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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
Mid-19th century. Northeastern United States. The young orphan Ahab is raised by his aunt, a pious and austere woman married to a dandy who has no qualms about using the whip to discipline the boy. Determined to leave this prison-like existence, Achab escapes by making it appear that he is dead. He
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
At the turn-of-the-century, a poor family makes the journey from rural Sicily through the "golden door" of Ellis Island into America. On a perilous steamship journey from his village, widower Salvatore Mancuso encounters a ravishing, mystery-shrouded Englishwoman, Lucy. Amid a harrowing crossing, an
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
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,
A grandfather tells the story of how Kirikou, the smallest and most valiant of heroes, became a gardener, detective, potter, merchant, traveler and doctor.
An urban dramedy that follows a varied group of seven people, among them a dominatrix and a sex therapist, as they navigate between the paths of sex and love in modern day New York City.
Thriller set in the world of big-business.
Ireland 1920: workers from field and country unite to form volunteer guerrilla armies to face the ruthless "Black and Tan" squads that are being shipped from Britain to block Ireland's bid for independence. Driven by a deep sense of duty and a love for his country, Damien abandons his burgeoning car
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
Bankrupt in his professional and personal life, movie producer Bruno Bonomo is finding it impossible to raise the finance for his latest project, "The Return of Christopher Columbus." Entangled in debts and his own weaknesses, struggling with a capsizing marriage and his wayward kids, Bruno is going
11 year-old Tommaso, his older sister Viola and their father Renato have formed a strangely united family since the most important woman in their life, the mother of the two children and Renato's wife, abandoned them. Despite all, this family, so full of fury, failings and inconsolable loneliness, k
The Well is a film about Orson Welles. It's not a biographical film about his careers in film and theatre, it's about his relationship to Spain. Despite the great mass of biographies that have been written about him, this side of his personality has remained unseen even though Welles spent almost fi
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
Ryu, a young factory worker, has recently quit art school in order to look after his sister, who is dying a slow, agonizing death for want of a kidney. When a doctor tells Ryu that he is an unsuitable donor and that the chances of finding one are slim, Ryu turns to the black market. But the old lady
Against the backdrop of the hardship suffered by those living in a South African township, a sensuous, independent woman's love of freedom and courage endures even when faced with death. Carmen's passion clashes with Don José's impulsive obsession.
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
Tae-suk is homeless and lives like a phantom. His daily routine involves temporarily staying in houses and apartments he knows to be vacant. He never steals from, nor damages, his unknowing hosts' homes; rather, he is like a kind ghost, sleeping in other people's beds, eating a little food out of st
In the '50's, Lanny Morris and Vince Collins are the most beloved entertainers in America. A classic duo--Lanny is the manic comedian, while Vince is his cool and collected straight man--the boys know how to make audiences roar with laughter at their jokes, or shed tears at one of their famous telet
In Central Africa in 1870, accompanied by a group of indigenous hunters, Scottish anthropologist Jamie Dodd scours the rain forest in search of a rare species. Following in Darwin's footsteps, the young scientist hopes to find the 'missing link' that forms the evolutionary bridge between ape and hum
Georges, a television talk show host, and his wife Anne, are living the perfect life of modern comfort and security. One day, their idyll is disrupted in the form of a mysterious videotape that appears on their doorstep. On it they are being filmed by a hidden camera from across the street with no c
A handsome, successful fashion photographer learns that he has a malignant brain tumor that will soon kill him. Hiding his diagnosis, he alienates his family and his young boyfriend, but during a short stay with his grandmother, his vulnerability is met with a big heart and sound advice. A chance en
Howard Spence has seen better days. When he was younger he was a movie star, mostly in Westerns. At the age of sixty, Howard uses drugs, alcohol and young girls to avoid the painful truth that there are only supporting roles left for him to play. After yet another night of debauchery in his trailer,
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
A former doctor named Natacha alienates herself from other humans by falling into a mute, catatonic state.
