Tag Archives: 2000s

The Big Swindle / Beomjweui jaeguseong (2004) Dong-hoon Choi, Shin-yang Park, Jung-ah Yum, Yun-shik Baek, Action, Crime

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After being convicted for fraud, one month has passed since CHOI Chang-Hyuk’s release from jail. But this time around he’s got an elaborate plan cooked up. It’s the biggest bank heist in history. The best five thieves come together to form a team. Starting with CHOI Chang-Hyuk, the brain behind the perfect plan : Master KIM, the godfather of Master KIM, the godfather of swindlers; Big Mouth, a guy who can talk people into anything; Swallow, a remarkable lady-killer; and Gasoline, who has a gift for counterfeiting. But the only drawback is that they all can’t trust each other. They have only one goal – to hit a bank for 5 billion won ($5 million)- but each one of them has their own plan in mind.

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Betty Fisher and Other Stories / Betty Fisher et autres histoires (2001) Claude Miller, Sandrine Kiberlain, Nicole Garcia, Mathilde Seigner, Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Grieving after the death of her young son Joseph, novelist Betty Fisher enters a dark depression. Hoping to bring her out of it, her mother Margot arranges to kidnap another child, Jose, to replace the son Betty lost. Although she knows it’s wrong, Betty accepts Jose as her new son. Meanwhile, Jose’s mother Carole is looking for her son with the help of her boyfriend Francois and some of his criminal cohorts.

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Bab’Aziz – The Prince That Contemplated His Soul / Bab’Aziz (2005) Nacer Khemir, Parviz Shahinkhou, Maryam Hamid, Golshifteh Farahani, Drama

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Bab’Aziz – The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul is the story of a blind dervish named Bab’Aziz and his spirited granddaughter, Ishtar. Together they wander the desert in search of a great reunion of dervishes that takes place just once every thirty years. With faith as their only guide, the two journey for days through the expansive, barren landscape.

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Winter in the Blood (2013) Alex Smith, Andrew J. Smith, Chaske Spencer, David Morse, Gary Farmer, Drama

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Virgil First Raise wakes with a shiner and a hangover in a roadside ditch on the stark but beautiful plains of Montana. As he rises to face the day he sees a vision of his father lying dead at his feet. Impossible– his father froze to death in a snowdrift years earlier. Virgil returns home to find that his wife, Agnes, has left him. Worse, she’s taken his electric razor and his beloved rifle. Virgil sets out to find her– beginning a hi-line odyssey of inebriated encounters, sexual skirmishes, and improbable cloak-and-dagger intrigues with the mysterious ‘Airplane Man’.

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Okul / School (2004) Durul Taylan, Yagmur Taylan, Deniz Akkaya, Hamdi Alkan, Burak Altay, Comedy, Horror

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Adapted from Do?u Yücel’s supreme novel, Ghost Book, School takes place in a high school environment. The film revolves around a young group of spoiled teenagers and their struggle to prepare for the standardized test required to get into the university. All of a sudden a ghost enters their lives, scares and incites them to misbehave. The entire school, including the teachers becomes victimized by these strange games. It turns out that the ghost stories originate from the events that occurred one year ago when a student committed suicide…?

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