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Molly's Game (2017)
Molly Bloom was a world-class skier while in college, but after failing to make the Olympic team, a chain of events lea to her into running the most exclusive high-stakes poker game in the world.
Land of Mine (2016)
In the immediate aftermath of World War II, a group of German POWs are put to work by the Allies defusing their own landmines on the west coast of Denmark.
Bigger Splash, A (2016)
An American couple in Italy experiences trouble when the wife invites a former lover and his teenage daughter to visit, which leads to jealousy and dangerous sexual scenarios.
Sammy's Adventures - Escape from Paradise (2013)
When Sammy & Ray find themselves trapped in The Tank, an underwater restaurant/aquarium, they must hatch a plan to escape and reunite with their grandkids Ricky & Ella. But they'll have to get past Big D and his dopey thugs first. With the help of some unlikely friends, Sammy & Ray find that when
Skyfall (2012)
James Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past returns to haunt her, and 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
Breathing (2012)
Eighteen-year-old Roman Kogler is doing time in a juvenile detention center. Having served half of his sentence, he is up for probation, but his chances are slim as he seems incapable of integrating into society. After many failed attempts, he finally secures a probation job at the municipal morgue
Sur la piste du Marsupilami (2012)
When Dan Geraldo, a reporter in search of a scoop, lands in Palombia. He is unaware of the most amazing discovery he is about to make. Together with Pablito, a resourceful local guide, they are going to jump from one surprise to the next in the course of an exciting adventure and, above all, reveal
Baikonur (2012)
Julie, a French cosmonaut who blasts off from the cosmodrome as a space tourist only to crash land upon re-entry. The capsule lands in the Kazakh steppe and is found by a young man, who takes her to his yurt because she is in a coma. When she wakes up, he tells her she's his wife because she can't
Edge of Dreaming, The (2011)
Scottish filmmaker Amy Hardie built a career on making science documentaries, reflecting her staunchly rational mind. Then one evening she had a haunting dream of her horse dying, waking to discover that her beloved horse had passed away that same night. Shaken, she tried to pass it off as mere coin
Mill and the Cross, The (2011)
A painting comes alive in the living, breathing world of Pieter Bruegel's dense frieze of Christ's passion, The Way to Calvary. Bruegel's 1564 painting sets the drama of the crucifixion within a rustic Flanders scene teeming with everyday life, portrays Jesus' crucifixion in the midst of the bruta
Kumare: The True Story of A False Prophet (2011)
Kumaré is a wise guru from the East who indoctrinated a group of followers in the West. Kumaré, however, is not real - he is the alter ego of American filmmaker Vikram Gandhi who impersonated a spiritual leader for the sake of a social experiment designed to challenge one of the most widely accepte
My Joy (2010)
The life of Russian truck driver Georgi seems to be a never-ending nightmare, a spiral of violence and abuses of power. He goes to work, and on his way, he is sucked into the everyday madness of his country, losing his health and memory in the process. Ultimately, Georgi ends up as a murderer, who c
Nenette (2010)
A study of our relationship to animals. When we visit the zoo, do we study the animals or do they study us? Here, we observe several orangutans as they busy themselves or laze about within the confines of their zoo habitat. The main attraction is 40 year old Nenette, the matriarch of the exhibit. So
Poetry (2010)
A woman in her mid-sixties lives with her 15-year-old grandson in poverty and loneliness. She endeavors to compose a poem for the very first time in her life to protect her grandson, who is her only love and consolation, from his own misconduct.
Robber, The (2010)
Late 1980s. About the true story of Pumpgun Ronnie who combined a criminal career as a serial bank robber with his talent as a record-breaking marathon runner.
Double Take (2010)
Locates and develops thematic conjunctions between escapist entertainment and real-life horror. More specifically, we observe as connections are mapped between the work and images of legendary film director Alfred Hitchcock and the escalation of the cold war in the 1960s.
Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film (2010)
A documentary focusing on the history of experimental film.
Post Mortem (2010)
A mortuary clerk tries to track down the women he loves after Augusto Pinochet's 1973 coup. Mario, a middle-aged civil servant working in the coroner's office, becomes fixated on the fading music-hall artist next door - a woman with left-wing connections - just at the point when he's forced by the a
Dogtooth (2009)
Three grown siblings have been raised in isolation from the outside world, but the arrival of an outsider has terrible consequences for them all.
Winnebago Man (2009)
Jack Rebney is the most famous man you've never heard of - an RV salesman whose hilarious, foul-mouthed outbursts circulated underground on VHS tapes in the 90s before turning into a full-blown Internet phenomenon, seen by more than 20 million people worldwide. Filmmaker Ben Steinbauer g s in search
Ajami (2009)
Jaffa's Ajami neighborhood is a melting pot of cultures and conflicting views among Jews, Muslims and Christians. Sensitive 13-year-old Nasri and his older brother live in fear after their uncle foolishly wounds a prominent clan member. Naive young Palestinian refugee Malek works illegally in Israel
Carmel (2009)
A kaleidoscope of images and associations from the distant Jewish past and the immediate Israeli present. At first, we see centuries-old battles between Romans and Hebrews for the town of Jerusalem--a land that has seen much bloodletting. Then, we are then transported to the present at an Israeli ar
City of Life and Death (2009)
Nanjing, China December 1937: The Japanese Imperial Army attacks the city wall of the fledging Republic of China's ancient capital, and in a matter of days, Nanjing falls. Over the course of the following weeks, Japanese soldiers systematically exterminate Chinese prisoners while brutalizing, murder
Love Comes Lately (2008)
Max Kohn is a writer in his seventies who is increasingly haunted by his weakening body and ebbing sexual prowess. Asleep on an Amtrak train, Max dreams the conductor asks him if he sleeps with women anymore; the questioning becoming so intense and distressing that Max awakens, still disturbed by t
Vanished Empire, The (2008)
Set during the first half of the 1970s, The Vanished Empire depicts a love triangle between two young men and a girl who study at the same Moscow University. As they argue, make up, and face their first disappointments and victories, the country they love undergoes irreversible changes.
Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 (2008)
Harvard Stadium, November 23, 1968: for the first time since 1909, the football teams of Harvard and Yale are undefeated as they meet for their final game. Yale is heavily favored, with Brian Dowling, its captain and quarterback, satirized in Garry Trudeau's Doonesbury strip. Harvard's lineman is
One Day You'll Understand (2008)
Paris, 1987. As the trial of Lyon's Gestapo head Klaus Barbie plays out on television, French businessman Victor Bastien finds himself distracted from his work and increasingly obsessed with piecing together the truth about his family's history. As he sorts through photographs, letters and memorabil
Laila's Birthday (2008)
Judge Abu Laila is forced to become a taxi driver when the government runs out of money to pay for his wages. On the day of his daughter Laila's seventh birthday, his wife insists that he needs to be home early with a present and a cake. Abu Laila has nothing else on his mind other than completing t
Momma's Man (2008)
Mikey, a young husband and father, stops off at his parents' loft during a business trip to New York and finds himself emotionally unable to leave. Unsure of his own motivations, he makes up excuses about why he's staying--his flight is delayed; his flight is canceled--but while his doting mother is
Beaufort (2007)
Lebanon in the year 2000. Not far from the old seafarer's fortress, Beaufort, is a military base with the same name kept by the Israeli army. This heavily guarded post has been here since the war in Lebanon in 1982. It is a symbol not only of Israel's most controversial campaign for military control
Loren Cass (2007)
In 1997 a group of teenagers living in St. Petersburg struggle to make sense of their lives after the urban rioting provoked by the brutal real-life killing of 18-year-old Tyron Lewis, an African American, who was gunned down by a white police officer.
Back to Normandy (2007)
In 1975, Nicolas Philibert was a young assistant director on Ren Allio's "Moi, Pierre Riviere ." That film, which narrated the true story of a young man who murdered his family in 1835, featured a cast made up mostly of local villagers. Three decades later, Philibert returns to the Normandy countrys
Poisoned by Polonium: The Litvinenko File (2007)
An epitaph, expose, and personal journey revealing the truth about dissident former KGB and FSB agent Alexander Litvinenko's assassination in London in November of 2006. The crime that shocked the world is only one of the current Putin regime's unconscionable acts of terror, treason, and murder carr
Trigger Man (2007)
On May 20th, 2006 at 7:04 a.m. three old friends traveled from New York City to Wilmington, Delaware for a day-long hunting excursion. It was planned as a final reunion before one was to be married. The events that transpired that day were more horrific than any of them could have imagined, as the
Wonderful Town (2007)
Takua Pa is a coastal area in southern Thailand that lost more than 8,000 habitants when the Asian Tsunami struck in late 2004. Caused by a 9.3 magnitude Indian Ocean earthquake on December 26, this natural disaster affected 15 countries across the globe and was responsible for the death of over 225
Beaufort (2007)
Lebanon in the year 2000. Not far from the old seafarer's fortress, Beaufort, is a military base with the same name kept by the Israeli army. This heavily guarded post has been here since the war in Lebanon in 1982. It is a symbol not only of Israel's most controversial campaign for military control
Blind Mountain (2007)
Young student Bai Xuemei is cheated and sold as a 'wife' by human traffickers to a remote village. Raped and beaten, she leads the life of a sex slave and child-bearer with no hope of escape because of the villagers' apathy and selfishness. When help finally arrives, it is only the beginning of anot
My Father My Lord (2007)
In Israel, Young Menachem lives in his father's shadow in a Haredim (the Hebrew word for ultra-Orthodox Jews) family, part of an insular community whose life revolves around Torah and tradition. Rabbi Abraham Edelman is a respected rabbi, extremely pious, and he demands that his family follow suit.
My Father My Lord (2007)
In Israel, Young Menachem lives in his father's shadow in a Haredim (the Hebrew word for ultra-Orthodox Jews) family, part of an insular community whose life revolves around Torah and tradition. Rabbi Abraham Edelman is a respected rabbi, extremely pious, and he demands that his family follow suit.
Casting About (2007)
In late 2000, filmmaker Barry J. Hershey set out to cast actresses for a dramatic film that he had co-written and intended to direct. The plan was to incorporate some of the casting footage into the fiction film, an idea arising from Hershey's first experience with casting at film school more than 2
In the Pit (2006)
According to Mexican legend, whenever a bridge is built the devil asks for one soul, in exchange for keeping the bridge standing. This film chronicles the daily lives of the workers building a second deck to Mexico City's Periferico freeway--their hopes, dreams and struggle for survival.
Petite Jerusalem, La (2006)
In the Paris suburb of Sarcelles, "La Petite Jerusalem" is the nickname of a low-income, concrete housing neighborhood with a substantial number of Jewish -- and Jewish immigrant -- residents. Among the thousands of men, women and children living there, one small household shelters a Tunisian-Jewish
Times and Winds (2006)
Set in a tiny, poor village, leaning on high cliffs, facing the vast sea, its outskirts laced with olive groves. The inhabitants of the village are simple, hard-working people who struggle to cope with the tough natural features of the land. They live by the rhythm of the earth, air, and water, of t
Psychopathia Sexualis (2006)
The case histories of turn-of-the-century sexual deviance, drawn from the pages of Richard von Krafft-Ebing's notorious medical text. A sexually repressed man discovers an unhealthy appetite for blood; a homosexual man submits himself to a doctor who promises to 'cure' his condition; and a masochist
In the Pit (2006)
According to Mexican legend, whenever a bridge is built the devil asks for one soul, in exchange for keeping the bridge standing. This film chronicles the daily lives of the workers building a second deck to Mexico City's Periferico freeway--their hopes, dreams and struggle for survival.
Crossing the Line (2006)
In 1962, a U.S. soldier sent to guard the peace in South Korea deserted his unit, walked across the most heavily fortified area on earth and defected to the Cold War enemy, the communist state of North Korea. He became a coveted star of the North Korean propaganda machine, but then disappeared from
Falling (2006)
Four friends--Nina, Brigitte, Alex, and Nicole, all in their early thirties--are reunited at a funeral. Nicole has come with her 12-year-old daughter, Daphne; Nina is seven months pregnant. Despite the sad occasion of this reunion, old behaviors will not stay suppressed: Nina still laughs uncontroll
In Between Days (2006)
When a recent Korean immigrant falls in love with her best and only friend, their misunderstood affection for each other creates a delicate relationship that is challenged by the demands of living in a new country.
In Between Days (2006)
When a recent Korean immigrant falls in love with her best and only friend, their misunderstood affection for each other creates a delicate relationship that is challenged by the demands of living in a new country.
Iron Island (2005)
Old Captain Nemat runs a tight ship. This benevolent dictator is almost a father to the scores of poor, homeless, uneducated families who live on his immensely overcrowded tanker, anchored several yards offshore. The fact that the ship's owner and the authorities have ordered him to evacuate the pla
President's Last Bang, The (2005)
October 26, 1979: it is a day like any other day for KCIA Chief Agent Ju. Sent to a high-class brothel to secure evening's diversions for the president, Ju can barely hide his contempt for the menial, contemptible duties he is called on to perform for the "good" of his country. He plots and prepares
Edgar G. Ulmer -- The Man Off-Screen (2005)
Interviews and film clips reveal how B-movie director Edgar G. Ulmer influenced a generation of filmmakers.
Look Both Ways (2005)
For Meryl, disaster is everywhere. She is constantly daydreaming of train wrecks, muggings, and shark attacks--her life is governed by an absurd and comical fear of catastrophe. One day, Meryl witnesses a real accident. This event links her to the lives of many other people who are affected by it. O
State of Mind, A (2005)
Follows two North Korean schoolgirls, 13-year-old Pak Hyon Sun and 11-year-old Kim Song Jun, and their families, in the lead-up to the Mass Games--the biggest and most elaborate human performance on earth. Following a strict routine which involved several hours of daily workouts and gymnast instruct
Romantico (2005)
Mexican musician Carmelo Muniz, a 60-year-old-father, and his musical partner, Arturio Arias, roam the streets of San Francisco playing love songs for tips at hipster dives and taquerias. They are a duo, but they call themselves a trio for marketing purposes. Carmelo's stay in San Francisco ends abr
Alila (2004)
The intertwining stories of over a dozen distinct characters who inhabit an apartment complex located in a rundown neighborhood of Tel Aviv. Holocaust survivor Schwartz has enjoyed a peaceful existence living in his small apartment with Linda, a young Filipino who comes regularly to give him medicat
Ninth Day, The (2004)
Without explanation, Father Henri Kremer, a dissident Catholic priest interred at Dachau, is released from the living hell of the Dachau "Priest Block" and returned home to occupied Luxembourg. Reunited with his sister and brother, Kremer learns that his freedom is temporary. Gestapo Untersturmfuhre
Happily Ever After (2004)
Vincent and Gabrielle are married, have stable jobs, a healthy son and a harmonious relationship. Yet, after a series of failed attempts at revitalizing their marital routine, Vincent begins a heated affair with another woman and Gabrielle spins into introspection--while hiding from Vincent that she
Overture, The (2004)
Born in remote rural Siam in the late 19th century, Sorn, the youngest son in a family of musicians, displayed a remarkable passion for music--and an astonishing facility for playing the wooden xylophone known as the ranad. As he matured into a young man, Sorn's musical gifts won him great regional
Watermarks (2004)
The story of the champion women swimmers of the legendary Jewish sports club, Hakoah Vienna. Hakoah (meaning "Strength" in Hebrew) was founded in 1909 in response to the notorious Aryan Paragraph, which forbade Austrian sports clubs from accepting Jewish athletes. Its founders were eager to populari
Or (My Treasure) (2004) as Domestic Distribution Rights
Ruthie is a stunning woman in her early 40s; she lives with her daughter Or in a small Tel Aviv flat. After spending twenty years earning her living as a prostitute, Ruthie listens to Or's pleas and takes a job as a cleaning lady in an upper class house. Overcome with joy at her mother's decision, O
Yamakasi (2004)
Nines-year-old Jamal is injured in a fall and must have a heart transplant within 24 hours to survive. Jamal's poor family desperately needs to come up with $58,000 to pay the Heart Transplant Corp (HTC) for the operation. The Yamakasi, a group of daring urban acrobats, come to the rescue, burglariz
Or (My Treasure) (2004)
Ruthie is a stunning woman in her early 40s; she lives with her daughter Or in a small Tel Aviv flat. After spending twenty years earning her living as a prostitute, Ruthie listens to Or's pleas and takes a job as a cleaning lady in an upper class house. Overcome with joy at her mother's decision, O
Graveyard Alive: A Zombie Nurse in Love (2004) as Production Company
Patsy Powers is a lonely, homely nurse who works in a hospital alongside her former high school sweetheart, the handsome Dr. Dox, and his current girlfriend Goodie Tueshuze. One day, a studly Woodcutter comes in with an axe through his head. Unfortunately, he emits a noxious smell which drives away
Kaosu (2003)
In modern-day Tokyo, an executive is lunching with his elegant wife at a fashionable French restaurant. When the time comes to pay, the wife steps outside while the husband handles the credit card transaction. But when he goes out to meet her, he finds that she has been kidnapped and will killed unl
Vozvraschenie (2003)
Two teenage Russian boys have their father return home suddenly after being absent for 12 years. The father takes the boys on a holiday to a remote island on a lake in the north of Russia that turns into a test of manhood of almost mythic proportions.
