Favorite < 400 Checks on ICM (2012)

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1.
La classe américaine (1993 TV Movie)
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George Abitbol, "the Most Classy Man on Earth", dies sputtering his famous last words: "cr*ppy world!" What the heck did he mean... (70 mins.)
 
2.
Gervaise (1956)
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Gervaise Macquart, a young lame laundress, is left by her lover Auguste Lantier with two boys... She manages to make it... (112 mins.)
Director: René Clément
 
3.
The Story of the Fox (1930)
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In the kingdom of animals, Master Fox is used to trick and fool everyone. So the King, the Lion, receives more and more complaints about him... (65 mins.)
 
4.
He Who Gets Slapped (1924)
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A bitter clown endeavors to rescue the young woman he loves from the lecherous count who once betrayed him. (95 mins.)
Director: Victor Seastrom
 
5.
Time After Time (1979)
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H.G. Wells pursues Jack the Ripper to the 20th Century when the serial murderer uses the future writer's time machine to escape his time period. (112 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Meyer
 
6.
The Steamroller and the Violin (1961)
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Seven year old Sasha practices violin every day to satisfy the ambition of his parents. Already withdrawn as a result of his routines... (46 mins.)
 
7.
Land of Silence and Darkness (1971 Documentary)
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Through examining Fini Straubinger, an old woman who has been deaf and blind since adolescence, and her work on behalf of other deaf and blind people... (85 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
8.
Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005 TV Movie)
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An outrageous tongue-in-cheek musical comedy adaptation of the classic anti-marijuana propaganda film Reefer Madness. (112 mins.)
Director: Andy Fickman
 
9.
Wisdom Teeth (2010 Short Film)
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Help from a friend to pull the wisdom teeth does not end as expected. (6 mins.)
Director: Don Hertzfeldt
 
10.
The Story of a Cheat (1936)
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A charming scoundrel reflects on his exploits, from childhood through to manhood. (81 mins.)
Director: Sacha Guitry
 
11.
Essai d'ouverture (1988 Documentary)
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A Man tries different ways to open a Coca Cola bottle. (15 mins.)
Director: Luc Moullet
 
12.
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
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Boxer Joe Pendleton dies 50 years too soon due to a heavenly mistake, and is given a new life as a millionaire playboy. (94 mins.)
Director: Alexander Hall
 
13.
Camp de Thiaroye (1988)
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In this semi-autobiographical film, black soldiers help to defend France, but are detained in prison camp before being repatriated home. (157 mins.)
 
14.
Hansel and Gretel (1983 TV Movie)
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Tim Burton's "Hansel and Gretel" is a live action and stop motion animated film short featuring Japanese... (45 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
15.
The Old Gun (1975)
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In Montauban in 1944, Julien Dandieu in a surgeon in the local hospital. Frightened by the German army entering Montauban... (103 mins.)
Director: Robert Enrico
 
16.
The Iceman Confesses: Secrets of a Mafia Hitman (2001 Documentary)
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Richard Kuklinski was a devoted husband, a loving father...and a ruthless killer. A decade after HBO last visited him in prison... (43 mins.)
Director: Arthur Ginsberg
 
17.
Pauline at the Beach (1983)
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Marion is about to divorce from her husband and takes her 15-year-old niece Pauline on a vacation to Granville. She meets an old love... (94 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
 
18.
Texas, Adios (1966)
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A Texan sheriff and his younger brother travel across the frontier into Mexico to confront the man who killed their father. (93 mins.)
 
19.
Les Carabiniers (1963)
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During a war in an imaginary country, unscrupulous soldiers recruit poor farmers with promises of an easy and happy life. Two of these farmers write to their wives of their exploits. (75 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
20.
Derrick contre Superman (1992 Short Film)
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Derrick and his deputy, Harry Klein, back from holidays, discover that french TV channel 5 is dead.... (16 mins.)
 
21.
Série noire (1979)
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Franck Poupart is a slightly neurotic door-to-door salesman in a sinister part of Paris' suburbs. He meets Mona... (111 mins.)
Director: Alain Corneau
 
22.
The Baker's Wife (1938)
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In this little Provencal village, a new baker, Aimable, settles down. His wife Aurelie is beautiful and much younger than he... (133 mins.)
Director: Marcel Pagnol
 
23.
Polisse (2011)
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A journalist covering police assigned to a juvenile division enters an affair with one of her subjects. (127 mins.)
Director: Maïwenn
 
24.
Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003 Documentary)
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A documentary on how Los Angeles has been used and depicted in the movies. (169 mins.)
Director: Thom Andersen
Stars: Encke King
 
25.
A Town Called Panic (2009)
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Animated plastic toys like Cowboy, Indian and Horse have problems, too. Cowboy and Indian's plan to... (75 mins.)
 
