Jakarta International Film Festival 2007

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1.
Persepolis (2007)
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A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution. (96 mins.)
 
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4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
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A woman assists her friend in arranging an illegal abortion in 1980s Romania. (113 mins.)
Director: Cristian Mungiu
 
3.
Atonement (2007)
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Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit. (123 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
 
4.
Golden Door (2006)
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The story is set at the beginning of the 20th century in Sicily. Salvatore, a very poor farmer, and a widower... (118 mins.)
 
5.
Into the Wild (2007)
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After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life. (148 mins.)
Director: Sean Penn
 
6.
La Vie en Rose (2007)
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Biopic of the iconic French singer Édith Piaf. Raised by her grandmother in a brothel, she was discovered while singing on a street corner at the age of 19. Despite her success, Piaf's life was filled with tragedy. (140 mins.)
Director: Olivier Dahan
 
7.
Love and Honor (2006)
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A look at the relationship between a young blind samurai (Kimura) and his wife, who will make a sacrifice in order to defend her husband's honor. (121 mins.)
Director: Yôji Yamada
 
8.
A Mighty Heart (2007)
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Mariane Pearl embarks on a frantic search to locate her journalist husband, Daniel, when he goes missing in Pakistan. (108 mins.)
 
9.
The Missing Star (2006)
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Labourer Vincenzo travels from Italy to China in search of a machine with a deficiency that was produced in the now defunct establishment at which Vincenzo worked for years. (103 mins.)
Director: Gianni Amelio
 
10.
The Namesake (2006)
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American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways. (122 mins.)
Director: Mira Nair
 
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No Country for Old Men (2007)
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Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande. (122 mins.)
 
12.
Shake Hands with the Devil (2007)
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The story of General Romeo Dallaire's frustrated efforts to stop the madness of the Rwandan Genocide, despite the complete indifference of his superiors. (112 mins.)
 
13.
The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (2006)
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A boy is left alone in a Jewish neighborhood in the year of 1970, where both world cup and dictatorship happen in Brazil. (110 mins.)
Director: Cao Hamburger
 
14.
2 Days in Paris (2007)
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Marion and Jack try to rekindle their relationship with a visit to Paris, home of Marion's parents -- and several of her ex-boyfriends. (96 mins.)
Director: Julie Delpy
 
15.
Chronicle of an Escape (2006)
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The goalkeeper of a little-known soccer team is kidnapped by a Argentinean government squad and sent to a detention center. After months of torture, he plots his escape with three other young men. (103 mins.)
 
16.
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
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A mature Queen Elizabeth endures multiple crises late in her reign including court intrigues, an assassination plot, the Spanish Armada, and romantic disappointments. (114 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
 
17.
The Fall (2006)
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In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances. (117 mins.)
Director: Tarsem
 
18.
4 Minutes (2006)
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An elderly piano teacher trains a young convict at a women's penitentiary. (112 mins.)
Director: Chris Kraus
 
19.
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)
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The movie is a coming-of-age drama about a boy growing up in Astoria, New York during the 1980s. As his friends end up dead, on drugs, or in prison. He comes to believe he has been saved from their fates by various so-called saints. (100 mins.)
Director: Dito Montiel
 
20.
Hula Girls (2006)
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Young women in a small Japanese town look to revive their home's declining fortunes by building a Hawaiian village tourist attraction. (121 mins.)
Director: Sang-il Lee
 
21.
Love for Sale (2006)
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In order to get funds, a young woman living in the Northeast of Brazil decides to raffle her own body. (90 mins.)
Director: Karim Ainouz
 
22.
Vitus (2006)
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A 12-year-old piano prodigy, suffocating from his parent's big dreams for him, decides to make his escape and with the aid of his grandfather chase his own dreams instead. (100 mins.)
Director: Fredi M. Murer
 
23.
You Kill Me (2007)
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While drying out on the West Coast, an alcoholic hit man befriends a tart-tongued woman who might just come in handy when it's time for him to return to Buffalo and settle some old scores. (93 mins.)
Director: John Dahl
 
24.
Grave Decisions (2006)
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Marcus H. Rosenmüller's first feature movie deals with a boy thinking that he is responsible for his mother's... (104 mins.)
 
