agatha Christie-esque plot, outstanding cinematography courtesy of future Oscar-winner Vittorio Storaro ('Apocalypse Now') and supporting appearances by a raft of genre stalwarts, including Silvia Monti ('A Lizard in a Woman's Skin'), Edmund Purdom ('Nightmare City') and Rossella Falk ('Sleepless'). Debuting here in high definition, arguably the most visually stunning giallo ever made now shines like never before.

© 2019 Arrow Films

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Over the Limit - Marta Prus Cover Art

Over the Limit

Over the Limit

Described as the "BLACK SWAN of sports documentaries" (Variety), OVER THE LIMIT exposes the grueling Russian training system for elite Olympic athletes. Superstar rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun has reached a crucial moment in her career. 20 years old, she’s soon to retire but has one final goal set out for her: winning Olympic gold. As Margarita pushes her body to its breaking point, Irina Viner-Usmanova, her strict coach, assails her with caustic, withering critiques. Is Irina a merciless tyrant or the motivating guidance Margarita needs to fulfill her dreams?

© 2018 Film Movement

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The Marriage of Maria Braun - Rainer Werner Fassbinder Cover Art

The Marriage of Maria Braun

The Marriage of Maria Braun

Maria Braun marries a young soldier amid the Allied bombing raids of World World II the day before he must return to the Russian front. Awaiting his return in 1945, she is informed of his death and must endure and navigate the post-war years alone. Mirroring the German Wirtschaftswunder ('economic miracle'), she determinedly rises to prosperity as a self-made woman.

© 2017 Arrow Films

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Orgies of Edo - Teruo Ishii Cover Art

Orgies of Edo

Orgies of Edo

Legendary Toei director Teruo Ishii tells three stories of moral sickness set during Japan's prosperous Genroku era in this bloody follow-up to his sexploitation classic Shogun's Joy of Torture, and the fourth entry in Toei's 'abnormal love' film series. Ishii's politically incorrect moral lessons paint a trio of tales of tragic heroines caught up in violence, sadomasochism, incest and torture. Told in anthology style by an impassive physician (Teruo Yoshida), the first story follows Oito (Masumi Tachibana), an innocent young girl deceived by a handsome yakuza and sold into prostitution who finds herself in a doomed love affair with the man who brought her to ruin. The tale of Ochise (Mitsuko Aoi) is about the daughter of a rich merchant whose insatiable appetite for filth and perversion draws her deeper into violence, darkness and betrayal. Finally, the story of Omitsu (Miki Obana) follows a sadistic lord (Asao Koike) whose eye is caught one day by a beautiful member of his harem who shares his strange taste for pain and blood, but who holds a secret of her own that will destroy his entire household. A stylistic about-face from the director's prior work for Toei on the successful Abashiri Prison action series starring Ken Takakura, Ishii's erotic films grew increasingly shocking, violent and strange, and Orgies of Edo finds him combining period film detail with carnivalesque grotesquerie to create his own particular vision of love and sex. This landmark 'ero-guro' film allowed Ishii to experiment with elements that would later show up in his masterpieces Horrors of Malformed Men and Blind Woman's Curse, including the participation of sideshow performers and butoh dancer Tatsumi Hijikata.

© 2018 Arrow Films

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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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Sister Street Fighter - Kazuhiko Yamaguchi Cover Art

Sister Street Fighter

Sister Street Fighter

After the massive success of 'The Street Fighter', Toei decided to build a new karate series around a female lead and cast a young actress who had appeared in a cameo role alongside her mentor Sonny Chiba. Still a teenager at the time, Etsuko Shihomi exploded onscreen in her first leading role and created a new character type: a tough fighter who was fierce, fearless, good-hearted, and decidedly non-sexualized, a departure from Toei's typical formula. The film was another huge hit for the studio and Shihomi and director Kazuhiko Yamaguchi, who had previously launched Meiko Kaji's career at Toei, made two additional films based on the same character, with a final unrelated follow-up appearing a year later. In 1974's 'Sister Street Fighter', Shihomi is the half-Chinese, half-Japanese Koryu Lee, who travels to Yokohama to investigate the disappearance of her brother, an undercover cop. When she discovers a smuggling ring run by a drug lord with his own personal army of deadly fighters, she must penetrate his evil lair and defeat not only his champion (Masashi Ishibashi from the Street Fighter films) but also a group of female Thai kickboxers called The Amazon Seven. Chiba appears in a cameo as a fellow karate master who helps Koryu in her mission.

