In Competition at the Tokyo International Film Festival

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1.
Typhoon Club (1985)
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(115 mins.)
Director: Shinji Sômai
 
2.
The Old Well (1987)
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A married village worker teams up with an old girlfriend to try to dig a well for his water-starved village... (130 mins.)
Director: Tian-Ming Wu
 
3.
Ha-Holmim (1987)
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Set in the Middle East in 1919, a group of European Jews planning on settling in the Sinai Desert are attacked by Bedouin tribesmen... (120 mins.)
Director: Uri Barbash
 
4.
Oromtriali (1987)
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(100 mins.)
 
5.
Housekeeping (1987)
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In the Pacific Northwest in 1955, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie... (116 mins.)
Director: Bill Forsyth
 
6.
Dancers (1987)
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A successful aging dancer takes a young female protegee. (99 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
 
7.
Lev s bílou hrívou (1987)
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The film tells the exciting life of the great Czech composer Leos Janacek , (1854-1928) , also known by the thick silver hair that crowned his head and his strong character, which could overcome the adversities of fate. (127 mins.)
Director: Jaromil Jires
 
8.
The Dead (1987)
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Gabriel Conroy and wife Greta attend an early January dinner with friends at the home of his spinster aunts, an evening which results in an epiphany for both of them. (83 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
9.
Hope and Glory (1987)
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A semi-autobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War 2... (113 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
 
10.
Sofía (1987)
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(98 mins.)
Director: Alejandro Doria
 
11.
Hikaru onna (1987)
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(118 mins.)
Director: Shinji Sômai
 
12.
Panchavati (1986)
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This is a story about having an extra marital affair within the family itself. Vikram (Suresh Oberoi)...
 
13.
Keep Your Right Up (1987)
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A film with idiotic prince and Rita Mitsouko who records a new album. (82 mins.)
Director: Monsieur Godard
 
14.
The Man with Three Coffins (1987)
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A young man travels to various regions of South Korea to scatter the ashes of his dead wife. (117 mins.)
Director: Jang-ho Lee
 
15.
Peter Kenna's The Good Wife (1987)
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In pre-WWII Australia, a love triangle develops between a man, his wife and the man's brother. (98 mins.)
Director: Ken Cameron
 
16.
That Summer of White Roses (1989)
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It's the last summer of the Second World War in Yugoslavia, but so far nothing much of this has touched Andrea... (100 mins.)
Director: Rajko Grlic
 
17.
Breaking In (1989)
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Professional thief Ernie takes Mike on as an apprentice, but while Mike clearly has "larceny in his heart"... (94 mins.)
Director: Bill Forsyth
 
18.
Raffles Hotel (1989)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Ryû Murakami
 
19.
Flying Fox in a Freedom Tree (1989)
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Pepe is a young Samoan. He has two mentors, who represents two opposite paths. One is Toasa, the senior chief of Pepe's village...
 
20.
A Dry White Season (1989)
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Ben du Toit is a schoolteacher who always has considered himself a man of caring and justice, at least on the individual level... (97 mins.)
Director: Euzhan Palcy
 
21.
Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro (1989)
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A tapori's dream to become a bigshot, but after the reality-check; dose of education opened his eyes and he begins to question his own existence. (111 mins.)
 
22.
Hab' ich nur deine Liebe (1989)
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(98 mins.)
Director: Peter Kern
 
23.
Parenthood (1989)
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The Buckmans are a midwestern family all dealing with their lives: estranged relatives, raising children, pressures of the job, and learning to be a good parent and spouse. (124 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
24.
Roselyne et les lions (1989)
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Thierry (Gérard Sandoz) drops out of school to apprentice as a lion tamer at the zoo when he meets Roselyne (Isabelle Pasco)... (139 mins.)
 
26.
Isolde (1989)
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(92 mins.)
Director: Jytte Rex
 
27.
Interdevochka (1989)
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A hospital nurse becomes an "international girl", a prostitute who caters to foreigners with hard currency. (151 mins.)
 
28.
Life and Nothing But (1989)
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Intense character study of men and women driven by an overpowering obsession with the past. (135 mins.)
 
29.
Heritage Africa (1989)
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(110 mins.)
Director: Kwaw Ansah
 
30.
City of Hope (1991)
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City of Hope is a portrait of a typical middle-sized American city of the present day. The crux of the... (129 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
 
31.
Charuga (1991)
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This film is based on the true story about Jovo Stanivukovic alias Caruga, bandit who became legend in post-WW1 Slavonia. (108 mins.)
Director: Rajko Grlic
 
32.
Izydi! (1991)
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In Russia at the turn of the century, a wealthy Jewish merchant enjoys the best of relations with his Russian neighbours... (83 mins.)
 
33.
Hamoun (1990)
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Hamoon's wife is leaving him. He is also unsuccessfully trying to finish his Ph.D. thesis. He is forced to reexamine his life... (120 mins.)
Director: Dariush Mehrjui
 
34.
A Woman's Tale (1991)
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Uplifting and intimate look at the last days of an elderly cancer victim. The film is even more relevant... (93 mins.)
Director: Paul Cox
 
35.
Iron Maze (1991)
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In Corinth, a dying town 15 miles from Pittsburg: One evening, a Japanese businessman, who wanted to... (104 mins.)
Director: Hiroaki Yoshida
 
36.
The Pianist (1991)
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Jean and her sister, played by Macha Grenon, have a life long infatuation with the Japanese Pianist... (112 mins.)
Director: Claude Gagnon
 
37.
The Spring Festival (1991)
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38.
The Commitments (1991)
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When Jimmy Rabbitte wants to start a band, he has open auditions at his house. (118 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
39.
Sansani buseojin ileumiyeo (1991)
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(108 mins.)
Director: Ji-yeong Jeong
 
40.
Au revoir mon amour (1991)
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Two former lovers are reunited in war-torn Shangai during its occupation by Japanese troops in World War 2. (126 mins.)
Director: Tony Au
 
41.
A Scene at the Sea (1991)
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The lives of a young, hearing-impaired and gloomy couple are fulfilled after the boy holds interest in surfboarding. (101 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
42.
Voyager (1991)
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Walter Faber has survived a crash with an airplane. His next trip is by ship. On board this ship he... (117 mins.)
 
43.
A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
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Based on a true story, primarily on a conflict between two youth gangs, a 14-year-old boy's girlfriend conflicts with the head of one gang for an unclear reason, until finally the conflict comes to a violent climax. (237 mins.)
Director: Edward Yang
 
44.
Mississippi One (1991)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Sarah Moon
 
45.
Shimanto River (1991)
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(111 mins.)
Director: Hideo Onchi
 
46.
White Badge (1992)
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South Korea, 1979. Han Kiju is an alcoholic novelist who has never recovered from his year long tour as a volunteer soldier in Vietnam... (124 mins.)
Director: Ji-yeong Jeong
 
47.
The Touch (1992)
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Henry Kesdi is a silenced classical composer and a survivor of the Holocaust. He is coaxed out from retirement by an inspired musicologist... (96 mins.)
 
48.
Life, and Nothing More... (1992)
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A director and his son return to a region damaged by the Guilan earthquake, hoping to find the children who appeared in his film a few years earlier. (95 mins.)
 
49.
Close Friends (1992)
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Fifteen-year-old Sabrina has lived with her father since he split with her mother. As the film unfolds it gradually becomes clear that Sabrina is a victim of incest. (110 mins.)
Director: Michele Placido
 
50.
Original Sin (1992)
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(117 mins.)
Director: Takashi Ishii
 
51.
Ai ni tsuite, Tokyo (1992)
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In order to support himself while living in Japan, the Chinese student Ho Jun works in a slaughterhouse in Tokyo... (110 mins.)
 
52.
Wuthering Heights (1992)
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A man becomes obsessed with vengeance when his soul mate marries another man. (105 mins.)
Director: Peter Kosminsky
 
53.
Nurse Call (1992)
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(105 mins.)
 
54.
Schtonk (1992)
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The slightly fictionalized story of an art forger, a journalist desperate for a big story, and the biggest press scandal in German history: the Hitler Diaries. (115 mins.)
Director: Helmut Dietl
 
55.
American Me (1992)
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A Mexican-American Mafia kingpin is released from prison, falls in love for the first time, and grows introspective about his gangster lifestyle. (125 mins.)
 
56.
Prague (1992)
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Prague is a 1992 British drama film directed by Ian Sellar. It was screened in the ***'Un Certain Regard' *** section at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival... (90 mins.)
Director: Ian Sellar
 
57.
Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
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In a forgotten Mexico Tita and Pedro fall in love, but are forbidden to marry. Mama Elena sees Tita's role as her caretaker for life... (105 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Arau
 
58.
Cageman (1992)
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(145 mins.)
 
59.
IP5: L'île aux pachydermes (1992)
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Two young robbers meet an old man. The three start traveling together, looking for the same thing. (119 mins.)
 
60.
Deep Cover (1992)
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A black uniformed policeman is recruited by a devious drug enforcement agent to infiltrate a smuggling... (107 mins.)
Director: Bill Duke
 
61.
The Blue Kite (1993)
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The lives of a Beijing family throughout the 1950s and 1960s, as they experience the impact of the Hundred Flowers Campaign, the Great Leap Forward, and the Cultural Revolution. (140 mins.)
 
62.
Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
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Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on step-brothers Paco and Cruz... (180 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
 
63.
Abraham's Valley (1993)
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Ema is a very attractive but innocent girl, so pretty that cars crash in her presence. Young marries Dr... (187 mins.)
 
64.
Ankor, eshchyo ankor! (1993)
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A drama set at the end of the Forties and the beginning of the Fifties. In a distant garrison town, life proceeds at a measured past... (104 mins.)
 
