Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

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Wo hu cang long (original title) Summary:  Master Li Mu Bai (Chow Yun-fat) is one of the greatest warriors the Qing dynasty has ever seen.  Yet he vows to give up his former life as a swordsman and turns in his legendary sword, the Green … Continue reading

Delicatessen (1991)

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Summary: In a post-apocalyptic France, grain, lentils or the very shoes you wear on your feet have taken over from currency and what were once life’s little luxuries – like meat in particular – is scarce.  Ex-circus clown Louison (Dominique Pinon) arrives in a quiet … Continue reading

Amélie (2001)

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Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain (original title) Summary: Amélie Poulain lived a sheltered childhood, impeding her social skills but growing her imagination.  Now an adult, her wild and wondrous fantasies never left her with the only change being that she’s moved to Paris and works as a waitress.  One … Continue reading

Breathless (1960)

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À bout de souffle (original title) Summary:  A small-time thief, Michel (Jean-Paul Belmondo), steals cars and drives them to Paris to resell.  One day whilst driving towards the capital with another stolen car, a policeman on a motorcycle follows him onto … Continue reading

Cronos (1993)

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Summary:  An old, happily settled antiques dealer (Federico Luppi) discovers a curious device mysteriously hidden inside the hollow base of a 450 year old statue.  Fascinated but unaware of its purpose, he begins to unwind the device until a golden, scarab-like … Continue reading

Lourdes (2009)

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Summary:  Multiple sclerosis sufferer, Christine, is bound to a wheelchair due to her illness and has no control from her neck down.  So in hopes for a miracle, she takes up a pilgrimage to Loudres, in the Pyrenees Mountains, with … Continue reading