2012 Munich Filmfest

Films I saw or hoped to see at the 2012 International Filmfest in Munich.

The films I loved the most so far:

Mourning
La voz dormida (The Sleeping Voice)
Shun Li and the Poet
The Orator
When Pigs Have Wings
Policeman
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1.
The Ambassador (2011 Documentary)
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Danish journalist Mads Brügger goes undercover as a Liberian Ambassador to embark on a dangerous yet hysterical journey to uncover the blood diamond trade in Africa. (93 mins.)
Director: Mads Brügger
 
2.
Alois Nebel (2011)
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A train dispatcher encounters a mute stranger who appears out of nowhere, and finds himself mysteriously involved with a murder in Poland. (84 mins.)
Director: Tomás Lunák
 
3.
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love. (93 mins.)
Director: Benh Zeitlin
 
4.
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
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Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified advertisement seeking a companion for time travel. (86 mins.)
Director: Colin Trevorrow
 
5.
Lena (2011)
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Lena is a lonely, plump adolescent girl. Much to her surprise she gets a relationship with the popular but unreliable Daan. Lena moves in with Daan and his strange father Tom and is willing to do a lot for his love. More than a lot. (119 mins.)
 
6.
Land of Oblivion (2011)
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Chernobyl, 1986, a few hours before the disaster. Piotr and Anya's wedding is interrupted by a fire at the power station. (108 mins.)
Director: Michale Boganim
 
7.
Starbuck (2011)
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As his lover announces her pregnancy, a fortysomething slacker receives other life-changing news: 142 people, all of them the result of artificial insemination, have filed a class action lawsuit against him, their biological father. (109 mins.)
Director: Ken Scott
 
8.
11 Flowers (2011)
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11-year-old Wang lives with his family in a remote village in China. Life is tough, but they make the most of what little they have... (110 mins.)
Director: Xiaoshuai Wang
 
9.
Tahrir: Liberation Square (2011 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
From Facebook thumbs up to the battle of stones, a history of hope, fear, despair, anger, pride and elation... (91 mins.)
Director: Stefano Savona
 
10.
Policeman (2011)
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A member of an Israeli anti-terrorist unit clashes with a group of young radicals. (105 mins.)
Director: Nadav Lapid
 
11.
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
 
12.
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
 
13.
Rebellion (2011)
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Dissidents in a French colony attack a police station and take hostages. (136 mins.)
 
14.
Shapito-shou (2011)
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It is a movie-riddle, a movie-joke, a movie-labyrinth. 4 parts and 4 travels to the sea, 4 crossed short stories: Love... (207 mins.)
Director: Sergey Loban
 
15.
El Gusto (2011 Documentary)
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EL GUSTO is the story of an orchestra of Jewish and Muslim musicians torn apart by war 50 years ago, and recently reunited for an exceptional concert. These musicians share a passion they never lost: the soul of Algiers, Chaabi music. (88 mins.)
Director: Safinez Bousbia
 
16.
When Pigs Have Wings (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After a tempest, fishermen do not find only fish in their nets. That is what happens to Jafaar, a poor fisherman who lives poorly in Gaza... (98 mins.)
Director: Sylvain Estibal
 
17.
Shun Li and the Poet (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon. (98 mins.)
Director: Andrea Segre
 
18.
The Sleeping Voice (2011)
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Madrid, post-Spanish Civil War. Sisters Hortensia and Pepita are involved with an underground guerrilla movement... (128 mins.)
Director: Benito Zambrano
 
19.
Black's Game (2012)
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After being reacquainted with a childhood friend Stebbi joins the drug trade world in order to pay off his debt. Inspired by actual events. (104 mins.)
 
20.
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
 
22.
Mourning (2011)
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A violent quarrel breaks out between a couple at midnight. Being at a relative,s house in the north of Iran... (85 mins.)
 
23.
Rust and Bone (2012)
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Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident. (120 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
 
24.
Unconditional Love (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A psycho-drama about teenage twins Owen and Kristen who fall under the sway of a charismatic young loan shark who offers love...on one condition. (92 mins.)
Director: Bryn Higgins
 
25.
Z daleka widok jest piekny (2011)
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A secluded Polish village is the setting for a love story between a scrapper and a young woman. Seen through the monotony of everyday life... (77 mins.)
 
26.
Best Intentions (2011)
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Alex, in his mid-thirties, is a quite neurotic character. When his mother is hospitalized with a stroke... (105 mins.)
Director: Adrian Sitaru
 
27.
Villegas (2012)
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(99 mins.)
Director: Gonzalo Tobal
 
29.
Verano (2011)
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During one hot summer day, little things happen to the visitors and workers of an old thermal resort in southern Chile... (95 mins.)
 
30.
Jesus Hospital (2011)
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(91 mins.)
 
31.
La pirogue (2012)
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A group of African men leave Senegal in a pirogue captained by a local fisherman to undertake the treacherous crossing of the Atlantic to Spain where they believe better lives and prospects are waiting for them. (87 mins.)
Director: Moussa Touré
 
32.
Rat Fever (2011)
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Rat Fever is the alcohol-drenched story of an unrequited love. The poet Zizo, a pure-bred anarchist... (110 mins.)
Director: Cláudio Assis
 
33.
Southwest (2012)
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In a Brazilian coastal village where everything seems motionless, Clarice grasps her life in a single day... (128 mins.)
Director: Eduardo Nunes
 
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35.
In the Name of the Girl (2011)
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Manuela has been brought up by her beloved father, a communist and an atheist. When she spends her vacation... (108 mins.)
 
36.
Saudade (2011)
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(167 mins.)
Director: Katsuya Tomita
 
37.
The Foster Boy (2011)
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A Swiss-German rural peasant family takes Max, a crude 15-year-old boy, into a foster situation of constant bullying. Soon, a foster girl is added to the mix. (107 mins.)
Director: Markus Imboden