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1.
Kitchen Stories (2003)
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A scientific observer's job of observing an old cantankerous single man's kitchen habits is complicated by his growing friendship with him. (95 mins.)
Director: Bent Hamer
“ Norway ” - quahatundightu
 
2.
Bye Bye Bluebird (1999)
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After having lived for a number of year's abroad, the two friends Rannvá and Barba return for a visit to their native country... (97 mins.)
“ Faroe Islands ” - quahatundightu
 
3.
M (1931)
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When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt. (117 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ Germany ” - quahatundightu
 
4.
Let the Right One In (2008)
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Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl. (115 mins.)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
“ Sweden ” - quahatundightu
 
5.
Cronos (1993)
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A mysterious device designed to provide its owner with eternal life resurfaces after four hundred years, leaving a trail of destruction in its path. (94 mins.)
“ Mexico ” - quahatundightu
 
6.
Memories of Murder (2003)
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In 1986, in the province of Gyunggi, in South Korea, a second young and beautiful woman is found dead... (131 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
“ South Korea ” - quahatundightu
 
7.
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
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A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist. (155 mins.)
“ Italy ” - quahatundightu
 
8.
Toto the Hero (1991)
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Thomas and Alfred were born around the same time; a fire in the nursery had nurses scrambling to save the newborns... (91 mins.)
“ Belgium ” - quahatundightu
 
9.
Man Bites Dog (1992)
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A film crew follows a ruthless thief and heartless killer as he goes about his daily routine. But complications set in when the film crew lose their objectivity and begin lending a hand. (95 mins.)
“ Belgium ” - quahatundightu
 
10.
Dead Friend (2004)
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A teenage girl suffering from amnesia discovers that she is somehow connected to a group of people who are being killed off one by one by a vengeful ghost. (98 mins.)
Director: Tae-kyeong Kim
“ South Korea ” - quahatundightu
 
11.
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.)
“ 'France' ” - quahatundightu
 
12.
Teza (2008)
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The Ethiopian intellectual Anberber returns to his native country during the repressive totalitarian... (140 mins.)
Director: Haile Gerima
“ Ethiopia ” - quahatundightu
 
13.
Innocent Voices (2004)
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A young boy, in an effort to have a normal childhood in 1980's El Salvador, is caught up in a dramatic fight for his life as he desperately tries to avoid the war which is raging all around him. (120 mins.)
Director: Luis Mandoki
“ El Salvador ” - quahatundightu
 
14.
Johnny Mad Dog (2008)
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A cast of unknown performers are used in this drama about child soldiers fighting a war in an African country. (98 mins.)
“ Liberia ” - quahatundightu
 
15.
Halfaouine: Boy of the Terraces (1990)
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A coming-of-age comedy/drama set in Tunisia. Twelve-year-old Noura is an impressionable boy who must learn to reconcile two conflicting worlds... (98 mins.)
“ Tunisia ” - quahatundightu
 
16.
Dry Season (2006)
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Chad, 2006. After a forty-year civil war, the radio announces the government has just amnestied the war criminals... (96 mins.)
“ Chad ” - quahatundightu
 
17.
Exiles (2004)
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Two French lovers, Zano and Naima, decided to travel to the land of their parents: Algeria. Their road trip gradually becomes a spiritual quest. (104 mins.)
Director: Tony Gatlif
“ Algeria ” - quahatundightu
 
18.
Moolaadé (2004)
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When a woman shelters a group of girls from suffering female genital mutilation, she starts a conflict that tears her village apart. (124 mins.)
Director: Ousmane Sembene
“ Cameroon ” - quahatundightu
 
19.
Alexandria... Why? (1979)
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"Yahia", a young man living in the cosmopolitan Alexandria during World War II. Between his dreams,... (133 mins.)
Director: Youssef Chahine
“ Egypt ” - quahatundightu
 
20.
Xala (1975)
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It is the dawn of Senegal's independence from France, but as the citizens celebrate in the streets we... (123 mins.)
Director: Ousmane Sembene
“ Senegal ” - quahatundightu
 
21.
Yesterday (2004)
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After falling ill, Yesterday learns that she is HIV positive. With her husband in denial and young daughter to tend to, Yesterday's one goal is to live long enough to see her child go to school. (90 mins.)
“ South Africa ” - quahatundightu
 
22.
Wanderers of the Desert (1984)
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A teacher is assigned to a remote desert village that is obsessed with a mysterious buried treasure and whose children are cursed to wander the desert. (95 mins.)
Director: Nacer Khemir
“ Tunisia ” - quahatundightu
 
23.
Osama (2003)
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The Taliban are ruling Afghanistan, they being a repressive regime especially for women, who, among other things... (83 mins.)
Director: Siddiq Barmak
“ Afghanistan ” - quahatundightu
 
24.
Before the Rain (1994)
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In the republic of Macedonia, amid war in Bosnia, an Albanian girl being hunted by Christians is offered protection by a monk who has taken a vow of silence. (113 mins.)
“ Macedonia (?) ” - quahatundightu
 
25.
The Scent of Green Papaya (1993)
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A little girl, Mui, went to a house as a new servant. The mother still mourns the death of her daughter... (104 mins.)
Director: Tran Anh Hung
“ Vietnam ” - quahatundightu
 
26.
Hedd Wyn (1992)
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A young poet living in the North Wales countryside competes for the most coveted prize of all in Welsh Poetry... (123 mins.)
Director: Paul Turner
“ Wales ” - quahatundightu
 
27.
Close to Eden (1991)
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The shepherd Gombo lives with his wife, three children and grandmother in a tent on the Mongolian steppe... (119 mins.)
“ Mongolia ” - quahatundightu
 
28.
Children of Nature (1991)
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Old Thorgeir must leave his home far off in the Icelandic 'countryside' and move into a home for senior citizens in Reykjavik... (82 mins.)
“ Iceland ” - quahatundightu
 
29.
Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
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The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm... (157 mins.)
Director: Bille August
“ Denmark ” - quahatundightu
 
30.
Kannathil Muthamittal (2002)
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A little girl is told by her parents that she is adopted. Determined to find her birth mother, her family eventually agrees to take her to Sri Lanka, where they are abducted by the terrorist group known as the Tamil Tigers. (123 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
“ Sri Lanka ” - quahatundightu
 
31.
Tall as the Baobab Tree (2012)
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In a rural African village poised at the outer edge of the modern world, a teenage girl hatches a secret plan to rescue her 11-year-old sister from an arranged marriage. (82 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Teicher
“ Senegal ” - quahatundightu
 
32.
The Shop on Main Street (1965)
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Slovakia during WW2. Tono lives a poor life, but the authorities offer him to take over the Jewish widow Lautman's little shop for sewing material... (128 mins.)
“ Slovakia ” - quahatundightu
 
33.
Bamako (2006)
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Bamako. Melé is a bar singer, her husband Chaka is out of work and the couple is on the verge of breaking up... (115 mins.)
“ Mali ” - quahatundightu
 
34.
The Color of Pomegranates (1969)
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A super-stylized, surreal biography of Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova, whose life is depicted through non-narrative amalgamations of poetic images. (79 mins.)
“ Armenia ” - quahatundightu
 
35.
The Cremator (1969)
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Follows a demented cremator during the brink of WWII, who believes cremation relieves earthly suffering and sets out to save the world. (95 mins.)
Director: Juraj Herz
“ Czechslovakia ” - quahatundightu
 
36.
The Man Without a Past (2002)
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The second part of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland" trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki... (97 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
“ Finland ” - quahatundightu
 
37.
Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)
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An innocent young man witnesses violence breaks out after an isolated village is inflamed by the arrival of a circus and its peculiar attractions, a giant whale and a mysterious man named "The Prince". (145 mins.)
“ Hungary ” - quahatundightu
 
38.
Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
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During the German occupation noble, bourgeois and worker's partisan groups lived in peace with another. On the first day of freedom they start to fight each other. In these fights is weaved a most tender love story. (103 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
“ Poland ” - quahatundightu
 
39.
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)
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Mr. Lazarescu, a 63 year old lonely man feels sick and calls the ambulance. When it arrives, the paramedic... (153 mins.)
Director: Cristi Puiu
“ Romania ” - quahatundightu
 
