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Alpha takes place in a bar, a client exposes a waitress to the underground world of Betta fish fighting. In a battle of the sexes, the waitress does what she can to save the bar's Betta from it's supposed destiny...
How does Ursula’s reality look? “Where” does she live? Ursula Bodmer, born deaf and blind, is an enigmatic being. Five decades ago she began caring for the young Anita Utzinger as a foster mother. Since then – and still today – her steadfast love has served as the bridge between reality and Ursula’s world without sight or sound.
Walter lives a very full life: his restaurant is soon to get a star, he still has his old friends Paul and Jacques and he loves to fish. But most valuable to him are his daughter Clémence and his almost obsessive regard for the truth which also comes with an abhorrence for lying. But when the four of them go on a fishing trip, Paul falls for Clemence...
Single mother Collette McVeigh is a Republican living in Belfast with her mother and hardliner IRA brothers. When she is arrested for her part in an aborted IRA bomb plot in London, an MI5 officer (Mac) offers her a choice: lose everything and go to prison for 25 years or return to Belfast to spy on her own family.
The elections are a few weeks away and all the party leaders get to speak for ten minutes on National Television. A few hours before his appearance on TV, Dr. Kudret Turkdogan, President of the Conservative Turkey Party (MTP) has a lot on his mind and a tight schedule.
Anne, a well-off, Paris-based mother of two and investigative journalist for ELLE, is writing an article about student prostitution. Her meetings with two fiercely independent young women, Alicja and Charlotte, are profound and unsettling, moving her to question her most intimate convictions about money, family and sex.
Enraged by the sale of the vaulting horse that she'd been promised as hers to ride, Gracieuse, a talented rider, leaves her job at a stable. She decides to start again from scratches by accepting work as a groom at a stud farm, managed rigidly by unscrupulous Joséphine. Determined and fiercely stubborn Gracieuse has one big dream to pursue: to get a horse that she can train and take to the top.
Violet and Daisy are a pair of gum-chomping, gun-toting teenage assassins who casually snuff out crime figures in New York City, bothered only by the fact that a concert by their favorite pop idol Barbie Sunday has suddenly been canceled.
An tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.
He was a student activist, an urban guerrilla, a taxi driver; Joseph "Joschka" Fischer emerged from the Extra-parliamentary Opposition (APO) to become Hessen's trainer-clad environment minister and Germany's suited and booted foreign minister. Director Pepe Danquart follows Joschka's colourful life through six decades of postwar Germany from the phoney fifties, to the wild APO days.
Driss is young, black, from the Parisian banlieue, and his last six months were spent in prison. And so he stands out quite significantly on the list of candidates for the job of providing health care to Philippe, a rich quadriplegic man.
In a private, wealthy community, priority is placed on security and no exception is made for the Miller family's estate. Behind their pristine walls and manicured gardens, Kyle, a fast-talking businessman, has entrusted the mansion's renovation to his stunning wife, Sarah. But between making those big decisions and keeping tabs on their defiant teenage daughter, Sarah.
This episode reveals how, as well as creating the multiplexes, Star Wars, Jaws and The Exorcist were also innovative. The programme then travels to India, where the world's most famous movie star, Amitabh Bachchan, shows how Bollywood was doing new things in the 70s too. And there's a look at how Bruce Lee movies kick-started the kinetic films of Hong Kong.
A small community on the island of Santorini has a unique duty: that of preserving the tradition of vine growing. The issue arising is that of defining tradition, true love, and the role of god in it all.
A filmmaker has great difficulties finishing his film. He receives the visit of different characters coming from his previous films. They lead him to tell three stories... This tales seem to be the pieces of a mysterious jigsaw.
A love story set against the backdrop of the changing political and social environment in Europe in the late 80's and early 90's. Can this love survive the challenges of emigration, a violent homeland and immoral social atmosphere thanks to a gang of adventurous friends?
While on a trip to Paris with his fiancé's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s every day at midnight. ◆ Opening film at Cannes 2011 ◆ In 2012, the film won both the Oscar / Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Golden Globe Awards for Best Screenplay.
Heavy set, proudly wearing a black robe, the cow from Hérens has loyal fans. Presented as inoffensive and sweet the cow from Hérens has a combative temperament Those who raised her therefore organize fights in competition, making sure to file down her horns to avoid injury. Each cow takes on an opponent, a battle that ends with the winner being presented with a bell.
Joachim, a boyish mirror salesman, goes to the Opéra Garnier to take some measurements for an order. There he meets its dance director, the very elegant Hélène. After a shared kiss, the two become inseparable and their movements suddenly seem to be dictated by an external force that binds them. They try to get used to their new partnership as they search for a way to fix their predicament.
On October 31st, 2009, two giants meet on the stage of the Théâtre de St-Gervais in Geneva: Jean-Luc Godard and Marcel Ophüls. Their conversation draws us inside the history of cinema and into History in itself.
When his emotional and professional life falls into disarray, Ben, drops his dream of becoming a comic in New York and moves back to Paris. Soon he is hired by a popular radio station to work on their Breakfast Club.
