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    Selma, Lord, Selma

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    Selma, Lord, Selma

    Set in 1965, during the turbulent early days of the right-to-vote movement. The story of a young schoolgirl in Selma, Alabama, who is inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to resist the degradation that her fellow African-Americans are suffering.

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    Bamboozled

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    Bamboozled

    "In a searing parody of American television, Bamboozled takes a humorous look at how race, ratings and the pursuit of power lead to a network executive's stunning rise and tragic downfall."--Container.

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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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    The Rosa Parks story

    Dramatic biography of Rosa McCauley Parks, who in 1955 created the spark that began the modern Civil Rights Movement.

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    The gatekeeper

    A racist, bitter U.S. Border Patrol Agent, moonlighting with a vigilante group, goes undercover posing as a Mexican migrant worker in an effort to expose an illegal alien smuggling operation. When the plan blows up, he is trapped with the aliens, in a web of desperation and tyranny that forces him to confront his secret past.

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    In America

    Told by 11-year-old Christy, a child wise beyond her years. An Irish couple bring their two young daughters to America in search of a better life. Christy and her sister, Ariel find New York's Hell Kitchen a place of magic where anything is possible. To their parents, it represents a place to begin anew. Carried by the girls' youthful hope and faith, the family finds the heart to live and love again.

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    Sankofa

    The story about the transformation of Mona, a self-possessed African-American woman sent on a spiritual journey in time to experience the pain of slavery and the discovery of her African identity.

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    AmŽlie

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    AmŽlie

    A painfully shy waitress working in a tiny Paris cafŽ, AmŽlie makes a surprising discovery and sees her life drastically changed for the better! From then on, AmŽlie dedicates herself to helping others find happinesss ... in the most delightfully unexpected ways! But will she have the courage to do for herself what she has done for others?

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    Au revoir les enfants

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    Au revoir les enfants Goodbye, children

    Based on the director's life, this film chronicles Malle's experiences during the German occupation of France in World War II.

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    The battle of Algiers

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    The battle of Algiers La bataille d'Alger

    Focuses on the harrowing events of 1957, a key year in Algeria's struggle for independence from France. Recreates the tumultuous Algerian uprising against the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both sides, the French torture prisoners for information and the Algerians resort to terrorism in their quest for independence. Children shoot soldiers at point-blank range, women plant bombs in cafés. The French win the battle, but ultimately lose the war as the Algerian people demonstrate that they will no longer be suppressed.

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    Beauty and the beast La belle et la bête

    Dramatized adaptation of the classic fairy tale. Tells the fable of the kindly beast and the self-sacrificing beauty whose love releases the prince in him. Contains such visual displays as tears that become real diamonds and walls that grow arms to light Beauty's path through the castle of the Beast.

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    Breathless

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    Breathless A bout de souffle

    The story of a car thief who falls in love with an American woman ex-patriate in Paris, after he has killed a policeman.

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    La bûche

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    La bûche

    When Yvette's second husband suddenly dies days before Christmas, she turns to her three daughters from her first marriage to console her during the holidays. Not wanting their father to be alone, one of the girls invites him to Christmas dinner, forcing their parents to speak to each other for the first time in 25 years. As their complicated lives converge, secrets are revealed that will test their love and their loyalties.

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    Camille Claudel

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    Camille Claudel

    Set at the turn of the century, this film relates the story of a brilliantly talented female artist who sacrifices everything for her love of the sculptor Rodin.

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    Chacun cherche son chat

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    Chacun cherche son chat When the cat's away

    Romantic comedy set in Paris about a young woman, her missing pet and her search for true love.

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    Chocolat

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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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    Cyrano de Bergerac

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    Cyrano de Bergerac

    Cyrano is a brilliant but hideously ugly poet, trying to get his true love, Roxanne.

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    Danton

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    Danton

    Georges Danton, the popular revolutionary leader, returns to Paris at a time when the new Republic is in disarray. Robespierre and his allies have set up a monstrous dictatorship, beginning the infamous "Reign of Terror." Danton pleads with the people for an end to the bloodshed which violates the spirit of their revolution.

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    Danton

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    Danton

    Danton, the popular revolutionary leader, returns to Paris at a time when the new French republic is in disarray. He is pitched into conflict against the dictator Robespierre and his infamous "Reign of Terror".

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    Le Dîner de cons

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    Le Dîner de cons Dinner game

    Pierre and his snobbish friends have a standing date for dinner. Every week, they compete to see who can bring the biggest idiot to the party.

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    Diva

    When Jules, an 18-year-old postal worker, secretly tapes the concert of a superstar opera diva who refuses to be recorded, he finds himself pursued through the streets of Paris by music producers, mob hitmen and the police.

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    Fear and trembling

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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

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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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    La haine

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    La haine

    Saïd is an Arab, Hubert is black, and Vinz is a Jew, all of them young, unemployed and living in a dreary, troubled Paris suburb, largely inhabited by poor immigrant families. Each of them needs to vent the anger they feel about the police brutality that landed another friend in the hospital. The film focuses on one day in the lives of these three hoodlum friends and the result is a brutal, harrowing study of the cyclical nature of violence.

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    He loves me, he loves me not

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    He loves me, he loves me not Ë la folie -- pas du tout

    Angelique, a young student, is in love with a married doctor. She tries to convince him to leave his pregnant wife. Is the love affair the one-sided obsession of a desperate woman clinging to a hopeless dream, and turning it into a nightmare when she realizes it may not come true?

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    L'homme du train

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    L'homme du train Man on the train

    Two strangers, a criminal named Milan and a retired poetry teacher, Manesquier, meet in a sleepy French village and gradually become unlikely friends. As their friendship grows, each develops a desire to trade his life with that of the other.

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    Miel et cendres

    Three women in contemporary North African Islamic country are caught between tradition and modernity as they try to take control of their lives. Youngest of the women is twenty-something Leila who's love for Hassan must be kept hidden from her strict father. A successful doctor in her mid' 40's, Naima studied medicine in Moscow where her hopes for settling with her Russian love were crushed by pressure from her family to enter an arranged marriage. Amina suffers from constant abuse by her husband. The lives of the three women weave together in unexpected ways portraying a society where patriarchal authority gets in the way of love, sexual expression and individual freedom.

