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1.
Baltie zvani (1961 Short Film)
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(24 mins.)
Director: Ivars Kraulitis
 
2.
Ten Minutes Older (1978 Documentary)
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A 10 minute long journey of emotions that befall children faces. Fear, Curiosity; a Smile. They all sit in a dark theater. What they see, we don't; we can only guess from their faces. (10 mins.)
Director: Herz Frank
 
3.
The Shoe (1998)
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(83 mins.)
Director: Laila Pakalnina
 
4.
Is It Easy to Be Young? (1986 Documentary)
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Portrayal of rebellious teenagers growing up under Communist rule in Latvia. (83 mins.)
Director: Juris Podnieks
 
5.
Dream Land (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary film crew arrive at a Latvian garbage dump to investigate reports of a giant mutated worm living in the garbage... (35 mins.)
Director: Laila Pakalnina
 
6.
Small Roads (2011 Documentary)
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(103 mins.)
Director: James Benning
 
7.
Three Men and a Fish Pond (2008 Documentary)
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Three elderly country bachelors idle away their time amidst semi-wild nature, closer to birds and pond fish than to humans. (52 mins.)
 
8.
The Epic of Everest (1924 Documentary)
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The official record of Mallory and Irvine's 1924 expedition. (87 mins.)
Director: J.B.L. Noel
 
9.
Letter from Siberia (1957 Documentary)
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(62 mins.)
Director: Chris Marker
 
10.
Decasia (2002 Documentary)
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A meditation on the human quest to transcend physicality, constructed from decaying archival footage and set to an original symphonic score. (70 mins.)
Director: Bill Morrison
 
11.
A Year Along the Abandoned Road (1991 Documentary)
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A portrait of a deserted fisherman's village in Northern Norway called Børfjord - a place with an incredible... (12 mins.)
 
12.
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.)
 
13.
Bells from the Deep (1993 Documentary)
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What is faith and religion to Russians after the fall of communism? We get the insight into the Russian Orthodox church as well as different folk and shamanic beliefs. (60 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
14.
The Open Road (1926 Documentary)
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Travelogue filmed between 1924 and 1926 on a motor journey between Land's End and John O'Groats using Friese-Green's two colour additive process. (64 mins.)
 
15.
Ursus (2011 Short Film)
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A story about a bear who works as an acrobat-motorcyclist in a traveling circus during the day but yearns... (10 mins.)
 
16.
Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania (1972 Documentary)
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A film diary divided into three episodes. The first part reflects Jonas Mekas of his time as emigrant in 50th century New York... (88 mins.)
Director: Jonas Mekas
 
17.
Birth of an Island (1964 Short Film)
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(23 mins.)
 
18.
Eldur í Heimaey (1975 Documentary)
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(28 mins.)
 
19.
The Lumière Brothers' First Films (1996 Documentary)
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A collection of short films made by the Lumiere brothers, a team of pioneering filmmakers in turn-of-the-century France. (61 mins.)
 
20.
Motforestilling (1972)
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A meta-film about a film and the common man in our own political reality. A reality that is just scenes of a film without any cinematic development, but which might be plain reality tomorrow. (97 mins.)
Director: Erik Løchen
 
21.
The Chasers (1959)
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Two men attracted to the same woman are attending a trip with her in the Mountains during the bird hunting season. A triangular love drama ending with tragedy. Or is it, really? (94 mins.)
Director: Erik Løchen
 
22.
Zerograd (1989)
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An engineer in charge of the production line of a factory in Moscow is sent to a small town to try to... (103 mins.)
 
23.
The Minister (2011)
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Transport Minister Bertrand Saint-Jean is awoken in the middle of the night by his head of staff. A bus has gone off the road into a gully... (115 mins.)
 
24.
3 Bad Men (1926)
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Three outlaws come to the aid of a young girl after her father is killed. (92 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
25.
Po zakonu (1926)
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A five-person team of gold prospectors in the Yukon has just begun to enjoy great success when one of the members snaps... (80 mins.)
Director: Lev Kuleshov
 
26.
Conflict (1945)
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An engineer trapped in an unhappy marriage murders his wife in the hope of marrying her younger sister. (86 mins.)
 
27.
Line of Sight (2012 Documentary)
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Line Of Sight is a rare view into underground bicycle messenger racing which has become a global phenomenon... (60 mins.)
Director: Benny Zenga
 
28.
Intimidation (1960)
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A bank manager is blackmailed into robbing his own bank. (65 mins.)
 
29.
Night Train (1959)
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A man, Jerzy, enters a train set for the Baltic coast. He seems to be on the run from something--and... (99 mins.)
 
30.
Gerhard Richter - Painting (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on the German artist that includes glimpses at his studio, which has not been seen in decades. (97 mins.)
Director: Corinna Belz
 
31.
It Happened in Broad Daylight (1958)
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Having doubts about the guilt of the obvious suspect in the murder of an eight year old girl, a police detective decides to investigate the case on his own. (100 mins.)
Director: Ladislao Vajda
 
32.
The Day of the Triffids (1962)
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After an unusual meteor shower leaves most of the human population blind, a merchant navy officer must find a way to conquer tall, aggressive plants which are feeding on people and animals. (93 mins.)
Director: Steve Sekely
 
33.
The Face of Fu Manchu (1965)
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Grisly strangulations in London alert Nayland Smith of Scotland Yard to the possibility of the fiendish Fu Manchu may not be dead after all... (89 mins.)
Director: Don Sharp
 
34.
Ghost (1984 Short Film)
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Film by Japanese experimentalist Takashi Ito. Of haunting light and haunted spaces, otherworldly movement and abstracted time. (5 mins.)
Director: Takashi Ito
 
35.
Intimate Interviews: Bela Lugosi (1931 Documentary)
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Actor Bela Lugosi discusses his career, his social life, and his feelings about his most famous role, Count Dracula. (9 mins.)
Director: Grace Elliott
 
36.
Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life (1925 Documentary)
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The struggles of a hardscrabble Iranian nomadic tribe as they journey through bleak country to reach the grasslands that will save their livestock. (71 mins.)
 
37.
The Outlaw and His Wife (1918)
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A stranger comes to work at widow Halla's farm. Halla and the stranger fall in love, but when he is revealed as Eyvind... (136 mins.)
 
38.
Ingeborg Holm (1913)
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Single mother is separated from her children due to financial struggles. (96 mins.)
 
39.
The Scarlet Letter (1926)
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After having a child out of wedlock, a young Puritan woman is pressured to reveal the name of her lover. (115 mins.)
Director: Victor Seastrom
 
40.
Trädgårdsmästaren (1912)
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A gardener runs a nursery. His son has fallen in love with the daughter of one of the workers at the nursery. The gardener, who has a good eye for daughter, runs furiously his son out of the house.
 
41.
Girl from Stormy Croft (1917)
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Helga is a young single lady who has a baby by a much older married man. After the older man tells Helga's... (87 mins.)
 
42.
The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895 Short Film)
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This short film, one of the first to use camera tricks, depicts the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots. (1 mins.)
Director: Alfred Clark
 
43.
Samadhi (1967 Short Film)
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(6 mins.)
Director: Jordan Belson
 
44.
The Unholy Three (1925)
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A sideshow ventriloquist, midget, and strongman form a conspiracy known as "The Unholy Three" and commit a series of robberies. (86 mins.)
Director: Tod Browning
 
46.
Elpojiet dzili (1967)
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Set in Riga in 1967, the film deals with the challenges faced by creative young people under an authoritarian... (76 mins.)
Director: Rolands Kalnins
 
47.
Kamome Diner (2006)
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Where are we welcome? On a quiet street in Helsinki, Sachie has opened a diner featuring rice balls... (102 mins.)
Director: Naoko Ogigami
 
48.
Labor on the Douro River (1931 Documentary)
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A documentary that looks at the people working in the river Douro, around the city of Porto. (20 mins.)
 
49.
Le temps perdu (1964 Short Film)
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A 16-year-old girl recalls the last moments of her summer vacation, spent with friends in the Laurentians north of Montréal. She reminisces about their talks on life, death, love, and God. (27 mins.)
Director: Michel Brault
 
50.
Weatherbeaten Melody (1943 Short Film)
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(10 mins.)
Director: Fischerkösen
 
51.
The Black Room (1935)
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Ignoring an ancient prophecy, evil brother Gregor seeks to maintain his feudal power on his his Tyrolean estate by murdering and impersonating his benevolent younger twin. (70 mins.)
 
