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Conversa Acabada / The Other One (1981) João Botelho, Fernando Cabral Martins, André Gomes, Juliet Berto, Jorge Silva Melo, Biography, Drama

The Other One (1981)
The film was to be a documentary, but evolved during production to a fictional film. It nevertheless adheres strictly to the poems and letters exchanged by two of the most outstanding names of the Modernist Movement, Fernando Pessoa (in Lisbon) and Mário de Sá-Carneiro (in Paris). Their endless conversation was dramatically and suddenly terminated.

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98 Octanas / 98 Octane (2006) Fernando Lopes, Rogério Samora, Carla Chambel, Márcia Breia, Fernando Heitor, Adventure, Drama, Romance

98 Octane (2006)
He doesn’t know her, she doesn’t know him, but somewhere on the highway between Lisbon and Porto, he stops to rest and there she is: as lost as he is. It is a truly fortunate encounter that perhaps is not so fortunate. Almost without any words spoken, they leave together in his car. And so follow the gas stations, and motels, the conversations and the silence, the revelations and the mysteries. They draw an interior route together without either of them knowing where it will lead. In any event, she hopes he will deliver her to a primordial place, an almost mythical destination: her grandmother’s house. In its solitude, each of them can, quite simply, lose themselves, or perhaps, encounter each other.

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Vasilisa prekrasnaya / Vasilisa the Beautiful (1940) Aleksandr Rou, Georgiy Millyar, Sergei Stolyarov, Lev Potyomkin, Family, Fantasy

Vasilisa the Beautiful (1940)
Based on a Russian folk tale, Vasilisa Prekrasnaya (Vasilisa the Beautiful) is about a father whose three sons go out to finds themselves brides. Two of the boys come home with perfectly normal girls, but the youngest brother, Ivanushka, brings home a frog from the marshes. His father finds this most curious, but what he does not know was that the frog was actually a beautiful girl named Vasilisa who was cursed by a magical serpent whom she refused to marry. Now Ivanushka must overcome tremendous obstacles to restore Vasilisa to her true form and free her from the serpent’s spell.

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Idiot’s Delight (1939) Clarence Brown, Norma Shearer, Clark Gable, Edward Arnold, Comedy, Drama, Musical

Idiot's Delight (Clarence Brown, 1939)
When song-and-dance man Harry Van returns from World War I, he finds work hard to come by. His greatest success comes as straight man in a phony vaudeville mind-reading act with the tipsy Madame Zulieka. While on tour in Omaha he meets acrobat Irene Fellara, and they have a brief romance. Twenty years later while Harry is on tour in Europe with a troupe of leggy blonde dancers, his train is stopped at the Swiss border and he finds himself stranded in the Alps in anticipation of World War II hostilities. Harry and his chorines take refuge in an Alpine hotel with a group of disparate travelers who are also marooned there. Among them are an American pacifist, British newlyweds, a cancer researcher, a German munitions manufacturer, and a beautiful blonde expatriate Russian aristocrat who looks suspiciously like the Irene of two decades earlier.

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Otto; or Up with Dead People (2008) Bruce La Bruce, Jey Crisfar, Marcel Schlutt, Nicholas Fox Ricciardi, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Otto; or Up with Dead People (Bruce La Bruce, 2008)
A modern fable about loneliness, emptiness, alienation, and the demonization of minorities. A young zombie, Otto, crawls out of his grave and unlives on the Berlin streets. There he meets an avante-garde film-maker who gives him a part in her political-porno-zombie movie. Otto discovers information about his past life that allows him to move on. Is it the living or the dead who are the zombies?

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15 Years and One Day / 15 años y un día (2013) Gracia Querejeta, Tito Valverde, Maribel Verdú, Arón Piper, Drama

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Fourteen-year-old Jon is increasingly acting out. He gets expelled from school and then poisons a neighbor’s dog. His mother, a widow and a struggling actress, feels overwhelmed and sends him to the Alicante coast to live with his grandfather Max, a Bosnian War veteran and a strict disciplinarian. Jon and Max clash – no TV! – but the boy starts to adapt to his new environment and make new friends. Suddenly a shocking act of violence turns Jon’s life upside down; it’s left to Max to investigate who’s responsible.

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