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Godzilla Minus One - Takashi Yamazaki Cover Art

Godzilla Minus One

Godzilla Minus One

Academy Award® Winner Best Visual Effects. In postwar Japan, Godzilla brings new devastation to an already scorched landscape. With no military intervention or government help in sight, the survivors must join together in the face of despair and fight back against an unrelenting horror.

© 2023 Toho Co., Ltd.

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Just the Two of Us - Valérie Donzelli Cover Art

Just the Two of Us

Just the Two of Us

When Blanche (Virginie Efira) meets the charismatic Gregoire (Melvil Poupaud) at a party her twin sister Rose drags her to, she thinks she has found the one. The ties that bind them grow quickly, and a passionate affair ensues. Rose has serious reservations about Gregoire, but against her better judgment, they decide to marry and move in together. Blanche and Gregoire soon relocate far from Blanche’s family where her new life begins; having two children, working as an elementary school teacher, and learning to tiptoe around Gregoire’s unfounded burgeoning insecurities. Little by little Blanche finds herself caught in the grip of a deeply possessive and dangerous man, desperate to escape his increasingly threatening affections. Adapted from Éric Reinhardt’s prize-winning novel L’amour et les forêts by Valérie Donzelli and Audrey Diwan (Happening), Just the Two of Us is a closely observed and tense thriller that doubles as an acute psychological study of a profoundly perilous relationship.

© 2024 Southport Music Box Corporation d/b/a Music Box Films

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The Beast - Bertrand Bonello Cover Art

The Beast

The Beast

The year is 2044: artificial intelligence controls all facets of a stoic society as humans routinely "erase" their feelings. Hoping to eliminate pain caused by their past-life romances, Gabrielle (Léa Seydoux) continually falls in love with different incarnations of Louis (George MacKay). Set first in Belle Époque-era Paris, Louis is a British man who woos her away from a cold husband, then in early 21st Century Los Angeles, he is a disturbed American bent on delivering violent "retribution." Will the process allow Gabrielle to fully connect with Louis in the present, or are the two doomed to repeat their previous fates? Visually audacious director Bertrand Bonello (SAINT LAURENT, NOCTURAMA) fashions his most accomplished film to date: a sci-fi epic, inspired by Henry James' turn- of-the-century novella, THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE, suffused with mounting dread and a haunting sense of mystery. Punctuated by a career-defining, three-role performance by Seydoux, THE BEAST poignantly conveys humanity’s struggle against dissociative identity and emotionless existence.

© 2022 LES FILMS DU BÉLIER - MY NEW PICTURE - 9459-5154 QUÉBEC Inc. ARTE France Cinéma - AMI PARIS - Jamal ZEINAL-ZADE

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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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Sin Nombre - Unknown 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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Memories of Murder (Subtitled) - Bong Joon Ho Cover Art

Memories of Murder (Subtitled)

Memories of Murder (Subtitled)

Memories of Murder tells the harrowing true story of the hunt for a sadistic serial rapist and murderer terrorizing a small province in 1980s South Korea. Marking the first of many successful collaborations between four-time Oscar® winner Bong Joon Ho and leading man Song Kang Ho, the film follows the paths of three increasingly desperate detectives as they attempt to decipher the violent mind of a killer in an effort to solve the case. Now, seventeen years after its initial release, and a year after the real culprit was identified, this cult classic takes its place as a modern masterpiece.

© 2003 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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Cure - Kiyoshi Kurosawa Cover Art

Cure

Cure

Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s arresting international breakthrough established him as one of the leaders of an emerging new wave of Japanese horror while pushing the genre into uncharted realms of philosophical and existential exploration. A string of shocking, seemingly unmotivated murders—each committed by a different person yet all bearing the same grisly hallmarks—leads Detective Takabe (Koji Yakusho) into a labyrinthine investigation to discover what connects them, and into a disturbing game of cat and mouse with an enigmatic amnesiac (Masato Hagiwara) who may be evil incarnate. Awash in hushed, hypnotic dread, CURE is a tour de force of psychological tension and a hallucinatory journey into the darkest recesses of the human mind.

© 1997 Kadokawa Corporation

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The Wave - Roar Uthaug Cover Art

The Wave

The Wave

The very day he’s about to drive his family to a new life in the city, geologist Kristian Elkjord senses something wrong with the mountain that overlooks his scenic town. No one wants to believe that this could be the big one, especially with tourist season at its peak, but when a landslide from the mountain sends tons of rock and earth crashing into the water, everyone has ten minutes to outrace the resulting tsunami to higher ground in this thrilling action spectacular.

