European Film Forum Scanorama 2012

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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.
Die Lage (2012 Documentary)
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(74 mins.)
Director: Thomas Heise
 
3.
Under Snow (2011 Documentary)
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In Echigo in Japan the snow often lies several feet deep well into May covering landscape and villages... (108 mins.)
Director: Ulrike Ottinger
 
4.
Soundbreaker (2012 Documentary)
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Finland's most daring musician, the accordionist, composer, performer Kimmo Pohjonen, revolutionizes... (86 mins.)
Director: Kimmo Koskela
 
5.
She Male Snails (2012 Documentary)
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(75 mins.)
 
6.
Still Life (2012)
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An unexpected letter forces siblings Bernhard and Lydia to confront each other and to deal with their family history. (78 mins.)
Director: Sebastian Meise
 
7.
One Night (2012)
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A young woman is stabbed, sexually assaulted and murdered in public as her neighbors ignore her cries for help. (104 mins.)
Director: Lucas Belvaux
 
8.
Room 514 (2012)
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In this disturbing, realistic debut a determined young female soldier interrogates an officer. Contrary... (91 mins.)
Director: Sharon Bar-Ziv
 
9.
An Open Heart (2012)
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Mila and Javier are both heart surgeons. Married for ten years, they have two passions: their love and their job... (87 mins.)
Director: Marion Laine
 
10.
I, Anna (2012)
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A noir thriller told from the point of view of a femme fatale, who falls for the detective in charge of a murder case. (93 mins.)
 
11.
Barbara (2012)
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A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital. (105 mins.)
 
12.
Sea, No Sex & Sun (2012)
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A comedy that affectionately pokes fun at men and their eternal quest for satisfaction. At last, a film about self-acceptance and renunciation. (89 mins.)
 
13.
Time of My Life (2012)
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Based on a true story, 'Tot altijd' introduces us to a band of friends in the eighties, who spend their... (121 mins.)
Director: Nic Balthazar
 
14.
Beauty (2011)
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Portrait of a closeted gay husband/father living a life of quiet middle-aged desperation who becomes fixated on a friend's handsome collegiate son, leading to an incident. (99 mins.)
Director: Oliver Hermanus
 
15.
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.)
 
16.
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
 
17.
Home for the Weekend (2012)
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Marko is in his mid-thirties, has just published his first book, and has been living in Berlin since his university days... (85 mins.)
 
18.
Der Fluss war einst ein Mensch (2011)
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A drama centered on a white man lost in the Botswana marshlands. (80 mins.)
Director: Jan Zabeil
 
19.
Le grand soir (2012)
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The film tells the story of 2 brothers. One punk, one salesman. The salesman get laid off, and slowly becomes a punk like his brother. (92 mins.)
 
20.
Diaz - Don't Clean Up This Blood (2012)
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A reenactment of the final days of the 2001 G8 Summit. (127 mins.)
Director: Daniele Vicari
 
21.
Caesar Must Die (2012)
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Inmates at a high-security prison in Rome prepare for a public performance of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar." (77 mins.)
 
22.
Man, Chicks Are Just Different (2011)
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Two middle-aged male friends are travelling together by car and expressing their thoughts and emotions connected with women. (90 mins.)
Director: Marek Koterski
 
23.
Shameless (2012)
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After returning home, Tadek discovers Anna has had an affair with a married man. (81 mins.)
 
24.
Our Children (2012)
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Like millions of other couples, Mounir and Murielle fall in love. Like millions of other couples, Mounir and Murielle have children... (111 mins.)
Director: Joachim Lafosse
 
25.
Amour (2012)
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Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested. (127 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
26.
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
 
27.
Kuma (2012)
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Ayse, a beautiful 19-year-old girl from the Turkish countryside, is chosen to be married to the handsome Hasan... (93 mins.)
Director: Umut Dag
 
28.
Four Suns (2012)
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Fogi is enjoying his never ending puberty. But simultaneously Fogi is also trying to live up to his family duties and bring up Véna... (105 mins.)
Director: Bohdan Sláma
 
29.
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
 
30.
Just the Wind (2012)
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Unknown racist murderers have already attacked four families. Some of them died. Who will be the next on this ordinary day? Inspired by a true story. (95 mins.)
 
