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1. Dead Poets Society (1989)

PG | 128 min | Drama

8.0
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79 Metascore

English teacher John Keating inspires his students to a love of poetry and to seize the day.

Writer: Tom Schulman | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles

2. American History X (1998)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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62 Metascore

A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.

Writer: David McKenna | Director: Tony Kaye | Stars: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien

3. Equilibrium (2002)

R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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33 Metascore

In a Fascist future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.

Writer: Kurt Wimmer | Director: Kurt Wimmer | Stars: Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Emily Watson, Taye Diggs

4. The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)

PG-13 | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Rose and Gregory, both Columbia University professors meet when Rose's sister answers Gregory's "personals" ad. Several times burned, the handsome-but-boring Gregory believes that sex has ... See full summary »

Writers: André Cayatte, Gérard Oury, Richard LaGravenese | Director: Barbra Streisand | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Jeff Bridges, Lauren Bacall, George Segal

5. The Great Beauty (2013)

Not Rated | 142 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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86 Metascore

Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.

Writers: Paolo Sorrentino, Umberto Contarello | Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Buccirosso

6. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

PG-13 | 145 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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54 Metascore

Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.

Writers: Robin Swicord, Arthur Golden | Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Suzuka Ohgo

7. Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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67 Metascore

An IRS auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death.

Writer: Zach Helm | Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah

8. Anonymous (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.9
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50 Metascore

The theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays. Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex rebellion against her.

Writer: John Orloff | Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, David Thewlis, Sebastian Armesto

9. In & Out (1997)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

6.3
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70 Metascore

A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards.

Writer: Paul Rudnick | Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Tom Selleck, Matt Dillon

10. In the House (2012)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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72 Metascore

A high school French teacher gets increasingly drawn into a precocious student's increasingly transgressive story about his relationship with a friend's family.

Writers: Juan Mayorga, François Ozon | Director: François Ozon | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Vincent Schmitt, Ernst Umhauer, Kristin Scott Thomas

11. Solaris (1972)

PG | 167 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.1
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90 Metascore

A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane.

Writers: Stanislaw Lem, Fridrikh Gorenshteyn, Andrei Tarkovsky | Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jüri Järvet, Vladislav Dvorzhetskiy

12. Rashomon (1950)

Unrated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view.

Writers: Ryûnosuke Akutagawa, Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

13. Back to School (1986)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

6.5
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To help his discouraged son get through college, a funloving and obnoxious rich businessman decides to enter the school as a student himself.

Writers: Rodney Dangerfield, Greg Fields, Dennis Snee, Steven Kampmann, William Porter, Pj Torokvei, Harold Ramis | Director: Alan Metter | Stars: Rodney Dangerfield, Sally Kellerman, Burt Young, Keith Gordon

14. Orange County (2002)

PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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48 Metascore

A guidance counselor mistakenly sends out the wrong transcripts to Stanford University under the name of an over-achieving high schooler.

Writer: Mike White | Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: Colin Hanks, Jack Black, Schuyler Fisk, Bret Harrison

15. Renaissance Man (1994)

PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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44 Metascore

A down-on-his-luck businessman desperately takes the only job offered - a teacher in the U.S. Army. His mission: keep a ragtag bunch of underachieving misfits from flunking out of basic ... See full summary »

Writer: Jim Burnstein | Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Danny DeVito, Gregory Hines, James Remar, Ed Begley Jr.

16. The History Boys (2006)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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74 Metascore

An unruly class of gifted and charming teenage boys are taught by two eccentric and innovative teachers, as their headmaster pushes for them all to get accepted into Oxford or Cambridge.

Writer: Alan Bennett | Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Clive Merrison, Samuel Anderson

17. The Thorn Birds (1983 TV Mini-Series)

460 min | Drama

8.0
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This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie,... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward, Christopher Plummer, Bryan Brown

18. Wonder Boys (2000)

R | 107 min | Drama, Comedy

7.4
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73 Metascore

An English Professor tries to deal with his wife leaving him, the arrival of his editor who has been waiting for his book for seven years, and the various problems that his friends and associates involve him in.

Writers: Michael Chabon, Steve Kloves | Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr.

19. The Mighty (1998)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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This tells the story of a strong friendship between a young boy with Morquio's syndrome and an older boy who is always bullied because of his size. Adapted from the novel, Freak the Mighty,... See full summary »

Writers: Rodman Philbrick, Charles Leavitt | Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: Kieran Culkin, Elden Henson, Sharon Stone, Harry Dean Stanton

20. Possession (2002)

PG-13 | 102 min | Romance, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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52 Metascore

A pair of literary sleuths unearth the amorous secret of two Victorian poets only to find themselves falling under a passionate spell.

Writers: A.S. Byatt, David Henry Hwang, Laura Jones, Neil LaBute | Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Aaron Eckhart, Jeremy Northam, Jennifer Ehle

21. Cosmos (1980– )

60 min | Documentary

9.3
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Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe.

