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Hostage

Hostage

Hostage

IMDb: 6.5
2014
97min

Tragicomic family film about the world of children heroes – particularly the son of a local communist officer and his friend, a little hostage of the regime, whose parents emigrated to the West, few years before “Prague Spring” and the occupation of Czechoslovakia. Camaraderie, the first big discoveries of love, enemy gang fights and naive ideas are confronted with the reality of adult’s world. The film is about the first contacts with bizarre and absurd reality of relationships and attitudes of adults, politics, emigration, but also betrayal and death and about how all those things form and transform the lives of small boys, who are forced to grow up too quickly.

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In the Fog

In the Fog

In the Fog

IMDb: 6.9
2012
130min

Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation. A man is wrongly accused of collaboration. Desperate to save his dignity, he faces an impossible moral choice.

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Indu Sarkar

Indu Sarkar

Indu Sarkar

IMDb: 6.6
2017
139min

Indu’s husband, a government employee, believes in using the state of Emergency to advance his career, but a moral and ideological discrepancy sets her on a own path.

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Don’t Take Me Home

Don’t Take Me Home

Don’t Take Me Home

IMDb: 6.8
2017
90min

Documentary focusing on the wales national football team and their first Major Tournament since 1958 at the Euro’s 2016 in France. going beyond expectations and reaching the Semi Final, Making a Country Proud

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Tribal Justice

Tribal Justice

Tribal Justice

IMDb: 6.5
2017
87min

A documentary profiling two judges from California’s Native American tribes.

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Stealing Heaven

Stealing Heaven

Stealing Heaven

IMDb: 6.8
1988
108min

Abelard, a famous teacher of philosophy at the cathedral school of Notre Dame, falls in love with one of his students, Héloïse d’Argenteuil. A sixteen-year old girl raised in a convent, Héloïse has an intellectual curiosity and rebels against the status of women in 12th century Europe. When others begin to suspect their relationship, Heloise’s uncle Fulbert and the bishop of Paris work together to put a stop to it. Héloïse becomes pregnant with Abelard’s child, and they are married in secret. Abelard struggles for acting against the will of God, yet is unable to escape his love for Heloise.

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Iron & Blood: The Legend of Taras Bulba

Iron & Blood: The Legend of Taras Bulba

Iron & Blood: The Legend of Taras Bulba

IMDb: 5.8
2009
130min

Set in the 16th century, this is a story about Ukraine’s Cossack warriors and their campaign to defend their lands from the advancing Polish armies.

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Pan Tadeusz

Pan Tadeusz

Pan Tadeusz

IMDb: 6.1
1999
150min

A grand and patriotic tale of Poland’s struggle for freedom just before Napoleon’s war with Russia. Written in poetic style by Adam Mickiewicz, this story follows two feuding Polish families as they overcome their old conflicts and petty lives. However, they are able to unite as one with their patriotic and rebellious efforts to free the country they deeply love from Russian control.

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The Sovereign’s Servant

The Sovereign’s Servant

The Sovereign’s Servant

IMDb: 6.1
2007
131min

Europe, 1709. Russia and Sweden are at war. Two French duelists are exiled by King Louis XIV of France: one to the side of Czar Peter the Great of Russia, the other to the side of King Charles XII of Sweden. Although separated by war and allegiance, fate has not finished with them.

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A Good American

A Good American

A Good American

IMDb: 7.8
2015
100min

A Good American tells the story of the best code-breaker the USA ever had and how he and a small team within NSA created a surveillance tool that could pick up any electronic signal on earth, filter it for targets and render results in real-time while keeping the privacy as demanded by the US constitution.

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God of War

God of War

God of War

IMDb: 6.3
2017
130min

During the 16th century, Japanese pirates proliferate along the Chinese coastline. In 1557, the pirates take over Cengang in Zhejiang. After months of futile advances, Commander Yu (Sammo Hung) finally defeats them under the leadership of newly promoted General Qi (Vincent Zhao). The pirates, however, manage to escape. In 1561, the pirates regroup and once again attack the coastal cities of China. With both the cities of Xinhe and Taizhou under attack, Qi’s army is caught between two fires. Even though most family members of his soldiers are located in Xinhe, Qi makes the tough decision to go to Taizhou and leaves his wife in charge of the fight against the pirates in Xinhe, knowing that the defeat of the pirates’ elite team in Taizhou will bring long lasting peace to the coastal cities.

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The Laramie Project

The Laramie Project

The Laramie Project

IMDb: 7.3
2002
95min

“The Laramie Project” is set in and around Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard. To create the stage version of “The Laramie Project,” the eight-member New York-based Tectonic Theatre Project traveled to Laramie, Wyoming, recording hours of interviews with the town’s citizens over a two-year period. The film adaptation dramatizes the troupe’s visit, using the actual words from the transcripts to create a portrait of a town forced to confront itself.

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Lion of the Desert

Lion of the Desert

Lion of the Desert

IMDb: 8.4
1980
173min

This movie tells the story of Omar Mukhtar, an Arab Muslim rebel who fought against the Italian conquest of Libya in WWII. It gives western viewers a glimpse into this little-known region and chapter of history, and exposes the savage means by which the conquering army attempted to subdue the natives.

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King of Kings

King of Kings

King of Kings

IMDb: 7.1
1961
168min

Who is Jesus, and why does he impact all he meets? He is respected and reviled, emulated and accused, beloved, betrayed, and finally crucified. Yet that terrible fate would not be the end of the story.

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Betting on the Bulbs

Betting on the Bulbs

Betting on the Bulbs

IMDb: 0
2017
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Corbo

Corbo

Corbo

IMDb: 7.4
2014
119min

A teenage Quebecer in the 1960s evolves from pro-independence activist to radical terrorist, in this gripping chronicle of the origins of the FLQ in the decade preceding the 1970 October Crisis.

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Rangoon

Rangoon

Rangoon

IMDb: 5.8
2017
167min

Love triangle set against the backdrop of World War II.

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The Advocate

The Advocate

The Advocate

IMDb: 6.8
1993
102min

Bizarre black comedy about 15th-century Paris lawyer Richard Courtois (Firth) who decides to ply his trade in the country, only to find things stranger than he can imagine. His first case turns out to be defending a pig that’s accused of murdering a child. And the pig is owned by beautiful gypsy Samira (Annabi), so the idealistic lawyer can fall in love (or lust). There’s religion and superstition, there’s power struggles, there’s ignorance versus knowledge–things sound very modern indeed.

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Who Is Undercover

Who Is Undercover

Who Is Undercover

IMDb: 6.4
2013
108min

In 1946, to prevent the Chinese civil war, Zhou Enlai who represented the Communists held a talk with the Chinese Nationalist Party, and George C. Marshall, who represented the Americans at Plum Village in Nanjing. A lost notebook stirred the already turbulent peace talk. The ripples alert the three sides and a battle of spy and anti-spy began. Many historical figures like Zhou Enlai, George Marshall, Chiang Kai-shek, Soong May-ling, He Yingqing, Chen Cheng, and Hu Zongnan are depicted in the movie. Other fictional persona such as the ace agent Xiong Huiquan, the female journalist, and a secret spy who belongs to the Confidential Bureau adds tension to the critical moment.

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Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo

Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo

Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo

IMDb: 7.6
2017
101min

At the heart of the Apollo program was the special team in Mission Control who put a man on the moon and helped create the future.

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First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers

IMDb: 7.1
2017
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Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung recounts the horrors she suffered under the rule of the deadly Khmer Rouge.

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The Battleship Island

The Battleship Island

The Battleship Island

IMDb: 7.3
2017
132min

During the Japanese colonial era, roughly 400 Korean people, who were forced onto Battleship Island to mine for coal, attempt to escape. Lee Kang-Ok is a bandmaster at Kyungsung Hotel. He decides to go to Japan to protect his daughter, but he is drafted into Battleship Island by force, being deceived by talk to send him to Japan. On Battleship Island, he does anything to protect his daughter. Choi Chil-Sung is the top fighter in Kyungsung (old name of “Seoul”). He makes troubles on Battleship Island, but he has a warm heart. Park Moo-Young belongs to the Korean Independence group. He sneaks onto Battleship Island to rescue a member of the independence group.

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Brotherhood of Blades 2

Brotherhood of Blades 2

Brotherhood of Blades 2

IMDb: 7.1
2017
90min

The team behind the Chinese movie ‘Brotherhood of Blades’ (2014) returns with an action-packed sequel (technically a prequel) that places the heroes back into a conflict-ridden Ming Dynasty.

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Baadshaho

Baadshaho

Baadshaho

IMDb: 6.0
2017
162min

Baadshaho is inspired by real-life events during the Emergency and revolves around stolen gold, a thief (Ajay Devgn), an undercover cop (Vidyut Jammwal), a character inspired by Maharani Gayatri Devi (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) and an army officer (Emraan Hashmi) who is entrusted with protecting the country’s treasure.

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Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon

Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon

Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon

IMDb: 6.2
2008
102min

The aging Zhao embarks on his final and greatest campaign, a road to adventure that will crown his name in glory for all time.

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Dan Dream

Dan Dream

Dan Dream

IMDb: 6.2
2017
90min

A small group of eccentric pioneers join forces, in order to do the impossible and create world history in the early 1980s of Denmark

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Les Misérables

Les Misérables

Les Misérables

IMDb: 7.5
1998
134min

Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men’s lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the student revolutions in France.

