Watched in May 2012

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1.
In the Beginning (2009)
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France, present day. A professional conman passes himself off as the boss of a construction site building a highway extension... (130 mins.)
Director: Xavier Giannoli
 
2.
Paraiso Travel (2008)
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Love drives two young lovers from Medellin, Colombia to seek fortune in New York City, only to find a harsh reality that will put to test their true love for one another. (110 mins.)
Director: Simon Brand
 
3.
Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
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A self-styled New York hipster is paid a surprise visit by his younger cousin from Budapest. From initial... (89 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
 
4.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011)
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A union pensioner and his wife are robbed, but find that merely getting the assailants brought to justice is not enough for their consciences. (107 mins.)
 
5.
Wasted Youth (2011)
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Harris, a 16 year old boy spends his day skateboarding aimlessly around Athens with his friends. Vassilis, a middle aged cop, is frustrated with his dead-end job and crammed in his small apartment with his family. (122 mins.)
 
6.
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
 
7.
The Lizard (2004)
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A recently jailed petty thief disguises as a religious and succeeds in escaping; but has to stay in a religious' role more than he expected to. (115 mins.)
Director: Kamal Tabrizi
 
8.
The Wages of Fear (1953)
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In a decrepit South American village, men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe. (131 mins.)
 
9.
Drive (2011)
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A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself trouble when he helps out his neighbor. (100 mins.)
 
10.
The Devil's Double (2011)
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A chilling vision of the House of Saddam Hussein comes to life through the eyes of the man who was forced to become the double of Hussein's sadistic son. (109 mins.)
Director: Lee Tamahori
 
11.
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
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Nineteen-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror. (108 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
12.
Black Swan (2010)
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A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity. (108 mins.)
 
13.
A Woman Is a Woman (1961)
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A French striptease artist is desperate to become a mother. When her reluctant boyfriend suggests his best friend to impregnate her, feelings become complicated when she accepts. (85 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
14.
The Salesman (2011)
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Marcel Lévesque, a quick-witted car salesman nearing retirement, lives to sell. He has been salesman... (107 mins.)
 
15.
Outbound (2010)
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A drama about a woman who seems able to overcome everything for freedom, except for her past mistakes. (87 mins.)
 
16.
My Tehran for Sale (2009)
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Marzieh is a young female actress living in Tehran. The authorities ban her theatre work and, like all young people in Iran... (96 mins.)
Director: Granaz Moussavi
 
17.
A Brand New Life (2009)
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Inspired by her childhood, French-Korean filmmaker Ounie Lecomte recounts the emotional journey of a little girl abandoned by her father in an orphanage. (92 mins.)
Director: Ounie Lecomte
 
18.
The Mosquito Net (2010)
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A dysfunctional middle class family avoids their issues. Miguel wants to pay their immigrant teen maid Ana for sex, his wife Alice has an affair with their teen son's manipulative schoolmate and Miguel's parents deal with Alzheimer's. (95 mins.)
Director: Agustí Vila
 
19.
The Change-Up (2011)
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Dave is a married man with three kids and a loving wife, and Mitch is a single man who is at the prime of his sexual life. One fateful night while Mitch and Dave are peeing in a fountain, lightning strikes and they switch bodies. (112 mins.)
Director: David Dobkin
 
20.
Tsar (2009)
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In 16th-century Russia in the grip of chaos, Ivan the Terrible strongly believes he is vested with a holy mission... (116 mins.)
Director: Pavel Lungin
 
21.
17 Again (2009)
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Mike O'Donnell is ungrateful for how his life turned out. He gets a chance to rewrite his life when he meets a janitor near a bridge. (102 mins.)
Director: Burr Steers
 
22.
Mr. Nice (2010)
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The life story of Howard Marks, an elite British drug smuggler. (121 mins.)
Director: Bernard Rose
 
23.
The Island (2006)
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Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future. (112 mins.)
Director: Pavel Lungin
 
24.
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011 Documentary)
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A rare behind-the-curtain look at the Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental group that the FBI calls America's 'number one domestic terrorist threat.' (85 mins.)
 
25.
Coriolanus (2011)
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A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city. (123 mins.)
Director: Ralph Fiennes
 
26.
My Grandfather's People (2011)
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Grandpapa and his family were torn from their land, forced to migrate from Crete during the population exchange when he was just seven years old... (126 mins.)
Director: Çagan Irmak
 
27.
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
 
28.
The Avengers (2012)
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Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity. (143 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
 
29.
Before Sunrise (1995)
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A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together. (105 mins.)
 
30.
Before Sunset (2004)
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Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour. (80 mins.)
 
31.
The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
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Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result. (118 mins.)
 
32.
Press (2010)
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Turkey's first Kurdish language newspaper is under siege. After exposing human rights abuses in Diyarbakır, the journalists become the target of increasingly ruthless government-sanctioned intimidation. (100 mins.)
Director: Sedat Yilmaz
 
33.
Bitten (2008 Video)
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A lovelorn paramedic rescues a woman left for dead after a deadly assault. When she refuses to go to the hospital... (89 mins.)
Director: Harv Glazer
 
34.
I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! (1968)
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A thirty-something square falls in love with a hippie and decides to "drop out" himself. (92 mins.)
Director: Hy Averback
 
35.
La Jetée (1962 Short Film)
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Time travel, still images, a past, present and future and the aftermath of World War III. The tale of a man... (28 mins.)
Director: Chris Marker
 
36.
Religulous (2008 Documentary)
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Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion. (101 mins.)
Director: Larry Charles
 
37.
Balikçi Osman (1973)
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Director: Nejat Okçugil
 
38.
Red Cliff (2008)
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The first chapter of a two-part story centered on a battle fought in China's Three Kingdoms period (220-280 A.D.). (146 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
39.
Gattaca (1997)
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A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel. (106 mins.)
Director: Andrew Niccol
 
40.
Chopper (2000)
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Chopper tells the intense story of Mark "Chopper" Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison. His book, "From the Inside", upon which the film is based, was a best-seller. (94 mins.)
Director: Andrew Dominik
 
41.
Chronicle (2012)
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Whilst attending a party, three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides. (84 mins.)
Director: Josh Trank
 
42.
The Hidden Face (2011)
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A Spanish orchestra conductor deals with the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend. (97 mins.)
Director: Andi Baiz
 
43.
Fly Away Home (1996)
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A father and daughter decide to attempt to lead a flock of orphaned Canada Geese south by air. (107 mins.)
Director: Carroll Ballard
 
44.
Train of Life (1998)
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In 1941, the inhabitants of a small Jewish village in Central Europe organize a fake deportation train so that they can escape the Nazis and flee to Palestine. (103 mins.)
Director: Radu Mihaileanu
 
45.
Zelary (2003)
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A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered... (150 mins.)
Director: Ondrej Trojan
 
46.
Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008 Documentary)
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Since 1978, Anvil has become one of heavy metal's most influential yet commercially unsuccessful acts. In 2006, after a fledging European tour Anvil sets out to record their thirteenth album and continue to follow their dreams. (80 mins.)
Director: Sacha Gervasi
 
47.
Zift (2008)
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Moth is freed on parole after spending time in prison on wrongful conviction of murder. Jailed shortly before the Bulgarian communist coup of 1944... (92 mins.)
Director: Javor Gardev
 
48.
Cell 211 (2009)
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The story of two men on different sides of a prison riot -- the inmate leading the rebellion and the young guard trapped in the revolt, who poses as a prisoner in a desperate attempt to survive the ordeal. (113 mins.)
Director: Daniel Monzón