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Sisters or the Balance of Happiness
rating:2.4

Sisters or the Balance of Happiness

1979Runtime:0 minutes
Director Margarethe von Trotta trains her lens on the story of two women -- a struggling student, Anna, and her business-executive sibling, upon whom Anna depends mightily (and constantly). The two sisters remain emotionally codependent but psychologically conflicted as the balance of power dramatically shifts between them. Jutta Lampe and Gudrun Gabriel star in this complex and layered character study from Germany's premier feminist filmmaker.

Directed by:

  • Margarethe von Trotta
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    The Reincarnation of Golden Lotus
    rating:2.3

    The Reincarnation of Golden Lotus

    1989Runtime:0 minutes
    An abused woman (Joey Wong) in Hong Kong experiences flashbacks from a prior life when she was Golden Lotus, a beautiful woman in ancient China. As she tries to interpret these visions, she realizes that both versions of her are being victimized. She begins reenacting incidents from the past in her modern life and preparing to stand up to her abusers in both time periods. Wilson Lam, Lap-Man Sin and Eric Tsang also star in this erotic thriller.

    Directed by:

  • Clara Law
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Durval Discos
    rating:2.3

    Durval Discos

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Eccentric Durval (Ary Franca) is a bit like the record shop he operates with his mother (Etty Fraser): rundown and pathetic. When their home becomes too much for his mother to care for, Durval hires a maid (Laeticia Sabatella) who no sooner disappears, leaving a young girl (Isabela Guasco) and a note behind. As the 5-year-old charms her way into his mother's heart, Durval uncovers the child is a victim to a massive kidnapping plot.

    Directed by:

  • Anna Muylaert
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Gasoline
    rating:2.3

    Gasoline

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    After accidentally causing the death of her mother (Mariella Valentini), a young lesbian, Lenni (Regina Orioli), runs away with her auto mechanic girlfriend (Maya Sansa). To add a degree of difficulty, Lenni's mom's body is stashed in the trunk of their car and a gang of crazies is on their tail. But crazy is a relative term in this case...!

    Directed by:

  • Monica Stambrini
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Primos
    rating:2.3

    Primos

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    With his gal pal (Elizabeth Duran) pregnant and a Mexican cousin as an uninvited houseguest, Angeleno Beto Hernandez (Nick Rey Angelus) -- an aspiring rapper -- ends up in even more trouble after turning to a pimp for a loan. To make a demo for a rap contest with a record contract as the prize, Beto hits up hustler Chuck E. (Sahyd Mora) for money … which vanishes after a night of carousing. Can Beto recoup the cash before Chuck comes to collect?

    Directed by:

  • Belinda Salazar
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Bedwin Hacker
    rating:2.3

    Bedwin Hacker

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Kalt (Sonia Hamza) isn't your average Tunisian woman. After all, as the leader of a small ring of high-tech thieves, she spends most of her time hijacking the frequencies of foreign television channels so that an animated camel named Bedwin Hacker can say his piece in Arabic. Nadia El Fani directs this fresh and critically acclaimed look at a slice of North African life, co-starring Nadia Saiji and Muriel Solvay.

    Directed by:

  • Nadia El Fani
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Falling
    rating:2.3

    Falling

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Five former high school friends -- now in their 30s -- reunite for a funeral. What begins as a sad gathering turns into a night of fun, bittersweet memories and surprising revelations in this drama from Austrian director Barbara Albert. The classmates --pregnant Nina, office worker Alex, prison parolee Nicole, actress Carmen and teacher Brigitte -- revisit the past, divulge present disappointments and face their fears about an uncertain future.

    Directed by:

  • Barbara Albert
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Immoral Story
    rating:2.3

    Immoral Story

    1990Runtime:0 minutes
    Renowned Polish director Barbara Sass presents the moving tale of Ewa (Dorota Stalinska), an aging and now overlooked starlet bent on dreams of a glorious comeback. Yet Ewa's heavy drinking and caustic personality continuously undermine her relationships with those she loves and her efforts to return to the stage. This tragic tale of lost glamour and dashed hopes also features Michal Bajor and Jacek Borkowski.