52.
Corridors of Blood (1958)
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Dr. Thomas Bolton fights for the use of anesthetic in surgery and uses himself as a guinea pig but soon finds himself addicted. (86 mins.)
Director: Robert Day
 
53.
The Invisible Ray (1936)
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A scientist becomes murderous after discovering, and being exposed to the radiation of, a powerful new element called Radium X. (80 mins.)
Director: Lambert Hillyer
 
54.
The Proud Valley (1940)
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In a Welsh coal mining valley, a young man with a beautiful singing voice is called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice when a pit disaster threatens. (76 mins.)
Director: Pen Tennyson
 
55.
Vavilon XX (1979)
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(100 mins.)
 
56.
Spacy (1981 Short Film)
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Set of rapid telescopic images of a gym, in fast forward, traveling through itself, space and time. (10 mins.)
Director: Takashi Ito
 
57.
Grandma's Reading Glass (1900 Short Film)
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A boy looks through glasses at various objects, seen magnified. (2 mins.)
 
58.
When Worlds Collide (1951)
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As a new star and planet hurtle toward a doomed Earth, a small group of survivalists frantically work to complete the rocket which will take them to their new home. (83 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
 
59.
Kolka Cool (2011)
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A film that depicts the mentality of the inhabitants of a small village on the Baltic coast. Three guys... (97 mins.)
Director: Juris Poskus
 
60.
Lightning Bolt: The Power of Salad (2002 Documentary)
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Lightning Bolt's 2001 tour through the United States, featuring live performances and interviews with the the band, friends and family. (71 mins.)
 
61.
Light Is Calling (2004 Short Film)
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A scene from The Bells (1926) is optically reprinted and edited to Michael Gordon¹s 7 minute composition. A meditation on the fleeting nature of life and love, as seen through the roiling emulsion of an film. (8 mins.)
Director: Bill Morrison
 
62.
The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (1962)
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The outrageous Baron Munchausen tells of his many adventures, from meeting the Man in the Moon to defeating a Turkish army all by himself. (83 mins.)
Director: Karel Zeman
 
63.
Scream of Fear (1961)
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A wheelchair-bound young woman returns to her father's estate after ten years, and although she's told he's away, she keeps seeing his dead body on the estate. (81 mins.)
Director: Seth Holt
 
64.
The Woman Always Pays (1910 Short Film)
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At a tramcar in Copenhagen the piano teacher Magda Vang meets the young man Knud Svane, who falls in love with her... (38 mins.)
Director: Urban Gad
 
65.
Carriage to Vienna (1966)
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A WW2 story of a young Austrian soldier running from the Russian army and a woman whom he forces to come along in order to save his wounded mate. (115 mins.)
Director: Karel Kachyna
 
66.
The Black Pirate (1926)
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Seeking revenge, an athletic young man joins the pirate band responsible for his father's death. (88 mins.)
Director: Albert Parker
 
67.
Homicidal (1961)
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The brutal stabbing murder of a justice-of-the-peace sparks an investigation of dark family secrets in a sleepy small town in Southern California. (87 mins.)
Director: William Castle
 
68.
Klostret i Sendomir (1920)
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Two weary travelers come upon a monastery. While staying the night, they learn of its mysterious founding. (54 mins.)
 
69.
The Vultures of the Coast (1915 Short Film)
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A man and his adult son are caught smuggling by a customs officer, who dies in the ensuing struggle. The arrival of the dead officer's son sets a whole new chain of events in motion.
 
70.
Villa Antropoff (2012 Short Film)
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(13 mins.)
 
71.
Annie Oakley (1894 Documentary)
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The 'Little Sure Shot' of the 'Wild West.' Exhibition of Rifle Shooting at Glass Balls, etc. (from the Edison Catalog) (1 mins.)
 
72.
Lucky Star (1929)
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Mary, a poor farm girl, meets Tim just as word comes that war has been declared. Tim enlists in the army and goes to the battlefields of Europe... (100 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
73.
Hands on a Hard Body: The Documentary (1997 Documentary)
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Twenty-four contestants compete in an endurance/sleep deprivation contest in order to win a brand new Nissan Hardbody truck... (98 mins.)
Director: S.R. Bindler
 
74.
Man on the Roof (1976)
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Police lieutenant Nyman is murdered in his hospital bed and Martin Beck and his colleagues have another murder to solve... (110 mins.)
Director: Bo Widerberg
 
75.
Girl with Hyacinths (1950)
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The young Dagmar Brink commits suicide. Her belongings are inherited by the resident caretaker in the house she lived in... (89 mins.)
Director: Hasse Ekman
 
76.
Wings (1966)
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A fascinating and human portrayal of a once-famous fighter pilot and loyal Stalinist named Nadezhda Petrovna... (85 mins.)
Director: Larisa Shepitko
 
77.
Fire in Castilla (Tactilvision from the Moor of the Fright) (1961 Documentary)
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Short documentary featuring sculptures of Alonso de Berruguete and Juan de Juni in the Valladolid National Museum. (20 mins.)
 
