Tag Archives: 2000s

Le petit lieutenant / The Young Lieutenant (2005) Xavier Beauvois, Nathalie Baye, Jalil Lespert, Roschdy Zem, Crime, Drama

Le petit lieutenant (2005)
When a fresh young police academy graduate from provincial Le Havre volunteers for the high pressure world of the Parisian homicide squad, his schoolteacher wife is reluctant to go with him. He moves into a rooming house that caters to single cops as he embraces his fellow officers as an extended family. He becomes close to an Arab officer and his boss, a very professional but lonely, middle-aged female detective who is also a recovering alcoholic. Routine police procedure gives way to an intensive search among the city’s homeless for an undocumented Russian immigrant who may be responsible for a series of violent crimes.
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Thumbsucker (2005) Mike Mills, Lou Taylor Pucci, Tilda Swinton, Vincent D’Onofrio, Comedy, Drama

Thumbsucker (2005)
Justin is a teenager boy, who has an oral obsession with his thumb. His mother seems to be a normal housekeeper, but she has her own obsessions as well, like a crush on a TV-star. The only person who’s aware of Justin’s problem is his father, manager in a store, but none of his advices seem to be working for Justin. The kid is signed up in a debate workshop, but the thing isn’t going well, because he has his mind in a pretty classmate and, of course, in his thumb, affecting all the rest of his classes. So, Justin is a loner kid in the school, who prefers to lock himself in the bathroom and suck his thumb. Justin’s dentist, a mystical-hippie person, will try to help to overcome his thumb problem, through the hypnosis. But the school’s psychologist will diagnose Justin with the Attention Deficit Disorder, and will prescribe him some drugs.
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Rien de personnel / The Ordinary People (2009) Mathias Gokalp, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Denis Podalydès, Mélanie Doutey, Drama

Rien de personnel (2009)
A pharmaceutical company throws a gala party where all the employees from the top to the bottom are invited. Asked to participate in a role playing game which is actually a massive training simulation for the management team, rumors begin to circulate the the company may be acquired and everyone begins vying to save his or her own skin.
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Walk on Water (2004) Eytan Fox, Lior Ashkenazi, Knut Berger, Caroline Peters, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Walk on Water (2004)
Eyal, an Israeli Mossad agent, is given the mission to track down and kill the very old Alfred Himmelman, an ex-Nazi officer, who might still be alive. Pretending to be a tourist guide, he befriends his grandson Axel, in Israel to visit his sister Pia. The two men set out on a tour of the country during which, Axel challenges Eyal’s values.
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O Invasor / The Trespasser (2002) Beto Brant, Marco Ricca, Alexandre Borges, Paulo Miklos, Drama, Thriller

O Invasor (2002)
Two businessmen, Ivan and Gilberto, have their partner killed by a hitman who then blackmails them to gain control of their company. Ivan and Gilberto, part of the upper class, are dismayed at the entry of the hitman’s ghetto behavior and attitudes into their privileged sphere. Additionally, the hitman, in search of further riches, seduces the wealthy daughter of the partner he killed.
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Madame Satã (2002) Karim Aïnouz, Lázaro Ramos, Marcelia Cartaxo, Flavio Bauraqui, Biography, Crime, Drama

Madame Sata (2002)
A story inspired by the life of one of the most remarkable figures in Brazilian popular culture, João Francisco dos Santos (1900-1976). In turn, bandit, transvestite, street fighter, brothel cook, convict and father to seven adopted children, dos Santos–better known as Madame Satã–was also a notorious gay performer who pushed social boundaries in a volatile time. The story begins in 1932, in Rio de Janeiro’s bohemian Lapa district, when João Francisco is about to achieve his dream: becoming a stage star. In the sordid yet lively world of Lapa–populated by pimps, prostitutes and other denizens of Rio’s underworld–João battles the streets and presides over a surrogate family that includes the charming prostitute Laurita, and her baby daughter whom everyone dotes on; the flamboyant hustler Taboo; João’s teenage lover, Renatinho; and Amador, the owner of the Blue Danube club which is their second home. It is at the Blue Danube that street tough João begins to sing, and the mythic drag…
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Masjävlar / Dalecarlians (2004) Maria Blom, Sofia Helin, Kajsa Ernst, Ann Petrén, Comedy, Drama

Masjavlar (2004)
Mia, who’s living in Stockholm, comes home to her small childhood town to celebrate her father’s birthday. There she finds herself looked down-upon by her oldest sister; and she has to confront both her sisters when her father decides to give her the cabin by the lake, a place sought-after by both of her sisters. She visits some people who are still living in the small town, and all seem quite content with the lives they’re leading. However, as the story progresses it becomes more and more noticeable that none of the characters feel good about how they live.
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Gory Gory Hallelujah (2003) Sue Corcoran, Jeffrey Gilbert, Tim Gouran, Todd Licea, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Gory Gory Hallelujah (2003)
Four actors compete for the role of Jesus – a black revolutionary, a bisexual hippie, a Jew, and a feminist. When all four are rejected, they hit the road on bad-ass motorcycles, bound for glory in New York City. But when a run-in with a gang of Elvises ends in murder, they find themselves taken prisoner in a little town called Jackville – where folk don’t take kindly to blasphemers. The Jesuses fall prey to an evil conspiracy that can only lead to the Apocalypse.
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