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We Want a Child
rating:2.4

We Want a Child

1949Runtime:0 minutes
Infertile Else (Ruth Brejnholm) discovers a way to make her dreams of motherhood come true when her friend Jytte (Grethe Thordahl) becomes pregnant with a married man's baby and agrees to let Else adopt the child. But complications ensue when Jytte decides to keep the newborn. Abortion and sex before marriage -- scandalous subject matter at the time of the film's 1949 release -- are themes at the heart of this stirring Danish melodrama.

Directed by:

  • Lau Lauritzen
  • Alice O'Fredericks
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Free Radicals
    rating:2.4

    Free Radicals

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Happenstance is the cornerstone of this intriguing film. A young woman miraculously survives a plane crash only to die in a head-on car collision six years later. The teenage driver of the car, who's barely injured, is the younger son in a family whose first son was abducted at a young age. And so the cycle begins -- an odd, chainlike link that encompasses reactions to the woman's family members and the people in their lives.

    Directed by:

  • Barbara Albert
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    The Second Awakening of Christina Klages
    rating:2.4

    The Second Awakening of Christina Klages

    1978Runtime:0 minutes
    The first solo directing effort (in 1977) of New German Cinema wunderkind Margarethe von Trotta, this movie is based on the true story of a social worker who robs a bank to fund a failing day-care center. Christina (Tina Engel) is a militant revolutionary who becomes a fugitive hunted as much for her politics (very pro-feminist) as for her crime. Meanwhile, the young woman Christina held hostage tries to track her down for personal reasons.

    Directed by:

  • Margarethe von Trotta
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Only
    rating:2.4

    Only

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Spending his time unenthusiastically helping out at his parents' Northern Ontario motel, 12-year-old Daniel (Jacob Switzer) finds every day as boring as the last -- until he meets quirky Vera (Elena Hudgins Lyle) and discovers a connection with her that changes his life. Though they only have a day together, they share their secrets and fears as they explore the landscape around the motel in this touching coming-of-age drama.

    Directed by:

  • Ingrid Veninger
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Film Star
    rating:2.4

    Film Star

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    When arrogant, self-absorbed movie star Hira Pandit (Mahima Chaudhry) begins to realize that her popularity is waning, she consults her erstwhile friend Digambar Puri (Priyanshu Chatterjee) for advice. But his critical words only inflame her overheated ego, sending her down a risky road to reclaim her lost luster. In the powerful drama that follows, Hira attempts to become a success again -- not just in her career but as a human being.

    Directed by:

  • Tanuja Chandra
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Nearest to Heaven
    rating:2.4

    Nearest to Heaven

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    A vacationing French writer, Fanette (Catherine Deneuve), meets a photographer named Matt (William Hurt) in New York City. Before you can say, "They were fated to be mated," the twosome embarks on a romantic escapade that conjures images of Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr in An Affair to Remember. Patrice Chereau directs this warm, light-hearted tale that costars Helene Fillieres and Gilbert Melki.

    Directed by:

  • Tonie Marshall
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Dark Streets
    rating:2.4

    Dark Streets

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Set to a rich bluesy soundtrack, this noir musical follows the story of playboy nightclub owner Chaz Davenport. While dating some of his stunning singers, Chaz also deals with overwhelming debt, his father's suicide and his own bad choices.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Samuels
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Daman
    rating:2.4

    Daman

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Durga (Raveena Tandon) endures constant abuse by her husband, Sanjay (Sayaji Shinde). One night, Sanjay brutally rapes Durga, resulting in the birth of their daughter, Deepa (Raima Sen). Determined that Deepa not suffer the same fate she's endured, Durga flees with the child. But when Sanjay tracks them down, Durga will have to make a final stand in this award-winning drama from Kalpana Lazmi with music by Bhupen Hazarika.

    Directed by:

  • Kalpana Lajmi
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Can Go Through Skin
    rating:2.4

    Can Go Through Skin

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    After a violent act leaves her shaken and emotionally scarred, a young woman named Marieke (Rifka Lodeizen), bent on rebuilding her life, leaves Amsterdam for the countryside, where a new friendship with a local farmer (Wim Opbrouck) becomes vital to her emotional survival. All the while, Marieke journeys through mania, fear, mistrust, pain and a host of other raw sensations in Dutch director Esther Rots's unflinching odyssey.

