IFFR 2013

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1.
For Love's Sake (2012)
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Troubled high school student Makoto arrives in Tokyo to exact revenge from a past incident. He then falls in love at first sight with Ai... (133 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
“ For Love's Sake ” - Joost99
 
2.
Drug War (2012)
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A drug cartel boss who is arrested in a raid is coerced into betraying his former accomplices as part of an undercover operation. (107 mins.)
Director: Johnnie To
“ Drug War ” - Joost99
 
3.
Me and You (2012)
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An introverted teenager tells his parents he is going on a ski trip, but instead spends his time alone in a basement. (103 mins.)
 
4.
Shanghai (2012)
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Prime leader of a campaign against a big government project is killed in what appears to be a road accident. An IAS officer is ordered to probe the incident and the veils of falsehood begin to drop. (120 mins.)
 
5.
Wadjda (2012)
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An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest. (98 mins.)
 
6.
Tied (2013)
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A banker strikes up a sadomasochistic relationship with a mistress. (80 mins.)
 
7.
Ya tozhe khochu (2012)
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Sanja the Bandit after a particularly vicious shootout, stumbles into the musician Oleg at the local banya. Following a retelling of a semi-mythological story, the pair decide to make a pilgrimage to a "bell-tower of happiness". (83 mins.)
“ Me Too ” - Joost99
 
8.
Call Girl (2012)
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A young girl is recruited from the bottom rung of society into a ruthless world where power can get you anything. (140 mins.)
 
9.
The Wild Ones (2012)
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Five teenagers violently escape a reformatory school in an Argentinean province. They must journey a hundred kilometers on foot... (130 mins.)
Director: Alejandro Fadel
 
10.
The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2012 Documentary)
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Philosopher Slavoj Zizek examines the hidden themes and existential questions asked by world renowned films. (136 mins.)
Director: Sophie Fiennes
 
11.
Spring Breakers (2012)
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Four college girls hold up a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation. While partying, drinking, and taking drugs, they are arrested, only to be bailed out by a drug and arms dealer. (94 mins.)
Director: Harmony Korine
 
12.
Night Across the Street (2012)
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A drama centered on an office worker on the verge of retirement who begins to relive both real and imagined memories. (110 mins.)
Director: Raúl Ruiz
 
13.
Die Welt (2013)
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Die Welt is an audacious hybrid between fiction and documentary, showing contemporary Tunisia shortly after the Jasmine revolution in 2011. (80 mins.)
Director: Alex Pitstra
 
14.
Comrade Kim Goes Flying (2012)
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A female coal miner in communist Korea aspires to be an acrobat in a circus. (81 mins.)
 
15.
La cinquième saison (2012)
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In a scenic Belgian village, nature is turning its back on man. How will the locals cope with this new reality? (93 mins.)
 
16.
Il Futuro (2013)
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When their parents die, Bianca starts to smoke and Tomas is still a virgin. The orphans explore the dangerous streets of adulthood until Bianca finds Maciste, a retired Mr. Universe, and enters his dark mansion in search of a future. (94 mins.)
Director: Alicia Scherson
 
17.
The Girl from Nowhere (2012)
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Michel, a retired math teacher, has lived alone since his wife's death & occupies his time writing an essay about the beliefs that shape daily life... (91 mins.)
 
18.
Frankenstein's Army (2013)
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Toward the end of World War II, Russian soldiers pushing into eastern Germany stumble across a secret Nazi lab... (84 mins.)
 
19.
It Felt Like Love (2013)
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Lila wants to emulate the sexual exploits of her more experienced best friend. She fixates on a tough older guy who will "sleep with anyone" and tries to insert herself into his world, putting herself in a dangerously vulnerable situation. (82 mins.)
Director: Eliza Hittman
 
20.
Halley (2012)
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Alberto forms an unusual friendship with Luly, the manager of the 24-hour gym where he works as a night guard. (84 mins.)
 
21.
De Wederopstanding van een Klootzak (2013)
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A criminal starts questioning his violent way of life when he searches for the unknown assailant who almost shot him to death. (90 mins.)
Director: Guido van Driel
 
22.
Watchtower (2012)
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A man and a woman seeking refuge from the world: Nihat at a remote forest fire tower, Seher in her room at a rural bus station. When their lives collide, each now has to fight their battle of conscience before the other. (96 mins.)
Director: Pelin Esmer
“ Soldate Jeanette ” - Joost99
 
23.
111 Girls (2012)
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A government official travels across Iranian Kurdistan on a mission to stop 111 young women from committing suicide... (79 mins.)
 
24.
Ninah's Dowry (2012)
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Ninah is a runaway wife whose husband finds out she is pregnant and he comes to recover the dowry he paid or take home the woman he owns. By any means necessary. (95 mins.)
Director: Victor Viyuoh
 
25.
The Returned (2012 TV Series)
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The Returned opens in a small mountain community which is rocked to its core when several local people... (52 mins.)
 
26.
The Asthenic Syndrome (1990)
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In the old days it was called hypochrondria, or black melancholia. Now, apparently, it's termed the Asthenic Syndrome... (153 mins.)
Director: Kira Muratova
“ The Asthenic Syndrome ” - Joost99
 
27.
Kern (2012 Documentary)
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Two directors shoot a documentary about the controversial director and pugnacious actor Peter Kern. But he cannot be easily rammed into the classical form of a doc. (101 mins.)
 