40.
Underground (1995)
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The story follows an underground weapons manufacturer in Belgrade during WWII and evolves into fairly surreal situations... (170 mins.)
Director: Emir Kusturica
“ Serbia / Yugoslavia ” - quahatundightu
 
41.
13 Tzameti (2005)
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Sebastian, a young man, has decided to follow instructions intended for someone else, without knowing where they will take him... (93 mins.)
Director: Géla Babluani
“ Georgia ” - quahatundightu
 
42.
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
“ Bulgaria ” - quahatundightu
 
43.
The Meeting Point (1989)
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During the excavation of ancient Roman ruins, an old archaeology professor accidentally opens the gate between our world and the world of the dead. (98 mins.)
Director: Goran Markovic
“ Serbia ” - quahatundightu
 
44.
In the Mood for Love (2000)
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Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs. (98 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
“ Hong Kong ” - quahatundightu
 
45.
Pather Panchali (1955)
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Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work. (125 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
“ India / Bengali ” - quahatundightu
 
46.
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965)
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In a Carpathian village, Ivan falls in love with Marichka, the daughter of his father's killer. When tragedy befalls her... (97 mins.)
“ Ukraine ” - quahatundightu
 
47.
The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
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Three young Irish women struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse as inmates of a Magdalene Sisters Asylum. (114 mins.)
Director: Peter Mullan
“ Ireland ” - quahatundightu
 
48.
Perder es cuestión de método (2004)
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A body is discovered impaled on a stake near a scenic lake near Bogota. A journalist try to find what happened... (105 mins.)
Director: Sergio Cabrera
“ Colombia ” - quahatundightu
 
49.
Kandisha (2008)
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Shattered by the loss of her child, Nyla Jayde, a brilliant criminal defense attorney, takes on a case involving a 14th century Moroccan legend, a vengeful spirit named "Kandisha". (91 mins.)
“ Morocco ” - quahatundightu
 
50.
Brightness (1987)
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A young man with magical powers journeys to his uncle to request help in fighting his sorcerer father. (105 mins.)
“ Mali ” - quahatundightu
 
51.
Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets (2000)
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A group of children living on the street leave their gang, prompting retribution from the gang's leader. After one of the children dies, the rest try to come up with the resources to give their friend a proper burial. (99 mins.)
Director: Nabil Ayouch
“ Morocco / Tunusia ” - quahatundightu
 
52.
The Silences of the Palace (1994)
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As she grows up, Alia (the daughter of housemaid Khedija) learns the secrets of the peaceful palace where she and her mother live. (127 mins.)
Director: Moufida Tlatli
“ Tunisia ” - quahatundightu
 
53.
Hyenas (1992)
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A once-prosperous Senegalese village has been falling further into poverty year by year until the village's... (110 mins.)
“ Senegal ” - quahatundightu
 
54.
Touki Bouki (1973)
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Mory, a cowherd, and Anta, a university student, try to make money in order to go to Paris and leave their boring past behind. (85 mins.)
“ Senegal ” - quahatundightu
 
55.
The Color of Freedom (2007)
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GOODBYE BAFANA is the true story of a white South African racist whose life was profoundly altered by the black prisoner he guarded for twenty years. The prisoner's name was Nelson Mandela. (118 mins.)
Director: Bille August
“ South Africa ” - quahatundightu
 
56.
One People (1976)
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Roy is a handsome Surinam man, who studies in Amsterdam. He hurriedly left his Dutch girlfriend Karina to visit his dying mom in Paramaribo... (111 mins.)
Director: Pim de la Parra
“ Suriname ” - quahatundightu
 
57.
Waiting for Happiness (2002)
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The story of two people who cross paths in Nouhadhibou. (90 mins.)
“ Mauritania ” - quahatundightu
 
58.
Africa United (2010)
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The extraordinary story of three Rwandan kids who walk 3000 miles to the Soccer World Cup in South Africa... (88 mins.)
“ Rwanda / South Africa ” - quahatundightu
 
59.
Wild Strawberries (1957)
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After living a life marked by coldness, an aging professor is forced to confront the emptiness of his existence. (91 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ Sweden ” - quahatundightu
 
60.
Satantango (1994)
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Plotting on a payment they are about to receive, residents of a collapsing collective farm see their plans turn into desolation when they discover that Irimiás, a former co-worker who they thought was dead, is coming back to the village. (450 mins.)
Director: Béla Tarr
“ Hungary ” - quahatundightu
 
