Istanbul Film Fest. 2012

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1.
Unfair World (2011)
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Sotiris is a police interrogator. One day he decides to pardon every poor person to whom life has been cruel... (107 mins.)
Director: Filippos Tsitos
 
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Alps (2011)
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A group of people start a business where they impersonate the recently deceased in order to help their clients through the grieving process. (93 mins.)
 
3.
Breathing (2011)
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Through his work at a morgue, an incarcerated young man trying to build a new life starts to come to terms with the crime he committed. (94 mins.)
Director: Karl Markovics
 
4.
Sister (2012)
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A drama set at a Swiss ski resort and centered on a boy who supports his sister by stealing from wealthy guests. (97 mins.)
Director: Ursula Meier
 
5.
Code Blue (2011)
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Marian, a middle aged nurse, devotes herself to her patients like a saint. Sometimes she even takes on the role of a redeemer... (81 mins.)
 
6.
I Wish (2011)
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Twelve-year-old Koichi, who has been separated from his brother Ryunosuke due to his parents' divorce, hears a rumor that the new bullet trains will precipitate a wish-granting miracle when they pass each other at top speed. (128 mins.)
 
7.
Courage (2011)
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Alfred and Jerzy take part in a brutal incident: during a train ride, a couple of hooligans harass a young woman... (85 mins.)
Director: Greg Zglinski
 
8.
A Simple Life (2011)
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After suffering a stroke, an altruistic maid announces that she wants to quit her job and move into an old people's home. (118 mins.)
Director: Ann Hui
 
9.
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
 
10.
Eighty Letters (2011)
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The story takes place in Czechoslovakia in 1987. The father has defected to England and the mother and... (75 mins.)
Director: Václav Kadrnka
 
11.
Stopped on Track (2011)
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When Frank is diagnosed with incurable brain tumor, he's got only a few months to live. Along with his wife, he doesn't know how and when to tell their children about it. Meanwhile, Frank's health is getting worse with each day. (110 mins.)
Director: Andreas Dresen
 
12.
The Fairy (2011)
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A hotel clerk searches all over Le Havre for the fairy who made two of his three wishes come true before disappearing. (93 mins.)
 
13.
Detachment (2011)
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A substitute teacher who drifts from classroom to classroom finds a connection to the students and teachers during his latest assignment. (98 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
 
14.
Sons of Norway (2011)
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It's not easy to rebel when your dad wants to join the party... One day (in 1979), Magnus and his son... (87 mins.)
Director: Jens Lien
 
15.
Come as You Are (2011)
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Three guys in their twenties love wine and women but they are still virgins. Under the guise of a wine... (115 mins.)
 
16.
Michael (2011)
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Five months in the life of a pedophile who keeps a 10-year-old boy locked in his basement. (96 mins.)
 
17.
Faust (2011)
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A despairing scholar sells his soul to Satan in exchange for one night with a beautiful young woman. (140 mins.)
 
18.
Starbuck (2011)
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As his lover announces her pregnancy, a fortysomething slacker receives other life-changing news: 142 people, all of them the result of artificial insemination, have filed a class action lawsuit against him, their biological father. (109 mins.)
Director: Ken Scott
 
19.
Can (2011)
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A young married couple live happily in Istanbul, but their decision to illegally procure a child threatens their future together. (106 mins.)
 
20.
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
 
21.
Wuthering Heights (2011)
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A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy. Based on the classic novel by Emily Bronte. (129 mins.)
Director: Andrea Arnold
 
22.
Night of Silence (2012)
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Having just entered puberty, bride (Dilan Aksüt) had been forced to marry with groom (Ilyas Salman)... (92 mins.)
Director: Reis Çelik
 
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Tepenin Ardi (2012)
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When some people from the other side of the mountain invade the territory of a farming family, the family head tries to unite the family and fight back. But then problems within the family start to appear as well. (94 mins.)
Director: Emin Alper
 
24.
The Woman in the Septic Tank (2011)
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Jocelyn, Rainier, and Bingbong are three film school graduates who are dead set on making an Oscar-worthy film... (87 mins.)
 
25.
The Trace (2011)
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Being at death's door, Seristan, an old woman at her eighties, wants her son to take her back to her homeland... (89 mins.)
Director: M. Tayfur Aydin
 
26.
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
 
27.
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.)
 
28.
Outside Satan (2011)
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In a village on the French Opal Coast, a drifter engages in a perplexing relationship with a young woman who has suffered abuse. (110 mins.)
Director: Bruno Dumont
 
29.
King of Devil's Island (2010)
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Norwegian winter, early 20th century. On the boys home Bastoy, a new inmate leads the boys to a violent uprising against a brutal regime. How far is he willing to go to attain freedom? (116 mins.)
Director: Marius Holst
 
30.
Into the Abyss (2011 Documentary)
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Conversations with death row inmate Michael Perry and those affected by his crime serve as an examination of why people - and the state - kill. (107 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
31.
Rose (2011)
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A harrowing tale of survival centers on Rose, a Masurian woman, whose husband, a German soldier, was killed in the war... (90 mins.)
 
32.
Inside (2012)
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A man's life, thoughts, feelings and his very own darkness... Adapted from Dostoevsky's novel "Notes from Undergroud"... (107 mins.)
Director: Zeki Demirkubuz
 
33.
The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)
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An American showgirl becomes entangled in political intrigue when the prince regent of a foreign country attempts to seduce her. (115 mins.)
 
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The Loneliest Planet (2011)
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An engaged couple's backpacking trip in the Caucasus Mountains is derailed by a single misstep that threatens to undo everything the pair believed about each other and about themselves. (113 mins.)
Director: Julia Loktev
 
36.
Oslo, August 31st (2011)
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One day in the life of Anders, a young recovering drug addict, who takes a brief leave from his treatment center to interview for a job and catch up with old friends in Oslo. (95 mins.)
Director: Joachim Trier
 
37.
Omar Killed Me (2011)
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In the summer of 1991 an elderly woman Ghislaine Marchal is found murdered in the basement of her home... (85 mins.)
Director: Roschdy Zem
 
38.
Terraferma (2011)
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A Sicilian family deals with the arrival of a group of immigrants on their island. (88 mins.)
 
39.
Ez firiyam tu ma li cih (2012 Documentary)
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(81 mins.)
 
40.
La Vierge, les Coptes et moi... (2011 Documentary)
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(85 mins.)
 
41.
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.)
 
42.
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.)
 
43.
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
 
44.
Barbara (2012)
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A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital. (105 mins.)