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"A friend will drop off a package and get it back later". Such is the message left by Jacques before setting off to Japan, found by his buddies Pierre and Michel with whom he shares a luxury appartment. The package arrives as foreseen, but to everyone's disbelief,it's a baby... Goodbye freedom, goodbye one-night-stands.
Director Andrew Bujalski transports viewers back to year 1980 with this comedy set at a provincial hotel that's simultaneously hosting a chess programmer's competition and a New Age therapy convention for couples. Shot on a vintage Sony video camera, Computer Chess explores the awkward chemistry that comes into play as these two disparate groups struggle to find a common ground.
China, 689 A.D. Empress Wu Zetian is building a 66 m high statue of Buddha for her inauguration as the first empress of China, under the objections and conspiracy of the other clans. When the main engineer mysteriously dies by spontaneous combustion, the workers are superstitious and afraid. Wu then releases exiled Detective Dee from his imprisonment and asks him to investigate the mystery.
In 1967, a young Beijing student, Chen Zhen, is sent to live among the nomadic herdsmen of Inner Mongolia. Caught between the advance of civilization from the south and the nomads' traditional enemies - the marauding wolves - to the north; humans and animals, residents and invaders alike, struggle to find their true place in the world.
The story is set in a world where implanted microchips can record all moments of an individual's life. The chips are removed upon death so the images can be edited into something of a highlight reel for loved ones who want to remember the deceased. Caviezel portrays the leader of the organization that opposes this technology's development.
“Masarat” means “road” or “course” in Arabic. It is the name of a cultural festival dedicated to Palestine in the French community of Belgium during autumn 2008. It is also the road taken by the director, Gérard Preszow, which brings him from Belgium to Palestine, along with his Brussels Jewishness. An exacerbated land of identity issues, Palestine forces everyone to define themselves.
An exploration of the dark underside of the human psyche with a look at Austrian basements fitted out as private domains for secrets and fetishes. No desire or proclivity is off limits to Seidl's camera, which takes in the opera-singing gunslinger, the Hitler-loving brass band, a hunter of exotic species, and the passionate devotees of S&M with an equal measure of curiosity and compassion.
In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.
In Congo, in the university of Lubumbashi, one of the biggest university of Africa, making studies is hard and challenging. Some 25.000 students fall over each other in a campus in poor conditions and have to reconcile the difficulties resulting from the situation of their country and the academic demands. The film Campus Kassapa shows us this reality through four students.
When the dead body of Mr Kaplan is found, a kitchen knife in his back, all eyes turn to the maid. When the widow reveals that her departed husband was unable to give her children, all eyes are on her. Behind a crime of passion, a modern day detective will discover how temptation, devotion, remorse and desire are the worst killers of love.
In today's Beirut, an insult blown out of proportions finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court. From secret wounds to traumatic revelations, the media circus surrounding the case puts Lebanon through a social explosion, forcing Toni and Yasser to reconsider their lives and prejudices.
After her brother's death, Alice leave France for Japan and takes refuge in a small village just above the cliffs. Her brother Nathan said to her before he died that he finally founded peace there thanks to a certain Daïsuké. Following his footsteps, Alice will in fact find herself, in a strange and hostile but warm place.
In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's seminal novel 'The Price of Salt', the film follows two women from different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. A young woman in her 20s, Therese is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol, an alluring woman trapped in a loveless marriage.
Samba migrated to France ten years ago from Senegal, and has since been plugging away at various lowly jobs. Alice is a senior executive who has recently undergone a burn-out. Both struggle to get out of their dead-end lives. Samba's willing to do whatever it takes to get working papers, while Alice tries to get her life back on track until fate draws them together.
Tariq Ali, a Muslim police officer of Scotland Yard, is asked to hunt-down suspected suicide-bombers against the backdrop of July 7 bombings in London. Tariq's task gets complicated as an innocent Muslim is killed by the commando shooters of Scotland Yard. On the other hand, Tariq - a British citizen is himself a suspect in the eyes of his boss, despite his long service in the Scotland Yard.
Jeanne and Victor are two young Parisians returning home from a vacation. On their way, they stop off to see their friend Jean-Paul in the plain where his Community has chosen to settle. The group is fighting against the construction of an aquatic park in the region's last remaining wet zone and, more generally, against modern society, the great Babylon.
Delphine's highly personal novel about her mother has become a bestseller. Already exhausted by the endless demands for interviews, Delphine is soon tormented by anonymous letters accusing her of having turned her family into a source of gossip. Paralyzed by the idea of having to start writing again, she crosses paths with Elle, a young and attractive woman, who is also intelligent and intuitive.
May 1968 is synonymous with a universal youth revolt, triggered by the escalation of a whole series of events and youth movements. It is the break with the adult world, the change of sexual morality and other social values, and the revolt against petty-bourgeois society.
While in captivity, Tilikum, a performing killer whale, has been responsible for the deaths of three people, including a top orca trainer. Blackfish shows the sometimes devastating consequences of capturing and confining such intelligent and sentient creatures.
Tony and Simon are passionate bowling champions and hitmen by necessity. They have a very important game coming up. But before this decisive meeting, they must execute a contract. What should have been a clean and summary execution quickly turns into surreal revenge against a backdrop of community tensions.
Walkers and workers from the slag heaps of northern France and the chalk cliffs of England are running through an arid landscape. The black and white 16 mm and the sound work navigate the film playfully between social memory, fantasy and abstraction.
A rom-com about the adventures of a small town teacher, Kate Carter, going back to the city for her wedding. After a blizzard strikes, she is forced to travel with a stranger named Redford who leaves her questioning her future plans.
The film begins in 1942 in a small Luxembourg village under Nazi occupation. Through the eyes of Chrëscht Knapp, 11, son of a carpenter, we meet his family and the village people. Most are engaged in one way or another in the resistance, but some are collaborating with the occupant.
'Nerve' is about an online dare game, in which people give participants anonymous dares for money. The participants compete with each other to win the grand prize as the dares get tougher. Things get worse when the tasks get increasingly dangerous and lives are at stake.
Episodes from the lives of a group of Tokyo slum-dwellers: Rokkuchan, an intellectually disabled boy who brings meaning and routine to his life by driving an imaginary streetcar; children who support their parents by scrounging or by tedious and ill-paying endeavours; schemers who plot or dream of escaping the shackles of poverty.
Ronnie runs a Disco walking tour with his son, Brayden. When a sexy woman takes the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her love. It also signals the arrival of an oily strangler who stalks the streets at night.
A violinist from a provincial Polish orchestra, whose husband is the director of the ensemble, meets a world-renowned conductor on a visit to the US. As it turns out, he was once in love with her mother. A slightly unstable hypochondriac, he returns to Poland to lead the provincial orchestra. He also tries to revive his old love affair, using the violinist as a surrogate for her mother...