BIFF 2013 (Busan International Film Festival)

by chipsbebo | created - 24 Sep 2013 | updated - 04 Oct 2013 | Public

Some of the movies being shown at BIFF this year

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1. Fruitvale Station (2013)

R | 85 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.5
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85 Metascore

The story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.

Director: Ryan Coogler | Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Durand

Votes: 62,293 | Gross: $16.10M

2. Short Term 12 (2013)

R | 96 min | Drama

8.0
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82 Metascore

A 20-something supervising staff member of a residential treatment facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend.

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton | Stars: Brie Larson, Frantz Turner, John Gallagher Jr., Kaitlyn Dever

Votes: 66,505 | Gross: $1.01M

3. The Bachelor Weekend (2013)

TV-MA | 94 min | Comedy

6.1
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57 Metascore

A bachelor party weekend in the great outdoors takes some unexpected detours.

Director: John Butler | Stars: Andrew Scott, Hugh O'Conor, Peter McDonald, Brian Gleeson

Votes: 3,735

4. Good Night (I) (2013)

83 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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Leigh's 29th birthday party takes a sudden turn when she announces that the evening may be the last time her friends see her alive. A night of questions, coping and debauchery immediately follow.

Director: Sean H.A. Gallagher | Stars: Adriene Mishler, Jonny Mars, Samantha Thomson, Parisa Fakhri

Votes: 141

5. Mystery Road (2013)

Not Rated | 121 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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An indigenous detective returns to the Outback to investigate the murder of a young girl.

Director: Ivan Sen | Stars: Aaron Pedersen, Hugo Weaving, Ryan Kwanten, Jack Thompson

Votes: 4,602

6. R100 (2013)

Unrated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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57 Metascore

An ordinary man with an ordinary life joins a mysterious club. The membership lasts for one year only and there is one rule: no cancellation under any circumstance. The man enters into a ... See full summary »

Director: Hitoshi Matsumoto | Stars: Nao Ohmori, Mao Daichi, Shinobu Terajima, Hairi Katagiri

Votes: 1,956 | Gross: $0.02M

7. Heli (2013)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.8
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59 Metascore

Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. He must battle against the drug cartel that have been angered as well as the corrupt police force.

Director: Amat Escalante | Stars: Armando Espitia, Andrea Vergara, Linda González, Juan Eduardo Palacios

Votes: 4,098

8. The Sea (2013)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

6.0
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54 Metascore

The story of a man who returns to the sea where he spent his childhood summers in search of peace following the death of his wife.

Director: Stephen Brown | Stars: Ciarán Hinds, Sinéad Cusack, Joe Gallagher, Karen Scully

Votes: 275

9. Borgman (2013)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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66 Metascore

A vagrant enters the lives of an arrogant upper-class family, turning their lives into a psychological nightmare in the process.

Director: Alex van Warmerdam | Stars: Jan Bijvoet, Hadewych Minis, Jeroen Perceval, Alex van Warmerdam

Votes: 13,415 | Gross: $0.06M

10. Life's a Breeze (2013)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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55 Metascore

Tells the story of a family as they search for a lost fortune around the streets of Dublin.

Director: Lance Daly | Stars: Kelly Thornton, Fionnula Flanagan, Pat Shortt, Eva Birthistle

Votes: 901 | Gross: $0.00M

11. All Is Lost (2013)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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87 Metascore

After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face.

Director: J.C. Chandor | Star: Robert Redford

Votes: 66,036 | Gross: $6.26M

12. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

R | 104 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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93 Metascore

A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund

Votes: 113,035 | Gross: $13.24M

13. Miss Zombie (2013)

85 min | Horror

6.3
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A Japanese family acquires an undead domestic servant whose presence begins to effect their daily lives.

Director: SABU | Stars: Makoto Togashi, Ayaka Komatsu, Tateto Serizawa, Tôru Tezuka

Votes: 379

14. Miss Violence (2013)

98 min | Drama

7.1
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75 Metascore

An unnerving story about a horrid family drama and an elaborate facade where appearances can be deceiving and nothing is as it seems.