65.
Younger and Younger (1993)
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A strange man owns a self-storage facility and lives in a reality of his own, until reality comes crashing down. (99 mins.)
Director: Percy Adlon
 
66.
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
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A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer. (109 mins.)
Director: Steven Zaillian
 
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68.
Moonlight Boy (1993)
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The titular boy in the moonlight is actually the young spirit of a man, who has been in a kind of vegetative state for the last 30 years... (95 mins.)
Director: Wei-Yen Yu
 
69.
Painted Desert (1993)
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A Japanese-American woman and her paralyzed friend and pow in WW2, Barbara, run a desert diner. A mob boss has a ranch nearby and things heat up, when a hitman and a thief arrive at the café. (106 mins.)
Director: Masato Harada
 
70.
Silent Tongue (1993)
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Mad with grief after the death of his Kiowa wife, Talbot awaits death under a tree with her body beside him. She begins to haunt him because he won't burn her. His father, who bought him the wife, thinks her sister might reason with him. (102 mins.)
Director: Sam Shepard
 
71.
Map of the Human Heart (1992)
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Fantastic improbabilities, happenstance and the undying bridge of love are part of this romantic fantasy about an Inuit who crosses years... (109 mins.)
Director: Vincent Ward
 
72.
Huan ying (1993)
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Director: Xiaowei Lu
 
73.
Last Song (1993)
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Short film. Soo-Yun, a 19 year old Korean girl works at a U.S. Karaoke bar. A customer refuses to leave. A night without closure.
 
74.
The Day the Sun Turned Cold (1994)
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Guan Jian wants to report the murder of his father who died 10 years ago. The alleged murderer whom Guan Jian accuses of the crime is his own mother. (99 mins.)
Director: Ho Yim
 
75.
The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
10-year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal, Ireland... (103 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
 
76.
47 Ronin (1994)
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A group of disgraced samurai plan a decade long revenge against a corrupt lord. (132 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
 
77.
Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana (1994)
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Lugubrious Finns Valto and Reino take to the road in search of coffee and vodka, without which their lives are not worth living... (62 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
 
78.
Cold Water (1994)
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Gilles and Christine a boy and a girl live in the outskirts of Paris, their families are ineffective and distant and they lead a purposeless life... (92 mins.)
Director: Olivier Assayas
 
79.
Like a Rolling Stone (1994)
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(120 mins.)
 
80.
A Caixa (1994)
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Stories of various individuals living in a poor district of Lisbon are intertwined with the sad life of a blind street vendor whose only means of support is his elm box. (93 mins.)
 
81.
A Dangerous Woman (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Martha Horgan, a naive woman with an intellectual impairment who lives with her aunt Frances in a small town... (102 mins.)
 
82.
Johnny One Hundred Pesos (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A young low-class student gets involved with the wrong people and takes part in a non successful video rental robbery. (90 mins.)
 
83.
Back to Back, Face to Face (1994)
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Wang Shuangli is Deputy Director of the local Cultural Centre, and hopes to be appointed Director. However... (138 mins.)
Director: Jianxin Huang
 
84.
The Road to Wellville (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A story about the ins and outs of one unusual health facility in the early 20th century, run by the eccentric Dr. Kellogg. (118 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
85.
Fei xia a da (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Ahda sells language tapes by day and attends cram school at night, but his real passion is to achieve the secret art of "vaulting"... (120 mins.)
Director: Stan Lai
 
86.
Sicario (1995)
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Jairo, sick of living on the fringes of society, fed up with poverty and a terrible family life, enters the world of crime as a Hired Assassin. Once he is really deep into the world of killing for money and dying if necessary, he decides to change the course of his life. But it is too late: he is on a road of no return, and there is no way he can escape his fate. (107 mins.)
Director: José Novoa
 
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88.
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A big-city reporter travels to the small town where her mother has been arrested for the murder of an elderly woman that she works for as a maid. (132 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
 
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91.
Nan Jing de ji du (1995)
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(99 mins.)
Director: Tony Au
 
92.
Yeongwonhan jegug (1995)
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(126 mins.)
Director: Jong-won Park
 
93.
Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Carl Panzram is sent to Leavenworth Prison for burglary. While there, he is brutally beaten by a guard... (91 mins.)
Director: Tim Metcalfe
 
94.
Chao ji da guo min (1995)
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At an old age, a former political prisoner is determined to find out where his fellow sufferers have laid since their secret execution, while Taiwan embarks on a tumultuous path of democratization. (121 mins.)
Director: Jen Wan
 
95.
Maybe... Maybe Not (1994)
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Thrown out by his girlfriend from her apartment, Axel lives for a while with Norbert, a gay man he met some days before. (93 mins.)
Director: Sönke Wortmann
 
96.
Hotel Sorrento (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Meg, Pippa, and Hillary are sisters who grew up in Sorrento, a small seaside town in Australia. Meg... (112 mins.)
 
97.
Kolya (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Franta Louka is a concert cellist in Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia, a confirmed bachelor and a lady's man... (105 mins.)
Director: Jan Sverák
 
98.
The King of Masks (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Wang Bianlian is an aging street performer known as the King of Mask for his mastery of Sichuan Change Art in a true story... (91 mins.)
Director: Tian-Ming Wu
 
99.
Ryokan (1996)
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100.
Cwal (1996)
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In the early 1950s, a 10-year-old boy moves to Warsaw to stay with his bourgeois aunt. In spite of harsh Stalinist times, they are both fascinated by horses. (104 mins.)