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
"Good girl" Mary and her domineering best friend, Hilary Faye, are starting their senior year at the top of the social food chain at American Eagle Christian High School--that is until Mary's boyfriend tells her that he thinks he may be gay. When Jesus appears to her in a vision, she heeds his messa
Jule is a waitress who can't make ends meet. She moves in with her boyfriend Peter and his friend Jan, two young men united by their passion to change the world. Jule is burdened by exorbitant payments to a wealthy businessman named Hardenberg, whose Mercedes she damaged in an accident. Peter and Ja
When shy Sam confesses to his protective older brother Rocky that he is getting pummeled daily by the towering school bully George, the two boys plan the perfect payback. They invite George on a birthday river trip tailor-made to end in the bully's humiliation. Rocky's pals Clyde and Marty and Sam's
Part poetry, part journalism, part philosophy, a timeless meditation on war as seen through the prisms of cinema, text and image. Largely set at a literary conference in Sarajevo, the film draws on the conflagration of the Bosnian war, but also draws on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, the brutal t
"The summer I was eight years old, five hours disappeared from my life. Five hours, lost, gone without a trace." These are the words of Brian Lackey, a troubled 18-year-old, growing up in the stiflingly small town of Hutchinson, Kansas. Plagued by nightmares, Brian believes that he may have been th
1949, post-War France - In a dark room, doom-filled school for troubled boys where hope itself in short supply, a mild-mannered new teacher has just arrived, only to find himself surrounded by prepubescent thieves, inveterate liars, unapologetic rebels and lost souls beyond reach. Or are they? When
Adaptation of the 18th Century French novel made over to fit the Chosun Dynasty period, visualizing the repressive customs of 17th-century Korea.
It is 1919. The Great War is over and Paris nightlife is filled with dark passions and uncontrollable obsessions. In the café Rotonde, the refuge of the artistic elite, we find a table, unlike any other in history: Picasso, Rivera, Stein, Cocteau, Soutine, Utrilloand Modigliani. Jeanne Hebuterne was
A society with lonely people and sudden outbursts of violence. In each sequence, the camera remains in a fixed position, recording events that unfold. On a roof, a young boy twists TV antennas so viewers' reception goes fuzzy. A woman leaves her apartment, showing signs of compulsive behavior. A boy
Luka is building a railway for the village to bring in tourists, despite the overshadowing of war that is affecting tourism altogether. He tries to turn his eyes to this but when his wife runs off with a musician and his son is called for away for army duty, his own life becomes a war zone. Then he
A disturbed-looking woman named Anna enters a Paris apartment building where white-collar professionals conduct business from their homes. The concierge--whose chronic involvement in a dopey soap opera is a wink to the melodrama at work in ordinary lives--tells her that Dr. Monnier's practice is on
Evan Treborn has lost track of time. From an early age, crucial moments of his life have disappeared into a black hole of forgetting, his boyhood marred by a series of terrifying events he can't remember. What remains is the ghost of memory and the broken lives around him--the lives of his childhood
An encyclopedia salesman named Alfredo Lopez and his lovely wife Carmen live in Franco's puritanical Spain of the early 1970s. One day Alfredo's boss at Montoya Publishers makes a unique proposition that will change their lives forever. He asks them to make their own amateur Super 8 erotic movies, w
A minister in a women's prison finds her faith and confidence shaken by her surroundings.
Vera Drake is a selfless woman who is completely devoted to, and loved by, her working class family. She spends her days doting on them and caring for her sick neighbor and elderly mother. However, she also secretly visits women and helps them induce miscarriages for unwanted pregnancies. While the
When Marion and Gilles host a dinner party, an air of intimacy born of too much wine causes them to share secrets with their guests that underscore their differences. During a previous milestone moment in their marriage, Gilles fails to show up at the hospital when their son is born because he is re
Ten years in the lives of two mix-and-match couples.
