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Maroa
rating:2.6

Maroa

2005Runtime:0 minutes
When small-time teen criminal Maroa is arrested on the streets of Caracas and sent to a reform school, a new friend asks her to join the youth orchestra. But can Maroa learn to let go of her old ways and be a genuine friend? Directed by Solveig Hoogesteijn, this touching drama stars Yorlis Domínguez, Tristan Ulloa, Elba Escobar and Engel Alejo.

Directed by:

  • Solveig Hoogesteijn
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    A Man in Love
    rating:2.5

    A Man in Love

    1987Runtime:0 minutes
    While working abroad and filming a biopic of a famed Italian author, American actor Steve Elliott (Peter Coyote) falls for his sultry co-star (Greta Scacchi) and immerses himself in an erotic love affair ... which is all well and good, except that his wife (Jamie Lee Curtis) is waiting at home. Diane Kurys directs her English-language debut, which was France's official 1987 entry to the Cannes Film Festival.

    Directed by:

  • Diane Kurys
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Strange Planet
    rating:2.5

    Strange Planet

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Australian director Emma-Kate Croghan weighs in with this sly romantic comedy about a group of twenty-somethings living in Sydney, Australia. Judy (Claudia Karvan) is a young woman involved in an on-again, off-again relationship with Ewan. Beginning on New Year's Eve, the film follows Judy and her two best friends and Ewan and his two buddies as they try to establish their careers and find love -- or, at the very least, sex.

    Directed by:

  • Emma-Kate Croghan
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Design
    rating:2.5

    Design

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Filmmakers Danielle Schirman and Anna-Celia Kendall explore the fusion of form and function in six iconic products that helped define 20th-century design. See how the iMac, Akari lamp, BIC Cristal pen, Bubble Club sofa, Hoover vacuum and Citroën's DS19 went beyond pure functionality to capture the public's imagination and become part of popular culture.

    Directed by:

  • Danielle Schirman
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Vivere
    rating:2.5

    Vivere

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    After her impulsive little sister Antonietta (Kim Schnitzer) runs off to Rotterdam with her musician boyfriend, dutiful daughter Francesca (Esther Zimmering) is dispatched to find her. But the journey becomes one of unexpected self-discovery when Francesca picks up depressed Gerlinde (Hannelore Elsner). Soon, the three women's fates become intertwined in surprising ways in this lyrical drama from Germany. Angelina Maccarone directs.

    Directed by:

  • Angelina Maccarone
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Chopsuey
    rating:2.5

    Chopsuey

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Relationship problems plague a family of siblings in director Catherine O. Camarillo's multilayered indie drama. Businessman Jimmy (Piolo Pascual) is reeling from the shock of being dumped by his fiancée, while his sisters cope with their own romantic woes. Leslie (Krista Ranillo) can't decide between two eligible bachelors, Annette (Andrea Del Rosario) nurtures a long-distance love, and housewife Claire (Dimples Romana) can't get pregnant.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine O. Camarillo
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Nobody's Wife
    rating:2.5

    Nobody's Wife

    1982Runtime:0 minutes
    Leonor (Luisina Brando) is a lovely woman with a seemingly great family life. All that changes when she finds out that her husband has been cheating on her, causing her to pack up and make a new life for herself somewhere else. With a new job and nothing to tie her down, Leonor begins to understand what it's like to be truly free, as she coasts through a chain of exciting new romances.

    Directed by:

  • Maria Luisa Bemberg
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Ferdinando and Carolina
    rating:2.5

    Ferdinando and Carolina

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    King Ferdinando (Sergio Assisi) of Italy endures the difficulties of finding a wife worthy enough to be queen in this comedic period piece. Ferdinando's first fiancée dies, and so does the second, who was the sister of the first. Finally, Ferdinando is pressured into marrying Carolina (Gabriella Pession), a third sister from the same royal family. Carolina proves herself to the king not only in the bedroom, but in political matters as well.

