I Am Love (2009)

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Io sono l’amore (original title) Summary:  Over two decades ago, Emma (Tilda Swinton) left her home in Russia to marry Tancredi Recchi (Pippo Delbono), an Italian businessman.  Now living in Milan, her husband runs a successful and family-run textile factory, … Continue reading

The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) Argentinian film

El secreto de sus ojos (original title) Summary:  Retired, divorced legal counsellor Benjamín Espósito (Ricardo Darín) sets out on writing a novel on the closed case involving the brutal rape and murder of Liliana Coloto (Carla Quevedo).  Having personally worked … Continue reading

A Separation (2011)

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Jodaeiye Nader az Simin (original title) Summary:  Simin (Leila Hatami) wants to build another life abroad with her family, but her husband Nader (Perman Moaadi) refuses.  Whereas Simin believes a different country will provide their daughter with better opportunities, Nadar insists … Continue reading

Headhunters (2011)

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Hodejegerne (original title) Summary:  On the surface successful headhunter Roger Brown (Aksel Hennie) has it all; the modern house, the job, the beautiful wife (Synnøve Macody Lund) and a never-ending wallet.  But secretly, he funds his extravagant lifestyle by stealing spendy art … Continue reading

The Host (2006)

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Gwoemul (original title) Summary:  A Korean scientist is forced to dispose 200 bottles of formaldehyde by pouring them down a drain, which eventually flows into the Hans River running through the capital Seoul. By the riverside, a small snack bar is … Continue reading

Amores Perros (2010)

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Summary:  “Life’s a bitch“, “Loves lost” and “Very bad love affairs” all appear when searching for a translation of the film’s title, which tells the story of three people who have no other connection than all being involved in a fatal car accident in Mexico City.  … Continue reading

Biutiful (2010)

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Summary:  A single-father named Uxbal (Javier Bardem) takes care of his two children as he is separated from their mother, Marambra (Maricel Álvarez), because of her reckless ways.  She suffers from alcoholism and bipolar disorder and is too irresponsible in … Continue reading