2012 @ The Cinema

The movies I saw in cinemas (mostly in Copenhagen) in 2012.
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1.
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
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Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined. (112 mins.)
Director: Lynne Ramsay
 
2.
In Time (2011)
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In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage - a connection that becomes an important part of the way against the system. (109 mins.)
Director: Andrew Niccol
 
3.
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
 
4.
Drive (2011)
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A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor. (100 mins.)
 
5.
Farewell My Concubine (1993)
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The story of two men, who met as apprentices in the Peking Opera, and stayed friends for over 50 years. (171 mins.)
Director: Kaige Chen
 
6.
The Artist (2011)
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A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. (100 mins.)
 
7.
Who Can Kill a Child? (1976)
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A couple of English tourists arrive on an island where all the children have gone crazy and are murdering the adults. (112 mins.)
 
8.
The Brood (1979)
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A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, amidst a series of brutal murders. (92 mins.)
 
9.
Avalon (2011)
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Janne, a 60 year old party promoter is arranging a nightclub at the annual tennis week in the small coastal town of Båstad... (79 mins.)
Director: Axel Petersén
 
10.
Shame (2011)
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A man's carefully cultivated private life is disrupted when his sister arrives for an indefinite stay. (101 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
 
11.
Iron Sky (2012)
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The Nazis set up a secret base on the dark side of the moon in 1945 where they hide out and plan to return to power in 2018. (93 mins.)
Director: Timo Vuorensola
 
12.
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
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Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult. (102 mins.)
Director: Sean Durkin
 
13.
Magic Valley (2011)
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In a small Idaho town, two young boys find a dead body of a young woman. They decide it's only a proper thing to bury it. Meanwhile, her family and the local sheriff show an eery lack of interest in her disappearance. (85 mins.)
Director: Jaffe Zinn
 
14.
The Legend of Kaspar Hauser (2012)
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Arriving on a deserted beach in the Mediterranean sea, in a time and a place unspecified, Kaspar Hauser is forced to confront the evil of a Grand Duchess who feels threatened by the power she exercises over the community. (95 mins.)
Director: Davide Manuli
 
15.
Gurêto rabitto (2012 Short Film)
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If you believe in the Rabbit, it means that you will believe anything. If you don't believe in the Rabbit, it means that you would not believe anything. (7 mins.)
Director: Atsushi Wada
 
16.
In a Pig's Eye (2010 Short Film)
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(10 mins.)
Director: Atsushi Wada
 
17.
Hand Soap (2008 Short Film)
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A quiet and disquieting story about a boy who reaches puberty and his family. (16 mins.)
Director: Kei Ôyama
 
18.
Where the Dead Go to Die (2012)
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A troubled group of children living on the same block are haunted by a talking dog named Labby who brings them on surreal hell-rides between different dimensions and time periods. (95 mins.)
 
19.
Tatamp (2011 Video)
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This living thing has one sound. The kind of the sound increases, too, if the kind of the living thing increases. They become chaoses, and become melodies. (6 mins.)
Director: Mirai Mizue
 
20.
Die Vermissten (2012)
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All of a sudden, 16-year-old Martha vanishes. Her father Lothar, who for years has had no contact with her or his ex-wife... (88 mins.)
Director: Jan Speckenbach
 
21.
Gnade (2012)
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A struggling German couple starts finding each other again after keeping as a secret about being responsible for a horrific accident. (132 mins.)
 
22.
Atomic Age (2012)
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Two teenagers spend together a night around the town. One tries desperately to kiss a girl while a desire for his friend overwhelms the other one. (67 mins.)
Director: Héléna Klotz
 
23.
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.)
 
24.
Kumaré (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary about a man who impersonates a wise Indian Guru and builds a following in Arizona. At the height of his popularity, the Guru Kumaré must reveal his true identity to his disciples and unveil his greatest teaching of all. (84 mins.)
Director: Vikram Gandhi
 
25.
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
 
26.
Prometheus (2012)
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Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team find a structure on a distant moon, but they soon find they are not alone. (124 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
27.
Captive (2012)
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Follows the hostage crisis of the Dos Palmas kidnappings in the southern Philippines, the life of the hostages whose survivors were freed after an awful year in captivity. (120 mins.)
 
28.
Volcano (2011)
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Hannes is an old man who has grown apart from his children. Recently retired when his wife gets ill he tries to reconcile with them and to atone for his cold demeanor in the past. (99 mins.)
 
29.
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
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After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious death. (136 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
 
30.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
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Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Selina, is forced from his imposed exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane. (164 mins.)
 
31.
To Rome with Love (2012)
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The lives of some visitors and residents of Rome and the romances, adventures and predicaments they get into. (112 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
32.
Weekend (2011)
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After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special. (97 mins.)
Director: Andrew Haigh
 
33.
Shut Up and Play the Hits (2012 Documentary)
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On April 2nd 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. Documenting this once in a life time performance and an intimate portrait of James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after, and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision. (108 mins.)
 
34.
Searching for Sugar Man (2012 Documentary)
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Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez. (86 mins.)
 
35.
Easy Rider (1969)
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Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America. (95 mins.)
Director: Dennis Hopper
 
36.
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
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A dropout from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest. (98 mins.)
Director: Bob Rafelson
 
37.
Holy Motors (2012)
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From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar. (115 mins.)
Director: Leos Carax
 
38.
The Act of Killing (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers. (115 mins.)
 
39.
Moon Rider (2012 Documentary)
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Moon Rider is a coming-of-age story about the bike rider Rasmus Quaade. The film follows young Rasmus' struggle to become a professional rider... (82 mins.)
Director: Daniel Dencik
 
40.
City World (2012 Documentary)
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A landscape narrative in which an unseen child narrator recounts his extraordinary adventure throughout the lifeless suburbs near his Orlando home... (70 mins.)
Director: Brent Chesanek
 
41.
High Tech, Low Life (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows the journey of two of China's first citizen reporters as they travel the country chronicling under-reported news and social issues stories. (87 mins.)
 
42.
My Love: The Story of Poul & Mai (2012 Documentary)
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The story of how a Danish fisherman met the love of his life. (65 mins.)
 
43.
End of Watch (2012)
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Shot documentary-style, this film follows the daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet criminal forces greater than themselves. (109 mins.)
Director: David Ayer
 
44.
Room 237 (2012 Documentary)
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An exploration of various interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's horror film, The Shining. (102 mins.)
Director: Rodney Ascher
 
45.
Sigur Rós: Fjögur píanó (2012 Video)
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A beautiful journey through the aspects of love, showing a balance between pain and satisfaction. (10 mins.)
Director: Alma Har'el
 
46.
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
 
47.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
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A reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home - and the gold within it - from the dragon Smaug. (169 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson