Eastern cinema

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1.
Oniichan no hanabi (2010)
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(109 mins.)
 
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Sumo Do, Sumo Don't (1992)
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Yet another tradition in the tradition of "ragtag misfits" in Japanese comedy...Sumo Do, Sumo Don't tells the story of a university sumo club in Japan... (105 mins.)
Director: Masayuki Suo
 
3.
11 Flowers (2011)
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11-year-old Wang lives with his family in a remote village in China. Life is tough, but they make the most of what little they have... (110 mins.)
Director: Xiaoshuai Wang
 
4.
Milocrorze: A Love Story (2011)
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A mish-mash of past and present; A childlike man, a counselor, and a one-eyed ronin are all connected.
 
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Hindsight (2011)
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A young assassin is sent to kill and retired mob boss. But things get complicated when she begins to like him. (122 mins.)
Director: Hyeon-seung Lee
 
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All Around Us (2008)
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In 1993 Kanao and Shoko are a Tokyo couple awaiting the arrival of their first child. Although both have studied art... (140 mins.)
 
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A Stranger of Mine (2005)
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In one long Friday evening, Takeshi Miyata, a straight-arrow businessman, will encounter a number of... (98 mins.)
Director: Kenji Uchida
 
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Charisma (1999)
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A seasoned detective is called in to rescue a politician held hostage by a lunatic. In a brief moment of uncertainty... (104 mins.)
 
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Heaven's Story (2010)
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(Japanese with English subtitles) Part revenge story, part existential meditation, Heaven's Story is 100% modern epic, gracefully threading together multiple suburban tales of lost souls seeking retribution and redemption. (278 mins.)
Director: Takahisa Zeze
 
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A Man Called God (2010 TV Series)
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Michael King vows to revenge his parents' death. He believes that he can use his power as head of an... (50 mins.)
Director: Hyeong-seon Lee
 
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My Wife Is a Gangster (2001)
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The story of how Eun-jin (Eun-kyung Shin) became a legend in the South Korean underworld by defeating an army of gangsters. (107 mins.)
Director: Jin-gyu Cho
 
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Haunters (2010)
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Cho-In can control other people's minds when they are within his field of sight.Except one man. (100 mins.)
Director: Min-suk Kim
 
13.
Tokyo Drifter (2011)
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(72 mins.)
Director: Tetsuaki Matsue
 
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Cut (2011)
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Shuji is an uncompromising young filmmaker at odds with Japanese society. One day he learns that his loan shark brother... (133 mins.)
Director: Amir Naderi
 
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Avalon (2001)
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In a future world, young people are increasingly becoming addicted to an illegal (and potentially deadly) battle simulation game called Avalon... (107 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Oshii
 
16.
Rain of Light (2001)
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(130 mins.)
 
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The Mamiya Brothers (2006)
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What do two nerdy brothers have to do to finally gain acceptance, become popular and meet women? Why, throw a curry party of course. Who to invite? How about the girl at the video store, the co-worker and the girls we could never ever get? (119 mins.)
 
18.
Mr. Socrates (2005)
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A low-life scumbag gets kidnapped by a mysterious gang and put through inhumane training to become a mole inside the police force. (109 mins.)
Director: Jin-won Choi
 
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Kisaragi (2007)
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One year after the suicide of C-list model Kisaragi Miki, five of her fans come together for a commemorative meeting; fan club leader Iemoto... (108 mins.)
Director: Yûichi Satô
 
20.
Miyoko (2009)
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(Japanese with English subtitles) Manga artist Shinichi Abe created his most popular comic strip living... (86 mins.)
 
21.
Deadball (2011)
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Baseball prodigy Jubeh Yakyu (Tak Sakaguchi) is the most feared and dangerous juvenile delinquent in all of Japan... (99 mins.)
Director: Yudai Yamaguchi
 
22.
Tokyo Playboy Club (2011)
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(Japanese with English subtitles) When Katsutoshi finds trouble at work and hides out at his friend's titular nightclub, lives intersect and strange situations arise in this dark comedy set in the seedy underbelly of Tokyo nightlife. (92 mins.)
Director: Yôsuke Okuda
 
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Suspect X (2008)
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It's another battle of the wits for the brilliant but eccentric physicist, Yukawa, and detective, Kaoru. (128 mins.)
 
24.
Tattooed Life (1965)
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After his own gang sets him up to kill a rival mobster, a hit man is forced to flee with his younger brother. (87 mins.)
Director: Seijun Suzuki
 
25.
The Incite Mill (2010)
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Ten people who agree to take the same lucrative "job" find themselves locked in an underground complex and forced to play a murder game for seven days. (107 mins.)
Director: Hideo Nakata
 
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The Flowers of War (2011)
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A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety. (146 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
28.
Design of Death (2012)
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The violent death of an unpopular village resident is initially blamed on an infectious disease, but an investigation shows that everybody in the village had a reason to murder him. (108 mins.)
Director: Hu Guan
 
29.
Shiawase no pan (2012)
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A couple decide to relocate from Tokyo to the northern island of Hokkaido where they settle and establish a bakery and café called Mani... (114 mins.)
Director: Yukiko Mishima
 
30.
The Four (2012)
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A government department known as the Six Panels appoints their best officer to infiltrate a special force called the Divine Constabulary, to ensure their way in stopping the circulation of counterfeit coin currency in the capital. (118 mins.)
 
31.
The Family (2007 TV Series)
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A unique observational series that documents the universal themes of family life, as British families open their doors to viewers.
 
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Dearest (2012)
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A prison officer hands in his resignation after his wife's death, to drive to the port where she wants her ashes scattered at sea. (110 mins.)
Director: Yasuo Furuhata
 
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Wild 7 (2011)
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With crime rising, the police force created the motorcycle unit , 'The Wild 7', a group of ex criminals. Together, the Wild 7 are tasked with taking out the criminals that the police cannot touch. (109 mins.)
 
34.
Dolls (2002)
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Three stories of never-ending love. (114 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
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A Scene at the Sea (1991)
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The lives of a young, hearing-impaired and gloomy couple are fulfilled after the boy holds interest in surfboarding. (101 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
36.
Warau joyû (2010 TV Movie)
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(60 mins.)
 
37.
In the Mood for Love (2000)
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Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs. (98 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
38.
My Sassy Girl (2001)
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Based on a series of true stories posted by Ho-sik Kim on the Internet describing his relationship with his girlfriend... (123 mins.)
Director: Jae-young Kwak
 
39.
Infernal Affairs (2002)
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A story between a mole in the police department and an undercover cop. Their objectives are the same: to find out who is the mole, and who is the cop. (101 mins.)
Director: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
 
40.
Eureka (2000)
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The traumatized survivors of a murderous bus hijacking come together and take a road trip to attempt to overcome their damaged selves. Meanwhile a serial killer is on the loose. (217 mins.)
Director: Shinji Aoyama
 
41.
The Client (2011)
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Elite attorney Kang Seong-Hee goes up against a top prosecutor over a case involving a man accused of killing his wife. (123 mins.)
Director: Young-Sung Sohn
 
42.
A Moment to Remember (2004)
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A Korean love story about a young couple's enduring love, which is tested when 27 year old Sun-jin is diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer's disease. (117 mins.)
Director: John H. Lee
 
43.
Fireworks (1997)
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Nishi leaves the police in the face of harrowing personal and professional difficulties. Spiraling into depression, he makes questionable decisions. (103 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano