2017

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1.
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
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A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue. (116 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
2.
La Cérémonie (1995)
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A new-hired maid for a rich countryside family befriends a post-office clerk, who encourages her to rebel against her employers. (112 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
 
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Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
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A New York City doctor, who is married to an art curator, pushes himself on a harrowing and dangerous night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife admits that she once almost cheated on him. (159 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
4.
Neruda (2016)
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An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party. (107 mins.)
Director: Pablo Larraín
 
5.
La promesa (2004)
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After killing her abusive and unfaithful husband, the religious and schizophrenic housewife Gregoria... (104 mins.)
Director: Héctor Carré
 
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Los paquetes de Paquita (1955)
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Paquita is a disgruntled maid working for a rich couple. But she has a more pressing issue: every man around her is after her "packages", even her boss. (88 mins.)
 
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Lolita (1962)
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A middle-aged college professor becomes infatuated with a fourteen-year-old nymphet. (153 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
8.
Cupido pierde a Paquita (1955)
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Follow up to Los paquetes de Paquita. Paquita still works as a maid who aspires one day to become "the lady of the house". But this time, contrary to expectations, love will keep eluding her. (90 mins.)
 
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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
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Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest. (149 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
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Qué hombre tan sin embargo (1967)
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A mysterious vagabond becomes the butler of a materialistic rich family. (95 mins.)
Director: Julián Soler
 
12.
You're Missing the Point (1940)
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The boyfriend (Cantinflas) of the servant of a rich industrial man, gets into the house in order to kill a mad dog... (112 mins.)
 
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A.T.M.: ¡¡A toda máquina!! (1951)
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A drifter lands a job as an officer in México City's elite motorcycle police unit and gets home with a mate of this unit... (120 mins.)
 
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Two Careful Fellows (1953)
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Two best friends clash when one marries the girlfriend of the other. (111 mins.)
 
17.
The Law They Forgot (1938)
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They remove a servant from the natural son who had been attributed to him to save the reputation of his real mother, a young woman of social standing. (77 mins.)
 
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Isabelita (1940)
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(79 mins.)
Director: Manuel Romero
 
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Soledad (1947)
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(103 mins.)
 
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El romance del Aniceto y la Francisca (1967)
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Aniceto is used to being lonely. When Francisca offers him her true love, his personal limitations and little miseries arise. (63 mins.)
Director: Leonardo Favio
 
23.
El ceniciento (1952)
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(95 mins.)
 
24.
The Right to Be Born (1952)
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(90 mins.)
 
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The Children of Maria Morales (1952)
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Two brothers known in town for their womanizing, drinking and rowdiness meet their matches when two girls who like them decide to tame the two machos. (114 mins.)
 
27.
The Straying Rooster (1952)
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(99 mins.)
Director: Julián Soler
 
28.
Amor de locura (1953)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Rafael Baledón
 
29.
The Games Men Play (1963)
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(107 mins.)
Director: Daniel Tinayre
 
30.
School for Tramps (1955)
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Alberto Medina is a very famous composer and is on a field trip when his car runs out of gas and goes downhill... (99 mins.)
 
31.
Cándida (1939)
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(105 mins.)
Director: Bayón Herrera
 
32.
La criada malcriada (1965)
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Azucena is a saucy maid whose personality causes many comical situations. These will increase when the family she works for hosts a recently widowed millionaire returning to Puerto Rico after many years. (110 mins.)
 
33.
Para servir a usted (1971)
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A waiter is invited to an important party where he meets a prostitute and desperately fall in love with her (85 mins.)
Director: José Estrada
 
34.
The Last Supper (1976)
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A pious plantation owner attempts to teach Christianity to 12 of his slaves by inviting them to participate in a reenactment of the Last Supper. (120 mins.)
 
35.
Ni de aqui, ni de alla (1988)
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La India Maria goes to the United States to work to earn money for her grandfather but causes mischief and is chased down by secret agents who want her to go back to Mexico (93 mins.)
 
36.
Romance da Empregada (1987)
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Fausta is a survivor who dreams of building a house on land she's buying on the installment plan. Meanwhile... (90 mins.)
Director: Bruno Barreto
 
37.
The Forbidden Room (2015)
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A never-before-seen woodsman mysteriously appears aboard a submarine that's been trapped deep under water for months with an unstable cargo... (130 mins.)
 
38.
The Other One (1946)
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(98 mins.)
 
39.
María Isabel (1968)
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Maria Isabel, of indian descent, is destined to endure a life of servitude. From the country to the city, she must face the loss of what she loves most to those with power and a clearer skin. (116 mins.)
Director: Federico Curiel
 
40.
El amor de María Isabel (1970)
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Follow up to Maria Isabel. Newly wed to a rich man, Maria Isabel must still struggle with being branded as a lowly maid and endure the scorn of her adoptive daughter and the infidelity of her husband. (103 mins.)
Director: Federico Curiel
 
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Black Brush (2005)
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Four men posing as chimney-sweepers are looking for the answer in a goat's stomach after a disastrous afternoon- and they find it! (83 mins.)
Director: Roland Vranik
 
43.
City of the Blind (1991)
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Over more than thirty years, a department of the Condesa in Mexico City, is the setting in which they are carried out ten stories... (87 mins.)
Director: Alberto Cortés
 
44.
Cantinflas (2014)
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The untold story of Mexico's greatest and most beloved comedy film star of all time, from his humble... (102 mins.)
 
46.
Vicios en la cocina (1978 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(25 mins.)
Director: Beatriz Mira
 
48.
Kalinka (2016)
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Based on a true story, KALINKA is about the struggle of Andre Bamberski to bring justice to his daughter Kalinka who died in disturbing circumstances... (87 mins.)
Director: Vincent Garenq
 
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Incendies (2010)
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Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history, and fulfill their mother's last wishes. (131 mins.)
 
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El libro de piedra (1969)
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A governess Julia comes to work in a bourgeois family that live in an afforested property that they have recently bought... (99 mins.)
 
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Scherzo Diabolico (2015)
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A bored accountant can't win for losing. He is passed over for promotion at work, has a nagging shrew of a wife... (91 mins.)
 
53.
Jackie (2016)
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Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy. (100 mins.)
Director: Pablo Larraín
 
54.
Az állampolgár (2016)
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Wilson, a black man in his late fifties, has been living as a refugee in Hungary for years. He works... (109 mins.)
Director: Roland Vranik
 
55.
Misterio (1980)
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An actor blurs reality and fiction with the character he plays in a soap opera. (90 mins.)
 
56.
Paterson (2016)
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A quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details. (118 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
 
57.
Nocturnal Animals (2016)
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A wealthy art gallery owner receives a draft of her ex-husband's new novel, and once she starts reading it she just cannot put it down. (116 mins.)
Director: Tom Ford
 
58.
Arrival (2016)
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When twelve mysterious spacecrafts appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors. (116 mins.)
 
59.
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (2016)
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The true story of Olli Mäki, the famous Finnish boxer who had a shot at the 1962 World Featherweight title. (92 mins.)
Director: Juho Kuosmanen
 
60.
Santo contra Capulina (1969)
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Calpuina is a night-watchman in a wharehouse, a perfect job for him. When some thieves break in and steal some crates... (80 mins.)
Director: René Cardona
 
61.
Moonlight (2016)
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A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. (111 mins.)
Director: Barry Jenkins
 
62.
Vagabundo en la lluvia (1968)
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Two women from different social spheres but with similar interests decide to spend a weekend in the country. The unexpected arrival or a vagrant turns the peaceful vacation into a nightmare of horror and human passion. (87 mins.)
 
63.
Endless Poetry (2016)
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Surrealist filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky tells the story of himself as a young man becoming a poet in Chile, befriending other artists, and freeing himself from the limits of his youth. (128 mins.)
 
64.
Strange But True (2017)
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The story follows two garbage handlers, enamoured with each other, traipsing through the streets of Mexico City. The pair struggle to navigate away from a broken world, destined to get their hands dirtied. (90 mins.)
Director: Michel Lipkes
 
65.
Una gallega en México (1949)
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(103 mins.)
Director: Julián Soler
 
66.
It All Started at the End (2015 Documentary)
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A documentary made by Luis Ospina, the last one of Caliwood, the name of a group of three friends that used to make movies in Colombia in the 60-80's years. (208 mins.)
Director: Luis Ospina
 
67.
Kékszakállú (2016)
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Several young daughters of rich industrialists examine in an equally intangible and compelling way the physical and spiritual aspects of a cultural recession. (72 mins.)
 
