Winners of the Pardo d'Oro (Festival Internazionale del film Locarno)

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1.
And Then There Were None (1945)
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Ten people are invited to an isolated island, only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. Could one of them be the killer? (97 mins.)
Director: Rene Clair
 
2.
Le silence est d'or (1947)
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1910 : A friend leaves his daughter, Lucette, with Emile a French film producer. Emile falls in love with her... (100 mins.)
Director: René Clair
 
3.
Germany Year Zero (1948)
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A young German boy faces the problems of the tough life in the immediate post WWII Berlin. (78 mins.)
 
4.
The Farm of Seven Sins (1949)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Jean-Devaivre
 
5.
When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950)
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Willie Kluggs enters the service with hopes of going overseas, but his uncanny marksmanship keeps him at home as a shooting instructor... much to his embarrassment. (82 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
6.
The Stranger in Between (1952)
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Violent fugitive and mistreated small boy team up to flee from authority. (84 mins.)
 
7.
The Glass Wall (1953)
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Peter, a WW II 'displaced person' about to be deported jumps ship in New York harbor in an effort to... (82 mins.)
Director: Maxwell Shane
 
8.
Julius Caesar (1950)
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The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony. (106 mins.)
Director: David Bradley
 
9.
Man of Music (1952)
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(100 mins.)
 
10.
Bajaja (1950)
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Bayaya, a young peasant, protected by the spirit of his dead mother, arrives at the castle of the King... (87 mins.)
Director: Jirí Trnka
 
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Wild Fruit (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Lyon, 1953. Maria Manzana is the oldest of a family with five children and the only one who has a job... (94 mins.)
 
12.
Gate of Hell (1953)
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A samurai pursues a married lady-in-waiting. (86 mins.)
 
13.
The Sheep Has Five Legs (1954)
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(104 mins.)
Director: Henri Verneuil
 
14.
Rotation (1949)
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The mechanic Behnke wants to join the Nazi party to secure a good living. However, after his Jewish neighbors have been taken away... (80 mins.)
 
15.
The Emperor's Nightingale (1949)
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A Chinese emperor prefers the tinkling of a bejeweled mechanical bird to the song of a real nightingale... (72 mins.)
 
16.
Carmen Jones (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Contemporary version of the Bizet opera, with new lyrics and an African-American cast. (105 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
17.
Il Grido (1957)
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A man wanders aimlessly, away from his town, away from the woman he loved, emotionally and socially inactive. (116 mins.)
 
18.
The Young Stranger (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
When a 16-year-old, neglected by his movie producer father, gets in trouble, his father doesn't believe his claim of self-defense. (84 mins.)
 
19.
Ten North Frederick (1958)
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At her father's funeral, Ann Chapin thinks back over the last five years of his life, years of apparent... (102 mins.)
Director: Philip Dunne
 
20.
Killer's Kiss (1955)
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Ready to catch a train to his hometown, a washed up boxer tells us about the strange and twisty events that happened to him the past couple of days. (67 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
21.
Bell' Antonio (1960)
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Women love handsome Antonio because they think of him as the perfect lover. But he has problems to fullfill... (105 mins.)
Director: Mauro Bolognini
 
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Fires on the Plain (1959)
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In the closing days of WWII remnants of the Japanese army in Leyte are abandoned by their command and face certain starvation. (108 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
 
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Un coeur gros comme ça (1961)
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Semi-documentary about a young black boxer named Abdoullah Faye and his life in Paris. (105 mins.)
 
24.
Transport z ráje (1963)
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Teresienstadt camp where Nazis held prominent Jews during the World War II. Film shows last days of the camp under the Nazis. (93 mins.)
Director: Zbynek Brynych
 
25.
Black Peter (1964)
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Reality movie of a few days in the life of a Czechoslovak teenager when he starts work. (85 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
26.
Four in the Morning (1965)
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Drama which follows the parallel stories of two couples in crisis and their connection to a drowned woman found in a river. (94 mins.)
Director: Anthony Simmons
 
27.
Courage for Every Day (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Jarda Lukás (Jan Kacer), a worker from a big machine-tool plant, enjoyed a rather decent career after the Communist putsch in February 1948... (85 mins.)
Director: Evald Schorm
 
28.
Entranced Earth (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Eldorado, a fictitious country in Latin America, is sparkling with the internal struggle for political power... (111 mins.)
Director: Glauber Rocha
 
