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After spending 20 years as a haute couture designer in Paris, a woman is forced to deal with the hypocrisy of her small country town in 1950s Australia.
1920s, Paris. Marguerite Dumont is a wealthy woman who is devoted to her passion: music. She regularly sings for a circle of guests. But no one has ever told her that she sings tragically out of tune. Her husband as well as her intimate group of friends have always encouraged her in her illusions. T
Amy Winehouse's career and personal life are examined.
Three sisters - Sachi, Yoshino and Chika - live together in a large house in the city of Kamakura. When their father - absent from the family home for the last 15 years - dies, they travel to the countryside for his funeral and meet their shy teenage half-sister. Bonding quickly with the orphaned Su
For 19-year-old Jay, the fall should be about school, boys and weekends at the lake. Yet after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter she suddenly finds herself plagued by nightmarish visions; she can't shake the sensation that someone, or something, is following her. As the threat closes in, Jay and
Jesse and Celine first met on a Eurail train and experienced 14 hours of deep connection as they explored Vienna. Nine years later, Celine found Jesse at a Paris book store, the last stop on his book tour. They had one day together before he was meant to fly out that night. Now, we meet up with the
A teenage boy becomes intrusively close to his friend's family and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his work, but the boy's intrusion will unleash a series of uncontrollable events
Abandoning city life, Robyn Davidson arrives in Alice Springs in 1977 and declares her ambition to cross the desert to the Indian Ocean to the amusement of the locals. However, after months of camping out and working on a camel farm, people begin to take her seriously. A chance meeting with National
A teenage girl encounters a woman with blue hair and decides to transform herself into her, causing problems with the girl's family and friends.
Côte d'Azur. 1915. In his later years, Auguste Renoir struggles with the loss of his wife, his crippling arthritis, and the news that his son Jean was wounded in action. But when radiantly beautiful Andrée enters his orbit, the old painter suddenly has a renewed verve for life. She eventually become
Hortense Laborie is a talented successful cook, living in relative obscurity in the Périgord. Much to her astonishment, Hortense is recruited by none other than the President of the Republic for her ability to create dishes that remind him of his childhood. He appoints her his personal cook, making
Ali finds himself with a five-year-old child on his hands. Sam is his son, but he hardly knows him. Homeless, penniless and friendless, Ali takes refuge with his sister Anna in Antibes, in the south of France. There things improve immediately. She puts them up in her garage, she takes the child unde
New couple, Romeo and Juliette, must face the ultimate test when they discover their newborn child is very ill. Gathering their friends and family together, they confront this ordeal together as a form of warfare. The couple surprises even themselves with their ability to fight not only for the life
During the early 90's, Laia, a young Catalan teacher moves from Spain to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal to volunteer at a school there. Laia soon discovers harrowing conditions: extreme poverty, bleak educational experience and the neediest are left out. Laia begins a crusade to change the educat
In the early 1970s, Paris is filled with political unrest. While his friends and his girlfriend are consumed with the political struggle of their times, high school student Gilles dreams of painting and making films, something that they cannot understand. During this time of change, Gilles becomes c
In the late 1960s, two celebrated producers discovered a musician in a Detroit bar and were struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics. They recorded an album that they believed was going to secure his reputation as one of the greatest recording artists of his generation. In fact, the album
Single mother Collette McVeigh is a Republican living in Belfast with her mother and hardliner IRA brothers. When she is arrested for her part in an aborted IRA bomb plot in London, an MI5 officer offers her a choice: lose everything and go to prison or return to Belfast to spy on her own family. Wi
A family of people, who are just a few inches tall, hide from the world and live by borrowing from normal-sized humans, until their existence is discovered by a young boy.
Two girls, Alina and Voichita, meet again after several years, during which one of them became a nun and the other moved to Germany. Alina attempts to rekindle their old friendship and regain the affection of Voichita, who now devotes her whole life to faith.
