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Sa Pusod Ng Dagat
rating:2.7

Sa Pusod Ng Dagat

1998Runtime:0 minutes
Since Rosa is the only midwife on her tiny island in the Philippines, her young son Pepito is the natural choice to become her successor. But will Pepito's gender count against him in his unconventional practice of this traditional "women's work"? Jomari Yllana and Elizabeth Oropesa co-star in this Filipino drama set in a remote fishing village in the 1950s and '60s, a film directed by Marilou Diaz-Abaya.

Directed by:

  • Marilou Diaz-Abaya
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    That Was the GDR: A History of the Other Germany
    rating:2.7

    That Was the GDR: A History of the Other Germany

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    The people of the former German Democratic Republic, or East Germany, are the focal point of this comprehensive look back at the country, from its birth in 1949 to the destruction of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Tales from both average citizens and politicians create a personal story about the GDR's rise and fall in this documentary peppered with archival material including speeches, popular music and political cartoons.

    Directed by:

  • Gitta Nickel
  • Wolfgang Schwarze
  • Uwe Belz
  • Lothar Kompatzki
  • Arnold Seul
  • Donat Schober
  • Christian Klemke
  • Anne Worst
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    El Cometa
    rating:2.7

    El Cometa

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Set in 1910 during the uprising of Medero's forces against the Profirio Diaz command, El Cometa is the story of love, war and the cinema. Romualdo runs a variety show that just lost its biggest star, his son Victor (Diego Luna), to the lure of the cinema and cinematographer Guy (Patrick LeMauff). Guy agrees to help Romualdo get his act back on track in exchange for harboring Valentina (Ana Claudia Talancon), the daughter of a Medero rebel.

    Directed by:

  • Marissa Sistach
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Oriana
    rating:2.7

    Oriana

    1985Runtime:0 minutes
    A happily married resident of France, Maria (Daniela Silverio) decides to journey back to the Venezuelan jungle locale where she spent many summers as a young child. Although her main objective is to sell the home in which she stayed, she can't help but think of her aunt Oriana (Doris Wells), a guarded woman who never ventured outside the house. As Maria recalls her younger days, she discovers a dark secret that explains her aunt's odd actions.

    Directed by:

  • Fina Torres
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Luna's Game
    rating:2.7

    Luna's Game

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    After the murder of her gambler father, young Luna is taken in and raised by a kindly group of denizens of the cardplaying world. As she grows to adulthood, the resourceful Luna (Ana Torrent) makes the most of the hand life has dealt her, surviving through her own prowess at poker. But when she meets Juan (Manuel San Martín), the inveterate risk-taker is forced to reassess her empty lifestyle and consider playing for stakes beyond the table.

    Directed by:

  • Monica Laguna
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Sister
    rating:2.7

    Sister

    2012Runtime:0 minutes
    Every day, impoverished 12-year-old Simon sneaks into a posh Swiss ski resort, where he helps himself to the gear of wealthy tourists. Benefitting from his thievery is his lazy older sister, Louise, who refuses to live up to her responsibilities.

    Directed by:

  • Ursula Meier
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    The Girls
    rating:2.7

    The Girls

    1968Runtime:0 minutes
    Actresses Liz (Bibi Andersson), Marianne (Harriet Andersson) and Gunilla (Gunnel Lindblom) discover uncanny parallels between their lives and characters they portray on stage in Aristophanes' timeless comedy "Lysistrata." As members of a touring production, each must face her challenges -- including unfaithful spouses and commitment-shy lovers -- and admit that whether the setting is ancient Greece or modern-day Sweden, some things never change.

    Directed by:

  • Mai Zetterling
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Memory Books
    rating:2.7

    Memory Books

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Filmmaker Christa Graf shows how "memory books" help families in Africa deal with impending loss and especially how they become critical touchstones for children once their parents have passed away. In Uganda, where researchers say as much as 35 percent of the population has AIDS, a growing number of infected parents are writing heartfelt books to their children in an attempt to pass on guidance and preserve their memories after they are gone.

    Directed by:

  • Christa Graf
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    La Lingerie
    rating:2.7

    La Lingerie

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    When Miu hits a romantic dry spell, she turns to her girlfriends CC, Celine and Donut for support. But as her pals dispense advice from the lingerie shop where one of them works, they reveal that their own love lives aren't exactly sizzling hot.

    Directed by:

  • Hing-Ka Chan
  • Janet Chun
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Train to Pakistan
    rating:2.7

    Train to Pakistan

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    In this drama set in 1947, acclaimed director Pamela Rooks showcases the small town of Mano Majra, where Sikhs and Muslims have been living together in harmony for many years, despite violent unrest between the two groups in other parts of the land. Everything changes when a murder takes place and the town's tranquility is shattered. As suspicions arise, will the villagers be able to regain the peace they once cherished?

    Directed by:

  • Pamela Rooks
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Trouble Every Day
    rating:2.7

    Trouble Every Day

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Modern-day cannibalism is more like a disease du jour in this tale of Parisian seductress Coré, a woman with a cerebral malady that forces her to combine libido and appetite. A chance encounter with a honeymooning American husband who suffers the same affliction leads to a gory rampage. Vincent Gallo and Beatrice Dalle star in this gruesome yet stylish thriller that explores the link between unchecked sexual urges and society's moral decay.

    Directed by:

  • Claire Denis
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    The White Space
    rating:2.7

    The White Space

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    New to Naples and feeling a sense of isolation, Maria's (Margherita Buy) life is driven deeper into a state of emotional limbo while she waits for her newborn daughter, Irene, to grow beyond the perils of the neonatal ward and hospital's preemie incubator. Francesca Comencini's study of one woman's reconciliation of her daughter's struggle for life with her own misery was nominated for a Golden Lion Award at the 66th Annual Venice Film Festival.

    Directed by:

  • Francesca Comencini
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Like It Never Was Before
    rating:2.7

    Like It Never Was Before

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Rune (Loa Falkman) and his wife (Stina Ekblad) take their family on a seaside vacation, hoping to restore some stability to their failing marriage. But when Rune meets a young man named Petrus (Simon Norrthon) and finds himself strangely attracted to him, he begins to question his identity. Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier directs this award-winning drama about keeping up appearances in the face of a personal crisis.

    Directed by:

  • Susanne Bier
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Carnage
    rating:2.7

    Carnage

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Carnage explores the connection between a gored bullfighter and a young girl who watches the incident on television. After the fight, the bull is butchered and dispersed to food markets throughout Europe. As the girl (Raphaelle Molinier) grapples with her understanding of death, a researcher (Jacques Gamblin) who's acquired the eyes of the bull becomes emotionally distant from his pregnant wife. Meanwhile, his brother covets the bull's horns.

    Directed by:

  • Delphine Gleize
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Nathalie Granger
    rating:2.7

    Nathalie Granger

    1972Runtime:0 minutes
    Against a backdrop of domestic routine that borders on banality, two friends (Jeanne Moreau and Lucia Bosé) discuss the events of the day, including the housekeeper's immigration status and the troubling behavior of one of their daughters, Nathalie Granger (Valerie Mascolo). A young Gérard Depardieu co-stars in this classic example of French-language minimalism, written and directed by novelist Marguerite Duras.

    Directed by:

  • Marguerite Duras
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Baise-Moi
    rating:2.7

    Baise-Moi

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    A rape victim and an emotionally scarred hooker embark on a rampage of murder, robbery and violent sex to exact revenge on the world. But what begins as vengeance soon degenerates into senseless attacks against anyone who crosses their path.

    Directed by:

  • Virginie Despentes
  • 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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