© 2019 Arrow Films

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Ip Man - 葉偉信 Cover Art

Ip Man

Ip Man

Behind every great man there lies a teacher, and this was certainly true of Bruce Lee, who claimed as his mentor a martial arts expert named Ip Man (1893-1972). A genius of Wushu (or the Chinese martial arts school), Ip Man grew up in a China nearly ripped to pieces by racial hatred, nationalistic strife and warfare. He rose like a phoenix above these ashes, however, courtesy of his participation in matches against various Wushu masters and kung-fun warriors - ultimately training martial arts icons such as Lee. This biopic starring Donnie Yen and directed by Wilson Yip dramatizes Ip's life story.

© 2008 Mandarin Films Distribution Co. Ltd. All Rights Reserved

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Secrets of War - Dennis Bots Cover Art

Secrets of War

Secrets of War

Tuur and Lambert are best friends in a Nazi-occupied Dutch village. When Maartje joins their class, the boys embrace their new friend, forming a unique bond based on shared adventures, secrets and mischief. Ultimately, the realities of war will catch up with them, as they discover each other’s secrets and just how different from each other they really are. Secrets Of War puts both the danger and the humanity of wartime friendships squarely on the shoulders of three children who must face extraordinary circumstances with a maturity far beyond their years. Official Selection - Toronto Int'l Film Festival, New York Int'l Children's Film Festival

© 2014 Film Movement

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The Sower - Marine Francen Cover Art

The Sower

The Sower

The winner of the prestigious New Director competition at the San Sebastian Film Festival, Marine Francen’s debut is a sensual, visually stunning historical romance. In 1851, France’s autocratic President Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte has ordered the arrest of all the men of a remote mountain farming village following a Republican uprising. The women spend years in total isolation, forced to tend the crops themselves. Some women have lost their husbands; others, like the shy but inwardly strong Violette, suddenly have no chance of experiencing physical love or motherhood. The women take an oath: if a man comes, they will share him as a lover. When a mysterious and handsome stranger arrives, he ignites passions and jealousies that threaten to destroy the tight-knit community. In the vein of THE BEGUILED and THE GUARDIANS, Marine Francen strikingly beautiful first feature is a part of a new wave of female-focused historical drama.

© 2019 Film Movement

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Unstoppable - Kim Min-Ho Cover Art

Unstoppable

Unstoppable

In this hard-hitting action-thriller, Don Lee stars as a legendary gangster enjoying a quiet retirement. But when his wife is kidnapped, he must once again become the brutal criminal he left behind in order to get her back.

© 2018 SHOWBOX, PLUSMEDIA ENTERTAINMENT AND B.A. ENTERTAINMENT ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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The Pyjama Girl Case - Flavio Mogherini Cover Art

The Pyjama Girl Case

The Pyjama Girl Case

Throughout the late 1960s and into the 70s, the Italian giallo movement transported viewers to the far corners of the globe, from swinging San Francisco to the Soviet-occupied Prague. Only one, however, brought the genre's unique brand of bloody mayhem as far as Australia: director Flavio Mogherini (Delitto passionale)'s tragic and poetic 'The Pyjama Girl Case'. The body of a young woman is found on the beach, shot in the head, burned to hide her identity and dressed in distinctive yellow pyjamas. With the Sydney police stumped, former Inspector Timpson (Ray Milland, Dial M for Murder) comes out of retirement to crack the case. Treading where the "real" detectives can't, Timpson doggedly pieces together the sad story of Dutch immigrant Glenda Blythe (Dalila Di Lazzaro, Phenomena) and the unhappy chain of events which led to her grisly demise. Inspired by the real-life case which baffled the Australian police and continues to spark controversy and unanswered questions to this day, 'The Pyjama Girl Case' is a uniquely haunting latter-day giallo from the tail end of the genre's boom period, co-starring Michele Placido (director of Romanzo Criminale) and Howard Ross (The New York Ripper), and featuring a memorably melancholic score by veteran composer Riz Ortolani (Don't Torture a Duckling).