The film portrays the months between the death and demolition, while illustrating how the family overcomes this situation, grieves, deals with the inheritance and carries on the traditions outside the walls that once held them together. It takes the viewer on a walk between the past and the present, between life and death.
After watching Brokeback Mountain on TV Vincent is completely shattered. The following day in a touching and naïve way he discusses the movie with his classmate Moussa. At the same time in girl’s bathroom, Jessica tells her friend Nadia how much the movie has affected her and bombards Nadia with awkward questions about her homosexual father.
At the end of the 1970s, Juan's family returns from voluntary exile. His parents are leaders of the Peronist movement Montonero, a group of urban guerillas who fought the military dictatorship in Argentina with kidnappings and assassinations. The 12-year-old boy goes to school, spends time at camp, celebrates his birthday. But he leads a double life.
Rebel soldiers attack a village in Subsaharan Africa and massacre its inhabitants. 12-year-old Komona is forced to kill her parents before being taken away to apprentice as a solider. But one day, Komona escapes with the Magician, an albino soldier who treats her like a big brother. Will she be able to live a normal life again?
When looking for alternative energy sources, the Japanese scientist Sekai tragically dies.The lack of an essential component won't allow a breakthrough. Only AUN, Sekai's son, seems to hold the key to protect mankind from self-destruction. AUN's dream-like images, lead into a fantastic and exciting world, full of brightness and darkness of life.
Aaron Clark's comfortable life in the bucolic New England countryside is shattered by the unexpected arrival of former classmate Teddy who accuses him of business improprieties and cover-ups, with unforeseen consequences. Be careful who you let play in your virtual sandbox – even if they’re old friends.
Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man, so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most posh hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living.
On September 27, 1810, the French troops commanded by Marshal Massena, were defeated in the Serra do Buçaco by the Anglo-Portuguese army of general Wellington. Despite the victory, Portuguese and British are forced to retreat from the enemy, numerically superior, in order to attract them to Torres Vedras, where Wellington had built fortified lines hardly surmountable.
Based on a true events, Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster is a Canadian drama film, released in 2011. Written and directed by Nathan Morlando, the film stars Scott Speedman as Canadian gangster and folk hero Edwin Alonzo Boyd.
The story of sex and melodrama in the movies of the 50s. The programme looks at James Dean, On the Waterfront and the glossy weepies of the period, but also travels to Egypt, India, China, Mexico, Britain and Japan, where movies were also full of rage and passion. There are exclusive interviews with the people who worked with Satyajit Ray and with the first great African director, Youssef Chahine.
One morning like any other, a young couple is getting ready to go to work. He takes the car, and she takes a taxi because he does not wait for her. They meet up by chance a little while later, when they really were not thinking about each other anymore.
Hard-drinking journalist Paul Kemp takes a job at a besieged newspaper in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His volatile editor, Lotterman, assigns him to tourist pieces and horoscopes, but promises more. Paul rooms with Sala, an aging and equally alcoholic reporter, in a rundown flat.
Successful publisher Will Atenton quit a job in New York City to relocate his wife, Libby, and two girls to a quaint New England town. But as they settle into their new life, they discover their perfect home was the murder scene of a mother and her children.
Marty is a struggling writer who dreams of finishing his screenplay, "Seven Psychopaths". Billy is Marty's best friend, an unemployed actor and part time dog thief, who wants to help Marty by any means necessary. All he needs is a little focus and inspiration.
The story of the dazzling 1960s in cinema around the world. In Hollywood, legendary cinematographer Haskell Wexler reveals how documentary influenced mainstream movies. Easy Rider and 2001: A Space Odyssey begin a new era in America cinema. The new wave in cinema was sweeping around the world. the programme examines the films of Roman Polanski, Andrei Tarkvosky and Nagisa Oshima.
In 1937 China, during the second Sino-Japanese war, a mortician, John arrives at a Catholic church in Nanjing to prepare a priest for burial. Upon arrival he finds himself the lone adult among a group of convent girl students and prostitutes from a nearby brothel.
July 14, 1789: the French people take the Bastille. The news reaches the court only in snatches, such as the list of those whose heads will soon roll. The queen is second on the list, followed by many others, including the Marquise de Pompadour with whom she has a passionate, almost sexual relationship.
25 January 2011 changed Egypt forever. The activist Omro, the journalist Farah and the government security officer Adel – individuals whose pasts will be resurrected and whose stories and destinies will collide as they struggle to remove the obstacles between a man and himself, all the way to the fall of Hosni Mubarak.
An intimate look at the life, career and creative process from one of the most prolific writer-director's from the United States. From his childhood in Brooklyn to the release of his latest hit film "Midnight in Paris". Part 2.
In Brooklyn Bridge Park, Zachary Cowan strikes his classmate Ethan Longstreet across the face with a stick after an argument. Among the more serious of Ethan's injuries is a permanently missing tooth and the possibility of a second tooth also being lost. Their respective parents learn of the altercation through Ethan's parents questioning him about his injuries.
A documentary on The journey of the moon (1902), the classic of science fiction realized by Georges Méliès and restored in 2010. A documentary of Serge Bromberg and Eric Lange, tells the incredible adventure through century and the challenge of the most complex restoration(catering) of the history(story) of the cinema.