29.
The Visionaries (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(95 mins.)
Director: Maurizio Ponzi
 
30.
Charles, Dead or Alive (1969)
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On the 100th anniversary of the founding of a watchmaking company in Geneva, Charles Dé the founder's... (93 mins.)
Director: Alain Tanner
 
31.
Those Who Wear Glasses (1969)
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(78 mins.)
Director: Sándor Simó
 
32.
Three Sad Tigers (1968)
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The drunken nights of several listless chancers in Chile's capital city build inexorably to violence. (100 mins.)
Director: Raúl Ruiz
 
33.
No Path Through Fire (1968)
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A talented girl is trying to find happiness amidst the Russian revolution of 1917 and the civil war that split the nation. (95 mins.)
Director: Gleb Panfilov
 
34.
End of the Road (1970)
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After a catatonic episode on a railway station platform, Jacob Horner is taken to "The Farm", a bizarre insane asylum run by Doctor D... (110 mins.)
Director: Aram Avakian
 
35.
Lilika (1970)
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A story about young orphan girl who was rejected by her mother. (80 mins.)
Director: Branko Plesa
 
36.
Oh, Sun (1970)
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A native of Mauritania is delighted when he is chosen to work in Paris. Hoping to parlay the experience into a better life for himself... (98 mins.)
Director: Med Hondo
 
37.
This Transient Life (1970)
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Near a remote Buddhist monastery, a young man falls in love with his sister and gets her pregnant. After a monk finds out, the young man becomes an assistant to a master sculptor, only to proceed to complicate matters with his affairs. (143 mins.)
Director: Akio Jissôji
 
38.
The Friends (1971)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Gérard Blain
 
39.
They Have Changed Their Face (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In this allegory on capitalism, director of a known car corporation invites one of his employees to his country villa to give him the good news. He just got promoted. However, the old man is not what he seems and promotion has a price. (90 mins.)
Director: Corrado Farina
 
40.
On the Point of Death (1971)
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(60 mins.)
Director: Mario Garriba
 
41.
Private Road (1971)
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The childish love story between a young depressive girl and a talented young writer and the first steps into their adult life. (89 mins.)
 
42.
Znaki na drodze (1970)
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(97 mins.)
 
43.
Bleak Moments (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Moments from the uncompromisingly bleak existence of a secretary, her intellectually disabled sister... (106 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
44.
The Illumination (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Tabloid life of a physicist; his work, his love life and his quest for the meaning beyond. (91 mins.)
 
45.
Tüzoltó utca 25. (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Hungary's postwar history told through the dreams, nightmares, and memories of the inhabitants of an old house on the eve of it's destruction. (97 mins.)
Director: István Szabó
 
46.
The Son of Amir Is Dead (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Pierre, a young man of Brussels, has lost his job. Unbeknowst to Barbara, the woman he lives with, he has become a pickpocket to survive... (79 mins.)
 
47.
The Big Night (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In Lausanne, Léon is involved by accident with a small Leninist group and gets to know Léa, a dedicated activist and the group leader's mistress. The police keep a close watch on them and trouble is bound to follow. (90 mins.)
Director: Francis Reusser
 
49.
The Idlers of the Fertile Valley (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A father moves with his three sons and their beautiful, hard working servant in a big, old house in the countryside, where a weird drowsiness seems to occupy the four men. Will it be possible for one of them to break free? (118 mins.)
 
50.
The Herd (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Because of a local blood feud, a peasant family in eastern Turkey decides to sell its sheep - a most precious commodity - in far away Ankara... (129 mins.)
Director: Zeki Ökten
 
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Chakra (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Amma lives in Bijapur with her husband and son, Benwa. When a man attempts to sexually molest her, he is killed by her husband... (140 mins.)
 