© 2018 Arrow Films

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Embrace of the Serpent - Ciro Guerra Cover Art

Embrace of the Serpent

Embrace of the Serpent

At once blistering and poetic, the ravages of colonialism cast a dark shadow over the South American landscape in EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, the third feature by Ciro Guerra. Filmed in stunning black-and-white, SERPENT centers on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him. The film was inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant.

© 2015 Ciudadlunar Producciones, Nortesur Producciones, MC Producciones, Buffalo Films 2015

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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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Chinese Roulette - Rainer Werner Fassbinder Cover Art

Chinese Roulette

Chinese Roulette

Chinese Roulette, set in an isolated house during a weekend break, is like Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None without the murders - a tense psychodrama in which infidelities are revealed and families breakdown. At its centre is nouvelle vague icon Anna Karina, a rare outsider alongside the familiar Fassbinder faces.

© 2017 Arrow Films

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The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion - Luciano Ercoli Cover Art

The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion

The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion

Before the influence of Dario Argento's 'The Bird with the Crystal Plumage' permeated every corner of the giallo genre, another strain of these distinctive Italian thrillers enjoyed considerable success. These "melodrama gialli", heavily inspired by Clouzot's 'Les diaboliques', relied less on graphic violence and high body counts and more on psychological tension. Minou ('Dagmar Lassander', 'Lucio Fulci's The Black Cat') leads a pampered but dull life with her frequently absent husband, Peter (Pier Paolo Capponi, 'The Cat O' Nine Tails'). One night, while out walking on the beachfront, Minou is accosted by a mysterious blackmailer (Simón Andreu, 'Death Carries a Cane') who informs her that Peter is a murderer. Driven by misplaced loyalty to her husband, Minou gives in to the blackmailer's every perverted whim in exchange for his silence. But as the blackmailer ups the ante, demanding that she submit to his increasingly obscene demands, can Minou hold on to what little remains of her sanity? Written by the prolific Ernesto Gastaldi ('Torso'), infused with a seductive score by the great Ennio Morricone ('The Cat O' Nine Tails') and featuring a memorable turn by Nieves Navarro a.k.a. Susan Scott ('Death Walks at Midnight') in the role of Minou's best friend, 'The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion' is a trippy giallo delight that brings together the talents of many of the genre's leading lights on both sides of the camera.

© 2018 Arrow Films

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Saving General Yang - Ronny Yu Cover Art

Saving General Yang

Saving General Yang

Northeast China, early Northern Song dynasty, AD 986. The Khitan army takes its revenge for a past massacre, abducting General Yang Ye (Adam Cheng) and leaving his wife and seven sons to rescue him - and fall into their deadly trap. Led by the first son (Ekin Cheng), the seven - two of whom have never seen combat - set out with a small band of fighters to face an army of thousands, brave the treacherous Wolf Mountain, face the nemesis of their shared history, and find the way back alive - all to bring their father home.

© 2013 Pegasus Motion Pictures (Hong Kong) Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

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Effi Briest - Rainer Werner Fassbinder Cover Art

Effi Briest

Effi Briest

Effi Briest tells of a seventeen-year-old girl who is married off by her parents to a wealthy Baron more than twice her age. Lonely and dissatisfied, she seeks solace in the companionship of her husband's friend, Major Crampas.

© 2017 Arrow Films

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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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The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant - Rainer Werner Fassbinder Cover Art

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

Petra von Kant, with two marriages behind her and an absent daughter, is a successful fashion designer. She lives with her secretary who will form the second point in a tragic ménage à trois when Petra meets and falls hopelessly in love with a confident young model named Karin.

© 2017 Arrow Films

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The Bloodstained Butterfly - Duccio Tessari Cover Art

The Bloodstained Butterfly

The Bloodstained Butterfly

When a young female student is savagely killed in a park during a thunderstorm, the culprit seems obvious: her lover. The evidence against him is damning... but is it all too convenient? And when the killer strikes again while Marchi is in custody, it quickly becomes apparent that there's more to the case than meets the eye...