Sarah Morton is a famous British mystery author. Tired of London and seeking inspiration for her new novel, she accepts an offer from her publisher John Bosload to stay at his home in Luberon, in the South of France. It is the off-season, and Sarah finds that the beautiful country locale and unhurri
April Burns is a wild, 21-year-old young woman with a very big problem. Against her own better judgment, she's invited her estranged, straightlaced family for Thanksgiving dinner. Her boyfriend, Bobby, wants to help, but she banishes him from the apartment while she attempts to cook the meal. To mak
The mysterious Kenji is a lonely, obsessive-compulsive Japanese librarian's assistant, and occasional suicide hobbyist, quietly living--and hoping to die--in Bangkok. Hiding from an unknown past, the Mishima-identified and moppishly-coiffed Kenji seems determined on a premature rendezvous with obliv
An apocalyptic calamity has left the people of Europe struggling to survive amidst drastic shortages of food and water. George and Anne have decided to flee the city to their country house with what meager supplies they can find in hopes of protecting their children Eva and Ben. To their surprise an
After the death of her father, Hannah becomes concerned with the strange behavior of her mother. As her mother's troubled childhood is revealed, Hannah realizes how little she ever knew.
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
May is an ordinary grandmother from the North of England. When her husband dies on a family visit to London, she recedes into the background of her busy, metropolitan children's lives. Stuck in an unfamiliar city, far from home, May fears that she has become another invisible old lady whose life is
October, 1989 was a bad time to fall into a coma if you lived in East Germany--and this is precisely what happened to Alex's proudly socialist mother. Alex has a big problem on his hands when she suddenly awakens eight months later. Her heart is so weak that any shock might kill her. And what could
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
The tumultuous political landscape of Paris in 1968 serves as the backdrop for a tale about three young cineastes who are drawn together through their passion for film. Matthew, an American exchange student, pursuing his education abroad in Paris, becomes friends with a French brother and sister duo
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 family of nomadic shepherds in the Gobi Desert, South Mongolia, assist in the births of their camel herd. One of the camels has an excruciatingly difficult delivery but, with help from the family, out comes a rare white calf. Despite the efforts of the shepherds, the mother rejects the newborn, co
Ten years in the lives of two mix-and-match couples.
A shepherd finds a young girl, Tinke, in wretched condition, and takes her in. But although she appears to be a homeless wanderer, it turns out that Tinke is from a wealthy family. Her dying mother once gave her a necklace that can prove her identity, but this valuable family heirloom has been misla
Set against the bright lights of Manhattan, a tale which takes a comic, urbane look at the modern male ego at war in the singles scene trenches. Roger Swanson is a hopelessly cynical advertising copywriter with a razor-sharp wit who believes he has mastered the art of manipulating women. But Roger's
At an isolated mansion in the snowy countryside of 1950s France, a family is gathered for the holiday season... But there will be no celebration--their beloved patriarch has been murdered! The killer can only be one of the eight women closest to the man of the house. Was it his powerful wife? His sp
An enigmatic tale centering around four people whose lives are intertwined by destiny, and whose lives have been similarly subject to the laws of fate. They discover that luck is something they cannot afford to be without, as they gamble with the highest stakes possible in a deadly game from which o
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
Xiaochun has been playing the violin ever since was able to hold it. Now, a prodigy at 13, with several awards to his name, he is the pride and joy of his father, a chef who has put all of his hopes on his son's success. Father and son set out for Beijing, where the boy will further his studies. The
Cidade de Deus (City of God) is a housing project built in the 1960's that--in the early 80's--became one of the most dangerous places in Rio de Janeiro. The tale tells the stories of many characters whose lives sometimes intersect. However, all is seen through the eyes of a singular narrator: Busca
Two married couples in their late thirties live in Frankfurt-Oder. Although they are all friends, their relationship has become pretty staid of late. A typical evening spent watching holiday slides together makes it abundantly clear that both their friendship and their marriages have become nothing
Spanning from the 1970's to early 1990's, this is the story of the Manchester music scene... Tony Wilson is an ambitious but frustrated local TV news reporter looking for a way to make his mark. After witnessing a life-changing concert by an unknown band called the Sex Pistols, he persuades his stat
A young girl escapes her family to a world of witches and monsters.
