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Marco Bellocchio
Italian master Marco Bellocchio (Fists in the Pocket, Vincere) returns with this haunting, enigmatic tale that takes us from the 17th century to… 
CastRoberto Herlitzka, Pier Giorgio Bellocchio, …
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
MAST$14A

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Simon Fitzmaurice
Packed off to a foster home after her father is institutionalized, a rebellious young Irish girl resolves to bust her dad out of the hospital wh… 
CastEvanna Lynch, Michael Smiley, George Webster
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
DISC$PG

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Frederick Wiseman
Legendary documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman (At Berkeley, National Gallery) explores the culture, politics and daily life of the Queens, N… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, Ar…   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson and…
Guided by the spirit of Maddin’s “Cuadecec Manifesto” (which calls for makings-of en masse), Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton is a strange and st… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
WLFreePG

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul
The new installation from Palme d’Or-winning Thai filmmaker and contemporary artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul fuses the artist’s exploration of … 
CastUnknown
LanguageUnknown   CountryThailand/Mexico
WLFree18

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Galen Johnson
Initially designed to promote Evan Johnson and Guy Maddin’s The Forbidden Room, A Living Poster employs the same digital techniques used to crea… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
WLFreePG

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Jennifer Peedom
This stunningly shot and nail-bitingly suspenseful documentary follows Phurba Tashi Sherpa as he undertakes his world-record-setting 22nd ascent… 
CastPhurba Tashi Sherpa, Russell Brice, Ed Dougl…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia/United Kin…
DOC$PG

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Zahidur Rahim Anjan
A case of mistaken identity throws an apolitical chemistry teacher into the maelstrom of the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War, in the striking deb… 
CastShahiduzzaman Selim, Aparna Jara, Joyonto Ch…
LanguageBengali   CountryBangladesh
DISC$14A

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David Verbeek
A US soldier tries to deal with his guilt after a drone strike gone wrong, in this topical drama from Dutch director David Verbeek. A contempor… 
CastGrégoire Colin, Lizzie Brocheré, Slimane Daz…
LanguageEnglish   CountryNetherlands/Croatia…
PLAT$18A

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Shambhavi Kaul
This new installation by Indian-American artist-filmmaker Shambhavi Kaul is comprised of a large projected video loop composed of seven shots th… 
CastUnknown
LanguageUnknown   CountryUSA/India
WLFree18

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Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden
Ryan Reynolds, Ben Mendelsohn and Sienna Miller star in this footloose tale about two itinerant gamblers aiming to buy their way into a legendar… 
CastBen Mendelsohn, Ryan Reynolds, Sienna Miller…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$14A

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Nabil Ayouch
Four sex workers turn to each other for support as they struggle to survive the corrupt and dangerous flesh markets of Marrakesh, in this hard-h… 
CastLoubna Abidar, Asmaa Lazrak, Halima Karaouan…
LanguageArabic   CountryMorocco
CWS$R

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Philippe Falardeau
In this satirical look at the vagaries of Canadian politics from Oscar-nominated director Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar), an independent M… 
CastPatrick Huard, Suzanne Clément, Irdens Exant…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$PG

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Corin Sworn, Tony Romano
The first major collaboration between Canadian artist Tony Romano and English-born, Toronto-raised Corin Sworn, La Giubba follows the intersecti… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada/United Kingdo…
WLFreePG

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Eric Khoo
The sensitive and sensual new film from Singaporean director Eric Khoo draws together several narratives spanning several decades, all of them t… 
CastChoi Woo Shik, Kim Khobbi, Koh Boon Pin, Dan…
LanguageEnglish, Malay, Kore…   CountrySingapore
CWC$18A

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Miguel Gomes
A major hit at this year's Cannes, this epic, three-part contemporary fable by Portuguese auteur Miguel Gomes (Tabu) adopts the structure from t… 
CastCrista Alfaiate, Americo Silva, Carloto Cott…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryPortugal
WL$14A

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Adam Salky
Sarah Silverman gives an astonishing performance as a drug-addicted, self-destructive New Jersey housewife whose life begins to come apart at th… 
CastSarah Silverman, Josh Charles, Thomas Sadosk…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18A

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Sebastian Schipper
A beautiful young Spanish nightclubber in Berlin becomes wheelwoman for a quartet of bank robbers, in this stunning heist thriller shot in a sin… 
CastLaia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
SP$14A

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Tom Geens
A middle class British couple end up living like feral creatures in a camouflaged hole in the middle of a vast forest in France. A young couple… 
CastPaul Higgins, Kate Dickie, Jerome Kircher, C…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
CTC$14A

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Pablo Trapero
The new film from Argentine auteur Pablo Trapero (Crane World, White Elephant) recounts the astonishing true story of a seemingly normal middle-… 
CastGuillermo Francella, Peter Lanzani
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina/Spain
PLAT$14A

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Corin Sworn, Tony Romano
The first major collaboration between Canadian artist Tony Romano and English-born, Toronto-raised Corin Sworn, La Giubba follows the intersecti… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada/United Kingdo…
WLFreePG

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Jeremy Sims
Rex drives a cab and has never left Broken Hill in his life. When he discovers he doesn’t have long to live, he decides to drive across the hear… 
CastJacki Weaver, Michael Caton, Ningali Lawford…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
CWS$PG

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Ridley Scott
Stranded on Mars, a NASA astronaut (Matt Damon) struggles to survive on the arid planet while his ground crew races to mount a rescue mission, i… 
CastMatt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$14A

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Fabienne Berthaud
Fleeing from the scene of a terrible crime, a young woman embarks on a life-changing road trip across California and Nevada. Romy is on holiday… 
CastDiane Kruger, Norman Reedus, Gilles Lellouch…
LanguageFrench, English   CountryFrance
PLAT$14A

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Jon Cassar
Tormented by a dark secret, an aging gunfighter abandons a life of killing and returns home, only to discover his mother has died. He’s forced t… 
CastKiefer Sutherland, Donald Sutherland, Demi M…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
GALA$$14A

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Joe Begos
A drifter with psychic powers takes on an evil doctor and his crew of telekinetic assassins. Joe Begos returns with a psychokinetic thriller ab… 
CastGraham Skipper, Lauren Ashley Carter, John S…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$14A

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Grímur Hákonarson
In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what's dearest to them … 
CastSigurõur Sigurjónsson, Theodór Júlíusson, Ch…
LanguageIcelandic   CountryIceland
CWC$14A

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Jason Reitman
Shifting to the episodic format after his acclaimed feature-film work, TIFF favourite Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air) directs this hilarious… 
CastTara Lynne Barr, Patrick Heusinger, Alisha B…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
PRIME$18A

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Corin Sworn, Tony Romano
The first major collaboration between Canadian artist Tony Romano and English-born, Toronto-raised Corin Sworn, La Giubba follows the intersecti… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada/United Kingdo…
WLFreePG

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Igor Drljaca
Once a celebrated actor in pre-war Yugoslavia, a Sarajevo-born immigrant struggles to find work in his new life in Toronto, in the second feat… 
CastJasmin Geljo, Masa Lizdek, Filip Geljo, Ma-…
LanguageEnglish, Bosnian, Cr…   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Brian D. Johnson
By turns elegiac and celebratory, this documentary tribute to the late, great Canadian poet Al Purdy features readings, reminiscences and perfor… 
CastMargaret Atwood, Joseph Boyden, Leonard Cohe…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

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Jafar Panahi
Shooting almost entirely within a cab circling the streets of Tehran, the great director Jafar Panahi (Offside, This Is Not a Film) offers a mul… 
CastJafar Panahi
LanguageFarsi   CountryIran
MAST$PG

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Roar Uthaug
In this pulse-pounding thriller, a geologist tries to prevent a cataclysm when a mountain overlooking a popular Norwegian tourist destination be… 
CastKristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Hoff …
LanguageNorwegian   CountryNorway
SP$14A

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Can Evrenol
A squad of unsuspecting cops goes through a trapdoor to Hell when they stumble upon a Black Mass in an abandoned building. The nightmarish featu… 
CastGorkem Kasal, Ergun Kuyucu, Mehmet Cerrahogl…
LanguageTurkish   CountryTurkey
MM$18A

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Josh Mond
An excess-prone twentysomething deadbeat must get his act together for his ailing mother — so he does that to excess too — in this funny, angry … 
CastChristopher Abbott, Cynthia Nixon, Scott 'Ki…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$14A

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Gaspar Noé
French provocateur Gaspar Noé (Enter the Void) continues to push the envelope with this 3D melodrama featuring explicit, unsimulated sex. Janua… 
CastKarl Glusman, Aomi Muyock, Klara Kristin
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
VAN$R

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Gabriel Mascaro
Writer-director Gabriel Mascaro offers a wild, sensual, and utterly transporting look at life behind the scenes on the Brazilian rodeo circuit. … 
CastJuliano Cazarré, Aline Santana, Carlos Pesso…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryBrazil
PLAT$R

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Louise Osmond
Set in a former mining village in Wales, Dark Horse is the inspirational true story of Jan Vokes and her group of local friends who decide to ta… 
CastJan Vokes, Brian Vokes, Howard Davies, Angel…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DOC$G

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Hermon Hailay
A cab driver and a beautiful young prostitute fall in love while struggling to survive on the mean streets of Addis Ababa, in this frank, gritty… 
CastEskindir Tameru, Fereweni Gebregergs
LanguageAmharic   CountryEthiopia
CWC$14A

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Sergei Loznitsa
Ukrainian filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa follows his monumental documentary Maïdan with this found-footage epic about the failed coup of August 1991 … 
CastUnknown
LanguageRussian   CountryRussia
WL$14A

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Salvador del Solar
An aged Peruvian taxi driver, formerly an aide to a feared military officer in the bloodiest days of government repression during the Shining Pa… 
CastDamián Alcázar, Magaly Solier, Federico Lupp…
LanguageSpanish   CountryPeru/Argentina/Colom…
CWC$14A

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Matthew Brown
Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) and Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons star in this inspirational biopic about Srinivasa Ramanujan, the early-20t… 
CastStephen Fry, Devika Bhise, Toby Jones, Dev P…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
GALA$$PG

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Leyla Bouzid
Set on the eve of the Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution, the first feature from director Leyla Bouzid follows an up-and-coming underground band as th… 
CastBaya Medhaffer, Ghalia Benali, Montassar Aya…
LanguageArabic/French   CountryTunisia/France/Belgi…
CWC$14A

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Anne Sewitsky
Bedevilled by shared demons, a young woman and her half-brother find comfort with each other, in this brooding, sharply detailed study of incest… 
CastIne Wilmann, Simon J. Berger, Silje Storstei…
LanguageNorwegian/Swedish   CountryNorway
CWC$R

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Morgan Neville
Academy Award-winning director Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet from Stardom) follows Keith Richards on the road as the legendary Rolling Stones guit… 
CastKeith Richards, Tom Waits, Steve Jordan, Wad…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
PRIME$14A

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Pietro Marcello
Part fable, part documentary, part film poem, the latest exquisite feature by Pietro Marcello (La bocca del lupo) pays homage to a humble shephe… 
CastTommaso Cestrone, Sergio Vitolo, Gesuino Pit…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
WL$PG

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Gillian Armstrong
Australian filmmaker Gillian Armstrong (My Brilliant Career, Little Women) directs this documentary tribute to legendary Hollywood costume desig… 
CastDarren Gilshenan, Deborah Kennedy
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
DOC$PG

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Corneliu Porumboiu
Two neighbours set out to unearth a buried treasure in their own backyard, in this delightful fusion of contemporary fairy tale and political pa… 
CastCuzin Toma, Adrian Purcarescu, Corneliu Cozm…
LanguageRomanian   CountryRomania
CWC$PG

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Ivan Ostrochovský
This subtle fusion of documentary and fiction follows a young Roma boxer as he embarks on a tragicomic return to the ring in order to pay for … 
CastPeter Baláz, Zvonko Lakcevic, Ján Franek, St…
LanguageSlovak   CountrySlovakia, Czech Repu…
CWC$14A

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Johnnie To
Hong Kong master Johnnie To (Drug War, Mad Detective) directs superstars Chow Yun-Fat and Sylvia Chang in this spectacular movie musical about h… 
CastSylvia Chang, Yun Fat Chow, Eason Chan, Wei …
LanguageCantonese, Mandarin…   CountryChina, Hong Kong
SP$PG

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Mabel Cheung
Based on the miraculous true story of Jackie Chan’s parents, this film is about the unbreakable bond of love between an opiumpeddling widow and … 
CastTang Wei, Sean Lau
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
SP$14A

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Pablo Larraín
Four men live in a secluded house in a seaside town. Sent to purge sins of the past, they live under a strict regime and the watchful eye of a c… 
CastRoberto Farías
LanguageSpanish   CountryChile
SP$14A

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Akiz Ikon / Achim Bornhak
After a wild night out, a Berlin party girl finds herself haunted by a twisted, repellent litte creature that no one else can see. When 17-year… 
CastCarolyn Genzkow, Wilson Gonzalez Ochsenknech…
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
VAN$14A

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Andrew Cividino
The first feature from Canadian writer-director Andrew Cividino is set in an isolated Ontario cottage community during a bleak midsummer, where … 
CastJackson Martin, Nick Serino, Reece Moffett
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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Andrew Currie
A dysfunctional family's reunion at a lake house in Northern Ontario descends into chaos in this ensemble comedy-drama from Canadian director An… 
CastJason Ritter, Emmanuelle Chriqui, James Brol…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche
Director and star Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche reimagines the tale of the Biblical traitor in this stunningly shot historical drama. Rabah Ameur-Zaimec… 
CastRabah Ameur-Zaïmeche, Nabil Djedouani, Moham…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Yuval Delshad
Chronicling the burgeoning conflict between father and son in a hard-working Iranian-Israeli family, Yuval Delshad’s fiction-feature debut is bo… 
CastNavid Negahban, Viss Elliot Safavi, Asher Av…
LanguageHebrew, Farsi   CountryIsrael
CWC$PG

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Elisabeth Scharang
A riveting biopic of notorious Austrian convict Jack Unterweger, who became a literary superstar while serving a 15-year sentence for murder. O… 
CastJohannes Krisch, Corinna Harfouch, Birgit Mi…
LanguageGerman   CountryAustria
CWC$14A

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Emmanuel Leconte, Daniel Lec…
This new documentary by the father-and-son directing team of Daniel and Emmanuel Leconte pays tribute to the 11 journalists of the French satiri… 
CastElisabeth Badinter, Gérard Biard, Charb , Ca…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
DOC$14A

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Shemi Zarhin
In the wake of their mother's death, three Jewish Israeli siblings discover that their biological father was a Muslim and set out on a journey a… 
CastRotem Zissman-Cohen, Roy Assaf, Assaf Ben-Sh…
LanguageFrench | Hebrew   CountryIsrael/Canada
CWS$14A

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Alice Winocour
A young ex-soldier suffering from PTSD (Matthias Schonaerts) protects a beautiful woman (Diane Kruger) and her child from a brutal home invasion… 
CastMatthias Schoenaerts, Diane Kruger
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Belgium
GALA$$14A

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Bruce McDonald
Seven years after his much-loved zombie thriller Pontypool, Canadian maverick Bruce McDonald returns to the horror genre with this deliciously c… 
CastChloe Rose, Robert Patrick, Rossif Sutherlan…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
VAN$18A

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Guillaume Senez
Two love-struck teens grow up fast in the wake of an unexpected pregnancy, in this gently realistic debut feature from Belgian director Guillaum… 
CastKacey Mottet Klein, Galatea Bellugi, Catheri…
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium/Switzerland/…
DISC$14A

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Harrison Atkins
An awkward twentysomething begins to undergo some strange physical changes after a weekend tryst — with a ghost — in this charmingly lo-fi, supe… 
CastLindsay Burdge, Peter Vack, Jen Kim, Andrew …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
VAN$14A

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Chantal Akerman
The great Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman (Almayer’s Folly) crafts a moving portrait of her relationship with her mother, an Auschwitz survivo… 
CastChantal Akerman, Natalia Akerman
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium
WL$G

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Grant Scicluna
A young ex-con encounters secrets from the past and danger in the present when he returns to the rural Australian community to discover the trut… 
CastKerry Fox, Robert Taylor, Reef Ireland
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
DISC$14A

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Yared Zeleke
Living in a foster home after his mother's death, a 9-year-old Ethiopian boy risks all to save his only friend — his mother's pet lamb — in this… 
CastRediat Amare, Kidist Siyum, Welela Assefa, S…
LanguageAmharic   CountryEthiopia
CWC$PG

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Jihan El-Tahri
Filmmaker Jihan El-Tahri explores the history of Gamal Abdel Nasser, the revolutionary army officer whose decade-long reign as president of Egyp… 
CastGamal Abdel Nasser
LanguageArabic, English   CountrySouth Africa
DOC$PG

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Guan Hu
A former Beijing crime boss swings back into action when his son is kidnapped by thugs. With his son captured, Mr. Six and his old pals stand u… 
CastFeng Xiaogang, Hanyu Zhang, Li Yifeng, Kris …
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
SP$14A

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Soi Cheang
Martial-arts greats Tony Jaa (Ong-bak) and Wu Jing team up in this bone-crunching action epic. The anticipated follow-up to the bone-cracking m… 
CastJing Wu, Simon Yam, Jin Zhang, Louis Koo, To…
LanguageCantonese   CountryHong Kong
MM$14A