© 2015 Fantefilm Fiksjon As

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Come and See - Elem Klimov Cover Art

Come and See

Come and See

This legendary film from Soviet director Elem Klimov is a senses-shattering plunge into the dehumanizing horrors of war. As Nazi forces encroach on his small village in what is now known as Belarus, teenage Flyora (Alexei Kravchenko, in a searing depiction of anguish) eagerly joins the Soviet resistance. Rather than the adventure and glory he envisioned, what he finds is a waking nightmare of unimaginable carnage and cruelty—rendered with a feverish, otherworldly intensity by Klimov’s subjective camera work and expressionistic sound design. Nearly blocked from being made by Soviet censors, who took seven years to approve its script, COME AND SEE is perhaps the most visceral, impossible-to-forget antiwar film ever made.

© 1985 Mosfilm Cinema Concern

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The Quake - John Andreas Andersen Cover Art

The Quake

The Quake

After surviving The Wave, Kristian Eikjord (Kristoffer Joner, Mission: Impossible – Fallout) and his family find themselves at the center of another natural disaster. This time, the ground beneath Oslo, Norway can’t be trusted. For geologists like Kristian, studying the daily quakes proves that it’s no longer a matter of if, but when the next catastrophic event will strike. Will it surpass the devastating earthquake that destroyed the city in 1904? The Quake follows Kristian as he makes a perilous attempt to help his wife, daughter and others escape a crumbling skyscraper when nature takes its course again.

© 2018 FANTEFILM FIKSJON AS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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The Others - Alejandro Amenábar Cover Art

The Others

The Others

A remote manor; hushed, candlelit atmosphere; and shivery, supernatural menace. With his first English-language feature, Chilean Spanish writer-director-composer Alejandro Amenábar resurrected the classic gothic chiller to create a ghost story of uncommon emotional resonance. Nicole Kidman stars as a World War II–era mother whose imperiousness masks a terrifying pain, as she keeps her light-sensitive children enshrouded in darkness on her country estate. The arrival of three new servants punctures her insular world—and seems to disturb the balance between the living and the dead. With each stunning twist and turn, Amenábar immerses us more deeply in a realm haunted not only by spirits but also by guilt, trauma, and repression.

© 2001 Sociedad General de Cine S.A. - Las Producciones del Escorpion S.L.

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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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Kidnapped: The Abduction of Edgardo Mortara - Marco Bellocchio Cover Art

Kidnapped: The Abduction of Edgardo Mortara

Kidnapped: The Abduction of Edgardo Mortara

A Cannes premiere from internationally acclaimed auteur Marco Bellocchio (Fists in the Pocket, Devil in the Flesh, Vincere, The Traitor), Kidnapped: The Abduction of Edgardo Mortara tells a true story that attracted worldwide attention and would play a part in the unification of Italy. In 1858, in the Jewish quarter of Bologna, the Pope’s soldiers burst into the home of the Mortara family. By order of the cardinal, they have come to take Edgardo, their seven-year- old son. The child had been secretly baptized by his nurse as a baby and the papal law is unquestionable: he must receive a Catholic education. Edgardo’s parents, distraught, will do anything to get their son back. Supported by public opinion and the international Jewish community, the Mortara's struggle quickly take a political dimension. But the Church and the Pope will not agree to return the child, to consolidate an increasingly wavering power. The story Edgardo Mortara was at one point being developed by Steven Spielberg with a script by Tony Kushner, before being abandoned over difficulty finding the right child actor to play young Edgardo. As it stands, with Kidnapped, Bellocchio has both shined a light on one of the greatest controversies surrounding the 19th century Catholic Church and told the powerful story of one family's unwavering fight to be reunited with their son.

© 2023 Cohen Media Group

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The Burning Sea - John Andreas Andersen Cover Art

The Burning Sea

The Burning Sea

After 50 years of prosperous offshore drilling along the Norwegian coastline, environmental consequences begin to manifest. A massive rack has opened on the ocean floor, causing a rig to collapse. A team of researchers and rescuers rushes in to search for the missing and assess the cause of the damage, but what they discover is that this is just the start of a possible apocalyptic catastrophe the world has never seen.

© 2021 Fantefilm Production AS. All rights reserved.

