European film 2011-2012

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1. Carnage (2011)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

Two pairs of parents hold a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a fight, though as their time together progresses, increasingly childish behavior throws the discussion into chaos.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly

Votes: 111,139 | Gross: $2.55M

2. Paradise: Love (2012)

Unrated | 120 min | Drama

65 Metascore

Teresa, a fifty-year-old Austrian mother, travels to the paradise of the beaches of Kenya, seeking out love from African boys. But she must confront the hard truth that on the beaches of Kenya, love is a business.

Director: Ulrich Seidl | Stars: Margarete Tiesel, Peter Kazungu, Inge Maux, Dunja Sowinetz

Votes: 7,652 | Gross: $0.02M

3. Shame (2011)

NC-17 | 101 min | Drama

72 Metascore

A sex addict's carefully cultivated private life falls apart after his sister arrives for an indefinite stay.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale, Lucy Walters

Votes: 170,965 | Gross: $4.00M

4. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

R | 122 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

85 Metascore

In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley (Gary Oldman) is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet Agent within MI6.

Director: Tomas Alfredson | Stars: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong

Votes: 174,545 | Gross: $24.15M

5. In the Fog (2012)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, History, War

78 Metascore

Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation. A man is wrongly accused of collaboration. Desperate to save his dignity, he faces impossible moral choice.

Director: Sergey Loznitsa | Stars: Vladimir Svirskiy, Vladislav Abashin, Sergey Kolesov, Nikita Peremotov

Votes: 2,675 | Gross: $0.01M

6. Alps (2011)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

69 Metascore

A group of people start a business where they impersonate the recently deceased in order to help their clients through the grieving process.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Stavros Psyllakis, Aris Servetalis, Johnny Vekris, Ariane Labed

Votes: 8,436 | Gross: $0.01M

7. The Angels' Share (2012)

101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Paul Brannigan, John Henshaw, Roger Allam, Gary Maitland

Votes: 21,605 | Gross: $0.30M

8. Unfair World (2011)

107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Sotiris is a police interrogator. One day he decides to pardon every poor person to whom life has been cruel. Intending to save an innocent soul, he goes as far as to commit a crime. Dora, ... See full summary »

Director: Filippos Tsitos | Stars: Christos Stergioglou, Makis Papadimitriou, Theodora Tzimou, Minas Hatzisavvas

Votes: 462

9. A Royal Affair (2012)

R | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

73 Metascore

A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever.

Director: Nikolaj Arcel | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Mads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Trine Dyrholm

Votes: 40,870 | Gross: $1.55M

10. The Hunt (2012)

R | 115 min | Drama

77 Metascore

A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp, Lasse Fogelstrøm

Votes: 240,450 | Gross: $0.69M

11. Rust and Bone (2012)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Armand Verdure, Céline Sallette

Votes: 58,759 | Gross: $2.06M

12. Combat Girls (2011)

Unrated | 103 min | Drama

Marisa, a 20-year-old German girl, hates foreigners, Jews, cops, and everyone she finds guilty for the decline of her country. She provokes, drinks, fights and her next tattoo will be a ... See full summary »

Director: David Wnendt | Stars: Alina Levshin, Jella Haase, Sayed Ahmad, Gerdy Zint

Votes: 4,339

13. Beyond the Hills (2012)

Not Rated | 152 min | Drama

79 Metascore

The friendship between two young women who grew up in the same orphanage; one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany.

Director: Cristian Mungiu | Stars: Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta, Dana Tapalaga

Votes: 10,593 | Gross: $0.11M

14. The Intouchables (2011)

R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

57 Metascore

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano | Stars: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot

Votes: 672,768 | Gross: $13.18M

15. Diaz - Don't Clean Up This Blood (2012)

127 min | Drama

A reenactment of the final days of the 2001 G8 Summit.

Director: Daniele Vicari | Stars: Claudio Santamaria, Jennifer Ulrich, Elio Germano, Davide Iacopini

Votes: 3,090

16. Barbara (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

86 Metascore

A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital.

