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In This Tricky Life
rating:3.2

In This Tricky Life

2001Runtime:0 minutes
When 27-year-old Elisa (Mariana Santángelo) breaks up with her boyfriend and loses her job, she also loses any hope of realizing her dream of becoming a hair salon owner and supporting her two children. Elisa's only option is to take a job in a Uruguayan brothel, which soon lands her in Barcelona, Spain -- and into the midst of a white slavery ring. Director Beatriz Flores Silva's atmospheric drama also stars Andrea Fantoni and Josep Linuesa.

Directed by:

  • Beatriz Flores Silva
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Harsh Beauty
    rating:3.2

    Harsh Beauty

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Eunuchs were once a prized component of India's spiritual life, but now many live in the slums, isolated from the rest of society. Amid these conditions, eunuch trio Jyothi, Usha and Hira Bai struggle for acceptance. Filmed over the course of four years, this surprisingly warm documentary provides an intimate look at eunuch life in India, as the three women work in a harem and share their dreams and frustrations with rare candor.

    Directed by:

  • Alessandra Zeka
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Lady Chatterley: Uncut Special Edition
    rating:3.2

    Lady Chatterley: Uncut Special Edition

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    When her husband (Hippolyte Girardot) is paralyzed in World War I, frustration drives Lady Chatterley (Marina Hands) into an affair with a gamekeeper (Jean-Louis Coullo'ch). She finds in her new lover not only physical passion but also an inner kindness, both of which her husband can no longer provide. Director Pascale Ferran's uncut edition includes almost an hour of additional footage.

    Directed by:

  • Pascale Ferran
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    French Twist
    rating:3.2

    French Twist

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Laurent (Alain Chabat) thought he knew his wife, Loli (Victoria Abril), quite well. Chronically unfaithful, Laurent believes Loli is happy and will be hurt by news of his infidelities. But when a truck breaks down in front of their home and its owner, a female plumber (Josiane Balasko, who also directs), asks to use the phone, Laurent discovers that he and his wife have something in common: a sexual attraction to women.

    Directed by:

  • Josiane Balasko
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Children of the Century
    rating:3.2

    Children of the Century

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    This is the true story of the romance between burgeoning French author George Sand (Juliette Binoche) and a much younger poet, Alfred de Musset (Benoit Magimel), whom she meets when she flees to Paris in the early 1830s after leaving her husband. Sand's affair with Musset and her pre-feminist behavior make her the scandal of the city, as she develops the personality that would later make her one of the century's most famous literary figures.

    Directed by:

  • Diane Kurys
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Flores de Otro Mundo
    rating:3.2

    Flores de Otro Mundo

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Looking for companionship, a group of lonely Spaniards (including Luis Tosar, Jose Sancho and Chete Lara) hold a soiree for single women. But for the most part, their party guests are poor immigrants from third-world countries. Based on a true story, this award-winning drama from director Iciar Bollain traces the relationships of three new couples, documenting their struggles with clashing cultures, sex and racism.

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  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Bandits
    rating:3.2

    Bandits

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    Four female prisoners who put together a rock band have become so good, they're invited to play at the local Policeman's Ball. But when a prison guard starts to abuse them en route, they make a break for it. While on the lam, a demo tape of theirs begins to climb the charts, and suddenly they begin to achieve not only infamy, but fame as well. Katja von Garnier directs this critically acclaimed musical drama.

    Directed by:

  • Katja von Garnier
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Circus Kids
    rating:3.2

    Circus Kids

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Kids from diverse backgrounds find common joy in the circus in this lively documentary about a youth troupe from St. Louis, Mo., that travels to Israel to join forces with the young members of the Arab-Jewish Galilee Circus. The language barrier dissolves at the first juggling pass, and the kids bridge the cultural gap in front of Arab and Jewish audiences across Israel, showing grown-ups how to put aside their differences.

    Directed by:

  • Alexandra Lipsitz
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Good Morning Heartache
    rating:3.2

    Good Morning Heartache

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    A group of documentary filmmakers sets out to chronicle the journey of a young married couple with a newborn baby. But when the pair decides to split during shooting, the film takes an interesting new twist. With a camera following their every move and practically zero privacy, the couple has little room to resolve their marital crisis.

    Directed by:

  • Anna Negri
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Big Girls Don't Cry
    rating:3.2

    Big Girls Don't Cry

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Seventeen-year-olds Kati (Anna Maria Mühe) and Steffi (Karoline Herfurth) are best friends. But while Steffi has a great boyfriend and a loving home, Kati is lovelorn amid her family's incessant squabbling -- but the tables are about to turn. Kati discovers that Steffi's father is having an affair, and as Steffi's perfect world falls apart, the girls try to find out all they can about her father's new lover.

    Directed by:

  • Maria von Heland
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    You Changed My Life
    rating:3.1

    You Changed My Life

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    In this romantic comedy-drama from Filipina director Cathy Garcia-Molina, Laida (Sarah Geronimo) and Miggy (John Lloyd Cruz) think they've found perfect happiness with each other, until circumstances beyond their control threaten to pull them apart. As their burgeoning careers begin to take them in entirely different directions -- Miggy to Laguna, Laida to Canada -- they struggle to keep their relationship alive across a great distance.

    Directed by:

  • Cathy Garcia-Molina
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Late Bloomers
    rating:3.1

    Late Bloomers

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    After 30 years together, a married couple confronts the unpalatable realities of getting older and concludes that emotional absence is the easiest way to cope. But at what point does distance become divorce?

    Directed by:

  • Julie Gavras
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Richard Serra: Thinking on Your Feet
    rating:3.1

    Richard Serra: Thinking on Your Feet

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Maria Anna Tappeiner's documentary reveals the creative process and philosophies of American artist Richard Serra, who, in interviews, discusses his major influences, his approach to sculpture, the controversies surrounding his works and more. His signature large-scale minimalist sculptures can be found in New York City's Federal Building, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain and London's Liverpool Street Station.

    Directed by:

  • Maria Anna Tappeiner
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Look at Me
    rating:3.1

    Look at Me

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    This unusual comedy catches its characters at various moments of loneliness, identity crisis and despair. Marilou Berry plays Lolita Cassard, a young woman disgusted with the world's seeming inability to accept beauty in all forms. Her neglectful father, Etienne Cassard (Jean-Pierre Bacri), wants so badly to have someone to love, and when they meet up with the equally lost Sylvia (Agnès Jaoui) and Pierre (Laurent Grévill), all hell breaks loose.

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  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Invisibles
    rating:3.1

    Invisibles

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Filmed in several languages by five acclaimed directors, this collection of shorts honors the humanitarian efforts of unsung heroes all over the world and sheds light on once-invisible crises that plague underdeveloped regions. Selections include "Letters to Nora," which documents the horrors of Chagas' disease in Latin America, and "Night Commuters," which shadows small groups of Ugandan youths on the run from violent kidnappers and murderers.

    Directed by:

  • Mariano Barroso
  • Isabel Coixet
  • Javier Corcuera
  • Fernando Leon de Aranoa
  • Wim Wenders
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Don't Look Back
    rating:3.1

    Don't Look Back

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    After Jeanne -- a married mother of two -- starts to notice strange changes in her body, she finds a photograph that leads her on a journey to Italy. There, the rapidly transforming woman begins to learn more about her true identity. Sophie Marceau and Monica Bellucci star in this beguiling psychological drama from director and co-writer Marina de Van, which screened as an official selection at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

    Directed by:

  • Marina de Van
  • rating:3.1 3.1 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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