Jakarta International Film Festival 2008

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1. Burn After Reading (2008)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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63 Metascore

A disk containing mysterious information from a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous and daft gym employees who attempt to sell it.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, George Clooney, John Malkovich

Votes: 267,041 | Gross: $60.36M

2. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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70 Metascore

Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem, Christopher Evan Welch

Votes: 214,819 | Gross: $23.22M

3. Reprise (2006)

R | 105 min | Drama

7.4
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79 Metascore

Two competitive friends, fueled by literary aspirations and youthful exuberance, endure the pangs of love, depression and burgeoning careers.

Director: Joachim Trier | Stars: Anders Danielsen Lie, Espen Klouman Høiner, Viktoria Winge, Odd-Magnus Williamson

Votes: 8,067 | Gross: $0.55M

4. Captain Abu Raed (2008)

102 min | Drama

7.3
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When an old airport janitor finds a captain's hat in the trash, he gets pulled into the lives of children in his poor neighborhood. He weaves imaginary stories of his world adventures to offer hope in the face of their harsh reality.

Director: Amin Matalqa | Stars: Nadim Sawalha, Rana Sultan, Hussein Al-Sous, Odai Qedese

Votes: 1,446

5. Dunya & Desie (2008)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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The story of two 18-year old best friends who grew up together in the suburbs of Amsterdam. Dunya is Moroccan, grown up with Ramadan, imams and Mecca. Desie is as Dutch as cheese and tulips... See full summary »

Director: Dana Nechushtan | Stars: Maryam Hassouni, Eva van de Wijdeven, Christine van Stralen, Theo Maassen

Votes: 932

6. The Edge of Heaven (2007)

Unrated | 122 min | Drama

7.9
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85 Metascore

A Turkish man travels to Istanbul to find the daughter of his father's former girlfriend.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Baki Davrak, Gürsoy Gemec, Cengiz Daner, Tuncel Kurtiz

Votes: 27,495 | Gross: $0.74M

7. Elite Squad (2007)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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33 Metascore

1997, Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his occupation while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope comes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira, Milhem Cortaz

Votes: 87,465 | Gross: $0.01M

8. Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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84 Metascore

A look at a few chapters in the life of Poppy, a cheery, colorful, North London schoolteacher whose optimism tends to exasperate those around her.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Sally Hawkins, Alexis Zegerman, Samuel Roukin, Elliot Cowan

Votes: 33,843 | Gross: $3.49M

9. I'm Not There. (2007)

R | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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73 Metascore

Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 50,963 | Gross: $4.02M

10. Khuda Kay Liye (2007)

Not Rated | 168 min | Drama

8.5
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The movie deals with the difference of opinion between the westernized, educated, modern Muslims and their counterparts who follow their religion and live life in the name of 'God'.

Director: Shoaib Mansoor | Stars: Shaan Shahid, Fawad Khan, Iman Ali, Austin Marie Sayre

Votes: 8,381

11. Shine a Light (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.2
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76 Metascore

A career-spanning documentary on the Rolling Stones, with concert footage from their "A Bigger Bang" tour.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood

Votes: 10,156 | Gross: $5.36M

12. Tokyo Sonata (2008)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

7.6
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80 Metascore

An ordinary Japanese family slowly disintegrates after its patriarch loses his job at a prominent company.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Teruyuki Kagawa, Kyôko Koizumi, Yû Koyanagi, Kai Inowaki

Votes: 7,503 | Gross: $0.28M

13. Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis (2008)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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A French public servant from Provence is banished to the far North. Strongly prejudiced against this cold and inhospitable place, he leaves his family behind to relocate temporarily there, with the firm intent to quickly come back.

Director: Dany Boon | Stars: Kad Merad, Dany Boon, Zoé Félix, Lorenzo Ausilia-Foret

Votes: 33,651 | Gross: $1.48M

14. Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy, War

6.6
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45 Metascore

Morgan Spurlock tours the Middle East to discuss the war on terror with Arabic people.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Morgan Spurlock, George Bush, Dick Cheney, Daryl Isaacs

Votes: 5,704 | Gross: $0.38M

15. When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)

PG-13 | 92 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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The story of a son's conflicting memories of his dying father.

Director: Anand Tucker | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Colin Firth, Juliet Stevenson, Bradley Johnson

Votes: 3,737 | Gross: $1.07M

16. Kirschblüten - Hanami (2008)

Unrated | 127 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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62 Metascore

After Rudi's wife Trudi suddenly dies, he travels to Japan to fulfill her dream of being a Butoh dancer.

Director: Doris Dörrie | Stars: Elmar Wepper, Hannelore Elsner, Aya Irizuki, Maximilian Brückner

Votes: 5,008 | Gross: $0.10M

17. The Day After Peace (2008)

82 min

7.5
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Against all the odds an individual manages to create an annual global 'Peace Day'; but can he inspire an actual ceasefire and silence the cynics by proving the day can actually save lives?

Director: Jeremy Gilley | Stars: Michael Douglas, Jeremy Gilley, Angelina Jolie, Jude Law

Votes: 75

18. Duska (2007)

110 min | Drama

6.7
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An older film critic's life is interrupted by an unexpected visitor.

Director: Jos Stelling | Stars: Sergey Makovetskiy, Gene Bervoets, Sylvia Hoeks, Fran Beumkes

Votes: 569

19. Eve and the Fire Horse (2005)

92 min | Drama

7.1
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Chinese-Canadian Eve Eng was born in 1966, in the year of the fire horse. In Chinese culture, fire horse children are notorious for being troublesome. In 1975, nine year old Eve is looking ... See full summary »

Director: Julia Kwan | Stars: Phoebe Kut, Hollie Lo, Vivian Wu, Chit-Man Chan

Votes: 521

20. Flame & Citron (2008)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.3
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74 Metascore

A drama centered on two fighters in the Holger Danske World War II resistance group.

