Le scandale

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Le scandale (The Champagne Murders in the english version) is a 1967 French suspense thriller mystery film directed by Claude Chabrol and starring Anthony Perkins. It was the first of two films that Chabrol made with Perkins, who is most famous for his role in Psycho directed by Alfred Hitchcock,… Continue Reading

The devils

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The Devils is a 1971 British historical drama horror film directed by Ken Russell and starring Oliver Reed and Vanessa Redgrave. Russell’s screenplay is based partly on the 1952 book The Devils of Loudun by Aldous Huxley, and partly on the 1960 play The Devils by John Whiting, also based on Huxley’s book. The film is a… 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

If….

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if…. is a 1968 British drama film produced and directed by Lindsay Anderson satirising English public school life. Famous for its depiction of a savage insurrection at a fictitious boys’ boarding school, the X certificate film was made at the time of the May 1968 protests in France by a director… Continue Reading

Caligula

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Caligula is a 1979 Italian-American erotic historical drama film focusing on the rise and fall of the Roman Emperor Caligula. It stars Malcolm McDowell, Teresa Ann Savoy, Helen Mirren and  Peter O’Toole between others. It is the only feature film produced by the men’s magazine Penthouse. Producer Bob Guccione, the magazine’s founder, intended 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

Bad boy Bubby

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Bad Boy Bubby is a 1993 Australian-Italian black comedy/drama film written and directed by Rolf de Heer. Bubby is a 35-year-old man who has never set foot outside his mother’s dingy apartment in the back of a printing press in an industrial area of… 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

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

What ever happened to baby Jane?

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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? is a 1962 American psychological thriller film produced and directed by Robert Aldrich, starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, about an actress who holds her crippled sister captive in an old Hollywood mansion. The screenplay by Lukas Heller is based on the 1960 novel… 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

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

Scum

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Scum is a 1979 British crime drama film directed by Alan Clarke, portraying the brutality of life inside a British borstal. The script was originally made as the television play Scum for the BBC’s Play for Today strand in 1977, however due to the violence depicted, it was withdrawn from broadcast. Two… Continue Reading

A bronx tale

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A Bronx Tale is a 1993 American crime drama film set in the Bronx during the turbulent era of the 1960s. It was the directorial debut of Robert De Niro that follows a young Italian-American teenager in The Bronx, New York as his path in life is guided by two father figures, played… Continue Reading

Billy Elliot

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Billy Elliot is a 2000 British dance drama film produced by Greg Brenman and Jon Finn, written by Lee Hall and directed by Stephen Daldry.The film is set in north-eastern England during the 1984-85 coal miners’ strike, it stars Jamie Bell as 11-year-old Billy, an aspiring dancer dealing with the negative stereotype of the male… Continue Reading

Every thing will be fine

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Every Thing Will Be Fine is a 2015 German drama film directed by Wim Wenders and written by Bjørn Olaf Johannessen, and released in 3D. The film centres around Tomas (James Franco), a writer who causes an accident while driving and spends the next 12 years… Continue Reading

Victoria

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Victoria is a 2015 German drama film directed by Sebastian Schipper, starring Laia Costa and Frederick Lau. The film is shot in one single long take by Sturla Brandth Grøvlen from about 4:30 to 7:00 in the Kreuzberg and Mitte neighbourhoods. Victoria, a runaway party girl, is asked by three friendly men to join them… Continue Reading

Leaving las vegas

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Leaving Las Vegas is a 1995 romantic drama film written and directed by Mike Figgis and based on a semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by John O’Brien. Nicolas Cage stars as a suicidal alcoholic who has ended his personal and professional life to drink himself to death in Las Vegas. While there, he… Continue Reading

Midnight cowboy

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Midnight Cowboy is a 1969 American drama film based on the 1965 novel of the same name by James Leo Herlihy. The script was written by Waldo Salt, directed by John Schlesinger, and stars Jon Voight in the title role alongside Dustin Hoffman. The film portrays the unlikely companionship and poignant tragic… Continue Reading

Hesher

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Hesher is a 2010 American dark comedy/drama film co-written and directed by Spencer Susser and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rainn Wilson, Natalie Portman (who also produced the film) and Devin Brochu. Following the loss of his mother in a car crash, T.J. (Devin Brochu) falls into a state of depression. He… Continue Reading