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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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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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Alexander Sokurov
Freely inspired by Goethe’s story, Alexander Sokurov radically reinterprets the myth. Faust is a thinker, a rebel and a pioneer, but also an ano… 
CastJohannes Zeiler, Anton Adasinskiy, Isolda Dy…
LanguageRussian   CountryRussia
MAST$14A

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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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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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Julian Farino
A guy falls for the daughter of a good friend, resulting in a massive upheaval for all the families involved. The Ostroff and Walling familie… 
CastHugh Laurie, Leighton Meester, Catherine Kee…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$14A

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Lynn Shelton
Still mourning the recent death of his brother, a bereft and confused man finds love and direction in a most unexpected place. 
CastEmily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt, Mark Duplass,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CWC$$18A

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Ingrid Veninger
A mother and daughter duo, suddenly without each other as guides for their good or bad decisions, must confront their life changes alone, before… 
CastHallie Switzer, Ingrid Veninger, Jacob Switz…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
VAN$18A

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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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Ron Fricke
Samsara is a Tibetan word that means “the ever turning wheel of life,” a concept both intimate and vast, the perfect subject for filmmakers Ron … 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$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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Bertrand Bonello
The dawn of the XXth century: A brothel in Paris is living its last days. The women live in a state of collective intimacy and fear, baited and… 
CastNoémie Lvovsky, Hafsia Herzi, Jasmine Trinca…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
VIS$18A

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Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsk…
Berlinger and Sinofsky's documentary of a gruesome triple murder in West Memphis, Arkansas and the subsequent trials of three suspects, takes a … 
CastJessie Miskelly, Damien Wayne Echols, Jason …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$14A

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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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Joseph Israel Laban
Based on a true story, Cuchera examines the grim fate of Filipino drug mules, drug couriers and their recruiters. It follows Isabel, a veteran d… 
CastMaria Isabel Lopez, Simon Ibarra, Sue Prado,…
LanguageFilipino   CountryPhilippines
DISC$18A

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Xiaoshuai Wang
Wang Han, 11 year old boy in the province of Ghizhou is confronted with a runaway murderer. Hiding in the woods, the wounded man takes Wang Han … 
CastYan Ni, Kimi Qiao, Wang Jingchun, Mo Shini, …
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
SP$PG

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Fred Schepisi
Elizabeth Hunter controls all in her life - society, her staff, her children; but the once great beauty will now determine her most defiant act … 
CastGeoffrey Rush, Dustin Clare and Charlotte Ra…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
SP$$18A

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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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Ki-duk Kim
Documentary on director Kim Ki-Duk looking back at his film career. While shooting a suicide scene for his last film, Dream, in 2008, filmmaker… 
CastKi-duk Kim
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
RTR$14A

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William Friedkin
When a debt puts a young man's life in danger, he turns to putting a hit out on his evil mother in order to collect the insurance. When 22-ye… 
CastMatthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Thomas Ha…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$R

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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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Mathieu Roy, Harold Crooks
Ronald Wright’s bestseller A Short History Of Progress inspired this cinematic requiem to progress-as-usual. Throughout human history, what seem… 
CastMargaret Atwood, Stephen Hawking, David Suzu…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
RTR$PG

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Steve McQueen
Brandon (played by Michael Fassbender) is a 30-something man living in New York City who has trouble controlling and managing his sexual compuls… 
CastMichael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Ba…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$R

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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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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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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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Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Da…
Cyril, almost 12, has only one plan: to find the father who temporarily left him in a children's home. By chance, he meets Samantha who runs a … 
CastCecile de France, Thomas Doret, Jeremie Reni…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance?Belgium
MAST$PG

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Terence Davies
The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot. Hester Collyer (Academy Award-winner Ra… 
CastRachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston and Simon Russe…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$$14A

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Amir Naderi
An obsessive young filmmaker becomes a human punching bag to pay off the yakuza loans that financed his films. A love poem to cinema classics fr… 
CastHidetoshi Nishijima, Takako Tokiwa,Takashi S…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
VIS$14A

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Atea Al Daradji, Mohamed Al …
Husham works tirelessly to build the hopes, dreams and prospects of the 32 damaged children of war under his care at a small orphanage in Baghda… 
CastSaif Husham
LanguageArabic   CountryIraq
RTR$14A

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Julien Maury, Alexandre Bust…
The directors of 2007’s Midnight Madness hit A L’Interieur (Inside) return with a twisted gothic nightmare. A young woman and her friends break … 
CastBéatrice Dalle, Catherine Jacob, Jérémy Kapo…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
MM$18A

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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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Wojciech Smarzowski
Summertime 1945: the end of the war brings continued chaos and violence for Polish inhabitants of the former East Prussia. Rose is Polish and he… 
CastAgata Kulesza, Marcin Dorocinski , Kinga Pre…
LanguagePolish   CountryPoland
CWC$14A

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Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin
In 2004, football coach Bill Courtney took on the daunting job of coaching at Manassas High School in inner-city Memphis, where players are more… 
CastBill Courtney
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$14A

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Yonah Lewis, Calvin Thomas
Thirteen-year-old Jesse wants to be an artist, but believes that his mundane middle class Toronto life has left him unprepared. After reading a … 
CastGabriel del Castillo Mullally, Claudia Dey, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CF$14A

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Frederick Wiseman
Uncovering the sexiest cabaret in the world, this film follows the reopening of Paris' infamous remodelled Crazy Horse. The film follows the reh… 
CastZula, Daniella, Leslie
LanguageFrench, English   CountryFrance
RTR$18A

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Whit Stillman
Damsels in Distress is a comedy about a trio of beautiful girls as they set out to revolutionize life at a grungy American university – the dyna… 
CastGreta Gerwig, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Carrie Ma…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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Drake Doremus
A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her vis… 
CastFelicity Jones, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawr…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$14A

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Anne Émond
Clara and Nikolaï meet at a rave. They return to Nicolaï’s apartment and make love. Afterwards, instead of parting, the two lovers divulge their… 
CastCatherine De Léan, Dimitri Storoge.
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CF$18A

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Mohamed Asli
Mustafa is an illiterate hairdresser who lives with his blind mother. He runs an underground trade as a middleman facilitating favours in exchan… 
CastMohamed Bastaoui, Houda Rihani, Abdessamad …
LanguageArabic   CountryMorocco
CWC$PG

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Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Life in a small town is akin to journeying in the middle of the steppes: the sense that "something new and different" will spring up behind ever… 
CastMuhammet Uzuner, Yilmaz Erdogan,Taner Birsel…
LanguageTurkish   CountryTurkey/Bosnia and He…
MAST$PG

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Unknown
Filmmakers whose works are featured in the Festival’s City to City spotlight on Buenos Aires, Festival programmers and industry professionals jo… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryArgentina
CTCFree18

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Vimukthi Jayasundara
Rahul, a Bengali architect who had gone off to build a career in Dubai, returns to Kolkata to launch a huge construction site. He is reunited wi… 
CastPaoli Dam, Sudip Mukherjee, Sumeet Thakur, T…
LanguageBengali   CountryIndia/France
VIS$14A

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Bruce Beresford
An uptight NYC lawyer takes her two teenagers to her hippie mother's farmhouse upstate for a family vacation. What was meant to be a weekend get… 
CastJane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Elizabeth Olse…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$14A

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Ole Christian Madsen
Christian (Anders W. Berthelsen) owns a wine store approaching bankruptcy – and he is just as unsuccessful in about every other aspect of life. … 
CastAnders W. Berthelsen, Paprika Steen, Jamie M…
LanguageDanish   CountryDenmark
CWC$14A

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Emanuele Crialese
Terraferma is the story of an uncontaminated Sicilian island inhabited by fisherman. Still barely touched by tourism, the islanders have begun t… 
CastDonatella Finocchiaro, Claudio Santamaria, F…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
SP$14A

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Yorgos Lanthimos
A mysterious underground outfit, going by the name of ALPS, offers bereaved individuals a very unusual service: they stand in for their dearly d… 
CastAggeliki Papoulia, Aris Servetalis, Ariane L…
LanguageGreek   CountryGreece
VIS$14A

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Bruce McDonald
Bruce McDonald's classic film is being re-struck in conjunction with the monograph on the film, co-published by the University of Toronto Press … 
CastHugh Dillon, Callum Keith Rennie, John Pyper…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
COV$14A

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Ghassan Salhab
As night falls over Beirut, Fadi, a 40-year-old man, packs his bags and sets out for the airport with a friend. Although he has said that he wil… 
CastFadi Abi Samra
LanguageArabic   CountryLebanon
VIS$18A

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Te-Sheng Wei
Wei Te-Sheng’s epic film Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale reclaims an extraordinary episode from 20th-century history which is little-known … 
CastLin Ching-Tai, Da-Ching,Vivian Hsu, Ando Mas…
LanguageMandarin   CountryTaiwan
SP$14A

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Matias Meyer
At the end of the 1930s, in the arid mountains of Mexico, a Christero colonel and his last men resist surrender. The men are peasants, poor but… 
CastAlejandro Limón, Antonio García, Jesús Moisé…
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
VIS$14A

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Carl Bessai
A comedic exploration of the lives of four intersecting sister and brother relationships. A hard-done-by “entrepreneur” corrals a young girl and… 
CastDustin Milligan, Amanda Crew, Cory Monteith,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Joshua Marston
The lives of a teenage boy and his younger sister are thrown into turmoil when a fatal dispute over land pulls their northern-Albanian family in… 
CastTristan Halilaj, Sindi Laçej, Refet Abazi, I…
LanguageAlbanian   CountryAlbania
CWC$14A

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Axel Petersén
After serving time with an ankle bracelet, Janne, a former party organizer, travels to Båstad to open an exclusive nightclub and get his life ba… 
CastJohannes Brost, Peter Carlberg, Leonore Ekst…
LanguageSwedish   CountrySweden
DISC$14A

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Huh Jong-ho
Jeon Do-youn plays a beautiful ex-con who, after being released from prison, tries to make some quick cash by manipulating a heartless debt coll… 
CastDo-yeon Jeon and Jung Jae-Young
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
SP$14A

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Nicolás Prividera
This rigorously structured and visually engrossing essay film explores Argentina’s fractious modern history through the words of writers – both … 
CastMaricel Alvarez, Emilio Garcia Wehbi, Alejan…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
CTC$PG

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Vincent Garenq
This true story documents the Outreau case. In 2011, Alain Marécaux and his wife were arrested, along with twelve other people, for horrible act… 
CastPhilippe Torreton, Wladimir Yordanoff, Noémi…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Justin Kurzel
When 16-year-old Jamie is introduced to a charismatic man, a friendship begins. As the relationship grows so do Jamie’s suspicions, until he fin… 
CastLucas Pittaway, Daniel Henshall, Louise Harr…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
VAN$R

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Cédric Kahn
Yann (Guillaume Canet) trained as a chef and walks with a chef’s swagger. It’s as easy for him to boast about his future plans as it is to pick … 
CastGuillaume Canet, Leila Bekhti
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Léa Pool
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people walk, run and shop for “the cure.” Millions of dollars are raised in the name of breast cancer, but … 
CastSamantha King
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
RTR$14A

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Jim Field Smith
A comedy set in the Midwest U.S., where an adopted girl discovers her talent for butter carving and finds herself pitted against an ambitious lo… 
CastOlivia Wilde, Ashley Greene, Hugh Jackman, J…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$14A

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Ermanno Olmi
An old priest and his church are about to be demolished. A group of clandestine immigrants seeking protection find refuge in that church. In a c… 
CastMichael Lonsdale, Rutger Hauer, Massimo De F…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
SP$PG

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Michael Dowse
Goon is the story of Doug Glatt, a down-on-his-luck bouncer, who’s been touched by the fist of God. Upon discovering both his right hook and ska… 
CastSeann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Liev Schr…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$14A

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Jonathan Demme
Carolyn Parker was the last to leave her neighbourhood when a mandatory evacuation order was decreed as Hurricane Katrina approached New Orleans… 
CastCarolyn Parker
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$14A

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Nicolas Provost
Amadou, a strong and charismatic African man, is washed up on a beach in southern Europe. Fate leads him to Brussels where he tries to make a be… 
CastIssaka Sawadogo, Stefania Rocca, Serge Riabo…
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium
DISC$14A

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Sion Sono
The story is about a teenager who aspires to be ‘ordinary’ within a world of chaos. Following an incident that can never be erased from his life… 
CastShota Sometani, Fumi Nikaidou, Tetsu Watanab…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
CWC$14A

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Mary Harron
Rebecca, haunted by her father's suicide, begins her junior year at an elite all-girls’ boarding school, hoping for a fresh start. Her friendshi… 
CastLily Cole, Sarah Gadon, Sarah Bolger, Judy P…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$14A

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Yossi Madmoni
A drama about a family's effort to save their antique restoration business. Yaakov Fidelman (Sasson Gabai, The Band's Visit) hangs on with all … 
CastSasson Gabai, Henri David, Nevo Kimhi, Sarah…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
CWC$14A

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Bruce McDonald
Fifteen years have passed since Bruce McDonald completed his infamous documentary that chronicled the demise of the punk rock outfit Hard Core L… 
CastBruce McDonald, Care Failure, Julian Riching…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
MAST$14A

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Frédéric Jardin
During a routine mission, Vincent, a 30 years old cop, steals a bag full of cocaine from drug dealers. When Vincent come back home, he realizes … 
CastEdouard Baer, Joey Starr, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ju…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
MM$14A