With Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Danish Girl (2015)

R | 119 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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66 Metascore

A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 175,803 | Gross: $11.11M

2. Cloud Atlas (2012)

R | 172 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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55 Metascore

An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

Directors: Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving

Votes: 354,077 | Gross: $27.11M

3. Amélie (2001)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance

8.3
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69 Metascore

Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta

Votes: 729,699 | Gross: $33.23M

4. Melancholia (2011)

R | 135 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.2
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80 Metascore

Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Alexander Skarsgård

Votes: 175,628 | Gross: $3.03M

5. Antichrist (2009)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.6
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49 Metascore

A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage, but nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm

Votes: 122,225 | Gross: $0.40M

6. The Reader (2008)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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58 Metascore

Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Jeanette Hain

Votes: 237,509 | Gross: $34.19M

7. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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56 Metascore

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born with a superior olfactory sense, creates the world's finest perfume. His work, however, takes a dark turn as he searches for the ultimate scent.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Ben Whishaw, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Rickman, Francesc Albiol

Votes: 242,557 | Gross: $2.22M

8. Dogville (2003)

R | 178 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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60 Metascore

A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado community in exchange for labor, but when a search visits the town she finds out that their support has a price.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany, Lauren Bacall, Harriet Andersson

Votes: 144,381 | Gross: $1.53M

9. Dancer in the Dark (2000)

R | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

8.0
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61 Metascore

An East European girl travels to the United States with her young son, expecting it to be like a Hollywood film.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse, Peter Stormare

Votes: 106,674 | Gross: $4.18M

10. A Dangerous Method (2011)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.4
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76 Metascore

A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Vincent Cassel

Votes: 101,498 | Gross: $5.70M

11. Run Lola Run (1998)

R | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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77 Metascore

After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Nina Petri

Votes: 194,703 | Gross: $7.27M

12. Imagine Me & You (2005)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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49 Metascore

A newlywed bride becomes infatuated with another woman who questions her sexual orientation, promoting a stir among the bride's family and friends.

Director: Ol Parker | Stars: Piper Perabo, Lena Headey, Matthew Goode, Celia Imrie

Votes: 31,435 | Gross: $0.67M

13. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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68 Metascore

In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared.

Director: Wolfgang Becker | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Katrin Saß, Chulpan Khamatova, Florian Lukas

Votes: 142,643 | Gross: $4.06M

14. The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

R | 100 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.1
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36 Metascore

A computer scientist running a virtual reality simulation of 1937 becomes the primary suspect when his colleague and mentor is murdered.

Director: Josef Rusnak | Stars: Craig Bierko, Gretchen Mol, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 69,996 | Gross: $15.50M

15. 7500 (2019)

R | 93 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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58 Metascore

When terrorists try to seize control of a Berlin-Paris flight, a soft-spoken American co-pilot struggles to save the lives of the passengers and crew while forging a surprising connection with one of the hijackers.

Director: Patrick Vollrath | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Omid Memar, Aylin Tezel, Carlo Kitzlinger

Votes: 26,346

16. The Physician (2013)

R | 155 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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In Persia in the 11th Century, a surgeon's apprentice disguises himself as a Jew to study at a school that does not admit Christians.

Director: Philipp Stölzl | Stars: Tom Payne, Stellan Skarsgård, Olivier Martinez, Emma Catherine Rigby

Votes: 38,393

17. Caché (Hidden) (2005)

R | 117 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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84 Metascore

A married couple is terrorized by a series of surveillance videotapes left on their front porch.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Juliette Binoche, Maurice Bénichou, Annie Girardot

Votes: 77,446 | Gross: $3.63M

18. Toni Erdmann (2016)

R | 162 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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93 Metascore

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.

Director: Maren Ade | Stars: Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn, Thomas Loibl

Votes: 46,845 | Gross: $1.48M

19. Croupier (1998)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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75 Metascore

An aspiring writer is hired as a croupier at a casino, where he realizes that his life as a croupier would make a great novel.

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Clive Owen, Nick Reding, Nicholas Ball, Alexander Morton

Votes: 20,547 | Gross: $6.20M

20. The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, War

7.5
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82 Metascore

Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Pádraic Delaney, Liam Cunningham, Orla Fitzgerald

Votes: 49,073 | Gross: $1.83M

21. Brownian Movement (2010)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

4.8
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Charlotte is a German doctor in Brussels. She is married to architect Max and mother of a young son. She rents an apartment to meet with little attractive men from her patients for sex. At ... See full summary »

Director: Nanouk Leopold | Stars: Sandra Hüller, Dragan Bakema, Sabine Timoteo, Ryan Brodie

Votes: 1,265

22. Pola X (1999)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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65 Metascore

A young writer becomes intrigued with a mysterious dark-haired woman who claims to be his long-lost sister, starting an unusual relationship with her and prompting a downward spiral involving his domineering mother and lovely fiancée.

Director: Leos Carax | Stars: Guillaume Depardieu, Yekaterina Golubeva, Catherine Deneuve, Delphine Chuillot

Votes: 4,785 | Gross: $0.17M

23. Black Cat, White Cat (1998)

R | 127 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

8.1
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73 Metascore

Matko and his son Zare live on the banks of the Danube river and get by through hustling and basically doing anything to make a living. In order to pay off a business debt Matko agrees to marry off Zare to the sister of a local gangster.

Director: Emir Kusturica | Stars: Bajram Severdzan, Srdjan 'Zika' Todorovic, Branka Katic, Florijan Ajdini

Votes: 52,653 | Gross: $0.35M

24. Elles (2011)

NC-17 | 99 min | Drama

5.6
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50 Metascore

On her latest assignment, a journalist for Elle immerses herself in a prostitution ring run by university students.

Director: Malgorzata Szumowska | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Anaïs Demoustier, Joanna Kulig, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing

Votes: 6,880 | Gross: $0.16M

25. Whale Rider (2002)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Family

7.5
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80 Metascore

A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize.

Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis

Votes: 41,894 | Gross: $20.78M

26. Wild Republic (2021– )

Adventure, Drama

5.8
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A group of young offenders has lost faith and trust in the German state. They are to be rehabilitated and are sent on an expedition to the Alps. But there is a terrible accident and one of the caregivers is found dead.

Stars: Maria Dragus, Aaron Altaras, Emma Drogunova, Verena Altenberger

Votes: 172

27. The Experiment (2001)

R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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60 Metascore

For two weeks, 20 male participants are hired to play prisoners and guards in a prison. The "prisoners" have to follow seemingly mild rules, and the "guards" are told to retain order without using physical violence.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Christian Berkel, Oliver Stokowski, Wotan Wilke Möhring

Votes: 92,682 | Gross: $0.14M

28. Creep (I) (2004)

R | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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Trapped in a London subway station, a woman who's being pursued by a potential attacker heads into the unknown labyrinth of tunnels beneath the city's streets.

Director: Christopher Smith | Stars: Franka Potente, Sean Harris, Vas Blackwood, Ken Campbell

Votes: 29,302

29. Manderlay (2005)

Not Rated | 139 min | Drama

7.3
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46 Metascore

A story of slavery, set in the southern U.S. in the 1930s.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Isaach De Bankolé, Danny Glover, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 23,293 | Gross: $0.08M

30. The Baby of Mâcon (1993)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, History

7.0
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A movie about the corruption in all levels of society. A baby is born from a supposed-to-be virgin woman, so a chain of hysteria about divine intervention in the birth takes place.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Julia Ormond, Ralph Fiennes, Philip Stone, Jonathan Lacey

Votes: 4,380

31. Chéri (2009)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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63 Metascore

The son of a courtesan retreats into a fantasy world after being forced to end his relationship with the older woman who educated him in the ways of love.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Friend, Kathy Bates, Frances Tomelty

Votes: 11,063 | Gross: $2.71M

32. En la Cama (2005)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama

6.2
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A young man and woman have a sensual, one-night stand in a motel room where they confide in each other about their troubled lives.

Director: Matías Bize | Stars: Blanca Lewin, Gonzalo Valenzuela

Votes: 3,304

33. Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Crime, Comedy

7.9
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Two terminally ill patients escape from a hospital, steal a car and rush towards the sea.

Director: Thomas Jahn | Stars: Til Schweiger, Jan Josef Liefers, Thierry van Werveke, Moritz Bleibtreu

Votes: 29,218 | Gross: $0.00M

34. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980)

Not Rated | 931 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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In late-1920s Berlin, Franz Biberkopf is released from prison and vows to go straight. However, he soon finds himself embroiled in the city's criminal underworld.

Stars: Günter Lamprecht, Claus Holm, Hanna Schygulla, Franz Buchrieser

Votes: 4,394

35. Aimee & Jaguar (1999)

Not Rated | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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72 Metascore

In 1943 Berlin, a Nazi officer's wife meets and starts a passionate affair with a Jewish woman.

Director: Max Färberböck | Stars: Maria Schrader, Juliane Köhler, Johanna Wokalek, Heike Makatsch

Votes: 6,437 | Gross: $0.93M

36. Summer Storm (2004)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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51 Metascore

A close friendship between two crew teammates is tested when one slowly discovers he's gay and attracted to the other.

Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner | Stars: Robert Stadlober, Kostja Ullmann, Miriam Morgenstern, Jürgen Tonkel

Votes: 13,771 | Gross: $0.10M

37. The Edge of Heaven (2007)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

7.8
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85 Metascore

A Turkish man travels to Istanbul to find the daughter of his father's former girlfriend.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Baki Davrak, Gürsoy Gemec, Cengiz Daner, Tuncel Kurtiz

Votes: 31,658 | Gross: $0.74M

38. You, the Living (2007)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.5
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81 Metascore

You, the Living is a film about humankind, its greatness and its baseness, joy and sorrow, its self-confidence and anxiety, its desire to love and be loved.

Director: Roy Andersson | Stars: Elisabeth Helander, Jörgen Nohall, Jan Wikbladh, Björn Englund

Votes: 15,195 | Gross: $0.02M

39. Desert Flower (2009)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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54 Metascore

Waris Dirie, born 1965 in Somalia, flees at 13 when sold as 4th wife. She's maid at the Somalian embassy in London, then McDonald's, where she's discovered and becomes int'l top model. 1997, she speaks up against female genital mutilation.

Director: Sherry Hormann | Stars: Soraya Omar-Scego, Idriss Abdillahi Houfaneh, Awa Saïd Darar, Roun Daher Aïnan

Votes: 13,025 | Gross: $0.04M

40. Land and Freedom (1995)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, War

7.6
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David is an unemployed communist that comes to Spain in 1937 during the civil war to enroll the republicans and defend the democracy against the fascists. He makes friends between the soldiers.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Ian Hart, Rosana Pastor, Icíar Bollaín, Tom Gilroy

Votes: 11,049 | Gross: $0.23M

41. Last Love (2013)

Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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36 Metascore

He's a widower in Paris who speaks no French. She's a dance instructor less than half his age. Can they become a family, or will his estranged adult children halt the friendship?

Director: Sandra Nettelbeck | Stars: Michael Caine, Michelle Goddet, Jane Alexander, Serge Hollogne

Votes: 12,457

42. Anonyma - Eine Frau in Berlin (2008)

Unrated | 131 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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74 Metascore

A woman tries to survive the invasion of Berlin by the Soviet troops during the last days of World War II.

Director: Max Färberböck | Stars: Nina Hoss, Evgeniy Sidikhin, Irm Hermann, Rüdiger Vogler

Votes: 6,405 | Gross: $0.29M

43. Pina (2011)

PG | 103 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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83 Metascore

A tribute to the late German choreographer, Pina Bausch, as her dancers perform her most famous creations.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Pina Bausch, Regina Advento, Malou Airaudo, Ruth Amarante

Votes: 15,021 | Gross: $3.52M

44. When Pigs Have Wings (2011)

98 min | Comedy

7.0
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After a tempest, fishermen do not find only fish in their nets. That is what happens to Jafaar, a poor fisherman who lives poorly in Gaza. And what he hauls in is really upsetting : imagine... See full summary »

Director: Sylvain Estibal | Stars: Sasson Gabay, Baya Belal, Myriam Tekaïa, Gassan Abbas

Votes: 3,161

45. Paradise Now (2005)

PG-13 | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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71 Metascore

Two childhood friends are recruited for a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv.

Director: Hany Abu-Assad | Stars: Kais Nashif, Ali Suliman, Lubna Azabal, Hamza Abu-Aiaash

Votes: 22,953 | Gross: $1.45M

46. Hannah Arendt (2012)

Not Rated | 113 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

A look at the life of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who reported for 'The New Yorker' on the trial of the Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem.

Director: Margarethe von Trotta | Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Axel Milberg, Janet McTeer, Julia Jentsch

Votes: 11,057 | Gross: $0.71M

47. My Name Is Joe (1998)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Two thirtysomethings, unemployed former alcoholic Joe and community health worker Sarah, start a romantic relationship in the one of the toughest Glasgow neighbourhoods.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Peter Mullan, Louise Goodall, Gary Lewis, Lorraine McIntosh

Votes: 8,217 | Gross: $0.35M

48. The Boss of It All (2006)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy

6.7
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71 Metascore

An IT company hires an actor to serve as the company's president in order to help the business get sold to a cranky Icelander.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Jens Albinus, Peter Gantzler, Friðrik Þór Friðriksson, Benedikt Erlingsson

Votes: 11,483 | Gross: $0.05M

49. Dust (I) (2001)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.5
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41 Metascore

A New York thief, a tough-as-nails hundred-year-old woman, two brothers from the Wild West, a Macedonian revolutionary and a beautiful pregnant woman, all cross paths in a tale that spans two continents and three centuries.

Director: Milcho Manchevski | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, David Wenham, Adrian Lester, Anne Brochet

Votes: 2,284

50. Pope Joan (2009)

149 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.7
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A woman of English extraction born in the German city of Ingelheim in the ninth century disguises herself as a man and rises through the Vatican ranks.

Director: Sönke Wortmann | Stars: Johanna Wokalek, David Wenham, John Goodman, Iain Glen

Votes: 8,567


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