With Variance Films (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Yip Man (2008)

R | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.0
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59 Metascore

During the Japanese invasion of 1937, when a wealthy martial artist is forced to leave his home and work to support his family, he reluctantly agrees to train others in the art of Wing Chun for self-defense.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Siu-Wong Fan, Ka Tung Lam

Votes: 192,412

2. Ip Man 2 (2010)

R | 108 min | Action, Drama, Sport

7.6
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67 Metascore

Centering on Ip Man's migration to Hong Kong in 1949 as he attempts to propagate his discipline of Wing Chun martial arts.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Donnie Yen, Xiaoming Huang, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Lynn Xiong

Votes: 83,959 | Gross: $0.21M

3. Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)

Not Rated | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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71 Metascore

After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups.

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, André Ramiro, Milhem Cortaz

Votes: 73,630 | Gross: $0.10M

4. Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Musical

6.1
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83 Metascore

After connecting with the shy Madeline, a jazz trumpeter embarks on a quest for a more gregarious paramour, but through a series of twists and turns punctuated by an original score, the two lovers seem destined to be together.

Director: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Jason Palmer, Desiree Garcia, Sandha Khin, Karen Adelman

Votes: 1,105 | Gross: $0.04M

5. Xin hai ge ming (2011)

R | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.9
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37 Metascore

A historical drama based on the founding of the Republic of China when nationalist forces led by Sun Yat-sen overthrew the Qing Dynasty.

Directors: Li Zhang, Jackie Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Winston Chao, Bingbing Li, Chun Sun

Votes: 5,427 | Gross: $0.13M

6. Jing wu feng yun: Chen Zhen (2010)

R | 106 min | Action, Drama, History

6.3
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49 Metascore

Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible for his teacher's death (Huo Yuanjia) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. A mysterious ... See full summary »

Director: Wai-Keung Lau | Stars: Donnie Yen, Alex Ahlstrom, Qi Shu, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong

Votes: 9,014 | Gross: $0.05M

7. 3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy

6.0
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51 Metascore

Frank Bartlett has been tortured, embarrassed, and humiliated by his brother Bruce -- usually on film -- his entire life. Now that Bruce is finally off drugs and has turned his life around, things should be different. They are not.

Director: Jordan Roberts | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Chris O'Dowd, Lizzy Caplan, Chris Noth

Votes: 4,478

8. Rang zi dan fei (2010)

Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Comedy, Western

7.4
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66 Metascore

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.

Director: Wen Jiang | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Wen Jiang, You Ge, Carina Lau

Votes: 7,834 | Gross: $0.06M

9. The Retrieval (2013)

R | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

6.6
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75 Metascore

On the outskirts of the U.S. Civil War, a boy is sent north by his bounty hunter gang to retrieve a wanted man.

Director: Chris Eska | Stars: Ashton Sanders, Tishuan Scott, Keston John, Bill Oberst Jr.

Votes: 2,283 | Gross: $0.05M

10. The End of Love (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

6.0
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56 Metascore

When the mother of his infant son unexpectedly passes away, struggling actor Mark grapples with fatherhood and his inability to grow up. And when he sparks with a single mother, he learns how his choices have real-life consequences.

Director: Mark Webber | Stars: Mark Webber, Alia Shawkat, Shannyn Sossamon, Isaac Love

Votes: 1,558 | Gross: $0.01M

11. Red Hook Summer (2012)

R | 121 min | Drama

5.0
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48 Metascore

A middle-class boy from Atlanta finds his worldview changed as he spends the summer with his deeply religious grandfather in the housing projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Jules Brown, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Toni Lysaith, Limary Agosto

Votes: 1,423 | Gross: $0.34M

12. Sound City (2013)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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76 Metascore

A documentary on the fabled recording studio that was located in Van Nuys, California.

Director: Dave Grohl | Stars: Trent Reznor, Tom Petty, Mick Fleetwood, Vinny Appice

Votes: 11,222 | Gross: $0.42M

13. Du zhan (2012)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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86 Metascore

A drug cartel boss who is arrested in a raid is coerced into betraying his former accomplices as part of an undercover operation.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Louis Koo, Honglei Sun, Yi Huang, Michelle Ye

Votes: 8,264 | Gross: $0.13M

14. Smother (II) (2008)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

4.7
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36 Metascore

After being fired from his job, an everyday guy faces pressure from his wife about having a baby, while having to deal with his suffocating mother, who has decided to move in with the couple.

Director: Vince Di Meglio | Stars: Dax Shepard, Liv Tyler, Diane Keaton, Ken Howard

Votes: 2,545

15. The Trouble with Bliss (2011)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

5.4
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38 Metascore

A guy in his mid-thirties watches as his life comically unravels after he enters into a relationship with the daughter of a former high school classmate.

Director: Michael Knowles | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Peter Fonda, Lucy Liu, Brie Larson

Votes: 2,269 | Gross: $0.01M

16. Xin Shao Lin si (2011)

R | 131 min | Action, Drama

6.9
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53 Metascore

After ambushing and killing his rival, losing everything in the process, dispirited warlord Hou Jie turns to a Shaolin monastery seeking salvation.

Director: Benny Chan | Stars: Shaoqun Yu, Chen Zhiui, Xing Yu, Jing Wu

Votes: 17,520 | Gross: $0.06M

17. Until the Light Takes Us (2008)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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54 Metascore

Interviews and news footage explore the rise of black metal music in Norway in the 1990s, including artists who were involved in suicide, murder and arson.

Directors: Aaron Aites, Audrey Ewell | Stars: Fenriz, Varg Vikernes, Euronymous, Hellhammer

Votes: 4,384 | Gross: $0.12M

18. It Felt Like Love (2013)

Unrated | 82 min | Drama

5.5
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76 Metascore

Lila wants to emulate the sexual exploits of her more experienced best friend. She fixates on a tough older guy who will "sleep with anyone" and tries to insert herself into his world, putting herself in a dangerously vulnerable situation.

Director: Eliza Hittman | Stars: Gina Piersanti, Jesse Cordasco, Giovanna Salimeni, Nugget

Votes: 1,951 | Gross: $0.03M

19. Hunky Dory (2011)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.2
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46 Metascore

In the heat of the summer of 1976, drama teacher Vivienne fights sweltering heat and general teenage apathy to put on an end-of-term version of Shakespeare's The Tempest.

Director: Marc Evans | Stars: Minnie Driver, Kristian Gwilliam, Adam Byard, Aled Pugh

Votes: 1,033 | Gross: $0.02M

20. Go for Sisters (2013)

Unrated | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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59 Metascore

Fontayne is enlisted by Bernice - her estranged old friend and current parole officer - along with a disgraced cop to search for Bernice's son, who went missing on the Mexican border.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: LisaGay Hamilton, Yolonda Ross, Edward James Olmos, Hilary Barraford

Votes: 448 | Gross: $0.06M

21. Video Games: The Movie (2014)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Animation, History

6.1
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40 Metascore

Learn how video games are made, marketed, and consumed by looking back at gaming history and culture through the eyes of game developers, publishers, and consumers.

Director: Jeremy Snead | Stars: Sean Astin, Al Alcorn, Peter Armstrong, Cliff Bleszinski

Votes: 5,159 | Gross: $0.02M

22. Amigo (2010)

R | 124 min | Drama, War

5.8
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63 Metascore

A fictional account of events during the Philippine-American War.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Joel Torre, Chris Cooper, Garret Dillahunt, Arthur Acuña

Votes: 511 | Gross: $0.18M

23. The Perfect Family (2011)

PG-13 | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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40 Metascore

A devoutly Catholic wife and mother has been nominated for one of the church's top awards. She then goes about trying to prove she has the "perfect" family, refusing to accept them for who they are.

Director: Anne Renton | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Emily Deschanel, Jason Ritter, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 1,334 | Gross: $0.11M

24. Test (I) (2013)

TV-MA | 89 min | Drama

6.2
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70 Metascore

In 1985, a gay dance understudy hopes for his on-stage chance while fearing the growing AIDS epidemic.

Director: Chris Mason Johnson | Stars: Scott Marlowe, Matthew Risch, Evan Boomer, Kevin Clarke

Votes: 1,350 | Gross: $0.02M

25. Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, News

7.4
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68 Metascore

A documentary that exposes what corporations and governments learn about people through Internet and cell phone usage, and what can be done about it ... if anything.

Director: Cullen Hoback | Stars: Max Schrems, Moby, Mark Zuckerberg, Orson Scott Card

Votes: 5,449 | Gross: $0.06M

26. An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (2012)

TV-MA | 84 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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74 Metascore

An artist's shortsighted film about a failed relationship is reedited into a more collaborative, more inclusive work of art.

