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Jacob Pederson lives in shanty surroundings in Bombay, India, and assists in the running of Anand Orphanage and School. He had attempted a number of projects to assist orphans, including child prostitutes - all quite in vain.
Investment banker HP has allegedly ridden out the crash of the stock exchange. One evening, on a barbecue event with his banker friends and their wives, HP's Danish au pair girl threatens to blow the whistle on her love affair with HP's married boss. HP wants to please everybody. But the next morning, he has lost everything: his house, his wife, his friends, and his job...
Jackie works as a CCTV operator. Each day she watches over a small part of the world, protecting the people living their lives under her gaze. One day a man appears on her monitor, a man she thought she would never see again, a man she never wanted to see again. Now she has no choice, she is compelled to confront him.
Ira is Russian, as is Ivan Tashkov. She lives in Geneva with her mother and doesn't really know much about her native country. He is the accused godfather of the Russian mob, in prison awaiting trial. Hired as an interpreter for Tashkov's defense lawyer, Ira soon falls under the influence of this powerful man who seems to be able to read her mind, as Tashkov realizes he can manipulate the girl.
The film is shot in Nassau Bay, the elegant residential area in Houston where Claude has lived for the past 25 years. Whilst his colleagues continue to dream of travelling in space, Claude prepares for a more earthbound life in Europe.
Diana the 'People's Princess' has died in a car accident in Paris. The Queen and her family decide that for the best, they should remain hidden behind the closed doors of Balmoral Castle. The heartbroken public do not understand and request that the Queen comforts her people. This also puts pressure on newly elected Tony Blair, who constantly tries to convince the monarchy to address the public.
Jorge is a morbidly shy Ecuadorian dishwasher toiling away in a shabby Jamaica, Queens, New York diner run by Rick. From his solitary kitchen corner, Jorge gropes mutely for a bond with Amy, the newly hired Chinese waitress and even though she tries to reciprocate, the gulf that separates them may be too large.
A Family portrait in the boxing ring. A father takes his daughter and niece to a boxing final, but at stake is much more than just sports. The director, a former boxing champion herself, has made an angry movie and brought back on the screens French actor Richard Anconina in one of its best roles since “The Little Gangster”.
Emir Kusturica celebrates the incredible story of Diego Maradona: God living football genius artist and champion of the people. From Buenos Aires to Naples, via Cuba, here is the life of this extraordinary man, from his humble beginnings to his worldwide fame, his meteoric rise to the deepest decline. A unique documentary on the "Player of the Century", filmed by his biggest fan.
Inès, Eva and Carmen are private detectives in Madrid. While working at a detective agency, these three surveillance specialists often invade others' privacy but are clueless about confronting their own secrets. All three will have to cross the thin line dividing public and private matters, bringing their own issues to light in order to solve more than just their professional cases.
Monsieur Beiji is tired of a life of toil in a shipyard, and wants to realise his long-cherished dream, opening a floating restaurant specialising in fish-and-couscous dishes. But the ship is still to be renovated, and local dignitaries to be persuaded that the idea has a future. And then there are Beiji's friends and family who have their own parts to play in the success or failure of his dream.
Maggie and Rowan are throwing their son, Dylan, a small party to celebrate his sixth birthday. In a single continuous shot, the afternoon unravels when an earlier dispute between the couple makes its way into the backyard.
Linked together, the names of Voltaire and Jean Calas are a milestone in the history of modern Europe. The Calas affair was not just a terrible miscarriage of justice but also a major achievement in the career of Voltaire.
The time has come for Ludovic Chambercy, who is in his early thirties, to replace his father Jacques at the head of the family business: the Chambercy Department Store. But confronted with his new duties, Ludovic is seized by strange symptoms: sweat, anxiety and finally blackouts! The verdict of the diagnosis: Ludovic suffers from hypegiaphobia!
Vinh, a Vietnamese refugee, was adopted 20 years earlier by a Swiss family and is now about to get married. His Vietnamese mother seizes this opportunity to finally meet the family that loved and raised her son. The unexpected visit of Mrs Nguyen is going to cause some agitation to the family. Enjoy this fragile comedy of happiness.
Five women of different ages and religions regularly meet in a central Beirut beauty salon: a Muslim about to marry, a salon assistant who slowly discovers she has homosexual tendencies, an older woman having a hard time with menopause, an old lady who daydreams of memories of the French officer whom she loved, and the owner of the salon, who is having an affair with a married man.
L'itinéraire de deux jeunes amies universitaires, dans la Roumanie communiste. L'une est enceinte, l'autre la soutient dans son désir d'avorter bien que la loi considère alors l'acte comme un crime. Dans la clandestinité, les deux jeunes filles contactent un certain M. Bébé pour résoudre le problème. L'épreuve est beaucoup plus rude que prévue... Palme d'or du Festival de Cannes 2007.
Marco, 20 years old, has had no news of his father, Gabriel, for a long time. One day, Gabriel comes back in his life. Even if its return arouses some resentment, it is a breath of fresh air in his day life. Gabriel suggests to his son to open a bar with him. He just needs some money...
In a european land, a little before the presidential elections, Michel Dedieu replaces the candidate of his political party. A little before the first round of elections, he only has a short time left in order to prepare the debate against his rival...
The film tells the story of a highly-gifted boy whose parents have demanding and ambitious plans for him - they want him to become a pianist. However, one day the boy, Vitus, is no longer willing to comply with his parents' plans and ambitions because he wants to follow his own star
People today have been sensitized to the issues and most want to know where the meat, fish, vegetables and fruit one their plates are coming from. Austrian documentary filmmaker Erwin Wagenhofer went in search of food from France and Spain to Romania, from Brazil to Switzerland.
In the labyrinthine streets of Paris, where every move is monitored and ever action recorded, a mysterious kidnapping sets into motion a catastrophic series of events that could ultimately prove the downfall of civilization.The year is 2054, and the Avalon Corporation has securely woven its way into every aspect of modern living by making youth and beauty the most valued commodity around.
A look at the history of one-time Gestapo commander Klaus Barbie, infamously known as "The Butcher of Lyon." This documentary's main focus will be on Barbie's post-war activities, in which he became a counter-intelligence agent who worked for the same countries that pursued him during WWII.
"In 3 days you're dead!" At first, Nina and her clique think this SMS is just a stupid joke. But no one is laughing when Nina's boyfriend is found tied to a concrete block at the bottom of a lake the next day. When another member of the group is savagely attacked everyone is paralyzed with dread. They're all on the murderers list. But why?
At the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, one woman fights for justice and the extradition of the last remaining war criminals on the run. Their names are Ratko Mladic, Radovan Karadzic and Ante Gotovina, wartime leaders of Bosnian Serbs. Her name is Carla Del Ponte, the Swiss-born, chain-smoking chief prosecutor.
Winter in China. A snow-covered city. The day falls. The elderly He Fengming recounts her experiences in post-1949 China. This documentary was presented at the Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival 2007.
Virgin Red raises some fundamental issues in a provocative and emotional manner: How do we judge the innocence of those who take part in a war? What a price are we ready to pay in terms of human consequences?
A 12-year-old Brazilian boy who longs to see his team win out over Italy in the 1970 World Cup match finds his entire world turned upside down as his left-wing parents are forced into hiding and he is sent to live with his grandfather in São Paulo's Bom Retiro district.
Attractive, educated and successful, Eloïse has it all, except for a long-term, stable romantic relationship. Now in her mid-30s, she can hear a certain clock ticking loudly. So she enrolls in a speed dating program. Seven men, seven women, pre-screened for compatibility.
Victor is a Frenchman living in Austria with his wife, Annette, and their six-year-old daughter Pamela.Victor is aimless, working infrequently as a teacher and a writer. He begins to use drugs and drink at night. The film tells the union and break up of a couple torn apart by drug until the reunion with their child some eleven years after the father's drug addiction ...
Beneath the rooftops of Paris, the song is no longer the same. Beneath the rooftops of Paris today, it's sweltering... Above all, when one is very old, or very poor... Dying slowly in servants' quarters, little by little. But embracing too. Even now.
A loving couple makes an appointment in a small guesthouse on the outskirts of the city. Mr. Dutemps and Miss Fleurie both descended in the same hotel, however, fail to meet. After a frantic quest, Mr. Dutemps made a terrible discovery.
Ruza left Belgrade for Switzerland as a young woman full of hope for a new and better life. Twentyfive years later she appears to have achieved everything: She owns a canteen in Zurich, which she manages with a firm grip and financial success. Ruza values her meticulously structured daily routine, both in her professional and private life.
Due to his sister's death, the 32 year old August returns and consequently abandons his profession as a missionary priest. His beloved sister Christina, who went from greatness to decay as the famous porn-star The Princess, is dead after years of drug abuse.