Sopyonje (1993)

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Seopyeonje (original title) Summary:  Dung-ho (Kyu-chul Kim) thinks back to how he and his sister Songwa (Jung-hae Oh) were raised by a pansori singer Yu-bong (Myung-gon Kim).  Yu-bong wanted to turn the brother and sister duo into serious artists of pansori, a … Continue reading

The White Ribbon (2009)

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Das weiße Band – Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte (original title) Summary:  In the years before the First World War, a series of incidents occur in a village in northern Germany.  A doctor is hospitalised when his horse trips over a hidden … Continue reading

The Only Son (1936)

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Hitori musuko (original title) Summary: In a poor province of Japan, a widowed silk factory worker (Chôko Iida) is faced with the decision whether to send her only son (Shin’ichi Himori) to Tokyo for a better education.  After the boy’s school … Continue reading

Weekend (1967)

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Week End (original title) Summary:  A married couple’s idyllic weekend plans to drive down to the French countryside are thwarted when suddenly hitting wildly long traffic jams in all directions.  They travel further into the queues to witness the aftermath of violent car accidents, … Continue reading

Tell No One (2006)

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Ne le dis à personne (original title) Summary:  Alexandre Beck (François Cluzet) was accused of the brutal murder of his wife Margot Beck (Marie-Josée Croze), but has always, vehemently denied responsibility.  Eight years later with the case closed, Alexandre still … Continue reading