Jakarta International Film Festival 2006

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1.
Babel (2006)
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Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families. (143 mins.)
 
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Black Book (2006)
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In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance. (145 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
3.
After the Wedding (2006)
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A manager of an orphanage in India is sent to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he discovers a life-altering family secret. (120 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
 
4.
Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
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A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee. (112 mins.)
Director: Doug Atchison
 
5.
All the King's Men (2006)
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Based on the Robert Penn Warren novel. The life of populist Southerner Willie Stark, a political creature loosely based on Governor Huey Long of Louisiana. (128 mins.)
Director: Steven Zaillian
 
6.
A Bittersweet Life (2005)
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Things go wrong for a high ranking mobster when he doesn't proceed by his boss's orders. (120 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
 
7.
Breaking and Entering (2006)
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A landscape architect's dealings with a young thief cause him to re-evaluate his life. (120 mins.)
 
8.
The Illusionist (2006)
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In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing. (110 mins.)
Director: Neil Burger
 
9.
Kinky Boots (2005)
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A drag queen comes to the rescue of a man who, after inheriting his father's shoe factory, needs to diversify his product if he wants to keep the business afloat. (107 mins.)
Director: Julian Jarrold
 
10.
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
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A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus. (101 mins.)
 
11.
The Lost City (2005)
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In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950s, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent night-club owner... (144 mins.)
Director: Andy Garcia
 
12.
Marie Antoinette (2006)
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The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen and ultimately the fall of Versailles. (123 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
 
13.
The Matador (2005)
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A globetrotting hitman and a crestfallen businessman meet in a hotel bar in Mexico City in an encounter that draws them together in a way neither expected. (96 mins.)
Director: Richard Shepard
 
14.
Match Point (2005)
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At a turning point in his life, a former tennis pro falls for an actress who happens to be dating his friend and soon-to-be brother-in-law. (119 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
15.
The Queen (2006)
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After the death of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted. (103 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
16.
Russian Dolls (2005)
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Five years after their summer together in Barcelona, Xavier, William, Wendy, Martine and Isabelle reunite. (125 mins.)
 
17.
Volver (2006)
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After her death, a mother returns to her home town in order to fix the situations she couldn't resolve during her life. (121 mins.)
 
18.
Walk the Line (2005)
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A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. (136 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
 
19.
Water (2005)
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The film examines the plight of a group of widows forced into poverty at a temple in the holy city of Varanasi. It focuses on a relationship between one of the widows, who wants to escape the social restrictions imposed on widows, and a man who is from the highest caste and a follower of Mahatma Gandhi. (117 mins.)
Director: Deepa Mehta
 
20.
The World's Fastest Indian (2005)
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The story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years rebuilding a 1920 Indian motorcycle, which helped him set the land speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967. (127 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
 
21.
3-Iron (2004)
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A transient young man breaks into empty homes to partake of the vacationing residents' lives for a few days. (88 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
22.
The Aura (2005)
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A deluded taxidermist plans the perfect crime. (134 mins.)
 
23.
Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
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In the 1970s, a young trans woman, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving her Irish town for London, in part to look for her mother and in part because her gender identity is beyond the town's understanding. (128 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
24.
Border Café (2005)
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"Cafe Transit" depicts an independent-minded widow who bucks tradition to run her dead husband's truck stop café. (105 mins.)
 
25.
Lights in the Dusk (2006)
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In Helsinki, a lonely night watchman is caught up in a series of misadventures with a femme fatale and a crooked businessman. (78 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
 
26.
Live and Become (2005)
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In 1980 the black Falashas in Ethiopia are recognised as genuine Jews. In turn they are secretly carried to Israel... (140 mins.)
Director: Radu Mihaileanu
 
27.
The Lives of Others (2006)
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In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives. (137 mins.)
 
28.
Look Both Ways (2005)
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During one unusually hot and tragic weekend, four people struggle after hearing some life-changing news, this in turn brings them together. (100 mins.)
Director: Sarah Watt
 
29.
Quando sei nato non puoi più nasconderti (2005)
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A coming-of-age drama set in contemporary Italy. (115 mins.)
 
30.
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.)
 
31.
Sabah (2005)
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One day, when Sabah least expects it, she falls in love with the wrong man. She's Muslim, he's not. Unbeknownst to her family, she goes on a whirlwind affair before both culture and love collide. (86 mins.)
Director: Ruba Nadda
 
32.
A Soap (2006)
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A tragicomedy focused on the relationship between the owner of a beauty clinic and a transsexual. (104 mins.)
 
