Toni Erdmann

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Toni Erdmann is a 2016 German-Austrian comedy-drama film directed, written and co-produced by Maren Ade in which 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. It stars Peter Simonischek and Sandra Hüller. The… Continue Reading

Kynodontas

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Kynodontas (Dogtooth in the english version) is a 2009 Greek film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos about a husband and wife who keep their children ignorant of the world outside their property well into adulthood. The film is Lanthimos’ second feature film and it won… Continue Reading

Shot caller

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Shot Caller is an American crime thriller film directed and written by Ric Roman Waugh, about a family man that is sent to prison after a fatal traffic accident. While inside, he is faced with criminals convicted for far worse crimes than his, so… Continue Reading

Kollektivitet

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Kollektivet (The Commune in the english version) is a 2016 Danish drama film. An emotional and intensely focused lead performance from Trine Dyrholm carries this movie from Danish director and Dogme 95 veteran Thomas Vinterberg, shot on HD digital video. The setting is an… Continue Reading

Pokot

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Pokot (Spoor in the english version) is a 2017 Polish crime film directed by Agnieszka Holland. It was selected to compete for the Golden Bear in the main competition section of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. At Berlin, the film won the Alfred Bauer Prize (Silver Bear). The film is set… Continue Reading

What’s eating Gilbert Grape

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What’s Eating Gilbert Grape is a 1993 American drama film directed by Lasse Hallström and starring Johnny Depp, Juliette Lewis, Darlene Cates and Leonardo DiCaprio. The film follows 24-year-old Gilbert (Depp), a grocery store clerk caring for his morbidly obese… Continue Reading

Berlin syndrome

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Berlin Syndrome is a 2017 Australian psychological thriller film directed by Cate Shortland, and written by Shaun Grant, based upon the novel of the same name by Melanie Joosten. It stars Teresa Palmer and Max Riemelt. In the plot, Australian photographer, Clare, meets Andi while holidaying in Berlin.… Continue Reading

Denk ich an Deutschland in der Nacht

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Denk ich an Deutschland in der Nacht (If I Think of Germany at Night in the english version) is Romuald Karmakar’s fourth documentary film about techno music and related musical styles. Much more than a portrait of DJs, musicians and techno… Continue Reading

Enter the void

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Enter the Void is a 2009 English-language French drama film written and directed by Gaspar Noé and starring Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, and Cyril Roy. Set in the neon-lit nightclub environments of Tokyo, the story follows Oscar, a young American drug dealer who gets shot by… Continue Reading

Strassenkaiser

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Strassenkaiser is a a road movie through the streets of Berlin, from backyards, parks and bars up to a tower. In an intoxicated Berlin by the summer carnival, there is Noah, a 12 year old boy, non-local, supposed to meet… Continue Reading

Grave

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Grave (Raw in the english version) is a 2016 French-Belgian horror film written and directed by Julia Ducournau, and starring Garance Marillier, in which sringent vegetarian Justine (Marillier) encounters a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world during her first week at veterinary school. Desperate to fit in,… Continue Reading

Una mujer fantástica

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Una mujer fantástica (A fantastic woman in the english version) is a 2017 Chilean drama film directed by Sebastián Lelio and starring Luis Gnecco and Daniela Vega between others. Four years ago, Lelio shook up the official competition in Berlin with Gloria, a bracingly honest, ultimately empowering study of the… Continue Reading

Lion

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Lion is a 2016 drama film directed by Garth Davis (in his feature debut) and written by Luke Davies, based on the non-fiction book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley with Larry Buttrose. A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many… Continue Reading

Blue Jay

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Blue Jay is a drama romance film directed by Alex Lehmann in his fictional feature debut, from a screenplay by Mark Duplass. It stars Duplass and Sarah Paulson. The film was financed by Netflix without the company even seeing a script. Instead, Duplass wrote a 10-page outline that allowed for… Continue Reading

Sing street

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Sing street takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy named Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, while trying to… Continue Reading

Aquarius

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Aquarius is a 2016 Brazilian–French drama film directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho and starring Sonia Braga as Clara, the last resident of Aquarius building, who refuses to sell her apartment to a construction company that intends to replace it with a new edifice. It was selected to compete for… Continue Reading

Tetro

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Tetro is a 2009 American-Argentine drama film written, directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Vincent Gallo, Alden Ehrenreich and Maribel Verdú. Set in Argentina with a high content of film noir, this story of the reunion of two brothers follows the rivalries born out of creative differences passed down… Continue Reading

