Tags:Black ComedyComing Of AgeBased On BookViolenceCult FilmGangsterBased On True StoryNonlinear TimelineNeo NoirFamily RelationshipsOrganized CrimeDrug AddictionRise And FallRevengeGood Versus EvilFriendshipVoice Over Narration
Description:The Pianist is a film adapted from the biography of Wladyslaw Szpilman. A Jewish-Polish pianist who during the second world war lived and hid miraculously in Warsaw after having gone through a terrible tragedy. A film from Roman Polanski.
, Emilia Fox
, Michal Zebrowski
, Ed Stoppard
Tags:War CrimeSurvivalViolenceNazi OccupationWorld War TwoBased On True StoryPolice BrutalityPrisoner Of WarMotivationalHolocaust
Description:Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real father, Ofelia must complete three terrifying tasks.
Description:Oldboy is the revenge drama from Director Park Chan-wook. Based on a manga by Nobuaki Minegishi, it depicts the suffering path of a man who must deal with the never ending torment of having unknowingly made someone his enemy.
, Ji-tae Yu
, Hye-jeong Kang
, Dae-han Ji
Tags:ViolenceCult FilmNeo NoirHigh SchoolRevengeMartial ArtsInsanityBased On Comic BookFriendshipVoice Over NarrationInnocence
Description:A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the system.
Description:Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots".
Description:When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking home.
Description:During the Japanese invasion of 1937, when a wealthy martial artist is forced to leave his home and work to support his family, he reluctantly agrees to train others in the art of Wing Chun for self-defense.
, Simon Yam
, Lynn Hung
, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi
Tags:ViolenceTough GuyWorld War TwoAction HeroOne Against ManyFamily RelationshipsRacismMixed Martial ArtsBetrayalGood Versus EvilFriendshipCompassionVoice Over NarrationJapaneseBlockbuster
Description:A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.
Description:Set during World War II, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.
Description:A melancholy story about the love between a woman and a man who live in the same building and one day find out that their husband and wife had an affair with each other. More and more the two meet during their daily lives as they determine that they both don’t want to be lonely in their marriage.
, Tony Chiu Wai Leung
, Ping Lam Siu
, Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung
Description:The story of six young Indians who assist an English Woman to film a documentary on the extremist freedom fighters from their past, and the events that lead them to relive the long forgotten saga of freedom.
Description:In 1986, in the province of Gyunggi, in South Korea, a second young and beautiful woman is found dead, raped and tied and gagged with her underwear. Detective Park Doo-Man and Detective Cho...
, Sang-kyung Kim
, Roe-ha Kim
, Jae-ho Song
Tags:ViolenceDark HumorBased On True StoryBased On PlayTrue CrimeSerial KillerMurder Suspect
Description:In 1997, before the visit of the pope to Rio de Janeiro, Captain Nascimento from BOPE (Special Police Operations Battalion) is assigned to eliminate the risks of the drug dealers in a dangerous slum nearby where the pope intends to be lodged.
Countries:Argentina| USA| Chile| Peru| Brazil| UK| Germany| France
Languages:Quechua | Mapudungun | Spanish
Description:"The Motorcycle Diaries" is based on the journals of Che Guevara, leader of the Cuban Revolution. In his memoirs, Guevara recounts adventures he, and best friend Alberto Granado, had while crossing South America by motorcycle in the early 1950s.
Stars:Gael García Bernal
, Rodrigo De la Serna
, Mía Maestro
, Mercedes Morán
Tags:Based On BookSelf DiscoveryFriendshipRoad MovieRoad Trip
Description:Das Experiment is a shocking psycho thriller about the potential for brutality that humans hide. Even more shocking is the fact that it’s based on an actual occurrence—a 1971 psychological experiment at Stanford University that was aborted prematurely when the experimenters lost control.
, Christian Berkel
, Oliver Stokowski
, Wotan Wilke Möhring
Tags:ViolenceBased On True StoryNonlinear TimelineBased On Novel
Description:The Sea Inside is about Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. It is the story of Ramón’s relationships with two women: Julia a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman who wants to convince him that life is worth living.
45. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring(2003)
Original Title: Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom
Release Date:19 Sep 2003
Countries:South Korea| Germany
Description:This South Korean film takes place on an isolated lake, where an old monk lives in a small floating temple. The monk has a young boy living with him, learning to become a monk. We watch as seasons and years pass by.
, Ki-duk Kim
, Young-min Kim
, Jae-kyeong Seo
Description:A retiring police officer reminisces the most astounding day of his career, about a case that was never filed but continues to haunt him in his memories - the case of a man and a Wednesday.
, Naseeruddin Shah
, Jimmy Shergill
, Deepal Shaw
Description:After a thirteen-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a six-year-old boy, Guem-Ja Lee seeks vengeance on the man truly responsible for the boy's death. With the help of fellow ...
, Min-sik Choi
, Shi-hoo Kim
, Yea-young Kwon
Tags:Black ComedyViolenceFemale ProtagonistCult FilmNeo NoirDetectiveRevengeMartial ArtsF RatedVoice Over NarrationJapanese
Description:Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery.
Description:A Turkish man, whose wife died while giving birth to his son during a military coup, finally returns home. Estranged from his father for turning his back on the family farm, he takes his 8 year-old and tries to repair relations.
Description:Three inseparable childhood friends are just out of college. Nothing comes between them - until they each fall in love, and their wildly different approaches to relationships creates tension.
, Saif Ali Khan
, Akshaye Khanna
, Preity Zinta
Tags:Coming Of AgeFriendship Between MenCult FilmFriendshipVoice Over Narration
Description:The story of Bobby Sands, the IRA member who led the 1981 hunger strike in which Republican prisoners tried to win political status. It dramatises events in the Maze prison in the six weeks prior to Sands’ death.
, Laine Megaw
, Brian Milligan
, Liam McMahon
Description:The story of two men on different sides of a prison riot -- the inmate leading the rebellion and the young guard trapped in the revolt, who poses as a prisoner in a desperate attempt to survive the ordeal.
, Alberto Ammann
, Antonio Resines
, Manuel Morón
Description:Naina, an introverted, perpetually depressed girl's life changes when she meets Aman. But Aman has a secret of his own which changes their lives forever. Embroiled in all this is Rohit, Naina's best friend who conceals his love for her.
Stars:Shah Rukh Khan
, Preity Zinta
, Saif Ali Khan
, Jaya Bhaduri
Description:Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like reality, free will, our relationships with others, and the meaning of life.
Description:After Carlos, a 12-year-old whose father has died in the Spanish Civil War, arrives at an ominous boy's orphanage he discovers the school is haunted and has many dark secrets that he must uncover.
Description:Gabita is pregnant, abortion is strictly forbidden in Romania during the communist regime. Despite this it is common practice and Gabita wants an abortion. The movie follows her and her friend Otilia during the day she has made the appointment with Mr. Bebe to have the abortion.
, Laura Vasiliu
, Vlad Ivanov
, Alexandru Potocean
Description:This Pedro Almodóvar film explores the sexual misconduct in the Catholic Church in 1960’s Spain. The film is about two boys who are mistreated in a Catholic school and the struggles they face later in life with their sexual identity and hatred for priests.
Stars:Gael García Bernal
, Fele Martínez
, Daniel Giménez Cacho
, Lluís Homar
Description:A high-school girl named Makoto acquires the power to travel back in time, and decides to use it for her own personal benefits. Little does she know that she is affecting the lives of others just as much as she is her own.
Description:When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters--an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire--to rescue him.
Description:Joong-ho is a dirty detective turned pimp in financial trouble as several of his girls have recently disappeared without clearing their debts. While trying to track them down, he finds a clue that the vanished girls were all called up by a same client whom one of his girls is meeting with right now.
, Jung-woo Ha
, Yeong-hie Seo
, Yoo-Jeong Kim
Tags:ViolenceInvestigationBased On True StoryDetectiveRevenge
Description:2046 is the sequel to Wong Kar-Wais’ successful box-office hit In The Mood For Love. A film about affairs, ending relationships, and a shared love for Kung-Fu novels as the main character, Chow, writes his own novel and reflects back on his favorite love Su.
Stars:Tony Chiu Wai Leung
, Li Gong
, Faye Wong
, Takuya Kimura
Description:Head On is German director Fatih Akin’s story of the alcoholic Cahit and Turkish Sibel. Akin tells the story of a love that can never be between two people who are too alike to not be together.
, Güven Kiraç
, Zarah Jane McKenzie
, Stefan Gebelhoff
Description:A man receives a mysterious e-mail appearing to be from his wife, who was murdered years earlier. As he frantically tries to find out whether she's alive, he finds himself being implicated in her death.
, Marie-Josée Croze
, André Dussollier
, Kristin Scott Thomas
Tags:ViolenceInvestigationNonlinear TimelinePolice BrutalityBased On NovelDetectiveFamily RelationshipsSerial KillerFriendshipPoliticsInnocenceMissing Person
Description:Daigo, a cellist, is laid off from his orchestra and moves with his wife back to his small hometown where the living is cheaper. Thinking he’s applying for a job at a travel agency he finds he’s being interviewed for work with departures of a more permanent nature – as an undertaker’s assistant.
Description:A wartime drama about the 1920’s Irish revolution against the British. The Irish medical student Damian is about to start his new job in London as he is witness to the mercenary atrocities of the British and decides to join his brother in the resistance group I.R.A to fight for Irish independence.
Description:Based on a series of true stories posted by Ho-sik Kim on the Internet describing his relationship with his girlfriend. These were later transformed into a best-selling book and the movie ...
, Ji-hyun Jun
, In-mun Kim
, Wok-suk Song
Description:The film centers on a Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, who is coerced into assisting the Nazi operation at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. The film won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar at the 80th Academy Awards in 2008.
, August Diehl
, Devid Striesow
, Martin Brambach
Tags:Concentration CampWar CrimeSurvivalViolenceWorld War TwoBased On True StoryNonlinear TimelineFamily RelationshipsHolocaustBetrayalPolitics
Description:Told in three interconnected segments, we follow a young man named Takaki through his life as cruel winters, cold technology, and finally, adult obligations and responsibility converge to test the delicate petals of love.
Description:Sixteen-year-old Lilja and her only friend, the young boy Volodja, live in Estonia, fantasizing about a better life. One day, Lilja falls in love with Andrej, who is going to Sweden, and invites Lilja to come along and start a new life.
Description:Yashvardhan Raichand lives a very wealthy lifestyle along with his wife, Nandini, and two sons, Rahul and Rohan. While Rahul has been adopted, Yashvardhan and Nandini treat him as their own...
Description:A story of two Russian boys whose father suddenly returns home after a 12-year absence. He takes the boys on a holiday to a remote island on a lake that turns into a test of manhood of almost mythic proportions.
, Ivan Dobronravov
, Konstantin Lavronenko
, Nataliya Vdovina
Description:A mother lives quietly with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do-joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbors. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do-joon is charged with the killing. Now, it's his mother's call whether to prove him innocent or to leave him imprisoned.
Languages:Mandarin | Japanese | English | Shanghainese | Hindi | Cantonese
Description:During World War II a secret agent (Tang Wei) must seduce, then assassinate an official (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) who works for the Japanese puppet government in Shanghai. Her mission becomes clouded when she finds herself falling in love with the man she is assigned to kill.
Stars:Tony Chiu Wai Leung
, Wei Tang
, Joan Chen
, Leehom Wang
Tags:ViolenceWorld War TwoNonlinear TimelineNeo NoirFalling In LoveInsanity
Description:After his wealthy family prohibits him from marrying the woman he is in love with, Devdas Mukherjee's life spirals further and further out of control as he takes up alcohol and a life of vice to numb the pain.
Director:Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Stars:Shah Rukh Khan
, Madhuri Dixit
, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
, Jackie Shroff
Tags:Based On NovelFamily RelationshipsBetrayalInsanityFriendshipVoice Over Narration
Description:Erik is expelled from school for fighting. He ends up at a private boarding school where the senior students control the young ones. Erik finds a friend in Pierre, his room mate. The story ...
, Henrik Lundström
, Gustaf Skarsgård
, Linda Zilliacus
Tags:Coming Of AgeViolenceCult FilmBased On True StoryBased On NovelHigh SchoolFamily RelationshipsChristmasRevengeFriendship
Description:In the year 2032, Batô, a cyborg detective for the anti-terrorist unit Public Security Section 9, investigates the case of a female robot--one created solely for sexual pleasure--who slaughtered her owner.