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Snackbar (2012) Meral Uslu, Ali Cifteci, Nazmiye Oral, Dilara Horuz, Drama

Snackbar (2012)
This snackbar, owned by Ali, in a suburb of Rotterdam is a refuge for the local Moroccan youth. They are wild, violent and criminal. To them Ali is like an old, trustworthy Turkish uncle, understanding, funny but also strict. But what if Ali, with his addiction to gambling jeopardizes their habitat? SNACK BAR is a film, which is as hard, funny, tragic, wild and unpredictable as life itself.

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Abel / Voyeur (1986) Alex van Warmerdam, Henri Garcin, Olga Zuiderhoek, Comedy

Abel (1986)
An extremely weird comedy revolving around the life of 31- year-old Abel, who has never left home (literally). After failing with doctors and psychiatrists, Abel’s father Victor brings home Christine, a friend, in an attempt to teach Abel basic social skills. But Victor’s wife Duif accuses him of having an affair, and in the ensuing row Abel is thrown out into the street. But help is at hand when he runs into kind-hearted stripper Zus – whose show Victor is obsessed with…

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Stellet Licht / Silent Light (2007) Carlos Reygadas, Cornelio Wall, Miriam Toews, Maria Pankratz, Drama, Romance

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Johan is the head of a family in a Mennonite community in northern Mexico. However, he goes against the law of both God and men by falling in love with another woman and, although he is honest with his wife about the affair, his actions create conflict in their otherwise serine and tranquil existence. An enlightening and engaging exploration of moral and spiritual crises, Silent Light’s poetic tone at times invokes Dreyer, Bergman and even Kubrick as it weaves its intricate and brilliant way to one of cinema s most exquisite finales. A modern classic from one of the greatest film-makers of our time.

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De trip van Teetje / Tate’s Voyage (1998) Paula van der Oest, Boris Abarov, Cynthia Abma, Abdenbi Azzaoui, Drama

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Tate, a young and crooked businessman, thinks he can get rich quick by buying a Russian freighter in the port of Rotterdam. This turns out to be a fiasco because the ship has been arrested, the freight has been sealed by the customs and the crew has been waiting for months for their wages. When his girlfriend falls in love with the ship’s mate, Tate makes a decision. He takes pity on the suffering crew and tries to save them from their helpless predicament.

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