One movie per country 2012

by menenia | created - 01 Feb 2012 | updated - 24 Jan 2013 | Public

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1. Mennesker i solen (2011)

78 min | Comedy

5.5
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Four self-centered people spend midsummers eve in a campsite. Concentrating on their own bloated egos, they are unaware that the world is, in fact, ending.

Director: Per-Olav Sørensen | Stars: Kjersti Holmen, Ingar Helge Gimle, Ane Dahl Torp, Jon Øigarden

Votes: 358

Norway

2. The Quiet Earth (1985)

R | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.8
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A man named Zac Hobson awakens to find himself alone in the world. In a desperate attempt to search for others, he finds only two who have their own agenda.

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Bruno Lawrence, Alison Routledge, Pete Smith, Anzac Wallace

Votes: 21,703 | Gross: $2.12M

New Zealand

3. Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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70 Metascore

A delusional young man strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet.

Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, R.D. Reid

Votes: 123,814 | Gross: $5.97M

USA

4. Porco Rosso (1992)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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In 1930s Italy, a veteran World War I pilot is cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Shûichirô Moriyama, Tokiko Katô, Bunshi Katsura Vi, Tsunehiko Kamijô

Votes: 54,235

Japan

5. Pusher (1996)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Thriller

7.4
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72 Metascore

A drug pusher grows increasingly desperate after a botched deal leaves him with a large debt to a ruthless drug lord.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: Kim Bodnia, Zlatko Buric, Laura Drasbæk, Slavko Labovic

Votes: 29,013 | Gross: $0.00M

Denmark

6. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

R | 122 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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85 Metascore

In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet Agent within MI6.

Director: Tomas Alfredson | Stars: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong

Votes: 162,181 | Gross: $24.15M

UK

7. Chico & Rita (2010)

Not Rated | 94 min | Animation, Crime, Drama

7.2
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76 Metascore

Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment.

Directors: Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba | Stars: Eman Xor Oña, Limara Meneses, Mario Guerra, Jon Adams

Votes: 7,453 | Gross: $0.35M

Spain

8. Mad Max (1979)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
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67 Metascore

In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

Votes: 165,046 | Gross: $8.75M

Australia

9. Show Me Love (1998)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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73 Metascore

Two teenage girls in small-town Sweden. Elin is beautiful, popular, and bored with life. Agnes is friendless, sad, and secretly in love with Elin.

Director: Lukas Moodysson | Stars: Alexandra Dahlström, Rebecka Liljeberg, Erica Carlson, Mathias Rust

Votes: 44,965 | Gross: $0.17M

Sweden

10. Une vie de chat (2010)

PG | 70 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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63 Metascore

In Paris, a cat who lives a secret life as a cat burglar's aide must come to the rescue of Zoe, the little girl he lives with, after she falls into a gangster's clutches.

Directors: Jean-Loup Felicioli, Alain Gagnol | Stars: Dominique Blanc, Bernadette Lafont, Bruno Salomone, Jean Benguigui

Votes: 9,151 | Gross: $0.31M

France

11. Death of a Superhero (2011)

Not Rated | 97 min | Animation, Drama

7.1
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A dying 15-year-old boy draws stories of an invincible superhero as he struggles with his mortality.

Director: Ian Fitzgibbon | Stars: Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Lilly Forgach, Ian Fitzgibbon, Michael McElhatton

Votes: 2,994 | Gross: $0.00M

Ireland

12. Eldfjall (2011)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

7.2
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Hannes is an old man who has grown apart from his children. Recently retired when his wife gets ill he tries to reconcile with them and to atone for his cold demeanor in the past.

Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson | Stars: Auður Drauma Bachmann, Þorsteinn Bachmann, Kristín Davíðsdóttir, Benedikt Erlingsson

Votes: 1,103

Iceland

13. Nochnoy dozor (2004)

R | 114 min | Action, Fantasy, Thriller

6.5
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58 Metascore

A fantasy-thriller set in present-day Moscow where the respective forces that control daytime and nighttime do battle.

Director: Timur Bekmambetov | Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Vladimir Menshov, Mariya Poroshina, Valeriy Zolotukhin

Votes: 49,046 | Gross: $1.49M

Russia

14. Iron Sky (2012)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.9
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The Nazis set up a secret base on the dark side of the moon in 1945 where they hide out and plan to return to power in 2018.

Director: Timo Vuorensola | Stars: Julia Dietze, Christopher Kirby, Götz Otto, Udo Kier

Votes: 83,552

Finland

15. Monsieur Lazhar (2011)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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82 Metascore

At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed.