53.
Les jocondes (1982)
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(90 mins.)
 
54.
Il quartetto Basileus (1983)
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(128 mins.)
Director: Fabio Carpi
 
55.
The Prefab People (1982)
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A husband and wife, drifting apart, reflect on the events leading up to the worst argument of their marriage. (102 mins.)
Director: Béla Tarr
 
56.
Traveller (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
(81 mins.)
Director: Joe Comerford
 
57.
Adj király katonát (1983)
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(113 mins.)
Director: Pál Erdöss
 
58.
Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
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A self-styled New York hipster is paid a surprise visit by his younger cousin from Budapest. From initial... (89 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
 
59.
Alpine Fire (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A year on an Alpine farm: an older couple have two children, Belli, who wanted to be a teacher, and the younger Franzi... (119 mins.)
Director: Fredi M. Murer
 
60.
Sons and Comrades (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A Pole who spent time in an internment camp during the war on the Swiss-German border, visits the site many years later and recalls these days... (82 mins.)
Director: Janusz Zaorski
 
61.
The Jester (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Set four years after the Portuguese revolution and the simultaneous loss of the Portuguese empire in Africa... (120 mins.)
 
62.
Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The second film in Terence Davies's autobiographical series ('Trilogy', 'The Long Day Closes') is an... (85 mins.)
Director: Terence Davies
 
63.
Schmetterlinge (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
(57 mins.)
Director: Wolfgang Becker
 
64.
Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East? (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Three people live in a remote Buddhist monastery near Mount Chonan: Hyegok, the old master; Yong Nan... (137 mins.)
Director: Yong-Kyun Bae
 
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Johnny Suede (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A struggling young musician and devoted fan of Ricky Nelson wants to be just like his idol and become a rock star. (97 mins.)
Director: Tom DiCillo
 
67.
Qiu yue (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Twentysomething Japanese tourist, Tokio, comes to Hong Kong looking for good cusine. He does all that the tourist is expected to do... (108 mins.)
Director: Clara Law
 
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The Jar (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In the yard of an Iranian village school stands in the shade of a tree a large stoneware jar from which all the pupils drink fresh water... (86 mins.)
 
70.
Rai (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Djamel, who is in love with Sahila, would like to get away from the boring life in a Parisian suburb. (89 mins.)
Director: Thomas Gilou
 
71.
Nenette and Boni (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Teenage siblings Nenette and Boni were raised apart as a result of their parents' divorce. Their mother... (103 mins.)
Director: Claire Denis
 
72.
The Mirror (1997)
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A girl in traditional female clothing, with her arm in plaster, comes out of school one day and doesn't find her mother meeting her... (95 mins.)
Director: Jafar Panahi
 
73.
Mr. Zhao (1998)
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(89 mins.)
Director: Yue Lü
 
74.
Peau d'homme coeur de bête (1999)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Hélène Angel
 
75.
Father (2000)
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(96 mins.)
Director: Shuo Wang
 
76.
Alla rivoluzione sulla due cavalli (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
It's the dawn of April 25, 1974, when Marco, a 25-year old Italian and his Portuguese friend Victor leave Paris on a yellow Citroen 2CV... (100 mins.)
 
77.
The Longing (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
(90 mins.)
Director: Iain Dilthey
 
78.
Silent Waters (2003)
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1979. A village in Pakistan. A widow sees her 17 years old son being attracted to Islamist militants. It brings her past back... (99 mins.)
Director: Sabiha Sumar
 
79.
Private (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A Palestinian family is trapped inside a house commandeered by Israeli soldiers. (90 mins.)
 
80.
Nine Lives (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life. (115 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo Garcia
 
81.
Fraulein (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Ruza left Serbia, her country, over 30 years ago and lives in Zurich. Her daily life is a string of repetitive moments until... (81 mins.)
Director: Andrea Staka
 
82.
The Rebirth (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Coincidence and the aftermath of violence. A man's middle-school daughter has been murdered. His wife is already deceased... (102 mins.)
 
83.
Parque vía (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
(86 mins.)
Director: Enrique Rivero
 
84.
She, a Chinese (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
This is the story of Mei, a young woman on a trip from East to West after her escape from her provincial Chinese village... (103 mins.)
Director: Xiaolu Guo
 
85.
Winter Vacation (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An ordinary village in Northern China, the last day of the winter vacation. Four idle, aimless adolescents gather at Zhou Zhixin's home... (91 mins.)
Director: Hongqi Li
 
86.
Back to Stay (2011)
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(99 mins.)
 
87.
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.)
 
88.
Story of My Death (2013)
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(148 mins.)
Director: Albert Serra
 
89.
From What Is Before (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The Philippines, 1972. Mysterious things are happening in a remote barrio. Wails are heard from the forest... (338 mins.)
Director: Lav Diaz
 
90.
Right Now, Wrong Then (2015)
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A film director falls for a young painter - twice. (121 mins.)
Director: Sang-soo Hong