KINO PAVASARIS'12

Vilnius International Film Festival (Vilnius IFF) "Kino pavasaris" is the biggest and most important cinema event in Lithuania. Festival was established in 1995 and now that sixteen years have passed it earned its reputation because it is showing high quality newest films that are carefully picked out of highly rated festivals and has been awarded the prizes by both the audience and film critics. Serious discussions, widely respected Lithuanian and international filmmakers, events for industry guests, social and educational projects is essential part of the festival, as well as cheerful parties.
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1.
Avé (2011)
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Two troubled teens hitchhike across Bulgaria. (86 mins.)
 
2.
Courage (2011)
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Alfred and Jerzy take part in a brutal incident: during a train ride, a couple of hooligans harass a young woman... (85 mins.)
Director: Greg Zglinski
 
3.
Best Intentions (2011)
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Alex, in his mid-thirties, is a quite neurotic character. When his mother is hospitalized with a stroke... (105 mins.)
Director: Adrian Sitaru
 
4.
The Idiot (2011)
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A story of a man, whose sincerity becomes a great weapon in a cynical world. (132 mins.)
Director: Rainer Sarnet
 
5.
A Trip (2011)
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Three friends embark on a road trip like in high school, but things have changed - Gregor is going to war mission, Ziva is going to study abroad, while Andrej is still the same. There are secrets left unsaid. Can their friendship survive? (85 mins.)
Director: Nejc Gazvoda
 
6.
Clip (2012)
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Jasna is a teenage girl living in the poor suburbs in the south of Belgrade, Serbia. She likes to record... (102 mins.)
Director: Maja Milos
 
7.
Loverboy (2011)
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A young man seduces poor girls in order to pass them to a prostitution ring. (99 mins.)
 
8.
The First Man (2011)
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(101 mins.)
Director: Gianni Amelio
“ Toronto International Film Festival ” - alisazarkova
 
9.
The Island (2011)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Kamen Kalev
 
10.
Viditelny svet (2011)
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Oliver is a lonely forty-something working as an air traffic controller. He fills his empty life by... (104 mins.)
 
11.
Montevideo: Taste of a Dream (2010)
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A story about one team that decides to follow a dream that takes them on a journey to the First World Football Championship in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1930. A dream that allows them to become true stars and living legends. (140 mins.)
 
12.
The Maiden Danced to Death (2011)
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There were two brothers - two dancers - in Communist Hungary. One defected, the other stuck it out. One gave his soul to commerce, the other to the Party. After twenty years, they meet again. And the dance begins. (100 mins.)
Director: Endre Hules
 
13.
Guilty (2011)
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A family man battles to prove his innocence after being accused of a heinous crime. (102 mins.)
Director: Vincent Garenq
“ Venice Film Festival ” - alisazarkova
 
14.
I Love You (2011 Documentary)
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These are the stories of the three guys,three friends, living in a city in the south of Russia. In the... (81 mins.)
 
15.
Bonsái (2011)
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A young writer recounts an earlier romance in hopes of attracting his new love interest. (95 mins.)
 
16.
Café de Flore (2011)
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A love story between a man and woman. And between a mother and her son. A mystical and fantastical odyssey on love. (120 mins.)
 
17.
The Woman in the Septic Tank (2011)
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Jocelyn, Rainier, and Bingbong are three film school graduates who are dead set on making an Oscar-worthy film... (87 mins.)
 
18.
Inseparable (2011)
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A troubled young man, Li faces pressure at work and problems at home with his moody wife. Chuck, rescues Li from the brink of despair and becomes an unlikely mentor. But who is Chuck really? (97 mins.)
Director: Dayyan Eng
 
19.
Eva (2011)
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A shy genius is employed by his former university to design robot software. (94 mins.)
Director: Kike Maíllo
 
20.
A Cube of Sugar (2011)
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The story happens in an old house in an old city of Iran. Because of the wedding of the youngest sister, Pasandide, all of her sisters come to their old house to help their mother. (116 mins.)
 
21.
Mourning (2011)
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A violent quarrel breaks out between a couple at midnight. Being at a relative,s house in the north of Iran... (85 mins.)
“ British Film Institute Awards ” - alisazarkova
 
22.
Generation P (2011)
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A chronicle of the rise of the advertising industry in Post-Soviet Russia. (112 mins.)
Director: Victor Ginzburg
 
23.
The Gerber Syndrome: il contagio (2011)
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A new, very dangerous virus, spreading all over Europe in early 2011. (88 mins.)
Director: Maxi Dejoie
 
24.
Sidewalls (2011)
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Martín and Mariana are slightly damaged people who live in buildings just opposite one another. While they often don't notice each other, separation might be the very thing that brings them together. (95 mins.)
Director: Gustavo Taretto
 
25.
Womb (2010)
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A woman's consuming love forces her to bear the clone of her dead beloved. From his infancy to manhood, she faces the unavoidable complexities of her controversial decision. (111 mins.)
 
26.
Elena (2011)
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When a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten dutiful housewife Elena's potential inheritance, she must hatch a desperate plan ... (109 mins.)
 
27.
Even the Rain (2010)
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As a director and his crew shoot a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply. (103 mins.)
Director: Icíar Bollaín
 
28.
The Cat Vanishes (2011)
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Luis, a recognized university professor, out of the psychiatric clinic, where he spent the last three years... (90 mins.)
Director: Carlos Sorin
 
29.
Another Silence (2011)
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A Toronto police officer finds her husband and son violently murdered. (90 mins.)
 
30.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011)
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A union pensioner and his wife are robbed, but find that merely getting the assailants brought to justice is not enough for their consciences. (107 mins.)
 
31.
Là-bas: A Criminal Education (2011)
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Yssouf arrives in Castel Volturno, 30 km from Naples, a small town known as the 'most African of European cities'... (98 mins.)
Director: Guido Lombardi
“ Venice Film Festival ” - alisazarkova
 
32.
Transfer (2010)
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In a futuristic society where the wealthy get to live forever by swapping bodies with refugees, an elderly couple explores this opportunity with harsh consequences. (93 mins.)
Director: Damir Lukacevic
 
33.
Blood of My Blood (2011)
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A regular family living in the outskirts of Lisbon sees the serenity of their lives shaken beyond any remedy within a week. (131 mins.)
Director: João Canijo
 
34.
Dimensions (2011)
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Cambridge, England, 1921 - or so it seems. A brilliant young scientist becomes obsessed with finding a way back to his past - no matter what the cost. (101 mins.)
Director: Sloane U'Ren
 
35.
Unfair World (2011)
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Sotiris is a police interrogator. One day he decides to pardon every poor person to whom life has been cruel... (107 mins.)
Director: Filippos Tsitos
 
36.
Wild Bill (2011)
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Out on parole after 8 years inside Bill Hayward returns home to find his now 11 and 15 year old sons... (98 mins.)
Director: Dexter Fletcher
 
37.
Porfirio (2011)
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An adult male, 155 centimeters tall, of dark complexion; presents frontal baldness, regular eyebrows... (101 mins.)
“ Toronto International Film Festival ” - alisazarkova
 
38.
Perfect Sense (2011)
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A chef and a scientist fall in love as an epidemic begins to rob people of their sensory perceptions. (92 mins.)
Director: David Mackenzie
 
39.
Silent Sonata (2010)
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Described as a Slovenian war drama. (77 mins.)
Director: Janez Burger
 
40.
Land of Oblivion (2011)
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Chernobyl, 1986, a few hours before the disaster. Piotr and Anya's wedding is interrupted by a fire at the power station. (108 mins.)
Director: Michale Boganim
 
41.
Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale I (2011)
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An indigenous clan-based people living in harmony with nature find their way of life threatened when violent interlopers from another culture arrive, intent on seizing their natural resources and enslaving them. (144 mins.)
Director: Te-Sheng Wei
“ Venice Film Festival
! ” - alisazarkova
 
42.
The Mirror Never Lies (2011)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Kamila Andini
 
43.
Leafie, a Hen Into the Wild (2011)
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Leafie is a hen who manages to escape the horrible conditions of an egg production line. After surviving... (93 mins.)
Director: Oh Sung-Yoon
 
44.
Almayer's Folly (2011)
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A tale of an occidental merchant, Kaspar Almayer, whose dreams of riches for his beloved daughter, Nina, collapse under the weight of his own greed and prejudice. (127 mins.)
Director: Chantal Akerman
 
45.
Arirang (2011 Documentary)
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Documentary on director Kim Ki-Duk looking back at his film career. (100 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
Stars: Ki-duk Kim
 
46.
Another Year (2010)
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A look at four seasons in the lives of a happily married couple and their relationships with their family and friends. (129 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
47.
Goodbye (2011)
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Story of a young lawyer in Tehran in search of a visa to leave the country, which is what Mohammad Rasoulof did during the winter of 2010/11. (100 mins.)
 
48.
Themis (2011)
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After two teenagers from abusive households befriend each other, their lives take a dark adventure into existentialism, despair, and human frailty. (129 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
“ Venice Film Festival ” - alisazarkova
 
49.
Innocence (2011)
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The descent from the top of the ladder to the bottom of the barrel can be very quick. Sometimes just... (90 mins.)
Director: Jan Hrebejk
 
50.
A Dangerous Method (2011)
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A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis. (99 mins.)
 
51.
I Wish (2011)
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Twelve-year-old Koichi, who has been separated from his brother Ryunosuke due to his parents' divorce, hears a rumor that the new bullet trains will precipitate a wish-granting miracle when they pass each other at top speed. (128 mins.)
 
52.
In Darkness (2011)
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A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the Nazi-occupied Polish city of Lvov. (145 mins.)
“ ! ” - alisazarkova
 
53.
Trishna (2011)
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The story of the tragic relationship between the son of a property developer and the daughter of an auto rickshaw owner. (117 mins.)
 
54.
Battle of Warsaw 1920 (2011)
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The First Polish 3D Feature Film! Poland's winning battle against Soviet Russia as seen through the eyes of two young protagonists... (115 mins.)
Director: Jerzy Hoffman
 
55.
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)
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A group of men set out in search of a dead body in the Anatolian steppes. (157 mins.)
 
56.
Bullhead (2011)
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Sint-Truiden, Belgium. Jacky, a young cattle farmer who is constantly pumped on steroids and hormones, is approached by a veterinarian to make a deal with a notorious beef trader. (129 mins.)
 
57.
Shame (2011)
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In New York City, Brandon's carefully cultivated private life - which allows him to indulge his sexual addiction - is disrupted when his sister arrives unannounced for an indefinite stay. (101 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
“ ! ” - alisazarkova
 
58.
The Slut (2011)
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Tamar, 35, a beautiful young woman, lives alone with her two daughters. She can't restrain her sexual... (87 mins.)
Director: Hagar Ben-Asher
 
59.
A Funny Man (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A biography of the Danish actor and comedian, Dirch Passer. (116 mins.)
“ Robert Festival ” - alisazarkova
 
60.
Cut (2011)
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Shuji is an uncompromising young filmmaker at odds with Japanese society. One day he learns that his loan shark brother... (133 mins.)
Director: Amir Naderi
 
61.
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
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Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined. (112 mins.)
Director: Lynne Ramsay
 
62.
A Simple Life (2011)
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After suffering a stroke, an altruistic maid announces that she wants to quit her job and move into an old people's home. (118 mins.)
Director: Ann Hui
“ Venice Film Festival ” - alisazarkova
 
63.
Twilight Portrait (2011)
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Marina, an upper-class social worker with a doting husband and an enviable downtown apartment, is suddenly transformed into a bizarre twilight version of herself after having been raped by three policemen. (105 mins.)
 
