Grand Prix des Amériques du Festival des films du monde de Montréal

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1.
Ligabue (1977 Mini-Series)
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(200 mins.)
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 1978 ” - angelwizzard666
 
2.
1+1=3 (1979)
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(85 mins.)
Director: Heidi Genée
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 1979 ” - angelwizzard666
 
3.
The Stunt Man (1980)
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A fugitive stumbles on a movie set just when they need a new stunt man, takes the job as a way to hide out, and falls for the leading lady. (131 mins.)
Director: Richard Rush
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 1980 ex-aequo ” - angelwizzard666
 
4.
Fontamara (1980)
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Fontamara is a village in the Marsica, forgotten by all but God and its inhabitants are called 'cafoni' (boors)... (139 mins.)
Director: Carlo Lizzani
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 1980 ex-aequo ” - angelwizzard666
 
5.
The Chosen (1981)
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In 1944, in Brooklyn, two Jewish kids become friends. One is from a very conservative family, and the other is more liberal. The issues of importance of tradition, parental expectations and the formation of Israel cause constant friction. (108 mins.)
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 1981 ” - angelwizzard666
 
6.
Brimstone & Treacle (1982)
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A strange young man has a sinister effect on the family of a middle-aged writer. (87 mins.)
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 1982 ex-aequo ” - angelwizzard666
 
7.
Time for Revenge (1981)
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A union organizing demolition worker and a friend of his decide to blackmail the corrupt company they work for setting up a fake accident... (112 mins.)
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 1982 ex-aequo ” - angelwizzard666
 
8.
Mikan no taikyoku (1982)
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Ten years before the outbreak of the Second World War in Asia, a Japanese Go master and his Chinese... (123 mins.)
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 1983 ” - angelwizzard666
 
9.
El Norte (1983)
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Peasants escaping mindless labor and a murderous Guatemalan government head to America in hopes for something better. (141 mins.)
Director: Gregory Nava
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 1984 ” - angelwizzard666
 
10.
Padre nuestro (1985)
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On the day he learns he has a year to live, a Spanish Cardinal who has lived in the Vatican for 30 years learns he has a granddaughter... (105 mins.)
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 1985 ” - angelwizzard666
 
11.
Betty Blue (1986)
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Zorg is a handyman working at in France, maintaining and looking after the bungalows. He lives a quiet and peaceful life... (120 mins.)
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 1986 ” - angelwizzard666
 
12.
Kenny (1987)
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The disruptions caused in the life of 13 year old Kenny born with underdeveloped legs, removed to replace... (95 mins.)
Director: Claude Gagnon
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 1987 ” - angelwizzard666
 
13.
La lectrice (1988)
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A multi-faceted film based on Raymond Jean's novel "La Lectrice". Constance (Miou-Miou) reads the novel aloud in bed to her lover... (99 mins.)
Director: Michel Deville
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 1988 ” - angelwizzard666
 
14.
Freedom Is Paradise (1989)
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Young Sasha is brought into a state-run children's home because his mother died early and his father spends most of his life in prison... (76 mins.)
Director: Sergey Bodrov
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 1989 ” - angelwizzard666
 
15.
Caídos del cielo (1990)
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(121 mins.)
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 1990 ” - angelwizzard666
 
16.
Salmonberries (1991)
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A woman who grew up in a small town in Alaska goes to the public library to try and find out who her parents were... (95 mins.)
Director: Percy Adlon
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 1991 ” - angelwizzard666
 
17.
The Dark Side of the Heart (1992)
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Oliveiro is a young poet living in Buenos Aires where sometimes he has to sell his ideas to an advertising... (127 mins.)
Director: Eliseo Subiela
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 1992 ” - angelwizzard666
 
18.
Trahir (1993)
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(103 mins.)
Director: Radu Mihaileanu
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 1993 ” - angelwizzard666
 
19.
Once Were Warriors (1994)
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A family descended from Maori warriors is bedeviled by a violent father and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts. (102 mins.)
Director: Lee Tamahori
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 1994 ” - angelwizzard666
 
20.
Georgia (1995)
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Sadie is desperately looking up to her older sister Georgia who is a famous C&W artist. Sadie wants to be a famous artist like her sister... (115 mins.)
Director: Ulu Grosbard
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 1995 ” - angelwizzard666
 
21.
Different for Girls (1996)
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Karl Foyle and Paul Prentice were best mates at school in the Seventies. But when they meet again in... (97 mins.)
Director: Richard Spence
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 1996 ” - angelwizzard666
 
22.
Children of Heaven (1997)
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After a boy loses his sister's pair of shoes, he goes on a series of adventures in order to find them. When he can't, he tries a new way to "win" a new pair. (89 mins.)
Director: Majid Majidi
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 1997 ” - angelwizzard666
 
23.
The Quarry (1998)
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This thriller investigates the mysterious assassination of a gay pastor in rural South Africa. Without witnesses or explanations... (112 mins.)
Director: Marion Hänsel
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 1998 ex-aequo ” - angelwizzard666
 