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Men of Hard Skin - José Celestino Campusano Cover Art

Men of Hard Skin

Men of Hard Skin

Teenager Ariel lives a seemingly quiet life with his father and sister on their picturesque farm in a rural part of Buenos Aires. However, unbeknownst to his family, Ariel has been abused for years by Omar, his neighborhood priest. Having confused his mistreatment for romantic affection, Ariel takes it upon himself to free himself from their relationship and soon embarks on a secret affair with one of the male workers on his father's property. Meanwhile, as Omar continues to succumb to his urges, he forms a friendship with a much older priest who finds himself wrestling with similar desires.

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Cinema Paradiso - Giuseppe Tornatore Cover Art

Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso

In this celebrated Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, 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 connects with the community and remembers the highlights and tragedies that shaped his life and inspired him to follow his dream of becoming a filmmaker. Featuring a memorable score by Ennio Morricone, it's an irresistible, and romantic celebration of the movies. 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!

© 1988 Cristaldifilm & les Films Ariane

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The Three Musketeers Part II: Milady - Martin Bourboulon Cover Art

The Three Musketeers Part II: Milady

The Three Musketeers Part II: Milady

D'Artagnan is forced to join forces with Milady to save Constance, who was kidnapped before his eyes. But as war is declared and Athos, Porthos and Aramis have already joined the front, a secret from the past shatters old alliances.

© 2023 CHAPTER 2 PATHE FILMS M6 FILMS

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Jeanne du Barry (Subtitled) - Maïwenn Cover Art

Jeanne du Barry (Subtitled)

Jeanne du Barry (Subtitled)

“Jeanne du Barry” follows Jeanne Vaubernier (Maïwenn), a working-class woman determined to climb the social ladder, using her charms to escape her impoverished life. Her lover, the Comte du Barry (Melvil Poupaud), wishes to present her to King Louis XV (Johnny Depp) and orchestrates a meeting through the influential Duke of Richelieu (Pierre Richard). The encounter goes far beyond his expectations for it was love at first sight for the King and Jeanne. Through this ravishing courtesan, the king rediscovers his appetite for life and feels he can no longer live without her. Making Jeanne his last official mistress, scandal erupts as no one at Court will accept a girl from the streets into their rarified world.

© 2023 - Why Not Productions - France 2 Cinéma - France 3 Cinéma - La Petite Reine - Impala Productions

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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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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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Hero - Zhang Yimou Cover Art

Hero

Hero

HERO starring martial arts legend Jet Li in a visually stunning martial arts epic where a fearless warrior rises up to defy an empire and unite a nation! With supernatural skill ... and no fear ... a nameless soldier (Jet Li) embarks on a mission of revenge against the fearsome army that massacred his people. Now, 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! Acclaimed by critics and honored with numerous awards, HERO was nominated for both an Oscar®* and Golden Globe! *2002 Best Foreign Language Film

© 2011 Miramax

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The Three Musketeers Part I: D'Artagnan - Martin Bourboulon Cover Art

The Three Musketeers Part I: D'Artagnan

The Three Musketeers Part I: D'Artagnan

D'Artagnan arrives in Paris trying to find his attackers after being left for dead, which leads him to a real war where the future of France is at stake. He aligns himself with Athos, Porthos and Aramis, three musketeers of the King.

© 2023 CHAPTER 2 PATHE FILMS M6 FILMS

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Dogtooth - Yorgos Lanthimos Cover Art

Dogtooth

Dogtooth

Graceful, enigmatic, and often frightening, DOGTOOTH is an ingenious dark comedy that won the Prix Un Certain Regard at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, propelling Yorgos Lanthimos to the forefront of contemporary cinema's most ambitious young filmmakers. In an effort to protect their three children from the corrupting influence of the outside world, a Greek couple transforms their home into a gated compound of cultural deprivation and strict rules of behavior. But children cannot remain innocent forever. When the father brings home a young woman to satisfy his son's sexual urges, the family's engineered "reality" begins to crumble, with devastating consequences. Like the haunting, dystopic visions of Michael Haneke and Gaspar Noé, DOGTOOTH punctuates its compelling drama with moments of shocking violence, creating a biting social satire that is as profound as it is provocative.

