2011

what I saw in 2011
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1.
The Skin I Live In (2011)
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A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession. (120 mins.)
 
2.
The Kid with a Bike (2011)
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Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hair-dresser agrees to foster him on week-ends. (87 mins.)
 
3.
Le Havre (2011)
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When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home. (93 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
 
4.
Almayer's Folly (2011)
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A tale of an occidental merchant, Kaspar Almayer, whose dreams of riches for his beloved daughter, Nina, collapse under the weight of his own greed and prejudice. (127 mins.)
Director: Chantal Akerman
 
5.
A Ghost of a Chance (2011)
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When a not-so-stellar lawyer is in need of something to help her case she has to rely on an unconventional witness for testimony... (142 mins.)
Director: Kôki Mitani
 
6.
The Help (2011)
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An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. (146 mins.)
Director: Tate Taylor
 
7.
A Separation (2011)
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A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease. (123 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
 
8.
17 Girls (2011)
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When Camille accidentally becomes pregnant, 16 of her friends and classmates decide to follow suit, which concerns their town and school. (86 mins.)
 
9.
Turn Me On, Dammit! (2011)
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In Skoddeheimen, Norway, 15-year-old Alma is consumed by her hormones and fantasies that range from sweetly romantic images of Artur, the boyfriend she yearns for, to daydreams about practically everybody she lays eyes on. (76 mins.)
 
10.
Detachment (2011)
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A substitute teacher who drifts from classroom to classroom finds a connection to the students and teachers during his latest assignment. (98 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
 
11.
The Fairy (2011)
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A hotel clerk searches all over Le Havre for the fairy who made two of his three wishes come true before disappearing. (93 mins.)
 
12.
Vincent Wants to Sea (2010)
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A young man suffering from Tourette's syndrome absconds from an institution with two other inhabitants to travel to Italy to fulfill his mother's last wish. (96 mins.)
Director: Ralf Huettner
 
13.
Die Vaterlosen (2011)
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They never expected Kyra to turn up again. The two brothers and their sister, brought together when their father dies... (104 mins.)
Director: Marie Kreutzer
 
14.
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
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Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult. (102 mins.)
Director: Sean Durkin
 
15.
Hors Série (1998 TV Series)
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16.
The Swell Season (2011 Documentary)
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The world fell in love with Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová when their songwriting collaboration... (91 mins.)
 
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Taxi Driver (1976)
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A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process. (113 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
19.
La Dolce Vita (1960)
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A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome. (174 mins.)
 
20.
Children of Paradise (1945)
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The theatrical life of a beautiful courtesan and the four men who love her. (190 mins.)
Director: Marcel Carné
 
21.
No More Easy Life (1979)
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Mariko is living the life of a typical Japanese college student in the 70's, spending far more of her... (103 mins.)
Director: Yôichi Higashi
 
22.
Smuggler (2011)
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This live-action film adaptation of Shohei Manabe's Smuggler manga is not to be missed! Ryosuke Kinuta is a failed actor with big time debts... (114 mins.)
Director: Katsuhito Ishii
 
23.
Sad Vacation (2007)
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Kenji, abandoned by his mother, scrapes out a meager existence doing odd jobs including driving bar hostesses and their customers home... (136 mins.)
Director: Shinji Aoyama
 
24.
Tôkyô kôen (2011)
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(119 mins.)
Director: Shinji Aoyama
 
25.
Jump Ashin! (2011)
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(126 mins.)
Director: Yu-Hsien Lin
 
26.
Revenge: A Love Story (2010)
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Kit is a young man hunted by the police after a series of murders. A mystery unravels and out comes a story about revenge. (90 mins.)
Director: Ching-Po Wong
 
27.
Let the Bullets Fly (2010)
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In 1920s China, a bandit arrives in a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor, where he faces off against a tyrannical local nobleman. (132 mins.)
Director: Wen Jiang
 
28.
Dragon (2011)
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A papermaker gets involved with a murder case concerning two criminals leading to a determined detective suspecting him and the former's vicious father searching for him. (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Chan
 
29.
The Mother and the Whore (1973)
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In Paris, the pedantic Alexandre lives with his mate Marie in her apartment, an open relationship. Alexandre... (217 mins.)
Director: Jean Eustache
 
30.
Under Control (2011 Documentary)
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Within the closed world of the nuclear power industry one of humanity's most compelling struggles has taken place... (98 mins.)
Director: Volker Sattel
 
31.
Arbeiter verlassen die Fabrik (1995 Short Film)
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(36 mins.)
Director: Harun Farocki
 
32.
Part-Time Work of a Domestic Slave (1973)
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Roswitha is working to carry out illegal abortions, to support her husband and two children. The police discovers her and the husband is arrested. Roswitha gets involved in social work and politics. (91 mins.)
Director: Alexander Kluge
 
33.
Louise-Michel (2008)
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What to do when the workers of a factory have been laid off overnight? Louise has an original idea: why not pool the compensation money to ... (94 mins.)
 
34.
Valmont (1989)
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Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman... (137 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
35.
La journée de la jupe (2008)
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Skirt Day is a fascinating psychological study, a socio-critical investigation - and Isabelle Adhani's first film in five years (87 mins.)
 
37.
Canary (2004)
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(132 mins.)
Director: Akihiko Shiota