berlinale 2013

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Before Midnight (2013)
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We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna. (109 mins.)
 
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Nobody's Daughter Haewon (2013)
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The secret relationship between a student and a teacher, will their love last? (90 mins.)
Director: Sang-soo Hong
 
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Closed Curtain (2013)
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In a secluded house by the sea with the curtains shut, a screenwriter hides from the world with only his dog as company... (106 mins.)
 
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In the Name of (2013)
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Gay priest with talent to straighten out delinquent lads can remain effectual only so long as not even a hint of his orientation is revealed or suggested. (102 mins.)
 
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Lifelong (2013)
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Ela and Can seemingly have it all. Yet in this affluent section of Istanbul, love turns to suspicion, success delivers only material comfort and truth keeps playing hide-and-seek. (102 mins.)
Director: Asli Özge
 
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Les Misérables (2012)
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In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever. (158 mins.)
Director: Tom Hooper
 
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Camille Claudel 1915 (2013)
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Winter, 1915. Confined by her family to an asylum in the South of France - where she will never sculpt again - the chronicle of Camille Claudel's reclusive life, as she waits for a visit from her brother, Paul Claudel. (95 mins.)
Director: Bruno Dumont
 
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An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013)
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A Roma family lives far from the urban centres of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The father Nazif salvages metal from old cars and sells it to a scrap-dealer... (75 mins.)
Director: Danis Tanovic
 
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Je ne suis pas mort (2012)
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Yacine lives with his brother Jamel in a cramped Parisian apartment. He works as a motorcycle courier... (99 mins.)
Director: Mehdi Ben Attia
 
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Child's Pose (2013)
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The news of a fatal car accident involving her son will trigger against all odds, a mother's struggle to set her child free. (112 mins.)
 
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Ayer no termina nunca (2013)
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Barcelona, 2017. Ex-partners meet again after five years of not seeing each other and having gone through difficult times in their lives... (108 mins.)
Director: Isabel Coixet
 
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Grandmaster (2012)
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A veteran cop chases a cold blooded serial killer, who murders his victims in alphabetical order. (100 mins.)
Director: B. Unnikrishnan
 
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A Fold in My Blanket (2013)
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A Fold in My Blanket is a drama set in a small Georgian town in the near future. (73 mins.)
Director: Zaza Rusadze
 
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Closed Curtain (2013)
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In a secluded house by the sea with the curtains shut, a screenwriter hides from the world with only his dog as company... (106 mins.)
“ Silberner Bär - Bestes Drehbuch ” - wdfgea
 
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Gloria (2013)
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A story set in Santiago and centered on Gloria, a free-spirited older woman, and the realities of her whirlwind relationship with a former naval officer whom she meets out in the clubs. (110 mins.)
“ Silberner Bär - Best Actress ” - wdfgea
 
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Harmony Lessons (2013)
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Lonely Kazakh teenager Aslan is bullied at his new school. He prepares himself for a bloody revenge on the school bully Bolat. (120 mins.)
Director: Emir Baigazin
“ Silberner Bär - Herausragende künstlerische Leistung ” - wdfgea
 
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Vic + Flo Saw a Bear (2013)
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Winner 2013 Silver Bear (Alfred Bauer Prize) Berlin International Film Festival. Vic + Flo Saw a Bear... (95 mins.)
Director: Denis Côté
“ Alfred-Bauer-Preis ” - wdfgea
 
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Prince Avalanche (2013)
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Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind. (94 mins.)
“ Silberner Bär - Beste Regie ” - wdfgea
 
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Promised Land (2012)
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A salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources. (106 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
“ Lobende Erwähnung ” - wdfgea
 
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Layla Fourie (2013)
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Layla Fourie, a young single-mother in South Africa, receives a job assignment as polygraphist. In the constant presence of mistrust, lies and fear Layla soon becomes a suspect herself. (107 mins.)
Director: Pia Marais
“ Lobende Erwähnung ” - wdfgea
 
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The Rocket (2013)
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A boy who is believed to bring bad luck to everyone around him leads his family and two new friends through Laos to find a new home... (96 mins.)
Director: Kim Mordaunt
“ Bester Erstlingsfilm ” - wdfgea