Director: Philippe Falardeau | Stars: Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nélisse, Émilien Néron, Danielle Proulx

Votes: 17,148 | Gross: $2.01M

Canada

16. A Separation (2011)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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95 Metascore

A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Payman Maadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat, Shahab Hosseini

Votes: 172,843 | Gross: $7.10M

Iran

17. Eszter hagyatéka (2008)

90 min | Drama

6.7
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Director: József Sipos | Stars: Eszter Nagy-Kálózy, György Cserhalmi, Mari Töröcsik, Károly Eperjes

Votes: 148

Hungary

18. Padre Padrone (1977)

Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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The true story of the life of Gavino Ledda, the son of a Sardinian shepherd, and how he managed to escape his harsh, almost barbaric existence by slowly educating himself, despite violent ... See full summary »

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Omero Antonutti, Saverio Marconi, Marcella Michelangeli, Fabrizio Forte

Votes: 2,897

Italy

19. The NeverEnding Story (1984)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.4
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46 Metascore

A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach, Gerald McRaney

Votes: 109,722 | Gross: $20.16M

Germany (West Germany)

20. Biutiful (2010)

R | 148 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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58 Metascore

This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib, Guillermo Estrella

Votes: 75,233 | Gross: $5.10M

Mexico

21. Et maintenant on va où? (2011)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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60 Metascore

A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village.

Director: Nadine Labaki | Stars: Claude Baz Moussawbaa, Nadine Labaki, Yvonne Maalouf, Layla Hakim

Votes: 9,002 | Gross: $0.53M

Lebanon

22. Castaway on the Moon (2009)

116 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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A failed suicide attempt leads a heartbroken man to live a life in the wilderness.

Director: Hae-jun Lee | Stars: Jae-yeong Jeong, Ryeowon Jung, Yeong-seo Park, Mi-kyeong Yang

Votes: 12,568 | Gross: $3.73M

South Korea

23. The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

R | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.8
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75 Metascore

The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life's calling.

Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo De la Serna, Mía Maestro, Mercedes Morán

Votes: 87,871 | Gross: $16.76M

Argentina

24. The Harder They Come (1972)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.0
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Wishing to become a successful Reggae singer, a young Jamaican man finds himself tied to corrupt record producers and drug pushers.

Director: Perry Henzell | Stars: Jimmy Cliff, Janet Bartley, Carl Bradshaw, Ras Daniel Hartman

Votes: 4,529

Jamaica

25. Farinelli (1994)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.9
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Farinelli, is the artistic name of Carlo Broschi, a young singer in Handel's time. He was castrated in his childhood in order to preserve his voice. During his life he becomes to be a very ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Corbiau | Stars: Stefano Dionisi, Enrico Lo Verso, Elsa Zylberstein, Jeroen Krabbé

Votes: 5,468 | Gross: $2.12M

Belgium

26. Einayim Petukhoth (2009)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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70 Metascore

A married, Orthodox, Jerusalem butcher and Jewish father of four falls in love with his handsome, 22-year-old male apprentice, triggering the suspicions of his wife and the disapproval of his Orthodox community.

Director: Haim Tabakman | Stars: Zohar Shtrauss, Ran Danker, Tinkerbell, Tzahi Grad

Votes: 5,405 | Gross: $0.02M

Israel

27. The Scent of Green Papaya (1993)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.4
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A little girl, Mui, went to a house as a new servant. The mother still mourns the death of her daughter, who would have been Mui's age. In her mind she treated Mui as her daughter. 10 years... See full summary »

Director: Tran Anh Hung | Stars: Tran Nu Yên-Khê, Man San Lu, Thi Loc Truong, Anh Hoa Nguyen

Votes: 6,694 | Gross: $1.91M

Vietnam

28. Ein Augenblick Freiheit (2008)

110 min | Drama

7.3
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Centers on a group of weary Middle Eastern refugees who have made their way to Turkey to apply for European visas.

Director: Arash T. Riahi | Stars: Navid Navid, Pourya Mahyari, Elika Bozorgi, Sina Saba

Votes: 539

Austria

29. Udaan (2010)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama

8.2
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Expelled from his school, a 16-year old boy returns home to his abusive and oppressive father.

Director: Vikramaditya Motwane | Stars: Rajat Barmecha, Sanjay Gandhi, Ronit Roy, Manjot Singh

Votes: 35,664 | Gross: $0.01M

India

30. La teta asustada (2009)

94 min | Drama, Music

6.7
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68 Metascore

Fausta is suffering from a rare disease called the Milk of Sorrow, which is transmitted through the breast milk of pregnant women who were abused or raped during or soon after pregnancy. ... See full summary »

Director: Claudia Llosa | Stars: Magaly Solier, Susi Sánchez, Efraín Solís, Bárbara Lazón

Votes: 5,916 | Gross: $0.01M

Peru

31. No (I) (2012)

R | 118 min | Drama

7.4
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81 Metascore

An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco

Votes: 20,190 | Gross: $2.34M

Chile

32. Kebun binatang (2012)

95 min | Drama

6.3
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Little Lana was 3 years old when she was abandoned alone in the zoo. Raised by a giraffe trainer, the zoo is the only world she knows. Until one day, a charming magician arrives and Lana ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin | Stars: Ladya Cheryl, Nicholas Saputra, Adjie Nur Ahmad, Klarysa Aurelia

Votes: 242

Indonesia

33. Neighboring Sounds (2012)

Unrated | 131 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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77 Metascore

The lives of the residents of a Brazilian apartment building and the security guards who get the job guarding the surrounding streets.

Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho | Stars: Ana Rita Gurgel, Caio Almeida, Maeve Jinkings, Dida Maia

Votes: 5,096 | Gross: $0.03M

Brazil

34. Ang babae sa septic tank (2011)

87 min | Comedy

7.1
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Jocelyn, Rainier, and Bingbong are three film school graduates who are dead set on making an Oscar-worthy film. They set out to do a quick pre-production as a courtesy call to their lead ... See full summary »

Director: Marlon Rivera | Stars: Eugene Domingo, JM de Guzman, Kean Cipriano, Cai Cortez

Votes: 318

Philippines

35. Juan of the Dead (2011)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

6.5
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A group of slackers face an army of zombies. The Cuban government and media claim the living dead are dissidents revolting against the government.

Director: Alejandro Brugués | Stars: Alexis Díaz de Villegas, Jorge Molina, Andros Perugorría, Andrea Duro

Votes: 8,535 | Gross: $0.02M

Cuba

36. Mekong Hotel (2012)

61 min | Drama

6.1
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57 Metascore

Shifting between fact and fiction in a hotel situated along the Mekong River, a film-maker rehearses a movie expressing the bonds between a vampiric mother and daughter.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Votes: 476 | Gross: $0.00M

Thailand

37. Bayn el samaa wa el ard (1960)

85 min | Comedy

7.2
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The film revolves around a group of people stuck in the elevator are waiting for the help, but they discovered that the group include a thief and a crazy man.

Director: Salah Abouseif | Stars: Hend Rostom, Abdel Salam Al Nabulsy, Abdel Moneim Ibrahim, Mahmoud El-Meliguy

Votes: 172

Egypt

38. Death for Sale (2011)

117 min | Drama

6.4
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In Tetouan, at the northern edge of Morocco, three young men decide to rob a jewelry store. The heist goes awry, and their destinies part drastically.

Director: Faouzi Bensaïdi | Stars: Fehd Benchemsi, Fouad Labied, Mouhcine Malzi, Imane Elmechrafi

Votes: 202

Morocco

39. Rabat (2011)

102 min | Drama

7.1
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Three friends drive from Holland to Morocco to deliver a taxi to a family friend, but the trip turns out more complicated than expected.

Directors: Victor D. Ponten, Jim Taihuttu | Stars: Nadia Kounda, Achmed Akkabi, Mohamed Benbrahim, Jacqueline Bir

Votes: 1,770

Netherlands

40. Yang mei zhou (2012)

117 min | Drama

6.8
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Teenaged Xiao Jing lives in a tucked away town in Hunan Province, isolated by both geography and her deafness. Her only real emotional connection is with her uncle, an artist that she ... See full summary »

Director: Zhuo Chen | Stars: Qiang Li, Bingbin Wu, Yaning Ying

Votes: 38

China

41. Tsotsi (2005)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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70 Metascore

Six days in the violent life of a young Johannesburg gang leader.

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Presley Chweneyagae, Mothusi Magano, Israel Makoe, Terry Pheto

Votes: 25,956 | Gross: $2.91M

South Africa

42. My Blueberry Nights (2007)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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52 Metascore

A young lonely woman takes a soul-searching journey across America to resolve her questions about love while encountering a series of offbeat characters along the way.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Norah Jones, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Chad R. Davis

Votes: 47,068 | Gross: $0.87M

Hong Kong

43. Himalaya (1999)

108 min | Drama

7.5
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73 Metascore

An aging chief's last stand, lessons for the new, and the education of a young chief-to-be played against harsh Nature in Nepal's Dolpo. When his son dies returning from Tibet's salt lakes,... See full summary »

Directors: Eric Valli, Michel Debats | Stars: Thilen Lhondup, Gurgon Kyap, Lhakpa Tsamchoe, Karma Wangel

Votes: 4,625 | Gross: $2.48M

Nepal

44. Three Wishes for Cinderella (1973)

75 min | Drama, Fantasy, Family

7.9
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Life changes dramatically for a Czech housemaid when the house driver gives her three magical hazel nuts.

Director: Václav Vorlícek | Stars: Libuse Safránková, Pavel Trávnícek, Carola Braunbock, Rolf Hoppe

Votes: 6,424

Czechoslovakia