2009

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1.
The World (2009)
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(50 mins.)
Director: Takashi Makino
 
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Kinatay (2009)
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A young man tries to make some money so he can marry his girlfriend. He takes a job for $2,000 and then soon realizes that this job involves killing a woman. (105 mins.)
 
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The Blood of Rebirth (2009)
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(83 mins.)
Director: Toshiaki Toyoda
 
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The Temptation of St. Tony (2009)
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A mid-level manager who develops an aversion to being "good" finds himself confronting the mysteries of middle-age and morality as he loses grasp of what was once his quiet life. (114 mins.)
Director: Veiko Õunpuu
 
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Terrorism Considered as One of the Fine Arts (2009)
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Adapting its title and theme from Thomas De Quincey's murder text, this long-overdue return to narrative... (155 mins.)
Director: Peter Whitehead
 
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Mundane History (2009)
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Explores the relationship between Ake, a young man who is paralyzed from the waist down after an accident... (82 mins.)
 
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Border (2009 Documentary)
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Told from the point of view of a rescued buffalo, this is the story of a small town trying to find itself after the Armenian-Azeri conflict... (82 mins.)
 
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The Milk of Sorrow (2009)
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Fausta is suffering from a rare disease called the Milk of Sorrow, which is transmitted through the... (95 mins.)
Director: Claudia Llosa
 
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The Sound of Insects: Record of a Mummy (2009 Documentary)
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A hunter in a remote and idyllic forest stumbles on a make shift tent fashioned from sheets of plastic... (87 mins.)
Director: Peter Liechti
 
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A Prophet (2009)
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A young Arab man is sent to a French prison. (155 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
 
11.
Between Two Worlds (2009)
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The young man fell from the sky. Communication relay burns. Flee from the city and its commotion, return to nature... (80 mins.)
 
12.
Redland (2009)
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As a family struggles to survive in rural isolation during the Great Depression, their daughter's secret affair begins a journey into the unknown. (105 mins.)
Director: Asiel Norton
 
13.
Grandmother (2009)
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Two elderly women bear the consequences of a crime involving their respective grandsons. One is the victim... (110 mins.)
 
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Altiplano (2009)
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A former war photographer and her physician husband are caught up in a riot when locals in an Andean village vent their unhappiness with contamination from a nearby mine. (109 mins.)
 
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Rapt (2009)
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A rich industrialist is brutally kidnapped. While he physically and mentally degenerates in imprisonment, the kidnappers, police and the board of the company of which he is director negotiate about the ransom of 50 million euro. (125 mins.)
Director: Lucas Belvaux
 
16.
Like You Know It All (2009)
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Delightfully comic exploration of the emotional and social geography of an art-house film director. (126 mins.)
Director: Sang-soo Hong
 
17.
Mother (2009)
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A mother desperately searches for the killer who framed her son for a girl's horrific murder. (129 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
 
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In the Beginning (2009)
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France, present day. A professional conman passes himself off as the boss of a construction site building a highway extension... (130 mins.)
Director: Xavier Giannoli
 
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The Mouth of the Wolf (2009 Documentary)
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The story of a criminal Vincenzo and his transsexual lover Mary, who waited for him for many years while he served his prison sentence. (68 mins.)
Director: Pietro Marcello
 
20.
Lost Persons Area (2009)
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In life, you don't get what you want. You just get what you need. (109 mins.)
 
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The Limits of Control (2009)
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The story of a mysterious loner, a stranger in the process of completing a criminal job. (116 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
 
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Ivul (2009)
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Part nightmare, part fantasy, Ivul tells the tale of Alex, who bizarrely moves out onto the roof of... (100 mins.)
Director: Andrew Kotting
 
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Child of the Sun (2009)
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(104 mins.)
 
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Wolfy (2009)
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There are two of them: a mother and a girl. They have no names. And they are in a constant run. The... (88 mins.)
Director: Vasiliy Sigarev
 
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The Happiest Girl in the World (2009)
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Delia, a young Romanian girl, drives to Bucharest with her parents to collect a prize she won in a contest. (99 mins.)
Director: Radu Jude
 
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My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)
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Inspired by a true crime, a man begins to experience mystifying events that lead him to slay his mother with a sword. (91 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
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Bluebeard (2009)
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An adaptation of the classic tale of a wealthy aristocrat with a blue beard. (80 mins.)
 
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Lebanon (2009)
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During the First Lebanon War in 1982, a lone tank and a paratroopers platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town. (93 mins.)
Director: Samuel Maoz
 
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The Box (2009)
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A small wooden box arrives on the doorstep of a married couple, who know that opening it will grant them a million dollars and kill someone they don't know. (115 mins.)
Director: Richard Kelly
 
30.
Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)
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The story of former UVF member Alistair Little. Twenty-five years after Little killed Joe Griffen's brother, the media arrange an auspicious meeting between the two. (89 mins.)
 
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Letters to Father Jacob (2009)
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With few options, newly pardoned convict Leila agrees to work as an assistant to a blind pastor. Father... (74 mins.)
Director: Klaus Härö
 
32.
Cobra Mist (2009 Documentary)
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Construed in the time of running clouds, a panoramic and another examination of vacant buildings on the British shore (Orford Ness)... (6 mins.)
 
33.
Butterflies Have No Memories (2009 Short Film)
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A young woman returns from Canada to the town in Philippines where she grew up, when a gold mine provided good income to the population... (40 mins.)
Director: Lav Diaz
 
34.
The Pursuit of What Was (2009 Short Film)
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How do those within the memories show themselves to us? . (23 mins.)
Director: Ya-li Huang
 
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Arena (2009 Short Film)
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A young man under house arrest spends his time in the best way he can by making some tattoos. His relative... (15 mins.)
Director: João Salaviza
 
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Still in Cosmos (2009 Short Film)
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Director: Takashi Makino
 
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Anna (2009 Short Film)
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In a small Danish fishing village, a young girl faces the challenges of puberty and first love. (35 mins.)
 
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Stone Moss (2009 Documentary)
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Like an omnipresent, emotional, seeking eye, Pierce's camera scans the environment as his sounds lure the viewer into a hypnagogic state... (11 mins.)
Director: Leighton Pierce
 
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Apocrypha (2009 Short Film)
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A young boy picks up his father's camera using which he accidentally films a dying romance. (13 mins.)
 
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Sphinx on the Seine (2009 Short Film)
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Sphinx on the Seine is a film poem: the beginning of a metaphysical journey, musing on a series of brief... (9 mins.)
Director: Paul Clipson
 
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Sitting (2009 Documentary)
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What is at stake when one submits to the gaze of another? And, what is received from that offering?... (5 mins.)
Director: Leighton Pierce
 
42.
Incident by a Bank (2009 Short Film)
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An attempted bank robbery. Follows the thought process of two confused witnesses, the filmographer and the producer. (12 mins.)
Director: Ruben Östlund
 
43.
Plastic Bag (2009 Short Film)
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A plastic bag, thrown out in the trash, attempts to find his way back to his owner and along the way discovers the world. (18 mins.)
Director: Ramin Bahrani
 
44.
Mi vida en tus manos (2009 Short Film)
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(8 mins.)
Director: Nuno Beato
 
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Logorama (2009 Short Film)
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Police chase an armed criminal in a version of Los Angeles comprised entirely of corporate logos. (16 mins.)
 
46.
Lost in the Mountains (2009 Short Film)
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(31 mins.)
Director: Sang-soo Hong
Stars: Yu-mi Jung
 
47.
Crime Abismo Azul Remorso Físico (2009 Short Film)
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(11 mins.)
Director: Edgar Pêra