April 2012 Watchlist

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1.
Bullet Boy (2004)
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In one of East London's most volatile neighborhoods, pride, rivalry and revenge are the only codes on the street... (89 mins.)
Director: Saul Dibb
 
2.
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
 
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.
Katmandú, un espejo en el cielo (2011)
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At the beginning of the 90s, a young Catalan teacher goes to Kathmandu to work at the local school. Soon, she will have to deal with the extreme poverty of the region and the bleak educational system. (104 mins.)
Director: Iciar Bollaín
 
5.
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.)
 
6.
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
 
7.
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
 
8.
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
 
9.
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
 
10.
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
 
11.
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.)
 
12.
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.)
 
13.
Marley (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on the life, music, and legacy of Bob Marley. (144 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
14.
The Lady (2011)
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The story of Aung San Suu Kyi as she becomes the core of Burma's democracy movement, and her relationship with her husband, writer Michael Aris. (132 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
 
15.
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
 
16.
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. (129 mins.)
Director: Andrea Arnold
 
17.
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
 
18.
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.)
 
19.
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
 
20.
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.)
 
21.
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
 
22.
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.)
 
23.
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.)
 
24.
The Cardboard Village (2011)
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When a group of African immigrants builds a cardboard village between the pews of a church soon to be closed, an elderly priest must choose between his calling and his orders. (87 mins.)
Director: Ermanno Olmi
 
25.
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
 
26.
Ez firiyam tu ma li cih (2012 Documentary)
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(81 mins.)
 
27.
La Vierge, les Coptes et moi... (2011 Documentary)
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(85 mins.)
 
28.
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.)
 
29.
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.)
 
30.
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
 
31.
The Taste of Others (2000)
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Three men, three women, opposites, possibilities, and tastes. Castella owns a industrial steel barrel... (112 mins.)
Director: Agnès Jaoui
 
32.
The City of Lost Children (1995)
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A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process. (112 mins.)
 
33.
The Hunger (1983)
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A love triangle develops between a beautiful yet dangerous vampire, her cellist companion, and a gerontologist. (97 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
 
34.
The American Friend (1977)
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Tom Ripley, who deals in forged art, suggests a picture framer he knows would make a good hit man. (125 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
35.
Bella (2006)
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A chef with a mysterious past spends the day with a waitress who needs a friend. (91 mins.)
 
36.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
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Set during WWII, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a German concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences. (94 mins.)
Director: Mark Herman
 
37.
Up in Smoke (1978)
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Two stoners unknowingly smuggle a van - made entirely of marijuana - from Mexico to L.A., with incompetent Sgt. Stedenko on their trail. (86 mins.)
Director: Lou Adler
 
38.
Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980)
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The two stoners and their friends go through another series of crazy, drug-influenced misadventures. (99 mins.)
Director: Tommy Chong
 
39.
Nice Dreams (1981)
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Disguised as ice cream vendors, Cheech and Chong make--and subsequently lose--millions of dollars selling a batch of marijuana with an unusual side effect. (88 mins.)
Director: Thomas Chong
 
40.
Road to Nowhere (2010)
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A young filmmaker gets wrapped up in a crime while shooting his new project on location. (121 mins.)
Director: Monte Hellman
 
41.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
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A bitter, aging couple, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other. (131 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
42.
Get Low (2009)
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A movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party... while he was still alive. (103 mins.)
Director: Aaron Schneider
 
43.
The Science of Sleep (2006)
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A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is love-struck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world. (105 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry