Cannes 2001 - Official Selection

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1.
The Son's Room (2001)
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A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident. (99 mins.)
Director: Nanni Moretti
“ Palme d'Or ” - dEMiRR
 
2.
The Piano Teacher (2001)
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A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher. (131 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
“ Grand Prix

Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert

Best Actor: Benoît Magimel ” - dEMiRR
 
3.
The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A laconic, chain-smoking barber blackmails his wife's boss and lover for money to invest in dry cleaning, but his plan goes terribly wrong. (116 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ Best Director ” - dEMiRR
 
4.
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. (147 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ Best Director ” - dEMiRR
 
5.
No Man's Land (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1993 at the time of the heaviest fighting between the two warring sides. Two soldiers from opposing sides in the conflict, Nino and Ciki, become trapped in no man's land, whilst a third soldier becomes a living booby trap. (98 mins.)
Director: Danis Tanovic
“ Best Screenplay ” - dEMiRR
 
6.
Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A down-and-out businessman travels to a seaside town, where he meets a woman with unusual sexual powers. (119 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
 
7.
Desert Moon (2001)
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Nagai, a software industry expert is an absolute slave to his work. It is no wonder that his personal life is a complete mess. His wife and daughter left him but he has kept a camera with him to preserve their memory. (131 mins.)
Director: Shinji Aoyama
 
8.
Distance (2001)
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Members of a cult, modeled on Aum Shinrikyo, sabotage a city's water supply, then commit mass suicide near the shores of a lake. Family members of those affected by it meet at the lake to observe the anniversary of their loved ones' deaths. (132 mins.)
 
9.
In Praise of Love (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In part one there is talk of a project on the subject of love, with the example of three couples, one young... (97 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
10.
The Profession of Arms (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The history of the first victim of modern artillery and its moving agony, amidst conspiracies and betrayals of the powerful... (105 mins.)
Director: Ermanno Olmi
 
11.
The Officer's Ward (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The first days of WWI. Adrien, a young and handsome lieutenant, is wounded by a piece of shrapnel. He... (135 mins.)
 
12.
La répétition (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Nathalie and Louise are friends from childhood. While studying drama at University Louise becomes hopelessly obsessed with her friend... (96 mins.)
 
13.
Millennium Mambo (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Taipei. A voice off-camera looks back ten years to 2000, when Vicky was in an on-again off-again relationship with Hao-Hao... (119 mins.)
Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
 
14.
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets. (127 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
 
15.
What Time Is It There? (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When a young street vendor with a grim home life meets a woman on her way to Paris, they forge an instant connection... (116 mins.)
Director: Ming-liang Tsai
 
16.
Pau and His Brother (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
After his brother commits suicide, a man informs his mother and friends about the death. (112 mins.)
Director: Marc Recha
 
17.
Roberto Succo (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
'Kurt' claims to be a sales rep. He also claims to be English in spite of his heavy Italian accent. Kurt is an habitual liar and a dangerous driver... (124 mins.)
Director: Cédric Kahn
 
18.
Kandahar (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
After an Afghanistan-born woman who lives in Canada receives a letter from her suicidal sister, she takes a perilous journey through Afghanistan to try to find her. (85 mins.)
 
19.
Shrek (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
After his swamp is filled with magical creatures, Shrek agrees to rescue Princess Fiona for a villainous lord in order to get his land back. (90 mins.)
 
20.
Taurus (2001)
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Joseph Stalin (Sergei Razhuk) visits ailing Russian leader Vladimir Lenin (Leonid Mozgovoy) in 1923. (104 mins.)
 
21.
The Pledge (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A retiring police chief pledges to catch the killer of a young child. (124 mins.)
Director: Sean Penn
 
22.
Va Savoir (Who Knows?) (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Quick-witted, well-read cultured types revolve around each other in a delightful potpourri of theatre, romanticism and theft. (154 mins.)
Director: Jacques Rivette
 
23.
I'm Going Home (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The comfortable daily routines of aging Parisian actor Gilbert Valence, 76, are suddenly shaken when he learns that his wife... (90 mins.)