    Directed by:

  • Lina Wertmuller
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Sheer Madness
    rating:2.5

    Sheer Madness

    1983Runtime:0 minutes
    In this by turns elegant and shattering film directed by German auteur Margarethe von Trotta, two women, one a college professor and the other a troubled artist, struggle to survive in a bleak, battle-scarred environment filled with insanity, suicide and murder. Stunning cinematography by Michael Ballhaus infuses the film with an ethereal, dreamlike quality. Hanna Schygulla, Peter Striebeck and Angela Winkler star.

    Directed by:

  • Margarethe von Trotta
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Summer Night
    rating:2.5

    Summer Night

    1987Runtime:0 minutes
    Lina Wertmüller (Swept Away) -- the first woman to receive an Oscar nomination for directing -- once again pairs mismatched strangers and chuckles at the results. Fed up with terrorists who tamper with Italy's natural resources, a wealthy woman (Mariangela Melato) hires a former CIA agent to abduct the No. 1 poacher (Michele Placido). But while she waits for someone to pay the criminal's $100 million ransom, she ends up beside him in bed.

    Directed by:

  • Lina Wertmuller
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    After Sex
    rating:2.5

    After Sex

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    A married woman is unable to resist a fling with a younger man in this dark comedy. Forty-something publisher Diane seems to have it all -- a successful business and a loving family -- but everything changes when she meets twenty-something Emilio. The two begin an intense sexual relationship, but when the affair ends, Diane's life is in tatters and she suffers an emotional breakdown. Brigitte Rouan, Patrick Chesnais and Nils Tavernier star.

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  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Grandi Speranze
    rating:2.5

    Grandi Speranze

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Filmmakers Massimo D'Anolfi and Martina Parenti craft a fascinating documentary that takes a hard look at entrepreneurship, business ethics and the global economy through the words and actions of three modern Italian businessmen. There's tense drama and bitter comedy in their efforts to establish a mineral water factory in Shanghai, China, as their Western beliefs and business models clash with a culture they can't comprehend.

    Directed by:

  • Massimo D'Anolfi
  • Martina Parenti
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Beauty Remains
    rating:2.5

    Beauty Remains

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Set in pre-Communist 1948 China, director Ann Hu's sumptuous family drama centers on half sisters Fei (Xun Zhou) and Ying (Vivian Wu), whose separate lives suddenly collide after the death of their father, a prominent entrepreneur. Their paths seemingly predetermined by the often-cruel whims of the men in their lives, the sisters must find a way to break the pattern and chart their own course.

    Directed by:

  • Ann Hu
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Amor y Venganza
    rating:2.5

    Amor y Venganza

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    A funeral brings together former police force partners Paco and Angel and conjures up memories of an unsolved homicide that they had investigated years earlier. Now, with the help of a new witness, the partners have what they need to solve the case. Set in Madrid both during and immediately after the Spanish Civil War, this suspense-laden thriller, full of twists and turns, is based on a novel by Joaquin Leguina.

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  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Djamilya
    rating:2.5

    Djamilya

    1969Runtime:0 minutes
    Trapped in an arranged marriage, Djamilya falls in love with a wounded war veteran while her husband is away fighting the same war. When news of the husband's imminent return reaches the lovers, they're forced to make a tough choice in this film based on a story by Soviet writer Chinghiz Aitmatov. Set during the Great Patriotic War of the early 1940s, the story is told largely via flashback by a reminiscent young friend of the couple.

    Directed by:

  • Irina Poplavskaya
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    The Housemaid
    rating:2.5

    The Housemaid

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Placing her camera in the home of an elderly German couple, director Anna Hoffmann captures the palpable friction between three tangled lives: Lore, who's confined to a wheelchair; Max, her effectively mute husband; and Martina, their Slovakian maid. Frustrated, homesick and alienated by a daunting language barrier, the uprooted Martina desperately wants to go home, but her family needs the income.

    Directed by:

  • Anna Hoffmann
  • rating:2.5 2.5 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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