Director: Christian Petzold | Stars: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock, Christina Hecke

Votes: 11,262

17. The Door (I) (2012)

97 min | Drama

A novelist forms a strange bond with her eccentric maid that will have a lasting effect on both women.

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Helen Mirren, Martina Gedeck, Károly Eperjes, Gábor Koncz

Votes: 1,647

18. Children of Sarajevo (2012)

90 min | Drama

Siblings Rahima and Nedim are the Bosnian war orphans. She works as a restaurant chef and earns just enough money to survive.

Director: Aida Begic | Stars: Marija Pikic, Ismir Gagula, Bojan Navojec, Sanela Pepeljak

Votes: 579

19. Avalon (2011)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Thriller

Janne, a 60 year old party promoter is arranging a nightclub at the annual tennis week in the small coastal town of Båstad, where he also teams up with his older sister Jackie. But an ... See full summary »

Director: Axel Petersén | Stars: Johannes Brost, Peter Carlberg, Léonore Ekstrand, Charlotte Wandt

Votes: 1,117

20. Just the Wind (2012)

95 min | Drama

Unknown racist murderers have already attacked four families. Some of them died. Who will be the next on this ordinary day? Inspired by a true story.

Director: Benedek Fliegauf | Stars: Katalin Toldi, Gyöngyi Lendvai, Lajos Sárkány, György Toldi

Votes: 1,171

21. Sister (2012)

Unrated | 97 min | Crime, Drama

81 Metascore

A drama set at a Swiss ski resort and centered on a boy who supports his sister by stealing from wealthy guests.

Director: Ursula Meier | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Kacey Mottet Klein, Martin Compston, Gillian Anderson

Votes: 5,829

22. Unit 7 (2012)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A squad of four undercover cops are charged with cleaning up the streets of Seville from drugs and prostitution.

Director: Alberto Rodríguez | Stars: Inma Alcántara, Andrés Blanco, Javier Berger, Manuel Bernal

Votes: 4,972

23. Policeman (2011)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama

79 Metascore

A member of an Israeli anti-terrorist unit clashes with a group of young radicals.

Director: Nadav Lapid | Stars: Yiftach Klein, Yaara Pelzig, Michael Moshonov, Menashe Noy

Votes: 765 | Gross: $0.01M

24. The Exchange (2011)

94 min | Drama

A family man becomes obsessed with looking at his own life out of context.

Director: Eran Kolirin | Stars: Rotem Keinan, Sharon Tal, Dov Navon, Shirili Deshe

Votes: 260

25. Shun Li and the Poet (2011)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon.

Director: Andrea Segre | Stars: Tao Zhao, Rade Serbedzija, Marco Paolini, Roberto Citran

Votes: 1,590

26. Iron Sky (2012)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

The Nazis set up a secret base on the dark side of the moon in 1945 where they hide out and plan to return to power in 2018.

Director: Timo Vuorensola | Stars: Julia Dietze, Christopher Kirby, Götz Otto, Udo Kier

Votes: 87,356

27. Sneakers (2011)

111 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The story of a Summer shared by six young people. It all begins with their escapes from the bleak and dreary City. Each one of them escapes East of Hell... to the point farthest away, the ... See full summary »

Directors: Ivan Vladimirov, Valeri Yordanov | Stars: Ivo Arakov, Phillip Avramov, Ivan Barnev, Dorothy Brusowska

Votes: 950

28. The Parade (2011)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

A homophobic, middle-aged, Serbian gangster ends up sacrificing himself to protect Gay freedom in his country. RADMILO (35) and MIRKO (30) are young and successful gay couple, and they ... See full summary »

Director: Srdjan Dragojevic | Stars: Nikola Kojo, Milos Samolov, Hristina Popovic, Goran Jevtic

Votes: 10,729

29. Flower Buds (2011)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

Flower Buds tells the story of the gradual breakdown of a family living in a small town. Each character lives according to his or her own ideals. Agata wants a happy life far from home, ... See full summary »

Director: Zdenek Jiráský | Stars: Vladimír Javorský, Malgorzata Pikus, Marika Soposká, Miroslav Pánek

Votes: 175

30. Death of a Man in the Balkans (2012)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

After a musician commits suicide, the discovery of his dead body by his eccentric neighbors is recorded by the dead man's web cam.