101 Reykjavík

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101 Reykjavík is 2000 film based on the 1996 novel by Hallgrímur Helgason. Thirty-year-old Hlynur still lives with his mother and spends his days drinking, watching porn and surfing the net while living off unemployment checks. A girl is interested in him, but… Continue Reading

Ne le dis à personne

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Ne le dis à person (Tell no one in the english version) is a 2006 French thriller film directed by Guillaume Canet and based on the novel of the same name by Harlan Coben. An innocent man is on the run after he’s accused of murder and his spouse seemingly… Continue Reading

The ones below

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The ones below is a 2015 British thriller film and the debut feature from writer-director David Farr, starring the ensemble cast of Clémence Poésy, David Morrissey, Stephen Campbell Moore and Laura Birn. Blending an element of urban dread with an… Continue Reading

Mon roi

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Mon Roi (My king in the english version) is a 2015 French drama film directed by Maïwenn. Tony is admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious skiing accident. Dependent on the medical staff and pain relievers, she takes time to look back on a… Continue Reading

Tod den Hippies!! Es lebe der Punk

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 Tod den Hippies!! Es lebe der Punk (Death to the hippies !! Long live the Punk) is a comedy drama placed in 1980, in which 19 year old Robert, fed up with hippy phoniness and bourgeoise narrow mindedness alike, flees the German provinces for… Continue Reading

The blackout

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The Blackout is a 1997 American drama film directed by Abel Ferrara, in which a debauched Hollywood movie actor tries to piece together one wild night in Miami years earlier which remains a drug-induced blur, and soon finds out that some questions about his past… Continue Reading

The legend of 1900

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The Legend of 1900  is a 1998 Italian drama film directed by Giuseppe Tornatore and starring Tim Roth, Pruitt Taylor Vince and Mélanie Thierry. The film stars Tim Roth in the title role and features a stunning score by legendary composer Ennio Morricone. An extraordinary tale of a virtuosos musician… Continue Reading

Disconnect

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Disconnect is a 2012 American drama film directed by Henry Alex Rubin. It explores how people experience the negative sides of modern communication technology by following three interconnecting stories. An ambitious, up-and-coming reporter Nina Dunham has much success with her interview with underage video chat-room… Continue Reading

Gardens of the night

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Gardens of the Night is a 2008 drama film, starring Gillian Jacobs, John Malkovich, Ryan Simpkins and Tom Arnold. After being abducted as children, and suffering years of abuse, a teenage boy and girl find themselves living on the street. The film was described by The… Continue Reading

Perfetti sconosciuti

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Perfetti sconosciuti (Perfect strangers in the english version) is a 2016 Italian comedy-drama film directed by Paolo Genovese.The film brings a bitter ensemble with an impressive cast that poses the question: How well do we really know those close to us? During a dinner party,… Continue Reading

Little children

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Little Children is a 2006 American drama film directed by Todd Field. It is based on the novel of the same name by Tom Perrotta, who along with Field wrote the screenplay. The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced… Continue Reading

London to Brighton

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London to Brighton is a 2006 British film written and directed by Paul Andrew Williams. It is a gritty thriller that follows a prostitute (Lorraine Stanley) and a young runaway (Georgia Groome) on the run to Brighton in a desperate fight to save… Continue Reading

The wrestler

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The Wrestler is a 2008 American sports drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky, written by Robert D. Siegel, and starring Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, and Evan Rachel Wood. Rourke plays an aging professional wrestler who, despite his failing health and waning fame, continues to wrestle in an attempt to cling to the… Continue Reading

True romance

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True Romance is a 1993 American crime film with elements of black comedy and romance, directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino. The film stars Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette with a supporting cast featuring Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, and Christopher Walken. As a short synopsis, Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from… Continue Reading

Er ist wieder da

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Er ist wieder da (Look Who’s Back in the english version) is a best selling German satirical novel about Adolf Hitler by Timur Vermes, published in 2012 by Eichborn Verlag. The novel was adapted into a German movie of the same name, which was released in 2015. In 2011,… Continue Reading

Gigante

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Gigante (Giant in the english version) is a 2009 comedy film, written and directed by Adrían Biniez, an Argentinian film director living in Uruguay. Jara (Horacio Camandule) is a security guard at a supermarket who falls in love with Julia (Leonor Svarcas), a cleaning worker on the… Continue Reading

10,000 km

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10,000 km is a Spanish-American romantic drama film directed by Carlos Marques-Marcet. It follows the relationship between Alexandra and Sergi in Barcelona, Spain. They struggle to find a balance between their plans of having a baby and Alex’s photography career. When Alex accepts a one-year… Continue Reading