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,
Val Waxman is a two-time Oscar winner turned washed-up, neurotic director in desperate need of a comeback. His last film was a hit in Europe but bombs in America, and he is considered to be past it. However, his girlfriend convinces studio bosses to let him make a film about old-time Hollywood. When the opportunity comes, Waxman finds himself backed into a corner--work for his ex-wife Ellie who dumped him for the studio head bankrolling the picture; or forfeit his last shot at forwarding his career, and avoid a painful reconnect. Is Val blinded by love when he opts for the reconnect? Is love blind when it comes to Ellie''s staunch support? Literally and figuratively, the proof is in the picture.
The estranged members of a contemporary Armenian family are faced both with Turkey's denial of their catastrophic past and with their own complicated future: A mother who only wants peace, a young woman who wants nothing but retribution, and a young man whose journey to uncover his roots is jeopardi
It is the fall of 1957. The Whitakers, the very picture of a suburban family, make their home in Hartford, Connecticut. Their daily existences are characterized by carefully observed family etiquette, social events, and an overall desire to keep up with the Joneses. Cathy Whitaker is the homemaker,
Spider, a deeply disturbed boy, believes his father has brutally murdered his mother and replaced her with a prostitute. He is diagnosed a schizophrenic and is sent to a mental institution, where he remains for twenty years. While institutionalized, he falls in love with the wife of one of the docto
Amidst the chaos of rehearsals at a small theater, makeup artist Vippan hatches a scheme.
In 1986, Ljudmila Ignatenko moved to the city of Pripyat with her husband Vasili, a fireman. On the night of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, Vasili was called out to help fight the blaze. Within three weeks he was dead. Soon after, Ljudmila's newborn child died. Doctors told her she woul
A young Tibetan monk is torn between his monastic life and the wife and child he loves. Tashi is a dedicated Buddhist monk, who has almost reached a state of enlightenment. Then he leaves the monastery to succumb to worldly temptations. After all, he reasons, Buddha also spent 29 years getting to kn
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
Enid and Rebecca are two teenage girls out of synch with the world around them. Their uncensored commentary spares no one as they try to find a place for themselves in a modern America of endless strip malls and fast-food chains. After graduating from high school, they face an unpleasant immediate f
It is November 1932. Gosford Park is the magnificent country estate to which Sir William McCordle and his wife, Lady Sylvia, gather relations and friends for a weekend shooting party. They have invited an eclectic group including a countess, a World War I hero, the British matinee idol Ivor Novello
A relationship comedy about six thirty-somethings whose lives interweave one bleak Copenhagen winter. For these singles--in despair--in their small Danish town, their introductory Italian class is the catalyst that infuses their ordinary lives with passion and makes their dim futures significantly b
A family living together in a small Northern Italian city: the parents are Giovanni and Paola and their two teenage children are Irene and Andrea. Giovanni is a psychoanalyst and in his office patients confide to him a long list of their neuroses and worries, in contrast to the calm of his own exist
Someone we hear talking - but whom we do not see - speaks of a project which describes the four key moments of love: meeting, physical passion, arguments/separation and making up. This project is to be told through three couples: young, adult and old. We do not know if the project is for a play, a f
In 1940, CW Briggs is the top insurance investigator in New York--or so he keeps telling the firm''s new efficiency expert, Betty Ann Fitzgerald. Briggs prides himself on being able to crack any insurance caper by getting into the mind of the thief, but now, thanks to the hypnotic powers of the Jade Scorpion, the mind of a thief is getting into Briggs.
The mother of two children comes to suspect her remote country estate is haunted.
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
Catherine Deane is a beautiful young therapist who has mastered the radical technique of neurological synaptic transfer. To demonstrate her unique skills, Deane successfully communicates with a young boy in a coma by entering his mind on a subconscious level. When FBI Agent Peter Novak hears of her
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
A mystery set in the environs of Lausanne concerning several plots which wind their way through the elegant homesteads of a couple of well-heeled French-Swiss denizens. Mika is the couture-attired, oh-so-perfect head of Muller Chocolates--a company that manufactures Swiss chocolates. Andre is her su
A multilayered story of emigres in Paris. When angry Jean tosses a piece of paper at homeless Maria, passer-by Amadou is enraged and fights with Jean. The police arrive, Amadou is arrested and Maria deported to Romania. In this random encounter three separate lives and cultures collide, leaving a number of questions and providing few answers.
