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The Good Stuff
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Movie: Nobody Knows ( 2004 )
In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mother leaves them and shows no sign of returning.
Movie: I, Daniel Blake ( 2016 )
After having suffered a heart-attack, a 59-year-old carpenter must fight the bureaucratic forces of the system in order to receive Employment and Support Allowance.
Movie: The Wind that Shakes the Barley ( 2006 )
Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces.
Movie: The Child ( 2005 )
Bruno and Sonia, a young couple living off her benefit and the thefts committed by his gang, have a new source of money: their newborn son.
Movie: The White Ribbon ( 2009 )
Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. Who is responsible?
Movie: The Eel ( 1998 )
White-collar worker Yamashita finds out that his wife has a lover visiting her when he's away, suddenly returns home and kills her. After eight years in prison, he returns to live in a small village, opens a barber shop (he was trained as a barber in prison) and talks almost to no-one except for the eel he "befriended" in prison. One day he finds the unconscious body of Keiko, who attempted suicide and reminds him of his wife. She starts to work at his shop, but he doesn't let her become close to him.
Movie: The Square ( 2017 )
A prestigious Stockholm museum's chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit.
Movie: Rosetta ( 1999 )
Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job.
Movie: Secrets & Lies ( 1996 )
A successful black woman discovers that her birth mother is an underprivileged white woman, but the woman denies it. As emotions run high, everyone's secrets are exposed.
Movie: Elephant ( 2003 )
Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent.
Movie: The Go-Between ( 1971 )
Summer 1900: Queen Victoria's last and the summer Leo turns 13. He's the guest of Marcus, a wealthy classmate, at a grand home in rural Norfolk. Leo is befriended by Marian, Marcus's twenty-something sister, a beauty about to be engaged to Hugh, a viscount and good fellow. Marian buys Leo a forest-green suit, takes him on walks, and asks him to carry messages to and from their neighbor, Ted Burgess, a bit of a rake. Leo is soon dissembling, realizes he's betraying Hugh, but continues as the go-between nonetheless, asking adults naive questions about the attractions of men and women. Can an affair between neighbors stay secret for long? And how does innocence end?
Movie: Barton Fink ( 1991 )
A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.
Movie: Blow-Up ( 1967 )
A mod London photographer finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park.
Movie: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives ( 2010 )
Dying of kidney disease, a man spends his last, somber days with family, including the ghost of his wife and a forest spirit who used to be his son, on a rural northern Thailand farm.
Movie: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days ( 2007 )
A woman assists her friend in arranging an illegal abortion in 1980s Romania.
Movie: Shoplifters ( 2018 )
A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold.
Movie: Kagemusha ( 1980 )
A petty thief with an utter resemblance to a samurai warlord is hired as the lord's double. When the warlord later dies the thief is forced to take up arms in his place.
Movie: The Leopard ( 1963 )
The Prince of Salina, a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity, tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of 1860's Sicily.
Movie: Black River ( 1957 )
A love triangle develops between a benevolent student, his innocent girlfriend, and a cruel petty criminal, all as a point of diagnosis of a social disease that had Japan slowly succumbing to lawlessness during the post-War era.
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