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1.
A Self-Made Hero (1996)
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Set in France at the end of World War II Albert Dehousse finds out his father wasn't a war hero and his mother is a collaborator... (107 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
 
2.
Army of Crime (2009)
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The poet Missak Manouchian leads a mixed bag of youngsters and immigrants in a clandestine battle against the Nazi occupation... (139 mins.)
 
3.
Break of Dawn (2002)
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The story of two ex-legionnaires in a mission of political assasination in Romania. A candid portrayal of the human side of assassins. (110 mins.)
 
4.
Butterfly (1999)
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For Moncho, it's an idyllic year: he starts school, he has a wonderful teacher, he makes a friend in Roque... (96 mins.)
 
5.
Alatriste (2006)
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Viggo Mortensen plays the Spanish soldier-turned-mercenary Captain Alatriste, a heroic figure from the country's 17th century imperial wars. (145 mins.)
 
6.
La fille de d'Artagnan (1994)
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The story begins on the autumn of 1654 in South France. Eloise lives in a cloister. Her famous father left her there... (125 mins.)
 
7.
Everlasting Moments (2008)
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In a time of social change and unrest, war and poverty, a young working class woman, Maria, wins a camera in a lottery. The decision to keep it alters her whole life. (131 mins.)
Director: Jan Troell
 
8.
Female Agents (2008)
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In 1944, in London, Lieutenant Pierre Desfontaines assigns his sister Louise Desfontaines to convince... (117 mins.)
 
9.
Queen Margot (1994)
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Young Queen Margot finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage amidst a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. She hopes to escape with a new lover, but finds herself imprisoned by her powerful and ruthless family. (159 mins.)
 
10.
La Rafle (2010)
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A faithful retelling of the 1942 "Vel' d'Hiv Roundup" and the events surrounding it. (115 mins.)
Director: Rose Bosch
 
11.
Underground (1995)
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The story follows an underground weapons manufacturer in Belgrade during WWII and evolves into fairly surreal situations... (170 mins.)
Director: Emir Kusturica
 
12.
Vincere (2009)
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The story of Mussolini's secret lover, Ida Dalser, and their son Albino. (128 mins.)
 
13.
Vodka Lemon (2003)
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In a remote, isolated Yazidi Kurdish village in post-Soviet Armenia, Hamo, a widower with a pitiful pension and three worthless sons... (90 mins.)
Director: Hiner Saleem
 
14.
Winter in Wartime (2008)
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In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands, a teenage boy gets involved in the Dutch Resistance after coming to the aid of a wounded RAF pilot. (103 mins.)
 
15.
Ararat (2002)
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Interrogated by a customs officer, a young man recounts how his life was changed during the making of a film about the Armenian genocide. (115 mins.)
Director: Atom Egoyan
 
16.
Time of the Gypsies (1988)
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In this luminous tale set in the area around Sarajevo and in Italy, Perhan, an engaging young Romany (gypsy) with telekinetic powers, is seduced by the quick-cash world of petty crime, which threatens to destroy him and those he loves. (142 mins.)
Director: Emir Kusturica
 
17.
Before the Fall (2004)
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In 1942, Friedrich Weimer's boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) - high schools that produce Nazi elite... (117 mins.)
Director: Dennis Gansel
 
18.
Almost Peaceful (2002)
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Jewish tailor Albert (Abkarian) and his wife Lea (Breitman) are reestablishing their business in 1946 Paris... (94 mins.)
Director: Michel Deville
 
19.
If Not Us, Who? (2011)
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(124 mins.)
Director: Andres Veiel
 
20.
In Darkness (2011)
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A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the German-occupied Polish city of Lvov. (145 mins.)
 
21.
Mary Queen of Scots (2013)
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A queen who lost three kingdoms. A wife who lost three husbands. A woman who lost her head. (119 mins.)
Director: Thomas Imbach