26.
Salaam Cinema (1995 Documentary)
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Makhmalbaf puts an advertisement in the papers calling for an open casting for his next movie. However when hundreds of people show up... (75 mins.)
 
27.
Autumn Tale (1998)
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Magali, 45, is a wine producer in the south of France. She's a widow, and her best friend, Isabelle... (112 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
 
28.
Smoking/No Smoking (1993)
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In Yorkshire, Toby Teasdale is the alcoholic director of a school and married with two children with Celia Teasdale that is very unhappy... (298 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
29.
The Mission (1999)
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Triad boss Lung, who has just escaped being killed in an assassination, hires five killers for his protection. Their grown solidarity is under compulsion when Lung gives a special order. (84 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To
 
30.
The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971)
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A newspaper reporter and a retired, blind journalist try to solve a series of killings connected to a pharmaceutical company's experimental, top-secret research projects and in so doing, both become targets of the killer. (115 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
 
31.
The White Balloon (1995)
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Several people try to take advantage of a little girl's innocence to hustle money her mom gave to her to buy a goldfish with. (85 mins.)
Director: Jafar Panahi
 
33.
The First Day of the Rest of Your Life (2008)
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Five key days in a family's life. (114 mins.)
Director: Rémi Bezançon
 
34.
Moolaadé (2004)
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When a woman shelters a group of girls from suffering female genital mutilation, she starts a conflict that tears her village apart. (124 mins.)
Director: Ousmane Sembene
 
35.
Black Girl (1966)
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A black girl from Senegal becomes a servant in France. (65 mins.)
Director: Ousmane Sembene
 
36.
Le Film de les Nuls (1994)
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A second-class horror movie has to be shown at Cannes Film Festival, but, before each screening, the projectionist is killed by a mysterious fellow, with hammer and sickle, just as it happens in the film to be shown. (93 mins.)
 
37.
The Annuity (1972)
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Doctor Galipeau has a brother, Emile, whose wife has just given birth to a baby boy and who dreams of owning a house... (101 mins.)
Director: Pierre Tchernia
 
38.
Le Beau Serge (1958)
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Francois comes back to his home village in France after more than a decade. He notices that the village hasn't changed much... (98 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
 
39.
Laurence Anyways (2012)
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A drama that charts ten years in the relationship of a male-to-female transsexual's relationship with her lover. (168 mins.)
Director: Xavier Dolan
 
40.
A Self-Made Hero (1996)
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Set in France at the end of World War II Albert Dehousse finds out his father wasn't a war hero and his mother is a collaborator... (107 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
 
41.
In the City of Sylvia (2007)
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A man returns to a city to try to track down a lovely woman he met six years earlier. (84 mins.)
 
42.
Angst (1983)
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A troubled man gets released from prison and starts taking out his sadistic fantasies on an unsuspecting family living in a secluded house. (87 mins.)
Director: Gerald Kargl
 
43.
Donkey Skin (1970)
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A fairy godmother helps a princess disguise herself so she won't have to marry a man she doesn't love. (91 mins.)
Director: Jacques Demy
 
44.
Junior Bonner (1972)
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Ace Bonner returns to Arizona several years after he abandoned his family, Junior Bonner is a wild young man. Against the typical rodeo championship, family drama erupts. (100 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
45.
À nos amours (1983)
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Suzanne is sixteen and is having sex with many boys, just for fun, but did not manage to really love one of them... (95 mins.)
Director: Maurice Pialat
 
46.
Céline (1992)
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At 22, Céline receives several shocks: her father dies and she learns she was adopted; she rejects her inheritance... (88 mins.)
 
47.
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
 
48.
This Is Not a Film (2011 Documentary)
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It's been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in his life, Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb try to portray the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema. (75 mins.)
 
49.
The Three Brothers (1995)
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Three half-brothers are reunited at their mother's funeral. After being told of their inheritance they quickly spend the money... (105 mins.)
 
50.
Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986)
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The pupils at a high school next to a nuclear power plant start acting and looking strange after buying contaminated drugs from a plant worker. (85 mins.)
 
51.
The Prodigies (2011)
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Five young prodigies assaulted in New York's Central Park plot the perfect revenge. (87 mins.)
 
52.
No Fear, No Die (1990)
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Dah and Jocelyn come from Benin, Africa, to coach their rooster, "S'en fout la mort", for an illicit cock-fight in the basement of a restaurant. (90 mins.)
Director: Claire Denis
 
53.
Origins of a Meal (1979 Documentary)
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(115 mins.)
Director: Luc Moullet
 
54.
The Umbrella Coup (1980)
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A womanizer balances his wife, mistress, and love interest. (98 mins.)
Director: Gérard Oury
 
55.
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.)
 
56.
Read My Lips (2001)
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She is almost deaf and she lip-reads. He is an ex-convict. She wants to help him. He thinks no one can help except himself. (115 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
 
57.
Show People (1928)
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A young lady from Georgia goes to Hollywood in the hopes of becoming an actress. (83 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
58.
Dead Sushi (2012)
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Keiko, the daughter of a legendary sushi chef, runs away from home when his Karate-style regimen becomes too severe. Finding work at a rural hot springs inn, she is ridiculed by the eccentric staff and guests. (92 mins.)
Director: Noboru Iguchi
 
59.
The Other One's Mug (1979)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Pierre Tchernia
 
60.
Le Bal (1983)
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The 50 year story of a ballroom in France, from the 1920s. The people who go there is always the same... (112 mins.)
Director: Ettore Scola
 
61.
Rize (2005 Documentary)
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Rize chronicles a dance movement that rises out of South Central Los Angeles with roots in clowning and street youth culture. (86 mins.)
 
62.
The Door (2009)
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A successful artist loses control of his life after his young daughter's death. A chance for a new start appears, but all is not what it seems. (103 mins.)
Director: Anno Saul
 
63.
Lovers, Happy Lovers! (1954)
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From the Louis Hemon novel "M. Ripois and His Nemesis" about Andre Ripois, a philanderer in pursuit of love and riches from Paris to London... (100 mins.)
Director: René Clément
 
64.
Le mystère Picasso (1956 Documentary)
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A filmed record of Pablo Picasso painting numerous canvases for the camera, allowing us to see his creative process at work. (78 mins.)
 
65.
Excision (2012)
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A disturbed and delusional high school student with aspirations of a career in medicine goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother. (81 mins.)
 
66.
Egged On (1926 Short Film)
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Charley invents a machine that turns ordinary, breakable eggs into rubbery, unbreakable ones for transport... (24 mins.)
 
67.
The Emerald Forest (1985)
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After the son of engineer Bill Markham is abducted by an aboriginal tribe on the edge of the rain forest, the engineer spends the next 10 years searching for him. (114 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
 
68.
The Employment (2008 Short Film)
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A man prepares and goes to work in a bizarre world, where the meaning of human workforce is taken to another level. (7 mins.)
 
69.
Juan of the Dead (2011)
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A group of slackers face an army of zombies. The Cuban government and media claim the living dead are dissidents revolting against the government. (92 mins.)
 
70.
The Children of the Marshland (1999)
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A chronicle of a group of friends in rural France in 1918. Garris and Riton live in the marshlands along the banks of the Loire river... (115 mins.)
Director: Jean Becker
 
71.
Hands Up! (1926)
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A southern spy during the Civil War, he must try to capture a shipment of gold. His task is complicated by the two sisters... (60 mins.)
 
72.
Anything for Her (2008)
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With no legal means left to him, a high school teacher devises a daring plan to rescue his wrongfully imprisoned wife from jail. (96 mins.)
Director: Fred Cavayé
 
73.
The Zone (2007)
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Residents of an enclosed neighborhood in the middle of Mexico DF are shocked by a violent crime, and for one resident in particular, young Alejandro, the drama is ratcheted up when he encounters the lone kid who escaped the event and is hiding out within the neighborhood's borders. (97 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo Plá
 
74.
Furia (1999)
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In a post-apocalyptic world, Théo, a rebellious youth fights a repressive regime by drawing and posting anti-government slogans, and finds dangerous love with a mysterious woman. (90 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Aja
 
75.
Amen. (2002)
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During WWII SS officer Kurt Gerstein tries to inform Pope Pius XII about Jews being sent to extermination camps. Young Jesuit priest Riccardo Fontana helps him in the difficult mission to inform the world. (132 mins.)
Director: Costa-Gavras
 
76.
Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)
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A jealous piano teacher Orville Spooner sends his beautiful wife, Zelda, away for the night while he tries to sell a song to a famous nightclub singer Dino, who is stranded in town. (125 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder