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1.
Ivory Tower (2010)
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Hershell & Thadeus, two chess-playing brothers and their unhealthy rivalry over both the chessboard and a woman... (75 mins.)
Director: Adam Traynor
 
2.
El Topo (1970)
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A mysterious black-clad gunfighter wanders a mystical Western landscape encountering multiple bizarre characters. (125 mins.)
 
3.
Santa Sangre (1989)
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A former circus artist escapes from a mental hospital to rejoin his armless mother - the leader of a strange religious cult - and is forced to enact brutal murders in her name as he becomes "her arms". (123 mins.)
 
4.
Walkabout (1971)
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Two young siblings are stranded in the Australian Outback and are forced to cope on their own. They meet an Australian boy on "walkabout": a ritual separation from his tribe. (100 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
 
5.
Track 29 (1988)
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A doctor's wife tires of his obsession with model trains, and spends her days wondering about the son she gave up for adoption at birth... (91 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
 
6.
Eyes Without a Face (1960)
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A surgeon causes an accident which leaves his daughter disfigured, and goes to extremes to give her a new face. (90 mins.)
Director: Georges Franju
 
7.
Jubilee (1978)
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Queen Elisabeth I travels 400 years into the future to witness the appalling revelation of a dystopian London overrun by corruption and a vicious gang of punk guerrilla girls led by the new Monarch of Punk. (106 mins.)
Director: Derek Jarman
 
8.
Underground (1995)
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A group of serbian socialists prepares for the war in a surreal underground filled by parties, tragedies, love and hate. (170 mins.)
Director: Emir Kusturica
 
9.
The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story (2003)
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The first of three parts, we follow Tulse Luper in three distinct episodes: as a child during the first World War... (127 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
10.
The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 2: Vaux to the Sea (2004)
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Tulse Luper is a 20th century everyman whose collection of 92 suitcases intersects with every person... (108 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
11.
The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 3: From Sark to the Finish (2004)
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The story of Tulse Luper, whose life is reconstructed through the evidence from 92 suitcases. He is the author and project manager, and constantly end up in prisons around the world. (120 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
12.
Dekalog (1989 Mini-Series)
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Ten television drama films, each one based on one of the Ten Commandments. (572 mins.)
 
13.
Stalker (1979)
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A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes. (162 mins.)
 
14.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
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The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn't paralyzed. (112 mins.)
Director: Julian Schnabel
 
15.
The Elementary Particles (2006)
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Based on Michel Houellebecq's controversial novel, this movie focuses on Michael and Bruno, two very different... (113 mins.)
Director: Oskar Roehler
 
16.
Utopians (2011)
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(84 mins.)
Director: Zbigniew Bzymek
 
17.
The Milky Way (1969)
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Two drifters go on a pilgrimage from France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Along the way, they hitchhike, beg for food, and face the Christian dogmas and heresies from different Ages. (102 mins.)
Director: Luis Bunuel
 
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A Life in Suitcases (2005)
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Tulse Luper is swept into the ill-fortuned tides of the 20th century and forced to spend his life in a succession of imprisonments. (120 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
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The Falls (1980)
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92 BBC documentary-style shorts that record the lives of 92 victims of the VUE (Violent Unexplained Event), each with last names beginning with "Fall." (195 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
20.
Thieves' Highway (1949)
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A war-veteran-turned-truck driver attempts to avenge the crippling and robbing of his father at the hands of an amoral produce scofflaw. (94 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
 
21.
In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
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A passionate telling of the story of Sada Abe, a woman whose affair with her master led to a sexual obsession which then came to a violent end. (109 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
 
22.
Empire of Passion (1978)
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A married woman and her lover murder her husband and dump his body into a well. After a while, his ghost comes to haunt them while the local gossip grows stronger. (105 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
 
23.
Dirty Hands (1951)
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A young intellectual, Hugo, joins the Communist Party out of a sense of idealism, only to see his principles manipulated by party leaders... (103 mins.)
 
24.
The Experiment (2001)
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For two weeks, 20 male participants are hired to play prisoners and guards in a prison. The "prisoners" have to follow seemingly mild rules, and the "guards" are told to retain order without using physical violence. (120 mins.)
 
25.
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
 
26.
Amour (2012)
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Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested. (127 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
27.
Love Sins (1987)
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D'Annunzio is in Rome, father, husband and bored with the prospect of another child on the way. Candidly megalomaniac and penniless... (113 mins.)
Director: Sergio Nasca
 
28.
Forbidden Zone (1980)
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The bizarre and musical tale of a girl who travels to another dimension through the gateway found in her family's basement. (74 mins.)
Director: Richard Elfman
 
29.
Together (2000)
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It is the 70s and a group of very different individuals live together as a community. One of the members sister... (106 mins.)
Director: Lukas Moodysson
 
30.
Do You Remember Laurie Zimmer? (2003 Documentary)
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Whatever happened to this promising young actress from Hollywood? A search for "the woman in the car" through the never-ending suburbia of Los Angeles, where the myth of cinema reigns. A sort of thriller without a corpse. (54 mins.)
 
31.
Alexandra David-Néel (1992 Documentary)
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(52 mins.)
 
32.
The Third Generation (1979)
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A mogul merrily funds terrorists to boost his computer sales, by panicking West German government and industry c... (111 mins.)
 
33.
Holocaust (1978 Mini-Series)
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The saga of a Jewish family's struggle to survive the horror of Nazi Germany's systematic marginalization and extermination of their community. (475 mins.)