Director: Alexandros Avranas | Stars: Themis Panou, Reni Pittaki, Eleni Roussinou, Sissy Toumasi

Votes: 5,030

15. Paradies: Hoffnung (2013)

Unrated | 92 min | Drama

6.7
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78 Metascore

The final installment in Ulrich Seidl's Paradise trilogy, 'Paradise: Hope' tells the story of overweight thirteen-year-old Melanie and her first love. While her mother travels to Kenya ('... See full summary »

Director: Ulrich Seidl | Stars: Melanie Lenz, Verena Lehbauer, Joseph Lorenz, Michael Thomas

Votes: 3,430 | Gross: $0.01M

16. Love Eternal (2013)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Mystery

6.1
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An isolated and death-fixated young man tries to make sense of the world, and his existence, in the only way he knows how - by getting closer to death.

Director: Brendan Muldowney | Stars: Pollyanna McIntosh, Roisin O'Neill, Amanda Ryan, Emma Eliza Regan

Votes: 520

17. The Selfish Giant (2013)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

7.3
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83 Metascore

Two thirteen year-old working-class friends in Bradford seek fortune by getting involved with a local scrap dealer and criminal.

Director: Clio Barnard | Stars: Conner Chapman, Shaun Thomas, Sean Gilder, Lorraine Ashbourne

Votes: 9,939 | Gross: $0.01M

18. Sarah préfère la course (2013)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.2
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The film is about the pursuit of a goal and tackles the anxieties of a young athlete who lives only for the race.

Director: Chloé Robichaud | Stars: Sophie Desmarais, Jean-Sébastien Courchesne, Geneviève Boivin-Roussy, Hélène Florent

Votes: 833

19. Moebiuseu (2013)

Unrated | 89 min | Drama, Horror

6.5
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66 Metascore

A father driven into desire, a son coveting that of his father's, and the sorrowful maternity that hovers them into tragedy.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Jae-hyeon Jo, Yeong-ju Seo, Eun-woo Lee, Jae-hong Kim

Votes: 3,862

20. The Fifth Estate (2013)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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49 Metascore

A dramatic thriller based on real events that reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century's most fiercely debated organization.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Carice van Houten, Alicia Vikander

Votes: 33,452 | Gross: $3.25M

21. Not Another Happy Ending (2013)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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When a struggling publisher discovers his only successful author is blocked he knows he has to unblock her or he's finished. With her newfound success, she's become too damn happy and she ... See full summary »

Director: John McKay | Stars: Karen Gillan, Stanley Weber, Iain De Caestecker, Gary Lewis

Votes: 3,348

22. L'arbitro (2013)

96 min | Comedy

6.6
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The story of two italian teams, playing in the third league, and a corrupted refree.

Director: Paolo Zucca | Stars: Stefano Accorsi, Geppi Cucciari, Jacopo Cullin, Alessio Di Clemente

Votes: 530

23. Afflicted (2013)

R | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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56 Metascore

Two best friends see their trip of a lifetime take a dark turn when one of them is struck by a mysterious affliction. Now, in a foreign land, they race to uncover the source before it consumes him completely.

Directors: Derek Lee, Clif Prowse | Stars: Clif Prowse, Derek Lee, Michael Gill, Baya Rehaz

Votes: 18,729 | Gross: $0.12M

24. Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (2013)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

6.4
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86 Metascore

The story of an autistic youth named Ricky who, after a particularly difficult day at school, escapes into the subways. It's here that he starts his real journey, on a days-long voyage of ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Fleischner | Stars: Jesus Sanchez-Velez, Andrea Suarez Paz, Azul Zorrilla, Tenoch Huerta

Votes: 402

25. Harrigan (2013)

97 min | Action, Crime

4.9
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Amongst the Desperation and fear growing in a crime ridden sink estate in northern England, one man becomes involved into saving what little decency and community life exists. It's the ... See full summary »

Director: Vince Woods | Stars: Amy Manson, Ian Whyte, Craig Conway, Stephen Tompkinson

Votes: 384

26. Tom à la ferme (2013)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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67 Metascore

A grieving man meets his lover's family, who were not aware of their son's sexual orientation.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Xavier Dolan, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Lise Roy, Evelyne Brochu

Votes: 12,249

27. Shooting the Warwicks (2015)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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The Warwick family are unknowingly being filmed for a new reality show. Problem is, they're boring. So the producer, Mickey Wagner, must add conflict and drama. Their lives begin to unravel with shocking consequences.