© 2011 Kino Lorber

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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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Harakiri - Masaki Kobayashi Cover Art

Harakiri

Harakiri

Following the collapse of his clan, an unemployed samurai (Tatsuya Nakadai) arrives at the manor of Lord Iyi, begging to be allowed to commit ritual suicide on the property. Iyi’s clansmen, believing the desperate ronin is merely angling for a new position, try to force his hand and get him to eviscerate himself—but they have underestimated his beliefs and his personal brand of honor. Winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s Special Jury Prize, Harakiri, directed by Masaki Kobayashi is a fierce evocation of individual agency in the face of a corrupt and hypocritical system.

© 1962 Shochiku Co. Ltd.

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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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The Guard - John Michael McDonagh Cover Art

The Guard

The Guard

Sergeant Gerry Boyle is an eccentric small-town cop with a confrontational and crass personality and a subversive sense of humor. A longtime policeman in County Galway, Boyle is a maverick with his own moral code. He has seen enough of the world to know there isn’t much to it and has had plenty of time to think about it. When a fellow police officer disappears and Boyle’s small town becomes key to a large drug trafficking investigation, he is forced to at least feign interest when dealing with the humorless FBI agent Wendell Everett assigned to the case. Left to run his territory to his liking for many years, he is not at all impressed when the FBI comes to town.

© 2011 Boyle Film Productions Limited 2011 and UK Film Council. All Rights Reserved.

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Seven Samurai - Akira Kurosawa Cover Art

Seven Samurai

Seven Samurai

One of the most thrilling movie epics of all time, Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai) tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits. This three-hour ride from Akira Kurosawa—featuring legendary actors Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura—seamlessly weaves philosophy and entertainment, delicate human emotions and relentless action, into a rich, evocative, and unforgettable tale of courage and hope.

© 1954 Toho Co., Ltd. English subtitled version & 2006 Toho International Co., Ltd.

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La haine - Mathieu Kassovitz Cover Art

La haine

La haine

Mathieu Kassovitz took the film world by storm with La haine, a gritty, unsettling, and visually explosive look at the racial and cultural volatility in modern-day France, specifically the low-income banlieue districts on Paris’s outskirts. Aimlessly passing their days in the concrete environs of their dead-end suburbia, Vinz (Vincent Cassel), Hubert (Hubert Koundé), and Saïd (Saïd Taghmaoui)—a Jew, an African, and an Arab—give human faces to France’s immigrant populations, their bristling resentment at their marginalization slowly simmering until it reaches a climactic boiling point. A work of tough beauty, La haine is a landmark of contemporary French cinema and a gripping reflection of its country’s ongoing identity crisis.

© 1994 Les Productions Lazennec/Le Studio Canal Plus/Les Sept Cinema/Kasso, Inc. Productions.

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Pokémon 4Ever - Kunihiko Yuyama Cover Art

Pokémon 4Ever

Pokémon 4Ever

Forty years ago, the Mythical Pokémon Celebi fled from a vicious hunter, and a young Trainer named Sammy rushed to protect it. Sammy and Celebi vanished in the forest—becoming yet another strange legend that the townspeople tell. In the present day, Ash and friends arrive in the forest, and find that the story is true when both boy and Pokémon turn up again! This time, the Iron Masked Marauder is after Celebi, armed with a cruel device that makes any Pokémon mindlessly obedient and evil. Can Ash, Sammy, Misty, and Brock withstand the power of the corrupted Celebi, and restore it to its true self?

© 2001 TV Tokyo

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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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The Wailing - Hong-jin Na Cover Art

The Wailing

The Wailing

In this unbelievably tense supernatural thriller, a foreigner’s mysterious appearance in a quiet, rural village causes suspicion among the locals - suspicion which quickly turns to hysteria as the townspeople begin killing each other in brutal outbursts for seemingly no reason. As the investigating officer watches his daughter fall under the same savage spell, he agrees to consult a shaman for answers - unknowingly escalating the situation into something far more dangerous. Over six years in the making, director Na Hong-jin’s meticulously crafted follow-up to the globally acclaimed THE YELLOW SEA and THE CHASER (his third to premiere at the Festival de Cannes) smashed box office records upon its debut in South Korea, where fans are already making return viewings to catch new clues and debate what’s sure to be the most talked-about ending of 2016.

© 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

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Godzilla Minus One Minus Color - Takashi Yamazaki Cover Art

Godzilla Minus One Minus Color

Godzilla Minus One Minus Color

Academy Award® Winner Best Visual Effects. In postwar Japan, Godzilla brings new devastation to an already scorched landscape. With no military intervention or government help in sight, the survivors must join together in the face of despair and fight back against an unrelenting horror.