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    Priceless

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    Priceless Hors de prix

    Irene is with her elderly paramour, on the Riviera, to celebrate her birthday. When he falls asleep on her, she decides to slip down to the hotel bar. There, she mistakes barman Jean for a wealthy guest. He encourages the deceit by taking her up to the Royal Suite for the night. The following year, the same thing happens. This time her lover finds out and disowns her. Knowing Jean is a barman of little means doesn't stop her from wanting to be with him. Jean soon finds himself in Irene's shoes with an older and worldly-wise Madeleine. Even though they both have paramours, the two keep in increasingly close touch.

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    8 femmes

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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

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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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    Jean de Florette

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    Jean de Florette

    The story of Jean Cadoret, a man who inherits a farm from his mother and foolishly hopes to become a gentleman farmer. But even before he arrives, his powerful neighbor is plotting to steal his land.

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    JŽsus de MontrŽal

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    JŽsus de MontrŽal Jesus of Montreal

    "A Montreal shrine seeks to inspire its congregants by modernizing its historically successful--yet predictable--staging of the Passion play. A promising cast of vibrant young actors sing on--fresh from perfume commercials, pornographic films and an affair with teh basilica's priest--to quickly drive the production to become a smash hit. But as the play enjoys this success, the actors become more and more challenged to separate their real lives from their lives onstage"--Container.

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    Kirikou and the sorceress a film

    "This animated film exquisitely recounts the tale of tiny Kirikou, born in an Africn village on which Karaba the Sorceress has placed a terrible curse. Kirikou sets out on a quest to free his village of the curse and find out the secret of why Karaba is so wicked"--Container.

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    Manon des sources

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    Manon des sources Jean de Florette 2ème partie

    Ten years after the tragic events of Jean de Florette, Manon (Jean's daughter) seeks revenge against those she holds responsible for her father's death.

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    Un monstre a Paris

    Paris 1910. Emile, a shy movie projectionist, and Raoul, a colorful inventor, find themselves embarking on the hunt for a monster terrorizing citizens. They join forces with Lucille, the big-hearted star of the Rare Bird cabaret, and an eccentric scientist and his irascible monkey to save the monster (who turns out to be oversized but harmless as a flea) from the city's ruthlessly ambitious police chief.

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    OSS 117

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    OSS 117 Cairo, nest of spies

    Secret agent Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, a.k.a. OSS 117 who in the tradition of Maxwell Smart and Inspector Clouseau somehow succeeds in spite of his ineptitude. After a fellow agent is murdered, Hubert is ordered to take his place.

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    Pepe le moko

    A famous gangster is safe from the police while hiding in the Casbah section of Algiers, but falls in love and follows the lady into danger.

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    La promesse

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    La promesse

    Under the guidance of his father, fifteen-year old Igor appears destined to a life of petty crime. All changes, however, when Igor delivers an uncompromising promise to Hamidou, an immigrant who accidently falls to his death.

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    La Reine Margot

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    La Reine Margot Queen Margot

    Thrown into a political marriage of convenience by her ruthlessly power-hungry family, the beautiful Margot soon finds herself hopelessly drawn into their murderous affairs. It's then she realizes her only hope of escape lies somewhere between the heroic soldier who loves her and the enemy husband who could save her.

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    Le grande illusion

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    Le grande illusion

    A classic tale of adventure. Duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner of war camp during World War I, when an aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the commandant yet must cooperate with his comrades in a daring escape.

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    Le retour de Martin Guerre

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    Le retour de Martin Guerre The return of Martin Guerre

    A suspenseful unraveling of the identity of the main character, Martin Guerre, who disappeared as a young husband and resumes his marriage years later. He goes on trial when his uncle claims he is an impostor.

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    Le retour de Martin Guerre The return of Martin Guerre

    The plot revolves around the unraveling of the identity of a 16th century peasant who disappeared as a young husband, and the man who returns to resume his marriage nine years later.

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    Ridicule

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    Ridicule

    In a desperate quest to save his hometown, a young man quickly learns that a sharp wit is the key to open any door in the Versailles court of Louis XVI.

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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

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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]

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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

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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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    Jules et Jim

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    Jules et Jim

    Considered Truffaut's greatest film, this is a story of friendship between two artists and their mutual love for the same woman.

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    La nuit americaine

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    La nuit americaine Day for night

    Frictions and personality clashes beset the making of a romantic film in Nice.

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    Les quatre cents coups The 400 blows

    Sensitively recreating the trials of Truffaut's own childhood, portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, petty crime, and a friendship that would last a lifetime.

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    Un long dimanche de fianðcailles

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    Un long dimanche de fianðcailles A very long engagement

    Mathilde is waiting desperately for her fiance to return from the war. When bad news arrives she refuses to believe he is dead. Instead, she begins her own investigation into his infantry, hiring a private detective and piecing together his war stories.

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    Ma vie en rose = My life in pink

    Ludovic is waiting for a miracle. With six-year-old certainty, he believes he was meant to be a little girl and that the mistake will soon be corrected. But where he expects the miraculous, Ludo finds only rejection, isolation and guilt--as the intense reactions of family, friends, and neighbors strip away every innocent lace and bauble.

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    The wild child

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    The wild child [L'enfant sauvage]

    Follows the capture of a young boy found living like an animal in the forest. Dr. Jean-Marc-Gaspard Itard of the National Institute for the Deaf and Dumb, Paris, believes the child can be transformed into a civilized being. The doctor removes the boy from the institute into his own home. The boy, named Victor, is divided between his longing for the wilderness and his new life with the doctor. Itard, whose teaching strategies survive today in the Montessori Method, is unsure whether he is helping a savage become human or turning a forest child into a semi-civilized idiot.

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    100% arabica

    The rising popularity of a local band threatens orthodox religious groups in a mixed Arab and African housing project outside Paris. Attendance at the mosque falls and drastic measures are taken to keep the balance of power in the hands of the religious leaders. No one can stop the infectious popularity of the music, however, and when all the musicians finally sing together, everyone is united.

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    Bic

    Ladri di biciclette bicycle thief

    Story of an unemployed man and his son in war devastated Rome. The father finds a job pasting up posters, work requiring a bicycle to get around. The bicycle is stolen; panic stricken at being unable to recover his bicycle and at the prospect of losing his job, the father is compelled to steal a bicycle, only to be caught and humiliated in front of his son.

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    Todo sobre mi madre

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    Todo sobre mi madre All about my mother

    Manuela has built a comfortable life for herself and her teenaged son, but that world is shattered when he is killed in a car accident. Her son's final wish: to know of his father, whom she had abandoned 18 years before...

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    Volver

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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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    Azucar amarga

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    Azucar amarga = Bitter sugar

    An idealistic young Cuban Communist sours on the political conditions in his country and is willing to let his girlfriend and family go to take action.

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    Chac

    Based on ritual and legends from the Popul vuh and Mayan stories, the film focuses on a small Tzeltal village during a terrible drought. Desperate for relief, thirteen men set out on a quest to save their people by seeking a solitary diviner who lives in the mountains and knows the ways of the ancients. Hoping that he can summon Chac, the rain god, the men follow the diviner who takes them on a strange journey that challenges their beliefs and even their sanity.

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    The crime of Padre Amaro

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    The crime of Padre Amaro

    A recently ordained priest is sent to a small parish church in rural Mexico to help an aging priest. Upon arriving at his new post, he meets a beautiful young woman with a religious passion that borders on obsession. Quickly her passion for her faith becomes entangled in a growing attraction to the new priest. When the priest crosses the line that seperates temptation from sin, he finds himself torn between the devine and the carnal, the righteous and the unjust.

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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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    Erendira

    An adolescent girl accidentally burns down her grandmother's house and becomes a prostitute in order to make restitution.

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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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    Historias minimas Minimal stories

    Road movie concerning three disparate characters traveling through Patagonia on the way to San Julian searching for celebrity, romance and a chance at atonement for past sins.

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    Carta del parque letters from the park

    A shy man and a shy woman both go to the local poet for help in writing love letters to each other; however, the poet falls in love with the woman.

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    Machuca

    In 1973, the Chilean military, under the direction of General Augusto Pinochet and backed by the CIA, overthrew the shaky socialist government of democratically elected President Salvador Allende. The coup led to the murder of 3,000 leftist Allende supporters and the detention of an estimated 250,000 political prisoners. Set against the background of the political instability that led to the crisis, Andrés Wood's Machuca is the moving story of the friendship between two boys from different sides of the social spectrum.

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    Maria full of grace

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    Maria full of grace

    Maria, a poor Columbian teenager, is desperate to leave a soul-crushing job. She accepts an offer to transport packets of heroin - which she swallows - to the United States. The ruthless world of drug trafficking proves to be more than she bargained for.

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    Ay, Carmela!

    Set in Spain in 1938 during the civil war, the story concerns a group of traveling entertainers caught between two warring factions. They are arrested by Franco's troops and are about to die when they're saved by an officer who loves the theater and wants them to put on a show for his troops.

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    Ay, Carmela!

    Set in Spain in 1938 during the civil war, the story concerns a group of traveling entertainers caught between two warring factions. They are arrested by Franco's troops and are about to die when they're saved by an officer who loves the theater and wants them to put on a show for his troops.

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    Miel para Oshœn Honey for Oshun

    Feature film from Cuba. When his father dies, a Cuban man raised in the United States learns that he was not abandoned by his mother but taken illegally out of Cuba. He returns to Cuba to search for her, helped by his cousin and a taxi driver.

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    Diarios de motocicleta The motorcycle diaries

    An inspirational adventure, based on the true story of two young men whose thrilling and dangerous road trip across Latin America becomes a life-changing journey of self-discovery.

    Due 11/22/19

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    Nueve reinas

    Two small-time grifters team up to pull off a big-time score involving a set of valuable counterfeit stamps known as the Nine Queens.

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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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    The official story

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    The official story La historia oficial

    The wife of an Argentinian businessman faces the ultimate challenge when she begins to suspect that her own daughter, adopted at birth, may have been stolen from a family of "los desaparecidos".

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    Rudo y Cursi

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    Mar adentro

    Ram—n Sampedro wants to end his life because a diving accident 28 years before that turned him into a quadriplegic. For most of those years he made the most of it: writing, developing a close relationships with his family, who all help to care for him. While grateful to his family and friends for their help, Ram—n was always an active person. He has come to see his life as frustrating and pointless and wishes to die with what remains of his dignity. GenŽ is a friend who works with a "Right to Die" organization who introduces Ram—n to Julia, a lawyer he hopes will help him persuade the courts to let him end his own life. As Ram—n and Julia work together on his case, Ram—n finds himself falling in love with his attorney, but Ram—n remains convinced that the greatest gift to him would be an end to his life.

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    El secreto de sus ojos Secret in their eyes

    A crime-thriller about judicial cover-ups and corruption in Argentina, told through flashbacks.

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    Talk to her Hable con ella

    In a private clinic Barco and Benigno strike up a friendship while caring for comatose women.

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    Under the same moon La misma luna

    Tells the parallel stories of nine-year-old Carlitos and his mother, Rosario. In the hopes of providing a better life for her son, Rosario works illegally in the U.S. In Mexico, her mother cares for Carlitos. Unexpected circumstances drive both Rosario and Carlitos to embark on their own journeys in a desperate attempt to reunite. Along the way, mother and son face challenges and obstacles but never lose hope that they will one day be together again.

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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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    Buena Vista Social Club

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    Buena Vista Social Club

    In 1996, music legend Ry Cooder went to Cuba to search for buried treasure. He found gold. Looking for lost songs and forgotten singers, Cooder discovered an exotic land of passion, sensuality and music.

    Due 12/05/19

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    The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

    This video is the adaptation of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera stage production of the Gershwins' classic musical drama Porgy and Bess, which portrays the lives of the occupants of Catfish Row.

