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

Melon rainbow

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Melon Rainbow is a young girl who yearns to be seen. By day she has a cleaning job in a housing association for blind people. At night she stages herself in front of her computer bathed in neon lights. Everyday… Continue Reading

Belle de Jour

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Belle de Jour  is a 1967 French drama film directed by Luis Buñuel and starring Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, and Michel Piccoli. The film is about a young woman who spends her midweek afternoons as a high-class prostitute while her husband is at work. The title of the film… 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

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

The wicker man

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The Wicker Man is a 1973 British mystery horror film written by Anthony Shaffer and directed by Robin Hardy. The story, inspired by David Pinner’s 1967 novel Ritual, centres on the visit of Police Sergeant Neil Howie to the isolated island of Summerisle, in search of a missing girl. Howie,… Continue Reading

Volume

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Sam’s perfectly polished world is upended when Georgina goes missing. Whilst everyone acts like nothing has happened Sam drifts back into his memories of Georgina and realises he may know more than he wants to remember. Volume is a 2012 short film directed by… Continue Reading

Maîtresse

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Maîtresse (Mistress in the english version) is a 1975 French film directed by Barbet Schroeder, starring Bulle Ogier and, in one of his earliest leading roles, Gérard Depardieu. Looking for a measure of affection and companionship, Olivier (Depardieu) crosses the path of the lovely Ariane (Ogier). She happens to be… Continue Reading

Bad at dancing

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Joanna Arnow’s fascination with the power balance in relationships continues with her acclaimed narrative short film, “Bad at Dancing,” which won the Silver Bear at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. Eleanore Pienta beguiles as Isabel, a young woman whose… Continue Reading

The lickerish quartet

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The Lickerish Quartet is a 1970 drama film produced, written and directed by Radley Metzler, in which a wealthy Italian matriarch finds an unlikely object of lust in the form of a mysterious blonde visitor. Metzger created R-rated movies with widescreen ambition and this film marked the… Continue Reading

Detrás del espejo

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A young husband, and soon-to-be father, works in a sleazy motel with his wife. When one of the night’s customers leaves behind an unexpected mess, the husband’s keen eye for opportunity and quick thinking may change their fortunes forever. Coming… Continue Reading

Sex, lies and videotape

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Sex, Lies, and Videotape is a 1989 American independent drama film that brought director Steven Soderbergh to prominence. It tells the story of a man who films women discussing their sexuality, and his impact on the relationships of a troubled married couple and the wife’s younger sister.… 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

The less I know the better by Tame Impala

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Tame Impala is an Australian psychedelic band created by Kevin Parker in 2007. Parker’s music is heavily influenced by late 1960s and early 1970s psychedelic rock, which is achieved through various production methods. Some favoured and often-used effects by Parker include phasing, delay, reverb and fuzz. The group began as a home recording… 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

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

The switchblade sisters

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The Switchblade Sisters is a 1975 action and exploitation film detailing the lives of high school-aged female gang members. It was directed by Jack Hill and stars Joanne Nail, Robbie Lee and Monica Gayle. The film is also known as The Jezebels. The movie was not a success at the box office, but garnered a cult… 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

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

Valerie a týden divů

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Valerie a tide divů (Valerie and Her Week of Wonders in the english version) is a 1970 Czechoslovakian surrealist horror film directed by Jaromil Jireš and based on the 1945 novel of the same name by Vítězslav Nezval.  The film portrays the heroine as living in a disorienting dream, cajoled by priests, vampires,… 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

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

Risky Business

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Risky Business is a 1983 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Paul Brickman, making his directorial debut. It stars Tom Cruise and Rebecca De Mornay. The film launched Cruise to stardom. It covers themes including materialism, loss of innocence, coming of age and capitalism; when a Chicago teenager is looking for fun… 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

The toxic avenger

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The Toxic Avenger is a 1984 American superhero horror comedy film directed by Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufman (credited as Samuel Weil) and written by Kaufman and Joe Ritter. Tromaville has a monstrous new hero. The Toxic Avenger is born when meek mop boy Melvin falls into a vat… 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