    Directed by:

  • Esther Rots
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Mary Proud
    rating:2.4

    Mary Proud

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    A single mom shakes off the divorce blues and turns her musical ambitions into reality, but life takes an adverse turn when she gets involved with a mercurial rapper -- and narcotics -- in this urban drama. After surviving a nasty split with her hubby, resolute Mary Proud (Kirsten Person-Ramey) gets her singing career on track when she connects with an Atlanta record producer, but her drug addiction and a medical disorder may end her dreams.

    Directed by:

  • Kirsten Person-Ramey
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Immoral Story
    rating:2.3

    Immoral Story

    1990Runtime:0 minutes
    Renowned Polish director Barbara Sass presents the moving tale of Ewa (Dorota Stalinska), an aging and now overlooked starlet bent on dreams of a glorious comeback. Yet Ewa's heavy drinking and caustic personality continuously undermine her relationships with those she loves and her efforts to return to the stage. This tragic tale of lost glamour and dashed hopes also features Michal Bajor and Jacek Borkowski.

    Directed by:

  • Barbara Sass
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Terminal City
    rating:2.3

    Terminal City

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Maria del Mar stars in this award-winning Canadian drama series as a suburban mother who becomes an overnight sensation when she's diagnosed with breast cancer. Soon after learning that her doctor found a malignant lump, Katie Sampson heads to the hospital for treatment, only to find herself starring in the sagging reality television series "Post-Op!" It seems fans love what Katie has to say -- and the producers will do anything keep her talking.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Talalay
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    One Way to Valhalla
    rating:2.3

    One Way to Valhalla

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    After blue-collar Bo Durant falls off his daughter's bicycle and suffers a head injury, his family becomes alarmed at his increasingly erratic behavior. Has Bo lost his mind or undergone a mystical spiritual awakening?

    Directed by:

  • Karen Goodman
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Durval Discos
    rating:2.3

    Durval Discos

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Eccentric Durval (Ary Franca) is a bit like the record shop he operates with his mother (Etty Fraser): rundown and pathetic. When their home becomes too much for his mother to care for, Durval hires a maid (Laeticia Sabatella) who no sooner disappears, leaving a young girl (Isabela Guasco) and a note behind. As the 5-year-old charms her way into his mother's heart, Durval uncovers the child is a victim to a massive kidnapping plot.

    Directed by:

  • Anna Muylaert
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    La Cucina
    rating:2.3

    La Cucina

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Food preparation on a summer evening reveals the intricacies of relationships in four related stories. Lily (Christina Hendricks) prepares a gourmet meal for her older lover (Joaquim de Almeida), while pregnant Shelly (Leisha Hailey) runs tearfully to friend Jude (Rachel Hunter) when her lasagna-making attempt fails. Meanwhile, Jude makes Italian food for her absent lover, Celia (Clare Carey), who's busy filming a kitchen scene in her movie.

    Directed by:

  • Allison R. Hebble
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Falling
    rating:2.3

    Falling

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Five former high school friends -- now in their 30s -- reunite for a funeral. What begins as a sad gathering turns into a night of fun, bittersweet memories and surprising revelations in this drama from Austrian director Barbara Albert. The classmates --pregnant Nina, office worker Alex, prison parolee Nicole, actress Carmen and teacher Brigitte -- revisit the past, divulge present disappointments and face their fears about an uncertain future.

    Directed by:

  • Barbara Albert
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Now and Then
    rating:3.8

    Now and Then

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more. Lesli Linka Glatter directs; Gaby Hoffmann, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch and Christina Ricci co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Lesli Linka Glatter
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Now and Then (1995)
    A heartwarming movie about four childhood girlfriends who, in adulthood reunion, relive their experience of the life-changing summer of 1970, including a mystery death, divorce, standing up to the boys, first kiss, and the meaning of true friendship. Each explores her unique identity amidst family and friends. Beautifully directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
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