33.
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
 
34.
Walking on the Wild Side (2006)
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A drama centered on a youth gang in a coal mining area of China's Shanxi province. (89 mins.)
Director: Jie Han
 
35.
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
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Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces. (127 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
 
36.
I'm Not Scared (2003)
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A young boy accidentally discovers a deep hole in the ground, where another boy is kept prisoner. (108 mins.)
 
37.
My Brother-In-Law (2003)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Alessandro Piva
 
38.
Lost Embrace (2004)
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In Buenos Aires, the twenty and something year old Jewish-Argentinean Ariel Makaroff has left the University... (99 mins.)
Director: Daniel Burman
 
39.
Iluminados por el fuego (2005)
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The suicide of an old soldier buddy brings up some old memories for an Argentinian man. (100 mins.)
Director: Tristán Bauer
 
40.
Intimate Stories (2002)
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Three people and a baby set off on separate journeys, along the same road; their disparate dreams and stories intertwine amidst the breathtaking deserted Patagonic route. (92 mins.)
Director: Carlos Sorin
 
41.
Darwin's Nightmare (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary on the effect of fishing the Nile perch in Tanzania's Lake Victoria. The predatory fish, which has wiped out the native species, is sold in European supermarkets, while starving Tanzanian families have to make do with the leftovers. (107 mins.)
Director: Hubert Sauper
 
42.
Mother of Mine (2005)
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During World War II, more than 70,000 Finnish children were evacuated to neutral Sweden to avoid the conflict... (111 mins.)
Director: Klaus Härö
 
43.
Viva Algeria (2004)
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This movie portrays three women living in today's Algeria between modern society and Islamic fundamentalism... (113 mins.)
Director: Nadir Moknèche
 
44.
White Palms (2006)
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Having suffered as a boy under a brutal Communist-era coach, champion Hungarian gymnast Miklos moves to Canada years later in search of a new start... (97 mins.)
Director: Szabolcs Hajdu
 
45.
The Tiger and the Snow (2005)
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A love-struck Italian poet is stuck in Iraq at the onset of an American invasion. (114 mins.)
Director: Roberto Benigni
 
46.
Bye Bye Blackbird (2005)
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A period drama set in the early years of the 20th century. Josef, a former construction worker who delighted in dancing on girders high above the city... (99 mins.)
Director: Robinson Savary
 
47.
Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)
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When the kinetic Rory moves into his room in the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, his effect on the home is immediate. Most telling is his friendship with Michael, a young man with cerebral palsy and nearly unintelligible speech. Somehow, Rory understands Michael, and encourages him to experience life outside the confines of home. (104 mins.)
 
48.
Het schnitzelparadijs (2005)
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A romantic comedy about the adventures of Nordip Doenia, a clever young Moroccan guy in The Netherlands... (82 mins.)
 
49.
The Ninth Day (2004)
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A drama loosely based on Jean Bernard's Nazi-era prison diary. (98 mins.)
 
50.
Falkenberg Farewell (2006)
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The last summer the five boys are together in Falkenberg. They are now grown up to be young men, on their way out into the world. At least most of them. (91 mins.)
 
51.
Distant (2002)
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After his wife leaves him, a photographer has an existential crisis and tries to cope with his cousin's visit. (110 mins.)
 
52.
Dead Man's Shoes (2004)
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A disaffected soldier returns to his hometown to get even with the thugs who brutalized his mentally-challenged brother years ago. (90 mins.)
Director: Shane Meadows
 
53.
A Stranger of Mine (2005)
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In one long Friday evening, Takeshi Miyata, a straight-arrow businessman, will encounter a number of... (98 mins.)
Director: Kenji Uchida
 
55.
Boats Out of Watermelon Rinds (2004)
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This is a movie about amateur spirit made with an amateur spirit. It is the story of two adolescents who live in a small village... (97 mins.)
Director: Ahmet Uluçay
 
56.
Karsilasma (2003)
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The story of a man who believes he's been presented with a new life where he witnesses his son's resurrection. (127 mins.)
Director: Ömer Kavur
 
57.
Metropol kabusu (2004)
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(80 mins.)
 
58.
Angel's Fall (2004)
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Zeynep, Tülin Özen works in a hotel as a housekeeper. But she suffers hell on earth because of her father's behavior... (98 mins.)
 
59.
One Hundred Steps (2000)
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"I cento passi" (one hundred steps) was the distance between the Impastatos' house and the house of Tano Badalamenti... (114 mins.)
 