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.
They meet for the first time, after a horrible accident, underneath a truck: the sad and angry Bodo, a small time criminal who is always running, from himself as well as the law; and Sissi, a shy, quiet nurse who works in a psychiatric clinic. Bodo saves Sissi's life, which is literally hanging by a
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
Three interconnected stories about the different strata of life in Mexico City all resolve with a fatal car accident. Octavio is trying to raise enough money to run away with his sister-in-law, and decides to enter his dog Cofi into the world of dogfighting. After a dogfight goes bad, Octavio flees
Caco is a proud, handsome man, head of a family, and very powerful in the local community. Yet he has been torn to pieces by the death of his beloved daughter. He constantly visits her grave, weeps silently at her photo and has transferred all his wildly protective love and attention onto his mental
In 1850 on the small, isolated Canadian island of Saint Pierre, a sailor, Neel Auguste, murders a man and receives the death penalty after a quick trial. Saint Pierre lacks the necessary tools for an execution, however, so while they wait for a guillotine to arrive from Paris, Neel Auguste moves int
Reykjavik teenager Paul suffers from schizophrenia. As Paul begins to behave more and more erratically, his parents have him committed to a mental institution. There he meets fellow patients Oli Beatle, Viktor and Peter, and the group attempt to get by despite their day-to-day life of captivity.
Set within a working class milieu, the paths of many Marseille locals converge on a journey through the lives and daily struggles of a group of its inhabitants. At the center is Michele, a hard working fishmonger, who supports an entire family. Afer putting in back breaking hours, she must return ho
A woman asks her caretaker to start a marijuana farm to pay off the debt on her recently acquired house.
Ray Winkler is a meek, addle-brained ex-convict who decides to rob a bank to support the spending habits of his ex-stripper, New Jersey wife, Frenchy. To do so, Ray and his inept accomplices, Denny, Benny and Tommy, rent a vacant store next to a bank and set up a false storefront with the hopes of tunneling from the basement into the bank. While they bumble below ground trying to avoid water mains and other subterranean hazards, Frenchy turns the store upstairs into a thriving cookie shop. Suddenly the Winkers find themselves richer than they could ever imagine and rising up the social ladder at a speed that does not quite fit their tastes.
Rene is an obese 50-year-old man suffering from the degenerative muscle disease myopathy. He is disliked by everyone at the nursing home. So nobody is surprised when it falls upon the young new nurse, Julie to look after him. However, Rene's maliciousness simply melts away in the face of Julie's hon
27-year-old Tunisian Jallel is in a police station in the centre of Paris, where he has arrived as a clandestine immigrant. Using a false passport, he begins his adventure as a vagabond. He has no illusions and not so many hopes either. He tries to survive by selling fruit in the underground tunnel
Jean-Jacques Castella is a successful suburban businessman, painfully aware of his inability to keep up with the fast changing times. He has no appreciation of the arts, until his wife Angelique drags him to a moving performance of Racine's "Berenice." Much to his surprise, he is overwhelmed by the
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 they realize that their spouses are having an affair and slowly decide to do the same.
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 contemporary Hanoi, Lien works as a waitress in the cafe owned by her older sister Suong. She shares an apartment with her older brother Hai, an actor with whom she constantly flirts. Suong is married to Quoc, a photographer with whom she has a son. Their middle sister Khanh is married to Kien, a
Set in the early 1800s, a tale told in flashbacks by an 82-year-old Spanish artist Francisco Goya, living in exile with the last of his lovers, Leocadia Zorilla de Weiss, and reconstructs the main events of his life for this daughter Rosario. One by one the mysteries surrounding the artist's life a
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.