A chronicle of an act of French collaboration in the Holocaust during World War II. A French police operation involving 9,000 officers rounded up 13,000 Jews, mostly the elderly, women and children, on the night of July 16, 1942. Most of the people were kept at Paris' Velodrome d'Hiver sports stadiu
In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce
When he hears The Beatle's song "Norwegian Wood," Toru Watanabe recalls his life as an introverted, serious college student in 1969. At the time, he was devoted to his first girlfriend Naoko, but they both lived in the shadow of a mutual friend's suicide. And as they tried to deal with their grief,
When two filmmakers arrive in Bolivia to make a film about Columbus, they become embroiled in protests against a multi-national corporation that is taking control of the water supply.
Angélique is a gifted chocolate-maker whose uncontrollable shyness prevents her from acknowledging her talents. Struggling chocolatier Jean-René, who also suffers from a similar case of awkward bashfulness that threatens to drown his company, hires Angelique as his new sales associate. Realizing she
Five people are all avoiding being truthful with one another. Instead, they are waiting for the truth to appear so they can continue their lives in another direction.
Pinkie is an ambitious teenage gangster who will stop at nothing to make a name for himself in Britain's sinister world of organized crime. His aspirations are nearly derailed when Rose, a naïve local waitress, stumbles upon evidence linking him to a revenge killing. To keep his alibi alive, Pinkie
Smith, an ambisexual 18 year old college freshman stumbles upon a monstrous conspiracy in a seemingly idyllic seaside Southern California town. Smith's everyday life in the dorms - hanging out with his arty, sarcastic best friend Stella, hooking up with a beautiful free spirit named London, lusting
As a doctor, Diego often finds himself in life or death situations so much so that he has become inured to the pain of others. One of his patients named Sara struggles to overcome a traumatic experience. When Sara loses her grip and tries to commit suicide, her husband blames Diego. A terrible figh
A woman slowly goes blind as she investigates the mysterious death of her twin sister.
When a middle-aged man dies in the street, his widow and the three children are devastated. They are confronted not only with his loss but also with the challenge of how to survive. They are cannibals and have existed on a diet of human flesh. Their victims were always provided by the father. Now, t
A woman slowly goes blind as she investigates the mysterious death of her twin sister.
17-year-old Ree Dolly's father is absent and her mother suffers from severe depression, so she alone struggles to provide for their poverty-stricken family in the rural Ozarks. When Ree learns that her father has put their house up as collateral for his bail bond and then disappeared, she sets out t
An adulterous affair between two office workers threatens to implode their boring, uneventful lives. Anna, a mild-mannered employee at an insurance firm, has a stable, uncomplicated marriage to her boorish husband Alessio. Her sister's recent childbirth and constant hints from her husband put pressu
Superstar genetic engineers Clive and Elsa specialize in splicing together DNA from different animals to create incredible new hybrids. Now they want to use human DNA in a hybrid that could revolutionize science and medicine. But when the pharmaceutical company that funds their research forbids it,
Jorge and Roberta have been separated for several years. They come from opposite worlds: he likes an uncomplicated life in the jungle while she prefers a more urban existence. He is Mexican and she is Italian. Roberta has decided to return to Rome with their five-year-old son, Natan. But before they
Andreï Filipov was a prodigy-the celebrated conductor of the Bolshoi Orchestra, the greatest orchestra in Russia. Today, aged 50, he still works at the Bolshoi, but as a cleaner. During the communist era, he was fired at the height of his fame for refusing to get rid of all his Jewish players-Zionis
The final 15 years of the Ceausescu regime were the worst in Romania's history. Nonetheless, the propaganda machine of that time referred without fail to that period as "The Golden Age." The film adapts for the screen the most popular urban myths of the period. Comic, bizarre, surprising myths abou
At the Theatre Des Champs-Elysées, Igor Stravinsky premieres his The Rite Of Spring. Coco Chanel attends the premiere and is mesmerized. But the revolutionary work is too modern, too radical. The enraged audience boos and jeers. A near riot ensues. Stravinsky is inconsolable. Seven years later, now
Uncovers historic and previously unseen footage of the illustrious rock quartet and provides new insight into the revolutionary impact of its music and legacy. The film reveals an intimate perspective on the creative chemistry between drummer John Densmore, guitarist Robb Krieger, keyboardist Ray M
A young boy stands on a station platform. The train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? An infinity of possibilities rise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible. Every life deserves to be lived.
After believing she spotted her son in a traveling caravan, Maria, a distraught mother, returns to the island of El Hierro where her son disappeared six months previously. As she travels along the terrible path that will lead to her son, Maria will ultimately make that most unbearable discovery of a
In a sleepy lagoon off the coast of Japan lies a shocking secret that a few desperate men will stop at nothing to keep hidden from the world. In Taiji, Japan, former dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry has come to set things right after a long search for redemption. In the 1960s, it was O'Barry who captured
The story of a young man, Oscar, who after the brutal death of his parents, makes a promise to his sister never to leave her, no matter what, but is killed at the hands of corrupt police.
Tells the story of Anna, once a missing little girl, found wandering a year later on a country road virtually catatonic after suffering some sort of physical abuse. She grows into a comely young woman, but she's got serious issues. She also has a close friend, Lucie, who she ultimately calls after s
Francois, a French schoolteacher, works at a high-school in a tough neighborhood of Paris. Ethnicities, cultures and attitudes often clash in the classroom. As amusing and inspiring as the teenage students can be, their difficult behavior can still jeopardize any teacher's enthusiasm for the low-pay
After her husband's death, the Countess of Bathory finds herself at the head of a vast fortune and transforms herself into the most powerful woman in early 17th century Hungary, inspiring both admiration and hatred in those around her. Power is not enough to protect her, though, when she falls in lo
Lise and Julien are married and lead a happy, quiet existence with their son, Oscar. But their lives are turned upside down one morning when the police come to their home to arrest Lisa for murder. She is sentenced to twenty years in prison. Convinced of her innocence, and faced with the failure of
Back in the late '80s, Randy "The Ram" Robinson was a headlining professional wrestler. Now, twenty years later, he ekes out a living performing for handfuls of diehard wrestling fans in high school gyms and community centers around New Jersey. Estranged from his daughter and unable to sustain any r
Andriy Krystiyan, or A K for short, has come to England from the Ukraine. A K is a philosopher (at least that's what he claims to be), a poet, and an authority on all aspects of life. At the same time, he is following his grand plan to become an international star. Global stardom is how A K describe
Men, women and even children are caught in a web of organized crime that weaves through all different parts of society, from the drug trade to high fashion. These five interwoven tales combine violence and heartbreak between the port of Naples, Scampia, Castelvolturno and Terzigno.
In an imaginative retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid," a young boy, Sosuke, rescues a goldfish, Ponyo, who magically transforms herself into a little girl, taking the two on a series of fantastic adventures.
An examination of the unintended consequences of the Iraqi war with a focus on events at Abu Ghraib prison which began to appear in global media in 2004. The prison quickly became notorious for the shocking photos of the abuse and torture of terror suspects by military men and women. Ultimately, it
The divergent paths of three forty-something siblings collide when their mother, heiress to her uncle's exceptional 19th century art collection, dies suddenly. Left to come to terms with themselves and their differences, Adrienne, a successful New York designer, Frédéric, an economist and university
The tragic story of French naïve painter Séraphine Louis aka Séraphine de Senlis (1864-1942), a humble servant who becomes a gifted self-taught painter. Discovered by prominent critic and collector William Uhde, she came to prominence between the wars grouped with other naïve painters like Henri Rou
A woman recounts her childhood friendship with a fox as a young girl.
Portrait of Argentinean soccer legend Diego Maradona.
Junon and Abel are the parents of three grown children: Elizabeth, a melancholic playwright with a mathematician husband and a tortured teenage son, Paul; Henri, the self-destructive black sheep, banished from family events by Elizabeth five years prior; youngest Ivan, the peacemaker, is married to
While corporate executive Claire is attending a conference, she meets comedian Pierre and is enchanted. Pierre is part of a trio called the Unpredictables who perform at weddings and other functions. After missing her train home, Claire accepts a ride from the group and finds herself attending their
The victim has forgiven him. The judge is dead. It's been almost 30 years since Roman Polanski fled the United States after pleading guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with an underage girl and serving time in jail. The public scandal and private tragedy which led to Polanski's sudden flight from
A bride and her electric guitar-playing groom sail along in a house moving like a train; a distraught man complains of his financial woes while his wife tries to make love to him; a drunken woman shouts "No one understands me" to a bar full of silent patrons; a man waiting in line to buy a train tic
A tale that follows 'the Guy', who works part-time helping his father run a small, vacuum cleaner repair business, but dreams of one day having his songs recorded and landing a record deal. Emotionally vulnerable, he is still coming to terms with the recent departure of his girlfriend and lacks the
A first person diatribe against modern consumerist society as seen through the eyes of a cynical advertising executive whose efforts to get fired from his job backfire as he keeps getting promoted.
Marion is a French photographer and Jack is an American interior designer. After a less than idyllic vacation in Italy, they stop off in Paris for two days, where Jack has to deal with a new language, a crazily unfamiliar culture, meeting Marion's sexually frank and permissive family, and a bevy of
In the south of France, Jean, a shy young bartender, is mistaken for a millionaire by a beautiful, scheming opportunist named Irene. When Irene discovers his true identity, she abandons him, only to find that a love-struck Jean has no intention of letting her get away. Jean's comical attempts to g
After a rough break-up, Elizabeth sets out on a journey across America, leaving behind a life of memories, a dream and a soulful new friend; a cafe owner--all while in search of something to mend her broken heart. Waitressing her way through the country, Elizabeth befriends others whose yearnings ar
Centers on the relationship between a disgruntled father and the worker who runs the bottle-returning window at his supermarket.
Laura spent the happiest years of her childhood growing up in an orphanage by the seaside, cared for by the staff and fellow orphans whom she loved as brothers and sisters. Now, thirty years later, she returns with her husband Carlos and Simon, their 7-year-old son, with a dream of restoring and reo
An art history student tries to crack the mystery of Watteau's paintings. Her study brings her into contact with Vincent, mute since birth, who turns her investigation upside down.
Set in 1940s Spain against the postwar repression of Franco's Spain, a fairy tale that centers on Ofelia, a lonely and dreamy child living with her mother and adoptive father, who is a military officer tasked with 'ridding the area' of rebels. In her loneliness, Ofelia creates a world filled with fa
A grandfather, a father, and a son, are all linked together by recurring motifs. The dim grandfather, an orderly during World War Two, lives in his bizarre fantasies; he desires love. The huge father seeks success as a top athlete - a speed eater - in the post-war pro-Soviet era. The grandson, a mee
Attractive Seh-hee is having problems with her boyfriend, Ji-woo. After two years, their love has entered a period of weariness. Though faithful to his fiancée, Ji-woo eyes other women and, in bed, seems to get excited only at the thought of making love to other partners. Seh-hee can't cope with the
Two young cuban musicians, Ruy and Tito, share the same dream: to become famous and finally leave Havana. Ruy lives with Caridad and their two children. Although they still love each other, their relationship seems close to an end. Tito is on his own living with his grandmother. While in rehearsals
A blonde actress is preparing for her biggest role yet, but when she finds herself falling for her co-star, she realizes that her life is beginning to mimic the fictional film that they're shooting. Adding to her confusion is the revelation that the current film is a remake of a doomed Polish produc
Follows low life anti-heroes Roy Arnie, Odd, Gaz and Flea, who are uprooted from their mean city streets to work with Ringmaster Stromowski in a touring Russian circus in terminal decline. The star attraction is Jimmy, an elephant kept 'happy' on a cocktail of drugs. But Roy Arnie has a dream that o
With a passion for playing the piano, Melanie, a young girl from a modest background, passes an audition in the Conservatory at Versailles in the presence of a famous international pianist. During the performance, the pianist repeatedly disturbs her when she plays. Melanie, traumatized by these even
About the entangled destinies of six men and a boy whose lives have influences on one another and who are all more or less going through an existential crisis. One works as an assistant in a thalassotherapy centre; the others are: a high school science teacher, a paleontologist back in his hometown,
The life and death of amateur grizzly bear expert and wildlife preservationist Timothy Treadwell. Treadwell lived unarmed among the bears for thirteen summers, and filmed his adventures in the wild during his final five seasons. In October 2003, Treadwell's remains, along with those of his girlfrien
In the late 1960s, after a lifetime of perfecting his classic Indian motorcycle, Burt sets off from the bottom of the world, Invercargill, New Zealand, to clock his bike at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. With all odds against him, Burt puts his irrepressible kiwi spirit to the test, braving the
Each winter, alone in the pitiless ice deserts of Antarctica, deep in the most inhospitable terrain on Earth, a truly remarkable journey takes place as it has done for millennia. Emperor penguins in their thousands abandon the deep blue security of their ocean home and clamber onto the frozen ice to
Charlie Burns is a renegade living in the lawless frontier who, along with his two brothers Mikey and Arthur, is wanted for rape and murder. When local law enforcer Captain Stanley captures Charlie and Mikey, he offers Charlie a bleak choice in an attempt to end the brutality that surrounds them: th
Marc and Agnes are an attractive, successful Parisian couple, who have been together for many years. One evening, before joining friends for dinner, Marc decides on a whim to shave off the mustache he's worn all of his adult life. He waits patiently for his wife's reaction, but neither she nor his f
A liberal lawyer and single mom hires Colombian immigrants to rehab her home so her new lover can't move in.
Antoine is the kind of guy who is always helping everyone--from his customers at Chez Jean, the upscale French brassiere he practically runs, to his incompetent fellow waiters and busboys. Then one night on his way to meet his girlfriend Christine, he cuts through the park to save time and commits t
Conductor Petri Sirviö leads one of the most peculiar stage acts in the world: the Screaming Men Choir, a sensational collection of Finnish men who specialize in bellowing various national anthems at the top of their lungs (their repertoire also includes folk songs, poems, and bits of the Geneva Con
A tale which focuses on male identity that tells the story of an apprehensive homosexual man forced to confront female sexuality from his point of view. Following a post-night club encounter, a man and a woman move to a sole location: a house in the middle of nowhere, perched on a cliff. It chronicl
Amélie, a dreamy and romantic young Belgian woman, arrives in Japan to begin work as a translator for the giant Yumimoto Corporation. For Amélie, who spent her childhood in Japan, this is a dream come true. It is her chance to become a ''real Japanese.'' Eager to please her bosses and co-workers, Am
Sophie, a diligent teenage girl working in her family''s hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome-but-mysterious wizard named Howl. This innocent encounter engages the vain and conniving Witch of the Waste, who transforms into a 90-year-old woman. Sophie''s efforts to break the curse bring her to Howl''s magical moving castle, where she befriends Markl, Howl''s apprentice, and the hot-headed fire demon Calcifer. Her love and support have a major impact on Howl, who can be maddeningly self-indulgent and singularly noble: He defies royal orders to participate in a meaningless war and risks his life to bring peace to the kingdom.
Set in the Old West, Marshal Mike Blueberry, battles to unite the natives who raised him with the people he belongs to. Initiated by the Indians, Mike Blueberry, a marshal in Palomito, tries to maintain the fine balance between two civilizations, at the risk of not belonging anywhere. But when a kil
Louise has lost her abilty to enjoy sex, and so embarks on a quest to reclaim her "lost" clitoris.
Agnes and Rickard are moving to a new town. One of the last evenings before moving, they invite their best friends to dinner. The following night will change their lives. Anders is a bricklayer and works twice round the clock to get money for everything he thinks that his family needs. This night he
Bernard and Catherine are a happily married, professional, middle-aged couple. They are financially stable, have a group of supportive friends, and each feels secure in life. When Bernard misses his surprise birthday party because he is delayed in Frankfurt, his wife is disappointed but thinks no mo
A series of short vignettes built on one another to create a cumulative effect, as the characters discuss things as diverse as caffeine popsicles, Paris in the '20s, and the use of nicotine as an insecticide--all the while sitting around sipping coffee and smoking cigarettes.
The crisis of Joe--a young drifter who finds work on a barge owned by the down-to-earth Les and his enigmatic wife Ella. One afternoon Joe and Les happen upon the corpse of a young woman floating in the water and the questions begin. Accident? Suicide? Murder? As the police investigate the case and
The sole occupants of a secluded hermitage are an Old Monk and his boy protege Child Monk. While exploring the world in and around their secluded idyll, Child Monk indulges in the capricious cruelties of boyhood. After tying stones to a fish, a frog, and a snake, Child Monk. The doors open again on
A tale about high school violence that unfolds on an ordinary school day, inside an American high school, filled with schoolwork, football, gossip and socializing. For each of the students we meet, high school is a different experience: stimulating, friendly, traumatic, lonely, hard.
A young schoolgirl, Haru, is pitched into a fantastical world after crossing paths with a nonchalant cat, which she happens to scoop up from the path of an oncoming truck. Haru is flabbergasted when the unfazed feline, whom is an eligible young prince from an alternate world of the Kingdom of the Ca
Wealthy, aging patriarch Thordur assembles his scattered heirs to discuss the future of the family fishery. But bringing everyone together unleashes a storm of long-repressed sexual abuse, lingering suspicions, sibling rivalries and incestuous passions. Ultimately, it's a heartless battle between th
Lilia, a gorgeous "woman of a certain age," has suppressed her own desires all her life. When her daughter falls for a cabaret musician, Lilia goes to the nightclub to confront the man. Once there, however, she finds herself drawn to the shady, tantalizing world of the cabaret, which opens up a whol
A boxer named Manny, battling a potentially life-threatening brain injury, finds his soul to be the object of a metaphysical fight. Two different supernatural agents are sent to win over his soul to their side: one is an angel from a curious version of Heaven, that looks just like a beatific Paris,
On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs have always been the first-born and
A young girl escapes her family to a world of witches and monsters.
An undercover cop tries to find the mole within the police department.
An adaptation based on the autobiography of the acclaimed Polish composer, Wladyslaw Szpilman, who detailed his survival during World War II, and narrowly escaped a roundup that sent his family to a death camp. A composer and pianist, Szpilman played the last live music heard over Polish radio airwa
Elena is a gorgeous fifteen-year-old forced to drag along pudgy twelve-year-old Anais as she trolls for boys in the cafes of a seaside resort where their family is vacationing. Treating Anais with casual cruelty, Elena smooches a handsome young Italian as her sister gorges on a banana split and later, in their shared bedroom, commands her to sleep as the twentysomething Fernando climbs in through the window. As Elena is deflowered, Anais writhes in fascination, envy and her own budding desire. When Elena''s transgression is revealed to their parents, their furious mother breaks off the holiday and embarks on the long drive home with the girls in the back seat. The summer vacation is over but, as they discover on a tension-filled journey home, the family adventure is not.
Bursting with imagination and having seen her share of tragedy and fantasy, Amelie is not like the other girls. When she grows up she becomes a waitress in a Montmartre bar run by a former dancer. Amelie enjoys simple pleasures until she discovers that her goal in life is to help others. To that end
The mother of two children comes to suspect her remote country estate is haunted.
Louise and Nathalie are 30 years old or so. They meet after a period of separation of more than 10 years. Louise is a dental technician now. Nathalie has become an actress, which they both wanted to be one day. Because she admires Nathalie, Louise wants to make her happy and convinces for her to sta
Based on the true-life murder of Bobby Kent, a Hollywood, Florida teenager who was murdered by his own circle of friends once they tired of being bullied around by him: Best friend Marty is stuck in a complex and abusive relationship with Bobby, and his girlfriend Lisa urges him to stand up for hims
Abandoned by their girlfriends for the summer, rich teenagers Tenoch and Julio meet older woman Luisa at a wedding. Trying to impress Luisa, the friends tell her they are headed on a road trip to a beautiful, secret beach called Boca del Cielo (Heaven's Mouth). Intrigued with their story and despera
It's 1950 and the height of the Cold War in Communist-ruled, post-war Czechoslovakia. Ex-RAF Czech pilot Franta Slama - a man in his early forties - is confined to a labour camp as an "enemy of the people", because he had flown for the RAF during WWII. The new totalitarian Communist regime deemed hi
She comes to his London pad late every Wednesday afternoon, only for sex, while her taxi waits outside. They don't speak but something must pass between them because they stand together and lie down next to the table without a word. The following week at the same time, she is at the door, they immed
Photojournalist Jean Janes journeys by yacht to Smuttynose, off the coast of New Hampshire, to photograph the site of a sensational axe murder that occurred a century earlier in which two women were killed. She sets out to sail with her novelist husband Thomas, her brother-in-law Rich and Rich's new
In Kyoto in 1865, a promising young swordsman attracts the sexual attention of many of the higher-ranking men of the Shinsengumi samurai group. Love, jealousy and the code of the warrior unite the group -- and also tear it apart.
Set in the 1960s, Chow is a newspaper editor who moves into a new building with his wife. At approximately the same time, Li-zhen, a beautiful secretary and her executive husband also move in. With their spouses away often, Chow and Li-zhen spend most of their time together as friends -- until the
Manu, a hardened young waif, is violently raped by a group of savage young thugs. Nadine, a tough-skinned cocaine addicted prostitute, sells her body but refuses to give up her soul. While sex plays a pivotal and often destructive role in both their lives, they are united by chance and together, as
A young man's sexual impulses go haywire when he discovers that the woman he has just been to bed with happens to be his mother's lesbian lover and may be carrying his child. Living on social security in the protected environment of his mother's home, Hlynur has never felt the urge to venture beyond
In a city, somewhere in the far north, a strange series of events take place: a clerk is made redundant in a degrading manner; a lost immigrant is violently attacked in a busy street; a magician makes an error in his act.... In the midst of this mayhem one person stands out: Karl. Whilst the new mil
On the surface Marie seems happy. She's been married to Francois for twelve years and they have a 2-year-old son, Paul, together. But the surface begins to crack when the couple fight over having a second child, Francois wants one but Marie doesn't. In the midst of this all, Marie meets Bill, a hand
The only thing more outrageous than French novelist George Sand's torrid love affair with the decadent author Alfred de Musset and her affinity for wearing men's clothing, was the content of her writing. Though Sand (otherwise known as the Baroness Dudevant) smoked cigars and cross-dressed, it was t
Adele, a 22-year-old with a history of bad luck and abusive relationships with men, is contemplating suicide on the edge of a bridge when she encounters Gabor, a professional knife thrower who just happens to be "hiring." He senses that she would make a wonderful new target and offers her the job.
Marie's lover is the cool and unaffectionate Paul, who refuses to have sex with her and may be gay. She won't leave him, though, and rather decides on a masochistic sexual journey in which she sleeps with other men, while retaining her emotional connection to Paul. First there is Paolo, a stud with
Didier finds his life changed beyond recognition after falling out with his girlfriend and meeting a strange new girl, Aurelie. He gets increasingly paranoid when it seems all of Paris has read a review he wrote, criticising a film he never even saw, and to make matters worse, everywhere he turns he
For Jip, the endless slacking and McJobbing he endures all week long just kills the time until Friday night arrives. That's when he'll cut loose, meet up with his four best friends and board one raucous rollercoaster that'll take them all on an insane ride straight through to Monday morning. Welcome
Nicolas is a socially clumsy boy, intelligent yet naive, and prone to vivid dreams. On a school trip he forgets his suitcase and is compelled to sleep without pajamas. He becomes terrified of wetting the bed, fearful that his body will betray him as less mature than the other boys. But there are mor
Set in a mythical, polyglot Europe of the 1950s -- a fantasy revision of Europe, in which WWII never happened -- this is a tale of adventure about an earnest 13-year-old who must leave home in order to find her way as a witch.
Joy, Trish, and Helen are the Jordan sisters from New Jersey. Joy is the non-achiever, Trish is married with three kids, and Helen is a successful author. Trish's husband Bill is a psychiatrist who counts among his patients an overweight, sexually frustrated loner named Allen who is obsessed with hi
In an impoverished section of Marseilles, Jeannette is managing to raise a teenage daughter and half-Arab son on a checkout girl's wages. She meets a Marius, a friendly man who works as a guard at an unused cement factory and they strike up a relationship. However, Jeanette soon loses her job afte
Diane loves her husband and her children dearly. She likes her job. She meets Emilio, a man 20 years her junior, and risks all for a passionate love affair. Her husband Philippe notices her distance and soon realizes she is unfaithful. However, he says nothing, hoping the affair will burn itself
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.
An illegitimate brood of seven tightly knit siblings adore their young, long-suffering mother, but are used as slave labor by their tyranical father on a farm in southern France.
Set in 1960, this film focuses on the relationships of a self-centered young man.
Two girls with a sick mother find escape with the spirits of the forest.
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
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