60.
Whisky Romeo Zulu (2004)
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The film tells the story prior to the accident LAPA Boeing 737 on 31 August 1999 after hitting an embankment in central Buenos Aires... (105 mins.)
 
61.
Hop (2002)
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All Justin and his father want to do is sit down and enjoy a soccer game together. This simple act sparks... (106 mins.)
 
62.
Halmat na borovinkite (2002 TV Movie)
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The film is a kaleidoscope of people, events, feasts, curses, drunkenness and love. (108 mins.)
 
63.
Something Like Happiness (2005)
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Three young adults in Most sort out feelings and responsibilities: Monika's boyfriend has left for the States... (102 mins.)
Director: Bohdan Sláma
 
64.
The Collector (2005)
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Lucjan Bohme is a ruthless debt collector working in a post-industrial Silesian town. In the land of unemployment and misery, he's got a lot of work and no mercy at all. Until something happens. (100 mins.)
Director: Feliks Falk
 
65.
Manô (2005)
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Director: George Felner
 
66.
Gruesome School Trip (2005)
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The sensitive Onnoval is the best student in his class and he loves Liselore, who was the girlfriend of the bully Gino... (96 mins.)
Director: Pieter Kuijpers
 
67.
Little Crumb (1999)
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The journey of a homeless boy who tries to find his father, set in the 1920's in Holland. (119 mins.)
Director: Maria Peters
 
68.
Winky's Horse (2005)
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There is only one thing Winky wants: a horse, a real horse to ride. But horses are expensive. Fortunately it is the season of Sinterklaas; Winky just asks Sinterklaas for a horse. Then everything will work out alright. Or will it? (95 mins.)
Director: Mischa Kamp
 
69.
Peter Bell (2002)
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A scamp with a heart of gold. (110 mins.)
Director: Maria Peters
 
70.
Peter Bell II: The Hunt for the Czar Crown (2003)
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When drug store owner Geelman's watch is missing, he accused incorrigible rascal Pietje Bell. The boy is thrown in jail without trial... (112 mins.)
Director: Maria Peters
 
71.
4 Elements (2006 Documentary)
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4 Elements shows in a poetic way the battle of humanity with the four primal elements. Four places on earth where companionship and mutual trust are still of vital importance. (89 mins.)
Director: Jiska Rickels
 
72.
Beethoven's Hair (2005 Documentary)
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Beethoven's Hair traces the unlikely journey of a lock of hair cut from Beethoven's corpse and unravels the mystery of his tortured life and death... (90 mins.)
Director: Larry Weinstein
 
73.
Beyond the Call (2006 Documentary)
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In an Indiana Jones meets Mother Teresa adventure, three middle-aged friends and ex-soldiers travel the world delivering humanitarian aid to the front lines of war. (82 mins.)
Director: Adrian Belic
 
74.
Black Gold (2006 Documentary)
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An in-depth look at the world of coffee and global trade. (78 mins.)
 
75.
Brothers of the Head (2005)
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In the 1970s a music promoter plucks Siamese twins from obscurity and grooms them into a freakish rock'n'roll act. A dark tale of sex, strangeness and rock music. (93 mins.)
 
76.
Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul (2005 Documentary)
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Award-winning director Fatih Akin takes us on a journey through Istanbul, the city that bridges Europe and Asia... (90 mins.)
Director: Fatih Akin
 
77.
Death in Gaza (2004 Documentary)
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The harrowing documentary that portrays the horror of the Israeli conflict and the resulting death of its director, James Miller. (80 mins.)
Director: James Miller
 
78.
First Descent (2005 Documentary)
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Five of the world's best snowboarders are taken to the mountains of Alaska for some outrageous "Big Mountain" rides. (110 mins.)
 
79.
Glastonbury (2006 Documentary)
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A documentary on the 30th anniversary of Britain's best-known music festival. (138 mins.)
Director: Julien Temple
 
80.
An Inconvenient Truth (2006 Documentary)
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Director Davis Guggenheim eloquently weaves the science of global warming with Al Gore's personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change in the most talked-about documentary at Sundance. (96 mins.)
 
81.
John & Jane (2005 Documentary)
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A entirely original blend of observational documentary and tropical science-fiction, JOHN & JANE follows the stories of six "call agents" that answer American 1-800 numbers in a Mumbai call center. (83 mins.)
Director: Ashim Ahluwalia
 
82.
Land Mines: A Love Story (2005 Documentary)
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(73 mins.)
Director: Dennis O'Rourke