61.
The Ascent (1977)
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In a freezing cold World War II winter, two pro-Soviet partisans - Sotnikov and Rybak - head off to find food for themselves and their compatriots... (111 mins.)
Director: Larisa Shepitko
“ Soviet Union ” - quahatundightu
 
62.
The Young and the Damned (1950)
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A group of juvenile delinquents live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City... (85 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
“ Mexico ” - quahatundightu
 
63.
Rocco and His Brothers (1960)
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Having recently been uprooted to Milan, Rocco and his four brothers each look for a new way in life when a prostitute comes between Rocco and his brother Simone. (177 mins.)
“ Italy ” - quahatundightu
 
64.
The Best of Youth (2003)
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An Italian epic that follows the lives of two brothers, from the 1960s to the 2000s. (383 mins.)
“ Italy ” - quahatundightu
 
65.
Andrei Rublev (1966)
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The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer. (205 mins.)
“ Russia ” - quahatundightu
 
66.
Fanny and Alexander (1982)
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Two young Swedish children experience the many comedies and tragedies of their family, the Ekdahls. (188 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ Sweden ” - quahatundightu
 
67.
The 400 Blows (1959)
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Moving story of a young boy who, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime. (99 mins.)
“ France ” - quahatundightu
 
68.
An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
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An aging widower arranges a marriage for his only daughter. (112 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
“ Japan ” - quahatundightu
 
69.
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
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In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado. (93 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
“ West Germany / Peru ” - quahatundightu
 
70.
Close-Up (1990)
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Pretending to be Mohsen Makhmalbaf making his next movie, Hossain Sabzian enters the home of a well-to-do family in Tehran... (98 mins.)
“ Iran ” - quahatundightu
 
71.
The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
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A sensitive seven-year-old girl living in 1940 in a small Spanish village is traumatized after viewing the movie "Frankenstein" and drifts into her own fantasy world. (97 mins.)
Director: Víctor Erice
“ Spain ” - quahatundightu
 
72.
Cria Cuervos (1976)
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In Madrid, the orphan sisters Irene, Ana and Maite are raised by their austere aunt Paulina together... (110 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
“ Spain ” - quahatundightu
 
73.
The Red and the White (1967)
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In 1919, Hungarian Communists aid the Bolsheviks' defeat of Czarists, the Whites. Near the Volga, a... (90 mins.)
Director: Miklós Jancsó
“ Hungary ” - quahatundightu
 
74.
Yol (1982)
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A harsh portrait of Turkey, its people and its authorities, shown through the stories of five prisoners given a week's home leave... (114 mins.)
 
75.
Man of Marble (1977)
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In 1976, a young woman in Krakow is making her diploma film, looking behind the scenes at the life of a 1950s bricklayer... (165 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
“ Turkey ” - quahatundightu
 
76.
“ Portugal ” - quahatundightu
 
77.
Cocorico monsieur Poulet (1974)
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The story follows three poultry sellers on a trip across the bush, attempting to deliver a load of chickens to a market in Niamey. (93 mins.)
Director: Jean Rouch
“ Niger ” - quahatundightu
 
78.
Pear ta ma 'on maf (2004)
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A coming of age story about a young woman, Viki, attempting to escape the stifling conformity of island culture. Inspired by the myth of the Warrior Woman, Viki recovers from the death of her father and fights for justice and freedom. (87 mins.)
“ Fiji ” - quahatundightu
 
79.
The Orator (2011)
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Saili, an unassuming villager & taro farmer, lives happily with his beautiful wife Vaaiga and her teenage daughter Litia... (110 mins.)
Director: Tusi Tamasese
“ Samoa ” - quahatundightu
 
80.
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
“ Norway ” - quahatundightu
 
81.
The Wind and the Water (2008)
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A young indigenous teen seeking his fortune in Panama City struggles to acclimate to chaotic urban life... (100 mins.)
“ Panama ” - quahatundightu
 
82.
Tulpan (2008)
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On the steppes of Kazakhstan, Asa lives in a yurt with his sister Samal, her husband Ondas, and their three children... (100 mins.)