Talking Picture, A (2003)
Rosa Maria is a young history professor traveling with her daughter, Maria Joana, on a cruise through the Mediterranean to Bombay where they will meet her husband. This cruise is taking them to places never visited before--Ceuta, Marseille, Pompei, Athens, Egypt, Istanbul--and the trip becomes a jou
Hell's Highway (2003)
A documentary examining the driver's ed phenomenon from its very beginnings in 1959, all the way up to its current cult status-- specifically the grizzly highway safety films created by the Highway Safety Foundation meant to scare good driving habits into young motorists. The documentary will also
Free Radicals (2003)
After being the lone survivor of a gruesome plane crash, Manu returns to a small Austrian town and successfully rebuilds her life. Five years after the near-fatal accident, Manu is surrounded by family members, friends, husband and a lovely young daughter. But for the sake of destiny--or chance--Man
Blind Shaft (2003)
It's work as usual for two Chinese coal miners, Song and Tang, until they decide to kill Tang's brother, Chaolu, with their axes while deep underground. The murder causes a brief mine collapse which covers up their crime and allows them to demand compensation from the mine owner to cover their losse
Talking Picture, A (2003) as Video Distributor
Rosa Maria is a young history professor traveling with her daughter, Maria Joana, on a cruise through the Mediterranean to Bombay where they will meet her husband. This cruise is taking them to places never visited before--Ceuta, Marseille, Pompei, Athens, Egypt, Istanbul--and the trip becomes a jou
Dead or Alive: Final (2002)
In Yokohama in the year 2346, human beings and androids coexist uneasily under a dictatorship in which birth control is mandatory. The dictator's enforcer, Honda, is an android who resembles an Elvis impersonator and who, despite his mechanical origins, develops human feelings and is revealed to hav
Amen. (2002)
About a German SS officer who joins a Vatican priest in a failed attempt to convince Pope Pius XII to speak out against the deportation and extermination of European Jews during WWII.
Tarkovsky at 70 (2002)
A retrospective of Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky's last seven films before his tragic early death from cancer in 1986, including: "My Name is Ivan" (1962), "Andrei Rublev" (1969), "Solaris" (1972), "The Mirror" (1975), "Stalker" (1979), "Nostalgia" (1983), and "The Sacrifice" (1986). Also inclu
Kedma (2002)
Set seven days before the creation of the state of Israel in May 1948, a small rusted ship, transporting a group of expectant concentration camp survivors from Shoah, approaches a hostile new territory. They are met by British troops, who are shooting at them, and are trying to forbid them from dise
Ayurveda: The Art of Being (2002)
A historical account of the ancient holistic practice, Ayurveda. Originating in India and then spreading to Egypt, Greece, Rome, Tibet, China, Russia and Japan, Ayurveda is probably the world's oldest continually practiced holistic healthcare system. The technique requires healers to scan their pat
Chi-hwa-seon (2002)
In a time of political and social unrest in 19th century Korea, an uncouth, self-taught painter explores his natural talent amidst the repressive world around him.
Love the Hard Way (2001)
Claire, a brilliant student, seeks answers to the meaning of life in the calm of her biology laboratory. One day, she meets a mysterious young man, Jack, at the cinema, and is intrigued by his style, assurance and audacity. Apart from his artistic activities, Jack has a regular scam going, ripping o
Take Care of My Cat (2001)
In the port city of Icheon, five tight-knit, female friends struggle to stay close while forging new lives for themselves after high school. When one of the girls in the group--the upwardly-mobile Hae-ju--moves to Seoul, the other girls deal with the loss in very different ways. Feeling the most rej
Time of Favor (2001)
A thriller which follows Menachem, an Orthodox Army officer who lives in a West Bank settlement run by Rabbi Meltzer who preaches about the need for Jews to rule all of the Holy Land, including the Temple Mount. Menachem, who has been chosen by his military superiors to command an all-Orthodox unit,
Dog Days (2001)
It's the weekend, the dog days of summer. It's suffocatingly hot in the periphery of Vienna, in the no-man's land between the autobahn, hypermarkets, warehouses, and monotone housing tracts with their single family dwellings. People go around in their underwear, bikinis, or nothing at all. The tempe
Piano Teacher, The (2001)
Erika Kohut is a piano teacher at the Vienna Conservatory prestigious music school in Vienna. In her early forties and single, she lives with her overprotective and controlling mother in a hermetically sealed world of love-hate and dependency, where there is no room for men. Her sex life consists of voyeurism and masochistic self-injury. Lonely and alienated, Erika finds solace by visiting sex shops and experimenting with masochism. Ata a recital, she befriends Walter, a handsome young man, whom she seduces and with whom she begins an illicit affair. As Erika slowly drifts closer to the brink of emotional disorder, she uses the love-stricken Walter to explore her darkest sado-masochistic fantasies, which eventually lead to her undoing.
Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
In the summer of 1960, when Ted Brautigan moves into the boarding house where 11-year-old Bobby Garfield lives with his mother Liz, his presence instantly captures Bobby's attention. Since Bobby's father died when he was 6, he is at first apprehensive of this strange man, but soon the two become fri
Pokemon 3: The Movie (2001)
A young girl named Molly becomes orphaned and inherits a large property with a tower. A strange pokemon named Unown comes to Molly and helps to overcome her grief by wrapping the tower with a crystal for every one of Molly's wishes. When Molly wishes for a mother, Unown kidnaps Ash Ketchum's mother
30 Years to Life (2000)
As each of a group of six African-American friends in New York City approach their thirtieth birthdays, they pause to evaluate life and question whether their hopes and dreams are going to come true as the realities of age, mortality and loss of metabolism start to set in. The ensemble includes: an
Boesman and Lena (2000)
Carrying bottles and pots around their shoulders, and a few pieces of clothing, Boesman and Lena are forced to roam dusty clay roadways in search of shelter and a better existence. Driven from their shanty once again by the white man, they walk the South African Cape Flats, a place that they've been
Tell Me Something (2000)
When dead bodies in black plastic bags start turning up all over Seoul, Detective Jo and his partner Oh are called in to set up a special unit to capture the serial killer. Their number one suspect is mysterious Chae Su-yeon, a museum restorer who knew many of the victims. But the killer's knowledge
Young Dr. Freud (2000)
A portrayal of the early years of Dr. Sigmund Freud which observes the struggling young medical student as he wrestles with his tremendous ambition, his penniless family, his flirtatious fiancee and the world of pre-war Vienna, steeped in anti-Semitism. An unseen interviewer poses questions to Freud
Legends of Rita (2000)
The story opens in the early 1970s, at the height of the Cold War, as West German revolutionaries-in-love rob banks, hop continents on the lam, and try to reconcile their left-wing ideals with the less glamorous realities of their daily lives. Rita ends up in the East German equivalent of a witness
Kippur (2000)
On Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) in October 1973, the Egyptian and Syrian armies made a surprise attack on Israel, igniting the Yom Kippur War, a conflict which cost more than 2,000 Israeli lives. Amidst the horrors of the war, 23-year-old Weinraub, a member of a small medical unit, risks his li
Dead or Alive (2000)
In Tokyo's crime-infested Shinjuku quarter, a cop by the name of Jojima is drawn into criminal fraternization with the ruthless yakuza mobster Ryuichi in order to finance his daughter's operation.
Shadow Magic (2000)
Beijing, 1902. While Master Ren, owner of the Feng Tai Photo Shop, prepares for a formal portrait of China's most famous opera star, Lord Tan, Tan's daughter Ling exchanges furtive glances with Ren's chief photographer, Liu. Meanwhile a foreigner named Raymond Wallace hopes to make a fortune with a
Pokemon: The Movie 2000 (2000)
Everyone is out to capture three rare birds that are known to release Luiga, a most powerful sea monster. It's up to Ash and his friends to make sure that trainer Collector Jirarudan doesn't get a hold of Luiga or else her evil power could destroy the world.
Thirteen Days (2000)
As viewed through the eyes of a presidential aide, an inside look at the intense high stakes battle that raged within the U.S. government -- between the Kennedys, the CIA and the Pentagon -- as the world stood at the brink of nuclear war. The true story focuses on how President Kennedy, his brother Bobby, and the U.S. government responded to the discovery of offensive nuclear weapons in Cuba--and the life-or-death tug-of-war that ensued between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. during those thirteen days of crisis in October 1962. The political saga moves from battles in the White House to the skies above Cuba, where U.S. planes dodge Soviet fire; to the high seas, where a showdown between the U.S. and Soviet naval ships threatens to trigger war; to the massive military preparations that presage war.
Himalaya (1999)
Karma returns from a journey with the sad news that Tinle's son has died in an accident. As head of the village, Tinle uses all his power to punish Karma for his son's death, and forbids him to lead an upcoming yak caravan. The conflict divides the village into two factions, with both men deciding t
Time Regained (1999)
Based on the concluding installment of Marcel Proust's literary masterpiece, "Rememberance of Things Past," a dying Proust reflects upon his life from his deathbed, remembering many of the people who've affected and influenced him during the course of his adult life, from the 1880s to the early 1920
Specialist, The (1999)
On May 11, 1960, 40 years ago, Adolf Eichmann, a leading player in the Holocaust, is captured by the Isreli Secret Service in Argentina, where he has been living for ten years as "Ricardo Klement." One year later he is put on trial, the Israelis hire noted American documentarian Leo Hurwitz who shoo
Kadosh (1999)
Rivka and Malka are two Orthodox Jewish sisters living in one of the most traditional communities in Jerusalem, and both are coming up against conflicts between their faith and their gender. Rivka and Meir have been married for 10 years, but are childless. Despite his real love for his wife, Meir fe
Genesis (1999)
A band of nomadic hunters led by Esau partake in a generation long battle with settled farmers led by Esau's brother, Jacob. Esau harbors a mortal hatred for Jacob for usurping his natural primogeniture and vows to take him down by any means necessary.
Cherry Orchard, The (1999)
Set in Russia at the turn of the century, a story chronicling a noblewoman's return to her family estate after a five-year absence. There she finds the family fortune has dwindled to practically nothing, and she and her brother are faced with the difficult choice of selling the family's treasured ch
15 Months in May (1998)
A young Danish woman shares an upscale Bohemian life with two brothers, Paul and Julian in New York City, supported by the brothers' inheritance. Niki is lovers with both men and the three live in an open spontaneous way, without jealousy or possessiveness. The dark side of their lives is revealed w
Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl (1998)
Samehada is on the run from some gangsters from whom he has stolen some property. During the chase, the pursuers crash into Toshiko, who is also on the run--in her case from her sex-crazed uncle. Toshiko and Samehada get together, and both are chased by a bumbling hit man, Yamada, who was hired by T
Hands (1998)
An elegy addressed by a young father to an unborn son; wherein the father exhorts the son to accept the vow of "poverty for life," thus escaping the inevitable betrayals of "the System," which promises people something better. The father tells stories of various social outcasts: a man whose hands we
Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (1998)
A train full of mourners rumbles unsteadily through the French countryside. Through the train window the mourners can see--travelling parallel in a car of its own--the coffin of the tyrannical painter Jean-Baptiste. Before abandoning an existence that no longer amused him, Jean-Baptiste asked to be
Dr. Akagi (1998)
The story of the relationship between a country doctor and a woman who works in his hepatitis clinic, set in a seaside town at the end of World War II. As hepatitis ravages Japan, the courageous doctor is nonetheless at the fringes of a very militaristic society. He, his friends, and the prostitute
Day After Day (1998)
In Haifa, Moshe is the son of a Jewish mother and an Arab father. His marriage is under stress and this situation has prompted him into an identity crisis. Meanwhile, a developer wants to buy his father's bakery in order to build a new mall. Yussef wants to retire, but to sell is always a political
Pikachu's Vacation (1998)
Pikachu and his other Pokemon pals pay a visit to Pokemon Land, a special world which only the Pokemon can enter.
