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Big Night

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  Big Night (1996)

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This charmer of a movie--a big winner at Sundance and with audiences, and a treat for movie and food lovers--is the story of two Italian brothers whose restaurant teeters on the brink of bankruptcy. With Minnie Driver, Ian Holm, Isabella Rossellini, Campbell Scott, Tony Shalboub and Stanley Tucci. "A feast of a film" (Peter Travers, Newsday).   More...



Servant, The

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  Servant, The (1963)

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Dirk Bogarde stars as the title character, hired as a valet to wealthy and decadent James Fox. The power shifts in the household, however, as the new servant commands more control and his "master" falls increasingly under his influence. "An extraordinary film...It questions our assumptions about relationships and in the process reveals the hypocrisy that abounds   More...



Le Trou (RARE)

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  Le Trou (RARE) (1960)

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Jacques Becker's swan song was this masterfully realized, realistic drama about an attempted prison escape and it is considered by some to be the best film of his career. Inspired by a true incident, the film meticulously details the struggle of five convicts to tunnel their way to freedom, while a traitor may be among them. Building its suspense methodically and effectively, Le   More...



Marketa Lazarova

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  Marketa Lazarova (1967)

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In its home country, František Vlácil’s Marketa Lazarová has been hailed as the greatest Czech film ever made; for many U.S. viewers, it will be a revelation. Based on a novel by Vladislav Vancura, this stirring and poetic depiction of a feud between two rival medieval clans is a fierce, epic, and meticulously designed evocation of the clashes between Christianity and paganism, humankind and   More...



Pola X

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  Pola X (1999)

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Eight years after his monumental ode to all-consuming love, The Lovers on the Bridge, Leos Carax resurfaced with this bold drama based on Herman Melville's Pierre. For the first time in Carax''s four features, it is not Denis Lavant as "Alex," but Guillaume Depardieu (son of Gerard) as Pierre who takes center stage. Living with his mother (Catherine Deneuve) in a   More...



Pickpocket (1959)

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  Pickpocket (1959) (1959)

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Robert Bresson's masterpiece is a magnificent drama about a thief, his techniques, motives and secret existence. Loosely based on Crime and Punishment, it tells the compelling story of an insignificant man who drifts into crime. "One of the four or five great dates in the history of cinema! A film with deep inspiration, free, instinctive, burning,   More...



Scapegoat, The

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  Scapegoat, The (1959)

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On a vacation in France from his nondescript job and life, John Barratt encounters a titled but impoverished French nobleman who looks exactly like him. The nobleman gets John drunk, and switches places with him to get a breather from his failing business and too-complicated life. John tries to convince everyone he is not whom they think he is, but he begins to get more and more involved with the   More...



301/302

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  301/302 (1996)

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One of the most highly acclaimed films from the new Korean cinema, this provocative, black comedy is winner of Korea's Grand Bell for Best Picture. When the anorexic young woman in apartment 302 mysteriously disappears, a detective visits her neighbor in 301--a newly divorced gourmet cook who''s addicted to food--to start the investigation. In flashbacks, the   More...



Bread and Chocolate

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  Bread and Chocolate (1974)

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Nino Manfredi stars as an Italian immigrant struggling to make a life in the difficult Teutonic world of Switzerland. This comic everyman finds himself forced into degrading situations, but he never gives up. The result is a comedy with an intense feeling of pathos. "An amusing and touching illustration of culture clash, and a graphic depiction of a complacent and   More...



Un Flic

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  Un Flic (1972)

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French film icons Alain Delon and Catherine Deneuve star in the final film by the great Jean-Pierre Melville (Le Samourai, Bob le Flambeur). Melville again finds thematic richness in the gangster genre with this tale o f a morose detective (Delon), a brilliant thief (Richard Crenna), and the woman they both love (Deneuve). "A bitter meditation on disenchantment and   More...



Le Samourai

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  Le Samourai (1967)

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Melville's classic film noir masterpiece stars Alain Delon as a cool and mysterious contract killer who lives by a personal code of bushido, moving in and out of shadows in the Parisian rain wearing a trenchcoat and a fedora hiding his eyes. A mythical revenge story with Cathy Rosier as a jazz piano player who witnesses one of his hits but doesn''t tell the police.   More...



List of Adrian Messenger, The

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  List of Adrian Messenger, The (1963)

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A witty thriller in which George C. Scott must uncover the identity of a murderer who is killing off the heirs to a family fortune. The audience gets in on the fun by trying to identify the stars who are playing disguised roles in the film: Sinatra, Mitchum, Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis.

John Huston---USA---1963---98 mins.



Moment of Innocence, A

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  Moment of Innocence, A (1996)

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In his youth, Iranian auteur Mohsen Makhmalbaf was imprisoned for stabbing policeman Mirhadi Tayebi during a political protest. Decades later, following his release from prison, Makhmalbaf was stunned to meet Tayebi again--this time at an audition for one of his films. Makhmalbaf utilizes this strange twist of events for this wry, metafilmic masterpiece, in which he and Tayebi   More...



Moby Dick (1956)

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  Moby Dick (1956) (1956)

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John Huston directs Herman Melville's classic tale of a large, albino, water-based mammal and the obsessive sea captain with one real leg. The script is by Ray Bradbury. Gregory Peck stars as Ahab, Richard Basehart is the lucky Ishmael. Other crew members of the Pequod include Leo Genn, Harry Andrews and Frederick Ledebur as Queequeg. Three white whales were used in the filming   More...



Sweet and Lowdown

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  Sweet and Lowdown (1999)

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Sean Penn and Samantha Morton were both nominated for Academy Awards for their performances in Woody Allen's affectionate comedy. Penn stars as a Depression-era jazz guitarist who strives to be as great a musician as Django Reinhardt. In music he seeks perfection, but his personal life is chaos--dominated by a string of bad relationships and heavy drinking. Morton   More...



Assassination of Trotsky, The

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  Assassination of Trotsky, The (1972)

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Joseph Losey directed this tense drama about the last days of Leon Trotsky, the leader of the Russian Revolution who was forced into exile in Mexico. Richard Burton delivers a compelling performance as Trotsky, the fiery and charismatic leader whose assassination marked a pivotal moment in 20th-century history. With Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Valentina Cortese.   More...



Kedi

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"Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame — and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul,   More...



Yojimbo

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  Yojimbo (1961)

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This set combines two timeless, borderless masterpieces by Akira Kurosawa and his trusty thespian, Toshiro Mifune. The director's first full-length comedy, Yojimbo stars Mifune as the unemployed samurai warrior who comes to a small village torn apart by two warring factions. "Explosively comic and exhilarating," said Pauline Kael. Mifune returns to help a group of very   More...



Army of Shadows

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  Army of Shadows (1969)

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Set in German-occupied Lyons during WWII, this tragic, highly-atmospheric picture concerns a French Resistance fighter (Lino Ventura) who is betrayed by an informer and sent to a prison camp, where he awaits the Gestapo. Based on Joseph Kessel's novel, Army of Shadows, or The Army in the Shadows, was a personal endeavor for Jean-Pierre Melville, who was a   More...



Ariel

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  Ariel (1988)

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In Kaurismäki’s drolly existential crime drama, a coal miner named Taisto (Turo Pajala) attempts to leave behind a provincial life of inertia and economic despair, only to get into ever deeper trouble. Yet a minor-key romance with a hilariously dispassionate meter maid (Susanna Haavisto) might provide a light at the end of a very dark tunnel. Ariel, which boasts a terrific soundtrack of Finnish   More...




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