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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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    My Antonia

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    Before night falls

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    Before night falls

    A look at the life of Reinaldo Arenas, from childhood in Cuba to his death in New York City. His writings and homosexuality get him in trouble with Castro's Cuba and he spends two years in prison before leaving for the United States.

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    The believer

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    The believer

    The portrayal of a young Jewish man living as a neo-Nazi. Inspired by real events, the film tells the story of Danny Balint and his struggle between destroying his own people and being drawn back to Judaism.

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    Bend it like Beckham

    Sometimes, to follow your dreams...you've got to bend the rules! A young girl is torn between adhering to family traditions and attaining super-stardom on the soccer field.

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    The big sleep

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    The big sleep

    Private eye Philip Marlowe is hired to protect General Sternwood's wild young daughter from her own indiscretions and finds, several murders later, that he has fallen in love with her older sister.

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    Billy Elliot

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    Billy Elliot

    Eleven-year-old miner's son Billy Elliot is on his way to boxing lessons when he stumbles upon a ballet class. Billy secretly joins the class, knowing that his blue-collar family would never understand.

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    Brassed off!

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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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    The business of fancydancing

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    The business of fancydancing

    Since their high school graduation, former Spokane Reservation best friends Seymour and Aristotle have taken different paths. Sixteen years later they are brought together following the sudden death of an old childhood buddy.

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    Capote

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    Capote

    Famed author Truman Capote befriends two murderers while researching his celebrabrated book, "In Cold Blood" - and finds himself changed to the core.

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    Central station

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    Central station

    When a young boy witnesses his mother's accidental death, a lonely retired school-teacher reluctantly takes the child under her wing.

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    Children of heaven

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    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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    The Chosen

    Two teenagers at the time of the Normandy invasion in 1944 are friends but they are divided by the same thing that unites them--their faith. Though both are devout Jews, there's a subtle difference. Danny is an Hasidic Jew, brought up to accept faith blindly by his father--an ultra-orthodox rabbi who rejects the 20th century for the special joys of centuries--old tradition. Reuven, on the other hand, has been brought up by his father who is a secular scholar, to question everything around him.

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    Cinema paradiso

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    Cinema paradiso Nuovo cinema paradiso

    A young boy in a small Italian village is befriended by the projectionist at the movie theater, the Cinema Paradiso. As the boy grows up, he learns to love films, and is encouraged by his good friend to pursue his dream of one day making movies.

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    Citizen Kane

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    Citizen Kane

    An all-powerful press magnate, Kane, dies in his fabulous castle Xanadu, his last word being "Rosebud", which leads a reporter to seek the meaning behind the word and find the meaning of Kane. Prominant publisher, William Randolph Hearst, saw the film as a thinly disguised version of his career and attempted to suppress it.

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    The color purple

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    The color purple

    The heart-wrenching story of a young black girl in the early 20th century who's forced into a brutal marriage and separated from her sister.

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    Cry, the beloved country

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    Cry, the beloved country

    Two fathers-one a man of peace, the other a man of power and privilege- seem destined for a violent collision. But instead, in a wake of a tragic killing, these extraordinary men form an unlikely union.

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    Days of heaven

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    Days of heaven

    A moving story about two men who love the same woman. A fugitive from the slums of Chicago finds himself pitted against a shy, rich Texan for the love of Abby.

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    Days of heaven

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    Days of heaven

    A moving story about two men who love the same woman. A fugitive from the slums of Chicago finds himself pitted against a shy, rich Texan for the love of Abby.

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    Nicholas Nickleby

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    Nicholas Nickleby

    Nicholas becomes the head of the family when his father dies unexpectedly. Keeping watch over his mother and his sister Kate becomes an even greater challenge when Nicholas discovers that his father lost the family fortune due to ill-advised investments. Without a shilling to his name, Nicholas turns to his wealthy but unforgiving Uncle Ralph for help.

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    A fistful of dollars

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    A fistful of dollars

    A mysterious gunman has just arrived in San Miguel, a grim and dusty border town where two rival bands of smugglers are terrorizing the impoverished citizens. A master of the "quick-draw", the stranger soon receives lucrative offers of employment from each gang.

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    The good, the bad and the ugly

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    The good, the bad and the ugly

    During the American Civil War, three men seek hidden loot. With greed as their sole motivation, they overcome anything that gets in their way--including each other.

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    Eat drink man woman

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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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    The English patient

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    The English patient

    Based on the novel by Michael Ondaatje, a complicated WWII saga told in flashback sequences. Best Picture, Best Director-Anthony Minghella, and Best Supporting Actress-Juliette Binoche. Includes exclusive bonus material and special packaging.

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    Excalibur

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    Excalibur

    Retells the Arthurian legend from Mallory's Le morte d'Arthur.

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    Funny girl

    A musical film that follows the early career of stage comedienne Fanny Brice.

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    Harold and Maude

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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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    In the heat of the night

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    In the heat of the night

    A small town Southern sheriff finds himself in an uneasy alliance with a big-city black homicide detective as they investigate a murder.

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    Rear window

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    Rear window

    Stewart, a photographer with a broken leg, takes up spying and suspects that his neighbor has murdered his invalid wife and buried her in the flower garden.

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    Idlewild

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    Idlewild

    Set in the Prohibition-era American South, a speakeasy performer and club manager Rooster must contend, not only with gangsters who have their eyes on the club, but also his piano player and partner Percival. Percival must choose between his love for Angel or his obligations to his father.

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    Sanjuro

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    Sanjuro

    A samurai turns up in a town where nine young men are plotting to overthrow a corrupt regime. He takes charge of the group and attempts to formulate a plan to deceive the old bosses.

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    Seven samurai

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    Seven samurai

    A 16th century Japanese village hires professional warriors to fend off bandits. When the samurai arrive, a spectacular series of battles begins.

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    Yojimbo

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    Yojimbo The bodyguard

    In the year 1860, a wandering samurai-for-hire turns the war between two clans fighting for control of a small town to his own advantage. A satire on greed, violence, paranoia and human weakness. Includes theatrical trailer.

