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Land of Thirst
rating:2.7

Land of Thirst

2008Runtime:0 minutes
Handsome black doctor Khanyiso Phalo (Hlomla Dandala) returns to his native South Africa in 1913, where he meets Margaret (Nina Lucy Wylde), a beautiful white English woman, and before long, a romance blossoms. But their love makes them targets of outraged settlers and soldiers. The sweeping historical tale of star-crossed love is based on the Perceval Gibbon's novel Margaret Harding.

Directed by:

  • Meg Rickards
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    The Day Will Come
    rating:2.7

    The Day Will Come

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Judith Müller (Iris Berben) and her family live a quiet, idyllic country life for many years until one fateful evening when they open their homes to a virtual stranger (Katharina Schüttler) and are forever changed by a hidden past revealed. German director Susanne Schneider takes on the painful subject of terrorism and youth's fateful decisions as she links her two female characters in an emotional and psychological dance.

    Directed by:

  • Susanne Schneider
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    On the Other Side of Life
    rating:2.7

    On the Other Side of Life

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Two young brothers in a South African township depend both on their wits and each other to get by, walking the line between their elders' traditional way of living and the dangerous lure of the gangster life. When they both fall under suspicion in a murder case, the brothers are sent to prison and must learn an entirely new set of survival tactics. Back outside on bail, Lucky and Bongani find still another challenge to face together.

    Directed by:

  • Stefanie Brockhaus
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Revolución
    rating:2.7

    Revolución

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    With a nod to the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, this collection of 10 short films includes featurettes lensed by actors Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna, whose production company, Canana, bankrolled the project. Adding other perspectives to the mix are filmmakers Rodrigo Plá, Rodrigo García, Gerardo Naranjo, Mariana Chenillo, Fernando Eimbcke, Amat Escalante, Patricia Riggen and Carlos Reygadas.

    Directed by:

  • Mariana Chenillo
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Hisss
    rating:2.7

    Hisss

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    In a plot to bait the sultry mythical snake-goddess Nagin (Mallika Sherawat) for her immortality-granting essence, American adventurer George States (Jeff Doucette) journeys to India and abducts her reptilian lover in this erotic horror film from director Jennifer Lynch. Nagin shape-shifts into a gorgeous woman and sets out to rescue her beloved. In her quest for vengeance, the serpent-lady seduces or swallows just about everything in her path.

    Directed by:

  • Jennifer Chambers Lynch
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Celestial Clockwork
    rating:2.7

    Celestial Clockwork

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Hoping to parlay her vocal talents into a career as an opera star, runaway bride Ana Mendoza (Ariadna Gil) boards a plane to Paris in this fanciful Cinderella tale. But when her envious new roommate Céleste (Arielle Dombasle) pulls every trick in the book to derail Ana's plans, her crusty voice coach, a tetchy lesbian shrink and a psychic gay waiter conspire to help Ana realize her dream. The cast also includes Evelyne Didi and Frédéric Longbois.

    Directed by:

  • Fina Torres
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Out of Hand
    rating:2.7

    Out of Hand

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Seeking to quell the boredom of their unremarkable adolescent lives, Sebastian and Paul (Sergej Moya and Ludwig Trepte) kidnap a beautiful woman (Elisabetta Rocchetti) and take her to a remote location where no one can hear her scream. But once they get her there, they have no idea what to do with her. With the woman locked in an abandoned factory and the boys' anger and frustration festering, the situation threatens to get seriously out of hand.

    Directed by:

  • Eva Urthaler
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Paul Bowles: Half Moon
    rating:2.7

    Paul Bowles: Half Moon

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Three short films based on short stories by expatriate American novelist Paul Bowles capture the sense of loss and alienation so common in his works. "Merkala Beach" follows the dissolution of a friendship after a pretty face enters the picture; "Call at Corazon" traces a newlywed couple's challenges while cruising up the Amazon River; and "Allal" chronicles the extraordinary transformation of an Indian boy who befriends a cobra.

    Directed by:

  • Frieder Schlaich
  • Irene von Alberti
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Assassin of the Tsar
    rating:2.7

    Assassin of the Tsar

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    Timofeyev (Malcolm McDowell) is certain he's actually Yakov Yurovsky, the man who murdered the entire family of Tsar Nicholas II. One problem: It's not 1918, and he's not in the middle of a revolution. Instead, it's modern-day Russia, and he's in a hospital where a doctor is trying to make heads or tails of his story. To help cure Timofeyev, the doctor takes him to the site of the murders to reenact the assassination, hoping to break its spell.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Shakhnazarov
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Daguerréotypes
    rating:2.7

    Daguerréotypes

    1976Runtime:0 minutes
    Experimental filmmaker Agnes Varda presents this vivid documentary portrait of her longtime neighborhood along Paris' Rue Daguerre, compiled from footage that she began shooting in 1974 while caring for her 2-year-old son.

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  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Zindaggi Rocks
    rating:2.7

    Zindaggi Rocks

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    A beautiful young singer (Sushmita Sen) helps a workaholic doctor (Shiney Ahuja) transform his life with her wild and extroverted ways, which she apparently inherited from her outrageous family. Kim Sharma, Ravi Gossain, Moushumi Chatterjee and Julian co-star in this lighthearted musical romance produced by Anurradha Prasad and directed by Tanuja Chandra, with an upbeat, modern soundtrack by Anu Malik.

    Directed by:

  • Tanuja Chandra
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Four Last Songs
    rating:2.7

    Four Last Songs

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    American pianist Larry (Stanley Tucci) tries to arrange a concert of a recently deceased composer's work at a Mediterranean getaway, only to be fought tooth and nail by the island's inhabitants. The dead man's widow, his beautiful mistress, nosy and drunken neighbors, a jealous girlfriend and a suddenly appearing long-lost daughter only add to Larry's troubles. The ensemble comedy's gifted cast includes Rhys Ifans, Hugh Bonneville and Jena Malone.

    Directed by:

  • Francesca Joseph
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Station of the Forgotten
    rating:2.7

    Station of the Forgotten

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Suffering from Alzheimer's disease and stuck in an old folks' home far from the sea, elderly sailor Domingo (Fermí Reixach) escapes his confinement and hits the road with a troubled teen (Nilo Mur) in a bid to visit his fishing-village home one final time. Domingo's granddaughter (Katia Klein) soon joins their odyssey, which alters all of their lives forever in this affecting drama co-directed by Christian Molina and Sandra Serna.

    Directed by:

  • Christian Molina
  • Sandra Serna
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Tees Maar Khan
    rating:2.7

    Tees Maar Khan

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    In this musical-comedy caper, flamboyant con artist Tabrez Mirza Khan and his band of gleeful robbers have pulled off heists the world over, but they may be gambling with fate when smugglers hire them to swipe antiques from a speeding train.

    Directed by:

  • Farah Khan
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Beijing Rocks
    rating:2.7

    Beijing Rocks

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Plagued by legal troubles, struggling songwriter Michael falls in with an up-and-coming rock band and soon finds himself entangled in a love triangle with the group's lead singer and his beautiful girlfriend.

    Directed by:

  • Mabel Cheung
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Harvest Time
    rating:2.7

    Harvest Time

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    After her husband returns from World War II severely disabled, hardworking Russian tractor operator Antonina (Lyudmila Motornaya) must support the entire family. Her industrious attitude pays off when becomes the first woman to win the coveted Red Flag as a reward for her contributions to the collective. But now she has an additional job -- keeping the rampant mice from eating the flag.

    Directed by:

  • Marina Razbezhkina
  • rating:2.7 2.7 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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