Film fra sør 2011

The movies shown at the Film from the south film festival in Oslo october 2011.
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1.
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
 
2.
678 (2010)
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Unfolds the poignant story of three women and their search for justice from the daily plight of sexual harassment in Egypt. (100 mins.)
Director: Mohamed Diab
 
3.
The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
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The Clock family are four-inch-tall people who live anonymously in another family's residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. Life changes for the Clocks when their daughter, Arrietty, is discovered. (94 mins.)
 
4.
Certified Copy (2010)
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In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged British writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano. While there, a chance question reveals something deeper. (106 mins.)
 
5.
A Separation (2011)
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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. (123 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
 
6.
Poetry (2010)
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A sixty-something woman, faced with the discovery of a heinous family crime and in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, finds strength and purpose when she enrolls in a poetry class. (139 mins.)
Director: Chang-dong Lee
 
7.
The Day I Was Not Born (2010)
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During a stopover in Buenos Aires on her way to Chile, 31-year-old Maria recognizes a nursery rhyme... (94 mins.)
 
8.
Tales of the Night (2011)
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Tales of the Night weaves together six exotic fables each unfolding in a unique locale, from Tibet, to medieval Europe, to the Land of the Dead. From the imagination of internationally renowned animator Michel Ocelot. (84 mins.)
Director: Michel Ocelot
 
9.
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)
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After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups. (115 mins.)
Director: José Padilha
 
10.
Eternity (2010)
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A young man strikes up an adulterous affair with his uncle's wife.
 
11.
7 Khoon Maaf (2011)
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Susanna's quest for love leads to a series of marriages, each ending in the mysterious death of her latest husband. (137 mins.)
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
 
12.
Six Shooters (2010)
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Aballay was a bad tempered gaucho. After killing a man, the terrified look of the victim's son raised his consciousness about his savagery. Years go by, that kid's look doesn't leave him. Aballay knows that the kid will look for him. (100 mins.)
Director: Fernando Spiner
 
13.
About Crying (2006)
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(80 mins.)
Director: Matías Bize
 
14.
About Elly (2009)
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The mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her fellow travelers. (119 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
 
15.
Africa United (2010)
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The extraordinary story of three Rwandan kids who walk 3000 miles to the Soccer World Cup in South Africa... (88 mins.)
 
16.
Al-Halqa - Im Kreis der Geschichtenerzähler (2010 Documentary)
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On a journey around Morocco Abderahim teaches his son Zoheir the art of storytelling. Zoheir has to face his fear of performing in front of the audience and experiences that the first story to learn is your own. (90 mins.)
 
17.
All Your Dead Ones (2011)
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Salvador is a peasant who one day wakes up as usual to work on his land but instead finds a pile of corpses in the middle of his crops... (88 mins.)
Director: Carlos Moreno
 
18.
Amos Oz: The Nature of Dreams (2009 Documentary)
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(75 mins.)
 
19.
The Bang Bang Club (2010)
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A drama based on the true-life experiences of four combat photographers capturing the final days of apartheid in South Africa. (106 mins.)
Director: Steven Silver
 
20.
Be with Me (2005)
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"Be with me" consists of three stories of love vs. solitude : 1)An aging, lonesome shopkeeper doesn't believe in life any more since his wife died... (93 mins.)
Director: Eric Khoo
 
21.
Breakfast Lunch Dinner (2010)
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Helmed by three female directors, this omnibus features three films set in China, Thailand and Singapore respectively... (87 mins.)
Director: Kaz Cai, Wang Jing
 
22.
The Bengali Detective (2011 Documentary)
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Chubby, dance-obsessed private-detective Rajesh Ji and his motley band of helpers tackle poisonings, adultery and the occasional murder on the frenzied streets of Kolkata. (110 mins.)
Director: Philip Cox
 
23.
Brother (2010)
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Two young men who have been raised as brothers look to their soccer skills as a way of getting out of their slum. While a scout is in town, an act of violence threatens to tear them apart. (97 mins.)
Director: Marcel Rasquin
 
24.
Carancho (2010)
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In Argentina over 8,000 people die in traffic accidents every year. Behind each of these tragedies is... (107 mins.)
Director: Pablo Trapero
 
25.
Granito (2011 Documentary)
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A story of destinies joined by Guatemala's past, and how a documentary film intertwined with a nation's turbulent history emerges as an active player in the present. (103 mins.)
Director: Pamela Yates
 
26.
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
 
27.
Finding Ali (2011 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Pål Hollender travels back to Kabul and throughout Afghanistan in search of Ali Sajjad, a bright kid he met in Kabul nearly 10 years ago. (84 mins.)
Director: Pål Hollender
 
28.
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
 
29.
Dog Sweat (2010)
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Intertwines the lives of six young Iranians as they struggle to satisfy their private desires in the face of conservative Islamic society. (90 mins.)
 
30.
Human Planet (2011 Mini-Series)
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Like all life forms, humanity partially adapts to types of natural environment, yet also tends to change them... (50 mins.)
Stars: John Hurt
 
31.
The Green Wave (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary on Iran's 2010 Green Revolution. (80 mins.)
 
32.
Skateistan: Four Wheels and a Board in Kabul (2011 Documentary)
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Inspired by Skateistan, Afghanistan's first skateboarding school, this emotional feature-length documentary... (100 mins.)
Director: Kai Sehr
 
33.
Climate Refugees (2010 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Michael Nash investigates mass migration caused by our changing climate. (95 mins.)
Director: Michael P. Nash
 
34.
The Colors of the Mountain (2010)
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Manuel, 9, has an old ball with which he plays football every day in the countryside. He dreams of becoming a great goalkeeper... (90 mins.)
 
35.
Cold Fish (2010)
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When Syamoto's teenage daughter is caught stealing, a generous middle-aged man helps resolve the situation... (146 mins.)
Director: Sion Sono
 
36.
Circumstance (2011)
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A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession. (107 mins.)
 
37.
Circo (2010 Documentary)
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A hardscrabble traveling Mexican circus troupe has lived and performed on the road since the 19th Century, but will their art survive into the 21st? (75 mins.)
Director: Aaron Schock
 
38.
Chico & Rita (2010)
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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. (94 mins.)
 
39.
Microphone (2010)
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Khaled returns from USA to his mother's funeral at his hometown: Alexandria, Egypt. He decides to make... (120 mins.)
Director: Ahmad Abdalla
 
40.
Man Without a Cell Phone (2010)
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(83 mins.)
Director: Sameh Zoabi
 
41.
Mama Africa (2011 Documentary)
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Documentary about Miriam Makeba. (90 mins.)
 
42.
The Life of Fish (2010)
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At a house party, a handsome man wanders around catching up with friends he has not seen for some years... (84 mins.)
Director: Matías Bize
 
43.
Life is to Whistle (1998)
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Three characters in present-day Havana must choose between clinging to their self-restricting beliefs... (106 mins.)
Director: Fernando Pérez
 
44.
Let the Bullets Fly (2010)
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In 1920s China, a bandit arrives in a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor, where he faces off against a tyrannical local nobleman. (132 mins.)
Director: Wen Jiang
 
45.
Las Acacias (2011)
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Rubén is a lonely truck driver who has been taking the motorway from Asunción, Paraguay to Buenos Aires... (82 mins.)
Director: Pablo Giorgelli
 
46.
Kinyarwanda (2011)
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A young Tutsi woman and a young Hutu man fall in love amidst chaos; a soldier struggles to foster a greater good while absent from her family; and a priest grapples with his faith in the face of unspeakable horror. (100 mins.)
Director: Alrick Brown
 
47.
Igualita a mi (2010)
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Refusing to face his adulthood, a Casanova must deal with the fact that he has a young pregnant daughter from an earlier relationship. (108 mins.)
Director: Diego Kaplan
 
48.
The Journals of Musan (2010)
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Jeon Seungchul's citizen registration number brands him as a North Korean defector. It is difficult... (127 mins.)
Director: Jung-bum Park
 
49.
Havana Suite (2003 Documentary)
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Dawn breaks in La Habana, and as the day advances we follow the simple lives of ten ordinary Cubans, with only sounds and images accompanied by music. (85 mins.)
Director: Fernando Pérez
 
50.
En la cama (2005)
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Can strangers connect? Can casual sex become something else? In Santiago, Daniela and Bruno, both about 30... (85 mins.)
Director: Matías Bize
 
51.
Chitra Sutram (2011)
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A computer teacher, his black-magician grandfather and a female cyber-creature -- a series of pre-destined rendezvous... (102 mins.)
Director: Vipin Vijay
 
52.
Hard Labor (2011)
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Young housewife Helena is on the verge of fulfilling a dream as she prepares to open her own business: a neighborhood grocery store... (99 mins.)
 
53.
Sleeping Sickness (2011)
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(91 mins.)
Director: Ulrich Köhler
 
54.
The Samba Within Me (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary about the life in the slum Mangueira, where the famous samba school is located. (72 mins.)
 