64.
Wuthering Heights (2011)
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A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy. Based on the classic novel by Emily Bronte. (129 mins.)
Director: Andrea Arnold
“ ! ” - alisazarkova
 
65.
Goodbye First Love (2011)
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A chronicle of the romance between Camille and Sullivan, which begins during their adolescence and picks up after Sullivan's 8-year absence from exploring the world. (110 mins.)
 
66.
Chicken with Plums (2011)
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Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser Ali Khan, one of the most renowned musicians of his day, has lost all taste for life. Finding no instrument worthy of replacing it, he decides to confine himself to bed to await death. (93 mins.)
“ Venice Film Festival ” - alisazarkova
 
67.
Extraterrestrial (2011)
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Everyone knows what to do if one morning the sky would be absolutely full of UFOs: run as fast as you can. However, what would happen if the invasion started while you are in the flat of the girl of your dreams, the one you have just met? (95 mins.)
Director: Nacho Vigalondo
 
68.
The Salt of Life (2011)
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Gianni is a retiree who has become invisible to most everyone around him. In response, he tries his best to generate some kind of extracurricular love life. (90 mins.)
 
69.
The Fairy (2011)
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A hotel clerk searches all over Le Havre for the fairy who made two of his three wishes come true before disappearing. (93 mins.)
 
70.
When Pigs Have Wings (2011)
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After a tempest, fishermen do not find only fish in their nets. That is what happens to Jafaar, a poor fisherman who lives poorly in Gaza... (98 mins.)
Director: Sylvain Estibal
 
71.
Come as You Are (2011)
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Three guys in their twenties love wine and women but they are still virgins. Under the guise of a wine... (115 mins.)
 
72.
Carnage (2011)
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Two pairs of parents hold a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a fight, though as their time together progresses, increasingly childish behavior throws the discussion into chaos. (80 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
73.
Where Do We Go Now? (2011)
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A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village. (110 mins.)
Director: Nadine Labaki
“ ! ” - alisazarkova
 
74.
The Intouchables (2011)
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After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver. (112 mins.)
 
75.
The Guard (2011)
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An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is partnered with an up-tight F.B.I. agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring. (96 mins.)
 
76.
The Parade (2011)
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A homophobic, middle-aged, Serbian gangster ends up sacrificing himself to protect Gay freedom in his country... (115 mins.)
“ Berlin International Film Festival ” - alisazarkova
 
77.
Turn Me On, Dammit! (2011)
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In Skoddeheimen, Norway, 15-year-old Alma is consumed by her hormones and fantasies that range from sweetly romantic images of Artur, the boyfriend she yearns for, to daydreams about practically everybody she lays eyes on. (76 mins.)
 
78.
50/50 (2011)
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Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease. (100 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Levine
 
79.
Another Earth (2011)
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On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident. (92 mins.)
Director: Mike Cahill
 
80.
Silver Tongues (2011)
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Two lovers travel from town to town playing a dark game of deceit that soon spirals out of control, threatening their very relationship. (87 mins.)
Director: Simon Arthur
 
81.
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
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Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult. (102 mins.)
Director: Sean Durkin
 
82.
Take Shelter (2011)
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Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself. (121 mins.)
Director: Jeff Nichols
 
83.
I Saw the Devil (2010)
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A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases. (141 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
 
84.
3-D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy (2011)
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As a conceited scholar of the Ming Dynasty, Wei Yangsheng believes that since life is short, one should... (129 mins.)
 
85.
The Snowtown Murders (2011)
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Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder. (119 mins.)
Director: Justin Kurzel
 
86.
Love Lasts Three Years (2011)
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A look at the dissolution of a marriage. (98 mins.)