Director: Ole Christian Madsen | Stars: Thure Lindhardt, Mads Mikkelsen, Stine Stengade, Peter Mygind

Votes: 15,465 | Gross: $0.15M

21. Sigur Rós: Heima (2007)

97 min | Documentary, Music

8.6
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In the summer of 2006, Sigur Rós returned home to play a series of free, unannounced concerts for the people of Iceland. This film documents their already legendary tour with intimate ... See full summary »

Director: Dean DeBlois | Stars: Amiina, Hildur Arsaelsdottir, Jon Thor Birgisson, Orri P. Dyrason

Votes: 7,291

22. Avaze gonjeshk-ha (2008)

PG | 96 min | Drama

8.0
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74 Metascore

When an ostrich-rancher focuses on replacing his daughter's hearing aid, which breaks right before crucial exams, everything changes for a struggling rural family in Iran. Karim motorbikes ... See full summary »

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Mohammad Amir Naji, Maryam Akbari, Kamran Dehghan, Hamid Aghazi

Votes: 7,283 | Gross: $0.12M

23. To verdener (2008)

116 min | Drama

7.1
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The daughter of a Jehovah's Witness is forced to choose between religion and love when she falls for someone outside her faith.

Director: Niels Arden Oplev | Stars: Rosalinde Mynster, Pilou Asbæk, Jens Jørn Spottag, Sarah Boberg

Votes: 2,383

24. Up the Yangtze (2007)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

7.5
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84 Metascore

At the edge of the Yangtze River, not far from the Three Gorges Dam, young men and women take up employment on a cruise ship, where they confront rising waters and a radically changing China.

Director: Yung Chang | Stars: Jerry Bo Yu Chen, Campbell Ping He, Cindy Shui Yu

Votes: 1,648 | Gross: $0.78M

25. Takva (2006)

96 min | Drama

7.5
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A promotion brings a Muslim's relationship with God into question.

Director: Özer Kiziltan | Stars: Erkan Can, Meray Ülgen, Güven Kiraç, Öznur Kula

Votes: 9,903

26. Drupadi (2008)

45 min | Drama, Fantasy

5.3
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Drupadi is adapted from the ancient Indian epic Mahabharata. This movie depicts the story of Drupadi, the wife of five brothers known as the Pandawas. One fateful night, the Pandawa ... See full summary »

Director: Riri Riza | Stars: Dian Sastrowardoyo, Nicholas Saputra, Donny Alamsyah, Ario Bayu

Votes: 34

27. Dibawah pohon (2008)

104 min

6.8
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Three women looking for answers of their life in Bali

Director: Garin Nugroho | Stars: Ikranagara, Ayu Laksmi, Nadia Saphira, Dwi Sasono

Votes: 42

28. Teak Leaves and the Temples (2008)

Documentary

7.7
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The documentary presents a free jazz collaboration by Western jazz artistes Guerino Mozzola, Heinz Geisser, and Norris Jones, along with the community of Lima Gunung, the Sono Seni Ensemble... See full summary »

Director: Garin Nugroho

Votes: 10

29. My Magic (2008)

75 min | Drama

6.4
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A single dad looks to give up drinking and his bartender job in order to impress his son and find work as a magician.

Director: Eric Khoo | Stars: Francis Bosco, Jathisweran, Keng Yew Seet, Jason Lim

Votes: 262

30. Akiresu to kame (2008)

119 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Machisu is a painter. He never had the success he thinks he is entitled to. Regardless of this, he always remains trying to be successful. His wife Sachiko keeps supporting him, despite all setbacks.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Kanako Higuchi, Kumiko Asô, Aya Enjôji

Votes: 2,592

31. Mannen som elsket Yngve (2008)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.0
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A teenage boy loses his footing when he finds himself drawn to the new boy in class.

Director: Stian Kristiansen | Stars: Rolf Kristian Larsen, Arthur Berning, Ida Elise Broch, Ole Christoffer Ertvaag

Votes: 3,866

32. El viaje de la nonna (2007)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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A Mexican family, wanting to grant their Grandmother her last wish, embarks on a make believe trip to a small town in Italy ... in Mexico!

Director: Batan Silva | Stars: Ana Ofelia Murguía, Verónica Langer, Rodrigo Murray, Julio Bracho

Votes: 145

33. Donkey in Lahore (2008)

117 min | Documentary, Drama

8.0
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An Australia puppeteer falls for a beautiful Muslim girl during his stay in Pakistan.

Director: Faramarz K. Rahber

Votes: 84

34. Kader (2006)

103 min | Drama

8.0
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Bekir is in love with Ugur, who loves Zagor who loves to commit crimes.

Director: Zeki Demirkubuz | Stars: Ufuk Bayraktar, Vildan Atasever, Engin Akyürek, Müge Ulusoy

Votes: 8,421

35. Yumurta (2007)

97 min | Drama

6.6
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Poet Yusuf (35-38) returns to his childhood hometown, which he hadn't visited for years, upon his mother's death. He is faced with a neglected, crumbling house. Ayla, a young girl (17-19) ... See full summary »

Director: Semih Kaplanoglu | Stars: Nejat Isler, Saadet Aksoy, Ufuk Bayraktar, Tülin Özen

Votes: 3,993

36. Bes Vakit (2006)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama

7.4
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A small, poor village leaning over high rocky mountains, facing the immense sea, flanked by olive yards. Villagers are simple and diligent people who struggle to cope with a harsh nature. ... See full summary »

Director: Reha Erdem | Stars: Ozen Ozkan, Ali Bey Kayali, Elit Iscan, Bülent Emin Yarar

Votes: 3,195 | Gross: $0.01M