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Solaris

A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane.

Release Year: 1972

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky

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Soy Cuba

A movie about cuba

Release Year: 1964

Director: Mikhail Kalazotov

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Un chien andalou

A surrealistic film with input from Salvador Dalí, director Luis Buñuel presents stark, surrealistic images that shock the viewers including the slitting open of a woman's eye and a dead horse being pulled along on top of a piano. Obviously open to interpretation - from deep meanings to it all meaning absolutely nothing - it is certain that this short (17 minutes) film presented something new in the cinema of its day.

Release Year: 1929

Director: Luis Bunuel

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Happiness

When a young woman rejects her current overweight suitor in a restaurant, he unexpectedly places a curse on her. The film then moves on to her sisters. One is a happily married woman with a psychiatrist husband and three kids. Unfortunately the husband develops an unnatural fascination for his 11 year old son's male classmates, fantasizes about mass killing in a park, and masturbates to teen magazines. One of his patients has an unrequited fascination for the third sister. Meanwhile the apparently stable 40 year marriage of the sister's parents suddenly unravels when he decides he has had enough and wants to live a hermit's life in Florida. Obviously, the whole movie is slightly warped in its viewpoint and certainly presents abnormal relationships among all of its parties.

Release Year: 1998

Director: Todd Solondz

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Picnic at Hanging Rock

The film relates the fictitious story of the disappearance of several schoolgirls and their teacher during a picnic to Hanging Rock on St. Valentine's Day in 1900, and the subsequent effect on the local community. Picnic at Hanging Rock was a commercial and critical success.

Release Year: 1975

Director: Peter Weir

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7 Faces of Dr.Lao

A mysterious circus comes to a western town bearing wonders and characters that entertain the inhabitants and teach valuable lessons.

Release Year: 1964

Director: George Pal

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Boyz n the Hood

Saga of a group of childhood friends growing up in a Los Angeles ghetto.

Release Year: 1991

Director: John Singleton

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Nashville

Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated people prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed.

Release Year: 1975

Director: Robert Altman

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The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra

A bad scientist and wife, a mad scientist and skeleton, two aliens and their escaped pet are all searching for the elusive element "atmospherium".

Release Year: 2001

Director: Larry Blamire

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Panther Panchali

The story of a young boy, Apu, and life in his small Indian village. His parents are quite poor - his father Harihar, a writer and poet, gave away the family's fruit orchard to settle his brother's debts. His sister Durga and an old aunt also still lives with them. His mother Sarbojaya bears the brunt of the family's situation. She scrapes by and sells her personal possessions to put food on the table and has to bear the taunts of her neighbors as Durga is always stealing fruit from their orchard. Things get worse when Harihar disappears for five months and Durga falls ill. Even after Harihar returns, the family is left with few alternatives.

Release Year: 1955

Director: Satyajit Ray

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I Even Met Happy Gypsies

Bora the Gypsy is married to an older woman, and he falls in love with the younger Tissa, who is being offered in marriage by her father, to a young gypsy man. This marriage arrangement is according to custom. Tissa rejects her husband, claiming he is not able to consumate the marriage, and Bora joins her. They get a monk in the mountains to marry them. Unable to return to the Gypsy camp, Tissa tries to reach Belgrad on her own, but a couple of truck drivers rape her, and she does return in misery to her tribe. Meanwhile, Bora defends his honour the traditional way, in a knife duwl, and kills his opponent. Therefore he, too, must leave the tribe. And yet, we'll find happy gypsies...

Release Year: 1967

Director: Aleksandar Petrovic

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La Jetée

Time travel, still images, a past, present and future and the aftermath of World War III. The tale of a man, a slave, sent back and forth, in and out of time, to find a solution to the world's fate. To replenish its decreasing stocks of food, medicine and energies, and in doing so, resulting in a perpetual memory of a lone female, life, death and past events that are recreated on an airports jetée.

Release Year: 1962

Director: Chris Marker

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The Marriage of Maria Braun

A World War II widow seeks to adjust to life in postwar Germany.

Release Year: 1979

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

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Cinema Paradiso

A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.

Release Year: 1988

Director: Guiseppe Tornatore

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Touch of Evil

A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town.

Release Year: 1958

Director: Orson Welles

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Le Beau Serge

Francois comes back to his home village in France after more than a decade. He notices that the village hasn't changed much, but the people have, especially his old friend Serge who has become a drunkard. Francois now tries to find out what happened to him and tries to help him.

Release Year: 1958

Director: Claude Chabrole

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Grave of the Fireflies

A tragic film covering a young boy and his little sister's struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

Release Year: 1988

Director: Isao Takahata