2011by clairehsu0609 | created - 14 Jan 2014 | updated - 24 Jan 2014 | Public
what I saw in 2011
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1. The Skin I Live In (2011)
R | 120 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
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.
Votes: 124,810 | Gross: $3.19M
2. The Kid with a Bike (2011)
PG-13 | 87 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 24,775 | Gross: $1.38M
3. Le Havre (2011)
Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 18,663 | Gross: $0.61M
4. Almayer's Folly (2011)
Not Rated | 127 min | Drama
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.
5. A Ghost of a Chance (2011)
142 min | Comedy, Crime
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. Will the court agree to hear testimony from and will the ... See full summary »
6. The Help (2011)
PG-13 | 146 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 396,261 | Gross: $169.71M
7. A Separation (2011)
PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 200,013 | Gross: $7.10M
8. 17 Girls (2011)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama
When a rebellious teenager finds out that she is already eight weeks pregnant, she forms a pact with sixteen of her classmates to get pregnant simultaneously, raise their children together, and most of all, be in charge of their lives.
Votes: 2,985 | Gross: $0.02M
9. Turn Me On, Dammit! (2011)
Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
Votes: 8,820 | Gross: $0.12M
10. Detachment (2011)
Not Rated | 98 min | Drama
A substitute teacher who drifts from classroom to classroom finds a connection to the students and teachers during his latest assignment.
Votes: 70,148 | Gross: $0.07M
11. The Fairy (2011)
Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
A hotel clerk searches all over Le Havre for the fairy who made two of his three wishes come true before disappearing.
Votes: 2,209 | Gross: $0.04M
12. Vincent Wants to Sea (2010)
Unrated | 96 min | Drama
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.
13. The Fatherless (2011)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama
They never expected Kyra to turn up again. The two brothers and their sister, brought together when their father dies, are stunned by the appearance of their sister. Kyra suddenly vanished ... See full summary »
14. Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
R | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult.
Votes: 46,154 | Gross: $2.98M
16. The Swell Season (2011)
Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Music, Romance
The world fell in love with Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová when their songwriting collaboration in the film Once (2007) culminated in a jubilant Oscar win. But behind the scenes, where ... See full summary »
Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary
Glastonbury Festival, 1995: The Stone Roses pull out of their headline set after a mountain bike accident and Rod Stewart is unavailable. As last minute replacements, Pulp take to the stage... See full summary »
18. Taxi Driver (1976)
R | 114 min | Crime, Drama
A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action by attempting to liberate a presidential campaign worker and an underage prostitute.
Votes: 645,442 | Gross: $28.26M
22. Smuggler (2011)
TV-MA | 114 min | Drama
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. His loan shark scores him a gig smuggling dead ... See full summary »
23. Sad Vacation (2007)
136 min | Drama
Kenji, abandoned by his mother, scrapes out a meager existence doing odd jobs including driving bar hostesses and their customers home. Besides this he takes care of the sister of an old ... See full summary »
25. Jump Ashin! (2011)
126 min | Drama, Sport
A Taiwanese boy joins gymnastics at school and has talent for it. His mother forces him to stop and help with the family business. He goes on a downward spiral of fighting etc. Hitting rock bottom he decides to pursue his dream again.
27. Let the Bullets Fly (2010)
Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Comedy, Western
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.
Votes: 8,344 | Gross: $0.06M
28. Dragon (2011)
R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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
Votes: 12,980 | Gross: $0.01M
29. The Mother and the Whore (1973)
210 min | Drama, Romance
The chauvinist Alexandre balances relationships with several women, including the maternal Marie and the sexually liberated Veronika, in the post-1968 intellectual scene of Paris.
30. Under Control (2011)
Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary
Within the closed world of the nuclear power industry one of humanity's most compelling struggles has taken place. Germany was at the vanguard of the nuclear power industry but now the ... See full summary »
Director: Volker Sattel
31. Arbeiter verlassen die Fabrik (1995)
36 min | Short
A hundred years of scenes in which workers are seen leaving their factory spaces are used to deconstruct the ideology behind representations of such workers in both fiction and non fiction films.
32. Part-Time Work of a Domestic Slave (1973)
91 min | Drama
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.
33. Louise-Michel (2008)
94 min | Comedy
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 ... hire a hit man and to liquidate the boss? ... See full summary »
34. Valmont (1989)
R | 137 min | Drama, Romance
France before 1789: When a widow hears that her lover is to marry her cousin's daughter, she asks the playboy Valmont to take the girl's virginity. But first she bets him, with her body as prize, to seduce a virtuous, young, married woman.
Votes: 11,776 | Gross: $1.13M
35. La journée de la jupe (2008)
Not Rated | 87 min | Drama
Skirt Day is a fascinating psychological study, a socio-critical investigation - and Isabelle Adhani's first film in five years.
36. The Invention of the Curried Sausage (2008)
106 min | Drama
World War II is grinding to a close, and middle-aged Lena Bruecker (Barbara Sukowa) is caught in the fallout of Germany's crushing defeat. Her husband is missing in action on the Eastern ... See full summary »
37. Canary (2004)
132 min | Drama
Based on the true events of the deadly gas attacks perpetrated by members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult on the Tokyo subway system, CANARY tells the moving story of two children, each abandoned... See full synopsis »