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    Lagaan

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    Lagaan Lagana : once upon a time in India

    An arrogant British Army captain forces a bet on a group of farmers. If they can win a cricket match against the army team, they will not have to pay the tax called lagaan for three years.

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    The last samurai

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    The last samurai

    Tormented Civil War veteran Capt. Nathan Algren is coerced by a mercenary officer to train the Japanese Emperor's troops in the use of modern weaponry. Opposing this modernization are the samurai warriors who are holding fast to their traditions of honor, despite their strategic disadvantage. As a captive of the samurai leader, Algren learns, appreciates, and adopts the samurai code, switching sides for a climactic battle that will put everyone's honor to the ultimate test.

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    Do the right thing

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    Do the right thing

    Traces the course of a single day on a block in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn. It's the hottest day of the year, a scorching 24-hour period that will change the lives of its residents forever.

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    A lesson before dying

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    A lesson before dying

    A frustrated teacher in a southern town, who's education is being underutilized finds his own purpose in helping bring meaning to the last days of a young man due to be executed. In teaching one person to die with dignity he redeems himself.

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    Life is beautiful

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    Life is beautiful

    In 1930s Italy a bumbling Jewish waiter who's gifted with a colorful imagination and an irresistible sense of humor has won the heart of the woman he loves and has created a beautiful life for his young family. But that life is threatened by World War II.

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    Lost horizon

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    Lost horizon

    Fleeing war-torn China, a small planeload of people are hijacked to an idyllic valley in the Himalayas where time has virtually stopped. There Conway, a British diplomat, falls in love with a beautiful woman, and is asked to remain in Shangri-La as its new leader.

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    The mistress of spices

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    The mistress of spices

    Tilo is an immigrant from India, and a shopkeeper, who is also the "Mistress of Spices." The spices which she gives to her customers help them to satisfy their needs and desires. Her life changes when she falls in love with Doug, an American man.

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    Monsoon wedding

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    Night watch

    Living among humans are those who possess various supernatural powers. They are divided into the forces of light and the forces of the dark. Centuries ago both sides signed a treaty to end a war. Now the battle is about to happen again.

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    Norma Rae

    Norma Rae, a textile worker in a small Southern town, discovers that she has a social conscience when a labor organizer arrives at her mill to establish a union.

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    Paper moon

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    Paper moon

    A smooth-talking con man and a nine-year-old orphan are up to tricks in depression-era Kansas. Also includes a prologue by Peter Bogdanovich in which he shares insights about being a director and goes behind the scenes of Paper Moon.

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    Roman holiday

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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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    Lola rennt

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    Lola rennt

    A thrilling post-MTV, roller-coaster ride about two star-crossed lovers who have only minutes to change the course of their lives. Time is running out: Lola has just received a frantic call from her boyfriend Manni, who's accidentally lost a small fortune he was to deliver to his mobster boss. If they cannot find a way to replace the money within twenty minutes, Manni will surely suffer severe consequences.

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    Hotel Rwanda

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    Hotel Rwanda

    The deeply moving true story of a five-star-hotel manager who used his wits and words to save more than 1,200 lives during the 1994 Rwandan conflict.

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    Saving Private Ryan

    Captain John Miller must take his men behind enemy lines to find Private Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Faced with impossible odds, the men question their orders. Why are eight men risking their lives to save just one? Surrounded by the brutal realities of war, each man searches for his own answer and the strength to triumph over uncertain future with honor, decency and courage.

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    The Searchers

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    The Searchers

    Wayne plays ex-Confederate soldier Ethan Edwards, an Indian-hater who believes more in bullets than words. He's out to find his young niece, who's been taken captive by the renegade Comanches who massacred her family.

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    Seven samurai

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    Seven samurai

    A 16th century Japanese village hires professional warriors to fend off bandits. When the samurai arrive, a spectacular series of battles begins.

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    Mr. Smith goes to Washington

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    Mr. Smith goes to Washington

    Stewart plays a freshman senator in Washington, D.C. who becomes involved in political infighting when a project of his is undermined by unscrupulous others who want to build a dam.

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    Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound

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    Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound

    Dr. Constance Petersen is a psychiatrist with a firm understanding of human nature - or so she thinks. That is until the mysterious Dr. Anthony Edwardes becomes the new chief of staff at the Green Manors Mental Asylum. The bookish and detached Constance plummets into a whirlwind of tangled identities and feverish psychoanalysis, where the greatest risk is to fall in love.

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    Sunset Blvd

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    Sunset Blvd

    An aging silent-movie queen makes a tragic attempt to return to stardom.

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    This boy's life

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    This boy's life

    Caroline just wants to settle down in one place and provide a better home for her handful of a son, Toby. When she moves to Seattle and meets Dwight, she thinks she's got it made. Toby, however, feels differently after spending time with Dwight while away from Caroline. Dwight seems to want to mold Toby into a better person, but to do so he emotionally, verbally, and physically abuses the boy.

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    Three coins in the fountain

    Three American women in Rome, throw money into a fountain and wish for love.

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    Touching the void

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    Touching the void

    In 1985, two young British friends travelled to a remote corner of Peru. Ambitious mountaineers, their aim was to conquer the unclimbed west face of a notorious 21,000 ft. peak "Siula Grande". Their story has become part of mountaineering legend.

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    12 angry men

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    12 angry men

    A young man's fate lies in the hands of 12 men from all walks of life, each with his own agenda, fears and personal demons. Fortunately, this is an open-and-shut case--or is it?

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    12 angry men

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    12 angry men

    Depicts a jury of men who must decide the fate of a teenage boy who has murdered his abusive father. The jurors are from all walks of life, and bring with them their own opinions, prejudices, fears, and personal demons.

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    Vanya on 42nd Street

    A group of actors meet to rehearse Chekhov's Uncle Vanya and find the same conflicts in their own lives as are dealt with in the play.

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    Under the Tuscan sun

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    Under the Tuscan sun

    While on vacation, a just-divorced writer buys a villa in Tuscany on a whim, hoping it will be the start of a change for the better in her life. Along the way she finds that sometimes what seems like a mistake is really a blessing.