Director: Miroslav Momcilovic | Stars: Emir Hadzihafizbegovic, Radoslav 'Rale' Milenkovic, Natasa Ninkovic, Ljubomir Bandovic

Votes: 1,245

31. Sons of Norway (2011)

87 min | Drama

It's not easy to rebel when your dad wants to join the party... One day (in 1979), Magnus and his son Nikolaj hit the wall in their new terrace house in Rykkinn. Magnus is an architect, ... See full summary »

Director: Jens Lien | Stars: Sven Nordin, Åsmund Høeg, Sonja Richter, John Lydon

Votes: 1,573

32. Tabu (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Romance

78 Metascore

A restless retired woman teams up with her deceased neighbor's maid to seek out a man who has a secret connection to her past life as a farm owner at the foothill of Mount Tabu in Africa.

Director: Miguel Gomes | Stars: Telmo Churro, Miguel Gomes, Hortêncílio Aquina, Américo Mota

Votes: 5,987

33. Naked Harbour (2012)

123 min | Drama

Naked Harbour tells the story of people who seek love and acceptance at any cost.

Director: Aku Louhimies | Stars: Alma Pöysti, Aino Louhimies, Sean Pertwee, Deogracias Masomi

Votes: 2,408

34. Gypsy (2011)

100 min | Drama

64 Metascore

Gypsy tells the story of Adam, a boy who, after his father dies, tries to cross the boundary of his Roma shantytown and to improve the lives of his brothers and sisters. He encounters ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Sulík | Stars: Peter Cizmar, Beáta Dubielová, Miroslav Gulyas, Igor Hudec

Votes: 327

35. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)

Not Rated | 157 min | Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

A group of men set out in search of a dead body in the Anatolian steppes.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Muhammet Uzuner, Yilmaz Erdogan, Taner Birsel, Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan

Votes: 34,544 | Gross: $0.14M

36. Amour (2012)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Romance

94 Metascore

Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, Alexandre Tharaud

Votes: 84,763 | Gross: $6.74M

37. Harm (2015)

52 min | Documentary

Harming means self-injuring. With a razor blade, a knife, a shard of glass. Harmers usually hide their scars from the outside world. What they do to themselves is not only kept secret from ... See full summary »

Director: Dénes Nagy

Votes: 7

38. Soft Rain (2013)

28 min | Short, Drama

In a village in East Hungary, Dani, a teenager grown up in an orphanage, falls in love with Zsofi, his classmate. He tries to get close to her, but in an obscene and grotesque behavior, not understanding the rules of the game of love...

Director: Dénes Nagy | Stars: Zsófia Erdélyi, Dániel Keresztafalvi, László Léhi, Miklós Sass

Votes: 24

39. Train to Adulthood (2015)

79 min | Documentary

Train to Adulthood is a coming-of-age story about three youngsters who find an escape from life's ordeals by working on the Budapest Children's Railway. While they enjoy playing at being ... See full summary »

Director: Klára Trencsényi | Stars: Viktor Al Hajjar, Carmen Al Hajjar, Tünde Al Hajjar, Gergö Gábor

Votes: 48

40. Trading Germans (2014)

90 min | Documentary

A first hand account of one of the biggest cases of human trafficking during the Cold War. A story of greed, courage, hope and remorse.

Director: Razvan Georgescu | Stars: Heinz-Günther Hüsch, Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Klaus Kinkel, Horst Teltschik

Votes: 68

41. Apocalypse on Wheels (2008)

52 min | Documentary, Drama

This is a film about what the car traffic turns us into. For 5 months the director in the passenger seat accompanies five ordinary people (A half paralyzed man who not only drives a car, ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandru Solomon

Votes: 21

42. Four Lions (2010)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

Four incompetent British terrorists set out to train for and commit an act of terror.

Director: Christopher Morris | Stars: Will Adamsdale, Riz Ahmed, Adeel Akhtar, Arsher Ali

Votes: 66,053 | Gross: $0.30M



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