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Three characters linked by the mythical Maria Maddalena - Mary Magdalene... Tony Childress, an infamous, egotistical and obsessive actor/director is playing the lead role of Jesus in his controversial new film THIS IS MY BLOOD. When the shoot wraps, Marie Palesi, his lead actress, is left alone in Jerusalem, drained, empty.
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.
In a small village in Algeria, Fatah dreams of only one thing: going to the International Agriculture Show in Paris to show his cow Jacqueline there. After years of applying, Fatah is finally invited to attend the event and he convinces his village to help finance the trip.
Lionel is a happy gay man with a great career and an open-minded family that accepts his loyal lover, Serge. But things start to unravel when he meets a pretty Polish immigrant who is about to be deported and decides to marry her.
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.
"In 3 days you're dead!" At first, Nina and her clique think this SMS is just a stupid joke. But no one is laughing when Nina's boyfriend is found tied to a concrete block at the bottom of a lake the next day. When another member of the group is savagely attacked everyone is paralyzed with dread. They're all on the murderers list. But why?
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.
The Alps seen from above. This film highlights the diversity of a breath-taking landscape and natural habitat that has experienced profound changes over time. Its mountains were once on the ground of a sea. Nowadays the Alps have become a paradise for trekkers and winter sports.
He may be in his 80s, but Claude Lherminier is still in pretty impressive shape. Still sprightly, he thinks he can manage his own life and doesn’t want to let go of the reins. At least that’s what he wants his daughter, Carole, to think, since she keeps hiring home helps who he keeps driving to distraction.
After Richard's best and only friend, a dwarf hamster named Etienne, is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he decides to take him on a bicycle road trip up the California coast to show him the world before he must put him to sleep.
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.
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.
The president and his family lead their country with a heavy hand, enjoying a life of luxury while their subjects live in misery. From one day to the next, a violent military coup overcomes this dictatorship and the president becomes the most wanted man in the country.
A woman goes to Trieste to search for informations about a writer who has never written. She meets those who knew and loved him. Little by little an image of this mysterious author is formed, a figure materializes.
Charles Bonnet, is one of Europe’s leading archeologists. He has been combing through the sands of northern Sudan for 40 years. His work has exposed the importance of the Nubian civilisation, the black pharaohs, and of Kerma, the first capital of the great Nubian empire. The major findings made by him and his team have enabled the Sudanese population to rediscover some of its national identity.
Ze, a 50-year-old alcoholic, works in the Port of Lisbon where he loads and unloads containers. Ze never left his neighbourhood and is hiding his savings so that one day he'll be able to board one of the huge cruise ships he sees everyday. When his jealous wife steals his money, Ze will do everything to fulfil his dream.
Ajatashatru Lavash Patel has lived all his life in a small Mumbai neighborhood tricking people with street magic and performing as a 'fakir' who can do impossible miracles. After his mother untimely dies he sets on a journey to find his father and rise from poverty.
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.
Nordine, son of an immigrant, has no choice but to travel to Morocco in order to accompany his father's casket on its final journey. This beautifully observed road movie traces a journey that begins as obligation and ends as revelation.
Details the story of a dying breed of stage entertainer whose thunder is being stolen by emerging rock stars. Forced to accept increasingly obscure assignments in fringe theaters, garden parties and bars, he meets a young fan who changes his life forever.
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...
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.
Every year, in France, there is a national celebration of sorts when that year's pressing of beaujolais grapes has become a wine fit to drink as an ordinary, daily beverage, vin ordinaire. In this gentle film, Camadule, the owner of a small Parisian cafe, entertains his customers with stories about the imaginary countess who lets him sell her beaujolais nouveau wine in his cafe.
Zinos, a young restaurant owner in Hamburg, is going through a rough time : his girlfriend Nadine has gone to Shanghai, the new chef of his restaurant, the Soul Kitchen, scares away the clients, and he is having a backache!
Movie adaptation of the Swiss-German children's classic book. The episodic plotline of the original has been streamlined, with Eugen's, Wrigley's, Eduard's and Baschteli's search for Fritzli Bühler, the legendary bad boy, forming the framework
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…?
Benoit has planned out his life. Unfortunately he has forgotten the military duty. After he is called to duty he tries everything to get around. The story gets even worse as he is told by a military doctor that he is HIV positive. Then he goes to Italy and meets Claudia . Things seem to improve, but only for a short time...
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.
It begins with a dream about an impossible encounter between Avi Mograbi and his grandfather, Ibrahim, outside their Damascus home in 1920. What language did they speak? Avi's Arabic is rudimentary, while his grandfather Ibrahim had yet to learn Hebrew. In the dream, Avi's grandfather informs him that the family has decided to leave Syria for Palestine, Damascus for Tel-Aviv.
Ben, a young Irish boy, and his little sister Saoirse, a girl who can turn into a seal, go on an adventure to free the faeries and save the spirit world. They'll have to confront fear and danger to fight a witch.
The unprecedented success story of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi began high up in the Himalayas. In the late 50s the guru arrived in Hollywood to propagate his school of meditation and "achieve world peace". He attracted numerous prominent followers, including the Beatles, Mia Farrow and Clint Eastwood. Today almost six million people worldwide practice transcendental meditation (TM).
Fifty years after Nicolas Bouvier’s journey from Geneva to Sri Lanka, Gaël Métroz follows the author’s footsteps with his camera. Although he wanted to revive Bouvier’s account, he ultimately tells his own story. While the Orient has changed a great deal since “l’Usage du Monde”, the fascination of this world continues to captivate. The danger and beauty of a journey which loses its innocence.
One path, a thousand destinies. Life stories and tales of woe, families and dropouts, hopes and despairs: the “Camino de Santiago” beckons a vast number of people to take an inner journey every year. Some seek recreation, others an adventure or a spiritual experience.
Nowadays, along the railway, only ghost towns remain. In the deserted train station of Quito, some retired railroad workers still talk about the time when the train used to travel all across the country. These old men and hundreds of miles of railroad tracks†are the last witnesses of an era fallen into oblivion.
Every year, Max, a successful restaurant owner, and Véro, his eco-friendly wife invite a merry group of friends to their beautiful beach house to celebrate Antoine's birthday and kick-start the vacation. But, this year, before they all leave Paris, their buddy Ludo is hurt in a serious accident, which sets off a dramatic chain of reactions and emotional responses.