28.
“ Peculiar Vacation and Other Illnessess ” - Joost99
 
29.
Two in One (2007)
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This celebrated director's "exquisite cruelty" appears front and center when the death of a stage actor turns a theatrical drama into a real one... (124 mins.)
Director: Kira Muratova
“ Two in One ” - Joost99
 
30.
Going My Home (2012 Mini-Series)
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(54 mins.)
 
31.
Wildlife (2012)
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(115 mins.)
Director: Adolfo Alix Jr.
 
32.
Inori (2012 Documentary)
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Inori is a great Japanese / spiritual / scientific documentary. Uncovering deep Human Being truths. A must watch (72 mins.)
 
33.
Fuck for Forest (2012 Documentary)
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Berlin's Fuck for Forest is one of the world's most bizarre charities: based on the idea that sex can change the world, the NGO raises money for their environmental cause by selling home-made erotic films on the Internet. (86 mins.)
Director: Michal Marczak
 
34.
Ji yi wang zhe wo (2012)
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(87 mins.)
Director: Fang Song
Stars: Fang Song
“ Memories look at me ” - Joost99
 
35.
Five Years (2013)
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How Murat Kurnaz ended up in Guantanamo Bay is a mysterious story. 5 YEARS investigates the psychological aspect of this endless and unjustified "imprisonment" where Kurnaz had to endure never ending physical and psychological torture. (95 mins.)
Director: Stefan Schaller
“ 5 Jahre (docu?) ” - Joost99
 
36.
Low Tide (2012)
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A 12 year old boy and his single mother live parallel lives. The boy spends his days alone while his mother works and goes out with her friends... (92 mins.)
 
37.
Dog Flesh (2012)
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Dog Flesh deals with a complex period in the life of Alejandro, a solitary, fragile and unpredictable man who is crushed by the hostility of his mysterious past. (81 mins.)
 
38.
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
 
40.
Consequence (2012 Documentary)
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(68 mins.)
Director: Thomas Heise
 
41.
The Sentimental Policeman (1992)
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An ordinary post-Soviet policeman finds a baby in the garden and wants to adopt it; this 'adventure' turns his life upside down. After the 'shock therapy' of The Asthenic Syndrome. (115 mins.)
Director: Kira Muratova
“ the sentimental policeman ” - Joost99
 
42.
Big Boy (2011)
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BIG BOY is a coming-of-age tale about a boy and his family in 1950s Mindoro, Philippines, and how he... (89 mins.)
Director: Shireen Seno
 
43.
Lesson of the Evil (2012)
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A popular high school teacher concocts an extreme plan to deal with the rise of bullying and bad behavior among the student body. (129 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
“ Lesson of the Evil ” - Joost99
 
44.
Reality (2012)
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Luciano is a charming fishmonger whose unexpected and sudden obsession with being a contestant on a reality show leads him down a rabbit hole of skewed perceptions and paranoia. (116 mins.)
Director: Matteo Garrone
 
45.
Towheads (2013)
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Adventurous and bold mother of two, PENELOPE, struggles to strike the balance between her artistic aspirations and motherly responsibilities in this playful look at modern-day motherhood and the difficulties families face everyday. (85 mins.)
Director: Shannon Plumb
 
46.
La Playa DC (2012)
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Tomas, an Afro-Colombian teenager who fled the country's Pacific coast pushed out by the war, faces... (90 mins.)
 
47.
Jonathas' Forest (2012)
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Jonathas lives with his parents and his brother, Juliano, in a cottage in a rural area of the Amazon... (98 mins.)
Director: Sergio Andrade
 
48.
Roland Hassel (2012)
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Retired police inspector is trying to solve the 1986 murder of prime minister Olof Palme. (74 mins.)
Director: Måns Månsson
 
49.
Harmonica's Howl (2013)
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A young couple, Pedro and Antônia, have their relationship weakening after meeting Luana. Romance, seduction, fear and anguish from the future are established in this story of liquid love. (72 mins.)
Director: Bruno Safadi
“ The Harmonica's Howl ” - Joost99
 
50.
Mirror My Love (2012 TV Movie)
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Snow White is about to marry her prince charming years after escaping the punishment of her terrible stepmother and thanks to the clemency of a hunter... (84 mins.)
Director: Siegrid Alnoy
 
51.
Rhino Season (2012)
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Kurdish-Iranian poet Sahel has just been released from a thirty-year prison sentence in Iran. Now the one thing keeping him going is the thought of finding his wife, who thinks him dead for over twenty years. (88 mins.)
Director: Bahman Ghobadi
“ Rhino Season ” - Joost99
 
52.
Never Die (2012)
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Chayo returns to her hometown to care for her elderly mother and cope with her death. Surrounded by love and sublime beauty, Chayo has to give up something that as a woman and mother is inalienable. That will be the price of her freedom. (84 mins.)
Director: Enrique Rivero
 
53.
Diego Star (2013)
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A serious accident occurs on board the Diego Star, a dilapidated Russian cargo ship. Traore, a mechanic from the Ivory Coast... (91 mins.)
 
54.
Diego Star (2013)
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A serious accident occurs on board the Diego Star, a dilapidated Russian cargo ship. Traore, a mechanic from the Ivory Coast... (91 mins.)