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    Dorian blues

    Witty, knowing, and immensely entertaining, a delightful off-kilter coming-of-age tale. From the hysterical dinner table discussions to the serious family moments, the writing and performances are genuine and sharp.

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    Chocolat

    A wanderer and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a straight-laced French Catholic village during Lent.

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    Fear and trembling

    A dream job rapidly becomes a nightmare for Amelie, a Japanese-born Belgian woman who suffers a series of increasingly humiliating demotions after she lands a job as an interpreter at a large Japanese corporation.

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    Une femme est une femme A woman is a woman

    Offbeat homage to Hollywood musicals finds a stripper rousing her lover's jealousy by seducing his best friend.

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    8 femmes 8 women

    A wealthy industrialist is found murdered in his home while his family gathers for the holiday season. The house is isolated and the phone lines have been found to be cut. Eight women are his potential murderers. Each is a suspect and each has a motive. Only one is guilty.

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    Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot

    Presents a series of humorous impressions and incidents at a seaside Brittany resort involving the accident-prone Mr. Hulot. Principally visual humor. There is no story: simply a series of comic mix-ups and casual caricatures. Soundtrack is mostly ambient sound.

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    Small change L'Argent de poche

    Life from early childhood to adolescence is illustrated in episodes involving 10 children.

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    Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot

    Presents a series of humorous impressions and incidents at a seaside Brittany resort involving the accident-prone Mr. Hulot. Principally visual humor. There is no story: simply a series of comic mix-ups and casual caricatures. Soundtrack is mostly ambient sound.

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    [My uncle] Mon oncle

    A comedy in which the vague and clumsy M. Hulot, in contrast to his more wealthy sister and brother-in-law, is constantly at odds with the modern world.

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    The triplets of belleville

    When some of the Tour de France racers are kidnapped and sent to the surreal town of Belleville to be riders for a gambling operation, one of the boy's grandmother and his dog set out to save them. The Triplets of Belleville come to the rescue of all.

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    Volver

    Raimunda lives in Madrid with her daughter Paula and her drunk husband Paco. Her sister, Sole, is separated and works clandestinely as a hairstylist for women. Years ago, in the sisters birth village, they lost their parents in a fire in La Mancha. Their aunt, Paula, still lives in the village and continues to speak about her sister Irene, mother of the two sisters, as if she were still alive. When the old aunt dies the situation changes and the past returns (volver).

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    Belle époque

    Fernando, a handsome, young Spanish Civil War deserter who befriends a free-thinking artist, finds himself in a romantic dilemma when the artist's four beautiful daughters return to their country home. Which woman should he love?.

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    Don Juan, my love

    After 450 years in purgatory, Don Juan is given a chance to perform a good deed in repentence for his sins.

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    The garden of delights

    The greedy family of an amnesiac tycoon goes to great lengths to jog his memory back so they can get into his Swiss bank account.

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    Nueba Yol

    Tells story of a hapless immigrant's daily struggle in a strange country, devoid of the comforts of his native customs, language and culture.

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    Rud

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    Moskva slezam ne verit

    A young woman and her two friends move from the country to Moscow in the 1950s to make new lives for themselves. Twenty years later, they have had varying degrees of success.

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    Thank you for smoking

    Nick Naylor is a sexy, smart and charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco who will fight to protect American's right to smoke. At the same time he is trying to maintain the idea of a perfect role model for his 12-year-old son. When Nick incurs the wrath of a senator bent on snuffing out cigarettes, Nick's powers of "filtering the truth" will be put to the test.

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    Brassed off!

    A Yorkshire mining town is threatened with being shut down and the only hope for the town's men is to enter their Grimley Colliery Band into a national competition. The arrival of flugelhorn player Gloria gives the band and town hope but who's side is she really on?.

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    Chi

    Children of heaven Bacheha-Ye aseman

    A young boy, Ali, loses his sister Zahra's school shoes. In order to stay out of trouble, the two come up with a plan to share Ali's shoes, but they must keep it a secret from their parents.

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    Coc

    Coco

    Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

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    The Commitments

    Story of a young rebel soul band from the Dublin ghetto, and their struggle to make it in the music business.

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    Eat drink man woman

    The relationship between a father and his 3 beautiful and rebellious daughters is mirrored in the foods they all create.

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    Harold and Maude

    A black comedy about a rich, disturbed, young man, fascinated with death and funerals, who has an affair and a series of adventures with an eccentric and independent 80-year-old woman.

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    Roman holiday

    A modern-day princess rebels against her royal obligations and explores Rome on her own. She meets an American newspaperman who, seeking an exclusive story, pretends ignorance of her identity. But his plan falters as they fall in love.

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    Cha

    City lights

    A tramp wins the love of a blind flower girl and attempts to obtain money from a millionaire to help her regain her sight.

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    The Great dictator

    Chaplin plays the double role of the persecuted Jewish barber and Adenoid Hynkel, dictator of Tomania. The barber is imprisoned, escapes, and is finally mistaken for the dictator at which point he makes an impassioned, humanistic speech which amazes the dictator's followers.

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    Modern times

    A devastating satire on the effects of mass production on the lives of factory workers, with Charlie as a factory worker, jailbird, night watchman, and a singing waiter. Primarily a silent film with music and sound effects, but voices emanate from TV sets and radios.

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    A first national collection : Charles Chaplin in

    Chaplin, Charles.

    A collection of six early Charlie Chaplin films. This version includes unused footage from the original films, as well as an 11 minute 'home movie' "Nice and friendly", and the four minute short film "A visit from General Leonard Wood on the set of Sunnyside.".

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    Merchant of Venice

    Presents a dramatization of one of William Shakespeare's most well-known comedies. Blending tragedy and comedy, it presents contrasts and ambiguities, the complexities of which lie in the character Shylock, its captivating villain. Is he a villain, a buffoon or tragic hero?.

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    Midsummer night's dream

    The capriciousness of lovers is the theme of this romantic and entertaining comedy, given a frolicsome rendition by the RSC.

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    BBC

    A Midsummer night's dream

    A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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    1993

    Much ado about nothing

    A romantic comedy where a loving couple are torn apart by a false accusation and a bickering couple are brought together by friendly plotting.

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    Much ado about nothing

    Claudio and Hero are engaged, but the jealous Don John tries to thwart the wedding by denouncing Hero as unchaste. Meanwhile, Beatrice and Benedick, who scorn each other, become betrothed as a result of the schemes of their friends.

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    Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are dead

    The fringe characters from Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' take center stage at Elsinore.

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    O brother, where art thou?

    Loosely based on Homer's "Odyssey", this is the story of three convicts-- escapees from a prison farm in Mississippi-- and their adventure as they travel home in hopes of recovering buried loot before it's lost forever in a flood.

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