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La Captive
rating:2.1

La Captive

2000Runtime:0 minutes
Simon (Stanislas Merhar) is a wealthy man living a sheltered life in an affluent Paris neighborhood. He's smitten with his companion Ariane (Sylvie Testud) and spends all his time by her side. His obsession deepens when he sets out to discover everything about Ariane, including her past, her secrets and even her most private thoughts. He even begins to follow her, stopping at nothing to allow his complete vision of her to take shape.

Directed by:

  • Chantal Akerman
  • rating:2.1 2.1 Average Rating

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    Stay Until Tomorrow
    rating:2.1

    Stay Until Tomorrow

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    After traveling the world, former teen star Nina (Eleanor Hutchins) decides to end her vagabond lifestyle and crash with childhood friend Jim (Barney Cheng). At first, Nina turns Jim's world upside down, but as time goes on, the quiet librarian reveals a provocative alter ego. Laura Colella's dramedy turns into a film within a film as the actor-character barrier dissolves and one cast member attempts to turn the tides by changing the story line.

    Directed by:

  • Laura Colella
  • rating:2.1 2.1 Average Rating

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    Smokers Only
    rating:2.1

    Smokers Only

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    A suicidal young singer named Reni (Cecilia Bengolea) is about to get kicked out of her band when she meets a male gigolo, Andres (Leonardo Brezicki), at an ATM after he picks her pocket. They begin an affair, and she decides to become a hooker so she can spend more time with her newfound love. Suicide's beginning to look good! Filmed in Buenos Aires.

    Directed by:

  • Veronica Chen
  • rating:2.1 2.1 Average Rating

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    Travesuras del Corazon
    rating:2.1

    Travesuras del Corazon

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    This Spanish-language &NFi;telenovela&NFi_; centers on the heartaches and joys of Isabel Revilla (Patricia Pereyra), an actress whose dreams of fame and glory are broken repeatedly, forcing her to find new meaning in life. Fate intervenes when she finds an abandoned baby on her doorstep, an event that ends up placing her on the right path to true love and happiness in this engaging drama from Peru.

    Directed by:

  • Manolo Castillo
  • Marisol Palacios
  • Jorge Tapia
  • rating:2.1 2.1 Average Rating

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    Shaking Dream Land
    rating:2.1

    Shaking Dream Land

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Robert (Philip Winchester) and Alice (Cloudia Swann) have a loving marriage. But the news of Alice's pregnancy triggers in Robert a horrifying nightmare, and he's overcome by a flood of forgotten childhood memories. As his son is born, Robert finds himself slipping deeper into darkness and withdrawn from those who love him. Desperate, he seeks help and is forced to confront his childhood trauma -- and his own father (Jesper Christensen).

    Directed by:

  • Martina Nagel
  • rating:2.1 2.1 Average Rating

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    Family Secrets
    rating:2.1

    Family Secrets

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Douglas Marley (Edward Bunker), patriarch of the Marley family, is a stern disciplinarian, while his wife, Linda (Pamela Bellwood), remains an emotionally shattered shut-in unable to cope with their brilliant yet troubled son, Brian (Tim Redwine), who teeters on the edge of sanity. In an effort to reach their son one last time, the Marleys hire a pretty young widow, Mary Drake (Angela Jones), to serve as the boy's live-in tutor.

    Directed by:

  • Sally J. Champlin
  • rating:2.1 2.1 Average Rating

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    Cold Heart Canyon
    rating:2.1

    Cold Heart Canyon

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Traumatized by her recent divorce, Heather (Aubrey Caldwell) buys a house in the idyllic Laurel Canyon neighborhood and quickly finds herself embroiled in a steamy love triangle with married couple Daniel (Will Lupardus) and Marisa (Lee Anne Davis). But when a mysterious disappearance disrupts the threesome's erotic fantasy, Heather begins to question how well she knows her new lovers.

    Directed by:

  • Janine Gosselin
  • rating:2.1 2.1 Average Rating

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    The Northern Kingdom
    rating:2.1

    The Northern Kingdom

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    The joys and sorrows of three emotionally complex families in rural Vermont play out beneath the glow of a meteor shower in this character-driven drama from filmmaker Dorothy Lyman, who also co-stars. An Iraq veteran (Ed Blunt) faces one tragedy after another, a housekeeper (Kate Buddeke) contends with her adult son's paranoia, and a long-lost daughter (Heidi Armbruster) reunites with her mother (Lyman) in this meditation on loss and rebirth.

    Directed by:

  • Dorothy Lyman
  • rating:2.1 2.1 Average Rating

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    Four Corners of Suburbia
    rating:2.1

    Four Corners of Suburbia

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Teacher Walt Samson (Paul Blackthorne) is bored by his life, despite the devotion of his wife, Rachel (M├Ądchen Amick), and is intrigued by a sultry colleague. Concerned, Rachel organizes a romantic weekend getaway, but Walt derails her plans by inviting his reclusive friend, Benjamin. The desired intimacy is further dampened by the appearance of two other friends, and as they ponder their relationships, they all begin to question their choices.

    Directed by:

  • Elizabeth Puccini
  • rating:2.1 2.1 Average Rating

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    Francisca
    rating:2.0

    Francisca

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Helmut Busch is a German spy who comes to Mexico with phony paperwork. He's arrested, but Mexican police strike a deal and ask him to spy on a group of activist students. Helmut pretends to be a French professor and gets close to the students, soon falling in love with the ringleader. But he's faced with a painful decision when the police want him to eliminate his new love. Stars Ulrich Noethen, Fabiola Campomanes and Arcelia Ramírez.

    Directed by:

  • Eva Lopez-Sanchez
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

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    My Voice (Nha Fala)
    rating:2.0

    My Voice (Nha Fala)

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    After moving from Africa's picturesque Cape Verde islands to Paris to become a singer, Vita (Fatou N'Diaye) falls in love with a handsome French musician (Jean-Christophe Dolle) and uses her voice to become a national sensation. But in the back of her mind, she can't stop thinking about a dreaded family curse that prophesizes death for any female singers in her bloodline. Flora Gomes directs this music-filled romance.

    Directed by:

  • Flora Gomes
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

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    My Heart Is Mine Alone
    rating:2.0

    My Heart Is Mine Alone

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    Helma Sanders-Brahms directs this inventive film that uses the verse of Jewish poet Else Lasker-Schüler and Nazi poet Gottfried Benn to dramatize the passionate, real-life affair between the two unlikely lovers. Forced out of Germany, Lasker-Schüler makes her way to Jerusalem even as Benn discovers the true nature of the Nazi ideology he had once championed. Lena Stolze and Cornelius Obonya star.

    Directed by:

  • Helma Sanders-Brahms
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

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    Tweeked
    rating:2.0

    Tweeked

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Beth Dewey's disturbing film looks unflinchingly at a friendship under fire from within and without. After their drug-addicted friend (Jay Diola) kills himself, Carrie (Darling Narita) and Michelle (Ali Raymer) go on a massive bender, assaulting the drug dealer who fed their troubled friend's habit and then going on the lam to avoid revenge of the highest order. But can they dodge the bullet forever?

    Directed by:

  • Beth Dewey
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

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    Drifting Elegant
    rating:2.0

    Drifting Elegant

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    In this complex tale of race relations in post-Sept. 11 America, Victor Saad (Donnie Keshawarz), an Arab-American convicted of rape, is freed when his African-American accuser recants her story. Victor enlists a journalist friend to tell his story -- not knowing the man had an affair with his alleged victim. With Victor sleeping on his couch, the journalist quickly finds his own life and relationships complicated by the secrets the man reveals.

    Directed by:

  • Amy Glazer
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

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    Cananea
    rating:2.0

    Cananea

    1977Runtime:0 minutes
    Jose Carlos Ruiz, Carlos Bracho and Milton Rodriguez star in this historical drama about the attempts of Col. William Greene to traverse the Sonora desert and his subsequent discovery of a copper mine in Mexico. Later, when mine workers go on strike demanding better working conditions, the fight grows exponentially and morphs into an all-out war, giving birth to the Mexican Revolution.

    Directed by:

  • Marcela Fernandez Violante
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

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    Our Burden Is Light
    rating:2.0

    Our Burden Is Light

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel co-stars with Denise Coates, Nathan Webb, Jessica Ballard and Jack Rooney in this inspiring love story about an edgy female artist named Karen who, after her mother's recent suicide, is feeling bereft, drowning in a sea of grief. All that changes when she meets Kyle -- a musician who's sold out by writing jingles -- under tragic circumstances that fail to squelch their burgeoning friendship.

    Directed by:

  • Denise Coates
  • rating:2.0 2.0 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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