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The Taste of Others
rating:3.1

The Taste of Others

2000Runtime:0 minutes
Agnes Jaoui directs this ensemble romance that earned an Oscar nod for Best Foreign Language Film. Castella (Jean-Pierre Bacri) falls for English language tutor Clara (Anne Alvaro), and instigates a chain of turbulent relationships in the process. This poignant debut from Jaoui illustrates that sometimes, great actresses don't get the breaks, hash-dealing barmaids can find love and the desire to become culturally enlightened just isn't enough.

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    Madeinusa
    rating:3.1

    Madeinusa

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    As her Peruvian village prepares to celebrate the Holy Day festival of Sin -- a raucous fiesta just days before Easter Sunday -- Madeinusa (Magaly Solier) finds an unlikely suitor in a traveling laborer (Carlos J. de la Torre) who's been arrested by her mayor father (Juan Ubaldo Huamàn). Meanwhile, amid the bubbling chaos, young Madeinusa struggles to find a sense of identity under a cloud of abuse in this Spanish-language drama.

    Directed by:

  • Claudia Llosa
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Red Birds
    rating:3.1

    Red Birds

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Brigitte Cornand matches the voices and thoughts of 14 female artists, including Louise Bourgeois and Kiki Smith, with film footage of the various bird species she associates with them. The subjects' serious reflections on their struggles and conflicts as female artists are given a wry perspective by the images of their avian counterparts, ranging from cardinals to chickadees, wood pigeons and blue jays.

    Directed by:

  • Brigitte Cornand
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Coleccion Pedro Infante: No Desearas la Mujer de Tu Hijo
    rating:3.1

    Coleccion Pedro Infante: No Desearas la Mujer de Tu Hijo

    1950Runtime:0 minutes
    In this sequel to La Oveja Negra, Cruz Treviño Martínez (Fernando Soler) and his son, Silvano (Pedro Infante), find themselves single -- and in love with the same woman, Josefa (Carmen Molina). Cruz mistakenly thinks she likes him, but his son is the man she adores, and as Silvano prepares to wed Josefa, the angry Cruz does everything in his power to break up the happy couple. Amanda del Llano and Andrés Soler also star.

    Directed by:

  • Virginia Serret
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    15 Park Avenue
    rating:3.1

    15 Park Avenue

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Anjali (Shabana Azmi), a successful type-A, has spent her life protecting her schizophrenic sister, Mithi (Konkona Sen Sharma), by any means necessary -- even going so far as to discourage Jojo (Rahul Bose) from marrying her. So when the siblings bump into Jojo and his new wife while on holiday, Anjali expects the encounter to be awkward. She needn't worry, though, because Mithi is already happily married to someone else, in her mind.

    Directed by:

  • Aparna Sen
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    My Worst Nightmare
    rating:3.1

    My Worst Nightmare

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    François and Agathe have it all, but their marriage needs help. Enter Patrick, an uncouth contractor, who does more than spruce up the house. He inspires new zest in both François and Agathe's lives -- just not with each other.

    Directed by:

  • Anne Fontaine
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Bcuz of U
    rating:3.1

    Bcuz of U

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    A runaway bride returns, a woman falls for her worst nightmare and two opposites come together in this trio of romantic tales. In the first story, Ria (Kristine Hermosa) tries to win back the man (Diether Ocampo) she left at the altar. In tale two, solitary Cara (Heart Evangelista) meets Mr. Wrong (Geoff Eigenmann) -- or is he? And in the final yarn, a tour guide (Hero Angeles) meets a girl (Sandara Park) who pretends to be a famous actress.

    Directed by:

  • Mae Czarina Cruz
  • Cathy Garcia-Molina
  • John D. Lazatin
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Turistas
    rating:3.1

    Turistas

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    After biochemist Carla (Aline Kuppenheim) reveals a devastating secret during a vacation, her husband (Marcelo Alonso) drives off without her. As Carla hitchhikes her way back to Santiago, a chance encounter with Norwegian student Ulrik (Diego Noguera) sets her life on a new course. On a camping excursion with Ulrik, the timid Carla experiences a gentle emotional awakening as she encounters nature in a new way.

