Osvaldo's unusual film list

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1.
Un Chien Andalou (1929 Short Film)
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Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present seventeen minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery. (16 mins.)
Director: Louis Bunuel
 
2.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
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Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders. (76 mins.)
Director: Robert Wiene
 
3.
Tetsuo, the Iron Man (1989)
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A businessman accidentally kills The Metal Fetishist, who gets his revenge by slowly turning the man into a grotesque hybrid of flesh and rusty metal. (67 mins.)
 
4.
The Color of Pomegranates (1969)
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A super-stylized, surreal biography of Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova, whose life is depicted through non-narrative amalgamations of poetic images. (79 mins.)
 
5.
The Heart of the World (2000 Short Film)
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Nikolai, a mortician, and Osip, an actor playing Christ in a play, are brothers in love with the same woman... (6 mins.)
Director: Guy Maddin
 
6.
Eraserhead (1977)
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Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child. (89 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
7.
Inland Empire (2006)
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As an actress starts to adopt the persona of her character in a film, her world starts to become nightmarish and surreal. (180 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
8.
Sombra dolorosa (2004 Short Film)
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An old woman must triumph over Death in the boxing ring if she wishes to save her husband and daughter. (4 mins.)
Director: Guy Maddin
 
9.
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
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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
 
10.
Meshes of the Afternoon (1943 Short Film)
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A woman returning home falls asleep and has vivid dreams that may or may not be happening in reality. Through repetitive images and complete mismatching of the objective view of time and space, her dark inner desires play out on-screen. (14 mins.)
 
11.
Aguaespejo granadino (1955 Documentary)
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As stated in the film, Jose Val del Omar presents a brief audiovisual essay of lyrical plastic art. (21 mins.)
 
12.
Film (1965 Short Film)
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A twenty-minute, almost totally silent film (no dialogue or music one 'shhh!') in which Buster Keaton... (20 mins.)
Director: Alan Schneider
 
13.
Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
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A lonely shoe salesman and an eccentric performance artist struggle to connect in this unique take on contemporary life. (91 mins.)
Director: Miranda July
 
14.
At Land (1946 Short Film)
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Silently, a woman wakes on a beach as the tides go in reverse. Her dreamscape unfolds as she tries to locate a chess piece traveling from the beach to a party to a country road and then back. (15 mins.)
Director: Maya Deren
 
15.
Memento (2000)
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A man juggles searching for his wife's murderer and keeping his short-term memory loss from being an obstacle. (113 mins.)
 
16.
Amleto² (2012 TV Movie)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Felice Cappa
 
17.
Rubber (2010)
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A homicidal car tire, discovering it has destructive psionic power, sets its sights on a desert town once a mysterious woman becomes its obsession. (82 mins.)
Director: Quentin Dupieux
 
18.
Stalker (1979)
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A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes. (163 mins.)
 
19.
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
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In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. (118 mins.)
 
20.
Pi (1998)
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A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature. (84 mins.)
 
21.
Snow White (2012)
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A twist on the Snow White fairy tale that is set in 1920s Seville and centered on a female bullfighter. (104 mins.)
Director: Pablo Berger
 
22.
Tuvalu (1999)
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In a desolate and colorless landscape stands a dilapidated bathhouse run by a puffed-up blind man, his long-suffering wife... (101 mins.)
Director: Veit Helmer
 
23.
Adaptation. (2002)
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A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt 'The Orchid Thief' by Susan Orlean for the screen. (114 mins.)
Director: Spike Jonze
 
24.
Ink (2009)
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A mysterious creature, known as Ink, steals a child's soul in hopes of using it as a bargaining chip to join the Incubi - the group of supernatural beings responsible for creating nightmares. (107 mins.)
Director: Jamin Winans
 
25.
Suspect Zero (2004)
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A mysterious serial killer is hunting other serial killers - and one FBI agent suspects there may be more to the vigilante than they imagine. (99 mins.)
 
26.
Bad Timing (1980)
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A psychiatrist living in Vienna enters a torrid relationship with a married woman. When she ends up in the hospital from an overdose, an inspector becomes set on discovering the demise of their affair. (123 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
 
27.
Revolver (2005)
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Gambler Jake Green enters into a game with potentially deadly consequences. (111 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
 
28.
Valhalla Rising (2009)
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Forced for some time to be a fighting slave, a pagan warrior escapes his captors with a boy and joins a group of Crusaders on their quest to the Holy Land. (93 mins.)
 
29.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
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When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with. (108 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
 
30.
Below Sea Level (2008 Documentary)
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During a five year period an Italian filmmaker documents the world of down-on-their-luck individuals who live in a Californian desert trying to get by one day at a time. None of them has more than a vehicle, a dog and some clothes. (110 mins.)
Director: Gianfranco Rosi
 
31.
Begotten (1990)
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This gory and entirely visual film tells the surreal tale of the death and rebirth of gods. (72 mins.)
 
32.
Charly (1968)
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An intellectually disabled man undergoes an experiment that gives him the intelligence of a genius. (103 mins.)
Director: Ralph Nelson
 
33.
The Science of Sleep (2006)
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A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is love-struck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world. (105 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
 
34.
Schizopolis (1996)
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Fletcher Munson, the lethargic employee of a pseudo-religious self help company, and his doppelganger, the friendly but dull dentist Dr. Jeffrey Korchek. (96 mins.)
 
35.
Spun (2002)
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A drug dealer introduces one of his customers, a 'speed freak', to the man who runs the meth lab. A crazy three-day adventure ensues. (101 mins.)
Director: Jonas Åkerlund
 
36.
Taxidermia (2006)
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Three generations of men, including a pervert that constantly seeks for new kinds of satisfaction, an obese speed eater and a passionate embalmer. (91 mins.)
Director: György Pálfi
 
37.
I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006)
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A girl who thinks she is a combat cyborg checks into a mental hospital, where she encounters other psychotics. Eventually, she falls for a man who thinks he can steal people's souls. (105 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
 
38.
Amer (2009)
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Three key moments, all of them sensual, define Ana's life. Her carnal search sways between reality and... (90 mins.)
 
39.
The Lobster (2015)
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In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods. (119 mins.)
 
40.
Moebius (1996)
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A train on the Buenos Aires subway system suddenly vanishes. (88 mins.)
 
41.
Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB (1967 Short Film)
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While monitored and pursued, a man races to escape through a futuristic labyrinth. (15 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
 
42.
The Fall of the House of Usher (1928)
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Allan has a hard time finding the Usher's house, which is known to be cursed... But he is a personal friend of Roderick Usher... (63 mins.)
Director: Jean Epstein
 
43.
Waltz with Bashir (2008 Documentary)
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An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict. (90 mins.)
Director: Ari Folman
 
44.
My Dad Is 100 Years Old (2005 Short Film)
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A short film in which Isabella Rossellini discusses the life and work of her father: Roberto Rossellini. (16 mins.)
Director: Guy Maddin
 
45.
Daft Punk's Electroma (2006)
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Follows the history of two robots, the members of Daft Punk, on their quest to become human. (74 mins.)
 
46.
Kitchen Stories (2003)
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A scientific observer's job of observing an old cantankerous single man's kitchen habits is complicated by his growing friendship with him. (95 mins.)
Director: Bent Hamer
 
47.
Viridiana (1961)
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Viridiana, a young nun about to take her final vows, pays a visit to her widowed uncle at the request of her Mother Superior. (90 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
48.
Prehistoric Cabaret (2014 Short Film)
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Arnarstrapi, Iceland. In a Cabaret, a woman master of ceremonies performs an esoteric coloscopy act with a strange organic camera. (10 mins.)
 
49.
More (1998 Short Film)
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A worker in a factory learns a lesson about life. When is enough? (6 mins.)
Director: Mark Osborne
 
50.
They Have Changed Their Face (1971)
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In this allegory on capitalism, director of a known car corporation invites one of his employees to his country villa to give him the good news. He just got promoted. However, the old man is not what he seems and promotion has a price. (90 mins.)
Director: Corrado Farina
 
51.
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)
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Inspired by a true crime, a man begins to experience mystifying events that lead him to slay his mother with a sword. (91 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
52.
Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970)
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The inhabitants of an institution in a remote country rebel against their keepers. Their acts of rebellion are by turns humorous... (96 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
53.
Albert Fish: In Sin He Found Salvation (2007 Documentary)
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Albert Fish, the horrific true story of elderly cannibal, sadomasochist, and serial killer, who lured... (86 mins.)
Director: John Borowski
 
54.
Odin's Shield Maiden (2007 Short Film)
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The shield maiden of Gimli yearns for the drowned fisherman Mundi while her acolytes in mourning aid her in this fact-based account of a tragic accident. (5 mins.)
Director: Guy Maddin
 
55.
Fando and Lis (1968)
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Fando and his partially paralyzed lover Lis search for the mythical city of Tar. Based on Jodorowsky's memories of a play by surrealist Fernando Arrabal. (93 mins.)
 
56.
Ruka (1965 Short Film)
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A happy little potter is approached by a huge hand which wants him to sculpt its statue. The potter refuses... (18 mins.)
Director: Jirí Trnka
 
57.
Inhabitants (1970 Documentary)
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A reflection on the relationship between wildlife and humans. (9 mins.)
 
58.
Successive Slidings of Pleasure (1974)
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A young woman is questioned by the police and the judges, suspected of being a modern witch. The girl who shared her apartment has been found dead... (105 mins.)
 
59.
Plastic Bag (2009 Short Film)
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A plastic bag, thrown out in the trash, attempts to find his way back to his owner and along the way discovers the world. (18 mins.)
Director: Ramin Bahrani
 
60.
Run Lola Run (1998)
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After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks. (81 mins.)
Director: Tom Tykwer
 
61.
Inception (2010)
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A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO. (148 mins.)