© 2023 Toho Co., Ltd.

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Lucky Grandma - Sasie Sealy Cover Art

Lucky Grandma

Lucky Grandma

Set in New York City, an ornery, chain-smoking Chinese Grandma goes all in at the casino, landing herself on the wrong side of luck…and in the middle of a Chinatown gang war.

© Turtle Hearts, LLC

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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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The Blonde One - Marco Berger Cover Art

The Blonde One

The Blonde One

In the suburbs of Buenos Aires, Gabriel has just moved in with his colleague, Juan. Shy and reserved, Gabo is reluctant to follow Juan's wandering hands and meaningful looks. With a revolving door of beauties streaming out of Juan's bedroom, his machismo seems firmly in place. However, the attraction between the two men is undeniable. What starts out as a sexual relationship based on convenience of location, soon develops into the engrossing evolution of a tender and intimate relationship, which is as sweet as it is heartbreaking. But, as reality begins to set in on their homemaking fantasy, something has to give, or does it?

© 2020 Universidad del Cine

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Pokémon Heroes - The Movie - Kunihiko Yuyama Cover Art

Pokémon Heroes - The Movie

Pokémon Heroes - The Movie

Ash gets a special peek into the secret home of Latias and her brother, Latios, but this peaceful place is soon threatened by the thieves from before—Annie and Oakley—who are after both Legendary Pokémon and a mysterious jewel called the Soul Dew. These elements combined will let them control a powerful machine that normally protects against danger. When the machine malfunctions, though, it not only puts Latias and Latios at serious risk, but the entire city of Alto Mare, as well!

© 2002 TV Tokyo

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Sonatine - Unknown Cover Art

Sonatine

Sonatine

A seasoned mobster travels to Okinawa on a "peacekeeping" mission, even though he suspects that his boss is secretly trying to eliminate him! Determined not to go down without a fight, he and his gang know exactly what they have to do!

© 1998 Miramax.

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The Skin I Live In - Pedro Almodóvar Cover Art

The Skin I Live In

The Skin I Live In

Dr. Robert Ledgard (Antonio Banderas) is a driven plastic surgeon haunted by personal tragedies. After many years of trial and error, he finally prefects a new skin – a shield which could have prevented the death of his wife in an accident years earlier. His latest “guinea pig” is a mysterious captive whose true identity masks a shocking mystery. THE SKIN I LIVE IN is a masterful tale of secrets, obsession and revenge from Academy Award winning writer/director Pedro Almodovar.

© 2011 El Deseo D.A., S.L.U. All Rights Reserved.

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Raw - Julia Ducournau Cover Art

Raw

Raw

At 16, Justine is a brilliant, promising student and a strict vegetarian. But when she starts veterinary school, she quickly encounters a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world. Desperate to fit in during the first week of hazing rituals, she strays from her principles and eats raw meat for the first time and faces the terrible and unexpected consequences of her actions as her true self emerges.

© 2016 Focus Features. All Rights Reserved.

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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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The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil - Won-tae Lee Cover Art

The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil

The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil

After barely surviving a violent attack by an elusive serial killer, crime boss Jang Dong-su (Don Lee) finds himself forming an unlikely partnership with local detective Jung Tae-seok (Kim Moo Yul) to catch the sadistic killer simply known as "K".

© 2019 KIWI MEDIA GROUP. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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In the Mood for Love - Wong Kar Wai Cover Art

In the Mood for Love

In the Mood for Love

Hong Kong, 1962: Chow Mo-Wan (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) and Su Li-Zhen (Maggie Cheung Man Yuk) move into neighboring apartments on the same day. Their encounters are formal and polite—until a discovery about their spouses creates an intimate bond between them. At once delicately mannered and visually extravagant, Wong Kar Wai’s IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE is a masterful evocation of romantic longing and fleeting moments. With its aching soundtrack and exquisitely abstract cinematography by Christopher Doyle and Mark Lee Ping Bing, this film has been a major stylistic influence on the past two decades of cinema, and is a milestone in Wong’s redoubtable career.