Director: Terence Nance | Stars: Alisa Becher, Jc Cain, Dexter Jones, Namik Minter

Votes: 538 | Gross: $0.07M

27. Tai Chi Zero (2012)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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52 Metascore

Yang travels to Chen Village to learn a powerful form of Tai Chi. Though villagers are forbidden from teaching outsiders, Yang becomes their best hope for survival when a man arrives with a plan to build a railroad through the village.

Director: Stephen Fung | Stars: Hark-On Fung, Xiaochao Yuan, Stephen Fung, Eddie Peng

Votes: 4,501 | Gross: $0.21M

28. Enter the Dangerous Mind (2013)

88 min | Thriller

5.2
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22 Metascore

A reclusive American composer with an online following has a tentative romance with a beautiful social worker. This offers a glimmer of hope, but his mind fractures as the voices in his ... See full summary »

Directors: Youssef Delara, Victor Teran | Stars: Jake Hoffman, Thomas Dekker, Scott Bakula, Nikki Reed

Votes: 890

29. Elena (II) (2012)

80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.7
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81 Metascore

Elena, a young Brazilian woman, travels to New York with the same dream as her mother, to become a movie actress. She leaves behind her childhood spent in hiding during the years of the ... See full summary »

Director: Petra Costa | Stars: Li An, Elena Andrade, Petra Costa

Votes: 1,190

30. Blind Date (I) (2007)

TV-MA | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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51 Metascore

Affected by tragedy, a married couple decide to role play a blind date.

Director: Stanley Tucci | Stars: Stanley Tucci, Patricia Clarkson, Thijs Römer, Gerdy De Decker

Votes: 794

31. The Lottery (2010)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, Drama, News

7.0
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72 Metascore

Four children enter a high-stakes lottery. If they win, they can attend one of the best schools in New York. A look at the crisis in public education, The Lottery makes the case than any child can succeed.

Director: Madeleine Sackler | Stars: Cory Booker, Geoffrey Canada, Candice Fryer, Gregory Goodwine Jr.

Votes: 542 | Gross: $0.05M

32. Pardé (2013)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

6.6
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81 Metascore

In a secluded house by the sea with the curtains shut, a screenwriter hides from the world with only his dog as company. The tranquility is abruptly broken one night by the arrival of a ... See full summary »

Directors: Jafar Panahi, Kambuzia Partovi | Stars: Kambuzia Partovi, Maryam Moqadam, Jafar Panahi, Hadi Saeedi

Votes: 959 | Gross: $0.03M

33. The History of Future Folk (2012)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Music, Sci-Fi

7.2
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67 Metascore

The possibly exaggerated origin story of the real life alien bluegrass band, Future Folk, that has been playing for NYC audiences for the better part of a decade.

Directors: John Mitchell, Jeremy Kipp Walker | Stars: Nils d'Aulaire, Jay Klaitz, Julie Ann Emery, April L. Hernandez

Votes: 2,051 | Gross: $0.02M

34. Adventures of Power (2008)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Music

6.4
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39 Metascore

In his quest to become the world's greatest air-drummer, a small-town dreamer must overcome obstacles and ridicule to save the day.

Director: Ari Gold | Stars: Ari Gold, Michael McKean, Jane Lynch, Shoshannah Stern

Votes: 1,769 | Gross: $0.02M

35. Head Games (2012)

PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, Sport

7.4
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A documentary that follows football player and pro-wrestler Chris Nowinski's quest to uncover the truth about the consequences of sports related head injuries.

Director: Steve James | Stars: Chris Nowinski, Gene Atkins, Laura Balcer, Hunt Batjer

Votes: 295 | Gross: $0.01M

36. Hit So Hard (2011)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

6.9
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52 Metascore

A documentary that follows Hole drummer Patty Schemel as she struggles with fame and addiction.

Director: P. David Ebersole | Stars: Patty Schemel, Courtney Love, Eric Erlandson, Melissa Auf der Maur

Votes: 604 | Gross: $0.03M

37. American: The Bill Hicks Story (2009)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

7.8
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55 Metascore

Photo-animated feature documentary, uniquely narrated by the 10 people who knew Bill best.

Directors: Matt Harlock, Paul Thomas | Stars: Bill Hicks, Dwight Slade, Mary Hicks, Steve Hicks

Votes: 4,523 | Gross: $0.09M

38. White on Rice (2009)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy

6.2
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45 Metascore

Forty-year-old Jimmy is growing up, or at least he's getting older. While mooching the upper bunk of his ten-year-old nephew's bed, he enjoys the never-ending generosity of his sister Aiko,... See full summary »

Director: Dave Boyle | Stars: Hiroshi Watanabe, Nae, Mio Takada, Lynn Chen

Votes: 486 | Gross: $0.07M

39. God Loves Uganda (2013)

TV-14 | 83 min | Documentary

7.4
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77 Metascore

An account of the American Evangelicals' attempts to indoctrinate their Christian Right beliefs in Uganda.

Director: Roger Ross Williams

Votes: 1,096 | Gross: $0.05M

40. Littlerock (2010)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama

6.3
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66 Metascore

A powerfully intimate drama that captures the fears and desires of a young Japanese woman lost in the U.S., 'Littlerock' is an affectingly authentic portrait of the bitter-sweet pain of ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Ott | Stars: Atsuko Okatsuka, Cory Zacharia, Rintaro Sawamoto, Roberto 'Sanz' Sanchez

Votes: 463 | Gross: $0.01M

41. Spoken Word (2009)

116 min | Drama

6.7
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56 Metascore

A San Francisco spoken word artist returns to New Mexico to be with his dying father, only to find he loses his "voice" as he is sucked back in to the dysfunctional life of drugs and violence he left behind.

Director: Victor Nunez | Stars: Kuno Becker, Miguel Sandoval, Rubén Blades, Persia White

Votes: 83 | Gross: $0.03M

42. How to Live Forever (2009)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

6.3
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57 Metascore

Baby boomer Mark Wexler travels the world searching for the secrets of long life.

Director: Mark Wexler | Stars: Suzanne Somers, Phyllis Diller, Ray Bradbury, Jack LaLanne

Votes: 225 | Gross: $0.06M

43. Nursery University (2008)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

6.7
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Documentary about disparate NYC parents' efforts to get their children into "feeder preschools," private institutions that claim to set youngsters on the track to admission into Ivy league colleges.

Directors: Marc H. Simon, Matthew Makar

Votes: 247 | Gross: $0.02M

44. The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2014 TV Special)

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Director: Chris Donovan | Stars: Patton Oswalt, Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Lake Bell

Votes: 24

45. Addiction Incorporated (2011)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, Biography

6.8
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68 Metascore

When a young drug researcher is hired by a tobacco company, Victor DeNoble unexpectedly discovers the ingredients of addiction and fuels a national campaign to have it regulated.

Director: Charles Evans Jr. | Stars: Danny Abel, Phil Barnett, Herbert Barry III, Neal Benowitz

Votes: 104 | Gross: $0.04M

46. Citizen Koch (2013)

90 min | Documentary, Drama

6.6
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52 Metascore

A documentary that follows the money behind the rise of the Tea Party.

Directors: Carl Deal, Tia Lessin | Stars: David H. Koch, Charles G. Koch, Scott Walker, Floyd Abrams

Votes: 641 | Gross: $0.15M

47. General Orders No. 9 (2009)

Not Rated | 72 min

5.9
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55 Metascore

One last trip down the rabbit hole before it gets paved over. A deep geography. What is above and what is below. What came before and what will come after. Agrarian fantasies, sacrificial ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Persons | Star: William Davidson

Votes: 176

48. American Made Movie (2013)

G | 82 min | Documentary, Drama, History

5.9
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54 Metascore

American Made Movie looks back on the glory days of U.S. manufacturing when there was a more balanced relationship between the goods produced and consumed, and illustrates how technology ... See full summary »

Directors: Nathaniel Thomas McGill, Vincent Vittorio | Stars: Mark Andol, Merrie Buchsbaum, Robert DeMartini, Cleofus Blue Wilson

Votes: 105

49. The Weird World of Blowfly (2010)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

6.2
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52 Metascore

Clarence Reid is a musician who wrote and produced romantic and spiritual songs for some of the greatest Southern soul and R&B acts of the 1960s and '70s. He is also the gonzo performer ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Furmanski | Stars: Clarence Reid, Steve Alaimo, Bela B., Greg Bell

Votes: 115 | Gross: $0.00M

50. Elevate (2011)

PG | 81 min | Documentary

6.9
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67 Metascore

From a basketball academy in Senegal, to the high-pressure world of American prep schools, the film documents the extraordinary personal journeys of four particularly tall West African Muslim teenage boys with NBA dreams.

Director: Anne Buford | Stars: Amadou Gallo Fall, Dethie

Votes: 123 | Gross: $0.00M


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