15 Months in May (1998) as Production Company
A young Danish woman shares an upscale Bohemian life with two brothers, Paul and Julian in New York City, supported by the brothers' inheritance. Niki is lovers with both men and the three live in an open spontaneous way, without jealousy or possessiveness. The dark side of their lives is revealed w
Brother (1997)
Danila returns home after serving two years in the army but, unsatisfied with small town life, he leaves for St. Petersburg where his elder brother Viktor has made a success. Danila soon discovers that his brother is a contract killer and subsequently joins him on a hit for $20,000 but is wounded in
Milky Way, The (1997)
Set in 1964 in an unnamed village under Israeli military rule since 1948, a local half-wit Mabruq loses his parents during a period of forced exile while the object of his affections, Jamilah, has been mute since seeing her mother killed. Both people are examples of the type of casualty that emerges
Brother (1997)
Danila returns home after serving two years in the army but, unsatisfied with small town life, he leaves for St. Petersburg where his elder brother Viktor has made a success. Danila soon discovers that his brother is a contract killer and subsequently joins him on a hit for $20,000 but is wounded in
East Side Story (1997)
A comical documentary about a part of history unknown in the West--the socialist movie musicals made behind the Iron Curtain during the height of the Communist rule. Eastern Bloc countries were not known for their joie de vivre, but in their ongoing effort to save their audience, the state-sponsored
Happy Together (1997)
A chamber drama about two male lovers from Hong Kong who start off seeking a new life but end up separating on their way to a waterfall in Argentina. Stuck in Buenos Aires, the two meet up again.
Who the Hell is Juliette? (1997)
Docudrama focusing on the criss-crossing paths of two beautiful women. Juliette Ortega is a 16-year-old living in Havana who has been raised by her grandmother after her mother's suicide. Fabiola Quiroz is a 23-year-old Mexican model, also the product of a broken home, who meets Juliette when she co
Captain Conan (1996)
Set on the Bulgarian border in 1918 during the final clashes of the Great War, the four act story scrutinizes a fearless combat leader, who sees himself more as a warrior, charging onto bloody battlefields or into the beds of local women with the same impulses.
Tickle in the Heart, A (1996)
A portrait of the Epstein Brothers -- Gotham-born children of Polish-Jewish immigrants, long popular on the klezmer circuit who, recently, have been in popular demand as Gentile audiences have become increasingly interested in "real Yiddishe music."
Ogre, The (1996)
The nightmarish saga of a gentle giant, Abel, a French prisoner of war in East Prussia, who is forced by evil circumstances into the task of recruiting young boys to be trained in the Nazi army, with or without their consent. Ordered by the inner sanctum of German leaders, who had redeemed him from
Zero Kelvin (1995)
In 1925 Norway, Henrik Larsen, a young writer who can't get his girlfriend to commit to marriage, looks to broaden his horizens by joining a small band of grizzled trappers in remote and frozen Greenland. Thrown together with two enigmatic, possibly psychotic primitives, he has to use all his wits t
Saint Clara (1995)
This surreal tale of Israeli adolescents could take place anywhere where 13-year-olds hate the school principal and question the sanity of their Edith Piaf-obsessed teachers. Clara, a beautiful teenager, comes from a family of Russian bear-hunting immigrants with psychic powers (who nevertheless com
Augustin (1995)
A file clerk in charge of brain deaths for a small insurance company has his dreams of movie stardom rudely interrupted when he's actually asked to audition for a major part.
Keeper, The (1995)
Paul Lamont is a 36-year-old Haitian-American corrections officer at the Brooklyn King's County House of Detention. An aspiring law student, Paul, who lives a culturally bankrupt existence--is a man caught between two worlds. He sees the human side of the prisoners he watches over, just as he sees t
Guimba the Tyrant (1995)
Guimba the Tyrant rules the kingdom of Sitikali, an exotic Saharan city of mud palaces and winding streets. He executes or banishes every opponent and indulges his son Janguine, a mean-spirited dwarf whom he is instructing in the politics of power. Janguine, however, is far more interested in beddin
Paradjanov: A Requiem (1995)
A documentary profile of Sergei Paradjanov, the Armenian filmmaker who was persecuted throughout his life for his nonconformist lifestyle and radical political views.
Fallen Angels (1995)
The ever-so-smooth Killer, a gun-for-hire, resigns from his job when he starts feeling the growing pressure from his beautiful boss, Agent, about his whereabouts. The real problem at-hand, however, is that both parties are falling in love with each other; and neither the cunning Killer, nor the ruthless Agent can deal with the reality of their situation.
8-Man After (1995)
A superhero, 8-Man, fights the Cyborgs who are rapidly infiltrating the world of organized crime. As he battles these criminals, 8-Man traces their origins back to the head of a mysterious corporation and a corrupt cop.