Seventeen and pregnant, Felicia travels from Ireland to England in search of her lover and is found instead by Joseph Ambrose Hilditch, a helpful catering manager whose kindness masks a serial killer. Hilditch has murdered several young women, but he has no conscious awareness of his crimes; like Fe
Pierre, a successful young novelist, leaves his affluent family and his fiancee in order to save his illegitimate half-sister, when he discovers that she was abandoned by his parents on the day that he was born. The two travel with some friends of hers to Paris, where Pierre decides to become a real
A comedy about two escaped convicts who get caught up in a small-town "Little Miss Fresh Squeezed" pageant by pretending that they are famous gay directors. Wayne and Harry fall into the pretense accidentally, but soon find it a perfect cover. While Wayne becomes a success at coaching the little gir
Rosie and Vincent are desperate to have a baby. The constant disappointment begins to corrode their relationship until Benoit, a French postman and old friend of Rosie's, shows up on their doorstop and turns their relationship inside-out.
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
Teenage Mamlakat lives with her father and brother in an ancient city by the sea. She dreams of being an actress and when a touring theater company comes to town, she sees her chance. But she misses their performance, and instead ends up sleeping with one of the actors in the night. Discovering that
Ana and Otto are brought together as children when Ana's mother Olga and Otto's father Alvaro meet and fall in love. The two form a strong friendship, and Otto moves in with his father's new family, even though he's promised his divorced mother that he'll never abandon her. As the two mature, their
Karen, a grieving young woman finds compassion in Stoffer, the leader of a group of young people who attack middle-class sensibilities by pretending to be mentally disabled.
Film director Mario Suarez is left by his wife. Throwing himself into his work, he decides to make a film on the tango. While casting, he meets Elena Flores, an amazing tango dancer, and the two fall in love. But Elena is the mistress of Angelo, the main investor in the film, and a man it is prudent
Grga Pitic and Zarije are old gypsies, both in their eighties, with a lifetime of schemes behind them. Zarije's son Matko gets Grga to subsidise a heist he has planned. However, the heist goes wrong, and his partner Zare demands that in compensation Matko's son Zare must marry Dadan's sister Afrodit
Magali, a widow in her late forties, leads a reclusive life running a vineyard in the south of France. Seeing how lonely and skittish she has become since her children left the nest, two friends separately plot to find her a man. Her lifelong pal Isabelle, a sophisticated, attractive, and happily ma
The story of the rise and fall of a glam rock star: mythical rock God, Brian Slade, suddenly disappears at the peak of his fame after a publicity stunt at a concert goes wrong. Ten years later Arthur Stuart, a reporter sets out to find out what happened. The film is a meditation on imgination, memor
At a countryside manor an annual feast is being prepared. It is to be an all out effort to celebrate the head of the family. Helge Klingenfelt, owner of the manor and family partriarch, is turning sixty. Everyone has been invited including his children, Christian, Michael, and Helene. As the guests
Set in a small northern village, a story which focuses on how one community plunges into tragedy when its school bus crashes into a lake, claiming the lives of more than a dozen of the town's children. Soon after, Mitchell Stephens, a big city lawyer, comes to the devastated village with the intenti
Dorine is a copy editor at a computer trade magazine that is in the process of downsizing. Budget cuts and her Machiavellian editrix, Virginia, force her to work at home. E-mail serves as Dorine's only link between her house, where she cares for her sick mother, and the office, her only connection t
The Dalai Lama fights Chinese oppression while trying to lead his flock.
A documentary about author Sture Dahlstrom well-known for his series of highly personal novels that mix adventure, steamy sex and multi-layered reflections on life.
Concert documentary on rock performer Neil Young and "Crazy Horse" with backstage interviews conducted from 1976 through 1996.
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.
A romantic fable about Eddie and Maureen--young, married and passionately crazy about each other. Drunk, unstable and about to have a baby, they live in a world of funky barflys and colorful low-lifes, living it up on no money and their manic, co-dependent need for each other. When a neighbor attacks Maureen, Eddie snaps and it costs him ten years of his life in a mental institution. Upon Eddie''s returns, he discovers that his wife has re-married and she is caught in the middle between the past and the present.
