Europe on Screen 2012

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1.
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
 
2.
In a Better World (2010)
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The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait. (119 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
 
3.
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
 
4.
This Must Be the Place (2011)
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Cheyenne, a retired rock star living off his royalties in Dublin, returns to New York City to find the man responsible for a humiliation suffered by his recently deceased father during W.W.II. (118 mins.)
 
5.
The Kid with a Bike (2011)
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Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hair-dresser agrees to foster him on week-ends. (84 mins.)
 
6.
Bullhead (2011)
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Sint-Truiden, Belgium. Jacky, a young cattle farmer who is constantly pumped on steroids and hormones, is approached by a veterinarian to make a deal with a notorious beef trader. (129 mins.)
 
7.
The Guard (2011)
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An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is partnered with an up-tight F.B.I. agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring. (96 mins.)
 
8.
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
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In the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains, 486 metres deep, lies the closest ever guarded secret of Christmas. The time has come to dig it up! This Christmas everyone will believe in Santa Claus. (84 mins.)
 
9.
Montevideo: Taste of a Dream (2010)
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A story about one team that decides to follow a dream that takes them on a journey to the First World Football Championship in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1930. A dream that allows them to become true stars and living legends. (140 mins.)
 
10.
Hell (2011)
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In the not too distant future, people struggle to survive their greatest enemy, the sun. (89 mins.)
Director: Tim Fehlbaum
 
11.
Even the Rain (2010)
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As a director and his crew shoot a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply. (103 mins.)
Director: Icíar Bollaín
 
12.
The Bone Man (2009)
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Private Investigator Brenner is handling a case at the grill-station "Löschenkohl". There he finds - besides some chicken - also other meat...that doesn't belong in a good meal. (117 mins.)
 
13.
Looking for Eric (2009)
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Eric, a football fanatic postman whose life is descending into crisis, receives some life coaching from the famously philosophical Eric Cantona. (116 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
 
14.
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)
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A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible. (107 mins.)
 
15.
Me Too (2009)
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Daniel - a recent university graduate with Down's Syndrome - falls in love on his first day at work in the Department of Social Services... (103 mins.)
 
16.
Loose Cannons (2010)
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Tommaso is the youngest son of the Cantones, a large, traditional southern Italian family operating a pasta-making business since the 1960s... (110 mins.)
Director: Ferzan Ozpetek
 
17.
Declaration of War (2011)
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When their young son is diagnosed with a brain tumor, young parents Roméo and Juliette unite in the fight for his survival. (100 mins.)
 
18.
Love.net (2011)
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Follows the parallel stories of a number of characters who are trying to change their lives via the Internet or are simply having fun online. (109 mins.)
 
19.
Punk's Not Dead (2011)
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A group of crotchety codgers attempt to revive the punk-rock band they all played in 17 years earlier in "Punk Is Not Dead," from Macedonian scribe-helmer (104 mins.)
 
20.
Fish n' Chips (2011)
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Andy, a hard working Cypriot immigrant in London who deep-fries his way into oblivion, decides to leave London for his native Cyprus... (102 mins.)
Director: Elias Demetriou
 
21.
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.)
 
22.
The Heineken Kidnapping (2011)
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A bold, amateur kidnapping goes wildly awry in this fictionalized account of beer magnate Freddy Heineken's 1983 abduction, which would go on to become one of The Netherlands' most infamous crimes. (127 mins.)
 
23.
Afghan Star (2009 Documentary)
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A look at how contestants on the a musical contest program "Pop Idol" in Afghanistan risk their lives to appear on the show. (87 mins.)
Director: Havana Marking
 
24.
Charlotte: A Royal at War (2008 Documentary)
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The untold story of a Royal "propagandist in pearls" whose wartime friendship with President Roosevelt became a vital catalyst to win back freedom for her tiny occupied country. (96 mins.)
Director: Ray Tostevin
 
25.
El Bulli: Cooking in Progress (2010 Documentary)
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For six months of the year, renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adrià closes his restaurant El Bulli and works... (108 mins.)
Director: Gereon Wetzel
 
26.
Garbo: The Spy (2009 Documentary)
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A compelling account of Juan Pujol, an extraordinary Spanish double agent during WWII who helped change the course of history. (88 mins.)
Director: Edmon Roch
 
27.
Into Eternity: A Film for the Future (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary on the safety of nuclear storage. (75 mins.)
Director: Michael Madsen
 
28.
Les Invisibles (2012 Documentary)
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Several elderly homosexual men and women speak frankly about their pioneering lives, their fearless decision to live openly in France at a time when society rejected them. (115 mins.)
 
29.
Made in Hungaria (2009)
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Music sets you free! (109 mins.)
Director: Gergely Fonyó
 
30.
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...
Director: Rolando Colla
 
31.
Knifer (2010)
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Following his father's death, Nikos leaves the provinces to work in Athens guarding his brutish uncle's dogs. Nikos finds the dynamic of his relationship with his uncle changing when his uncle's wife draws closer to him. (108 mins.)
 
32.
Lokalni vampir (2011)
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When a passive young businessman is conned and thrown into great debts, he and his mother concoct a desperate escape plan - to fake his death...
Director: Branko Baletic
 
33.
72 days (2010)
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A family from isolated village in Lika makes a good living out of American pension earned by their late... (93 mins.)
 
34.
Knifer (2010)
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Following his father's death, Nikos leaves the provinces to work in Athens guarding his brutish uncle's dogs. Nikos finds the dynamic of his relationship with his uncle changing when his uncle's wife draws closer to him. (108 mins.)
 
35.
Erratum (2010)
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Michal goes on a business trip to his home town, which unexpectedly turns into an inner journey to his long-forgotten past. (95 mins.)
Director: Marek Lechki
 
36.
The Last Days of Emma Blank (2009)
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A woman living in a large country home drives her servants to mutiny with her outrageous demands as she waits for death to come for her. (89 mins.)
 
37.
Europolis (2010)
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Living in Danube Delta Magdalena receives a letter from France. Together with her son, Nae, she embarks on a journey to encounter her brother. (98 mins.)
 
38.
Police, Adjective (2009)
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A police officer refuses to arrest a young man for offering drugs to his friends. (115 mins.)
 
39.
Partisans (1997 Documentary)
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(62 mins.)
 
40.
Abendland (2011 Documentary)
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This documentary about Europe at night makes you reflect on service processes and infrastructures that never sleep. (90 mins.)
 
41.
Meet the Fokkens (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on Louise and Martine Fokkens, 69-year-old twin sisters who have worked as prostitutes in the red-light district in Amsterdam for over 40 years. (80 mins.)
 
42.
Nesvatbov (2010 Documentary)
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A situational documentary about a generation of singles in their 30s who live in a medium-sized Slovak village... (80 mins.)
Director: Erika Hníková
 
43.
Disco and Atomic War (2009 Documentary)
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A story about growing up in the Soviet Union. The film tells the story of a strange kind of information war... (80 mins.)
Director: Jaak Kilmi
 
44.
Lost Songs of Anatolia (2010 Documentary)
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A musical journey among exotic places and people of Anatolia, unique host of ancient civilizations of 10 millennia... (96 mins.)
Director: Nezih Unen
 
45.
Unwanted Witness (2008 Documentary)
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In the middle of Colombia's humanitarian tragedy, a journalist fights to report and disclose the barbarity of the conflict. (87 mins.)
 
46.
A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism (2009 Documentary)
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The mother of an autistic child is determined not to accept the pessimistic prognosis for her son. (103 mins.)