Stars: Carl Sagan, Jaromír Hanzlík, Jonathan Fahn, Alan Belod

22. South Central (1992)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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A man is sent to prison for 10 years. Coming out of prison he wants to live a normal life and stop crime but his son has now followed the criminal path of his father.

Writers: Stephen Milburn Anderson, Donald Bakeer | Director: Stephen Milburn Anderson | Stars: Byron Minns, Glenn Plummer, Lexie Bigham, Vincent Craig Dupree

23. Howl (2010)

R | 84 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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63 Metascore

As Allen Ginsberg talks about his life and art, his most famous poem is illustrated in animation while the obscenity trial of the work is dramatized.

Writers: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: James Franco, Todd Rotondi, Jon Prescott, Aaron Tveit

24. The Hotel New Hampshire (1984)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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The film talks about a family that weathers all sorts of disasters and keeps going in spite of it all. It is noted for its wonderful assortment of oddball characters.

Writers: John Irving, Tony Richardson | Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Rob Lowe, Jodie Foster, Paul McCrane, Beau Bridges

25. War and Peace (1956)

PG | 208 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.9
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Napoleon's tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of two aristocratic families.

Writers: Leo Tolstoy, Bridget Boland, Robert Westerby, King Vidor, Mario Camerini, Ennio De Concini, Ivo Perilli | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer, Vittorio Gassman

26. Shadowlands (1993)

PG | 131 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.5
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C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned Christian theologian, writer and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets a spirited poet from the U.S.

Writer: William Nicholson | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger, Julian Fellowes, Roddy Maude-Roxby

27. One True Thing (1998)

R | 127 min | Drama

7.1
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63 Metascore

A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.

Writers: Anna Quindlen, Karen Croner | Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Meryl Streep, Renée Zellweger, William Hurt, Tom Everett Scott

28. Little Ashes (2008)

R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.6
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41 Metascore

About the young life and loves of artist Salvador Dalí, filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca.

Writer: Philippa Goslett | Director: Paul Morrison | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Javier Beltrán, Matthew McNulty, Marina Gatell

29. Diary of a Chambermaid (1964)

Not Rated | 101 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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Celestine, the chambermaid, has new job on the country. The Monteils, who she works for are a group of strange people. The wife is frigid, her husband is always hunting (both animals and ... See full summary »

Writers: Octave Mirbeau, Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carrière | Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Michel Piccoli, Georges Géret, Françoise Lugagne

30. Good (2008)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.2
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40 Metascore

The rise of national socialism in Germany should not be regarded as a conspiracy of madmen. Millions of "good" people found themselves in a society spiralling into terrible chaos. A film about then, which illuminates the terrors of now.

Writers: C.P. Taylor, John Wrathall | Director: Vicente Amorim | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Jason Isaacs, Jodie Whittaker, Steven Mackintosh

31. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)

R | 123 min | Drama, War

7.3
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In 1942 British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a Japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honor and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are ... See full summary »

Writers: Laurens Van der Post, Nagisa Ôshima, Paul Mayersberg | Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryûichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano

32. The Skulls II (2002 Video)

R | 99 min | Thriller

4.6
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After a college student is tapped to join the elite secret Skulls fraternity, he witnesses a girl's death and his life starts falling apart.

Writers: John Pogue, Hans Rodionoff, Michele Colucci-Zieger | Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Robin Dunne, Nathan West, Ashley Tesoro, Lindy Booth

33. Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)

R | 102 min | Drama

6.9
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Set in Brooklyn during the 1950s against a backdrop of union corruption and violence. A prostitute falls in love with one of her customers. Also a disturbed man discovers that he is ... See full summary »

Writers: Hubert Selby Jr., Desmond Nakano | Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Stephen Lang, Burt Young, Peter Dobson

34. Wit (2001 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama

8.1
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A renowned professor is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer.

Writers: Margaret Edson, Emma Thompson, Mike Nichols | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Emma Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, Eileen Atkins, Audra McDonald

35. Ghost Stories (1964)

Not Rated | 125 min | Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes.

Writers: Yôko Mizuki, Lafcadio Hearn | Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Michiyo Aratama, Misako Watanabe, Kenjirô Ishiyama

36. The Razor's Edge (1946)

Approved | 145 min | Drama

7.6
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An adventuresome young man goes off to find himself and loses his socialite fiancée in the process. But when he returns 10 years later, she will stop at nothing to get him back, even though she is already married.

Writers: Lamar Trotti, W. Somerset Maugham | Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, John Payne, Anne Baxter

37. That Evening Sun (2009)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama

7.1
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75 Metascore

An aging Tennessee farmer returns to his homestead and must confront a family betrayal, the reappearance of an old enemy, and the loss of his farm.