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It's Only the End of the World (2016)
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Louis (Gaspard Ulliel), a terminally ill writer, returns home after a long absence to tell his family that he is dying. (97 mins.)
Director: Xavier Dolan
 
71.
I, Daniel Blake (2016)
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After having suffered a heart-attack, a 59-year-old carpenter must fight the bureaucratic forces of the system in order to receive Employment and Support Allowance. (100 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
 
72.
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
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In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet. (129 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
 
73.
Rage (2009)
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A romantic thriller about a construction worker in hiding for killing his foreman who hides in the mansion where his girlfriend works as a maid. (89 mins.)
 
74.
A Thousand Suns (2013 Documentary)
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Magaye Niang, once the main actor of acclaimed Senegalese 70s film "Touki Bouki", is an average farmer today. After the screening of his only film Magaye recalls his first love who left the country years ago. (45 mins.)
Director: Mati Diop
 
75.
Of Horses and Men (2013)
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A country romance about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human. Love and death become interlaced and with immense consequences. The fortunes of the people in the country through the horses' perception. (81 mins.)
 
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Fagyott május (2017)
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1990, after the fall. A man struggles to survive in the forest, living alone in a small cabin. One day he spots a mysterious child in an abandoned summer camp. (72 mins.)
Director: Péter Lichter
 
77.
A Decent Woman (2016)
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A housemaid, working in an exclusive gated community in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, embarks on a journey of sexual and mental liberation in a nudist swinger-club boarding the high security walls. (104 mins.)
 
78.
My Man Godfrey (1936)
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A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant as a family butler...but there's more to Godfrey than meets the eye. (94 mins.)
Director: Gregory La Cava
 
79.
Toni Erdmann (2016)
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A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach. (162 mins.)
Director: Maren Ade
 
80.
Georgi and the Butterflies (2004 Documentary)
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The incredible adventures in capitalism of psychiatrist Dr. Georgi Lulchev and the Home #6 for Psychologically Challenged Men. (60 mins.)
Director: Andrey Paounov
 
81.
God Bless You (1948)
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A player wife, Nancy, who holds elegance to disguise their poverty while waiting for a wealthy man appears and deal with it, talk to the old man begging at the door of a casino. Soon after, a mysterious suitor offers a life of luxury. (120 mins.)
 
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The Distance (2014)
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A robbery takes place. (83 mins.)
 
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The Love Witch (2016)
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A modern-day witch uses spells and magic to get men to fall in love with her. (120 mins.)
Director: Anna Biller
 
84.
La tía Alejandra (1979)
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Old aunt Alejandra goes to live with a Mexican middle-class family; she's bitter and the children tease her and make her life miserable, but the old woman is truly a witch, and takes revenge. (98 mins.)
Director: Arturo Ripstein
 
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Finisterrae (2010)
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Two ghosts walk along the Camino of Santiago. (80 mins.)
 
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Involuntary (2008)
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In several unrelated stories, the consequences of putting ones foot down - or failing to do so - are explored. (98 mins.)
Director: Ruben Östlund
 
87.
Darwin's Nightmare (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary on the effect of fishing the Nile perch in Tanzania's Lake Victoria. The predatory fish, which has wiped out the native species, is sold in European supermarkets, while starving Tanzanian families have to make do with the leftovers. (107 mins.)
Director: Hubert Sauper
 
88.
Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016 Documentary)
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Werner Herzog's exploration of the Internet and the connected world. (98 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
89.
The Seventh Continent (1989)
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A European family who plan on escaping to Australia, seem caught up in their daily routine, only troubled by minor incidents. However, behind their apparent calm and repetitive existence, they are actually planning something sinister. (104 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
90.
Benny's Video (1992)
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A 14-year-old video enthusiast is so caught up in film fantasy that he can no longer relate to the real world, to such an extent that he commits murder and records an on-camera confession for his parents. (105 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
91.
71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994)
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71 scenes revolving around a recent immigrant, a couple that has just adopted a daughter, a college student and a lonely old man. (100 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
92.
Funny Games (1997)
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Two violent young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement. (108 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
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Funny Games (2007)
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Two psychopathic young men take a family hostage in their cabin. (111 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
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Code Unknown (2000)
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A young man harasses a homeless woman, another man protests, the police arrest both and the woman has to leave the country. What were their various story-lines leading up to this event? (118 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
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The Piano Teacher (2001)
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A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher. (131 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
97.
Skins (2017)
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In a strange world where people share numerous deformities, the same problem we all face challenges each of them: to find someone who accepts you as you are. Sometimes, that means finding yourself first. (77 mins.)
 
98.
Time of the Wolf (2003)
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When Anna and her family arrive at their holiday home, they find it occupied by strangers. This confrontation is just the beginning of a painful learning process. (114 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
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