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2046

Kar Wai Wong , , 2004
Cantonese Japanese MandarinHe was a writer. He thought he wrote about the future but it really was the past. In his novel, a mysterious train left for 2046 every once in a while...
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  • 129

3 Idiots

Rajkumar Hirani , , 2009
Hindi, Urdu, EnglishTwo 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".
  • SAC
  • English subtitles
  • 160




Apocalypto

Mel Gibson , , 2006
Mayan, EnglishAs the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw, a young man captured for sacrifice, flees to avoid his fate.
  • SAC
  • English subtitles
  • 139

Apur Sansar (The World of Apu)

Satyajit Ray , , 1959
Bengali. Apu is a jobless ex-student dreaming vaguely of a future as a writer. An old college friend talks him into a visit up-country to a village wedding. This changes his life, for when the bridegroom turns out to be mad, Apu's friend asks him to become the husband!
  • SAC
  • English subtitles
  • 105

Babel

Alejandro González Iñárritu , , 2006
English, Arabic, Spanish, Japanese, Berber, RussianTragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.
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  • English subtitles
  • 143

Bakjwi (Thirst)

Chan-wook Park , , 2009
KoreanThrough a failed medical experiment, a priest is stricken with vampirism and is forced to abandon his ascetic ways.
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  • 133

Bal (Honey)

Semih Kaplanoglu , , 2010
TurkishInspired by a performance of his favorite play, "Volpone," 20th-century millionaire Cecil...
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  • 133



Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom

Ki-duk Kim , , 2003
Korean. On an isolated lake, an old monk lives on a small floating temple. The wise master has also a young boy with him who learns to become a monk. And we watch as seasons and years pass by.
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  • English subtitles
  • 103





Chugyeogja (The Chaser)

Hong-jin Na , , 2008
KoreanJoong-ho is a dirty detective turned pimp in financial trouble as several of his girls have recently disappeared without clearing their debts...
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  • 125

Darbareye Elly (About Elly)

Asghar Farhadi , , 2009
Farsi. A group of middle-class friends travel from Tehran to spend the weekend at the seaside. Sepideh invites Elly, who is her daughter's teacher, to travel with the three families in order to introduce her to their recently divorced friend Ahmad, now living in Germany.
  • SAC
  • English subtitles
  • 119

District 9

Neill Blomkamp , , 2009
English, Nyanja, Africaans, ZuluAn extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.
  • SAC
  • English subtitles
  • 112




Gwoemul (The Host)

Joon-ho Bong , , 2006
A monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and focuses its attention on attacking people. One victim's loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches.
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  • 119



Jodaeiye Nader az Simin (A Seperation)

Asghar Farhadi , , 2011
Farsi. A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
  • SAC
  • No subtitles
  • 123

Joyeux Noel

Christian Carion , , 2005
French German English LatinOn Christmas Eve during world War I, the Germans, French, and Scottish fraternize and get to know the men who live on the opposite side of a brutal war, in what became a true lesson of humanity.
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  • 116

Katalin Varga

Peter Strickland , , 2009
Romanian, HungarianIn the beautiful, otherworldly Carpathian Mountains a woman is traveling with a small boy in a horse and cart...
  • SAC
  • No subtitles
  • 82

Kontroll

Nimród Antal , , 2003
Hungarian. A tale about a strange young man, Bulcsú, the fellow inspectors on his team, all without exception likeable characters, a rival ticket inspection team, and racing along the tracks... And a tale about love.
  • SAC
  • English subtitles
  • 105