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Free Radicals
rating:2.4

Free Radicals

2003Runtime:0 minutes
Happenstance is the cornerstone of this intriguing film. A young woman miraculously survives a plane crash only to die in a head-on car collision six years later. The teenage driver of the car, who's barely injured, is the younger son in a family whose first son was abducted at a young age. And so the cycle begins -- an odd, chainlike link that encompasses reactions to the woman's family members and the people in their lives.

Directed by:

  • Barbara Albert
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    The Second Awakening of Christina Klages
    rating:2.4

    The Second Awakening of Christina Klages

    1978Runtime:0 minutes
    The first solo directing effort (in 1977) of New German Cinema wunderkind Margarethe von Trotta, this movie is based on the true story of a social worker who robs a bank to fund a failing day-care center. Christina (Tina Engel) is a militant revolutionary who becomes a fugitive hunted as much for her politics (very pro-feminist) as for her crime. Meanwhile, the young woman Christina held hostage tries to track her down for personal reasons.

    Directed by:

  • Margarethe von Trotta
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Can Go Through Skin
    rating:2.4

    Can Go Through Skin

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    After a violent act leaves her shaken and emotionally scarred, a young woman named Marieke (Rifka Lodeizen), bent on rebuilding her life, leaves Amsterdam for the countryside, where a new friendship with a local farmer (Wim Opbrouck) becomes vital to her emotional survival. All the while, Marieke journeys through mania, fear, mistrust, pain and a host of other raw sensations in Dutch director Esther Rots's unflinching odyssey.

    Directed by:

  • Esther Rots
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Love Reinvented
    rating:2.4

    Love Reinvented

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Twelve talented new filmmakers bring to life these fresh stories with unique points of view about gay men and lesbian women seeking love and connection under the specter of AIDS. The miniseries paints a rich portrait of life tightly embraced.

    Directed by:

  • Anne Fontaine
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Ice People
    rating:2.4

    Ice People

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    In the brutal region of Antarctica, researchers leave behind the comforts of their former lives in the name of science, pouring their ceaseless energy into their work and, in the process, forging new understandings about climate change. Emmy-winning filmmaker Anne Aghion spent four months in the icy locale to make this exhilarating documentary, painting dual portraits of gritty human determination and eye-popping natural splendor.

    Directed by:

  • Anne Aghion
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Tomorrow We Move
    rating:2.4

    Tomorrow We Move

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Home life becomes claustrophobic for dutiful daughter Charlotte (Sylvie Testud) when her widowed mother (Aurore Clement) moves into her tiny apartment in this chaotic comedy. Writer Charlotte finds it impossible to get her work done when mom decides to return to teaching piano. With a steady stream of students invading, there's only one thing to do: sell her home and move to a bigger one. But can she really handle more disorder in her life?

    Directed by:

  • Chantal Akerman
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Daman
    rating:2.4

    Daman

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Durga (Raveena Tandon) endures constant abuse by her husband, Sanjay (Sayaji Shinde). One night, Sanjay brutally rapes Durga, resulting in the birth of their daughter, Deepa (Raima Sen). Determined that Deepa not suffer the same fate she's endured, Durga flees with the child. But when Sanjay tracks them down, Durga will have to make a final stand in this award-winning drama from Kalpana Lazmi with music by Bhupen Hazarika.

    Directed by:

  • Kalpana Lajmi
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar
    rating:2.4

    Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Sarena (Amisha Patel), a pampered daughter of millionaire Vivek Dewan (Gulshan Grover), is on the threshold of a great musical career. But father and daughter's perfect world is torn apart when a young and intrepid reporter, Jai (Jimmy Shergill), stumbles upon a scoop: He discovers that Sarena is not Vivek's real daughter. The news makes headlines, and a devastated and enraged Vivek uses all the power at his command to suppress more information.

