Movies I've seen in 2011/12

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1.
This Ain't California (2012 Documentary)
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This Ain't California is a celebration of the lust for life, a contemporary documentary trip into the... (100 mins.)
Director: Marten Persiel
 
2.
Captive (2012)
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Follows the hostage crisis of the Dos Palmas kidnappings in the southern Philippines, the life of the hostages whose survivors were freed after an awful year in captivity. (120 mins.)
 
3.
The Iron Lady (2011)
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An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene. (105 mins.)
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
 
4.
Canned Dreams (2012 Documentary)
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Canned Dreams is a film about workers and their dreams on the journey of a canned food product. (75 mins.)
Director: Katja Gauriloff
 
5.
Caesar Must Die (2012)
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Inmates at a high-security prison in Rome prepare for a public performance of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar." (77 mins.)
 
6.
War Witch (2012)
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Somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Komona, a 14-year-old girl, tells her unborn child growing inside her the story of her life since she has been at war. Everything started when she was abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12. (90 mins.)
Director: Kim Nguyen
 
7.
Iron Sky (2012)
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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. (93 mins.)
Director: Timo Vuorensola
 
8.
Drive (2011)
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A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor. (100 mins.)
 
9.
Postcards from the Zoo (2012)
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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... (95 mins.)
Director: Edwin
 
10.
The Wall (2012)
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A woman inexplicably finds herself cut off from all human contact when an invisible, unyielding wall suddenly surrounds the countryside... (108 mins.)
 
11.
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
 
12.
Farewell, My Queen (2012)
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A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the first days of the French Revolution. (100 mins.)
Director: Benoît Jacquot
 
13.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
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A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. (129 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
 
14.
Just the Wind (2012)
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Unknown racist murderers have already attacked four families. Some of them died. Who will be the next on this ordinary day? Inspired by a true story. (95 mins.)
 
15.
Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (2011)
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Set three years after Dragon Inn, innkeeper Jade has disappeared and a new inn has risen from the ashes - one that's staffed by marauders masquerading as law-abiding citizens, who hope to unearth the fabled lost city buried in the desert. (122 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
 
16.
Elles (2011)
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On her latest assignment, a journalist for Elle immerses herself in a prostitution ring run by university students. (99 mins.)
 
17.
Headshot (2011)
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A cop who becomes a hitman for a group aimed at eliminating those who are above the law finds his world turned upside down by a single a devastating blow. (105 mins.)
 
18.
Rafa (2012 Short Film)
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(25 mins.)
Director: João Salaviza
 
19.
Francine (2012)
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Ex-con Francine has difficulty adjusting to life in a small lakeside town until she begins working with animals, though she finds herself growing increasingly isolated from the community and embracing forms of anti-social behavior. (74 mins.)
 
20.
Almanya: Welcome to Germany (2011)
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The story of three generations of a Turkish immigrant family. (101 mins.)
 
21.
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
 
22.
Margin Call (2011)
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Follows the key people at an investment bank, over a 24-hour period, during the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. (107 mins.)
Director: J.C. Chandor
 
23.
The Forgiveness of Blood (2011)
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An Albanian family is torn apart by a murder, resulting in a blood feud that makes eldest son Nik a prime target and forces his sister, eldest daughter Rudina, to leave school in order to take over the family business. (109 mins.)
Director: Joshua Marston
 
24.
True Grit (2010)
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A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal to track down her father's murderer. (110 mins.)
 
25.
Toast (2010 TV Movie)
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The ultimate nostalgia trip through everything edible in 1960s Britain. (96 mins.)
Director: S J Clarkson
 
26.
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
 
27.
The Guard (2011)
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An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is partnered with an up-tight F.B.I. agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring. (96 mins.)
 
28.
Bullhead (2011)
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Sint-Truiden, Belgium. Jacky, a young cattle farmer who is constantly pumped on steroids and hormones, is approached by a veterinarian to make a deal with a notorious beef trader. (129 mins.)
 
29.
House of Shame: Chantal All Night Long (2011 Documentary)
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(93 mins.)
 
30.
Warum Madame Warum (2011 Short Film)
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(6 mins.)
 
31.
Looking for Simon (2011)
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Simon, a young German doctor, who is living and working in Marseille, doesn't give any news. His appartment is empty... (88 mins.)
Director: Jan Krüger
 
32.
E-Love (2011 TV Movie)
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Turning 50 in a few weeks' time, getting dumped by a husband who has found a 28-year-old Capucine, refusing... (97 mins.)
 
33.
Submarine (2010)
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15-year-old Oliver Tate has two objectives: To lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to extinguish the flame between his mother and an ex-lover who has resurfaced in her life. (97 mins.)
Director: Richard Ayoade
 
34.
Der Preis (2011)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Elke Hauck
 
35.
The Seventh Seal (1957)
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A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague. (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
36.
The Limits of Control (2009)
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The story of a mysterious loner, a stranger in the process of completing a criminal job. (116 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
 
37.
Fitzcarraldo (1982)
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The story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an extremely determined man who intends to build an opera house in the middle of a jungle. (158 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
38.
Rent Boys (2011 Documentary)
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Berlin stories behind sex for money. Despised, stigmatised and suppressed to the fringe of society - this is the reality young... (84 mins.)
 
39.
This Must Be the Place (2011)
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Cheyenne, a retired rock star living off his royalties in Dublin, returns to New York City to find the man responsible for a humiliation suffered by his recently deceased father during W.W.II. (118 mins.)
 
40.
Bear (2011 Short Film)
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Follows the continuing adventures of Jack, who always takes things too far. This time he is organizing a surprise for his girlfriend, with unintended consequences. (11 mins.)
Director: Nash Edgerton
 
41.
Quadrangle (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary about two 'conventional' couples that swapped partners and lived in a group marriage in the early 70s, hoping to pioneer an alternative to divorce and the way people would live in the future. (19 mins.)
Director: Amy Grappell
 
42.
To Die by Your Side (2011 Short Film)
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Short love story with several literature referentes. (6 mins.)
 
43.
The Arm (2012 Short Film)
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In an attempt to keep up with social pressure in a technologically advanced world, Chance starts a texting relationship with Genevieve... (10 mins.)
 
44.
Love You More (2008 Short Film)
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Two teenagers are drawn together by the Buzzcocks' single 'Love You More' during the summer of 1978. (15 mins.)
Director: Sam Taylor-Wood
 
45.
The Man Without a Head (2003 Short Film)
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Phelps, a solitary man who lives in a big industrial city by the sea, is very happy tonight. He is getting ready for a ball... (18 mins.)
 
46.
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.)
 
47.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
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Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane. (164 mins.)
 
48.
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
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Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly dangerous things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined. (112 mins.)
Director: Lynne Ramsay