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Temple

Temple

Temple

IMDb: 3.9
2017
78min

Three American tourists follow a mysterious map deep into the jungles of Japan searching for an ancient temple. When spirits entrap them, their adventure quickly becomes a horrific nightmare.

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Eight Men Out

Eight Men Out

Eight Men Out

IMDb: 7.3
1988
119min

The great Chicago White Sox team of 1919 is the saddest team to ever win a pennent. The team is bitter at their penny pincher owner, Charles Comiskey, and at their own teammates. Gamblers take advantage of this opportunity to offer some players $ to throw the series (Most of the players didn’t get as much as promised.) But Buck Weaver and the great Shoeless Joe Jackson turn back at the last minute to try and play their best. The Sox actually almost come back from a 3-1 deficit. 2 years later, the truth breaks out and the Sox are sued on multiple accounts. They are found innocent by the jury but baseball commissioner Landis has other plans. The eight players are suspended for life, and Buck Weaver, for the rest of his life, tries to clear his name.

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Viceroy’s House

Viceroy’s House

Viceroy’s House

IMDb: 6.6
2017
106min

In 1947, Lord Mountbatten assumes the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people, living upstairs at the house which was the home of British rulers, whilst 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants lived downstairs.

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6 Days

6 Days

6 Days

IMDb: 6.2
2017
95min

In April 1980, armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of highly trained soldiers from the SAS prepared for a raid the world had never seen the likes of.

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Detroit

Detroit

Detroit

IMDb: 7.5
2017
143min

A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest citizens’ uprisings in the history of the United States.

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Operation Dunkirk

Operation Dunkirk

Operation Dunkirk

IMDb: 2.2
2017
95min

A band of soldiers tasked with staying behind during the Battle of Dunkirk to rescue a scientist with information that could turn the tide of the war must battle their way through dangerous Nazi territory to complete their mission.

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Hostage to the Devil

Hostage to the Devil

Hostage to the Devil

IMDb: 5.2
2016
90min

Malachi Martin; an Irish priest who dedicated his life to battling an ancient evil. Malachi Martin; exorcist. Using first-hand interviews, dramatic reconstruction, archival evidence and Martin’s own words, this documentary will follow Father Martin’s incredible crusade from the 1970s through to his death in 1999. So. Does the Devil exist?

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The Promise

The Promise

The Promise

IMDb: 5.9
2016
130min

Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, a love triangle develops between Mikael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated artist Ana, and Chris, a renowned American journalist based in Paris.

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1916: The Irish Rebellion

1916: The Irish Rebellion

1916: The Irish Rebellion

IMDb: 7.5
85min

The documentary – featuring a combination of rarely seen archival footage, new segments filmed on location worldwide, and interviews with leading international experts – also uncovers the untold story of the central role Irish-Americans played in the lead-up to the rebellion. Although defeated militarily, the men and women of the Easter Rising would wring a moral victory from the jaws of defeat and inspire countless freedom struggles throughout the world – from Ireland to India.

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Bending the Light

Bending the Light

Bending the Light

IMDb: 6.9
2014
60min

From acclaimed director Michael Apted (The Up Series, Masters of Sex, The World is Not Enough) comes a revealing look at the art of filmmaking and photography. A journey of glass, the documentary explores the relationship between the artisans who create camera lenses and the masters of light who use these lenses to capture their beloved art form. Bending the Light features never-before-seen footage from inside a premier Japanese lens factory, intimate interviews with lens engineers, and a peek into the world of award-winning photographers and cinematographers Stephen Goldblatt, ASC, BSC, Greg Gorman, Simon Bruty, Laura El-Tantawy, and Richard Barnes.

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Da Vinci’s Demons

Da Vinci’s Demons

Da Vinci’s Demons

IMDb: 8.1
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Ancient Mysteries Solved

Ancient Mysteries Solved

Ancient Mysteries Solved

IMDb: 7.5
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Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale – Part 1: The Sun Flag

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale – Part 1: The Sun Flag

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale – Part 1: The Sun Flag

IMDb: 7.5
2011
144min

Mouna Rudo was born and raised among the Seediq people, an indigenous tribe in Taiwan, and as he grew to be a man he became a member of the Seediq Bale, a courageous band of native warriors. However, Rudo’s way of life is threatened under the yoke of occupying forces from Japan, who took over the nation in 1895. As Rudo sees the traditions and honor of his people stripped away, he realizes the time has come to fight back, and in 1930 he brings together a group of former Seediq Bale soldiers, many of whom have been reduced to infighting, and molds them into a revolutionary army. Rudo and his comrades make their stand when they confront Japanese occupation troops at a youth athletic event, leading to a violent confrontation between the Seediq forces and their oppressors. Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale – Part 1: The Sun Flag is Part one of the two-part, four-hour Taiwanese edition of the film Warriors of the Rainbow.

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