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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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    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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    The chorus

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    The chorus Les choristes

    Unemployed music teacher Clement Mathieu becomes the supervisor at a boarding school for the rehabilitation of minors. Dismayed by the repressive administration, he works to positively transform the students' lives through music.

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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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    Inch'Allah dimanche

    In the aftermath of World War II, France attempted to replenish its weakened work force by recruiting men from North Africa. In 1974, the French government relaxed its immigration policy with the enaction of the "family reunion" law, a euphemism which allowed families of Algerian men to join them. Zouina is a woman who parts tearfully from her mother in the port of Algiers; she finds herself feeling imprisoned between a distant husband who scorns her, a hostile mother-in-law and a neighbor who is afraid of Zouina's otherness. Zouina finally begins to feel a sense of acceptance when she meets a cosmetics factory worker who sparks in Zouina an interest in French culture and her new world. This curiosity and longing for freedom and experience drive Zouina to take secret excursions with her children on Sundays, the one day that her husband and mother-in-law are out of the house. Through these little adventures, she comes to terms with the difficulties of immigration, women's rights and adapting to a new culture.

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    Indochine

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    Indochine

    "Set in French Indochina in the 1930s as the Vietnamese begin to rebel against French colonialism. Dramatizes the last years of French rule through the relationship between plantation owner Éliane, French by birth but born and raised in Indochina, and her adopted daughter Camille, an orphaned Annamese princess who becomes a Vietnamese revolutionary and representative at the Geneva Conference after having a child by French officer Jean-Baptiste, Éliane's past lover.".

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    The intouchables

    An irreverent, uplifting comedy about friendship, trust, and human possibility. Based on a true story of friendship between a handicapped millionaire and his street-smart ex-con caretaker, The Intouchables depicts an unlikely camaraderie rooted in honesty and humor between two individuals who, on the surface, would seem to have nothing in common.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    [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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    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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    Il Postino: The Postman

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    Il Postino: The Postman

    A shy postman gets help from the exiled poet Pablo Neruda to win the heart of the most beautiful woman on the isle of Capri.

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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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    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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    Gueros

    Two unexpectedly idle university students and one younger kid brother set out to find a now-obscure folk-rock singer-songwriter who's now hospitalized, well, somewhere. This journey unfolds in a singularly unlinear fashion--but they're used to roundabout experiences.

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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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    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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    Under the same moon

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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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    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.

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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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    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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    The Commitments

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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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    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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    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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    Monsoon wedding

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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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    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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    Triumph of the will Triumph des Willens : das Dokument vom Reichsparteitag 1934

    This film, commissioned by Adolf Hitler to record the 1934 Nazi party rally in Nuremberg, is the "most powerful piece of propaganda ever produced". Included are many scenes of gatherings, marches, and parades. The viewer will also hear speeches given by Hitler, Goering, Goebbels, and Hess as well as samples of monumental architecture designed by Albert Speer.

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