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Divine (1935) Max Ophüls, Simone Berriau, George Rigaud, Gina Manès, Drama

Divine (1935)
Ludivine Jarisse is a young woman who lives a contented but unexciting life in the country. One day, she is visited by Roberte, an old friend who has made a career for herself as an actress at a Paris music hall, L’Empyrée. Roberte intends to take a break and invites her friend to take her place. Ludivine readily accepts, and soon becomes a musical hall diva under the name Divine, although she is at first reluctant to expose herself in the revealing costumes she is given. One of her colleagues attempts to take advantage of her naivety, but when she resists, he implicates her in a drugs trafficking affair. Divine remains untainted by all this vice and falls in love with an honest milkman, Antonin. He offers to marry her and she is finally able to leave the music hall to start a new life, back in the country.

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Rang-e khoda / The Color of Paradise (1999) Majid Majidi, Hossein Mahjoub, Mohsen Ramezani, Salameh Feyzi, Adventure, Drama, Family

Rang-e khoda AKA The Color of Paradise (1999)
Mohammad, a boy at Tehran’s institute for the blind, waits for his dad to pick him up for summer vacation. While waiting, he realizes a baby bird has fallen from its nest: he chases away a cat, finds the bird, climbs a tree, and puts it back. His father finally comes and takes him to their village where his sisters and granny await. The lad is a loving student of nature and longs for village life with his family, but his father is ashamed of him, wanting to farm the boy out to clear the way for marriage to a woman who knows nothing of this son. Over granny’s objections, dad apprentices Mohammad far from home to a blind carpenter. Can anything bring father and son together?

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Balambuleo joheun nal / A Fine, Windy Day (1980) Jang-ho Lee, Sung-kee Ahn, Seong-chan Kim, Yeong-ho Lee, Drama, Romance

A Fine, Windy Day
The lives of three young working-class male friends are followed in the film. Chun-shik works at a barbershop where he is in love with Miss Yu, a co-worker. Gil-nam, a hotel worker, is in love with Jin-ok, who works at a hair salon. Duk-bae, the most innocent of the trio, works at a Chinese restaurant and is torn between his affections for a factory-worker and Myung-hi, a wealthy girl. Together over drinks, the three young men talk over their lives and their aimless thoughts about the future. At the end of the film they are separated when Chun-shik is arrested for assault, and Gil-nam leaves to begin his military service.

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Anaedeului haengjin / Parade of Wives (1974) Kwon-taek Im, Hee-ra Kim, Mi-ra Yu, Yang-ha Yun, Drama

Anaedeului haengjin AKA Parade of Wives (1974)
A newlywed wife, Ji-sun moves to her husband’s village in a rural area called Sambatgol where it is customary to have glossy charades, incompetence is prolific, and thus poverty is endemic. She starts to endeavor to break down all these vices. Her family and neighbors point accusing fingers at her first, but soon they are influenced by her to combine forces with her. In the meantime, longtime absent father of Gang-du returns to hids wife, who is Ji-sun’s strong supporter and the chairperson of the village women’s association. Gang-du’s father, however, turns out to be an espionage agent sent from North Korea. He makes his mind up to denounce himself by persuasion of his wife, but he and his wife get killed by other espionage agents. At the funeral of these two, Ji-sun and the village people march in resolution of succeeding her will to make more endeavors in the developmental plan of the village.

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Dosuni / Tosuni: The Birth of Happiness (1963) Sang-ho Park, Geum-bong Do, Dae-yeob Lee, Nam-hyeon Choi, Drama

Dosuni AKA Tosuni The Birth of Happiness (1963)
Ttosun, a young hard-working woman with a good heart, falls in love with driver Jae-gu, but her father disapproves of the match. Ttosun sets out to live independently on her own terms, working many different jobs to save up money to buy a car and start up a business with Jae-gu. Ttosun provides a realistic portrait of the working class experience and the changing roles of women in the early sixties.

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