Writers: Scott Teems, William Gay | Director: Scott Teems | Stars: Hal Holbrook, Ray McKinnon, Walton Goggins, Mia Wasikowska

38. Naked in New York (1993)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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Naked in New York begins in the car of grown up Jake, he is talking to us about his girlfriend, Joanne, (watch for the facial expressions) and to whom you can turn to for help while facing ... See full summary »

Writers: Daniel Algrant, John Warren | Director: Daniel Algrant | Stars: Eric Stoltz, Mary-Louise Parker, Ralph Macchio, Jill Clayburgh

39. Me Without You (2001)

R | 107 min | Drama

6.9
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67 Metascore

Two best friends grow up on the Isle of Wight and in Brighton in the 1970s and 1980s.

Writers: Sandra Goldbacher, Laurence Coriat | Director: Sandra Goldbacher | Stars: Anna Friel, Michelle Williams, Ella Jones, Anna Popplewell

40. Carrington (1995)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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Period piece. Very visually beautiful. The relationship dynamics are compelling and insightful.

Writers: Christopher Hampton, Michael Holroyd | Director: Christopher Hampton | Stars: Emma Thompson, Jonathan Pryce, Steven Waddington, Samuel West

41. Chelsea Walls (2001)

R | 109 min | Drama

5.1
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34 Metascore

This movie tells five stories set in a single day at the famed Chelsea Hotel in New York City, involving an ensemble cast of some 30-35 characters.

Writers: Nicole Burdette, Arthur Rimbaud, Dylan Thomas | Director: Ethan Hawke | Stars: Paz de la Huerta, Vincent D'Onofrio, Bianca Hunter, Kevin Corrigan

42. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (2001 Video Game)

M | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

9.1
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Two years after the death of Solid Snake, a rookie FOX-HOUND agent, on his first mission, infiltrates an offshore decontamination facility to rescue the President.

Writers: Hideo Kojima, Tomokazu Fukushima | Director: Hideo Kojima | Stars: David Hayter, Quinton Flynn, Christopher Randolph, Lara Cody

43. The Tao of Steve (2000)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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70 Metascore

Underachieving, overweight kindergarten teacher Dex finds a woman who forces him to reexamine his Zen-like system of seduction.

Writers: Duncan North, Greer Goodman, Jenniphr Goodman | Director: Jenniphr Goodman | Stars: Donal Logue, Ayelet Kaznelson, John Hines, John Harrington Bland

44. The Eclipse (2009)

R | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.2
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67 Metascore

In a seaside Irish town, a widower sparks with a visiting horror novelist while he also begins to believe he is seeing ghosts.

Writers: Conor McPherson, Billy Roche | Director: Conor McPherson | Stars: Ciarán Hinds, Iben Hjejle, Aidan Quinn, Billy Roche

45. My House in Umbria (2003 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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An unlikely group of people find solace and friendship after being thrown together in the wake of a terrorist attack.

Writers: William Trevor, Hugh Whitemore | Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Maggie Smith, Ronnie Barker, Chris Cooper, Benno Fürmann

46. Love Is the Perfect Crime (2013)

110 min | Drama, Thriller

6.1
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A literature professor at the University of Lausanne, Marc has a reputation for having love affairs with his female students. A few days after the disappearance of one of the most brillant ... See full summary »

Writers: Philippe Djian, Arnaud Larrieu, Jean-Marie Larrieu | Directors: Arnaud Larrieu, Jean-Marie Larrieu | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Karin Viard, Maïwenn, Sara Forestier

47. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)

R | 103 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.8
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62 Metascore

When a girl is abducted by a vampire, a legendary bounty hunter is hired to bring her back.

Writers: Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Hideyuki Kikuchi | Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri | Stars: Hideyuki Tanaka, Ichirô Nagai, Kôichi Yamadera, Megumi Hayashibara

48. Borstal Boy (2000)

93 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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47 Metascore

Irish writer and political activist Brendan Behan, is befriended as a teenager in a British labor camp by a liberal warden.

Writers: Brendan Behan, Nye Heron, Peter Sheridan | Director: Peter Sheridan | Stars: Shawn Hatosy, Danny Dyer, Eamon Glancy, Ian McElhinney

49. Woman in the Dunes (1964)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, Thriller

8.3
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An entomologist searching for insects by the seaside is trapped by local villagers into living with a widow whose life task is digging up sand for them, and eventually develops strong feelings for her.

Writers: Kôbô Abe, Eiko Yoshida | Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Stars: Eiji Okada, Kyôko Kishida, Hiroko Itô, Kôji Mitsui

50. Painted Fire (2002)

Unrated | 120 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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78 Metascore

In a time of political and social unrest in nineteenth-century Korea, an uncouth, self-taught painter explores his natural talent amidst the repressive world around him.

Writers: Kwon-taek Im, Yong-ok Kim, Byung-sam Min | Director: Kwon-taek Im | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Sung-kee Ahn, Ho-jeong Yu, Yeo-jin Kim