© 2017 Arrow Films

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Mélo - Alain Resnais Cover Art

Mélo

Mélo

Master director Alain Resnais ('Last Year in Marienbad') blurs the line between cinematic technique and theatrical artifice in his acclaimed 'Mélo', adapted from Henri Bernstein's classic play about a doomed love triangle in 1920s Paris. Pierre (Pierre Arditi, 'Love Unto Death') and Marcel (André Dussollier, 'A Good Marriage') are both celebrated concert violinists and lifelong friends, in spite of their differing temperaments. Pierre is modest, sensitive and content with his lot; Marcel is hungry, driven, and pursues a solo career that takes him to the four corners of the world. After years apart, the two friends reunite when Pierre invites Marcel to his home for dinner. It is then that Marcel first meets Pierre's wife Romaine (Sabine Azéma, 'Cosmos'), sparking a passionate affair that can only end in tragedy before the curtain falls.

© 2019 Arrow Films

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Heidi - Alain Gsponer Cover Art

Heidi

Heidi

Based on the biggest Swiss bestseller (written by Johanna Spyri) of all time. Young orphan girl Heidi lives in the Swiss Alps with her goat herding grandfather. Forced to move into the home of an upper-class Frankfurt family, the energetic child struggles to fit in, longing for the simplicity of her life in the mountains.

© 2016 Omnibus Entertainment

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Eros + Massacre - Kijû Yoshida Cover Art

Eros + Massacre

Eros + Massacre

Tells the parallel stories of early 20th-century anarchist (and free love advocate) Sakae Osugi and a pair of student activists. Their stories interact and intertwine, resulting in a complex, rewarding work that is arguably Yoshida's masterpiece.

© 2017 Arrow Films

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Gangster VIP - Toshio Masuda Cover Art

Gangster VIP

Gangster VIP

Tetsuya Watari stars in this film as Goro Fujikawa, a yakuza foot soldier who carries out his boss's dirty work. The character was named after Goro Fujita, an ex-gangster turned writer who wrote the original novel. Based on the real life experiences of Fujita, Gangster VIP depicts an unprecedented realistic view of the Japanese underworld.

© 2017 Arrow Films

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Return of the Sister Street Fighter - Kazuhiko Yamaguchi Cover Art

Return of the Sister Street Fighter

Return of the Sister Street Fighter

The final film of the official trilogy, Return of the Sister Street Fighter, finds Koryu Lee back in Yokohama searching for a woman who has become the mistress of another crime kingpin. Kurata again co-stars but this time as a crazed fighter working for the villains who swears that he's the man who can kill Li Koryu.

© 2019 Arrow Films

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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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Tai Chi Hero - 馮德倫 Cover Art

Tai Chi Hero

Tai Chi Hero

Lu Chan (Jayden Yuan) is still trying to find his place in Chen Village, the legendary town where everyone is a martial arts master…and Chen-style Tai Chi is forbidden to outsiders. But since he helped save the town from a frightening steam-powered machine, Yuniang (Angelababy), beautiful daughter of Grandmaster Chen (Tony Leung Ka-Fai), agrees to marry Lu Chan and bring him into the family. It’s only a formality, though – and that suits Lu Chan just fine, as the mutant horn on his head gives him incredible kung-fu power, but leaves him dumber each time, and closer to death. Chen Village still stands in the shadow of danger. A prodigal brother returns, Lu Chan’s presence invokes a curse on the town, and Yuniang’s scorned fiancée has an appetite for revenge, as well as some new partners in crime. The second in a trilogy from the creators of Ip Man and Detective Dee, and featuring action directed by the legendary Sammo Hung, TAI CHI HERO is a full-on, steampunk-infused, video game-influenced kung fu throwdown that will knock you out of your seat.

© 2012 All Rights Reserved By Huayi Brothers Media Corporation

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Horrors of Malformed Men - Teruo Ishii Cover Art

Horrors of Malformed Men

Horrors of Malformed Men

Medical student Hirosuke Hitomi slips out of the asylum in which he has been wrongfully confined and stealthily assumes the identity of a recently deceased nobleman with whom he bears an uncanny resemblance. Hirosuke eases his way into the nobleman's household and his dead double's marital bed. But as long-repressed memories begin to bubble to the surface, he soon finds himself drawn to a remote isle where he is confronted by a mad scientist and his malformed men, and discovers the key that will unlock some long-suppressed mysteries of his own.