78.
The Sniper (1952)
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A sniper kills young brunettes as the police attempt to grapple with the psychology of the unknown assailant. (88 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
79.
Boy (1969)
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A young boy reluctantly aids his swindling father in a threatening scam. (105 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
 
80.
The Unprecedented Defence of the Fortress Deutschkreuz (1967 Short Film)
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Four guys break into an old castle and find uniforms and military equipment. They then prepare to defend it from an imaginary enemy. (14 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
81.
Seven Years Bad Luck (1921)
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After breaking a mirror in his home, superstitious Max tries to avoid situations which could bring bad luck-- but in doing so, causes himself the worst luck imaginable. (62 mins.)
Director: Max Linder
 
82.
The Town Rat and the Country Rat (1927 Short Film)
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The Country Rat visits his friend, the Town Rat, but finds that life in the great metropolis is rather too hectic (and dangerous... (10 mins.)
 
83.
The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting (1978)
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Two narrators, one seen and one unseen, discuss possible connections between a series of paintings.... (66 mins.)
Director: Raoul Ruiz
 
84.
Necrology (1971 Short Film)
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People ascending into darkness. (12 mins.)
Director: Standish Lawder
 
85.
Happiness (1935)
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A hapless loser (with the surname of Loser) undergoes misadventures with avaracious clergy, a tired horse... (95 mins.)
 
86.
A Chairy Tale (1957 Short Film)
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An ordinary looking chair refuses to be sat upon. (12 mins.)
 
87.
Go West (1923 Short Film)
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(12 mins.)
Director: Len Powers
 
88.
Cockfighter (1974)
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Southern action drama film about cockfighting. (83 mins.)
Director: Monte Hellman
 
89.
The Exiles (1961)
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Native Americans in Los Angeles. For 12 hours one Friday night, from late afternoon until dawn, we follow a handful of urban Indians... (72 mins.)
Director: Kent MacKenzie
 
90.
Night Drive (1977 TV Movie)
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A housewife is stalked by a psycho after she sees him a murder a highway patrol officer. (73 mins.)
Director: E.W. Swackhamer
 
91.
The Lineup (1958)
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In San Francisco, a psychopathic gangster and his mentor retrieve heroin packages carried by unsuspecting travelers. (86 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
92.
Armored Car Robbery (1950)
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A well-planned robbery goes awry, with tough cop Cordell in pursuit. (67 mins.)
 
93.
Earth and Ashes (2004)
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Elderly Dastaguir and his newly deaf 5-year-old grandson Yassin hitchhike and walk, but mostly walk... (102 mins.)
Director: Atiq Rahimi
 
94.
The Patience Stone (2012)
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In a war ridden country a woman watches over the husband reduced to a vegetable state by a bullet in the neck, abandoned by Jihad companions and brothers. One day, the woman decides to say things to him she could never have done before. (102 mins.)
Director: Atiq Rahimi
 
95.
The Ferry (1996 Documentary)
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(16 mins.)
Director: Laila Pakalnina
 
96.
Borom sarret (1963 Short Film)
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Boron Sarret is arguably the first film made by a black African. It illustrates poverty in Senegal, particularly for the working man (20 mins.)
Director: Ousmane Sembene
 
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98.
Wrony (1994)
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A thin child of about 10, nicknamed "Crow" because she mimics the bird, has no friends and rejects a teacher's hug... (66 mins.)
 
99.
Blight (1996 Short Film)
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The building of the M11 Link Road in East London provoked a long and bitter campaign by local residents to protect their homes from demolition... (15 mins.)
Director: John Smith
 
100.
11 x 14 (1977)
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One of the most widely praised American avant-garde films in recent years, James Benning's 1977 feature is a laconic mosaic of single-shot sequences... (81 mins.)
Director: James Benning