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Peepli Live
rating:3.4

Peepli Live

2010Runtime:0 minutes
When indigent farmers Natha (Omkar Das) and Budhia (Raghuvir Yadav) stand to lose their land over a loan they can't repay, a government official comes up with a modest proposal: Commit suicide and collect a subsidy that's paid to the relatives of deceased farmers. As Natha weighs his options, a journalist learns of his predicament and the media circus begins. Anusha Rizvi directs this satirical take on a real-life crisis afflicting India's underclass.

Directed by:

  • Anusha Rizvi
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Three Men and a Cradle
    rating:3.4

    Three Men and a Cradle

    1986Runtime:0 minutes
    Bachelors Pierre (Roland Giraud), Michel (Michel Boujenah) and Jacques (Andre Dussollier) have their lives turned upside down when an infant houseguest is dropped at their doorstep, apparently the product of one of Jacques's flings. Caring for the baby until her mother (Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu) returns, the first-time fathers get a crash course in parenting. This French comedy inspired the Hollywood hit Three Men and a Baby.

    Directed by:

  • Coline Serreau
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Camila
    rating:3.4

    Camila

    1984Runtime:0 minutes
    A wealthy socialite and a young Jesuit priest fall in love and elope to a small Argentinean village, but tragedy ensues when their true identities are discovered in this affecting drama, which earned an Oscar nod for Best Foreign Film. Authorities have suppressed the telling of this story -- one of Argentina's most controversial and embarrassing episodes -- since the first attempt to put it on screen in 1912.

    Directed by:

  • Maria Luisa Bemberg
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Le Bonheur
    rating:3.4

    Le Bonheur

    1965Runtime:0 minutes
    When François (Jean-Claude Drouot) falls for a beautiful young telephone operator (Marie-France Boyer) despite remaining deeply in love with his wife, Therese (Claire Drouot), he attempts to buck convention by openly committing to both women. Directed by cinematic pioneer Agnès Varda, this thought-provoking film challenges the nature of monogamy and examines the limits of love and commitment.

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  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Olympia
    rating:3.4

    Olympia

    1938Runtime:0 minutes
    On the heels of her propaganda film, Triumph of the Will, German filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl chronicled the 1936 Olympics with this stellar, poetic sports documentary which captures the games in Berlin, including Jesse Owens's history-making victory. The thrill of the games, the beauty and power of the athletes, Riefenstahl's groundbreaking camera techniques and an evocative soundtrack make this one of the best sports documentaries ever made.

    Directed by:

  • Leni Riefenstahl
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Herencia
    rating:3.4

    Herencia

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Paula Hernandez directs this foreign-language drama set in Buenos Aires in the wake of World War II, the story of an aging Italian immigrant (Rita Cortese) and a young German (Adrian Witzke) who are brought together by a mutual search for true love. On the surface, they have nothing in common. But the unlikely friendship that forms between them reveals striking similarities when it comes to matters of the heart.

    Directed by:

  • Paula Hernandez
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Marimar
    rating:3.4

    Marimar

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    In this second installment of the beloved María trilogy of telenovelas, Thalía reprises her signature role as Marimar, the impoverished girl who lives by the sea. When Marimar marries the spoiled son of a wealthy local family, happiness continues to elude her. She soon becomes an unwitting pawn in her husband's plan to claim his inheritance and anger his parents. The explosively popular series helped propel Thalía to international superstardom.

    Directed by:

  • Beatriz Sheridan
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Rachel
    rating:3.4

    Rachel

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When 22-year-old activist Rachel Corrie tried to prevent Israeli army bulldozers from leveling a Palestinian home in the Gaza Strip, her life came to an abrupt end as she tripped and was buried under a mountain of dirt. This film tells her story. Blending footage of the incident with photos, interviews with witnesses, activists and army personnel, and excerpts from Rachel's own diary, the film illuminates the risks activists face in the region.

    Directed by:

  • Simone Bitton
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Mourning Forest
    rating:3.4

    The Mourning Forest

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Elderly Shigeki (Shigeki Uda) has found a kindred spirit in caregiver Machiko (Machiko Ono). On an outing into the country, they're besieged by a landslide. Shigeki walks into the nearby woods, and Machiko follows, but only the elderly man knows where they're headed. Yoichiro Saito and Kanako Masuda co-star in writer-director Naomi Kawase's mystical story of grief and loss, winner of the Grand Prix at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.

    Directed by:

  • Naomi Kawase
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    My Father's Guests
    rating:3.4

    My Father's Guests

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Contemporary family manners are taken to the limit when widowed father Lucien (Michel Aumont) tells his children that he plans to take in some foreign refugees but doesn't add that he's just married one of them: the young and sultry Tatiana (Veronica Novak). Lucien's kids do their best to accommodate the old man and his progressive principles, but sequential surprises from dad push them toward the breaking point.

    Directed by:

  • Anne Le Ny
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Countess
    rating:3.4

    The Countess

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Blaming her advancing age for a failed romance with a younger man, 16th-century Hungarian countess Erzebet Báthory begins murdering virgin girls and bathing in their blood, believing that the grim ritual will restore her youthful beauty.

    Directed by:

  • Julie Delpy
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    In the Mirror of Maya Deren
    rating:3.4

    In the Mirror of Maya Deren

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Martina Kudlacek gives motion picture pioneer Maya Deren her just due in this fascinating documentary, establishing her superlative contributions to film editing, cinematography and art. In the 1940s, dancer-writer Deren made her mark in the film world with her groundbreaking avant-garde movies. This biographical portrait is a must-see for film buffs looking to expand their cinematic knowledge.

    Directed by:

  • Martina Kudlacek
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Betrayal
    rating:3.3

    The Betrayal

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    During the Vietnam War, the United States performed secret operations in Laos, which led to much destruction in that country. After the war, the fallout of U.S. foreign policy remained, forcing Thavisouk Phrasavath and his family to flee the country. This documentary -- more than 20 years in the making -- follows Phrasavath's journey from war-torn Laos to his painful reunion with his family in Brooklyn years later, and netted an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary.

    Directed by:

  • Ellen Kuras
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Her Name Is Sabine
    rating:3.3

    Her Name Is Sabine

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    French actress turned filmmaker Sandrine Bonnaire crafts a deeply personal portrait of her sister Sabine Bonnaire, a 38-year-old autistic woman, and examines the inadequacies of the health care system in this moving foreign-language documentary. After languishing for five years in a psychiatric hospital, Sabine was ultimately transferred to a home in the Charente region of France, where her innate talents blossomed and flourished.

    Directed by:

  • Sandrine Bonnaire
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    The Anarchist's Wife
    rating:3.3

    The Anarchist's Wife

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    With her young anarchist husband, Justo Calderón (Juan Diego Botto), gone for long stretches of time, first resisting the fascists in the Spanish Civil War and then in a concentration camp during World War II, devoted wife Manuela (María Valverde) struggles to keep their love alive. Her determined efforts to reunite with her husband give Manuela purpose, but their long-distance love comes at a price. Marie Noelle and Peter Sehr direct this drama.

    Directed by:

  • Marie Noelle
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Nora's Will
    rating:3.3

    Nora's Will

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    This award-winning black comedy follows the family of Nora (Silvia Mariscal), who carefully plans her suicide so that her assortment of estranged relatives, including ex-husband José (Fernando Luján), will have to celebrate Passover together and hopefully achieve a reconciliation. As José battles with unsympathetic cemeteries, a fractious rabbi and his devoted assistant, and his own son (Ari Brickman), he realizes how deeply he still loved Nora.

    Directed by:

  • Mariana Chenillo
  • rating:3.3 3.3 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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