TIFF '11

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1.
The Raid: Redemption (2011)
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A S.W.A.T. team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs. (101 mins.)
 
2.
Friends with Kids (2011)
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Two best friends decide to have a child together while keeping their relationship platonic, so they can avoid the toll kids can take on romantic relationships. (107 mins.)
 
3.
The Hunter (2011)
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Martin, a mercenary, is sent from Europe by a mysterious biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger. (102 mins.)
Director: Daniel Nettheim
 
4.
God Bless America (2011)
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On a mission to rid society of its most repellent citizens, terminally ill Frank makes an unlikely accomplice in 16-year-old Roxy. (105 mins.)
 
5.
One Night with You (2011 Short Film)
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Since childhood, Samuel has always been fat. However, at age 23, his fantasies, like all man his age... (14 mins.)
Director: Jeanne Leblanc
 
6.
Patch Town (2011 Short Film)
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This satirical comedy-meets-musical clashes the folklore of Soviet era oppression with the mindless, excessive consumerism of the 1980. Welcome to Patch Town. (26 mins.)
Director: Craig Goodwill
 
7.
Issues (2011 Short Film)
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(6 mins.)
 
8.
Waning (2011 Short Film)
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A man, a dead woman, a rundown apartment. Far from your typical murder mystery, Waning engages in a visual and temporal deconstruction of a homicide in a single, multi-layered frame. (8 mins.)
Director: Gina Haraszti
 
9.
Combustion (2011 Short Film)
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(4 mins.)
Director: Renaud Hallée
 
10.
Up in Cottage Country (2011 Short Film)
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The in-laws aren't following Gramps' rules for the family cottage and George (Josh Peace) is cross as heck about it... (10 mins.)
Director: Simon Ennis
 
11.
Lie Down and Die (2011 Short Film)
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Seth's family is cursed: throughout the years its members have suffered a bizarre series of accidents... (7 mins.)
Director: Kyle Sanderson
 
12.
Goon (2011)
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Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way. (92 mins.)
Director: Michael Dowse
 
13.
Death of a Superhero (2011)
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A dying 15-year-old boy draws stories of an invincible superhero as he struggles with his mortality. (97 mins.)
Director: Ian Fitzgibbon
 
14.
Headhunters (2011)
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An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary. (100 mins.)
Director: Morten Tyldum
 
15.
You're Next (2011)
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When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of the victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back. (95 mins.)
Director: Adam Wingard
 
16.
Twixt (2011)
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A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl... (88 mins.)
 
17.
388 Arletta Avenue (2011)
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A young couple find themselves in an unnerving situation with a mysterious stalker. (87 mins.)
Director: Randall Cole
 
18.
Livid (2011)
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The suggestion that a big treasure is hidden somewhere inside Mrs Jessel's once renowned classical dance academy, will become a lure to a deadly trap for Lucie and her friends. (92 mins.)
 
19.
Rampart (2011)
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Set in 1999 Los Angeles, veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, works to take care of his family, and struggles for his own survival. (108 mins.)
Director: Oren Moverman
 
20.
Citizen Gangster (2011)
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WWII vet Eddie Boyd is torn between providing for his young family and an unfulfilled dream of becoming a Hollywood star. He discovers a way to do both, but his dream leads him down a path of danger and tragedy. (105 mins.)
Director: Nathan Morlando
 
21.
10 Years (2011)
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The night before their high school reunion, a group of friends realize they still haven't quite grown up in some ways. (100 mins.)
Director: Jamie Linden
 
22.
Asylum Blackout (2011)
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A group of cooks at an asylum for the criminally insane get locked in with the inmates during a massive thunderstorm. (85 mins.)
 
23.
The Oranges (2011)
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The enduring friendship between the Walling and Ostroff families is tested when Nina, the prodigal Ostroff daughter, returns home for the holidays after a five-year absence and enters into an affair with David, head of the Walling family. (90 mins.)
Director: Julian Farino
 
24.
Intruders (2011)
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Two children living in different countries are visited nightly by a faceless being who wants to take possession of them. (100 mins.)
 
25.
Ka-woon-teu-da-woon (2011)
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Debt collector Tae Gun-ho, who lost his son five years ago, finds out he has liver cancer. The only... (119 mins.)
Director: Jong-ho Huh
 
26.
Sleepless Night (2011)
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A cop with a connection to the criminal underworld finds his secret life exposed when he and his partner are caught stealing cocaine from a powerful drug dealer, a move that puts his son's life in jeopardy. (103 mins.)
 
27.
Damsels in Distress (2011)
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A trio of girls set out to change the male-dominated environment of the Seven Oaks college campus, and to rescue their fellow students from depression, grunge and low standards of every kind. (99 mins.)
Director: Whit Stillman
 
28.
The Moth Diaries (2011)
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Rebecca is suspicious of Ernessa, the new arrival at her boarding school. But is Rebecca just jealous of Ernessa's bond with Lucie, or does the new girl truly possess a dark secret? (82 mins.)
Director: Mary Harron
 
29.
Life Without Principle (2011)
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Three people - a criminal, a bank officer and a cop - end up in a catastrophic situation in the midst of a global economical crisis and are forced to betray any morals and principles to solve their financial problems. (107 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To
 
30.
Lovely Molly (2011)
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Newlywed Molly moves into her deceased father's house in the countryside, where painful memories soon begin to haunt her. (99 mins.)
 
31.
I'm Yours (2011)
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A road movie romance that conjures a heady concoction of free love and end of the world conspiracy. (90 mins.)
 
32.
Billy Bishop Goes to War (2010 TV Movie)
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Pajama-clad and elderly, WWI Flying Ace Billy Bishop wanders around his relic-filled attic reminiscing about his battle years. (86 mins.)
 
33.
The Day (2011)
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A group of five people working to stay alive in a post-apocalyptic future discover what they think is a safe, abandoned farmhouse, but they soon find themselves fighting to stay alive as a gang of bloodthirsty predators attack. (87 mins.)
 
34.
Hysteria (2011)
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The truth of how Mortimer Granville devised the invention of the first vibrator in the name of medical science. (100 mins.)
Director: Tanya Wexler
 
35.
Hick (2011)
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A Nebraska teen gets more than she bargained for when she sets out for the bright lights of Las Vegas. (99 mins.)
Director: Derick Martini
 
36.
Tyrannosaur (2011)
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Joseph, a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction, earns a chance of redemption that appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker. (92 mins.)
Director: Paddy Considine
 
37.
Violet & Daisy (2011)
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Two teenage assassins accept what they think will be a quick-and-easy job, until an unexpected target throws them off their plan. (88 mins.)
 
38.
The Awakening (2011)
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In 1921, England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. Everything she believes unravels as the 'missing' begin to show themselves. (107 mins.)
Director: Nick Murphy
 
39.
Dark Horse (2011)
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Romance blooms between two thirty-somethings in arrested development: an avid toy collector who is the dark horse of his family and a depressed woman on the rebound. (86 mins.)
Director: Todd Solondz
 
40.
Kill List (2011)
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Nearly a year after a botched job, a hitman takes a new assignment with the promise of a big payoff for three killings. What starts off as an easy task soon unravels, sending the killer into the heart of darkness. (95 mins.)
Director: Ben Wheatley
 
41.
Page Eight (2011 TV Movie)
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Johnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) is a long-serving MI5 officer. His boss and best friend Benedict Baron (Michael Gambon) dies suddenly... (99 mins.)
Director: David Hare
 
42.
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
 
43.
The Last Gladiators (2011 Documentary)
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In ice hockey, no one is tougher than the "goon". Those players have one mission: to protect the star players at any price. (94 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney