Best of 2006

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1.
Volver (2006)
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After her death, a mother returns to her home town in order to fix the situations she couldn't resolve during her life. (121 mins.)
 
2.
The Lives of Others (2006)
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In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives. (137 mins.)
 
3.
Babel (2006)
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Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families. (143 mins.)
 
4.
The Boss of It All (2006)
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An IT company hires an actor to serve as the company's president in order to help the business get sold to a cranky Icelander. (99 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
 
5.
Seven and a Half (2006)
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Everyday lives of people in Belgrade who are obsessed with their weaknesses and led by their passions. Seven independent stories on 7 deadly sins are told in a comical tone. (106 mins.)
 
6.
Paris, je t'aime (2006)
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Through the neighborhoods of Paris, love is veiled, revealed, imitated, sucked dry, reinvented and awakened. (120 mins.)
 
7.
The Island (2006)
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Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future. (112 mins.)
Director: Pavel Lungin
 
8.
After the Wedding (2006)
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A manager of an orphanage in India is sent to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he discovers a life-altering family secret. (120 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
 
9.
Don't Worry, I'm Fine (2006)
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(92 mins.)
Director: Philippe Lioret
 
10.
The Art of Negative Thinking (2006)
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The local disability support group visits an involuntary member, not realizing that it will bring them to a critical mass. (79 mins.)
Director: Bård Breien
 
11.
Notes on a Scandal (2006)
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A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship. (92 mins.)
Director: Richard Eyre
 
12.
Breaking and Entering (2006)
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A landscape architect's dealings with a young thief cause him to re-evaluate his life. (120 mins.)
 
13.
Fraulein (2006)
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Ruza left Serbia, her country, over 30 years ago and lives in Zurich. Her daily life is a string of repetitive moments until... (81 mins.)
Director: Andrea Staka
 
14.
12:08 East of Bucharest (2006)
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It's the 22nd of December. Sixteen years have passed since the revolution, and in a small town Christmas is about to come... (89 mins.)
 
15.
Once (2007)
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A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story. (85 mins.)
Director: John Carney
 
16.
The Yacoubian Building (2006)
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Meditations on corruption, fundamentalism, prostitution, homosexuality, and drugs in central Cairo. (161 mins.)
Director: Marwan Hamed
 
17.
Saviour Square (2006)
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A story of a married couple with two children, whose housing problems, the man's infidelity and the woman's fragility lead the family to destruction. (105 mins.)
 
18.
Fireworks Wednesday (2006)
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On the last Wednesday before the spring solstice ushers in the Persian New Year, people set off fireworks following an ancient Zoroastrian tradition. Rouhi, spending her first day at a new job, finds herself in the midst of a different kind of fireworks -- a domestic dispute between her new boss and his wife. (102 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi