GIFF 2011

Films I saw at Göteborg International Film Festival 2011
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1.
Made in Dagenham (2010)
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A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination. (113 mins.)
Director: Nigel Cole
“ 4 stitches of 6 ” - Martin S
 
2.
Truth About Men (2010)
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Mads, a 34-year-old scriptwriter, goes through a crisis in life when a close friend of his has a stroke and ends up in a coma... (91 mins.)
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
“ 4 plot points of 6 ” - Martin S
 
3.
127 Hours (2010)
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An adventurous mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive. (94 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
“ 5 fake leathermen of 6 ” - Martin S
 
4.
3 Backyards (2010)
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The story of three people from the same suburban town during the course of one curious autumn day. (88 mins.)
Director: Eric Mendelsohn
“ 1 unknown celebrity of 6 ” - Martin S
 
5.
Donor (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Desperate for money, Lizzie pursues the dark and thankless world of organ donation, hoping for a better life. (84 mins.)
Director: Mark Meily
“ 3 uphills of 6 ” - Martin S
 
6.
Undercurrent (2010)
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The crew on board the fishing vessel Undercurrent RE 29 has become uncomfortably numb with its never ending routine of week long tours at sea...
“ 2 crates of fish of 6 ” - Martin S
 
7.
Secret Reunion (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A North Korean spy and a former South Korean agent form a tense partnership. (117 mins.)
Director: Hun Jang
“ 4 question of the conscience of 6 ” - Martin S
 
8.
Cirkus Columbia (2010)
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A story set in the former Yugoslavia and centered on a guy who returns to Herzegovina from Germany with plenty of cash and hopes for a good new life. (113 mins.)
Director: Danis Tanovic
“ I saw She's blonde lik me before this one (3 close-ups of 6), but it's not on IMDb.

4 stray cats of 6 ” - Martin S
 
9.
She Monkeys (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Two adolescent girls on an equine acrobatics team form an intimate friendship that becomes threatened by their competitive nature. (83 mins.)
Director: Lisa Aschan
“ 3 wanton tumbleweeds of 6 ” - Martin S
 
10.
Rabbit Hole (2010)
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Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident. (91 mins.)
“ 4 parallell universes of 6 ” - Martin S
 
11.
Chatroom (2010)
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5 teenagers are introduced to each other in a chatroom called "Chelsea Teens!", all with different personalities. But when one shows its darker side, it threatens the life of the others. (97 mins.)
Director: Hideo Nakata
“ 5 youngsters with emotional baggage of 6 ” - Martin S
 
12.
Aardvark (2010)
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A blind man searches for answers after a horrific act of violence. (80 mins.)
Director: Kitao Sakurai
“ 2 white canes of 6 ” - Martin S
 
13.
Miral (2010)
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A drama centered on an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of Arab-Israeli war who finds herself drawn into the conflict. (112 mins.)
Director: Julian Schnabel
“ 3 roadside red flowers of 6 ” - Martin S
 
14.
Carancho (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In Argentina over 8,000 people die in traffic accidents every year. Behind each of these tragedies is... (107 mins.)
Director: Pablo Trapero
“ 4 corrupt law enforcers of 6 ” - Martin S
 
15.
Lost in Africa (2010)
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Simon an adopted boy of a danish couple visiting Kenya with his mother goes missing in Kibera slum. When his mother offers a reward in the tv, the kidnappers are on the run. (92 mins.)
Director: Vibeke Muasya
“ 4 Laudrup-autographed footballs of 6 ” - Martin S
 
16.
Dog Pound (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Three juvenile delinquents are sentenced to a correctional facility where they encounter gang violence, death, and harassment from staff and other inmates. (91 mins.)
Director: Kim Chapiron
“ 4 suggestive paintings of 6 ” - Martin S
 
17.
Mozart's Sister (2010)
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A reimagined account of the early life of Maria Anna 'Nannerl' Mozart, five years older than Wolfgang, and a musical prodigy in her own right. (120 mins.)
Director: René Féret
“ 4 menuettes of 6 ” - Martin S
 
18.
Starring Maja (2009)
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An overweight teenager girl struggles to be socially accepted. (91 mins.)
Director: Teresa Fabik
“ 3 summer scenes of 6 ” - Martin S
 
19.
Jag saknar dig (2011)
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Two teenage girls, Tina and Cilla, are identical twins who suffer a tragic event. (125 mins.)
Director: Anders Grönros
“ 5 crashed items of 6 ” - Martin S
 
20.
Trollhunter (2010)
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A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter. (103 mins.)
Director: André Øvredal
“ 4 Polish bear traders of 6 ” - Martin S
 
21.
There Once was an Island: Te Henua e Nnoho (2010 Documentary)
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An island nation faces the reality of rising seas wiping them off the map. (80 mins.)
Director: Briar March
“ 3 taro roots of 6 ” - Martin S
 
22.
Never Let Me Go (2010)
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The lives of three friends, from their early school days into young adulthood, when the reality of the world they live in comes knocking. (103 mins.)
Director: Mark Romanek
“ But before that, let's review another film that's not on IMDb: ¿Porque quebró McDonald's? (3 McSaltana of 6)

5 spitting image child actors of 6 ” - Martin S
 
23.
The Owls (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Two middle-aged, lesbian couples accidentally kill a younger lesbian and hide the body, without reporting it to the authorities... (66 mins.)
Director: Cheryl Dunye
“ 2 stereotypes of 6 ” - Martin S
 
24.
The Woodmans (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The story of a family that suffers a tragedy, but perseveres and finds redemption through each other and their work - making art. (82 mins.)
Director: C. Scott Willis
“ 4 nude pictures of 6 ” - Martin S
 
25.
Blue Valentine (2010)
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The relationship of a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods. (112 mins.)
“ 5 ukuleles of 6 ” - Martin S
 
26.
Night Sounds (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Everyone should be sleeping in silent city. A kid has just been tucked in... but what's that sound from under the bed... (5 mins.)
“ incl Inte blå, Thomas rum, War, Lill-Raggarn and The Sexual monologues adds up to 6 short films with an average of:

3 hysterically piano-playing cats of 6 ” - Martin S
 
27.
Corridor (2010)
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Lonely medical student Frank is pleased with his flat, a quiet place to focus on his coming exams. But when he meets the girl upstairs... (75 mins.)
“ 4 kick-bikes of 6 ” - Martin S
 
28.
Four Lions (2010)
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Four incompetent British jihadists set out to train for and commit an act of terror. (97 mins.)
Director: Chris Morris
“ 5 flaccid camel sphincters of 6 ” - Martin S
 
29.
Illégal (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A single mother of a thirteen-year-old boy from Belarus seeks refuge in Belgium with dreams of a better life, but instead, she will be incarcerated and separated from her son, risking deportation. (90 mins.)
“ 4 burnt off finger prints of 6 ” - Martin S
 
30.
Horsing Around (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
A single father is more occupied with his race horse than his daughter. (85 mins.)
Director: Kjell Sundvall
“ Nä, jag såg inte 'Vinnare och förlorare' under filmfestivalen. Men nånstans måste jag få in vinnarna av Årets...

Bästa kvinnliga skådespelare: Michelle Williams ” - Martin S