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Mark Cousins
Filmed on four continents over six years, this epic 15-hour documentary tells the story of innovation in the movies based on the acclaimed book … 
CastStanley Donen, Abbas Kiarostami, Robert Town…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
RTRFree18A

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Oren Moverman
Follows veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, as he struggles to take care of his family, and fights for his own sur… 
CastWoody Harrelson, Sigourney Weaver, Robin Wri…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$14A

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Cameron Crowe
A documentary on the band Pearl Jam that marks their 20th anniversary in the year 2011. Pearl Jam Twenty chronicles the years leading up to t… 
CastEddie Vedder, Chris Cornell, Kurt Cobain, Ne…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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Rodrigo García
A witty Irish-set period drama about the lives of staff at Dublin’s most luxurious hotel: the illegitimate child of a maid, a beautiful couple’s… 
CastGlenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Jonathan Rhys M…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom, Irel…
GALA$$14A

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Karim Ainouz
Follows a woman wandering around Rio de Janeiro after her husband leaves her. A phone message from her husband propels Violeta into the streets… 
CastCamila Amado, Luisa Arraes, Milton Gonçalves…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryBrazil
CWC$18A

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John McIlduff
Eddie, a depressed accountant, accompanies his junkie son’s girlfriend Liz on a mysterious pick up to help save his neck. Between moments of une… 
CastAoife Duffin, Nigel Oneill, Sandra Ni Bhroin…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DISC$14A

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Nacho Vigalondo
Julio and Julia don't know each other, but they wake up in the same bed horribly hungover and with no memory of the night before. He falls in lo… 
CastJulian Villagran, Michelle Jenner, Raul Cima…
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
CWC$18A

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Jan Zabeil
A young German man travels through an African country. He meets an old fisherman who takes him deep into the wilderness. The next morning, he fi… 
CastAlexander Fehling, Obusentswe Dreamar Manyim…
LanguageEnglish   CountryGermany
VIS$14A

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Francis Ford Coppola
A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl.… 
CastVal Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Elle Fanning, Ben Ch…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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Michael Glawogger
Tells several stories of prostitution around the world. The documentary revolves around the lives and individual hopes, needs and experiences of… 
CastUnknown
LanguageThai, Bangla, Spanis…   CountryGermany | Austria
RTR$R

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Susindran
In a small Tamil village, a ceremonial wooden-horse statue goes missing. With a crucial holy symbol suddenly gone, the village falls into recrim… 
CastAppukutty, Sharnya Mohan, Pirabhakaran, Adva…
LanguageTamil   CountryIndia
CWC$PG

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Randall Cole
Seen entirely from the point of view of hand-held and surveillance cameras, 388 Arletta Avenue tells the story of a couple, Nick Stahl and Mia K… 
CastNick Stahl, Mia Kirshner, Devon Sawa, Charlo…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Juan and Mia, two children who live in different countries, are visited every night by a faceless intruder – a terrifying being that wants to ge… 
CastClive Owen, Carice Van Houten, Daniel Brühl,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$$14A

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Nick Broomfield, Joan Church…
Nick Broomfield's quest for the real Sarah Palin involves battling the icy snows of Alaska in mid-winter to speak to the school friends, family,… 
CastSarah Palin
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
RTR$G

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Maggie Peren
A Spanish border patrolman of Grand Canary Island, José, decides the fate of hundreds of African boat people. When Nathalie, a German tourist, g… 
CastAlex Gonzalez, Sabine Timoteo, Hubert Koundé…
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
CWC$14A

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Gerardo Naranjo
Laura, a young aspiring beauty queen, finds her dream turned against her when she unwillingly gets involved with a criminal group at war. This f… 
CastStephanie Sigman, Noe Hernandez, James Russo
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
CWC$18A

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Nathan Morlando
Based on a true story, WWII vet and family-man-turned-bank-robber Eddie Boyd is torn between the need to provide for his family and an unfulfill… 
CastScott Speedman, Kevin Durand, Kelly Reilly, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$14A

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Nicolas Klotz, Elisabeth Per…
After making love, the youngsters slipped happily into dreamland… but when they opened their eyes the world appeared joyless, and stomach-wrench… 
CastArash Naimian, Camille Rutherford, Michaël …
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$18A

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Haofeng Xu
Set during the Ming dynasty, when Japanese pirates had long been eliminated from China, a swordsman tries to prove that his weapon was used by t… 
CastYu Chenghui, Song Yang , Zhao Yuanyuan
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
DISC$14A

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Agnieszka Holland
In Darkness tells the true story of Leopold Socha, a sewer worker and petty thief in Nazi-occupied Lvov, Poland. Stumbling upon a group of Jews … 
CastRobert Wieçkiewicz, Benno Fürmann, Agnieszka…
LanguagePolish | German   CountryGermany | Poland
SP$14A

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Hirokazu Koreeda
Koichi lives with his mother and retired grandparents in Kagoshima, the southern part of Kyushu region. Separated by their parents’ divorce, his… 
CastKoki Maeda, Ohshirô Maeda, Joe Odagiri, Nene…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
MAST$PG

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Roland Emmerich
Who really wrote Shakespeare's plays? In this vivid drama from Roland Emmerich, mystery swirls around the authorship of classic plays, as the ba… 
CastRhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richards…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$$14A

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David Cronenberg
A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis. On the eve of World War I, Zurich a… 
CastViggo Mortensen, Keira Knightley, Michael Fa…
LanguageGerman, English   CountryCanada
GALA$$18A

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Todd Solondz
Romance blooms between two thirty-somethings in arrested development: an avid toy collector and a woman who is the dark horse of her family. … 
CastJustin Bartha, Christopher Walken, Donna Mur…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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Joseph Cedar
This story chronicles the outcome of a great rivalry between a father and son, both professors in the Talmud department of Hebrew University in … 
CastShlomo Bar Aba, Lior Ashkenazi, Alisa Rosen,…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
CWC$14A

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Corinna Belz
Gerhard Richter, one of the internationally most significant contemporary artists of our times, granted filmmaker Corinna Belz access to his stu… 
CastGerhard Richter, Norbert Arns, Hubert Becker…
LanguageGerman, English   CountryGermany
RTR$PG

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Sebastián Brahm
When a prominent researcher in the field of human memory returns home, he stumbles upon the fact that a man's past – as he remembers and tells i… 
CastCristian Carvajal, Paola Giannini, Alexis Mo…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina/Chile
DISC$14A

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Morgan Spurlock
Have you ever imagined a place where Vulcans and vampires get along? Where wizards and wookies can be themselves? Welcome to Comic-Con San Diego… 
CastStan Lee, Joss Whedon, Frank Miller, Matt Gr…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$PG

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Pen-ek Ratanaruang
A crime-drama centered on a hit-man. Adapted from the novel Fon Tok Kuen Fa (Rain Falling Up The Sky) by award-winning writer Win Leowarin. Tu… 
Cast"Peter" Noppachai Jayanama, Cris Horwang
LanguageThai   CountryThailand
VAN$14A

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Costa Botes
Canadian Eskimo Dogs or Quimmiq were once indispensible to human life in the arctic. Today, the breed faces extinction. Since 1976, Brian Ladoon… 
CastBrian Ladoon
LanguageEnglish   CountryNew Zealand
RTR$PG

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Milagros Mumenthaler
Buenos Aires at the end of summer. Marina, Sofia and Violeta are alone in the family home after their grandmother, who had brought them up, has … 
CastMaría Canale, Martina Juncadella, Ailín Sala…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
DISC$14A

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Jonathan Levine
Inspired by personal experiences, 50/50 is a funny, touching and original story of friendship, love, and survival. Adam is a 27 year old writ… 
CastJoseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendr…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$14A

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Karl Markovics
Without a family and seemingly incapable of coping with society, an18-year-old incarcerated boy faces a slim chance of probation. After many fai… 
CastThomas Schubert, Karin Lischka, Gerhard Lieb…
LanguageGerman   CountryAustria
DISC$14A

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Ralph Fiennes
The citizens of Rome are hungry. Coriolanus, the hero of Rome, a great soldier and a man of inflexible self-belief despises the people. His extr… 
CastRalph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox, Van…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$$14A

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Tawfik Abu Wael
A lens into the emotional upheaval of a Palestinian couple’s last moments before leaving their native city, Jerusalem, to forge a brighter futur… 
CastLana Haj Yahia, Ali Badarni, Kais Nashif
LanguageArabic   CountryPalestine
CWC$14A

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Xiaolu Guo
Kwok Yun leads a simple peasant's life in the peaceful village mountains. She lives with her grandfather and works as a labourer. Following a co… 
CastShi Ke, Udo Kier, Mandy Zhang, Y. Peng Liu, …
LanguageMandarin, English   CountryGermany
CWC$18A

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Santiago Mitre
The graffitied halls, run-down classrooms and surrounding streets of the University of Buenos Aires provide the ideal location for Santiago Mitr… 
CastEsteban Lamothe, Romina Paula, Valeria Corre…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
CTC$14A

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Akin Omotoso
This portrayal of rising xenophobia in South Africa tells the story of a young Nigerian man living in the African refugee tenements of Johannesb… 
CastHakeem Kae-Kazim, Fana Mokoena, Fabian Adeoy…
LanguageEnglish, Yoruba, Sot…   CountrySouth Africa
CWC$14A

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Madonna
A two-tiered romantic drama focusing on the affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson and a contemporary romance betw… 
CastAbbie Cornish, Andrea Riseborough, James D'A…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
GALA$$14A

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Adam Wingard
Story centers on a family coming under attack from a terrifying group of sadistic murderers during a family reunion getaway. Barricaded in their… 
CastSharni Vinson, Barbara Crampton, Wendy Glenn…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$18A

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Mathieu Kassovitz
April 1988, Ouvea island, New Caledonia, a French colony. Thirty policemen are kidnapped by locals fighting for their independence. Three hundre… 
CastMathieu Kassovitz, Iabe Lapacas, Malik Zidi,…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Pawel Pawlikowski
A college lecturer flees to Paris after a scandal costs him his job. In the City of Lights, he meets a widow who might be involved in a series o… 
CastKristin Scott Thomas, Ethan Hawke, Joanna Ku…
LanguageFrench, English   CountryUnited Kingdom, Fran…
SP$$14A

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Gary McKendry
Based on a true story, Killer Elite races across the globe from Australia to Paris, London and the Middle East in the action-packed account of a… 
CastJason Statham, Robert De Niro, Clive Owen, Y…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
GALA$$14A

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Dee Rees
Alike, a young African American teenager, juggles family and friendships in search of sexual expression. She yearns to embrace her identity as a… 
CastAdepero Oduye, Pernell Walker, Aasha Davis,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$14A

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Julia Loktev
Alex and Nica are a young couple backpacking in the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia. They hire a local guide to lead them on a camping trek, and t… 
CastGael García Bernal, Hani Furstenberg, Bidzin…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
VIS$14A

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Anne Fontaine
Agathe doesn’t realize to what extent her life is going to be turned upside down when she takes in Tony, the best friend of her son Adrien. Tony… 
CastIsabelle Huppert, Benoît Poelvoorde, André D…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Belgium
SP$18A

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Avie Luthra
Lucky, an AIDS orphan, is forced to leave his native village to live with his uncle in Durban. He learns about life the hard way, but forges an … 
CastJayashree Basavra, Sihle Dlamini, James Ngco…
LanguageHindi, English, Zulu…   CountrySouth Africa
CWC$14A

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Jonathan Teplitzky
Why is Tom behaving so badly? Six women and an eight-year-old boy are fighting, in very different ways, to help. But for Tom, it seems, there ar… 
CastMatthew Goode, Bojana Novakovic, Essie Davis…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
SP$18A

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Faouzi Bensaïdi
Malik, Allal and Soufiane are three friends who live off pickpocketting in a town stuck between a hill and a large mountain, Tetouan. One day, t… 
CastFehd Benchemsi, Fouad Labiad, Mouchcine Malz…
LanguageArabic   CountryMorocco
CWC$14A

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Christophe Van Rompaey
Seventeen-year-old Lena is overweight, shy and allows others to take advantage of her. She puts up with an overbearing mother, an egotistical be… 
CastEmma Levie, Jeroen Willems, Niels Gomperts, …
LanguageDutch   CountryNetherlands
CWC$18A

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Sebastián Lelio
Manuel is in jail in the south of Chile. During the earthquake of February 27th, 2010, the prison collapses. In the chaos, some inmates, includi… 
CastLuis Dubó, Sergio Hernández, Viviana Herrera
LanguageSpanish   CountryChile
VAN$14A

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Alejandro Brugués
The zombie world has yet to witness one last stand – Cuba. An outbreak hits the island on the anniversary of the revolution, so Juan and his fri… 
CastAlexis Días de Villegas, Jorge Molina, Andre…
LanguageSpanish   CountryCuba
CWC$18A

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Simon Davidson
In The Odds, a murder mystery set in the world of illegal teenage gambling, 17-year-old Desson Orr must find his best friend’s killer before the… 
CastTyler Johnston, Calum Worthy, Julia Maxwell,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CF$14A

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Christophe Honoré
From Paris in the 1960s to London’s modern days, Madeleine and her daughter Vera waltz in and out of the lives of the men they love. But love ca… 
CastChiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Ludiv…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
GALA$$18A

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Jean-Baptiste Léonetti
Philip and Mary, two teenagers whose parents were crushed by the system, are placed in an orphanage with frightening education methods. Twenty y… 
CastSami Bouajila, Julie Gayet, Jean-Pierre Andr…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance | Luxembourg …
VAN$14A

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Johnnie To
What do a bank teller, a small-time thug and a police inspector have in common? Nothing. Not until a bag of stolen money worth $10 million cross… 
CastLau Ching Wan, Richie Jen, Denise Ho
LanguageCantonese   CountryHong Kong
SP$PG

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Jamie Linden
A group of friends reunite ten years after their high-school graduation. Ten Year focuses on a group of friends – married and unmarried, succ… 
CastChanning Tatum, Rosario Dawson, Justin Long,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$14A

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Dylan Akio Smith, Kris Elgst…
Following a near-death experience, Karl comes to believe that Paul is his doppelgänger. When Karl finally reveals himself to Paul, a unique and … 
CastTygh Runyan, Brad Dryborough, Ben Cotton, Ma…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
VAN$PG

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Hugo Santiago
Invasion is the legend of a city, imaginary or real, besieged by powerful enemies and defended by a handful of men who may not be heroes. In thi… 
CastOlga Zubarry, Lautaro Murúa, Juan Carlos Paz…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
CTC$18A

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Marco van Geffen
Split into three segments, each told from a different perspective, this smart thriller focuses on the lives of immigrant workers in Europe. Ewa,… 
CastDagmara Bak, Natalia Rybicka, Rifka Lodeizen…
LanguageDutch, English   CountryNetherlands
DISC$14A

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Cristián Jiménez
A young writer recounts an earlier romance in hopes of attracting his new love interest. Jiménez’ debut celebrates love, literature and botany … 
CastGabriela Arancibia, Cristóbal Briceño, Julio…
LanguageSpanish   CountryChile | Argentina
CWC$18A

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Luc Besson
The story of pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi and the academic and writer Michael Aris; a true story of love set against political turmoi… 
CastDavid Thewlis, Michelle Yeoh and William Hop…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom / Fra…
GALA$$14A

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Chantal Akerman
Somewhere in South-East Asia, in a little lost village on a wide and turbulent river, a European man clings to his pipe dreams out of love for h… 
CastStanislas Merhar, Marc Barbé, Aurora Marion,…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Belgium
MAST$14A

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Jean-Marc Vallée
Café de Flore is first and foremost an epic love story between a man and woman. And between a mother and her son. Two people from two different … 
CastVanessa Paradis, Kevin Parent, Hélène Floren…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SP$14A

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Martin Zandvliet
A biography of the Danish actor and comedian, Dirch Passer. Opening in the seductive style of the 1960s, A Funny Man uncovers the perennial lo… 
CastNikolaj Lie Kaas, Lars Ranthe, Lars Brygmann…
LanguageDanish   CountryDenmark
CWC$14A

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José Henrique Fonseca
A biography of the tragic life of one of Brazil's greatest soccer players, Heleno de Freitas. This film is a non-chronological and in-depth ac… 
CastRodrigo Santoro, Alinne Moraes, Angie Cepeda
LanguagePortuguese   CountryBrazil
CWC$14A

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Sean Durkin
Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult. … 
CastElizabeth Olsen, Christopher Abbott, Brady …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18A

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Founded and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, hitRECord is an open collaborative production company where members can contribute their work in v… 
CastJoseph Gordon-Levitt
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$18

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Alexandre Courtes
The story tells of some aspiring musicians who are working as cooks at the insane asylum and become trapped there when a major thunderstorm hits… 
CastDave Legeno, Rupert Evans, Anna Skellern, Ri…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$18A