55.
Restoration (2011)
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A drama about a family's effort to save their antique restoration business. (102 mins.)
Director: Yossi Madmoni
 
56.
Red Earth (2010 Short Film)
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Director: Clara Law
 
57.
Post Mortem (2010)
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In Chile, 1973, during the last days of Salvador Allende's presidency, an employee at a Morgue's recording office falls for a burlesque dancer who mysteriously disappears. (98 mins.)
Director: Pablo Larraín
 
58.
Position Among the Stars (2010 Documentary)
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Position among the Stars, the final part of a trilogy, follows the award- winning documentaries Eye... (115 mins.)
 
59.
Pegasus (2010)
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Zineb is an emotionally exhausted psychiatrist assigned to Rihana, a traumatized and pregnant young... (104 mins.)
 
60.
Paranormal Activity 2: Tokyo Night (2010)
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Haruka Yamano returns from America to Tokyo in a wheelchair, both legs having multiple fractures from a car accident... (90 mins.)
Director: Toshikazu Nagae
 
61.
Our Grand Despair (2011)
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The peaceful cohabitation of two 30-something bachelors is disrupted when they both fall in love with the charming young woman who moves in with them. (102 mins.)
Director: Seyfi Teoman
 
62.
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.)
 
63.
On the Edge (2011)
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In Tangier, Badia and Imane, two young Moroccan girls of around twenty, walk in line amongst an army... (110 mins.)
Director: Leila Kilani
 
64.
Night Fishing (2011 Short Film)
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A fisherman becomes entangled in his line when he catches something unexpected. (30 mins.)
 
65.
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
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When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wonderous forest spirits who live nearby. (86 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
66.
My Magic (2008)
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A single dad looks to give up drinking and his bartender job in order to impress his son and find work as a magician. (75 mins.)
Director: Eric Khoo
 
67.
My Father from Haifa (2009 Documentary)
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Director: Omar Shargawi
 
68.
You All Are Captains (2010)
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A European director is making a film with children from a social center in Tangiers. Because of his methods, his relationship with the children during shooting degenerate and transform the evolution of the project. (78 mins.)
Director: Oliver Laxe
 
69.
The Yellow Sea (2010)
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The story of a cab driver in Yanji City, a region between North Korea, China and Russia. His wife goes to Korea to earn money... (157 mins.)
Director: Hong-jin Na
 
70.
Year Without a Summer (2010)
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Azam comes back to his village, and looks for his childhood friend Ali. Ali and his wife Minah invites... (87 mins.)
Director: Chui Mui Tan
 
71.
Women Are Heroes (2010 Documentary)
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(80 mins.)
Director: JR
 
72.
Which Way Home (2009 Documentary)
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"Which Way Home" is a feature documentary film that follows unaccompanied child migrants, on their journey through Mexico... (90 mins.)
Director: Rebecca Cammisa
 
73.
We Are What We Are (2010)
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When the patriarch of the family passes away, the teenage children must take responsibility for the family chores: the preparation of the rituals... (90 mins.)
 
74.
Viva Riva! (2010)
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Riva is an operator, a man with charm and ambition in equal measure. Kinshasa is an inviting place. With petrol in short supply in DRC's capital... (98 mins.)
 
75.
Underwater Love (2011)
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Asuka, 35-year-old woman working at a fish factory and engaged to her boss Hedzhaymom Taki. In all her life... (87 mins.)
Director: Shinji Imaoka
 
76.
Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010)
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Romance sparks between a young woman and a young man from different economic backgrounds during China's Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and '70s. (114 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
77.
Tinga Tinga Tales (2010 TV Series)
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78.
Tatsumi (2011)
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A story based on the life and short stories of Yoshihiro Tatsumi, a mangaka known for his gekiga style of alternate Japanese manga. (96 mins.)
Director: Eric Khoo
 
79.
Tahrir 2011: The Good, the Bad, and the Politician (2011 Documentary)
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Months after Hosni Mubarak stepped down, Egyptians country-wide seem determined to maintain the insurgency until their demands are met. (90 mins.)
 
80.
Stray Bullet (2010)
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Noha is about to get married. Her family is relieved to see her take advantage of this last chance before... (75 mins.)
Director: Georges Hachem
 
81.
So Hard to Forget (2010)
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Julia is a 35-year-old English Literature teacher struggling with depression as she tries to get her life back together again after her long... (100 mins.)
Director: Malu De Martino