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    On the waterfront

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    On the waterfront

    An ex-fighter gets a job working on the gang-ridden waterfront under a crooked gangster boss.

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    What's eating Gilbert Grape

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    What's eating Gilbert Grape

    Gilbert lives in Endora, a place where nothing happens. Aside from a secret affair with a housewife, Gilbert spends his days stocking shelves at a grocery store, caring for his mentally handicapped brother, and holding together a large family headed by Mama, a former beauty queen whose weight tops 500 pounds. But just when Gilbert thinks nothing will ever change, a pretty stranger arrives on the scene, capturing Gilbert's heart and inspiring him to make a break.

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    The wicker man

    When a young girl mysteriously disappears, Police Sergeant Howie travels to a remote Scottish island to investigate. But this pastoral community, led by the strange Lord Summerisle, is not what it seems as the devout Christian detective soon uncovers a secret society of wanton lust and pagan blasphemy. Can Howie now stop the cult's ultimate sacrificebefore he himself comes face-to-face with the horror of the Wicker Man?.

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    The wild bunch

    The brutal story of violent men who lived during the Mexican revolution in the year 1913. It portrays a band of magnificent losers in a dying lawless West.

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    You can count on me

    Sammy is a single mom living in a small Catskill town with her eight-year-old son. A lot happens all at once to Sammy as she, sort of, picks up with an old boyfriend, gets a new boss and her wayward brother finally shows up after months of no communication. A crisis of sorts ensues when the son meets his estranged father.

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    The Battleship Potemkin

    Dramatization of the rebellion of the sailors on the Russian ship Potemkin in 1905, viewed as a forerunner of the Russian Revolution.

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    Castle in the sky

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    Castle in the sky

    Orphaned, Pazu is caught up in a thrilling adventure after Sheeta, a young girl wearing a glowing pendant, floats out of the night sky and into his life. Now, the pair must soar above the clouds in order to find the legendary floating city of Laputa and its treasures.

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    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

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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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    Ghost in the shell

    In a world caught in the grip of information overload, Major Kusanagi is an elite officer and heavily modified cybernetic agent. She is on the trail of a computer-criminal who turns people into human marionettes, controlled by computer. She discovers that his true identity lies at the center of a vast and lethal political conspiracy.

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    Kiki's delivery service

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    Kiki's delivery service

    Kiki leaves her family and flies off to a faraway city where she starts her own business as part of learning her craft as a witch. As her job opens up a world of fun-filled escapades and new friendships, Kiki discovers that the confidence she needs to overcome the challenges of growing up is within herself and not in her magic.

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    The secret of Nimh

    Get ready to meet some runaway rodents with an earth-shattering secret! Suspenseful and heartwarming, this beautifully animated odyssey stars Mrs. Brisby, a mild-mannered mother mouse with a plan to move Heaven and Earth (or at least her house and home) to save her family from Farmer Fitzgibbon's plow! Along the way she gets some help from a lovelorn Crow, a busybody neighbour mouse and a fearsome Great Owl. Unfortunately, Mrs. Brisby will need an engineering miracle to hoist her home, and for that she must face a mysterious rat, fend off a ferocious cat and claim a magic amulet! But when Mrs. Brisby discovers the astounding secret of NIMH...it could change her life forever! DVD.

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    Spirited away

    When a young girl gets trapped in a strange new world of spirits, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free herself and rescue her parents.

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    Spirited away

    When a young girl gets trapped in a strange new world of spirits, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free herself and rescue her parents.

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    Bury my heart at Wounded Knee

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    Bury my heart at Wounded Knee the epic fall of the American Indian

    Begins powerfully with the Sioux triumph over General Custer at Little Big Horn and goes on to center around three powerful men. Charles Eastman is a young, Dartmouth-educated Sioux doctor. Sitting Bull is the proud Lakota chief who refuses to submit to U.S. government policies designed to strip his people of thier identity, dignity and sacred land. Senator Henry Dawes is one of the men responsible for the government policy on Indian affairs. While Eastman and schoolteacher Elaine Goodale work to imporve live for the Sioux on the reservation, Senator Dawes lobbies President Grant for kinder Indian treatment.

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    Brigadoon

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    Brigadoon

    Two Americans stumble upon a Scottish village which comes to life for only one day a century. One of the men falls in love with a townswoman, and has to decide where his heart lies.

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    Cabaret

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    Cabaret

    An egocentric American girl dreams of becoming a star while working in a third-rate Berlin cabaret.

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    Cabin in the sky

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    Cabin in the sky

    Petunia Jackson, a poor but devout woman, is burdened with a shiftless husband called Little Joe. When Little Joe is seriously wounded in a fight and seems about to die, the forces of heaven and hell begin a battle for his soul.

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    Carmen Jones

    Joe, a military policeman about to make officer, is infatuated with the flirtatious and sexy Carmen Jones. Their ill-fated romance comes to a grisly end by the conclusion of the drama but not before their liaison has wreaked havoc with their lives and all who cross their paths.

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    Carousel

    A carny barker falls in love with a sweet millworker, but his wayward ways don't change enough to prevent his early death.

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    Cradle will rock

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    Cradle will rock

    A kaleidoscopic look at the extraordinary events of 1930s America, from high society to life on the streets in Depression-era New York City. Based on the true story of Orson Welles' controversial musical about a steel strike that was closed down by government decree.

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    Fiddler on the roof

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    Fiddler on the roof

    Tevye is a poor Jewish milkman with five unmarried daughters to support in a village in Czarist Russia. With a sharp tongued wife at home and growing anti-Semitism in the village, Tevye talks to God about his troubles. His people's traditions keep him strong when his existence is as precariously balanced as a fiddler on the roof.

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    Godspell

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    Godspell

    Film adaptation of a Broadway musical play, which tells the story of Jesus as a New York flower child, living and dying in the Big Apple. An updated interpretation of the Gospel of Matthew.

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    Good news

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    Good news

    A school librarian falls for a star football player in this lighthearted musical set in the gone-but-not-forgotten college days of the 20's.