    Directed by:

  • Barbara Sass
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    I Love Budapest
    rating:2.3

    I Love Budapest

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Aniko (Gabriella Hámori) is a teenage runaway from rural Hungary who heads to Budapest and moves in with her best friend Móni (Martina Kovács). Aniko, always on the lookout for the man of her dreams, gets a job in a factory -- and finds that man in Miki (Sándor Csányi), a security guard. But Miki wants to make more money and decides to give the dope business a try, leading both Aniko and himself into a world of danger.

    Directed by:

  • Agnes Incze
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Una Historia Comun
    rating:2.3

    Una Historia Comun

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Great joy is found in the unexpected. A pharmacist and his wife discover this truth when their ordinary life is altered by the return of an old friend who was thought to have died in Vietnam, and by the arrival of an attractive summer houseguest. Set in a small fishing town on the coast of Puerto Rico, this endearing story of love and loss reveals how four people are emotionally transformed when destiny brings them together.

    Directed by:

  • Sonia Fritz
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Zodiac Killer
    rating:2.3

    Zodiac Killer

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    A group of idealistic Chinese students (including Cherie Chung and Andy Lau) move into Toyko's Shinjuku district to attend school in a less competitive and less stressful setting. But they soon find themselves hopelessly embroiled in the deadly Yakuza underworld, with little hope of surviving midterm examinations … or anything else!

    Directed by:

  • Ann Hui
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    The Shoe
    rating:2.3

    The Shoe

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Set in the 1950s and shot in black-and-white, Laila Pakalnina's clever take on the Cinderella fairy tale begins on the coast of Latvia, where Soviet patrolmen comb the shore for any evidence that spies have infiltrated the Russian border. When three guards discover a woman's shoe on the shore and footsteps leading toward a small village, they're ordered to find the owner of the slipper. Igor Buraks, Vadims Grossmans and Jaan Tatte star.

    Directed by:

  • Laila Pakalnina
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Comme Les Oiseaux...
    rating:2.3

    Comme Les Oiseaux...

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    French filmmaker Dominique Delouche showcases Monique Loudières, the famous principal dancer of the Paris Opera Ballet, in this documentary profile featuring her inspired interpretations of selections from "Giselle," "Don Quixote" and "In the Night." The fascinating film also includes a look at Loudières's coaching sessions with dancers such as Jerome Robbins, Violette Verdy, Yvette Chauviré and others.

    Directed by:

  • Dominique Delouche
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Scarlet Diva
    rating:2.3

    Scarlet Diva

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Asia Argento writes, directs and stars in this semiautobiographical film, a darkly dramatic, sexually charged and surreal descent into the shockingly intimate world of Anna Battista, an actress on the rise. Anna's harrowing and graphic journey plunges her into the dark heart of the film industry, where she experiences despair, loneliness and degradation while trying to recapture her innocence.

    Directed by:

  • Asia Argento
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    La Verbena de la Paloma
    rating:2.2

    La Verbena de la Paloma

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    First performed in 1894, Tomás Bretón's vibrant tale of Spain's festival of the Virgin of the Dove is a masterpiece of the Spanish musical theater genre known as zarzuela. The loose plot centers on a bustling village apartment building where enthusiasm for the annual festival leads to romance, revelry, a few fights and, of course, lots of music. Filmed at Madrid's Festival de San Lorenzo de El Escorial. José Antonio López and Amparo Navarro star.

    Directed by:

  • Marina Bollain
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    The Departure
    rating:2.2

    The Departure

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    A young girl of German ancestry (Halina Winiarska) who's spent most of her life living in Poland's Mazurian Lake District does her best to talk her homesick mother (Teresa Budzisz-Krzyzanowska) out of returning to their native land. All the while, their connections to the birthplace of Hitler create tension in their small community. Henryk Bista, Maria Ciunelis, Krzysztof Janczar and Grazyna Jedras co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Magdalena Lazarkiewicz
  • rating:2.2 2.2 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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