© 2000 BLOCK 2 PICTURES INC, 2019 JET TONE CONTENTS INC

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La Piscine - Jacques Deray Cover Art

La Piscine

La Piscine

The bright sun of the French Riviera is deceptive in this alluring work of slow-burn suspense from thriller specialist Jacques Deray and legendary screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière. Formerly one of European cinema’s most iconic real-life couples, Alain Delon and Romy Schneider reunited for this film, bringing a palpable erotic chemistry to their performances as the bronzed and beautiful vacationers whose summer holiday on the Côte d’Azur is interrupted by the arrival of an old acquaintance (Maurice Ronet) and his eighteen-year-old daughter (Jane Birkin)—unleashing a gathering wave of sexual tension, jealousy, and sudden violence. A paragon of 1960s modernist cool thanks to effortlessly chic clothes and a loungy Michel Legrand score, LA PISCINE dives deep to reveal sinister undercurrents roiling beneath its seductive surfaces.

© 1969 STUDIOCANAL. All rights reserved.

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Fireworks - Giuseppe Fiorello Cover Art

Fireworks

Fireworks

A sunbaked Sicilian town in the summer of 1982 provides the vivid backdrop to this tender romantic drama about two teenagers who fall in love, but much to the disapproval of those around them. Gianni (Samuele Segreto) is a handsome but shy teen who works as a car mechanic at his stepfather’s garage but mercilessly taunted by the macho townsmen for being a homosexual. With his family life no better, Gianni withdraws into himself until one day he meets Nino (Gabriele Pizzuto), a curly-haired boy with an infectious smile. As the two become close and fall in love, the moral rumblings from their families and neighbors begin to erupt. With all against them, the boys decide to make a stand. An emotional and beautifully realized movie, Fireworks was based on a real-life incident, one which actually jump-started the Italian Gay Rights movement in 1981.

© 2022 Fenix Entertainment, S.P.A.

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Ip Man 4: The Finale - Unknown Cover Art

Ip Man 4: The Finale

Ip Man 4: The Finale

Donnie Yen reprises his role as the legendary Wing Chun master in the grand finale of the revolutionary martial arts series. Following the death of his wife, Ip Man travels to San Francisco to ease tensions between the local kung fu masters and his star student, Bruce Lee, while searching for a better future for his son. From the action visionary behind Kill Bill and The Matrix, witness the heroic sendoff to the saga that inspired a new wave of martial arts movie fans.

© 2019 2019 Mandarin Motion Pictures Limited All Rights Reserved

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The 12th Man - Harald Zwart Cover Art

The 12th Man

The 12th Man

This breathtaking action adventure tells an incredible true-life story of heroism and a man's unbreakable will to live. Norway, 1943: after a failed anti-Nazi sabotage mission leaves his eleven comrades dead, Norwegian resistance fighter Jan Baalsrud (Thomas Gullestad) finds himself on the run from the Gestapo through the snowbound Arctic reaches of Scandinavia. It's a harrowing journey across unforgiving, frozen wilderness that will stretch on for months—and force Jan to take extreme action in order to survive. With gut-punching realism and vivid psychological immediacy, director Harold Zwart pays tribute to one man's extraordinary courage—and to the everyday heroes who helped him along the way. Jonathan Rhys-Meyers costars.

© 2017 NORDISK FILM PRODUCTION AS OG ZWART ARBEID

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Do Not Expect Too Much From the End of the World - Radu Jude Cover Art

Do Not Expect Too Much From the End of the World

Do Not Expect Too Much From the End of the World

From Golden Bear winner Radu Jude, Do Not Expect Too Much From the End of the World takes a fierce and darkly comic swipe at modern day life. Overworked and underpaid production assistant Angela (Ilinca Manolache) is assigned to film a workplace safety video for a multinational corporation in Bucharest. When one of the interviewees makes a statement that ignites a scandal, Angela has to re-invent the story. Featuring appearances from Nina Hoss, Uwe Boll, and Angela's TikTok alter-ego Bobiță, Jude's anarchic satire is a wild and unforgettable ride through the vulgar indignities of the 21st century.

© 2024 MUBI

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Blue My Mind - Lisa Brühlmann Cover Art

Blue My Mind

Blue My Mind

15-year-old Mia and her parents move to the suburbs of Zürich. While Mia plunges into a wild teenager existence, her body begins to change oddly. First hardly noticeably, but then with a force that threatens to drive her out of her mind. Mia’s transformation progresses inexorably, and she turns into the being which has slumbered within her for years... and is now gaining the upper hand.

© 2017 tellfilm GmbH & Zürcher Hochschule der Künster ZHdk