31.
Everybody in Our Family (2012)
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Marius is a divorced man in his late thirties. His five year-old daughter Sofia lives with her mother... (107 mins.)
Director: Radu Jude
 
32.
Summer Games (2011)
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The story of an adult and a teenage couple during a brief summer holiday by the sea. While Nic's parents... (141 mins.)
Director: Rolando Colla
 
33.
Beyond the Hills (2012)
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The friendship between two young women who grew up in the same orphanage; one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany. (150 mins.)
Director: Cristian Mungiu
 
34.
Broken (2012)
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The story of a young girl in North London whose life changes after witnessing a violent attack. (91 mins.)
Director: Rufus Norris
 
35.
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
 
36.
Rose (2011)
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A harrowing tale of survival centers on Rose, a Masurian woman, whose husband, a German soldier, was killed in the war... (90 mins.)
 
37.
After Lucia (2012)
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Alejandra and her dad Roberto have just moved to town. She is new at school, he has a new job. Starting over is sometimes complicated when you have left so much behind. (103 mins.)
Director: Michel Franco
 
38.
Teddy Bear (2012)
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Dennis, a painfully shy 38-year-old bodybuilder who lives with his mother, sets off to Thailand in search of love. (92 mins.)
Director: Mads Matthiesen
 
39.
90 Minutes (2012)
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We get no explanations when we're entering the last desperate minutes of three mens lives, all being violent to the women they love. We understand there's a reason behind the three mens reactions. What lies behind? (88 mins.)
Director: Eva Sørhaug
 
40.
Excuse Me (2012)
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(90 mins.)
 
41.
Either Way (2011)
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Two employees of the Icelandic Road Administration spend the summer painting lines on the winding roads as they both find themselves at a crossroads in their lives. (84 mins.)
 
42.
The Almost Man (2012)
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35 year old Henrik is to establish himself with a pregnant girlfriend in a new apartment and start a new job. But he has some rather childish childhood friends, and is Henrik really ready to go from boy to more ore less a man? (75 mins.)
Director: Martin Lund
 
43.
The Deep (2012)
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Based on actual events, a fisherman tries to survive in the freezing ocean after his boat capsizes off the south coast of Iceland. (95 mins.)
 
44.
You & Me Forever (2012)
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Follows a relationship. (82 mins.)
Director: Kaspar Munk
 
45.
A Royal Affair (2012)
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A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever. (137 mins.)
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
 
46.
The Crown Jewels (2011)
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Fragancia is arrested for the attempted murder of Richard Persson, the son of a powerful factory owner... (120 mins.)
Director: Ella Lemhagen
 
47.
Curling King (2011)
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Curling skip Truls Pålsen's team has to make a come back after suffering from psychic problems with oversizing details. (90 mins.)
Director: Ole Endresen
 
48.
Flicker (2012)
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There is something going on in the small town of Backberga. The towns proud telecom company Unicom is... (100 mins.)
Director: Patrik Eklund
 
49.
Kalla ingenting försent (2012 Documentary)
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(58 mins.)
 
50.
Sons of Norway (2011)
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It's not easy to rebel when your dad wants to join the party... One day (in 1979), Magnus and his son... (87 mins.)
Director: Jens Lien
 
51.
Naked Harbour (2012)
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Naked Harbour tells the story of people who seek love and acceptance at any cost. (123 mins.)
Director: Aku Louhimies
 
52.
The Orheim Company (2012)
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Jarle Klepp gets a message that forces his mind back to something he'd rather forgotten - his childhood with his father in Stavanger. When "Orheim" was his surname. (104 mins.)
Director: Arild Andresen
 
53.
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.)
 
54.
Silence (2011)
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A drama between people under unconventional circumstances. In the Second World War Finland was the only... (110 mins.)
 
55.
A Hijacking (2012)
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The crew of a Danish cargo ship is hijacked by Somali pirates who proceed to engage in escalating negotiations with authorities in Copenhagen. (103 mins.)
Director: Tobias Lindholm
 
56.
Outing (2012 Documentary)
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This sensitive long-term documentary portrays the timid archeology student Sven who is one of the first... (85 mins.)