A Town Called Panic (2009)

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Panique au village (original title) Summary:  Cowboy and Indian decide to make a homemade brick barbeque for their friend Horse’s birthday.  However, they make a numerical error when ordering the bricks and when a billion arrive they hide them away … Continue reading

Holy Motors (2012)

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Summary: A mysterious man named Monsieur Oscar (Denis Lavant) is driven to a number of ‘appointments’ by his driver Céline (Édith Scob), who is also a very close friend.  His ‘appointments’, in and around Paris, could be described as taking on … Continue reading

The Consequences of Love (2004)

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 Le conseguenze dell’amore (original title)  Summary:  Titta di Girolamo (played by Toni Servillo) is a lonely and secretive businessman living in a hotel in Switzerland and seems to have doing so for the past 8 years.  Divorced and a family who … Continue reading

City of God (2002)

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Cidade de Deus (original title) Summary:  In City of God, Brazil; a boy nicknamed ‘Rocket’ (Alexandre Rodrigues) tells the story which starts with a gang known as ‘the Tender Trio.’  One of the three in this gang is Rocket’s older brother, which is how … Continue reading

La Vie En Rose (2007)

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La môme (original title) Summary:  The real life story of French singer Edith Piaf, since her rocky childhood shuffled between her mother, an alcoholic street singer, her grandmother, a madam of a brothel and then to her father, a circus performer.  Overcoming … Continue reading