Director: Adam Rifkin | Stars: Adam Rifkin, Scott Anderson, Kelly Menighan, Constantine Paraskevopoulos

Votes: 103

28. A Pact (2013)

85 min | Drama, Thriller

5.4
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Former East Germany in the early 1980s. Paul tricked Georg into handing over his girlfriend Anna to him. But the pact they made stipulated that Georg can have her back when he wishes. Years... See full summary »

Director: Denis Dercourt | Stars: Mark Waschke, Marie Bäumer, Sylvester Groth, Sophie Rois

Votes: 152

29. Durban Poison (2013)

94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Based on the 1980's real life crime story of the couple who became known as South Africa's Bonnie and Clyde, Charmaine Phillips and Pieter Grundlingh, Durban Poison tells the fictionalized ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Worsdale | Stars: Brandon Auret, Cara Roberts, Gys de Villiers, Marcel van Heerden

Votes: 21

30. Líbánky (2013)

98 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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It should have been the best day of her life, but then a strange guest with a stranger claim entered the marriage merriment. About the shadows which catch up with each of us.

Director: Jan Hrebejk | Stars: Anna Geislerová, Stanislav Majer, Jirí Cerný, Kristýna Nováková

Votes: 334

31. U ri Sunhi (2013)

88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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A young woman returning to her old school to visit her professor also runs into her old boyfriend and her senior, each of whom has a past with her.

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Yu-mi Jung, Sun-kyun Lee, Jae-yeong Jeong, Sang-Jung Kim

Votes: 848

32. Pavang rak (2013)

99 min | Drama

6.8
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Add a Plot

Director: Lee Chatametikool | Stars: Ananda Everingham, Janesuda Parnto, Apinya Sakuljaroensuk, Katrina Grose

Votes: 64

33. Riaru: Kanzen naru kubinagaryû no hi (2013)

127 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.8
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A man decides to use a new technology to go inside the mind of his comatose lover.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Takeru Satoh, Haruka Ayase, Joe Odagiri, Shôta Sometani

Votes: 776

34. Walesa. Czlowiek z nadziei (2013)

127 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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The depiction of the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Poland's Solidarity movement, Lech Walesa, as events in the 1970s lead to a peaceful revolution.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Robert Wieckiewicz, Agnieszka Grochowska, Iwona Bielska, Zbigniew Zamachowski

Votes: 2,034

35. Present for You (2013)

95 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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There is always love somewhere in you.

Director: Yoshihiko Dai | Stars: Munetaka Aoki, Akira Emoto, Jun Fubuki, Masato Fujiki

Votes: 8

36. Salvo (2013)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.0
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59 Metascore

Salvo is a body guard and hit man for a mafioso. After foiling an attack on his employer, Salvo hunts down the man who organised it and encounters the man's blind sister. She causes Salvo to question himself and his existence.

Directors: Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza | Stars: Saleh Bakri, Luigi Lo Cascio, Sara Serraiocco, Giuditta Perriera

Votes: 980

37. Gam-si-ja-deul (2013)

119 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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A high-tech police surveillance team attempts to take down a gang of ruthless bank robbers.

Directors: Ui-seok Jo, Byung-seo Kim | Stars: Kyung-gu Sol, Woo-sung Jung, Hyo-ju Han, Jun-Ho Lee

Votes: 4,410

38. Deu tae-ro ra-i-beu (2013)

Not Rated | 97 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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Young-Hwa Yoon, once a top national news anchor wants to get his title back through an exclusive live broadcast with a terrorist.

Director: Byung-woo Kim | Stars: Duk-moon Choi, Jin-ho Choi, Jung-woo Ha, Sung-chun Han

Votes: 3,973

39. Snowpiercer (2013)

R | 126 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.0
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84 Metascore

Set in a future where a failed climate-change experiment kills all life on the planet except for a lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, where a class system emerges.

Director: Joon-ho Bong | Stars: Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris

Votes: 214,994 | Gross: $4.56M

40. Afterparty (II) (2013)

78 min | Horror

3.8
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Carlos, an ageing teen idol, attends a wild house party filled with alcohol, drugs and sex. Nursing a hangover the next morning, he quickly realizes he is not alone in the strange house, and he may never be able to leave.

Director: Miguel Larraya | Stars: Luis Fernández, Alicia Sanz, Rocío León, Ana Caldas

Votes: 564

41. Bereullin (2013)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Thriller

6.6
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54 Metascore

Exposed during an illegal arms trade gone wrong in Berlin, a North Korean "ghost" agent finds himself in the crosshairs of an international manhunt. Was he betrayed by his wife or his country? He must prepare to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Director: Seung-wan Ryoo | Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Suk-kyu Han, Seung-bum Ryoo, Ji-hyun Jun

Votes: 5,425 | Gross: $0.67M