24.
Full Moon (1998)
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The day after the night of the full moon, 12 children all 10 years of age are found to be missing in the four language regions of Switzerland. The police and the media reassuringly claim that there are plenty of leads and clues. (124 mins.)
Director: Fredi M. Murer
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 1998 ex-aequo ” - angelwizzard666
 
25.
The Color of Paradise (1999)
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Mohammad, a boy at Tehran's institute for the blind, waits for his dad to pick him up for summer vacation... (90 mins.)
Director: Majid Majidi
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 1999 ” - angelwizzard666
 
26.
The Taste of Others (2000)
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Three men, three women, opposites, possibilities, and tastes. Castella owns a industrial steel barrel... (112 mins.)
Director: Agnès Jaoui
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 2000 ex-aequo ” - angelwizzard666
 
27.
Innocence (2000)
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After more than forty years apart, Andreas and Claire embark on an affair as reckless and intense as when they were young lovers... (94 mins.)
Director: Paul Cox
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 2000 ex-aequo ” - angelwizzard666
 
28.
Baran (2001)
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In a building site in present-day Tehran, Lateef, a 17-year-old Turkish worker is irresistibly drawn to Rahmat, a young Afghan worker. The revelation of Rahmat's secret changes both their lives. (94 mins.)
Director: Majid Majidi
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 2001 ex-aequo ” - angelwizzard666
 
29.
Abandoned (2001)
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Áron is a happy child in his family. But at some point things take a different turn, and his mother starts to lose her health rapidly... (100 mins.)
Director: Árpád Sopsits
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 2001 ex-aequo ” - angelwizzard666
 
30.
The Best Day of My Life (2002)
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The lively goings-on of a modern family seen through the eyes of a young girl just about to receive her first Communion. (100 mins.)
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 2002 ” - angelwizzard666
 
31.
The Cordon (2002)
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Set in Belgrade over Easter weekend in 1997, the film involves a group of policemen who respond to the city's political turmoil... (70 mins.)
Director: Goran Markovic
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 2003 ” - angelwizzard666
 
32.
The Syrian Bride (2004)
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In Majdal Shams, the largest Druze village in Golan Heights on the Israeli-Syrian border, the Druze bride Mona is engaged to get married with Tallel... (97 mins.)
Director: Eran Riklis
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 2004 ” - angelwizzard666
 
33.
Off Screen (2005)
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March 11th, 2002. John R. takes the head of security and 17 others hostage in Amsterdam biggest skyscraper... (94 mins.)
Director: Pieter Kuijpers
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 2005 ” - angelwizzard666
 
34.
A Long Walk (2006)
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Matsutaro Yasuda, a retired girl's High School Principal who has lost his wife to alcoholism and is forsaken by his Daughter... (136 mins.)
Director: Eiji Okuda
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 2006 ex-aequo ” - angelwizzard666
 
35.
The Greatest Love of All (2006)
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(106 mins.)
Director: Carlos Diegues
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 2006 ex-aequo ” - angelwizzard666
 
36.
Ben X (2007)
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As an alternative to getting bullied at school, an autistic teenager retreats into the world of online role-playing games. (93 mins.)
Director: Nic Balthazar
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 2007 ex-aequo ” - angelwizzard666
 
37.
A Secret (2007)
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A 15-year-old boy unearths a shocking family secret. (105 mins.)
Director: Claude Miller
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 2007 ex-aequo ” - angelwizzard666
 
38.
Departures (2008)
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A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals. (130 mins.)
Director: Yôjirô Takita
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 2008 ” - angelwizzard666
 
39.
Korkoro (2009)
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A Gypsy family travels the French roads during the Second World War, followed by Little Claude, a young... (111 mins.)
Director: Tony Gatlif
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 2009 ” - angelwizzard666
 
40.
Oxygen (2010)
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Two young men share an incurable illness. Is their love for the women in their lives strong enough to conquer their fear of dying? (98 mins.)
Director: Hans Van Nuffel
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 2010 ” - angelwizzard666
 
41.
Come as You Are (2011)
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Three guys in their twenties love wine and women but they are still virgins. Under the guise of a wine... (115 mins.)
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 2011 ” - angelwizzard666
 
42.
Where the Fire Burns (2012)
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(105 mins.)
Director: Ismail Günes
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 2012 ” - angelwizzard666
 
43.
Life Feels Good (2013)
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The story of a boy suffering from cerebral palsy and his troubled growing up during Poland's transition in the 1980s and 90s. (112 mins.)
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 2013 ” - angelwizzard666
 
44.
Perfect Obedience (2014)
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Julian, a young seminarian, is sent to live with Los Cruzados de Cristo, where he will have to follow a hard spiritual journey to achieve "the perfect obedience". (99 mins.)
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 2014 ” - angelwizzard666
 
45.
Mad Love (2015)
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1959. Guilty of a double-murder, a man is beheaded. At the bottom of the basket that just welcomed it... (107 mins.)
Director: Philippe Ramos
“ Grand Prix des Amériques 2015 ” - angelwizzard666