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A year after losing his job David sits in a state of inertia, he feels emasculated by his role of stay at home dad. His relationship to wife Hanna is on the rocks. At night David escapes to 'The Men's Club': amongst the wise cracks, petty criminals and strippers, he feels alive.
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.
On short notice, Yann Kermadec replaces his brother-in-law for the race around the world in a single-sailor boat. During his first Vendée Globe, the big surprise is that there are not one, but two people on board. When he stops along the coast of the Canary Islands, an illegal immigrant stows away on his boat in hopes of reaching the continent...
The enduring friendship between the Walling and Ostroff families is tested when Nina, the prodigal Ostroff daughter, returns home for the holidays after a five-year absence and enters into an affair with David, head of the Walling family.
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.
In the midst of attempting to end his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him if he can look after his niece, Sophia, for a few hours. Richie decides to cancel his plans, and spends the evening with Sophia. But Sophia has preconceived notions of who Richie is, and Richie has to overcome this perception, even though he lacks social graces.
Hockey Season 2009-2010. Against everyone's expectations, the club Geneva-Servette plays the final match against Bern. How was that possible? Through the voices of the players and the staff, the movie retells the epic rise of the Servette eagles during the unbelievable season 2009-2010.
Jasmine had it all: She led the luxurious Upper East Side life of an impeccable socialite with her extremely wealthy financier husband. When he is suddenly arrested and incarcerated for fraud, she loses everything she owns, her home, her status - her mind. Having no place to go, she moves in with her adoptive sister, a free spirited working class girl who couldn’t be more different than her.
In spring, 2002, a factory of textile industry closed its doors and dismisses 140 staying employees. She was not able to resist the globalization of an activity which gradually moved towards countries where the workforce is less expensive. This particular context offers the opportunity to develop under an original shape a documentary with historic character.
To save their jobs, women decide to resume power in their lingerie company by forming a cooperative. At the mercy of events and twists, they find happiness with humor and strength of collective solidarity and a new freedom.
The Conclave has just elected Cardinal Melville as the new pope. With grave doubts about his ability to face his new task, he panics and falls into a depression. The other members call in a psychoanalyst while the faithful and the media impatiently waits to be introduced to the new pontiff. Then Melville escapes and ambles incognito throughout the streets of Rome...
Lima. Eusebio, a quiet man who's job as a forensic cleaner is to sterilize after someone has died, is now facing the busiest moment in his career as the city of Lima is plagued by a mysterious epidemic outburst. One day he finds an 8-year-old child hiding in a wardrobe who has become an orphan. Eusebio struggles to take care of the boy in a city that is slowly falling apart.
Paulette a xenophobic old lady lives alone in a banlieue and her pension is too small to get along. But she hears there is much money to be made in dealing cannabis. She visits a known criminal named Vito and asks him for work. Instead of just distributing sheer cannabis she starts to sell cakes and biscuits spiced with cannabis. Soon there is a huge demand for her elaborate pastries.
Prison guard JC lives an ordered life, measured by his little routines. His only real hobby is the tango lessons he meticulously takes to keep himself properly fit for his job. One day a new student joins his class and while he's troubled by his reaction to the unknown woman, JC becomes even more so when the next day she brings her son along to prison to visit her husband and her lover.
Fall 2011. Christoph Blocher is on the campaign trail, working toward a victory for his rightwing. The story of Switzerland’s most controversial political leader. It also chronicles the face-to-face encounter between a filmmaker and a man of power, through a year of exclusive, up-close interviews and access to his private life.
Erwan is back, he has settled down with his girlfriend Sandra and is done with guns and crime. He now lives peacefully with Sandra, they have a child together. When his friend Harry gets out of prison, Erwan will soon be tempted by one last heist - for the fun of it and to get some college money for his young boy, Gordon.
Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.
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.
Sofia Coppola's latest movie works the way its universe does, triggering the audience's curiosity with its juicy subject. The Bling Ring, a small gang of viciously precious silky-haired teens complete with smoked sunglasses and ill assured high-heeled walks, a shrunken vocabulary and a painfully monotonous tone of voice. Their pass-time: robbing the celebrities they adore's houses.
At the end of the 80s, Randy Robinson is a real legend of the professional fight. Twenty years later, he leads a miserable existence New Jersey, where he fights for derisory sums. In the term of a particularly bloody fight, he is a victim of a cardique stop. He has to stop the wrestling.
