Films I want to watch in 2014

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1.
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)
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Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her - but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime. (137 mins.)
Director: Isao Takahata
 
2.
The Raid 2 (2014)
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Only a short time after the first raid, Rama goes undercover with the thugs of Jakarta and plans to bring down the syndicate and uncover the corruption within his police force. (150 mins.)
Director: Gareth Evans
 
3.
The President (2014)
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A brutal dictator comes face to face with the injustices committed by his regime when his country is taken over by revolutionists. (119 mins.)
 
4.
Boyhood (2014)
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The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college. (165 mins.)
 
5.
God Help the Girl (2014)
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As Eve begins writing songs as a way to sort through some emotional problems, she meets James and Cassie, two musicians each at crossroads of their own. (112 mins.)
Director: Stuart Murdoch
 
6.
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
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Illustrated upon the progress of his latest Broadway play, a former popular actor's struggle to cope with his current life as a wasted actor is shown. (119 mins.)
 
7.
Lost River (2014)
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A single mother is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town. (95 mins.)
Director: Ryan Gosling
 
8.
Inherent Vice (2014)
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In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend. (148 mins.)
 
9.
Mr. X, a Vision of Leos Carax (2014 Documentary)
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The image of a mysterious, solitary filmmaker - a cineaste maudit - who flees from both the media and the public... (71 mins.)
 
10.
Tarkovsky: Time Within Time (2015 Documentary)
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Tarkovsky: Time Within Time explores the acclaimed Russian film director Andrei Tarkovsky through his... (73 mins.)
Director: P.J. Letofsky
 
11.
Maps to the Stars (2014)
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A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts. (111 mins.)
 
12.
Calvary (2014)
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After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him. (102 mins.)
 
13.
Knight of Cups (2015)
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A writer indulging in all that Los Angeles and Las Vegas has to offer undertakes a search for love and self via a series of adventures with six different women. (118 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
14.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
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A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. (130 mins.)
Director: Matt Reeves
 
15.
The Drop (2014)
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Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost. (106 mins.)
 
16.
Interstellar (2014)
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A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival. (169 mins.)
 
17.
The Smell of Us (2014)
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A story centered around a group of self-destructive skateboarders in Paris. (92 mins.)
Director: Larry Clark
 
18.
A Most Wanted Man (2014)
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A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror. (122 mins.)
Director: Anton Corbijn
 
19.
God's Pocket (2014)
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A blue collar worker tries to cover things up when his stepson is killed in a suspicious accident, but a local reporter senses that something's amiss. (88 mins.)
Director: John Slattery
 
20.
Eden (2014)
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Paul, a teenager in the underground scene of early-nineties Paris, forms a DJ collective with his friends and together they plunge into the nightlife of sex, drugs, and endless music. (131 mins.)
 
21.
Jimmy's Hall (2014)
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During the Depression, Jimmy Gralton returns home to Ireland after ten years of exile in America. Seeing the levels of poverty and oppression, the activist in him reawakens and he looks to re-open the dance hall that led to his deportation. (109 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
 
22.
The Humbling (2014)
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A stage actor who is slowly losing his mind engages in a relationship with a sexually confused younger woman. (112 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
23.
Manglehorn (2014)
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Left heartbroken by the woman he loved and lost many years ago, Manglehorn, an eccentric small-town locksmith, tries to start his life over again with the help of a new friend. (97 mins.)
 
24.
Salomé (2013)
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The Biblical story of Salome, a girl who agrees to perform the "dance of the seven veils" in return for John the Baptist's head on a silver platter. (81 mins.)
Director: Al Pacino
 
25.
Rosewater (2014)
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Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari is detained by Iranian forces who brutally interrogate him under suspicion that he is a spy. (103 mins.)
Director: Jon Stewart
 
26.
Leviathan (2014)
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In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family. (140 mins.)
 
27.
Arabian Nights: Volume 1 - The Restless One (2015)
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Some of the chapters from Arabian Nights are adapted to a modern Portugal in this epic. (125 mins.)
Director: Miguel Gomes
 
28.
April (????)
(88 mins.)
Director: Vincent Gallo
 
29.
The World of Kanako (2014)
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As former detective Akikazu searches for his missing daughter, Kanako, he soon learns she has a mysterious secret life. (118 mins.)
 
30.
The Crossing (2014)
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In the midst of the Chinese Revolution during the late 1940s, couples flee to the island of Taiwan. (129 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
31.
What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
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A documentary team films the lives of a group of vampires for a few months. The vampires share a house in Wellington, New Zealand. Turns out vampires have their own domestic problems too. (86 mins.)
 
32.
Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
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The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. (150 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
33.
The Search (2014)
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A woman who works for a non-governmental organization (NGO) forms a special relationship with a young boy in war-torn Chechnya. (135 mins.)
 
34.
The New Girlfriend (2014)
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A young woman makes a surprising discovery about the husband of her late best friend. (108 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
 
35.
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
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The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. (99 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
 
36.
Miracle (2013)
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The story of a fifteen-year old girl who finds herself referred to a re-education centre as a result of her love affair... (78 mins.)
Director: Juraj Lehotsky
 
37.
When a Wolf Falls in Love with a Sheep (2012)
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Life is tough in a big city. Especially for a young Taiwanese photocopy clerk, whose recent breakup haunts him day in and day out... (86 mins.)
Director: Chi-jan Hou
 
38.
Little Accidents (2014)
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In a small American town still living in the shadow of a terrible coal mine accident, the disappearance of a teenage boy draws together a surviving miner, the lonely wife of a mine executive, and a local boy in a web of secrets. (105 mins.)
Director: Sara Colangelo
 
39.
Hard to Be a God (2013)
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A group of scientists is sent to the planet Arkanar to help the local civilization, which is in the Medieval phase of its own history... (177 mins.)
Director: Aleksey German
 
40.
Tarantino, le disciple de Hong-Kong (2011 Documentary)
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(55 mins.)
Director: Jac, Johan
 
41.
A Perfect Day (2015)
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A group of aid workers work to resolve a crisis in an armed conflict zone. (106 mins.)
 
42.
Francofonia (2015 Documentary)
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A history of the Louvre during the Nazi occupation and a meditation on the meaning and timelessness of art. (88 mins.)
 
43.
Gaby Baby Doll (2014)
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(88 mins.)
 
44.
Who is Dayani Cristal? (2013 Documentary)
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An anonymous body in the Arizona desert sparks the beginning of a real-life human drama. The search for identity leads us back across a continent to seek out the people left behind and the meaning of a mysterious tattoo. (85 mins.)
Director: Marc Silver
 
45.
When Marnie Was There (2014)
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Upon being sent to live with relatives in the countryside, an emotionally distant adolescent girl becomes obsessed with an abandoned mansion and infatuated with a girl who lives there - a girl who may or may not be real. (103 mins.)
 
46.
Queen of Spades (2016)
A man is intrigued by the story of woman who loses everything in a card game and finds a win it all back.
Director: Pavel Lungin
 
47.
Oliviero Rising (2007)
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A young and charming employee (Gallo) finds himself victim of an "office intrigue" engineered by his attractive female boss. (85 mins.)
Director: Riki Roseo
 
48.
Among the Living (2014)
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Three kids skip school in order to explore an abandoned film studio lot where they catch site of a woman being dragged across the lot by a masked man. (90 mins.)
 
49.
Li'l Quinquin (2014 Mini-Series)
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A murder mystery that opens with the discovery of human body parts stuffed inside a cow on the outskirts of a small channel town in northern France. (206 mins.)
Director: Bruno Dumont
 
50.
10.000 noches en ninguna parte (2013)
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A story full of dreams, fears, love... a race to freedom. (113 mins.)
Director: Ramón Salazar
 
51.
Short Term 12 (2013)
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A 20-something supervising staff member of a residential treatment facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend. (96 mins.)
 
52.
Much Ado About Nothing (2012)
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A modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words. (109 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
 
53.
The Energy Specialist (2016)
The Energy Specialist is about what you do after college, when you have spent most of your college days partying...
Director: Ged Dickersin
 
54.
Dreamland (2013)
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In the night for Christmas evening, meet four different people for different reasons the prostitute Mia in the Zurich redlight milieu. (98 mins.)
 
55.
Song of the Sea (2014)
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Ben, a young Irish boy, and his little sister Saoirse, a girl who can turn into a seal, go on an adventure to free the faeries and save the spirit world. (93 mins.)
Director: Tomm Moore
 
56.
Gomorrah (2014 TV Series)
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Ciro disregards tradition in his attempt to become the next boss of his crime syndicate. The internal power struggle puts him and his entire family's life at risk. (55 mins.)
 
57.
Mommy (2014)
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A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household. (139 mins.)
Director: Xavier Dolan
 
58.
Blind (2014)
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Having recently lost her sight, Ingrid retreats to the safety of her home - a place where she can feel in control... (96 mins.)
Director: Eskil Vogt
 
59.
Life in a Fishbowl (2014)
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Three tales of three people who have a lasting effect on one another. A young writer whose career is skyrocketing finds himself in a stormy marriage... (129 mins.)
 
60.
Letter to the King (2014)
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Letter to the King portrays five people on a day trip from a refugee camp to Oslo, a welcome change in an otherwise monotonous life... (75 mins.)
Director: Hisham Zaman
 
61.
White God (2014)
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Thirteen-year-old Lili fights to protect her dog Hagen. She is devastated when her father eventually sets Hagen free on the streets. Still innocently believing love can conquer any difficulty, Lili sets out to find her dog and save him. (121 mins.)
 
