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1.
Woman in the Dunes (1964)
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An entomologist on vacation is trapped by local villagers into living with a woman whose life task is shoveling sand for them. (123 mins.)
 
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Threads (1984 TV Movie)
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Documentary-style account of a nuclear holocaust and its effect on the working class city of Sheffield, England, and the eventual long-term effects of nuclear war on civilization. (112 mins.)
Director: Mick Jackson
 
3.
Brother (1997)
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An ex-soldier with a personal honor code enters the family crime business in St. Petersburg, Russia. (96 mins.)
 
4.
Garage Olimpo (1999)
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In the 70's, eighteen year-old Maria Fabiani lives with her French mother Diane in an old house in Buenos Aires... (98 mins.)
Director: Marco Bechis
 
5.
Blue Spring (2001)
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A group of a run-down Tokyo high school students face the struggles of growing up, growing apart from their friends and worrying about their future, while living in a highly violent environment. (83 mins.)
Director: Toshiaki Toyoda
 
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Kikujiro (1999)
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A young, naive boy sets out alone on the road to find his wayward mother. Soon he finds an unlikely protector in a crotchety man and the two have a series of unexpected adventures along the way. (122 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
7.
9 Souls (2003)
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Nine convicts escape from prison; most are convicted murders. They commandeer a van from a strip club... (120 mins.)
Director: Toshiaki Toyoda
 
8.
Le Trou (1960)
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In prison four long-sentence inmates planning an elaborate escape cautiously induct a new inmate to join in their scheme which leads to distrust and uncertainty. (132 mins.)
Director: Jacques Becker
 
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Harakiri (1962)
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An elder ronin samurai arrives at a feudal lord's home and requests an honorable place to commit suicide. But when the ronin inquires about a younger samurai who arrived before him things take an unexpected turn. (133 mins.)
 
10.
Tokyo Story (1953)
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An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them. (136 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
11.
The Interview (1998)
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A duel between a suspected murderer and a detective pressed by people who want results. But whose skin is really wanted. (104 mins.)
Director: Craig Monahan
 
12.
Workingman's Death (2005 Documentary)
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A documentary on the extremes to which workers will go to earn a living. (122 mins.)
 
13.
Ariel (1988)
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A Finnish man goes to the city to find a job after the mine where he worked is closed and his father commits suicide. (73 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
 
14.
Symbol (2009)
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The man wakes up in a white room, room is empty other than the buttons, he should find out which button to push to get what he wants. (93 mins.)
 
15.
Blind Shaft (2003)
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Two Chinese coal miners have hit upon the perfect scam: murder one of their fellow mine workers, make the death look like an accident... (92 mins.)
Director: Yang Li
 
16.
Mountain Patrol (2004)
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A moving true story about volunteers protecting antelope against poachers in the severe mountains of Tibet. (85 mins.)
Director: Chuan Lu
 
17.
The Cave of the Yellow Dog (2005)
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The little nomad girl Nansal finds a baby dog in the Mongolian veld, who becomes her best friend - against all rejections of her parents... (93 mins.)
 
18.
Swallowtail Butterfly (1996)
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The struggles of a group of immigrant outcasts living in an alternative-future, xenophobic Japanese metropolis. (148 mins.)
Director: Shunji Iwai