Tag Archives: 2000s

The Secret Village (2013) Swamy M. Kandan, Jonathan Bennett, Ali Faulkner, Richard Riehle, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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Greg,an unsuccessful screenwriter and Rachel,a beautiful journalist research an outbreak of mass hysteria in a small village. They start to uncover a secret about ergot poisoning that has affected this village for years. But the cult activity has been kept a secret by the locals and when Greg disappears, Rachel is left alone to unravel the mystery and save their lives.

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Viktoria (2014) Maya Vitkova, Irmena Chichikova, Daria Vitkova, Kalina Vitkova, Drama, Family

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Dreaming of the West, Boryana is determined not to have a child in communist Bulgaria. Nonetheless, her daughter Viktoria enters the world in 1979, curiously missing a belly button, and is declared the country’s Baby of the Decade. Pampered by her mother state until the age of nine, Viktoria’s decade of notoriety comes crashing down with the rest of European communism. But can political collapse and the hardship of new times finally bring Viktoria and her reluctant mother closer together?

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Boksuneun naui geot / Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002) Chan-wook Park, Kang-ho Song, Ha-kyun Shin, Doona Bae, Crime, Drama, Thriller

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In Seoul, Ryu, a deaf worker has a sister who needs a kidney transplant. He tries to donate his own kidney to his sister, but his blood type is not compatible with hers. When Ryu is fired from Ilshin Electronics, he meets illegal dealers of organs, and the criminals propose that he give them his kidney plus ten millions Won to obtain a kidney suitable for his sister. Ryu accepts the trade, but he does not have money to pay for the surgery. His anarchist revolutionary girlfriend Cha Young-mi convinces him to kidnap Yossun, the daughter of his former employer Park, who owns Ilshin Electronics. However, a tragedy happens, generating revenge and a series of acts of violence.

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De Passagem / Passing By (2003) Ricardo Elias, Lohan Brandão, Thiago de Mello, Wilma de Souza, Drama

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Jefferson and Washington are brothers, and have a common friend, Kennedy, whom they’ve known since they were kids. Jefferson enters the military life, but Washington and Kennedy turn to drug dealing instead. When Washington dies, Jefferson returns to São Paulo and goes around town with Kennedy, trying to find Washington’s body, which was missing. In their desperate search, they remember a very important event of their past.

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Full Contact (2015) David Verbeek, Grégoire Colin, Lizzie Brocheré, Slimane Dazi, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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Full Contact is a contemporary tale of a man trying to find new purpose in life after accidentally bombing a school through a remotely operated drone plane. Ivan, operating the plane from a far away air force base, has never been to the foreign countries of his attacks, nor has he ever touched the plane he uses to kill. Modern warfare keeps him safe and disconnected from his prey. However, after this incident Ivan’s disconnectedness starts to apply to everything in his life. He is overwhelmed by feelings of guilt that he is unable to process.

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El viaje de Carol / Carol’s Journey (2002) Imanol Uribe, Clara Lago, Juan José Ballesta, Álvaro de Luna, Drama, Family

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Carol, a twelve-year-old Spanish-American girl from New York, travels with her mother to Spain in the spring of 1938, at the height of the Civil War. Separated from her beloved father, Carol arrives in her mother’s home village and transforms the secretive family environment. Her innocence and rebellious nature drive her at first to reject a world that is at once new and foreign. But she soon journeys into adulthood through a friendship with Maruja, the village teacher, and a young local boy, Tomiche.

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Swung (2015) Colin Kennedy, Elena Anaya, Owen McDonnell, Elaine M. Ellis, Drama, Romance

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David’s life is on the slide: he’s in the middle of a divorce, broke and ‘can’t get it up’. His girlfriend, Alice, is his rock, but the magazine she writes for is going down and the pressure is on to find a story. While job hunting online, David stumbles across the perfect antidote to his boredom: a ‘Swingers’ site. The resulting inbox of lewd invitations on the home-laptop justifiably upsets Alice, until she realises this could be just the ‘story’ she needs. The idea of uncovering the swinging scene causes quite a stir in Alice’s office and, much to David’s chagrin, she is urged to pursue the story.

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