Watched (Autumn 2013)

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1.
Funny Games (2007)
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Two psychopathic young men take a family hostage in their cabin. (111 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
2.
Benny's Video (1992)
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A 14-year-old video enthusiast is so caught up in film fantasy that he can no longer relate to the real world, to such an extent that he commits murder and records an on-camera confession for his parents. (105 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
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The Castle (1997 TV Movie)
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When a land surveyor arrives at a small snowy village, local authorities refuse to allow him to advance to the nearby castle. Increasingly complicated bureaucratic obstacles arise. (123 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
4.
The Seventh Continent (1989)
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A European family who plan on escaping to Australia, seem caught up in their daily routine, only troubled by minor incidents. However, behind their apparent calm and repetitive existence, they are actually planning something sinister. (104 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
5.
Code Unknown (2000)
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A young man harasses a homeless woman, another man protests, the police arrest both and the woman has to leave the country. What were their various story-lines leading up to this event? (118 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
6.
Mud (2012)
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Two young boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the vigilantes that are on his trail and to reunite him with his true love. (130 mins.)
Director: Jeff Nichols
 
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The Chorus (2004)
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The new teacher at a severely administered boys' boarding school works to positively affect the students' lives through music. (97 mins.)
 
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Dead Poets Society (1989)
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English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings. (128 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
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Riff-Raff (1991)
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The story of Stevie, a construction worker, and his girlfriend, an unemployed pop singer, serves to... (95 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
 
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Ladybird Ladybird (1994)
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This Ken Loach docu-drama relates the story of a British woman's fight with Social Services over the care of her children... (101 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
 
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Frozen City (2006)
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Abandoned by his wife,the taxi driver (Janne Virtanen)VeliMatti, a man who has lost his family is convicted of murder, an act of violence which, hopelessly drunk at the time, he can not remember committing. (92 mins.)
Director: Aku Louhimies
 
12.
Tears of April (2008)
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There is civil war in Finland. Between whites vs reds. A woman soldier of reds is captured by the whites. She is ordered to be executed. (115 mins.)
Director: Aku Louhimies
 
13.
Animal Kingdom (2010)
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A seventeen year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him. (113 mins.)
Director: David Michôd
 
14.
All or Nothing (2002)
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In a poor working class London home Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry, but when an unexpected tragedy occurs, they and their local community are brought together, and they rediscover their love. (128 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
15.
Still Life (2006)
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A town in Fengjie county is gradually being demolished and flooded to make way for the Three Gorges Dam. A man and woman visit the town to locate their estranged spouses, and become witness to the societal changes. (111 mins.)
Director: Zhangke Jia
 
16.
Nuummioq (2009)
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A love-struck man discovers he has an incurable illness shortly after meeting the woman of his dreams. (95 mins.)
 
17.
Stormy Weather (2003)
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A very sad but genuinely human story. The middle-aged Icelandic woman Loa is seriously mentally ill... (91 mins.)
 
18.
Gomorrah (2008)
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An inside look at Italy's modern crime families. (137 mins.)
Director: Matteo Garrone
 
19.
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)
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An tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord. (128 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
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Climates (2006)
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A dowdy university instructor Isa is an inattentive husband to his younger, TV-business wife Bahar. Self-absorbed and selfish, Isa only communicates in the most rudimentary way, while she, similarly, detaches into crying jags and juvenile behavior. (101 mins.)
 
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Jane Eyre (2011)
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A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret. (120 mins.)
 
22.
Katyn (2007)
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An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940. (122 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda