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Luca, 40 years old, is a french writer born in Italy. He goes back to Turin for his father's funeral, a famous plastic surgeon. But the funeral turns into a nightmare: widows, unknown mistresses, debts, and a Berlusconian Italy. Nothing is the same any more except perhaps Lilla, the love of her youth...
How to find the desire to live again? Sometimes by an unexpected path. Esther, who's newly wheelchair-bound, leads her housekeeper to quit... Until the day she meets Halima: but Esther is Jewish and Halima Muslim. Problems ensue, but the two ladies, both of considerable dignity and elegance, find their commonality of generation, religiosity, and national origin overrides politics and prejudice.
Farahnaz Shiri is the first female bus driver in Tehran. In Iran Women should enter buses from the back door and should sit or stay in a limited zone at the end of the buses. But in Mrs. Shiri’s bus everything is vice-versa. Mrs. Shiri is struggling to prove herself in this society and resisting a series of injustices that she faces as a woman in the Iranian society.
A banker has died. He trafficked in nuclear material, so French intelligence assign two agents to find his list of contacts, which are on a flash drive: Muriel - the boss, acerbic, willing to sleep with any man, wondering if she should have a child - and Philippe, younger, boyish, meticulous, bothered by Muriel's frank sexual interest.
Three outstanding film makers : the author of "Eternal Sunshine..." (Michel Gondry), the director of "Mauvais sang" (Leos Carax) and the creator of "The Host" (Bong Joon-ho) make three variations on the capital city of Japan. Three films about an immense, fascinating and anxiogenic city. Three films about the loss of points of reference, about solitude and modernity.
A 40-something theatre actress who longs for a child struggles with her director's advice while rehearsing for Tourgenev's «A Month in the Country». But behind these difficulties hide existential doubts that are much more serious. To address her concerns and regain her equilibrium, she turns to the Virgin Mother for help.
Muriel, François and René, three childhood friends from a working class neighbourhood of Marseille, suddenly stop their careers as thieves after having killed a jeweller.To keep a low profile, the friends see very little of each other until the day Muriel's son is kidnapped. Their friendship takes off right where they left it, when they come together once again to gather the ransom.
Choubra is the cosmopolitan neighbourhood of Cairo, and Hatem is the local police officer who patrols the neighbourhood with an iron hand. Every single citizen fears and hates him. Only Nour, a young woman he lusts after, dares stand up to him. But Nour is secretly in love with Cherif, a brilliant and uncorrupted deputy public prosecutor, which drives Hatem to do all he can to come between them.
Nowadays, along the railway, only ghost towns remain. In the deserted train station of Quito, some retired railroad workers still talk about the time when the train used to travel all across the country. These old men and hundreds of miles of railroad tracks†are the last witnesses of an era fallen into oblivion.
Bica is a fifteen year old girl who is better known on the streets by the nickname "Bitch." Approached by crooked former lawman named Cristu with an offer to raise the money her family so desperately needs and gets inducted into a clandestine pickpocketing organization. One day Bica meets friendly teenager Milka and begins to ponder what it might be like to live a "normal" life.
Paris, August: Driven by his lust, Richard O. explores the sinuous mysteries of eroticism and the women who populate the summer months. .
On Christmas day, two young girls and a man find themselves at the Coquelicots beauty parlour. All with different experiences and secrets to protect, they don't realize the impact that their meeting will have on each of their respective lives.
The fates of four people come together as they get to know each other, fall in love and live under the same roof. They learn to find strength in numbers, that together they can shed their sorrows and doubts and make their dreams come true.
At a time when Swiss film is discovering new directions, it is important to remember the formidable contribution made by one of the founders of Swiss cinema and an inspiration to film in general: Alain Tanner.
As the era of Saddam ends in Iraq, far away in Germany, Azad, a Kurdish exile is glued to the TV screen. He has invited over his exiled Iraqi friends to celebrate the event. They have brought plenty of wine and food. As the guests dance, sing and rejoice together, a continuous stream of images is shown on television - and the initial joy becomes fused with ongoing tensions and betrayals.
Jeanne starts to see unsettling changes in her home. Her body is beginning to change. No one around her seems to notice. Confused, she discovers a photograph at her mother's house which sends her in search of a woman in Italy. She will find the key of a strange past...
Tariq Ali, a Muslim police officer of Scotland Yard, is asked to hunt-down suspected suicide-bombers against the backdrop of July 7 bombings in London. Tariq's task gets complicated as an innocent Muslim is killed by the commando shooters of Scotland Yard. On the other hand, Tariq - a British citizen is himself a suspect in the eyes of his boss, despite his long service in the Scotland Yard.
A family live in a house next to an abandoned highway. They have been living for 10 years close to the highway and believe that it will not be used. One day without warning, construction workers begin to upgrade the road and the highway becomes open to traffic. Instead of leaving the house, they continue to live there. This becomes more complicated as the highway becomes increasingly used.
Jane Morton, a psychiatrist from Dublin in deep mourning following the accidental death of her husband and son, is assigned to work on the case of Dorothy Mills, a teenaged girl in a small village who tried to strangle a baby.
Dropped by his coach after losing an official fight in Germany, an Italian boxer is forced to return to Trieste. But the boxer is not signed for any fights. Frustrated, he turns to illegal fights, that are well-paid but where no holds are barred. Remarkable Italian-Swiss co-production, winner of the Silver Leopard for Best Actor at Locarno.
Philippe Val, the editor of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical newspaper, was cited to court by the Great Mosque of Paris, the World Muslim League and the Union of Islamic Organizations of France for publishing a set of twelve Danish cartoons that triggered the wrath of Muslims worldwide. Daniel Leconte covers the trial in real-time, aiming to establish the international implications of the case.
Business thriller in which a brilliant young woman leaves her husband and the bleakness and stagnation of Eastern Germany for the more prosperous West, in search of work and a future. Once in Hanover, she meets a shady business accountant who, with her consent, pulls her into his schemes. A brilliantly creepy cautionary tale about capitalism.
The musical road movie, tells of African singer Youssou N'Dour's epic journey following the trail left by slaves and by the jazz music they invented. Youssou N'Dour's challenge is to bring back to Africa a jazz repertoire and to sing those tunes in Goree, the island that today symbolizes the slave trade and stands to commemorate its victims.
Didine is a 35-year-old woman who some might call a drifter, floating along aimlessly without a care for her future. One day, she comes across a companionship service for the elderly, which she decides to help out with. Through this she meets a buoyant young woman, a handsome man and a disgruntled old lady, all of whom will compel Didine to finally take stock of her life.