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    Hair

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    Hair

    Fresh from the farm, Claude Bukowski arrives in New York City for a date with the Army Induction Board, only to walk into a hippie "happening" in Central Park and fall in love with the beautiful Sheila. Befriended by the hippies' pacifist leader, Berger, and urged to crash a formal party in order to declare his love for Sheila, Claude begins an adventure that lands him in jail, Central Park Lake and finally, in the army. But Berger's final effort to save Claude from Vietnam sets in motion a bizarre twist of fate ... with shocking consequences.

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    Joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat

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    Joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat

    Lloyd Webber, Andrew, 1948-

    Tells the rags-to-riches story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. A filmed performance of the staged opera.

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    The King and I

    Anna Leonowens is an English school teacher who comes to teach the children of the King Mongut of Siam in the middle 1860s.

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    Oklahoma!

    A cowboy wins his girl despite the intervention of a sinister hired hand.

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    Show boat

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    Show boat

    Musical extravaganza which celebrates the loves and heartbreaks of a Mississippi riverboat troupe, starting with a young girl whose heart is stolen by a dashing gambler.

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    Rodger's and Hammerstein's State fair

    A musical about the Frake family and their adventures at the Iowa State Fair. Each member of the family is out for a different prize--Father wants a blue ribbon for his favorite pig, while for his son and daughter the hunt is on for true love.

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    The Wizard of Oz

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    The Wizard of Oz

    Delightful musical fantasy tale about a little Kansas girl named Dorothy who dreams of the magical land of Oz.

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    42

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    42 the Jackie Robinson story

    History was made in 1947, when Jackie Robinson broke the professional baseball race barrier to become the first African American MLB player of the modern era. 42 tells the life story of Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey.

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    The witches

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    The witches

    Nine-year-old Luke finds that saving the world from witches is a tall order for a boy who has been turned into a mouse.

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    A soldier's story

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    A soldier's story

    Rollins is a proud black army attorney sent to investigate the ruthless shooting death of Caesar. He learns that Caesar was a vicious man who served the white world and despised his own roots. Rollins' job is to find out who is guilty--black or white.

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    Death of a salesman

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    Death of a salesman Private conversations

    Dark drama of traveling salesman Willy Loman who struggles with the conflict of family values and society's expectations of success.

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    Death of a salesman Private conversations

    Dark drama of traveling salesman Willy Loman who struggles with the conflict of family values and society's expectations of success.

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    The Age of Innocence

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    The Age of Innocence

    Wealthy New Yorker Newland Archer is ready to settle down in a well-ordered life after he is engaged to May Welland. However, his life is turned upside down when May's unconventional cousin, the Countless Olenska, arrives.

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    Something wicked this way comes

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    Something wicked this way comes

    Green Town, Illinois is visited by a mysterious Mr. Dark and his Pandemonium Carnival. Terrifiying things begin to happen when two small boys become too curious about things.

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    The great gatsby

    A would-be writer Nick Carraway leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Mick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits.

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    Intruder in the dust

    In a small Mississippi town, a white boy rescues a black man who is about to be lynched for a murder he did not commit.

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    Lord of the flies

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    Lord of the flies

    25 schoolboys lost on a tropical island after a plane crash revert to savagery in their efforts to survive.

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    One flew over the cuckoo's nest

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    One flew over the cuckoo's nest

    Story of a free-spirit and his adventures in a mental ward. Nicholson stars as the rebellious McMurphy who battles Nurse Ratched (Fletcher) and the institution.

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    Ordinary people

    The "ordinary" existence of an upper middle class family is shattered with the death of the older son and the struggle of the younger son against guilt and suicide.

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    The ox-bow incident

    Fonda, a drifter, tries to intervene when the people of Ox-Bow attempt to hang the men they think are killers.

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    The scarlet letter

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    The scarlet letter

    In a time when adultery is punishable by death, Hester Prynne becomes involved in a risky and scandalous affair with her town's handsome minister.

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    Of mice and men

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    Of mice and men

    In Depression-era California, two migrant workers dream of better days on a spread of their own until an act of unintentional violence leads to tragic consequences.

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    The Grapes of wrath

    Tells the story of the Joad family. Follows their migration to California from a dust-bowl farm in Oklahoma during the Great Depression.

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    In cold blood

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    In cold blood

    A hard hitting docu-drama about two ex-cons who ruthlessly murder a Kansas family in 1959 in order to steal their non-existent stash of money.

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    The fall of the House of Usher

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    The fall of the House of Usher

    Convinced that his family is tainted by a curse, Roderick Usher determines to prevent his sister from marrying and to put an end to the curse by burying her alive.

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    The pit and the pendulum

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    The pit and the pendulum

    A young man's search for the truth of his sister's death uncovers a bizarre and ghastly secret.

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    Antony & Cleopatra

    A dramatization of Shakespeare's famous play which explores the calamitous consequences of an overwhelming passion.

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    William Shakespeare's As you like it

    An adaptation of one of Shakespeare's comedies about the star-crossed lovers Orlando and Rosalind.

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    Coriolanus

    Dramatization of the last of Shakespeare's tragedies, in which Coriolanus, a strong and cruel soldier, brings about his own downfall through the flaws in his character.

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    The life of Henry the Fifth

    Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's historical play, Henry V. He embarked on an invasion of France, dealt justly with traitors, and led his soldiers to victory and then ensured future peace by his marriage to the Princess of France. Here Shakespeare examines the qualities that make a successful ruler and shows the price in terms of isolation and responsibility that his success entails.

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    Henry IV, Part I

    A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play Henry IV, Part I.

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    Henry IV, part II

    Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's play entitled Henry IV, part II.

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    Henry V

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    Henry V

    This adaptation of Shakespeare's play tells of the English King's bloody conquest against the French culminating at the Battle of Agincourt.

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    King Lear

    A dramatization of William Shakespeare's plays in which tragedy occurs when an old king divides his kingdom between his daughters.

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    King Lear

    Award-winning production of the classic Shakespeare play in which an old king prematurely divides his kingdom among his 3 daughters.

