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Sundance Film Festival 2016

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U.S. DRAMATIC

People who added this item 15 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.5
As You Are (2016)
DIRECTOR Miles Joris-Peyrafitte
SCREENWRITERS Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, Madison Harrison

ABOUT As You Are is the telling and retelling of a relationship between three teenagers as it traces the course of their friendship through a construction of disparate memories prompted by a police investigation.

CAST Owen Campbell, Charlie Heaton, Amandla Stenberg, John Scurti, Scott Cohen, Mary Stuart Masterson
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People who added this item 67 Average listal rating (36 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.4
DIRECTOR and SCREENWRITER Nate Parker

ABOUT Set against the antebellum South, this story follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. After witnessing countless atrocities against fellow slaves, Nat devises a plan to lead his people to freedom.

CAST Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Gabrielle Union, Mark Boone Jr.
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People who added this item 78 Average listal rating (42 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
DIRECTOR Antonio Campos
SCREENWRITER Craig Shilowich

ABOUT In 1974, a female TV news reporter aims for high standards in life and love in Sarasota, Florida. Missing her mark is not an option. This story is based on true events.

CAST Rebecca Hall, Michael C. Hall, Maria Dizzia, Tracy Letts, J. Smith-Cameron
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People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.5
DIRECTOR Meera Menon
SCREENWRITER Amy Fox

ABOUT A female investment banker, fighting to get a promotion at her competitive Wall Street firm, leads a controversial tech IPO in the post-financial-crisis world, where regulations are tight but pressure to bring in big money remains high.

CAST Anna Gunn, James Purefoy, Sarah Megan Thomas, Alysia Reiner
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People who added this item 11 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 5.9
DIRECTOR and SCREENWRITER Jason Lew

ABOUT Following his release from a brutal stretch in prison for crimes he didn’t commit, Mo is struggling to adapt to life on the outside. When his world collides with Doris, a mysterious woman with a violent past, he decides to risk his newfound freedom to keep her in his life.

CAST Boyd Holbrook, Elisabeth Moss, Octavia Spencer, Sung Kang, Waleed Zuaiter
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People who added this item 37 Average listal rating (17 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.7
DIRECTOR Andrew Neel
SCREENWRITERS David Gordon Green, Andrew Neel, Michael Roberts

ABOUT Reeling from a terrifying assault, a 19-year-old boy pledges his brother’s fraternity in an attempt to prove his manhood. What happens there, in the name of "brotherhood," tests both the boys and their relationship in brutal ways.

CAST Nick Jonas, Ben Schnetzer, Virginia Gardner, Danny Flaherty, Austin Lyon
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People who added this item 36 Average listal rating (19 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.1
DIRECTOR and SCREENWRITER Clea DuVall

ABOUT A weekend getaway for four couples takes a sharp turn when one of the couples discovers the entire trip was orchestrated to host an intervention on their marriage.

CAST Melanie Lynskey, Cobie Smulders, Alia Shawkat, Clea DuVall, Natasha Lyonne, Ben Schwartz
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People who added this item 24 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.8
DIRECTOR and SCREENWRITER Jeff Baena

ABOUT Josh treats what would have been his bachelor party as an opportunity to reconnect with his friends.

CAST Thomas Middleditch, Adam Pally, Alex Ross Perry, Nick Kroll, Brett Gelman, Jenny Slate
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People who added this item 43 Average listal rating (21 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.4
DIRECTOR So Yong Kim
SCREENWRITERS So Yong Kim, Bradley Rust Gray

ABOUT Neglected by her husband, Sarah embarks on an impromptu road trip with her young daughter and her best friend, Mindy. Along the way, the dynamic between the two friends intensifies before circumstances force them apart. Years later, Sarah attempts to rebuild their intimate connection in the days before Mindy’s wedding.

CAST Jena Malone, Riley Keough, Brooklyn Decker, Amy Seimetz, Ryan Eggold, Rosanna Arquette.
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DIRECTOR and SCREENWRITER Chad Hartigan

ABOUT Thirteen-year-old Morris, a hip-hop loving American, moves to Heidelberg, Germany, with his father. In this completely foreign land, he falls in love with a local girl, befriends his German tutor-turned-confidant, and attempts to navigate the unique trials and tribulations of adolescence.

CAST Markees Christmas, Craig Robinson, Carla Juri, Lina Keller, Jakub Gierszał, Levin Henning.
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People who added this item 52 Average listal rating (32 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.7
DIRECTOR and SCREENWRITER Chris Kelly

ABOUT A struggling comedy writer, fresh from breaking up with his boyfriend, moves to Sacramento to help his sick mother. Living with his conservative father and younger sisters, David feels like a stranger in his childhood home. As his mother worsens, he tries to convince everyone (including himself) he's "doing okay."

CAST Jesse Plemons, Molly Shannon, Bradley Whitford, Maude Apatow, Zach Woods, June Squibb.
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DIRECTOR and SCREENWRITER Richard Tanne

ABOUT Southside With You is a chronicle of the summer afternoon in 1989 when the future president of the United States of America, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady on an epic first date across Chicago's South Side.

CAST Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers, Vanessa Bell Calloway.
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People who added this item 15 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.9
Spa Night (2016)
DIRECTOR and SCREENWRITER Andrew Ahn

ABOUT A young Korean-American man works to reconcile his obligations to his struggling immigrant family with his burgeoning sexual desires in the underground world of gay hookups at Korean spas in Los Angeles.

CAST Joe Seo, Haerry Kim, Youn Ho Cho, Tae Song, Ho Young Chung, Linda Han.
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DIRECTOR and SCREENWRITERS Daniel Scheinert, Daniel Kwan

ABOUT Hank, a hopeless man stranded in the wild, discovers a mysterious dead body. Together the two embark on an epic journey to get home. As Hank realizes the body is the key to his survival, this once-suicidal man is forced to convince a dead body that life is worth living.

CAST Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
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People who added this item 73 Average listal rating (43 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7
DIRECTOR and SCREENWRITER Sian Heder

ABOUT A rootless young woman takes a toddler from a wealthy, negligent mother and passes the baby off as her own in an effort to protect her. This decision connects and transforms the lives of three very different women.

CAST Ellen Page, Allison Janney, Tammy Blanchard, Evan Jonigkeit, Uzo Aduba
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People who added this item 33 Average listal rating (20 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.8
White Girl (2016)
DIRECTOR and SCREENWRITER Elizabeth Wood

ABOUT Summer, New York City: A college student goes to extremes to get her drug dealer boyfriend out of jail.

CAST Morgan Saylor, Brian 'Sene' Marc, Justin Bartha, Chris Noth, India Menuez, Adrian Martinez
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U.S. DOCUMENTARY

People who added this item 26 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
DIRECTORS Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk

ABOUT After two high school girls in different towns are sexually assaulted by boys they consider friends, online bullying leads each girl to attempt suicide. Tragically, one dies. Assault in the social media age is explored from the perspectives of the girls and boys involved, as well as their torn-apart communities.
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DIRECTOR Jeff Feuerzeig

ABOUT As the definitive look inside the mysterious case of 16-year-old literary sensation JT LeRoy—a creature so perfect for his time that if he didn't exist, someone would have had to invent him—this is the strangest story about story ever told.
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DIRECTORS Keith Fulton, Lou Pepe

ABOUT At a remote Mojave Desert high school, extraordinary educators believe that empathy and life skills, more than academics, give at-risk students command of their own futures. This coming-of-age story watches education combat the crippling effects of poverty in the lives of these so-called "bad kids."
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People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 8.4
Gleason (2016)
DIRECTOR Clay Tweel

ABOUT At the age of 34, Steve Gleason, former NFL defensive back and New Orleans hero, was diagnosed with ALS. Doctors gave him two to five years to live. So that is what Steve chose to do: Live—both for his wife and newborn son and to help others with this disease.
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DIRECTOR undisclosed

ABOUT Just out of college, a young filmmaker joins a loving, secretive, and spiritual community led by a charismatic teacher in 1980s West Hollywood. Twenty years later, the group is shockingly torn apart. Told through two decades of the filmmaker’s archival materials, this is their story.
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DIRECTOR Josh Fox

ABOUT Do we have a chance to stop the most destructive consequences of climate change, or is it too late? Academy Award-nominated director Josh Fox (Gasland) travels to 12 countries on six continents to explore what we have to let go of—and all of the things that climate can't change.
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DIRECTOR Brian Oakes

ABOUT The public execution of American conflict journalist James Foley captured the world’s attention, but he was more than just a man in an orange jumpsuit. Seen through the lens of his close childhood friend, Jimmoves from adrenaline-fueled front lines and devastated neighborhoods of Syria into the hands of ISIS.
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People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 6.3
DIRECTOR Robert Greene

ABOUT This psychological thriller follows actor Kate Lyn Sheil as she prepares to play the role of Christine Chubbuck, a Florida television host who committed suicide on air in 1974. Christine’s tragic death was the inspiration for Network, and the mysteries surrounding her final act haunt Kate and the production.
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People who added this item 12 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 5.4
Kiki (2016)
DIRECTOR Sara Jordenö