    Directed by:

  • Tanuja Chandra
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Dunia
    rating:2.4

    Dunia

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Looking for an outlet to express her feelings -- and to follow in her mother's footsteps -- Cairo University poetry student Dunia (Hanan Turk) pursues her ambition to become a belly dancer in this Egyptian drama. With religious and cultural constraints standing in her way, Dunia begins a journey -- aided by her literature professor (Mohamed Mounir) -- that forces her to confront the traditions that have crushed her ability to experience pleasure.

    Directed by:

  • Jocelyn Saab
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    We Want a Child
    rating:2.4

    We Want a Child

    1949Runtime:0 minutes
    Infertile Else (Ruth Brejnholm) discovers a way to make her dreams of motherhood come true when her friend Jytte (Grethe Thordahl) becomes pregnant with a married man's baby and agrees to let Else adopt the child. But complications ensue when Jytte decides to keep the newborn. Abortion and sex before marriage -- scandalous subject matter at the time of the film's 1949 release -- are themes at the heart of this stirring Danish melodrama.

    Directed by:

  • Lau Lauritzen
  • Alice O'Fredericks
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Nearest to Heaven
    rating:2.4

    Nearest to Heaven

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    A vacationing French writer, Fanette (Catherine Deneuve), meets a photographer named Matt (William Hurt) in New York City. Before you can say, "They were fated to be mated," the twosome embarks on a romantic escapade that conjures images of Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr in An Affair to Remember. Patrice Chereau directs this warm, light-hearted tale that costars Helene Fillieres and Gilbert Melki.

    Directed by:

  • Tonie Marshall
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Film Star
    rating:2.4

    Film Star

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    When arrogant, self-absorbed movie star Hira Pandit (Mahima Chaudhry) begins to realize that her popularity is waning, she consults her erstwhile friend Digambar Puri (Priyanshu Chatterjee) for advice. But his critical words only inflame her overheated ego, sending her down a risky road to reclaim her lost luster. In the powerful drama that follows, Hira attempts to become a success again -- not just in her career but as a human being.

    Directed by:

  • Tanuja Chandra
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Chekhovian Motifs
    rating:2.4

    Chekhovian Motifs

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Anton Chekhov's unfinished play "Tatiana Repina" and short story "Difficult People" are melded in this moving drama that won director Kira Muratova the Golden Ram Prize at the 2002 National Film Critics Awards. On what's supposed to be the happiest day of his life -- his wedding day -- a groom (Sergey Bekhterev) is distraught to find his former mistress, who had recently committed suicide, among the ceremony's attendees.

    Directed by:

  • Kira Muratova
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    The Last Homecoming
    rating:2.4

    The Last Homecoming

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Performance, passion and politics collide for Alexandra (Maria Kitsou) and Orestes (Hristodoulos Martas) as a family vacation on the Greek island of Cyprus turns deadly amid a battle for island control between normally civil Greek and Turkish neighbors. While the young couple helps Orestes' mother produce a local performance of a classic Euripides play, old romances resurface and former friends take up arms in a bloody coup attempt.

    Directed by:

  • Corinna Avraamidou
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Acosada En Lunes De Carnaval
    rating:2.4

    Acosada En Lunes De Carnaval

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Malena Roncayolo's captivating coming-of-age story follows the tumultuous life of 12-year-old Maria Antonia (April Scheiber), who makes the inevitable transition from adolescence to adulthood in the face of family crisis and political and social upheaval. With her father unjustly imprisoned by a local dictator, Maria watches as her mother (Mimi Lazo) struggles to provide for their family in the midst of oppression.

    Directed by:

  • Malena Roncayolo
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Stray Cats
    rating:2.4

    Stray Cats

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Best friends and hopeless romantics Boyet (Ricky Davao) and Martha (Irma Adlawan) cope with difficult relationships in this comic drama from the Philippines that highlights the special bond between gay men and straight women. As Boyet tries to tame his confusing boyfriend, Dom (Lauren Novero), who sometimes says he's straight, Martha deals with the frustrations of her long-standing relationship with Steve (Reggie Curley).

    Directed by:

  • Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil
  • rating:2.4 2.4 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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