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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.
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.
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.
As a writer known for one book he wrote several decades ago, Jep Gambardella makes a living writing art reviews for a cultural magazine. He drags his cynicism around with him through the deserted streets of Rome at night, returning home after decadent parties. But he can't stand the life in between, haunted as he is by memories of his first love, who he finds out has disappeared...
For two years, the artist Vik Muniz photographed people who live from separating garbage, with the idea of turning their work into a crazy project: transforming refuse into art and thereby money. In Jardim Gramacho, the largest dump in the world on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, 3000 people recycle 200 tons of stinking garbage every day. How can art change their lives?
Julián receives an unexpected visit from his friend Tomás, who lives in Canada. The two men, accompanied by Julián's faithful dog, Truman, will share emotional and surprising moments prompted by Julián's complicated situation.
Trapped inside her house in a city under siege, a mother of three turns her flat into a safe harbour for her family and neighbours in an attempt to protect them from the war raging on the streets of Damascus, in the latest from Philippe Van Leeuw (The Life of Jesus).
Four lives intersect along the Ganges: a low caste boy hopelessly in love, a daughter ridden with guilt of a sexual encounter ending in a tragedy, a hapless father with fading morality, and a spirited child yearning for a family, long to escape the moral constructs of a small-town.
Victor lives with his sister, brother and grandmother in a Dominican area in New York. One day, he meets Judy and a real friendship begins. The grandmother feared sexual awakening of Victor and to protect her family she tries to leave the house. The young man then leads a real struggle to make her understand that he is growing up.
Chris has just been released from prison. Frank, his cop brother, helps him by giving him a place to stay, finding him a job and trying to get him back with his wife Monica. Chris tries to readjust to society, but is met only by distrust and contempt. To get money and start fresh with Natalie, a beautiful cashier he’s fallen for, he falls back into the criminal life by agreeing to carry out a hit.
The police brigade to protect minors fight against the abuse suffered by children hunt for pedophiles and child abusers , followed by teenagers pickpockets or sexual drift. Immersed in this deleterious universe, these officers are trying to extend their daily toil with their privacy. A young photographer is sent to do a story at the heart of the unit.
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.
On January 11th, 2008, hired by the City of Cleveland, lawyer Josh Cohen and his team filed a lawsuit against 21 banks, which they held accountable for the wave of foreclosures that had left their city in ruins. Since then, the bankers on Wall Street have been fighting by with all available means to avoid going to court…
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.
Forest Whitaker is Cecil Gaines – who went from working in cotton fields in the 1910s to serving the leaders of America in the White House as a butler. Along the way, he experiences first hand the development of attitudes and laws in favor of equality among all US citizens, especially African Americans, as he waits on each president over a period of 50 years.
In his early forties, Joachim Zand returns to France from self-imposed exile in the United States. Zand left behind him a career in television which was initially brilliant, but made him enemies with subsequent failures. He returns to his homeland to promote a troupe of American «new burlesque» dancers.
An astute observation based on real cases of bullying. In central Gothenburg, Sweden, a group of boys, aged 12-14, robbed other children on about 40 occasions between 2006 and 2008. The thieves used an elaborate scheme called the 'little brother number' or 'brother trick', involving advanced role-play and gang rhetoric rather than physical violence.
This is the story of Sabine who, at the age of 16, senses that there must be a life out there beyond the depressing routine of her catering school – even if such a life is out of her reach. Day in, day out she is taught how to attend to other people’s desires – an activity which offends her deeply. Sabine is an ordinary girl who is simply trying to find out who she is.
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.
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.
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.
Djé comes to spend his week end in Paris, but nobody is waiting for him. Unknown among the shadows, he roams at random the streets to take his mind off his boredom. Caméléon and eccentric, he lives rough or socializes, alcoholizes and derives. This short film is part of the selection of the My French Film Festival 2016.
With his group of friends, Jullo spends most of his time skateboarding - until an accident reveals a heart defect. Chiara, a celebrity skier, sees her popularity decline when she refuses to play nice with the media . And there is Edo, a passionate graffiti artist and ice hockey fan, falls victim to the kind of shock that will keep him from breaking loose from his adolescent rebellion...
An American man returns to a corrupt, Japanese-occupied Shanghai four months before Pearl Harbor and discovers his friend has been killed. While he unravels the mysteries of the death, he falls in love and discovers a much larger secret that his own government is hiding.
At the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, Drive was praised and received a standing ovation. Winding Refn won the festival's Best Director Award for the film. Reviews from critics have been positive, with many drawing comparisons to work from previous eras. Praise has also been given to Gosling's and Brooks' performances. Winding Refn has said the film was influenced by movies from the 1980s.
Leonidas, a young, ambitious police officer, is assigned to a remote island in the Aegean Sea. He dreams of solving important crimes, but there are few to be found here. But the island experiences what appears to be an actual crime. Eager to do some sleuthing, Leonidas soon finds clues that tie the victim to Angeliki, who returns to the island and joins the investigation.
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.
There's a coolness in their relationship and aspects of Naples add to the strain. She remembers a poet who loved her and died in the war; although she didn't love him, the memory underscores romance's absence from her life now. She tours the museums of Naples and Pompeii, immersing herself in the Neapolitan fascination with the dead and noticing how many women are pregnant...
Louise, back in Le Havre after a business trip to China, finds her neighborhood in an uproar over an atrocious crime committed on the floor below hers. The victim, a young 20-year-old woman, was savagely beaten in the street and finished off in the hallway of the building.
A small family with big problems: father, mother, two sons, not much money. The father works as a zipper repair man, the mother keeps house and looks after the children. When the son is offered work for a month in another city, they take the opportunity. But he doesn’t return, so the father goes off in search of him. What he finds is that he has taken the problem of Indian society for granted.
It's birthday time, Vincent turning 25. He is invited by his father, Hervé. They are looking for something to do. Hervé hasn't enough money to pay at the restaurant... Later in the evening, Vincent gets bored. He exchanges a few words with a young woman who invites him out to her house...
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.
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.
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…?
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.
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.
Actress Robin Wright is getting older, so her movie studio wants to digitize her. The first part of the movie is done in classic live action, showing Robin struggling with the moral dilemma of being “dematerialized” and giving herself over completely to studio bosses. The movie then leaps forward to the 2030's: Robin is invited to a congress and enters the «strictly animated zone»...
La Ciotat, summer 2016. Antoine has accepted to attend a writing workshop where some young people in insertion must write a novel noir with the help of Olivia, a well-known novelist. But Antoine, misanthrope, will quickly oppose the rest of the group and Olivia, that the violence of the young man will alarm as much as seduce ...