    Directed by:

  • Alicia Scherson
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Rosalinda
    rating:3.1

    Rosalinda

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Mexican songstress Thalia takes the title role in this popular telenovela, playing a flower shop girl who dreams of becoming a singer. When she meets the handsome Franciso Jose (Fernando Carrillo) on a routine delivery, she finally has someone to love -- and, as luck would have it, someone to write and play songs for her. But soon after they wed, Rosalinda uncovers some long-buried secrets about her family, jeopardizing the couple's relationship.

    Directed by:

  • Beatriz Sheridan
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Maria Isabel
    rating:3.1

    Maria Isabel

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    This Spanish-language &NFi;telenovela&NFi_; follows the trials and tribulations of the beautiful Maria Isabel (Adela Noriega), a native Mexican woman who nobly agrees to raise her best friend's young daughter. After finding work in the home of wealthy widower Ricardo Mendiola (Fernando Carrillo), Maria Isabel secretly falls in love with him. But because of her &NFi;indio&NFi_; heritage, she holds her feelings back ...

    Directed by:

  • Miguel Corcega
  • Alejandro Frutos
  • Monica Miguel
  • Jesus Acuna Lee
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Last Summer of La Boyita
    rating:3.1

    The Last Summer of La Boyita

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Young Jorgelina feels abandoned by her sister, who has gone boy crazy, and so joins her father for a holiday in the Argentine countryside. Jorg's new best friend, farmhand Mario, turns out to have a bewildering secret, forcing them to grow up fast.

    Directed by:

  • Julia Solomonoff
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Toi et Moi
    rating:3.1

    Toi et Moi

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Lena (Marion Cotillard) and her sister Ariane (Julie Depardieu) are both single girls weary of looking for Mr. Right. At least Ariane's job writing captions for romantic photo stories gives her an outlet, as she uses her dreams for inspiration. But she's also idealized love beyond reality. When the perfect guy finally shows up, will either woman be prepared? Jonathan Zaccaï, Eric Berger and Chantal Lauby co-star in this knowing romantic comedy.

    Directed by:

  • Julie Lopes-Curval
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    108
    rating:3.1

    108

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    In this moving documentary, director Renate Costa delves into the life of his uncle Rodolfo, a free spirit who was arrested and tortured after being included on one of Paraguayan dictator Alfredo Stroessner's 108 lists of suspected homosexuals. While it celebrates Rodolfo's remarkable joie de vivre in the face of tyranny, the film also shines a light into a dark episode of Paraguayan history that reverberates through the country today.

    Directed by:

  • Renate Costa
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Promise
    rating:3.1

    The Promise

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Just after the construction of the Berlin Wall, five friends attempted to escape to West Germany. Sophie (Corinna Harfouch) made it; her beloved Konrad (August Zirner) did not. For the next three decades, Konrad uses his position as a prominent scientist to try to meet with Sophie. There is little, however, that escapes the watchful eye of East Germany's secret police, the Stasi, and Konrad and Sophie will pay with their lives if they're caught.

    Directed by:

  • Margarethe von Trotta
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Night Watchman
    rating:3.1

    The Night Watchman

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Documentarian Natalia Almada focuses her lens on Mexico's Culiacán cemetery in this lyrical, low-key portrait of those who labor there. The film captures the disparity between the region's drug lords and the working poor who tend to their graves.

    Directed by:

  • Natalia Almada
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Swept Away
    rating:3.1

    Swept Away

    1974Runtime:0 minutes
    A shipwreck lands a fiery upper-class Italian woman (Mariangela Melato) and her fetching yacht hand (Giancarlo Giannini) on a deserted island, where the absence of other distractions leads to heated discussion about politics, economics, race and gender. Their opposing views eventually lead to passion, but upon rescue, they must face the harsh realities of a society in which class makes all the difference.

    Directed by:

  • Lina Wertmuller
  • 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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