Dylan and Jez are two orphans turned con-artists who appear on the scene selling a fake voice recognition computer with the help of Georgie. Georgie, a young med school student locked into a forthcoming marriage to an aristocrat, is intrigued by the pair although they are not as smooth at being con-
After learning that his wife is sleeping with another man of the cloth, Euliss "Sonny" Dewey, a popular Pentecostal preacher of deep spiritual convition, commits a crime of passion and thusly, is forced to abandon his home, family, and church. Destroying all traces of his true identity, he takes to
A dark comedy about two junkies who, while waiting to be admitted to a detox center, become implicated in the murder of a drug dealer.
A dark comedy which revolves around the antics of a family who live in a trailer and are known around town as "coming from the wrong side of the tracks." The two semi-disturbed brothers Julien and Jeremy, are the "twins" who reek havoc in town with reckless abandon--and the townfolk begin to realize
A film director, Sally, is agonizing over the visuals to a film called "Rage," a $20 million epic on beauty and the glamorization of death. Between writing jags, she attends a tango concert and later approaches the Argentinian star Pablo about taking tango lessons. When maintenance on her apartment
Set in a suburban town, this is a tale about nerdy, frustrated, terminally shy, Simon, who's currently employed as a garbage man. He is the sole breadwinner for his clinically depressed mom and his sexually aggressive sister Fay. Following a encounter with a mysterious bum, named Henry Fool, who pos
Years ago, the fiercely independent Lee took off for Ohio, while her older sister Bessie returned to the family's Florida home to look after their bedridden father Marvin and his lovably child-like sister Ruth. In Bessie's words, Marvin has been dying slowly for the past twenty years... just to make
A powerful story, set in a remote Scottish village in the early 1970s, about a unique young woman and her profound experience of love and devotion. Bess falls madly in love with Jan, an oil-rig worker, and against the wishes of the strict Calvinist elders of her community, she marries this outsider. Jan is captivated by the innocence radiated by his new bride and for a brief time they have an intensely happy, passionate life together. When Jan returns to the oil-rig, Bess misses him terribly and prays fervently to God to bring him home. Shortly thereafter, Jan is injured in an accident that leaves him paralyzed. Knowing that he will never walk again and devastated that his beautiful, young wife will never make love with him again, Jan misleads Bess by convincing her he can only survive if she takes a lover. Because she is so pure, Bess does what she believes she must in the hope of keeping him alive and soon finds herself in a complicated spiral of love, community and tragedy...
In 1981, Jean-Michel Basquiat catapulted from being an unknown nineteen-year-old graffiti writer to becoming one of the most successful, controversial, glamorous artists in the world. His shows were anticipated as the big events of the New York season, and his paintings were bought by the most power
The story begins in 1911 with a boy, Zhongliang, brought to the country estate of the wealthy Pang family, a place of opium-addled decadence hidden behind a traditional facade. His older sister, who has married into the clan, promises him the life of a student. But when he arrives, he is forced to b
Longing for a better life, two Greek Cypriot friends, Evagoras and Onisilios, decide to emigrate to the Persian Gulf to earn enough money to start their own business. In Arabia, the befriend their American employer and his wife. There begins a relationship of outrageous domination, in which sadomaso
The story of how a child's death affects a small Swedish family.
A journey through time and history unfolds in this visual storytelling of the ocean and its islands.
A group of obsessed "cinema terrorists," lead by Cecil B DeMented, make it their mission to avenge the crass sins of commercial movie culture through acts of brazen filmmaking and vigilante outlaw cinema retribution. As the movie begins, Cecil and his "Sprocket Holes" gang kidnap Honey Whitlock, a b
William Blake, a young accountant lost in unfamiliar territory and caught in inextricable circumstances which leaves destiny beyond his control, travels the western frontier during the mid 19th century. Wounded and branded an outlaw, Blake flees the gunmen hired to hunt him down. Nobody, an outcast
A treacherous scam begins with a seemingly innocent man who arrives on an island off the Swedish coast and is slowly taken in by its community.
An accident creates a relationship between a model and a retired judge who spies on his neighbors.
A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child.
The story of an imaginative boy who pretends he is the child of a sperm-laden Sicilian tomato upon which his mother accidentally fell.
Set in 1960, this film focuses on the relationships of a self-centered young man.
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
Using a variety of video images, the film depicts the breakdown and restoration of a dislocated family.
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