iCM Hidden Gems [elmozg]

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1.
A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)
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Ning Tsai-Shen, a humble tax collector, arrives in a small town to carry out his work. Unsurprisingly... (98 mins.)
Director: Siu-Tung Ching
 
2.
Peking Opera Blues (1986)
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The movie is set in chaotic 1920's China, when warlords fought each other for power while Sun Yat-Sen's... (104 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
 
3.
Red Psalm (1972)
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Set in the 1890s on the Hungarian plains, a group of farm workers go on strike in-which they face harsh reprisals and the reality of revolt, oppression, morality and violence. (87 mins.)
Director: Miklós Jancsó
 
4.
Storm Over Asia (1928)
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In 1918 a simple Mongolian herdsman escapes to the hills after brawling with a western capitalist fur trader who cheats him... (127 mins.)
 
5.
Archangel (1990)
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An amnesiac soldier, seeking his lost love, arrives in Archangel in northern Russia to help the townsfolk in their fight against the Bolsheviks, all quite unaware that the Great War ended three months ago. (90 mins.)
Director: Guy Maddin
 
6.
Come Drink with Me (1966)
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A group of bandits kidnaps the governor's son and demands their imprisoned leader to be set free in exchange. (91 mins.)
Director: King Chuan
 
7.
An Actor's Revenge (1963)
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Yukinojo, a Kabuki actor, seeks revenge by destroying the three men who caused the deaths of his parents. Also involved are the daughter of one of Yukinojo's targets, two master thieves, and a swordsman who himself is out to kill Yukinojo. (113 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
 
8.
Cyclo (1995)
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A young man who struggles through life by earning some money with his bicycle-taxi in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city) gets contact to a group of criminals... (123 mins.)
Director: Tran Anh Hung
 
9.
The Great White Silence (1924 Documentary)
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In 1910 the British Antarctic Expedition, led by Capt. Robert F. Scott, embarks from Lyttleton, NZ on a quest to become the first to reach the South Pole. (108 mins.)
 
10.
The Ear (1970)
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Husband (senior ministry official) and wife find their house is riddled with listening devices put there by his own ministry... (94 mins.)
Director: Karel Kachyna
 
11.
Méditerranée (1963 Documentary)
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A short film documenting the seas and shores of the Mediterranean Sea. (44 mins.)
 
12.
Time Piece (1965 Short Film)
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A surreal stream of consciousness montage about time and related bizarreness. (9 mins.)
Director: Jim Henson
 
13.
Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965)
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Aboard a British train, mysterious fortune teller Dr. Schreck uses tarot cards to read the futures of five fellow passengers. (98 mins.)
Director: Freddy Francis
 
14.
The Story of a Cheat (1936)
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A charming scoundrel reflects on his exploits, from childhood through to manhood. (81 mins.)
Director: Sacha Guitry
 
15.
Chess Fever (1925 Short Film)
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With an international chess tournament in progress, a young man becomes completely obsessed with the game... (28 mins.)
 
16.
Utu (1984)
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In New Zealand in the 1860s the native Maori people fought the British colonials to keep the land guaranteed to them by treaty... (118 mins.)
Director: Geoff Murphy
 
17.
Man of Marble (1977)
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In 1976, a young woman in Krakow is making her diploma film, looking behind the scenes at the life of a 1950s bricklayer... (165 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
18.
The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011 Mini-Series)
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A comprehensive history of the medium and art of motion pictures. (60 mins.)
 
19.
The Mortal Storm (1940)
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The Roth family leads a quiet life in a small village in the German Alps during the early 1930s. When the Nazis come to power, the family is divided and Martin Brietner, a family friend is caught up in the turmoil. (100 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
20.
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)
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A seductive woman falls in love with a mysterious ship's captain. (122 mins.)
Director: Albert Lewin
 
21.
Louisiana Story (1948)
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The idyllic life of a young Cajun boy and his pet raccoon is disrupted when the tranquility of the bayou is broken by an oil well drilling near his home. (78 mins.)
Director: Robert Flaherty
 
22.
Tokyo Olympiad (1965 Documentary)
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Ichikawa's cameras follow the 1964 Summer Olympics from opening to closing ceremonies. Sometimes he focuses on spectators... (170 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
 
23.
Brightness (1987)
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A young man with magical powers journeys to his uncle to request help in fighting his sorcerer father. (105 mins.)
 
24.
Blacula (1972)
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An ancient African prince, turned into a vampire by Dracula himself, finds himself in modern Los Angeles. (93 mins.)
Director: William Crain
 
25.
Judge Priest (1934)
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Judge Priest, a proud Confederate veteran, uses common sense and considerable humanity to dispense justice in a small town in the Post-Bellum Kentucky. (80 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
26.
The Young One (1960)
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A jazz musician seeks refuge from a lynch mob on a remote island, where he meets a hostile game warden and the young object of his attentions. (95 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
27.
Song at Midnight (1937)
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China's first horror film, this is loosely based on The Phantom of the Opera. A disfigured musical genius roams a traditional Chinese opera house, punishing those who offend him. (113 mins.)
Director: Weibang Ma-Xu
 
28.
A Trip Down the River (1970)
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A stowaway on a cruise ship is mistaken for an entertainment director. (65 mins.)
Director: Marek Piwowski
 
29.
Zakazane piosenki (1947)
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A Polish musician tells a young soldier about his wartime activity - setting up a street orchestra and taking part in the anti-Nazi resistance movement. (97 mins.)
 
30.
In the Year of the Pig (1968 Documentary)
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Produced at the height of the Vietnam War, Emile de Antonio's Oscar-nominated 1968 documentary chronicles the war's historical roots... (103 mins.)
 
31.
Careful (1992)
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In the Alpine village of Tolzbad in the 1800s, the townsfolk talk quietly and restrain their movements lest they incur avalanches... (100 mins.)
Director: Guy Maddin
 
32.
Four Heads Are Better Than One (1898 Short Film)
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Much to our amazement, an elegant and masterful illusionist detaches his own head effortlessly from his shoulders for a once-in-a-lifetime performance. (1 mins.)
 
33.
Day of the Wacko (2002)
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24 hours in the bitter life of a frustrated divorced teacher who stays in the vicious circle of his numerous obsessions. (93 mins.)
Director: Marek Koterski
 
34.
Real Life (1979)
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A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives... (99 mins.)
Director: Albert Brooks
 
35.
Now You Tell One (1926 Short Film)
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The Liars Club is holding their contest to see who can tell the most unbelievable story, with a gold medallion waiting to be awarded to the winner... (20 mins.)
 
36.
The Mill and the Cross (2011)
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The film focuses on a dozen of the 500 characters depicted in Bruegel's painting. The theme of Christ's suffering is set against religious persecution in Flanders in 1564. (92 mins.)
Director: Lech Majewski
 
37.
How I Unleashed World War II (1970)
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The adventures of unlucky Polish soldier Franek Dolas during world war II. In September he escapes from Stalag and goes to France. After that he fights in Africa and Europe. (224 mins.)
 
38.
Jak dziala jamniczek (1971 Short Film)
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(8 mins.)