Simon mágus / Simon, the Magician (1999) Ildikó Enyedi, Péter Andorai, Julie Delarme, Péter Halász, Drama

Simon, the Magician (1999)
In this surrealistic movie from the director of My 20th Century, the French police seek help from Simon, a visionary living in Budapest to solve a murder case. Whilst in Paris, Simon falls in love with Jeanne, although they do not speak each other’s language. When Jeanne leaves for a couple of days, Peter, another visionary, calls Simon for a duel: They both have to spend three days buried alive. Will Simon ever meet his love again?
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The Man Who Watched Trains Go By (1952) Harold French, Claude Rains, Märta Torén, Marius Goring, Crime, Drama

The Man Who Watched Trains Go By (1952)
Meek head clerk Kees Popinga realises at the same time as the police that owner De Koster has stripped his Dutch company clean because of his infatuation with a Parisian girl, Michelle. After a confrontation between the two men, De Koster ends up dead and Popinga makes off to Paris with the remaining money. There he contacts Michelle, with the police in close pursuit.
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A Life of Her Own (1950) George Cukor, Lana Turner, Ray Milland, Tom Ewell, Drama

A Life of Her Own (1950)
Small town Kansas girl, Lily James, is the latest model working for the Thomas Callaway Agency in New York City. Despite her small town roots, Lily is street-wise because of her tough growing up experiences, and as such she is a good judge of character. She believes she can escape her troubles through professional success. Because of her hard work ethic, she quickly does rise to the top of her profession. She attracts the attention of Steve Harleigh, a wealthy copper mine owner. Despite they both knowing that nothing can come between them, they fall in love. The issues are that he lives and works in Montana, and that he is already married. Steve feels guilty about his marital infidelity as his wife, Nora, is physically disabled from a car accident in which he was the cause. Lily has to decide if her own happiness is worth destroying the life of a woman – an invalid – she’s never met.
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La cena / The Dinner (1998) Ettore Scola, Fanny Ardant, Antonio Catania, Francesca d’Aloja, Comedy, Drama

La cena (1998)
An evening at an Italian restaurant. Hosted by tolerant and relaxed Flora, various parties of middle-class people come in — large and small, young and old, regulars and tourists, married and single — to dine, converse, argue, celebrate, make confessions; to overhear other people’s discussions, to interrupt them, to sing, listen to music, and enjoy life. The camera, just like the people, moves constantly from table to table, into the kitchen and the back room to observe the staff’s petty jealousies and frustrations — until two hours later it’s time for everybody to go home.
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