© 2018 Arrow Films

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Once Were Warriors - Lee Tamahori Cover Art

Once Were Warriors

Once Were Warriors

Maori couple Jake and Beth Heke are deeply in love, but Jake's alcoholic-fueled rage turns into domestic violence that threatens to tear their family apart. As their home life grows increasingly dangerous, Beth must do all she can to protect their three children. Set against the backdrop of traditional tribal culture, this classic and contoversial 90's indie sleeper hit put New Zealand on the cinema map.

© 2016 Film Movement

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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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Life Is Beautiful (Subtitled) - Unknown Cover Art

Life Is Beautiful (Subtitled)

Life Is Beautiful (Subtitled)

This motion picture masterpiece garnered 3 Oscars®, including one for Roberto Benigni (Best Actor) who stars in this heartwarming, humorous tale of life and love in a time of war. In this poignant tale, Guido (Benigni), a charming but bumbling waiter, does everything he can to provide a good life for his beloved wife and children. But when WWII breaks out, Guido must use his colorful imagination and irresistible humor to save his family from an unthinkable fate.

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The Secret of Kells - Tomm Moore & Nora Twomey Cover Art

The Secret of Kells

The Secret of Kells

2010 Academy Award Nominee, Best Animated Feature. Magic, fantasy, and Celtic mythology come together in a riot of color and detail that dazzle the eyes in a sweeping story about the power of imagination and faith to carry humanity through dark times. In a remote medieval outpost of Ireland, young Brendan embarks on a new life of adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying a book brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide. It is here that he meets the falry Aisling, a mysterious young wolf-girl, who helps him along the way. But with the barbarians closing in, will Brendan's determination and artistic vision illuminate the darkness and show that enlightenment is the best fortification against evil?

© 2008 Les Armateurs / Vivi Film / Cartoon Saloon / France 2 CinÈma

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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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Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster - 葉偉信 Cover Art

Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster

Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster

Newly arrived in Hong Kong, martial arts instructor Ip Man (Donnie Yen) encounters stiff opposition when he begins teaching the Wing Chun fighting style. But instead of bowing to his rivals' demands, he perseveres and retaliates with amazing speed and power. Inspired by Ip Man's life story, this martial arts sequel boasts impressive fight sequences and co-stars Lynn Hung, Simon Yam and Sammo Hung.

© 2010 Mandarin Films Limited. All Rights Reserved

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Tai Chi Zero

Tai Chi Zero

In legendary Chen Village, everyone is a martial arts master, using their powerful Chen Style Tai Chi in all aspects of their lives. Lu Chan has arrived to train, but the villagers are forbidden to teach Chen Style to outsiders, and do their best to discourage him by challenging him to a series of fights. Everyone, from strong men to young children, defeats him using their Tai Chi moves. But when a man from the village’s past returns with a frightening steam-powered machine and plans to build a railroad through the village at any costs, the villagers realize they may have no choice but to put their faith in Lu Chan… who has a secret power of his own.

© 2012 All Rights Reserved By Huayi Brothers Media Corporation. Distributed by Huayi Brothers Media Corporation. Film Distribution And Exhibition Corporation of China Film Group Corporation

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Beware of a Holy Whore

Beware of a Holy Whore

Beware of a Holy Whore is a backstage melodrama set in a Spanish seaside hotel. Starring Lou Castel (Requiescant) as the director and Eddie Constantine (Alphaville) as himself, the film is an intriguing and often acidic look through the mirror at Fassbinder and his 'family' of cast and crew.

© 2017 Arrow Films

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Ip Man 3

Ip Man 3

Donnie Yen ignites the screen in a return to his iconic role of Ip Man, the real-life Wing Chun Kung Fu master who mentored Bruce Lee. In this explosive third installment of the blockbuster martial arts series, when a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer (Mike Tyson) make a play to take over the city, Master Ip is forced to take a stand. Fists will fly as some of the most incredible fight scenes ever filmed, choreographed by the legendary Yuen Woo Ping (THE MATRIX, KILL BILL), play out on the big screen in this soon-to-be classic of the genre.

© 2015 Pegasus Motion Pictures (Hong Kong) Ltd. All Rights Reserved

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