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The Catalan restaurant El Bulli has long become a legend and is now history. Archeologist and filmmaker Gereon Wetzel was allowed into the kitchens during two six-month cycles of experimentation and operations for a unique look at Ferran Adrià and his famous restaurant
K and Eetu are two best friends who have cycling on the brain. Born on bikes essentially, both work as couriers in Helsinki during the day and train for the national cycling championships at night. But when new girl Oona joins their company, their friendship and love of the sport is tested.
Determined to never work for nobody else ever again, Jérôme attempts to set up his own company, come what may, even ignoring the reluctance of his wife Laura. Ugo, their 11-year-old son, is a tennis player and a promising champion. To reach his goal, he must make it into the Roland Garros national training center. Just like his dad, he’s willing to do whatever it takes to make it.
Mousse and Louis are two middle-class lovers hooked on heroin. When Louis overdoses, a less drugged-out Mousse is taken to the hospital, where the doctors tell her she is pregnant. At a loss, she escapes to her country house in Pays Basque, which she considers her refuge. When Louis' brother Paul arrives, the two grieve together in this natural setting.
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.
Tom and Gerri are a couple who are drifting past middle age into their sixties; he's a geologist and she's a psychotherapist. Tom and Gerri have a stable and happy marriage and a grown son, Joe, an activist lawyer who hasn't settled down yet, much to his mother's chagrin.
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.
Every day Wadjda passes a toy store window showing a beautiful green bicycle. Although it is forbidden for girls to ride bicycles, Wadja concocts a plan to earn enough money to afford the bike. She takes part in a Koran competition and with her slyness and cunning mind she tries to find a way to rise above her fellow competitors to make her most cherished dream come true... the green bicycle.
Mitchel (Colin Farrell) just got out of jail and wants to stay legitimate but his friends involved in the messy London underground fear him and wants him to join them again but Mitchel tries his best to stay away. He gets himself a job as a bodyguard for a retired actress Charlotte (Keira Knightley) who is still hot news for the paparazzi. While working together Mitch and Charlotte fall in love.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tim Robinson has been extensively mapping and studying Connemara for the last thirty years. His work on the region has received international recognition through publications such as ‘Listening to the Wind’, ‘The Last Pool of Darkness’ and ‘A Little Gaelic Kingdom’. Tim Robinson: Connemara is based on the three Connemara books and is a visual interpretation of his work as a map-maker and writer.
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.
Every year, the choir of the Collège St-Michel in the canton of Fribourg attracts around fifty young people from the most diverse backgrounds. Following their concert rehearsals for a year, we discover a world on its own: a world in which singing means a physical experience, the opportunity to forge close friendships, and oneness with the music.
On the mediterranean borders of Europe, tourists try to relax while “illegal” immigrants struggle for a chance to a better life. Breaking out of a strictly confined tourist zone, two children of a Swiss family rapidly experience that reality here has very little to do with the posh life in the camping site. Then a storm hits the shore and washes away almost all distinctions between rich and poor.
Alina and Voichita have become more than sisters. Now adults, one goes to Germany where she pines for the other, who has joined a cloister. Alina finds she has been replaced in Voichita's heart by God. To stay close to her the woman she loves, Alina joins the convent. But her love for Voichita is considered an abomination by the church.
On New Year's Eve night, while drinking a bottle of champagne, 35 year-old Emilie goes on the Internet to subscribe on an online dating site. This new year's resolution will be : to find love. And the range of choices is indeed rather large : there are cynical or comical ones, funny chaps or even romantic men. However, Emilie doesn't know what is yet to come in the « real life ».
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.
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.
Anna Maria is a middle-aged Austrian woman. She doesn't feel alone; she has Jesus; she loves Jesus. She tries door to door, to bring God to the poor neighborhoods, which are occupied mostly by immigrants. Although her faith is strong, it is going to be challenged back home. Her crippled Muslim husband is back and demands a share of her love, who offers gladly only to Jesus.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Courge lives in the heart of the forest, raised by his father, a tyrannical giant who reigns triumphant and prevents his son from exploring beyond limited boundaries. Ignorant about the ways of men, the boy grows up wild, with the placid ghosts who haunt the forest his only company. That is until the day that he is forced to go to the nearest village, where he meets young Manon...
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.
Mathilde, midwife, Firmine, nursery nurse, and Louise, owner of the Tenpin bowling and Catherine, messenger to restructure the hospital and close the maternity hospital: four women who are going to form a quartet strong in humanity and in humor to defend this maternity hospital. The life, the love, the friendship, Brittany and the tenpin bowling!
Globalization makes us long for roots and Saudade is a feeling that describes this longing, this nostalgia. We feel Saudade because we love. In this film, we go on a journey to explore the "Saudades do Brasil". We follow mariners as they cross the ocean from Europe back home to Brazil. Then, we peer into a hidden convent near Rio de Janeiro.
A week in the Cuban capital, 7 otherwise separate chapters in which some of the characters cross paths: a singer who dreams of leaving to find success, a director invited to receive a lifetime achievement award, an overqualified taxi driver and a tyrannical grandmother who sees the Virgin in her dreams. These portraits come together in one large picture of a city ruined by history.
Documentary which tries to demonstrate that the football and politics make only one. It deals with the geopolitics of the football, and more exactly within the framework of the selection of the team of Togo in the world.
In a monastery set on the top of sandstone pillars young monk Theodoros and nun Urania find themselves physically drawn to one and other after devoting their lives to the strict rituals and practises of the monasteries. Below them the eternal cycle of farm-life provides a strong contrast to their lives and they are forced to choose between human desire and spiritual devotion.
The film follows the daily life of Vanda Duarte, a heroin addict in Lisbon, and the community she lives in. For a year, director Pedro Costa has filmed Vanda's life, main actress of his previous movie, "Ossos", drug addict and fruit seller.
Rainer Voss, a former trader who worked in banking for 10 years, is interviewed in a Frankfurt bank that’s been closed for six years. He unravels the tangled ball of string that is finance, from the origins of the financial crisis (deregulation and simultaneous digitization of the markets) to by-products developed to neutralize all kinds of risk.
In Tel Aviv, the family of 18-year-old Shira is celebrating Purim with tradition and joy. Her mother has prepared a grand feast and her father is receiving the poor to give them alms. Then her pregnant sister Esther loses consciousness. Although she dies in the hospital, the baby is saved. Esther's husband Yochay soon decides to remarry. Shira's mother suggests that Shira marry her brother-in-law.
While they have been changing TV channels, making pickles or discussing politics, the parents of 12-year-old Rado have missed their son's growing up. Now they cannot understand why, after disappearing for two days, he isn't sorry for the nightmare he has caused them and why is he ready to run away from home with the first junkies he has met on the street.
Maria and José left Portugal 30 years ago to settle in Paris. A good life, with two kids in a family that is well integrated into the neighborhood.And so they are stunned when they find out they have inherited a house and money back home. But what would their lives look like if they left?
War is hell for everyone, especially for kids. That's been the message of countless documentaries over the decades, and "Aisheen (Still Alive in Gaza)" is the latest addition to the roster. A glimpse into the plight of those trying to get by in what director Nicolas Wadimoff has called 'the world's largest prison'.