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An ensemble portrait of the 2011 Swiss federal elections. Following the fate of three candidates from the French-speaking part of Switzerland, the film sheds light on the richness and complexity of the political ritual.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An isolated beach on the south-coast of the Pacific Ocean. At the end of the beach : the mangrove. A young european woman comes back with her son after many years spent abroad. But can one make peace with the ghosts from the past ?
About to turn 40, Vincent lives alone with his daughter Lucy and earns his living by driving a taxi instead of pursuing his dream of being a photographer. As his mother prepares for cancer treatment she asks Vincent to take his father in for a few weeks while she is in recovery. But Vincent hasn’t spoken to his father in 10 years and worries about returning to the darkness of his childhood.
“City of Dreams” is the story of Dimitrovgrad, a model town named after Stalin’s friend and Bulgarian communist state founder Georgi Dimitrov, and built with the sweat and blood of thousands of young brigade volunteers immediately after WWII.
Mallory Kane is a highly trained operative who works in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, she is double crossed and left for dead by someone close to her in her own agency. Suddenly the target of skilled assassins who knew her every move, Mallory must find the truth in order to stay alive.
The truth of how Mortimer Granville devised the invention of the first vibrator in the name of medical science. Granville turns to Edmund, his old friend the inventor, to develop an electrical device to make his work easier in treating hysterical patients.
Summertime in the north of Italy. Giacomo, a deaf teenager, goes to the river with Stefania, his best friend. They enjoy each other's company as they walk through a wooded area, looking for a place to access the river...
Christians and Muslims lived peacefully together for years in this small Lebanese village, but animosities begin to build among the men as a result of slights and misunderstandings. The women of the village conspire to avert sectarian strife though a series of harebrained plans, none of which succeeds in slowing down the escalating spiral of violence.
A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement. The premise behind the production is that the documentary itself would be entirely paid for by sponsors, thus being a form of metafilm. The film's slogan is "He's not selling out, he's buying in".
Touched to the depths of his being by the death of his child in a car accident nine years earlier, Jacques has lost his bearings. His relationship did not survive the tragedy. Now Jacques is back in France for the funeral of his father. In the meantime his wife has started a new life and has a new child.
In the garden of a holidayhome in the suburbs, it is the dawn of a series of events in which a man, a woman and a group of individuals are involved with certain beliefs. 'The invulnerability of the home is based on the man who appears brandishing an ax on the threshold of his house' is a grueling film.
From a small beehive in the Swiss Alps to the huge almond fields tended by an agribusinessman in California (to whose ears the buzzing of bees is like the sound of freshly printed money), everyone is concerned by the decline in the population of hives. Which is why Markus Imhoof, grandson of a bee keeper, traveled around the globe with camera in hand.