It's been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in his life, Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb try to portray the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema.
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.
It is the story of the pioneering climate scientist Claude Lorius, now 83, whose lifelong passion for the Antarctic began in his 20s when he signed on for a scientific expedition to that remote region.
Adèle leads her secondary school life the way her adolescent state dictates. Tired of pretending with her new boyfriend, Adèle goes in search of a mysterious young woman with blue highlights whom she saw by chance on the street. She finds her in a gay bar. Emma, a fine arts student, is a bit older and, especially, more sure of her own sexuality.
Gary, 29, unemployed, finds a job for 1,200 euros a month at a nuclear power plant. He and his colleagues live together in a mobile home not far from the plant in a beautiful country setting. He is warned about the dangers of a radioactive «dose». «What's a dose?» he asks naïvely. Karole gives him an example: «You're afraid, your eyes cloud over, your head spins, your legs tremble...
13-year-old Achille has a great idol - his father Joe, who's been in prison since his son's birth. His expectations are great when Joe is released, but his macho dad doesn't want to have anything to do with him, just as Pénélope wants nothing to do with Joe. She gives him an ultimatum: either be a good father to Achille or she'll divorce him.
Ibrahim Gezer lived a prosperous life with his wife and 11 children in Turkish Kurdistan. Having joined the Kurdish resistance, one of his daughters is killed by the Turkish army. Arrested and tortured, Ibrahim hides in the mountains for seven years before fleeing to Istanbul. But the blows continue as his wife commits suicide and his children emigrate; those in Switzerland help him in.
The film investigates the way the "Protezione Civile" reacted to the catastrophe. It is shown as an extension of the government, not respecting the law, and putting political service above its responsibilities of the crisis. Sabina Guzzanti caricatures Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and is critical of the government, especially Berlusconi and Guido Bertolaso, the chief of the Protezione Civile.
Independent cinema exhibitors in Paris let us in on a profession unknown to most of us. We enter their cinemas, we watch them introducing the film at the Saturday night screenings, choosing the posters, or simply standing outside the cinema, perhaps to lure punters…?
Behind the scenes, in the shadow of spotlights, an invisible match is played, that could mean the end of one of the most popular sports: football. This movie disentangles the web woven by European and Asian Mafias in order to control football matches all over the world with the aim of increasing their benefits and laundering their illegally obtained money.
Janek is a technician at a climate research station in the Austrian Alps. His misanthropy complicates the relations with the scientists working at the base. Rivalry gets even worse with the approaching visit of the Austrian climate minister. But their day-to-day business is interrupted by an unexpected discovery.
Teenaged Xiao Jing lives in a tucked away town in Hunan Province, isolated by both geography and her deafness. That slightly awkward hobby gives rise to a minor scandal involving the uncle, which results in Jing being packed off to the city to live with her resentful father, cop Haoyang. Rounding out the makeshift family is Haoyang's pregnant girlfriend Xiao Mei, an aspiring rock star.
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.
Great Patriotic War, early 1940s. After barely surviving a battle with a mysterious, ghostly-white Tiger tank, Red Army Sergeant Ivan Naydenov becomes obsessed with its destruction. Rumors arise about an invincible Nazi tank that appears and disappears seemingly out of nowhere, destroying dozens of Soviet tanks. This mysterious enemy tank is dubbed the "White Tiger" by the Soviet forces.
Summer 66, time to enjoy summer vacation. But as she becomes more aware of the dreams, sorrows and lies of the people closest to her, Élise sees her mother's sudden abandonment thoroughly disrupt her family.
Since Hector encountered Truquette at the Louvre on July 14, he's had only one thing in mind: to seduce this girl who he's mad about. The best way to do so is to take her to the seaside.Off they go, down France's back roads, where there is no money in the banks. That's normal, because there's an economic crisis on. But the government decides to cut short the national vacation period by a month.
After his wife Lucia has died in a car accident, Roberto and his 17 year-old daughter Alejandra, decide to move from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City in an attempt to rebuild their lives. Once they arrive, Alejandra seems to start getting along with her new friends at school, being invited to parties. But soon she becomes the victim of her colleagues’ atrocities, transforming her life forever.
A Liar’s Autobiography is an animated film based on the reading of Graham Chapman’s fanciful autobiography, recorded shortly before he died. Like the many facets of the man and his travels, both personal and in the world of showbiz, the various animation techniques take us back to the funny and unbridled style of the legendary comedy troop Monty Python.