Paradjanov: A Requiem (1995) as Production Company
A documentary profile of Sergei Paradjanov, the Armenian filmmaker who was persecuted throughout his life for his nonconformist lifestyle and radical political views.
...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him (1994)
Set in the 1950s, a poor Mexican American boy and his migrant farmworker family struggle to adapt to life in American society.
Day the Sun Turned Cold, The (1994)
A young man walks into a police station to report a suspected murder. The detective in charge is shocked by the details, despite all his years on the beat. That's because the man, Guan Jin, has accused his own mother of murder, and what's more, of murdering his father. Despite initial skepticism--th
71 Fragments of a Chronology of a Chance (1994)
Mystery involving a 19-year-old student who, on the day before Christmas 1993, senselessly murders several people and then commits suicide.
Blue Kite, The (1993)
Spanning the years 1952 to 1967, film tells the story of the three tragic marriages of Chen Shujuan, a primary school teacher. Her first husband is mistakenly branded a rightist and dies in a reform camp. The second dies from poor health during the national famine of the Great Leap Forward Movement
L.627 (1992)
An impassioned look inside the day-to-day activities of a small, ill-equipped branch of the Paris Drug Squad.
Hyenas (1992)
A rich old lady returns to her native village to wreck revenge on the man who disgraced her in her youth.
Tito and Me (1992)
A homely, short and overweight 10-year-old's fascination with his country's leader, Marshal Tito, culminates in a 10-day homage to Tito's birthplace.
La Vie de Boheme (1992)
A potential romance between two poor artists in Paris 1991 is cut short by the police. Their separation enables the woman to ascend into the ranks of high society. But, upon the man''s return, she is dragged back down again.
Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography (1992)
Reknowned cinematographers discuss their influences, techniques and decisions on how to shoot films.
Echoes of Conflict (1991)
Three films dealing with the tense political situation in Israel.
Daughters of the Dust (1991)
Three generations of Gullah women reunite in 1902 before the family emigrates to the North.
Life on a String (1991)
A tale with underlying social messages about a blind storyteller who travels the countryside with his young blind apprentice and the musical instrument which he believes holds great power. Along the way, the two meet a girl who falls in love with the apprentice and changes their plans.
Rodrigo D. - No Futuro (1990)
A group of working-class kids live their lives day-to-day on the streets of Medellin, with little hope for the future.
The Match Factory Girl (1990)
An unskilled laborer in a match factory is oppressed by her parents and ignored by men at the local dances.
Yuki yukite shingun (1989)
Revolves around 62-year-old Okuzaki Kenzo, a survivor of the battlefields of New Guinea in World War II who gained notoriety by slingshooting steel pinballs at Emperor Showa to protest against what he considered to be the ruler's war crimes. What is revealed is that this tenacious old soldier has ye
Otokowa Tsuraiyoo Toraijiro Kokoro no Tabiji (1989)
Tora-San is persuaded to travel outside Japan to Vienna where he develops a terminal case of home sickness.
As Tears Go By (1989)
Already stretched to breaking in a loyalty tug of war between Triad bosses and his loose cannon partner, Wah, a rising star in the HK underworld, finds himself saddled with beautiful, ailing country cousin Ngor. As an escalating test of wills with a stubborn debtor explodes into bloodshed and a mob
Ariel (1989)
A series of unfortunate events befall a Finnish coal miner in this coldly comedic film.
Assa (1988)
Hotarugawa (1987)
The coming-of-age of a Japanese boy, and his first experience with love.
Wedding in Galilee (1987)
The patriarch of a Palestinian village obtains an authorization to hold a traditional wedding for his son on condition that an Israeli army unit attend the festivities as guests of honor.
Home Remedy (1987)
Disillusioned with the modern world, a middle-age man throws away all of his possessions and documents his new life on video.
Street of Shame (1986)
Portrait of a group of prostitutes struggling for spiritual and economic survival while working in Tokyo''s red light district.
Gonza the Spearman (1986)
Set in Japan during the 17th Century, a young samurai falls in love with the wife of another man.
Matter of Heart (1986)
A collection of interviews with influential psychologist Carl Jung and those who knew him, along with selections from Jung's writings on the unconscious, dreams and archetypes.
Half Life (1986)
Sugarbaby (1985)
A love story between a female mortician and a subway conductor.
Hora da Estrela, A (1985)
Fueled by popular culture's version of romance, a young secretary searches for love among the marginally employable denizens of Sao Paulo.
Himatsuri (1985)
Come and See (1985)
The story of eastern Soviet Union villages that were destroyed by German troops in 1943 as seen through the eyes of a teenage boy who loses his home, family and friends.
Man in the Silk Hat, The (1984)
A tribute to the French silent film comedian Max Linder by his daughter Maud, who was only a year old when both her parents committed suicide
Horse, The (1983)
Utu (1983)
When a Maori warrior battles his country's invaders, a Pakeha farmer wants revenge on the warrior.
Passione d'amore (1981)
A neurotic woman is obsessed with a military officer who is having an affair with a beautiful married woman.
Mephisto (1981) as Theatrical Distributor
A stage actor in wartime Germany sells his soul to the Nazis.
The Tin Drum (1980)
A young boy hammers on his drum, serving as the angry conscience of a world gone crazy.
In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
An obsessive adulterous relationship ends when the woman is found wandering the streets after killing and castrating her lover with his consent.
Legacy (1976) as Theatrical Distributor
Travelling Players, The (1975)
In 1952 a travelling actor's troupe roams the countryside performing a popular Greek pastoral play, which soon becomes a thinly disguised version of the "Oresteia." At the same time, their performances and lives are constantly interrupted by a year in which there is tremendous political change and
Allonsanfan (1974)
A anarchist leader (Fulvio) wishes to retire, as he is old and tired. He tries to hide himself, but his friends find him and insist he carries on helping them.
The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
After seeing the classic Frankenstein, two naive young girls go searching for the mad doctor's monster.
Solaris (1972)
An alien intelligence infiltrates a space mission.
Dodes'ka-Den (1971)
Slum dwellers in Tokyo fight to survive while dreaming of better lives.
Violence at Noon (1966)
Idealistic young Japanese villagers attempt to organize a collective farm, but a catastrophic flood washes it away. Crushed, a young couple, Genji and Shino, resolve to hang themselves, but only Genji dies, his girlfriend revived by Eisuke, a comrade from the collective who happens upon the scene. Formerly the most idealistic of the farmers, Eisuke shockingly rapes Shino while reviving her. While Shino conceals this crime, Eisuke continues to assault women, and is eventually caught.
The Virgin Spring (1960)
A medieval knight seeks revenge when his daughter is murdered.
Black Orpheus (1959)
A streetcar conductor loses his true love during Brazil''''s carnival season.
The 400 Blows (1959)
A 12-year-old boy turns to crime to escape family problems.
The Seven Samurai (1956)
Japanese villagers hire a team of traveling samurai to defend them against a bandit attack.
Diabolique (1955)
A cruel man's wife and lover plot to kill him.
La Strada (1954)
A traveling strongman buys a peasant girl to be his wife and co-star.
Ugetsu (1953)
Two peasants try to make their fortune during a civil war.
Miracle in Milan (1951)
Once upon a time an old woman discovers a baby in her cabbage patch. She brings up the child and, when she dies, the boy, Toto, enters an orphanage. Toto leaves the orphanage a happy young man, and looks for work in post-war Milan. He ends up with the homeless and organizes them to build a shanty town in a vacant lot. The squatters discover oil in the land and Toto sees a vision of the old woman who gives him a magic dove that will grant him anything he wishes.
Rashomon (1950)
In medieval Japan, four people offer conflicting accounts of a rape and murder.
Orpheus (1950) as Domestic Theatrical Distributor
A poet follows his dead wife into the underworld, only to fall in love with Death.
Thirst (1949) as Domestic Theatrical Distributor
Several stories by Birgit Tengroth intertwine. In 1946, nervous ballet dancer Rut and her husband Bertil are returning to Sweden from his scholarship tour around Italy. In a Basle hotel room and on a train they quarrel, give food through the window to starving Germans, overhear wisdoms about marriage by Swedish clergymen returning from a conference, and finally make up. In flashbacks, Rut reminisces her romance with middle-aged officer Raoul, her subsequent abortion, and her ballet career. In a seemingly separate episode set in quiet Stockholm during Midsummer, middle-aged widow Viola is harassed first by a psychiatrist, Dr. Rosengren, and then by a lesbian old school-friend Valborg, with tragic consequences.
Oliver Twist (1948)
The famed orphan gets caught up in Fagin''s criminal band while searching for familial love.
The Bicycle Thief (1948)
A working man's livelihood is threatened when someone steals his bicycle.
The Red Shoes (1948)
A young ballerina is torn between her art and her romance with a young composer.
Black Narcissus (1947)
Nuns founding a convent in the Himalayas are tormented by the area's exotic beauty.
Great Expectations (1946) as Domestic Theatrical Distributor (Re-Release/ Usa)
A mysterious benefactor finances a young boy's education.
The Rules of the Game (1939)
A famed flier pursues a married woman during a weekend at her husband's country estate.
Grand Illusion (1937)
French POWs fight to escape their German captors during World War I.
Princess Tam Tam (1935) as Domestic Theatrical Distributor
A French novelist passes off a Tunisian shepherdess as royalty to get back at his cheating wife.
Zou Zou (1934) as Domestic Theatrical Distributor
A singing star tries to clear a childhood friend of murder charges.
Las Hurdes (1932)
An account of the monstrous conditions of life in the poorest district of Northern Spain, "Las Hurdes," not far from the Portuguese border.
M (1930)
The mob sets out to catch a child killer whose crimes are attracting too much police attention.
Metropolis (1926)
In this silent film, a city of the future is threatened with destruction when a wealthy corporate leader enlists a mad scientist to put down labor reformers.
Nosferatu (1922) as Foreign Distribution Sales (International)
In this silent film, a beautiful woman risks her life to end a vampire's plague of death and pestilence.

Production Companies (special)

Lon Chaney: Behind the Mask (1998) as Production Company
Documentary profiling "The Man of a Thousand Faces" -- actor/director of the silent film era, Lon Chaney.
IBM Presents Clarence Darrow Starring Henry Fonda (1974) as Domestic Video Distributor
Henry Fonda portrays lawyer Clarence Darrow in this adaptation of the one-man play.

Misc. Crew (special)

67th Annual Academy Awards, The (1995) as Film Footage
A live presentation of the 67th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, honoring achievements in motion pictures released during 1994.
66th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1994) as Film Footage
Broadcast of the 66th annual Academy Awards presentation.
Kennedys, The (1992) as Archival Footage
A two-part documentary that traces the lives of Joe and Rose Kennedy and their nine children, focusing particularly on Joseph Jr., John, Robert, and Edward.
64th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1992) as Film Footage
Live coverage of the sixty-fourth annual Academy Awards ceremony.
19th Annual Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame (1992) as Film Clips
The 19th annual tribute honoring blacks in the entertainment industry.
18th Annual American Film Institute Life Achievement Award: A Salute to Sir David Lean, The (1990) as Assistance
Broadcast in which the American Film Institute (AFI) presents its eighteenth annual Life Achievement Award to director David Lean.

Production Companies (short)

Rocky VI (1986)
A parody of Sylvester Stallone''s "Rocky IV" (1985).

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