62.
Stranger by the Lake (2013)
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Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel, an attractive, potent and lethally dangerous man. Franck knows this but wants to live out his passion anyway. (100 mins.)
Director: Alain Guiraudie
 
63.
Girlhood (2014)
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A girl with few real prospects joins a gang, reinventing herself and gaining a sense of self confidence in the process. However, she soon finds that this new life does not necessarily make her any happier. (113 mins.)
Director: Céline Sciamma
 
64.
Jauja (2014)
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A father and daughter journey from Denmark to an unknown desert that exists in a realm beyond the confines of civilization. (109 mins.)
Director: Lisandro Alonso
 
65.
Far from Men (2014)
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Algeria, 1954. Two very different men thrown together by a world in turmoil are forced to flee across the Atlas mountains. Daru, the reclusive teacher, has to escort Mohamed, a villager accused of murder. (101 mins.)
Director: David Oelhoffen
 
66.
I Am Nasrine (2012)
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When you change where you are do you change who you are? I Am Nasrine is an intimate journey of self-discovery... (93 mins.)
Director: Tina Gharavi
 
67.
Visitors (2013 Documentary)
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Director Godfrey Reggio reveals humanity's trance-like relationship with technology, which, when commandeered by extreme emotional states, produces massive effects far beyond the human species. (87 mins.)
Director: Godfrey Reggio
 
68.
A Touch of Sin (2013)
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Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence. (133 mins.)
Director: Zhangke Jia
 
69.
Halima's Path (2012)
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In order to recover the body of her son lost during the war in Bosnia, a grieving, but strong-willed Muslim woman, Halima, must track down her estranged niece, who we find carries a mysterious connection to him. (93 mins.)
 
70.
Partners in Crime (2014)
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On his way to high school, Huang witnesses the death of Chia, a teenager in their high school, along with Lin and Yeh... (89 mins.)
Director: Jung-chi Chang
 
71.
Brides (2014)
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(94 mins.)
 
72.
Winter Sleep (2014)
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Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he... (196 mins.)
 
73.
Belye nochi pochtalona Alekseya Tryapitsyna (2014)
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The film represents life in a godforsaken Russian village. The only way to reach the mainland is to... (90 mins.)
 
74.
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
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In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are... (101 mins.)
 
75.
Tokyo Fiancée (2014)
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A young Japanophile Belgian woman in Tokyo falls into a whirlwind romance with a Francophile Japanese student. (100 mins.)
Director: Stefan Liberski
 
76.
Journey to the West (2014)
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Tsai Ming-liang returns with this latest entry in his Walker series, in which his monk acquires an unexpected acolyte in the form of Denis Lavant as he makes his way through the streets of a sun-dappled Marseille. (56 mins.)
Director: Ming-liang Tsai
 
77.
Wild Tales (2014)
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Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress. (122 mins.)
Director: Damián Szifron
 
78.
Modris (2014)
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Modris (17) is no better or worse than his peers. He goes to school, has a girlfriend, some good friends... (98 mins.)
Director: Juris Kursietis
 
79.
Dap cánh giua không trung (2014)
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When young Hanoi couple, Tung and Huyen, discover they are going to have a baby, it inspires two desperate quests to raise money for an abortion... (99 mins.)
 
80.
The Dead Lands (2014)
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After his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery, the teenage son of a slain Maori chieftain looks to avenge his father's murder and bring peace and honor to the souls of his loved ones. (107 mins.)
Director: Toa Fraser
 
81.
The Dark Horse (2014)
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A brilliant but troubled New Zealand chess champion finds purpose by teaching underprivileged children about the rules of chess and life. (124 mins.)
 
82.
Killers (2014)
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A psychopathic Japanese executive accidentally triggers a journalist's 'dark side'. They begin to connect over the Internet and make a complicated bond. (137 mins.)
 
83.
The Tribe (2014)
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A deaf mute boy joins a boarding school for similar children. Confronted by the violent and criminal antics of some of the other boys and girls, he struggles to conform and join the 'tribe'. (126 mins.)
 
84.
Goodnight Mommy (2014)
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Twin boys move to a new home with their mother after she has face changing cosmetic surgery, but under her bandages is someone the children don't recognize. (99 mins.)
 
85.
A Few Cubic Meters of Love (2014)
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A romance blooms between a young Iranian working in a Teheran factory and the daughter of an Afghan worker. (90 mins.)
 
86.
Fifi Howls from Happiness (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary on provocative artist Bahman Mohassess, the so-called "Persian Picasso," whose acclaimed paintings and sculptures dominated pre-revolutionary Iran. (96 mins.)
Director: Mitra Farahani
 
87.
Papusza (2013)
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The rise and fall of the most distinguished Polish-Gypsy poetess Bronislawa Wajs, widely known as Papusza, and her relationship with her discoverer, writer Jerzy Ficowski. (131 mins.)
 
88.
Tangerines (2013)
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War in Georgia, Apkhazeti region in 1990. An Estonian man Ivo has stayed behind to harvest his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo is forced to take him in. (87 mins.)
Director: Zaza Urushadze