Afterword - "Small" languages

Films in non-mainstream languages suggested by contributors to the Afterword blogsite.
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1.
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)
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The telling of an Inuit legend of an evil spirit causing strife in the community and one warrior's endurance and battle of its menace. (172 mins.)
Director: Zacharias Kunuk
 
2.
Traed Moch (2012 Short Film)
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As a young Welsh criminal prepares for his last night in London, his plans are soon disrupted by an unexpected visitor. Traed Moch follows the journey of two Welsh speaking brothers as they both fall victim to London's ruthless underworld. (25 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Handley
 
3.
Falcons (2002)
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Simon a mysterious man with a past returns to Iceland with the intention to end his no good life. Before... (91 mins.)
 
4.
Patagonia (2010)
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A young Welsh couple travel to Argentina to work on their relationship. (119 mins.)
Director: Marc Evans
 
5.
Paradise Now (2005)
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Two childhood friends are recruited for a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. (90 mins.)
Director: Hany Abu-Assad
 
6.
Lemon Tree (2008)
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The story of a Palestinian widow who must defend her lemontree field when a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have her lemon grove torn down. (106 mins.)
Director: Eran Riklis
 
7.
The Band's Visit (2007)
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A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town. (87 mins.)
Director: Eran Kolirin
 
8.
Time of the Gypsies (1988)
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In this luminous tale set in the area around Sarajevo and in Italy, Perhan, an engaging young Romany (gypsy) with telekinetic powers, is seduced by the quick-cash world of petty crime, which threatens to destroy him and those he loves. (142 mins.)
Director: Emir Kusturica
 
9.
When Father Was Away on Business (1985)
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Tito's break-up with Stalin in 1948 marked the beginning of not only confusing, but also very dangerous years for many hard-core Yugoslav communists... (136 mins.)
Director: Emir Kusturica
 
10.
Fanie Fourie's Lobola (2013)
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The story of the complications that ensue when an Afrikaans man and Zulu girl fall in love, especially when the traditional custom of "lobola", or dowry, makes things even more difficult for them. (97 mins.)
Director: Henk Pretorius
 
11.
Ander (2009)
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A love story between a Basque farmer and a Peruvian immigrant. (128 mins.)
Director: Roberto Castón
 
12.
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
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Depicts the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem. (127 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
 
13.
Apocalypto (2006)
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As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw, a young man captured for sacrifice, flees to avoid his fate. (139 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
 
14.
Sebastiane (1976)
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Reassigned to a lowly outpost, a Roman guard's Christian beliefs clash with his gay commander's desire for closeness. Being tortured becomes pleasurable. (86 mins.)
 
15.
No One Knows About Persian Cats (2009)
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Iranian musicians Negar and Ashkan look for band members to play at a London concert - and the visas that allow them to leave Tehran to do so. (106 mins.)
Director: Bahman Ghobadi
 
16.
Pathfinder (1987)
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Around the year 1000 AD warlike people, the so-called "tjuder", roam in northern Scandinavia. As they brutally kill a family in a remote area... (86 mins.)
Director: Nils Gaup
 
17.
Samson & Delilah (2009)
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Samson and Delilah's world is small- an isolated community in the Central Australian desert. When tragedy... (100 mins.)
 
18.
Jar City (2006)
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A murder opens up a bleak trail of long buried secrets and small town corruption for a worn out police detective and his squad. (93 mins.)
 
19.
101 Reykjavík (2000)
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Thirty-year-old Hlynur still lives with his mother and spends his days drinking, watching porn and surfing... (88 mins.)
 
20.
The Deep (2012)
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Based on actual events, a fisherman tries to survive in the freezing ocean after his boat capsizes off the south coast of Iceland. (95 mins.)
 
21.
Días de boda (2002)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Juan Pinzás
 
22.
Seachd: The Inaccessible Pinnacle (2007)
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Làn fhìrinn na sgeòil. The truth is in the story. When a young man, Angus, visits his dying Grandfather... (100 mins.)
Director: Simon Miller
 
23.
Hochzaeitsnuecht (1992)
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(108 mins.)
Director: Pol Cruchten
 
24.
Gagga (1971)
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A study of the political and religious fanaticism in Malta in the 60s. (75 mins.)
Director: Mario Azzopardi
 
25.
Le rëgn de Fanes (2006)
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The film tells the story of the fall of the mythic Reign of Fanes in the Ladin Dolomites, caused by... (50 mins.)
Director: Roland Verra
 
26.
Quest for Fire (1981)
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This story takes place in prehistoric time when three prehistoric tribesmen search for a new fire source. (100 mins.)
 
27.
A Time for Drunken Horses (2000)
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Young Iranian Kurds (brothers and sisters) try to save the youngest of them, who is seriously ill. (80 mins.)
Director: Bahman Ghobadi
 
28.
The Cave of the Yellow Dog (2005)
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The little nomad girl Nansal finds a baby dog in the Mongolian veld, who becomes her best friend - against all rejections of her parents... (93 mins.)
 
29.
Black Bread (2010)
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In the harsh post-war years' Catalan countryside, Andreu, a child that belongs to the losing side, finds... (108 mins.)
 
30.
The Maori Merchant of Venice (2002)
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A modern day take on the classic bard tale - with Silver as a movie producer.
Director: Don Selwyn
 
31.
Sinbad (1971)
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An old man is recollecting all the women he met in his youth. An old woman wants them to commit suicide together but changes her mind... (90 mins.)
 
32.
Persepolis (2007)
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A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution. (96 mins.)
 
33.
Waltz with Bashir (2008 Documentary)
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An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict. (90 mins.)
Director: Ari Folman
 
34.
The Sapphires (2012)
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It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam. (103 mins.)
Director: Wayne Blair
 
35.
La capa gira (2000)
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(75 mins.)
Director: Alessandro Piva
 
36.
The Decameron (1971)
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An adaptation of nine stories from Boccaccio's "Decameron". (112 mins.)
 
37.
The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)
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Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight, in spite of their differences. He talks, she listens. He's a romantic atheist, she's a religious realist. When their daughter becomes seriously ill, their love is put on trial. (111 mins.)
 
38.
The Wind Blows Round (2005)
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The aging, conservative population of a small, sleepy village in the Italian Alps are surprised to see... (110 mins.)
Director: Giorgio Diritti
 
39.
Noi the Albino (2003)
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Is he the village idiot or a genius in disguise? 17 year old Noi drifts through life on a remote fjord in the north of Iceland... (93 mins.)
Director: Dagur Kári