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    King Lear

    Shakespeare's tragedy of the conflict between parent and child, pride and wisdom, expectation and fulfillment.

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    Macbeth

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    Macbeth

    The original Royal Shakespeare Company stars in this classic, world-renowned production of the Great Bard's riveting tale of murder, revenge, and insanity from Tony Award winner Trevor Nunn.

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    Macbeth

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    Macbeth

    The original Royal Shakespeare Company stars in this classic, world-renowned production of the Great Bard's riveting tale of murder, revenge, and insanity from Tony Award winner Trevor Nunn.

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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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    Much ado about nothing

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    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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    Othello

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    Othello

    In this dramatization of William Shakespeare's tragedy a great man's vanity is manipulated by a jealous aide to bring about his downfall. Betrayal, deception and murder end the friendship between Othello and Iago and culminate in the tragic death of Desdemona.

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    King Richard the Second

    A dramatization of Shakespeare's play, the story of a rebellion against the corrupt Richard II.

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    William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet

    A modern adaptation of the classic love story, moved to the futuristic urban backdrop of Verona Beach.

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    Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are dead

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

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    Sense and sensibility

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    Sense and sensibility

    Two sisters, one practical and conventional and the other emotional and sentimental, find that only through compromise of their mutual differences can they get along and find the husbands they wish.

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    Jane Eyre

    The harshly treated orphan girl, Jane Eyre, becomes a governess in an mysterious Yorkshire mansion and falls in love with the master of the house.

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    Shadow of the vampire

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    Shadow of the vampire

    The German director F.W. Murnau hires Max Schreck, the "ultimate method actor," to play Count Orlock in his vampire masterpiece Nosferatu. In Murnau's quest for realism, the movie is filmed at night in Czechoslovakia and Schreck appears only in character and full makeup. As cast and crew begin to disappear, it seems that Murnau has made a devil's bargain with Schreck, whose performance is too authentic.

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    Dracula 2000

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    Dracula 2000

    A rare antiques collector has been keeping a secret buried deep in a locked vault. When robbers seeking a fortune in gold steal the casket they believe contains the gold, they unleash the terror that has been haunting a young woman's dreams.

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    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    A scientist strives to make the perfect man in a laboratory but instead creates a bitter monster who seeks revenge on his creator and his family.

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    Cyrano de Bergerac

    The 17th century poet/philosopher loves the beautiful Roxanne, but works to help her marry another man.

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    O brother, where art thou?

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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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    The odyssey

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    The odyssey

    Aided by the goddess Athena, warrior-king Odysseus braves the terrors and temptations of a fantastic array of creatures as his return from the Trojan War becomes a decade-long quest to reach his homeland and his faithful wife, Penelope.

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    A Tale of two cities

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    A Tale of two cities

    Indifferent to the plight of France's downtrodden and pained by unrequited love for Lucie Darnay, London barrister Sydney Carton finds meaning through an act of ultimate sacrifice.

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    Man of la mancha

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    Man of la mancha

    The story of Don Quixote, a chivalrous knight who chooses to see life as it should be, not as it is.

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    Black cat white cat

    Grga Pitic and Zarije Destanov are two old friends--and rivals--who haven't seen each other in years. But a series of events beyond their wildest dreams leads to a raucously funny reunion filled with gypsy mobsters, dirty deals and shotgun weddings.

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    Niu peng Chine, ma douleur = China, my sorrow

    A 13 year-old boy plays a love song to a girl and is arrested by Mao's cultural police and branded as a propagator of obscene records. Sent off to a remote mountain re-education work camp, he befriends another teenage enemy of the people and an elderly, sage Buddhist monk. His new friends help him preserve his familial traditions and his unique sense of self.

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    The last emperor

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    The last emperor

    An epic adventure, full of slaves and concubines, empresses, and warlords. "The true story of Pu Yi, who, at the age of 3, toddled to the Imperial Dragon Throne to become Lord of 10,000 years," China's last emperor.

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    Lumumba

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    Dramatizes the life of Congolese revolutionary, Patrice Lumumba, who lead his country to independence from Belgium in 1960. He served, for less than a year, as the first elected prime minister until he was brutally assassinated.

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    House made of dawn

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    House made of dawn

    Tells the story of Abel, a young American Indian struggling to honor his past after serving a prison term for manslaughter. He fights to resurrect the spirits of his once proud people and to find a home in a strange land that was once his own.

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    A love story set during the French and Indian War, between an American raised by the Mohican Indians and the daughter of a British officer.

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    Gangs of New York

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    Gangs of New York

    In 1846, waves of Irish immigrants poured into the New York neighborhood of Five Points. "Billy the Butcher" bands his fellow "Native Americans" into a gang to take on the Irish gang "The Dead Rabbits," organized by Priest Vallon. After an bloody clash Vallon is dead and his son ends up in a brutal reform school. In 1862, that boy returns to seek vengeance against the man that killed his father.

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    Glory

    Based on the true story of the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War. Robert Gould Shaw and Cabot Forbes are two idealistic young Bostonians that lead the regiment; Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins is the inspiration who unites the troops ; Pvt. Trip is a runaway slave who joins the regiment.

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    Lincoln

    A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

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    In memoriam

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    In memoriam New York City 9/11/01

    Tuesday, September 11, 2001 started as just another beautiful day. At 8:47am, the city would be jolted into its worst nightmare as a chain of tragic events unfolded, changing the lives of New Yorkers and Americans forever. People from 115 different countries died at the World Trade Center. From still and video cameras of 118 people and 16 news agencies, much of it never-before seen, from in and around New York City. The attack on the WTC was the most documented event in history.

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    Rabbit-proof fence

    In 1931, Molly and her younger cousins, Gracie and Daisy, were three half-caste children from Western Australia who were taken from their parents under government edict and sent to an institution, were taught to forget their families, their culture, and re-invent themselves as members of "white" Australian society. The three girls begin an epic journey back to Western Australia, travelling 1,500 miles on foot with no food or water, and navigating by following the fence that has been built across the nation to stem an over-population of rabbits.

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