Best of 2012

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1.
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
 
2.
The Hunt (2012)
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A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie. (115 mins.)
 
3.
Paradise: Love (2012)
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Teresa, a fifty-year-old Austrian mother, travels to the paradise of the beaches of Kenya, seeking out love from African boys. But she must confront the hard truth that on the beaches of Kenya, love is a business. (120 mins.)
Director: Ulrich Seidl
 
4.
A Gun in Each Hand (2012)
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A comedy centered on eight men in their 40s, all with identity crises. (95 mins.)
Director: Cesc Gay
 
5.
Death of a Man in the Balkans (2012)
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After a musician commits suicide, the discovery of his dead body by his eccentric neighbors is recorded by the dead man's web cam. (80 mins.)
 
6.
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
 
7.
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
 
8.
The Other Son (2012)
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Two young men, one Israeli and one Palestinian, discover they were accidentally switched at birth. (105 mins.)
Director: Lorraine Lévy
 
9.
Disconnect (2012)
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A drama centered on a group of people searching for human connections in today's wired world. (115 mins.)
 
10.
Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)
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A simple yet timeless love story between a man and a woman, told using scenes edited together from hundreds of other films. (84 mins.)
Director: György Pálfi
 
11.
The Scapegoat (2012)
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Set in 1952, as England prepares for the coronation, The Scapegoat tells the story of two very different men who have one thing in common - a face. (108 mins.)
 
12.
Three Worlds (2012)
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This is the tale of a hit and run accident that results in the death of an illegal foreigner. Three men... (101 mins.)
 
13.
The Daughter (2012)
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Provincial half-orphan Inna meets two newcomers to her small town: promiscuous classmate Masha and priest's son Ilya. The town is infamous for a serial killer whose victims are indecent teenage girls. (110 mins.)
 
14.
Thanks for Sharing (2012)
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A romantic comedy that brings together three disparate characters who are learning to face a challenging and often confusing world as they struggle together against a common demon: sex addiction. (112 mins.)
Director: Stuart Blumberg
 
15.
Sonja and the Bull (2012)
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A comedy about two people with different world-views, from different places, whose fate, with the help... (103 mins.)
Director: Vlatka Vorkapic
 
16.
My Beautiful Country (2012)
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A moving love story in a time of hatred: During the civil war in Kosovo, the young Serbian widow Danica falls in love with Ramiz, a Albanian soldier who, wounded in battle, seeks refuge in her home on the Serbian side of the River Ibar. (88 mins.)
Director: Michaela Kezele
 
17.
Hannah Arendt (2012)
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A look at the life of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who reported for The New Yorker on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann. (113 mins.)
 
18.
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.)
 
19.
Tepenin Ardi (2012)
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When some people from the other side of the mountain invade the territory of a farming family, the family head tries to unite the family and fight back. But then problems within the family start to appear as well. (94 mins.)
Director: Emin Alper
 
20.
Two Lives (2012)
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As the Berlin Wall crumbles, Katrine, the daughter of a Norwegian woman and a German occupation soldier, finds her idyllic life disrupted as she refuses to testify a trial against the Norwegian state on behalf of her fellow "war children." (97 mins.)
 
21.
Eden (2012)
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A young Korean-American girl, abducted and forced into prostitution by domestic human traffickers, cooperates with her captors in a desperate ploy to survive. (98 mins.)
Director: Megan Griffiths
 
22.
Lilet Never Happened (2012)
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A look at child prostitution in Manila. (105 mins.)
Director: Jacco Groen
 
23.
Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows the Serbian performance artist as she prepares for a retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. (106 mins.)
 
24.
4Some (2012)
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Two middle-aged couples are linked by more than just a lifelong friendship. While relaxing on a Caribbean island, they get an unconventional idea to enrich and, as a result, complicate their sexual lives. (78 mins.)
Director: Jan Hrebejk
 
25.
Snow White (2012)
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A twist on the Snow White fairy tale that is set in 1920s Seville and centered on a female bullfighter. (104 mins.)
Director: Pablo Berger
 
26.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)
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A young Pakistani man is chasing corporate success on Wall Street. He finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family's homeland. (130 mins.)
Director: Mira Nair
 
27.
Barbara (2012)
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A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital. (105 mins.)
 
28.
Nobel's Last Will (2012)
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At the Nobel Banquet reporter Annika Bengtzon is witness to the attempted murder of a nobel laureate and murder of a scientist... (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Flinth
 
29.
Loving (2012)
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The relationship of a young successful couple expecting a baby is put to the test after the traumatic experience Maria has endured. Her husband Tomek wants to seek revenge but doesn't know who is to blame. (105 mins.)
 
30.
Midnight's Children (2012)
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A pair of children, born within moments of India gaining independence from Britain, grow up in the country that is nothing like their parent's generation. (146 mins.)
Director: Deepa Mehta
 
31.
Imagine (2012)
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A blind teacher breaks the rules to help a female student rediscover the pleasures of life. (105 mins.)
 
32.
Deadfall (2012)
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A thriller that follows two siblings who decide to fend for themselves in the wake of a botched casino heist, and their unlikely reunion during another family's Thanksgiving celebration. (95 mins.)
 
33.
Wadjda (2012)
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An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest. (98 mins.)
 
34.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
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An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world. (102 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chbosky
 
35.
The Door (2012)
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A novelist forms a strange bond with her eccentric maid that will have a lasting effect on both women. (97 mins.)
Director: István Szabó