ABOUT Through a strikingly intimate and visually daring lens, Kiki offers a riveting, complex insight into a safe space created and governed by LGBTQ youths of color, who are demanding happiness and political power. The film is an exciting coming-of-age story about agency, resilience, and the transformative art form of voguing.
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People who added this item 29 Average listal rating (16 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.5
DIRECTOR Roger Ross Williams

ABOUT Owen Suskind, an autistic boy who could not speak for years, slowly emerged from his isolation by immersing himself in Disney animated movies. Using these films as a roadmap, he reconnects with his loving family and the wider world in this emotional coming-of-age story.
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People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 6.8
Newtown (2016)
DIRECTOR Kim A. Snyder

ABOUT After joining the ranks of a growing club no one wants to belong to, the people of Newtown, Connecticut, weave an intimate story of resilience. This film traces the aftermath of the worst mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history as the traumatized community finds a new sense of purpose.
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People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
Nuts! (2016)
DIRECTOR Penny Lane

ABOUT The mostly true story of Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, an eccentric genius who built an empire with his goat-testicle impotence cure and a million-watt radio station. Animated reenactments, interviews, archival footage, and one seriously unreliable narrator trace his rise from poverty to celebrity and influence in 1920s America.
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People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 6.5
Suited (2016)
DIRECTOR Jason Benjamin

ABOUT Bindle & Keep, a Brooklyn tailoring company, makes custom suits for a growing legion of gender-nonconforming clients.
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DIRECTOR Dawn Porter

ABOUT American abortion clinics are in a fight for survival. Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) laws are increasingly being passed by states that maintain they ensure women’s safety and health, but as clinics continue to shut their doors, opponents believe the real purpose of these laws is to outlaw abortion.
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People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.8
Uncle Howard (2016)
DIRECTOR Aaron Brookner

ABOUT Howard Brookner's first film, Burroughs: The Movie, captured the cultural revolution of downtown New York City in the early '80s. Twenty-five years after his promising career was cut short by AIDS, his nephew sets out to discover Howard's never-before-seen films to create a cinematic elegy about his childhood idol.
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People who added this item 39 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
DIRECTORS Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg

ABOUT With unrestricted access to Anthony Weiner's New York City mayoral campaign, this film reveals the human story behind the scenes of a high-profile political scandal as it unfolds, and offers an unfiltered look at how much today's politics is driven by an appetite for spectacle.
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WORLD DRAMATIC

People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.9
Dobra zena (2016)
Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia
DIRECTOR Mirjana Karanovic
SCREENWRITERS Mirjana Karanovic, Stevan Filipovic, Darko Lungulov

ABOUT When 50-year-old Milena finds out about the terrible past of her seemingly ideal husband, while simultaneously learning of her own cancer diagnosis, she begins an awakening from the suburban paradise she has been living in.

CAST Mirjana Karanovic, Boris Isakovic, Jasna Djuricic, Bojan Navojec, Hristina Popovic, Ksenija Marinkovic.
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People who added this item 15 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
Belgica (2016)
Belgium, France, Netherlands
DIRECTOR Felix van Groeningen
SCREENWRITERS Felix van Groeningen, Arne Sierens

ABOUT In the midst of Belgium's nightlife scene, two brothers start a bar and get swept up in its success.

CAST Stef Aerts, Tom Vermeir, Charlotte Vandermeersch, Hélène De Vos.
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Colombia
DIRECTORS Manolo Cruz, Carlos del Castillo
SCREENWRITER Manolo Cruz

ABOUT Alberto, who suffers from an illness that binds him into a body that doesn’t obey him, lives with his loving mom, who dedicates her life to him. His sickness impedes him from achieving his greatest dream of knowing the sea, despite one being located just across the street.

CAST Manolo Cruz, Vicky Hernandéz, Viviana Serna, Jorge Cao, Mile Vergara, Javier Sáenz.
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United Kingdom, India
DIRECTOR Qaushiq Mukherjee
SCREENWRITER S. Ramachandran

ABOUT When Bangalore University’s misfit quiz team manages to get into the national championships, they make an alcohol-fueled, cross-country journey to the competition, determined to defeat their arch-rivals from Calcutta while all desperately trying to lose their virginity.

CAST Shashank Arora, Tanmay Dhanania, Chaitanya Varad, Vaiswath Shankar, Sindhu Sreenivasa Murthy, Sid Mallya.
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People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 6.5
Halal Love (2015)
Lebanon, Germany, United Arab Emirates
DIRECTOR and SCREENWRITER Assad Fouladkar

ABOUT Four tragic yet comic interconnected stories come together in this film, which follows devout Muslim men and women as they try to manage their love lives and desires without breaking any of their religion’s rules.

