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 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

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

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

Bicycle Thieves (1948)

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Ladri di biciclette (original title) Summary:  Depressed post-World War II Italy suffers with high unemployment across the country.  Antonio Ricci (Lamberto Maggiorani), who has not worked for two years, is finally offered a job of delivering film posters around the city.  With … Continue reading

Heart of Glass (1976)

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Herz aus Glas (original title) Summary:  Set in 18th century Bavaria, a little town is famous for producing an exquisite red ‘ruby glass’ from a glassblowing factory.  The secret on how to make this brilliant ruby glass is feared lost when the … Continue reading

Solaris (1972)

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Solyaris (original title) Summary:  A once busy space station which orbits a mysterious ocean-covered planet, named Solaris, was built to hold over 80 residents but is now only occupied by three scientists.  The mental state of the scientists have grown concern after they … 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