Honey and Clover (2006) Masahiro Takada, Shô Sakurai, Yû Aoi, Yûsuke Iseya, Romance

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5 college age art students become close friends as they share common interests in the field of art. The newest member of their group is Hagu. She is the niece of an art professor at the university and is known as a child prodigy. Immediately two of her friends grow to like her, Takemoto and Morita. Morita is the type that lives life on the edge, is extremely confident and talented in art. When Morita gets to spend time alone with Hagu, he expresses his feelings to her by kissing her suddenly. His friend and neighbor in the dormitory is Takemoto. He is more withdrawn, not as talented in art, and, even though he is in love with Hagu, tries to act like a friend to her.

The other two friends are Mayama and Yamada. Yamada is in love with Mayama, but Mayama is in love with an older woman, who is also his boss at work.

As they all grow closer together, they must cope with the unpredictable nature of love, as well as find their own respective places in life.

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Venus Talk (2013) Chil-in Kwon, Jeong-hwa Eom, So-ri Moon, Min-soo Jo, Drama, Romance, Comedy

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“Venus Talk” follows three female friends who are all in their 40’s.
Shin-Hye (Uhm Jung-Hwa) works as a producer for a cable TV station and she is still single. She hears that Director Lee (Choi Moo-Sung) will marry her junior colleague who is only 26-years-old. Shin-Hye gets pissed, because they dated for 6 years and she even supported him before his promotion to a director. Shin-Hye and some of her co-workers meet afterwork for drinks. A loud argument takes place with everybody but Shin-Hye and her younger colleague Hyun-Seung (Lee Jae-Yoon) left to drink alone. They end up spending the night at a motel. Shin-Hye looks back at that night as a one night stand, but Hyun-Seung thinks about it differently.
Mi-Yeon (Moon So-Ri) is a housewife who at first seems content with her life. Before she married Jae-Ho (Lee Sung-Min), she stipulated that they should have sex 3 times a week. Jae-Ho finds it harder and harder to satisfy his wife. One day, Mi-Yeon finds something hidden in Jae-Ho’s desk.
Hae-Young (Jo Min-Su) lives with her twenty-something year old daughter Soo-Jung (Jeon Hye-Jin) and runs a small bakery cafe. She is dating Sung-Jae (Lee Kyoung-Young) who runs a carpentry shop. Hae-Young wants to spend more time with her boyfriend and pushes her daughter to either marry or become more independent. Her daughter refuses because of her poor financial situation. Things change though when her daughter becomes pregnant and marries her boyfriend. Finally, Hae-Young can have some privacy with her boyfriend.

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Another Family (2013) Tae-yun Kim, Gyu-ri Kim, Cheol-min Park, Drama

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Based on a true story about Hwang Yoo-mi who died of leukemia while working in a semiconductor factory. When the eldest daughter of the family Yoon-mi (Lee Cho-hee) dies while working in the biggest semiconductor factory in the country, the father Sang-gu (Park Cheol-min) suspects the factory had something to do with it.

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A Little Piece of Heaven / Kousek nebe (2005) Petr Nikolaev, Jakub Doubrava, Tatiana Pauhofová, Petr Forman, Romance

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There is no place on the world where might not find love. A love story – a fleeting encounter between two young people who met at the wrong time at the wrong place. The story takes place in the 1950s in a communist prison compound in Czechoslovakia. Luboš, the hero of the film, happens to meet Dana and he falls in love with her. Dana reciprocates his feelings and their love affair is all the more breathtaking the more impossible it becomes for it to be fulfilled in this setting. Luboš’s imprisonment is further embittered by the physical and mental torture inflicted on him by the warden who cannot forget that the young man had witnessed his humiliation. To get him out of the sight of this sadistic jailer, Luboš’s prison mates manage to get him transferred into a squad of roofers. Thanks to his friends, the boy’s prison stay becomes a little more bearable in spite of the cruelty he must suffer. Despite the horrendously limiting circumstances, the ever-present persecution and death, thanks to his fellow prisoners the lovers are able to consummate their love at least once…

This story is more than a political statement. It is primarily a love story that shows how love and youth find their own way to fulfillment, however dramatic the circumstances.

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Lisboa (1999) Antonio Hernández, Sergi López, Carmen Maura, Federico Luppi, Crime, Thriller

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Joao (Sergi López), a traveling salesman working a route between Spain and his native Portugal, has a life changing experience when he meets Berta (Carmen Maura). Berta is a wealthy, middle aged woman whose car has broken down somewhere down the road. She has no wallet and has been walking for a long time without sleep or food. Without explaining why, she begs Joao for a ride to Lisbon. We know nothing of her background, but her desperation to get to Lisbon as soon as possible is palpable. Against his better judgment, Joao reluctantly agrees to give her a ride as far as a Portuguese border town.

Several times Joao tries to abandon Berta, but he finds he cannot leave her stranded. At one point, Berta passes out from hunger giving Joao an opportunity to go through her address book. He makes a call to let her son know that his mother seems ill and what stop on the highway he can meet them. As members of Berta’s family arrive, the plot and motivations begin to unfold.

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Clarence the Cross Eyed Lion (1965) Andrew Marton, Marshall Thompson, Betsy Drake, Richard Haydn, Adventure, Comedy, Family

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When a native village is apparently terrorized by a Lion, the local sergeant enlists the help of a veterinarian working at a nearby animal study center. It is soon discovered that the Lion has a unique problem, it has double vision due to the fact that it is cross eyed and therefore cannot hunt. The Lion is taken back to the study center and is soon adopted by the vet’s daughter. Meanwhile, a dangerous criminal is planning to capture young Gorillas and sell them on the black market.

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