CAST Darine Hamze, Rodrigue Sleiman, Zeinab Khadra, Hussein Mokadem, Mirna Moukarzel, Ali Sammoury
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People who added this item 59 Average listal rating (33 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
Poland
DIRECTOR Agnieszka Smoczynska
SCREENWRITER Robert Bolesto

ABOUT Two mermaid sisters, who end up performing at a nightclub, face cruel and bloody choices when one of them falls in love with a beautiful young man.

CAST Marta Mazurek, Michalina Olszanska, Jakub Gierszal, Kinga Preis, Andrzej Konopka, Zygmunt Malanowicz.
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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.2
Argentina, Uruguay
DIRECTOR Ana Katz
SCREENWRITERS Ana Katz, Inés Bortagaray

ABOUT Running away from a bar without paying the bill is just the first adventure for Liz (mother to newborn Nicanor) and Rosa (supposed mother to newborn Clarisa). This budding friendship between nursing mothers starts with the promise of liberation but soon ends up being a dangerous business.

CAST Julieta Zylberberg, Ana Katz, Maricel Álvarez, Mirella Pascual, Malena Figó, Daniel Hendler.
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Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands
DIRECTOR Rebecca Daly
SCREENWRITERS Rebecca Daly, Glenn Montgomery

ABOUT After Margaret, a divorcée living in Dublin, loses her teenage son, she develops an unorthodox relationship with Joe, a homeless youth. Their tentative trust is threatened by his involvement with a violent gang and the escalation of her ex-husband's grieving rage.

CAST Rachel Griffiths, Barry Keoghan, Michael McElhatton.
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People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.7
Chile
DIRECTOR Alejandro Fernández,
SCREENWRITERS Alejandro Fernández, Jerónimo Rodríguez

ABOUT An upper-class kid gets in trouble with the one percent.

CAST Agustín Silva, Alejandro Goic, Luis Gnecco, Paulina García, Daniel Alcaino, Augusto Schuster.
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China
DIRECTOR and SCREENWRITER Yao Huang

ABOUT Portrays an unlimited cycle of love stories.

CAST Nan Yu, Daizhen Ying, Xiaodong Guo, Yi Sun.
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People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Israel
DIRECTOR and SCREENWRITER Elite Zexer

ABOUT When their entire lives are shattered, two Bedouin women struggle to change the unchangeable rules, each in her own individual way.

CAST Lamis Ammar, Ruba Blal-Asfour, Hitham Omari, Khadija Alakel, Jalal Masrwa.
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People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.6
Wild (2016)
Germany
DIRECTOR and SCREENWRITER Nicolette Krebitz

ABOUT An anarchist young woman breaks the tacit contract with civilization and fearlessly decides on a life without hypocrisy or an obligatory safety net.

CAST Lilith Stangenberg, Georg Friedrich.
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WORLD CINEMA DOCUMENTARY

Poland
DIRECTOR Michal Marczak

ABOUT What does it mean to be truly awake in a world that seems satisfied to be asleep? Kris and Michal push their experiences of life and love to a breaking point as they restlessly roam the streets of Warsaw in search for answers.
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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 6.7
Iraq
DIRECTOR Bahman Ghobadi

ABOUT This documentary follows the very separate paths of singer Helly Luv and pilot Nariman Anwar from Kurdistan, both in pursuit of progress, freedom, and solidarity. Both individuals are a source of strength to their society, which perpetually deals with the harsh conditions of life, war, and ISIS attacks.
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People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 9.3 IMDB Rating 7.3
China, U.S.A.
DIRECTOR Nanfu Wang

ABOUT Traversing southern China, a group of activists led by Ye Haiyan, a.k.a. Hooligan Sparrow, protest a scandalous incident in which a school principal and a government official allegedly raped six students. Sparrow becomes an enemy of the state, but detentions, interrogations and evictions can’t stop her protest from going viral.
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Belgium
DIRECTOR Pieter-Jan De Pue

ABOUT A group of Kuchi children in Afghanistan dig out old Soviet mines and sell the explosives to child workers in a lapis lazuli mine. When not dreaming of an Afghanistan after the American withdrawal, Gholam Nasir and his gang control the mountains where caravans are smuggling the blue gemstones.
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People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.5
United Kingdom
DIRECTORS Robert Cannan, Ross Adam

ABOUT Following the collapse of their glamorous romance, a celebrity director and his actress ex-wife are kidnapped by movie-obsessed dictator Kim Jong-il. Forced to make films in extraordinary circumstances, they get a second chance at love—but only one chance at escape.
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People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 7.2
Mexico
DIRECTOR Maya Goded

ABOUT For over 20 years, photographer Maya Goded has intimately documented the lives of a close community of prostitutes in Mexico City. With dignity and humor, these women now strive for a better life — and the possibility of true love.
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