25.
Pingpong (2006)
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After his father's suicide, confused angsty 16 year old Paul goes to stay with his uncle's family. His uncle's wife is also unhappy with her life, so she and Paul have sex and only end up feeling even worse afterwards. Things get ugly. (89 mins.)
 
26.
Requiem (2006)
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An epileptic girl suffers a breakdown during her first year at university, then decides to seek help from a priest in battling the troubles associated with her strict upbringing. (93 mins.)
 
27.
Anche libero va bene (2006)
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A young father and his two children struggle to find harmony after his wife leaves them for another man. (108 mins.)
 
28.
Yella (2007)
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Yella is estranged from her possessive and violent husband; but he can't quite bring himself to give her up. When their fraught interaction finally comes to dramatic conclusion, Yella's life takes an odd shift. (89 mins.)
 
29.
American Fork (2007)
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At nearly 400 pounds, Tracy Orbison is a wide target. When he sets out to pursue his dream of acting... (84 mins.)
Director: Chris Bowman
 
30.
Saimir (2004)
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Albanian teenager, Saimir, emigrates to Italy to start a new life with his father. His father tries to make a living transporting illegal immigrants... (88 mins.)
Director: Francesco Munzi
 
31.
Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (2007 Documentary)
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Chronicles the last great American showman, filmmaker William Castle, a master of ballyhoo who became a brand name in movie horror with his outrageous audience participation gimmicks. (82 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Schwarz
 
32.
Notte prima degli esami (2006)
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A group of Italian friends is preparing for their final exams. (100 mins.)
Director: Fausto Brizzi
 
33.
A Perfect Day (2005)
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A day in the life of Malek, a young man who suffers from sleep disorders and is obsessed with thoughts of his ex-girlfriend... (88 mins.)
 
34.
Days of Glory (2006)
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During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination. (128 mins.)
 
35.
Big Rig (2007 Documentary)
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A portrait of contemporary American life, as seen through the eyes of long-haul truck drivers. (96 mins.)
Director: Doug Pray
 
36.
El custodio (2006)
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A bodyguard of a top politician is so dedicated that he's in danger of losing his own identity. (95 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo Moreno
 
37.
881 (2007)
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The story is about two good friends who grew up with genuine love for the Getai culture, a form of art with stage and song performances... (115 mins.)
Director: Royston Tan
 
38.
Cyrano Fernández (2007)
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Cyrano (Edgar Ramírez), Roxana (Jessika Grau) y Cristian (PastorOviedo) protagonizan un triángulo amoroso... (100 mins.)
 
40.
Ober (2006)
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Edgar is a waiter in a mediocre restaurant, where clients and even his mistress prove abusive, while... (97 mins.)
 
41.
Possible Lives (2007)
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The beautiful wife of a geologist frantically searches for her missing husband and is haunted by a man who bears a striking resemblance to him. (80 mins.)
 
42.
Chants of Lotus (2007)
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(105 mins.)
 
43.
Kirikou and the Wild Beasts (2005)
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Kirikou's Grandfather says that the story of Kirikou and The Witch was too short, so he proceeds to explain more about Kirikou's accomplishments... (75 mins.)
 
44.
Acts of Men (2006 Documentary)
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(75 mins.)
Director: Kiko Goifman
 
45.
The Other (2007)
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Arriving at a distant town, a businessman decides to take the identity of a passenger who died during the bus trip. (83 mins.)
Director: Ariel Rotter
 
46.
Roma wa la n'touma (2006)
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In a time when Algeria has been consumed by warfare and strife for more than a decade, a man who longs... (111 mins.)
Director: Tariq Teguia